A perfect day trip from London – Nymans estate

I’m back with yet another glorious National Trust site! And this one makes the perfecttttt day trip from London. It’s been a fair while since our last excursion to a local site – Bodiam Castle, yet we decided a good old English bank holiday was the perfectttt oppertunity to explore a new site.

A rather nippy and over cast one albeit, yet we thoroughly enjoyed Nymans in West Sussex.

Upon recommendation, and my nifty national trust app, Nymans ticked all the national trust boxes with countless walks, gorgeous tended gardens and even a characted home to wander.

Just 10 mins outside of Haywards Heath, it wasn’t too far for us to travel and was the perfect destination for a bank holiday venture.

We even took a cheeky meal deal picnic to enjoy on the lawns over looking the house ruins.

History of the House

The rather beautiful thing at Nymans is the now ruins of the house being the center piece of the site. Following a great fire in 1947, most of the house was burnt down. Whilst a small part of the house was re-built and is open to the public, the ruins of the great hall is currently under conservation.

Although, it is due to be open to the public in June, so you will yourself be able to explore the ruins of the old grand hall. I think we may even return to explore the ruins!

Entry – Adult: £14.00 Child: £7.00
Parking – FREE
Facilities – Character house, 3 woodland walks, walled garden, garden center, second hand book store. Wheelchair friendly walking spaces.

There is so much to enjoy when at Nymans. With woodland, tended gardens and wide open spaces, it makes the perfect National Trust site to take the family, any time of the year! It’s pretty wheelchair and buggy friendly too with most of the tended lawns, gardens and estate walks level and maintained.

We spent roughly 4 hours at Nymans, firstly exploring the estate and then venturing the orange woodland walk.

Have you ever visited Nymans? Any other trust sites we should be making a visit to next?
As always, leave your thoughts in the comment section below.

Why not check out our other National Trust visits including Bodiam Castle and Scotney Castle.