Kid’s Fest is Back for Summer! 

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

The Summer School Holidays just got a lot more FUN!

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 children’s activity professionals

Miss Sparkles’ Kid’s Parties

Date(s): Tue 31st July & Tue 14th Aug & Tue 28th Aug

Time: 2pm-4pm

Age Range: varies by event

Event details: Fairies and Pixies, Harry Potter School and Become The Entertainer

Hapa Zome

Date(s): Mon 23rd July & Thurs 30th Aug Time: 10 – 11.45am & 12 – 1.45pm

And Weds 25th 12 – 1.45pm

Age Range: suitable for all children and toddlers

Event details: Have a ‘smashing’ time creating beautiful eco-dyed textiles and book marks using leaves, flowers and edible berries and vegetables


Date(s): Tues 14th Aug & Tues 21st Aug

Time: 10am-12noon

Age Range: 6-12

Event details: Enjoy yoga and mindfulness inside Stanmer House

Press Play Films: CLAY Animation Workshops

Date(s): Tue 31st July & Weds 8th Aug & Mon 13th Aug & Mon 20th Aug

Time: 1.30 – 4pm

Age Range: 7yrs+

Event details: create your own set and characters then film your stop motion animation, each child receives a copy of their video

The Big Teddy Bear’s Picnic

Date(s): Sat 18th August

Time: 10am – 12noon

Age Range: up to 12 yrs advised

Event details: Come to the Teddy Bear’s Picnic at Stanmer, with live music from the Stanmer House Band. Yo

Ticket includes child’s picnic

Press Play Films: LEGO Animation Drop ‘drop off ‘ Workshops

Date(s): Weds 8th Aug & Mon 13th Aug & Mon 20th Aug

Time: 10 – 12.30

Age Range: 7yrs+

Event details: create your own set and characters then film your stop motion animation, each child receives a copy of their video after the workshop

Wild Woodies Holiday Club

by Sussex Wildlife Trust at Stanmer

Date(s): Weds 1st Aug, Weds 8th Aug, Weds 15th Aug & Weds 22nd Aug

Time: 10.30 – 3pm

Age Range: 6-11yrs

Event details: Get up close to nature in these fun-packed kid’s clubs

The Outdoors Project Kid’s Clubs

Date(s): Mon 6th, Tue 7th, Thurs 9th, Fri 10th, Mon 13th, Tue 14th, Thurs 16th and Fri 17th August

Time: 10am – 3pm

Age Range: 5 – 12 yrs

Event details: Mon 6th – Man Hunt; A fun day in the woods, the children have a chance to outwit the instructors.

Tues 7th and Mon 13th Nerfageddon;  fast moving tactical and team games.

Thurs 9th & 16th – Fortnite Special! For all those FORNITE fans out there – you know who they are!

Fri 10th Back 2 Basics Bush Craft;  Learn how to build a freestanding shelter to camp out in.

 Tues 14th The BFG special;  the day is based around this favourite Roald Dahl story.

 Friday 17th Minecraft vs Wildcraft;  Bringing the game of Minecraft to life.

Fresh Stanmer Apples Pressing

Date(s): Weds 29th Aug

Time: 10-12 & 12-2

Age Range: 4 – 14 yrs

Event details: Learn about the process of growing, harvesting and pressing fresh Stanmer Apples – and have a go at pressing your own fresh juice!

with: Brighton Permaculture Trust

Bard by Bus

Shakespeare in the Park

Date(s): Sun 29th July – Weds 1st Aug

Time: 6.30pm – 10pm

Age Range: all ages

Event details: Bard by Bus, a very special outdoor performance of A Midsummer Nights Dream at Stanmer House, with Slurring Words Theatre Company in conjunction with Big Lemon. Please note that you are not permitted to bring food and drink to these performances.  Light bites, picnics and full bar will be available before, during and after the performance. In the event of inclement weather the performance will take place in the marquee, with seating for all patrons.

Kaleidoscope Craft Workshops

Date(s):  Mon 30th July

Time: 2 – 4pm

Age Range: 6 – 12 yrs

Event details: A fun, colourful and experimental arts and crafts workshops in a relaxed and creative environment