Family-friendly things to do at Petworth House and Park
With plenty of space to run, jump and play there's lots of fun for families at Petworth. Explore the Pleasure Garden and park, while looking for deer on your family walk, and discover games and activities throughout the school holidays.
Halloween Trail | October Half Term
Explore the gardens and solve the spooky mystery of a stolen Halloween trail pumpkin with activities, games and challenges for the whole family to complete together.
The trail is free but normal admission applies. Collect your trail map from visitor reception on arrival.
Suitable for ages 7+
Saturday 14 - Sunday 29 October
Please note the property will be closed on Wednesday 18 October.
Planning your family visit
Here's all the information you need at a glance, to make the most of your family day out at Petworth:
- Baby-changing facilities and access-friendly toilets are located at the house visitor car park and in the Servants Quarters
- Pushchairs are welcome inside and out and there are gently-sloping areas and wide pathways around much of the grounds. Pathways are uneven in some places so sturdy tyres are recommended
- Drinks, snacks and light lunches are available from the café, with indoor and outdoor seating areas and picnic benches around the grounds
- Breastfeeding is welcome anywhere on the property
Discover Petworth House
Roam through the large State Rooms in Petworth House and marvel at the fascinating collection items on display. Our room guides are happy to share stories and answer questions.
Explore Petworth Park
Step out into the 700-acre Deer Park with the family and have fun spotting the fallow deer roaming the hills - there's so much space to explore and adventures to be had.
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Enjoy food and drink in the historic Audit Room Café. Shop for art inspired gifts, pick up a plant to take home or browse for the perfect pre-loved book.
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