Group and school visits to Tyntesfield
Tyntesfield offers a great day out for groups, schools and self-led visits. Find out more about what this historic house, garden and estate can offer your group to make the most of your visit. We welcome groups and can help with planning to fit with your interests.
Whether you are looking to day trip, or simply need somewhere to stop off for lunch or afternoon tea, Tyntesfield is a perfect property for every kind of group visit.
Tyntesfield is a great day out for groups. Located 20 minutes from Bristol city centre and just off the M5 motorway it also makes a great stop as part of a longer itinerary.
We welcome groups Tyntesfield on weekdays only. We are unable to welcome any bookings during weekends, bank holidays, and school half terms. There may be restrictions at other times. Please note that you must pre-book any groups of 15 people or more.
The benefits of visiting us as a group include:
- A discounted admission price for non-members in the group. These prices are only available to a group of 15 people or more (irrespective of how many non-members are in your group) and where payment is made in one transaction on the day by cheque, cash or card.
- Free coach parking for up to two coaches (pre-booking is required)
- An Estate Guide Talk (subject to pre-booking and availability)
Free familiarisation visits for group leaders
If you're planning a group visit you can request our free Travel Trade Pass and you and a friend or colleague will gain free entry to over 300 of our places throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland for 12 months. There’s nothing quite like seeing or experiencing somewhere for yourself to help you plan a successful visit. To receive your pass, call 0344 800 2329 or email us at NTTravelTrade@capita.co.uk.
Who is eligible for free entry?
Registered tourist board guides (on production of a valid badge), coach drivers and tour leaders escorting groups of 15 or more. National Trust members also receive free entry, so it is at your discretion whether to refund the entrance fee to members if you have included it in your package – this is not refunded by the National Trust.
Members must bring their current membership cards with them to avoid paying the full group rate. If any of your group would like to join the National Trust please direct them to our Membership page or call 0344 800 1895.
How to book your group visit
All groups of 15 or more must be booked with the Tyntesfield team in advance of your visit as the site’s facilities have a limited capacity.
To check availability and to make a booking, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01275 461900 to speak with our Business Services team.
Planning your learning visit
We welcome teachers who want to use the National Trust Bristol portfolio as a learning space for their students. Whether you want to bring students to learn about history or just fancy delivering a literacy session with a difference, all types of learning experiences are welcomed and encouraged. Check here for some inspirational group learning ideas.
The woodland areas of Tyntesfield are perfect for forest school groups to discover more about wildlife and nature. There’s plenty of space to feel secluded while still being close to all the facilities.
Education Group Membership
Education Group Membership (EGM) is specially designed to allow education groups free entry to most places cared for by the National Trust. This type of membership is for not-for-profit groups or home educators whose members, pupils or students are in full-time education.
EGM is an annual membership fee costing between £50 and £150. Prices differ depending on the number of pupils in the group.
EGM group leaders are entitled to a free pre-visit to Tyntesfield to create risk assessments, plan and visualise the site if requested. These visits should be booked in advance with the Children and Young People team.
What if my group doesn't have EGM?
Education groups without EGM pay the normal admission charges for adults and children to visit Tyntesfield. These prices can be found on the homepage.
We advise education groups to complete their own risk assessments in advance of the visit to ensure the specific needs of their learning group are covered.
We can offer generic risk assessment guidance to help you. Please contact the Children and Young People team on TyntesfieldLearning@nationaltrust.org.uk if this is required.
How to book your school visit
All school visits should be booked in advance with our Children and Young People team. To book one of our sessions or a self-led visit, please complete our booking enquiry form.
The Gibbs family bought Tyntes Place in 1843 and transformed it into the Victorian Gothic masterpiece that exists today. Step inside the house to see rooms that reveal what life was like for those who lived and worked here.
The garden at Tyntesfield is an ever-changing landscape, home to beautiful borders, ancient trees and tasty produce that's used daily in the Cow Barn restaurant.
No National Trust place has a bigger collection of objects than Tyntesfield. Here, we highlight some of the things to look out for in the Gibbs family home, from the Grand Hall fireplace to an impressive hoard of books.
Both the Cow Barn Café and the Pavilion Café serve a selection of hot and cold food and drinks. Afterwards, browse the wide range of unique gifts and local produce in the Cow Barn Shop.
The story of William Gibbs, his faith and how the money he made trading guano led to the creation of Tyntesfield and its collection.
If you’re planning educational group visits to National Trust places, then you could benefit from education group membership, giving you free admission for a year.
If you're travelling to the UK from overseas this year, buy a National Trust Touring Pass for entry to more than 300 places in our care. With 7-day and 14-day options available, the pass can be tailored to fit your trip. Discover where you can visit with the Touring Pass and how to buy yours.
Visiting us with a group? Then our answers to your frequently asked questions might help with any question you may have.