Fun things for families to do at Petworth

There are always exciting things to see and do with the family at Petworth, here are just some ideas.

Illustrations of Elizabeth Ilive at Petworth

Incredible Inventions family trail

Follow in the footsteps of Elizabeth Ilive and design your own tool on a trail around the Pleasure Grounds and you too could become an inventor extraordinaire. Running from 28 May to 30 September at £3 per trail, complete your journey and earn your own certificate and prize.

The As You Like It Shakespearean trail

The 'As You Like it' Shakespearean Family trail

With scroll in hand go on a Shakespeare inspired trail around the mansion meeting some of his famous characters. Find chests in the state rooms and complete the activities to create your own play brought to life by your own characters.

Marc Wileman from Sublime Science

Science Saturdays with Sublime Science

Join Dragon’s Den winning Sublime Science for a workshop on Saturdays in August and get involved in some exciting hands-on experiments. £7 per child and booking is essential.

A family getting involved in craft activities in the Play Tent at Petworth

Plan it, Build it, Test it: Family Craft

Get involved in some science and technology inspired craft activities at the Play Tent on Wednesdays in August. Normal admission prices apply with a £2 donation for the craft activities.

Summer games to borrow at Petworth

Stop by the Play Tent in the Pleasure Grounds and borrow some games to play with the family

one of the toy spaniels hiding in the North Gallery

Spot the Spaniels at Petworth House

Perfect to keep our littlest of visitors when walking around the state rooms of Petworth House, can you spot the seven toy spaniels hiding in the state rooms. Find them all and get a sticker.

Close up of the orange 50 things flag on 50 things bunting

50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ at Petworth

With 700 acres to explore, Petworth offers the perfect opportunity to tick a few of our 50 things activities off your list and start filling up your scrapbook.