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Newby Hall and Gardens, Ripon, North Yorkshire

Explore the 25 acres of award winning family friendly gardens at Newby Hall
Not forgetting the the Hall itself which epitomises the Georgian Age of elegance.

Newby Hall's exciting Adventure Garden has been thoughtfully and safely designed for children of all ages  from swings for toddlers through to climbing frames and bridges, an aerial slide and pedalo boats for the older children. Get wet in the water play area - six jets of water spring out from the ground, forming arcs of different height and length, making a spidery pattern in three dimensions. Then suddenly the jets are cut off, so that the arcs of water dive into the holes like performing eels

Some parts of the childrens adventure garden comprising many slides, climbing frames, swings, sandpits, are suitable for handicapped users

Take a truly enchanting ride on the miniature stream train, or take a boat ride on the River Ure.

The Newby Hall Miniature Railway is a delightful ride which runs along the River Ure with fantastic views of the gardens. The Railway first opened in 1971, originally an end to end line, built by Cromar White. The line now extended, runs parallel to the river in the shape of a dumb-bell loop. Locomotives used on the railway are two Severn Lamb Western gas locomotives.

NEW FOR 2016 Gyles Brandreth’s Teddy Bear Collection

Following the fantastic success of the wonderful Dollshouse Exhibition, we are delighted to announce that NEW for 2016 we have Gyles Brandreth’s Teddy Bear Collection to be housed in a new ‘paw’pose built home within the gardens at Newby Hall. The Bears which have been lovingly collected over the years by Gyles and his wife Michele are to be permanently on show with an ever evolving display of new famous bears, along with bears in various guises and scenes! We want you to bring your own bear along for a selfie and of course, teddy bear’s picnics throughout the year! Keep checking back on this page for further developments…we can ‘bearly’ contain our excitement! (PS: This is the original Pudsey bear, just taking the weight off his paws in Newby Hall’s magnificent Tapestry Room!)

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Newby Hall, Ripon, North Yorks, HG4 5AE

3.06 miles     0845 4504068    

hosting a Haunted House Party

hosting a Haunted House Party

Raise money for the British Heart Foundation whilst having a fang-tastic time! Entertain your guest by playing ghostly games and dancing to mysterious music. Why not wow your guests with these healthy and tasty spooky snacks? If you would like to do some freaky face paints then watch these step by step video tutorials. Fri 27th-31st Oct

Halloween Recipes

Halloween Recipes

Halloween is the perfect time of year to get creative in the kitchen and making food scarily fun! Whether you want to jazz up a slice of cheese on toast or go full out for a party with spooky drinks and disgusting nibbles we have some great Halloween recipes for you right here. The kids will love getting involved - or have a surprise goulish meal!!