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.

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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...
a man smiling in a garden

24 May 2022

Spring Walks with the Head Gardener

Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens is famous for its display of...
Jubilee afternoon tea

26 May – 5 June 2022

Jubilee afternoon tea at Leonardslee House

Celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with a delicious Br...
some children playing in a field

28 May - 5 June 2022

Half Term at Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens

There’s no better place to be over half-term than at Leona...

27 May - 5 June 2022

Steyning festival

A local festival bringing a fortnight of diverse, high quali...
A dog doing an obstacle course

28 - 29 May 2022


Set within the Goodwood Estate, Goodwoof will feature a line...

28 May - 5 June 2022

Half term at Amberley Museum

Join Amberley Museum for a week of half term fun! Nestled in...
children showing muddy hands

28 May - 5 June 2022

National children’s gardening week

Exploring nature has never been more exciting or rewarding. ...
Children behind some flowers

28 May - 5 June 2022

Nature explorers family trail

This half term, spend time outside exploring and getting clo...
Colourful flowers surrounding a lake at Leonardslee Gardens

28 May – 5 June 2022

Celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee at Leonardslee House

Celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with a spring walk ...

30 May 2022

May half term bounce about day!

Don’t miss out on one Aldingbourne Trust's most popular ev...

30 May 2022

Three day rippers course

An energetic, fun, 3-day introduction into windsurfing, surf...

31 May 2022

RSPB Pagham Harbour Discovery Day – Pond dipping & mini-beasts

There are so many fascinating creatures that live, lurk and ...

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.