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

Children climbing a tree in the grounds of Mottisfont, Hampshire.

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 - Make a trail 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 - Make a grass trumpet. 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 - Run around in the rain and No.13 - Make a mud pie. 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 - Hunt for bugs. 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

Morning Gardener Walks

Thu 19 Oct 2017
09:45-11:30
Enjoy a morning walk round with a member of our gardening team as they show the seasonal highlights to help you get inspired for your own garden. A great chance to see the garden before the rushes of the crowd and have all your gardening...

Speak Its Name! In partnership with the National Portrait Gallery

Thu 19 Oct 2017
11:00-17:30
Speak its Name! - a display in partnership with the National Portrait Gallery, London - will present selected portraits from the Gallery's Collection, including photographs and drawings of Sackville-West's lovers Violet Trefusis and Virginia Woolf.

Clangers, Bagpuss and Co

Sat 11 Nov 2017
11:00-16:00
Organised by the V&A Museum of Childhood, Clangers, Bagpuss and Co tells the story of these much loved family favourites. Come and meet Bagpuss, see the Soup Dragon and behold Noggin the Nog.

Festive Market

Sat 25 Nov 2017
10:30-15:00
Come and stock up for Christmas with local produce, crafts and tasty treats.

Festive lunches

Fri 01 Dec 2017
12:00-14:30
Book now for a fresh, locally produced lunch with a view this festive season.