1. South East and London
  2. West Sussex
  3. East Grinstead

Attraction Information

Welcome to Standen House and Garden, an idyllic destination that promises a delightful experience for families seeking a memorable day out. Nestled in the picturesque Sussex countryside, Standen House and Garden offers a unique blend of history, nature, and creativity. With its charming architecture, captivating gardens, and engaging activities, this enchanting estate is sure to captivate both young and old alike. Join us as we embark on a journey through time and explore the wonders that await families all around!

Stepping onto the grounds of Standen House is like entering a time capsule. This magnificent Arts and Crafts family home, built in the late 19th century, boasts a rich history that is waiting to be discovered. Immerse yourself in the captivating stories of the Beale family, who resided here for decades, and gain a unique insight into their lives through the carefully preserved interiors. As you wander through the house, marvel at the exquisite craftsmanship, intricate woodwork, and stunning stained glass windows that embody the Arts and Crafts movement.

The Gardens
Beyond the walls of Standen House lies a breathtaking oasis of natural beauty. The gardens at Standen are a true horticultural marvel, designed by renowned landscape architect Margaret Beale. Children will be enchanted by the secret pathways, vibrant flower beds, and whispering woods that provide endless opportunities for exploration and play. From the tranquil rose garden to the whimsical croquet lawn, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Be sure to pack a picnic and relish a leisurely lunch amidst the picturesque surroundings.

Family Fun
Standen House and Garden is a paradise for families, offering an array of activities that will keep children entertained throughout the day. The property features a delightful play area, complete with swings, slides, and climbing frames, where young adventurers can burn off their energy. Additionally, the woodland play trail offers an interactive journey through nature, with hidden surprises and challenges along the way. Children can let their imaginations soar as they discover the magic that lies within Standen's enchanted forest.

Food & Drink
Head to the 18th-century Barn cafe for an array of delightful seasonal lunches, homemade baked goods and plenty of refreshments! 

Parking/Public Transport
By road: 2 miles south of East Grinstead, signposted from town centre and B2110 (Turners Hill Road)
Parking: free, 200 yards from reception, cafe, house and shop

By bus:
From East Grinstead station to Crawley (passing Three Bridges station), Metrobus service 84 alight at the end of the drive, ½ mile walk to the entrance along the drive. No service on Sundays.

By train:

East Grinstead mainline station 2 miles away. Taxi rank at station Bluebell Railway stations at East Grinstead and Kingscote, taxi services available
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Opening Times

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
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Pricing & Tickets

General Admission
Daytime entry: 
NT members free

Non-members: 
Adult £14.00
Child £7.00 
Family £35.00
Family (1 adult, 2 children) £21.00 

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Yes, there is parking onsite.

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Contact Details

W Hoathly Rd, East Grinstead RH19 4NE, UK
East Grinstead
West Sussex
RH19 3NE
England

Tel: 01342 323029

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