19 Events at Newhailes

  • Newhailes Nature Detectives club

    Newhailes Nature Detectives club

    Dates:Dates between : Sat 17 Jan - Sat 19 Dec Location:Newhailes

    The club gives children a great opportunity to be involved with lots of fantastic nature and outdoor activities. The club is for children from 7 to 12 and is run by the Lothian Ranger service.

    Details


    We are looking for new Detectives to join us in 2015

    The is a one off joining fee of £20.00 per child for the full year of 2015

    Nature Detectives club programme for 2015:
    Jan 17 Sat 10am to 11.30am: Newhailes felt making.
    Feb 21 Sat 10am to 11.30am: Visit to the recycling centre Wallyford.
    Mar 21 Sat 10am to 11.30am: Sun print photo making Inveresk Lodge Garden.
    Apr 18 Sat 10am to 11.30am: Minibeast hunt Inveresk Lodge Garden.
    May 16 Sat 10.30am to 12.30pm: Visit to water of Leith to river dip.
    Jun 20 Sat 10am to 12pm: Joint Nature watch event at Newhailes.
    Aug 15 Sat 10am to 11.30am: Kite making at Fisherrow harbour.
    Sep 19 Sat 7pm to 9pm: Bat walk at Newhailes estate.
    Oct 17 Sat 10am to 11.30am: Bird migration madness Newhailes.
    Nov 21 Sat 10am to 11.30am: Charcoal making at Newhailes.
    Dec 19 Sat 10am to 11.30am: Festive wreath making at Inveresk Lodge Garden.

    Dates & Times:

    • 21 Mar 2015 : 10:00 - 11:30
    • 18 Apr 2015 : 10:00 - 11:30
    • 16 May 2015 : 10:30 - 12:30
    • 20 Jun 2015 : 10:00 - 12:00
    • 15 Aug 2015 : 10:00 - 11:30
    • 19 Sep 2015 : 10:00 - 11:30
    • 17 Oct 2015 : 10:00 - 11:30
    • 21 Nov 2015 : 10:00 - 11:30
    • 19 Dec 2015 : 10:00 - 11:30

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0844 4932124 or email lothianranger@nts.org.uk

    Booking:

    Please email or call the lothain ranger for more details to join the club. one off annual fee per child of £20.00
  • The Spirits of Newhailes

    The Spirits of Newhailes

    Dates:Fri 13 Mar Location:Newhailes

    Join us on this spooktacular, brand new Friday the 13th tour around Newhailes House!

    Details

    This tour will run for one night only on the (second) scariest night of the year: Black Friday! Dare to venture into the house and follow this terrifying tour?

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

    Each tour lasts 1 hour (approximately). Booking is essential with Mercat Tours on 0131 225 5445 or online at www.mercattours.com/online-booking.asp

    Dates & Times:

    • 13 Mar 2015 : 18:00 - 21:30

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 13.00
    • Child : £ 7.00
    • Family : £ 33.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0844 4932125
  • Landscape Photographic Workshop

    Dates:Sun 15 Mar Location:Newhailes

    Join Lothian Rangers and the Trust in-house photographer as they lead a Landscape Photographic Workshop.

    Details

    You will gain knowledge of the following:

    Aperture, Shutter speed and ISO in detail
    How to shoot in manual mode and get it right every time.
    Technicalities of long exposure landscape photography.
    Macro & wildlife photography techniques.
    Macro photography and lighting techniques.
    Colour space.
    Image processing workflow Adobe Light room & Photoshop.
    Speeding up the image editing process; Photoshop and/or Light room.
    Copyrighting your photographs.
    Publishing your photographs.

    We be will be based at Newhailes Estate but will also be going to Fisherrow Harbour in Musselburgh.

    Please call 0844 493 2124 for more details Online Booking Essential Tea and Coffee Lunch provided.

    Dates & Times:

    • 15 Mar 2015 : 10:00 - 16:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 70.00
    • buy online

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0844 4932124 or email lothianranger@nts.org.uk

    Booking:

    Booking essential
  • Nature Nippers

    Nature Nippers

    Dates:Dates between : Thu 2 Apr - Thu 3 Dec Location:Newhailes

    Nature Nippers is very poplar and our new 2015 programme is full of fantastic nature activities for children and adults.

    Details


    These events are for children under 5's who must be accompanied by an adult.

    Nature Nippers Programme for 2015

    April: Easter means eggs, find out about nesting birds and enjoy making some Easter crafts.

    May: Busy Bees at Inveresk Lodge Garden, learn all about bees and make some great arts & crafts.

    June: Skylark Nippers, come along and meet the skylarks of Newhailes.

    August: Teddy bear dens and funky medals at Newhailes, learn how to build dens and make wood medals.

    September: Butterflies flutterbys at Inveresk lodge garden, looking for butterflies and take part in some fantastic butterflies inspired games.

    October: Autumn art at Newhailes.

    November: Slugs and snails of Newhailes and the story of Sasha the snail.

