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)

Sow a Seed

Sat 23 to Sun 31 May
10:30am - 3:30pm

Join us for a bit of practical gardening this half-term. Make your own little paper pot and plant a summer squash or runner bean seed. Care for your plant over the summer and hopefully you will have some edible vegetables to eat.

Tick off No.41 in your 50 Things scrapbook (plant it, grow it, eat it)  and don't forget to collect your sticker.  

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

Woodland Workshops

Sun 3 May - Forest Forensics

Sat 6 Jun - Outdoor Artists

Sun 5 Jul - Fire & Shelter

Sat 1 Aug - Sensory Superpowers

Join our Ranger and explore Nymans Woods like never before. This action-packed adventure series is full of games and activities that will put all your senses to the test.

Suitable for children 8 years and over. 10am - 3pm, £20 per child. Bookings essential on 01444 405250.

Family-friendly checklist

  • Children under 5 are free
  • Single and multiple adult family memberships available
  • Baby changing facilities available
  • Gravel and grass paths throughout the garden
  • Half portions and lunch boxes in café
  • High-chairs available in cafe
  • Picnics welcome in the garden (picnic tables also in carpark)
  • Borrow a blanket or umbrella
  • Shelter spots throughout the garden
  • Free childrens' map and activities
  • Pocket-money gifts in our shop
  • Designated outdoor natural play areas (unfenced)

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.