West Sussex, UK

West Sussex, UK

Things to do - general

Known for its picturesque villages, rolling green hills, and beautiful coastline, West Sussex is the perfect place to experience the best of rural England. Enjoy a day at the beach with Sussex’s 100+ miles of coastline, or head inland to go hiking, cycling, and exploring the quiet woodlands and peaceful hills.

Sussex is the sunniest region in the UK, and is a great place for walking, relaxing on the seashore, or learning more about country life at one of the many farms in the area. Sussex’s main towns are also full of personality, from the gothic grace of Arundel Castle to Brighton’s exciting foodie scene in neighbouring East Sussex.

London is easily reached by train and West Sussex is home to Gatwick international airport.

Country United Kingdom
Languages spokenEnglish
Currency usedPounds
Area (km2)1.991
The Sussex Cottages

The Sussex Cottages

West Sussex, UK
Price from 100

The Sussex Cottages is a beautifully renovated farmhouse with 2 attached cottages ideal for families

Activities for kids

The Beach in West Sussex with The Little Voyager

Beach day

Some of Britain’s most beautiful south coast beaches are only a 10-minute drive away from the Sussex Cottages and the seaside city of Brighton and Hove is approximately 25 minutes away.

Nearby Shoreham-by-Sea also has lots of water sports options like canoeing, paddle boarding, sailing, and kayaking.

Drusillas Park

This small zoo and activity park is a great spot for a family outing. Kids can watch zookeepers feed the red pandas and hundreds of other animals, explore the play areas, and go on some of the park’s many rides.

Fishers Adventure Farm Park

This adventure farm is a great outing for kids of all ages. Their indoor play area is perfect for rainy days, and their outdoor activities include a splash area, a tractor and trailer ride, a “toddler village” play area for younger guests, and of course seeing lots of farm animals.

Washbrook Family Farm

This family farm has lots of animals for kids to meet, as well as 2 acres of outdoor adventure area that includes a zip-wire, sandpit and trampolines. It also has a great indoor play area for toddlers and young children.