For families

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Calling all young gardeners

Get stuck into some planting

Get stuck into some planting

From 5 - 30 April visit our plant centre and we will provide all you need to pot up your own fuchsia plant to take home and care for. Then bring it back to enter our flower show in September, where they will be judged with prizes.

  • £1 per plant (normal admission applies)

Come along to the potting shed on 10 and 11 May to make your own little paper pot and plant vegetable seeds to take home and grow. You can tick off one of your 50 things and get a sticker for your scrapbook too.

  • Free (normal admission applies)

Cadbury Easter egg trail

Easter family fun  © National Trust/ Keith Mason

Sat 12 to Mon 21 April, 10:30am - 3:30pm

Are you ready for a giant egg hunt?  We’ve hidden lots of coloured eggs in the garden.  See how many you can find and then collect your Cadbury chocolate Egghead prize.

  • £2.50 per trail (normal admission applies)


50 things to do before you're 11¾

50 things to do before youre 11¾ © National Trust

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.

Go geocaching

Join the digital treasure hunt © John Millar

Borrow a GPS unit and go on a trail to find a geocache in the woods or try our beginners' trail in the garden.

Tick off no. 49 (Find a geocache) and collect a sticker for your scrapbook.

50 things map and planners

LSE 50 things events graphic © National Trust/Alex Tarling

Download our map to help you plan your 50 things adventure at Nymans.

Family-friendly checklist

  • Children under 5 are free
  • Baby changing facilities available
  • Gravel and grass paths in the garden
  • Buggy park by café
  • 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

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

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.

Try these at home

Have fun collecting autumn leaves

Have a go at some of our activity ideas at home or create your own activity sheet to bring with you when you visit:

Family maps and trails

Have a peek at our family explorer map to find the best places to have your adventures or follow our 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.