May half term in Sussex

With spring flowers in full bloom, warmer weather on the way and half-term school holidays to look forward to, it’s the ideal time to explore the outdoors and try new things. Bring the kids to our fun half-term activities in Sussex from photography workshops at Petworth to a smugglers trail at Bateman's.

Children joining in with a photography workshop

May half term photography workshops

Improve your photography skills and book a photography workshop tailored for 7 to 15 year olds at Petworth. Led by Sharp Shots Photo Club be inspired by Petworth Park and learn how to capture colour, wildlife and landscapes with your camera.

A child with a mail hood and wooden sword at Bodiam Castle gate

Bodiam Castle 

Calling all young rebels. It's time to rise up in your very own peasants revolt. Learn how to live outside the harsh medieval justice system and rely on the land for survival, from tracking wild animals to exploring inside a tree. Price £6.50 per child, booking required.

Children building a den

May half-term holiday fun at Standen

Come and join in the fun this May half-term with a fun trail

Girl running in the garden at Nymans

Family fun

Geocaching and spotter trails, family activities and trails - there's loads to do all day long.

Mother and two children in garden


The infamous local gang of smugglers, the Hawkhurst Gang, have been spotted lurking about in the garden. What have they been up to? Claim your map from our visitor reception and go on the hunt for clues. £1.50 per trail, daily 11am to 4pm.