Aldingbourne Country Centre


Type:Parkland / Woodland Garden

Blackmill Lane, Norton, CHICHESTER, West Sussex, PO18 0JP

Tel: 01243 542075

Aldingbourne Country Centre


Come along to our Aldingbourne County Centre and eat, drink, laugh and learn together, all whilst helping one of the most innovative charities in the South to make a positive difference to the lives the people we support.
From the Open Farm to the Woodland Walk - there is so much here to do with your little ones. Ride on aRTie Aldingbourne Express, get lost in our maze, climb in our indoor Soft Play areas, speed down our indoor slide and so much more. 
Visit us in the school holidays for a jam-packed events plan! Fancy splashing about in a Foam Party, or meeting some creepy crawlies at our Reptiles day? We have an event for everyone - visit our Events page on our website for upcoming events. 
Relax in our Quarry Cafe, where you can enjoy a homemade cake and hot drink, or even a delicious lunch - all freshly prepared using the best local ingredients and served by a friendly team including those supported by the trust.

Find out more at

The Aldingbourne Trust works to give adults with learning disabilities and/or autism across the south the opportunity to live meaningful and fulfilled lives. 

Come and visit

Indoor attractions include mini ride on tractors, two indoor soft play rooms, Quarry Café with indoor slide, gift shop, Greenhouse.

Outdoor attractions include: Open Farm,  Maze, Creative & Water Play area, outdoor play area, mini crazy golf, Woodland Walk.

Book Tickets

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Carers freeFree
Children under two freeFree
Group of Four with Gift Aid£35.20 per ticket
Group of Four without Gift Aid£32.00 per ticket
Individual Day Pass with Gift Aid£9.25 per ticket
Individual Day Pass without Gift Aid£8.50 per ticket



  • Accessible Lift
  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors - All areas are accessible, with disabled parking available in both car parks. Three disabled toilets on site, including one changing places facility. All level access from the overflow carpark. Lift access in the main building from the shop to the café.
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - Hearing loop system in the shop, café and conference facilities.
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Wheelchair user accessible


  • On-Site cafe/restaurant - On site café serving locally sourced and homemade produce.
  • Picnic Site - Several picnic areas around the site, with picnic benches provided.

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities - Conference facilities available in the Quarry Building. The Quarry conference room which accommodates up to max 90 delegates in theatre style, and the lower meeting room which takes max 20 delegates boardroom.
  • Dogs Accepted - Assistance dogs only
  • Toilets - Toilets located around the site, including a ‘Changing Places’ facility offering a disabled toilet, height adjusting changing table, tracking hoist and shower facilities.

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking - large tarmac parking with disabled spaces to access main building. Overflow car park, large grass area with ground matting for all weather parking.
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - 4-6 hours
  • Delta accepted
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Min group size - 4
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside - Located in the West Sussex Countryside, just off the A27.
  • Indoor Attraction - Indoor soft play, covered ride on tractors.
  • No Smoking Attraction - Smoking is not permitted on site.
  • Outdoor Attraction - Out door open farm, sand & water play, woodland walk, maze, events field.


Map & Directions

Road Directions

By Car SAT NAV: PO18 0JP. 

Blackmill Lane, Norton, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0JP.

Located just off the A27 between Tangmere and Fontwell. 

From the East travelling on the A27 from Fontwell, take the A27 towards Tangemere/Chichester.  Take the slip road on the right sign posted for Eartham, which takes you across the A27 to Britten’s Lane.

From the West travelling on the A27 from Chichester/Tangmere, take the slip road on the left hand side signposted for Eartham which takes you onto Britten’s lane.

Once on Britten’s Lane, take the first turning on the left onto Blackmill Lane.  Follow the road to the first bend, where there is a turning on the left, sign posted for the Aldingbourne Country Centre.

Public Transport Directions

The nearest railway station is Barnham Station, 2.4miles from the Country Centre.  There is a local Taxi rack located just outside the Railway Station. 

There a no direct bus routes to the Country Centre. 


  • Tourism South East Award -Tourism South East Member 24/25 - Bronze Tourism South East Member 24/25 - Bronze 2024

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00
Bank Holiday10:00 - 16:00

* Closed Easter Sunday and Christmas weekend

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