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Aldingbourne Country Centre

Blackmill Lane, Norton, nr Fontwell, Chichester

The Aldingbourne Country Centre, there's so much to see and do, all year round!

If you like the idea of supporting a local charity by having fun, the Aldingbourne Country Centre is worth a visit. Woodland walk, animals on our open farm, birds of prey from Hawking About, mini golf, ride-on pedal tractors, the enchanted garden are just some of the attractions to enjoy.

Seasonal activities take place during the school holidays and we have delicious home cooked food available in our Café. The charity supports adults with learning disabilities and there are people with disabilities working on site.

By visiting the Country Centre you will be supporting us and you will have a great day out too.

Bewl Water

Lamberhurst

The site is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, in the heart of the High Weald. Bewl is open all year and offers a range of activities, including fishing, sailing, cycling and boating, trips on the Bewl Belle and an adventure playground. With two food outlets on the shoreline, a stunning Boat House Bistro and café, as well as ample parking facilities a visit to this stunning reservoir is a must.
OPEN DAILY: Admission £2 per car. For more information, Tel: 01892 890000

Blue Reef Aquarium Hastings

Rock-A-Nore Road, Hastings, East Sussex

Take the ultimate undersea safari at Blue Reef Aquarium, Hastings. Enjoy incredibly close encounters with seahorses, native sharks, giant octopus and hundreds of amazing aquatic creatures.

At the aquarium’s heart is a giant ocean display where you can walk through an underwater tunnel and come face to face with shoals of colourful fish. Explore our new jungle room housing exotic snakes and curious bearded dragons. Face your fears and get hands on with our reptiles in our daily animal encounters.

Bluebell Railway

Sheffield Park Station, East Sussex

The Bluebell railway operates along an 11 mile track between Sheffield Park and the ancient market town of East Grinstead. A round trip lasts for one and three quarter hours and offers a chance to see how we travelled in days gone by.

The locomotive shed at Sheffield Park is open every day and the museum is open whenever the trains run. Trains run every weekend and daily Easter to October and climbing on board and sitting back is a wonderful way to spend a couple of hours.

Brighton Karting

London Road, Albourne, West Sussex

The award winning go kart track on offer at Qleisure really has to be seen to be believed! 800 meters of pure adrenaline accompanied with some of the finest facilities in the country make Qleisure outdoor karting well worth a visit.

A fast, furious, frenetic and exhilarating track that will provide you with plenty of challenges but, first and foremost, an invigorating race for you, your friends and family.

We have a selection of race formats for every occasion, Arrive & Drive for all the Family, Grand Prix Karting, Team Endurance Races, Corporate Karting Packages, Kids Birthday Parties, Cadet Go Karting Championship and races for Stag & Hen groups.

Based just 6 miles north of Brighton with easy access from the A23, free ample parking, on site catering facilities and bar available. Cadet Karts available for 8yrs+

Brighton Marina

Waterfront, Brighton

Open all year, Brighton Marina is bursting with things to do, with an 8-screen cinema, 26-lane bowling alley, casino and fitness centre there's never a dull moment.

If you love to shop, you'll find a selection of specialist stores. Enjoy the fantastic array of cafes, bars and restaurants with tastes from around the globe, from New York to New Delhi, Paris to Rome, Shanghai to Seattle.

Stay overnight at the boutique hotel. Free parking for marina visitors.

British Airways i360

Lower Kings Road, Brighton

Take a flight to the skies and see Brighton and Sussex as you have never seen them before! Glide up slowly to 450ft high to enjoy breathtaking 360° views of up to 26 miles from the world’s tallest moving observation tower and the world’s first vertical cable car, conceived and designed by Marks Barfield Architects, the creators of the London Eye.

During the evening, British Airways i360 will transform into the Sky Bar, the most unique bar in the UK. The beach building, at the base of the tower, includes a stylish brasserie; heritage tea rooms, housed in an 1866 West Pier toll booth; an exhibition; kids play zone; a gift shop and hospitality rooms. Opening Summer 2016.

Coombes Farm Experience

Church farm, Coombes, Lancing, Sussex

Enjoy an educational tractor and trailer ride to the top of the South Downs on our working family farm. Set in the environmentally sensitive South Downs, 1,000 acres of farmland with 800 ewes, 200 Sussex cattle, cornfields and conservation areas, views over the weald and out to sea.

