I have been trawling through the websites of places to visit in West Sussex searching for activities to do with the kids over the Easter holidays. Below is a round up of my findings so you don’t have to search yourself…you’re welcome!
Fishers Farm Park 10am-5pm
Tickets: £15.75 per person, includes entry to the park and the soft play areas.
Easter activities include: bottle feeding lambs and handling fluffy chicks, there is also an Easter Egg Hunt but this is the Easter weekend only.
Indoor soft play, farm animals (animal handling sessions available), loads of outdoor activities (go karting, trampolining, zip lines, mazes, sand pits, rides, panning for gems, and summer splash areas)
Newpound Lane, Wisborough Green, West Sussex, RH14 0EG Tel: 01403 700063,
Earnley Butterflies, Birds and Beasts – 10am-5pm
Easter egg hunt – 14th-17 April
Mostly indoors, great for a poor weather day. Butterfly house, birds of prey, reptile house, bird aviary, donkeys and small animals,
Adults £9.50, children £7 (under 3’s free), family ticket £29 (discount voucher online)
133 Almodington Lane, Earnley, Chichester, West Sussex, PO20 7JR. Tel: 01243 512637
Arundel Wetland Centre 9.30am -5pm
Prices: Adult £11.08, child £5.58 (under 4’s free) family ticket £29.79. 10% discount if you buy them online (and they are valid for 6 months in case you need to change your day)
1st-23rd April: Duck hunt. Find the ducks and win a prize. Kids crafts from 2-4 pm
Mill Street, Arundel, West Sussex BN18 9PB. Tel: 01903 883355
Amberley Musuem & Heritage Centre, 10am-5pm
Tickets £11.50 adults, £6.60 children (under 3’s free) or family ticket £34. Free car parking
Easter Trail 12th – 17th April, follow the clues to win a prize.
Family activity days: 12th and 19th April, Hawking about are visiting.
Amberley,near Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9LT, Tel: 01798 831370
Chichester Ship Canal – Easter Bunny boat trips, 11am, 1.15pm or 3.30pm
£10 per person (under 1’s free). Trips run from 8th to 15th of April 2017. A boat ride down the canal with the Easter Bunny. Includes refreshments for everyone and a chocolate bunny for the children. Advance booking required
Chichester Canal Basin, West Sussex, PO19 8DT , Tel: 01243 771363. Note parking is very limited.
Fishbourne Roman Palace, 11am-3pm
Easter Surprises. 17th – 21st April. Springtime crafts and an Easter treasure hunt around the Palace grounds.
Entrance cost: £9.20 per adult, £4.60 per child (under 4’s free) (family ticket £25)
Roman Way, Fishbourne, West Sussex, PO19 3QR, Tel: 01243 785859
National Trust Egg Hunts: Solve clues and win a chocolate treat. Mostly over the Easter weekend, some extended over the whole holiday, check out where is closest for you. Note: Some charge an entrance fee, some only charge for the egg hunt.
Weald & Downland Open Air Museum . Open 10.30am-6pm
Tickets are priced at adults £15 and children £7 (under 4’s are free) (or family tickets available)
Special Easter weekend event: Fri 14th- Mon 17th. Easter trial with prize. Activities vary daily: Easter cooking in the Tudor Kitchen, egg painting, bonnet making
Singleton, Chichester, West Sussex PO18 0EU, Tel: 01243 811363,
Ferring Country Centre: Easter Eggsperience. Thursday 13th- Saturday 15th April 10am – 4pm
£8 per child (with 1 accompanying adult, additional adults £5 each), includes Easter bunny burrow (as a family find clues and solve them) entry to the small animal farm. Book to avoid disappointment (£1 booking fee applies)
If you just want to go to the farm it is £3 entry per person (under 3’s are free), no need to pre-book. They also have a lovely café and both an indoor and outdoor play area. The café is run by disabled staff, so please give them time and don’t rush them.
Rife Way, Ferring, Worthing, BN12 5JZ, Tel: 01903 245078
Aldingbourne Country Centre: Different events on different days of the holidays. 10am-5pm
Standard entry price is £4 per person (or £14 for a 4 person family group, or you can become an annual member for only £55 for the family), price includes: Entrance to the open farm, mini golf, woodland walk and play areas, treasure trails, enchanted garden and the ride-on tractors. Animal feeding and guinea pig handling is an additional £2 per session.
The special events put on for Easter have additional charges of either £2 or £3 depending on the event.
*All events are weather dependant, keep an eye on their facebook page for cancellations before you turn up, last year most of the events were unfortunately called off.
Aldingbourne Country Centre, Blackmill Lane, Norton, Chichester, PO18 0JP, Tel: 01243 542075
Wyevale Garden Centre: Breakfast/tea with the Easter bunny, time various dependant on location.
Tickets are £9.99 pre-book only. Suitable for children aged 3-8 years. (Adult, food only, £7.99 for full English, or £3.99 for mini pastry breakfast) Each booking must include minimum one paying adult.
Includes a cuddly toy gift, Easter cookie decorating, bunny hunt and an activity sheet.
Don’t forget the amazing Flip Out in Chichester and fabulous Whizzfit nerf and dodgeball events