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 Father Christmas has made a safe landing.

  • Booking not needed
  • Admission applies

Father Christmas is visiting The Vyne a little early this year. He needs to check that he can still park his sleigh on the roof, despite our huge roof scaffold.

Keep your eyes peeled on this festive trail through the grounds and around the roof walkway* at The Vyne.

*From 30 October 2017, the roof walkway closes at 2:30pm.

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...

You'll find important messages about things that will affect your visit in a red box at the top of our homepage. If there's no red box, then there's nothing to report. It's always best to check this before you set off. 

The basics

Suitability
Children welcome - please supervise your adult at all times.
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Pick up your trail sheet for £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
1 December 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
2 December 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
3 December 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
4 December 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
5 December 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
6 December 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
7 December 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
8 December 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
9 December 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
10 December 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
11 December 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
12 December 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
13 December 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
14 December 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
15 December 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
16 December 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
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

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Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Tag-a-Tile 2017

Thu 19 Oct 2017
10:00-16:00
Be part of history by personalising a tile with a message or drawing to go on our new roof.

Tudor secrets self-guided tour

Thu 19 Oct 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.

Rooftop walkway

Thu 19 Oct 2017
10:00-16:00
See how our major roof project is progressing from our lift-accessible rooftop walkway open daily. Read on for all opening times and last entry times.

Children's Tudor animal trail

Thu 19 Oct 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.

Meet the project specialist - Assistant Project Curator

Thu 09 Nov 2017
14:00-15:00
How do you research and tell a previously untold story in a historic building undergoing major roof repairs? Meet our Assistant Project Curator to find out.

Meet the project builder

Mon 13 Nov 2017
13:00-14:00
How exactly do you repair a Tudor roof? To find out, you're invited onto The Vyne's rooftop walkway to meet Site Manager for the Roof Project Andy Nicholls.