Summer at Tyntesfield

The school holidays are here and there's plenty going on at Tyntesfield. Whether it's having a go at some of your 50 things, or travelling across the estate in true Victorian style, it doesn't matter what the weather's doing.

Family wearing gardening gloves

Wonders of the walled garden family workshops

Learn what's growing in the kitchen garden, have a go at being a gardener and try out some recipes in the bountiful walled garden. There are two hour workshops across the school holidays.

Tyntesfield Pav play area

Play at Tyntesfield

With four play areas, a den building village and acres of parkland to explore, play is the order of the day on a trip to Tyntesfield.

Child with magnifying glass on bug hunt

50 Things at Tyntesfield  

There are plenty of opportunities to tick off some of your 50 Things at Tyntesfield. Build a den in the den village, eat a picnic in the wild, hunt for bugs or join in one of the many activities that run throughout the year.

A group on a night time nature walk

Evening nature walk with a ranger

Complete one of your 50 Things to do before 11 and 3/4 by going on a nature walk at night with Tyntesfield’s area ranger. You'll discover the creatures that come out to play after the visitors have gone home and be taught top tips for spotting nocturnal wildlife, learn how to use a bat detector and may be lucky enough to find owls, deer and newts while the rest of the estate sleeps.

Tyntesfield theatre

Outdoor theatre

Whether Shakespeare is your thing, or you prefer the wonders of Alice in Wonderland, we've got a show for you on the croquet lawn this summer.

Child making a seed pot at TYNTEtots

TYNTEfest 2019: Beatrix Potter Tales

The grownups get Glastonbury, the kids get TYNTEfest. Celebrate National Play Day at Tyntesfield with storytelling, crafts and games for 2-5 year olds. Don't forget to check out our regular TYNTEtots events throughout the year too.

Two visitors having a picnic in the formal gardens at Tyntesfield

Places for picnics at Tyntesfield

Here are a few of the top spots to spread out and tuck in, whether you like far reaching views or shady woodland.

Horse and carriage at Tyntesfield

Horse and carriage rides

Travel the estate in the grandest of styles on a Victorian style horse and carriage. Booking is advised, but there'll be drop in spaces on the day.

Upcoming events


Sat 25 Jan 2020
Bring your instruments, and join us to welcome in the new year and celebrate the newly completed orchard with Tyntesfield's first Wassail.

Trust 10

Sun 26 Jan 2020
Enjoy a 10k run with the National Trust. Tyntesfield has a pay & display car park: £3 per vehicle. National Trust members who scan their cards at our parking machines or those with an in date car sticker park for free.

'Play Hard' behind the scenes tour: 27-31 January

Mon 27 Jan 2020
Step behind closed doors and find out more about the Gibbs family and how they made Tyntesfield their home.

House tickets: February weekends

Sat 01 Feb 2020
To enter the house at Tyntesfield, you'll need a ticket. These can be pre-booked or picked up from the ticket office on the day.

Feel Good Friday: Tyntesfield run

Fri 07 Feb 2020
Blow the cobwebs away with a morning run round the Tyntesfield estate, enjoying spectacular scenery along the way. Every other Friday, except bank holidays and school holidays.

Family marbling workshops

Mon 17 Feb 2020
This February half term, get creative by making your own marbled book mark or greeting card in our family workshops.