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

Gardening Women

Wed 23 May 2018
11:00-17:00
This exhibition, co-curated by Dr Catherine Horwood, using her book, Gardening Women, explores how gardening became a profession for women.

Rooms of Their own - Book signing

Sun 03 Jun 2018
11:00-16:00
Come along to the shop and meet Nino Strachey, the author of Rooms of Their Own.

Big Camp

Sat 14 Jul 2018
12:00-23:45
Ever wondered what it might be like to camp out under the stars at Sissinghurst Castle Garden? Well here's your chance, take part in our annual camping weekend packed full of activities.