Getting the kids outdoors this winter in and around East Sussex

Winter is a great time to bundle up in waterproofs and wellies and get outdoors. Our places are the perfect wintery playground to tempt everyone outside at this time of year. Get the kids running around in the fresh air on the estate at Sissinghurst Castle Garden, marching round the grounds at Bodiam Castle, or exploring the moat and Old Castle in the gardens of Scotney Castle.

Child exploring Bodiam Castles spiral staircases

A family visit to Bodiam Castle

Bring the family to Bodiam Castle to discover spiral staircases and get a glimpse of what family life was like in a medieval castle.

Children drinking hot chocolate out side in winter with hats on

Winter family visit to Bateman's

Enjoy some family time together with a half term trail, early morning bacon and sausage baps in the tea room and muddy walks across the estate.

A family with a pushchair enjoying a walk through a wooded area with daffodils

Visiting Scotney Castle with a family

Scotney has plenty to offer families throughout the year, from bracing walks in the winter to picnics in the summer. Trails bring the house and garden to life for children and there's plenty to explore in our natural play area and wilderness camp.

Soak in spring with the family on a National Trust holiday

Family activities at Sissinghurst Castle Garden

There's plenty going on this spring. Read on to find what you can see and do during your next visit with the family.

A child doing a bark rubbing against a tree

Family days out at Sheffield Park

Pull on your wellies and wrap-up warm - Sheffield Park and Garden is alive with nature and outdoor fun this winter. Bring the family out into the fresh air for an unforgettable day out whatever the weather.