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Things To Do in Sussex

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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.

Places to visit in Sussex

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 10 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 in the east and west of the county.

Drusillas Park in East Sussex is widely regarded as the best small zoo in Europe. However, animals are only half the fun; visitors can also explore the large adventure play areas and meet their TV heroes!

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. British Airways i360

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    Sightseeing

    Brighton

    Take to the skies to see Brighton and the South Coast as you have never seen them before!

  2. Drusillas Park

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    Animal Collection / Zoo

    Alfriston

    Widely known as the best small zoo in Europe, Drusillas Park offers a fun-tastic day out that includes hundreds of exotic animals, from monkeys and meerkats to penguins and pandas.

  3. Worthing Beach

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    Beach

    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.

  4. Southease

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    Towns & Villages

    One of the prettiest of the Ouse Valley villages, Southease is a collection of cottages surrounding a little church. The church, which was mentioned in the Saxon charter of King Edgar in 966, was much larger than the building you see today.

  5. Twineham

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    Towns & Villages

    Twineham lies in the Adur valley with several attractive houses, including Twineham Place Farm dating from 1620. St Peter's Church is early Tudor, made of mellow red brick with a Horsham slate roof. There are covered pews, a gallery under the tower,

  6. Pelham Beach

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    Beach

    Hastings


    Hastings' main beach backs right onto the seafront of this established seaside resort town so you are never far away from the town's facilities and attractions.

  7. Brighton Centre

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    Concert Hall

    Brighton

    The Brighton Centre is the largest purpose built events venue on the South Coast.

  8. Amberley Industrial Museum

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    Museum

    Arundel

    Find out why Amberley Museum is growing in popularity and information prior to your visit with a focus on industrial and transport history, with over 40 buildings.

  9. Chailey

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    Towns & Villages

    The 13th century parish church is at the heart of Chailey, one of the largest parishes in the district.

  10. Fontwell Park Racecourse

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    Sports Ground

    Arundel

    Fontwell Park, otherwise known as the jewel of West Sussex, is a unique and friendly racecourse set in the picturesque surroundings of West Sussex. It boasts the only figure of 8 jumps track in the country and has 24 race meetings all year round.

  11. Southwater Watersports

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    Activity Organiser

    Horsham

    Southwater Watersports are based in the beautiful surrounding of Southwater Country Park and have something for everyone. Whether you’re a family looking for something fun to do, a club who wants an exciting sport for your members or want to become…

  12. Ferring

    Ferring, Worthing

    A lively Sussex seafront village, between Worthing and Littlehampton.

  13. Redoubt Fortress & Military Museum

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    Museum

    Eastbourne

    An impressive Napoleonic circular brick fortress which provides the perfect home for the largest military museum in the South East.

  14. West Chiltington

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    West Chiltington

    West Chiltington, with sunken tree lined lanes and the attractive, unaltered 12th Century church of St Mary's with an oak shingle covered spire and ancient wall paintings

  15. Shoreham-by-Sea

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    Shoreham-by-Sea, is a historic town with a centre which reflects the architecture of its fishing history. There are old cottages, houses and some beautiful churches. Yet the town is vibrant and well worth a visit.

  16. Assembly Hall

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    Theatre

    Worthing

    The largest of the town’s entertainment venues, hosting live bands; Worthing Symphony Orchestra and the Wurlitzer Organ, ideal for music, comedy and events.

  17. Littlehampton - Coastguard Station Beach

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    Beach

    Littlehampton

    Littlehampton - Coastguard Station Beach

  18. Wings Aviation Museum

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    Museum

    HAYWARDS HEATH

    A fascinating in-sight into life during World War Two. Each artefact or item of memorabilia tells its own unique story set alongside the sounds & music of the times. History appears to come alive in this truly unique nostalgic experience.

  19. The Cuckoo Trail

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    Nature Trail / Watching

    Polegate

    The Cuckoo Trail is 11 miles long joining three of the district’s towns, Heathfield, Hailsham and Polegate. It also passes through the villages of Horam and Hellingly.

  20. Ansty

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    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.

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