Welcome to the website for the Friends of Temple Newsam Park. Since 1999 we’ve been working to improve and protect its many acres of parkland, gardens, wildlife, farmland, historical buildings and more for today and for years to come.

Over the past twenty years our membership has grown to include people from across the city and country, and we continue to raise funds and hold a variety of events to support Temple Newsam.

We thank all members for their support and we hope you will continue by renewing your membership and, apart from helping the Friends look after the interests of the Park and House, there are great benefits for the annual £8 fee. Click here to renew by debit/credit card or contact Julie Caslin at juliecaslin@googlemail.com or phone 0113 3455798.

We now have an online store where you can buy tickets, membership and make donations by card. And you can also access it by this QR code.

Why not come along to our annual Carol Concert which is held in the magnificent Long Gallery at Temple Newsam House. Details are on the poster, but there is more information here. Tickets (cash and cheque) are available 2nd November and online from 20th November.

Got some free time Sunday 3rd December or the 1st Sunday each month…..then why don’t you become one of our Sunday volunteering team? Read all about it.

Do you like sociable history and fancy a free Tea and Talk club at Temple Newsam House? The next session is on 25th October, at the House 11am – 12:00, More details here. There is a full program of exciting events, tours and workshops at Temple Newsam House and how to get tickets at What’s on at Temple Newsam – Leeds Museums & Galleries

SOLD OUT!! Friends of Temple Newsam Park were pleased to host another Barn Dance. Good fun was had by all at Whitkirk Community Hall with over 80 guests , some regulars and many new faces, danced the night away.

More pictures later!!!

UPDATE: We have now received the remaining 2 scooters. Our appreciation and thanks to all the organisations and donors who have made this possible
Read more about our fund to replace the well used but aging mobility scooters that enable those with restricted mobility to enjoy the Park. To date we have raised funds to purchase 2, a great achievement so let’s aim for another two!! Alison Gledhill is the first user on one of our new scooters

Follow the Blot on the Landscape trail about the mining history on the Estate

The crowd enjoyed our annual Band in the Park even though the weather was hot. We welcomed the Bradford Concert Band for the first time and were treated to fine music and rousing tunes.

Anti social behaviour in the park is vexing many of us. Need to report an anti-social incident? You can report details at this web address https://www.westyorkshire.police.uk/report-it.

There was a public consultation available until the 12th August 2022 giving persons a chance to comment on the possibility of a PSPO.  The order is designed to give the police and the authority’s anti-social behaviour team more powers to deal with anti-social behaviour related to motor vehicles – hopefully helping to reduce some of the issues that we have in parks. The link provides an introduction with more details before going on to the actual consultation. https://www.leeds.gov.uk/antisocial-behaviour-and-crime/public-spaces-protection-orders/vehicular-nuisance-pspo

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