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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.

Out of Bounds

Golfers Lane, Angmering

ACTION PACKED ACTIVITIES FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY, ALL YEAR ROUND, COME RAIN OR SHINE!

Known as one of the best family activity venues and awarded Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence, Out of Bounds is the perfect fun day out for all the family. Action packed with indoor and outdoor activities for all age groups and abilities. Try Clip‘nClimb, a challenging and exhilarating climbing experience, including speed climb and leap of faith. A giant multi-level indoor soft play centre, 12 Lanes of Ten Pin Bowling, an 18 hole safari themed adventure golf course with waterways, audio sounds and visual effects, evening Open Laser Tag sessions, a 9 hole FootGolf course to challenge your skill and fitness or a more tranquil 9 hole Par 3 course plus a 30 bay covered floodlit driving range. OPENING TIMES 9.30am-9pm seven days a week. Further details and prices may be found on our website or Tel: 01903 788588.

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.

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!

Spring Barn Farm Park

Spring Barn Farm, Kingston Road, Lewes, East Sussex

Spring Barn Farm is the perfect family day out, just one mile from Lewes or a short drive from Brighton. Open year round, there is always so much to see and do! There are lots of animals waiting to meet you, take part in our daily activities schedule. Then head to the barn for fab indoor play with mega slides, young ride-on tractor drivers course and Under 5’s soft play area. Outside, enjoy adventure play, zip wire, sand and water play, jumping pillows, and land rover and trailer ride (weather dependent) and more!

The farmhouse kitchen serves delicious home-cooked meals (including a full kids menu), tempting cakes and cream teas, then take time visit the toy and gift shop.

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.

The Sealife Centre

Marine Parade, Brighton

SEA LIFE Brighton is situated right on the sea-front next to Brighton's iconic pier, SEA LIFE Brighton is the world's oldest operating aquarium and provides a fascinating insight into life below the waves.

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