Things to see and do at Newark Park

The woodland garden at Newark Park, Gloucestershire

On a visit to Newark Park don't miss 'Spike' our gilt Tudor weather vane, 725 acres of parkland, William Morris wallpaper in the dining room, unique painted glass windows, extensive views, our ever-growing second-hand bookshop and the peacocks shaking their tail-feathers in the gardens.


We've hidden nine geocaches around the estate for you to hunt for. Either bring your own kit or hire a GPS unit from reception when you visit (£5 per unit, plus a refundable £5 security deposit).

The house

Established as a hunting lodge in 1550 by Sir Nicholas Poyntz, the house has been expanded and remodelled over 400 years.After Robert Parsons' arrival in the 1970s, when he restored most of the house and uncovered many period features, the house is now a welcoming home with a quirky collection, inviting you to uncover its story.

The walled garden

Encircled by high walls and an imposing gate, the walled garden is filled with a semi-formal arrangement of flowers and plants. It's a lovely place to relax and take in the views of the house and the garden.
Make sure to watch out for our peacock house and the hidden water feature.

The estate

The present deer park was laid out after 1790 to the south of the house, flowing over the edge of the Cotswold escarpment and surrounded by woodlands.
The estate is a great place to get some fresh air, see some local wildlife and enjoy the views. There are signposted walks throughout the grounds; ask the staff in the visitor reception for details.

Perky peacocks

Our group of peacocks are very popular with visitors, especially children. Look out for our feathered full-time residents in the gardens during your visit. 

Garden games

The croquet lawn in front of the house is the home of our garden games. Try out croquet and boules, and there is plenty of space on the lawn for spectators to enjoy their picnic.

What's on?

From outdoor theatre to classic cars, we have a range of exciting events coming to Newark Park this year.

A walk in the park

Located deep within the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Newark is an incredible landscape for exploring.