In and around East Sussex

Fairy book houses and decorations on the mantelshelf at Bateman's in East Sussex

The home of a famous author, fairytale castles and more await you in and around East Sussex

Places to visit

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Kipling’s stories of Sussex fairy tales brought to life this Christmas

The countdown to Christmas is on 

Relive your favourite Christmas traditions and create new ones with family and friends. Wander around houses filled with the homes of fairy tale creatures, handmade by crafty volunteers. Follow a festive trail or tuck into delicious treats in our cosy cafés and tearooms. Whatever you plan, when you weave your Christmas story with us, you help us tell new stories at our places for years to come.

More for Christmas

Winter walking on the Batemans estate

Winter walks  

From winter wildlife at Scotney Castle to reflections in the chilly moat at Bodiam Castle, there's plenty of reason to get out and about this winter. Take a look at our winter walks in and around East Sussex.

Exhibitions to see

Looking after our special places in winter

Get involved
Staff and volunteers gardening at a National Trust property

Supporter groups in Sussex 

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.