Muddy says: Set within 33 acres of garden and surrounding woodland, Nymans is a great place to discover nature and pop in for interesting exhibitions
Muddy says: Surrounded by the wooded landscape of the Sussex Weald, this 17th-century house, former home to Rudyard Kipling, is now a fabulous place to visit both inside and out.
Muddy says: A well-loved family attraction that has plenty of activities to get stuck into come rain or shine plus an adjoining dry ski slope
Muddy says: This stunning, riverside 14th century moated castle with a ruined interior offers a glimpse of medieval splendour and a fantastic fun-filled family day out - including boating adventures!
Muddy says: Fabulous gardens and lakes (plus the odd albino wallaby) make for a full day out. Treat yourself to fine dining or afternoon tea with a view in the Interlude Restaurant.
Muddy says: indulge in these beautiful small batch chocolates (great for gifting if you can bear to share) and join a workshop to learn how to make your own!
Muddy says: Explore themed gardens with a castle backdrop, hire a unique wedding venue, or join in the annual Medieval Festival or other fun events
Muddy says: History has never been such fun! Step into real homes and workplaces of bygone centuries transported to one gorgeous setting - great for family days out, even weddings.
Muddy says: A fun and original indoor adventure with great themed sets, this is perfect for parties from kids' birthdays to stags and hens
Muddy says: Close to Arundel, this unique jumps course makes for a fun day out. Keep an eye on the calendar for family days and other themed events
Muddy says: family glamping... with gin and a hot tub? A chilled weekender with partner or friends? This just might be the comfiest you can get under canvas.
Muddy says: create a magical setting for a party or wedding with this luxury tent and marquee hire company that’s all about the finishing touches.
Muddy says: Give your child a helping hand with expert support for their studies, or exam prep, in a distraction-free environment
Muddy says: From a frisbee to a fire juggling torch, expert circus skills supplier Oddballs can help, while sister brand Longboards will sort your skate needs.
Muddy says: These lovingly Sussex-made characters are perfect for gifts, children's rooms and Christmas trees
Muddy says: A play centre with a difference, Little Street is the perfect place for little people to try fun roles in a world scaled down to their size
Muddy says: historic plants, sweeping views and frequent family events mean there's always a reason to return to this special place
Muddy says: Varied ways to get close to wildlife on land and water and a busy programme of children's activities make this a natural winner for a day out
Muddy says: this ethical children's clothing company uses organic fabrics and shares its profit with charity. Its designs are pretty cool too!
Muddy says: Musical sessions for children – yawn! Not anymore… With its soundtrack of rock, pop, folk and blues, Music for Aardvarks will really get your child grooving
Muddy says: This huge museum brings history to life with demonstrations, vintage vehicle rides and more. A sure bet for a family day out.
Muddy says: These fun sewing workshops from a fashion designer will help you run up anything from a dress to, err, nipple tassles, whatever your ability
Muddy says: Find year-round indoor and outdoor family fun at Fishers, with animal encounters, play zones, rides and much more to keep you and yours amused
Muddy says: Turn even fussy eaters into mini food explorers with these fun children's recipe kits, available by subscription. They're also a great gift idea.
Muddy says: we love these head-turning geometric knits from Sussex designer-maker Gabrielle Vary, all available online
Muddy says: This compact racecourse backed by the South Downs is a hidden gem. Make a day of it with a meal on site or hire a venue with a view for a big bash.
Muddy says: The Pet Shed specialises in natural food and stylish accessories - and when the owner has 19 animals of her own you know you're in expert hands!