Visiting Newark Park with your dog

Dog walking in Newark garden

Dogs are very welcome in the Newark garden and in the estate but please keep them on a lead so as not to upset the livestock, chickens and peacocks.

Newark Park has a tradition of four-legged friends. In the 1890s the King family who lived in Newark House had many dogs. When they they sadly died, they were buried in the Newark gardens. Each grave had its own little headstone. In the 1980s and 1990s Newark was home to several great Danes, owned by Robert Parsons and Michael Claydon.

And although nowadays we only allow assistant dogs in Newark House, we welcome dogs in the gardens and the estate, where they can enjoy lots of interesting walks and smells.

We do ask owners to clear up after their dogs, and use the dog bin provided in the car park. We also ask for all dogs to stay on their leads, so dogs won't upset the estate sheep, cattle, chickens and peacocks.

And don't worry if you've forgotten your poo bags: our Visitor Reception always has some available free of charge. You'll also find dog bowls by the reception and outside the catering pavilion.

A refreshing walk with the whole family

Walking trails

Explore more of Newark Park during your visit. From the main car park there are three way-marked walks around the estate.