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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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Summer Days Out in Sussex by the Sea - Family budget friendly too!

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We all like a bargain or even better something for free, and even BETTER if 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.




What's On

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:

20th July - 1st September 2019  LEGO® Brick Animal Trail at WWT Arundel 

Until the 29th July 2019   FREE entry to lots of events including the Arts Trail, during the Littlehampton Arts Festival

3rd- 4th August 2019  FREE entry Hotham Park Country Fair 

Weekdays throughout August 2019, FREE August Funshine days in Bognor Regis  Each of the for weeks has a different theme, SEASIDE CLASSICS , H2O WEEK ; PERFRMANCE & ART;  MUSIC & MOVEMENT

Wednesdays throughout August 2019  FREE August Wednesdays kids activities in Littlehampton 

8th August 2019  FREE Sandcastle Competition Littlehampton 

8th August 2019  FREE Sandcastle Competition Bognor Regis

16 - 26 August 2019  Arundel Festival with great value and some free events (including the famous Gallery Trail)

17th August 2019  FREE Screen on the Green, Littlehampton, Hairspray!

18th August  2019  FREE entry Littlehampton's Waterfront Festival 

18th August  2019  FREE entry Littlehampton VW Dubs By The Beach 

24th - 26th August Bank Holiday Weekend 2019  FREE entry - Bognor Regis Kite Festival 

25 August 2019  August Bank Holiday Sunday FREE  Bognor Regis Illuminations Gala and Fireworks   

See MANY more events throughout the year at:   #sussexbytheseasons


Summer holiday events at Attractions

Many of the great attractions in and around Sussex by the Sea host some fabulous organised events  throughout the summer holidays.  Click on the links to find out more including entrance fees and opening times

Aldingbourne Country Centre,

Amberley Museum,

Arundel Castle,

Arundel Lido,

Arundel WWT,

Bignor Roman Villa 

Tangmere Aviation Museum,

Weald & Downland Museum and West Dean Gardens 


More ways to have fun for free or at bargain prices

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

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

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?

FREE - 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.

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.

Love Golf? Enjoy some fabulous Adventure Golf with pirates in Littlehampton at Buccaneer Bay., Norfolk Gardens, and with the friendly 'wildlife' at Wild Forest Falls  Hotham Park, Bognor Regis. Plus  mini golf seaside fun in Bognor Regis; all offering great value tickets for all ages and abilities - great family activities in the fresh Sussex by the Sea air!

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


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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While Sussex by the Sea make every effort to ensure all information on this site is correct at the time of publishing we encourage all visitors to check any linked websites or contact attractions and event organisers direct before travelling, especially for information relating to prices / tickets, specialist information and opening times.

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