Summer family adventures in and around East Sussex

Find something to do with the whole family throughout the summer holidays at our special places in and around East Sussex. Try the Puck's summer trail or join a puppet making session at Bateman’s . Explore and learn more about the characters that lived at Bodiam Castle. Or try some historic childhood activities, games and trails at Scotney following in the footsteps of the Hussey children. Check our information for family facilities, including baby-changing and access information for little ones travelling on four-wheels. When you spend family time with us, you help us look after wild spaces for years to come.

Children playing in the summer

Summer family fun at Scotney Castle

This summer, bring the whole family to Scotney Castle. Explore the garden and estate, follow trails and have a go at some of our 50 things to do before you're 11¾.

A view across the moat to Bodiam Castle with summer flags on the bridge

Summer holidays at Bodiam Castle

Take a step back in time this summer to discover life in the medieval castle or enjoy exploring the grounds and having a go at our archery sessions or 50 Things challenges.

Mother and two children in garden

Summer family visit to Bateman's

Enjoy a wild day out with the family this summer visiting our working mill, building dens in our wild play area or making puppets at one of our puppetry workshops.

Children climbing on a wooden gate at Smallhythe Place

Summer holidays at Smallhythe Place

A summer visit to Smallhythe Place. With new exhibitions, kids' crafts activities, colourful gardens and performances in The Barn Theatre and in the open-air, it's the perfect time to explore and spend some quality time with the family.

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

Summer adventures for families at Sheffield Park and Garden

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