Normanby Hall Country Park

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Normanby Hall Country Park is packed with facilities and bits and bobs of interest to all the family. The kids will love it, but it's also an excellent place to wander round on your own, or with your partner, having plenty of areas where you'll find peace and quiet and much fascinating historical evidence of how a typical country estate was run in the past.

One of the highlights is the RHS-recommended Victorian walled garden, where traditional methods are used to grow not only exquisite flowers, but organic seasonal fruit and vegetables. But the horticulturalist wouldn't stop there. There are also the herbaceous borders of the secret garden and the sunken garden, a 400ft bog garden and under development in 2007, the Victorian woodland garden.

You may also visit the hall itself at certain times to see how the Sheffield family (who used to own Buckingham Palace before it was sold to George III) used to live and entertain guests. Also of historical interest is the farming museum and the kids will love a ride on the model railway (Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays in the season).

Dog owners, please note that your dog must be kept on a lead in the park at all times and also that the kissing-gate at Waymark 22 can be a little awkward with larger dogs. Please also be aware that you will almost certainly encounter waterfowl and peacocks.

Please note that there is a charge to enter the park in the season, which switches to a pay-and-display system for the car park out of season. See Normanby Hall Country Park’s website for details of charges and opening times.

England - East England - Lincolnshire - Humberside

Features

Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Gift Shop, Good for Kids, Good for Wheelchairs, Industrial Archaeology, Lake/Loch, Museum, Nature Trail, Play Area, Public Transport, Stately Home, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland

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