Family activities at Petworth

Have fun with the family at Petworth this autumn. From walks across crunchy leaves to spot the pumpkin and creating a wild art installation, here’s a list of enjoyable things to try and our upcoming events.

'50 things to do before you're 11¾' at Petworth

With 700 acres to explore, Petworth offers the perfect opportunity for an adventure. Experience '50 things to do before you’re 11¾' with the whole family.

Little girl looking at autumn leaves in the grounds of Petworth House and Park, West Sussex, in October.

Make a wild art installation

Search out the seasonal colours and different leaf shapes at Petworth that are marked on the colour catcher chart. Collect what you find, then help create a deer shaped wild art installation by attaching your leafy collections to the animal model. Sat 2 Oct to Sun 14 Nov, 10am-4pm. Normal admission applies.

Two small pumpkins with carved faces in sit on a wooden table

Spot the Pumpkin this October half term

Explore the Pleasure Garden in its autumn glory as you keep an eye out for autumnal harvests during ‘spot the pumpkin’. These very special pumpkins are grown at the nearby Woolbeding Gardens. Sat 23 to Sun 31 Oct, 10am-4pm. Normal admission applies.

Common pipistrelle bat (Pipistrellus pipistrellus) in flight over silver birch branch

Build a bat box at Petworth

Get crafty during October half term at Petworth and make a bat box. All materials provided, no booking required. Tuesday 26 October, 11am-3pm. £5 per box.

Autumn walks at Petworth

With 700 acres to explore, there are endless opportunities for walking at Petworth. In autumn enjoy the striking russet and gold of the leaves from the ancient and veteran trees and hear the crunch of the leaves underfoot on one of these downloadable walks.

 Visitors enjoying an autumnal walk beneath the autumn trees on the estate at Hardwick, Derbyshire

Autumn activities for all the family 

Vibrant colours, bold trees and rich harvests... explore the best experiences of the season with our range of autumnal activity packs. Whether you're after family fun or some quiet time, there's something to enjoy for all ages and tastes.