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, plan your next adventure. View upcoming events below.

Family events and activities in West Sussex icon
Beautiful english country gardens in full bloom at Leonardslee Gardens

18 February - 15 July 2022

Comedy at Leonardslee

Leonardslee have teamed up with award-winning Grinstock Come...
Sun in the forest at Wakehurst

19 March - 17 September 2022

Forest bathing

Reconnect with nature and unwind from the stresses of everyd...
Willow at Wakehurst

April - September 2022

Willow weaving workshop

Join Wakehurst Gardens to discover the secrets of the tradit...

Spring & Summer 2022

Mystery trails

Whistlestop Arts have created seven FREE outdoor mystery t...
Worthing Pier at low tide


Events in Worthing

Worthing is buzzing throughout the year. Jump on the train, ...
Festival of Chichester logo

11 June - 10 July 2022

Festival of Chichester 2022

Chichester are proud to present its exciting and diverse sum...

June - September 2022

Wellbeing Evenings | Wakehurst

Experience Wakehurst in new ways as the wild botanic garden ...
Boats on a lake

18 June - 18 September 2022

Model Boats on the Lake

See the Schooner Radio Control Group in action on the Lakes ...
giant cinema screen

19 August 2022

Outdoor cinema: Romeo and Juliet

Experience outdoor cinema within the beautiful grounds of Pe...
People on a stage

27 June - 9 July 2022

Pergola Open Air Theatre

New Theatre Productions are delighted to present the theatri...

2 - 3 July 2022

Amberley Museum Steam Show

Join Amberley Museum for a Steam Show, where we’ll celebra...

2 July 2022

Summer Tasting Day at Cowdray Farm Shop

Join Cowdray and their amazing suppliers for a Summer Tastin...

3 July 2022

A drive through time

After a bit of a gap, drive through time motor gala is back ...
Nourish logo

8 July - 18 September 2022


Join Wakehurst this summer and embark on a journey through s...
Worthing Pride graphic

8 - 9 July 2022

Worthing Pride

Worthing Pride is Worthing’s annual LGBTQI+ festival held ...

23 July - 29 August 2022

Summer holiday fun at Amberley Museum

Summer holiday fun at Amberley Museum Join Amberley Museu...

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

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.