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 & Friends

Children of all ages love discovering the sights and sounds of the Walled Garden using our Sensory Bags and Scamp Explorer packs, which can be borrowed from the Ticket Office.

Scamp is now joined by his magical friends. Discover our Enchanted Trail in the woodland to find all eight of them. Then tie your wishing ribbon 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!

Nature Trail

In 2018 we launched our parkland Nature Trail, taking children on an adventure across Scampston's landscape of fields, bridges, gardens and lakes to find our selection of local creatures. An activity sheet accompanies the journey and is packed with fun facts about each creature.

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. Our resident Fairy Godmothers are often on hand during the school holidays with storytelling sessions and games. 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
Sat 30 Nov 2019 - Sun 22 Dec 2019
Pick up your real Christmas Tree from Scampston!
Fri 06 Dec 2019
Spend a festive day creating beautiful additions to your home or the perfect Christmas gifts.
Sat 07 Dec 2019 - Sat 07 Dec 2019
NEW FOR 2019! Scampston’s Fairy Godmothers are here this Christmas for some festive games and storytelling!
Sat 07 Dec 2019 - Sun 08 Dec 2019
Come along to the garden café this Christmas for some festive drinks and food!
Sat 14 Dec 2019 - Sun 15 Dec 2019
Come along to the garden café this Christmas for some festive drinks and food!
Sat 14 Dec 2019 - Sat 14 Dec 2019
NEW FOR 2019! Scampston’s Fairy Godmothers are back this Christmas for some festive games and storytelling!
Sat 21 Dec 2019 - Sat 21 Dec 2019
NEW FOR 2019! Scampston’s Fairy Godmothers are back this Christmas for some festive games and storytelling!
Sat 21 Dec 2019 - Sun 22 Dec 2019
Come along to the garden café this Christmas for some festive drinks and food!
Wed 15 Apr 2020
You can't beat you own home-grown produce. No matter the size of your plot, from tub to field, this is the course for anybody wishing to learn about growing your own vegetables.
Tue 05 May 2020
Come along and make your own willow obelisk and accompanying dragonfly to support your sweet peas or runner beans.
Fri 15 May 2020
Textile artist Jo Hunter returns. Join her in the conservatory to learn how to make a beautiful ‘nuno’ silk and wool scarf.
Tue 02 Jun 2020
A chance to be creative with shells and design your own detailed classical, figurative and textural shell board for your garden.
Wed 10 Jun 2020
A beginner's guide to creating beautiful marbled paper and stationery.
Wed 17 Jun 2020
An introductory course for all where you will be taught essential drawing techniques which underpin all painting.