COVID-19 Information for Visitors

Opening Information

We are delighted to announce that the Walled Garden, Café, Hall Gardens, Parkland and Plant Nursery are now open.

We are open for 4 days per week, from Thursday to Sunday inclusive, plus bank holiday Mondays. Our opening hours from 10am to 5pm (last entry 4:30pm) remain the same.

Please note that sadly enclosed areas, including the Hall and Conservatory, will remain closed until further notice.

What to expect when you arrive

To open the gardens and parkland safely, we are putting important measures in place across the attraction:

  • Social distancing measures will be put in place with 2 metre-queueing points guiding visitors from the carpark to the entrance
  • We have created a separate entrance and exit to avoid crossing paths
  • We are also encouraging visitors to use our hand-sanitising stations upon arrival and departure
  • When you arrive at our Ticket Office, you will be asked to communicate with our ticket officers through a Perspex screen hatch rather than coming into the ticket office
  • We are only accepting card and contactless payment methods rather than cash
  • Only outdoor seating is in use at the Café
  • For our staff who have contact with tills and items that are handed between customers and themselves, we have provided gloves and anti-bacterial gel, and have asked our staff to regularly sanitise their hands in between transactions
  • Our toilets will remain open for visitors and will have anti-bacterial soap and we would encourage all visitors to wash their hands on both arrival and departure
  • We have introduced additional cleaning to our routines, particularly focusing on door handles, toilets, surfaces, etc
  • In the event of a first aid incident on site, our trained first aiders will respond wearing the recommended personal protection equipment of gloves and a face mask

We are very much looking forward to welcoming all our visitors back to Scampston and hope that you can enjoy your day here with the reassurance that we have your health in mind. 


The following events will regrettably no longer take place in 2020:

  • Ryedale Residents’ Community Weekend, 18th-19th April
  • Yorkshire Country & Game Fair, 16th-17th May
  • Mounted Games Association Scottish Championships, 30th-31st May
  • Annual Spring Plant Fair, 7th June
  • Modified Car Show, 14th June
  • Malton Show, 28th June

We very much hope that we will be able to see you later in the season. In the meantime please stay safe and healthy.

Best wishes,

The Scampston Team