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
Swanbourne Lodge boating lake

Swanbourne Lodge boating lake

On a sunny day the boating lake in Arundel is extremely popu...
Four donkeys pictured in countryside

East Clayton Farm

Located on the edge of the South Downs National Park, East C...
Queen Elizabeth Country Park

Queen Elizabeth Country Park

Queen Elizabeth Country Park is located just outside West Su...

Luxury Private Guided Day Tour – Chichester City and Cathedral Tour

Visit the city of Chichester, West Sussex on a luxury, guide...
A couple walking through Tilgate Park

Tilgate Forest

Located in the High Weald area of West Sussex, near Crawley ...
A falcon landing on a trainers arm

West Sussex Falconry

You don’t often get the opportunity to experience birds of...
Young girl posing with alpaca

Dunreyth Alpacas

Make your way to Adsdean Park, near Chichester, to experienc...
Sumners Ponds campsite and fishery

Sumners Ponds

Sumners Ponds Fishery and Campsite is a beautiful spot set ...
Two horses drawing a carriage through the countryside

Gotwick Horse Drawn Carriages

East Grinstead-based business, Gotwick Horse Drawn Carriages...
Chichester Harbour boat on harbour

Chichester Harbour Water Tours

Whether you want to get out on the water to spot Chichester ...
a boat by a brick bridge

Wellness Walking Tours

Wellness Walking Tours specialise in unique guided walking e...
Three lambs at Coombes Farm

Coombes Farm

Open for live lambing every spring, Coombes Farm welcomes vi...
Inside the South Downs Planetarium

South Downs Planetarium

The South Downs Planetarium is open throughout the year...
Children having fun at Fishers Park

Fishers Farm Park

If the thought of family-themed attractions fills you with d...
Underwater diving with Mulberry Marine Experiences

Mulberry Marine Experiences

"We are passionate about our oceans and helping you engage a...
A Meerkat standing on its hind legs at Tilgate Nature Centre

Tilgate Nature Centre

Tilgate Park is one of Crawley's most popular places, includ...

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

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.