Festive walks at The Vyne

Family on a winter walk through woodland

Our ancient country estate is a great place to blow away the cobwebs over the festive season. So wrap up warm and head out for a stroll across this beautiful landscape.

Eagle-eyed treasure hunters can dip into Tudor history on our family Tudor Christmas trail located throughout our grounds. For an outdoors adventure, visitors can amble through the woodland following one of our downloadable walking routes. Be sure to stop off at our cosy bird hide en route to spot some of our feathered winter visitors.

Visitors enjoying a winter walk

Family Tudor Christmas trail

On an exciting treasure hunt through our gardens, learn about Christmas in Tudor times and see how many items you can spot. Booking not needed, everyday 5 December-1 January except 24-25 December (£1 per trail).

Backs of legs of small children walking in wellington boots
Walking trail

Winter walks at The Vyne 

As the temperature drops, pull on a woolly scarf and hat and head out into the ancient woods at The Vyne. To get the most out of your walk, we recommend you try our downloadable walk.

When you’re ready to warm up, head over to our Brewhouse tea-room for a bite to eat and a hot drink. Or, you can enjoy a mooch around our charming little shop by the Brewhouse and pick up some special festive treats and gifts for your loved ones. 

The Vyne roof project

We’re saving this former Tudor palace from leaks and irreversible water damage.

From December, the ground floor of the mansion will have a new layout. Visitors will experience conservation in action as the house team install new features within the mansion and scaffolding is constructed on the exterior. Please be aware for the duration of the project the first floor to the house will be closed to the public for health and safety reasons. 

Tiles are fitted above oak gallery during The Vyne's roof project.

The Vyne roof project timeline

We're carrying out on a major roof project and you can see the work for yourself from our rooftop walkway. On the ground floor of the house you can immerse yourself in the visit of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn in 1535. This timeline highlights key stages in the project as we rescue this former Tudor palace.