See & do at Temple Newsam

Things to see & do at Temple Newsam

Discover Temple Newsam and explore the Tudor-Jacobean mansion filled with hidden treasures, encounter rare breed farm animals in the historic farm and stroll through the impressive grounds and gardens.

Make sure to also explore our range of events running throughout the year, and don’t miss our annual exhibition in the house – find out what’s on at Temple Newsam.

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 inside courtyard of Temple Newsam house.
Two lambs.

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!

Enjoy fantastic vistas of the park and lakes at Temple Newsam from every window of the house and take in 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.

A mother and child are standing on a bridge over a stream, surrounded by plants and trees. The sun is shining.
large plants with white and pink flowers like a pathway in the sun.

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.