Group volunteering at Tyntesfield, Somerset © National Trust

Group volunteering at Tyntesfield, Somerset

Resources for self-directed visits

Teachers are able to design their own programme of study at Tyntesfield. All self-led visits are free for schools with Education Group Membership but must be booked in advance.

This page is packed with suggestions and resources for planning your visit to Tyntesfield or you can contact us to discuss more options.

Inspiring objects

  • A recently restored masterpiece © National Trust

    Take One: Chandelier

    These resources are available to support self-led learning visits to Tyntesfield. They are based on The National Gallery’s Take One... model. This pack uses the chandelier in the drawing room as a focus point for cross-curricular learning. It provides plenty of information about Tyntesfield and its history, along with exciting activities and lesson ideas. Choose from the two versions below.

    Take One: Chandelier (pdf)

    Take One: Chandelier easy print (pdf)

  • Amazing detail carved into the house at Tyntesfield © NT/Chris Watts

    Take One: Carving

    This resource pack also combines information about Tyntesfield and its history with cross-curricular learning suggestions. It uses one of Tyntesfield’s exterior stone carvings as a starting point to explore a variety of curriculum areas, from Art and Design to Science. Choose one of the two versions to download below.

    Take One: Carving (pdf)

    Take One: Carving easy print (pdf)

  • Tyntesfield cares for many toys and games loved by several generations © NT/Tyntesfield

    Thousands of treasures to discover

    You can also now browse and search Tyntesfield's collection on our new National Trust Collections website. Here you'll find images and information about thousands of objects from all our National Trust places.

Focus on the Wild

Focus on the Wild: A digital postcard © Tyntesfield / National Trust

Why not use photography to explore the wilder side of Tyntesfield? You can upload your images through our website and create digital postcards that can be shared in our online gallery and e-mailed to friends and family.

Den building

A woodland challenge - who can build the biggest den?

Feeling adventurous? Why not come on a walk through the woods and hold a den building competition at our special den building site near the Summer House? Pick up a play trail leaflet from Home Farm for directions.


 © National Trust

Explore by using a GPS to find boxes hidden along our public rights of way. Ideal for smaller groups and the software is now available to download onto most smart phones.

Playing on the farm

For younger children we now have an exciting play area in our Home Farm Visitor Centre themed around life on a working farm. It's close to the car park , toilets and restaurant and completely free to visit.

Tyntesfield Stories

 © National Trust

A team of volunteers have been interviewing locals about their memories of Tyntesfield. Be inspired by their stories before your visit or use them to get to know the estate's history in more depth.


Like to explore? We've been working with the Bristol Orienteering Klub to create an exciting new trail through our woodland.  More information coming soon.