Activity: What can you find in your garden or the local park? Depending on the season you might spot...daffodils, tulips, roses or other flowers; buds or leaves on the trees; orange, brown or yellow leaves on the floor; and minibeasts crawling and wriggling around.
Craft: Why not draw or make some flowers, trees and plants, using colours, glue, tissue paper, old boxes, or whatever you have at home.
Baby Sensory: Sing 'Insy Winsy Spider'. Pick some flowers and leaves from the garden or local park and explore their different textures.
Activity: One of the best things about going to the beach is playing in the sea. Fill a washing up bowl with water, put your sun hat on, have a splash around and pretend you're at the beach!
Craft: Can you make a beach picture? Use colours, glue, tissue paper or whatever you have at home.
Baby Sensory: Sing 'Row, Row, Row Your Boat'. Babies can enjoy water play, too! Make sure the water is body temperature so they don't get too hot or too cold.
Activity: Edwardian children used to play with wooden blocks. Why not use your building blocks to build the tallest tower you can!
Craft: Some of the earliest artwork was on the walls in caves. You could make your own cave painting using chalks and pastels on dark paper or card.
Baby Sensory: Sing 'Bob the Builder'. Build your baby a tower using age appropriate blocks and let them knock it down.
Activity: Get messy with an Edwardian kitchen theme! Try mixing cornflour and water together, and add in food colouring, herbs or spices to change the colour and texture.
Craft: Draw your favourite meal or help make tea one night!
Baby Sensory: Babies can enjoy messy kitchen play, too! Keep the mix free of small objects. Why not add some banana or other baby snacks to enjoy?
Activity: Why not help the grown-ups to do the washing, dusting, sweeping or hoovering.
Which is your favourite activity?
Craft: Design some new clothes on paper or card, cut them out, and use some pegs to hang them on a string washing line!
Baby Sensory: Get out some unused soft cleaning cloths, sponges, brushes and toothbrushes to explore.
Activity: Why not get your teddy bears and dolls together for a tea party! What's your favourite biscuit or cake? What's your favourite fruit? What's your favourite drink?
Craft: Draw your favourite cake - or better still, bake it and eat what you've made!
Baby Sensory: Sing 'Teddy Bear's Picnic'. Put some pieces of bread, fruit and baby snacks in a washing up bowl to explore.
Activities for School Aged Children
Get creative and colour in some of Sewerby's famous figures and monuments (colouring inside the lines optional)
Colour in these Kings, Queens and other famous figures who all have connections with Sewerby and Bridlington
If you had been visiting Sewerby Hall 100,000 years ago you might have spotted tusked elephants, spotted hyenas and hippopotamus wandering around
Have a go at colouring in some of the servants that worked at Sewerby Hall in the early 20th century
In 1901 there were 11 servants living in Sewerby Hall and more in the nearby estates. Here are some to colour in
Adjacent to the house this pretty building dates back to the early 1820s. Today it is the Clocktower Cafe where we serve tasty sandwiches and other refreshments
Have a go at colouring in Sewerby Hall, take on a challenging crossword puzzle and help Amy Johnson find her way to Jason (the plane in which she was the first woman to fly solo from London to Australia)
Colour in Amy's De Haviland Gipsy Moth aircraft called 'Jason' and take on the Amy Johnson wordsearch
Fun Games To Play At Home
Play games that kept children entertained during Edwardian times and other fun indoor activities
Victorian and Edwardian children would often be found playing fivestones, or its variation called Jacks. This was a very ancient game, it was originally called knucklebones as it was played with small bones from the feet of sheep
Hopscotch was actually an old game in the Edwardian period and it may have been played by children as early as Ancient Rome!
Card games were a popular pastime for both men and women. This card game would have been played regularly in the billiard room
Edwardian children copied letters from copy books. Why don't you have a go with this version of a copy book page?
Could you be an Edwardian butler? Have a go at laying out the breakfast table
Could you be an Edwardian butler? Have a go at laying out the lunch table
Take a look at this photograph of an Edwardian period room. A few of the items in this room don't belong. Can you use your detectice skills to spot them all?
Here are two pictures of an Edwardian dining hall. Some of the objects in these pictures have been changed. How many differences can you spot?
Can you find the 8 Edwardian Servant's hiding amongst the crowd?
Can you find the 8 Sewerby Squirrels in the Drawing Room.
Don't be mistaken, this activity is not just for kids! Create different textures and feel your way through the gloop!
There are always plenty of odd socks around the house. Why not make something fun out of them?
Keep yourself entertained with these great garden activities. From making a bird feeder to inspecting bugs.
The warmer weather and longer days will bring lots of creepy crawlies out. So get your hats, coats and wellies on and head outdoors. Out in the fresh air and take a closer look at your garden. You'll soon notice it's teeming with wildlife!
Keep the birds in your garden well fed, all you need is a bottle and a few other items from around your home
Spring is a very busy time for birds. They are building nests, setting up their breeding territories, choosing a mate and feeding and looking after their chicks, which your parents will tell you is not an easy task. Can you identify these birds in your garden?
Making a simple Bug Hotel is the perfect project to get stuck into. This bug hotel is probably as simple and as easy as it gets - there are many prettier and cleverer bug hotels out there, but sometimes, you just have to make do with what you have.
Turn your very own pet rock into a ladybird or bumble bee.
Let's get outside in to the fresh air and go on a scavenger hunt. How many of these common garden features can you find?
Find out how the worms in your garden can be used for composting
Did you know you can create a small pond out of something like an old washing up bowl? Once created it won't take very long for wildlife to start moving in.
Before the lawn gets cut, spend some time outdoors and see if you can make some nice patterns with daisies
Very messy, but very good fun. Have a go at squelching mud in between your fingers and create something a little bit different
Many of the vegetables that we buy from the supermarket can be regrown and reused at home.
Bring some fun into eating fruit and veg, by creating a masterpiece.
Fast growing fun in making corn letters or patterns
Create your own mini-greenhouse and help your seeds to grow before placing them outside
Put your marks in the grass to create some unusual designs!
Create your own mini garden from recycled materials, and don't forget to keep watering it!