10 Events at Newhailes

  • Nature Nippers at Newhailes

    Nature Nippers at Newhailes

    Dates:Dates between : Thu 4 Sep - Thu 4 Dec Location:Newhailes

    A very popular event for the under 5’s and their parents If you want your child to enjoy playing outside and discovering the natural world then Nature Nippers is for you!

    Details

    3 April – Muddy Worms: How many muddy worms can you charm from the ground!

    1 May – Natty Newts at NTS Inveresk Lodge Gardens (EH21 7TE): See these natty newts up close and make one to take home.

    5 June – Colour Catchers: Go on a colour hunt around the grounds and make a beautiful butterfly.

    We take a break for the summer holidays in July.

    7 Aug – Fun with Flowers: Ever wanted to watch a plant grow? Now’s your chance! You can make a nature bracelet and hat too.

    4 Sep – Windy Wilderness: Make your own bubbles and flag to claim your wilderness.

    2 Oct – Greenman Walking Sticks and Fairy Wands: Fashion your own Greenman walking stick or Fairy wand then take it for a nature walk around Newhailes’ grounds.

    6 Nov – Hungry Hungry… Birds!: Get messy making your own bird feeders to take home.

    4 Dec – Christmas Cards: Create Christmas cards to share with your family and friends.

    Children must be accompanied by an adult. We will be outside so wellies and warm, waterproof clothes are a must.

    Booking essential: 0844 493 2124 or lothianranger@nts.org.uk

    Dates & Times:

    • 02 Oct 2014 : 10:00 - 11:00
    • 06 Nov 2014 : 10:00 - 11:00
    • 04 Dec 2014 : 10:00 - 11:00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0844 4932124 lothianranger@nts.org.uk
  • Newhailes Nature Detectives Club

    Newhailes Nature Detectives Club

    Dates:Dates between : Sat 18 Oct - Sat 20 Dec Location:Newhailes

    The Lothian Ranger Service is looking for children between 7 and 12 to join the Newhailes Nature Detectives Club.

    Details

    The first event on the 18 January is all about getting to know your trees. There's loads of fun to be had and if your child is into nature or wildlife this is a great opportunity to learn more and have fun doing it.

    For more details phone Stuart Whittaker on 0844 493 2124 or email lothianranger@nts.org.uk

    Dates & Times:

    • 18 Oct 2014 : 10:00 - 11:30
    • 15 Nov 2014 : 10:00 - 11:30
    • 20 Dec 2014 : 10:00 - 11:30

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0844 493 2124
  • Behind the Scenes House Tour

    Behind the Scenes House Tour

    Dates:Dates between : Thu 29 May - Thu 25 Sep Location:Newhailes

    Join one of our guides to see the rooms not currently on the tour at Newhailes House.

    Details


    Learn about their history and conservation issues.
    Tours start at the Visitor Centre.

    The tours start at 4.15 and 4.30 they will last approximately an hour and a quarter.

    Members £7, Non-members £13 (Concs £6/£11). Max 6 per tour.

    Booking advised on 0844 493 2125 to avoid disappointment.

    Dates & Times:

    • 25 Sep 2014 : 16:15 - 17:30

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0844 4932125
  • Newhailes:  A Secret Garden Revealed

    Newhailes: A Secret Garden Revealed

    Dates:Thu 18 Sep - Mon 22 Sep Location:Newhailes

    Join us for an archaeological dig at Newhailes, East Lothian. We will be having a big dig over 5 days in September at Newhailes from 18th to 22nd which is part of East Lothian Archaeology and Local History Fortnight, led by National Trust for Scotland archaeologist Dr Daniel Rhodes.

    Details


    This will run from 9.30-4.30 each day and diggers can sign up at www.eastlothian.gov.uk/archaeology or just turn up on any day to join in and have a go or come along and watch.

    We will be uncovering some of our best hidden gems of our amazing landscape at Newhailes which is one of the most unique and complete 18th C designed landscapes in Scotland. We will be digging or undertaking geophysics in our Kitchen Garden, Flower Garden, Ha ha and Curling Pool.

    The dig will allow us to gather valuable information on the exact layout of these landscape features in order to embark on their restoration or interpretation in future years.

    The House, Visitor Centre, Cafe, Shop and Enlightenment Exhibition will also be open on all of these five days.

    For more information – www.nts.org.uk/newhailes or 0844 493 2125

    Joining in the dig is completely free of charge.

    There is a small car parking charge of £2 for non-NTS members or why not join at the visitor centre for as little as £3.45/month. Normal admission charges to the House also apply for non-members.

    Dates & Times:

    • 18 Sep 2014 - 22 September 2014 : 09:30 - 16:30

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0844 4932125
  • Newhailes Detectives Nature Club - Bat Walk

    Newhailes Detectives Nature Club - Bat Walk

    Dates:Sat 20 Sep Location:Newhailes

    Join us for a Bat Walk at Newhailes.

    The Lothian Ranger Service is looking for children between 7 and 12 to join the Newhailes Nature Detectives Club.

    Details


    There's loads of fun to be had and if your child is into nature or wildlife this is a great opportunity to learn more and have fun doing it.

    Pre-booking essential.

    For more details phone Stuart Whittaker on 0844 493 2124 or email lothianranger@nts.org.uk

    Dates & Times:

    • 20 Sep 2014 : 20:00 - 21:30

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0844 4932125
  • Nature Hike from Fisherrow Harbour to Newhailes Estate

    Nature Hike from Fisherrow Harbour to Newhailes Estate

    Dates:Sun 21 Sep Location:Newhailes

    Come along and join the Lothain Ranger Service on a Nature Hike starting from Fisherrow Harbour cutting through Newhailes Estate and back to the harbour.

