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Sewerby Winter Woodland spectacular returns for 2024

The hugely popular Sewerby Winter Woodland returns from Friday 6 to Sunday 22 December.

The grounds of Sewerby Hall and Gardens will come alive in a new spectacular featuring lights, sounds and special effects to give the whole family a festive evening to remember.

The event has been a sell-out success for the past three years, and this year visitors can experience a new pantomime theme and meet a cast of well-loved characters as they wander around the grounds and hall.

Discounted early bird tickets go on sale on Friday 28 June – and new for this year, people can pay in instalments when making telephone bookings over £50.

This year’s theme features the legend of the Golden Goose, who has used her magic to light the woodland, while fairytale villagers hold a festive celebration with music and dance.

But the celebrations awaken the selfish Old King Troll who wants to take over the woodland for himself and kidnaps the Golden Goose. But the clever Golden Goose has left a trail of golden eggs and clues.

With the help of Puss in Boots and his pantomime pals, it is up to visitors to rescue the Golden Goose and defeat the Old King Troll with the biggest and brightest magic light show yet to celebrate Christmas at Sewerby Hall and Gardens.

New and improved light installations in the woodland this year include Gingerbread Lane and light tunnel.

The fully immersive experience continues inside the hall where the story of Puss in Boots is explored further with an exhibition into the origin, history and adaptations of the much-loved story.

There will also be a festive trail and activities around the house to complement the exhibition.

Marie Gascoigne, general manager at Sewerby Hall and Gardens, said: “The Winter Woodland is one of the highlights of our year here.

“The whole venue and grounds are magically transformed, and it is always amazingly popular with visitors, so I would encourage people to book early.”


Get a discount on early bird tickets:

Early bird tickets go on sale on Friday 28 June and are available until Sunday 1 September

Weekday: Adults £18; Child £13; Family (2 adults +2 children) £52; Under 3s free of charge (ticket not required).

Weekend: Adults £21; Child £16; Family (2 adults +2 children) £64; Under 3s free of charge (ticket not required).

General tickets:

General tickets go on sale from Monday 2 September.

Weekday: Adults £23; Child £17; Family (2 adults +2 children) £71; Under 3s free of charge (ticket not required).

Weekend: Adults £27; Child £20; Family (2 adults +2 children) £84; Under 3s free of charge (ticket not required).

To book 

Book online at www.sewerbyhall.co.uk/winterwoodland

Or call Sewerby Hall on 01262 673769. Payment plans are available by phone only on bookings over £50.

Admission times 

Book admission slots from 4.30pm to 6.30pm, or 6.50pm Fridays-Sundays.

Relaxed performances 

Relaxed performances will be held on Wednesday 11 December and Monday 16 December. 4.30pm – 5pm and 5pm – 5.30pm. They will feature reduced volume, no lasers, no haze or smoke machines, and the characters in the woodland will be aware of sensory needs.


Food and drink will be available from the Clock Tower Café, Stables Pizza Company, Love Hog Roast and Peaky Grinders. The courtyard marquee will house a licensed bar from Louisiana Bars. Refreshments including toasted marshmallows will be available to buy along the route.

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