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
Two horse riders in the countryside

Three Greys Riding School

Based near the Mid Sussex village of Pyecombe, Three Greys R...
Four donkeys pictured in countryside

East Clayton Farm

Located on the edge of the South Downs National Park, East C...
Underwater diving with Mulberry Marine Experiences

Mulberry Marine Experiences

"We are passionate about our oceans and helping you engage a...
Family walking through tall trees and long grass at Ebernoe Common Nature Reserve

Ebernoe Common Nature Reserve

Ebernoe Common Nature Reserve is an ancient wood pasture wit...
Young girl posing with alpaca

Dunreyth Alpacas

Make your way to Adsdean Park, near Chichester, to experienc...
A family enjoying a day on the water at Arundel Wetland Centre

Arundel Wetland Centre

If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to spot wate...
Two people walking through South Downs

Pied A Terre

Pied A Terre offer guided walking activities for all in and ...
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...
Muddy cyclists on a guided ride

Take a guided bike ride

Join or book an off road guided ride, take away the need to ...
Woodland waterfall at Woolbedding Gardens

Woolbeding Gardens

Nestled in a quiet corner of West Sussex lies a true horticu...
A river kayak in West Sussex

The Kayak Coach

A long (but not overly strenuous!) guided kayak trip in one ...
Leonardslee Lake and Gardens in autumn

Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens

Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens is described as ‘The Finest ...
Two horse riders riding down countryside lane

Willowbrook Riding Centre

Explore the beautiful South Downs by horseback on one of t...
Horse in wild flowers at Knepp Estate

Knepp Safari

Experience the thrill of the dawn chorus and wild animals un...

The Wey & Arun Canal

Scenic boat trips can be enjoyed along the restored section ...
Huxleys Bird of Prey centre

Huxley’s Bird of Prey

Get to know some of the most impressive birds of prey at Hux...

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.