Father's Day in Sussex

This Father’s Day it’s time to treat dad to a day out he will really love, be that a family walk in the countryside, jazz on the lawn and some local beers, or re-living his childhood by creating a den with the kids - one of our 50 things to do before you’re 11¾ challenges.

Crimson waterlilies on the lake at Sheffield Park, East Sussex

Father's Day BBQ and evening opening 

This glorious landscape garden near Uckfield with lakes, cascade and waterfalls offers the perfect backdrop for a family day out, with a special BBQ during the afternoon, and a rare chance to enjoy the gardens until 9pm on Sunday 19 June.

Vivien Leigh, Claude Rains in Caesar & Cleopatra (1945) Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Vivien Leigh exhibition at Nymans  

Vivien Leigh: Public Faces, Private Lives. Exhibition organised by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Entrance to house and gallery by timed ticket only. 1 June - 4 September 2016. Entrance to house and gallery by timed ticket only.

The house and upper pond at Petworth in West Sussex

The transformation of the park 

The majestic 700-acre park at Petworth is one of the finest surviving and unspoilt examples of an English landscape designed by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. Find out more about the transformation from formal garden to 'natural' parkland and its use during the Second World War.

The south front of Standen

Father's Day at Standen 

The rural retreat of Standen near East Grinstead, with a house full of Arts and Crafts treasures and gardens bursting with early summer colour, is the perfect location for a day out with your Dad, especially when you treat him to a sausage roll and bottle of beer for £5 in the Barn Cafe.