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

Nature Activity Hub

Thu 22 Aug 2019
11:00-17:00
There's lots of family fun during the summer holidays at Sissinghurst.

Sissinghurst Photographic Award

Thu 22 Aug 2019
11:00-17:30
International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY) and National Trust at Sissinghurst Castle Garden have partnered to offer a new free-to-enter special award to celebrate the beauty of this world-renowned garden.

Early Bird Walk

Sat 05 Oct 2019
07:00-09:00
Join our ranger for an in depth guided walk where you'll be able to hear the unforgettable dawn chorus.

Garden and Flower Photography Masterclass with Clive Nichols

Fri 01 Nov 2019
10:30-16:00
Improve your garden photography with expert tuition and guidance from one of Britain's top garden photographers in the setting of one of Britain's most famous gardens, Sissinghurst. Light lunch and refreshments included

Ramble and Roast

Sun 03 Nov 2019
10:30-14:00
Join our ranger for an autumnal ramble taking in the sights and sounds of the season before enjoying a two course roast lunch in the restaurant.

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.