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Heaven Farm

Heaven Farm, Furners Green, Uckfield, East Sussex

In the heart of Sussex visit our 100 acre award winning farm with beautiful Bluebell woodland and nature trail with wallabies and deer.

Come and stay in our spacious caravan and camping site, which is always popular so book well in advance.

On site we have;
The Stable Tea Rooms offering coffee, light lunches and cream teas. Available for functions.
Visit Latchetts Ice Cream Parlour and sample the delicious homemade Gelato Ice Cream made from the milk of our very own cows. Book a Chocolate and Ice Cream Party.
The Doves Play Barn for young children to play safely in a controlled space.
Other Seasonal Events throughout the year.

Entry to the farm is free. Dogs welcome on leads.

Hollycombe Steam in the Country

Iron Hill, Liphook, Hants

Enjoy all the Fun of the Fair; steam railways and Hollycombe’s steam engines of national importance. You’ll be supporting a registered educational charity which relies solely on the money it receives from visitors. Pay once, and return again all season for free on most open days.

Experience the thrill of the world's oldest mechanically operated Fairground Ride; the world's first white-knuckle ride the Razzle Dazzle; and the views of the South Downs from the top of Hollycombe's famous Big Wheel. All set in picturesque Woodland Gardens, with a superb Azalea Walk, at it's best in May.

Hollycombe has a cafeteria and excellent Gift Shop with a wide range of Thomas the Tank Engine merchandise.

Knockhatch Adventure Park

Knockhatch Adventure Park, Hailsham Bypass, Hailsham, East Sussex

Knockhatch Adventure Park, in Hailsham, is fantastic value for families with the most imaginative indoor & outdoor play areas in the South East!

Will you brave the Dinosaurs & Drop Slide in the Lost World Play Barn?
Face the fearsome Red Dragon in the Dragon Castle Adventure Playground?
Surf down the towering Wave Runner?

Knockhatch also has a Petting Farm, Owl Sanctuary Centre, Meerkat Experiences, Wallaby Walk Through, Go Karts, Avalanche Slide, Trampoline Pillows, Big Top, a Boating Lake, Picnic Areas and much more. It's the perfect day out for all the family.

Save 20% by booking your tickets online at www.knockhatch.com or 25% on the gate with a 1066 Card (available from the Gift Shop)

Little Street, Children's Role Play Centre

Chichester

Little Street are the UK’s premier award winning role play venues. Responding to children’s love of imaginative play, we have created a realistic town scaled down for little people. Featuring a supermarket, doctors, café, barn, construction site and more, there’s so much for children to explore.

Little Street, Rudgwick

Rudgwick (Horsham)

Little Street are the UK’s premier award winning role play venues. Responding to children’s love of imaginative play, we have created a realistic town scaled down for little people. Featuring a supermarket, doctors, café, barn, construction site and more, there’s so much for children to explore.

National Trust Nymans

Staplefield Lane, Handcross, West Sussex

A garden for all seasons, with rare and unusual plant collections, set around a romantic house and partial ruins. The comfortable, yet elegant, house reflects the personalities and stories of the talented Messel family.

In spring see blossom, bulbs and a stunning collection of subtly fragranced magnolias. The Rose Garden, inspired by Maud Messel’s 1920s design, is scented by hints of old-fashioned roses. Dramatic shows of vibrant native tree colour in autumn precede winter’s structural form, with pockets of perfumed daphne throughout the garden.

Discover hidden corners through stone archways, walk along tree-lined avenues while surrounded by the lush countryside of the Sussex Weald. The adjoining woodland, with lake and bird hides, has plenty of opportunities to spot wildlife.

Large shop, plant centre and cafe. For house opening hours - please see website for details.

Out of Bounds

Golfers Lane, Angmering, West Sussex

CLIMB – BOWL – EAT – PLAY!
Indoor & outdoor action-packed activities, 7 days a week, for all ages!

Known as one of the best family activity venues in Sussex and awarded Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence, Out of Bounds is the perfect fun day out for all ages. Our centre boasts activities for the young adventurer to the young-at-heart daredevil.

