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Family Days Out in West Sussex
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Huxleys Birds of Prey Centre
Horsham
Huxleys Birds of Prey Centre A wide range of birds from hawks to eagles, falcons to owls, and vultures to kites! Plus a gorgeous Japanese Water Garden. Note limited opening times.
Dunreyth Alpacas
Chichester
Dunreyth Alpacas For a while now they have been training their young alpacas to walk to hand; thus enabling people to walk them about happily without training or experience.
Earnley Butterflies, Birds and Beasts
Chichester
Earnley Butterflies, Birds and Beasts Walk among Tropical Butterflies, see exotic Birds and get close to many Beasts while being protected from the British weather.
Pulborough Brooks RSPB
Pulborough
Pulborough Brooks RSPB Nature Reserve set within South Down National Park. Nature Trail and Visitor Centre. Plenty of wildlife to see at any time of the year and a number of habitats to explore.
Woods Mill nature reserve
Henfield
Woods Mill nature reserve A mixture of woodland and wetland habitats to explore plus the headquarters of the Sussex Wildlife Trust. There is always something to see, whatever the season. Free to visit.
Fishers Farm Park
Wisborough Green
Fishers Farm Park Officially announced this year as one of the ‘Best Farm Attractions in the UK’, Fishers Adventure Farm Park offers visitors the ultimate family adventure! With Animals, Rides, Theatre Shows and more: and all included in your admission price!
Washbrooks Family Farm
Hassocks
Washbrooks Family Farm A great environment for young children (up to the age of 8) to meet all their favourite farm animals under one roof and enjoy hours of play time in the large indoor and outdoor play areas.
Amberley Working Museum
Amberley
Amberley Working Museum contains a wide range of exhibits, ranging from transported-based collections, such as the Southdown bus collection and the village garage, to industry based collections, also has narrow gauge train running round the site.
Littlehampton Museum
Littlehampton
Littlehampton Museum A popular family attraction packed full of social history, inspiring art and fun interactive gadgets for all ages. Discover how Romans lived, learn about dramatic shipwrecks or enjoy one of our family friendly events! Group visits are welcomed, along with schools studying a wide range of topics, just contact...
Tangmere Military Aviation Museum
Chichester
Tangmere Military Aviation Museum Here you can see priceless historic aircraft such as Neville Duke's world record breaking Hawker Hunter, flight simulators where you can try your hand at flying, a full sized replica of the very first Spitfire prototype and more. Much more!
Bognor Museum
Bognor Regis
Bognor Museum All things Bognor, with almost every aspect of Bognor’s history is represented, from rocks and fossils millions of years old to the Ron Simpson Wireless Collection. Free admission.
Worthing Museum and Art Gallery
Worthing
Worthing Museum and Art Gallery Family friendly museum with lots to see including costumes, toys, a Victorian childrens nursery and lots of workshops and activities for families.
Wings Museum
Balcombe
Wings Museum A World War Two remembrance museum with plenty of memorabilia and artefacts from that time to learn about and explore. Includes a plane fuselage and a bomb shelter to investigate.
Horsham Museum and Art Gallery
Horsham
Horsham Museum and Art Gallery Museum telling the history of Horsham through a series of exhibitions and collections that changes throughout the year. A good little all weather attraction that is free to visit.
Hailsham Lagoon Leisure Centre
Hailsham
Hailsham Lagoon Leisure Centre Comprising a fantastic soft play centre, ten pin bowling and indoor leisure pool with a separate toddler area and flume with splash dance pool party every friday night!
Splashpoint
Worthing
Splashpoint With a main pool being 33 metres long and learner pool, diving boards, flume, sauna, steam room, sunbeds and, in the summer months, an outdoor Paddling Pool. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for the best things to do in Sussex with kids.
The Triangle
Burgess Hill
The Triangle For those just starting out in the water there's the shallow learner pool, where children can take their first steps to swimming with mum and dad nearby. Small children can enjoy the beach area with a waterslide, animal water features and poolside spectator area. Finally, thrill seekers can venture into...
Westgate Leisure Centre
Chichester
Westgate Leisure Centre A magnificient complex which contains 3 pools: main pool, leisure pool with 55m water slide and a dedicated toddlers' pool.
Arundel Lido
Arundel
Arundel Lido offers a 25m main outdoor pool, 5m splash pool with easy entry steps and link to main pool and large separate children's paddling pool.
