Families Welcome!

Families are very welcome here at Scampston, and there is plenty on offer to keep the little ones learning about the natural world and the little creatures that live in it.

Being divided into separate areas, with plenty of hedges and hiding places, the Walled Garden is a great place for hide and seek, but please to be aware of the two open ponds.

Children under the age of 5 get free entry to Scampston and you are welcome to bring a picnic and fly your kite in the 80 acre 'Capability' Brown parkland.


Scamp the Mole & his Fairy Friends

Children of all ages love searching for Scamp the Mole hiding around the garden and spotting the butterflies and bees that are attracted to many of the flowers. A Scamp Explorer pack can be borrowed from the Ticket Office. 

New for 2017, Scamp is being joined by his Fairy Friends who help him look after all the other creatures in the trees. Discover our fairy trail in the woodland and their magic. Tie your wish to our wishing tree! 


The Garden Café

The Garden Café is well equipped for children, with highchairs, baby changing facilities, special children's menus and plenty of ice-cream in very enticing flavours. We also offer children’s activity sheets and colouring pencils, so you can have a little calm in which to enjoy your cream tea!


Special Events

The Heritage & Learning Centre at Scampston Conservatory offers a number of seasonal children’s activities – from drop-in craft events, to story-telling, wildlife trails and bug hunts. To see what is going on when you plant to visit, please go to Events (link to Events section, children filter)

WHAT'S ON AT SCAMPSTON
Wed 18 Jul 2018 - Sat 27 Oct 2018
We are excited to announce our new Afternoon Tea offerings in the Walled Garden Cafe!
Tue 21 Aug 2018 - Sun 28 Oct 2018
Stef Mitchell's exhibition in the Garden Cafe records the seasons at Scampston Hall gardens and grounds using the historical process of nature printing
Thu 23 Aug 2018
Join one of our heritage volunteers on a fascinating guided walk of the parkland and learn about the legacy that landscape architect Capability Brown has left on the landscape here.
Fri 24 Aug 2018
Scampston's Fairy Godmothers return with some new stories and lots of activities for little ones!
Fri 24 Aug 2018
The perfect school holiday entertainment for your kids!
Thu 30 Aug 2018
Join one of our heritage volunteers on a fascinating guided walk of the parkland and learn about the legacy that landscape architect Capability Brown has left on the landscape here.
Fri 31 Aug 2018
A daytime event which will shine a light on creatures of the night time.
Sat 01 Sep 2018 - Sun 02 Sep 2018
For the first time, join us for the Yorkshire Traction Engine Rally in the Scampston Parkland
Wed 05 Sep 2018
Explore the world of herbs with Garth Cottage Herbs
Fri 07 Sep 2018
Learn how to create a felted cushion panel with Nicola Davey
Tue 18 Sep 2018 - Wed 19 Sep 2018
Join Phil Bradley on a two day course which will teach you the art of basket weaving
Thu 20 Sep 2018
Join one of our heritage volunteers on a fascinating guided walk of the parkland and learn about the legacy that landscape architect Capability Brown has left on the landscape here.
Fri 21 Sep 2018
Join Nicola Davey and learn how to make a fabulously quirky felt hot water bottle cover
Sat 22 Sep 2018
Learn to take beautiful photos in the garden with Ryedale Garden Photography
Fri 28 Sep 2018
Create your very own willow hare with Wendy from Twigs & Sprigs.
Fri 28 Sep 2018
After the success of our first Dinner Club evening, we are pleased to announce a second event!
Sun 30 Sep 2018
Scampston's Autumn Plant Fair returns, offering the perfect day out for keen gardeners.
Fri 05 Oct 2018
Learn how to keep your garden trim and in perfect health with Martin Fish
Tue 09 Oct 2018
Learn how to make a willow bird feeder or a willow planter for your home with Wendy Bristow
Fri 12 Oct 2018
Join textile artist Jo Hunter and learn how to make a 3D bag or purse.
Sat 13 Oct 2018 - Sun 14 Oct 2018
Join us at Scampston for the final Community Weekend of 2018 where all Ryedale Residents will gain free entry to the Walled Garden & Parkland
Tue 16 Oct 2018
Learn how to create beautiful autumnal floral arrangements with Liz Wattrus
Thu 18 Oct 2018
Join one of our heritage volunteers on a fascinating guided walk of the parkland and learn about the legacy that landscape architect Capability Brown has left on the landscape here.
Fri 19 Oct 2018
Join Martin Fish to learn how to brighten your borders at a darker time of the year
Wed 14 Nov 2018
Join Sandra Piercy to learn how to sew a fun doorstop for your home
Fri 23 Nov 2018
Learn how to make a unique wreath for your door this Christmas with Nicola Davey
Tue 27 Nov 2018
Make your own stags head for the wall this Christmas with Wendy Bristow
Fri 30 Nov 2018
Learn how to make willow heart and star Christmas decorations with Wendy Bristow
Sun 02 Dec 2018
Save the date! Scampston's Christmas Fair in the Conservatory returns...
Wed 05 Dec 2018
Join Liz Wattrus to learn how to create a beautiful wreath for your door and garland for your mantelpiece
Fri 07 Dec 2018
Join Liz Wattrus to create a beautiful wreath for your door and a garland for your mantelpiece