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 16th July 2023, 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. Don’t miss the chance to see this world-class exhibition while it’s on our doorstep.
Children’s activities at Sewerby Hall
The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition aside, there are plenty of other reasons to visit Sewerby, 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.