Christmas for families at The Vyne

You can explore The Vyne decorated for a Victorian Christmas.

Running 12-3pm from 30 Nov – 23 Dec and then 26 Dec 19 – 2 Jan 20, families can enjoy indoor and outdoor festive trails and rediscover the story of A Christmas Carol. Explore the house decorated for a Victorian Christmas. When you need to refuel, you can head to the Brewhouse tea-room, while a visit to the shop can help shorten the Christmas shopping lists. Read on for tips on how to get the best out of your visit.

A family walk along a path.

Christmas silhouette trail

Based on the story of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, see how many silhouettes you can spot on this family trail through The Vyne's gardens.

On a trail through the house, young detectives can solve a mystery.

Family Christmas house trail

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 Christmas tree twinkles in the corner of a room.

A Victorian Christmas at The Vyne

Lavishly decorated for a Victorian Christmas, take a journey through the tale of A Christmas Carol on the ground floor of the house.

Mince pies

Eating at The Vyne in winter 

When the troops are hungry, you can head into the warmth of our cosy Brewhouse tea-room. From hot chocolates and mince pies to steaming bowls of soup, we have winter warmers to keep the family well fuelled.

A child sits on a tree stump reading a book.

Shopping at The Vyne in winter 

In the shop, the family can browse a treasure trove of goodies for all ages. Treat yourselves to a little something or tackle the Christmas shopping with homeware, accessories, food, beverages. Books and kids goodies in the shop.

Key info for families

Access for pushchairs
You can get round the gardens on wide, hard gravel pathways. Do bear in mind that walkways through woodland, wetland and parkland can be muddy. In some parts of the woodland, tree roots come across the path.

You'll find hard gravel paths in the gardens.
A dad pushes a buggy along a path at The Vyne.
You'll find hard gravel paths in the gardens.

As the Brewhouse tea-room is rather snug, you’ll need to leave buggies and pushchairs in the shelter provided. 

In the house, we can provide slings whilst pushchairs are left in the cloak room to the right of the main house entrance. Items are left at your own risk.

Toilets and baby changing
If you find yourself making a hasty dash, child in tow to the loo, you’ll find baby changing facilities and toilets in a block on the left, just after visitor reception, and also by our Brewhouse tea-room.

Food for children
Our Brewhouse tea-room has childrens’ lunch boxes containing sandwiches, fruit, mini cheeses, yoghurts and cartons of drink. 

If you need to warm up milk, a microwave is available in the ground floor seating area of the Brewhouse.

Families can keep warm and dry in The Vyne's Brewhouse tea-room.
Families can keep warm and dry in The Vyne's Brewhouse tea-room.
Families can keep warm and dry in The Vyne's Brewhouse tea-room.

Dogs
Although the house, shop, tea-room and children’s play areas are just for humans and guide dogs there are plenty of walks for you and your canine companion to do together.
 
So that everyone can enjoy their visit to The Vyne, we ask that you please keep your dog on the lead at all times and use the bins provided.

Four-legged friends on leads are welcome in most of the grounds at The Vyne.
A dog walks on a lead.
Four-legged friends on leads are welcome in most of the grounds at The Vyne.

Play area
Adventurers under the age of 10 can explore the Hidden Realm behind the shop.

Useful to know
Ball games, Frisbees, scooters, bikes and drones

Unfortunately ball games, Frisbees, bikes, scooters and drones are not allowed on the estate. This is to prevent further damage to the house and grounds. 

Don’t worry, there’s still fun instore with our 50 things to do before you’re 11 and ¾. Some activities are listed in the article below. If you really want to let off steam, venture out into Morgaston Woods where wild play can fire young imaginations.

A girl in red trousers splashing in a puddle

Winter 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ at The Vyne

From bird watching to the all-important game of pooh sticks, The Vyne is the perfect place to try some of our 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾.