ABIT ABOUT TEMPLE NEWSAM Temple Newsam is set within over 1500 acres of parkland, woodland and farmland, and was constructed in the 18th century, it is a magnificent Tudor-Jacobean mansion. Famous as the birthplace of Lord Darnley and home to the Ingram family for more than 300 years. Temple Newsam has hosted many events over the years, including music festivals, and funfairs. THE HOUSE The mansion was bought by Leeds City Council, from Lord Halifax in 1922, and is well know for its great paintings and Victorian furniture. The house re-opened its doors to visitors after a two year restoration, that was funded by the Herritage Lottery Fund. New facilities include level access and a lift, audio guides and a range of activities for children. The house i find very educational, and good to see a part of history. The house has a total of 34 rooms, on 2 floors, this includes picture galleries, librarys, bathrooms and numerous bedrooms. HOME FARM The Farm was built in 1694, visitors can now freely explore the cobbled yards, including the timber yard, exhibitions and rare breeds of livestock, all housed in the original buildings. The Farm also has a small play area for children, half way round the Farm. My kids love going to see and feed the animals and there is so much to see. THE FARM IS NONE SMOKING CAFE AND SHOPS There is a cafe which is situated in the courtyard. They also have a souvenir shop which is situated just next to the cafe. CAR PARKING There is a small car park which is situated near the house, but there is a small fee for using this. This car park is patrolled which is why there is a small fee. There is a large carpark which is near the Farm and this car park is free to use. WHERE IS IT? Temple Newsam is 4 miles from Leeds City Centre off A63 2 miles from M1 junction 46. ADMISSION PRICES AND OPENING TIMES House Farm Both Adult (over 16) £3.50 £3.00 £5.50 Child (aged 5-16) £2.50 £2.00 £3.50 Child under 5 Free Free Free Family Ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children)£9.00 £8.00 £14.00 Leeds cardholders Free Free Free MY PERSONAL VIEWS I love this place and so do my kids, its a fun and interesting day out, and if you get bored of looking around then you can always have a play about on the many big fields. There is just loads to do and not enough hours to do them in. I did find the Cafe rather expensive, i found it alot cheaper to take a picnic. I would highly recommend to just try this out. This is the perfect place to go with your family and cheap also. Just so there is no confusion i am also know as kineticspade on ciao :-)
Temple Newsam is a large stately home on the outskirts of Leeds and is a great day out for old and young alike. I have never been in the house itself, although I'm sure you can go in and take to look round, we always take advantage of the outdoor amenities there as we have children. Apart from a couple of playgrounds, amid lush and extensive grounds where kids can run and dash about, there is a lovely farm where youc an go and browse round the animals. Kids love this. There is also a small museum of farming with lots of antequated equipment, which is really interesting (although it doesn't sound it). There's also a small cafe and a gift shop, although I must advise that the cafe is VERY expensive. We once got the shock of our lives when we ordered 2 coffees, 2 drinks for the kids and a couple of 'cakes'. It came to about £11!!! Therefore I would advise taking sarnies if you are going to spend the day there, otherwise you may bankrupt yourself. Apart from this there are beautiful gardens you can stroll though, some woods and I believe there is a small lake. Throughout the summer the council hold 'party in the park' type rock festivals and events too. All in all a good day (or night) out for all the family.