Morris & Co. Inspired by Nature: Family fun

There's something for the whole family at Standen as part of Morris & Co. Inspired by Nature. We have activities for children and families that will help you discover the inspiration behind the works of William Morris, a leading figure of the Arts and Crafts Movement. *This exhibition occurred in 2019 and has now ended.*

Children running across the green grass exploring the garden

Design Wizard trail

Become a design wizard on our children’s trail and explore the garden searching for creatures in the William Morris patterns. 27 July - 1 September. £2 per child.

Children on a trail

Poetry trail

One for the whole family, you can learn more about the trees and plants in the garden by following the poetry trail based on the William Morris poem 'Tapestry Trees'. 1 June to 10 November.

Children doing craft activities

Crafty Capers at Standen

Fancy having a go at being crafty and creative at Standen this summer? Bring the whole family along to Standen this summer for a crafty day making William Morris inspired birds to take home. Weekends in July, 11am-3pm. £1.50 per child.

Hand printed bag

Summer craft printing inspired by Morris & Co.

Throughout the summer holidays the whole family can have a go at printing your own nature inspired designs onto a bag to take home. 10 - 25 August, 11am-3pm. £3 per bag.

A person tracing William Morris patterns with colour pencils

Morris & Co. Inspired by Nature exhibition

Create a unique artwork on our light box table in the Butler's Pantry by tracing and drawing your own William Morris inspired pattern.

Children running around playing outdoors

Summer holiday adventures at Standen

This summer spend time with your family at Standen. Whether you're local to Standen and looking for days out, or you're coming to Sussex on holiday, take a look at what's on and plan your summer holiday fun.