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!
Classic meets modern at this stylish town centre hotel where you can treat yourself to spa treatments, afternoon tea or dinner, or throw a big bash
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: 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: This smart Regency building hosts a contemporary mix of comedy, music, theatre and fringe and is available as a party venue besides.
Muddy says: Give cookie cutter weddings the elbow and trust your party planning to these cool and quirky specialists
Muddy says: historic plants, sweeping views and frequent family events mean there's always a reason to return to this special place
Muddy says: Humorous decorative touches meet historic charm at this gastro pub with rooms and lodges and a wedding licence.
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.
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: 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.