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 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...

Cycle the South Downs Way

The South Downs Way is the classic 100-mile off-road pilgrim...
Muddy cyclists on a guided ride

Take a guided bike ride

Join or book an off road guided ride, take away the need to ...
Children having fun at Fishers Park

Fishers Farm Park

If the thought of family-themed attractions fills you with d...
Buchan country park lake

Buchan Country Park

Buchan Country Park is 170 acres of beautiful countryside ri...
Huxleys Bird of Prey centre

Huxley’s Bird of Prey

Get to know some of the most impressive birds of prey at Hux...
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...
Two walkers in nature at RSPB Nature Reserve

RSPB Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserve

Located within the Arun Valley, Pulborough Brooks has beaut...
Old oak tree

Kingley Vale Nature Reserve

Nestling in the South Downs National Park, Kingley Vale Nati...
Four donkeys pictured in countryside

East Clayton Farm

Located on the edge of the South Downs National Park, East C...
Chichester flowers and high street, West Sussex

Chichester

Blending old and new, Chichester offers an enticing mix of d...
Inside the South Downs Planetarium

South Downs Planetarium

The South Downs Planetarium is open throughout the year...
Swan and cygnets at Woods Mill

Woods Mill

Part of Sussex Wildlife Trust, Woods Mill is a small but pe...
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...
Chichester Harbour boat on harbour

Chichester Harbour Water Tours

Whether you want to get out on the water to spot Chichester ...
Two horses drawing a carriage through the countryside

Gotwick Horse Drawn Carriages

East Grinstead-based business, Gotwick Horse Drawn Carriages...

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.