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Visiting Clumber Park

Sunset over Clumber Bridge
Sunset over Clumber Bridge | © Steve Bradley

There’s so much to see and do at Clumber Park. The 3,800 acres of parkland provide the perfect backdrop for relaxing, exploring and spending time together. Find out more about the best places to visit with little ones, plan your walks or bike rides and discover the walled kitchen garden, home to the National rhubarb collection.

Visiting Clumber Park with children

There's something on offer for children of every age at Clumber Park. Have fun den building in Leaping Bar, the natural play area at the top of the accessible car park, and enjoy climbing, hiding and exploring in the hidden Woodland Play Park.

Look out for swans, geese, rabbits and squirrels as you explore the Pleasure Grounds and spend some quiet time in the busy Bird Hide watching a variety of birds.

The Discovery Centre is a must see when visiting. It's a great place to learn more about Clumber Park's amazing array of wildlife and get involved in fun, seasonal activities. The Discovery Centre is also home to our pondlife exploration tank, where you can spot water beetles, water snails and try and spot the stick insect.

Within the Discovery Centre, you'll find our new ‘50 things’ room, celebrating all the fun that can be had whilst connecting with nature. With everything from creating wild art and making friends with a bug, to playing pooh sticks and keeping a nature diary. Collect a 50 things sheet, head outside and cross some activities off your list!

What's On?

Check our upcoming events page to see what activities are happening during your visit here.

A girl wearing a bright coat climbing on a rope climbing frame in a woodland play area
Girl on the rope climbing frame in the Woodland Play Park at Clumber | © ©National Trust Images/John Millar

Cycling, running and walking

There are plenty of ways to get active and enjoy time in nature at Clumber Park. From a leisurely stroll around the estate or a run through the woodland, to breath taking cycle routes.

Whether you're exploring the park yourself or with family and friends, or you'd like to share the experience with others through one of our organised walks and runs, find out more here.

The Chapel of St Mary the Virgin

The Chapel of St Mary the Virgin is a masterpiece of Gothic Revival architecture, designed by G.F Bodley (1827-1902) and considered one of the finest examples of his work. Discover more here.

The walled kitchen garden

Spanning four acres, the 18th-century garden is home to the national rhubarb collection featuring over 130 varieties, as well as a national apple collection. The magnificent 400ft double herbaceous borders produce spectacular year-round colour and run the entire length of the gardens, making for amazing viewing and superb photo opportunities. Find out more here.

The Ornamental Bridge

The Ornamental Bridge was built between 1763 and 1770, spanning the River Poulter to the southwest of the house and forming part of the Duke’s Drive. The bridge was designed by Stephen Wright alongside the cascade and grotto nearby.

The restoration of the Ornamental Bridge was completed in 2020, a project that took two years to complete following an act of vandalism in 2018. The next stage of the project is to replace the current concrete bollards with a permanent and more aesthetically pleasing security measure to help protect the Grade II listed monument for future generations.

Discover the lost mansion

During long dry spells of weather, parch marks on the lawn reveal the layout of the rooms and corridors of Clumber House that was demolished in 1938. The parch marks are the result of differential vegetation growth during a long dry period which reflects the underlying archaeology.

Find out more about the history of Clumber here.

Bring your camera

Home to some of the most famous views in Nottinghamshire, Clumber Park is a photographer’s dream destination. With stunning views across the lake, thriving wildlife and remnants of Clumber Park's historic past, there's always an opportunity to capture that perfect shot of the Clumber landscape.

Use of drones

We do not permit drone operation at Clumber Park. The National Trust does make use of drones for survey, inspection, filming and photography. However, such work is commissioned in response to a specific need and undertaken for us by professional contractors.

The view down Cedar Avenue with giant Cedars on either side and the sun shining through the trees
Cedar Avenue at Clumber Park | © Steve Bradley
Family looking over the lake at Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire with the eighteenth century classical bridge in the background.

Discover more at Clumber Park

Find out when Clumber Park is open, how to get here, the things to see and do and more.

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