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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.

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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

Glow Wild promotional image showing the enchanting winter lantern trail at Wakehurst, Kew’s wild botanic gardens

December 2020

Glow Wild 2020

Don’t miss Glow Wild, the enchanting winter lantern trail ...
Santa and elf at Tulleys Christmas Experience

2 - 24 December 2020

Tulleys Christmas Experience

Bring your family to enjoy a magical and unique Christmas ex...
Chichester Festival Theatre's graphic for a merry little Christmas play

3 December 2020

A Merry Little Christmas Celebration

A delightfully festive evening of seasonal words and music a...
Christmas wreath hanging on door

3, 10 & 17 December 2020

Cowdray’s late night Christmas shopping

This year, the team at the Cowdray Farm Shop want to make Ch...
Illuminated trees at Leonardslee Sussex

4 - 22 December 2020

Leonardslee illuminated

Enjoy the Christmas illuminations and trails through the woo...
A crowd at the tree dressing Weald and Downland

6 December 2020

Tree dressing

Tree Dressing is a magical occasion for all the family, cele...
Pinocchio actor on stage cutting off his string

11 December - 2 January 2020


Chichester Festival Youth Theatre present a brand new versio...

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