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Shoreham (Brighton City) Airport                    Shoreham-By-Sea                  www.shorehamairport.co.uk
Ideal for relaxing over lunch in one of the two restaurants, both with airside viewing areas.  Also comprising of two fully equipped conference rooms for those important meetings with free car parking.  Available for receptions, Civil Weddings and Civil Partnership Ceremonies.  Flying clubs and helicopter services for lessons and pleasure flights.  Event always taking place, plus airport tours with the Visitors Centre.  It's worth taking a look at what we have to offer.
Directions: Situated in Shoreham-By-Sea just south of the A27 and north of the A259.
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Holmbush Farm World                                  Faygate, Horsham                       www.holmbushfarm.co.uk  
Hands on children’s farm, where all animals are in custom-built pens and easy to see and stroke. Friendly and experienced staff always on hand, regular animal handling sessions, and informative and fun activities such as tractor rides, goat races, cow milking, lambing (seasonal), bottle feeding, pony grooming etc.  Large airy comfortable tea room with soft play area, special sectioned off birthday party area. Large outdoor play and picnic areas.
Directions: Signposted on A264 Crawley to Horsham Road.
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Arundel Castle and GardensArundel  Castle and Garden
Castle & Stately Home of Duke of Norfolk. 1,000 years of history. Ancient Motte and Keep. Fine furniture & works of art. 14thC Fitzalan Chapel. Delightful gardens.

Boxgrove PrioryBoxgrove, Nr ChichesterChurch
The guest house and other remains of a Benedictine priory: much of the fine 12th to 14th century monastic church survives as the parish church.

Bramber Castle  BramberCastle
The remains of a Norman castle on the banks of the River Adur, founded by William de Braose c. 1075. The earthworks are dominated by a towering wall of the keep-gatehouse.

Earnley Butterflies & GardensChichesterButterfly Farm
Tropical Butterflies, exotic animals in our Noah's Ark rescue centre, theme gardens and museum, mostly under cover. Cafe, picnic and play areas. Great day out.

Harbour ParkLittlehampton Theme Park
Attractions include: Log Flume, Dodgems, Adventure Golf, Horror Hotel and Crazy Bikes! The indoor Skating Rink, Arcade and Coffee Bar are open all year round.

Nymans GardenHandcross, Nr Haywards HeathGarden
Set in the High Weald with splendid views, the garden is a series of experimental designs with spectacular planting and beauty all year. Both a horticulturalist's dream and a peaceful country garden, it is easy to lose yourself in its intimate and surprising corners. The house, transformed into a Gothic mansion in the 1920s, burnt down shortly after, leaving romantic ruins. The remaining rooms are unexpectedly charming, filled with flowers from the garden as Anne Messel, Countess of Rosse had them. Ancient woods beyond the garden dip into the valley, with walks among avenues, wild flowers, lake and cascades.

Petworth House & ParkPetworthHistoric House
The vast late 17th-century mansion is set in a beautiful 283-hectare (700-acre) deer park, landscaped by 'Capability' Brown and immortalised in Turner's paintings. 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. The servants' quarters contain fascinating kitchens (including a copper batterie de cuisine of more than 1,000 pieces) and other service rooms. On weekdays additional rooms in the house are open by kind permission of Lord and Lady Egremont.

Saddlescombe Farm and Newtimber HillNr BrightonFarm Museum
A hidden hamlet nestled in the downs, which tells the story of downland farming from Domesday to the present day. Saddlescombe has escaped the changes of modern farming, retaining many of its original buildings from the past four centuries. It has an intriguing history: documented in Domesday; home to the Knights Templar.

St Mary's House and GardensBramberHouse & Garden
Enchanting medieval house with five acres of delightful gardens. Fine panelled interiors including unique Elizabethan 'Painted Room'. One of 'England's Thousand Best Houses' (Simon Jenkins).

StandenEast GrinsteadHistoric House and Garden
Late Victorian family home brought vividly to life in this gem of the Arts & Crafts Movement. Standen is hidden at the end of a quiet Sussex lane with breathtaking views over the High Weald and Weirwood Reservoir. The design of the house is a monument to the combined genius of architect Philip Webb and his friend William Morris. All the big names of the Arts & Crafts period are represented, including ceramics by William De Morgan and metalwork by W. A. S. Benson. The beautiful hillside gardens provide year-round interest; the woodlands, a number of easily accessible walks.

UpparkSouth Harting, PetersfieldHistoric House
This gem on the South Downs, rescued after a major fire in 1989, houses an elegant Georgian interior with a famous Grand Tour collection, which includes paintings, furniture and ceramics. An 18th-century dolls' house with original contents, is one of the highlights. The complete servants' quarters in the basement are shown as they were in Victorian days when H. G. Wells' mother was housekeeper. The beautiful and peaceful garden is now fully restored in the early 19th-century Picturesque style, in a downland and woodland setting.

