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.
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: A fun and original indoor adventure with great themed sets, this is perfect for parties from kids' birthdays to stags and hens
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
Muddy says: This striking, colonial-style house hides a smart restaurant and rooms, while its gorgeous lawn and terrace are perfect for relaxed lingering in warm months
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: Get a new classic from this workshop specialising in handmade bags, belts and accessories
Muddy says: From picnic and dinner party fare to everyday treats plus gifts and seasonal hampers, Pallant is a foodie heaven.
Muddy says: These lovingly Sussex-made characters are perfect for gifts, children's rooms and Christmas trees
Muddy says: test your brain - and your friendships - with these fiendishly fun escape rooms in the heart of the city
Muddy says: Nature’s bounty captured in beautifully-presented bottles and jars - perfect gifts for foodies or to self
Muddy says: Slake produces a truly local gin made from ingredients foraged from beach, woods and Downs
Muddy says: The new venture from the founder of Orelia Jewellery brings colourful festival-style bracelets to the UK, while empowering craftswomen in Mexico
Muddy says: Toys and clothes for babies and toddlers that aren’t just adorable, they’re design-led and eco-friendly too
Muddy says: buy skin-kind organic products curated by a film and fashion industry make-up artist or get a makeover at her Brighton premises
Muddy says: Wandering around a handsome Grade II-listed building browsing imported Indian furniture and gifts before enjoying coffee and cake on the terrace - shopping heaven!
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: be inspired in the former home of Bloomsbury Group pioneers, hear from notable authors at key literary festivals and produce your own art in a workshop
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: Vintage Parisian style with a touch of kitsch injects the fun into afternoon teas, cocktails or a loungey lunch in this buzzy Kemptown café.
Muddy says: A brilliant way to discover more about Sussex's vineyards with tours, tastings and lunch in lovely surrounds
Muddy says: Get a tasty behind-the-scenes introduction to Brighton's booming indie food scene with these unique walking tours
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 town centre oasis, handily opposite Worthing station, is a one-stop-pampering hangout with its own hydrotherapy pool and sauna.
Muddy says: Let a real-life Dane bring some hygge to your home with her Scandi take on the Japanese Marie Kondo decluttering method
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!
Muddy Says: Bring a touch of Portuguese design and materials to your home and wardrobe with Lusophile, a stylish online edit created in Battle, East Sussex
Muddy says: choose new or pre-loved ski clothing and accessories in the relaxed environment of this appointment-only barn shop.
Muddy says: Making contemporary understated jewellery with a pop of colour, Simon Pure is a perfect antidote to bling. Visit to browse or discuss your ideas, or shop the gorgeous range online.
Muddy says: an online boutique that specialises in stylish pieces for fashion-loving older women who feel ignored by the high street. Get thee to the cashmere pronto, I say.