October half-term holiday fun at Standen

Children playing in autumn leaves at Bodnant Garden, Conwy

Keep the kids occupied this half term with the autumn children's trail in the garden, woodland adventures through crunchy leaves and tasty treats in Barn café. Open daily from Sat 24 Oct - Sun 1 Nov 2020.

October half term: Sussex folklore and fairytale trail

Grab those wellies and woolly hats and set off on the Sussex folklore trail this October half term. Let your imagination run wild with stories of mythical beasts and fairy-tale folklore. From dragons and ghouls to pixies and fairies this autumn the mysterious legends of Sussex folkore will be brought to life in the garden at Standen. Download the trail sheet at home to bring along with you.


Sussex Folklore and Fairytale Trail at Standen (PDF / 1.224609375MB) download


Getting out and about

Enjoy the fresh air and take a stroll through the garden or head out through crunchy leaves into the surrounding woodland where you'll find an array of autumn colour. Within the wider estate there's plenty of opportunity to run around and tick off some of your 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾. 

Time to kick up the leaves
Children playing with autumn leaves at Emmetts Garden, a National Trust property in Kent
Time to kick up the leaves

Warming up

Don't forget, if the weather's not on your side, Barn Café is open all week for tasty treats and hot chocolates to indulge in. You can now sit inside if spaces are available.

Please note in line with Government guidance we are supporting the NHS Track and Trace programme. This means you may be asked to scan your membership card, or for non-members asked brief contact details.

Autumn walks

Autumn is a great time to explore the garden and woodlands at Standen. Take in the view over the Sussex Weald from the Rock Top Walk or wander through the woods and crunch the leaves. Free (normal admission applies). Download a trail from our walks page.

This half term holiday discover more about the ancient woodland at Standen and the native trees that make it so special on our family friendly ‘Hollybush Tree trail’. Pick up a free walk map from Visitor Reception on arrival or download it here:

Standen Hollybush Tree Trail - Autumn (PDF / 1.8603515625MB) download

Enjoy the fresh air on an autumn walk
Adults and two children taking an autumn walk amongst the trees
Enjoy the fresh air on an autumn walk