Seven fun things for families this summer

There are always exciting things to see and do during the holidays, here are just some ideas.

Children having fun on the Snapshots in Time trail

Snapshots in Time summer trail

Hold on tight as you jump on board a time machine to the 1600s and meet the 'Proud' Duke this summer. Join him on a trail around the Pleasure Ground and discover stories, characters and creatures from his lost garden, running from 22 July to 3 September.

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.

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.

The Petworth Play Bags underneath a painting

Petworth Play Bags

New in the mansion for our youngest visitors, pick up a Petworth Play Bag and match colours, feel textures, look for shapes and pose like a sculpture.

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.

Art Adventurer backpacks resting on a tree at Petworth

Art Adventurer Backpacks at Petworth

Get inspired the paintings in the mansion and for our younger visitors borrow a backpack brimming with art materials to make your own masterpieces in the great outdoors.

A family enjoying a picnic in Petworth Park

Picnics at Petworth

There's plenty of places to enjoy a picnic at Petworth and make the most of the warm summer weather. You can even pick up some food and drink to enjoy outside.

Children enjoying the outdoor Christmas trail at Petworth

Upcoming events at Petworth 

See what other events are coming up later in the year from Hallowe'en to Christmas at Petworth.