12 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:

    • 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
  • 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 2.00 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 - 14:00

    Prices:

    • Child : £ 7.50
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    Contact:

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

    Booking:

    Booking essential please call 0844 493 2124 for children from 7 to 14
  • 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

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    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
  • Nature Nippers

    Dates:Dates between : Thu 4 Jun - 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:

    • 04 Jun 2015 : 10:00 - 11:00
    • 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 0844 4932124 or email lothianranger@nts.org.uk

    Booking:

    Booking essential online booking only
  • 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
    • Child : £ 4.00
    • Concession : £ 4.00
    • buy online

    Contact:

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

    Booking:

    Booking essential book online
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

    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 0844 4932124 or email lothianranger@nts.org.uk

    Booking:

    Booking essential book online

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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27 Mar
  • House(Tours only): Closed
  • Visitor Centre: Closed
  • Shop: Closed
  • Stables Café: Closed
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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