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National Trust Sussex - A Guide for Families

A day out at a National Trust property or garden is great for many reasons, but one thing is for certain, they are consistently well set-up for families. All offer:

  • Ample parking

  • Good accessibility – smooth paths for wheelchairs, pushchairs and toddlers!

  • Large cafes – with bottle/baby food warming facilities

  • Excellent toilet facilities

What’s more, they are a great option for days when the weather isn’t up to much – providing easy, mud-free walking as well as places to seek refuge indoors during rain showers. 

However, with so many to choose from it can be difficult to know which are best-suited to your family. Since National Trust days out appeal to all ages, it’s not always easy to determine what they have for children, or whether you can take scooters, bikes, dogs etc.

So to save you time and effort, we have visited all the National Trust properties in Sussex. These are the ones that we recommend for families - read our guides (below) to find out why!

Whilst NT properties/gardens are not free to visit, family membership (for 2 adults and up to 10 children/grandchildren; under 5’s go free) costs just £10.50 per month (£126 per year). That’s amazingly good value by anyone’s standards, and would make a fabulous gift!

As a Member you can also park for free at any National Trust managed countryside or coastal destination. There are quite a number of these listed on our site, which aside from parking charges, are otherwise free to enjoy. 

So if you’re looking for a hassle-free, fun day out with the family, you’ve come to the right place!  

*This is not an ad, we just love the National Trust!​

This corker of a medieval castle not only looks picture-perfect on the outside...

Bodiam Castle

Nr. Robertsbridge, TN32

There are over 500 acres to explore at Wakehurst botanic gardens, including...

Wakehurst

Nr. Haywards Heath, RH17

Today, Uppark House stands proudly on a hill top surrounding by glorious gardens...

Uppark House & Garden

Nr. Midhurst, GU31

Discover the beautiful 17th-century home of Rudyard Kipling, author of The Jungle Book.

Batemans

Nr. Heathfield, TN19

Delightful Arts & Crafts family home, set in beautiful gardens. Famed for its colourful...

Standen

Nr. East Grinstead, RH19

Stunning gardens, a fairytale castle and a Victorian country mansion to explore!

Scotney Castle

Nr. Wadhurst, TN3

Explore the stunning gardens, set around the romantic house and ruins...

Nymans

Nr. Haywards Heath, RH17

Stunning at any time of year and truly exceptional in Autumn, when the vivid...

Sheffield Park

Nr. Uckfield, TN22

17th century Petworth House was built to rival the palaces of Europe and is filled...

Petworth House & Park

Petworth GU28

 

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