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Herstmonceux Castle Gardens and Grounds – a great family day out!

Herstmonceux Castle Gardens and Grounds

Enjoy a fun family day out at Herstmonceux Castle Gardens and Grounds!

Since reopening in July and the launch of a brand new adventure play area, Herstmonceux Castle Gardens and Grounds has proved to be a popular destination for families looking for an enjoyable day out in a safe environment. Social distancing is easily managed as there is a 300 acre estate to explore that includes formal gardens, woodland, meadows, lakes and a folly, all set around the magnificent 15th century moated castle.

Herstmonceux Castle Gardens and Grounds

Entry to the gardens is via the stunning gatehouse and then through the beautiful inner courtyard. A one way system is in place here for the safety of visitors as are the hand sanitisers placed in various locations. Although tours of the castle are not available at present, an insight into its fascinating history can be found in the Visitor Centre and on certain days a tour guide is on hand to answer questions.

Join in the family quiz at Herstmonceux Castle Gardens and Grounds

Herstmonceux Castle Gardens and Grounds

You can pick up a Family Quiz and Activity sheet on arrival at Herstmonceux Castle Gardens and Grounds to test your powers of observation and there is also the Marlow Rope Maze to find your way out of as well as a new children’s adventure play area. You can also explore the woodland and marvel at the 300 year old sweet chestnut trees or have a go on the giant tree swing.

Food Van at Hersmonceux Castle

Although the tearoom is not currently open, there is currently a lovely catering van on site serving hot and cold drinks with a range of takeaway food from a continental breakfast to a cream tea. Plus children’s lunch boxes! Tables and benches are located within view of the castle. For those who wish to bring their own food you are also welcome to picnic around the grounds.

Pre-book your tickets online today!

The Herstmonceux Castle Gardens and Grounds are open seven days a week with pre-booking online via the website. This helps to control visitor numbers to ensure that everyone has a safe and enjoyable time.

Herstmonceux Castle Gardens and Grounds

For more information, visit Herstmonceux Castle online.  


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