Visiting Newark Park: what to expect from your visit
We're reopening the places you love, gradually, safely and in line with government advice.
Newark Park reopened on Monday 15 June, and we’ve introduced advanced booking system to help manage visitor numbers and maintain safe, social distancing. All visitors must book in advance, even if you’re a member. Sadly, if you don't book, you’ll be turned away.
We’re limiting numbers to make sure that we can keep visitors and staff safe. These limited advance tickets do go quickly, but every Friday we release new tickets for the following week, so it's worth checking back on our What's On section regularly.
We look forward to welcoming you back soon
What to expect when you arrive
Once parked up you can collect your parking ticket from one of the pay-and-display machines, which are currently cash only. Members can scan their membership cards here too. The pay-and-display machines are sanitised throughout the day.
At visitor reception, you'll be asked by one of our friendly staff members to show your booking confirmation, and the name which you booked under.
Our toilets are open and cleaned regularly throughout the day.
The garden, play area, tea pavilion and estate are open. We’re sorry but the shop and house are closed.
Visiting the garden
Our garden, estate, carved animal and play area are open and can be enjoyed during your visit. A few of the pathways down to the lakeside garden are one-way to keep our visitors safe, but these are clearly signposted.
Eating at Newark Park
Visitors are welcome to bring picnics on site (just remember to watch out for our resident hens and peacocks).
Our tea pavilion is open from 10.30am-4pm each day.
Sculptures are adding another dimension to Newark garden until 29 November. Spot works of art made by local artists against the backdrop of the Ozleworth valley. When you visit you'll be given a leaflet with details about the exhibition, a map of the sculpture's locations, and contact details for the artists.
Renée is a ceramic artist originally from Sweden. She creates ceramic flower sculptures and other outdoor garden ornaments and sculptures using ES40 hand building clay.
Kim is a stone sculptor who carves using hand tools only, letting the characteristics of the stone dictate what emerges.
Martin’s animal sculptures demonstrate an ability to capture the character of his subject and take his pieces beyond studies. He works from his Studio in the Cotswold village of Chalford near Stroud.
Richard started working life as a mechanical engineer until 2005 when he decided to go to art college. He aims to grab the essence of a shape or feeling and translate it into something simple and elegant.
Sharon is a creative stone sculptor based in Oxfordshire. Her hand-carved sculptures convey her love of wildlife and nature with a strong essence of folklore and Celtic Cornwall.
Yvette is a stained glass mosaic artist originally from South Africa. She trained in Botany and Education before working in mosaics for the last 10 years.
Marc is a figurative sculptor whose thought provoking work often depicts complex or marginalised characters.
Trained at Holme Lacey in rural Herefordshire, Simon creates original sculptures for the home and garden, either out of recycled or new steel.
Martin creates one of a kind, abstract and figurative sculptures in a variety of traditional and modern media.
Booking your tickets
How to book
All visitors must book a ticket in advance, including members. Entry and parking is free for members, but please bring your membership card with you. Non-members will need to pay in advance.
- Please book one ticket per person, except for children aged 5 or under as they don’t need a ticket.
- You’ll need to choose a 30-minute arrival time for the day you want to visit.
- The timeslot is for your arrival time only
- Tickets are for your use only and are not available for resale
- We'll send your booking confirmation by email. Please make sure you fill in your correct email address when you book to ensure you receive your confirmation email.
Every Friday we'll release new bookings for visits the following week. You can book up to 18 hours before a timeslot.
Due to limited spaces, we’re asking that you only book once a week to allow others a chance to visit.