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Seaton Delaval Hall – National Trust

The Avenue, Whitley Bay, NE26 4Q. Tyne and Wear

Seaton Delaval Hall was home to the Delavals who used it as their party house! They would host huge parties for up to 4,000 people and amongst the jugglers, tightrope walkers and other entertainment there would be plenty of mischief and mayhem as the Delavals would play elaborate pranks on their guests.

School groups can look around the house and grounds which include fun and interactive features such as a mirror cube, upside-down rooms, keyhole animations, sound and artistic installations, and a Georgian theatre where you can have a go at treading the boards.

Plus, pupils can experience the Mischief and Mayhem tour for FREE as part of the GBST programme, scroll down for more information.

Find out more by clicking ‘Apply now’ and visiting their website.

Don’t forget, if you are looking for help with funding the cost of your trip, you can apply for a bursary

Venue resources

Amplification Toolkit PDF 0.88MB Download
Check List PDF 0.13MB Download
Parent Letter Template PDF 0.18MB Download
Risk Assessment PDF 0.12MB Download
Journeys & Adventures Content 7-11 ZIP 12.2MB Download
Journeys & Adventures Content 11-14 ZIP 12.2MB Download
School Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download
Student Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download

Looking for a bursary to support your trip?

We know that funding a school trip isn’t always easy. If you are looking for help with costs, you can apply for the Great British School Trip bursary. This can help with the cost of travel or entry tickets to any Great British School Trip partner venue.

Simply fill in our bursary form and let us know how we might help.


The Mischief and Mayhem tour and visit (with follow up activities for the classroom) is offered free to schools participating through the GBST programme.

Cost of entry is also waived for schools coming through the GBST programme.

Make sure to mention the GBST and book directly with them here:
0191 237 910


A half or full day visit designed to inspire young people’s creativity. Whilst on site, students can get a tour of the Hall and learn more about the Delaval’s pranks and theatrical exploits, before being challenged to design their own bit of mischief for the Delavals! Students can also take part in a range of STEM based activities to explore some mechanisms that might play a key part in their designs. Teachers and students can then use additional resources to follow up their learning in the classroom to bring their designs to life.

Venue Details



The Avenue, Whitley Bay
NE26 4Q. Tyne and Wear

Opening Hours

Wednesday - Sunday 10am - 5pm