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Family-friendly things to do at Petworth House and Park

Woman photographing a little girl on the lawns by the house in October, Petworth House and Park, West Sussex.
Stopping to take a photo at Petworth House and Park, West Sussex. | © National Trust Images/Chris Lacey

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.

May Half Term

We'll be creating a buzz this half term with our honey bee-themed family trail. Take part in our sustainable crafting to create your own bee, and learn more about this incredible insect on our garden trail, with games and activities along the way.

25 May until 2 June. Normal admission applies

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
Visitors exploring the Deer Park at Petworth House, West Sussex
Visitors exploring the Deer Park at Petworth House, West Sussex | © National Trust Images/Chris Lacey

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.

Family talking to a room guide in the North Gallery, Petworth House and Park, West Sussex
Family exploring the North Gallery at Petworth House, West Sussex | © National Trust Images/Chris Lacey

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.

The rotunda with yellow daffodils in the foreground in Petworth's pleasure garden.

Discover more at Petworth

Find out when Petworth House and Park is open, how to get here, the things to see and do and more.

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