From picnics in the garden, to tennis and croquet on the lawns, outdoor theatre in front of the house and writing workshops in the woodland, there’s something for everyone at National Trust Tyntesfield this summer. Looking for something new to do with your little one? This summer sees the first ever TYNTEfest, a brand new festival for two – five year olds and their families with activities and games inspired by favourite nursery rhymes. Ever thought about writing? Tyntesfield’s poet-in-residence, award-winning Bristol poet Holly Corfield Carr is leading writing workshops once a month throughout the summer with a new guest writer every time. Just fancy stretching your legs? With 540 acres of gardens, woodland and parkland, there’s plenty of space to do just that. You can even follow in the footsteps of Tyntesfield’s Victorian owners on the new woodland poetry walk, inspired by the legacy of 18th-century Bristol writer Hannah More.


Image by Alana Wright