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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    

Advent Calendar Competition

Advent Calendar Competition

This year we are bringing back our Advent Calendar Competition on our Facebook page! Each day from 1st - 24th December we will be running a task on the page and picking someone to win a prize bundle. With prizes from Our Little Globe, Stuck on You, Thermapen, Scentco UK, ToucanBox, HamaBeads, Orchard Toys, Pip Ahoy, Gotrovo and more, don't miss it!

Christmas Activities

Christmas Activities

If you are looking for ideas to keep the children busy throughout the Christmas holidays, or the kids want some ideas and inspiration for cards and gifts them take a look at our Winter KidsZone. Jam packed full of fun ideas that everyone can get involved in! Activities for indoors and out - some are messy, some are not! What are you waiting for?!?!