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Drusillas Park & Zoo

Drusillas Park and Zoo

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. However animals are only half the fun! Kids will adore all the themed adventure play areas including Go Wild!, Go Bananas! Amazon Adventure, plus there’s Hello Kitty Secret Garden and the ultimate splash pad experience, Get Wet! Plus don't miss Drusillas Park's Go Safari! This totally wild attraction combines an African theme with three exciting children's rides; the Hippopotobus, Flying Cheetahs and the Safari Express train. It will cause quite a fu'roar amongst young lionhearted explorers! And NEW for 2019, a beautifully mesmerising Rainforest Carousel - the first of its kind in the UK! Due to open Spring 2019!
Address: Drusillas Park & Zoo , Alfriston Road, Alfriston, East Sussex, BN26 5QS Tel: 01323 874100

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Sea Life Brighton

Sea Life Brighton

SEA LIFE Brighton – Let us take you on a fascinating journey through the original Victorian architecture of the oldest operating aquarium in the world. Based opposite the iconic pier, SEA LIFE Brighton was built in 1872 and features over 3,500 mesmerising creatures including inquisitive rays and magnificent sharks. At SEA LIFE Brighton you can see them all - from the curious and the rescued to the rare and the enigmatic. And you’ll be able to get closer to them than ever before.
SEA STARS Get up close to the stars of the sea! See the eye-catching array of starfish from across the world’s oceans in our brand new feature, Sea Stars. Displayed in a dazzling setting of colour, lights and innovative tanks, our newest exhibit is sure to blow you away.
Address: SEA LIFE Centre, Marine Parade, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 1TB. Tel: 08714 232110

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PHILEAS FOGG World of Adventures

PHILEAS FOGG World of Adventures

IMAGINE THE UNIMAGINABLE. BRIGHTON’S BRAND NEW IMMERSIVE ADVENTURE EXPERIENCE Phileas Fogg’s World of Adventures. Take a step back to the 1870s to help Phileas Fogg on a thrilling immersive theatrical adventure around the world. You’ll need your wits and courage to complete a truly daring quest full of challenges and puzzles across 5 continents. This immersive, interactive theatre experience spreads across 16 adventure areas. It has been carefully created for audience groups of ages from 7 to 70. There are two versions of the adventure, one specially designed for families and children, and a more challenging version for an adult audience. You will join a small group of fellow adventurers starting aboard a recreation of a vintage train at Paris as you and your group immerse yourself in a whirlwind tour across five continents, escorted by Phileas, meeting theatrical characters and challenges along the way.
Address: Sussex House, Crowhurst Road, Hollingbury Industrial Estate, Brighton, BN1 8AF Tel: 01273 007799

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1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield

Battle of Hastings

On this spot in the year 1066, the armies of King Harold and William the Conqueror clashed at the Battle of Hastings. Now you can stand on the very site where this decisive struggle was fought and England’s future decided. Explore abbey ruins and meet the Normans and Saxons on our sculpture trail. See the new gatehouse exhibition revealing the abbey’s role in the country’s future, then head to the roof for stunning views of the battlefield. Allow the stories of battle to unfold and discover its atmosphere for yourself..

English Hertitage Family Membership from just £8.25 per month

Address: 1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield, High Street, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 0AD .Telephone: 0370 333 1181

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National Trust in Sussex

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FAMILY ADVENTURES AT NATIONAL TRUST Discover great days out with the National Trust this Winter in Sussex. Nothing beats heading out with the family for a walk on a crisp autumn day. Enjoy woodland trails, half-term craft activities and halloween fun.

Whether you’re looking to discover historic houses, roam in beautiful gardens or wander through stunning countryside, National Trust membership is your key to unlimited unforgettable days out.

NATIONAL TRUST MEMBERSHIP FROM JUST £10 PER MONTH FOR A FAMILY

SHEFFILED PARK: Acres of landscape garden bordered by historic parkland and woodland. Mid April until late May is the perfect time for a visit to see the bluebells at Sheffield Park and Garden. There are plenty of places to enjoy them, whether you prefer to stick to the paths or pull on your wellies and venture off track. Here are the best places to spot them around the estate this spring.
Address: Sheffield Park & Garden, East Sussex TN22 3QX.

NYMANS : A garden lovers' home for all seasons, with an extensive yet intimate garden set around a romantic house and ruins. . There’s plenty for families to see and do at Nymans. Explore the garden and woods or discover hidden treasures in the house. Activity and spotter sheets will keep little ones happy while our seasonal trails in the garden and walks in the woods are fun for everyone.
Address: Nymans, Handcross, nr Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH17 6EB

STANDEN HOUSE AND GARDENS Arts and Crafts family home with Morris & Co. interiors, set in a beautiful hillside garden.
Address: Standen House and Garden, W.Hoathly Rd, East Grinstead RH19 4NE

DEVIL'S DYKE: A legendary beauty spot on the South Downs. From walking to cycling, kite flying to simply enjoying the stunning views, there's plenty to see and do on a day out here.

ALFRISTON CLERGY HOUSE Medieval thatched Wealden hall-house and picturesque garden.
Address: The Tye, Alfriston, Polegate, East Sussex BN26 5TL .

BATEMAN'S: Jacobean house, home of Rudyard Kipling.
Enjoy the beauty of this colourful season with an autumn walk on our estate.
Address: Bateman's Lane, Burwash, TN19 7DS.

PETWORTH HOUSE & PARK: A stately mansion nestled in the South Downs housing the finest art collection in the care of the National Trust.
Address: Petworth House & Park, Petworth, West Sussex, GU28 OAE.

BODIAM CASTLE: Archetypal 14th century moated castle with ruined interior - a glimpse of medieval splendour.
As the summer fades and the great oak trees around the castle slowly begin to adopt their autumn colours, come and explore the castle with the family. Discover the beauty of autumn. At this time of year the castle is much quieter and so families can enjoy spending time exploring all the nooks and crannies of the castle.
Climb the towers and admire the seasonal colours of the trees from the top and the amazing views out across the River Rother. Imagine you are Sir Edward surveying all your land before you but take care as you climb the steep spiral staircase up to the top.
Address: Bodiam Castle, Near Robertsbridge, East Sussex, TN32 5UA.

UPPARK HOUSE AND GARDEN: A tranquil and intimate 18th-century house.
Address: Uppark House and Garden, South Harting, Petersfield, GU31 5QR

NATIONAL TRUST MEMBERSHIP FROM JUST £10.00 PER MONTH FOR A FAMILY
Two adults (aged 18+) living at the same address and up to 10 children or grandchildren (17 or under). Under 5s go free.

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National Trust

From just £10 per month for a Family

Whether you’re looking to discover historic houses, roam in beautiful gardens or wander through stunning countryside, National Trust membership is your key to unlimited unforgettable days out.

Properties in Sussex: Alfriston Clergy House, Batemans, Bodiam castle, Cuckmere Valley, Devil's Dyke, Lamb House, Monk's House, Nymans Gardens, Petworth House & Park, Sheffield Park, Saddlescombe Farm and Newtimber Hill, Standen, Uppark House & Garden, Wakehurst Place.

National Trust Memberships Family: Two adults (aged 18+) and up to five children (17 or under), all living at the same address. Under 5s go free.

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