The hugely popular Sewerby Winter Woodland is back Friday 8 to Friday 22 December 2023!
A brand new festive story for 2023, featuring an all-new spectacular display of lights, sounds and special effects will bring the grounds of Sewerby to life for a wondrous evening out for the whole family.
This year's Sewerby Winter Woodland will include a new route and a new theme - a chance to embark on a Magical Christmas Rescue, along with a host of cheerful festive characters! You can walk around the free-flowing experience before arriving at the courtyard where the food and drink are located.
The mischievous elves accidentally dropped a sack of presents while flying over Sewerby Hall and Gardens and we urgently need your assistance to locate and recover them. But fear not help is at hand!
The Fairy atop the Christmas tree has bestowed her wondrous magic upon the woods, illuminating them with a captivating display of colours, glitters, and twinkles.
Step into the Winter Woodland, where cheerful festive characters await to lend a hand. Together, with a touch of Fairy Magic, let's save Christmas in a truly unforgettable experience for all the family!
An event like no other, we will be offering a full night of festive delights across Sewerby Hall and Gardens. Find out what's new for 2023.
Be a part of the story to rescue Christmas as brand new characters will be waiting for you along our brand new route around the grounds of Sewerby Hall. Take a magical journey into a Christmas woodland, featuring special effects, light shows and some brand-new displays for 2023. Take a stroll down our Candy Cane Lane and be in awe of our Giant Christmas Bauble.
Our exhibition to add to the magic of Christmas is The Nutcracker, set on Christmas Eve many years ago, where toys come to life and take the children on an unforgettable adventure. It also explores the Nutcracker's place in popular culture since the story's publication in 1816.
To complement the exhibition, there will also be the Nutcracker trail and festive activities around the house.
A range of food and drink will be available for you to enjoy, from the Clock Tower Cafe. Enjoy Pizza from the Stables Pizza Company, Love Hog Roast will be serving their delicious sandwiches and Peaky Grinders will be serving up delicious sweet treats. A fully licenced bar from Louisanna Bars will also be available from the courtyard marquee. Refreshments will be available to purchase along the Winter Woodland route as well as enjoying toasted marshmallows at an additional charge.
Fabulous glittery festive face painting, festival glitter, glitter tattoos, beautiful hand-crafted face gems and reusable hand made rainbow braids. With our fantastic artists at Fun Packed Parties! Card payments are accepted, but be prepared with cash to avoid disappointment.
A brand new addition for 2023, there will also be a chance for visitors to browse craft stalls from local vendors, which will have wonderful trinkets available for purchase as great stocking fillers or a treat for yourself for the Festive Season.
Friday 8 to Friday 22 December 2023
There will be six sessions each evening from 8-22 December. Arrival times will be 4.30pm - 5pm, 5pm - 5.30pm, 5.30pm - 6pm, 6pm - 6.30pm, 6.30pm - 6.50pm, and 6.50pm - 7.15pm.
Our relaxed performances will be held on Sunday, 10 December at 4.30pm and 5pm, with the full experience recommencing at 5.30pm. Relaxed performances will feature reduced volume, and no haze or smoke machines, and the characters in the woodland will be aware of sensory issues.