If you’re looking for things to do in Sussex then the world really is your oyster. From the historical attractions like Chichester Cathedral, Fishbourne Roman Palace, Arundel Castle and the Weald & Downland Living Museum, to leading art galleries and theatres such as Pallant House Gallery and Chichester Festival Theatre, there’s so much to choose from.

Whether you want to find an indoor attraction like a cinema or museum, or get outside explore – from the famous Goodwood Estate, Cowdray Estate, Petworth House and Garden, South Downs National Park and West Wittering Beach – the choices are endless.

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.

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.

A two mile stroll around the East Beach area of Selsey that explores the town’s love affair with railway carriage homes. Download provided by the Manhood Wildlife and Heritage group.

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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.

Arundel Castle Cricket Grounds

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

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 Contemporary Art Gallery

Arundel Contemporary Art Gallery in located near to the River Arun and is local to the South Downs National Park.

Arundel Historic Tours is a Unique, Official Walk around Arundel.. Architecture, history, the people and changes will all be discussed, leading you to leave knowing a whole lot more about this beautiful town. Led by Martin, a Postman who is…

Arundel Jailhouse

Arundel Jailhouse is located in Arundel local to the South Downs National Park and the city of Chichester which is home to Goodwood.

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.

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.

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…

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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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.

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…

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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…

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

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.

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.

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.

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. 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 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.

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…

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…

An image showing the ruins at Cowdray Estate known locally as Cowdray Castle

As a destination, Cowdray Estate offers a range of premium country pursuits, from golf on a Championship course, award winning clay-pigeon shooting, fly fishing on the River Rother, walking in Cowdray Park, cycling, riding, and polo events, to hospitality at Cowdray Farm Shop & Café, accommodation at Cowdray Lodge, wedding venues and the stunning Cowdray House.

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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.

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Denmans Garden is a a stunning 4-acre garden designed by award-winning author and landscape designer, John Brookes MBE who lived at Denmans from 1980-2018. Once the food production side of Lord Denman’s estate, this tranquil contemporary garden on the southern…

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 showing the view from Duncton Hill across the Rother Valley

Enjoy panoramic views across the South Downs from this viewpoint just above Duncton village. A parking area can be found after a steep, winding climb on the A285 towards Chichester.   Nearest postcode: GU28 0NA   Image: Nigel Freeman / Viewpoint at Duncton…

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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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…

An image of Chichester Cathedral

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,…

Pagham Harbour Walks- Church Norton

Begin your explorations of Pagham Harbour at the RSPB visitor centre where you can learn about the exciting wildlife you could find and where you might get your feet wet at high tide! Pagham Harbour is criss-crossed with public and permissive…

Love the Witterings logo

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

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Close to Stoughton Down and Kingley Vale, Wildham Wood is a woodland with lots of wildlife. Explore the paths through the forest, in particular in Spring time when the bluebells and wild garlic appear.     Location: Grid Ref: SU…

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…

An image showing the interior of Farmer, Butcher, Chef at Goodwood

Farmer, Butcher, Chef is Goodwood’s exciting, flagship restaurant located just yards from Goodwood Home Farm. It is the final stage in a unique process dedicated not only to showcasing Goodwood’s organic meat in terms of flavour, quality and provenance, but…

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

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.

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…

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Forest Bathing The perfect introduction to this popular Japanese therapy. Immerse yourself in this experience, using the forest as a source of natural well being, followed by a delicious lunch or indulgent afternoon tea. We invite you to join us…

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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.

Get Kiteboarding

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

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 Farm Shop interior

Buy local, organic meat, dairy and beer fresh from the Goodwood Estate. Enjoy delicious Goodwood produce at home. The Goodwood Home Farm has been providing food for the estate for over three hundred years. Our field-to-fork philosophy is at the…

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.

an image of Graffham Common in West Sussex

Graffham Common is a 94-acre nature reserve between Midhurst and Petworth, located on both sides of the Selham to Graffham road, and is owned and managed by the Sussex Wildlife Trust. It’s a former pine plantation being restored back to heath and…

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.

