Newby Hall & Gardens near Ripon is set to reopen tomorrow (Thursday 1st April) and with a brand new addition to their woodland walk.

The award-winning gardens have confirmed they will be opening as planned after being forced to postpone until June last year due to the pandemic.

And along with the reopening of the gardens and Adventure gardens, Newby Hall are set to unveil a brand new ‘Enchanted Wood Trail’ which will run through the woodland walk.

The new trail will feature a few woodland characters for visitors to meet along the way, including Titus Troll – a friendly Yorkshire troll complete with flat cap!

Commercial Director, Stuart Gill said

“We are absolutely thrilled to be able to open on time this year. We were so disappointed to not open as usual at Easter last year; we all look forward to opening and to not have that or even a prospective opening date was a huge blow.

“We hope to welcome visitors back with the stunning gardens and our Enchanted Wood Trail which should keep the children entertained!”

Due to Government Guidelines, the Miniature Train and River Boat can only open after the 12th April, whilst the restaurant is still takeaway only. The House, Dollshouse and Teddy Bears should be able to reopen from May.

The Enchanted Wood runs from 1-11th April. Tickets must be booked online in advance online at

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