12 Events at Newhailes

  • Newhailes Nature Detectives club Lothian Ranger Events

    Newhailes Nature Detectives club

    Dates:Dates between : Sat 20 Feb - Sat 17 Dec Location:Newhailes

    Newhailes Nature Detectives Club is for children from 7 to 12 years old and runs on the 3rd Saturday of the Month

    Details

    If your child wants to learn about nature or loves the outdoors then this programme is for them.

    Programme for 2016

    16th January - Winter Wildlife Helpers
    20th February - Snowdrop Safari
    19th March - All you knead to Know
    16th April - Adventures in our Wonderland
    21st May - Shell-Tastic Walk
    18th June - Seabird Madness
    20th August - Pond dipping
    17th September- Were on Dusk Patrol
    15th October - Green Energy Walk
    19th November - Survival Skills
    17th December - Christmas Crafts

    Important information for parents/guardians................. The fee for the whole year, including 11 activities in £20 per child Meeting points: January, April, September and November : Newhailes, Newhailes Road, Musselburgh, East Lothian, EH21 6RY February, August and December : Inveresk Lodge Garden, 24 Inveresk Village, Musselburgh, EH21 7TE March : Breadshare Community Bakery, 11-12 Seafield Road East, Edinburgh EH15 1EB May : Fisherrow Harbour, Musselburgh (note: pick up at Newhailes at 12:00) June : The Scottish Seabird Centre, The Harbour, North Berwick, East Lothian EH39 4SS October: Winton House, Pencaitland, East Lothian, EH34 5AT (follow signs for the car park – we’ll meet at the Potting Shed)

    Dates & Times:

    • 20 Feb 2016 - 20 February 2016 : 10:00 - 11:30
    • 19 Mar 2016 - 19 March 2016 : 10:00 - 12:00
    • 16 Apr 2016 - 16 April 2016 : 10:00 - 12:00
    • 21 May 2016 : 10:00 - 12:00
    • 18 Jun 2016 - 18 June 2016 : 10:00 - 14:00
    • 20 Aug 2016 - 20 August 2016 : 10:00 - 11:30
    • 17 Sep 2016 - 17 September 2016 : 19:00 - 21:00
    • 15 Oct 2016 - 15 October 2016 : 10:00 - 11:30
    • 19 Nov 2016 - 19 November 2016 : 10:00 - 11:30
    • 17 Dec 2016 - 17 December 2016 : 10:00 - 11:30

    Prices:

    • Child : £ 20.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0131 653 5595 or email lothianranger@nts.org.uk

    Booking:

    Pre booking is required
  • Snowdrop and winter walk

    Dates:Sun 21 Feb Location:Newhailes

    The Lothian Ranger Service will be leading the walks were you will learn about Snowdrops and different things about nature in winter

    Details

    Can you tell the difference between your snowdrop species, the folklore behind them and other uses snowdrops have are you just want to learn a little about them.

    The onsite ranger will walk around the Newhailes Estate pointing out the snowdrops plus the flora and fauna of the site.

    You will be surprised in what we can find.

    This walk includes a Tea or a Coffee after the walk were you can ask lots of questions Suitable for children from 10 years and upwards. Outdoor shoes and warm clothing a must.

    Dates & Times:

    • 21 Feb 2016 : 10:30 - 12:00
    • 21 Feb 2016 - 21 February 2016 : 13:30 - 15:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 6.00
    • Child : £ 3.50
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    Contact:

    For further information please call 0131 653 5595 or email lothianranger@nts.org.uk

    Booking:

    Online booking essential
  • Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt Easter Events

    Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

    Dates:Dates between : Fri 25 Mar - Mon 28 Mar Location:Newhailes

    Bunny's been up to his old tricks again! He's left clues at lots of National Trust for Scotland places across the country.

