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.
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: A charming countryside spa retreat with Elemis treatments, where even day visitors get their own cottage as a relaxing base
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: There are plenty of reasons to make a trip to this recently refurbished hotel, pub, tea rooms and charming secret gardens rolled into one
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: Trust Sussex award-winning celebrant Claire Bradford to help you create unique days to remember whatever the occasion
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: 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: Lingfield Park is more than just a racecourse – it is a leisure resort offering racing, a 4* Marriott Hotel and spa and a championship 18-hole golf course.
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 cookie cutter weddings the elbow and trust your party planning to these cool and quirky specialists
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: 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: 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: 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: 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: This lofty vineyard at Alfriston boasts beautiful views, wildlife walks, pop-up dining and gorgeous accommodation in its Flint Barns.
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: 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: Bang on the seafront, this stylish hotel has a quirky basement spa and is a top spot for afternoon tea, dinner and cocktails.
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.
Muddy says: This smart Muddy Award-winning salon in lovely premises offers a wide range of treatments besides its popular nail bar.
Muddy says: Indulge in spa treatments, fine dining, perhaps even a spot of croquet, at this country house-style retreat in the South Downs.
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.
Muddy Says: a friendly go-to gallery to help you add unique style to your home or find that perfect gift