Summer adventures in 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, along with a Playing with Perspectives trail at Sheffield Park and Garden and Jungle Book trail at Bateman's. Pick up a 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ scrapbook at any of our places to keep the whole family on the sunny side of the hill this summer.

boy looking through periscope Sheffield Park Sussex

Sheffield Park and Garden 

There's more than ever to keep young adventurers busy at Sheffield Park this summer. Families will love our Summer Party trail, and with our natural play area and 50 things activities, it is the ideal season to visit.

Children playing games at Petworth House and Park


Have a memorable day at Petworth with your family this summer making outdoor craft or borrow some of our giant games to play on the lawn.

Summer adventures for family's at Standen


This summer spend time with your family at Standen. Whether you're local to Standen and looking for days out, or you're coming to Sussex on holiday, take a look at what's on and plan your summer holiday fun.

Girl running in the garden at Nymans


One of the finest gardens in the country, Nymans is a country retreat with views stretching out across the Sussex Weald. From geocaching and spotter trails to family activities and trails, there's loads to do all day long.

A view to the gatehouse entrance from the courtyard at Bodiam Castle in East Sussex

Bodiam Castle 

Explore the ruins of our medieval castle, or become a knight or princess at our Training Academy. There's summer adventures galore at Bodiam Castle this summer.

Mother and two children in garden