    Details

    Let your kids follow the clues, solve the puzzle and claim a chocolatey reward! Each Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt is completely different - the perfect excuse to try your hand at more than one!
    £2 per hunt

    Face Painting: 25 - 28 Mar, 12:00 – 15:00
    Join our face painters to see what they have in store. Transform into an egg-cellent chick, bunny or more. You could even become a lion and give a little roar. Our woodland is sure to be packed with animals galore!
    £3.50 per child or £6 for two, £4 for adults

    Balloon Animals: Sat 26th & Sun 27th Mar
    What does an octopus and a giraffe have in common with Easter? …. They are just some of the egg-citing balloon animals that you can get during this event.
    £3 and up

    Dates & Times:

    • 25 Mar 2016 : 11:00 - 16:00
    • 26 Mar 2016 : 11:00 - 16:00
    • 27 Mar 2016 : 11:00 - 16:00
    • 28 Mar 2016 : 11:00 - 16:00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0131 653 5599
  • Nature Activity Days, Day 1

    Dates:Tue 5 Apr Location:Newhailes

    Day 1 of the Easter break nature activity days is for children to experience the outdoor and get closer to nature.

    Details

    This is for children from 7 to 12.

    There will be the following activities:

    Minibeast safari
    Bird Cake Making
    Natural Art

    Children will receive a certificate for attending the days activities. Warm weather clothing a must Children must bring a pack lunch

    Dates & Times:

    • 05 Apr 2016 : 10:30 - 14:00

    Prices:

    • Child : £ 10.00
    • buy online

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0131 653 5595 or email lothianranger@nts.org.uk

    Booking:

    Online booking essential
  • Nature Activity Days, Day 2

    Dates:Wed 6 Apr Location:Newhailes

    Day 2 of the Easter break nature activity days is for children to experience the outdoor and get closer to nature.

    Details

    This is for children from 7 to 12

    Activities for Day 2

    Den building
    Water filtration
    Non traceable fire lighting

    Children will receive a certificate for attending the days activities. Warm weather clothing a must Children must bring a packed lunch

    Dates & Times:

    • 06 Apr 2016 : 10:30 - 14:00

    Prices:

    • Child : £ 10.00
    • buy online

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0131 653 5595 or email lothianranger@nts.org.uk

    Booking:

    Online booking essential
  • Nature Nippers

    Dates:Dates between : Thu 5 May - Thu 3 Nov Location:Newhailes

    Nature Nippers for Children from 0 to 5 to have fun and learn all about nature and outdoors.

    Details

    5th May – Charming the worms of Newhailes estate.
    Learn how to worm charm and find out how amazing worms are, be prepared to get a little muddy.

    4th Aug – Meadow safari
    Let’s have some fun on the grasslands of Newhailes. We will meet our skylark friends and find out what bugs and beasties are in the grass.

    1st Sept – Batty Bats
    Find out what bats we have at Newhailes estate and where they live. Enjoy some batty games and crafts to finish.

    3rd Nov – Leaves and Fruit
    What Natural art can we make out of leaves and fruit (Be prepared to get mucky).

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

    Dates & Times:

    • 05 May 2016 : 10:00 - 11:00
    • 04 Aug 2016 : 10:00 - 11:00
    • 01 Sep 2016 : 10:00 - 11:00
    • 03 Nov 2016 : 10:00 - 11:00

    Prices:

    • Child : £ 3.50
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    Contact:

    For further information please call 0131 653 5595 or email lothianranger@nts.org.uk

    Booking:

    Online booking essential
  • Historic Herbal Products Workshop

    Dates:Sun 29 May Location:Newhailes

    A half-day workshop taught by a professional herbalist! Learn how to make your own natural products...

    Details

    In the 18th century advances in foreign travel and exploration, along with innovations in manufacturing, brought major changes in domestic practices relating to health and beauty. Come and explore 18th century home pharmacy at Newhailes and learn to make some traditional remedies and body care products to take home.

    All products will be provided, including containers for taking your concoctions home with you! Tickets cost £45 per person and include light refreshments.

