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.

Family events and activities in West 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.

Upcoming events

Crafty Capers at Standen House

Weekends in July

Crafty Capers at Standen

Bring the whole family along to Standen this summer for a cr...

Sat 10 Aug – Sun 25 Aug 2019

Summer craft printing inspired by Morris & Co.

Get crafty at Standen House this August and make your own ha...
Petworth Festival

16 July - 3 August 2019

Petworth festival

The Petworth Festival exists to show off this beautiful part...

20 July- 1 September 2019

Weald & Downland’s summer season

Weald & Downland Living Museum have announced their summ...

23 July - 28 July 2019

Jousting and medieval tournament

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

24 July - 1 September 2019

Design wizard trail

Become a design wizard on our children’s trail and explore...

1 June - 10 November 2019

‘Tapestry Trees’ poetry trail

Learn more about the trees and plants in Standen’s garden ...

24 July - 30 August 2019

Adur Centre’s summer holiday adventure club

The Adur Centre's summer holiday adventure clubs run from 24...

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