Keeping an eye on your budget doesn’t mean missing out on fun things to do when you’re heading for West Sussex. Whether you’re travelling solo, with the kids or as a group, you’ll be sure to find something for everyone without breaking the bank.
This award-winning Green Flag park has so much to offer from stunning lakes and sunny lawns (perfect for picnics!), to miles of leafy woodland for long leisurely walks. Why not make a day of it and embark on the Tilgate Park Tree Trail and find all 30 of the best champion trees of their particular species, from China, Africa, Europe and America. Download the leaflet and activity sheet and cross them off as you go! If you’re an animal lover, there’s even a nature centre with meerkats, capybaras and lemurs (a family ticket costs around £24).
A day trip to Arundel
Historic Arundel is a flourishing market town and also a popular tourist destination.
Famous for its historical buildings, including Arundel Castle and the ruins of Blackfriars, as well as the local farmers market. The castle itself can be explored at a reasonable cost, with plenty of live events taking place throughout the spring and summer months and beautiful gardens to explore. Wandering Arundel’s cobbled streets and exploring the lakeside park offers an enchanting and enjoyable day out for everyone. The Arundel Wetland Centre makes for an exciting experience for all ages, as you learn about local wildlife within the vulnerable wetlands, take a boat safari and get up close to feed ducks and geese.
The Pulborough WildArt Trail
The Pulborough WildArt Trail is a family friendly adventure taking place across the countryside and village of Pulborough. Using the app as your guide for an interactive hike, you can take part in a quiz and guided tour, all whilst spotting the wildlife sculptures hidden amongst nature.
Get on your bike and explore the Downs
Cycling through idyllic countryside admiring breath-taking views is the perfect way to explore this magnificent county. You’re in easy reach of the South Downs National Park, wherever you are in West Sussex. Why not take your bikes along for the ride and embark on one of the many cycling routes available? Have a look at some route maps in West Sussex or use the cycle journey planner to choose your pace and plan a course. Not a fan of travelling on two wheels? There’s plenty of great walking routes too!
South Downs Planetarium, Chichester
Experience the night sky from the comfort of South Downs Planetarium’s star theatre, and be guided through immersive, full-dome videos by an expert. Don’t miss their hands-on family fun days happening over summer!