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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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Naughty but nice Puddings!

Naughty but nice Puddings!

Check out our delicious puddings, my favourite is the limoncello trifle, not suitable for the kids, but there are some other scrummy recipes that the whole family can enjoy! Take a look in our pudding section for recipes to make summer BBQ's and eating alfresco all the more tasty! My girls LOVE the chocolate pizza - making it, but mostly eating it!

Raring2go! KidsZone

Raring2go! KidsZone

Over the weekends and holidays there are always times when your children need some chill out time, or to fill an hour or so, or they say the dreaded 5 letter word - BORED! Well, our KidsZone is here to rescue you and them from these moments. Full of puzzles, colouring in sheets and activities from films and programmes there is lots to keep busy!