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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Saturdays from 6 July 2024

Northlands Farm Summer Festival 2024

Join us this summer at Northlands Farm for a magical festiva...

14 June - 10 September 2024

Meadowland at Wakehurst

This summer, we're celebrating one of the UK’s most threat...

30 April - 15 September 2024

Snail-paced safari at Knepp

The snail-paced safari at Knepp is a two-hour walk at a very...

23 - 28 July 2024

Agria Royal International Horse Show at Hickstead

The Agria Royal International Horse Show is one of the highl...

27-28 July 2024

1980s weekend at Amberley Museum

Transport yourself back in time to the raddest decade of the...
Findon Place gardens lavender

28 July 2024

Open Gardens at Findon Place

Join Guild Care, Worthing's leading social care charity, to ...

31 July 2024

Walk The Chalk 5.5 Mile Walk at South Harting

5.5 mile walk. Join Rural Strides to walk the chalk. This...

1 - 28 August 2024

Bignor Sunflower Maze

Lose yourself in our truly 'aMAZEing' sunflower maze this Au...

1 August 2024 & other dates

Marine Life Walk in Selsey

Our beaches are full of marine life just waiting for you to ...

3 – 4 August 2024

Lammas Fayre

Immerse yourself in medieval times as the Weald & Downla...
Medieval jousting at arundel castle

30 July - 4 August 2024

Medieval Jousting Tournament

Under the shadow of the mighty Castle, experience the thrill...

8 - 11 August 2024

The Labyrinth Challenge at Leonardslee Gardens

Back for it’s second year after a sell-out event in 2023, ...

13 August 2024

Super senses and crafts at Pagham Harbour

Using all your super senses we’ll explore our reserve for ...

15 August 2024

Up The Garden Path 6 Mile Walk in Midhurst

Why take the bus to the National Trust’s Woolbeding Garden...

15 August 2024

Discovery Day – Amazing amphibians and remarkable reptiles at Pagham Harbour

Whilst pond dipping and hunting for mini-beasts in our Disco...

16 - 18 August 2024

Good Food Show at Goodwood

The Good Food Show promises to be a culinary extravaganza. T...

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.