Play like a Victorian

A woman and child playing dominoes.

Wednesday 2 August is National playday, so what better time than then to start our month of playing like Victorians at Tyntesfield...

Outdoor adventures

Tyntesfield's Victorian residents, the Gibbs, loved spending time in the outdoors. They modelled their gardens to fit with their tastes and reflect their travels across the world.

For your budding Victorian explorers, we are running bookable outdoor activities in the woodland of the estate throughout the month of August...

Every time you explore the parkland, it helps us care for the plants and wildlife.
Kid play outdoors Tyntesfield

Victorian explorers: summer training camp

Recommended for children aged 7 - 12 years old, our summer training camp is a full day session (10am - 3:30pm) inspired by the Gibbs family's nautical connections.

Drop the kids off for a day of outdoor adventure, den building, natural crafts, boat building and orienteering in the woodland.

Booking is essential as places are limited. To book your place, please visit our events page.

No.4 of your 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4: build a den
Den building Tyntesfield

Victorian explorers: a summer woodland adventure

Recommended for children aged 5 - 7 years old and their families, our summer woodland adventure sessions are a great way to spend a morning together in the great outdoors with storytelling, natural crafts and activities inspired by Victorian explorers and the history of Tyntesfield.

Booking is essential as places are limited. To book your place, please visit our events page.

We're channeling our inner Victorian explorers at Tyntesfield this summer
Children building dens

Victorian parlour games

In the boudoir of Tyntesfield’s Victorian Gothic Grade 1 listed house, you can have a go at Victorian pastimes and games throughout August.

Try your hand at classic games like dominoes, zoetrope and bagatelle (the historic inpiration for the modern game of Pinball).

You can even dress in Victorian costume to really step back in time.


Why not challenge your family to a game of dominoes this summer?
A woman and child playing dominoes.

Antony Gibbs family trail

Our summer trail is inspired by Tyntesfield's great Victorian, Antony Gibbs, and the work he did to change and modernise the estate.

Have a go at following the trail around the grounds and you'll be rewarded with a very Victorian treat, just ask for a trail map at the Ticket Office when you arrive.

What fun facts can you discover on our Victorian family trail?
Child with a trail map on her head walks toward the house at Tyntesfield.


Where will your adventures take you?