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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 the west of 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.

Things to do in Sussex this weekend

Many of Sussex's tourist attractions 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 happening this week.

If you're looking for something for all the family visit Drusillas Park in East Sussex near Alfriston, widely regarded as the best small Zoo in the county. Or use our guide to explore 200 things to do in Sussex.

Top Days Out in Sussex

There are race-courses and casinos for a flutter, people to meet, places to dance and the celebration party of the year which is Brighton’s annual Pride parade. Everywhere you turn there are coffee shops, bars and restaurants of every style, cuisine and budget to tempt you. Don’t forget retail therapy either, with flea markets to mooch around and independent shops filled with clothing, gadgets and nice things you never knew you needed.

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:

Towns and places to visit in Sussex

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Pevensey Castle

With so many notable attractions in Sussex it often happens that the quirky and unusual things escape notice. Pevensey Castle and its Mint House are...

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  1. Add Didling to your Itinerary



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    Landmarks are Treyford Hill at 770ft, and the Shepherd's Church of St Andrews which dates from 1220. The church is always open and is lit only by candles.

  2. Add Sussex by the Sea to your Itinerary

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  3. Add Pulborough to your Itinerary



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    Pulborough is a rural village lying across the line of the Roman Stane Street (the A29) which historically connects London and the north to important south coast ports and towns.

  4. Add Ansty to your Itinerary



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    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.

  5. Add Shoreham-by-Sea to your Itinerary



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    Lancing, situated between the South Downs and the sea, has a long history dating back to the Stone Age. During the Bronze Age (1500 to 500BC) a sacred place was made near Lancing Ring and an incense cup and fragments of pottery from this spot are now in the British Museum. Lancing College chapel...

  6. Add Lindfield to your Itinerary



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    Situated to the north of Haywards Heath, lindfield has four ingredients traditionally required for an attractive Sussex village -a historic church, a picturesque High Street, (once one of the coaching routes to Brighton), a tranquil pond graced by wi

  7. Add Ditchling to your Itinerary



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    Tudor houses, Georgian homes, village pond and mediaeval church set on the green. This is the picture postcard village of Ditchling.

  8. Add Haywards Heath to your Itinerary

    Haywards Heath


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    In the heart of mid Sussex is Haywards Heath, which owes much of its growth to the railway. The town has an impressive collection of Victorian and Edwardian houses, many situated in mature grounds surrounding the Conservation Area of Muster Green.

  9. Add Ferring to your Itinerary



    Ferring, Worthing

    A lively Sussex seafront village, between Worthing and Littlehampton.

  10. Add Chichester to your Itinerary



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    One of the most charming and stylish cities on the South Coast, Chichester combines all the attractions of a thriving urban centre with the rural delights of West Sussex.