For families

Let your imagination run riot © Helen Sanderson

Let your imagination run riot

Hidden Realm play area

Turf-covered tunnels with sound tubes, surrounded by an ‘Iron Age’ wooden fort and bridge, slide and stream that runs into a limestone-bordered sandpit – all designed to be crawled through, climbed up and slid down. There are hiding places in the form of mini bamboo jungles and a covered seating area is perfect for picnics. Opens 2 April.

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 activities

  • Have fun with our children's nature discovery trail
  • Don't forget your binoculars. Enjoy our bird hide and wetland reserve
  • Photographers get creative - bring your camera

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.

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