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Plan your summer in West Sussex!

We all deserve something to look forward to, especially in these tough times, so picture a summer spent in West Sussex. Meander along timeless hedge-lined lanes bursting with wildflowers, cycle shady woodland trails and kayak on cool calm rivers. Dip into sparkling waves under a clear blue sky, sip crisp white wine in the very vineyard it came from and lunch on fresh bread and local cheese. Visit lively towns, pretty gardens and ancient castles, ruins and more.

There’s no need to compromise because here you can do it all – and its closer than you think! Spend summer with us in West Sussex this year.

Will you choose a luxury escape with indulgent activities and fine dining, a family stay inspired by nature, or a wholesome seaside staycation? Perhaps a little of everything. Let us inspire your wanderlust and start planning for your holiday in one of the sunniest spots in the UK.

Where will you stay?

  1. The Beachcroft Hotel
    Stay in one of The Beachcroft Hotel’s charming beach hut suites, right along the seafront of Felpham Beach and breathe in some of that fresh sea air (whilst sipping complimentary sloe gin!).
  2. Wild Boar Wood 
    Go off-grid with a touch of luxury as you pitch up for the night and watch the stars at Wild Boar Wood. With your bell tent, bedding and cooking equipment all taken care of, all you need to think about is what you’ll be toasting over the fire.
  3. The Piggery
    Despite its name, you’re in for a luxury retreat with a stay in this gorgeous converted farm building, The Piggery. Complete with a wood fired hot tub and private garden for those warm summer evenings, it’s the perfect couples’ getaway.

What's for breakfast?

  1. Brewhouse & Kitchen
    Dive into a stack of fruit-topped buttermilk pancakes or the decadent brunch burger at Horsham’s trendy Brewhouse & Kitchen.
  2. East Beach Café
    Treat yourself to breakfast and fizz by the sea and enjoy the spectacular coastal scenery from East Beach Café’s decking, before a walk along Littlehampton’s promenade.
  3. Morley’s Bistro
    Start the day off with a leisurely brunch and coffee at Morley’s Bistro, in the picturesque countryside village of Hurstpierpoint.

Where's your first stop?

  1. Hatt Adventures
    Enjoy the West Sussex sunshine whilst learning something a little different to instil a sense of adventure into your family holiday! Hatt Adventures delivers fun and exciting experiences such as rock climbing, abseiling, kayaking and navigation skills.
  2. Cycle Bognor Regis promenade
    Bognor Regis is a holiday location is full of nostalgic charm and modern-day attractions. Cycle along the promenade and take in the sights, whilst enjoying an ice cream from Pinks Parlour.
  3. Ockenden Manor and Spa
    Nestled in a peaceful countryside spot, Ockenden Manor Spa is a haven from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Imagine a 19th-century walled garden, an outdoor swimming pool and floatation pods and yes, you have found paradise.

Where are you headed next?

  1. West Dean Gardens
    At the foot of the South Downs, West Dean Gardens is one of the greatest restored gardens open to the public today. Stroll around the grounds or why not try a garden-themed short course? Let the gardens be your inspiration and practice a new skill.
  2. Fishers Farm Park
    One of the top family days out in West Sussex, Fishers Farm Park has great activities for all the family. With pony and tractor rides, the Higgledy Village Play Barn and animal shows, there are lots of opportunities to reconnect with nature.
  3. Mannings Heath Golf and Wine Estate
    Award-winning golf facilities, six unique wine tasting experiences and more await. After driving your golf buggy up the winding pathways and over the Kingfisher Golf Course, why not indulge in a glass of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay or Pinot Meunier at Mannings Heath’s vineyard?

What's on the dinner menu?

  1. Ami Bistro
    A small, yet carefully curated menu of contemporary dishes and an extensive wine list awaits at Worthing’s relaxed and intimate Ami Bistro.
  2. The Seal
    For your chance to try some of the best locally caught seafood, head to Selsey and stop for dinner at buzzing pub and restaurant, The Seal.
  3. Restaurant Interlude
    Are you ready for something truly decadent? This contemporary, Michelin-starred restaurant, based in the stunning grounds of Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens, will truly knock your socks off with its 14 and 19-course seasonal tasting menus.

Dreaming of summer?

So, are you mostly 1’s, looking for laid-back and trendy; 2’s, on the lookout for your next family adventure or 3’s, with ultimate luxury in mind? Perhaps you’re a mix of all three, in which case West Sussex is definitely the perfect place to plan your summer trip.

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