Family Days Out

Whether you are looking to entertain the kids or wanting some ideas for things to do for the whole family, we’ve listed some things to do in Sussex that will hopefully give you some inspiration.

Visit Sheffield Park

Sheffield Park is great for a family walk and to visit the parkland for a natural play trail. Why not grab some lunch from the tea room and sit outside and enjoy a picnic. The paths are also buggy and wheelchair friendly and there are acres to explore so you can easily spend hours here!

Weald and Downland Museum

The Weald and Downland Museum is great for kids – with 40 acres to explore there’s plenty to do to let off some steam. Explore a collection of historic buildings, play on the woodland playground, go for a walk in the woodland, try your hand at the watermill, see some Tudor cooking, view the traditional farm breed animals and enjoy some refreshments in the cafe – there really is a lot to do!

Go Pumpkin Picking at Sompting

When the pumpkin season is upon us, fill your wheelbarrows with pumpkins from Sompting Pumpkin Picking Patch. There are lots of other events and food to eat there which makes it a really well-organised event with plenty to keep the kids entertained!

Go Fruit Picking at a PYO Farm

When the sun is shining, heading to a PYO farm is a perfect day out with the kids and can keep them occupied for hours! See our PYO Farm Guide for our round up of the best PYO farms in Sussex.

As well as picking your own fruit and vegetables, a lot of these also have cafes where you can grab some refreshments.

Discover a new short walk

We have listed some of our favourite shorter walks, perfect for kids or an ideal length if you are looking for a nice gentle afternoon stroll! Take a look at our short walks in Sussex for inspiration!

Washbrooks Family Farm

Washbrooks Family Farm is set against the backdrop of the South Downs, in Hurstpierpoint, near Burgess Hill. This is the perfect day out for children, offering tractor rides, indoor play area, and two acres of outdoor adventure. The farm is home to a range of animals, including donkeys, Shire horses, Shetland ponies, pigs, goats, sheep, ducks, llamas, alpacas and Highland cows.

Address: Brighton Rd, Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks BN6 9EF

Latchetts Farm

Latchetts Farm is an ice cream parlour selling the most delicious flavours and is also a family-run business. They also serve cake and coffee too as well as fresh ice cream. In addition to the ice cream, there is also a sustainable wood nature trail with rope bridges and slides and a toddler safe area too.

Address: Furner’s Green, Uckfield TN22 3RG

Kingley Vale

View our guide to Kingley Vale – an ancient woodland of impressive Yew Trees. This is the perfect area for a family walk, based near Chichester, the trees are really spectacular and the walk from the car park to the Yew Trees is easy and ideal for kids. You can also walk to the top of the hill (this is steep!) and enjoy the views of Chichester Harbour and the stunning Sussex countryside.

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