Festive walks at Standen

Looking to get out the house and stretch your legs, or a place to bring family and friends? Standen is open between Christmas and New Year, with plenty of self-guided walking trails through 100 acres of the original Standen estate, including ancient woods and frosty fields. There are also guided walks with our Head Gardener on Boxing Day and New Year's Day. Our cafe is open for lunch, teas, coffees and tempting treats. Dogs are welcome in the grounds at Standen on a lead. Please note normal admission applies to enter the property and car park.

Standen Winter Walking

Post Christmas Walks

Work off any festive over-indulgence with Boxing Day and New Year's Day strolls through the garden with our Head Gardener. Wednesday 26 December 2018 & Tuesday 1 January 2019, 11am-1pm. Free, no booking required (normal admission applies).

Misty view of the reservoir from Standen
Walking trail

Short walk from Standen to Weir Wood Reservoir  

Explore historic woodland, flower meadows and ancient sandstone rock outcrops on this circular walk that takes in Weir Wood Reservoir.

Standen and the Bluebell Railway, West Sussex
Walking trail

Walk from Standen to Kingscote Bluebell Railway 

Walk to and from Kingscote Station and Bluebell Railway, where connecting steam trains can be taken to Sheffield Park or into the historic town of East Grinstead.

People walking on footpath in woods
Walking trail

Standen to East Grinstead and Steam Railway 

Explore old footpaths through bluebell woodlands, which provide a rural route to the centre of East Grinstead, that now links to the Bluebell Steam Railway.

Visitor enjoying a warming drink in the cafe at Christmas time, Standen House and Garden, West Sussex

Join us for some festive food and drink 

Warm up in Barn Café with a hot drink and a mince pie. There is plenty of seasonal food to enjoy throughout the day and the café is open late on our twilight evenings so you can enjoy a sweet treat before heading home.