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Visiting Sledmere

Sledmere is a jewel nestling at the heart of a beautiful traditional English Country Estate

Visitors have been welcomed to Sledmere by the Sykes family for over 250 years. Situated in the centre of the Yorkshire Wolds, here is a place to eat, shop, walk, cycle or immerse yourself in the charms of stunning gardens, soak up the atmosphere of a much loved ‘stately’ home and explore the stables which are once again home to working horses.

Children's Activities

There are plenty of fun activities for our younger visitors to do at Sledmere including visiting the birds and animals in Hampton Paddock and playing on the new big play tractor.  In the Stables, children can see the ponies, 'spot the black cat' as they look round the buildings then read some books or draw their favourite pony in the Activity Room.  There is an adventure play area within the grounds of the House with picnic benches nearby, and in Sledmere House there is a quiz for children to do whilst looking round.  Children can keep up to date with what their favourite ponies and animals are up to throughout the year by signing up to our Stables e-newsletter or joining our 'Own a Pony' morning.

Opening Times
Sledmere House:
10am - 5pm
Farm Shop & Cafe:
10am - 5pm
Gift Shop:
10am - 5pm
Wagoners Museum:
10am - 5pm
Stables &
Hampton Paddock:
10am - 5pm
family fun adventure play area and picnic area
Plenty to keep your children occupied and make for a great family day out Discover more >>
Sledmere Friends Membership
Sign up for only £3 on your first visit and benefit from free or discounted entry fro the rest of the year. Discover more >>
Wolds Wagoners, Sir Mark Sykes, East Yorkshire
This little museum tells the story of the Wagoners' Special Reserve with photographs, papers, memorabilia and a fine medal collection. Discover more >>
Fri 31 May - Sat 1 Jun
A brand new event for 2019 We have teamed up with Colemans Cider and Half Moon Brewery to bring you a weekend of great local beer and cider, fantastic live music and Artisan Food stalls
Sat 1 Jun
Come and join us for our Artisan Market with stalls selling a range of fresh produce and crafts.
Sun 16 Jun
A special opportunity for the whole family to tour the deer park and see some of the red deer bred on the estate up close in their natural habitat.
Sun 23 Jun
Run, trample and Get Caked in mud as you take part in this brutal charity Challenge for your local hospice, Dove House,
Vintage Fair family day out car rally NECPWA
Sun 30 Jun
Come and join us for our Vintage Sunday with stalls, displays, re-enactment groups and the annual NECPWA Car Rally.
Sat 6 Jul
Dee Atkinson & Harrison of Driffield will be holding a classic car, motorcycle and automobilia auction in the Home Farm Buildings at Sledmere.
charity car boot sale antiques east yorkshire air ambulance
Sun 14 Jul
Annual 'posh' charity car boot sale in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Sledmere charities.
Thu 15 Aug - Sun 18 Aug
The world's biggest tribute band and music festival. For further details and to book tickets please visit
Sat 2 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.