Top 5 Things to Do in Sussex This Summer

We are lucky enough to live in West Sussex, a gorgeous part of the world. With the beach on our doorstep and the rolling hills of the South Downs behind us there are endless possibilities for the summer holidays!


The beach:

The beach is nature’s playground. And it’s free! Every time we visit it’s different and with the tide going up and down there’s lots to do from swimming at high tide to crabbing in the rock pools at low tide. And then there’s the pier to explore with it’s deckchairs, fishermen, artwork and gorgeous Art Deco Southern Pavilion. Worthing is a shingle beach but venture along the coast and there’s sand to be found in Littlehampton and the Witterings.



Waterwise Playground (AKA The Shark Playground):

We’ve spent a lot of time in this playground since moving here a year ago. Thanks to the wooden shark at the entrance we’ve always called it the Shark Playground and only recently realise it’s actually called Waterwise Playground , named to go alongside the Waterwise Garden; a sustainable garden that shows what can be achieved by gardeners using drought tolerant plants and is a lovely spot. The playground is right on the beach, offers fun for the kids and an unbeatable view of the sea. When they’ve finished in the playground you can hit the beach. And on a good day, there’s a little coffee van that turns up selling hot and cold drinks and ice-creams!


Robots Live at Amberley Museum:

Robots Live is at Amberley Museum on 29th & 30th July. Expect robots from BBC’s Robot Wars to visit the museum and do battle. There’s also the chance to build your own robot in one of the hour long workshops! Even if robots aren’t you’re thing, the museum is great for kids and well worth a visit anytime.


Arundel Wetland Centre:

Children of all ages have the chance to become real-life wildlife rangers with Dusty Duck at Arundel Wetland Centre. The kids will have their own log books to fill in, going on a wetland boat safari and becoming a mini-beast detective! Get involved!


Fruit Picking at Roundstone Farm:

What better way for children to understand where their food comes from than picking it themselves? Roundstone Farm is open throughout the summer and have a variety of fruit and vegetables to pick. We’ll be going for sure and will try not to eat too many on the way round! 


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