Drusillas Park & Zoo
Widely known as the best small zoo in Europe, Drusillas Park offers a fun-tastic day out that includes animals, adventure play and rides! With the zoo at the heart of Drusillas you’ll come face to face with hundreds of exotic animals, from monkeys and meerkats to penguins and pandas. However, animals are only half the fun! Your little monkeys will adore themed adventure play areas including Go Wild!, Go Bananas!, Amazon Adventure and Get Wet! - the ultimate splash pad experience! And don’t miss both Hello Kitty Secret Garden with three popular rides or the roar-some attraction Go Safari! where you’ll soar into the skies with the exciting Hippopotobus and Flying Cheetah rides or adventure through the zoo on the Safari Express train.
Forthcoming Events 2018:
Tuesday 29th May: Owlette and Gekko from the PJ Masks
Wednesday 30th May: Hello Kitty.
Address: Drusillas Park & Zoo , Alfriston Road, Alfriston, East Sussex, BN26 5QS Tel: 01323 874100
Sea Life Brighton
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Become a Jurassic Ranger at SEA LIFE Brighton: 23rd May - 3rd of June
Join us over the May half term and learn about the oldest creatures in our oceans in an exciting new event. Challenge yourself to find 6 hidden fossils around the centre and discover the hidden word! Get crafty in our craft area with fossil rubbings, a fossil dig and colouring sheets - and meet our resident rangers too!
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
1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield
Battle Bug Hunt Sat 26th May - Sun 3rd June 2018 10am - 5pm
Discover the mini beasts of the battlefield! Go beyond the battlefield walk and explore our special half term nature trail. In the abbey take a seat for storytelling, and join in the hands on activities and crafts. Family admission: £30.70. English Heritage Member FREE.
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
National Trust in Sussex
FAMILY ADVENTURES AT NATIONAL TRUST Summer adventures in Sussex. Rolling down a really big hill with the smell of the grass and the sun of your face, on the edge of out-of-control – do you remember the thrill of it as a child? Such simple pleasures are among the activities you can get stuck into at our places in Sussex this summer, along with a Playing with Perspectives trail at Sheffield Park and Garden and Jungle Book trail at Bateman's. Pick up a 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ scrapbook at any of our places to keep the whole family on the sunny side of the hill this summer.
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. Visit their first Waterlily Festival from 9 June to the 15 July to celebrate the serenity and beauty of these flowers on the lakes through a series of displays, events and talks.
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.
STANDEN HOUSE AND GARDENS Arts and Crafts family home with Morris & Co. interiors, set in a beautiful hillside garden. May Half Term Holiday Fun Saturday 26th May to 3rd June 2018 10am to 5pm
Enjoy some outdoor adventures this half term at Standen.
Explore the garden with our Garden Revival Rubbings Trail. Win a prize with our bee-themed trail. Build a den in the Plantation. Discover the woods surrounding Standen on a woodland walk.
Small charge for some activities.This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue. Children's Summer Craft Monday 6th August - 19th August 11am - 3pm
Children can enjoy nautical-themed craft and be a part of Helen Beale - Never at Sea this summer.Join us for fun activities at Standen during the summer holidays.Children can use their creative skills to make their own craft to take home. Event ticket price £3.00. admission charges apply.
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. Bug Hunt Safari - Saturday 7th July 2018 11am - 2pm Join our Rangers to discover what wild minibeasts live in the chalk grassland jungle.With the aid of pooters, nets, beating sheets, magnifying pots and microscopes, catch and identify the many insects that live in Devil's Dyke Iron Age hill fort.
BATEMAN'S: Jacobean house, home of Rudyard Kipling.
Just So Stories: 20th May & 9th June 2018, 11.30am, 12.30, 1.30 & 2.30pm
Join one of our storytelling volunteers in our decorated storytelling tent to listen to some of Kipling's most famous 'Just So' stories in the garden of Bateman's. Storytelling session are suitable for children and adults alike. Just kick off your shoes and settle down to enjoy being read to.This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
'Just So' half-term fun, Sat 26 May - Sun 3rd June, 10am-4pm
This half-term discover more about Kipling's famous 'Just So' stories. Listen to our storytellers as they bring the tales to life in our special storytelling tent and enjoy exploring the garden with our 'Just So' trail. Collect the answers and claim your prize. £2.50 per trail.
Sussex weekend: Sat 16 & Sun 17 June 2018, 11am-4pm Join us for a festival of all things Sussex. Set in the beautiful Sussex Weald, Bateman's is an ideal place to celebrate the good things about this charismatic county. We'll have some fun activities for the family to celebrate with us. Separate charges will apply for some activities.This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
The Jungle Book trail; Sat 21 July - Mon 3 Sept 2018, 10am to 4pm
Escape into the garden at Bateman's and discover some of Kipling's most famous characters that have fled their book pages.Some of the characters from The Jungle Book have escaped from their book and are out and about hiding in the garden. Pick up our Jungle Book trail and follow the clues to find them all and win a prize.£2.50 per trail.
WWI weekend; Sat 4 & Sun 5 Aug 2018, 11am to 4pm
Commemorating the centenary of the end of the First World War, be transported back to a WWI field camp.Explore our First World War encampment complete with mess tent, field ambulance and more. There will be re-enactments and craft activities throughout the day. Separate charges apply.This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
PETWORTH HOUSE & PARK: A stately mansion nestled in the South Downs housing the finest art collection in the care of the National Trust.
We have lots in store for families at Petworth from indoor activities, outdoors trails, craft making and even things for our littlest of visitors. Here's a list of four fun things to try and our upcoming events.
Incredible Inventions family trail 28th May to 30th September
Follow in the footsteps of Elizabeth I live and design your own tool on a trail around the Pleasure Grounds and you too could become an inventor extraordinaire. £3 per trail, complete your journey and earn your own certificate and prize.
The 'As You Like it' Shakespearean Family trail
With scroll in hand go on a Shakespeare inspired trail around the mansion meeting some of his famous characters. Find chests in the state rooms and complete the activities to create your own play brought to life by your own characters.
Science Saturdays with Sublime Science
Join Dragon’s Den winning Sublime Science for a workshop on Saturdays in August and get involved in some exciting hands-on experiments. £7 per child and booking is essential.
Plan it, Build it, Test it: Family Craft
Get involved in some science and technology inspired craft activities at the Play Tent on Wednesdays in August. Normal admission prices apply with a £2 donation for the craft activities.
BODIAM CASTLE: Archetypal 14th century moated castle with ruined interior - a glimpse of medieval splendour. Have-a-go archery and falconry, weekends & school holidays from 30th March to 3rd September. Join the archers and falconers from The Hawking Centre and test your skill with a bow and arrow or try your hand at flying a bird of prey. Please note that these activities will be dependent on the weather. Archery: 6 arrows £3.50. Falconry Walk £5.00
UPPARK HOUSE AND GARDEN: A tranquil and intimate 18th-century house.
May Half-term trail Sat 26th May - 3rd June 10am - 4pm
Pick up our family hare themed trail this half-term and explore the gardens and grounds.
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.