Mansion’s visitor numbers on track to break records

Maddie Goldthorp 5 from Stockport  taking part in the Easter Egg trail at Beningbrough  Hall  near York over the weekend,  Easter events continue today.

Maddie Goldthorp 5 from Stockport taking part in the Easter Egg trail at Beningbrough Hall near York over the weekend, Easter events continue today.

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The number of visitors to Beningbrough Hall and Gardens was on track to break all records over the Easter weekend.

Thousands of people flocked to the 18th century Georgian mansion set in a park and gardens at Beningbrough, York, which hosted egg trails and an array of activities.

Beningbrough Hall and Gardens visitor services manager Jacquelyn Crofts said: “We are on track for an absolutely record-breaking Easter weekend. We had 1,200 people on Good Friday and on Saturday there were 1,400 people. We do not have Sunday’s figures yet but I think we are on track to be over 2,000.

“Every day we have beaten a new record so it is absolutely brilliant.”

Youngsters were invited to join egg trails around the gardens of the National Trust property and were able to make “eggheads” inspired by the 2012 Olympics.

Children and their parents also had chance to compete in various egg and spoon races.

Mrs Crofts said: “The weather has been absolutely incredible, we have had non-stop sunshine. There were a few spots of rain on Saturday but the rest of the time has been absolutely gorgeous so if it stays like this we will break every record for every other Easter.

“It will be the biggest and best Easter at Beningbrough Hall and Gardens.”

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