Families at Scampston

Spend fun days exploring our parkland trails, picnic by the lake and discover the wildlife found in the walled garden. Fly a kite in the parkland and visit the woodland area to let off steam in our small play area.

The Garden Café serves snacks and drinks, and you are welcome to enjoy your own picnic at the tables outside the walled garden or in the parkland. Enjoy an ice-cream or a sweet treat or choose a lunch option from the children’s menu at our café.

For the Little Ones

Younger children love discovering the sights and sounds of the gardens and grounds using our Sensory Bags and Scamp Explorer packs, which can be borrowed from the ticket office.

For the Older Ones

Our Nature Trail takes families on an adventure across Scampston’s landscape of gardens, woodland, bridges, and lakes to find the creatures inhabited in them. An activity sheet accompanies the journey and is packed with fun facts that everyone will enjoy.

Our Woodland Play Area

Set within the wider estate, our woodland area provides a spacious area that allows children to let off steam and enjoy some good old-fashioned exploring. Featuring a pirate boat, bug hotel, outdoor game table and climbing frame, the woodland is perfect for relaxing and enjoying some quality time together.

School Holiday Activities

We offer a variety of children’s activities during the school holidays, from drop-in craft sessions to dramatic storytelling and energetic games. Our much-admired resident Fairy Godmothers bring stories and games to life with themed activity days ranging from pirates and aliens to dinosaurs and animals. Our activity days can be found on the “events diary” page of our website.
Children's Clubs

Wildlife Club

Our Wildlife Club is organised by the conservatory here at Scampston and takes place once a month. Each session offers a wider range of hands-on fun and adventurous environmental activities, as well as an opportunity for outdoor play, crafts and games.

The club is designed to offer its members the chance to experience nature first-hand, try new and exciting challenges and learn 'outdoor' skills.

Children can also use Wildlife Club to earn the RSPB’s Wild Challenge Award.


Nature Scamps Club

Outdoor story and play sessions for families with children from 18mths - 5yrs, led by our Forest School trained tutor. Our Nature Scamps club takes place each week during term time and offers an opportunity for outdoor exploration, play, craft, games, songs and stories surrounded by nature in the beautiful grounds of Scampston Hall. All sessions include something to take home and a campfire snack.

Practical Information
Baby-changing facilities: Our facilities can be found in the toilets by the Garden Café at the entrance to the walled garden.

Bikes and scooters: Unfortunately, bikes, children’s scooters and other transport toys are not allowed in the walled garden or parkland. We are happy to keep these in a safe place when you arrive at the ticket office.

Pushchairs: The Walled Garden and parkland is flat with good access for pushchairs. If you wish to join a house tour during Scampston Hall’s opening season, the ground floor is accessible with a pushchair. Regrettably, the first floor is not accessible for pushchairs, however this only makes up a very small part of the tour.
Wed 15 May 2024 - Sun 28 Jul 2024
From the 15th May to the 28th July Scampston Hall opens it's doors and welcomes you in!
storybook trail Scampston
Tue 23 Jul 2024 - Sun 01 Sep 2024
Bring your little ones to Scampston Hall this summer and embark on a magical adventure with our Children's Storybook Trail! Suitable for all ages, this delightful trail will have your children exploring the beautiful grounds of Scampston Hall, searching for clues to uncover their favorite storybooks.
Fri 26 Jul 2024
Join us this summer for some animal-themed stories, games and crafts in the Walled Garden and woodland! This is part of our activity sessions running throughout the summer holidays.
Fri 02 Aug 2024
Join us this summer for some dino-themed stories, games and crafts in the Walled Garden and woodland! This is part of our activity sessions running throughout the summer holidays.
Fri 09 Aug 2024
Join us this summer for some pirate-themed stories, games and crafts in the Walled Garden and woodland! This is part of our activity sessions running throughout the summer holidays.
Sat 10 Aug 2024 - Sun 11 Aug 2024
Returning for a second year Bangers & Cash Live is a festival that is a celebration of cars, classics and all things Bangers & Cash!
Sun 11 Aug 2024
Garden Games!
Wed 14 Aug 2024 - Sun 18 Aug 2024
'Embracing the Garden' an Embracing Wool Exhibition
Fri 23 Aug 2024
Join us this summer for some alien-themed stories, games and crafts in the Walled Garden and woodland! This is part of our activity sessions running throughout the summer holidays.
Mon 26 Aug 2024
The Walled Garden is open on Bank Holiday Monday
writing workshop scampston
Fri 30 Aug 2024
A writing workshop held in the stunning conservatory in Scampston Walled Garden
traction engine rally
Sat 31 Aug 2024 - Sun 01 Sep 2024
A fun day out for all the family!
Sun 01 Sep 2024
Mad about Minibeasts!
teddy bear workshop scampston
Thu 05 Sep 2024 - Fri 06 Sep 2024
During this two day workshop you will learn the dynamics of cutting and hand stitching mohair. Be taught all the stitches used in bear making, how to insert glass eyes and cotter pin joints.
plant fair
Sun 08 Sep 2024
Come along to our popular Annual Autumn Plant Fair! The perfect day out for garden enthusiasts
Yoga day scampston
Sat 14 Sep 2024
A day of ultimate relaxation and indulgence with our fully inclusive, rejuvenating wellness day
Hall and aliums
Sat 21 Sep 2024
Learn how to take beautiful photographs using our gardens!
Sun 06 Oct 2024
During this workshop you will create a unique felt and stitch flower meadow picture based on one of Lynn’s designs.
Sun 06 Oct 2024
Awesome Autumn!
Fri 11 Oct 2024 - Sat 12 Oct 2024
Mixed ability traditional Jacobean Crewelwork embroidery workshop suitable for both beginners and those with previous embroidery experience alike.
Sun 03 Nov 2024
Fantastic Fire!
scampston silk workshop
Wed 06 Nov 2024
Silk ribbon embroidery is fun, easy to master and very versatile. During this workshop you will learn some of the stitches unique to silk ribbon embroidery while making a stunning Christmas decoration.
Afternoon Tea in Scampston Hall
Wed 11 Dec 2024 - Fri 13 Dec 2024
A truly special experience in Scampston Hall to start the festivities the right way An exclusive VIP Hall Tour, followed by a sparkling Afternoon Tea in the opulent Boudoir. Please note for Annual Member tickets you will be required to provide your membership number.