    Details



    Along the way we'll be looking out for all things to do with nature, birds, trees and wild flowers plus many more.

    Meet at Fisherrow harbour. For more details and to pre-book please contact the Lothain Area Ranger.

    Pre-booking is essential.

    This event is for 10 years upwards.

    Dates & Times:

    • 21 Sep 2014 : 10:00 - 12:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 5.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0844 4932124 or email lothianranger@nts.org.uk
  • Spooky Halloween Trail

    Spooky Halloween Trail

    Dates:Dates between : Sat 25 Oct - Sun 26 Oct Location:Newhailes

    Spooky Halloween Trail - a prize for all who return safely!!

    Details


    Join us in the Stables Courtyard if you dare to start your spooky trail and afterwards make yourself a Halloween hat or mask with our Ranger Service.

    Fancy dress with wellies and waterproofs encouraged.

    £3 per activity or £5 for both.

    Shop and cafe open selling seasonal treats.

    Dates & Times:

    • 25 Oct 2014 : 11:00 - 16:00
    • 26 Oct 2014 : 11:00 - 16:00

    Prices:

    • Child : £ 3.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0844 4932125
  • Hallowe'en at Newhailes

    Hallowe'en at Newhailes

    Dates:Fri 31 Oct - Sat 1 Nov Location:Newhailes

    Meet in the Stables Courtyard prompt for a warming hot drink and Hallowe'en cookie before your guide chills you to the core with sinister tales of curses, witches and death.

    Details


    See another side of this beautiful house as darkness falls…

    Booking essential with Mercat Tours on 0131 225 5445

    This tour contains some scares and is not suitable for children under 8 years of age or anyone of a nervous disposition.

    Halloween at Newhailes with Mercat Tours – 6.00pm, 7.45pm and 9.30pm (adults only)

    Booking essential with Mercat Tours from late summer 0131 225 5445

    Dates & Times:

    • 31 Oct 2014 - 01 November 2014 : 18:00 - 21:30

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 16.00
    • Child : £ 8.00
    • Family : £ 40.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0844 4932125
  • Christmas Wreath Making Workshop

    Dates:Dates between : Sat 6 Dec - Sun 7 Dec Location:Newhailes

    Wreath making workshop – Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th December

    Details


    Make your own Christmas wreath using natural materials from the Newhailes estate. Suitable for adults and over 12s, under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

    All materials provided, please bring a pair of secateurs. Hot drink and mince pie included. Advanced booking essential.

    Contact the Lothian ranger for further information. email Lothianranger@nts.org.uk, telephone 08444932124

    Dates & Times:

    • 06 Dec 2014 : 14:00 - 16:00
    • 07 Dec 2014 : 14:00 - 16:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 20.00
    • buy online

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0844 4932125
  • Challenges, Problems and Opportunities ~ A case study

    Challenges, Problems and Opportunities ~ A case study

    Dates:Tue 5 May Location:Newhailes

    GARDEN HISTORY – INFORMING CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT

    Details


    As custodian of many of Scotland’s finest gardens and designed landscapes, the National Trust for Scotland possesses a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the business of caring for this important part of the nation’s cultural heritage.

    As well as introducing participants to the subject of garden history, this course will explore the singular complexities of garden management and conservation – where to source information, how to interpret the evidence to tell the story of a garden, and how to use this in making management decisions.

    Since acquiring the estate of Newhailes in 1997, the Trust has faced a number of conservation challenges to do with the house and designed landscape, and with public access. An introduction to the property will be followed by a practical exercise, intended to illustrate some of the factors affecting management decisions, and the processes by which these are reached.

    VENUE: Newhailes, by Musselburgh, East Lothian

    Download Course Dates and Times

    Dates & Times:

    • 05 May 2015 : 10:00 - 16:30

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0844 4932125

    Booking:

    Please contact the coordinator for a booking form and additianal details

Discover 300 years of Scottish history through this magnificent and carefully conserved neo-Palladian villa. Newhailes is famed for having some of the finest rococo interiors in Scotland.

There are sumptuous decorative details at every turn, from the gilded eagles over the drawing room windows to the exquisite Chinese wallpaper and imposing Italian marble fireplaces.

A major part of the house’s charm is its mellow feel. Newhailes has been allowed to grow old gracefully through a pioneering conservation policy which does ‘as much as is necessary, but as little as possible’ to keep the house in good order without disturbing its ‘untouched’ atmosphere.


Newhailes Guidebook

Newhailes Guidebook

With much of its original decorative scheme intact, you can enjoy the Chinese hand painted wallpaper, painted woodwork and furnishings of Newhailes as they have mellowed over time. The library of Sir David Dalrymple, one of Newhailes' most …

Newhailes Guidebook£5.95
 

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Opening times & Prices

19 Sep
  • House(Tours only): 12.00 - 17.00
  • Last tour departs: 15.30
  • Visitor Centre: 11.00 - 17.00
  • Shop: 11.00 - 17.00
  • Stables Café: 11.00 - 17.00
  • Estate: all year daily
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Prices
  • Member: FREE
  • Adult: £12.50
  • Family: £29.50
  • 1 Parent: £23.00
  • Concession: £9.00

Gradings & Awards

  • The Green Tourism Award - Silver
  • Scottish Tourist Board - 5 Star

5 day weather forecast

  • Fri 19/09 : Cloudy 18°C 18°C 19/09
  • Sat 20/09 : Light rain 14°C 14°C 20/09
  • Sun 21/09 : Sunny 16°C 16°C 21/09
  • Mon 22/09 : Partly Cloudy 17°C 17°C 22/09
  • Tue 23/09 : Light rain 14°C 14°C 23/09