Families at Stansted Park

“We have taken our family to many stately homes, but have never been made so welcome by the house staff. Well done and thank you” Family P.

Stansted Park has something to offer the whole family.  Rain or shine, there is plenty to do – explore the well maintained grounds and arboretum and take in the stunning setting, take a tour of the house and chapel, or visit some of the many other attractions on site.

“Absolutely fascinating. Loved every minute. Thank you” J&R.
There are safe footpaths across the estate. Car parks are open until dusk. Stansted Park’s OS location ref. is SU 761 103, and our postcode is PO9 6DX. Find more map links and directions on our ‘contact’ page.

In April 2011 our great new yew MAZE opened in the lower walled garden, a great fun family attraction for weekends and in school holidays. Click here for more a-mazing info.

Inside the historic mansion, the state rooms are furnished as if the Earl was still at home, and the amazing servants’ quarters downstairs are jam-packed with fascinating rooms to explore and old-fashioned things to see.

“Brings back my childhood!” M.M.
FREE family quizzes for children on request with House entry -  and look out for any Teddy Bears who are helping the Housekeeper in the Big House.

FAMILY-Friendly events FREE for children in the summer- check our ‘events’ page

Stansted Park supports the 2012 Kids in Museums Manifesto.

Stansted Park has also been awarded a second Quality Badge for Learning Outside the Classroom (2012). See the ‘Learning’ page for details about our group and school visits.

To email Stansted Park, please click to open a Contact Form.

You can download our new birds-eye view of Stansted Park here.

” Very Echo y y y y y !” Millie (age 4)


June – September                                       Stansted House and Chapel are open Sunday – Wednesday from 1 pm. Last entry 4 pm.


“Thank you very much for the brilliant days that Year 4 enjoyed at Stansted last week. I really enjoyed bringing our children to Stansted Park as it is such a friendly, hands-on experience for them. The morning was well structured and the children thoroughly enjoyed the ‘guess what the object was’ quiz. . . ..   Thank you for providing us with such an excellent learning experience. We will certainly be back again”

Mr R. (Riders Junior School).