For families

Hallowe'en pumpkin trail

Half term fun on our pumpkin trail © NTPL/national trust

Half term fun on our pumpkin trail

Join us and hunt giant pumpkins around the gardens at Hinton Ampner. Discover the ghoulish punishments carried out by the terrible Tudors. Follow the trail and receive a prize.

  • 24 Oct – 1 Nov, 11am-3pm.
  • £3 per trail.

Free entry to Hinton Ampner for all children in fancy dress. (Trail not included).

Father Christmas

Meet two real life reindeer © NTPL/NTPL

Meet two real life reindeer

Enjoy a truly magical experience this Christmas at Hinton Ampner. Father Christmas is visiting us along with two of his real life reindeer. Join him in his grotto and receive a special gift. There is also a family trail and lots more festive fun.

  • 11am-4pm, 21-22 Dec.
  • £7.50 includes gift.

Free entry for under 16's.

50 things to do before you're 11 3/4

Discover who might live here

Discover who might live here

There are loads of 50 things adventures you can have at Hinton Ampner this autumn. Collect conkers from under our chestnut tree or hunt for bugs in a fallen tree. Head out to the woodland and build your own den or catch a falling leaf from and ancient tree. Even on a wet day you can have fun running around in the rain..

Where to play?

Want to bounce a ball, throw a frisbee or ride your scooter? Then head out to our parkland and enjoy the of space. There's 80 acres of ancient parkland to run around and play in or hunt for bugs in the trees. This will help us to conserve the formal garden. Pick up a map at visitor reception.

Downloadable quizzes and trails

We're family friendly

  • Baby-changing facilities
  • Pushchairs admitted
  • Bottle warming facilities
  • Microwave to heat baby food
  • High chairs available in tea room
  • Child friendly cups and plates
  • Colouring sheets and crayons in tea room
  • Family trails in house & garden