For families

Family fun

Urns in the gardens at Tyntesfield North Somerset © NTPL

Urns in the gardens at Tyntesfield North Somerset

Are you looking for a day out full of fresh air and discovery? Are you searching for somewhere to visit on a rainy day? Tyntesfield's house and chapel, gardens and estate are family-friendly and offer a whole range of fun and engaging activities for all the family.

Family events

Build a family-sized den from natural materials © NTPL/National Trust/Marina Rule

Build a family-sized den from natural materials

From living history weekends to a spot of den building, there's lots for your family to get involved in at Tyntesfield. See our events listings to see what's coming up. We hope to see you soon.

Wet weather activities

  • Watch giant puddles form in the drained boating lake and set sail
  • Find the dens in the plantation wood and enjoy a natural woodland shelter
  • Caught out in the gardens? Stay dry in the potting sheds or stables

Rain needn't dampen your spirits

Ideas for rainy days...

Brave the rain © John Millar

Don't let the wet weather spoil your fun. Get your waterproofs on and your umbrellas out and get wet.

Go exploring

Still smiling whatever the weather © John Millar

Try and stay dry by finding the best places to shelter. Shelter in style in the rose garden gazebos or make use of the giant trees.

Keep your eyes peeled

Smiler, the estate cat takes a nap! © NT/Tyntesfield

Smiler Gibbs is Tyntesfield's very own cat and he hates the rain. You'll probably spot him near the kitchen garden where he likes to hide out in the bothy.

Top tips for exploring Tyntesfield

  • Can you spot the strange hunkypunks at the front of the house?
  • Take a look at the floor in the chapel. All is not what it seems...
  • Imagine life as an English gent in the billiard room

Ideas for indoor fun

The East Front of Tyntesfield. © Steve Stephens

Lots of people have lived and worked at Tyntesfield over the years. Open the explorer boxes that are dotted around the house and you'll be able to imagine just what life was like for a Victorian lady or a modern day electrician.

Paintings, pots and pans

a range of plain white ceramic washing jugs, bowsl and chamber pots. © Nadia Mackenzie

Tyntesfield has the largest collection of objects in the National Trust. There are over 40,000 and you can handle some of them on our special 'discovery tables'. The unusual animal bones that were found during the plumbing are something of a favourite!