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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 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.

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…

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…

Holy Trinity Church

Holy Trinity Church is located in Bosham local to the South Downs National Park and the city of Chichester.

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…

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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

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Langham Brewery offers delicious, fresh beers – in cask, keg, bottles and cans – which are lovingly created and brewed at their award-winning independent microbrewery, near Petworth, in the stunning South Downs National Park. Offering over 17 innovative, flavoursome real…

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.

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

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…

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.

Moonlight Cottage Cocking and West Dean Woods Trail

A 7.5 mile circular walk from Cocking, West Sussex in the heart of the South Downs. The walking route heads south, climbing steeply to reach the South Downs Way and then follows this ridge-top path west to perform a circuit…

“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…

Mulberry Divers is a SSI Blue Oceans Centre, located in Selsey, West Sussex, committed to help protect our seas and Marine Life in both our daily practices and by providing education about Marine Life. We are an island nation and…

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…

An image of Newlands House Gallery in Petworth, West Sussex

Visit Newlands House Gallery for leading international modern and contemporary art in the charming market town of Petworth, complete with the Hungry Guest Café located amongst the tranquil gardens. Combining both coffee and culture. Newlands House occupies an 18th century…

A photo of the exterior of the Goodwood Hotel

On Tuesday 5 July, The Goodwood Hotel beat competition from finalists including Fallow, a restaurant in London, Heckfield Place in Hampshire, Levy UK & Ireland, Eurest food services and the University of Sheffield to be named most sustainable business in…

Nyetimber Vineyard

The Nyetimber Estate is situated in West Chiltington and dates back to at least 1086, when it was recorded in the Domesday Book. In 1988, Nyetimber pioneered the style of English Sparkling Wine we know today by planting the first…

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…

Pagham Harbour to Sidlesham Quay

A circular easy access trail through Pagham Harbour. Even when the Centre is not open it is usually possible to obtain a useful introduction leaflet to Pagham Harbour Local Nature Reserve from a cubby-hole at the Visitor Centre. The area…

Pagham Harbour Walks- Pagham Harbour North Wall

This walk at Pagham Harbour is such a peaceful one with no sounds of traffic. There are splendid country views inland contrasting with the landscape of the harbour. The area of the harbour here is part of the 700 acres…

Pallant House Gallery

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

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

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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…

Petworth and Shimmings Valley

A 3.5 mile figure of eight walk from the historic market town of Petworth in West Sussex. The walk gives an opportunity to explore the town, a haven for antique and art collectors, before heading out across the beautiful Shimmings…

Petworth Cottage Museum

The museum is a Leconfield Estate worker’s cottage restored and furnished as it might have been in about 1910, when Mrs. Mary Cummings lived in 346. The museum also has a rare collection of Petworth Goss China. The museum is staffed by volunteer…

A superbly varied and inventive festival has been announced for Petworth and its surrounding area. In announcing a programme comprising over 45 events over 18 days. Always a diverse and varied festival, the festival again sees a mix of the…

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.

Petworth House & Park Ancient Trees Walk

Discover more about the ancient trees that dominate the skyline of Petworth Park on this circular walk. Marvel at some of the oldest and largest trees in the country and see a 1,000-year-old ancient oak that has survived all the…

Petworth Walks - Petworth Park, Lodsworth & Bexleyhill – Parkland, Priory and Pinewoods

This circular walk in West Sussex is a full day’s excursion. It is mostly a level walk, but its length makes it fairly strenuous, although the beauty of the landscape will lighten your feet. There are fine views all the…

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…

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…

Pulborough to Petworth

Walk across the Arun Valley and Greensand Hills from Pulborough to the attractive market town of Petworth, with one of the National Trust’s finest properties.

Rountree Tryon Gallery artwork

Roundtree Tryon Gallery is located in Petworth, local to the city of Chichester and the South Downs National Park.

