Family fun at Standen
Enjoy indoor and outdoor adventures, explore the house and estate then visit the cosy Barn Café for a hot drink and a bite to eat.
Family friendly facilities
•Baby changing facilities available
•High-chairs available in café
•Half portions and lunch boxes in café
•Picnics welcome around the estate
•Please note buggies cannot be used in the house for conservation reasons due to narrow corridors and fragile furnishing. We are able to provide 'hippy chick' seats/baby carriers for young visitors in the house and a covered space to leave buggies and pushchairs whilst you visit the house
•Shelter spots and benches throughout the garden
•Pocket-money gifts in our shop
•Area for running around at top of garden
Discover the Little Room and have fun whatever the weather
Visit our Little Room above the conservatory where you'll find plenty of toys, games and activities for younger children. A great place to play when it's raining. Open daily between 11am-4pm.
There's plenty of space to explore the garden and woodlands at Standen. It’s a great place to let off steam or slow down and see what wildlife call Standen home.
We love playing in the garden, but we also love the delicate plants, trees and shrubs so please leave balls, scooters and frisbees in your car.
On Rock Top Walk you can also find the Bothy nestled in the trees which is a great place to stop for a rest on your big adventure. Sit for a moment and let your imagination run wild, make up a story about who might have lived in the Bothy and what adventures they might have been on. Please note that access to the Plantation and Bothy does involve steps up to the area and may not be suitable for buggies. There is currently no access inside the Bothy, however you can explore the area outside it.
Fuel for fun
When you need to refuel and take a break from exploring, visit our café for a selection of homemade hearty treats. With a delicious range of cakes and bakes, sandwiches and drinks, warming up couldn’t be easier. We’ve got a kids menu and handy pick ‘n mix packed lunches to satisfy all the family, even the smallest members.
If treats are the theme of the day, then don't forget to pop into the shop to find lots of pocket sized toys and confectionery.
50 things to do before you're 11¾
Check the list to see which of the 50 things to do before you're 11¾ activities you could do on your visit. Create some wild art or have fun with sticks - both challenges are great to do whatever the weather. The garden and woods are a great place to start your nature adventures.
Grab your wellies and get outdoors and closer to nature whatever the weather. Explore Hollybush and Rockinghill Woods, or perhaps take a short walk to Weir Wood Reservoir. Download a trail below to help guide you on your walks.