For families

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February half-term

Have fun on our family trail in the garden

Have fun on our family trail in the garden

Sat 14 to Sun 22 Feb 10:30am to 3:30pm

Have some half-term fun with our winter explorer trail and find out about what garden plants and animals do during the cold winter months. Don't forget to collect your special certificate when you complete the trail.

£2 per trail (normal admission applies)

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 winter

4. Build a den
6. Run around in the rain
44. Go bird watching
49. Find a geocache

and maybe even 15. Play in the snow

Start checking off your 50 things at Nymans

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, umbrella, books and binoculars
  • Free childrens' map and activities
  • Shelter spots throughout the garden

I'm hungry

Let our chef make you lunch ©

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

Keep the little ones happy with our range of pocket money toys © NT

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.


Family membership

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

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.

Just for the kids

Keep the kids entertained with our:

  • Spotter & activity sheets
  • Trail in the House & 'Find Foxy'
  • Geocaching in woods & garden
  • Natural play - bamboo jungle, balance beams, roundhouse, den building and a secret path

Family maps and trails

Find your way with our fun activity map

Have a peek at our family explorer map to find the best places to have your adventures or follow a walk in the woods. If you’re coming on a 50 things adventure then don't forget to take a look at our 50 things map.