February half-term is here before you know it and Beningbrough Hall has a week long list of owl-themed activities, free to enjoy and fun for all the family. 

Open every day except Monday, children can grab their own owl mask to follow the family trail adventure. Everyone can enjoy the ‘oh wise owl’ art trail as you wander, a series of 14 beautifully crafted sculptures in unexpected places and a further 20 artworks are now on display indoors. It’s the last few weeks of the art trail, so an opportunity not to be missed.

Pick up an explorer backpack from the hall and look out for those first signs of spring. The snowdrops are carpeting the ha-ha walk with over 200,000 now in flower. The daffodils are on their way and the birds are busy preparing their nests for the warmer weather.

On selected days, children can pull up a cushion and join Eden from Stories Alive! for a brand new owl themed Beningbrough story. Artrageous! craft workshops also return and children can make their very own origami owl. For the young twitchers out there, join Mark the gardener for a walk through the parkland to discover some fun facts about owls and their habitats. Beningbrough is home to three of the five native British owls – tawny, little and barn owls all reside on the land the National Trust cares for. 

All the activities are free and it’s free entry to National Trust members and under-fives, otherwise normal admission charges apply. Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens is open Saturday 10 – Sunday 18 Febraury 2018 (closed Monday). Find out more at nationaltrust.org.uk/beningbrough or follow on social media to keep up to date: facebook.com/NTBeningbrough, twitter @NTBeningbrough.

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