Summer days and family fun at Clumber Park

The Pleasure Grounds

There is so much to enjoy this Summer at Clumber Park, with a wide range of events and activities for children and adults of all ages.

Week commencing 27 June

MONDAY
Autism and accessibility-friendly Sensory Club
, 11.00 – 12.00 in the Oak Room.
Visitors will be given access to the sounds and the feel of different aspects of nature (no booking required).

SATURDAY
Games on the Parsonage Lawn,
11.00 – 15.00

SUNDAY
Cancer Research UK Race for Life
, from 9.30. Sign up here

Wild Art with James Brunt, 10.00 – 15.00
Artist James Brunt will be creating his wonderful wild art and is inviting anyone to join him in an open workshop. Come and explore your creativity, add your own work next to his and transform Clumber Park into a an outdoor gallery (no booking required).


Week commencing 4 July

MONDAY
Autism and accessibility-friendly Sensory Club
, 11.00 – 12.00 in the Oak Room.
Visitors will be given access to the sounds and the feel of different aspects of nature (no booking required).

TUESDAY
Guided Walk & Talk around the Walled Kitchen Garden,
13.30 – 14.30
Discover the history of the Walled Kitchen Garden and see how the Gardens team continue to work this space using a variety of horticultural methods (no booking required).

THURSDAY
Led-walk,
10.30 – 13.00 from The Discovery Centre
Explore different landscapes and habitats. Walks are 4-6 miles and last 2-3 hours (no booking required).

SATURDAY & SUNDAY
Jane Eyre presented by Heartbreak Productions,
14.30, Parsonage Lawn. Book here
Heartbreak is delighted to present this original outdoor theatre adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s classic, Jane Eyre. Using the backdrop of a carnival, we follow our favourite Victorian heroine through her many ordeals.

Week commencing 11 July

MONDAY
Autism and accessibility-friendly Sensory Club
, 11.00 – 12.00 in the Oak Room.
Visitors will be given access to the sounds and the feel of different aspects of nature (no booking required).

Pushabout, meet at 10.15 under the Clock Tower in the Turning Yard.
A great way for mums, dads, grandparents or carers to get active, enjoy some fresh air and make new friends while looking after a baby or toddler in a pushchair. The route is 3 miles long and predominantly on a hard surface. Dogs are allowed but must be kept on a lead at all times (no booking required).

SATURDAY & SUNDAY
Family Orienteering
, 10.30 – 15.30 from the Discovering Centre
Pick up your map and find your way around our family orienteering course, taking in the beautiful Pleasure Grounds (no booking required).

SUNDAY
Sunday Walkabout
, 10.30 – 13.00. Meet under the Clock Tower in the Turning Yard.
Take in the sights of the park on a led walk. There's 2-3 different distances to choose from on the day, usually 3,5 or 8 miles (no booking required).
 

Week commencing 18 July – SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

This week’s theme across the Park is the Sounds of Nature with daily activities including the big butterfly count & nature themed sketching activities

EVERY DAY
Summer of Sport
 on the Front Field, 10.30 – 16.00.
Come and play this summer and enjoy tennis, badminton, football, hockey, croquet and playground & sports day games (no booking required).

MONDAY
Autism and accessibility-friendly Sensory Club
, 11.00 – 12.00 in the Oak Room.
Visitors will be given access to the sounds and the feel of different aspects of nature (no booking required).

Reflections Art Exhibition, Monday - Sunday, Discovery Centre Mezzanine
Artist Cath Rolinson will be exhibiting her artwork – an exhibition of landscapes and portraits featuring reflections (no booking required).

THURSDAY
Nature Explorers
, join the team for a nature explorer activity which will change throughout the holidays. From pond-dipping to bug hunts, investigating with microscopes or mimicking the noises of nature (no booking required).

FRIDAY
Light & Texture Painting Workshop,
10.00 – 12.00 in the Oak Room. Book here
This watercolour workshop is inspired by the textures and reflections of the ever changing Clumber Park landscape and is aimed at artists of all abilities.

Everything needed to take part will be provided. Guidance will be given and experimentation encouraged. Age 12+ 

SATURDAY
Clumber Park Playlist
- our Clumber Park Playlist kicks off with a performance by Ben Haynes, 12.00 – 15.00, Parsonage Lawn (no booking required).

Week commencing 25 July – SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

This week’s theme across the Park is the Sounds of Nature with daily activities including the big butterfly count & nature themed sketching activities.

EVERY DAY
Summer of Sport
 on the Front Field, 10.30 – 16.00. Come and play this summer and enjoy tennis, badminton, football, hockey, croquet and playground & sports day games (no booking required).

MONDAY
Autism and accessibility-friendly Sensory Club
, 11.00 – 12.00 in the Oak Room.
Visitors will be given access to the sounds and the feel of different aspects of nature (no booking required).

THURSDAY
Nature Explorers
, join the team for a nature explorer activity which will change throughout the holidays. From pond-dipping to bug hunts, investigating with microscopes or mimicking the noises of nature (no booking required).

