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Fishbourne Roman Palace

Roman Way, Fishbourne, Chichester, West Sussex

Discovered in 1960, Fishbourne Roman Palace displays the largest collection of early Roman mosaic floors in Britain and museum displaying artefacts found during excavations. Replanted formal garden laid out to its original plan as discovered from excavation, featuring box hedging.

The Roman plants garden features many culinary and medicinal plants available during the life of the Palace. The Collections Discovery Centre houses 500,000 artefacts in the bulk and sensitive stores. The garden has been carefully replanted to its original plan with box hedging and fruit trees. The Collections Discovery Centre houses a sensitive store, research room and conservation laboratory.

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.

Hastings Castle and 1066 Story

Castle Hill Rd, Hastings, East Sussex

Discover the history of Britain’s first ever Norman castle.

Take in the breath-taking views of the Hastings coastline while you explore the history of this iconic building.

Learn how the Battle of Hastings unfolded in the medieval siege tent, as a 20 minute video show takes you on a journey from 1066 right up to the present day.

Wander through the Castle grounds and be transported back through time, explore the whispering dungeons and the remains of the chapel.

Whatever your age, Hastings Castle is a fun yet education day out for all the family.

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.

High Beeches Woodland and Water Garden

High Beeches Lane, Handcross, West Sussex

A hidden gem in the Weald of Sussex which has been sensitively planted with many rare trees and shrubs to create an enchanting, tranquil woodland and water garden. In Spring bluebells carpet the many glades surrounded by the glorious colour and scent of azaleas.

The beautiful Rhododendron loderi flower in May and in June one of the best ancient wildflower meadows in the south is at its peak. Autumn brings a stunning blaze of colour provided by the many acers, nyssas and liquidambers.

Kent & East Sussex Railway

Tenterden Town Station, Station Road, Tenterden, Kent

The K&ESR owes much of its charm to its origin as the world’s first light railway. Originally opened in 1900, the tightly curved line with steep gradients is typical of those rural railways that were developed on shoestring budgets to bring the ‘iron horse’ to sparsely populated areas.

Re-opened by volunteers as an attraction in 1974 following its demise in the 50’s, today it is one of Britain’s most loved, most original heritage railways, running steam and diesel trains for 10½ miles from Tenterden in the Kentish Weald through the Rother Valley brushing past Northiam to Bodiam in East Sussex – where it terminates a stone’s throw from the magnificent Bodiam Castle.

An ever-evolving range of special events provides interest for all ages whether you’re a regular visitor or one who has yet to discover the unique charm of the line.

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.

Lancing College Chapel

Lancing

Welcome to the tallest school chapel in the world, a cathedral by any other name.
Come discover the peace and tranquillity of this gothic revival Sussex landmark and its hidden treasures: the biggest rose window in the UK; tapestries from the William Morris looms; the Walker and Frobenius organs; and the moving story of the fallen 1911 pupils.
Or just take in the sheer splendour and scale of the architecture and masonry.
Open 10am-4pm Monday - Saturday; 12noon - 4pm Sunday and Bank Holidays.
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and Easter Sunday




Lewes Castle & Barbican House Museum

High Street, Lewes

Lewes Castle was begun soon after the Battle of Hastings in 1066, by the Norman William de Warenne, a close friend of William the Conqueror. The impressive Barbican Gate was added in the 14th Century.
Climb the steep zig zag steps to the Keep to get stunning panoramic views of the Sussex countryside all the way from the Downs to the coast.

The adjoining Barbican House Museum is home to the Museum of Sussex Archaeology with artefacts and a mini cinema which tells the story of Lewes and the castle from early prehistoric to late Medieval times.
The museum is also home to the Battle of Lewes Tapestry which depicts the battle that opened the way for the eventual introduction of representative democracy.

Newhaven Fort

Fort Road, Newhaven, East Sussex

There is so much to explore at Newhaven Fort, including the vast, echoing tunnels built into the chalk cliffs. Stroll along the ramparts and enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views of the South Downs and Sussex Coast. The cliff-top gun emplacements are sure to fire any imagination!

This scheduled ancient monument tells the story of life in a Victorian Fortress and demonstrates Newhaven Fort’s role through two World Wars.

