Newstead Abbey was closed on Sunday 3rd December due to adverse weather conditions. If you had pre-booked you will be able to come along another day when Newstead Abbey & Gardens are open or receive a refund.

If you booked Narnia at Newstead House Admission on Sunday, you can simply bring your ticket and we will honour it on an alternative day. If you instead booked a House Tour, Afternoon Tea or Christmas Dinner, please email us to we will be able to confirm your booking for an alternative day. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


‘Wrap yourself in Kindness’

Kindness Quilt

Mr Webb’s Bedroom

21st October 23 to the 5th November 23

The Kindness Quilt was developed by children in Nottingham schools to celebrate Nottingham City Council’s RSE (Relationships and Sex Education) day 2023 and Nottingham Year of Stories.

The artist, Rebekah Johnston, supported teachers to work creatively with their pupils around the theme of, ‘Let’s Launch into Kindness’.  Each quilt square represents thoughts and feelings about kindness.  By scanning the QR codes you can listen to Nottingham children sharing their kindness stories.

Thanks to our partners, ChalleNGe Nottingham, Nottingham Primary Parliament, Read On Nottingham, Nottingham City Libraries, and Newstead Abbey.

#RSEday  #NottinghamTogether

Quilt image: Tracey Whitefoot

To accompany this display there will be a FREE family drop in workshop over the October half term.


Kindness Collages

Family workshop

Tuesday 24th October 23


The Garden Room (entry through the Brides Garden), Newstead Abbey

Explore ways we can be kind to ourselves and others and use these ideas to design and create a square kindness collage.

There will also be a chance to see the Kindness Quilt created by Nottingham Schools.





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