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
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...
Two people enjoying a walk in the green countryside in Sussex

Storrington

Enjoy a visit to Storrington: a thriving, picturesque villag...
Stansted House red brick building

Stansted Park

Stansted is a Grade II Listed Edwardian country house set on...
Flower garden at Nymans

Nymans

One of the National Trust’s premier gardens, Nymans has vi...
Sumners Ponds campsite and fishery

Sumners Ponds

Sumners Ponds Fishery and Campsite is a beautiful spot set ...
Chichester Harbour boat on harbour

Chichester Harbour Water Tours

Whether you want to get out on the water to spot Chichester ...
Leisure boats lined up at the Chichester Canal

Chichester Canal

On the edge of the City centre, Chichester Canal offers a un...
Swanbourne Lodge boating lake

Swanbourne Lodge boating lake

On a sunny day the boating lake in Arundel is extremely popu...
Inside the South Downs Planetarium

South Downs Planetarium

The South Downs Planetarium is open throughout the year...
A close up image of a deer at Sky Park Farm

Sky Park Farm

Sky Park Farm is an established deer farm and will be openin...
Woodland waterfall at Woolbedding Gardens

Woolbeding Gardens

Nestled in a quiet corner of West Sussex lies a true horticu...
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 people walking through South Downs

Pied A Terre

Pied A Terre offer guided walking activities for all in and ...
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...
Two horse riders in the countryside

Three Greys Riding School

Based near the Mid Sussex village of Pyecombe, Three Greys R...
Arun Divers posing on boat

Arun Divers

For those with some diving experience the West Sussex coast ...

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.