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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 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:
Address: Drusillas Park & Zoo , Alfriston Road, Alfriston, East Sussex, BN26 5QS Tel: 01323 874100

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Sea Life Brighton

Sea Life Brighton
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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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1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield

Battle of Hastings

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.

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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 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.

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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. Children's Summer Craft Monday 6th August - 19th August 11am - 3pmChildren 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.
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.


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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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WHAT'S ON
WEST SUSSEX


WHAT'S ON IN JUNE

FATHER'S DAY
SUNDAY 17th JUNE
See our special Father's Day Page for events on Father's Day and even FREE ENTRY!

Mid Summer Steam Show
9th & 10th June
Address: Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, Amberley,near Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9LT | Website

Emergency Services Weekend
23rd & 24th June
Address: Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, Amberley,near Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9LT | Website

JULY

Rail Gala - Amberley Museum
14th & 15th July
Address: Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, Amberley,near Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9LT | Website

Little Farmers Weekend - Fishers Adventure Farm Park
28th & 29th July
With a moo moo here and a moo moo there – there’ll be farmers everywhere! Kick-start your Summer Holidays with a fun-filled weekend at Fishers Farm, with welly wanging, a chance to drive your own tractor and a special Farmers “Walk & Talk,” you can also meet and greet our fabulous furry co-stars in the Animal Encounters Barn and enjoy our amazing array of indoor and outdoor activities that are available all-year. Join us as we dress up and celebrate our Little Farmers Weekend, ooh arr! Address: Fishers Farm Park, Newpound Lane, Wisborough Green, West Sussex, RH14 0EG Tel: 01403 700063 | Website

Classic Car Summer Show - Amberley Museum
29th July
Address: Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, Amberley,near Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9LT | Website

AUGUST

Summer Fun - Fishbourne Roman Palace
2nd, 9th, 16, 23rd, 30th August 11am - 3pm
Don’t miss the fun at Fishbourne Roman Palace this summer when there’s a chance to try all things Roman!  On Thursdays in August the Palace will come alive with hands-on activities for all ages to enjoy.  There will an opportunity to create clay lamps and coil pots, have a go at dressing up as a Roman, make your own mosaic design, play some Roman games, explore the Roman gardens, and find out about the wine the Romans drank! Address: Fishbourne Roman Palace, Roman Way, Fishbourne, West Sussex, PO19 3QR | Website

Cowboys and Cowgirls Weekend - Fishers Adventure Farm Park
4th & 5th August
Howdy Partner! Come on down and enjoy Fishers Farms Cowboys and Cowgirls weekend. We’ve got everything you need to unwind after a busy week at the ranch, with big and small rodeo bulls – for big and small cowfolk – and a special banger’n’beans meal for hungry riders. Join in the fun with cowboy and cowgirl fancy dress, and a special cowboy trail – you can even ride a pony! With all of this all well as our huge range of indoor and outdoor activities, get ready for the ride of your life! Saddle up and get stuck in to the Cowboys and Cowgirls Weekend, yee-haa! Address: Fishers Farm Park, Newpound Lane, Wisborough Green, West Sussex, RH14 0EG Tel: 01403 700063 | Website

Children's Summer Craft - Standen House and Garden
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.
Address: Standen House and Garden, West Hoathly Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 4NE

Museum Explorer - Amberley Museum
1st August
Let's Explore - The Buses
Address: Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, Amberley,near Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9LT | Website

Celts & Romans! - Fishbourne Roman Palace
4th & 5th August 10am - 5pm
Step back in time to when the palace was first built by visiting the Vicus encampment to find out more about daily life in Roman Britain. Watch the soldiers at training and see who fares best in battle – the Celts or the Romans? Address: Fishbourne Roman Palace, Roman Way, Fishbourne, West Sussex, PO19 3QR | Website

Museum Explorer Day - Amberley Museum
8th August
Let's Explore - The Electricity Hall
Address: Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, Amberley,near Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9LT | Website

Historic Cycles Day - Amberley Museum
11th August
Address: Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, Amberley,near Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9LT | Website

Superheroes Weekend - Fishers Adventure Farm Park
11th & 12th August
Superheroes UNITE! Get your disguises ready and get yourselves to Fishers Farm for our Superheroes Weekend! Defeat the mighty inflatable assault course! Protect your identity with our Superhero Face painting! With our team of super staff, safeguard Fishers Farm and enjoy a fun family day out at the same time! Address: Fishers Farm Park, Newpound Lane, Wisborough Green, West Sussex, RH14 0EG Tel: 01403 700063 | Website

Museum Explorer Day - Amberley Museum
15th August - Our TV's and radios
Address: Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, Amberley,near Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9LT | Website

Wiggly Weekend - Fishers Adventure Farm Park
18th & 19th August
Wiggly Weekend is BACK! This family favourite encompasses a full weekend of fun, entertainment, and hands-on encounters with a selection of fascinating reptiles, bugs and amphibians from around the world. These captivating creatures will be presented by our very own expert ‘Nicky’ from ‘Animal Extravaganza’ who will share her passion for these wonderful ‘wigglies’ with live participation sessions throughout your day. She brings creatures such as snakes, tarantulas, lizards, geckos, cockroaches, you name it, Nicky’s probably got it! Address: Fishers Farm Park, Newpound Lane, Wisborough Green, West Sussex, RH14 0EG Tel: 01403 700063 | Website

Petrol Locos Day - Amberley Museum
19th August
Address: Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, Amberley,near Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9LT | Website

Museum Explorer Day - Amberley Museum
22nd August
Let's Explore - The Trains
Address: Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, Amberley,near Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9LT | Website

Beach Party - Fishers Adventure Farm Park
25th & 26th August
Surf’s up, dude! Head on down to Fishers Farm this Bank Holiday Weekend, as we’re hosting the biggest Beach Party that Wisborough Green has ever seen! We’ve got traditional beach games such as volleyball and a tug of war competition – and see how low you can go with our Beach Limbo game! Cool down in our Splash Attack Zone and brace yourself for our slippery water slide! It’s gonna be rad! Address: Fishers Farm Park, Newpound Lane, Wisborough Green, West Sussex, RH14 0EG Tel: 01403 700063 | Website

Story Book Day: Grimms Fairy Tales - Amberley Museum
27th August
Address: Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, Amberley,near Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9LT | Website

Museum Explorer Day - Amberley Museum
29th August
Let's Explore - The Fire Engines
Address: Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, Amberley,near Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9LT | Website

SEPTEMBER

Army Weekend - Fishers Adventure Farm Park
1st & 2nd September
ATTENTION! Fishers Farm is recruiting soldiers for the Army Weekend! If you think you’ve got what it takes to tackle the Army Assault Course, pack your bags and sign up for a fantastic day out at Fishers Farm with the chance to earn yourself a medal if you can pass your training!

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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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