Explore the park at Tredegar House

The boat house at Tredegar House

A surviving fragment of a once magnificent estate, the parkland at Tredegar House covers more than 90 acres. An oasis at the heart of a post-industrial landscape, the parkland provides a haven for wildlife and visitors alike, and is beloved by our local community and their four-legged friends.

A hidden gem... 

Our extensive parkland is the perfect place to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Sweeping lawns, a serpentine lake and dotted woodland are nestled between the motorway and Duffryn estate waiting to be explored. 

Our open green spaces are popular with picnic lovers, runners and those who want to have a kick about. The shaded woodland is the perfect place for a moment of quiet and a breath of fresh air or a game of hide and seek. 

Keep an eye out for swans, coots and herons among a whole host of slippery underwater creatures in our lake. Swan watching is a popular past-time with our locals who track the progress of our cygnets every year. 

We preserve these impressive trees
Giant Redwood trees in the country park at Tredegar House, Newport, South Wales
We preserve these impressive trees

Look out for...

Oak avenue
Once upon a time we had close to seven oak avenues at Tredegar House, splaying out from the mansion like the spokes of a wheel. Our last remaining one stretches out from the seventeenth century house gates and over the crest of the hill towards Ruperra Castle - once a summer home of the Morgan family. 
Bring your bird books and binoculars; our parkland is teeming with wildlife. Our lake is a favourite spot for grebes, swans, moorhens and a whole community of ducks. 
Sequoia redwoods 
Towering over the parkland as a regal reminder of a bygone majestic age. Don't forget to touch the bark; its spongey feel is a favourite with little ones and adults alike. 

Make the most of your visit… 

A young girl plays among the buttercups

Our spring adventure for young explorers

Embrace your inner explorer and tick off some of our '50 things to do before you're 11 and 3/4' activities in the grounds of Tredegar House. Pick up your free poster and stickers to take home from our team at Visitor Reception. Then you'll be able to keep track of how many activities you've done, and try new ones on your next adventure.

Two children look curiously at a colourful plant

Sensory Trail

Follow the pink markers through the parkland and reconnect with the world around you. This trail will encourage you to not just use your eyes, but your ears, nose and finger tips as you explore the sensory experience that the parkland has to offer.

A swan glides on the lake at Tredegar House

Bird watching at Tredegar House

There are lots of birds that call Tredegar House home, see how many you can spot with our handy spotter sheet.

Four-legged friends are welcome at Tredegar House

Bring your canine companion  

We love to welcome well-behaved dogs to our parkland! Be on the ball and stick to our canine code so that you and your pooch can keep tails wagging during walkies at Tredegar House.

Help us take care of this special place...

In order for us to look after our gorgeous parkland we ask park users to adhere to three simple rules:

  1. No fishing in the lake. We are committed to conserving the ecology of the lake and the many animals who have found their home there. Fishing bait and discarded hooks and lines pose a significant threat to our wildlife. 
  2. Picnics only please! BBQs cause significant damage to our grassland and picnic tables and also pose an uncontrolled fire risk. We ask all users to refrain from bringing portable BBQs to our park. Alternatively, picnics are encouraged and there are numerous places to set up camp for an al fresco lunch. Please throw away your litter in the bins provided around the grounds. 
  3. Parking in the carpark. We offer house, gardens and park visitors ample parking at the entrance to the property. We ask all park users to make use of these spaces and to refrain from parking anywhere else on site.  

Staying safe... 

To make the most of your visit, we'd suggest reading the below so that you can enjoy a worry-free day: 

  • Whatever the weather, you may find yourself in muddy and uneven territory when you wander through the park. Make sure you're wearing appropriate footwear for your adventures. 

  • You’re welcome to enjoy the woodland, but be aware that the ground is uneven and there may be exposed tree roots.

  • During the summer months, we help wildlife thrive by letting the grass grow long in some areas to provide natural habitats. Some of the little critters may bite or sting, so please take care. 

  • We all know little ones love to explore! So please supervise your children at all times, particularly in the play area and the natural play area. Some children are more adventurous than others, and only you know the abilities and limitations of your own children and those in your care. Please familiarise yourself with the natural play area and keep an eye on them while they play.

  • There are several large bodies of water in our parkland. Although they may look enticing, they are also dangerous so please take care at all times. Swimming is not permitted in our lakes and ponds. 

  • Poor weather may cause some debris to fall from trees and buildings, so please think about what's above you and consider the risks when you're out for your walk. 

  • During high winds or adverse weather we will close the parkland to keep everyone safe. This will be communicated with signs, on our website and social media channels. Please adhere to signage and do not enter the park when it is closed for your own safety.