Family Fun

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Paradise Park

Avis Road, Newhaven, East Sussex

The Heritage Trail and Gardens at Paradise Park are the perfect day out for all ages. The Museum of Life is one of the finest exhibitions of its type in the country with life size moving dinosaurs and a spectacular collection of fossils, minerals and crystals.

The Planthouses have a spectacular collection of the world’s flora. The gardens are one of Newhaven’s hidden secrets with several small lakes, waterfalls and fountains.

The Sussex History Trail meanders through the gardens with handcrafted models of Sussex landmarks. Children’s activities include Crazy golf, miniature railway, play areas and amusements.

SEALIFE Brighton

Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1TB

Let us take you on a fascinating journey through the original Victorian architecture of the oldest operating aquarium in the world. Based opposite the iconic pier, SEA LIFE Brighton was built in 1872 and features 3,500 mesmerising creatures.
Which sea creatures do you love the most? Colourful clownfish, magical seahorse or captivating jellyfish? Maybe you simply can’t decide! Here at SEA LIFE Brighton you can make up your mind and see them all - from the curious and the rescued to the rare and the enigmatic. And you’ll be able to get closer to them than ever before.
Keep an eye out on our website and social pages for events throughout the year

We're open every day apart from Christmas Day. We are open for admissions every day between 10am and 4pm, closing at 5pm.

Spa Valley Railway

West Station, Nevill Terrace, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Welcome to the Spa Valley Railway!

We're open every weekend until 2nd November, plus selected weekdays (mainly during the school holidays - see timetable).

Tickets may be purchased online, or are available on the day of travel from our stations. We recommend you book in advance where possible, particularly on Special Events days

We are proud to be wheelchair friendly, and the majority of our trains are equipped with ramps to permit ease of access for visitors with reduced mobility. Buggies, prams, bicycles and dogs are all welcome, and carried free of charge!

Tangmere Military Aviation Museum

Gamecock Terrace, Tangmere, Chichester

This unique collection of military aircraft and artefacts from Great War to Cold War includes two past holders of the World Air Speed Record as well as a Lightning, Phantom, Sea Vixen, Hunter, Harrier, a replica Spitfire and Hurricane among others. Allow two hours to see the fascinating exhibits at this famous Battle of Britain RAF airfield including a Lightning cockpit flight simulator (for adults) and three other flight simulators (all ages) to test your flying skills! Check website for additional information and special events.
Open: Daily from 10am February 1st to 30th November - 3 miles from Chichester signed on A27.

Tilgate Park and Nature Centre

Tilgate Park, Tilgate drive, Crawley, West Sussex RH10 5PQ

The Award winning Tilgate Park and Nature Centre, situated on the outskirts of Crawley, is a true gem. Boasting a mix of open spaces, lakes, woodlands and landscaped gardens including a Walled garden with an event space, children's maze and a café. There are water sports on the main lake, a children's outdoor play area, a junior and an adult Go Ape tree top adventure course, a Smith and Western restaurant and even a golf course on site.

The Nature Centre is open all year round (excluding 25th December) and is home to amazing animals from around the world ranging from the much loved meerkats, pigs and goats to the weird and wonderful creatures such as tapir, capybara, macaws, chameleons, wallabies and reindeer. Animal experiences with the meerkats and tapir are available (needs to be booked in advance) and even a junior keeper experience for the day. Birthday parties can also be booked in our adjacent Barn with animal experiences included.