Things to do at Clumber Park National Trust review
Clumber Park is a huge National Trust park near Worksop in Nottinghamshire. When you arrive make sure you pick up a map so that you can get your bearings. There’s over 3,800 acres of parkland, gardens, woodlands and a beautiful lake to explore plus a wood play area for the kids and a discovery centre.
The journey into the park itself is one of the longest I’ve ever experienced. You can park in many different areas along the way and walk the park for free. Or you can park at the National Trust car park and pay to access more formal parts of the park, plus their facilities and play area.
The house that once stood proudly in the park has sadly been demolished but there is still plenty to explore. There is a very large and very pretty walled garden with plants, flowers, fruit and vegetables.
A popular walk is alongside the lake, make sure you take some food for the geese and ducks. If you visit at the right time of year you will see some spectacular rhododendron bushes. There’s also a chapel and other smaller buildings dotted around the parkland. You can even rent bikes if you aren’t able to bring yours with you. There are plenty of different kinds of cycling routes available. Some of the routes do include roads so do take care with children.
Kids will love the woodland play area and although it’s not massive they could easily spend a good half an hour playing there. There is also a Discovery centre with exhibits, activities and crafts for children. It’s a lovely decorated room and there’s even a fish tank in the centre.
Please note – Most places may still require you to pre-book online in advance. Some venues also still have certain areas closed for safety reasons. Please check their website and/or social media pages before visiting.
FAQ and Further Information Clumber Park National Trust
Is there food and drink available?
There is a restaurant and a teahouse plus a couple of kiosks where you can purchase a variety of hot and cold food and drinks.
What are the main things to do?
Large parkland with walks, biking trails, woodland play area, lake, walled gardens and a Discovery centre. There are toilets and a choice of places to eat.
What are the ticket prices?
*FREE or cheap
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *FREE for members of the National Trust. Cheap – An adult ticket costs just £5, children £2.50. Other pricing options including family tickets are available.
Is there parking?
There is free parking.
When are they open?
Clumber Park is open for most of the year. For up to date opening times and dates please follow this link.
Dogs are permitted in the grounds.
Are they accessible?
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