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Scroll down to read our latest blogs for news, itineraries, ideas, conversations and articles of interest to visitors and residents of 'Sussex by the Sea', Arundel, Bognor Regis, Littlehampton, the South Downs and surrounding villages all in the district of Arun in West Sussex.

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Free or budget ideas for days out in Sussex by the Sea

See More, Do More, Smile More in Sussex by the Sea      

Fun ways to enjoy Sussex by the Sea for FREE - or on a budget


We all like a bargain or even better something for free, and even BETTER when it means a great day out in lovely surroundings. Here are a few ideas on how to enjoy the delights of Sussex by the Sea this summer without breaking the bank.


10 great free or small cost organised events this summer 

There are lots of organised events listed at, and most of them are free or perhaps have just a small entrance fee. Here's a selection:

FREE entry to most of the events, including the Arts Trail, during the Littlehampton Arts Festival until the 29th July

FREE entry Littlehampton's Waterfront Festival 29th July

FREE August  Funshine days in Bognor Regis  Weekdays throughout August

FREE August Wednesdays kids activities in Littlehampton Wednesdays throughout August

FREE Sandcastle Competition Littlehampton 6th August

FREE entry Hotham Park Country Fair 4th - 5th August

FREE entry - Bognor Regis Kite Festival over August Bank Holiday Weekend

FREE Screen on the Green, Littlehampton, The Greatest Showman and Jumanjii: Welcome to the Jungle 18th & 19th August

Low cost and some Free events (including the famous Gallery Trail during Arundel Festival 18 - 27 August 

FREE - Bognor Regis Illuminations Gala and Fireworks August Bank Holiday Sunday


10 more ways to have fun for free or at bargain prices

Visit the wonderful museums and galleries in Arundel, Bognor Regis, Littlehampton  and Rustington for great activities and 'new' things to discover  about our local towns.

FREE - Beach on the Beach and Play on the Beach, Bognor Regis

FREE Rock Pooling in Bognor Regis  and FREE  Building Sandcastles - check the tide times for low tide for Bognor Regis and Littlehampton. Best sites to try would be Aldwick, Felpham, Elmer and Clymping

Have fun with the old fashioned 'sport' of crabbing in  the River Arun at Littlehampton. Visit the souvenir shops along Pier Road or Harbour Park for all the equipment you'll need.

Enjoy golfing adventures with pirates in Littlehampton and wild forest animals plus  mini golf seaside fun in Bognor Regis; all offering great value tickets for all ages and abilities

Why not Look & Sea from the riverside viewing tower in Littlehampton and have fun in the interactive exhibition space. with exceptional value tickets 

See the latest films for a great value price at The Picturedrome, Bognor Regis and The Windmill, Littlehampton

FREE - Relax and enjoy the big skies and seaside breezes on our seaside award winning beaches

FREE - Play hide and seek and other traditional games in our lovely parks and open spaces. Why not pack a picnic and make a day of it?


Digital fun in the fresh air

Pokemon adventures are fun and free once you download the app, although data charges may apply. Read some hints and tips on how to get the best from this great game from West Sussex County Council  

GeoCaching too is a great way to discover new places while searching, and hiding 'treasure' using satellite technology. Find out more from the South Downs National Park, but you can find treasure sites in all sorts of locations.

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