We are absolutely delighted to announce that we have been accredited a Visit England Quality Assured visitor Attraction!
This highly regarded accolade gives reassurance to visitors from all over the world that they are visiting an attraction that offers a high-quality experience and a memorable visit.
And we thought the best way to celebrate would be to put together a list of Quality Assured Visitor Attractions across Sussex that the whole family can enjoy.
1) The Royal Pavilion
Walk in King George IV’s footsteps and explore Brighton’s exotic palace, The Royal Pavilion. This wonderful and whimsical building is famous for its Regency Grandeur mixed with the visual style Indian and Chinese architecture and design.
2) Amberly Museum & Heritage Centre
Located in the heart of the South Downs National Park, step back in time to discover the South’s working past. The Amberly Museum & Heritage Centre is a 36-acre museum dedicated to preserving the industrial heritage of the South East. Families can enjoy vintage car shows, pottery workshops, woodland adventure trails and explore its grounds with a ride on their narrow-gauge railway or historic bus service.
3) Preston Manor
Discover the secrets of ‘upstairs and downstairs’ life at Preston Manor – the elegant home of upper-class Edwardian family, the Stanford family. While you’re there, pick up a Riddle Trail and learn about the house through the eyes of real-life twins Lily and Diana Macdonald, who grew up in the home during the Victorian period.
4) Arundel Castle & Gardens
Climb up this nearly 1000-year-old castle, situated on top of a hill overlooking the beautiful South Downs and River Arun. Enjoy a Shakespearean play in their open-air theatre nestled in amongst the grounds of their beautiful walled gardens, walk through “12,000 years of combat” as the castle displays weaponry, armour and re-enactments of battles of different time periods from the stone age right through to the Victorian era.
5) British Airways i360
Let their imaginations take off with a flight on the British Airways i360. Escape the force of gravity and rocket up to 450ft in our spaceship-like giant glass viewing pod for high adventure above Brighton and the South Downs. Feel like a giant looking down at the sea of tiny people, cars and seagulls going past. With a range of family-friendly offers it makes for a great day-out.
6) Paradise Park
Is your little one a dinosaur fanatic? Then Paradise Park is a must! Learn the story of planet Earth and how Dinosaurs evolved more than 200 million years ago in the Planet Earth Museum. Next, enter the Heritage Trail and Gardens for a Dinosaur Safari before finishing your day-out with a trip to The Playzone and taking a ride on the miniature railway.
7) Hove Museum & Art Gallery
A museum and art gallery with a difference, step into a world of toys, cinema, local history and fine art at this family-friendly museum. Hove Museum and Art Gallery has one of the finest craft collections in the UK. Step into the Wizard’s Attic full of toys from as early as the 1600’s, discover the history of film and cinema, or create seagulls, sailboats, beach huts and bunting together in a “Summer Make at the Museum” craft workshop.
8) Wakehurst Place Gardens
The wild botanical gardens and woodlands of Wakehurst Place provides the perfect setting for your little ones to develop a green thumb. Get lost in the grass labyrinth, explore the flowers, herbs and vegetables growing in The Children’s Heritage Garden, see scientists conserving the world’s plant species in the Millennium Seed Bank or join a Tree Trunk Trek and get to know Wakehurst’s trees situated in Coates Wood.
9) Brighton Museum & Art Gallery
Situated in amongst gardens of The Royal Pavilion, Brighton Museum and Art Gallery is a museum to suit all ages. From 20th century art and design to fashion and style, the museum is celebrated for showcasing the world we live in through diverse collections of art and history. Families can enter the MuseumLab to get hands on with art collections or visit the new Wildlife Photographer of the year exhibition to learn about extraordinary animal behaviour.
10) WWT Arundel Wetland Centre
If you’re looking for something to do with the kids that’s a bit more relaxing, then a trip to the WWT Arundel Wetland Centre is just that. Diving ducks, exotic geese, dragonflies and water voles are just some of the amazing wildlife you can spot while wandering round the meadows of flowers and ponds of this beautiful 65-acre wetland reserve. Take a stroll through the LEGO Brick animal trail, visit the pond dipping station, or hop on a boat safari to watch the wildlife from the water.