Family-friendly Wild Boar Wood Campsite is an entirely off-grid camping experience. The pre-erected bell tents are spread throughout semi-ancient woodland that’s carpeted with bluebells in spring. Instead of scrolling, spend time building dens, making campfires and stargazing. The dawn chorus is a much more pleasant wake-up call than your smartphone’s blaring beep-beep.
Surround yourself with viticulture in one of Ashling Park Estate’s new luxury lodges. Designed by Amazing Spaces presenter, William Hardie, the lodges make the most of the countryside views – and the sunny climate that’s so good for Ashling’s grapevines is bound to help reduce your screen time too.
Explore by boat and by bike
Hire a boat from Riverside Tea Rooms, on the banks of the River Arun in Amberley, and you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back to a time before ‘digital’ was even a thing.
“It’s all very Swallows & Amazons, with willows draping down to the water,” – Owners, Francesca and Terry.
Steer your four-stroke engine boat to Arundel, where you can moor up for a picnic. Along the way you might see swans, red kites, herons, kingfishers and, if you’re really lucky, a lost seal who has made his home in these waters!
Riverside Tea Rooms also do mountain bike hire, so you can pick up a pre-booked packed lunch from the tea rooms before pedalling east or west along the 100-mile (160km) South Downs Way, or set off to explore your pick of the 745 miles (1,200km) of bike-friendly bridleways that lace through the South Downs National Park.
Combine boat and bike hire for the sort of adventure that makes taking a break from tech a walk in the park!
Practise being in the present with yoga
West Sussex has plenty of yoga classes, workshops and tranquil retreats in beautiful places to help you find balance in a fast-paced world.