Christmas silhouette trail

Identify the Christmas Carol silhouettes hidden within the gardens and help Scrooge discover his festive spirit.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Wrap up and explore a winter landscape in The Vyne's gardens. A series of silhouettes are scattered across the garden and its your job to find them all. After all the fresh air you may want to reward yourselves with a hot chocolate in the Brewhouse tea-room.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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The Vyne

Prices

Admission from 1 March 2019
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £14.30 £13.00
Child £7.15 £6.50
Family £35.75 £32.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £11.00

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
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

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:

  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 Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

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. Admission prices will change on 1 March.

The basics

Suitability
Children are welcome.
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Enter the grounds through Visitor Reception and collect your activity sheet.
What to bring and wear
You'll need flat shoes and weatherproof clothes for this foray into the gardens.
Accessibility
All silhouettes will be in sight of the main gravel pathways.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
30 November 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
1 December 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
2 December 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
3 December 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
4 December 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
5 December 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
6 December 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
7 December 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
8 December 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
9 December 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
10 December 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
11 December 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
12 December 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
13 December 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
14 December 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
15 December 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
16 December 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
17 December 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
18 December 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
19 December 2019 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

Sold out: Evening behind the scenes house tours

Thu 14 Nov 2019
18:00-19:45
Back by popular demand, you can explore 14th-century cellars, Tudor attics and even walk on the newly restored roof of this historic mansion. Wander the house at night time and enjoy a glass of prosecco in the staircase hall.

Tormore house trail

Fri 15 Nov 2019
12:00-15:00
Evacuated to The Vyne during the Second World War, pupils from the Tormore Boys School in Deal, Kent came to see The Vyne as their home. Find out what the boys used to get up to in their old school haunt.

Exhibition display: Hampshire’s leading citizen

Fri 15 Nov 2019
12:00-15:00
Bequeathing The Vyne to the trust in 1956, three rooms will explore how Sir Charles Chute and the estate evolved through the turbulence of two world wars.

Christmas silhouette trail

Sat 30 Nov 2019
10:00-16:00
Identify the Christmas Carol silhouettes hidden within the gardens and help Scrooge discover his festive spirit.

Family Christmas house trail

Sat 30 Nov 2019
12:00-15:00
On this festive trail, keep your eyes peeled for clues in the mansion decorated for a Victorian Christmas. As you explore the ground floor, you’ll take a journey through the story of A Christmas Carol.

A Victorian Christmas at The Vyne

Sat 30 Nov 2019
12:00-15:00
Become part of the Chute family this Christmas and enjoy a Victorian home discovering Charles Dickens for the first time.