For families

Plantation play area

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 and 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.

Easter eggstravaganza

 © National Trust

Sat 5 - Mon 21 April 11am - 4pm

Pick up an explorer bag and have an outdoor adventure or join one of our activity days*. From make and take crafts to pond dipping, storytelling to woodland dyeing there is lots of family fun at Standen this Easter. (*additional charge)

Egg hunt

2014 Cadbury Easter Egg Trail Logo © Cadbury

Fri 18 - Mon 21 Apr
11am - 4pm

Explore the garden to hunt for clues in our Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt and claim your Cadbury chocolate Egghead prize.

  • £2.50 per trail

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.