There are a couple of rooms on the way up worth exploring – my son enjoyed having a go on the typewriter which was used by the last owner, Vita Sackville-West (before being taken over by National Trust) to type up her poems, and there were lots of questions about the printing machine in another room which he had never seen before.
The views over the grounds and surrounding area are amazing and it reminded me of how lucky we are to live in such a lovely part of the world…
Sissinghurst Castle is all about the outdoors and the beauty of the gardens. There was an explorer kit available for kids, but we decided to go with the flow and let the boys guide us around the gardens. There isn’t a play area for children but there is plenty of room for them to have fun and frolics, especially towards the back of the gardens. I would highly recommend it for people to visit if they have National Trust Membership, though if you are planning to pay standalone entry fees, it might be better suited for just the grown-ups.
It was a short drive to Cranbrook where we parked up next to the church. The museum is across the road from the free carpark, nestled down a little lane in a tranquil setting. Entry is completely free, though donations are welcome and there’s a quiz which children can take part in while walking around the museum – something which we only found out afterwards. Doh!