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Family activities at Sissinghurst

Enjoy a family day out at Sissinghurst Castle Garden
Enjoy a family day out at Sissinghurst Castle Garden | © National Trust Images/Chris Lacey

Enjoy a fun-filled family day out at Sissinghurst Castle Garden. With our gardens, lakes and over 400 acres to explore, there's something for everyone.

Planning your family visit

Here's the information you need at a glance to make the most of your family day out at Sissinghurst Castle Garden:

  • There is a new pushchair parking area at the back of Visitor Reception where visitors who wish to enter the garden can leave them
  • Dogs on leads are welcome around the wider estate but are unfortunately not allowed inside the garden
  • Baby-changing facilities are available
  • There's a beautiful seated picnic area next to the Vegetable Garden which overlooks the Weald
  • The wider estate is accessible to pushchairs. Please take care around the uneven terrain

Spring activities

May Half-Term Dragonfly Trail (25 May - 2 June)
This Half-Term, follow our dragonfly trail of the Sissinghurst estate to explore and discover the bugs, birds, and animals that live here. Pick up your free self-guided trail sheet from Visitor Reception when you arrive.
Natural play area
Venture down to the play area by the lakes and encounter den building and even a climbable carved dragon!
Image of two girls completing their Easter trail sheets
If I concentrate, I can do it! | © National Trust Images/James Dobson

Other reasons to visit

Seasonal spotter sheets
Immerse yourself in nature at Sissinghurst with spotter sheets for every season. You can pick one up for free at Visitor Reception. Can you find all the iconic birds and plants for this season? 
Lake-side discoveries
Our lakes are the perfect place to discover wildlife, from inquisitive ducks to scavenging squirrels. You may even be lucky enough to spot the majestic heron as it rests. Challenge your little ones to find the fairy door hidden in one of the trees.
Small goodies
Rummage through our range of goodies for all ages in the Gift Shop and find that perfect purchase.
Visitors with a dog enjoying an autumnal walk on the estate at Wallington, Northumberland

Visiting Sissinghurst Castle Garden with your dog 

Sissinghurst Castle Garden is a one pawprint rated place. Dogs are welcome so you can feel at ease when strolling through the estate. Here's some useful information to help you enjoy your walk.