Do I need to pay for a child under 3?

No; there is no booking required for Children under 3 years old.

My ticket says 9.30am do I need to visit at this time?

No; this is our opening time. You can visit at any point in the day

Is the land train running?

The land train runs during the summer season from end of March to September.

Do carers get in for free?

Carers are allowed free access to the estate when accompanying a cared-for person. The cared-for visitor pays the standard admission fee.

The cared-for person is asked to provide evidence on arrival, this can include:

  • Front page of DLA letter
  • Front page of PIP letter
  • Front page of Attendance Allowance letter
  • Evidence that you are registered severely sight impaired
  • Recognised Assistance Dog ID Card

Arrangements can be made if more than one carer is required to support the cared-for person.

On the Land Train, one carer is allowed to travel free with each cared-for visitor who will be charged the standard fee.

What does my admission include?

During the peak season, your ticket includes access to the house, the zoo, the gardens and the children's adventure playground as well as all events unless an additional charge is indicated. See the prices and passes page for changes in admission prices and what is included.

Do you offer a reduced admission price for concessions?

No; our prices include admissions for adults, children and families (two children and two adults) and our annual passes offer even better value for money.

Where can I park and how much does it cost?

Our onsite car park is free to visitors of Sewerby Hall and Gardens. During the main season during summer and school holidays, overflow parking is available on Sewerby Road between the Methodist Church Hall and Bondville Model Village; YO15 1ER. Discounted admission to Sewerby Hall and Gardens is available upon the production of a valid parking ticket.

Can I leave the grounds and come back in?

Yes; please retain your receipt and show it to pay box staff when re-entering the site.

Are dogs allowed?

Yes; well-behaved dogs must remain on leads at all times; please ensure that you clean up after your dog. Only Assistance Dogs are allowed in the zoo, house, children's adventure playground, Stables Gift Shop, Orangery and Clock Tower Cafe. There is a section in the cafe where all dogs are permitted.

Are prams or pushchairs permitted in the house?

No; in order to preserve our historical items, pushchairs and prams are not permitted in the house or Orangery. Spaces for these items can be found at the rear door of the house and there are locks available; please ring the bell at the back door and a staff member will attend.

We have HippyChick Hipseats available for visitors.

Are mobility scooters permitted in the house?

No; due to conservation issues motorised wheelchairs, buggies or scooters are not permitted in the house or the first floor of the Old Laundry Block. We have a selection of non-motorised wheelchairs available for visitors who need to transfer from a motorised wheelchair in order to access the house.

Are the house and grounds accessible to all?

The house and estate are disabled-friendly and there are parking bays for blue badge holders. There are some steps around the estate especially on the Woodland Walk where the path is surfaced with bark chippings. Alternate access routes are clearly sign-posted.

To enjoy the house and grounds to their fullest, visitors with walking difficulties should consider bringing their own mobility aids; the footpath from the car park to the house has a slight incline and is approximately 200 metres long.

Are there any disabled toilets onsite?

There is a unisex disabled toilet in both the Orangery and the courtyard.

There is a Changing Places unit located in the courtyard accessed with a standard radar key.

What facilities do you have for babies?

Baby changing facilities are available in the courtyard and Orangery toilets.

Mothers are welcome to breastfeed their children anywhere onsite. Staff can arrange a discrete space if requested.

Can I buy a gift voucher?

Yes; we sell gift vouchers for any items available onsite including admissions, Vintage Afternoon Teas, Animal Encounters and zoo adoptions.

Can I take photographs?

Photography in the house is permitted in some rooms. No commercial photography is permitted anywhere onsite without prior permission.

Can I ride my bicycle in the grounds?

No; your cycle can be stored at the racks adjacent to each pay box.

Are you part of the National Trust or English Heritage?

No; the site is owned and maintained by the local authority.

Can I bring a picnic?

Yes; there are numerous picnic sites dotted about the estate.

Where is the nearest cash machine?

The nearest machine is in McColl's Supermarket on Wheatley Drive, approximately one mile away; YO16 6TN.

Are there guided tours of the house?

Yes there are audio tours. When you visit the house, you can use your phone to find out as little more about its past. Look out for the QR Codes in the downstairs rooms, scan them with your phone and then tap on the link to hear a short, one minute, introductory history of the room in which you are standing. You will also find some QR Codes around the grounds too.

Can I bring a large group of visitors?

Yes; we offer pre-booked groups of twenty or more a 25 percent discount on admission. All group organisers should complete a group booking form. Read more about group visits.

Can I hire the site as a venue for corporate hospitality or for a private function?

Yes; all our rooms are available to hire at competitive hourly rates. See all our room hire information.

Is there a No Smoking policy on site?

You are not allowed to smoke cigarettes, use e-cigarettes or vape in all indoor areas (including the house, Orangery, cafe, shop, Welcome Centre, training rooms and public conveniences) as well as The Courtyard, Clock Tower Cafe Terrace (the outdoor seating area), the Children's Play Area, Zoo and Marquees. The ban is part of the wider East Riding of Yorkshire Council No Smoking Policy and for the comfort of all visitors.