Date(s) - 12/08/2015
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Burnby Hall Gardens and Museum
A big welcome to anyone who would like to join us on our day out – family, friends, neighbours!
Burnby Hall at Pocklington is famed for it’s lakes and wonderful hardy water lilies. Designated a National Collection, the lilies are at their best betweeen June and August. The two lakes, dug out with just man power, spades and wheelbarrows, also house huge and greedy fish which love being hand fed by visitors! Cockatiels, budgies and zebra finches are to be found in the aviary in the picnic area. Discover the secret garden, the rockery with its little paths and bridges, the stumpery – lots to do for everyone!
The Gardens were the inspiration of Major Percy Stewart who, on his death in 1963, left the estate in Trust for the enjoyment of the people of Pocklington and its thousands of visitors. The Museum is dedicated to his travels and his World tours taken in the early 1900’s.
Every Wednesday during the school holidays they have special themed Family Days with crafts, trails and special activities. On the day of our visit, the theme is ‘American Adventures’, something to interest our young families, maybe.
Exploring the lakes, gardens and museum takes a bit refuelling on the way, either a picnic – or of course there is the Lilypad Cafe. Jacket potatoes, Panini, not forgetting the specials board and maybe afternoon tea…?
The coach will pick up at 10:00am at Huby Memorial Hall, then to Huby Chapel, round to All Hallows Church and lastly at the Old Post Office, Sutton. We aim to be back in the villages by 5:00pm. The coach fare is £10 for adults, children free. The admission into Burnby Hall: adult £4.80 (concession £4.10); children 5-15 £2.60: family 2+2 £13.65; party over 20 £4.00 each.
Please add your name to the list which will be at the back of church. For more information call Mary on 01347 810009, Olivia on 01347 810617 or Pam on 01347 810415.