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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:
12pm - 4pm
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
Sun 5 Aug
Children bring along your teddies and enjoy our teddy treasure hunt around the gardens.
tribute bands music festival family fun east yorkshire
Thu 16 Aug - Sun 19 Aug
The world's biggest tribute band music festival with over 50 tribute bands playing throughout the weekend. Plus comedy marquee, unsigned marquee, acoustic marquee, under 20s marquee and Kidzone.
Fri 24 Aug
BBC Radio's Test Match Special commentator Henry Blofeld is bringing his rambunctiousness to Sledmere House.
food fair, farmers market, local suppliers, produce
Sat 25 Aug
Come along to our Artisan Fair & Craft Market and browse stalls selling a range of fresh produce, crafts and more.
halloween children pumpkin
Sat 27 Oct - Sun 4 Nov
Join us during the half term for a day of fun and frights for all the family with our 'Petrifying Pumpkin Trail' in the Walled Garden from the 27th October - 4th November. CLOSED MONDAYS.
Sat 27 Oct
For our 4th annual 'Musical Fireworks Spectacular' we would like to 'Welcome you to the Circus' with an amazing fireworks display set to music.
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.
Sat 3 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.
Santa's grotto, visit father christmas, deer
Sun 2 Dec
Children can visit Santa's magical Grotto and tell him all their Christmas wishes. Tractor and Trailer Trips to the Deer Park for the whole family too!
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, deer
Sun 16 Dec
Children can visit Santa's magical Grotto and tell him all their Christmas wishes. Tractor and Trailer Trips to the Deer Park for the whole family too!
Sun 23 Dec
Children can visit Santa's magical Grotto and tell him all their Christmas wishes. Tractor and Trailer Trips to the Deer Park for the whole family too!