Things to See and Do

Things To See and Do

Welcome to Brodsworth

We have introduced limits on visitor numbers to help keep everyone safe, and you won’t be able to visit without your booking confirmation. If you’re a Member, your ticket will be free, but you still need to book in advance. To book your visit, click here.

Although things might be a little different when you visit, you’ll still be able to enjoy exploring the places where history really happened. And you’ll still be given a warm and safe welcome by our friendly – if socially distant – staff and volunteers.

Please click here for more information about the safety measures you can expect when visiting as well as our FAQs

  • Gardens - Our grounds and gardens are open, The Game larder and Summer house will remain closed.
  • House – The house will remain closed. 
  • Cafe – We now offer indoor seating with table service. Seating is limited to 50 people, based on no more than 6 per table. Card payment only.
  • Shop – The shop will be open for you to browse and purchase a range of gifts and souvenirs. There may be a one way system in place and we encourage contactless payments. Our online shop can be found here.
  • Play area – The play area will be open.
  • Toilets – Our newly refurbished toilet blocks will be open.
  • Summer Explorer Quest - This summer, from 18 July, take your family on a free fun adventure quest. Download your trail map here.
  • Face coverings - Face coverings must be worn in Brodsworth's indoor shop and all other indoor spaces. We won't be able to give you a face covering so please come prepared so you don't miss out.

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The sumptuously decorated drawing room at Brodsworth Hall

Unique Guided Tour

Take a unique guided tour around the house which has been preserved exactly as the last resident, Sylvia Grant-Dalton, left it in 1988.

The house appears as Sylvia used it, making do and mending as her funds and servants dwindled. Whilst some rooms have kept a sense of grandeur, elsewhere the hard years of gentle decline are apparent.

The library's original wallpaper and carpets are faded, and Charles Thellusson's woodworking room is full of the family's clutter. Look out for a Second World War baby's 'cradle gas mask', and a rare stuffed specimen of an American 'passenger pigeon'.

View of the formal gardens at Brodsworth Hall

Glorious Gardens

Spectacularly restored to their full Victorian splendour, the gardens are home to a collection of grand gardens in miniature, filled with colourful seasonal plantings and displays.

Stroll through the statue walks, the fern dell grotto and the beautiful wild rose dell.

Take in romantic views of the formal gardens and pleasure grounds from the restored summerhouse, and enjoy the period bedding plants in the Flower Garden.

Enjoy a ploughman's lunch at Brodsworth Hall's tearoom

Tearoom

After an afternoon exploring head over to the tearoom and terrace. The tearoom serves a delicious selection of high quality Yorkshire food using the best local, fresh ingredients. We also have a children's selection.

In fine weather, you can enjoy the tranquillity of the hall from the outdoor seating on the Tea Terrace.

You are also welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy in the gardens.

Plan your visit to Brodsworth Hall and Gardens today.

Family fun

In the garden wind your way through the colourful formal flower beds to get a great view from the summerhouse. Trip-trap over and under the bridges of the fern dell, sniff your way through the wild rose dell, and be sure to have a peek at our historic outdoor loo!

Enjoy family activities during the school holidays, live brass bands on summer Sundays and a year-round programme of events. And don't forget your blanket for a picnic on the lawn.

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