For families

50 things to do before you're 11 3/4

Hunt for bugs at Newark

Hunt for bugs at Newark

Take the kids on a adventure with our 50 things challenge, the perfect way to make them love the great outdoors and get closer to nature.

Borrow our kit from reception and head off into the garden and estate to see how many you can tick off while you're with us. Download our map (pdf) to find out which things you can around the grounds at Newark.

Our top six

  • Pond dipping at Newark © NT Beth Taylor

    Discover what's in a pond

  • Roll down the massive White Horse Hill © NTPL/Paul Harris

    Roll down a really big hill

  • Making daisy chains is fun at Hare Hill © NTPL/Rachel Carney

    Make a daisy chain

  • Making daisy chains is fun at Hare Hill © NTPL/John Millar

    Find a geocache

  • What’s the creepiest crawly you can find? © NTPL/Nick Ashby

    Hunt for bugs

  • What's the creepiest crawly you can find? © NTPL/Nikki Hook/NT

    Skim a stone

Space to play

A family stream jumping at Newark

With so much space at Newark, the gardens and wider estate offer boundless opportunities for exploration and discovery for the whole family.

Find some time this summer to enjoy the great outdoors.

Tracker packs

Follow Percy and see what you can find © NT Beth Taylor

Follow Percy and see what you can find

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

Jenga in the garden © NT Beth Taylor

Jenga in the garden

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

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