Christmas Gift Guide: The Sussex Edition
It’s always nice to give someone something a little bit different at Christmas and even better if you can support a local business along the way. We’re lucky to have a whole host of brilliant attractions right on our doorstep, many of which offer perfect Christmas gifts for the ones you love.
So, without further ado, let’s get cracking (sorry):
A tour and tasting at Bolney Wine Estate
Enjoy a glass of award-winning sparkling wine whilst sat amongst 39 acres of vines. Bolney specialises in producing premium red, white, rosé and sparkling English wines and also has a restaurant on site serving tasty food.
Harvey’s Brewery tour
Know a beer-lover? Organise a guided tour of this Victorian brewery or purchase some of their popular beer, spirits or glassware.
A Christmas Hamper from High Weald Dairy
Hampers make a lovely Christmas gift and who doesn’t love a selection of local cheeses? High Weald Dairy makes cow, goat and sheep milk cheeses and also offers cheese-making courses.
For animal lovers:
Adopt an otter with Arundel’s Wetland Centre
An adoption of an otter will support work creating new wetlands like Steart Marshes which gives otters hundreds of hectares of new territory.
Animal experience gift vouchers at Drusilla’s Park
Know someone who’d love to be zookeeper for a day? Gift someone you love the experience of a lifetime so they can get up close and personal some new four-legged friends.
Buy an annual pass for Blue Reef Aquarium in Hastings
With so many fascinating creatures to discover, one visit to Blue Reef Aquarium is never enough. Gift someone an annual pass which also includes unlimited access to Smugglers Adventure and Hastings Castle.
For green-fingered gardeners:
Borde Hill Garden Membership
Gift someone the chance to see Borde Hill Gardens at every season. Set within 200 acres of parkland, there’s plenty to explore.
Sustainable gifts from Wakehurst
Browse Wakehurst’s online shop where you’ll find perfect gifts for those who want to go green and keep our planet clean. Vegan cookbooks and eco-friendly bags are just some of the gifts on offer.
A family ticket to Sussex Prairie Gardens
As Britain’s largest “Prairie,” or “Naturalistic,” garden, a family membership to Sussex Prairie Gardens makes a perfect gift for those who love to explore. With eight acres of stunning garden to roam around, there’s plenty to see.
These are just a handful of some of our favourite gifts to give but to take a look across our site for plenty more attractions that offer gift experiences and days out for the whole family.