I may have already mentioned that we have booked a few days away for May half term. We are excited, to say the least. We’re going to the Lake District and can’t wait. Now the boys are a little older we are looking forward to exploring more of the UK. We have a few places on our list including going down south, to Sussex.
When you have young children and teens (I have one of both) you need to put a lot more thought and consideration into your holidays. Some children are notorious for getting bored easily, and thus you need to find somewhere that offers a lot of fun activities and things to do. More so though we need to find Sussex based activities that suits all of us!
Sussex is well known for being a county that boasts a vast selection of different things to do and see. In fact, this is one of the reasons why it is such a popular holiday destination. Read on to discover all of the fun things you and your children can enjoy whilst staying in self-catering properties in Sussex and the surrounding areas.
Fishers Farm Park, Wisborough Green, West Sussex
You will find it difficult to discover someone who has not enjoyed themselves at the Fishers Farm Park. This is an attraction which has something for the whole family. In fact, it was recently labelled one of the best farm attractions in the UK. There is everything from animal racing, to tractor rides, to theatre shows, to toboggan runs, and so much more.
Pooh Corner, Hartfield, East Sussex
If you have Winnie the Pooh fans in your family then a stay in Sussex would not be complete without taking a trip to the Pooh Corner. The attraction is free to enter and your little ones can go on the hunt for their favourite Winnie the Pooh characters. Will you be able to spot Tigger and Eeyore? There is only one way to find out! I’m more excited about this one than my children are. You have to grow old, you don’t have to grow up!
Aztec Fun Pools, Burgess Hill, West Sussex
A trip to a swimming pool activity centre is something a lot of families like to do together. The Aztec Fun Pools are assured to go down a treat with your children. As the name suggests; fun is something this Burgess Hill based business is not short of. There is something for all ages. The shallow learning pool is great for really young children. Then there are the rapids, waterfalls, high-speed flume rides, and water sprays for those who are a bit older and like a thrill. Or you can meet in the middle with the animal water features and waterslide. This place is at the top of my list as it caters for everyone and is more affordable than you might think.
Drusillas Zoo Park, Alfriston, East Sussex
This small zoo has been created with youngsters in mind. It is not as scary and intimidating as other big zoos you will find in the country. Drusillas Zoo Park has a much friendlier atmosphere and most young children feel completely at ease with the animals here. The adventure play park is also a big highlight. Your kids will love getting lost in Eden’s Eye Maze or taking a dip in the swimming area. And, if your child is a Thomas the Tank engine fan, then even better. The Zoo Park has a Thomas the Tank Engine train ride that takes you on a tour of the exciting zoo. My two are animal mad so this is bound to be a winner.
Sussex seems to be a location which is great for all ages, but it offers something particularly special for children. Everything I’ve seen about it, including the four places above we’ve decided to try out, seem geared towards the who family while still being fun for the youngest. Let me know if you live in or near Sussex or if you’ve visited on holiday and have any other tips for places to go (that won’t break the bank).