Inspire Felpham
Bognor Regis
Inspire Felpham Leisure centre with a 25 metre x 8 Lane Main Pool, a Teaching Pool with Disabled Access, a Flume Ride, the Waterside Cafe, and Oscars Soft Play Area.

The Dolphin Haywards Heath
Haywards Heath
The Dolphin Haywards Heath Leisure Centre with main pool and toddler pool plus an elephant slide for extra splashing.
The Pavilions In The Park
Horsham
The Pavilions In The Park Leisure centre with a 25m main pool, 12.5m teaching pool plus Leisure Waters with its heated indoor and outdoor pool areas, water channels, bubble beds, waterfall geysers and jets, flume, water confidence area, Jungle soft play area and cafe.
Findon Swimming Pool
Worthing
Findon Swimming Pool Supervised, heated, outdoor pool with a waterslide open annually from May and September.
Flying Fortress
Ford
Flying Fortress is a multi award winning indoor children's activity centre with one of the most exciting playframes on the South Coast. Children just love the slides, the mangles, the monkey bars and mums and dads can have just as much fun as the kids! The Cafe serves great food too with plenty of healthy options!
Playworld at Kings Centre
East Grinstead
Playworld at Kings Centre Multi level adventure play facility and climbing structure with all the modern and classic features on expects from balls to tunnels via slides! Maximum height of 1.38 metres, with a separate area for entertaining under 3s.
Amazon Adventure
Worthing
Amazon Adventure A great soft play centre, with a giant snake slide, aerial walkway, ball pool and dedicated toddler area. Height restriction: 4'11'' or 150 cm.
Antics at The Triangle
Burgess HIll
Antics at The Triangle Soft play for the under 8s on a three tier frame with varying features and activities, and a dedicated area for the under 3s.
Treasure Chest Soft Play Centre
Crawley
Treasure Chest Soft Play Centre Bright and colourful pirate themed adventure soft play with age appropriate sections up to the age of eleven.
Pickles Burgess Hill
Burgess Hill
Pickles Burgess Hill Multi level indoor adventure climbing maze packed with features, plus toddler area and outdoor play equipment.
Pickles East Grinstead
East Grinstead
Pickles East Grinstead Multi level indoor adventure climbing maze packed with features, plus toddler area and outdoor play equipment.
Mini Mayhem
Crawley
Mini Mayhem A clean and friendly soft play area for children aged from 0 to 10 years, located in the County Mall in Crawley.
Play Leisure Agility Youth UK Ltd
Worthing
Play Leisure Agility Youth UK Ltd Indoor Adventure Playground with multilevel play frame, sensory zone, free Wifi and 4 Party Rooms.
JJs Play Cafe
Haywards Heath
JJs Play Cafe is an indoor soft play and cafe designed with the 0 to 5 in mind but suitable for 0 to 9. Has a large baby area, ball pools, free play area and frame. Private breast feeding room. Free WiFi and Private parties also available.
Arundel Castle
Arundel
Arundel Castle There is nearly 1,000 years of history at this great castle, situated in magnificent grounds overlooking the River Arun in West Sussex and built at the end of the 11th century by Roger de Montgomery, Earl of Arundel.
Weald and Downland Open Air Museum
Chichester
Weald and Downland Open Air Museum The open air museum covers 50 acres, with nearly 50 original historic buildings dating from the 13th to 19th centuries, along with gardens, farm animals, walks and a lake. These help the museum bring to life the homes, farmsteads and rural industries of the last 500 years. Special children's activities...
Jill Windmill
Hassocks
Jill Windmill A working windmill, built in 1821, located in the South Downs National Park. Jill grinds flour when wind permits. Most suited to children over 7 years old. Recommended as PART of your full day out.
Look and Sea Visitor Centre
Littlehampton
Look and Sea Visitor Centre Focused on the history of the river, harbour and seaside of Littlehampton, there are many interactive exhibits for children and adults alike.
South Downs Planetarium Science Centre
Chichester
South Downs Planetarium Science Centre Purpose built 100 seat Star Theatre, with planetarium projector and dome and many features. Enjoyable and educational with excellent disabled access, plus library, workshop and image galleries.
