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Surrounded by beauty... steeped in history

An intimate family home, the history of the Vyne spans the centuries. From its royal beginnings in Tudor times to its place today as a intriguing retreat for you to explore, you can lose yourself in the surroundings that inspired great authors such as Jane Austen. Discover a chapel where sunlight streams in through stained-glass windows, a ring that may have inspired Tolkien or an oak gallery fit for a king.

You could enjoy the view from the house in winter of the first hoarfrost or the autumnal glow of the woodland on a misty morning. Can you see yourself spending lazy summer days picnicking on a lawn that stretches to a shimmering lake?

The gardens are a peaceful escape with secret picnic spots, or you can stroll by the ornamental lake. Why not take in the restored Walled Garden, now a working kitchen garden providing delicious, fresh and seasonal produce to our Tudor tea-room.

The ancient woodlands are a great place in every season from the carpet of spring bluebells to autumn leaves. Sneak into the wetland bird hide and experience glimpses of wildlife. Come alone or with friends and family, there's plenty to see and do for all ages of adventurer.

Spring colour

Colour returns to the gardens, Daffodils, latin name Narcissus © Geoff Smith

Colour returns to the gardens, Daffodils, latin name Narcissus

Visit us this spring to see some wonderful displays of colour. Our snowdrops and crocuses will soon be complimented by beds of daffodils. Spring provides a spectacular sensory experience at the Vyne, birdsong can be heard all around and the scent of tree blossom fills the air.
 

Woodland wildflowers

Get out and about and enjoy natures spectacular scenes © Geoff Smith

Get out and about and enjoy natures spectacular scenes

If you fancy taking a walk through our ancient woodlands, see if you can spot the first bluebells shooting through the ground. Our woods are full of wildflowers that blossom during the spring months.

Cadbury Easter egg trail

Join us to claim your prize © Cadbury

Join us to claim your prize

20 - 21 April, 10am - 5pm

Bring your little eggsplorers to the Vyne this Easter and take part in our Cadbury Easter egg trail. Follow in the footsteps of Henry VIII and his hunters as you search around our grounds for rabbits.  Every child wins a Cadbury's chocolate Egghead prize.

  • £2 per trail, normal admission applies.

Family fun this spring

New friend at the chicken naming event at The Vyne © Helen Sanderson

New friend at the chicken naming event at The Vyne

Visit us at this special time of year to see our gardens and countryside blossom into life. Bring the family to have a go at geocaching and orienteering or see what trails we have out in the grounds. Visit our gift stalls and children's craft activities on Mother's Day and our collectible book sale 3-9 March.

50 things at the Vyne

50 things to do

Come along to start ticking off your list of 50 things to do before you're 11¾. You could:

  • Build a den
  • Create wild art
  • Plant it, grow it, eat it
  • Go bird watching

Sign up on the 50 things website, where you can claim rewards

The FB Pocket Orchestra

The FB Pocket Orchestra take their listeners back to the hot jazz, blues, ragtime and other popular dances of the 1920s-30s and earlier. See them performing on the North Lawn on Saturday 19 April, 2pm-4pm.

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