Treat your mum this weekend to a special day out that will keep all the family entertained and create lasting memories.
Starting with the little ones, meet Clarence the Corgi - he's the star of the brand new free family trail.
Collect a sheet from reception to take you around the outdoors and in the hall. There are a series of ideas of things to look for, draw and answer - children of all ages can help and join in.
Whilst wandering around you will discover Royals: then and now which includes a selection of brand new contemporary royal portraits from the first public showing of the christening portrait of Prince George by Jason Bell to the 12 foot tall Centenary Portrait by John Wonnacott.
The Royal Family: A Centenary Portrait
(C) John Wonnacott, National Portrait Gallery, London
For more details on these and other portraits visit the Beningbrough website. If you need to take some time out then step into the newly opened historic library - the perfect place for the second hand reading room, relocated from the stable block. All donations from the books help with conservation of Beningbrough plus there's a great view along the lime tree avenue and on a clear day to the hills beyond.
The entire hall is accessed by the lift making it suitable for any needs, ask the team for direction to the East Courtyard entrance and if you need temporary use of a wheelchair to help make the visit more comfortable. For people who prefer the sunshine and scent of spring bulbs then the conservatory is another option for stopping off, never better than when the hyacinths are opening.
Stepping outside, the gardens are now springing to life and the blossom will soon open up. If you want to find out more about the history and seasonal interest there are free guided garden tours to join on Wednesday and Saturdays or if the little ones need to let off more steam the wilderness play area is always popular. Last year this was updated with a brand new clamber stack climbing frame, play house, selection of new swings and den building area.
By now if fatigue is setting in there's so much choice in the Walled Garden Restaurant to enjoy indoors or on the sunny terrace. Freshly made produce including quiche and scones or on Sundays the very popular roast dinners - we'll even do the washing up!
If you did still need to get another thank you for mum then spend some time in the stables shop browsing for special royal memorabilia, locally grown products from specially selected suppliers or maybe a pot of spring sunshine.
So much to do if the weather is unkind with 3 floors of hall to explore and interactive family fun on the top floor. On Sunday join the family art workshop 1-3pm for a chance to let the little ones make something for the special mum in their lives.
If not this weekend, keep an eye on the events page for what else is coming up including news of the Cadbury sponsored Easter weekend.