It’s no surprise that Sussex, home of the South Downs National Park, is one of the UKs top hotspots for sports and outdoor activities.

From walking and cycling in the South Downs National Park and along the South Downs Way, to enjoying the some of the best beaches in the country at East Wittering and West Wittering, there’s every reason to stay outside in this corner of the country.

Whatever you do, even if it’s exploring the famous Goodwood or Cowdray Estates, there are sports waiting to be discovered. From SUP, surfing and windsurfing, to electric bike hire, polo lessons and shooting, there’s something for every ability, age and desire.

2XS Club exterior

West Wittering beach is the ideal place to learn to Surf, SUP, Windsurf and Kite so why not book onto one of the 2XS Watersports Courses! The water is clean (it’s a blue flag beach) and the conditions vary with…

Air Arena Chichester

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

Arundel Castle Cricket Grounds

Arundel Castle Cricket Grounds are located in Arundel next to Arundel Castle, local to the South Downs National Park.

Arundel Lido swimming pool

Arundel Lido is situated in the picturesque town of Arundel which is in the South Downs National Park, also local to the city of Chichester.

Set in 89 acres of lovely gardens and parkland in England’s South Downs, Avisford Park is as majestic now as it was in the good Admirals days. These grounds include an 18 hole, 5,800-yard course and with a mix of…

An image of the Queen Elizabeth Oak Tree on Cowdray Estate Midhurst

Benbow Pond in Easebourne, just outside the centre of Midhurst and close to the A272 is a picturesque picnic stop where you’ll meet the resident ducks, swans, geese and other bird life and is part of the Cowdray Estate.  …

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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.

image showing the view from Black Down in the South Downs National Park

Enjoy the spectacular views from Black Down – the highest hill in Sussex, and the highest point in the South Downs National Park.   Car Parking is available at GU27 3BJ   More information at https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/black-down

an image of a person in a canoe in Chichester Harbour

Operating from several venues across the South, Fluid Adventures offer canoe and kayak hire as well as a range of tours and courses from beginner to experienced paddler.  We have hires available on Chichester Harbour, the River Arun (in the…

Centurion Way easy access

Explore a 9km flat route along the route of the former Chichester to Midhurst Railway line which finishes at West Dean.

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

Chichester Golf Club course

Chichester Golf Club is located in the city of Chichester which is home to Goodwood. It is also local to the Witterings.

Chichester Harbour: Chichester’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Chichester Harbour, Sussex is an important site for bird and wildlife, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with great walks and cycling, and a destination for sailing

An image of the village of Bosham, West Sussex

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…

Chichester Harbour Walks No. 6 - West Wittering Beach and East Head

A walk along the sandy beach of West Wittering and around the sand dunes of East Head with far-reaching views across to the Isle of Wight.   Walk by Chichester Harbour Conservancy

Chichester Harbour walks- No.7

Having crossed the busy bridge onto Hayling Island you soon reach the tranquillity of Northney. The 12th Century church with its pretty churchyard makes a pleasant midway resting spot before continuing through farmland for a short stretch along the shoreline.

Chichester HarSpa bathroom

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

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Chichester parkrun is free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event. Every Saturday at 9:00am. Where is it? The event takes place at Oaklands Park, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 6AP. See Course page for more details. What does it cost to…

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.

An image of a cyclist on the South Downs Way with walkers in the background

Explore the village of Amberley and Bignor Hill by bike on two routes, both of which tackle part of the South Downs Way

An image of a cyclist on the South Downs Way with walkers in the background

Enjoy breath-taking views, picturesque towns and villages, and a huge variety of landscapes and wildlife by cycling the South Downs Way.

A photo showing East Wittering beach in winter

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

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.

Goodwood Aerodrome

If you’re looking for great flying experiences in Sussex, to learn to fly or to simply admire vintage aircraft, Goodwood Aerodrome is the place to go. Home to Goodwood Flying School and the Goodwood Aerodrome Café, you can while away the hours surrounded in all thing’s aviation.

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…

Get Kiteboarding

Get Kiteboarding is located in West Witterings, local to the city of Chichester and the South Downs National Park.

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.

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Experience the stunning scenery and varied terrain by cycling in the The South Downs National Park

Golf at Goodwood

With some of the most striking scenery on offer in the country, it’s no surprise that Sussex, the South Downs and Chichester are home to an outstanding collection of golf courses.

a picture of a person holding a fishing rod at a lake

Chichester is home to eleven lakes surrounding Chichester Lakeside Holiday Park, nine of which are dedicated fishing lakes.

Harting Down Walk

One of the largest areas of ancient chalk downland in the care of the National Trust, Harting Down in West Sussex is a renowned nature reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest. Sheep grazing helps conserve this grassland environment where…

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.

Imber Court Photo Training Students

Imber Court Photo Training offers courses close to Chichester and the Witterings and is suitable for novices through to professionals

An image showing a view of Chichester Harbour from Itchenor, West Sussex

Cycle from Chichester city centre to the Harbourside villages of Bosham and Itchenor on this 14m/23km route.   The route is suitable for all abilities and types of bicycle, and begins at the city’s Market Cross.   Cycle the shore…

an image of Itchenor SAiling Club

One of the south coast’s most renowned sailing destinations, Itchenor sailing club hosts racing March to October and welcomes visiting sailors

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.

