Family activities at Petworth

Have fun with the family at Petworth this summer. From outdoor forest bathing, to nocturnal wildlife walks and ice creams in the sunshine, here’s a list of enjoyable things to try and our upcoming events.

Summer children's trail at Petworth

Discover the Pleasure Garden at Petworth in the footsteps of famous artists that have explored before you on this 'Art Adventurer' trail. Follow the map to seek out the large picture frames located across the historic grounds, and have fun drawing everything from landscapes to portraits and nature. 10am-4pm, Sat 24 Jul - Sun 5 Sep, £2.50 per child.

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Get Set, Go summer sporty challenges at Petworth

Engage all the family in summer games for free like the bean bag toss and badminton for ‘Get Set, Go’ at Petworth, with equipment available to borrow daily. You can also drop in for ‘Give it a Go’ days with local sports clubs, including for croquet, rounders and cricket on set dates. Sat 24 Jul - Sun 5 Sep, free events but normal admission applies.

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Family nature therapy forest bathing

Have fun opening your senses and connecting to the natural world in the glorious setting of Petworth Park on these forest bathing sessions run by Eco Monkey, where you’ll be guided through a series of play-based invitations. These sessions are specifically for families (recommended for children aged 7 years and over). Sat 31 Jul, Wed 4, Sun 15 & Thu 26 Aug, 10:30am-12pm or 2-3:30pm. £45 per family.

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Perseids meteor shower & nocturnal wildlife guided walk at Petworth

Visit the Deer Park at night to learn about and discover some of the nocturnal wildlife here, from bats to owls, and try out a bit of star gazing. You might be lucky enough to catch the Perseids meteor shower before 10pm too. Thu 12 & Fri 13 Aug, 8-10pm. Adults £7.50, children free. Booking is essential. Assistance dogs only.

Our favourite walks at Petworth

With 700 acres to explore, there are endless opportunities for walking at Petworth this summer. We have compiled a list of downloadable walks to get you started.

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'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.