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.

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 plan to visit, please go to Events (link to Events section, children filter).

white horse
Wed 25 Aug 2021 - Sun 31 Oct 2021
This Autumn, artist Isobel Rooke exhibits ‘Inside:Outside’ in the Garden Café, which uses a vibrant colour palette to showcase her landscape and wildlife pieces that are inspired by her home in Yorkshire.
Wed 25 Aug 2021 - Sun 17 Oct 2021
A fun and eye-catching display of contemporary garden sculptures to inspire every gardener
Sat 16 Oct 2021 - Sun 31 Oct 2021
Pick your own pumpkin | Halloween Trail | Creepy Fun Story Walk | Games & Craft Sessions
Mon 18 Oct 2021
Outdoor story and play sessions for families with children from 18mths - 5yrs, led by our Forest School trained tutor.
Mon 25 Oct 2021
Outdoor story and play sessions for families with children from 18mths - 5yrs, led by our Forest School trained tutor.
Fri 29 Oct 2021 - Sun 31 Oct 2021
Ghoulish Games | Creepy Crafts | Monster-Egg Rolling | Creepy Fun Story Walk
Fri 29 Oct 2021 - Sun 31 Oct 2021
Come along to the Garden Cafe on Halloween Weekend for a cosy evening meal, 4pm-7pm!
wildlife club
Sun 07 Nov 2021
Awesome Autumn!
Fri 26 Nov 2021 - Sun 19 Dec 2021
Pick up your real Christmas Tree from Scampston!
Sat 27 Nov 2021 - Sun 28 Nov 2021
Scampston’s Christmas Fair kick-starts the festive season with a special visit from Father Christmas!
wildlife club
Sun 05 Dec 2021
Natural Christmas Crafts!