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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

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 listings for attractions 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.

Accommodation

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:

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.

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  1. Add Chichester Festival Theatre to your Itinerary

    Chichester Festival Theatre

    Type

    Theatres & Cinemas

    Location

    Chichester

    Chichester Festival Theatre is one of the UK’s flagship theatres, renowned for the exceptionally high standard of its productions as well as its work with the community and young people. Situated in a cathedral city in West Sussex between the South Downs and the sea, the Festival Theatre’s bold...

  2. Add South Downs Heritage Centre to your Itinerary

    South Downs Heritage Centre

    Type

    Heritage / Visitor Centre

    Location

    Hassocks

    A unique visitor attraction in a stunning oak-framed barn. Independent British artists, designers and makers regularly showcase their work to the public.

  3. Add Ansty to your Itinerary

    Ansty

    Type

    Towns & Villages

    Ansty is a small settlement about four miles from Haywards Heath. Its village sign, situated at the Ansty Cross was painted by the renowned local artist James Forsyth.

  4. Add Field Place & Arts Complex to your Itinerary

    Field Place & Arts Complex

    Type

    Event Venue

    Location

    Worthing

    A popular facility offering bowls, petanque, a centre for artists and potters, the Barn Theatre, and other activities. There are lovely grounds with childrens play area and the Model Engineers miniature railway (see events).

  5. Add Borde Hill Garden to your Itinerary

    Borde Hill Garden

    Type

    Garden

    Location

    Haywards Heath

    A historical formal Garden, woodlands, lakes, parkland and adventure playground.

    Event days. Café & restaurant, art gallery, gift shop. Dogs permitted

  6. Add Pavilion Theatre to your Itinerary

    Pavilion Theatre

    Type

    Theatre

    Location

    Worthing

    Part of Worthing Theatres, the Pavilion Theatre is situated on the promenade at the entrance to Worthing’s pier and hosts a variety of theatre, dance, music and comedy as well as events including craft fairs, children’s workshops and corporate events

  7. Add Weald and Downland Open Air Museum to your Itinerary

    Weald and Downland Open Air Museum

    Type

    Museum

    Location

    Chichester

    Come and discover rescued traditional rural buildings set in a beautiful landscape, which tell the stories of the men, women and children who lived and worked in them over a 950-year period.

  8. Add Leechpool Woods to your Itinerary

    Leechpool Woods

    Type

    Parkland / Woodland Garden

    Location

    Horsham

    Leechpool is an ancient woodland covering 53 acres and includes Oak, Ash, Hazel, Hawthorn, Holly, Blackthorn, Sweet Chestnut and Scots Pine.

  9. Add Worthing Beach to your Itinerary

    Worthing Beach

    Type

    Beach

    Location

    Worthing

    Worthing has 5 miles of a beautiful palm-tree lined promenade, including the exciting new splash point and Lido making for a perfect fun day at the beach.

  10. Add Sussex Prairie Garden to your Itinerary

    Sussex Prairie Garden

    Type

    Garden

    Location

    Henfield

    Exciting prairie garden of 8 acres planted in the naturalistic style using 30,000 plants and over 600 different varieties