Fishbourne Roman Palace
Chichester
Fishbourne Roman Palace The story of the Palace's modern rediscovery is told in an entertaining audio-visual programme and also in the site museum, with the addition of fascinating artefacts from the excavations along with plans, reconstruction drawings and models. Family events days sometimes held.
The Novium
Chichester
The Novium is a district museum built around the remains of a Roman bath house. Interactive hands-on displays help reveal the local stories from the past
High Salvington Windmill
Worthing
High Salvington Windmill A working post mill dating from the early 18th century, which still produces and sells flour. Children can visit for free.
Ardingly Activity Centre
Ardingly
Ardingly Activity Centre Patient and enthusiastic staff are waiting to teach your family to sail, windsurf, fish or canoe in this gorgeous reservoir. Pre booking essential.
Cobnor Activities Centre
Chidham
Cobnor Activities Centre Canoeing, rafting, sailing, climbing, archery, mountain biking. Don't worry if you don't know what you want, they can talk you through it and they also do taster sessions.
K2 Crawley
Crawley
K2 Crawley A staggering array of sports and leisure opportunities, from the under 8s leisure water, swimming and diving facilities, climbing rock, gynastics and martial arts rooms, football, squash, honestly whatever you want to do (so long as its energetic) they have it! And a creche! A day's worth, if you have...
High Sports Crawley
Crawley
High Sports Crawley Indoor Climbing Centre with opportunities for the smaller climber - ring for more details. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with children
Adur Outdoor Activities Centre
Shoreham-by-Sea
Adur Outdoor Activities Centre Climbing and bouldering wall, watersports and other activities at this activity centre.
Laser Hub
Crawley
Laser Hub a bruise-less, mess-less action combat game for over 7s, played in an atmospheric arena.
Deers Leap Bikes
East Grinstead
Deers Leap Bikes We are a mountain bike park that has 240 acres of trails ranging from family tracks to single track and even sections of north shore. With bikes for hire or test ride a new bike as well as a shop and service centre on site.
Sussex Watersports
Worthing
Sussex Watersports Fantastic outdoor activity and Watersports centre based right on the beach in Worthing, West Sussex offering exciting ringo rides and fun kayaks to hire.
Go Ape Tree Top Junior
Crawley
Go Ape Tree Top Junior A fun filled experience of canopy exploring, trail blazing and obstacles for all to enjoy. You'll take on crossings over trails and finish with one awesome zip wire.
Go Ape Tree Top Adventure Crawley
Crawley
Go Ape Tree Top Adventure Crawley The classic and original Go Ape experience. 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.
Apollo Lasertag
Burgess Hill
Apollo Lasertag Lasertag arena and party centre offering pay and play tag with a large arena for you to run about shooting your opponents like a loon!
AMF Worthing
Worthing
AMF Worthing Modern 26-lane bowling centre offering first class facilities. With automatic scoring, lane bumpers, Pro-shop, snack-bar, amusements and a fully licensed-bar. Situated in the town centre, it's definitely worth a visit.
MFA Bowl
Chichester
MFA Bowl Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. This MFA Bowl (previously Lakeside Superbowl) has 16 lanes!
AMF Hollywood Bowl Crawley
Crawley
AMF Hollywood Bowl Crawley Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
Big Apple Horsham Superbowl
Horsham
Big Apple Horsham Superbowl Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
Team Sport Brighton
South Lancing
Team Sport Brighton From ages 8 upwards kids sessions and parties are a great way to have fun and let tomorrow's budding stars shine. Marshall monitored training and races so they get the most of out it safely.
Team Sport Crawley
Crawley
Team Sport Crawley From ages 8 upwards kids sessions and parties are a great way to have fun and let tomorrow's budding stars shine. Kids are fully briefed and taught how to handle their specially adapted kart before they even touch the circuit.
Qleisure Ltd
Albourne
Qleisure Ltd Activity centre for older kids offering go karting (and a Kids Karting club), quad biking, archery and clay pigeon. Groups are welcome. For kids of 8 years and older.
Horsham Spy Mission Treasure Trail
Horsham
Horsham Spy Mission Treasure Trail Looking for a fun and interesting way to explore Horsham? The Spy Walking Treasure Trail will show you fascinating facts about the area and take you through beautiful scenery and places to play and have fun. Take a picnic with you, a bat and ball, Frisbee or football.
