Looking to have a photoshoot in West Sussex?
Yes! Summer is here!
Take advantage of the warm weather and take the kids on a day trip to West Sussex. There are the beautiful seaside towns and unique spots like Arundel Castle, Stansted House, RSPB Pulborough Brooks, Wetlands Trust, Sussex Wildlife Trust and more.
Below I have listed some of my favourite spots: beach, farm, garden, castle and playgrounds. So read on and let me take you on a tour:
The beach directly in Worthing town is fabulous but if you fancy a quieter spot, how about driving west towards Ferring?
- Park for free near Worthing Sailing Club and take a stroll to the Sea Lane Caféhere you find lovely beach huts, a fish monger in a hut and the lovely café, which by the way has the best cakes!
- Even further west is the Blue bird café Tip: Park on the road just before the café, then walk to the beach. If you have a dog, that’s no problem. Then just walk along the beach towards Kingston Beach green with an ice-cream, yums!
At the next stop, you can pick vegetables.
Roundstone Farm is great. Kids go on a tractor ride to their desired location, they can pick Strawberries, Blackberries, raspberries, cabbage, broccoli, courgettes, the choices are endless. The farm runs from June until September.
Next, we are going up the hill, hold on tight.
Highdown Gardens are simply gorgeous. You can bring your own picnic and choose a nice spot between beautiful flowers. The kids can play on the stepping stones while you admire the flowers. It’s a hidden gem. Once you are tired and really need a cuppa, stop in at Highdown Tea Rooms.
Moving on folks, we are heading up towards Arundel. On your right, what can you see?
It has so much to offer; exploring the castle, attend a summer event, relax in the beautiful gardens and visit the museum for a bit more history. Arundel Castle opens from April 1st to October 29th
Still have some energy to burn? It’s the last stop:
Worthing has so may playgrounds and these two options are places where I often take my little ones.
- Brooklands Park has some awesome spots; from the lake area, to the train ride, the playground, splash pool and a green area for kids to run free. It can get busy so best to go earlier in the day. The good bit about this park, is it’s only a five minute walk to the beach.
- Gull Island (next to Splashpoint gym) is smaller than Brooklands but it has the advantage of being right on the sea front. Also in the summer they open the tapson the splash pad area where kids can dare themselves to run between the fountains, so much fun (bring spare clothes and a towel)
After all that playing how about a little refreshment? Around the corner is ’Café des artists’, their bacon sandwich’s are the best in town.
And if you would like some more ideas, check National Garden Scheme Here you can find secret gardens and fab events. See? Tons of options and I could go on, and on and on. . . .
There is something for everyone in Sunny West Sussex. So many perfect locations and special experiences waiting to be captured.