Things to Do at Easter in Sussex

Enjoy the abundance of Easter activities this year in Sussex – perfect for all the family! With the days getting longer and flowers and nature emerging, now is the ideal time to get out and about and enjoy the Easter weekend in Sussex.

National Trust Easter Egg Hunts

There are many Easter Egg trails on at National Trust properties across Sussex, incluing Standen House and Garden, Bodiam and Petworth.

Check your nearest National Trust property for specific details on dates and times!


Lewes Castle & Museum features Knights and Dragons this year with free activities including a Easter egg activity trail, dressing up, colouring and games.

There is a Medieval Festival at Arundel Castle this Easter across 3 days, including demonstrations of 12th century combat, archery, falconry and musicians as well as many other hands-on activities.

Fishbourne Roman Palace has a focus on nature this Easter with wildlife and outdoor activities including Birds of Prey, archery and nature workshops.

Amberley Museum has various Easter holiday activities including the family-friendly ‘Shepherd of the Downs’ trail around the Museum, free wool-based crafts and miniature steam engines.

The Weald and Downland Museum has many Easter Holiday activities from the 1st – 16th April including Archery, a Medieval puppet theatre and a Easter Egg Trail around the 40 acre site.

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Enjoy a walk

There is no better way on spending the Easter holidays than exploring the countryside. We have various shorter and family friendly walks you can enjoy including Chesworth Farm in Horsham and Wiggonholt Heath in Pulborough.

There are also plenty of woodland walks ideal for dogs such as Brede High Woods, Petworth Park, Ashdown Forest and Ebernoe Common.

We also enjoy walking along the South Downs Way, you can do a circular walk to Chanctonbury Ring or the ridge along from the Jack and Jill Windmills to Ditchling Beacon is also lovely.

The Knepp Estate is also lovely to walk around and see what wildlife you can see, there are plenty of footpaths and they also provide a handy map.

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Check out our other post for more ideas of things to in Sussex in Spring!

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