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WHATS ON West Sussex



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.

TALK TIMES During your visit be sure to take in a talk or two! There are animal talks taking place throughout the day in different areas of the attraction so you can see for yourself just how intelligent our Octopus is, what makes our Rays so special and how many fish it takes to satisfy a hungry shark! Every feed is accompanied by a family-friendly, fact-filled talk by a member of our Guest Experience team to ensure that you leave with a head filled with amazing discoveries and cool creature facts!

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BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR * There’s a lot going on beneath the surface at SEA LIFE Brighton and now you can team up with our expert aquarist guides to go deep behind the scenes and discover how we care for our marine and fresh-water creatures. You’ll have privileged access to the working areas usually closed to the public where you can learn about our extensive breeding, research and conservation programmes and see how the fish food is prepared!

GLASS BOTTOM BOAT EXPERIENCE* Admire sharks, rays and tropical fish as they swim under your feet on the UK’s first indoor Glass Bottom Boat. Experience our incredible 750,000 litre Ocean Display from a whole new perspective and enjoy a unique snorkeler’s view of our sting ray Sonny.

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VIP FEEDING EXPERIENCES ** Booking one of our NEW feeding experiences means you can meet and feed our most awe-inspiring creatures. Feed and learn more about our incredible sharks or rays! Come face to fin with some of the most fascinating creatures on Earth as you take the experiences in our 750,000 litre ocean tank. Find out more and pre-book your feeding experience online”

Keep an eye out on our website (www.sealife.co.uk/brighton) and social pages for events throughout the year. *A small additional charge applies to these experiences ** not available from 1st September

Address: SEA LIFE Centre, Marine Parade, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 1TB. Tel: 08714 232110

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Barracudas offers fun activity camps during the holidays for children aged 4½-14 years. Offering action packed programmes with over 80 activities including archery, motorsports, sports and more. With 3 camps across East and West Sussex in Brighton, Horsham and a new summer camp in Copthorne for 2019 our camps offer great value for money and flexible hours from 8am-6pm. With prices from as little as £3.64 per hour our Ofsted registered camps offer a great choice during the school holidays. These popular camps sell out fast, so to secure your child’s place please call 01480 467567 or visit www.barracudas.co.uk now. Locations: Brighton, Copthorne and Horsham Tel: 01480 467567

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1066 Battle of Hastings Abbey and Battlefield.

1066 Battle of Hastings Abbey and Battlefield

Easter Adventure Quest Saturday 6th April - Monday 22nd April 2019
Join the hunt for dragon eggs on a legendary quest this Easter holiday. Crack the clues as you and your family follow the trail around the Abbey Grounds. Intrepid adventurers who track down the dragon egg will get a certificate and a sticker to prove it, and there’ll be a chocolate treat too! You can get questing at Battle every day of the school holidays. It costs just £1 per child, and there’s no need to book.

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, then head to the roof for stunning views of the battlefield. Allow the stories of battle to unfold and discover its atmosphere for yourself. Fun play area with a slide, swings and plenty of play equipment to explore and clamber on.


Address: 1066 Battle of Hastings Abbey and Battlefield, at the south end of Battle High Street, TN33 0AD. English Heritage Member FREE.

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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 autumn 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.


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.
Address: Standen House and Garden, W.Hoathly Rd, East Grinstead RH19 4NE

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. Discover the delights of all things apple at our Apple Day and have fun hunting for smugglers on our October half term trail.
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

Family: One Adult £6.25 per month Two adults £10 per month and up to ten children (17 or under), Under 5s go free

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National Trust

From just £6.25 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: One Adult £6.25 per month Two adults £10 per month and up to ten children (17 or under), Under 5s go free
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