This October marks thirty years since the Great Storm hit the South East. The National Trust lost of hundreds of thousands of trees across 3,000 acres of land. But it was also a chance to re-evaluate the way we work in the outdoors.
Now is a great time to get out and about into the fresh autumn air in and around East Sussex. Our downloadable walks will lead you to the very best of autumn colour at places like Sissinghurst Castle Garden.
This half-term our places take on a Hallowe’en flavour, with ghoulishy entertaining goings-on for kids and adults alike. From trails at Bateman's to simply playing in the crunchy autumn leaves, there’s something to give the whole family the jitters.
'Speak its Name!', in partnership with the National Portrait Gallery, London, displays portraits from the Gallery's Collection including Vita Sackville-West's lovers Violet Trefusis and Virginia Woolf. Based on a new book of the same name. Runs 9 September to 29 October.
This autumn, we're celebrating the 150th birthday of children’s illustrator Arthur Rackham. The magic of his haunting images weaves through a new exhibition, art workshops and more. Exhibition runs Friday 8 September to Sunday 29 October.
Members of our National Trust supporter groups in Sussex help fund raise for places like Nymans and Sheffield Park - they also get together for days out and talks and tours or volunteer at their local place.
From the UK's largest horse-chestnut tree at Hughenden in Buckinghamshire, to adventures among red squirrels on the Mottistone Estate, on the Isle of Wight, autumn wouldn't be complete without a traditional game of conkers for your little ones.