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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Chichester

Take your family for a walk in the footsteps of history as you explore all the great things to do in Chichester.

Indulge your children’s imagination by taking them to a buried palace that was accidentally discovered back in 1960 by local workmen! Fishbourne Roman Palace has now been fully excavated to reveal a site that began life as a military base during the Roman invasion, before metamorphosing into a palace by the end of the first century.

Explore the stories of the buildings through audio-visual displays and programmes, artwork and mosaics. Outside you can walk around an authentic Roman garden with its own potting shed and antique gardening tools!

Continue opening the door to history at The Novium, which is a museum built around the remains of a Roman bathhouse. See a number of Roman artifacts as you walk around the site, learning about how the baths would’ve been used. Collate great memories of your Chichester family day out as the children get into character trying on Roman helmets and other costumes.

Visit farmlands dating back to the 13th century at the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum. See old farming equipment, farm animals and as you walk through this 50-acre site that has over 50 historic buildings.

There are modern day activities too! Go riding at the Lavant Horse Stables, play a game at MFA Bowl or go for a swim and a ride down the waterslide at Westgate Leisure Centre.

Find your perfect day out

Exhibition room at The Novium in Chichester

The Novium4.5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Chichester
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Novium, built around the remains of a Roman bathhouse, is Chichester District's museum and tourist information centre, and will take you on a jou...

Kids on Treasure Hunt Trail

Chichester Treasure Trail

  • Chichester
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Hunt out the answers to the clues on the Chichester self guided themed Treasure Trail to eliminate the possible locations of the long lost missing Tr...

Swimming pool and slide at Westgate Leisure Centre in Chichester

Westgate Leisure Centre

  • Chichester
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

You won’t be out of your depth at Westgate Leisure Centre, Chichester. Go swimming with your family and let your kids splash around to their heart's...

River at The Chichester Ship Canal

The Chichester Ship Canal

  • Chichester
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

The Chichester Ship Canal runs 4 miles from the Southgate basin in the heart of Chichester to the Chichester Harbour at Birdham. Visit the Canal Trus...

Cineworld Chichester

Cineworld Chichester

  • Chichester
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Discover the latest hit films from around the globe at Cineworld Chichester. Share the magic of the big screen with your whole family at this great 1...

Dad and daughter in foam pit at Air Arena Trampoline Park in Chichester

Air Arena Trampoline Park

  • Chichester
  • Indoor
  • Trampoline Parks

Air Arena Trampoline Park is somewhere you can exercise, enjoy time as a family or even practice some new skills! The park is made up of loads of con...

Bowling alleys at MFA Bowl Chichester

Tenpin Chichester

  • Chichester
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. This MFA Bowl in Chichester (previously Lakeside Superbowl) has 16...

Theatre at South Downs Planetarium Science Centre in Chichester

South Downs Planetarium Science Centre

  • Chichester
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

The South Downs Planetarium Science Centre offers a 100 seat Star Theatre, with planetarium projector and 10m dome. Kids can experience convincing ce...

The foam pit and trampolines at Flip Out Chichester

Flip Out Chichester

  • Chichester
  • Indoor
  • Trampoline Parks

Flip, flop and have fun at Flip Out Chichester: a trampoline park with all the trimmings. Free bouncing is just the beginning here! Kids can spend ag...

Knight demonstration at Fishbourne Roman Palace in Chichester

Fishbourne Roman Palace

  • Chichester
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Fishbourne Roman Palace was actually discovered by accident by workmen digging in 1960. Modern excavations have revealed that the site shifted fr...

Boy in role play kitchen at Little Street in Chichester

Little Street Chichester

  • Chichester
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Coming soon! Little Street Chichester is a lovely play centre for role play and make-believe where your kids can let their imaginations run wild. The...

Girl with horse at Lavant House Stables in Chichester

Lavant House Stables

  • Chichester
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Horse Riding and Stables

Lavant House Stables We are a wonderful, friendly British Horse Society Approved riding school near Chichester, West Sussex. If you want to learn to...

Kids playing mini golf at Jungle Paradise Adventure Golf in Chichester

Jungle Paradise Adventure Golf

  • Chichester
  • Outdoor
  • Crazy Golf

Jungle Paradise Adventure Golf and Footgolf offers a great morning or afternoon of fun for everyone. Putt your way through 18 holes across their cute...

Aircraft from Tangmere Military Aviation Museum in Chichester

Tangmere Military Aviation Museum

  • Chichester
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Tangmere Military Aviation Museum was established in 1982 on the old RAF Tangmere airfield. From its beginnings in 1916, through its illustrious serv...

Cass Sculpture Foundation

Cass Sculpture Foundation

  • Chichester
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

With exhibits, modern sculptures and plenty of green space to explore you’re certain to enjoy a day out at Cass Sculpture Foundation. Discover some o...

A girl showing her hands covered in sand

East Wittering Beach

  • Chichester
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Head down to East Wittering, a great shingle beach in West Sussex. Even though it's shingle, don't forget to bring your bucket and spade along, becau...

Staff on boat at Solar Heritage in Chichester

Solar Heritage

  • Chichester
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Solar Heritage is a unique solar-powered boat for a trip on Chichester Harbour with a difference. From the moment you get on-board you will experienc...

Chichester Harbour Conservancy

  • Chichester
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

The Chichester Harbour Conservancy is an area rather than an attraction per se, covering a great deal of natural territory with local features and at...

People sailing at Cobnor Activities Centre in Chidham

Cobnor Activities Centre

  • Chidham
  • Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

Cobnor Activities Centre is located within Chichester Harbour, which is easily accessible and is uniquely suited to the cool range of wet and dry act...

People horse riding at Willowbrook Riding Centre in Chichester

Willowbrook Riding Centre

  • Chichester
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Horse Riding and Stables

Willowbrook Riding Centre is approved by the Association of British Riding Schools, ensuring your family has access to genuine expertise and a warm w...

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