Southwater Country Park
Country Park and Dinosaur Island Play area (10 mins drive).
A great day out for the family. It offers a selection of outdoor activities including, canoeing, sailing and paddle boarding. The man made beach and safe swimming/paddling area for children is popular with families as is the Dinosaur Play area.
Historic Steyning (10 mins drive) , nestling against the inspiring landscape of the South Downs, is well known as one of the most picturesque towns in Sussex. Steyning offers the visitor a fantastic selection of interesting shops (including the award winning Cobblestone walk), a monthly farmers market and ample free parking. There are also restaurants, pubs and tea rooms offering delicious food and drink.
Arundel Castle & Gardens
Arundel Castle (20mins drive) in West Sussex is one of the largest inhabited and complete castles in England. It was built in 1067 by Roger de Montgomery, Earl of Arundel, and serves as the ancestral seat and family home of the 18th Duke of Norfolk. Amberley and Bramber Castle are also close by
There are a number of beaches just the other side of the South Downs (Littlehampton, Climping, West Wittering). Lancing beach is just 20mins drive and has beautiful sand at low tide. Parking, children's playground, toilets and café are all located here. The beach is dog friendly all year round
Shoreham (20 mins drive) is the oldest airport in the UK. Why not have lunch or a drink in the 1930s Art Deco terminal building next to the runway and enjoy the close proximity to the aircraft
Popular Brighton is 35min drive and has much to offer with its amusement arcades and Regency-era buildings. Brighton Pier, in the central waterfront section, has rides and food kiosks. The town is also known for its nightlife, arts scene, shopping and festivals
South Downs & Chanctonbury Ring
Experience some of the finest countryside with attractive wildlife, visible prehistory, fine pubs and pretty villages, or if you just fancy a challenge, the 100 miles of the South Downs Way awaits you.
Chanctonbury ring is a mystical Iron Age hill fort that overlooks Washcamp and can be accessed via Washington village
Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre
Close to Arundel is the lovely village of Amberley home to Amberley Castle and
a 36-acre open-air museum, dedicated to the industrial heritage of South East England and with a special interest in aspects of the history of communications and transport. The museum is sited in a former chalk quarry
If horse racing or motorsport is your interest then Goodwood in Chichester
is just 35mins drive away. Check out their website for details of meetings
Located in East Sussex (40mins drive), this is a great day out. The Bluebell Railway is a heritage line using steam trains which operate between Sheffield Park and East Grinstead