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


5 November 2021 - 8 January 2022

SteamLights 2021

Brighten up the winter evenings with a seasonal lights spect...

Dec 2021

O Night Divine Christmas Concert

Join The Southdowns Concert Band as, together with the wonde...
Worthing ice rink and decorations

13 November 2021 - 27 February 2022

Worthing ice rink

Worthing Ice Rink will return to Steyne Gardens for the wint...
Christmas wreath hanging on door

24 November - 22 December 2021

Light up trail Christmas supper

The Yellow Kitchen present the Christmas Supper at the Walle...

24 November 2021 - 1 January 2022

Christmas at Cowdray

Visit Cowdray Park after dark to explore the illuminated, fe...

25 November - 16 December 2021

Late-night shopping at Cowdray farm shop

Get ready for Christmas at a late-night shopping evening at ...
Glow Wild

25 November 2021 - 2 January 2022

Glow wild

Visit Wakehurst on a winter lantern trail for all ages. The ...
Illuminated trees at Leonardslee Sussex

25 November - 22 December 2021

Leonardslee illuminated

Enjoy the Christmas illuminations and trails through the woo...

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