Newby Hall and Gardens

Newby Hall and Gardens close to Boroughbridge in North Yorkshire is a gem, and the perfect day for families with young children. The weather last week was set to be glorious and I wanted to take O and Ru somewhere fun and stress free, and decided that Newby Hall would be perfect. I’ve been three or four time before with my family – it is so quaint, and all round lovely – with or without children. As I was packing up the car, Jared decided to join us, which of course I was thrilled about. It felt really strange heading for a day out minus Winston.

I confess, I have only ever explored the gardens – we haven’t had the time (or desire) to enter the house because there is so much to do on a sunny day outdoors. We arrived close to 11am and immediately ate our picnic (standard), then headed to the water fountains to avoid the crowds. It was a really hot day so the boys were dry before we decided to head to the park. After the park Ru and I had a ride on the miniature railway, Jared and Ru took a boat trip and Otto enjoyed pottering around.

We had to be back to collect Win from school, but the gardens (all fifteen of them) are fabulous – children will love the waterfalls, streams, rocks, flowers and unique plants. The café food is delicious, and so is the ice cream. Everything at Newby Hall is beautifully preserved and cared for – the boys and I love it more each time.

I’ve realised that my photos look like we were the only ones there, but there were plenty of other visitors enjoying themselves too!

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  1. 4th June 2017 / 8:26 am

    Oh gosh it looks beautiful, so many fun things for little ones to do. The splash pad looks particularly fun, my two always enjoy playing in the water.

    • 11th June 2017 / 9:29 pm

      It really is so lovely! xx

  2. erinalice
    6th June 2017 / 11:56 am

    We’ve just got a National Trust memebership and this looks amazing for a hot day (or a cool day for that matter!) 15 gardens to explore sounds pretty amazing too! Thanks for linking up with #YorkshireFamily

    • 11th June 2017 / 9:30 pm

      It’s brilliant Erin, although sadly not National Trust xx

      • erinalice
        18th June 2017 / 10:05 pm

        Sorry, a bit too excited about my new National Trust card!

  3. naomi
    7th June 2017 / 5:34 pm

    oh wow this is amazing, I love national trust <3. I haven't been here before, Eric would really enjoy that water play! I wonder what inside the house is like. #yorkshirefamily

    • 11th June 2017 / 9:31 pm

      Sadly it’s not a National Trust property. A really wonderful day out xx

  4. 8th June 2017 / 9:46 am

    It looks such a lovely place and what fantastic weather you had too. I don’t think we ever visited newly Hall when we lived in Yorkshire. Must make a note to visit when we’re up there visiting family x

    • 11th June 2017 / 9:32 pm

      It’s really brilliant Amelia. Your boys would love it xx

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