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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

There are often baby birds and farm animals to see.  Look out for the daily activity board when arrive.

Opening Times
Sledmere House:
11am - 4pm
Garden:
10am - 5pm
Farm Shop & Cafe:
10am - 5pm
Triton Gallery:
Closed
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
halloween children pumpkin
Sat 21 Oct - Sun 5 Nov
During your October half term, take a trip around our haunted Walled Garden, find all the pumpkins and win a prize! Find the black cat in the spooky Stables too.
Sat 28 Oct
Our 'Musical Fireworks Spectacular' will be sure to wow you with an amazing fireworks display set to music with this years theme being 'Out of this World'! Discounted early bird tickets are now available!
halloween party childrens east yorkshire fun
Tue 31 Oct
Join us in the "haunted" Home Farm buildings for our 'Beastly Bash.' Activities will include 'Trick or Treat Street,' make your own ectoplasm, 'broomstick flying training,' story-telling, creepy crafts, a walking ghost train and more! Fancy dress encouraged.
Wed 1 Nov
A day full of Halloween fun and craft activities for children aged 5 to 12 years. Booking essential.
Sat 4 Nov
Dee Atkinson & Harrison of Driffield will be hosting a classic car, motorcycle and automobilia auction at 12.00 noon in the Home Farm Buildings at Sledmere. £5 entry per 2 people (including an auction catalogue.)
Wed 15 Nov
Adam Schoon will be talking about details and stories of the treasures in Sledmere House that either came from, or were influenced by the Far East. Please note this event is now sold out.
Wed 22 Nov
Robin Dermond Horspool FRSA presents an illustrated talk focusing on the importance of the exposed Parsonage, its isolated locality and intense family ties, to the creative and working lives of the Bronte sisters. Please note this event is sold out.
Christmas craft and food fair, deer, Father Christmas, East Yorkshire
Fri 1 Dec - Sun 3 Dec
Over 100 stalls selling crafts, gifts, decorations and food for the festive period. Sat & Sun only: Tractor and trailer trips to the Deer Park and children can visit Father Christmas in his magical Grotto. Special admissions for pre-booked groups of 15+ available.
Fri 25 May - Tue 29 May
The Caravan and Motorhome Club's biggest outdoor event of the year which will be held with the park at Sledmere. Fun and entertainment for the whole family.