Things to Do
West Sussex is packed with interesting places to go, fun things to do and sights to see. The county is full of stately homes, vibrant market towns, beautiful countryside, villages which resonate with history, the fantastic Sussex seaside and lots of exciting days out.
Here are a few ideas in and around Wisborough Green (approximate distances given from the centre of the village) but more information is available from the West Sussex Things to Do Guide.
Not what you would expect to find in Wisborough Green and within a 5-minute walk from the village green. Why not FLY A SPIT 4 ANY SPECIAL OCCASION! An unusual and ideal gift. Don’t miss a fantastic chance to fly a full-scale working replica of the iconic Spitfire. The flight simulator uses the latest technology giving you amazing realism for your flight. The price is £30 per person. To secure a booking or to purchase a gift voucher, telephone Brian on 01403 700345 or email. More information here and here.
Fishers Farm Park, Wisborough Green, RH14 0EG (0.5 miles)
A multi award winning all-year attraction offering a unique mixture of farm animals and adventure play designed for families with children from 2 – 11 years old. Situated in the heart of the West Sussex countryside, Fishers Farm Park is a perfect day out for young families and grandparents alike.
Tel: 01403 700063 Website
Wey & Arun Canal, Onslow Arms, Loxwood RH14 0RD (3.6 miles)
Canal boat cruises along the idyllic Loxwood Link section of the canal on the Surrey/West Sussex border.
Special seasonal cruises available.
Tel: 01403 752403 Website
Petworth House and Park, Petworth GU28 0AE (6.3 miles)
The late 17th-century mansion is set in a beautiful 700-acre deer park, landscaped by ‘Capability’ Brown. The house contains the National Trust’s finest collection of pictures, with numerous works by Turner, Van Dyck, Reynolds and Blake, ancient and Neo-classical sculpture, fine furniture and carvings by Grinling Gibbons.
Tel: 01798 343929 (Infoline) Website
Pulborough Brooks, Pulborough RH20 2EL (8.9 miles)
Set in the sheltered Arun Valley within the South Downs National Park, the Visitor Centre and reserve is open all year. It boasts a great variety of habitats including wetlands, woodland, and heathland and is a haven for a wide range of wildlife. Walks lead through hedge-lined paths to viewing areas and hides where volunteers are often on hand to help point out the wildlife. Great for all ages.
Tel: 01798 875851 Website
Parham House and Gardens, Storrington RH20 4HS (12.7 miles)
Parham’s tranquillity and timeless beauty have changed little over the centuries since the foundation stone was laid in 1577. Parham’s Gardens consist of 7 acres of Pleasure Grounds and a 4 acre Walled Garden. Visitors, adults and children, are assured of a warm welcome to a remarkable family inheritance.
Tel: 01903 742021 Website
Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, Amberley BN18 9LT (13.6 miles)
Experience the magic and intrigue of the past at Amberley. A fascinating 36-acre site with a variety of undercover displays and exibits. Set in the heart of the South Downs National Park, the museum is a fabulous day out for everyone.
Tel: 01798 831370 Website
Arundel Castle and Gardens, Arundel BN18 9AB (15.8 miles)
There are nearly 1,000 years of history at this great castle, situated in magnificent grounds overlooking the River Arun and built at the end of the 11th century by Roger de Montgomery, Earl of Arundel. See paintings and furniture, tapestries and stained glass, china and clocks, sculpture and carving, heraldry and armour in stunning room settings.
Tel: 01903 882173 Website
Arundel Wetland Centre, Arundel BN18 9PB (16.9 miles)
The Centre has 64 acres of naturalised landscapes and wetland habitats, home to kingfishers, water voles and many hundreds of wildfowl. Attractions for young visitors include a pond skaters adventure and tree creeper play area.
Tel: 01903 883355 Website
Tangmere Military Aviation Museum, Tangmere PO20 2ES (18.5 miles)
From its beginnings in 1916, through its illustrious service during WW2 and on to its key role as home to the world speed record breaking aircraft of the High Speed Flight in the post-war years, it has occupied a unique place in aviation history. The museum contains countless fascinating exhibits. Here you can see priceless historic aircraft such as Neville Duke’s world record breaking Hawker Hunter and actual equipment used by the brave SOE agents who were carried into occupied France on ‘black Lysander’ flights. Try your hand at flying in one of the flight simulators and much much more. There is something for all the family to see and do.
Tel: 01243 790090 Website
Weald and Downland Living Museum, Singleton PO18 0EU (19.0 miles)
Wander amongst a fascinating collection of historic buildings dating from the 13th to the 19th century in 40 acres of beautiful Sussex countryside. Enjoy period gardens, farm animals and woodland walks.Picnic by a picturesque lake. Ideal for families and children.
Tel: 01243 811348 Website