For families

50 things to do before you're 11¾

Which can you do at Newark?

  • Hunt for bugs 

    Hunt for bugs

  • Fly a kite © National Trust

    Fly a kite

  • Barn Owl © Dave Crawshaw

    Call an owl

  • Climb a tree © Gareth Wilson

    Climb a tree

  • Balance on a fallen tree © John Millar

    Balance on a fallen tree

Tracker packs

Take a tracker pack © Paul Harris

Take a tracker pack

Borrow one of our fantastic tracker packs and let Percy the peacock lead you on his own activity tour of Newark Park. Perfect for kids aged between 6 and 12.

Inside the childrens' backpacks you'll find binoculars, a bug catcher, notepad and a variety of exciting activity sheets to make for a really fun family day out.

Children's house trail

Many mysterious things to spot © A James

Many mysterious things to spot

Pick up a free spotters trail when you enter the house, and go on a journey of discovery over Newark's 450 year history.

Garden games

Fancy a game? © Paul Watson

Fancy a game?

There's a wide range of fun garden games to keep all ages entertained. Choose from croquet, giant chess, dominoes and Jenga.

  • Full of natural juicy goodness © National Trust / CvH

    Eat wild blackberries

  • Children on a bench playing conkers at Stourhead, Wiltshire, in autumn © National Trust / CvH

    Play conkers

  • Children on a bench playing conkers at Stourhead, Wiltshire, in autumn © Chris Wood

    Watch the sun wake up

  • Can you find your way with a map and compass? © National Trust/Ian Shaw

    Use a map and compass

  • Walkers at Coombe Bottom on Ventnor Downs, approaching the radio mast © National Trust/Sue Oldham

    Climb a huge hill