Half-term fun

A child climbing a tree

The garden and woods at Nymans are perfect for some autumn inspired fun. With colourful trees and lots of autumn leaves, these simple pleasures can keep everyone entertained this half-term.

Pumpkin faces trail

Find pumpkins faces dotted all around the garden, making sure to stop off at the pumpkin selfie station to capture the moment. Share your photos with us #Nymans. Pick up one of our activity sheets too at the welcome hub on your way in - perfect for little ones to enjoy some seasonal fun.  

Free trail and activity sheets for all to enjoy. 

A comfy bed of leaves.
Child lying on a carpet of fallen leaves
A comfy bed of leaves.

Pop up Pumpkin patch

Bring the kids to scamper along paths through the beautiful gardens at Nymans and join in with our pop up pumpkin patch games like pumpkin hoopla.


Autumn in the garden

The colourful flower borders beds last long into the autumn and until the first frost, while the native woodland and garden trees turn to orange and red.

Falling leaves provide the perfect opportunity for some good family fun: leaf art on the lawn and crunching leaves underfoot in the wood.

50 Things

Autumn is a great time to check off several of your 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾. Try catching a leaf as it falls from a tree or create some natural art from treasures you collect from the ground. If it's a wet day then you can have fun splashing in puddles or collecting rain drops.

Treat yourself to an indulgent hot chocolate
Girl sipping a festive hot chocolate
Treat yourself to an indulgent hot chocolate

Call into the cafe

Whether you need refuelling or just a sweet treat, drop by the cafe to sample some of our delicious soups, bakes and cakes. Fresh, seasonal food is prepared daily and you can sit either inside the cafe or outside in the tea garden when the weather's fine, soaking up some autumnal sunshine. if you're in a hurry, or you want to picnic, then the horsebox by the ruins is open for snacks and drinks. And, as it's never too cold for ice cream, we offer a lovely range of Sussex ice creams.  (Please check horsebox opening times on arrival).     

Autumn things to do