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West Sussex School Holidays: Things to do, activities and ideas

Dela Gonon

8 January 2021

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We are here to help you prepare for the West Sussex school holidays - we’ll tell you exactly when they are this school year and what the best attractions to visit in the region with the kids are. We found the most popular West Sussex attractions for last year and listed them below, so hopefully these will inspire even more awesome family adventures this year!

West Sussex School Holiday Dates 2020/21

  • Term Starts: 3rd September 2020
  • Autumn Term: 3rd September - 18th December 2020
  • October Half Term: 26th October - 30th October 2020
  • Christmas Holidays: 21st December - 1st January 2020
  • Spring Term: 4th January - 1st April 2021
  • February Half term: 15th February - 19th February 2021
  • Easter Holidays: 2nd April - 18th April 2021
  • Summer Term: 19th April - 23rd July 2021
  • May Half Term: 31st May - 4th June 2021
  • Summer Holidays Start: 24th July 2021

West Sussex School Holiday Dates 2021/22

  • Term Starts: 2nd September 2021
  • Autumn Term: 2nd September - 17th December 2021
  • October Half Term: 25th October - 29th October 2021
  • Christmas Holidays: 18th December - 3rd January 2022
  • Spring Term: 4th January - 8th April 2022
  • February Half term: 21st February - 25th February 2022
  • Easter Holidays: 9th April - 24th April 2022
  • Summer Term: 25th April - 23rd July 2022
  • May Half Term: 30th May - 3rd June 2022
  • Summer Holidays Start: 24th July 2022

School kids celebrating the school holidays

Top Things to do in the West Sussex School Holidays

Fishers Farm Park, Wisborough Green

If your kids are fascinated by life and work at the fam, we’ve got an attraction you’ll definitely want to put on your list of places to visit during the West Sussex school holidays. Animal feeding, animal handling, daily animal shows, indoor and outdoor animal viewing areas - Fishers Farm Park has got it all! By the end of the day, your kids will have turned into knowledgeable future farmers.

Planning to visit during the summer? Between May and September, Fishers Farm Park runs and awesome splash are and water zone. Splash Park is fun for all ages, even for adults.

West Wittering Beach, West Wittering

Speaking of summer, a real summer vacation calls for a trip to the beach and the best one to head to in West Sussex is, without a doubt, the beautiful West Wittering Beach. This area of the coast is sandy, so be sure to bring your buckets and spades, to be ready for castle building. Plus, at low tide, there are lots of good spots where the little ones can paddle in shallow water.

Into water sports? West Wittering Beach is also popular with surfers and windsurfers, so feel free to bring your board and have a go at catching a wave. Just want to chill out? Grab a cold coffee for you and an ice cream for the kids, relax and enjoy the sun!

Tulleys Farm, Crawley

No one understands parenting like other parents do, so family-run attractions like Tulleys Farm always seem to offer something extra. Starting off with the usual farmyard fun, you’ll have the chance to meet plenty of adorable animals at the Animal Patch. But that’s not all!

Tulleys Farm runs family-friendly escape rooms where you and the kids will have to join forces to crack all sorts of mind-boggling puzzles, in order to break out in time. With 60 minutes on the clock, the game is sure to give you a thrill.

Tilgate Park, Crawley

How about a day at the park? Tilgate Park is a classic choice for a day out during the West Sussex school holidays. If you live in the region, you’ve probably been there plenty of times and yet - it’s always worth coming back! Surrounded by lakes, woodlands and spacious green fields you can walk, play, cycle and simply enjoy some peace and fresh air.

If your kids are up for some educational fun, it’s a good idea to visit the nature centre at the park where you can meet and learn about various animals. Rather do something more active? There’s a Go Ape treetop course at Tilgate Park.

Out of Bounds, Angmering

Out of Bonds is the king of all-weather entertainment, making it the perfect attraction any time of the year. With a choice of indoor activities, featuring Soft Play, Clip ’N Climb, Bowling and Laser Tag, we think it’s safe to say everyone in the family will find something to keep them happy on a rainy day.

Sun’s out? How about a game of footgolf, or perhaps a round of Adventure Golf, surrounded by dinosaurs? Whatever you choose, you won’t regret putting Out of Bounds on your list of things to do during the West Sussex school holidays.


Mark the West Sussex school holidays on your calendar, so you can always see what’s coming next and when. Then it’s time to explore! If you haven’t found what you were looking for in our 5 suggestions, go to the Day Out With The Kids homepage, search for your postcode and discover many more attractions nearby.


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