Family days out at Slindon

A family playing with autumn leaves

There is so much for families to do at Slindon Estate. Whether you're after a really good walk, a cycle, want to try your hand at geocaching, ride our selection of bridleways or tick off a few of those 50 things to do before you're 11¾, you'll have the chance at this beautiful countryside spot.

Spring

Find a geocache
Visit a farm – Gaston lambing
Go on a really long bike ride
Make a grass trumpet
Go bird watching

Summer

Picnics
Walking
Go star gazing
Camp out in the wild
Make a daisy chain
Cook on a campfire

Autumn

Build a den
Track wild animals
Fly a kite – Bignor Top
Eat an apple straight from a tree – Slindon apple day?
Play conkers
Pick blackberries growing in the wild
Catch a falling leaf

Winter

Jumping in muddy puddles
Climb a tree
Play in the snow
Track wild animals

Walks with your four footed friend

The South Downs are a fantastic place to walk your dog, so there's always somewhere near to you where you can enjoy this amazing countryside throughout the year. There’s plenty of space to let your dog off the lead and there’s lots for them to explore, including farms, heathlands, forests and historical sites.  Responsible dog walkers are very welcome in the South Downs.  They are a great place to walk and for you and your pet to enjoy the countryside.  But they are also a sensitive landscape and so there are certain things to consider when you are out and about. So please help us keep the countryside a safe, healthy and enjoyable place for you and your dog, other visitors, wildlife and livestock by remembering the following:

  • Keep your dog in sight and under control - use a lead if requested
  • Don't let your dog chase wildlife or farm animals
  • Watch out for local notices. There may be restrictions in woodland or farmland at sensitive times of year, during the lambing season, or between March and the end of July when ground-nesting birds are on eggs or raising their young
  • Please always pick up after your dog. At many of our sites there are dedicated dog bins for you to use

How to get here

There are three car parks at Slindon, all free for National Trust members.

Bignor Top

Going south along the A29, turn left at Bury, follow signs to Bignor Roman Villa. Pass Bignor Roman Villa to your right, slant left, then turn left onto a lane between a small thatched barn to your left and a substantial farmhouse with outbuildings to your right called 'Jay's Farm'  This unclassifed road, narrow and patchily surfaced, runs uphill for around 1.2 miles (1.8km) to end.  Parking is free for National Trust members. For GPS users, the postcode for Bignor Roman Villa is RH20 1PH.

Park Lane

SU960077;

Easting 496062, Northing 107704;

Duke's Road

SU950073

Easting 495096, Northing 107320;

Northwood Junction

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Facilities

Toilets on the estate can be found at Gumber Bothy (mid March to end of October only).
There are a number of places serving food and drinks near to Slindon.
The White Horse, Sutton
The Spur, Slindon Common
The George at Eartham
The Forge, Slindon village

Places to visit nearby

Bignor Roman Villa (not NT, open March to October)

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