    Dates & Times:

    • 29 May 2016 : 11:00 - 15:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 45.00
    • buy online

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0131 653 5599
  • Heartbreak Productions' Ratburger

    Dates:Fri 24 Jun Location:Newhailes

    David Walliams' Ratburger performed outside on the front lawn of Newhailes by Heartbreak Productions

    Details

    Dress warmly and bring a picnic and rug or low seating. No wet weather provision. Advanced booking advised.

    Dates & Times:

    • 24 Jun 2016 : 18:30 - 20:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 12.00
    • Child : £ 7.00
    • Family : £ 35.00
    • Concession : £ 10.00
    • buy online

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0131 653 5599
  • Festival Players' Hamlet

    Dates:Sat 30 Jul Location:Newhailes

    In celebration of the 400th Anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, The Festival Players Theatre Company is proud to present the Bard’s most famous play, Hamlet. Presented in full costume, an all-male company will bring you the excitement of this great thriller; intrigue, ghostly visitations, passion, a play-within-a play, a gripping duel, and humour, in a crystal-clear and fast-paced 2-Hour production.

    Details

    Dress warmly and bring a picnic and rug or low seating. No wet weather provision. Advanced booking advised.

    Adult £12.50, Child £7.00, Concessions £11.00, Family £36.00

    Dates & Times:

    • 30 Jul 2016 : 19:00 - 21:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 12.50
    • Child : £ 7.00
    • Family : £ 36.00
    • Concession : £ 11.00
    • buy online

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0131 653 5599
  • Spooky Halloween Trail

    Spooky Halloween Trail

    Dates:Dates between : Sat 22 Oct - Sun 23 Oct Location:Newhailes

    Join us in the Stables Courtyard to start your spooky trail and afterwards join in on some crafty fun!

    Details

    A prize for all who return safely from the trail…
    Fancy dress with wellies and waterproofs encouraged.

    £5 for trail and arts & crafts if booked ahead, £6 at the door. Adults go free!

    Dates & Times:

    • 22 Oct 2016 : 11:00 - 16:00
    • 23 Oct 2016 : 11:00 - 16:00

    Prices:

    • Child : £ 5.00

    Contact:

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

    Newhailes Hallowe'en with Mercat Tours

    Dates:Dates between : Fri 28 Oct - Sun 30 Oct Location:Newhailes

    See another side of this beautiful house as darkness falls and your guide chills you to the core with sinister tales of curses, witches and death...

    Details

    This event is very popular, so make sure to book your tickets early!

    Tours at 18.00, 19.45 & 21.30

    Booking is essential with Mercat Tours, please visit www.mercattours.com/online-booking.asp or call on 0131 225 5445

    Dates & Times:

    • 28 Oct 2016 : 18:00 - 21:30
    • 29 Oct 2016 : 18:00 - 21:30
    • 30 Oct 2016 : 18:00 - 21:30

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 18.00
    • Child : £ 10.00
    • Family : £ 50.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0131 653 5599
  • Santa's Grotto at Newhailes

    Santa's Grotto at Newhailes

    Dates:Dates between : Sat 10 Dec - Sun 18 Dec Location:Newhailes

    Come join us for festive treats in the Stables Visitor Centre! Santa will be in his grotto, the shop will be selling gift items, and the café will be serving Christmas goodies!

    Details

    £4 per child for Santa’s Grotto if booked in advance, £5 at the door. Adults go for free!

    FREE entry to Newhailes Visitor Centre

    Dates & Times:

    • 10 Dec 2016 : 11:00 - 16:00
    • 11 Dec 2016 : 11:00 - 16:00
    • 17 Dec 2016 : 11:00 - 16:00
    • 18 Dec 2016 : 11:00 - 16:00

    Prices:

    • Child : £ 4.00

    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

13 Feb
  • House (Tours only): Closed
  • Visitor Centre: Closed
  • Shop: Closed
  • Stables Café: Closed
  • Estate: all year daily
Opening times are for today Use the buttons to change date or see all dates in calendar.
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.
Please note that from February 8th access to Newhailes will be unavailable from Newcraighall road for 4 weeks due to road works.
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