Treat your loved one (or drop some serious hints for yourself) to a truly memorable day out in this stunning slice of Sussex with a huge range of experiences. There's something to suit all tastes and interests,
West Dean College of Arts & Education
Offer someone the chance to learn a new skill or develop their passion for the creative - they'll soon be showing off the results! There's an enormous array of subjects to explore, from painting to textiles, ceramics, jewellery making, and much, much more at West Dean College of Arts & Education.
Wonderful adventures in wine
Choose a wine experience at one of Sussex's award-winning vineyards, for a present they're unlikely to forget. Pick from Ashling Park Estate's tours, where you can extend your visit with dinner at the on-site restaurant or even overnight in a luxury lodge, or Tinwood Estate's tour and afternoon tea, where sumptuous lodges also offer a chance to stay nestled by the vines.
The gift of fantastic photos
A photo training course is a fantastic choice of gift for those keen to get into the great outdoors. Imber Court Photo Training puts the expertise into your hands, helping you capture landscape or wildlife photographs in some of the most picturesque Sussex settings.
Bestow a year's worth of days out for a gift that keeps on giving. Outstanding visitor attractions such as Weald & Downland Living Museum offer year-round membership for individuals, couple or families, offering your loved one the opportunity to fully explore this wonderful 40 acre site and its programme of historical life weekends. Keen gardeners will love to receive entry to West Dean Gardens or Denmans Gardens.
You don't have to be a fairy godmother to grant wishes to fly, simply book a flying experience at Goodwood Aerodrome - a present never to be forgotten. Choose from historical experiences to adrenaline flights for the ultimate in thrill seeking, or making a foray into learning to fly.
Experience exhilarating driving
Present an opportunity to get behind the wheel at Goodwood's famous Motor Circuit, following in the tracks of some of motor racing's greats as they experience driving around this challenging circuit. Or for something a little different, take on the challenge of a classic Land Rover as you steer yourself, along with family and friends, through tricky trenches and daring gradients. all without the comfort of modern suspension!
Access to amazing art
An annual Art Pass to Newlands House Gallery in Petworth is the perfect choice for the art lover in your life. They'll get unlimited access to the gallery's exhibitions as well as exclusive events. Past exhibitions have included the works of Helmut Newton, Sean Scully, Liliane Tomasko, and Julian Opie, while the current show features Lee Miller & Picasso.
A chance to learn the basics of kayaking or paddle boarding is the perfect gift for outdoor-loving (we didn't say hard to buy for!) people - and is a great idea for people thinking of investing in a canoe or board. They'll benefit from experienced instructors and explore some of the beauty of the area.
Unwrap excellent theatre
A ticket to outstanding entertainment at Chichester Festival Theatre is the perfect gift for theatre lovers, whether they enjoy memorable musicals, rib-tickling comedy or dazzling drama. A gift voucher is ideal if it's too hard to choose!
Press pause for pampering
For a real retreat from the daily grind, gift a spa day at The Spread Eagle Hotel & Spa or The Goodwood Hotel. Take a soothing swim, steam or sauna, or relax and be rejuvenated in expert hands with a pampering massage, pedicure or facial.
Tour & Tea
Find a slice of escapism in the grandeur of the Goodwood House Ballroom, enjoying the most quintessentially English ritual of Afternoon Tea, having explored the astonishing collection of art, ceramics and furniture within the Goodwood House State Apartments.