Things to do with the kids in 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. Explore the parkland at Petworth or the new children's trails at Standen or Sheffield Park and Garden.

Welcome back sign in field

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Please make sure you check web pages for individual places before you travel, to see where is open and where you may need to book, as well as the most up to date information about visiting.

Summer adventures for family's at Standen


Explore the garden and have fun connecting with nature. Cloud spotting, wild art and animal yoga are just some of the fun challenges that await families wanting to get closer to nature

How will you do in the summer trail at Sheffield Park and Garden this summer?

Sheffield Park and Garden

Explore the garden with our fun family trail and spotter sheets. Discover 50 Things activities such as bug hunting and cloud spotting.

A family enjoying a picnic in Petworth Park


With 700 acres to explore, Petworth offers the perfect opportunity for an adventure. Experience '50 things to do before you’re 11¾' with the whole family.

Family having picnic in garden


Take a different view of Nymans in the school summer holidays, with spotter activities. Challenge the kids to explore the gardens and enjoy a picnic together.

Children flying a kite

Uppark House and Garden 

Get stuck into nature by ticking off all the ’50 things’ activities you can do here. Make friends with a bug, or climb a tree. Kids can find out which animals set up home here in summer. And don’t forget to bring your kite – Uppark is set on top of the Downs, which is perfect for kite flying.