Families at Sissinghurst Castle Garden

Two kids in wellies in a muddy puddle

There's lots to see and plenty of places to explore at Sissinghurst whether you are five or fifty. Discover what you could do on a day out with the family – get involved with our planned activities or venture out with our explorer packs. Don't forget to stop to enjoy an ice cream in summer or a hot chocolate to warm up in the chillier months.

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

Why not borrow a pair of binoculars from visitor reception and try your hand at bird spotting from our hide?
Take a walk along the path past the veg garden to find it and you will find a new pond too. We've an array of butterflies and wild orchids to identify across the estate too.

Bring your four legged friend too

You don't have to leave your family dog at home either, bring Fido along on a lead and enjoy our estate walks together. Unfortunately he won't be allowed in our formal gardens though.

Family facts

  • Pick up a children's quiz and trail available from Visitor Reception
  • Hire a explorer pack from Visitor Reception
  • Picnic on the plain's tables and benches opposite Visitor Reception
  • Children's menus are available in the restaurant
  • Enjoy an ice cream in the summer by the gift shop
  • Due to the delicate nature of the garden and it's narrow paths buggies aren't able to go in the garden but pick a baby carrier up at Visitor Reception
  • Baby-changing facilities are available by Visitor Reception and in the restaurant.