Summer family days out 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.

One of our young visitors trying out the summer trail at Petworth House


Become a plant hunter on our family trail or make a miniature raft to sail along a water course. It's all about adventure and the outdoors at Petworth this summer holiday.

Family having picnic in garden


Take a different view of Nymans in the school summer holidays, with garden games, art in the garden and spotter activities. Challenge the kids to a fun game of croquet and enjoy a picnic together.

Visitors playing croquet on the lawn at Standen


Get creative with our family trail and hands-on craft activities, enjoy garden games on the green or build a den in the Plantation.

Children following a family trail

Sheffield Park and Garden 

Explore the garden on our fun family trail themed around seeds and growth. Discover the amazing way our collection of trees from around the world manage to propagate and grow.