Family-friendly places to visit in Sussex
Discover great places for family days out with the National Trust in Sussex this winter, including Nymans, Bodiam Castle, Petworth and more. Whether you’re popping in for a couple of hours or planning a bigger adventure, you’ll find acres of space, natural play areas and cosy cafés.
Explore The Nutcracker at Nymans this Christmas, with costumes from Matthew Bourne's production Nutcracker!, a trail in the garden and a house sumptuously decorated for a fairy tale Christmas. From Saturday 18 November until Monday 1 January 2024, 10am - 4pm.
Take a winter wander around the garden with the enchanting Mouse and Mole as you join in their irrepressible excitement for the festive season and help them prepare for Christmas.
Explore Petworth House, festively decorated with Christmas trees, and don't miss choirs and a magical late opening.
There’s plenty for families to see and do at Nymans. Patter along the paths in the garden. Spotter sheets will keep little ones happy while our seasonal trails in the garden and walks in the woods are fun for everyone.
Petworth Park is an exciting place for families to explore. Roam through acres of parkland and look out for the fallow deer herd. The ancient tree trail includes hollow trunks big enough to crawl inside, plus there are games and activities every school holidays.
Whether you are visiting with friends or family, there are plenty of new things to discover and fun ways to get active in nature at Sheffield Park and Garden.
Find out the family-friendly things to do on a day out at Standen, from taking a walk in the woodland and building a den to seasonal trails to follow in the house and garden.
There’s so much for you and your family to see and do at Birling Gap. Hunt for ocean finds along the strand line and look for fossils on the beach. Don't forget pop in to the café for an ice cream or a slice of cake too.
Uppark’s short woodland walk is perfect for first time explorers and developing den building skills. Or hunt for bugs in the mini meadow. In the house you can go ‘below stairs’ to discover tunnels and find out how the servants lived.
Planning a day out with family? You'll find plenty to see and do around the Bateman's garden and Rudyard Kipling's family home to explore.
Discover things to see and do on a family visit to Bodiam Castle. Join in with activities and let your imagination run riot in this Medieval setting.