Many gardens, parks, cafés, coast and countryside sites and some houses are open for you to explore in the South East. When planning your visit, please follow government guidance and your local tier restrictions.
In tier 3 and 4 areas, houses and other indoor areas remain closed and cafés are takeaway only. Please use the website to book your visit, and to check opening times and facilities before visiting us for a local walk.
Discover a variety of gardens and parks in and around East Sussex this autumn. From the garden rooms at Sissinghurst Castle Garden and the expansive views over the lakes at Sheffield Park to the family feel of the garden at Bateman's, there's something for everyone.
Rudyard Kipling wanted his garden to be a place for family and friends to relax and unwind. Winter is a time when the design and structure of the garden is easy to see with frost dusting the hedges and trees. Wander in the gardens or take a longer hike across the estate.
Standing tall in the valley of the River Rother, this ancient stone castle is one of the most iconic in the South of England. Much photographed, and explored by generations of families, it has centuries of history to be told. Stroll around the grounds for a glimpse of medieval splendour.
Visit the place that Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson fell in love with. The world renowned garden they created together still looks beautiful in the winter with frost picking out the detail on hedges and seed heads.
Scotney Castle in Kent boasts a romantic garden with a view of the 14th-century moated castle and the Victorian country mansion and all in a beautiful wooded estate. Winter reveals bare branches that frame the views across the estate and throughout the garden.
Even bold adventurers don't need to go too far from home to tick off challenges from the '50 things' activity list. Here are our top ten ideas for activities that you can do in your own back garden, nearest park or outdoor green space.
Did you know that we produce podcasts? You can download episodes for free on a variety of subjects, from the stories behind our gardens, collections and outdoor places, to the houses that helped shape and influence the work of great writers.