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Father Christmas will be in his grotto at Nymans on
Sat 6 and Sun 7, Sat 13 and Sun 14 December
Follow the footsteps that Father Christmas has left through the garden to find him in his cosy grotto. He will be waiting by his log fire to hear the children's wishes and to hand out their presents.
£5 per person to visit Father Christmas (normal admission).
Bookings recommended – call our booking line from 1st Dec on 01444 405250
Mon 1 Dec to Tues 6 Jan
10.30am to 3.30pm
The Messel family who lived at Nymans enjoyed the theatre, costumes and dressing up. We have found some of their old pictures showing children dressed up as Father Christmas.
Do you think you can find any of these images when you come and explore our garden? We have hidden 100 of them and also 7 props they may have used. See how many you spot while out exploring.
£1 per trail (normal admission applies)
50 things to do before you're 11¾
Visit us and collect your free activity scrapbook and tick off some of the 50 Things you’ve done in the great outdoors. Discover crazy creatures and have fantastic adventures.
We have half-size portions of our meals and kids' lunch boxes available in our café. You can get ice-creams and snacks from the tea garden kiosk. Picnics are allowed in the garden.
Check out our childrens range in the shop including books and pocket money toys. There's also inspiration for young gardeners in our plant centre.
With family membership you can enjoy great adventures at many National Trust places and free car parking at countryside sites. Both 1 and 2 adult family memberships available, just ask at reception.
- Children under 5 are free
- Baby changing facilities available
- Gravel and grass paths in the garden
- Half portions and lunch boxes in café
- Picnics welcome
- Borrow a blanket, umbrella, books and binoculars
- Free childrens' map and activities
- Shelter spots throughout the garden