Family fun this winter
This winter, families can enjoy indoor and outdoor adventures, explore the house and estate then visit the cosy Barn Café for a hot drink and an indulgent bite to eat. Call into the shop before you head home to treat yourself or a loved one to an inspirational gift.
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
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 confectionary.
February half term fun
Join us this February half term for an adventure trail around the garden and then warm up in the Little Room where you'll find toys for the little ones. If you still need to burn off some energy, have fun with '50 things' activities in the garden and woodland. Roll down a really big hill, make stick art or discover wild animal clues.
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.