Open daily at lambing time to see over 1,000 lambs and 80 calves being born from 18th March to 23rd April 2017. Other trips available. For sheep shearing, summer holiday specials, open days and events visit the website. Open 18th March – Mid October. Tel: 01273 452028 to book or email berty@coombes.co.uk.

Come coarse fishing at Passies Pond – open all year. Contact passie 07710756257 passie@coombes.co.uk
Visit the 11C Coombes Church

Discovery Playground

The Old Town Hall, High Street, Hastings

We are an indoor-playground, offering sensory play facilities. At Discovery Playground, there's something for every member of the family to enjoy. Come and explore the UKs first walk-in rice pit, play with our giant ball-run or create your own marble run.. plus much more! What will you discover?

Drusillas Park

Alfriston, East Sussex

Widely known as the best small zoo in Europe, Drusillas Park offers a fun-tastic day out that includes hundreds of exotic animals, from monkeys and meerkats to penguins and pandas.

However animals are only half the fun! Kids will adore all the themed adventure play areas including Go Wild!, Go Bananas! Amazon Adventure, plus there’s Hello Kitty Secret Garden and the ultimate splash pad experience, Get Wet!

Plus don't miss Drusillas Park's Go Safari! This totally wild attraction combines an African theme with three exciting children's rides; the Hippopotobus, Flying Cheetahs and the Safari Express train. It will cause quite a fu'roar amongst young lionhearted explorers!

Located just off the A27 in Alfriston: Open daily from 10am. 01323 874100. www.drusillas.co.uk

Eastbourne Attractions & Events

Tourist Information Centre, Cornfield Road, Eastbourne

Feel refreshed and invigorated by our stunning resort at the foot of the magnificent South Downs. Explore breath-taking countryside. Enjoy old-fashioned seaside fun. Go wild at our fantastic Bandstand tribute nights.

Walk, cycle, or paddle-board in the great outdoors. Explore dark tunnels and 200 years of history at our Redoubt Fortress. Take in a top show. Stroll along the prom. Discover exhibitions on the Bronze Age and English Seaside Holidays.

Plus soak up the atmosphere at hundreds of exciting events including Magnificent Motors, Beer & Cider by the Sea, Beach Life Festival incorporating Extreme, and Airbourne. With loads to see and do, Eastbourne is perfect for a stay or a day out. Contact us on 01323 415 415

Fishers Farm Park

Newpound Lane, Wisborough Green, West Sussex

The multi-award winning Fishers Adventure Farm Park is the much-loved family day out in the heart of the lovely West Sussex countryside. Fishers offers a unique mixture of animal adventures, exhilarating indoor and outdoor play the whole family can experience – it’s no wonder that Fishers is still “Where the Family Comes First”.

With over 40 rides and attractions on offer for a jam-packed, fun-filled family day out it's no wonder Fishers is the perfect all-ear attraction, come rain or shine!

Go Ape Tree Top Adventure

Tilgate Park Crawley, West Sussex

Go Ape is the UK's number one Tree Top Adventure. We’ll brief you for safety before you fly down our zip-wires, leap off our Tarzan Swing and tackle our crossings whilst enjoying some of Britain’s most breathtaking scenery.

Can I Go Ape?
Minimum Age - 10yrs
Minimum Height - 1.4m (4ft7")
Maximum weight - 20.5 stone (130kg)
Gorillas (16+) - £33
Baboons (10-15) - £25

Tree Top Adventure
Enjoy 2-3 hours of tree top crossings, wobbly obstacles, zip wires and Tarzan Swings. Unleash your inner ape as you fly through the air with your pri-mates. It's a day out you'll never forget.

Can I Go Ape?
Minimum age - 10 years
Minimum height - 1.4m
Maximum weight - 20.5 stone

Tree Top Junior
Uncover a Tree Top Adventure for Junior Tarzans. Release your little monkeys onto a Go Ape course designed for them. No one loves adventure more than kids.

Can I Go Ape Tree Top Junior?
Minimum height - 1m
Mini-Tarzans (1m+) - £18

Harbour Park

Windmill Road, Seafront, Littlehampton, West Sussex

Harbour Park, excitement for all age’s right on Littlehampton’s award winning sandy beach.

