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Magnificent country house and park with an internationally important art collection
The vast late 17th-century mansion is set in a beautiful 283-hectare (700-acre) deer park, landscaped by 'Capability' Brown and immortalised in Turner's paintings.
Inside, the house contains the National Trust's finest collection of pictures, with numerous works by Turner, Van Dyck, Reynolds and Blake, ancient and Neo-classical sculpture, fine furniture and carvings by Grinling Gibbons.
The servants' quarters contain fascinating kitchens (including a copper batterie de cuisine of more than 1,000 pieces) and other service rooms.
Brownlee Tri South
Sunday 15 June, 8.30am
Following the success of the Brownlee Triathlon at Fountains Abbey in 2013, Petworth Park will host a sprint and super-sprint triathlon this summer. Swim in our tranquil lake, cycle through the stunning surroundings of the South Downs and run in the beauty of our open parkland.
Petworth Park 10k
Wednesday 21 May, 7.15pm start
A two lap 10k run for enthusiasts and athletes alike, set in the stunning backdrop of Petworth Park. This race is run in association with local running club the Midhurst Milers. Now is the perfect chance to set yourself a New Year's challenge and provide motivation for your training.
£14 per entry, booking essential
Spring has sprung
Spring is just around the corner and the early signs can be seen bursting into colour in the Petworth Pleasure Grounds. Come and wander through the sea of daffodils on the way up to the Rotunda and pause a moment to enjoy the magnificent view, before making your way along the short path via the beautiful and fragrant magnolia blossom trees to the coffee shop in the historic servants’ quarters for a well-deserved cup of tea and slice of cake.
Nest egg – Cadbury Easter Egg Trail
Join us this Easter and be an intrepid eggsplorer on our free-range adventure trail. Make a fluffy Easter chick complete with a nest as you follow our trail through the beautiful Petworth Pleasure Grounds and collect a Cadbury chocolate Egghead prize as a reward. The trail runs from 7 Apr – 21 Apr.
- £4 per child.
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