For the little ones
Get crafty at one of our many National Trust hotspots
You can always count on our many National Trust landmarks to provide a whole host of family-friendly activities and, of course, Easter is no exception. From Easter egg hunts to spring crafts, wildlife investigations and activities, you’re guaranteed a great day out whilst also exploring some of West Sussex’s culture.
Get back to nature this lambing season
Staying the night? Check out Nunnington Farm Camp Site, a beautiful site close to the Witterings and with access to a pet park for feeding and grooming sessions with the fluffy residents. You can find more campsites and caravan parks here.
Reimagine historical characters and events
The start of April always signifies a season of magical re-enactments, hands-on workshops and action-packed events at Arundel Castle.
Travel further back in time and imagine life as a Roman at Bignor Roman Villa or Fishbourne Roman Palace. From costumes and ancient recipes to craft demonstrations and craft activities, there will be plenty to inspire your kids’ imaginations.
Make a day of it with a vineyard tour and tasting
Keep your fingers crossed for good weather and embark on a day amongst the vines. Great British Wine Tours will take care of your itinerary from start to finish, organising pick-up and drop-off, with tours and tastings at two of the UK’s top vineyards and even a classic country pub lunch.
If you’d like to spend the day at your own pace, why not head to Kingscote Estate? This impressive estate and vineyard welcomes visitors between 10am – 5pm for tours and tastings or a relaxed visit to the bar, café or shop.
Nearby must-visit: Nestled within the countryside close to many of the county’s vineyards, Gravetye Manor offers a Michelin star dining experience in this beautiful and atmospheric setting.
Unwind in quiet surroundings
Looking forward to a long weekend out of the office? Say no more and book yourself in for a restoring massage or luxurious relaxation package. At The Yoga Garden, you can combine all of this with a yoga session, whilst in the stunning surroundings of the Knepp Estate.
Events for everyone
Get stuck into a chocolate workshop
Whether you’re a family or a group of friends, everyone will love getting their hands messy with a chocolate workshop at the Chocolatician studio in Shoreham. From the history of chocolate production to creating truffles and pouring lollipops, you can arrange a bespoke adventure that’s perfect for foodies.
Test your limits
Put your mind to the test with a day of puzzle solving, fun and thrills at the Tulleys Escape Rooms. There are different activities to choose from, suiting a range of ages, abilities and group sizes, so everyone is a guaranteed a good time.
If your group is looking for a little more exhilaration, why not head to Crawley’s Go Ape and spend an afternoon walking amongst the treetops? A choice of different routes awaits you, with thrilling zip wires and challenging crossings to navigate.
Nearby: Stop off at The Crown at Turners Hill for a traditional home cooked pub meal to reward yourselves after a long day.
Enjoy the great outdoors
It doesn’t cost a thing to get out into the wild and in West Sussex, there’s certainly no shortage of countryside to explore!
Easter is the perfect time to pack a picnic and witness the beauty of bluebell season, with family, friends and four legged companions. We love a springtime walk around Denmans as well as the woodlands surrounding Nymans.