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.

Open the Toybox!


Come and learn about…

History: changes within living memory and beyond living memory; understanding some of the ways in which we find out about the past

In this session:

  • Open Great Granny’s toybox – what can we see? Do we have any toys like the ones she played with? What were her toys made of and how did they work? Were there different toys for boys and girls or rich and poor children in those days?
  • Look at original old fashioned toys from the museum’s collection
  • Re-discover the fun that was had then and the skills they would have needed by playing with reproductions of some of the toys they’ve seen
  • Look at the Nursery Attics where the Webb family children lived in Victorian times

Duration: 1.5 hours | 10.30am -12noon or 1pm – 2.30pm

Cost per session: £6 per child


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Contact Us By Phone – 0115 876 1420

To help with navigation :

Location: Wollaton Hall & Deer Park
Stage: KS1
Theme: History
Subjects: History

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