Clumber Park, Worksop, Nottinghamshire
Enjoy a couple of hours or a whole day outdoors at Clumber Park; the rewards are bountiful fresh air, glorious scenery, peace and quiet, and a wonderful sense of wellbeing. This 3,800 acre country park is owned and looked after by the National Trust, but for over three centuries it was the seat of the Dukes of Newcastle. A very grand mansion house once stood at the heart of the estate, surrounded by private gardens and hunting grounds that until 1707, were part of Sherwood Forest.
Get your togs on, get out and enjoy the wholesome feels; wander through the woodlands, stride out across the heaths, or take a gentle stroll around the lake. There are 20 miles of cycling trails, so if you’ve got your bikes, take them along, if not, go to the Cycle Hub where they have a bike hire service.
In true National Trust style, there’s a walled kitchen garden where the produce that’s grown is used at the onsite cafes, there’s a Discovery Centre, a gift shop and a second hand book shop. In the summer there’s an ice cream parlour, and there are toilets and baby changing throughout the park. Clumber Park is a delight to explore any time of year, but autumn is stunning with the colours of the turning leaves; Christmas is a real treat with carols in the Gothic chapel, Father Christmas dropping in for visits, and breakfast with his hard working elves. A lovely place to visit when you’re on your large group holiday in Nottinghamshire.
Main car park open 7.00am-7.00pm, closed Christmas Day
T: 01909 476592 All information correct at the time of writing