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“Stunning park”
Review of Clumber Park

Clumber Park
Ranked #6 of 26 things to do in Worksop
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Clumber is a beautiful expanse of parkland, heath and woods covering more than 3,800 acres.Clumber Park was once the country estate of the Dukes of Newcastle. Although the house was demolished in 1938, there are glimpses of its grand past to explore - from the Gothic-style chapel, often referred to as a 'cathedral in miniature', you can follow in the footsteps of dukes through the peaceful pleasure ground to the Walled Kitchen Garden, where you can experience sights, scents and a taste of the past.Today Clumber offers freedom to discover a ducal park and provides a haven for wildlife within an idyllic setting.With 3,800 acres of picturesque parkland and gardens, peaceful woodlands and a magnificent lake to enjoy there is plenty of space to explore and relax with your family and friends.Not only is Clumber's mosaic of habitats home to an amazing array of wildlife, it is also a great place to spot it.And there's much more to explore.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great country park. always love to visit. stunning walks around the lake or woodland paths.
Can hire bikes if you wish.
There are tea rooms and a shop. There is an adventure play ground for the kids.

Great place to bring a BBQ or picnic and make a day of it. loads of green open places to let the kids run free.

Best of all if you're a National Trust member it's all FREE

Thank Dickieg1
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited for the 1st time on a sunny Sunday afternoon. This place is massive, is very well maintained and has some interesting features and great wildlife throughout. Large grassed areas where people were sitting, relaxing, playing sports, eating etc. and generally just taking a break from 'normal' life. Some nice little shops, places to get food & beverages, toilets available throughout. We chose to take the long route round the whole of the lake and had a lovely relaxing time. Plenty of cyclists and dog walkers around but the paths were wide enough to accommodate everyone at once and cyclists are directed on alternative routes if space doesn't allow at times. All in all would recommend to anyone as it really is a lovely place. However.... Appreciate that the area needs to be maintained by the National Trust but I feel an entrance charge of £4.00 per (car passenger) adult just to get into the grounds is quite extortionate. As someone else has commented, if walkers and cyclists are not charged then why are car passengers ? Surely fairer to either charge everyone or just to charge per car if the premise is that the charge covers the car park area upkeep (??). Seems very unfair. Also I'm making the assumption that the catering is provided by the National Trust as that was certainly the impression given. An outside catering 'truck' displaying the prices showed bottled water at £1.85, Tea at £2.00, a Hot Dog at £5.00 (!) and a Cheeseburger at £5.50 (?!). Totally over the top in my opinion - I dread to think what a young family visiting would end up paying with entrance, food, potentially an ice cream each afterwards and whatever else on top. I'm all for reasonable charges to help such places be preserved / updated but within reason - spaces such as this should be affordable to all, not treated as an opportunity to ramp up prices to a captive market potentially pricing people out of enjoying the countryside.....

Thank Tarndy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

so big plenty of space to take children or the dog for a walk . if you have mobility problems I would advise a wheelchair as it is huge , there are toilets and ice cream van also there is a lake ideal for a picnic and children to play football badminton or fly a kite .

Thank janice w
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful country park which is welcoming for all. We had 3 babies in prams and our dog, and was able to access the whole park. Pathways accessible and the length of walk around the main lake is ideal for the family. We took a picnic, however the coffee shop / cafe looked clean and appealing with seats inside and out. Cost was £4 per car if not National Trust members. The only downside are the toilet facilities which are in need of modernisation, particularly baby changing. There is no baby change area at all in the toilets on far side of lake.
Looking forward to our next visit

Thank Sheldon1923
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a recent visit with 2 elderly relative's both have dementia we thought it would be nice to have a tea stop on the grass verges of the public highway-,1at mistake.
We were approached by the sheriff who charged us £16(£4 per person) said if we didn't pay we would get a ticket-2nd mistake we paid.
After questioning the charge with the merry men at the car park was told the admission fees are on a board at entrances to public highway,we asked why the pay booths were not positioned at these points and was told we wouldn't get any one in - obviously be knows the prices are too high.
Only people in cars were targeted ,again when emailed my complaint to the N T questioning this maid Marion replied we choose not to charge walkers/cyclists- hang on your sign clearly States per person Not car.
Also asked about tickets left on cars asking people to pay again merry men said nothing happens its a grey area.
As there are no signs or ticket machines on grass verges one can only assume it's free-3rd mistake.
This is misleading advertising as only people in cars pay and if that is the case then surely it becomes a car park fee.
Looking at reviews on trip adviser lots of people think that it you don't park in the car park there is no fee - wrong.As soon as you stop after the entrance you are liable for the fee if unlucky enough to be caught by the sheriff.
Also on trip adviser a lady worried she would get a fine after a ticket being placed on her car -N T quoted they would not fine her it's not our policy.
To recap once you have parked any where in Clumbe r Park you have to pay £4 per person and if they leave you a ticket they don't fine you.If they do just look for the review and quote them.
To save any confusion go to Sherwood Forest to see the genuine Robin Hood- signs are clear £3 car parking .
My scoring is on the fees/ customer service i can't score the park as I never entered it or used any facilities.
Our stay was less than 30 mins expensive parking!!

1  Thank julie b
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