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Sewerby Hall and Gardens has unveiled its Summer of Fun for 2017 - with 60 scheduled events during the six weeks of the school holidays, it's one of the biggest summer programmes the venue has put on.
The team at Sewerby Hall and Gardens are hoping that visitors will head to the coastal attraction, located just outside Bridlington. The summer holidays will see at least one event every day, many of them linked to the summer exhibition – 'Beside the Seaside' - which looks at the colourful and varied history of Bridlington as a seaside resort.
Sea-themed events during the holiday period include interactive adventure walks with Rusticus characters, including the Sewerby Treasure Hunter (every Monday); the Sewerby mermaid (Tuesdays); and the Beside the Seaside adventure every Thursday.
Special day-long events include :
• Yorkshire Day :1 August : Morris Dancing; Great Yorkshire Moments; making an East Riding flag; Yorkshire pudding spoon racing; and more
• The Big Picnic : Sunday 20 August : Morris Minor car rally; Punch and Judy; bouncy castles
• East Yorkshire Thoroughbred Car Rally : Sunday 27 August
• Craft Fairs : Sundays 6 and 27 August
Regular events during the summer will also include:
• Wednesdays : Magic Day and Donkey Rides
• Selected Fridays : outdoor play sessions, and classic family games
• Every Friday : music workshops
• Orangery concerts
As well as the events programme, visitors will also be able to enjoy the house, sympathetically restored to how it might have appeared in the Edwardian era; the zoo; the extensive gardens; the café, shop, and ice cream parlour; and activities including putting and croquet.
Starting from Monday, 24 July, daily throughout the week, the fun and games include Encounters and Adventures with the Rusticus Theatre Arts team, donkey rides (£2 each), magic shows, face painting, music workshops and activities from the council's Sport, Play and Arts team.
Flamborough Head Lighthouse opens its doors to visitors for guided tours from Saturday, 22 July continuing daily throughout the holidays apart from Fridays, which is Trinity House's weekly maintenance day.
Councillor Richard Burton, portfolio holder for leisure, tourism and culture, said : "This is an exceptional summer programme of events at Sewerby Hall and Gardens, which adds even more to a visit to this hugely popular attraction!"
Facility manager Marie Gascoigne added : "The team at Sewerby Hall and Gardens have really enjoyed putting this amazing programme of events together, and we are looking forward to welcoming families and visitors of all ages right across the summer holidays!"
Full details of all the events, the facilities available, admission prices, annual passes, and opening hours are at www.sewerbyhall.co.uk