A family day out at Newark Park

Children taking a close look at the wildlife on a fallen tree trunk

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.

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

​Take the kids on a adventure with our 50 Things to do before you're 11 3/4​ 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.

Our top six

  • ​Discover what's in a pond
  • ​Roll down a really big hill
  • ​Make a daisy chain
  • ​Find a geocache
  • ​Hunt for bugs
  • ​Skim a stone

Tracker packs

​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

Children's house trail

​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

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