A photograph showing a far reaching view from the top of Kingley Vale nature reserve , West Sussex

Kingley Vale near Chichester, West Sussex is famous for its ancient yew forests, ancient monuments and astonishing views

Lavant Equestrian horses

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

Marmalade MTB cyclist

Marmalade MTB host cycle rides within the South Downs National Park, Goodwood Estate, Kingley Vale and more.

An 18 mile/29km off road cycle route town of Midhurst and the villages of Tillington and Lodsworth in the South Downs National Park

Mill Road Putting Green views

Mill Road Putting Green is located in Arundel, local to the city of Chichester and the South Downs National Park.

“We are passionate about our oceans and helping you experience the beauty of the Marine Environment” Welcome, we are a SSI SWIM, Snorkel, Freediving, Scuba and Marine Ecology Centre located on the South Coast at Selsey, West Sussex. Offering a…

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.

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Welcome to Pedal and Pace, guided running and mountain biking in and around the South Downs. Established in 2020 by Emily Lillywhite Iredale, Pedal and Pace aims to bring you the very best mountain biking and running routes in and…

an image showing horses and riders playing polo at Cowdray Park in Midhurst

Cowdray Park is Internationally recognised as the home of British Polo and is the host of the Gold Cup for the British Open Polo Championship.

Premier Agapi Boat Club Chichester is set in the beauty of Chichester’s natural harbour and picturesque countryside.  Offering the unique opportunity to take to the water in a performance motorboat for a fraction of the cost of boat ownership, with…

Priory Park: Chichester’s Community Hub

Looking for down time with a spot of sightseeing? Priory park is the place to go. In the North-East quadrant of the City Centre, Priory Park is home to three scheduled monuments; the Roman city walls, The Guildhall – a…

Route 88 cycle route (Bill Way)

Follow this signposted route from central Chichester to RSPB Pagham Harbour (8 miles – one way) Route 88 also known as Bill Way starts at either the Market Cross or Chichester Canal Basin and is mostly off-road all the way…

Sail boat project

A workers’ co-operative established in 2009, Sail Boat Project provide a range of learning activities based around sailing. Based in beautiful Chichester harbour we aim to widen access to the sea, for all. Never been sailing before? Try one of…

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

Salterns Way

The Salterns Way footpath and cycle path is a 19 kilometre long cycle path which runs from the centre of Chichester to the lovely sandy beach at West Wittering. For much of its route, Salterns Way runs along safe and…

a picture of a golf green with clubhouse in the background

Selsey Golf Club is home to a 9-hole links-style course and is a challenging course for folders of all abilities

Slindon Estate and Stane Street

An 8 mile circular walk through the Slindon Estate within the South Downs in West Sussex. The route begins in Eartham (PO18 0LT) and takes in a stretch of the old Roman Road, Stane Street, plunging you into 2000 years…

E-bike hire delivered to your location for exploring Chichester, the South Downs, Chichester Harbour and more

Spitfires.com plane

Spitfires.com offers flights and experiences around the UK in an ever expanding number of locations. The headquarters is based at Goodwood Aerodrome, West Sussex. This former Battle of Britain Hurricane and Spitfire base, then known as RAF Westhampnett, still offers multidirectional…

An image of a surfer in waves at West Wittering beach

West and East Wittering beaches are hugely popular destinations on the South Coast for surfing, windsurfing, kite-boarding or paddle-surfing

Tenpin Chichester

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

views from the South Downs Way at Cocking

Parkruns have boomed in popularity over the last few years, with more than 2,000 taking place across the world. What’s more, there are more than ten parkruns in and around Chichester and West Sussex alone.

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.

sheep in fields along the South Downs Way

The 160km South Downs Way runs right across the Chichester District, offering great walking and cycling opportunities.

A photo showing a view from The Trundle near Chichester West Sussex

The Trundle (or St Roche’s Hill to give it its official name) is located near Chichester and can be accessed using these South Downs National Park walking trails from Lavant, West Dean or Singleton. The name The Trundle comes from…

An image showing a couple being piloted on a trishaw ride

Accessible Trishaw rides around Chichester For those who are affected by or recuperating from mental or physical illness, or for the elderly, and children and adults that have learning, medical or mobility difficulties, Brightride provides an enjoyable, hassle-free way to get out…

Walks near Amberley

Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the South Downs National Park with this route around Amberley – a picturesque village with many old buildings, thatched cottages, and a castle which is now a hotel.

West Wittering Beach

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

Children’s summer holiday camps in The Witterings

Willow Brook Riding Centre

Willowbrook Riding Centre is located in Chichester which is home to Goodwood, local to the Witterings and South Downs National Park.

Windmill Trail to Halnaker Windmill

A popular walk close to Chichester, West Sussex – the Windmill Trail to the Halnaker Windmill from the village of Boxgrove