Packed-full of family friendly activities and things to experience, Chichester is a perfect location for school holidays or weekend breaks. Discover modern art to inspire little minds, bring history to life at our museum or in our Cathedral, enjoy some outstanding theatre, or let off some steam with bowling, bouncing, watersports, cycling or walking, and in our beautiful parks and green spaces. Uncover local wildlife on a canal experience and refuel at our range of welcoming cafes and restaurants.

If you’re looking for family friendly things to do, whether it be for half-term, wet weekends or family holidays, Sussex has it all. From toddler friendly days out, to activities to engage the most reluctant of teens, we have something to enlighten all the family.

Air Arena Chichester

A Fun & Safe Environment. 74 trampolines, interactive activities and yummy food in the heart of Chichester, West Sussex.

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Wanting to get out and about with the children this summer but not sure where to start?

We know that choosing an activity (especially when there’s as much choice as there is in Sussex) can take up as much time as doing one. So, we’re here to help.

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Six weeks of summer holidays in Sussex looming? We’ve got you covered.

We know that the school holidays can be a mixed bag of emotions. Utter joy at the thought of no more school runs, combined with the stress and anxiety of providing six weeks of entertainment for the children. When those children are hard-to-please teens, the prospect’s even scarier.

Chichester Ship Canal – Chichester’s secret waterway, where you can enjoy boat trips, watersports or walks to the coast or into the countryside.

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Discover more than 900 years of history, a collection of art and music beneath the iconic spire of Chichester Cathedral

New Park Cinema

Chichester Cinema is one of the UK’s most acclaimed independent Cinemas showing national and international film, live performances and is host to an annual film festival.

Cineworld Chichester

Cineworld Chichester is a 10 screen cinema showing the latest international blockbusters in 2D and 3D formats.

Chichester Escape Rooms

Chichester Escape Rooms is located in the city of Chichester, local to the Witterings and South Downs National Park.

An image showing the exterior of Chichester Festival Theatre

Chichester Festival Theatre is one of the UK’s flagship theatres, renowned for the exceptionally high standard of its productions as well as its work with the community and young people.

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The Chichester Harbour Circular cycle route is a 13 mile circular bike ride suitable for riders of all ages and abilities as it is virtually flat. It makes a great day out as you stop along the route to explore…

On the 28th of May 2022, we will debut our first annual ‘festival style’ Pride ticketed event in Chichester, West Sussex, to celebrate all those, past and present, that have been monumental in advocating LGBTQ+ rights. Our ticketed, family-friendly festival style…

Chichester Watersports Aqua Park

Chichester Watersports is home to a wide range of water-based activities and watersports, with expert tuition and equipment hire on hand, and during the warmer months, the inflatable Aqua Park provides hours of summer fun.

Christian Youth Enterprise activities

Christian Youth Enterprise are located in the city of Chichester which is local to the Witterings and the South Downs National Park.

Welcome to Dramatis – we deliver drama with kindness, to help you thrive! Set up in 2016 by Suzy Duxbury (ATCL), Dramatis a different type of drama school. Our Ethos is rooted in kindness because we believe this is key to getting the…

An image of two Alpacas at Dunreyth Alpacas

In an idyllic setting with the South Downs National Park, Dunreyth Alpacas offer Alpaca Walking Experiences second to none. Bruce & Peta gave up their profession as Nurses to run their herd of alpacas on their own land in Adsdean…

Flip Out Chichester

Flip Out Chichester features a huge trampoline area, Ninja Assault Course, Wipe Out, Dropslide and Soft Play – great for children of all ages

Fluid Adventures kayaks

Fluid Adventures is located in the city of Chichester, local to the Witterings and the South Downs National Park.

Fontwell Park Racecourse

MORE THAN JUST A RACECOURSE Set in spectacular surroundings and steeped in racing history, Fontwell Park offers 24 exciting jump race meetings throughout the year and remains the only figure of eight jumps course in the UK.  Attracting up to…

Golf at Goodwood

If you’re looking for great golf in the South Downs, then looks no further than Goodwood Golf. The Goodwood golf club, home to the renowned Goodwood Downs Course and The Park Course, offers something for all golf enthusiasts, no matter what their ability.

Players on a course at Chichester Golf Club

Experience two 18 hole courses, a 9 hole course, driving ranges and adventure golf at Chichester Golf Club

A dog on the South Downs Way

If Britain is a nation of dog lovers then Sussex is undoubtedly the county of dog lovers.

It will come as no surprise then, that the Chichester District – or the Great Sussex Way as we’re known – is home to some of the best dog walks in the country. Come and explore what’s on offer.

An image of Arundel Castle in Autumn

Looking for great things to do in Sussex this autumn? We’ve got you covered. With some of the best scenery in the country, it’s no surprise that our corner of Sussex is brimming with idyllic autumnal outings.

Goodwood Racecourse

There’s so much great horseracing to be experienced at Goodwood racecourse. With 19 unique Goodwood race days taking place throughout the season, including the Qatar Goodwood Festival, there’s something for everyone.

Jungle Paradise Adventure Golf elephant

Jungle Paradise Adventure Golf is located in the city of Chichester which is local to the Witterings and South Downs National Park.

Little Street

Little Street is located in the city of Chichester, it is local to the Witterings and the South Downs National Park.

New Park Community Centre

Charity run Community Centre in the heart of Chichester, next to the beautiful Jubilee Park. Halls, specialist martial arts Dojo’s and meeting rooms to hire for events, special occasions, arts, sports and community activities. On site cafe bar offering a…

Ocean Paradise Adventure Golf

Ocean Paradise Adventure Golf is located in the city of Chichester, local to the Witterings and South Downs National Park.

Find a children's park in West Sussex with Playgrounds Nearby

Welcome to Playgrounds Nearby. Find useful information about children’s playgrounds in the Chichester, Arundel, Pulborough and surrounding areas. Sometimes you just want to find somewhere to take the kids for an hour or two, or to meet friends, that doesn’t…

Solar Heritage Chichester Harbour

Welcome aboard the Solar Heritage, our solar powered catamaran. Take a trip through this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with an experienced guide to help you learn about the environment of Chichester Harbour. On-board the engines are virtually silent as…

Tangmere Military Aviation Museum

Explore one of the UK’s leading aviation museums, where you’ll find an impressive display of historic aircraft as well as a unique collection of aviation memorabilia from throughout the First World War and onwards to the Cold War. The museum…

There’s nothing quite as English as an afternoon tea complete with dainty sandwiches, freshly baked scones and cakes, and a proper cup of tea served in fine bone china.

Tenpin Chichester

Enjoy ten pin bowling, pool, table tennis and arcade games in Chichester, West Sussex with bar and restaurant on site

The Novium Museum

Opened in 2012, our award-winning museum is built over the remains of a Roman bathhouse and has three floors of fantastic exhibitions, telling the fascinating story of Chichester District and its rich heritage. It looks after 500,000 artefacts, both on…

UKHarvest is on a mission to Nourish Our Nation! We are here to protect the environment by rescuing good food destined for landfill and to educate on nutrition, cookery skills and fighting food waste in the home. UKHarvest works towards…

A view of the pond at Weald & Downland Living Museum

Come and explore a fascinating collection of rescued rural buildings set in a beautiful 40-acre site within the South Downs National Park. Discover the stories of the people who lived and worked in them over a 1,000-year period ­ from…

Westgate Leisure Centre

Here at Westgate Leisure Centre, you’ll find all the facilities you’ll need to stay active and have fun at the same time. The gym features state-of-the-art equipment designed to suit all fitness needs, while the two pools and a splash…