Chichester Treasure Trail
Chichester
Chichester Treasure Trail A fun way to explore Chichester City. Learn about the history of the area and discover Priory Park, a great place to play and have fun, with a children's equipped play area, aviary and plenty of open grass for play.
Cass Sculpture Foundation
Chichester
Cass Sculpture Foundation 26 Acre grounds containing a constantly changing display of 80 unique and impressive sculptures, all of which are for sale. Great inspiration for an art attack of your own.
Chichester Harbour Water Tours
East Wittering
Chichester Harbour Water Tours A great boat cruise around West Sussex. You will be able to see some of the 12,000 resident boats and a wide variety of habitats including sand dunes, mudflats, shingle banks and woodlands, all valuable refuge for sea birds and other interesting wildlife species.
Beech Hurst Park Miniature Railway
Haywards Heath
Beech Hurst Park Miniature Railway Half a mile track of 5" gauge train track which is elevated: the kids love it!! Only runs on weekends. Great idea if you are looking for family days out in west sussex.
Solar Heritage
Chichester
Solar Heritage Welcome aboard our solar powered catamaran. Take a trip through Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with an informative commentary. On-board the engines are virtually silent as you glide along admiring the view and getting up close to the wildlife and habitats that make this place so special.
The Chichester Ship Canal
Chichester
The Chichester Ship Canal Runs 4 miles from the Southgate basin to the Chichester Harbour at Birdham. This tranquil haven starts within easy walking distance from the railway station, bus terminus and city centre. A wide range of birds and fish inhabit the canal area.
South Downs Light Railway
Pulborough
South Downs Light Railway is a miniature railway where real steam engines pull trains with sit-in carriages. In the waiting room teddy bears sit ready to be taken on a train ride. On the journey you’ll see Snow White and other favourite children’s characters. Each journey takes about 7 minutes running every 15 minutes.
Arundel Wetland Centre
Arundel
Arundel Wetland Centre Visitor attraction and conservation area with wildfowl from around the world. A superb setting to stroll round with a picnic area and activity areas for children. Pond dipping and crafts are offered free daily during summer holidays. Many birds tame enough to feed from your hand. Free boat rides through the...
Bedelands Farm Nature Reserve
Burgess Hill
Bedelands Farm Nature Reserve Ideal for a nature hike: oodles of wild flowers, and a diverse offering of improved, unimproved and coppice-managed woods to explore. Winner of 4 consecutive Green Flag Awards.
Chichester Harbour Conservancy
Chichester
Chichester Harbour Conservancy A designated area of outstanding natural beauty, this is a muddy little wonderland for little ones of all sizes to explore
Tilgate Park
Crawley
Tilgate Park Has so much to offer from stunning lakes, lawns and gardens to miles of woodland and bridleways for long leisurely walks. Adventure playground, maze, nature centre with animals and water sports opportunities too!
Victoria Park Splashpad
Haywards Heath
Victoria Park Splashpad A brand new splashpad graces this classic park plus play equipment, paddling pool, skatepark and basketball area.
South Downs National Park
Findon
South Downs National Park Vast landscape welcoming family rambles, bike rides and exploration, plus for the more adventurous, there are paragliding, hang-gliding, golf, zorbing, mountain-boarding and a range of water sports available.
Cherry Lane Adventure Playground
Crawley
Cherry Lane Adventure Playground Adventure Play Ground with a Wild West Town theme offers indoor and outdoor facilities, parents seating, picnic area, refreshments, sports, pool, art and craft, huge outdoor play structures and a programme of daily events.
Creasys Drive Adventure Playground
Crawley
Creasys Drive Adventure Playground Adventure Play Ground with a Jungle theme offers indoor and outdoor facilities, parents seating, picnic area, refreshments, sports, pool, art and craft, huge outdoor play structures and a programme of daily events.
Millpond Adventure Playground
Crawley
Millpond Adventure Playground Adventure Play Ground with a Castle theme offers indoor and outdoor facilities, parents seating, picnic area and toddler area, refreshments, sports, pool, art and craft, huge outdoor play structure and a programme of daily events.
Waterlea Adventure Playground
Crawley
Waterlea Adventure Playground Adventure Play Ground with an Adventure Cove theme offers indoor and outdoor facilities, parents seating, picnic area, refreshments, sports, pool, art and craft, huge outdoor play structure and a programme of daily events.
