Visit Update

We’ve made a few changes, to help make your visit as safe and enjoyable as possible.


PAGE UPDATED: Thursday 05 November 2020

To keep visitors updated about available facilities at Newstead Abbey & Gardens, in line with government regulations on My Nottingham News.


Our top priority is the Health and Safety of our visitors and staff.

This dedicated page provides information about the facilities and services currently available at available at Newstead Abbey & Gardens as well as the safety measures we have in place.

Scroll down to read the latest updates about each part of your visit.

Please remember to check this page for the latest information before each visit.

Historic House & Abbey

The Historic House Museum is closed temporarily.

Many other facilities, events & activities remain open throughout the park with covid safety measures in place, see below more for detail.

Gardens & Park

Newstead Park & Formal Gardens are open to the public.

The park is open during the core hours 10 am – 4 pm and last entry is 3pm – weekdays, weekends and bank holidays.

Play areas are open in line with government guidance.

Retail shop & café kiosk

The retail shop is closed temporarily. If you have any queries, please get in touch.

The café kiosk is open 11am – 4pm with takeaway service and a queuing system in place. Limited service and contactless payment only.

External concessions may be available on site at times with risk assessments in place. These are contactless payments only also.

Toilets & car parking

Toilets and baby changing facilities in the courtyard during limited hours, subject to capacity and maintenance.

Car park charges will be contactless payment (£6 per car or £2 for walkers and cyclists – it’s free for under-5s). The vehicle entrance opens from 9.30am. No cash payments for car parking.

Regularly visiting? Did you know we have a Car Park Season Pass available? It’s £50 for Newstead Abbey, or £100 for a combined pass with our sister site Wollaton Hall.

Go to our Car Parking Season Pass

Events & activities

We typically have a series of events all year round, though due to ongoing changes with guidelines from the Government, we review each activity on a case by case basis and will continue to update you via our What’s On page.

For any upcoming events, please see listed on our What’s On page.

If you have any concerns about an event or activity you have arranged, please get in touch.


Covid safety measures

We’ve added a number of control measures to protect our visitors and team members:

While inside buildings, visitors must wear face coverings.

Hand sanitising stations have been installed in the toilets and around the sites at entrance to courtyard, café kiosks and play areas etc, and we kindly ask that all visitors make use of to clean their hands regularly.

Approaching till points, we have marked spaces on the floor to help our visitors adhere to safe social distancing.

Queuing systems are in place in our toilets, and café kiosk to help the flow of visitors. The courtyard capacity is monitored and additional restrictions may be put in for everyone’s safety.

Any payments made on site are by contactless payment only. This includes car parking, café kiosk and external vendors on site.

All team members have received additional training to ensure they work safely, in line with Coronavirus procedures.

Visitors are requested to observe social distancing (2m) in line with government regulations at the time of visit.

Park & wildlife safety measures

Cyclists, runners and active walkers are recommended to use the grass alongside the tarmac path, to ensure social distancing (2m) is possible on narrow paths.

BBQs are not permitted in the park, as they pose a danger to the wild peacocks and other wildlife.

We request that all visitors take litter home, where possible, as with increased demand at parks, this will help us keep the parks safe for all wildlife.

As we have peacocks and other wildlife throughout the grounds, we recommend to ensure your dog is on a lead when close to wildlife.


We appreciate that this will be a difficult time for customers and our teams, and hope that the park & grounds will offer a little respite over the coming weeks.

We have a ‘We’re Good to Go’ industry standard mark, awarded by Visit Britain, for following government guidelines in relation to Covid-19, ensuring social distancing can be maintained, cleanliness procedures are in place, and have necessary risk assessments also.

We continue to pay close attention to all government recommendations that are updated through My Nottingham News and will keep you updated via our page here, so please continue to check this page before each visit.

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