Bewl Water is the largest reservoir in South East England with 800 acres of picturesque landscapes. Open all year, the parkland is dog-friendly and packed full of healthy, outdoor family fun.
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..
Be transported through time with an unforgettable visit to Smugglers Adventure; an amazing underground cave network of secret tunnels and vast caverns.
Hastings Castle sits on top of the West Hill overlooking the old town of Hastings. That can only mean one thing: it’s perfect for taking in the breath-taking views of the Hastings coastline, which will leave you open-mouthed in amazement.
A tranquil 1.5 acre Plant filled garden designed and planted by the late
Carolyn McCutchan, surrounded by farmland. This colourful garden has
distinct areas of interest, plus a 6 acre wildflower meadow
OPEN every Wednesday 22 Feb to 25 Oct 10.00am – 4.00pm Tel 01323 485151
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.
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.
In the glorious South Downs National Park, Pulborough Brooks has amazing views of the Arun Valley. It provides an all-year-round home for nature, with highlights including the nightingale, famed for the beauty of its song, whistling wigeons in flooded winter meadows, and pretty butterflies and dragonflies amongst the wild flowers in the sunnier months. The variety of habitats, including wetlands, woodland and heathland, bring with them a wonderful variety of species to enjoy.
Experience the echoes of England’s extraordinary past in this unique blend of historic coast and unspoilt countryside. With its famous arts, music and medieval festivals, enchanting gardens and walks, attractions to suit all ages, museums and castles, antique shops and unrivalled local produce. There is no other place with such a rich past and great future. 2016 – 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings – come celebrate!
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.
Centrally located in Sussex, this area boasts the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the South Downs National Park. Renowned for its walking, cycling and birdwatching the area offers the finest local food and drink, with an array of vineyards, micro-breweries, cheesemakers, fresh produce and local crafts. And the historic houses, gardens and the many steam trains railways are not to be missed either!
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On this spot in the year 1066, the armies of King Harold and William the Conqueror clashed at the Battle of Hastings. Now you can stand on the very site where this decisive struggle was fought and England’s future decided and explore the abbey ruins.
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!
Open all year, Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest is home to the National Conifer Collection.
The pinetum is recognised as one of the most complete collections of conifers on one site anywhere in the world, is a centre for international conifer conservation, and contains more than 12,000 trees, including rare, endangered and historically important specimens.
Wakehurst, Kew’s wild botanic garden in Sussex. Managed by Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. With over 500 acres to discover, Wakehurst is home to a dramatic and diverse landscape ranging from managed ornamental gardens, temperate woodlands, an Elizabethan Mansion and a private nature reserve.
Enchanting historic 15th century timber-framed house, with magnificent gardens, and charming cottage-style tea rooms, in the picturesque award-winning downland village of Bramber. St Mary’s is still a lived-in home, with fine panelled rooms, including the unique Elizabethan trompe l’oeil Painted Room.
Built as King George IV’s pleasure palace when Brighton was the heart of fashionable Regency society, the Royal Pavilion was also used by King William IV and Queen Victoria. Today it has been restored to its original 1823 splendour with Indian architecture contrasted with interiors inspired by China.
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.
This National Trust landscape garden and surrounding historic parkland is well known for its spectacular autumn colour, but is glorious in all seasons. Originally designed in the 18th Century by gardening greats such as Capability Brown and Humphry Repton, the garden contains four lakes joined by a waterfall and cascade, while the parkland stretches down to the River Ouse and the Bluebell Railway.
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.
We believe in bringing people together…
We do this by creating unique entertainment experiences for families, adults and groups, that unite great design with exceptional talent and create lasting memories. We have some of the country’s best Escape Rooms with five elaborately themed rooms, set in a relaxed environment with a licensed bar and lounge.
Our seasonal attractions are spearheaded by Europe’s largest Scream Park – Tulleys Shocktober Fest! . Recently we returned to our Pick Your Own roots with our PYO Sunflowers in the summer and Pumpkin PYO running through October half term.
As the seasons change, the Farm is transformed to accommodate our ever growing Christmas Experience, bringing fun and magical memories to the festive season including visits to Father Christmas and Ice Skating.
In addition, we have the Tulleys Tea Room serving a range of delicious hot and cold food, cakes and drinks- with our spacious garden and play area to keep children entertained.
We are also pleased to offer Tulleys Farm as a superb and versatile venue for corporate events, summer parties, meetings, private gatherings. We look forward to welcoming you soon!!
For nearly two hundred years locals and tourists have been visiting the site to see the fantastic mosaics that adorned the floors of this once elegant Roman Villa. The villa was a rich working farm in Roman Britain and the land is still farmed to this day by the Tupper family, descendants of George Tupper who discovered the site whilst ploughing in 1811.
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.
Harbour Park, excitement for all age’s right on Littlehampton’s award winning sandy beach.
In our outdoor environment, 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.
The Aldingbourne Country Centre is a ‘Great day out’ in Sussex, there’s so much to see and do, all year round.
If you like the idea of supporting a local charity by having fun, the Aldingbourne Country Centre is worth a visit. With our animals on the open farm, maze, mini golf, ride-on tractors, castle playground, sand and water play, soft play and Woodland Walk. Seasonal activities take place during the school holidays and we have delicious locally sourced and home cooked food available in our Café.
Steps away from the city centre, Chichester Canal offers a unique and peaceful environment.
Linking the City to the sea, our speciality is boat trips.
The Canal has up to four daily trips on our boat Kingfisher. Richmond offers catered cruises, for example a Fish and Chip cruise and an English Afternoon Tea cruise.
West Dean Gardens near Chichester is one of the greatest restored gardens open to the public in England and are open to the public from February to December. Since the storm of 1987 a bold re-development programme has been carried out to bring the nineteenth century gardens into the twenty-first century.
Go time-travelling through 10,000 years of history! Discover an incredible family day out for under £30, and get 15% off with code ANCIENT. Explore a Stone Age farm, Bronze Age roundhouse, Celtic village, Roman villa, and Saxon halls. Plus get hands-on with activities, a free trail, and living history demonstrations.
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”.