11 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:

    • 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 0131 653 5599

    Booking:

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

    Watercolours and Paperworks

    Dates:Fri 1 May - Wed 30 Sep Location:Newhailes

    Fiona Grant Robertson presents a beautiful display of Watercolours and Paperworks from the Newhailes Estate.

    Details

    Fiona Grant Robertson is an artist who works on and with paper. Working on paper as a painter in watercolours and with paper in collaging, moulding and casting paper into sculptural forms.

    Dates & Times:

    • 01 May 2015 - 30 September 2015 : 11:00 - 17:00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0131 653 5599
  • Nature Nippers

    Dates:Dates between : Thu 6 Aug - 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. There is No charge for Adults.

    Online booking only

    Nature Nippers Programme for 2015 April: Easter means eggs, find out about nesting birds and enjoy making some Easter 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. 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:

    • 06 Aug 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
    • buy online

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0131 653 5599

    Booking:

    Booking essential online booking only
  • Behind the Scenes House Tours

    Behind the Scenes House Tours

    Dates:Dates between : Thu 30 Jul - Thu 24 Sep Location:Newhailes

    Go behind the scenes to see parts of the house and rooms not available on any other tour.

    Details

    Join us and see Newhailes like you never have. Go behind the scenes to see parts of the house and rooms not available on any other tour.

    Learn more about the history of Newhailes, hear more stories and find out about our unique conservation policy.

    Times: 16.15 & 16.30 (approx. 1hr) Tours start at the Visitor Centre. Max 6 per tour. Advanced booking advised to avoid disappointment.

    Dates & Times:

    • 30 Jul 2015 : 16:15 - 17:30
    • 27 Aug 2015 : 16:15 - 17:30
    • 24 Sep 2015 : 16:15 - 17:30

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 13.00
    • Concession : £ 11.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0131 653 5599
  • 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 653 5599

    Dates & Times:

    • 01 Aug 2015 : 18:00 - 20:00

    Prices:

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

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0131 653 5599
  • 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 653 5599.

    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 0131 653 5599
  • 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 0131 653 5599

    Booking:

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

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0131 653 5599

    Booking:

    Booking essential book online
  • Spooky Halloween

    Spooky Halloween

    Dates:Dates between : Sat 24 Oct - Sun 25 Oct Location:Newhailes

    Scarily fun Hallowe'en activities for tiny terrors.

    Details

    Join us in the Stables Courtyard to start your spooky trail and afterwards join in on some pumpkin carving and other spooky Halloween crafts!

    Fancy dress with wellies and waterproofs encouraged.

    Booking not required, just show up and get ready to have some fun! £3 per child for the Trail or Halloween Crafts, or £5 for both activities. Please pay at visitor centre – a prize for all who return safely from the trail...

    Dates & Times:

    • 24 Oct 2015 : 11:00 - 16:00
    • 25 Oct 2015 : 11:00 - 16:00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0131 653 5599
  • Newhailes Hallowe'en

    Newhailes Hallowe'en

    Dates:Dates between : Thu 29 Oct - Sat 31 Oct Location:Newhailes

    A spine chilling tour of this 17th century house, make this Hallowe'en one to remember!

    Details

    Meet in the Stables Courtyard promptly at your tour time 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.

    See another side of this beautiful house as darkness falls...

    This event is very popular, so make sure to book your tickets early! Booking is essential with Mercat Tours on 0131 225 5445

    Dates & Times:

    • 29 Oct 2015 : 18:15 - 23:15
    • 30 Oct 2015 : 18:15 - 23:15
    • 31 Oct 2015 : 18:15 - 23:15

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 17.00
    • Child : £ 9.00
    • Family : £ 43.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0131 653 5599
  • Newhailes Christmas

    Dates:Dates between : Sat 5 Dec - Sun 13 Dec Location:Newhailes

    Escape the pressures of the high street and join us in the Stables courtyard for some festive fun.

    Details

    Our shop will have plenty of lovely gift ideas and the cafe will serve festive treats. A variety of seasonal events will be on offer including: Santa’s Grotto, Pony rides, Wreath making workshops, Estate walks with the ranger and Local School Carol Singers.

    A Christmas day out for the whole family.

    £3/child for Santa’s Grotto, FREE entry in to Newhailes Visitor Centre. Newhailes House will be shut.

    Dates & Times:

    • 05 Dec 2015 : 11:00 - 16:00 (30 min intervals)
    • 06 Dec 2015 : 11:00 - 16:00 (30 min intervals)
    • 12 Dec 2015 : 11:00 - 16:00 (30 min intervals)
    • 13 Dec 2015 : 11:00 - 16:00 (30 min intervals)

    Prices:

    • Child : £ 3.00
    • buy online

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0131 653 5599

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

29 Jul
  • House (Tours only): 12.00 - 17.00
  • Last tour departs: Closed
  • Visitor Centre: 12.00 - 17.00
  • Shop: 12.00 - 17.00
  • Stables Café: 12.00 - 17.00
  • Estate: all year daily
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House admission by guided tour only. Tours start at 12 noon, there is a family tour at 2pm and the last tour starts at 3.30pm. To book a tour or for more information please call 0131 6535599. We advise booking in advance to avoid disappointment.
Prices
  • Full Tour
    Adult: £12.50
    Concession: £9.00
    Family: £29.50
    1 Parent Family:£23.00

    Taster Tour/Family Tour
    Adult: £9.00
    Concession: £6.50
    Family: £22.00
    1 Parent Family: £17.00

Gradings & Awards

  • The Green Tourism Award - Silver
  • Scottish Tourist Board - 5 Star
  • Visit Scotland Accredited - Taste our Best - Visit Scotland Accredited - Taste our Best