CLIP ‘N CLIMB: The ultimate climbing experience
ADVENTURE NETS: Sky-high, giant, bouncy nets & ball zones
LASER TAG: Intense, futuristic fun laser tag games
ADVENTURE GOLF: 18-hole, safari-themed golf course
JUMPING PILLOWS: Huge, outdoor, bouncy pillows for kids
TEN PIN BOWLING: 12 lane, full-sized, Brunswick bowling alley
FOOT/DISC GOLF: Football & disc golf course
SOFT PLAY: Fun multi-level structure to explore

CAFÉ: Eat, drink and relax
PARKING: Plenty of spaces, free of charge

Further details, prices, offers and booking available on our website.
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.

RSPB Nature Reserves

Set in the heart of the South Downs National Park, RSPB PULBOROUGH BROOKS is a wonderful mix of wetland, woodland and heathland. Spot birds and butterflies along our trails, enjoy views across the landscape, or a hands -on nature experience at a Wild Family event. An unspoilt haven of big skies, RSPB PAGHAM HARBOUR combines the beautiful coast with rich historic heritage and is home to a wealth of wildlife. Walk our nature trail to watch ducks, geese and wading birds come and go, or join a pond dipping event. Jutting out into the English Channel, RSPB DUNGENESS is the UK's only desert landscape and has inspired artists for centuries. This unique location is home to many special animals and is a magnet for birds.
Get closer to nature at a Wild Family School holiday event.

Spa Valley Railway

West Station, Nevill Terrace, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Welcome to the Spa Valley Railway!

We're open every weekend until 27th October, 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!

Our popular Santa Specials run from 23rd November every weekend plus 20th 21st 22nd 23rd 24th December 2019 please see our web site for full details and ticket availability - Santa specials start and finish at our Station st Eridge so please be aware that this service does not commence from Tunbridge Wells

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 Beachy Head Story

Beachy Head, Beachy Head Road, Eastbourne BN20 7YA

From prehistoric sea creatures and ancient monuments through to smugglers and mystical fairy loaves, this NEW exhibition, visitor centre and gift shop at the start of the South Downs National Park reveals the stories behind the people who lived, worked and were inspired by the spectacular landscape around one of the UK’s most iconic lighthouses and chalk cliff coastline.

FREE ENTRY

OPEN DAILY - Monday - Sunday 9am - 5pm. Seasonal opening times may apply.

Pay and Display parking available at the Beachy Head car park.

The Story of Eastbourne

248 Terminus Road, Eastbourne, BN21 3DE

New for 2019! Discover this brand new exhibition
From pre-history to present day, the exhibition tells the story of Eastbourne through the eyes of the people who lived it. Discover ancient axes unearthed in Eastbourne, a piece of real Roman floor, spectacular Saxon treasure and top secret orders from the Home Guard in WW2.
The exhibition leads you on a journey through Eastbourne’s history. It may take twists and turns that you don’t expect and there will be some surprises along the way. Find out how Mrs Wilson tricked soldiers with a pie, what Richard de Clouworth the extravagantly dressed Vicar did in the 1300s and which magic trick George Grimmond invented in Eastbourne!

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.

Tulleys Farm

Turners Hill Road, Turners Hill, Crawley, West Sussex

Tulleys Farm has evolved into a countryside venue for Seasonal Family Events such as the world famous Halloween festivals. The Farm is the home of our famous Tea Room and Garden, with Play Area and Animal Patch - OPEN DAILY year round. Tulleys is also the ideal place to hold your function, business or family, festival and weddings.

Our Family Events includes spooky daytime fun for younger children and Night time Scares for over 15s at the Shocktober Fest Scream Park. 'Haunts' include the Haunted Hayride, The Cellar Haunted House, Street Theatre and lots more thrills!.

The year closes with our hugely popular Family Christmas Event and Christmas Store, including 'Santa's Post House' 'Santa's Sleigh Ride' fun Puppet Shows and lots of fun.