For families

Outdoor play at the plantation

Let off some steam in the plantation, our natural play area - with picnic area and composting toilets - at the top of the garden. Find the den building area to build your own den, put on a play in the base camp theatre and get lost in the higgledy-piggledy fence. Access to the plantation does involve some steps.

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. £3.50 per child.

More information can be found on our Events page. Booking is essential on 01342 323029.

Family friendly

  • Baby changing
  • Bottle warming
  • Highchairs
  • Children's menu
  • Picnics welcome
  • Free trails and activity sheets
  • Hippy chick seats for young visitors in the house



50 things challenge

Tick off more 50 things activities in our garden and woodland. You can roll down a really big hill, build a den or track wild animals. Just pick up a scrapbook from the apple store and collect your stickers from visitor reception.

Woodland walks

Get outdoors and closer to nature - explore Hollybush and Rockinghill Woods on our estate or take a short walk to the Weir Wood Reservoir.
Pick up a 50p walk leaflet from visitor reception.