Families at Nymans

Children playing at Nymans

There’s plenty for families to see and do at Nymans. Explore the garden and woods or discover hidden treasures in the house. Activity and spotter sheets will keep little ones happy while our seasonal trails in the garden and walks in the woods are fun for everyone.

Seasonal trails

Discover more about the hidden stories of Nymans with one of our family trails. Each season we have a different themed trail that you can collect on arrival from our welcome hub (charges apply). Follow the trail to find the clues to complete the challenge.  

Find your way on a trail at Nymans
Child looking at map at Nymans
Find your way on a trail at Nymans

Play in the garden

The Messel family enjoyed playing in the garden and we have activities to help you have fun too. Explore the bamboo jungle and topiary shapes, build a den in our den building area or test your skills on the wooden stepping stones.  Pick up a spotter activity to hunt for seasonal flowers and plants and keep a look out for bugs and birds.

Many of our gravel paths are narrow and unsuitable for scooters and bikes.

Have fun in the garden
A boy with binoculars coming through hedge
Have fun in the garden

Woodland fun

The woods are a great place to explore with boardwalks, water cascades, mud, flowers and very tall trees. Our three circular walks will show you some of the best bits (pick up a map from the welcome hub). See if you can find the large wooden sculptures. For extra adventure why not try our geocaching trail?

Who will you meet on your walk in the woodland?
Chainsaw sculptured woodland creatures
Who will you meet on your walk in the woodland?

50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ at Nymans

Visit us and collect your free activity scrapbook and tick off some of the 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾. The garden and woods are a great place to start. Discover crazy creatures and have fantastic adventures. Start you adventure with us at Nymans.

I've completed my '50 Things' scrapbook
Things to do for families
I've completed my '50 Things' scrapbook

Family friendly checklist

  • Children under 5 are free
  • Single and multiple adult family memberships available
  • Baby changing facilities available
  • Gravel and grass paths throughout the garden
  • Half portions and lunch boxes in café
  • High-chairs available in cafe
  • Picnics welcome in the garden
  • Borrow a blanket 
  • Shelter spots throughout the garden
  • Free childrens' activities
  • Pocket-money gifts in our shop
Enjoy a family day out at Nymans
Family having picnic in garden
Enjoy a family day out at Nymans