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Notice: Due to forecasted high winds Clumber Park will be closed from 6pm on 30 Mar and is unlikely to re-open until 11am on 1 Apr. Please check www.facebook.com/NTClumberPark for updates.
Freedom to discover
Clumber Park is a beautiful expanse of parkland, heath and woods covering more than 3,800 acres.
Clumber was once the country estate of the Dukes of Newcastle. Although the house was demolished in 1938, there are many glimpses of its grand past to explore. From the Gothic-style chapel, often referred to as a 'Cathedral in miniature', you can follow in the footsteps of Dukes through the peaceful pleasure ground to the Walled Kitchen Garden where you can experience sights, scents and a taste of the past.
Today Clumber offers freedom to discover a ducal park - explore picturesque parkland and gardens, peaceful woodlands and a magnificent lake. Not only is Clumber's mosaic of habitats home to an amazing array of wildlife, it is also a great place to spot it.
Top activities at Clumber Park:
- Hire a cycle, have fun and get fit exploring the park via 20 miles of cycle routes
- See hundreds of varieties of fruit and vegetables along with herbaceous borders, a rose garden and cut flower borders in the Walled Kitchen Garden
- Pop into the Discovery Centre to find out more about Clumber's wildlife
- Discover the parkland by taking one of the rangers’ walks
- Tick off some of the 50 Things to do before you're 11⅓
- Enjoy refreshments in one of the cafés
- Retail therapy in the gift shop, plant shop or second hand bookshop
Easter weekend activities
Join us for some Easter fun and find out what 'Nutty' the cheeky squirrel has been up to, from Friday 3 to Monday 6 April. Budding gardeners can also help us sow sunflower seeds between 12pm-2pm. When they've grown, they will be planted to form a fantastic sunflower forest in the Walled Kitchen Garden and form part of the summer garden trail.
Clumber is home to many unusual articles and interesting items. Discover them online or learn about them in person by visiting the Chapel of Saint Mary the Virgin, the Willow Tree Farm exhibition at Hardwick village or the Tools & Vineries gardening collection in the Walled Kitchen Garden.