Visiting Clumber Park
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 main visitor 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 history, our 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.
If you need some down time during a busy day exploring, grab a book from the reference library and head into our Delving Deeper room where you'll find comfy chairs and bean bags.
Check our upcoming events page to see what activities are happening during your visit here.
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.
From wild adventures in the woods to family bike rides around the estate, there are plenty of ways to make memories at Clumber Park this autumn.
From lakeside runs to woodland rides, Clumber Park has 20 miles of trails for cyclists, runners and walkers to explore.
Clumber Park is a three pawprint rated place. Exploring the 3,800 acres of beautiful parkland with your dog by your side is one of the best ways to see Clumber Park.
Discover how Clumber Park’s walled kitchen garden is maintained using traditional gardening techniques and is one of only a handful of its kind in existence.
The 19th century Chapel of St Mary is a must-see on a visit to Clumber Park.
Grade I listed park, Clumber Park is a special and important place. Our conservation work focuses on restoring the park's historic landscapes and protecting rare habitats for the future.
Whether looking for food, drink or the perfect gift, Clumber Park has something for everyone.
Discover the grand past of Clumber Park; as a hunting ground for royalty, under the care of 13 Dukes and its connections to the Second World War.