Friday 11 November 2016

10 Reasons to Visit Nymans, National Trust - West Sussex

During half-term we fancied out a day out at a National Trust site, our son was staying with his grandparents, so it was just the girls and us and we wanted to visit somewhere new to explore. About an hour away from us in West Sussex, just five miles outside Crawley is Nymans, which the National Trust describes as a garden lovers' home for all seasons, with an extensive yet intimate garden set around a romantic house and ruins.

It is a busy enough site that they have regular trails and activities for all the family and we felt sure there would be something to keep us all interested. We weren't wrong, have a look at these ten reasons why we would recommend a family visit to Nymans - 

1. Loads of Opportunities for Play

2. Ruins for playing and climbing. We saw a big family having a fab game of hide and seek

Thanks to Miss E for this photo
3.  A variety of trails across the grounds for the kids throughout the year (look at the colours in the background)

4.  It is a photographers dream

Thanks to Miss E for this photo
5.  There is so much space, it allows families to connect and enjoy each others company

6.  There is a massive variety of gardens, both formal and informal - something for everyone to enjoy

7. The house is charming and has a children's treasure hunt inside

8.  Fabulous woodland walks, which are especially good in the Autumn for nature collecting, fungi spotting and of course leaf jumping

Thanks to my husband for this photo
9.  Great for bringing your own picnic to have outdoors

10.  It is a feast of colour, perfect for someone like me who is practising their macro photography

Yep, Nymans is great but it does get busy during the school holidays. The parking was full to overflow when we arrived at about 1pm on the Thursday of Autumn half-term. Entry for a family with 2 adults is £29 without gift aid but I'd highly recommend National Trust membership as there are so many wonderful places to visit and every one is unique. It would make a great Christmas gift for a family who likes to spend time outdoors.

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Disclosure: I have received some free passes to use for National Trust days out in return for honest reviews. I have not been instructed what to write and I remain honest.

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