Take a spin on the Whirlpool Waltzer or swim the high seas with our friendly fish on the Ocean Coaster, try the family favourites such as the Dodgems and Adventure Golf. For the younger guests we have the spinning barrels, trampolines and much more.

Harbour Park has a great selection of food outlets to choose from. The Harbour Kitchen serves lite bites & children’s lunch boxes. The Galley Restaurant offers freshly battered Fish & Chips. Don’t forget to pop over to our Kelly’s Ice Cream Parlour where you can find a variety of flavours from Bubble-gum to classic Cornish Vanilla.

Prices – FREE ENTRY PARK
Go Unlimited Wristbands & Ticket Ride Books available to purchase at the Gift Hut or online in advance at www.harbourpark.com

Opening times – Times may vary visit the website for up to date information.

Heaven Farm

Heaven Farm, Furners Green, Uckfield, East Sussex

In the heart of Sussex is 100 acres of beautiful Bluebell woodland and nature trail with wallabies and deer. By the Bluebell woodland is our stunning Wedding Venue. The Stable Tea Rooms offer coffee, lunches and cream teas. Available for functions. Coaches welcome. Visit our shops The Granary for gifts and accessories.

Heaven Farm Shop offering fresh local and regional produce. Antiques and Collectables. Farm Museum (tel to confirm opening times). Entry to the farm is free and child friendly. Dogs welcome on leads. Caravan and Camping site.

Hello Kitty Secret Garden

Alfriston, East Sussex

Hello Kitty Secret Garden within Drusillas Park is the first Hello Kitty theme park in Europe and has proved a huge success since opening. The area comprises a Hello Kitty themed car ride which winds its way gently through the beautiful gardens, a stomach-churning Hopper ride, a Hello Kitty tea cup ride and a Hello Kitty House and Beauty Parlour.

Hello Kitty herself appears on 20 days throughout the year to meet and greet her fans – check the website for dates and times. All the rides are included in the Drusillas Park entry price. Drusillas Park is OPEN DAILY from 10am (closed 24/25/26 Dec). Located just off the A27 at Alfriston, about 7 miles from Eastbourne. Tel: 01323 874100.

Knockhatch Adventure Park

Knockhatch Adventure Park, Hailsham Bypass, Hailsham

Rain or Shine enjoy an action-pack visit.

Come sliding down and skip across the water on the Wave Runner Water Slide, ride the Runaway Train Simulator, play on Tommy Tractor in Playbarn or dig around for fun with the Construction Site Mini Diggers.

Not forgetting the other attractions you can bounce around on the Jumping Pillows, go rowing on the Lake, launch yourself off the Demon Drop Slide, or leap into Froggies the massive Indoor Soft Play Area.

Stroll around the Farm feeding the animals and wander round the Owl Sanctuary. Watch a display or take a ride on the Quadapillar, which happens daily.

There is plenty to do for every one of all ages.

Middle Farm

West Firle, Lewes, East Sussex

Meet your farmyard favourites at our 625 acre working family farm, home to the oldest farm shop in the U.K. with butcher’s shop, delicatessen, bakery and the National Collection of Cider & Perry. Browse the largest array of Sussex produce available anywhere and enjoy coffee and cake, light lunch or afternoon cream tea in our own farmhouse kitchen restaurant.

Get up close to our Jerseys being milked every afternoon in the milking parlour, play in the Hay Play Barn, discover the wildlife on our Farm Trail and pick a beautiful memento of your visit in Skies and Scarecrows, our stylish country gift shop.

Open 7 days/week all year round

National Trust Nymans

Staplefield, Handcross, West Sussex

A garden lovers’ home for all seasons, with an extensive yet intimate garden set around a romantic house and ruins. One of the National Trust’s premier gardens, Nymans was a country retreat for the creative Messei family, and has views stretching out across the Sussex Weald. From vibrantly colourful summer borders, to the tranquillity of ancient woodland, Nymans is a place of experimentation with constantly evolving planting designs and a rare unusual plant collection.

The comfortable yet elegant house, a partial ruin, reflects the personalities and stories of the talented Messei family, from the Countess of Rosse to Oliver Messei and photographer Lord Snowdon.