Wakehurst PlaceArdingly, Nr Haywards HeathGarden
The National Trust's most visited property. Open throughout the year, Wakehurst is the country estate of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. The varied landscape is of international significance for its beautiful botanic gardens and tree collections, as well as for its science-based plant conservation and research. A feast for the senses, Wakehurst features natural woodland and lakes, formal gardens, an Elizabethan house and the 21st-century architecture of Kew's Millennium Seed Bank. Wakehurst marks an international conservation milestone in 2010, having conserved seeds from ten per cent of the world's plant species.

Weald and Downland Open Air MuseumSingleton, Chichester  Museum
Over 45 rescued historic buildings reconstructed in beautiful parkland, bringing to life the homes, farms and workplaces of the southeast over the past 500 years.

Woolbeding GardensWoolbedding, Nr MidhurstGarden
Woolbeding Gardens were created in the 20th century, within an 18th-century landscape. Paths, terraces and steps around the house (not open to the public) lead to a series of garden rooms, including a decorative potage and stunning summer flower borders. A trip down the long walk reveals a ruin and a framed view to a Chinese bridge that tempts you into the pleasure ground. The house and gardens were given to the National Trust in the 1950s by the Lascelles family, who continued to live there until the 1970s, when it was tenanted to Simon Sainsbury and Stewart Grimshaw. Since then the gardens have been re-designed by renowned garden designers Lanning Roper and Isabel and Julian Bannerman.

Wych Cross Garden CentreForest Row  Garden Centre
Dedicated plant centre with 1,000 rose varieties. Massive display of garden furniture, and comprehensive range of gardening sundries. Excellent refreshments at 'The Hybrid Tea Room’


 
Amberley Village PotteryAmberley, Arundel 
Amberley Working MuseumAmberley, Arundel 
Arundel MuseumArundel
Bignor Roman VillaBignor, Pulborough
Bognor Regis MuseumBognor Regis
Bognor Regis Tourist Information CentreBognor Regis
Bookers VineyardHaywards Heath
Borde Hill Garden, Park & WoodlandHaywards Heath
Bosham Walk Art and Craft CentreBosham
Butlins Bognor RegisBognor Regis
Camelia Botnar Homes and GardensHorsham
Cathedral of Our Lady and St Philip HowardArundel
Chichester CathedralChichester
Chichester District MuseumChichester
Chichester Harbour Water ToursEast Wittering
Chichester Tourist Information CentreChichester
Coombes Farm ToursLancing
Coultershaw Beam PumpPetworth
Crawley MuseumCrawley
Denmans GardenFontwell
Ditchling MuseumDitchling
Fishbourne Roman PalaceFishbourne, Chichester
Fishers Farm ParkWisborough Green
Fontwell Park RacecourseArundel
Fontwell Tourist Information CentreFontwell
Goodwood HouseGoodwood
Groombridge Place Gardens & Enchanted ForestGroombridge, Tumbridge Wells
Guildhall ChichesterChichester
Henfield MuseumHenfield
Hickstead ShowgroundHickstead
High Beeches Woodland & Water GardensHandcross
High Salvington WindmillWorthing
Highdown GardensWorthing
Holly Gate Cactus Nursery and GardenAshington
Horsham MuseumHorsham
Huxleys ExperienceHorsham
Jack and Jill WindmillsClayton
Lashenden Air Warfare MuseumHeadcorn, Ashford
Leonardslee Lakes & GardensLower Beeding
Littlehampton MuseumLittlehampton
Littlehampton Tourist Information CentreLittlehampton
Loder PlantsLower Beeding
Look and Sea! Visitor CentreLittlehampton
Marlipins MuseumShoreham-by-Sea
Mechanical Music & Doll Collection, TheChichester
Midhurst Tourist Information CentreMidhurst
Newtimber PlaceHassocks
Old Barn NurseriesDial Post
Pallant House GalleryChichester
Parham House & GardensPulborough 
Peter's Barn GallerySouth Ambersham
Petworth Cottage Museum Petworth
Priest House Museum, TheEast Grinstead
Royal Military Police MuseumChichester
RSPB Pulborough BrooksPulborough 
Sculpture at GoodwoodGoodwood
Shipley WindmillShipley
Steyning Museum Steyning
Sussex FalconryChichester
Tangmere Military Aviation MuseumTangmere
Tilgate Park and Nature CentreCrawley
Tulleys FarmTurners Hill, Crawley
Washbrooks Farm CentreHurstpierpoint
West Dean GardensChichester
West Wittering BeachWest Wittering
Wey and Arun Canal Boat TripsBillinghurst
Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, TheNr Arundel
Woods Mill Nature ReserveHenfield
Worthing Museum and Art GalleryWorthing
Zimmer Stewart GalleryArundel 

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