For families

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Discovery family trail

Mon 2 March to Sun 31 May
10:30am - 3:30pm

We've been inspired by our current exhibition of paintings to create an art themed discovery trail.

Explore and enjoy the gardens in a slightly different way by finding the mini pictures in the garden and using the art box to create your own picture.

Don't forget to collect your sticker when you have completed the trail.

£1 per trail (normal admission applies)

Pot your own plant

Sat 28 March to Sun 12 April
10:30am - 3:30pm

Come to our plant centre during the Easter holidays for a bit of practical gardening. Choose your own little fuchsia seedling to plant and then take it home to look after.

Bring your plant back on Sat 5 Sept to enter our fun flower show and competition.

£1.50 per plant, including pot and compost
(normal admission applies)

Cadbury Easter Egg Trail

Friday 3 to Sunday 12 April
10:30am – 3:30pm

Have some fun with us this Easter and get all the family searching for spring characters throughout the garden and hunting for special giant eggs.

Once you've completed your trail you'll be able to claim your Cadbury chocolate Egghead prize.

£2.50 per trail (normal admission applies)

Family-friendly checklist

  • 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 or umbrella
  • Shelter spots throughout the garden
  • Free childrens' map and activities

50 Things

’50 Things’ 

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.

Try these when you visit this spring

4. Build a den
31. Hunt for bugs
44. Go bird watching
49. Find a geocache

Start checking off your 50 things at Nymans

Just for the kids

Keep the kids entertained with our:

  • Spotter & activity sheets
  • Trail in the House & 'Find Foxy'
  • Borrow a magnifying glass
  • Geocaching in woods & garden
  • Borrow some binoculars
  • Den building area
  • Natural play - bamboo jungle, balance beams, roundhouse and a secret path

Family membership

Find fun family adventures for free at lots of local National Trust places  

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.

I'm hungry

 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.

Pocket money

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.