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

WHAT'S ON AT SCAMPSTON
blue allotment shed
Wed 16 Jun 2021 - Sun 22 Aug 2021
This summer, Selina Thorp will be showcasing her colourful exhibition in the Garden Café, featuring stunning pieces that capture the unique character of Scampston.
Sun 25 Jul 2021 - Sun 05 Sep 2021
Use your treasure map to follow the clues around Scampston Parkland and find Pirate Bill with the stolen treasure... A self-led adventure that's fun for all the family this summer!
game fair
Sat 31 Jul 2021 - Sun 01 Aug 2021
The Annual Game and Country Fair held in the stunning parkland!
Sat 31 Jul 2021
Join local yoga teacher Zoe from Yoga Zenzo for an hour of Saturday morning yoga at Scampston Walled Garden, followed by coffee and cake in the café.
Sun 01 Aug 2021
Join us this summer for some dinosaur-themed stories, games and crafts in the Walled Garden and woodland!
Sun 01 Aug 2021 - Mon 30 Aug 2021
Come along to Scampston this summer for some fun-packed sessions of storytelling, games and crafts with our resident Fairy Godmothers!
Fri 06 Aug 2021
Join us for some fairy-tale related stories, crafts and games in the Walled Garden!
Sat 07 Aug 2021
Join local yoga teacher Zoe from Yoga Zenzo for an hour of Saturday morning yoga at Scampston Walled Garden, followed by coffee and cake in the café.
wildlife club
Sun 08 Aug 2021
Super Summer!
Wed 11 Aug 2021
Join us for some alien-themed stories, crafts and games in the Walled Garden and woodland!
Sat 14 Aug 2021
Join local yoga teacher Zoe from Yoga Zenzo for an hour of Saturday morning yoga at Scampston Walled Garden, followed by coffee and cake in the café.
Wed 18 Aug 2021 - Sun 17 Oct 2021
A fun and eye-catching display of contemporary garden sculptures to inspire every gardener
capability brown
Wed 18 Aug 2021
Fancy learning more about our stunning ‘Capability’ Brown Parkland? Join us on a guided heritage walk!
Thu 19 Aug 2021
Join us for some animal-themed stories, crafts and games in the Walled Garden and woodland!
Sat 21 Aug 2021
Join local yoga teacher Zoe from Yoga Zenzo for an hour of Saturday morning yoga at Scampston Walled Garden, followed by coffee and cake in the café.
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
Join us for some environment-related stories, crafts and games in the Walled Garden!
Sat 28 Aug 2021 - Mon 30 Aug 2021
Come along to the NEW Great Northern Food & Drink Festival this August Bank Holiday! This event has been developed to support local businesses who want to showcase their products to customers old & new.
fairy godmothers
Mon 30 Aug 2021
Join us this Bank Holiday for some pirate-themed stories, games and crafts in the Walled Garden and woodland!
traction engine rally
Sat 04 Sep 2021 - Sun 05 Sep 2021
A fun day out for all the family!
wildlife club
Sun 05 Sep 2021
Pollinator Party!
capability brown
Wed 08 Sep 2021
Fancy learning more about our stunning ‘Capability’ Brown Parkland? Join us on a guided heritage walk!
plant fair
Sun 12 Sep 2021
Come along to our Annual Autumn Plant Fair!
garden photography
Sat 18 Sep 2021
Learn how to take beautiful photographs in our gardens!
wildlife club
Sat 02 Oct 2021
Terrific Trees!
Sat 09 Oct 2021 - Sun 10 Oct 2021
FREE visit for all Ryedale Residents!
Tue 12 Oct 2021
Come and make your own willow deer!
capability brown
Wed 13 Oct 2021
Last chance to join our guided heritage walk of the stunning ‘Capability’ Brown Parkland this season!
halloween
Fri 29 Oct 2021 - Sun 31 Oct 2021
Come and join our mischievous Scampston witches for some Halloween activities!
wildlife club
Sun 07 Nov 2021
Awesome Autumn!
wildlife club
Sun 05 Dec 2021
Natural Christmas Crafts!