For families

Let your imagination run riot © Helen Sanderson

Let your imagination run riot

Hidden Realm play area

The Hidden Realm adventure play area – the first of its kind in the country – has been designed to promote creative and interactive play: to stimulate children’s imaginations within a naturalistic environment, where they can ‘run wild’, but within the safe confines of a walled garden.

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

The shadows of trees towering over the North lawn

The shadows of trees towering over the North lawn

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.

  • Fun animal hoppers for toddlers © Garmin

    Walled Garden

    Children will love sitting on the garden toys.

Bikes and scooters

Enjoying their balance bikes

We welcome scooters and balance bikes here at The Vyne in the grounds. Please leave them outside of the house and Tea Room.

Please leave your pedal bikes at home or in the car.

No ball games in gardens or grounds

Conserving our property for future generations

After careful consideration we no longer allow ball games, drones and frisbees on site. This is in response to visitor feedback and to prevent further damage to the house and formal gardens.


Summer pushchair strolls at Belton House

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

Tea Room : Please leave outside as space is limited inside.