Cowdray Experiences

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Enjoy shooting at the Cowdray’s award-winning Shooting School, Hownhall. Set in a beautiful woodland setting, with exceptional layouts. The school’s ethos is to provide an expert tuition on all levels, ensuring a memorable experience. All instructors at Hownhall are fully qualified with years of high-level shooting experience.

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Learn to play the Game of Kings at Cowdray’s Polo Academy. All lessons are bespoke and where appropriate will include an introduction to the game at the ‘Home of British Polo’, a hitting lesson on foot, learning to ride ‘polo style’ on a horse, before combining these elements to stick and ball. This is an experience you will never forget.

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The stunning setting of Cowdray Golf Club provides the perfect surrounding to introduce or develop your family to the game of golf. With expert tuition from our team of PGA Professionals, you will have access to the golf range and the swing studio. All levels of experience within the family are welcome and well catered for.

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Fly Fishing on the River Rother throughout the spring and summer months is a wonderful way to enjoy the outdoors. Suitable for complete beginners or for those with basic skills, options range from passes to taster sessions, lessons and day passes to seasonal membership.

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Adult, Family, Wild Camp and Team Building survival courses. The courses on the estate are designed to be both challenging and empowering. They require courage, determination, positivity and a ‘never give up’ attitude.

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Join our professional forager on a journey across the Estate and learn the art of foraging and discover the vast range of wild edibles growing all around us along with the history of the habitats whilst gaining tips on harvesting, identification and lookalikes.

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Afternoon Tea at Cowdray

Enjoy a Cowdray Afternoon tea for two at The Walled Garden. Treat yourself to delicious homemade sandwiches and cakes served alongside a menu of special blend teas and coffees. Fancy a little fizz? Enjoy a bottle of Nyetimber’s award-winning English sparkling wine. Available from Tuesday – Thursday throughout the warmer months.

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We have teamed up with The Modern Calligraphy Co to bring you a variety of workshops including Brush Pen and Dip Pen Calligraphy. Learn how to write beautifully using ink and nib, unlock your creativity and explore how to put a modern twist on the classic artform of calligraphy.

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Electric bikes

Enjoy a guided tour with an experienced guide on state-of-the-art electric bikes. Routes and rides can be tailored to suit all abilities, ranging from a relaxing exploration ride to the more challenging off-road experiences. This is one of the best ways to explore the Estate and the South Downs by far!

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Renaissance Art Workshops


The Tower Room at Cowdray is a magnificent Renaissance Art Studio. Artist in resident David Cranswick hosts a range of five day workshops including Egg Tempura, Dutch Still Life and Oil Painting.

Guided Riding at Cowdray

Ride a polo pony through the glorious Cowdray countryside and enjoy the freedom of exploring the South Downs National Park. The common land is home to an abundance of wildlife, often spotted as we quietly ride by.

Wildlife Tours

Guided wildlife tours in beautiful rural West Sussex, in the heart of the South Downs National Park.
Our experienced Ranger will guide you to the best viewing spots and knows every inch of the terrain.


Join us, as we venture deep into woodland on the search for English truffles. Coming Soon…


This two-hour experience will take you on a fascinating guided tour of the winter night sky, pinpointing some of the brighter stars, familiar and unfamiliar constellations, myths and legends of the stars, the planet Mars and much more.

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