Wollaton Hall and Deer Park
Built in 1588, Grade I listed Wollaton Hall nestles in 500 acres of parkland boasting diverse habitats including grassland, wetland and woodland. Herds of red and fallow deer roam free with the lake creating a dramatic contrast to the Hall that overlooks it.
With formal and sensory gardens, historic Camellia House, Doric Temple, ornamental lake and boathouse, avenues of ancient trees and late Georgian lodges, herds of wild deer and 500 acres of parkland, Wollaton Park boasts many unique features. The hall is home to the Nottingham Natural History Museum, restored Tudor kitchens, Admirals Bath, the stunning Prospect Room – located at the top of the building – and Cassandra Room.
The grounds host annual music festivals, summer seasons of outdoor theatre and cinema, sporting and orienteering events and lots more.
The walled garden, situated adjacent to the stable block, is tended to by volunteers of the Nottingham Branch of the Hardy Plant Society and open Sundays, 2pm–4pm, April to September. Plant sales raise money to maintain the garden.
90 red and 120 fallow deer roam freely in the park and have done since the fourteenth century. During the rutting season (September and October), stags are protective of hinds, and during calving season (June and July) deer tend to their young, so we ask the public maintain a safe distance at all times.
Any person, or animal, approaching the deer is vulnerable, as stags will defend their group. We ask walkers keep a safe distance and ensure dogs are on leads at all times. Do not feed, touch, or photograph the animals at close proximity.