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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

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 Old Vicarage - Open Garden for NGS

The Old Vicarage - Open Garden for NGS Gardens of 3½ acres set around 1832 Regency house (not open). The front is formally laid out with topiary, wide lawn,..... See more >
The Old Vicarage, Washington RH20 4AS
Sun 30 Jun, Mon 26 Aug

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

Guided Tree Tour at Nymans III

Guided Tree Tour at Nymans III 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
Thu 1 Aug, Fri 16 Aug, Sat 31 Aug, Sun 15 Sep, Mon 23 Sep

Daily guided tours of the garden at Nymans IV

Daily guided tours of the garden at Nymans IV 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
Mon 5 Aug to Mon 30 Sep

Make a Musical in a Week - Summer School!

Join us this Summer for a fun packed 5 day course where students will learn choreographed routines and songs taken from... See more >
Warden Park Secondary Academy, Broad Street, Cuckfield, Haywards Heath RH17 5DP
Mon 5 Aug to Fri 9 Aug

Fittleworth House - Open Garden for NGS

Fittleworth House - Open Garden for NGS 3 acre tranquil, romantic, country garden with walled kitchen garden growing a wide range of fruit, vegetables and... See more >
Fittleworth House, Pulborough RH20 1JH
Wed 7 Aug

Nyetimber Manor - Open Garden for NGS

Nyetimber Manor - Open Garden for NGS Nestled below the vineyards, The Manor garden at Nyetimber is one that is rarely glimpsed. This garden has everything..... See more >
Nyetimber Manor, Pulborough RH20 2HH
Fri 9 Aug

Bourne Botanicals - Open Garden for NGS

Bourne Botanicals - Open Garden for NGS A lush setting of huge bananas jostling alongside gunnera and arid beds of agave, yucca and cacti. A diverse tropical..... See more >
Bourne Botanicals, East Grinstead RH19 2PY
Sat 10 Aug, Thu 15 Aug, Sun 18 Aug

Champs Hill - Open Garden for NGS

Champs Hill - Open Garden for NGS A natural landscape, the garden has been developed around three disused sand quarries with far-reaching views across... See more >
Champs Hill, Pulborough RH20 1LY
Sun 11 Aug

Holly House - Open Garden for NGS

Holly House - Open Garden for NGS An acre of English garden providing views and cameos of plants and trees round every corner with many different areas... See more >
Holly House, Haywards Heath RH17 7LF
Sat 17 Aug and Sun 18 Aug

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 18 Aug

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 24 Aug, Tue 3 Sep, Sat 7 Sep, Sat 21 Sep, Sat 5 Oct

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 25 Aug
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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.