Standen House and GardenEast Grinstead, West Sussex
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.
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.
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.
Head to the 18th-century Barn cafe for an array of delightful seasonal lunches, homemade baked goods and plenty of refreshments!
Parking: free, 200 yards from reception, cafe, house and shop
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.
East Grinstead mainline station 2 miles away. Taxi rank at station Bluebell Railway stations at East Grinstead and Kingscote, taxi services available
Pricing & Tickets
NT members free
Family (1 adult, 2 children) £21.00
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Yes, there is parking onsite.