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Become a HHA Friend at the ticket office of this property during normal opening hours
This property is free for HHA Friends
Owned by the same family since 17th century, it was given fine Regency interiors in the early 19th century by the architect, Thomas Leverton. Important pictures by Gainsborough, Marlow, Scott and Wilson.
Features: Gardens, designed under 'Capability' Brown, include 10 acres of lakes and a Palladian bridge; redesigned in the 19th century with a rock and water garden and a 21st century Walled Garden designed by Piet Oudolf.
This property offers free access to HHA Friends and Members during normal opening hours - please check opening times.
5m E of Malton, off A64.
Visitor Opening Times
2017: Gardens open 14 April - 29 October: Tues-Sun & BH Mon: 10am-5pm. Hall open 21 May-6 August Tues-Fri & Sun & BH Mon by guided tour only at 1pm, 2pm & 3pm.
Please note that these opening times are correct to the best of the HHA’s knowledge, as advised by the property. Opening times may change and a property may very occasionally need to close at short notice. We therefore recommend you check with the property before your visit, by phone or on the property’s website, especially if your journey is likely to be a long one.
Family Friendly Facilities
We welcome families at Scampston.
In the Walled Garden the restaurant is well equipped for children, with highchairs, baby changing facilities, special children's menus and ice-cream (not just for the children!).
Being divided into separate areas, the Walled Garden is a great place for hide and seek, but please be aware of the two open ponds. Children of all ages love searching for Scamp the Mole hiding around the garden and spotting the butterflies and bees that are attracted to many of the flowers.
There is also plenty of space for active play on the Cascade Circuit Walk. This contains an orienteering style nature trail for children and their families and a small natural play area for youngsters. Race around the parterre, pretend to 'row across the ocean' in a wooden canoe, 'set up home' under the trees or in the wigloo, see how many pine cones you can collect and don't forget to check out the mini-beast hotel and search for Scamp and friends houses along the way. Ask in the ticket office to borrow an explorer pack whilst you are here.Is it a ladybird?
In the Hall children's worksheets are available, free of charge, for children taking part in the guided tours.
Children under the age of 5 come into Scampston for free and you are welcome to bring a picnic (picnic tables are available adjacent to the car parking area), and play ball games and fly your kite in the 80 acre, 'Capability' Brown, parkland.
Groups and special visits
Scampston is amongst the best examples of the Regency country house. Situated in a fine Capability Brown park the house, which is a comfortable family home, contains some outstanding works of art. Ideal for lunches and dinners - 28 max - in the dining room. Guided tours by the owner, Sir Charles Legard. The Walled Garden, encompasses a new 4 acre contemporary garden designed by Piet Oudolf.
Tailor Made Facilities
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