Things to see & do

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November tours

Standenâ¿¿s restored kitchen range is regularly fired up

 Mon 3 Nov - Fri 28 Nov
11am - 3pm (Mon - Fri only)

During weekdays in November access to the house will be as part of a 45 minute taster tour. Tours will leave every 30 mins with timed tickets available on arrival from Visitor Reception.

At weekends the house will remain free flow from 11am-3pm

Christmas is coming

Sat 29 Nov - Sun 4 Jan

See the House decorated in 1920s festive style for a traditional Beale family Christmas. Festivities include selling arts and crafts exhibition, festive trails, visits from Santa and much more.

Small charge for some activities.

Woodland Santa

Woodland Santa at Standen © Roger Bloxham

Weekends 6/7, 13/14, 20/21, Mon 22 & Tues 23 Dec
11am & 2pm

Join Santa at the woodland plantation for hot chocolate and toasted marshmallows. Includes a traditional wooden toy gift.

£3.50 per child. Booking essential 01342 323029.

Christmas carols

Woodland Santa at Standen © NTPL/Paul Harris

Mon 22 Dec
East Grinstead's Meridian Voices choir will be performing a Christmas Carol concert in the Barn Café. Get in the festive spirit with carols, a mince pie and a glass of mulled wine.

Tickets £10 adult, £5 child & £20 family. Booking essential on 01342 323029.


Fri 28 Nov
7.30pm- 9.30pm

Join us for an evening of stargazing and demonstrations with Flamsteed Astronomy Society.
£10 per person including hot drink and a biscuit. Adults aged 16+. Booking essential on 01342 323029.

Autumn garden

The arrival of Autumn in the garden brings spectacular colour changes, particularly with our collection of acers that turn a fantastic shade of red.
Other autumn plant highlights include swamp cypress, callicarpa with purple berries and impatiens tinctoria with white flowers.

Explore our woods

Rockinghill Wood, Standen © James Masters

Follow our footpaths into the woods and surrounding countryside with one of our self-guided walks for leisurely strolls and experienced walkers. All walks are 50p from visitor reception or download one of these popular walks:

Family fun

Enjoy some family fun at Standen this autumn. Visit the Plantation play area, tick off your 50 Things activities, pick up an explorer bag from the apple store to explore the garden and woodland, or discover the Arts & Crafts in the house.

Tower tours

The Water Tower, Standen

Tours to the top of the water tower for views of the garden and across to the Ashdown Forest will be available every Thursday and Sunday from the beginning of September. The water tower is closed between June and August as it's a maternity area for the long earred bat.

Daily programme

Conservation in action at Standen

Every day, there's the opportunity to join a member of our team for a talk, tour, demonstration or activity to learn about the Beale family, Standen or our work.

Check out the daily programme boards on arrival to see what's happening during your visit.