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Guided Tree Tour at Nymans II

Guided Tree Tour at Nymans II Join our Guided Tree Tours to learn more about our Champion Trees, see our seasonal highlights and understand the... See more >
Nymans Handcross near Haywards Heath RH17 6EB
Sat 18 May, Sun 2 Jun, Mon 17 Jun, Tue 2 Jul

Foxglove Cottage - Open Garden for NGS

Foxglove Cottage - Open Garden for NGS A ¼ acre plantaholics garden, full of containers, vintage finds and quirky elements. Paths intersect both sunny and..... See more >
Foxglove Cottage, Horsham RH13 5NF
Sun 26 May, Wed 3 Jul, Sun 7 Jul

Daily guided tours of the garden at Nymans III

Daily guided tours of the garden at Nymans III Join a daily guided garden tour led by expert garden guides. Booking not needed. This event is free, but normal..... See more >
Nymans Handcross near Haywards Heath RH17 6EB
Thu 6 Jun to Sun 4 Aug

Town Place - Open Garden for NGS

Town Place - Open Garden for NGS A stunning 3 acre garden with a growing international reputation for the quality of its design, planting and gardening... See more >
Town Place, Sheffield Park RH17 7NR
Sun 9 Jun, Wed 12 Jun, and more dates until Sun 7 Jul

4 Hillside Cottages - Open Garden for NGS

4 Hillside Cottages - Open Garden for NGS In a rural setting this stunning garden is densely planted with mixed borders and shrubs. Large collection of roses,..... See more >
4 Hillside Cottages, Chichester PO18 9BL
Sun 9 Jun, Sun 21 Jul

Oaklands Farm - Open Garden for NGS

Oaklands Farm - Open Garden for NGS Country garden designed by Nigel Philips in 2010. Oak lined drive leading to the house (not open) and farm opens out to..... See more >
Oaklands Farm, Horsham RH13 8PX
Sat 15 Jun, Sat 13 Jul

Peelers Retreat - Open Garden for NGS

Peelers Retreat - Open Garden for NGS This inspirational space is a delight with plenty of shaded areas to sit and relax, enjoying delicious teas... See more >
Peelers Retreat, Arundel BN18 9EX
Sat 22 Jun, Tue 2 Jul, Sat 6 Jul, Tue 20 Aug

The Folly - Open Garden for NGS

The Folly - Open Garden for NGS Colourful cottage garden surrounding a C16 period house (not open), set in pretty downland village of Charlton, close... See more >
The Folly, Chichester PO18 0HU
Sun 23 Jun, Sun 21 Jul

Nightingale House - Open Garden for NGS

Nightingale House - Open Garden for NGS Recently redesigned and replanted cottage garden with many perennials and summer annuals. Super new greenhouse and a..... See more >
Nightingale House, Steyning BN44 3TW
Wed 26 Jun, Wed 3 Jul

Brambletye - Open Garden for NGS

Brambletye - Open Garden for NGS A quiet south facing garden on the edge of the South Downs, designed with a prairie effect in mind to attract... See more >
Brambletye, Steyning BN44 3PT
Wed 26 Jun, Wed 3 Jul

East Grinstead Spinners at Standen III

East Grinstead Spinners at Standen III Join the East Grinstead Spinners at Standen on the first Friday of every month. Booking not needed... See more >
Standen West Hoathly Road RH19 4NE
Fri 5 Jul, Fri 2 Aug

Cookscroft - Open Garden for NGS

Cookscroft - Open Garden for NGS A garden for all seasons which delights the visitor. Started in 1988, it features cottage, woodland and Japanese style..... See more >
Cookscroft, Chichester PO20 7JG
Sat 6 Jul

Moonlight Sonata and Rhapsody in Blue by Candlelight

Treat yourself and your loved ones to an exceptional piano recital in the beautiful candlelit setting of Chichester... See more >
Chichester Cathedral PO19 1PX
Sat 6 Jul

Ditchling Garden Trail - Open Garden for NGS

Ditchling Garden Trail - Open Garden for NGS Set within the South Downs National Park, Ditchling is a thriving village dating back to the Anglo-Saxon period... See more >
Ditchling Garden Trail, nr Hassocks BN6 8UL
Sat 6 Jul

Lodsbridge Mill - Open Garden for NGS

Lodsbridge Mill - Open Garden for NGS A 20 acre estate in the South Downs National Park with a house (not open) that was a former C18 watermill on the banks... See more >
Lodsbridge Mill, Petworth GU28 0PL
Sat 6 Jul
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Things to do around West Sussex

West Sussex, nestled between London and the south coast of England, offers a delightful mix of natural beauty, historical sites, and family-friendly attractions. Whether you're a local or a visitor, there's something for everyone in this picturesque county. Let's explore the best things to do in West Sussex:

1. Fishbourne Roman Palace and Chichester Cathedral:
- Start your day in the charming city of Chichester. Explore the remarkable Fishbourne Roman Palace, the largest residential Roman building ever unearthed in Britain. Admire the well-preserved corridors, mosaics, and courtyard gardens. Don't miss Chichester Cathedral, a blend of Norman Romanesque and Gothic architecture. Inside, discover rare Medieval artifacts and reliefs, including the story of Lazarus from the 12th century. Gustav Holst, the composer, is also entombed here¹.

2. Walk in Chidham:
- For a peaceful day out, explore the outdoors in Chidham. Cycle or walk the public footpaths through fields and admire the charming farmhouses. Enjoy the tranquility of this area of England⁶.

3. Harbour Park in Littlehampton:
- Head to Harbour Park, an amusement park located on the beach in Littlehampton. Opened in 1932, it features rides, games, and attractions adjacent to the working Harbour & Marina. Enjoy a fun-filled day with family and friends².

4. Huxley's Birds of Prey Centre and Gardens in Horsham:
- Experience close encounters with birds of prey at Huxley's Birds of Prey Centre. Explore the zoo, watch birds fly during daily displays, and learn about these magnificent creatures. The center also features meerkats and other animals for an educational and entertaining day out⁵.

5. Explore West Wittering Beach:
- End your day at West Wittering, a perfect sandy beach along the south coastline. Enjoy the sun, sea, and sand, and take in the breathtaking views. It's a great spot for relaxation and beachcombing¹.

Remember to check opening hours and any booking requirements for these attractions. Whether you're interested in history, wildlife, or outdoor adventures, West Sussex promises an unforgettable day out! 🌟🏞️🎉¹²⁵⁶.

Source: Conversation with Bing, 30/01/2024
(1) . https://bing.com/search?q=activities+within+West+Sussex+for+a+day+out.
(2) 15 of the Best Days Out in West Sussex | Day Out in England. https://dayoutinengland.com/days-out-in-west-sussex/.
(3) Harbour Park. https://www.harbourpark.com/.
(4) Huxley's Birds Of Prey Centre And Gardens. https://www.huxleysbop.co.uk/.
(5) Fishers Farm Park. https://fishersfarmpark.co.uk/.
(6) Tangmere Military Aviation Museum. https://tangmere-museum.org.uk/.
(7) Things To Do & Days Out in West Sussex | Experience West Sussex. https://www.experiencewestsussex.com/things-to-do/.
(8) THE 10 BEST Things to Do in West Sussex - 2024 (with Photos) - Tripadvisor. https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attractions-g186404-Activities-West_Sussex_England.html.