Top Free Things to Do

South Coast Cycle Route

Enjoy a cycle along the seafront following the South Coast Cycle Route – you can start at Worthing and extend it to Shoreham, Lancing or Brighton depending on how far you want to go. There’s plenty of on-street parking in Ferring/Worthing which is a great starting point for your cycle adventure and fresh coastal air!

Visit Brighton and explore the Lanes

Brighton is a wonderful place to explore and wander around the quirky independent shops and cafes set down its narrow lanes. There are many interesting antique, vegan, fashion and gift shops – you won’t find anything like it anywhere else! Our particular favourite is Snoopers Paradise – you can easily spend an hour in here!  You can also walk down to the seafront and enjoy a nice walk and pick up some fish and chips to eat!

Go for a stroll through Ashdown Forest

If you are looking for an open space to walk your dog or let the kids run off some steam, visit Pooh’s bridge in Ashdown Forest, ‘home’ to Winnie-the-Pooh. Being one of the largest free public access spaces in the South East, there are truly miles and miles to explore in this glorious space so you can really enjoy the scenery without bumping into lots of people! Read more about our Ashdown Forest guide.

Southover Grange Gardens

Southover Grange Gardens is set in Lewes and is a peaceful place to enjoy the flower displays as well as relaxing and enjoying your lunch. You can also view some ideas of other things to do in Lewes, some of which are free such as the spectacular Lewes Priory ruins.

Walk at Beachy Head

Walk at Birling Gap and enjoy views of the Seven Sisters and Beachy Head lighthouse. You can park at the Birling Gap National Trust car park where there is also a cafe for refreshments. There are lots of steep hills and declines so it is advisable to wear appropriate footwear and to also stay away from the edge as it is known for being unstable!

Discover a new walking route

We have tried and tested many walks in Sussex which you can choose from! We have many different length walks and routes in Sussex so there will be something that suits you and we also have open areas to walk for hiking or walking your dog.


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