Newby Hall and Gardens
Last Updated on February 20, 2024 by Suzy
Things to do at Newby Hall and Gardens review
Newby Hall and Gardens is a real treasure of a day out, especially for families. There is plenty there to keep everyone busy with the playground being a particular highlight for us.
The house is open to the public at certain times of the year for guided tours. There are some wonderfully sumptuous rooms to look around. Don’t fear though there is still plenty to do. Included in your ticket are some beautifully landscaped gardens with the rock garden being especially fun to walk around.
There is an excellent Doll’s House museum . I have never seen so many themed Dollhouses. Even my 7-year-old son was enthralled by them all. Across from here, you will also find The Bear House that I dare you to walk around without saying “aaaahhhh”.
The adventure play area is excellent with a mini fort, a wobbly bridge across the water, zip wire, lots to climb/swing on plus some cute old-fashioned wooden swings. My son’s favourite is the chain bridge which kids can operate themselves and peddle boats which kids peddle around a moat with their hands. In the summer there is a play fountain that the kids can play in.
The miniature railway is £3 per person and those under 2 are free, . It’s a really long train ride around the edge of the park and we felt it was worth the additional cost. We didn’t manage the boat ride which is £5 per adult and £3 per child. These two activities can’t be prebooked online so make sure you visit the railway shop early on in your visit to purchase your tickets. This doesn’t reserve you a time slot though so queue early on so you don’t miss out.
FAQ and Further Information Newby Hall and Gardens
Is there food and drink available?
There is a restaurant that serves food and drinks. Picnics are not allowed in the park itself but there is a picnic area next to the car park.
What are the main things to do?
Historical house with beautiful gardens. Plus a doll’s house exhibition and a Teddy Bear house museum . There is an adventure playground, miniature train rides and boat trips at an additional cost. There are toilets and a restaurant.
What are the ticket prices?
*Higher Pricedu003cbru003e*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Higher Priced. Gardens-only tickets are cheaper. An adult ticket is £18.00 online and £15 for a child aged 4-15 and under 4s are free, . Other pricing options are available. Plus extra for the train, house tour and/or boat trips.
Is there parking?
There is free, parking.
When are they open?
They are open until mid-October Wednesday to Sunday and for Half-term (except Monday 26th). For up-to-date opening times and dates u003ca href=u0022https://www.newbyhall.com/opening-times/u0022 target=u0022_blanku0022 rel=u0022noreferrer noopeneru0022u003eplease follow this linku003c/au003e.
Dogs are not permitted, they have a small dog exercise area next to the car park.
Are they accessible?
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