We’ve rounded up the best places to visit locally if you’re looking for a day out. There’s something for everyone!
Fishers Farm Park offers fantastic fun for all the family and is just a 10-minute drive from the site. We recommend spending a whole day here as there is plenty to do from tractor rides to animal shows/feeding. To find out more please visit www.fishersfarmpark.co.uk You must pre-book your visit via their website.
WildWood Adventure Guildford, similar to a Go Ape experience offers tree top rope courses and zip lines for adults and children (minimum age is 6 years.) You can prebook your visit via the following link https://www.wildwood-adventure.com/
Lido’s at Arundel and Guildford. Guildford Lido is one of the few remaining 1930’s outdoor pools set in 4 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, the Olympic sized pool is a great place to chill out, picnic and of course, swim! Swim sessions must be prebooked online. https://www.freedom-leisure.co.uk/centres/guildford-lido/
Arundel lido is slightly smaller with a 25 metre heated swimming pool. It is the last lido remaining in West Sussex. https://www.arundel-lido.com/ Arundel is around a 30-minute drive from the field. It is a very beautiful town with lots on offer including the castle, Wetland Centre and Swanbourne Boating Lake where rowing boats can be hired and taken around the lake. Well worth a visit! https://www.arundelcastle.org/ https://www.wwt.org.uk/wetland-centres/arundel/ https://www.swanbournelodgetearoom.co.uk/summer-boats
Southwater Water Sports Centre offers a wide range of fun packed water sports and outdoor activities for families, groups and children including canoeing, kayaking and paddle boarding. It is situated in Southwater Country Park, a 55 acre site with BBQ and picnic areas. Boat and board hire must be prebooked online. https://southwatersports.co.uk/ The centre is a 25 minute drive from the glamping site.
Go Ape at Tilgate Park, Crawley is our closest centre and around a 36-minute drive from the field. There is the Treetop Challenge for older children and adults while young adventurers (and big ones too), will find Treetop Adventure challenging and rewarding in equal measure. Set within a park containing a lake, extensive woodlands, multiple activities and a themed restaurant, there is plenty to do. There’s also the forest inviting you for a Forest Segway adventure. You must prebook your visit via their website https://goape.co.uk/locations/crawley
The Weald and Downland Living Museum tells the story of life in South East England over a 950-year period. The site covers 50 acres with nearly 50 historic buildings dating from the 13th to 19th centuries along with gardens, farm animals, walks and a lake. Many buildings situated there are over 400 years old. There’s lots going on too, especially during the frequent events and fairs, with demonstrations of blacksmithing, dairying and spinning flax, plus noisy steam-powered timber saws at the wood yard. You must pre-book a ticket prior to visiting. https://www.wealddown.co.uk/ The museum is located in Chichester and is a 50-minute drive from the field.
Holmbush Events located in Faygate, Horsham offer a wide variety of activities including archery, paintballing, 4 x 4 driving and axe throwing. They welcome anyone of most abilities from the age of 10 and upwards. Located 30 minutes from the field. You can prebook activities here https://www.holmbushevents.co.uk/about/
Surrey Hills Cycle Hire located in the picturesque village of Hambledon is a 17-minute drive from the field. They have electric mountain bikes, road bikes, hybrids and traditional mountain bikes for rental, available in a range of sizes. Child friendly bikes and trailers are also available. They also offer bike tours. To contact them about bike hire please see https://surreyhillscyclehire.co.uk/contact/ There is also the Merry Harriers Pub located just up the road if you fancy a well-earned meal after your cycle or the Hill Top Kitchen Café (in the café section of this folder) is a 10-minute drive from Hambledon.
West Wittering Beach in Chichester is a beautiful expanse of golden sand if you fancy escaping to the coast. You need to pre-book a car parking space prior to visiting https://www.westwitteringestate.co.uk/how-to-book It’s around an hour’s drive from us.
The Wey and Arun Canal just a short drive away in the neighbouring village of Loxwood welcomes all canoes, kayaks, paddleboards and other unpowered craft to use it. Currently you are invited to enjoy the canal at Loxwood, West Sussex, between Drungewick Lock and Southland Lock. Boats and boards are not available to hire you must bring your own. https://weyarun.org.uk/backdrop/canoes-boating Parking is behind the Onslow Arms Pub. The pub is not a place we would recommend for a main meal but it is okay for a drink and snack. If you are looking for a meal out we would highly recommend the Sir Roger Tichborne Pub which you will pass on your drive back to the field.
Amberley Museum is an open-air industrial heritage museum at Amberley, near Arundel in West Sussex. Travel back in time and experience the South’s industrial and rural heritage. Explore 36 acres of history nestled in the heart of the South Downs National Park. With over 40 different exhibits to discover, from transport to industry to communications there is something for all ages and interests! There is also a narrow-gauge railway and bus service which visitors can ride on every day the Museum is open, all included in the general admission. Further information can be found here https://www.amberleymuseum.co.uk/
Pulborough Paddles based on the banks of the river Arun at Stopham Bridge offers canoe and SUP rentals. Further information can be found here https://www.pulboroughpaddles.co.uk
Fluid Adventures offer canoe and kayak hire on the River Arun too launching from the public slipway in Pulborough. Further information can be found here https://fluidadventures.co.uk/hires/