It's the passion of our volunteers that helps make our places extra special. This year make volunteering your New Year's resolution. Whether it's caring for the countryside, making new friends or just knowing that you're helping a great cause, there's lots of reasons to lend a hand with the National Trust in Sussex.
Looking ahead to January, Sussex will be a top place for art with special exhibitions from masters like JMW Turner at Petworth to designer Kaffe Fassett at Standen and new commissions of contemporary art at Nymans.
This February half-term in Sussex, you can enjoy star gazing activities at Birling Gap, a fun garden trail at Standen, kite making at Sheffield Park and a medieval food trail and demonstrations at Bodiam Castle. We'd love to see you and your kids at your local National Trust place.
Discover the daily tasks that are involved in maintaing the most important art collection in the care of the National Trust over the winter through the eyes of a conservation assistant and how it differs from those of a housemaid from the 1800s how worked at Petworth.
Following on from his Winter Tree at Standen, textile designer Kaffe Fassett brings an exhibition of his works to the House. Saturday 7 January - Sunday 23 April. On weekdays in January the exhibition is open 12.00-2.30pm (house closed) and weekends 11.00am-3.30pm.
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.