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Burton Constable Hall & Grounds is outstanding! from nature trails around the house and woodland walks a plenty, to the tranquility charm of the gardens and statues that sit on parade that encases the heart of the exquisite Hall. 

Our day at Burton Constable Hall along with my family which consisted of my mother who is disabled, father and two year old little boy was catered for all to enjoy. The setting itself was very easy to find only ten miles east of Hull and I cannot believe that I have not visited before now. Absolutely stunning scenery landscaped the views with woods, pastures of green and farm yard animals. Over the bridge in the distance was a glorious campsite, which would make a fantastic bonus to those wishing to visit more than just a day.

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Beyond the entrance, introduced a fine Tea Room and gift shop where afternoon tea could be bought, light lunches and cakes. A specific eating area for customers with dogs was set aside especially for families with dogs. Once we ventured further than the Tea Room and especially after sampling a Bacon Sandwich which was really nice on a soft white floured roll, we pushed open the doors to reveal one of the stable rooms filled with Tractor ride-on peddle cars.  A glorious wooden horse drawn carriage with rocking horses stood greatly for children to play on. This day was a specific event day and to add to the usual play equipment was the extra bonus of ‘Lab Rascals’ science experiment ‘make your own slime’ day! fantastic! all children were able to make slime, dry ice and more. Special Victorian dressed people were dotted around the grounds and house informing people of special facts about the house of performing tricks with old fashioned toys for entertainment.

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It was extraordinary to find that hidden within the sables housed a skeleton of a whale and the history of it’s findings educated you greatly. Children loved to see such sight and questions were asked in abundance. Further to this displayed the old Blacksmiths and old stable rooms had be turned into exhibition space of local artists.

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A lovely designated play area where you can sit and have a picnic had many wooden climbing frames and horses for children to play on. Alongside this area was a large chess board where people were playing chess and droughts. Your child could be a pet and animal detective for the day with the especially written detective trails to follow around the Hall & grounds.

Can you spot the mythical creature that guards this room? what is it?

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The Hall itself is very beautiful and you can explore many glorious rooms of the house over three floors. It has a stair lift for the disabled which really were a useful asset on our day. Most rooms and sections had a very friendly staff member who told us all the facts about the room, stories and tales. I cannot express how much the staff were extremely helpful and informative, I learned so much from the tour of the house. It took us about two hours to explore the house and as you meander through the rooms and up the stairs there’s little hands on discover parts where children can explore with magnifying glasses fascinating abjects in the ‘cabinet of curiosity’ room which exhibited a huge collection of fascinating gadgets to natural wonders. They can explore the dressing room! and pick out a lovely dress, robe, hats and wigs! it was great fun! Not just a box of old clothes but a special dressing room created just for little ones with costumes hung in little wardrobes and tall mirrors set aside to view themselves.

pigdeoughtsI cannot wait to visit again because I feel it is a place that you can visit over and over again and they would always be something else there to see or you may have missed before. So much to see and do! with East Riding mums as a Member you can gain 10% off entry price and then you can upgrade your ticket price with an extra cost and become a member for a year.

 

Stables, Grounds, Stables Tea Room & Gift Shop:

Open daily between 11am – 5pm from Saturday 18th March to Wednesday 20th December

HALL: Open daily between 12noon to 5pm (last admission 4pm) from Easter Saturday to 29th October

*Please note the Hall is closed Fridays except in July and August

HALL: Open daily between 11am to 4pm (last admission 3pm) from Saturday 18th November – Sunday 10th December

Enjoy Burton Constable Hall & Grounds with a 10% discount by using your East Riding Mums card!

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