Beningbrough Hall

At last the weekend brought us sunshine and the feeling that indeed Spring is here. A great day for a family adventure and we headed to Beningbrough Hall, a National trust site not far from York. We’ve finally decided to buy National Trust membership, so this was the perfect opportunity to get it and use it.

We’ve not visited before, so I wasn’t sure what we would find but the photos I had seen looked stunning, and I wasn’t disappointed. My youngest asked if we could buy a house like this!

We wandered around the grounds, the kids taking part in an egg hunting trail, whilst we waited for the hall to open. The gardens are lovely to wander around and the Spring sunshine was actually quite warm! The kids found the playground and had a great time in the fort, den building and playing on the swings. We also discovered the pond and some very noisy toads. We were having such a great time outside that the kids missed the last egg on their list.

After lunch in the walled garden restaurant, chicken pie and a sneaky wine, we went to discover what was inside the hall. The hall has an exhibition developed with the National Portrait gallery celebrating creative women. My daughter loves dancing so was really pleased to see the Darcey Bussell portrait. All too soon it was time to go home. A great day out and a new discovery of a place we hope to visit again. Next time I’m planning on discovering the walking trails.

Have you visited Beningbrough Hall or walked in the area?

All views are honest and my own and I’ve received no incentive to write this post.


18 comments Add yours
  1. I love it here. I’m quite the regular. Looks like you had a fantastic day and the good weather too. #adventurecalling

    1. I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to discover it! Hopefully we’ll be regulars too. Thanks for reading.

  2. It sounds perfect for a day out and I think you are going to get so much use out of your new National Trust membership. Beningbrough Hall looks beautiful with the spring flowers out and the Easter Egg hunts always sound fun. I like your youngest’s style, I’d like to buy a house like that too!

    Happy Easter and thank you for sharing with me on #CountryKids

  3. I love the National Trust sites, but we have only visited a very small section of them, we definitely need to make more use out of our cards this year. Beningbrough Hall looks beautiful though – and I agree with your youngest, would be lovely to buy a house like that! #CountryKids

    1. Beningbrough Hall is gorgeous, I’ve not been able to buy my daughter it this week! I’m on a mission now to use our membership. Thanks for reading.

  4. I love our National Trust membership, makes days out such great value. The NT are so good at entertaining the whole family and Beningbrough looks no exception. I wish that sun would come back, it’s particularly miserable and wet today 🙁 Thanks for sharing #AdventureCalling

    1. It was such a lovely day, I’m getting fed up of this weather too and we’re still on Easter holidays making it even more miserable!

  5. National Trust memberships are so worthwhile. This is a place has hasn’t passed my radar but if we’re ever near York we’ll have our membership cards with us.Thanks for joining us on #adventurecalling. We’ll be open again this evening for more new posts.

    1. I hope to use ours a lot and discover more places. I’m a bit ashamed I’ve never visited here before!

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