Family-friendly things to do at Newark Park
There's plenty for families to enjoy throughout the seasons in the garden at Newark Park. Take in the seasonal blooms, explore the woodland play area and have an adventure.
Enjoy seasonal walks and adventures in nature at Newark Park
The 12 Days of Christmas trail
From Saturday 18 December 2023 - Monday 1 January 2024
Weekends only in December, then every day between 26 December and 1 January.
Can you dance, hula hoop and drum your way through the festive season?
The willow deer have been busy putting together the Christmas trail but they need your help to bring the story to life! Find each station as you explore the garden.
The trail is free with admission.
Family-friendly things to do in the garden
Nature explorers can discover wild animal carvings in the woodland play area. The animal carvings were designed specially for Newark and feature a number of wild animals to spot including an owl, mice and deer.
Courageous adventurers can traverse the folly play area, the crinkle-crankle steps, and peek behind the fairy doors.
In the warmer months, visitors can try their hand at croquet; a set and instructions on how to play will be available on the croquet lawn, by the tea pavilion.
Family-friendly things to do in the house
On the first floor of Newark house you’ll find dressing up in the Buff Bedroom where you can style yourself as a Tudor lord or lady.
There are also seasonal trails inside the house.
Planning your visit to the house
Unfortunately dogs and pushchairs are not allowed inside the house in order to protect the historic floors.
The garden and parkland are an ideal place to get outdoors in nature. The area also provides the diverse habitat for a variety of creatures and birdlife.
Find out where to grab some refreshments and shop for second-hand books during your visit to Newark Park.
Newark Park is a two pawprint rated place. Find out all you need to know to enjoy Newark Park’s garden and countryside with your dog.
There are lots of things to do when you visit one of our family-friendly places. Find inspiration for days out and discover a range of activities for everyone.
Fancy running free in the fresh air, learning new skills and trying new things? Grab your gear and start your adventure.
Gardens, family trails and winding walks await in Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds. Plan your day out for a memorable visit that the whole family will enjoy.