Summer adventures 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 this summer, along with a Playing with Perspectives trail at Sheffield Park and Garden and a Shakespeare trail at Petworth. 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

Summer adventures for families at 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

Play, create, explore this summer at Petworth

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

Summer holiday activites at Standen House & Garden

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.

Summer borders at the height of summer

Summer days out at Nymans

Visit the exhibition in the house which commemorates 30 years since the Great Storm then take a walk in the shady woodland and stunning gardens. For families see how many of your 50 Things you can complete, or pick up a spotter sheet and follow a trail around the garden. Picnic in the garden or treat yourself in the café, but make sure you leave room for some of our delicious locally produced ice cream.