Historic estate with beautiful landscaped gardens and many period pieces to discover. There are outdoor games for kids and a farm shop and café for refuelling.
Framed within acres of beautiful parkland and sculpted gardens, Temple Newsam provides a breathtaking journey into history. With plenty of centuries-old artefacts to encounter, the imposing Tudor-Jacobean stately home forms the centrepiece of an educational day out. The small admission fee will give you the opportunity to explore the Grade I listed building’s many rooms, which are filled with period pieces such as weaponry, clothing, tableware and furniture.
Extensive parkland designed by 18th-century landscape artist Capability Brown features a celebrated, vibrant rhododendron walk along with herb arrangements, rose bushes and floral displays, and many great picnicking spots. An impressively long greenhouse is also featured, cultivating tropical plants in a humid atmosphere.
Tales of hauntings make the halls and bedrooms spooky places to explore around Halloween, and it’s easy to get lost and split up from a group while wandering the museum’s many corridors and nooks.
The stable courtyard area is an inexpensive place to head for coffee, cake and ice cream, and there’s even a farm shop selling locally produced eggs, jams, and sweet treats. Children may get a bit restless walking around the house, but outdoor games, heritage toys at the stables and an open field allow a chance for fun and plenty of space to let off steam.
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Temple Newsam Road
|Cross street:||off Selby Road|
|Opening hours:||See website for details|
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