- Nunnington Hall is an attractive National Trust manor house, 45 minutes or so from York. The house itself is beautifully presented and the organic gardens are pretty too. There isn’t the adventure playground that similar local properties have, but there’s a giant garden chess set that would appeal to older children and the peacocks are fabulous too. There are regular exhibitions and fun holiday activities, so look out for details of forthcoming events.
The National Trust are going out of their way to make sure that younger visitors enjoy visiting their properties, and Nunnington Hall is no exception. The children’s trail means there’s more chance they’ll engage with their visit and the activity packs give them something to focus on too. There might be less to do here for children than at other places near York (Castle Howard, Harewood House and Newby Hall for example), but this is a much smaller property so that’s not surprising. And there’s enough outdoor space for them to make their own entertainment. It’s a lovely trip out in the beautiful Howardian Hills.
Good to know – It’s closed on Mondays (except bank holidays) so plan wisely!
Venue: Nunnington Hall Food & Drink: The cafe is up to the usual National Trust standards, but there’s a lovely area for picnics too. Watch the peacocks while you eat. Parking: Free Opening Times: Usually 11am to 5pm (last entry 4.30pm) daily except Mondays. Open bank holiday Mondays. Prices: From £7.50/£3.75/under 5s and National Trust members free Contact: Visit the website Address: Nunnington Hall, Nunnington, Near York, YO62 5UY
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