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Message to the Sea

SEWERBY HALL CELEBRATES 300th Year with ‘Message to the Sea’ family arts event on 31 August!!

Sewerby Hall and local group Rusticus Arts are offering an action-packed day of creative fun inspired by the ocean for families to enjoy together! With activities provided by the ever-popular Sewerby Pirate and friends – including the naughty Mermaid Princess and Polly Kettle from Nursery Rhyme land, visitors will have the opportunity to get involved in a whole host of crazy adventures which celebrate the stunning cliff-top location of Sewerby Hall and Gardens! Visitors will also be able to dress up in the underwater area or help Scrapstore Hull to create a giant seashore out of all the rubbish that gets left behind!  The day will culminate in a procession and finale at approximately 3pm which includes special feathered guests from the Premier Racing Pigeon Stud, Patrington.

Rebecca Jenkins, of Rusticus Arts says “we have been creating gentle mayhem in the grounds at Sewerby Hall for the last few years and are delighted to be offering it on a bigger and more boisterous scale in our ‘Message to the Sea’ event!”

The event also offers a ‘Discovery Zone’ in which visitors can find out more about some of the organisations who celebrate and protect our coast, with activities provided by the RSPB, Bridlington Harbour Museum, the Holdnerness Fishing Industry Group, the RNLI, Steve Race Wildlife Photography, and the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust who will be providing seashore crafts all day and leading a seashore safari down Sewerby steps to the beach at 2pm!

Music is being provided by the East Yorkshire based Cornucopia Festival and local choir ‘Coastal Voices’

Marie Gascoigne, Facilities Manager at Sewerby Hall says “we are delighted to be working with Rusticus to provide this unique experience for families and look forward to welcoming new and familiar visitors alike. Visitors will also be able to take advantage of our extensively extended Clock Tower Café and see inside the hall which will be newly opened after our Heritage Lottery funded extensive refurbishment.”

THE EVENT opens at 9.30am with activities starting from 10am.
All activities are free with the standard admission charge
Some events are drop-in all day. Others will be bookable on the day at the Rusticus Tent – there is no advance booking for events – get here early to avoid disappointment! Come dressed for the great outdoors.

Standard Admission charges to Sewerby Hall and Gardens: Adult £5.50 Child 3-15 yrs £3.70. Family ticket (2 adults & 2 children) £17.50 Over 60 £4.90.