Things to do at Temple Newsam review
Temple Newsam is a vast and free to visit parkland in Leeds, West Yorkshire. You can spend a good few hours walking and exploring the gardens, park and lake. Or if you want you can extend your visit and pay to visit the Tudor-Jacobean house or see their animals at Home farm.
If you want to park for free I can recommend the car park next to GoApe (charged for activity). This car park can get busy though so make sure you arrive early. Next to here, you will find Temple Newsam’s free to use adventure playground. The parkland at Temple Newsam is huge and popular in the warmer months with families having picnics, riding bikes and zooming down the hill on scooters or skateboards.
Also for free, you can walk around the beautiful parkland with a lake, stream, woodland and an 18th Century walled garden which is quite possibly the biggest walled garden we’ve ever seen.
As mentioned above you can also pay to visit the house and/or the farm. But you don’t have to if you don’t want to. Although if you do you must currently prebook.
At the house, you can dress up in costume, follow a family-friendly trail or take part in school holiday activities. There are over 20 rooms to explore. Home farm gives you an idea of what life was like with its cobbled yard and outbuildings. It is a rare breed farm with sheep, guinea pigs, goats, pigs and more. There is a wooden playground, plus toilets and a gift shop. This is also where you will find the cafe which can be accessed by all visitors to Temple Newsam.
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 Temple Newsam
Is there food and drink available?
There is a cafe in a courtyard next to the house. You are welcome to picnic outdoors.
What are the main things to do?
Acres of parkland with paths, lake, walled garden and more. 1 free adventure playground. Facilities which you have to pay to visit/use are the house, home farm and GoApe. There are toilets on-site and a cafe.
What are the ticket prices?
*FREE or cheap-mid-range.
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *FREE or cheap to mid-range. You can visit for free or visit Home farm for £4.10 per adult and £2.80 per child aged 5-16. Under 5’s are free. The house costs £7.25 per adult and £3.10 per child aged 5-16. All tickets are subject to a booking fee and other pricing options are available. GoApe also has a cost to use.
Is there parking?
There is free parking, although if you park near the house there is a charge to park.
When are they open?
Temple Newsam is open all year round. The house, farm and shop are closed on Mondays. For up to date opening times and dates please follow this link.
Dogs are welcome in the grounds but not in the house and farm. Assistance dogs may be permitted, please check.
Are they accessible?
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