50 things to do before you're 11¾ at Sissinghurst Castle Garden

Birdwatching at a hide

We've got loads of open parkland and woodland which are perfect for family adventuring, which means there's plenty of opportunity to tick off some of your '50 things' during your visit. Take a look below at some of the best ones to do while you're here at Sissinghurst.

A girls sit in a den made of sticks

Wood work

No.4 - Build a den and No.12 - Have fun with sticks. Take a wander down to our den building area near the lakes, there's plenty of sticks there for you to create your own den masterpiece. Why not grab a few of the smaller straight sticks and create arrows along the paths, try and make it as windy as you can.

Man and two children playing a grass trumpet

Make a grass trumpet

No. 25 - Join nature's band. As you're making your way around the estate, keep an eye out for a large wide blade of grass, these make the best sound.

Child in red wellies splashing in puddle

Rainy day fun

No.6 - Go welly wandering. No.13 - Make a mud creation. There's still lots of fun to find on a rainy day, with plenty of space you can run around in your wellies and make yourself a mud pie in the woodlands.

Hughenden Bug Hunting 3

Bug hunting

No.31 - Make friends with a bug. With all the miniature wildlife that call Sissinghurst home there's a great chance that you'll find some bugs in our woodlands. Make sure to look under rocks, in muddy areas and mossy logs.

Upcoming events

Sissinghurst Photographic Award Exhibition with IGPOTY

Fri 22 Nov 2019
11:00-16:00
An exhibition of the best views and vistas capturing Sissinghurst in all its beauty entered into the Sissinghurst Photographic award in association with the International Garden Photographer of the Year.

Festive Market

Sat 23 Nov 2019
10:30-15:00
The annual festive market is back for another year, taking place on Saturday 23 November and Sunday 24 November, read on to find out more.

Winter weekend garden opening

Sat 23 Nov 2019
11:00-16:00
Winter opening of the garden kicks off from Saturday 2 November. The garden will be open every weekend throughout winter between 11am-4pm.

Festive lunches

Mon 02 Dec 2019
12:00-14:30
Celebrate the festive period at Sissinghurst this December by booking in for a festive lunch between 2-23 December in the granary restaurant.

Wreath Making Workshop

Sun 08 Dec 2019
10:00-12:00
Join this workshop to make your festive, environmentally friendly wreath using foliage from the Sissinghurst garden and estate.

Hedge Laying Course

Sat 08 Feb 2020
09:30-16:00
Learn the art of hedge laying with this hands on course led by our Ranger team. Refreshments and lunch will be provided throughout the day.