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Herstmonceux Castle

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

culture

Weald & Downland Living Museum, Singleton

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.

Cafes

Phileas Fogg’s World of Adventures

Muddy says: A fun and original indoor adventure with great themed sets, this is perfect for parties from kids' birthdays to stags and hens

Activities

Fontwell Park

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

culture

Canvas & Stars

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.

Accommodation

The Arabian Tent Company

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.

Bar Hire

Sussex Tuition Centre

Muddy says: Give your child a helping hand with expert support for their studies, or exam prep, in a distraction-free environment

Kids

Oddballs / Longboards

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.

Children's Parties

Halinka's Fairies

Halinka’s Fairies

Muddy says: These lovingly Sussex-made characters are perfect for gifts, children's rooms and Christmas trees

Cake Toppers

Little Street

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

Activities

Borde Hill Garden

Muddy says: historic plants, sweeping views and frequent family events mean there's always a reason to return to this special place

Activities

Harmony at Home

Muddy says: Toys and clothes for babies and toddlers that aren’t just adorable, they’re design-led and eco-friendly too

Gifts

Arundel Wetland Centre

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

ALL

KJF Clothing

Muddy says: this ethical children's clothing company uses organic fabrics and shares its profit with charity. Its designs are pretty cool too!

Fashion

Music for Aardvarks

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

Activities

Amberley Museum, Sussex school holidays

Amberley Museum

Muddy says: This huge museum brings history to life with demonstrations, vintage vehicle rides and more. A sure bet for a family day out.

ALL

Sew In Brighton

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

ALL

Fishers Adventure Farm Park

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

Accommodation

Foodini Club

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.

Cookery courses

Gabrielle Vary designer knitwear Brighton, Sussex

Gabrielle Vary

Muddy says: we love these head-turning geometric knits from Sussex designer-maker Gabrielle Vary, all available online

Fashion

Plumpton Racecourse, Wedding venues, Sussex, Party Venues Sussex, Unusual wedding venues, Sussex

Plumpton Racecourse

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.

ALL

The Pet Shed

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!

ALL

Chilli Ski

Muddy says: choose new or pre-loved ski clothing and accessories in the relaxed environment of this appointment-only barn shop.

Fashion

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