May half-term holiday fun at Standen

Standen is blossoming this May. The Garden and Estate show signs of Spring everywhere and there's lots of activities to do and places to explore to help you make the most of the half-term holiday. Open daily from Saturday 27 May to Sunday 4 June.

Standen is joining in the fun during May half-term. There will be a trail around the garden to help you improve your bug hunting skills, talks about tractors and walks outdoors through the bluebells. As part of the Midsummer Garden Celebration, there will be tours of the garden and wish boat making on Saturday 3 June.

May half-term trail

Follow in the footsteps of Barton, one of the Beale grandchildren and improve your bug hunting skills with our half-term trail around the Garden. See what you can spot or even try your best David Attenborough impression and use a smart phone to create your own wildlife documentary on your journey. £2 per child with prize.

Explore the Garden and Estate this half-term


Discover 'Bothy' by artist Will Shannon. Perched atop sandstone rocks this small brick and wood built structure is the perfect spot to take a rest during your explorations. Find out more. Free (normal admission applies)

Bothy by Will Shannon in winter

Bothy at Standen 

Designer Will Shannon uses Arts & Crafts principles of using local materials and traditional handcrafted skills to make 'Bothy'. Stop for a while as you walk round the garden to discover this small folly like space.

And if that's not enough we've got plenty of space for running around, picnics and more......

Garden, cafe and shop open daily from 10am-5pm. House open 11am-4.30pm (last entry 4pm).

You are very welcome to bring your dog along with you to enjoy these outdoor spaces – dogs are allowed on a short lead all around the garden apart from the kitchen garden (assistance dogs are permitted here). Please note that if you are taking part in our trail activity there may be some areas on the route that dogs are not permitted.

Family friendly checklist

  • Children under 5 are free
  • Single and multiple adult family memberships available
  • Baby changing facilities available
  • Half portions and lunch boxes in café
  • High-chairs available in cafe
  • Picnics welcome in the picnic area and around the estate
  • Childrens' activities available all year-round
  • Pocket-money gifts in our shop
  • Designated outdoor play area