Families at Sissinghurst Castle Garden

Children walking and talking

Whether you're five or fifty there's plenty to explore every day here at Sissinghurst. Make your way over to visitor reception to find out what you can do throughout your visit.

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.

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

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

Become a nature explorer with us here at Sissinghurst Castle Garden. Take a look to see what the top things to do are while you're visiting us, let's get adventuring.

Get outside and closer to nature

Pop in to Visitor Reception when you arrive and ask us about our exploring kits, quizzes and trails. There's fun to be had around the estate too with long and short walks around lakes, bird spotting in our hide or see what animals you can spot around our farm. What are you waiting for?


Young explorers

Our veg garden is a great place for families to run around and see the different varieties of veg that we grow here. We have veg garden quizzes available form visitor reception and in the veg garden, pick up a quiz and see if you have what it takes to become a vegetable gardener. 

If you take a walk along the path at the bottom of the veg garden, go to the end and turn right, down that path you'll discover our bird hide overlooking a pond. Ask at visitor reception for a pair of binoculars to help you identify which birds we have living here.


Paws always welcome

Bring your favourite four legged friend to help you discover our estate, there's even a dog jump in area at our lakes so they can enjoy a cooling swim on your way round. Dogs are welcome to explore as much of the estate as they like but aren't allowed in the main garden or in the vegetable garden and please keep dogs on leads when near livestock.