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The Stables

The stables have been in constant use since 1780 when they were first built and have been part of the famous racing tradition at Sledmere.

Thousands of thoroughbred horses have been bred at Sledmere over the last 200 years, among the most famous are Spearmint, Mumtaz Muhal, Straitlace, Scottish Union and Lily Agnes. Sledmere has been described historically as the most important stud in Yorkshire.

The ground floor of the historic stable block is open for visitors to explore. There are displays on the stud, racing, Sledmere House, the foaling box, tack rooms as well as a family activity room and of course the horses.

The stables are working stables and have some of the types of horses that would have been used on Sledmere Estate in the past including a shire horse and two small family ponies.

Hampton Paddock

Hampton Paddock is home to a range of farm animals including a small flock of Leicester Longwool sheep, a breeding pair of Norfolk Black turkeys and a range of different breeds of chicken which provide Sledmere House with a constant supply of eggs.  

Penelope is our resident Gloucester Old Spot pig who provides us with piglets throughout the year; at times, some cows and calves come down to visit us from the Estate Farm and come spring, you will be able to see some Leicester Longwool lambs.  

Come along and enjoy a picnic in Hampton Paddock and say hello to our resident animals.

Opening Times
Sledmere House:
Closed
Garden:
10am - 5pm
Farm Shop & Cafe:
10am - 5pm
Gift Shop:
10am - 5pm
Wagoners Museum:
10am - 5pm
Stables &
Hampton Paddock:
10am - 5pm
HIGHLIGHTS & QUICK LINKS
They have been in constant use since 1780 when they were first built. They have been part of the famous racing tradition at Sledmere. Discover more >>
The stables are working stables, and have some of the types of horses that would have been used on the Sledmere estate in the past, including a thoroughbred racehorse, driving cob and small family pony. Discover more >>
The Wagoners' Special Reserve was the brainchild of Sir Mark Sykes 6th Baronet and these men became some of the first to go abroad in the First World War, driving the horse drawn wagons with supplies of food, fodder and ammunition for the frontline. Discover more >>
WHAT'S ON AT SLEDMERE HOUSE
Christmas shopping, decorations, gifts
Thu 1 Nov - Sat 22 Dec
Guinea Bird Gifts will be opening its Christmas doors to a wonderland of all things festive. Free entry.
Fri 23 Nov
Treat yourself to a little ‘Sledmere time’ in the run up to Christmas. A special opportunity to be our guest for the day.
Wed 5 Dec
Treat yourself to a little 'Sledmere Time' in the run up to Christmas. A special opportunity to be our guest for the day.
Christmas craft and food fair, deer, Father Christmas, East Yorkshire
Fri 7 Dec - Sun 9 Dec
The Christmas Craft & Food Fair is held within the Home Farm buildings and features over 100 stalls which will be selling crafts, gifts, decorations and food for the festive period.
Santa's grotto, visit father christmas.
Sat 8 Dec - Sun 9 Dec
Visit Santa in his Magical Grotto.
santa's grotto, visit father christmas, deer
Sat 15 Dec - Sun 16 Dec
Visit Santa in his Magical Grotto