A family day out

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. It's the perfect place to enjoy the great outdoors.

Folly Field play area

Looking for some family fun? You can let off steam at the new Folly Field play area. It's great for climbing, running, jumping, balancing and rolling.

A rope bridge
A rope bridge
A rope bridge

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

​You can take the little ones on an adventure with our 50 Things to do before you're 11 3/4​ challenge. It's a great way for them to get closer to nature. The kits are available to borrow from the reception. How many will you be able to tick off while you're with us?
 

Some of our favourites

  • ​Roll down a really big hill
  • ​Make a daisy chain
  • ​Find a geocache
  • ​Hunt for bugs
Making a daisy chain
Making a daisy chain
Making a daisy chain

Tracker packs

​Tracker packs are ideal for those aged between six and 12 years. You can pick one up from the visitor reception. 
 
Inside the childrens' backpacks you'll find all of the ingredients for a fun family day out exploring - binoculars, a bug catcher, notepad and a variety of activity sheets.
 

Children's house trail

​Are you ready to go on a journey of discovery? Free spotters trails uncovering 450 years of Newark's history are available when you enter the house.
 

Garden games

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