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 men showing an owl and hawk to a crowd

Hawking About

Hawking About offers a unique wildlife experience. Available...
Stansted House red brick building

Stansted Park

Stansted is a Grade II Listed Edwardian country house set on...
Swanbourne Lodge boating lake

Swanbourne Lodge boating lake

On a sunny day the boating lake in Arundel is extremely popu...
Old oak tree

Kingley Vale Nature Reserve

Nestling in the South Downs National Park, Kingley Vale Nati...
Three lambs at Coombes Farm

Coombes Farm

Open for live lambing every spring, Coombes Farm welcomes vi...
Ardingly Reservoir and skyscape at dusk

Ardingly Reservoir

The tranquil Ardingly reservoir can be found 3 miles north o...
Children having fun at Fishers Park

Fishers Farm Park

If the thought of family-themed attractions fills you with d...
Warnham Local Nature Reserve

Warnham Local Nature Reserve

Warham Nature Reserve is a 92-acre site with millpond, marsh...
Arundel Castle pictutred behind the River Arun

Arundel

Arundel captures the essence of heritage, urban chic and cou...
Buchan country park lake

Buchan Country Park

Buchan Country Park is 170 acres of beautiful countryside ri...
a boat by a brick bridge

Wellness Walking Tours

Wellness Walking Tours specialise in unique guided walking e...
Blue butterfly

South Downs Wildlife

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

Luxury Private Guided Day Tour – Chichester City and Cathedral Tour

Visit the city of Chichester, West Sussex on a luxury, guide...
Chichester Harbour boat on harbour

Chichester Harbour Water Tours

Whether you want to get out on the water to spot Chichester ...
A basket full of foraging mushrooms

Foraging

There’s nothing like foraging for your own lunch to really...
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

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.