Host of new additions arriving at Newby Hall & Gardens

Host of new additions arriving at Newby Hall & Gardens

Published at 4:13pm 6th February 2019. (Updated at 4:23pm 6th February 2019)

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Popular stately home Newby Hall & Gardens is set to open its doors again at the end of next month and will unveil a host of new additions.

The 18th century house and grounds in Ripon are opening again on Saturday 30th March 2019 and have been hard at work since closing for the Winter last September.

The popular miniature railway track at Newby Hall has been relaid, allowing for a smoother ride for customers, and new animations have been added to their Bear House. 

They will also be introducing their brand new Contemporary Sculpture trail, featuring 35 pieces of contemporary art, as well as holding their Zimbabwe Sculpture Exhibition.

miniature railway Newby Hall & Gardens
The miniature railway track at Newby Hall & Gardens has been relaid to allow for a smoother ride

What can you do at Newby Hall?

  • The House - Visit the 18th century house at Newby, currently occupied by Mr & Mrs Richard Compton, and learn about their collection of furniture, paintings and precious artefacts.
  • Adventure Playground - The grounds have a number of play areas, thoughtfully and safely designed for children of all ages! 
  • Miniature Railway - Ride along the River Ure in style on a Royal Scot Steam Locomotive.
  • Dollshouse Exhibition - Newby Hall is the home to a fine collection of dollshouses and miniatures, a collection that continues to grow and will feature some new additions.
  • Bear House - You can enjoy Gyles Brandreth’s Teddy Bear Collection, featuring some famous bears in various guises.
  • River boat trips - Starting at the herbaceous borders, venture on a relaxing 25 minute cruise on the tranquil River Ure.


  • Mother's Day Afternoon Tea - 31st March
  • Easter Family Fun Days - 21st & 22nd April
  • Sports cars in the Park - 5th May
  • Tractor Fest - 8th & 9th June
Adventure Playground Newby Hall & Gardens
One of a number of adventure playground areas at Newby Hall

James Stanley from Stray FM's Family Show spoke to Stuart Gill, the Commercial Director at Newby Hall about what people can expect at Newby Hall & Gardens next month:

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