Favourite local things to see and do!

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Favourite local things to see and do!

Sightseeing

Rural and Traditional outdoor museum with lots of interesting exhibitions, and the friendly ducks who will eat the duck food straight out of your hand
104 locals recommend
Weald & Downland Living Museum
104 locals recommend
Rural and Traditional outdoor museum with lots of interesting exhibitions, and the friendly ducks who will eat the duck food straight out of your hand
Beautiful grounds and tea rooms. In the summer months look out for their evening outdoor theatre productions.
44 locals recommend
West Dean Gardens
44 locals recommend
Beautiful grounds and tea rooms. In the summer months look out for their evening outdoor theatre productions.
A secluded but stunning gardens just outside the town centre. A hidden gem that even many locals don’t know about
11 locals recommend
Bishop's Palace Garden
4 Canon Ln
11 locals recommend
A secluded but stunning gardens just outside the town centre. A hidden gem that even many locals don’t know about
A bit of a trek to the top, but worth it with panoramic views - in good weather you can see the Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and beyond.
27 locals recommend
The Trundle
27 locals recommend
A bit of a trek to the top, but worth it with panoramic views - in good weather you can see the Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and beyond.
44 locals recommend
Bosham Quay
44 locals recommend
Fantastic selection of independent and artisinal pop up stores
8 locals recommend
Drapers Yard Market and Studios
16 The Hornet
8 locals recommend
Fantastic selection of independent and artisinal pop up stores
As a historic market town Chichester is one of the most beautiful town centres with cafes, galleries and lots of independent shops.
200 locals recommend
Chichester
200 locals recommend
As a historic market town Chichester is one of the most beautiful town centres with cafes, galleries and lots of independent shops.
Lovely place to take a stroll, watch the boats come in and have a spot of lunch
11 locals recommend
Chichester Marina
11 locals recommend
Lovely place to take a stroll, watch the boats come in and have a spot of lunch
No visit in the summer would be complete without a trip to the famous West Witterings and it's sandy dunes. Be sure to pre-book your parking to avoid disappointment. Child Safe Wristbands are available at the lifeguard tower.
169 locals recommend
West Wittering Beach
169 locals recommend
No visit in the summer would be complete without a trip to the famous West Witterings and it's sandy dunes. Be sure to pre-book your parking to avoid disappointment. Child Safe Wristbands are available at the lifeguard tower.
Lovely local farm shop, and often have Pick Your Own during the summer to fill your buckets with fresh strawberries, raspberries and much more.
19 locals recommend
Runcton Farm Shop
19 locals recommend
Lovely local farm shop, and often have Pick Your Own during the summer to fill your buckets with fresh strawberries, raspberries and much more.
Kingley Vale is an ancient woodland with absolutely enormous 2000 year old Yew Trees. It's a fabulous place for a good old hike, and lots of excellent tree climbing for little ones
25 locals recommend
Kingley vale walk
25 locals recommend
Kingley Vale is an ancient woodland with absolutely enormous 2000 year old Yew Trees. It's a fabulous place for a good old hike, and lots of excellent tree climbing for little ones

Food scene

Wine tasting and tours of their award winning British Sparkling Wine. Don't forget to book a taxi!
33 locals recommend
Tinwood Estate Ltd
33 locals recommend
Wine tasting and tours of their award winning British Sparkling Wine. Don't forget to book a taxi!
The best pub garden in all of West Sussex! Excellent locally sourced food and drink.
52 locals recommend
The Fox Goes Free
52 locals recommend
The best pub garden in all of West Sussex! Excellent locally sourced food and drink.
Less than 2 minutes walk from our house, award winning food and great selection of gins (don't miss their gin of the week!). Not cheap, but a lovely treat. Have always welcomed our small children with a smile.
21 locals recommend
The Earl Of March
21 locals recommend
Less than 2 minutes walk from our house, award winning food and great selection of gins (don't miss their gin of the week!). Not cheap, but a lovely treat. Have always welcomed our small children with a smile.

Neighbourhoods

The village of Lavant itself is a gorgeous, quintessential English village. Come out of our front door, turn left and walkdown Sheepwash Lane to the village green and stream, and from there have a lovely explore.
Lavant
The village of Lavant itself is a gorgeous, quintessential English village. Come out of our front door, turn left and walkdown Sheepwash Lane to the village green and stream, and from there have a lovely explore.

City advice

Travelling with kids

Lavant Playground

There is a great playground for kids in the village. Turn right out of our front door and walk through the covered gate after the bridge (before the church) and follow the road until you reach it on your right. Approx 5-10 minute walk (depending on how often your children stop to pick up feathers and watch ants)