Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail at Petworth

This winter, treat your little ones to a world of adventures at Petworth on the Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail. Sat 4 Dec to Mon 3 Jan, 10am – 3.30pm.

  • Booking not needed
  • Admission applies

Come along to Petworth and help Percy and his animal friends with their winter jobs on this family adventure trail. Start your day at Percy’s themed shed (visitor reception), collect your parkkeeper hat and set off to explore the Pleasure Garden. Discover the animals and equipment to complete your nature tasks, have fun with the where’s the welly and spot the difference games and don’t forget to seek out the picturesque Ionic Rotunda and Doric Temple along the way.

Saturday 4 December to Monday 3 January. Closed 24 & 25 December.

£2 per trail. Last purchase half an hour before closing.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • All £2.00
    Children's trail
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Petworth

Prices

Petworth House and Park
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £13.20 £12.00
Child £6.60 £6.00
Family £33.00 £30.00
1 adult, 2 children £19.80 £18.00

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

During the winter some rooms in Petworth House are closed for conservation work. Please check the website for details before visiting. 

Main Car Park:

Members: Free Parking - scan membership cards on car park machine

Non-Members: £4 - This can be paid by cash at the pay machines, by card at visitor reception or using a PayByPhone contactless service (Location Number 803377)

North Car Park:

Members: Free Parking - scan membership cards on car park machine

Non-Members: £3 - This can be paid by cash at pay machines or using PayByPhone contactless service available (Location Number 803378)

The basics

Meeting point
Collect your trail from Visitor Reception.
What to bring and wear
The weather may be cold and rainy, so bring coats, waterproofs and wellies.
Accessibility
Please note that the Pleasure Garden has some steep sloping areas.

Upcoming events

Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail at Petworth

Sat 04 Dec 2021
10:00-15:00
This winter, treat your little ones to a world of adventures at Petworth on the Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail. Sat 4 Dec to Mon 3 Jan, 10am – 3.30pm.

Wreath Making Workshop - Sold Out

Sat 04 Dec 2021
10:30-13:30
Add Christmas cheer and a seasonal welcome to your front door at this festive workshop by Aspire Sussex.

Petworth 'GPS Trees' exhibition by Richard Geraint Evans

Sun 05 Dec 2021
10:30-15:30
Petworth’s ancient trees are a must-see and their natural beauty has been brought indoors for a new exhibition featuring nine incredibly detailed drawings of trees at Petworth, each including GPS coordinates so you can discover the tree for yourself.

Winter Words

Sun 05 Dec 2021
11:00-15:00
A time to indulge in the joy of words with festive poetry, spoken word and storytelling in the Pleasure Garden. Christmas favourites and seasonal rhymes to entertain, inspire and delight. Sat 4 & Sun 5 Dec. 11am-3pm.

Theatre Inc. Festive Performance

Sun 12 Dec 2021
11:30-12:00
Join Theatre Inc. from Chichester College for a festive performance in the Pleasure Gardens

Christmas Cake Decoration Modelling

Thu 16 Dec 2021
10:30-13:30
This fun workshop by Aspire Sussex will teach you how to make some festive characters from sugar paste to decorate your Christmas Cake.