Things to see & do at Temple Newsam

Discover Temple Newsam and explore the historic mansion filled with hidden treasures, encounter rare breed animals at Home Farm and stroll through the impressive grounds and gardens.

Make sure to explore our range of special events and activities running throughout the year – find out what’s on at Temple Newsam.

The House

Learn fascinating facts about past residents who lived and worked here through our collections, special exhibitions and tours which go under the ropes and behind the scenes.

Bring the whole family along and dress up in costume, follow a trail or take part in the extra special activities hosted in school holidays.

The House at Temple Newsam page
Home Farm at Temple Newsam

Home Farm

Wander through the historic cobbled yards and outbuildings and find out what life was like at Home Farm at Temple Newsam.

Come along and get up close to your favourite farmyard friends including piglets, geese, guinea pigs and loads more!

Park & Lakes

Enjoy fantastic vistas of the park and lakes and take in the idyllic natural surroundings of this vastly beautiful estate.

Join our nature trails, perfect for walking, cycling and horse riding. Take a picnic by the lakeside gardens or have some family fun in our adventure playground.

Park & Lakes at Temple Newsam

Gardens at Temple Newsam


A short stroll from the house and farm you’ll be greeted by Rhododendron Walk, planted with material collected by previous owners of Temple Newsam and beautifully developed over the years.

Within the Walled Garden discover 800 yards of outstanding herbaceous borders, rose beds and herbs set within the beautifully aged 18th century brick walls.

Go Ape

Discover Go Ape’s first high ropes experience in West Yorkshire with a triple whammy of aerial adventures.

Muster your courage for the Treetop Challenge course! You’ll need it for the Tarzan Swing, tree-to-tree zips and the free-falling Plummet.

The Treetop Adventure Plus offers lots of variety for ages 6 and up, so you get to choose what you do.

Little explorers can’t go wrong on the Treetop Adventure course – with tree-to-tree crossings and brilliant zips.

Gardens at Temple Newsam

Golf at Temple Newsam

Set in the estate’s picturesque parkland, challenge your friends and family to a round of golf across our historic Lady Dorothy and Lord Irwin courses.

Founded nearly a century ago, our 18 holes provide the perfect mix of tricky hazards, rolling fairways and scenic woodland views.

Golf at Temple Newsam page
Gardens at Temple Newsam

Family Guide

Plan your family trip with our helpful tips and tricks to make sure you have the best day out.

Here you can read more about our offer for families, plan your ‘must sees’, plot the best picnic spot or even check where the nearest loos are!