Planning your visit to Clumber Park

A family enjoying a winter walk

With 3,800 acres of parkland to explore, there’s something for everyone at Clumber Park. Whether you’ve got a couple of hours or a full day to spare, read on for tips to make the most of your visit.

Originally home to the Duke’s of Newcastle, Clumber Park is steeped in history, with clues to its grand past dotted throughout the park.

Opening times

Clumber Park is open to the public seven days a week, 364 days of the year, with the main visitor car park open daily from 7am - 5pm.  Admissions apply for your visit.  We ask that all visitors park in the designated parking areas, close to the visitor facilities, to protect the land and trees under the care of the National Trust across Clumber Park's 3,800 acres. There is no need to book your visit to Clumber Park.

Meeting friends and family? Due to the size of the park, phone signal can be intermittent in many areas. If you're planning to meet up with others, we recommend choosing a meeting point ahead of your arrival. Outside the Laundry Yard shop, you'll find plenty of waiting space, with some shelter for rainy days.

If you're meeting friends or family who are unfamiliar with Clumber Park, the chapel is a good reference point and can be seen from most areas of the park.

Prices

Admission prices are as follows:

  • Adult: £5 or £5.50 with gift aid donation
  • Child (5 or older): £2.50 or £2.75 with gift aid donation
  • Child under 5 - free
  • Family: £12.50 or £13.75 with gift aid donation
  • Family (one adult) £7.50 or £8.25 with gift aid donation
A family enjoys a picnic

Parking

Visitors can park in our main car park, located by the visitor facilities. We have a number of accessible spaces and coach parking is also available.  There is parking available, located next to our Central Bark, for  close access to our popular dog friendly cafe and additional toilets.

On peak days, we provide overflow car parking; our Visitor Welcome team is on hand to welcome visitors and guide you to the correct parking area as you arrive.

Visitor facilities and accessibility 

Visitors can find toilets, baby changing facilities and accessible toilets throughout the park.
Toilets are located in the following areas of the park:

  • Turning Yard – toilets and baby changing. Please note, our accessible toilet here is currently closed for maintenance, please use the Discovery Centre facilities
  • Discovery Centre – toilets, including accessible facilities
  • Walled Kitchen Garden (located in the Garden) - toilets, including accessible facilities and baby changing
  • Central Bark - there are toilets located behind the Central Bark cafe, next to the additional parking
  • Lake Brew - toilets. Please note there is no baby change facility or accessible toilets here

We are upgrading our main visitor toilets, in the Turning Yard, with the addition of a Changing Places facility. 

Read our full accessibility statement here.

Visiting with dogs

We welcome dogs at Clumber Park and ask owners to be responsible when visiting. With this in mind, please follow these simple rules:

  • Dogs are allowed off-lead in woodland areas and the wider park, but must be kept on a lead in the Pleasure Grounds
  • Clean up after your dog 
  • We can only allow assistance dogs in buildings, such as the Laundry Yard shop, Main Café, Discovery Centre and bookshop

For more information on bringing dogs to Clumber Park, click here.

Families

Clumber Park is a place for everyone to enjoy, with 3,800 acres of historic parkland to roam.  We welcome visitors of all ages to our unique Discovery Centre, located in our Laundry Yard, to explore the wild and wonderful aspects of nature and the outdoors.  From storytelling, to natural history sessions, creative corners and challenging yourself to completing ' 50 things to do' whilst visiting us, come and meet the team and log your discoveries in the centre.

Enjoy playtime at Clumber Park
Girl in playground at Clumber Park
Enjoy playtime at Clumber Park

Get off the beaten track and explore the woodland together, visit our Cycle Hub and get kitted out with bikes for all the family, picnic in the Pleasure Grounds and build a den in our Leaping Bar natural play area. We also have a woodland playground for children, which can be found in the Turning Yard, by the main visitor facilities.

Eating, drinking & shopping

Our Turning Yard Cafe is open daily from 9am, serving a range of hot and cold drinks, light lunches, sandwiches, cakes and bakes, and savoury snacks. There is covered outdoor seating and indoor seating. Bring your own reusable cup and receive 25p off your hot drink.

Our café also has a water tap, so visitors can refill their own bottles free of charge.

Visit the Laundry Yard Shop
Jars on a shelf
Visit the Laundry Yard Shop

Situated in a beautiful converted cottage, dating back to 1908, you'll find a wide range of locally-sourced food, gifts and homewares in our Laundry Yard Shop.

The Stables second hand bookshop

Get lost in a world of your own, by taking a look inside our second-hand stables bookshop, open daily 11am - 3pm.

With fiction, hobbies, classics and children's books, we have something for everyone. All money raised from the sale of our books directly supports conservation work here at Clumber Park.

If you'd like to arrange a book donation, please email clumberpark@nationaltrust.org.uk

Cycle Hub

Stop by our Cycle Hub and take off on two wheels round the quieter parts of Clumber Park. We've over 20 miles of cycle routes to explore and bike sizes for all the family. Helmet hire is included when hiring a bike; find out more here. We also have a range of wheelchairs and mobility scooters available to hire, free of charge. Please note hiring closes at 2.30pm; the Cycle Hub stays open until 4pm.

Exploring Clumber Park on two wheels
Cycling at Clumber Park
Exploring Clumber Park on two wheels