    December: Making natural decorations and celebrate by putting them on a tree at Newhailes.

    May and September Nature Nippers take place at Inveresk Lodge Garden (EH21 7TE)

    Dates & Times:

    • 02 Apr 2015 : 10:00 - 11:00
    • 07 May 2015 : 10:00 - 11:00
    • 04 Jun 2015 : 10:00 - 11:00
    • 06 Aug 2015 : 10:00 - 11:00
    • 03 Sep 2015 : 10:00 - 11:00
    • 01 Oct 2015 : 10:00 - 11:00
    • 05 Nov 2015 : 10:00 - 11:00
    • 03 Dec 2015 : 10:00 - 11:00

    Prices:

    • Child : £ 3.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0844 4932124 or email lothianranger@nts.org.uk

    Booking:

    Booking essential
  • Cadbury Easter Egg Trail

    Cadbury Easter Egg Trail

    Dates:Fri 3 Apr - Mon 6 Apr Location:Newhailes

    Turn eggsplorer with us this Easter as you follow the trail, collect the clues, solve the puzzle and win a Cadbury Egghead!

    Details


    Each of our 50 Cadbury Easter Egg Trails is completely different – a great excuse to try your hand at more than one!

    Dates & Times:

    • 03 Apr 2015 - 06 April 2015 : 11:00 - 16:00

    Prices:

    • Child : £ 2.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0844 4932125
  • Easter Holiday Children Ranger Days

    Dates:Tue 14 Apr - Wed 15 Apr Location:Newhailes

    Join us on Newhailes estate for two days of great outdoor events for your children. The Lothian Rangers will be running a fantastic program of Nature activities.

    Details


    On the first day there will be Minibeast hunts, learning how to ID trees and turning Nature into art.

    On your second day discover more about the tracks and trails of mammals, build a den and learn how to build and light a fire safely.

    Children to be dropped of on Both days 10.30 to 3.30

    Warm clothing and a packed lunch is needed.

    Certificate will issued on completion of the two days.

    Dates & Times:

    • 14 Apr 2015 - 15 April 2015 : 10:30 - 15:30

    Prices:

    • Child : £ 15.00
    • buy online

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0844 4932124 or email lothianranger@nts.org.uk

    Booking:

    Booking essential online
  • Wilderness Skills

    Wilderness Skills

    Dates:Thu 16 Apr Location:Newhailes

    How long can you survive..? Join us at Newhailes estate to learn the skills of the wilderness.

    Details

    Drop in session no booking required. This event is free and open to all the family. Meet the community outreach ranger at the court yard of the stable block 10.00am

    Dates & Times:

    • 16 Apr 2015 : 10:00 - 12:00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0844 4932124 or email lothianranger@nts.org.uk

    Booking:

    Meet the Community Outreach Ranger at the court yard of the stable block
  • 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 time

    Dates & Times:

    • 05 May 2015 : 10:00 - 16:30

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0844 493 2439

    Booking:

    Please contact the coordinator for a booking form and additional details
  • Herbal Products DIY Workshop

    Dates:Sat 30 May Location:Newhailes

    Make your own herbal products! A brand new half-day workshop taught by a professional herbalist.

    Details

    Learn how to make your own natural products including wild hand cream, healing balm and toothpaste using natural ingredients part-sourced from the Newhailes estate!

    Cost of attending workshop will include all materials used as well as a light lunch and refreshments. Participants will also be able to take their concoctions home with them! Please ensure suitable clothing and footwear are worn for outdoor session. Please bear in mind that this workshop might get messy!

    Dates & Times:

    • 30 May 2015 : 11:00 - 15:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 45.00
    • buy online

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0131 665 1546
  • Vegetable Planter Upcycling Workshop

    Dates:Sat 6 Jun Location:Newhailes

    This new half-day workshop will teach how to make your very own vegetable shelf from recycled gutter pieces! Grow your own basil, tomatoes, etc. and always have a fresh supply to use in your home cooking.

    Details

    Tea and coffee will be provided upon arrival. Participants can take their garden shelves home with them!

    Dates & Times:

    • 06 Jun 2015 : 10:00 - 14:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 25.00
    • buy online

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0844 4932125
  • Wildflower walk on the Newhailes Estate

    Wildflower walk on the Newhailes Estate

    Dates:Sat 13 Jun Location:Newhailes

    Join us at Newhailes for a ranger led walk and discover more about the wildflowers that can be found on the estate.

    Details


    On the walk you will learn all about how to ID Wildflowers and trees, as well as the folklore and medicinal uses of flowers.

    Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee after the walk, were the ranger will be available to discuss and answer any questions about the estate or wildflowers.

    Dates & Times:

    • 13 Jun 2015 : 11:00 - 13:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 6.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0844 4932124 or email lothianranger@nts.org.uk
  • Art in the Park

    Art in the Park

    Dates:Mon 13 Jul Location:Newhailes

    Learn how to use an array of natural materials to make wonderful expressive creations. This is a free event, open to all the family.

