Well, this is exciting: the world-famous Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition is now open at Sewerby Hall and Gardens in Bridlington! Running until 17th July 2022, this exhibition of incredible photography captures amazing animal behaviour, spectacular species and the breathtaking diversity of the natural world. Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the most prestigious photography event of its kind, providing a global platform that showcases the natural world’s most astonishing and challenging sights for over 55 years. We’ve been across to see it at Sewerby and it’s truly awe-inspiring for children and adults alike – the photographs are incredible and the stories behind them are fascinating, too. Don’t miss the chance to see this world-class exhibition while it’s on our doorstep (and read on to find out how you can win a family ticket!).
Children’s activities at Sewerby Hall
Sewerby will be putting on a varied programme of events and activities at weekends throughout the run of the exhibition, so keep an eye out for those when you visit. The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition aside, there are plenty of other reasons to visit, too. We’ve visited Sewerby Hall many times but had always stayed outside exploring the zoo, gardens and play area, assuming that there wasn’t much in the house for children. Well, how wrong we were! The house is full of hands-on activities, interesting displays and ways to engage children in their visit.
There’s an amazing collection of aviator Amy Johnson’s personal effects, a nursery full of toys to play with and lots of things to spot along the way. That’s on top of the many activities that take place in the gardens, including new information boards about the wildlife and even big garden games like Connect Four during the warmer months. There’s even a pitch and putt and mini-golf course if you fancy a round (small additional charge).
The Yorkshire Coast is a fantastic place for a family day trip or holiday, and Sewerby Hall and Gardens is high on our list of recommendations – read our review of Sewerby Hall here. Explore the gardens, meet the animals and birds, enjoy the play areas, join in with the regular holiday activities or even take the land train down to the centre of Bridlington. Other great places in the area to visit include Flamborough Lighthouse, RPSB Bempton Cliffs, Alpamare, Sea Life Scarborough, Peasholm Park and the North Bay Railway, Scarborough Castle and the many stunning beaches. Who needs to go abroad?! Have a look at our guide to the Yorkshire Coast for more inspiration.
Win a family ticket to Sewerby Hall!
We’ve teamed up with Sewerby Hall and Gardens to give one lucky family the chance to win a family ticket to Sewerby Hall, to see the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition and enjoy admission to the Hall and Gardens. You can enter in any or all of the following ways:
– Follow us on Instagram, like the post about this competition, tag a friend and comment ‘done’. For an extra entry, share to your Stories.
– Visit our Facebook page, like the post about this competition and comment ‘win’. You’ll need to like/follow the Little Vikings page to be eligible to win, too.
– Visit our Facebook group and comment ‘win’ on the post about this competition
– Follow us on Twitter and retweet the tweet about this competition
– Email email@example.com with your name and postcode
The competition closes at midnight on 29th May 2022 and the winner will be notified shortly thereafter.
The small print
– The prize is as described above
– Not transferable and no cash alternative
– One winner will be chosen at random and notified as to how they can redeem their prize