Horsham Park
Horsham
Horsham Park Landscaped Park with a lake and several age range specific play areas including various slides, climbing frames, sand pit and many more.

Southwater Country Park
Horsham
Southwater Country Park 90 acres of Country Park with level surfaced paths for a lakeside walk and a selection of outdoor activities including an adventure-style play area, orienteering course, and tuition in canoeing and sailing.
Chesworth Farm
Horsham
Chesworth Farm This 90 acre site is managed as a livestock farm, with numerous footpaths around. It is a great place for a car-free bike ride or walk and to experience the countryside and wildlife around you.
Climping Beach
Littlehampton
Climping Beach Shingle beach popular with windsurfers, summer lifeguard cover provided. Quite an isolated beach but connected to the East Beach which holds several awards
Little Gems Pottery Painting
Horsham
Little Gems Pottery Painting Simply pick a pre-made ceramic piece and paint and decorate it however you wish. You can paint your babies hands or feet and print them onto a mug. We also offer birthday parties! Our paint your own pottery studio is suitable for children and adults of all ages.
Fun Pots
Haywards Heath
Fun Pots is a pottery painting studio. This is a creative, indoor activity for children and adults alike. You select a piece of white unglazed pottery to paint. We then glaze and fire the painted items in our studio kiln, ready for collection within a week.
Millie Moos Pottery Painting
Steyning
Millie Moos Pottery Painting is a family fun indoor activity, you select an unglazed piece of pottery to paint, we glaze and fire your item ready to be collected within a few days. We also offer parties and a bookable late night, we also offer hand and footprints.
Art-Ful
Worthing
Art-Ful is a Pottery Painting Cafe. Clay Workshops, Pottery Painting Parties, Build a teddy bear. Drop in cafe with great food and music. Baby hand and foot imprints in clay. After school clay clubs. Decopauge.
Harbour Park
Littlehampton
Harbour Park - is a FREE entry Amusement Park situated right on award winning sandy beaches and adjacent to the working Harbour and Marina of Littlehampton. There is ample beach side parking and large grass picnic areas. The River Arun also provides relaxing walks and a great place to try your hand at crabbing.
Hotham Park Sports Site
Bognor Regis
Hotham Park Sports Site Crazy golf, miniature railway, boating lake, tennis courts and full putting green.
Butlins - Bognor Regis
Bognor Regis
Butlins - Bognor Regis Including Splash Waterworld, the Skyline Pavillion packed full of live entertainment including Bob the Builder and his team, a FREE fun fair, go-karts, crazy golf, Discovery Studio, Character Theatre and a recording studio there's loads for the whole family to enjoy.
Arundel Riding Centre
Arundel
Arundel Riding Centre Offering lessons, hacking, lead rein introductory hacks and pony parties! BHS approved.
Willowbrook Riding Centre
Chichester
Willowbrook Riding Centre Approved by the Association of British Riding Schools, Willowbrook offer lessons beginning at just 2 and half years, plus pony mornings, menage access and guided hacking on the beautiful Sussex Downs. Well loved horses ideal for kids.
Jewels Stables
Arundel
Jewels Stables Approved by the Association of British Riding Schools, offering private woodland hacking, lessons, Own A Pony days plus pony care courses and stable management training.

Thanks for all the great things to do and Dry Ski Slopes and Indoor Skiing in West Sussex with kids you keep sending in.
Now we have the easter and summer holidays fast approaching, we're trying to find the best days out and as many fun things to do with kids as possible, especially cheap and free family friendly places to visit this year - theme parks, waterparks and swimming pools, museums, indoor playcentres and softplay for toddlers, petting farms, wildlife parks and zoos, aquariums, horse riding, castles, steam railways, pottery making and ceramic cafes, roller and ice skating rinks, karting tracks, snowdomes, dry and indoor ski slopes, climbing walls, activity centres, outdoor play at the best local parks, ten pin bowling alleys and all the other best family tourist attractions, that you can visit at the weekend.

Also teachers may find the site useful for ideas for the best places to take their classes on school journeys with many historical and educational atractions listed

So, if you've been for great days out with the kids, or a school trip, which isn't shown above, just send in an email and we'll add it on so people visiting on holidays and all the other children in West Sussex can enjoy the great day out as well.



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