Nymans | Day Out With The Kids

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Attraction Currently Closed


  • Haywards Heath
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Attraction Currently Closed

As a result of the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak, all National Trust sites, including parks, garden and all car parks, will be closed to the public until further notice. We'll keep this updated with news of opening/closure changes, but always recommend to check before you travel.

Don't worry - you can find lots more great days out in Haywards Heath, or you can browse days out all over the UK here.

Attraction Information

How do you like to unwind with the family? If long woodland walks and strolling through beautiful gardens is your thing, then you’ll love Nymans. It’s a National Trust gem, featuring 20th Century gardens with a romantic house and ruins. It’s the perfect place for a day out in nature and a picnic in the woods!

While you’re looking for inspiration for your own garden, the kids can  explore a bamboo jungle, build a den, or test their balancing skills on the wooden stepping stones. Pick up a spotter activity and send your little explorers on a hunt for seasonal flowers, squirrels, bugs and birds.

Venture even further on a woodland walk. Enjoy the peace and quiet of nature, while the kids run around and get involved in all sorts of natural play. To make the experience even more engaging for the little ones, grab a free family trail from the welcome hub. These are seasonal, so you’ll discover something different every time you visit.

  • Beautiful gardens and woods
  • Elegant house in partial ruin
  • Seasonal family events & activities
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Opening hours

Garden & Plant Centre
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

House & Gallery
Monday to Sunday 11:00 - 16:00

Daylight access

Last Entry

30 minutes before attraction closes


General Admission
Adults (17+): £12.60
Kids (5-16): £6.50

Travel & Contact Information


Staplefield Road, Handcross, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 6EB, England

Phone number

01444 405254



Click here to visit Nymans' website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

There are baby food facilities available.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant.

Yes, Nymans is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

The garden is mostly level and the majority of our pathways have a loose gravel surface. There are some steps. The woodland and arboretum paths are uneven and seasonally muddy with a number of slopes, some steps and uneven paths. There is also an unfenced lake. Alternative access to the house is offered. The Gallery is located on the first floor of the house, access via an internal staircase only.

Yes, Nymans have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Assistance/Guide Dogs only

Additional Info


Attraction will close due to high winds.

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