Things To Do in Sussex
With 150 kilometres of coastline and acres of countryside, there are thousands of things to do in a visit to Sussex, whether you're a thrill-seeker, a shopaholic, a nature lover or a foodie - and since you're never more than an hour from London, the capital's delights can play a part in your stay here.
Most of West Sussex is made up of the beautiful South Downs National Park, but the whole of Sussex's countryside is a joy to behold. There are elegant stately homes, fairytale castles, colourful gardens and cultural connections including Charleston, where the Bloomsbury artists and intellectuals intertwined their lives and loves.
Get up close and personal with Hastings’ smugglers, Eastbourne's adrenaline junkies, Arundel's antiques and Brighton's gastronomy. Discover more about the county's towns and villages using our interactive map of Sussex.
Top 11 things to do in Sussex
- Kew's Wakehurst, Haywards Heath
- British Airways i360, Brighton
- South Downs National Park Heritage Centre, Hassocks
- 1066 Battle Abbey and Battlefield, Battle
- Goodwood House, Aerodrome & Ultimate Driving Experience, Chichester
- Rathfinny Wine Estate, Polegate
- Fishers Adventure Farm Park, Billingshurst
- Drusillas Park Zoo, Alfriston
- Weald and Downland Open Air Museum, Chichester
- Paradise Park, Newhaven
- Herstmonceux Castle & The Observatory Science Centre, Hailsham
Things to do in Sussex this weekend
Explore more than 200 of Sussex's tourist attractions, many of which are open all year round so find something to do today with activities listings each showing a map and opening times for your convenience. Or why not browse our events guide to find out what's on in Sussex today or this week. Check out our Days Out guide packed with information on what to do in a weekend across East & West Sussex.
A day out in Sussex can easily be extended to two, or three or more days, and luckily Sussex offers an array of hotels, inns, B&Bs and other accommodation that will not only help you extend your stay but enhance it:
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List of things to do & places to visit for days out in Sussex
For more information about Sussex, including ideas for days out, attractions and events, view the list below for information on things to do and towns and villages within the county. Use the 'map view' button to find something near you.