Children need to follow the clues in the house to find where the elves have hidden the Partridge from the Pear tree and get a chocolate treat once completed. Outside in the Pleasure Gardens, visitors can search for the festive signs with a themed activity that everyone can take part in.
As part of a programme of activities provided by the council’s museum team, visitors will have an opportunity to celebrate Christmas with the servants with seasonal parlour games for all age groups throughout the day on Wednesday, 14 December. Pre-booking and payment required for the under five sessions.
Another Rusticus Christmas Adventure takes place on Saturday, 17 December. Wrap up in your warmest woollens for some crazy Christmas Carolling. You’ll gather fuel with Good King Wenceslas, meet a nutty squirrel, and dance with a real snowflake. Two magical outdoor performances will take place at 12.30pm and 2.30pm with activities lasting approximately 45 minutes.
This activity costs £5 per child plus one free adult. Places limited to 40 children per session and pre-booking and payment are required via the Welcome Centre. Please be aware that this activity is not free to annual pass holders. Feedback from the very first activity that took place last Saturday was excellent.
Rounding the week off on Sunday, 18 December there will be a carol concert by Buckrose Concert Band in the Orangery at 1.30pm. Also on Sunday, visitors can join in the Sewerby servant’s Christmas celebrations, making a decoupage Christmas card, decorating edible Christmas tree decorations or trying some traditional mulled apple.
The separate admission charges for the zoo and house are £3 for adults, £2 for children (three – 15 years old) and £9 for a family (two adults and two children). A discounted combination ticket for the house and the zoo is also available. There is no extra charge to attend any activities unless stated.
For further details please call the Welcome Centre on (01262) 673769 or visit www.sewerbyhall.co.uk