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Things to do in South Downs National Park

England's latest National Park which officially came into operation in April 2011. Includes the rolling chalk ridges and landscapes of the South Downs along to the historic white cliffs of Beachy Head. Plenty of olde English villages and small towns to explore on your travels.

Are you looking for things to do in the South Downs? We've got plenty of great ideas for you and places to go in your leisure time.




 

  Attractions

South Downs Light Railway

Trains run from March to September and are usually hauled by a real coal burning steam engine. Great fun for adults & children.
Pulborough Garden Centre
Stopham Road
Pulborough
RH20 1DS

 

Fishers Farm Park

Award-winning family visitor attraction located in Wisborough Green on the edge of the South Downs National Park.
Newpound Lane
Wisborough Green
West Sussex
RH14 0EG

 

Pulborough Brooks RSBP Nature Reserve

The Visitor Centre and reserve is open all year and boasts a great variety of habitats including wetlands, woodland, and heathland.
Uppertons Barn Visitor Centre, Wiggonholt
Pulborough
West Sussex
RH20 2EL

 

Parham

Parham is an ethereal English garden for the loveliest of Elizabethan manor houses.
Storrington
Pulborough
West Sussex
RH20 4HS

 

Lavington Common FREE

National Trust - A rare pocket of openness amongst plantation woodland.
Duncton
GU28 0QR

 

Petworth House & Park

National Trust - The National Trust's finest art collection: over 300 paintings including works by Van Dyck, Blake, Reynolds and Turner.
West Sussex
GU28 0AE

 
 

  Museums

Petworth Cottage Museum

The museum is a Leconfield Estate worker’s cottage restored and furnished as it might have been in about 1910.
346 High Street
Petworth
GU28 0AU

01798342100

 
 

  Parks

Burton Mill Pond FREE

An atmospheric hammer pond surrounded by reedbeds and woodland. The nature trail leads through an exciting mosaic of habitats.
Burton Park Road
Duncton
GU28 0JR

 
 

  Galleries

Forest Gallery

Forest Gallery enjoys an excellent reputation as one of the best galleries in the South-East.
Lombard Street
Petworth
GU28 0AG

01798368181

Recommended by Ashley Cordwell, West Sussex
“Lovely art gallery with a good selection of colourful paintings. ”

 
 

  Golf

West Chiltington Golf Club

Golf Club.
Broadford Bridge Road
West Chiltington
West Sussex
RH20 2YA

 

West Sussex Golf Club

Pulborough is home to West Sussex Golf Club.
West Sussex Golf Club
Pulborough
West Sussex
RH20 2EN

 

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