Littlehampton & West Sussex Area Attractions

For family fun and fantastic weather - Littlehampton, West Sussex is hard to beat. A European Blue Flag winning beach, harbour and a stunning riverside development make Littlehampton a seaside town with space, style and lots of sunshine.

Littlehampton is lucky to have two contrasting beaches to offer visitors. The East Beach boasts traditional sand and shingle and is perfect for families.

Some of the West Sussex local attractions include:

Arundel Wetland Centre
The spectacular Arundel wetland centre is a 65-acre haven for wildlife in a picture-book setting in West Sussex, bordered by the River Arun and overlooked by the majestic Arundel Castle.

Petworth House and Park
Petworth House is an imposing, late 17th century mansion set within 700 acres in West Sussex. Home to the National Trust’s finest collection of paintings by Turner, Van Dyck, Reynolds and Blake as well as other works of art, including sculpture, carvings and fine furniture, Petworth House is full of historic treasures. isit the website for opening arrangements for both house and park facilities.

Tangmere Military Aviation Museum
Set on the former RAF Tangmere airfield, The Tangmere Military Aviation Museum has been a popular attraction for military enthusiasts since 1982. You can try your hand at flying in the flight simulators and see a full sized replica of the very first Spitfire prototype.

Weald and Downland Open Air Museum
Set in 50 acres of beautiful Sussex countryside, the weald and downland open air museum has a fascinating collection of nearly 50 buildings dating between the 13th and 19th century. Each building has been dismantled and rebuilt to their original form. There is a wonderful array of woodland walks, farm animals and period gardens with a medieval shop, Victorian school and workshops etc. The Museum is open daily from March to December and during February half term week and on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 2nd January to 28th February. See the website for opening times.

Some of the West Sussex local events include:

Goodwood
Set on the top of the South Downs in West Sussex, its your chance to savor the wonderful views as you enjoy a great day at Glorious Goodwood watching the horse racing. If you prefer the thrill of fast cars and the smell of burning rubber, the renowned Festival of Speed is for you. It’s a celebration of the History of Motorsport with your chance to get close to the cars and the stars. Goodwood’s Revival Meeting allows you to step back in time and captures the essence and excitement of the Golden age of Motor Racing.

Arundel Festival
Every year, the magical, medieval Arundel Castle plays host to a stunning programme of midsummer entertainment that is one of the highlights of the Sussex summer arts scene. The Arundel Festival centre’s on the town and the castle which serves as the venue for many of the week long spectaculars. The programme comprises a full schedule of outstanding events that invariably include theatrical performances, a candlelit opera, comic Elizabethan capers, rock and pop music, songs from the best loved shows and classical music renditions. Information about tickets and the event from past and future festivals can be found on the event website.

The South of England Show
A hugely popular annual event, the South of England Show is organized by the South of England Agricultural Society and comprises a vast programme of entertainment, displays, livestock shows, food and farming attractions, world class show jumping and equestrian events, arts and crafts and shopping bargains. illed as ‘The Greatest Family Day Out in the South East’, the event has plenty to keep the whole family entertained, including animal handling, educational displays and games and rides for children. So, to see the best of British livestock, show jumping, food and even breathtaking motorcycle display stunts in one incredible location, visit the website to plan your visit for the coming season of activities!

Some of the West Sussex local 'things to do' include:

Fishing
Some of the best fishing in England in fact. Littlehampton harbor is the place to go to organize day fishing trips in the English channel, where you will find a variety of boats for hire and maybe, just maybe catch a variety of fish!

Chalk Springs Trout Fishery
The fishery is situated in an attractive woodland valley on the Duke of Norfolk's Estate at Arundel, West Sussex. Although only a few minutes from the centre of the town, with its distant view of the cathedral, it provides an ideal and tranquil venue for fly fishing. riginally only two lakes, Chalk Springs was created in 1984 on the site of old watercress beds. The many changes to the fishery and fish-farm over the years, including the addition of two more lakes in 1986, have helped to make Chalk Springs one of the premier small Stillwater trout fisheries in England. he fishery has about five acres of water and is fed by natural springs, helping to keep the lakes cool and crystal clear throughout the year. The excellent clarity of the water offers fishermen a unique opportunity to stalk high quality brown and rainbow trout that are stocked daily into the fishery. Chalk Springs now has the reputation as one of the finest brown trout Stillwater fisheries in the South.

Golf
There are numerous golf courses in the area, one at Littlehampton, 2 at Angmering - Rustington Golf and Ham Manor and the open pay and play course at Goodwood. These and other clubs across the region welcome visitors who delight in the exquisite greens and breathtaking landscapes that stretch for miles over the South Downs and beyond.

Sussex by the Sea - Local information about Sussex and the local area.

Harbour Park - Fun for all the family.

The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust - a leading conservation organisation saving wetlands for wildlife and people.

Arundel Castle - A beautiful stately home and garden.

Sussex Past - The Sussex Archaeological Society.

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