Summer adventures for families in and around West Sussex

Rolling down a really big hill with the smell of the grass and the sun of your face, on the edge of out-of-control – do you remember the thrill of it as a child? Such simple pleasures are among the activities you can get stuck into at our places in Sussex this summer. Plus take part in Sublime Science workshops at Petworth, new children's trails at Nymans and Sheffield Park and Garden - or crafts and croquet at Standen.

Illustrations of Elizabeth Ilive at Petworth


We have a whole host of science based activities for families to play at Petworth House over the summer holidays. From workshops by Sublime Science to our Inventors trail and drop-in family crafts.

Family having picnic in garden


Discover the gardens at Nymans this summer with a floral summer holiday trail and summer art and craft activities for the whole family. Wander the woodland and pick the perfect spot to enjoy a picnic.

Visitors playing croquet on the lawn at Standen


Get creative with a hands-on craft activities, enjoy garden games on the green, win a prize on a nautical trail inspired by women of the WRNS or go wild and build a den in the Plantation.

Sheffield Park and Garden Canadians in the Park

Sheffield Park and Garden 

Create your own adventure in the woodland play area or explore the garden on an interactive trail and discover what it would have been like to be a soldier based here during the Second World War.