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.

Family walking by the river

The Dragonfly Trail

Enjoy a day of family fun as you trail our dragonfly while covering vegetable gardens, gardens, woodlands and lakes. There's lots of fun activities for you to try along the way as well as finding out about the key conservation work which helps protect our estate. Pick a map up from visitor reception when you arrive to begin your adventure.

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Timed entry to Sissinghurst Castle Garden (21 Sept - 27 Sept)

Tue 22 Sep 2020
10:30-11:00
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