Thoresby Park

Thoresby Park, Nr Ollerton, Nottinghamshire, NG22 9EP

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Thoresby Park


Thoresby Park, within the heart of Nottinghamshire, is a lovely place to visit all year round with a range of attractions for all the family no matter how young or old. The extensive grounds cover over 1000 acres of rich unspoilt English countryside, with a range of facilities and attractions open to the public all year round.

Whether you are visiting to enjoy the beautiful surroundings, interested in the Gallery, planning a wedding or special occasion, staging an outdoor event, there is something for everyone. Visit the Victorian Courtyard and you'll find working crafts people, shops, licensed restaurant and coffee shop, military museum and the acclaimed Gallery featuring regional, national and international artists.

Car parking is £3.00 all day. You can also purchase an annual season pass for £40.00 with a £5.00 security deposit from the Visitor Centre. There is disabled parking and electric charging points.

Courtyard Shops and Experiences

Shopping at Thoresby Courtyard is a unique experience with precious jewellery from David Fowkes, hot glass blowing by Ingrid Pears, materials to make your own crafts at Craft Corner, homewares from Barton Dawes, exquisite fashions from Hazel Walker, stunning sculptures in True Sculpt and bespoke furniture in Neil Jackman’s. You can also relax over lunch at the Courtyard Restaurant or grab a cup of coffee in the Courtyard Coffee Shop. You'll even find the military Queens Royal Lancers and Nottinghamshire Yeomany Museum and off-roading treks through the estate with Segway Events. Tucked away upstairs in the Courtyard is Frances Alexandra Jewellery, Dawn Idalia Fine Artist and Hypnotherapy Nottinghamshire. You will also find The A.I.R-ing Cupboard upstairs which is a gallery and gift shop, airing the work of Thoresby’s Artists in Residence (Access from the stairs opposite the toilets). 

Barton Dawes Home and Gift

Barton Dawes is one of the area's premier independent stores stocking a wide selection of homeware and gifts
all at affordable prices. Please feel free to come and browse at your leisure.

Craft Corner

Craft Corner is one of the area's premier supplier for all your knitting needs and advice. With a multitude of products on offer including wool, fancy yarns, knitting, crochet patterns and samples to inspire you. Why not embrace your creative side and learn a new hobby? You can also find a wide selection of jewellery, scarves and ladies accessories.

Hazel Walker Ladieswear and Accessories

The place to buy, the place to be. Each season Hazel Walker sources the world's market for wearable, stylish clothes in sizes 10-24, and magic
underwear that reduces inches. An independent and unique shop where you are guaranteed nothing you’ll buy will be on the high street!
Call & view anytime, any day, we know you'll be pleasantly surprised.

David Fowkes Jewellery

David Fowkes uses gems of exceptional quality to design and create unique jewellery. The team works with their clients to create jewellery that suits their style and lifestyle. Each piece is individually handcrafted, on-site, by our small team of Goldsmiths: our work exhibits the highest standard of craftsmanship. Please do join David in the gallery and watch their Goldsmiths at work, creating exclusive David Fowkes Jewellery.

Ingrid Pears Hot Glass Studio

Ingrid Pears MBE creates each piece individually using the finest crystal glass. Precious metals and oxides are used to achieve the rich vibrant colours and purity of design which is associated with the name 'Ingrid Pears'. Please note that Ingrid’s opening times vary.

The Courtyard Restaurant and The Courtyard Coffee Shop

A fully licensed coffee shop with a wide range of delicacies from continental dishes to cream teas. Seating indoors and outdoors in the amazing scenery. Pre-theatre dinner bookings and intermission drinks available. The Courtyard Coffee Shop is new for 2020 serving you up the best coffee and cake, come and try it for yourself.

Thoresby's Pierrepont Gallery

Thoresby Gallery was originally established in 1992 as a space in which to show the Pierrepont Collection. Over the years it has evolved into a busy gallery with an eclectic calendar of exhibitions. Thoresby Courtyard welcomes 80,000 visitors a year. Open six days a week 10.00am – 4.00pm the gallery always has something interesting to engage a wide audience. Thoresby Gallery’s Open Exhibitions have been encouraging local artists and providing a beautiful space in which to exhibit since the early days and now Thoresby are seeking to include all artists, both professional and amateur working in the area with regular opportunities to get involved. (Please note, the gallery may be closed during change arounds so call ahead on 01623 822009 to avoid disappointment).

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  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Dogs Accepted - Park Only.
  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Family Fun
  • Groups Accepted - Groups welcome
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • On-Site café/restaurant - The Courtyard Restaurant and the Courtyard Coffee Shop
  • Parking (charge) - Onsite parking (including for disabled visitors) is charged at £1.00 for the first hour or £3.00 for a full day.
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Picnic Site - Picnic in the park. Way marked walks
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Children & Infants

  • Highchair

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking - Free parking

Payment Methods

  • All major credit/debit cards accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside

Venue Facilities

  • Pet Friendly
  • Shop

Opening Times

Open Christmas
Open New Year
Thoresby Park (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

* Please check out Thoresby Park's website for opening times as these can vary for courtyard shops and cafe.

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