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Sewerby Hall and Gardens announce details of full reopening from 19th July



The team at Sewerby Hall and Gardens have announced how the popular venue will reopen from Monday, 19 July, in line with the government’s latest announcement.

From Monday, 19 July:

  • The Clock Tower café will reopen with indoor seating, and will no longer just provide a takeaway service.
  • Pitch n’ Putt, Putting and Outdoor Games will reopen
  • In the zoo, the popular animal feeding times and talks by the zookeepers will restart, and will include a new talk about the raccoon dogs. Visitors will be able to book Animal Encounters again
  • There will be a programme of events over the summer – the Orangery Concerts have already restarted, and there will be vintage afternoon teas, craft fairs, car rallies, and a summer holiday event programme, which will all be featured on the website:
  • One-way systems will be removed in the house and in the zoo
  • Visitors will still be able to download QR codes in the house, zoo, and gardens to hear talks by the education officer and the curator, and to see films, and hear talks by the zookeepers. They will also be able to download two free mobile apps: Love Exploring and What Was Here to follow games and trails during their visit
  • In the house itself, there will be a new exhibition for the summer: ‘The History of Underwear’. There will also be a new game featuring a new interactive version of Amy Johnson who will be describing the objects on display in the Amy Johnson collection. There will also be new games to play, including a matching game suitable for the whole family, and a new quiz. Volunteers will be back in the house, and young visitors will again be able to dress up.

Marie Gascoigne, general manager of Sewerby Hall and Gardens, said : “We are absolutely delighted that we are able to reopen fully from the 19th. We have exciting new features for people to see in the house, and a lively events programme to look forward to. Please have a look at our website for full details!”

Councillor Mike Medini, portfolio holder for cultural and leisure assets, said : “I am delighted and excited that we are able to reopen this hugely popular attraction fully from 19 July. I know that the team have been looking forward to this date for a long time, and are prepared for a very busy summer season!”

He added: “We will not tolerate any abuse of other customers or staff. I would like to thank all our customers in advance for their co-operation.”

From 19 July, visitors do not have to wear a face covering in communal areas or confined spaces, but if they wish to do so they will be supported in this decision.

Visitors are advised to please make use of the hand sanitiser available, respect other people’s personal space, and use the NHS Track and Trace app QR code located at entry points to scan in if they wish to do so.

Full details of admission prices, opening hours, and all the facilities available will be online at

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