Our places in West Sussex are getting ready to share their festive traditions with you. The house at Petworth is dressed for a masquerade ball. Designer Kaffe Fassett is creating a winter tree at Standen and Uppark's servant quarters are ready for Christmas. For something truly nostalgic try a festive visit to Nymans' Ladybird book exhibition.
Take a festive walk through the winter garden to the gallery, where this Christmas you'll find a nostalgic exhibition of vintage artwork from Ladybird books. Saturday 26 Nov to Fri 6 January, 11am to 3.30pm.
Father Christmas’ schedule is jam packed this year but luckily he’s stopping off at some National Trust grottos along the way. Meet him at Standen in his woodland grotto or at the country house at Uppark. There's even a special trail for families in the house at Petworth, which is dressed for a masquerade ball.
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.
Kaffe Fassett has brought his much loved colour in design to Standen, from the Winter Tree in the Courtyard to an exhibition of his works in the house. See Kaffe's Winter Tree from 26 November, with his full exhibition launching 7 January 2017.
Looking ahead to January, West 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.
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.