For families

Let your imagination run riot © Helen Sanderson

Let your imagination run riot

Hidden Realm Play Area

The Hidden Realm is partially open.  We have some conservation work to carry out on our walls, therefore one of the tunnels is closed.


Discover wildlife wonders

Lapwings, regular visitors to the wetland reserve at The Vyne

Lapwings, regular visitors to the wetland reserve at The Vyne

Discover flora in the woods and see seasonal visitors to our wetland nature reserve. Will you spot a rarity today? There are various circular walks for all the family in the woodland surrounding the estate - ranging from 1 to 2.2 miles on gentle, well-marked paths. A comfy bird hide awaits those with an interest in wildfowl, just a few minutes' walk from the West Garden.

Family Essentials

  • Children's trails, ask in the ticket office for the latest trails
  • Push chair friendly paths
  • Baby changing facilities


Gardens tree trail

Children discover colourful autumn leaves

Children discover colourful autumn leaves

As you stroll through the gardens, see if you can recognise trees and their leaves with our tree trail guide. Track down our Hundred Guinea Oak and be sure to ask our friendly garden guides to share its long history and how it came to get its name.

Join in the fun

  • Get those boots on stride out into the countryside © Geoff Smith

    Walks for everyone

    Don your boots and stride out into the country with the family. Discover walks around The Vyne.

  • Join the high-tech treasure hunt, try geocaching today © Garmin

    Treasure hunt

    Go exploring in the woods and see if you can find all four geocaches.

  • One of the sunnycroft chickens at easter © Derek Wilbraham

    Walled Garden

    Come and visit the chickens or  little ones can have a go on our sit on toys all in the wall...

Bikes & Scooters

We welcome scooters and balance bikes here at The Vyne.  Please leave your pedal bikes at home or in the car.

Ball Games

Have a kickabout in our designated ball game area. Ask at the ticket office and they will happily show you where.

Pushchairs & the house

There's room to leave your buggy at the entrance to the house.We provide slings to carry your child around the house, just ask at the entrance.