Easter Kid’s Fest is 16 days of high-quality not-for-profit activities benefiting Sussex Wildlife Trust, The Starr Trust and Raystede Animal Welfare Centre.

All Kid’s Fest activities are delivered by qualified professionals in association with our activity partners, including The Outdoors Project, Sussex Wildlife Trust, Press Play Films and The Chill Squad (Core Journeys)

This Easter, Stanmer House has the holidays sorted!

Enjoy Circus Workshops, Nature Trail Treasure Hunts, Press Play Film’s Animation workshops, Permaculture’s Apple Pressing, Yoga for kids aged 6 – 11yrs, Chill Squad mindfulness for families, The Outdoors Project Adventure Clubs and Sussex Wildlife Trust’s Wild Woodies Holiday Club.

And every Saturday from 10 – 3pm, Kids’ Table – supervised arts and crafts, lots of fun, with food for kids whilst parents relax! in our beautiful country house.

Kid’s Fest is Great for Groups, Parties and Birthday Celebrations

– activities have limited capacity to book early to avoid disappointment.

Full details below

Big tree climbing
arts and crafts
hip hop

Pre-booking is essential, as tickets will not be available on the day. Children without a ticket will not be permitted to participate.

Please note that tickets for Kids’ Fest are not refundable, unless the activity is cancelled by the event organisers. In the event of poor weather, activities will take place indoors.

Please note the age range of each activity as activities will be unsuitable for very young or older children.  In some cases, parents will be required to stay with their children, but we recommend that for all Kid’s Fest activities parents/guardians remain in the vicinity of the house and gardens.

Activities will take place in the house, marquee, private gardens, surrounding woodland, orchard and Stanmer Village.

If you have any questions please call us on 01273 680400.

Kid’s Fest is delivered on behalf of Stanmer House by qualified DBS checked children’s activity professionals

The Kids’ Table 10am-3pm

for ages 3-10

Just £5 including breakfast or lunch buffet

Saturday 31st March

Saturday 7th April

Saturday 14th April

The Outdoors Project – Harry Potter Wand making & Quidditch.  Suitable for ages  5-12.

5th  April  – 10am – 12.00

Have fun creating a wand, whittling and adding a core from the forest floor

(or something from our magical collection) & enjoy a game of Quidditch.

Fun and games run by experienced and engaging staff.

Yoga for 5 – 8yrs and 8 – 11yrs

3rd April

10am – 12pm  for 5 – 8 year olds

12 – 2pm for 8 – 11 years olds

10th April

10am – 12pm for 5 – 8 year olds

12 – 2pm for 8 – 11 years olds

Loopy Lou’s Disco 2pm – 4pm

Ages 5 – 8 years

3rd April

6th April

10th April

The Outdoors Project  – Nerfegedon – all things NERF

4th April 10am – 12noon

Please note suitable for Age 6+
Tactical game play, Man Down & Capture the Flag Fun & Games.

Dress for A C T I O N.   All equipment provided.

Fun and games run by experienced and engaging staff.

Press Play Films

Animation workshops (2.5hrs)

For 7 + year olds

5th April 1.30 – 4pm (working with Clay)

12th April 1.30 – 4pm (working with Lego)

Woodland Treasure Hunt

with Black Cat Treasure Hunts

9 – 11 year olds

4th April 12 – 2pm

12th April 12 – 2pm

Wild Woodies Holiday Club

with Sussex Wildlife Trust

‘Creepers and Crawlers’ ages 6 – 11 yrs

5th April 10.30 – 3pm

Wild Woodies Holiday Club

with Sussex Wildlife Trust

‘I’m a survivor’ ages 6 – 11 yrs

12th April 10.30 – 3pm

Apple Pressing Workshop

with Brighton Permaculture

Press English apples using a traditional

press and make your own delicious apple juice.

For ages 4 – 14 yrs

11th April 10am – 12, 12- 2 and 2 – 4pm

Mindfulness for children and parent Ages 5 – 12  yrs

with ChillSquad

9th April from 12 – 2pm

Learn the basics of mindfulness with your child. Great for sleep or school worries, life changes or all round resilience.

 with Dr.Catherine Kelly, an experienced, trusted practitioner and researcher.


Kaleidoscope Crafts

A fun, colourful and experimental arts and crafts workshops in a relaxed

and creative environment


9th April

Ages 6 -12 years

From 2 – 4pm

Miss Sparkles Kid’s Party

Weds 4th April

2 – 4pm

Suitable for children under 10.

Dress up, jousting, making crowns, magic show dancing, balloon sword fights, games and glitter tattoos.