Father Christmas and Friends family trail

Follow this trail around the property to find the festive helpers of Father Christmas, then ascend our exciting rooftop walkway to see if the sleigh has made a safe landing.

  • Booking not needed
  • Admission applies

Please note the rooftop walkway has separate opening times: 11am-3pm with last entry at 2.30pm.

Although there'll be plenty of reindeer and elves to see, Father Christmas is running to a very tight schedule so he won't be about on the trail.

Suggested donation £1. Normal admission applies.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • All £1.00
    all
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The Vyne

Prices

Admission
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £13.00 £11.75
Child £6.50 £5.90
Family £32.00 £28.80
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £10.80

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points. Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid* — an extra 25 per cent — potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

Please note...

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The basics

Suitability
Children welcome - please supervise your adult at all times.
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Pick up your trail sheet for a suggested donation of £1 at Visitor Reception.
What to bring and wear
Wrap up warm and bring your waterproofs.
Accessibility
All trail points are visible from the main paths and from the visitor roof walkway. The walkway is lift-accessible.
Other
Dogs are welcome in the grounds but the roof walkway, house, shop, tea-room and children's play area are just for humans.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
17 December 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
18 December 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
19 December 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
20 December 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
21 December 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
22 December 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
23 December 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
26 December 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
27 December 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
28 December 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
29 December 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
30 December 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
31 December 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
1 January 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
2 January 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Estate Office
Email
thevyne@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01256 883858

Upcoming events

Father Christmas and Friends family trail

Sun 17 Dec 2017
10:00-16:00
Follow this trail around the property to find the festive helpers of Father Christmas, then ascend our exciting rooftop walkway to see if the sleigh has made a safe landing.

Tudor secrets self-guided tour

Sun 17 Dec 2017
10:00-16:00
At the site visited by Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn in 1535, pick up your self-guided tour at Visitor Reception and uncover hidden secrets contained in The Vyne's surviving Tudor features.

Children's Tudor animal trail

Sun 17 Dec 2017
10:00-16:00
Deer, horses and falcons are just some of the creatures you may have seen at The Vyne in 1535. See if you can spot the animals that played an important part in Tudor life.

Tag-a-Tile 2017

Sun 17 Dec 2017
11:00-15:00
Be part of history by personalising a tile with a message or drawing to go on our new roof.

Last chance to see the rooftop walkway

Sun 17 Dec 2017
11:00-15:00
As this former Tudor palace comes to the end of a £5.4m roof project, seize the last opportunity to explore the rooftop walkway. Read on for all opening times and last entry times.

Meet the project specialist - Project Conservator

Mon 15 Jan 2018
14:00-15:00
Just how do you look after a historic collection in a former Tudor palace undergoing a £5.4 million roof project? Our National Trust Project Conservator Amanda Sutherland will be on site to tell you how.