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Family events

There’s fun for all the family in West Sussex, whether you’re looking to entertain tiny tots or energetic teens. With sweeping landscapes to explore, new experiences to discover and history to learn, we’re sure that West Sussex is the place to make your next family holiday truly memorable. Full to the brim with activities perfect for children, it’s time to plan your next adventure.

Family events and activities 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.

Upcoming events


Loxwood drive-in movies

This summer, a new film experience is coming to Loxwood Mead...


The great British art quiz

Pallant House Gallery have partnered with The Guardian in co...
Petworth Festival

14 July - 1 August 2020

Petworth Festival

The Petworth Festival exists to show off this beautiful part...

21 July - 26 July 2020

Medieval Jousting Week

Under the shadow of the mighty Castle, experience the thrill...

21 - 26 July 2020

Drive and dine theatre

The organisers behind Pub in the Park - the UK's biggest foo...
Celebrations at the Arundel Festival in West Sussex

22 - 31 August 2020

Arundel Festival

Running from 22-31st August in the beautiful medieval town o...
Bognor Regis Illuminations Gala

30 August 2020

Bognor Regis Illuminations Gala

Come along enjoy the funfair and the Grand Finale Firework D...
Heritage open days

11 - 20 September 2020

Heritage Open Days

Every September some 40,000 volunteers across England organi...

Activities for all ages

With activities to keep all ages entertained and acres to explore, there’s no shortage of things to do. For budding historians, you can create mosaics at Fishbourne Roman Palace, and for the little explorers out there, take a trip to Arundel Wetland Centre for hands-on discovery, including a Pond Explorer Station. The county also offers a wide range of family friendly accommodation, to suit all budgets.

Family trips in West Sussex
Family events in Sussex