Things to do

For your ales and wines visit nearby Hepworth Brewery serving traditional West Sussex craft beers and ales or Nyetimber and Nutbourne Vineyards for wine tours and a tastings.

For heights venture up Blackdown Hill near Petworth for the highest point in West Sussex or our personally favourite Leith Hill for the highest point in South-East England.

Children will love the nearby Fishers Farm Park with horse and tractor rides, the most friendly farm animals, adventure playground, indoor soft play area, theatre shows and cafe. Our children spent many many joyful days here.

Places to visit include Arundel for its magnificent castle, the fine Elizabethan Parham House, 'Glorious' Goodwood for its exhilarating racing days, and Bignor Roman Villa for its stunning mosaic floors. Then there is the historic National Trust Petworth House and Gardens surrounded by so many antique shops.

30 minutes away you drop into the wonderfully bohemian Brighton. Spend hours wondering the narrow North Laines crammed with its quirky, diverse and sometimes quite ridiculous shops, stopping at its many independent coffee shops or our personally favourite Fatto a Mano for the freshest pizzas in town. Wonder down to the pier or drum up the courage to take a ride 531ft up the world’s tallest moving observation tower for breath-taking views across Brighton, the South Downs and the English Channel.

Don’t make the mistake of heading straight back from Brighton. As you leave head up into Devil’s Dyke. It’s not at all devilish but one of the most breathtakingly spots in the South Downs – you are on top of a 100m deep V-shaped valley with the most stunning views in all directions. Catch the action of nutty hand gliders as they launch themselves of this spot.

For beaches Brighton is wonderfully vibrant though stony. Head over to West Wittering for the most delicious Blue Flag sandy beach, glorious sand dunes, and beach café. Then head home through the pretty cathedral city of Chichester.
So much to do, so little time.

Don’t rush it. Relax, enjoy and just come back for more.