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

Basket full of baked breads at Artisan Bakehouse


The Artisan Bakehouse online masterclasses

Learn to make delicious breads from the comfort of your own ...
Artwork for Chichester Festival Theatre's South Pacific show

5 July - 4 September 2021

South Pacific

At Chichester Festival Theatre watch this much-loved, Tony a...
Wakehurst summer of sound festival imagery

9 July - 12 September 2021

Summer of sound at Wakehurst

Join Wakehurst for its new summer programme Summer of Sound,...
Loxwood Drive-in Movies


Loxwood drive-in movies

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

July - August 2021

An introduction to Cowdray Ruins

Enjoy a glimpse into the last 500 years of Cowdray Ruins led...
Bluebell Railway model railway set up

31 July and 1 August 2021

Model railway weekend

Join Bluebell Railway for its model railway weekend and enjo...
A steam train travelling through the countryside

6 - 8 August 2021

Steaming through 60

Help celebrate Bluebell Railway's achievements over the last...
Mediaeval jousting with actors in armour

7, 8, 14, 15 August 2021

The Loxwood Joust Festival

The Loxwood Joust is the most spectacular medieval festival ...

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
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