Wildlife spotter challenge

Look out for swooping birds, fluttering butterflies and dancing dragonflies with three handy spotter sheets available from Visitor Reception.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Here's a few sneaky tips to get you started: If you head into the walled garden, you should find butterflies at the wild flower meadow which should be at its peak June-July, in August check the dahlia border next to the meadow. Dragonflies and damselflies like to hover at the edge of the lake, so look out for them as you stroll. As for birds, try the Lime Avenue and the tea garden areas. If you're new to this, we recommend you download a bird call identifier app to help to work out what type of birds you can hear. You may well be surprised at the variety of birds you record.

Prices

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

Prices

Admission 2022
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £14.30 £13.00
Child £7.20 £6.50
Family £35.80 £32.50
One adult family £21.50 £19.50
Group Adult N/A £12.35

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...

We can only accept card payments at this time. Thanks for understanding.

The basics

Suitability
Suitable for families
Meeting point
Enter the grounds through Visitor Reception where you can pick up your spotter sheets.
What to bring and wear
You'll need practical clothing and shoes for this self-led activity.
Accessibility
The gardens have hard gravel paths, the woods have mud tracks with tree roots crossing them in places. Just so you know, you don't have to go into the woods to find interesting birds. In the height of summer, you can find plenty of these, alongside butterflies and dragonflies in the gardens.

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Spring into summer trail

Sat 28 May 2022
10:00-16:00
This May half-term, families can spot delicate cherry blossom bursting into bloom in the wild garden. In the walled garden, next to fragrant rows of sweet peas, you’ll find a wildflower meadow coming into bud. Runs 28-29 May and 2-5 June 10am-4pm.

Corgi trail

Thu 02 Jun 2022
10:00-16:00
Famous for being one of the Queen's most-loved pets, can you find six adorable Corgis hiding around the gardens? With tell-tale crumbs down its face can you spot which one has been eating the Queen’s Jubilee cake? Runs 2 - 5 June 10am-4pm.

Outdoor cinema: West Side Story

Fri 15 Jul 2022
21:45-23:55
A tale of bitter gang rivalry and forbidden love on the streets of Manhatten, follow this ‘epic retelling of Romeo and Juliet’ in Spielberg's spectacular new adaptation of the 1957 musical. Rated 12A. Starts 21.45 Finishes 00.20.

Outdoor cinema: Mamma Mia!

Sat 16 Jul 2022
21:45-23:30
Showcasing ABBA’s hit songs and set on a sunny Greek island, enjoy this feel-good flick starring Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård, Julie Walters, Dominic Cooper, Amanda Seyfried and Christine Baranski. Rated PG.

Outdoor cinema: The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Sun 17 Jul 2022
21:45-23:30
When a flat tyre leaves Brad and Janet stranded on a stormy night, they seek shelter in a nearby castle belonging to Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry), an eccentric transvestite. Rated 15.

Wildlife spotter challenge

Fri 22 Jul 2022
10:00-16:00
Look out for swooping birds, fluttering butterflies and dancing dragonflies with three handy spotter sheets available from Visitor Reception.