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.

a miniature railway train

Travel back in time and experience the South’s industrial and rural heritage for a unique day out in West Sussex. With over 40 different exhibits to discover, from transport to industry to communications there is something for all ages and…

Arundel Castle

One of England’s largest inhabited and complete castles, Arundel Castle is situated in magnificent grounds overlooking the River Arun in West Sussex.

An image of Arundel, West Sussex with the River Arun in the foreground

Built astride a hill Arundel Cathedral sits majestically, overlooking the ancient town of Arundel and stands out as an inspiring landmark in West Sussex.

Arundel Museum

Discover the story of Arundel in this award-winning contemporary building on the banks of the River Arun. A stone’s throw from Arundel Castle, the historic seat of the Dukes of Norfolk, the Museum provides a fascinating insight into the town’s…

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Home to a collection of 30 species of wildfowl from around the world, Arundel Wetlands offer boat rides, an amazing reedbed boardwalk and eight wildlife hides, bringing you and your family close to Sussex wildlife.

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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.

Bosham Walk Arts & Crafts Centre

Bosham Walk Arts & Crafts Centre is located in Bosham, local to the Witterings and the city of Chichester which is home to Goodwood.

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.

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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.

See a working waterwheel power an 18th century beam pump and explore an enchanting riverside heritage site. An exhibition explains the history of Coultershaw – the early use of water power and the installation in 1782 of a pump to…

Being the county of dog lovers, it may come as no surprise that Sussex has practically a whole coastline of dog-friendly beaches to choose from. On a clear day, enjoy incredible views across to the Isle of Wight from Selsey’s…

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…

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East Wittering’s sand and shingle beach is the perfect destination for bucket and space family fun, coastal walks and watersports fun

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Love The Witterings hosts a range of activities from the beautiful beach and crabbing to crafting and dog walks.

An image showing a person dressed as a Roman Soldier at Fishbourne Roman Palace

Fishbourne Roman Palace, or Fishbourne Roman Villa as it’s sometimes known, is the largest Roman home in Britain. Spend your day exploring fascinating Roman remains, the largest collection of mosaics in situ. in the UK, and visit the Fishbourne Roman Palace Café for a tasty bite.

Flip Out Chichester

Flip Out Chichester is the biggest Adventure Trampoline Park in Sussex with lots of attractions to entertain the whole family. As well as all of the trampolines you can enjoy an amazing Ninja Assault Course, Wipe Out, Dropslide, 3 floors…

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…

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Children can get closer to nature at Goodwood Forest School activities including tracking and trailing, den building, woodland crafts

A family day out in Sussex doesn’t have to break the bank. In fact, it doesn’t have to cost a penny.

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

An image of Selsey's East Beach

Selsey’s beaches boast clear, clean water and unspoilt shingle shores, perfect for swimming, a walk along the shore or an enjoyable day on the beach.

a photo showing a pretty cobbled street in Petworth, West Sussex

Petworth is a quaint, typically English market town within easy reach of London which is famed for its antique shops

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.

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Explore some great West Sussex gardens across Chichester, Midhurst, Petworth, Arundel and surrounding areas

While Britain may be a nation of dog lovers, Sussex is undeniably the county of dog lovers. This dog-friendly destination has so many places opening its doors to canine companions that there’s no way you’ll want to leave your four-legged-friend at home.

An image of a sculpture - part of the heathlands sculpture trail in South Downs National Park

The new Heathland Sculpture Trail in South Downs National Park is the perfect opportunity to get into the great outdoors and appreciate the changing of the seasons. Seven intricate sculptures are located across different heathland sites within the park, with…

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.

Midhurst Museum

The Midhurst Museum, possibly the smallest museum in the world, opened its doors in Knockhundred Market, Midhurst in December 2011 at the Christmas Street Party. At 8’ 6’’ by 8’ 6’’ space is limited so we change the theme of…

Natural Surf School yoga

Natural Surf School is located in East Witterings local to the city of Chichester 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.

One of the country’s finest Elizabethan houses, set at the foot of the South Downs in Pulborough, West Sussex.

A view of The National Trust's Petworth Park

Petworth House boasts an extraordinary collection of art and sculpture and stunning state rooms, set in beautiful grounds and parklands.

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…

a picture of a sail boat sailing across Chichester Harbour

Discover sailing in Chichester Harbour – whether you want to learn the basics, improve your skills or charter a boat

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Selsey Bill is the prominent stretch of headland off the southernmost town of Selsey, on the Manhood Peninsula in West Sussex

Selsey Lifeboat Station

Today’s lifeboat station at Selsey operates an all weather Shannon class lifeboat (AWL 13-20 ‘Denise and Eric’) and a D class inshore lifeboat (ILB D-827 ‘Flt Lt John Buckley RAF’).  Over its 150-year History the Crew have been presented with…

a photo showing Brian May unveiling a seal from the Selsey seal trail

discover the Selsey seal trail in the fishing town of Selsey, West Sussex uncovering the stories of Selsey along the way

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Experience a working deer farm in West Sussex with children’s adventure playground, farm shop & deli and The Grazing Rooms

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…

A view of countryside taken at Cocking Hill in West Sussex

Enjoy a beautiful circular walk in the landscapes around Lavington Common and Duncton Mill that inspired Ivon Hitchens. Modern British landscape painter Ivon Hitchens (1893-1979) lived and worked at Lavington Common from 1940 until his death in 1979. Painting in…

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

West Wittering beach, West Sussex

Picture Sussex in the summer and it’s highly likely you’ll be thinking of West Wittering Beach, famous for its wide, golden, sandy beach, great facilities and excellent water quality which combine to give it prized Blue Flag status. It’s no surprise that the crowds flock here in the height of summer, so much so that pre-booking car parking is essential. But it’s just as glorious off-season, when you may find you have its famous rolling sand dunes all to yourself.

An image of people and a dog walking toward the Cowdray Ruins in Midhurst West Sussex, part of the Cowdray Estate

The ruins at Cowdray Estate, often referred to as Cowdray Castle, are the remains of one of the country’s most important Tudor houses

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…

West Wittering Beach

Located near Chichester and the South Downs, unspoilt West Wittering beach offers walks, watersports and wonderful Sussex views

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…

Children’s summer holiday camps in The Witterings