Sit in our recreated Blitz street shelter simulation and experience an air-raid (don’t panic – it isn’t real!). With a café, gift shop, outdoor playground, and exciting events programme, there’s something for all the family to enjoy!

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.

Pashley Manor Gardens

Pashley Manor Gardens, Ticehurst, Near Wadhurst, East Sussex

Delight in the sweeping herbaceous borders, elegant rose and historic walled gardens, the productive kitchen garden, enchanting woodland paths and tranquil vistas that form this award winning garden.

Relish the gardeners’ attention to detail; savour the homemade, local food in the café; relax on the terrace with refreshments; be captivated by the exhibitions of sculpture and art; peruse the gift shop and be charmed by the knowledgeable, friendly team.

Visit during a special event to enjoy spectacular displays of thousands of tulips, over a hundred varieties of roses, perfumed lilies or colourful dahlias.

1 Apr to 30 Sept, Tues to Sat, Bank Hol Mons & Special Event Days, 11am-5pm.

Petworth House & Park

Petworth, West Sussex

A magnificent treasure house set in the rolling South Downs National Park with a 700 acre deer park, waiting to be explored.

Petworth House contains the National Trust's finest collection of art. On display are important pieces by Van Dyck, Reynolds and Blake and vast murals by Louis Laguerre.

It houses an array of magnificent ancient and Neo-classical sculpture, fine furniture and carvings by Grinling Gibbons.

Raystede Centre For Animal Welfare

The Broyle, Ringmer, East Sussex

At Raystede we are passionate about the wellbeing of all animals and are committed to giving them the best possible life. We rescue, rehome and provide sanctuary for more than 2000 animals each year.

Our Sanctuary, with its sizeable lakes, offers a safe haven for visiting waterfowl as well as our chickens, turkeys, ducks and geese. We also offer a lifelong home for goats, horses, ponies, alpacas, sheep and donkeys that were abandoned.

Raystede is free to visit almost every day of the year and our educational service is very important to our work, we are visited by schools in East Sussex and beyond. We also offer guidance to all ages on caring for animals.

Redoubt Fortress and Military Museum

Royal Parade, Eastbourne, East Sussex

The Redoubt Fortress is one of the South Coast’s most historic landmarks located on Eastbourne’s iconic seafront. Uncover a secret world of over 200 years of history and a vibrant events programme to suit all ages and interests. Open daily between 21 March-13 November, discover intriguing exhibitions and daily tours or try one of our exciting events including stargazing, Culture & Cake talks, ‘Films at the Fortress’ evenings featuring classics such as Alien, The Mummy, and many more! Plus the kids will love the Easter, summer holiday and Halloween fun and the spooky Twilight Tours! Be moved and inspired by these brave soldiers’ stories at the new exhibition ‘For hearth, home and honour? Eastbourne learns the reality of war’ featuring personal stories of soldiers of the Royal Sussex Regiment who fought in the First World War.
Call 01323 410300 or visit heritageeastbourne.com for more info.

RSPB Dungeness

Dungeness Rd, Romney Marsh

Jutting out into the English Channel, Dungeness is the UK’s only desert landscape and home to many special animals including lizards, rare bumblebees and the endemic Sussex emerald moth. It is a magnet for all kinds of birdlife, from huge flocks of waterbirds to beautiful birds of prey, notably hobbies in the summer and marsh harriers all year round. Dungeness is also one of the few places in the South East with bearded tits – delicately marked birds found only in reedbeds.

Meet our experts on a guided walk, or join our Wild Families team for a hands-on nature experience: from bushcraft to butterfly spotting, we’ve plenty to keep young adventurers happy.




RSPB Pagham Harbour

Selsey Rd, Chichester

One of Sussex’s few undeveloped stretches of coastline, Pagham Harbour combines beautiful landscapes with a rich historical heritage – and a wealth of wildlife. As the sheltered inlet at the heart of the reserve fills and empties with the tide, watch ducks, geese and wading birds fly to and fro. Resident little egrets and lapwings are joined by passing migrants in spring, while summer sees breeding little terns, butterflies flitting along the hedgerows, dragonflies hovering over ponds and lizards basking in the sun.

Join a beginners’ wildlife photography workshop, get creative at an artists’ wildlife painting workshop, or stargaze with experts at an astronomy night.