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
Tue 20 Aug 2019 - Sun 27 Oct 2019
Heather Burton brings to life the beautiful unpredictability of the Yorkshire landscapes in her exhibition in the Walled Garden Cafe.
Fri 25 Oct 2019
Learn how to keep your plants in trim and in healthy condition on this friendly and informative course.
Sun 27 Oct 2019
Come and join our mischievous Scampston witches for some Halloween activities!
Fri 01 Nov 2019
Get into the festive spirit - make your own willow deer!
Fri 22 Nov 2019
Join husband and wife team Martin & Jill Fish for an interesting and entertaining day full of easy to follow growing advice and cookery tips.
Wed 27 Nov 2019
Join textile artist Jo Hunter and learn how to make a festive felt stocking.
Sat 30 Nov 2019 - Sun 22 Dec 2019
Pick up your real Christmas Tree from Scampston!
Sat 30 Nov 2019 - Sun 01 Dec 2019
Scampston’s Christmas Fair kick-starts the festive season with a special visit from Father Christmas!
Sat 30 Nov 2019 - Sun 01 Dec 2019
Come along to the garden café this Christmas for some festive drinks and refreshments!
Wed 04 Dec 2019
Spend a festive day creating beautiful additions to your home or the perfect Christmas gifts.
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 - Sat 14 Dec 2019
NEW FOR 2019! Scampston’s Fairy Godmothers are back this Christmas for some festive games and storytelling!
Sat 14 Dec 2019 - Sun 15 Dec 2019
Come along to the garden café this Christmas for some festive drinks and food!
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!