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.
WHAT'S ON AT SCAMPSTON
Sun 06 Feb 2022
Brilliant birds!
Mon 14 Feb 2022
Friendly play sessions for families with children from 18 months to 5 years
Mon 28 Feb 2022
Friendly play sessions for families with children from 18 months to 5 years
Sun 06 Mar 2022
Bushcraft Bonanza!
Mon 07 Mar 2022
Friendly play sessions for families with children from 18 months to 5 years
Mon 14 Mar 2022
Friendly play sessions for families with children from 18 months to 5 years
Mon 21 Mar 2022
Friendly play sessions for families with children from 18 months to 5 years
Fri 25 Mar 2022
Come and make your own willow hare.
Sat 26 Mar 2022 - Sun 27 Mar 2022
Join us at Scampston this weekend to celebrate Mother’s Day where all mums can come in for free!
Mon 28 Mar 2022
Friendly play sessions for families with children from 18 months to 5 years
sheep
Wed 30 Mar 2022 - Sun 12 Jun 2022
This Spring, Jo Garlick’s exhibition in the Garden Cafe illustrates the beauty of the natural world that surrounds us in Yorkshire, including its wildlife and stunning landscapes.
Sun 03 Apr 2022
Spectacular Spring!
Mon 04 Apr 2022
Friendly play sessions for families with children from 18 months to 5 years
capability brown
Wed 13 Apr 2022
Fancy learning more about our stunning ‘Capability’ Brown Parkland? Join us on a guided heritage walk!
fairy godmothers
Mon 18 Apr 2022
Join us this Easter Bank Holiday for some egg decorating, captivating stories in the walled garden, fun games and egg rolling down the mount!
children in garden
Sat 23 Apr 2022 - Sun 24 Apr 2022
Are you a Ryedale Resident? Come to Scampston for FREE this weekend!
Sun 01 May 2022
Mad about minibeasts!
Thu 05 May 2022 - Thu 23 Jun 2022
Join this 6-week course to learn about herbal remedies for health and home.
Thu 05 May 2022
Come and make your own willow hedgehog.
mounted games association
Sat 07 May 2022 - Sun 08 May 2022
The Mounted Games Association is coming to Scampston Parkland for the Scottish Championships, with teams entering from all over Great Britain!
capability brown
Wed 11 May 2022
Fancy learning more about our stunning ‘Capability’ Brown Parkland? Join us on a guided heritage walk!
game fair
Sat 21 May 2022 - Sun 22 May 2022
The Annual Game and Country Fair held in the stunning parkland!
plant fair
Sun 29 May 2022
Scampston’s Annual Plant Fair is back with some stunning plants this year!
Sun 05 Jun 2022
Lake lifecycles!
capability brown
Wed 08 Jun 2022
Fancy learning more about our stunning ‘Capability’ Brown Parkland? Join us on a guided heritage walk!
Fri 10 Jun 2022 - Sun 12 Jun 2022
#VanLifeFest is a 3-day family-focused VW Camper event set within the beautiful grounds of Scampston Hall.
modified car show
Sun 19 Jun 2022
One of the best car shows in the North of England!
Sun 26 Jun 2022
A Fun Day Out for all the family - children, parents and dogs all welcome!
Sun 03 Jul 2022
Super Summer!
capability brown
Wed 13 Jul 2022
Fancy learning more about our stunning ‘Capability’ Brown Parkland? Join us on a guided heritage walk!
Thu 14 Jul 2022
An evening at Scampston Walled Garden for the exclusive use of our annual members.
Sun 07 Aug 2022
Winged Wonders!
Sun 07 Aug 2022
Come and view some stunning classic cars in the inner parkland with the splendid backdrop of Scampston Hall.
capability brown
Wed 10 Aug 2022
Fancy learning more about our stunning ‘Capability’ Brown Parkland? Join us on a guided heritage walk!
traction engine rally
Sat 03 Sep 2022 - Sun 04 Sep 2022
A fun day out for all the family!
Sun 04 Sep 2022
Flower power!
Thu 08 Sep 2022 - Thu 13 Oct 2022
Join this 6-week course to learn about herbal remedies for health and home.
plant fair
Sun 11 Sep 2022
Come along to our Annual Autumn Plant Fair!
capability brown
Wed 14 Sep 2022
Fancy learning more about our stunning ‘Capability’ Brown Parkland? Join us on a guided heritage walk!
Tue 20 Sep 2022
Come and make your own willow woodland deer.
Sun 02 Oct 2022
Awesome Autumn!
Sat 08 Oct 2022 - Sun 09 Oct 2022
FREE visit for all Ryedale Residents!
capability brown
Wed 12 Oct 2022
Last chance to join our guided heritage walk of the stunning ‘Capability’ Brown Parkland this season!
Sun 06 Nov 2022
Fabulous fungi!
Sun 04 Dec 2022
Natural Christmas Crafts!