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!

Air Arena Chichester

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

Travel back in time and experience the South’s industrial and rural heritage for a unique day out in West Sussex. Explore 36 acres of history nestled in the heart of the South Downs National Park. With over 40 different exhibits…

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…

Chichester Bicycle Hire

App-Bike is a self-serve bike hire scheme operating in and around the Chichester area. Chichester and the surrounding areas are great to explore by bike due to a good network of cycle routes and flat terrain. You can rent an…

Bishops Palace Garden: Chichester’s Secret Garden

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…

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.

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.

Chichester City Walls Walk

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 Harbour: Chichester’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Chichester Harbour on the South Coast is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), a world renowned destination for sailing and home to rare wildlife and coastal habitats

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.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.

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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…

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.

Cobnor Activity Centre

An independent charity dedicated to young people Cobnor Activities Centre Trust is an independent charity based in Chichester Harbour, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).  Our purpose is to provide high quality outdoor experiences to make life better for…

An image showing the view from Compton Circular Walk

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…

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.

Welcome to Dramatis; the Drama School with a Heart for All Ages!  Yes, you heard right – as a multi-generational drama school in Sussex (welcoming people aged 5 to 95) – we’re here with drama fun for everyone!  We’re not obsessed with churning out…

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…

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…

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

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

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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Hello, I’m Fern! I’ve been foraging around sussex for over ten years, inspired by my dad, an avid mushroom forager and wonderful teacher. I make delicious seasonal foods, exciting botanical drinks and the occasional lotion or cream from foraged ingredients.…

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.

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…

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

The reserve contains one of the finest yew forests in western Europe, including a grove of ancient trees which are among the oldest living things in Britain. Main habitats: Yew woodland and lowland chalk grassland County: West Sussex Why visit:…

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…

Oxmarket Gallery

The Oxmarket Gallery is a volunteer-run charity whose mission is to promote art and support artists in a professional and inclusive manner. We provide a range of accessible exhibition spaces for artists, art societies and groups, whether local or national.…

Pallant House Gallery

Pallant House Gallery is one of Britain’s most distinctive modern art museums. It tells the story of British art from 1900 to now through original exhibitions and a world-class collection. In its 20 galleries, housed in an historic Queen Anne…

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 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 cost much…

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…

Southern eBike Rentals offers electric bike hire in the South Downs around Chichester. E-bikes are the ideal way of exploring the huge network of lanes and bridleways which offer options for all from experienced mountain bikers to those that haven’t…

An image showing St Mary's church, Stoughton, West Sussex

The Parish Church of St Mary, Stoughton is believed to be a complete 11th century church with only modernisation to windows and doors.         Image: Trish Steel, CC BY-SA 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons  

Stansted Park

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

The museum has been located on the edge of the former RAF airfield since 1982. Between 1918 and 1970 RAF Tangmere was an operational airfield, known particularly for the pivotal role it played during the Battle of Britain. Many well…

Tenpin Chichester

Government guidelines currently state that no more than 6 people should meet indoors together, therefore please do not book for more than 6 people. The guidelines also state that all customers must wear a face covering whilst in our centre…

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.

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…

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…

Uppark House

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…

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…

Windmill Trail to Halnaker Windmill

The striking image of the Halnaker Windmill is an iconic part of the scenery around Chichester.  To enable more people to visit this recently restored landmark, Boxgrove Parish Council has introduced a new, signed ‘Windmill Trail’ starting from Boxgrove Village…