The Scarborough News
Some of the best gardens to explore on Yorkshire Coast
SEWERBY HALL & GARDENS
Uniquely situated in a dramatic cliff-top position with spectacular views over Bridlington and set in 50 acres of early 19th Century parkland, Sewerby Hall and Gardens offers something for everyone, from the magnificent gardens and zoo to the deep rooted heritage of the house.
The Zoo and Welcome Centre are now open. From Monday May 17, Sewerby Hall itself will reopen to the public, if Government restrictions allow.
It is hoped that from Monday June 21 the situation will move to the final stage and see the welcome return of events to Sewerby Hall, with the easing of Covid restrictions. Visit www. sewerbyhall.co.uk for full details of the phased reopening of Sewerby Hall and Gardens.
BURTON AGNES HALL
Burton Agnes Hall’s gardens, woodland, and adventure playground are open daily from 11am until 5pm.
Takeaway food, baked treats and coffee and hot drinks are being served. The gift shop is now open, and plants raised in the walled garden are for sale. Members may come and go freely without booking. For everyone else, including Historic Houses members, spaces are limited, and you must book online for admission. Contact Burton Agnes Hall if pre-booking is not possible for you. They are unable to accept cash, so all payments during your visit must be made on card,
preferably contactless. Go to https://www.burtonagnes.com for more details.
Pannett Park is a haven of peace and tranquility close to the centre of Whitby. Beautifully maintained, it has stunning views, a stateof-the-art play area and offers a variety of planting schemes for all seasons. The park is also home to Whitby Museum and Pannett Art Gallery.
One interactive family activity in the Green Flag award-winning park involves downloading the Love Exploring app and taking part in the games and trails on there. From dinosaur safari to a space trail, it will keep the younger family members amused for a while.
Peasholm Park in Scarborough is open for everyone to enjoy all year round, 24 hours a day and seven days a week.
This historic and uniquely beautiful park is a key feature of the North Bay experience and ranks among the finest in the country, having been ranked number six of the UK’s top 10 parks on TripAdvisor. An Oriental theme can be seen in the design of bridges and the layout of many areas of the park. There are lots of rare and unusual trees and flowers, both naturally wild and deliberately planted. Entrance to the park is free.
Spectacular Castle Howard, near Malton, is a historic house boasting ornate interiors and landscaped gardens – plus a play area for children. Visit https://www.castlehoward.co.uk/ for current Covid-19 updates.