Things to do with the kids this Christmas at Standen
Make magical memories this Christmas at Standen. Take in the spectacular Winter Tree in the courtyard, see how the Beale Family celebrated Christmas through the ages and visit Woodland Santa for storytelling and hot chocolate in his winter grotto.
Festive story-telling in our Woodland Grotto
Saturday 3 to Friday 23 December, 11am to 1.30pm
This Christmas our younger visitors can join one of our story telling sessions in our Woodland Grotto. After a walk through the wintery garden, settle down in the grotto and enjoy a Christmas story and after meet Santa himself and receive a small present and a cup of hot chocolate. £6.50 per child incl small toy. Normal admission applies. Booking essential: 0344 249 1895 or online.
Discover the Winter Tree
Saturday 25 November 2017 – Tuesday 2 January 2018
You won't be able to miss our huge decorated tree in the courtyard at Standen. This year, design duo Timorous Beasties will be dressing the tree and we can't wait to see what they come up with! Normal admission applies, no booking required.
Explore Standen after dark and see the House lit up for Christmas
Sat 25 & Sun 26 Nov, Sat 2 & Sun 3 Dec, Sat 9 & Sun 10 Dec, and Sat 16 – Fri 22 Dec (closed 24 & 25 Dec), until 6pm.
On our twilight evenings, Standen will remain open until 6pm so you can explore the house after dark to see the Beale's home completely transformed by Christmas. See the Christmas trees lit up and twinkling and listen to carols performed by a choir for a truly magical and festive experience. Normal admission applies, no booking required.
Wintery woodland walks
Need to burn off some energy? Get outdoors and closer to nature and explore Hollybush and Rockinghill Woods, or perhaps take a short walk to Weir Wood Reservoir. Pick up a 50p walk leaflet from visitor reception or download a trail below. Dogs are welcome too!
Family friendly facilities
- baby changing
- children's menu
- picnics welcome in the garden and there is a picnic area near the car park
- hippy chick seats for young visitors in the house