Explore the historic city of Chichester, from the Roman city walls to the tranquil green spaces, discover stories of the city across 2000 years, enjoy a theatre performance or be immersed in modern British art. Row or paddle along the canal, or enjoy a scenic boat trip, explore our iconic Cathedral, or bounce around our trampoline park, go bowling, enjoy a film, go fishing or have a round of golf – there’s too much to do in a day, you’ll just have to stay!

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.

An image showing an accommodation lodge at Ashling Park Vineyard, West Sussex

Ashling Park Estate has to be one of the luckiest places in the whole of the South Downs. Our loamy soil and sheltered position provide the perfect environment for growing Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier – the holy trinity…

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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.

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Another of Chichester’s hidden treasures are Bishops Palace Gardens, located next to Chichester cathedral. These tranquil and beautifully kept gardens are home to a host of beautiful plants, unusual trees and shrubs, water features, a pergola walk and wildlife friendly…

Art gallery in Chichester

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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.

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Your luxury, private Chichester Art Tour starts with a special morning private guided tour of Chichester Cathedral. Fine art, medieval wall paintings and sculpture reliefs feature alongside Victorian glass work and contemporary religious art of the highest quality. After lunch…

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

Take a 75 minute cruise into the countryside on ‘Kingfisher’, These trips are available up to 4 times daily, February to October. From 19th May 2021, daily trips resume with some changes – please see website for more detail: https://chichestercanal.org.uk/boat-trips/scheduled-trips/ …

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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.

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It is 1800 years since the walls and gates were first built around the Roman town of Noviomagus Reginorum. Today they are the most intact circuit of Roman town defences in Southern England. More than 80% of the original structure…

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.

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

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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…

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 Harbour walks- no.8

The ideal walk for those who love sea views. However, go prepared as there aren’t any shops or refreshment stops once on the island.

Chichester Harbour Water Tours

Chichester Harbour Water Tours are located in Chichester, local to the Witterings and the South Downs National Park.

Chichester HarSpa bathroom

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

Visit the lovely city of Chichester, West Sussex on one of our luxury, private  guided day tours and discover a place rich in history, art and architecture, including its beautiful 900 year old Norman Cathedral and ancient Roman walls. Chichester…

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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…

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…

Join us on one of our regular Chichester City guided tours to hear stories from the past and discover places that you’ve never seen before. A walking tour provides a fascinating and informative insight into the history and culture of…

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.

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Compton Circular Walk   We are grateful to 10Adventures.com for permission to feature this circular walk which takes in some of the glorious Sussex countryside.   Begin the walk at Compton Village Stores and Tea Room (PO18 9HA) where some…

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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.

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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The epitome of elegance, with exquisitely decorated rooms, this charming Georgian mansion provides a stunning location for any occasion and event. Edes House was built at the end of the 17th century for local maltster John Edes, and his wife…

An image of a vineyard which is part of a wine tour by Smooth Red

THE ENGLISH VINEYARD EXPERIENCE Stay two nights stay in a luxury lodge with panoramic views over the vines Take a walk through the English countryside and enjoy a guided tour of a local vineyard and winery with a tutored tasting…

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Experience a restful, peaceful and contemplative time at the end of a busy day at an Evensong service at Chichester Cathedral. Evensong is free of charge and open to all, without any religious commitment. A time for peace and reflection,…

FAB Falconry is closed for Winter. No events being conducted at this time. Many thanks for your understanding. FAB Falconry create the opportunities to meet their highly trained team of Birds of Prey and Owls on a one to one…

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An Annual Festival of the arts in Chichester featuring live music and theatre, poetry,book events and much more

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…

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

Goodwood House

Goodwood House, the home of the Duke and Duchess of Richmond and Gordon, combines the glamour of a great English country house with the warmth of a family home.

Goodwood Motorsport

Goodwood motorcircuit is the only classic circuit in the world to remain entirely in its original form, after being lovingly restored. Home of the world-famous Goodwood Revival and Members’ Meeting, the circuit combines all the nostalgia of the golden era of motorsport with the modern technology of today.

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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.

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

Find a perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine in Sussex. From cosy country inns to sunny pub gardens, or elegant wine bars and restaurants.

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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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.

Act Your Age is our (in-person) adult drama group for those who are interested in exploring drama through script reading and creative play. There are no lines to learn and there is no pressure to perform! It is open to all…

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

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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…

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.

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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.

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.

Established in 1976, Oxmarket Contemporary is a registered charity offering modern exhibition space within a beautiful and atmospheric historic building in the heart of Chichester. We are a hub for artists, designers and makers of all kinds and a destination…

Pallant House Gallery

Discover an exciting collection of modern British art from 1900 to today in the centre of Chichester, West Sussex

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

South Downs Planetarium

Space and night sky enthusiasts of all ages will be enthralled by a show at South Downs Planetarium. Experience an expert guided tour of the stars, planets, galaxies or beyond as you’re immersed in the full-dome theatre images. We present…

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

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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…

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An authentic Saxon church in the pretty downland village of Stoughton, close to Kingly Vale

St Wilfrid’s Hospice is your local community hospice. Our expert teams provide palliative and end of life care to anybody in our community with a life limiting illness.  We support over 325 people at any one time, from our 14…

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Stansted Park stands in 1800 acres of parkland and ancient forest within the South Downs National Park. In 1983 the 10th Earl of Bessborough gave Stansted Park, the Arboretum, his family home and its beautiful contents to the public. The…

Sussex Art Fair takes place at Goodwood Racecourse, Selhurst Park Road, Chichester, West Sussex PO18 0PS, in the heart of the Sussex Downs – 13th, 14th and 15th May  2022. Come and experience 90 exhibitors with 1000’s of artworks available…

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

Based in Birdham, The Modern Calligraphy Company is the UK’s leading calligraphy company. The friendly team of expert calligraphers inspire beginners, enthusiasts, and professionals alike to develop their calligraphy skills and passion for lettering. Led by world-renowned Master Calligrapher Kirsten…

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…

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.

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Explore the locations in Kate Mosse’s best-selling novel in Fishbourne and Chichester Harbour near Chichester, West Sussex

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…

Tinwood Estate

The Tinwood Estate’s vineyards are situated in the heart of West Sussex at the foot of the South Downs National Park. Since the first planting in 2007, Tinwood has quickly established a reputation for producing the very finest English sparkling…

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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…

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Perched high on top of the South Downs, Uppark House and Garden allows you to take in panoramic views across the South Down valleys and as far as the Isle of Wight. Set on chalk grassland, Uppark’s meadow supports a…

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…

Walk the streets of wartime chichester

Walk the streets of wartime Chichester. This trail allows you to follow the footsteps of people living in Chichester during the Great War. From 1914 to 1918, the lives of Cicestrians were altered as the city was mobilised for the…

sheep in fields along the South Downs Way

Explore picturesque villages and towns, undulating English countryside and outstanding views as you walk the South Downs Way

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.

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 Dean College

Your creative retreat awaits. West Dean College of Arts and Conservation is an internationally recognised art college with a strong craft ethos offering over 800 short courses, from beginner to advanced level and ranging from a day, a weekend or…

An image showing the River Lavant at West Dean Gardens near Chichester

Creatively inspired by its rich heritage and South Downs setting, West Dean gardens are a great day out all year round

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…

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