Normanby Hall Country Park has something for everyone: history, wildlife, gardens, exciting events or just a relaxing day out.
The Hall is a Regency mansion designed by Sir Robert Smirke, and was home to the Sheffield family, former Dukes of Buckingham and owners of Buckingham Palace. The elegant rooms, with their fine examples of period furniture in Regency, Victorian and Edwardian styles, reflect the long history of the house. The ground floor is accessible to all visitors.
The hall is available for weddings, conferences and other functions.
You and your family can escape the stresses of everyday life in 300 acres of parkland. Stroll through the woodland, stop by the duck ponds or extend your trail through the Deer Park. Experience the changing seasons – from stunning rhododendrons in early summer through to glorious autumn colour. Enjoy the beautiful pleasure gardens, with superb herbaceous borders in the secret and sunken gardens and wonderful displays of naturalised bulbs in early spring. Near the hall the butterfly border attracts a wide range of native and migrant butterflies, and the woodland and bog gardens are developing each year. Look out for the park’s original features, such as the icehouse, Victorian laundry, coach house and stables.
Relax and enjoy refreshments in the tearoom where high quality food is served. Visit the gift shop; it’s fully stocked with great gifts, souvenirs and produce from the Victorian walled garden. The park is open all year from 9am – dusk.
The Victorian Walled Garden is a memorable experience for every garden lover. Restored in 1997 to its late Victorian splendour, the garden offers a nostalgic step back in time to the great heyday of kitchen gardening. Victorian varieties of vegetables, flowers and trained fruit are grown organically using traditional techniques; in the glass houses visitors can see both exotic ornamentals and luxury fruits like grapes and peaches. Visit re-creations of the gardeners' working and living areas' in the potting shed, bothy and head gardener’s office. Many of the plants seen in the gardens are available for sale.
Open daily from 10.30am. Last admission 4.30pm (summer) 3.30pm (winter).
An exciting adventure playground provides hours of fun for children. They'll enjoy making friends with the ducks and peacocks. Relax while the children play, and enjoy a family picnic on the impressive lawns.
The admission price covers entry to all the above attractions.
For a slightly more active day out, try a round of golf. Open to everyone, Normanby Hall Golf Course offers a challenge to beginners and experienced golfers alike. Meals are available in the licensed clubhouse.
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