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.
Fri 05 Apr 2024 - Fri 03 May 2024
Enjoy a very special experience for two at Scampston Hall, including a sparkling afternoon tea in the Boudoir
Sat 20 Apr 2024 - Sun 21 Apr 2024
FREE visit for all Ryedale Residents!
Sat 20 Apr 2024
During this workshop you will create a unique felt and stitch flower meadow picture based on one of Lynn’s designs.
Sat 20 Apr 2024 - Sun 21 Apr 2024
Discover the history of Rillington and Scampston in this wonderful exhibition
Sun 21 Apr 2024
Learn the art of feltmaking where you will be guided through the process of creating your own fabulous wet felted handbag.
Wed 24 Apr 2024 - Fri 26 Apr 2024
Get your garden growing with expert advice from our knowledgable garden team completely free of charge!
Sun 28 Apr 2024
Learn how to take beautiful photographs using our gardens!
Mon 06 May 2024
The Walled Garden is open on Bank Holiday Monday
Sun 12 May 2024
Lake Lifecrycles!
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!
Thu 16 May 2024
How to look after your indoor pot plants to give you healthy and happy plants all year round.
game fair
Sat 18 May 2024 - Sun 19 May 2024
The Annual Game and Country Fair held in the stunning parkland!
Sat 18 May 2024 - Sun 19 May 2024
The entire site will be closed this weekend for the Game & Country Fair in the Parkland.
Mon 27 May 2024
The Walled Garden is open on Bank Holiday Monday
Sun 02 Jun 2024
Wild Challenge!
Sun 02 Jun 2024
Scampston's hugely popular Spring Plant Fair returns, offering the perfect day out for keen gardeners.
modified car show
Sun 16 Jun 2024
One of the best car shows in the North of England!
camper van
Fri 21 Jun 2024 - Sun 23 Jun 2024
#VanLifeFest is a 3-day family-focused Camper event set within the beautiful grounds of Scampston Hall. Please Note the Hall & Walled Garden remain open as usual during this event
Sun 30 Jun 2024
A Fun Day Out for all the family - children, parents and dogs all welcome!
Sun 07 Jul 2024
Super Summer!
Sun 14 Jul 2024
Come and view some stunning classic cars in the inner parkland with the splendid backdrop of Scampston Hall.
Thu 18 Jul 2024
An evening at Scampston Walled Garden for the exclusive use of our annual members. A truly wonderful evening to say thank you to our members.
Henry VIII
Sat 20 Jul 2024
The Fools hit the road with this brand new comedy - a mad-capped take on Britain’s most epic monarch, Henry VIII, and those infamous wives
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
Mon 26 Aug 2024
The Walled Garden is open on Bank Holiday Monday
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!
plant fair
Sun 08 Sep 2024
Come along to our popular Annual Autumn Plant Fair! The perfect day out for garden enthusiasts
Hall and aliums
Sat 21 Sep 2024
Learn how to take beautiful photographs using our gardens!
Sun 06 Oct 2024
Awesome Autumn!
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 03 Nov 2024
Fantastic Fire!