11 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:

    • 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 15 Nov - 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:

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

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0844 493 2124
  • 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.

    Please note: Friday is now sold out.

    Halloween at Newhailes with Mercat Tours – 6.00pm, 7.45pm and 9.30pm (adults only). Booking essential with Mercat Tours on 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
  • Visit Mrs Claus at Newhailes

    Dates:Dates between : Sat 6 Dec - Sun 14 Dec Location:Newhailes

    Mrs Claus will be in Santa's Stables Grotto at Newhailes on the weekends of 6/7 and 13/14 December

    Details


    Visit Mrs Claus in Santa's Stables Grotto at Newhailes. Tell her how good you have been this year and what you would like for Christmas!

    Booking essential to avoid disappointment as Santa is very busy at this time of year!

    £4 per child (includes small gift) siblings may see Santa together.

    Dates & Times:

    • 06 Dec 2014 : 11:00 - 16:00 (30 min intervals)
    • 07 Dec 2014 : 11:00 - 16:00 (30 min intervals)
    • 13 Dec 2014 : 11:00 - 16:00 (30 min intervals)
    • 14 Dec 2014 : 11:00 - 16:00 (30 min intervals)

    Prices:

    • Child : £ 4.00
    • buy online

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0844 4932125
  • Christmas at Newhailes

    Christmas at Newhailes

    Dates:Dates between : Sat 6 Dec - Sun 14 Dec Location:Newhailes

    Escape the pressures of the High Street and join us for festive treats at Newhailes this Christmas.

    Details


    As well as Santa's grotto(booking essential)there will be carol singers, wreath making workshops(booking essential), Victorian Christmas games, Ranger-led walks, special winter tours of the house and you can relax with a hot drink and mince pie in our cafe.

    The NTS shop will be open with lots of gift ideas.

    Dates & Times:

    • 06 Dec 2014 : 11:00 - 16:00
    • 07 Dec 2014 : 11:00 - 16:00
    • 13 Dec 2014 : 11:00 - 16:00
    • 14 Dec 2014 : 11:00 - 16:00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0844 4932125
  • Newhailes in Hibernation

    Dates:Dates between : Sat 6 Dec - Sun 14 Dec Location:Newhailes

    Take advantage of the rare opportunity to see the house in hibernation.

    Details


    This one hour tour will cover aspects of how the house is put to bed and conserved over the winter months and includes a brief history of Newhailes.

    Please dress warmly - conservation heating levels only in the house.

    Price £5 member, £10 non member
    Concessions £4 Member £8 non member

    Please book on line or by calling 0844 4932125 to avoid disappointment

    Dates & Times:

    • 06 Dec 2014 : 12:00 - 15:00 (60 min intervals)
    • 07 Dec 2014 : 12:00 - 15:00 (60 min intervals)
    • 13 Dec 2014 : 12:00 - 15:00 (60 min intervals)
    • 14 Dec 2014 : 12:00 - 15:00 (60 min intervals)

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 10.00
    • Concession : £ 8.00
    • buy online

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0844 4932125
  • Winter Walk

    Winter Walk

    Dates:Sat 13 Dec - Sun 14 Dec Location:Newhailes

    Come along and join the Lothian Ranger Service for a fascinating walk around Newhailes Estate.

    Details

    During this walk you will learn about the winter trees of Newhailes Estate, festive folklore and myths.

    Dates & Times:

    • 13 Dec 2014 - 14 December 2014 : 13:00 - 14:30

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 4.00
    • Child : £ 3.00

    Contact:

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

    Booking:

    Booking is Essential
  • 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
  • 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

23 Oct
  • House(Tours only): Closed
  • Visitor Centre: Closed
  • Shop: Closed
  • Stables Café: Closed
  • 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

  • Thu 23/10 : Patchy rain nearby 15°C 15°C 23/10
  • Fri 24/10 : Partly Cloudy 12°C 12°C 24/10
  • Sat 25/10 : Partly Cloudy 13°C 13°C 25/10
  • Sun 26/10 : Cloudy 13°C 13°C 26/10
  • Mon 27/10 : Light rain 15°C 15°C 27/10