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What's On in Sussex

Events suitable for the whole family are never hard to come by in Sussex thanks to a range of tourist hot-spots including a national park, two cities and selection of seaside resorts. We've got hundreds of exciting events taking place all year round for residents and day-trippers to enjoy. 

What's on in Sussex this weekend?

To find out what's on in Sussex today or this weekend, use the search box on the left side of this page to narrow down your required date. Families on a budget can look out for the many free events taking place while there's plenty of fun activities for kids to do whether it's during the holidays or for a weekend break.

Exciting entertainment takes place all year round with an enviable supply of themed festivals. There's no shortage of food and drink festivals and the local produce is amongst the best in the UK with seafood from Hastings and ideal conditions for vineyards giving a unique flavour to any event.

May is festivals month in Brighton with arts, music and diverse culture celebrated in party style, but there's always something going on making it a popular destination for a day trip from London. Brighton is also renowned for a thriving comedy scene.

The culture and heritage of 1066 Country, walking and other outdoor events of the South Downs National Park along with family-friendly towns of Eastbourne, Worthing, Littlehampton and Bognor mean you're never far from an event guaranteed to give you a warm welcome.

If you're looking for what's on when it's raining, the coastal geography of Sussex means you can switch the beach for a trip to a local castle, all of which have a calendar of seasonal events to entertain children and adults.

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Christmas Gift Shopping at Pashley Manor Gardens, Ticehurst

Christmas Gift Shopping at Pashley Manor Gardens, Ticehurst

Pashley’s Shop will be open for 11 days in winter for Christmas shopping. As usual the shop will be packed with a wide selection of high quality...

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  1. Add Fashion Cities Africa at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery to your Itinerary

    Fashion Cities Africa at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery

    Type

    Exhibition

    Location

    Brighton

    Dates

    From:
    30 Apr 2016To8 Nov 2017

    Fashion Cities Africa at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery

  2. Add What's on this week at the Windmill Theatre to your Itinerary

    What's on this week at the Windmill Theatre

    Type

    Show / Display

    Location

    Littlehampton

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2017To31 Dec 2017

    Click on the website to see the latest live shows and activities at The Windmill Theatre on Littlehampton Seafront.

    Alternatively, call the Box Office on 01903 715920.

    The Windmill offers a 213 seat auditorium. Equipped with a surround sound system and an induction hearing loop system for...

  3. Add Ropetackle Arts Centre to your Itinerary

    Ropetackle Arts Centre

    Type

    Performance

    Location

    Shoreham-By-Sea

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2017To31 Dec 2017

    The Ropetackle gives access to high quality film, art, music, theatre, education and training oportunities in the arts, film and media in a unique riverside venue

  4. Add The Language of Flowers to your Itinerary

    The Language of Flowers

    Type

    Museums

    Location

    Brighton

    Dates

    From:
    17 Jan 2017To31 Aug 2017

    A display of modern and historical paintings from the museum’s Fine Art collection, featuring flowers.
    Opening times and prices as for Brighton Museum & Art Gallery

  5. Add Lego Club to your Itinerary

    Lego Club

    Type

    Childrens Events

    Location

    Worthing

    Dates

    From:
    4 Mar 2017To2 Jun 2018

    Lego Club is for all children aged 4+ who love to build with Lego. This is a fun informal group where we build to a theme each week (adherence optional!) have a FREE drink and a snack and then show and tell to round off the session.
    Meanwhile the grown ups can either join in the fun or be kicking...

  6. Uppark House and Garden: Life in Miniature

    Add Uppark House and Garden: Life in Miniature to your Itinerary

    Uppark House and Garden: Life in Miniature

    Type

    Exhibitions

    Location

    Petersfield

    Dates

    From:
    4 Mar 2017To3 Sep 2017

    Visit this year as we explore the role dolls houses had in the home with our display, events and regular talks and tours. Normal admission applies.

  7. Add Heywood & Condie: Head Land at Jerwood Gallery to your Itinerary

    Heywood & Condie: Head Land at Jerwood Gallery

    Type

    Participatory Event

    Location

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    10 Mar 2017To3 Sep 2017

    Tony Heywood and Alison Condie describe their work as 'horticultural installation art'. Their area of interest principally concerns new ways of engaging with and representing landscape and nature.

  8. Add Guided moat walk at Bodiam Castle  to your Itinerary

    Guided moat walk at Bodiam Castle

    Type

    Walking

    Location

    Bodiam, Robertsbridge

    Dates

    From:
    7 Apr 2017To27 Oct 2017

    These short walks of 35-45 minutes around the castle grounds will give you a bit more insight into the location of the castle and the grounds around it. Discover about the mill pond and why there is a World War II pillbox in the grounds, plus some of the hidden secrets in the grounds. This walk...

  9. Add Constable and Brighton to your Itinerary

    Constable and Brighton

    Type

    Museums

    Location

    Brighton

    Dates

    From:
    8 Apr 2017To8 Oct 2017

    Exploring John Constable’s time in the emerging seaside resort, where he stayed with his family between 1824 and 1828.
    Tues-Sun 10am-5pm, Museum entry fee applies.

  10. Add Guided estate walks at Bodiam Castle to your Itinerary

    Guided estate walks at Bodiam Castle

    Type

    Walking

    Location

    Bodiam, Robertsbridge

    Dates

    From:
    1 May 2017To26 Oct 2017

    Join the knowledgeable guides as they take you around the greater Bodiam estate and tell you stories of its past. Of special interest will be the opportunity to see inside the church of St. Giles, which is not normally open to the public. The length of walk, area and terrain covered will vary...