Visiting Ashdown with your family

Children take a close look at the wildlife on a fallen tree trunk

With plenty of space to run around, Ashdown House and our wider estate have lots of ideas for fun outdoors activities. You could spot deer or explore the woodland on one of our woodland walks or the tree trail. Don’t forget to have a run through our maze too – you never know, you might spot a Cavalier behind a hedge.

What will you spot on a visit to Ashdown?

Pick up our childrens quiz before your staircase tour. Sadly, Elizabeth died before the house was finished, but she gave all her paintings and hunting trophies to William. Can you spot some of her paintings as you climb the staircase at Ashdown? Can you spot the pearl necklaces belonging to the ladies who lived here? The staircase at Ashdown House is very wide. How many steps does it have?

For families

  • complete the i-spy worksheet inside and outside Ashdown House
  • run around the maze and play hide and seek in the woods
  • follow the tree trail through the woods and look out for animals