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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

Steyning busy high street at a road crossing

5 September - 3 October 2020

Steyning & District food and drink festival

The Steyning & District annual food and drink festival h...
Inside a grand Victorian room at the West Sussex heritage open days

11 - 20 September 2020

Heritage Open Days

Every September some 40,000 volunteers across England organi...
Montage of food ad drink available at the Worthing food festival

19 - 20 September 2020

Worthing Food Festival

The Worthing Food Festival returns to Steyne Gardens, so com...
Burgess Hill bonfire parade

26 September 2020

Burgess Hill Bonfire

Burgess Hill bonfire night consists of amazing costumes, fir...
Cows at the Autumn Show and Game Fair

3 - 4 October 2020

Autumn Show & Game Fair

Join for a fun-packed line-up of countryside displays and ac...
Horse and carriage at Autumn Countryside Show

3 - 4 October 2020

Autumn & Countryside Show

Experience the sights and sounds of the countryside, and cel...
Normans and Crusaders in The Keep

28 - 29 October 2020

Norman Knights at the Castle

CANCELLED: As the castle celebrates its 950th anniversary Ra...
Sussex Together Festival of the Arts poster

3 - 17 November 2020

#SussexTogether festival

Chichester Cathedral and Sussex Newspapers are hosting a Sus...

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