FRIDAY
History Talks in the Chapel:
Unhappy Reactionary, the 4th Duke of Newcastle & his diaries, 14.00 – 15.00 (no booking required).

SATURDAY
Clumber Park Playlist
- our Clumber Park Playlist continues with performances by Robyn Wallis & Brad Dear, 12.00 – 15.00, Parsonage Lawn (no booking required).

SUNDAY.
Trust10,
9.00 from the Front Field.
A free 10k event which encourages people to take up a new challenge in the great outdoors. A 5k 2 loop route allowing runners to take in Clumber’s key vantage points and striking views of the Lake (no booking required).

Week commencing 1 August – SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

This week’s theme across the Park is the Sounds of Nature with daily activities in the Discovery Centre including the big butterfly count & nature themed sketching activities.

EVERYDAY
Summer of Sport
 on the Front Field, 10.30 – 16.00.
Come and play this summer and enjoy tennis, badminton, football, hockey, croquet and playground & sports day games (no booking required).

MONDAY
Autism and accessibility-friendly Sensory Club
, 11.00 – 12.00 in the Oak Room
Visitors will be given access to the sounds and the feel of different aspects of nature (no booking required).

TUESDAY
Guided Walk & Talk around the Walled Kitchen Garden
, 13.30 – 14.30
Discover the history of the Walled Kitchen Garden and see how the Gardens team continue to work this space using a variety of horticultural methods (no booking required).

WEDNESDAY
Overtone Singing & Voice Workshop
, 11.00 – 13.00 in the Chapel. Book here
Join Ravi Freeman for a transformational journey of discovery into the voice, chakras and gong bathing. This voice workshop with a focus on overtone singing and developing the power of the singing voice.

Kirtan Singing & Cacao Ceremony, 14.00 – 16.00 in the Chapel. Book here
Join Ravi Freeman for a transformational experience of devotional singing with songs and chants around the world plus a sound journey. The session will include a ceremonial drink of cacao.

THURSDAY
Nature Explorers
, join the team for a nature explorer activity which will change throughout the holidays. From pond-dipping to bug hunts, investigating with microscopes or mimicking the noises of nature (no booking required). 

SATURDAY
Breeze Cycle Ride for Women,
10.30 from Cycle HIre. Sign up here
Enjoy a 7 mile ride around Clumber Park.

Clumber Park Playlist - our Clumber Park Playlist continues, 12.00 – 15.00, Parsonage Lawn (no booking required).

Week commencing 8 August – SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

This week’s theme across the Park is Sounds of the Past with daily activities in the Discovery Centre including exploring the Clumber Mansion and those that lived and worked within.

EVERY DAY
Summer of Sport
 on the Front Field, 10.30 – 16.00.
Come and play this summer and enjoy tennis, badminton, football, hockey, croquet and playground & sports day games (no booking required).

MONDAY
Autism and accessibility-friendly Sensory Club
, 11.00 – 12.00 in the Oak Room.
Visitors will be given access to the sounds and the feel of different aspects of nature (no booking required).

Pushabout, meet at 10.15 under the Clock Tower in the Turning Yard
A great way for mums, dads, grandparents or carers to get active, enjoy some fresh air and make new friends while looking after a baby or toddler in a pushchair. The route is 3 miles long and predominantly on a hard surface. Dogs are allowed but must be kept on a lead at all times (no booking required).

THURSDAY
Nature Explorers
, join the team for a nature explorer activity which will change throughout the holidays. From pond-dipping to bug hunts, investigating with microscopes or mimicking the noises of nature (no booking required).

Artist’s Way, 10.30 – 14.00.
Come along and sketch and paint Clumber Park. Bring along your own sketchbook, pencils & paints, and head into the Park. Help is on hand to share tips and ideas as you spend time noticing the details of Clumber (no booking required).

SATURDAY & SUNDAY
Regency Weekend - explore the regency era and heyday of Clumber. Dress up in your best regency costumes and come & enjoy a picnic and stories on the Parsonage Lawn. Learn etiquette from the period and tackle our obstacle course to test your etiquette skills (no booking required).

SATURDAY
Clumber Park Playlist
- our Clumber Park Playlist continues, 12.00 – 15.00, Parsonage Lawn (no booking required).

SUNDAY
Wild Art with James Brunt
, 10.00 – 15.00. Artist James Brunt will be creating his wonderful wild art and is inviting anyone to join him in an open workshop. Come and explore your creativity, add your own work next to his and transform Clumber Park into a an outdoor gallery (no booking required).

Week commencing 15 August – SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

This week’s theme across the Park is Sounds of the Past with daily activities in the Discovery Centre including exploring the Clumber Mansion and those that lived and worked within.

EVERY DAY
Summer of Sport
 on the Front Field, 10.30 – 16.00. Come and play this summer and enjoy tennis, badminton, football, hockey, croquet and playground & sports day games (no booking required).

