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
Family cycling down Henfield Downs Link

Henfield

Set in the beautiful Sussex countryside, on the Downs Link B...
Blue butterfly

South Downs Wildlife

Explore the South Downs National Park and its amazing wildli...

The Wey & Arun Canal

Scenic boat trips can be enjoyed along the restored section ...
A close up image of a deer at Sky Park Farm

Sky Park Farm

​Located in West Harting, Sky Park Farm is a working deer ...
Young girl posing with alpaca

Dunreyth Alpacas

Make your way to Adsdean Park, near Chichester, to experienc...
Birdseye image of High Weald countryside

High Weald

Another area of outstanding natural beauty in in the north e...
A river kayak in West Sussex

The Kayak Coach

A long (but not overly strenuous!) guided kayak trip in one ...
Two people walking two alpacas

Our Back Garden

Home of “The ultimate alpaca walking and farm experiences...
Paragliding down Devils Dyke

Devil’s Dyke

Immerse yourself in one of the longest, deepest and widest d...
Queen Elizabeth Country Park

Queen Elizabeth Country Park

Queen Elizabeth Country Park is located just outside West Su...
Two walkers in nature at RSPB Nature Reserve

RSPB Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserve

Located within the Arun Valley, Pulborough Brooks has beaut...

Cycle the South Downs Way

The South Downs Way is the classic 100-mile off-road pilgrim...
Mother and baby on countryside hike with buggy

A Walk for All Bramber

A Walk for All Bramber is a 2.2 mile route along the River A...
Stansted House red brick building

Stansted Park

Stansted is a Grade II Listed Edwardian country house set on...
Close up image of wild flowers with the sun shining through them

Sussex Prairie Gardens

Located near Henfield, the Sussex Prairie Gardens are set i...
Two young boys exploring the water with nets at RSPB Pagham Harbour

RSPB’s Pagham Harbour

Pagham Harbour, just south from the hustle and bustle of Chi...

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.