Don’t miss the chance to walk amongst radiant reds and breath-taking bronzes in glowing autumn gardens near you. From the beech avenue at Kilndown near Scotney Castle to the azaleas at Bateman's, there is something truly special in store.
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 Scotney Castle and Bateman's.
This half-term our places take on a Hallowe’en flavour, with ghoulishy entertaining goings-on for kids and adults alike. From eerie trails at Bateman's to simply playing in the crunchy autumn leaves, there’s something to give the whole family the jitters.
Strictly for adults, tread the thin veil between worlds on a ghost walk at Bodiam Castle or tuck into ghost and gourmet events across the region. Every time you swoop in for a visit you keep our places looking wicked for next year.
Author Rudyard Kipling’s children Elsie and John loved to play in their boat on the garden pond and on the River Dudwell. Read about their adventures and how other children who lived at our places played.
Rare ‘medieval graffiti’ has been discovered at Bodiam Castle. Over 800 inscriptions have been revealed in a survey of the ruin. Discover more at an exclusive walk and talk on Monday 31 October, 11.30am to 2.30pm.
From the high culture of the art collection at Petworth, to an Arts and Crafts cosy home at Standen, you'll be amazed at the variety of houses and unusual buildings we look after in Sussex. There's even a castle for your budding knights in armour.
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.
Choose a day out or a night in and enjoy what our houses, parks and gardens have to offer you this season. From art and photography to literature and theatre, take a wild card and try something you've never experienced before.