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Coppa Club, Brighton

Muddy says: this colourful, multi-tasking space is more than an all-day restaurant and bar - it's a perfect shopping pit stop, place to meet friends or colleagues, or graze while you work.

Bars

West Dean Gardens, nr Chichester

Muddy says: This arts and crafts-focused college has plenty of short courses plus award-winning gardens to explore. There's also a popular annual Chilli Fiesta.

Accommodation

Noble and Stace

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!

Cookery courses

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

Creating Ceremony

Muddy says: Trust Sussex award-winning celebrant Claire Bradford to help you create unique days to remember whatever the occasion

Celebrant

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

The Old Market, Hove

Muddy says: This smart Regency building hosts a contemporary mix of comedy, music, theatre and fringe and is available as a party venue besides.

Bars

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

Brighton Racecourse

Muddy says: This racecourse with a view has plenty of options if you're planning a party besides a packed calendar of race days, gigs and 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

QQW Weddings

QQW Weddings

Muddy says: Give cookie cutter weddings the elbow and trust your party planning to these cool and quirky specialists 

Party

The Plotting Parlour, Brighton

The Plotting Parlour, Brighton

Muddy says: A Muddy favourite, this hidden gem of a bar has inventive drinks, quirky decor and a table service policy that means it's never rammed.

Bars

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

Denmans Garden

Muddy says: Take some time out in a beautiful haven designed by the 'father of the modern garden' and linger over lunch or a cream tea

Afternoon teas

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

The Crown Inn, Dial Post, nr Horsham

Muddy says: Locally-sourced food is the key at this village green pub with rooms near Horsham

Accommodation

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

Escape Game Brighton

Muddy says: test your brain - and your friendships - with these fiendishly fun escape rooms in the heart of the city

ALL

The Bell in Ticehurst

Muddy says: Humorous decorative touches meet historic charm at this gastro pub with rooms and lodges and a wedding licence.

Accommodation

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

Hotel Pelirocco, Brighton

Muddy says: Is this the most fun place to lay your head in Brighton? Probably. Book into a themed room or drop in for bands, comedy and cocktails.

Accommodation

Metro Deco, Kemptown

Muddy says: Vintage Parisian style with a touch of kitsch injects the fun into afternoon teas, cocktails or a loungey lunch in this buzzy Kemptown café.

Afternoon teas

Great British Wine Tours

Muddy says: A brilliant way to discover more about Sussex's vineyards with tours, tastings and lunch in lovely surrounds

ALL

Brighton Food Tours

Muddy says: Get a tasty behind-the-scenes introduction to Brighton's booming indie food scene with these unique walking tours

ALL

The Lodges at New House Farm, Etchingham

Muddy says: A hot tub with a knockout view, a big communal barn and a choice of luxury lodges make this flexible High Weald country retreat perfect for couples, friends and families.

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

Rathfinny Wine Estate

Rathfinny Wine Estate, Alfriston

Muddy Says: This lofty vineyard at Alfriston boasts beautiful views, wildlife walks, pop-up dining and gorgeous accommodation in its Flint Barns.

Accommodation

The Beauty Island Sanctuary

Muddy says: This town centre oasis, handily opposite Worthing station, is a one-stop-pampering hangout with its own hydrotherapy pool and sauna.

Beauty parlours

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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

Brighton Harbour Hotel, Brighton

Muddy says: Bang on the seafront, this stylish hotel has a quirky basement spa and is a top spot for afternoon tea, dinner and cocktails.

Accommodation

The Artisan Bakehouse, Ashurst

Muddy says: An award-winning country retreat where you can learn to bake bread and cakes, walk off your indulgence and stay over in cottages. Or, simply stop in for lunch or tea.

Accommodation

The Beauty Bar, Wadhurst

Muddy says: This smart Muddy Award-winning salon in lovely premises offers a wide range of treatments besides its popular nail bar.

Beauty parlours

Park House Hotel & Spa

Park House Hotel & Spa, Midhurst

Muddy says: Indulge in spa treatments, fine dining, perhaps even a spot of croquet, at this country house-style retreat in the South Downs.

Accommodation

Polished

Muddy says: A busy nail lounge downstairs, with a calm and relaxing beauty lounge upstairs to take care of all your beauty needs.

Beauty parlours

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