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There are a number of visits for all the family which can last several hours in and around Driffield. Here is a selection, though you are advised to consult the individual websites for more information about each one before you visit.

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Sledmere House

Sledmere Hall and Gardens

A 15 minute drive from Driffield, Sledmere House is a wonderfully ornate and sumptuous late Georgian House with some opulently furnished rooms, each of which has a distinct character. Children can be entertained going around the house with a fun quiz and then go out to the expansive gardens where they can run wild and play in the playground

House Opening Times: 12-4pm
Cafe, Shop and Waggoner's Museum: 10am-5pm
Admission:
House and Grounds; Adult £8 / Children £3.50
Gardens Only Adult £5.50 / Children £2.50
www.sledmerehouse.com

Wharram Percy

Wharram Percy - Deserted Medieval Village

Wharram Percy is the most famous and intensively studied of Britain's 3,000 or so deserted medieval villages. It occupies a remote but attractive site near Wharram le Street on our Challenge and Classic courses and about 20 minutes from Driffield. Above the substantial ruins of the church and a recreated fishpond, the outlines of many lost houses are traceable on a grassy plateau. This is an interesting visit for the historically minded. Admission is free and at any time as the village is accessible down a narrow pathway.

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Robert Fuller in front of one of his paintings

Robert Fuller Gallery

Robert E Fuller is one of Britain's foremost wildlife artists. His paintings sell all over the world. His gallery sells and exhibits prints and originals of his work with up to 7,000 people visiting it every year. It is located just outside Thixendale about 20 minutes west of Driffield and 5 minutes from Wharram Percy.

www.robertefuller.com

Walkers in the Wolds

Walking in the Wolds

This is a beautiful part of the countryside to walk in as well as cycle, with the 79  mile Wolds Way passing through this area. Park the car in any of the villages within 10 minutes drive of Driffield (Wetwang, Huggate, Fridaythorpe, Thixendale, Millington) and then explore. Either Ordinance survey  Map OS 294 (southern parts) or  OS300 (more northerly) can be used for closer details. Another useful starting point is the East Riding's Walking the Wolds website.
Walking the Wolds
The entrance to Millington Woods

Millington Woods

Much of the wooded areas in the Wolds have been lost, but Millington Woods, remains a haven of beech, oak and ash woodland. It is about 25 minutes from Driffield but is beautifully set with a narrow twisting dale and has a pleasant walk through it
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Burnby Hall and Gardens

Burnby Hall Gardens

These Gardens are home to the biggest collection of hardy water lillies in Europe, contained in two lakes which themselves are within eight acres of landscaped gardens including rock gardens, a natural shrubbery and a Victorian Garden. Plus, in the Stewart Museum, is a glimpse at the man who made it all possible, Major Percy Stewart. The Gardens are on the outskirts of Pocklington, about 25 minutes drive from Driffield.

Opening Times 10am-3.30pm
Admission: Adult £2.50
Child £1.50
www.burnbyhallgardens.com

Burton Agnes House

Burton Agnes

Burton Agnes Hall is an Elizabethan stately home which has been family owned for over 400 years. It has a wide variety of features and furnishings from across the ages which help to make this a fascinating visit to a stately family home. The Gardens have a walled garden, a woodland walk and a maze which will keep the children happy. It is 15 minutes north east of Driffield.

Opening Times: 11am-5pm
Admission:
House and Grounds; Adult £9 / Children £4.50
Gardens Only Adult £6 / Children £3.50
www.burtonagnes.com

Driffield

Driffield

Driffield is a pleasant market town to walk around in, do some shopping and have some refreshments. You could also visit All Saints' Parish Church, the beginnings of which date to late Norman times. You may also want to see the start of the Driffield Navigation, the stretch of river which runs from Driffield down to Beverley where it joins the river Hull.

 
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CONTACT

For more information about this event contact info@woldssportive.co.uk or call 01482 841007

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