    Details

    Meet the community outreach ranger at the court yard of the stable block

    Dates & Times:

    • 13 Jul 2015 : 10:00 - 12:00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0844 4932124 or email lothianranger@nts.org.uk

    Booking:

    Meet the Community Outreach Ranger at the court yard of the stable block
  • Companion Dog Show

    Companion Dog Show

    Dates:Sat 18 Jul Location:Newhailes

    Join us in the grounds of Newhailes for some doggy fun! This dog show will be entirely free for the public to observe and will prove to be loads of fun for people of all ages!

    Details

    To enter your dog into the friendly competition: call 0131 665 1546 or email us on newhailes@nts.org.uk.

    £5 per initial entry, £2 per class entry afterwards.

    There will be 4 pedigree classes and 10 novelty classes with a rosette awarded to the best entrant for each class.

    A trophy will be awarded to the overall ‘Best in Show’.

    Dates & Times:

    • 18 Jul 2015 : 11:00 - 16:00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0131 665 1546
  • Cycle Safari!

    Cycle Safari!

    Dates:Mon 20 Jul Location:Newhailes

    Bring your bicycles and helmets and join the Community Outreach Ranger for a fantastic adventure around Newhailes estate on two wheels.

    Details

    Free for all the family.

    Dates & Times:

    • 20 Jul 2015 : 10:00 - 12:00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0844 4932124 or email lothianranger@nts.org.uk

    Booking:

    Meet the Communtiy Outreach Ranger at the court yard of the stable block
  • Picnic in the park

    Picnic in the park

    Dates:Mon 27 Jul Location:Newhailes

    Join us as we cook up a tasty feast in the great outdoors. With vegetarian soup, choc-bananas and lots more delicious delicacies.

    Details

    This is a free event, open to all the family.

    Dates & Times:

    • 27 Jul 2015 : 10:00 - 12:00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0844 4932124 or email lothianranger@nts.org.uk

    Booking:

    Meet the Community Outreach Ranger at the court yard of the stable block
  • Heartbreak Productions' Mr. Stink

    Dates:Sat 1 Aug Location:Newhailes

    Watch the fabulous characters from the infamous novel by David Walliams come to life in Heartbreak Productions’ adaptation of Mr. Stink.

    Details

    Mr Stink has been adapted by Heartbreak Productions and David Kerby-Kendall, whose other adaptions have including “Pride and Prejudice”, “Peter Pan and The Lost Boys” and “The Secret Garden”.

    This funny and moving story is suitable for all ages and will guarantee an entertaining and thought provoking evening.

    Dress warmly and bring a picnic and rug or low seating. No wet weather provision. For advanced booking order your tickets online or call 0131 665 1546

    Dates & Times:

    • 01 Aug 2015 : 19:00 - 21:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 12.00
    • Child : £ 7.00
    • Family : £ 36.00
    • Concession : £ 10.00
    • buy online

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0844 4932125
  • Festival Players’ As You Like It

    Dates:Sun 2 Aug Location:Newhailes

    The Bard’s wonderful pastoral comedy full of love, laughter, and lyricism, and performed by this talented all-male company.

    Details

    A colourfully-costumed two hour show, set in the Forest of Arden, full of engaging characters, and featuring songs set to original music by Johnny Coppin. Performed by The Festival Players Theatre.

    Perfect entertainment for a Summer’s evening.


    Company in front of Newhailes house. Dress warmly and bring a picnic and rug or low seating. No wet weather provision. For advanced booking order your tickets online or call 0131 665 1546.

    Dates & Times:

    • 02 Aug 2015 : 19:00 - 21:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 12.50
    • Child : £ 7.00
    • Family : £ 38.00
    • Concession : £ 11.00
    • buy online

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0844 4932125
  • Wandering Wildlife walks

    Wandering Wildlife walks

    Dates:Dates between : Mon 3 Aug - Mon 10 Aug Location:Newhailes

    Join us for a walk around Newhailes and see what nature you can spot on the estate.

    Details


    Dates & Times:

    • 03 Aug 2015 : 14:00 - 15:30
    • 10 Aug 2015 : 14:00 - 15:30

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0844 4932124 or email lothianranger@nts.org.uk

    Booking:

    Meet the Community Outreach Ranger at the court yard of the stable block
  • Bat Walk

    Bat Walk

    Dates:Tue 11 Aug Location:Newhailes

    Come along and learn all about the fantastic species of bat we have here Newhailes Estate.

    Details

    We will be using Bat Detectors to find where the Bat species are.

    Our expert ranger will be there to tell you all about the types of bats you can see and hear.

    Warm clothing ,outdoor shoes and torch a must

    Dates & Times:

    • 11 Aug 2015 : 20:00 - 22:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 4.00
    • Child : £ 3.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0844 4932124 or email lothianranger@nts.org.uk

    Booking:

    Booking essential

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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