Nature and wildlife

Today’s increasingly digital world can sometimes make it feel like nature is way beyond our reach. Luckily, West Sussex is accessible, affordable and a fantastic all-round option for those looking to reconnect.

What do you look for when choosing a family holiday or short break? Deserted campsites where phones are strictly forbidden but roaring campfires are encouraged? Stunning countryside scenery with uninterrupted views of ancient downland? The chance to see birds of prey up close and stargaze as darkness falls? All of this is well within your reach in West Sussex.

Nature and wildlife in West Sussex

Local guides

Get inspiration for your next trip with the help of our local guides. Discover top attractions, fun things to do and exciting new experiences. There is something for everyone in West Sussex.

Experience the great outdoors

Surfer walking home on Seaford Head

Cycle the South Downs Way

Do a ton on your bike. Tackle the 100 mile long National Tra...
Inside the South Downs Planetarium

South Downs Planetarium

The South Downs Planetarium is open throughout the year...
Queen Elizabeth Country Park

Queen Elizabeth Country Park

Queen Elizabeth Country Park is located just outside West Su...
Huxleys Bird of Prey centre

Huxley’s Bird of Prey

Get to know some of the most impressive birds of prey at Hux...
Buchan country park lake

Buchan Country Park

Buchan Country Park is 170 acres of beautiful countryside ri...
Two horse riders in the countryside

Three Greys Riding School

Based near the Mid Sussex village of Pyecombe, Three Greys R...
Young girl posing with alpaca

Dunreyth Alpacas

Make your way to Adsdean Park, near Chichester, to experienc...
The witterings sandy beach

West Wittering

After an exhausting day on your bike or climbing the Downs, ...

Get back to nature

If you’re up for a family bike ride, don’t miss out on one of our car free routes such as the Downs Link, or a ride along the promenade with plenty of places to stop for an ice cream. Or perhaps you’d prefer one of the many water activities on offer for a fun way to entertain your children while keeping them healthy and active.

If you’re looking for peace, tranquillity and an abundance of outdoor activities that will help you reconnect not just with each other, but also with nature, isn’t it time you booked your trip to West Sussex? It’s much closer than you think.

Wildlife in West Sussex
Nature in West Sussex