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Best Beaches near to Ford
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Climping Beach (2 miles)
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
West Wittering Beach (14 miles)
Chichester
West Wittering Beach Blue Flag awarded beach with lifeguard in summer, a few facilities but a nicely natural feeling area.
Hayling Island Beach (18 miles)
Portsmouth
Hayling Island Beach Boasts the International Blue Flag, and the Solent Water Quality Award in recognition of its high standards. Good for swimming and water sports, and is also a Site Of Scientific Interest.
Brighton Beach (20 miles)
Brighton
Brighton Beach Long pebbly beach in a cove with safe shallow swimming and protection and natural windshield.
Seagrove Bay (24 miles)
Newport
Seagrove Bay Windsurfing, surfing, kayaking and sailing opportunities in safe waters by a shingle and sand shore.
Frensham Great Pond (25 miles)
Frensham
Frensham Great Pond While not technically a beach at all, as far as manmade inland varieties go it's a sterling effort: vast 13th century lake with sandy beaches, woodland trails and heavy on the natural wildlife.
Shanklin Beach (30 miles)
Newport
Shanklin Beach A safe and sheltered sandy beach with good waters and spectacular views. Plenty of local facilities and there's a lift to the cliff top where the views are even better.
Seaford Bay (30 miles)
Seaford
Seaford Bay Shingle beach with a few features to explore and good water for swimming with some lifeguard cover.
Birling Gap (35 miles)
Eastbourne
Birling Gap Chalk and shingle beach good for rock pools, fossil hunting and safe paddling, very popular with surfers and kite fliers, excellent local walks with loads of butterflies in season.
Eastbourne Beach (38 miles)
Eastbourne
Eastbourne Beach Sand, shingle and pebble beach with water sports and swimming opportunities. Many local features.
Hastings Beach (51 miles)
Hastings
Hastings Beach Sand and shingle beach with good swimming and lifeguard cover. Many features and facilities at one end, quiet at the other. Connected to Pelham Beach.
Hengistbury Head Beach and Reserve (53 miles)
Bournemouth
Hengistbury Head Beach and Reserve Sand and pebble beach with safe swimming and windsurfing away from the cliffs, part of a huge nature reserve great for exploring and wildlife spotting. Area served by land train.
Camber Sands (57 miles)
Rye
Camber Sands Mountainous sand dunes and vast expanses so even when it's busy you can find a space for yourselves. Good amenities.
Bournemouth Alum Chine (58 miles)
Bournemouth
Bournemouth Alum Chine Blue and Green Flag awarded sandy beach with very safe swimming and pirate themed adventure playground.
Earnley Butterflies, Birds and Beasts (12 miles)
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.
Dunreyth Alpacas (13 miles)
Chichester
Dunreyth Alpacas For a while now they have been training their young alpacas to walk to hand; thus enabling people to walk these young alpacas.
Huxleys Birds of Prey Centre (20 miles)
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.
Fishers Farm Park (14 miles)
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 (19 miles)
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.
Littlehampton Museum (2 miles)
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...
Amberley Working Museum (5 miles)
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.
Bognor Museum (5 miles)
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.
Tangmere Military Aviation Museum (6 miles)
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!
Worthing Museum and Art Gallery (9 miles)
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.
Arundel Lido (2 miles)
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 (4 miles)
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.

Findon Swimming Pool (8 miles)
Worthing
Findon Swimming Pool Supervised, heated, outdoor pool with a waterslide open annually from May and September.
Westgate Leisure Centre (9 miles)
Chichester
Westgate Leisure Centre A magnificient complex which contains 3 pools: main pool, leisure pool with 55m water slide and a dedicated toddlers' pool.
Splashpoint (10 miles)
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 Pavilions In The Park (20 miles)
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.
The Triangle (21 miles)
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...
The Dolphin Haywards Heath (24 miles)
Haywards Heath
The Dolphin Haywards Heath Leisure Centre with main pool and toddler pool plus an elephant slide for extra splashing.
Hailsham Lagoon Leisure Centre (36 miles)
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!
Flying Fortress (1 miles)
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!
Amazon Adventure (8 miles)
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.
Play Leisure Agility Youth UK Ltd (9 miles)
Worthing
Play Leisure Agility Youth UK Ltd Indoor Adventure Playground with multilevel play frame, sensory zone, free Wifi and 4 Party Rooms.
Westows Adventure Play Area (17 miles)
Hove
Westows Adventure Play Area Indoor play centre with lots of space to run around including a 2 level soft play area, separate under 4s area, football pitches, bouncy castle and toys.
Pickles Burgess Hill (22 miles)
Burgess Hill
Pickles Burgess Hill Multi level indoor adventure climbing maze packed with features, plus toddler area and outdoor play equipment.
Antics at The Triangle (22 miles)
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.
Mini Mayhem (26 miles)
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.
Treasure Chest Soft Play Centre (27 miles)
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 East Grinstead (32 miles)
East Grinstead
Pickles East Grinstead Multi level indoor adventure climbing maze packed with features, plus toddler area and outdoor play equipment.
Playworld at Kings Centre (32 miles)
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.
Arundel Castle (2 miles)
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.
Look and Sea Visitor Centre (2 miles)
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 (9 miles)
Chichester
South Downs Planetarium Science Centre Purpose built 100-seat Star Theatre, with planetarium projector and dome and many features. Enjoyable and informative, it'll be space space space til bedtime!
The Novium (9 miles)
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
Weald and Downland Open Air Museum (9 miles)
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...
Fishbourne Roman Palace (10 miles)
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.
Jill Windmill (20 miles)
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.

Thanks for all the great things to do and Best Beaches near Ford 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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