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…

RSPB Medmerry

RSPB Medmerry Nature Reserve is a haven for wildlife including birds of prey and many types of wetland birds

Birds in flight

Pagham Harbour is an Internationally important Nature Reserve covering over 600 hectares. It consists of salt marshes and tidal mudflats, shingle, wet grasslands and reed swamps, which provide plentiful and important habitats for a whole host of wildlife. The reserve…

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…

an image of waves crashing on to a beach at Selsey

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

An image of fishing boats and nets on Selsey beach

The Selsey Heritage Trail is made up of three different self-guided walks exploring the Blue Plaques in and around Selsey, highlighting the places where important people in history lived and worked as well as the locations of significant events. The…

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

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

Image of workers who moved to Sidlesham

Discover why 100 unemployed miners from the north-east of England came to Sidlesham in 1936 to begin new lives as market gardeners as you walk through beautiful Sidlesham on this informative heritage trail. Download provided by the Manhood Wildlife and…

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

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…

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…

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 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  

An image showing St Mary the Virgin Church at Upwaltham, West Sussex

  Situated between Chichester and Petworth, this tiny Grade 1 listed twelfth century drovers’ church lies in a stunningly beautiful valley on the South Downs. Cardinal Manning, a previous incumbent and subsequently Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster, described it as “very…

A picture of St Thomas a Becket church in Warblington

Just over the county border in Warblington, Hampshire is St Thomas à Becket Church, often known as St Thomas of Canterbury’s Church. The oldest part of the building is Anglo Saxon, with Norman and gothic additions. The two gravewatchers’ huts in…

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…

a photo showing a stately home in grounds

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…

Stoughton Down- Kingley Vale

A 4.5 mile circular walk in a really picturesque part of the South Downs National Park. The walk begins in Stoughton Down before climbing high into the Kingley Vale Nature Reserve where the climb is rewarded with spectacular views both…

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

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

The Artisan Bakehouse is an award winning Bakehouse, accredited Bread Making school, Holiday cottages & luxury shepherd hut. Set in a secluded rural ideal on the edge of the beautiful South Downs National Park yet just 5 minutes from the…

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 Fittleworth Gallery

The Fittleworth Gallery Set against the back drop of the South Downs National Park, the Fittleworth Gallery has been created in a location which is renowned for Art and Artists. We are a discreet and discerning Gallery aiming to provide…

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…

The Petworth Housekeepers Tour

Petworth House shaped Petworth town, which crowds against its high walls, and the labour of the townspeople kept the house and estate working for centuries. The legacy of the town’s service is all around. For many centuries virtually everyone in…

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 reeds on marshland beside a footbridge

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…

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…

Trotton Estate Vineyards

Trotton Estate Vineyards are owned by Robin and Carolyn Butler. 2021 Tours and Tastings are planned to start in May. Two tours are offered each week until September: 2pm on Fridays or 11am on Saturdays. The team look forward to…

a photo showing a stately home surrounded by a meadow

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 in the Footsteps of Turner at Petworth House

Stroll around the glassy lake where the artist regularly fished, take in the view revealed in his painting ‘Dewy Morning’ and look out for the flaming yellow and orange foliage of acres, as well as vibrant red oaks and the…

A historic photograph of the Selsey tram crossing Hunston Bridge

NEWLY UPDATED FOR 2022 – DISCOVER SOME OF SELSEY’S HERITAGE Between 1896 and 1935 a tramway ran from Selsey to Chichester with 11 stations en route. Follow new footpath signage to explore some of the stops along the route of the…

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…

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

Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the South Downs National Park with a choice of routes around Midhurst, Easebourne, and Woolbeding. Choose to explore the River Rother Walk (2.8 miles), the Cowdray Ruins and St Ann’s Hill (1.1 miles) or Woolbeding…

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

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

An image of birdwatchers at Pagham Harbour

Naturetrek operates the largest selection of professionally organised, expert-led wildlife holidays and tours in the world. We’ve been organising specialist wildlife tours for 35 years. What do we do? We enjoy taking you to see the world’s special wildlife and…

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

An image showing a pool at Woolbeding Gardens

A National Trust Garden in West Sussex in the South Downs National Park with colourful planting, sensational views and a host of surprises