MONDAY
Autism and accessibility-friendly Sensory Club
, Monday 11.00 – 12.00 in the Oak Room. Visitors will be given access to the sounds and the feel of different aspects of nature (no booking required).

THURSDAY
Nature Explorers
– join the team for a nature explorer activity which will change throughout the holidays. From pond-dipping to bug hunts, investigating with microscopes or mimicking the noises of nature (no booking required).

SATURDAY
Clumber Park Playlist
- our Clumber Park Playlist continues with a performance by Kick n Rush, 12.00 – 15.00, Parsonage Lawn (no booking required).

SUNDAY
Sunday Walkabout,
10.30 – 13.00. Meet under the Clock Tower in the Turning Yard.
Take in the sights of the Park on a led walk. There's 2-3 different distances to choose from on the day, usually 3,5 or 8 miles.

Week commencing 22 August – SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

This week’s theme across the Park is Sounds of Silence & Mindfulness including daily activities in the Discovery Centre including self-led mindfulness & Tai Chi, a ‘look after your selfie’ gallery of affirmations and mindful Makaton moments.

EVERY DAY
Summer of Sport
 on the Front Field, 10.30 – 16.00. Come and play this summer and enjoy tennis, badminton, football, hockey, croquet and playground & sports day games (no booking required).

MONDAY
Autism and accessibility-friendly Sensory Club
, 11.00 – 12.00 in the Oak Room.
Visitors will be given access to the sounds and the feel of different aspects of nature (no booking required).

THURSDAY
Nature Explorers
– join the team for a nature explorer activity which will change throughout the holidays. From pond-dipping to bug hunts, investigating with microscopes or mimicking the noises of nature (no booking required).

The Tale of Peter Rabbit & Benjamin Bunny presented by Quantum Theatre, 15.00 on the Parsonage Lawn. Book here
Join Peter and his naughty cousin Benjamin on their hair-raising adventures in Mr McGregor’s garden in Quantum’s charming adaptation of the much-loved Tales.

FRIDAY
History Talks in the Chapel
: The Last of the Tories, the 4th Duke of Newcastle’s politics, 14.00 – 15.00 (no booking required).

SATURDAY
Clumber Park Playlist
- our Clumber Park Playlist continues with performances by Paul Carbunkle & Amie Smith, 12.00 – 15.00, Parsonage Lawn (no booking required).

SUNDAY
Trust10,
9.00 from the Front Field.
A free 10k event which encourages people to take up a new challenge in the great outdoors. A 5k 2 loop route allowing runners to take in Clumber’s key vantage points and striking views of the Lake.

Week commencing 29 August – SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

This week’s theme across the Park is Sounds of Silence & Mindfulness including daily activities in the Discovery Centre including self-led mindfulness & Tai Chi, a ‘look after your selfie’ gallery of affirmations and mindful Makaton moments.

EVERY DAY
Summer of Sport
 on the Front Field, 10.30 – 16.00.
Come and play this summer and enjoy tennis, badminton, football, hockey, croquet and playground & sports day games (no booking required).

MONDAY
Autism and accessibility-friendly Sensory Club
, 11.00 – 12.00 in the Oak Room.
Visitors will be given access to the sounds and the feel of different aspects of nature (no booking required).

THURSDAY
Nature Explorers
– join the team for a nature explorer activity which will change throughout the holidays. From pond-dipping to bug hunts, investigating with microscopes or mimicking the noises of nature (no booking required).

SATURDAY
Breeze Cycle Ride for Women
, 10.30 from Cycle Hire. Sign up here


What else can I do at Clumber?

Discovery Centre
Head to the Laundry Yard, where you'll find our Discovery Centre; formerly Clumber Park's brewery, where you can find out all about the history of the Clumber estate, as well as view the model mansion site.

You'll also find our Stables second-hand bookshop, with a wide selection of fiction, hobbies and children's books.

Play 
Our woodland play area is the ideal place to burn off some energy and is perfect for all ages. Find our play area just off the Turning Yard.

Exploring
If you want to explore the wider park, why not head to the Cycle Hub and pick up a bike and explore over 20 miles of trails and tracks.

If you'd prefer a steadier tour of the park, why not set off on the beautiful lakeside walk, finding spaces to sit and unwind overlooking the serpentine lake. Our takeaway outlet, Lake Brew, can be found by Hardwick village, as well as toilet facilities.

Walled Kitchen Garden
Clumber Park's Walled Kitchen Garden has been awarded National Collection status for its collection of culinary rhubarbs and apple trees, and is alive with life right through the summer months.

This beautiful four acre Walled Kitchen Garden, home to the longest glasshouse in the National Trust, was built in 1772 to supply the Dukes of Newcastle with fruit and vegetables. A must-see on your visit to Clumber Park.

Rest and recharge
Our Turning Yard Cafe serves a wider selection of food to enjoy indoors or to takeaway and enjoy by the lake.

Before heading home, pick up a treat from the Laundry Cottage Shop, or even a new plant for the garden.