October half-term holiday fun at Standen

Children playing in autumn leaves at Bodnant Garden, Conwy

Keep the kids occupied this half term with apple tastings, the autumn children's trail, and strolls through crunchy leaves. Open daily from Sat 26 Oct - Sun 3 Nov 2019.

This October half-term escape to Standen for some autumn fun. We have exciting autumn trails and for those feeling creative, take part in clay craft activities. 

If you'd rather enjoy the fresh air you can take a stroll through our gardens or head out through crunchy leaves into the surrounding woodland and even tick off some of your 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾.  And don't forget that if the weather's not on your side, Barn Café is open all week for tasty treats. 

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

October half-term Happy Harvest Trail

Autumn is here and there is plenty of bounty from the garden here at Standen. Join the harvest trail, explore and scurry around the garden finding all the fruits of the garden teams labour. 

£2 per child with prize.

Autumn harvest

Mrs Beale was proud of her kitchen garden which took up over a third of the garden. Fruit and vegetables were used not only in the kitchen but also sent to relatives in London and beyond.

During October we will be celebrating the produce harvested from the Kitchen Garden with tasting days every Friday in October, Apple Day on Sat 12 Oct and seasonal dishes in our Barn Café.

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 or pick up a 50p walk leaflet from visitor reception.

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

Garden, cafe and shop open daily from 10am-5pm. House open 11am-4.30pm (last entry 4pm). From Fri 1 Nov open 10am-4pm, house open 11am-3pm.