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
Bosham and Chichester Harbour

Bosham

The historical fishing village of Bosham is a popular area w...
Horse rider and trainer getting on a horse

Lavant House Stables

Lavant House Stables, near Chichester, is the place to go fo...
The new WildArt Trail in Pulborough is an enchanting trail of sculptures and digital wildlife through the countryside in West Sussex

Pulborough WildArt Trail

The new WildArt Trail in Pulborough is an enchanting trail o...
Children having fun at Fishers Park

Fishers Farm Park

If the thought of family-themed attractions fills you with d...
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...
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...
A river kayak in West Sussex

The Kayak Coach

A long (but not overly strenuous!) guided kayak trip in one ...
The witterings sandy beach

West Wittering

After an exhausting day on your bike or climbing the Downs, ...
Flower garden at Nymans

Nymans

One of the National Trust’s premier gardens, Nymans has vi...
Arundel Castle pictutred behind the River Arun

Arundel

Arundel captures the essence of heritage, urban chic and cou...
Two horse riders in the countryside

Three Greys Riding School

Based near the Mid Sussex village of Pyecombe, Three Greys R...
Two walkers in nature at RSPB Nature Reserve

RSPB Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserve

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

South Downs Wildlife

Explore the South Downs National Park and its amazing wildli...
Old oak tree

Kingley Vale Nature Reserve

Nestling in the South Downs National Park, Kingley Vale Nati...
Family cycling down Henfield Downs Link

Henfield

Set in the beautiful Sussex countryside, on the Downs Link B...
Ardingly Reservoir and skyscape at dusk

Ardingly Reservoir

The tranquil Ardingly reservoir can be found 3 miles north o...

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.