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Best days out in Sussex

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When you combine East and West Sussex, they account for a whopping 15 percent of the UK’s total land. As a result, it’s unsurprising that there’s plenty to do here for all ages in the county’s beautiful countryside, charming towns and historic cities.  

We’re lucky enough to have Haven holiday parks situated near two delightful Sussex towns - Bognor Regis and Hastings. So, not only are there plenty of beaches and dining options close at hand but also wonderful activities to enjoy with your family. Read on for our selection of the best days out in Sussex to discover some of the best spots to enjoy with your kids on the South Coast.

Drusillas Park, Alfriston

Drusillas Park, Alfriston

Address: Alfriston Road, Alfriston, East Sussex BN26 5QS 

Drusillas Park offers one of the best family days out in all of Sussex. This small 10-acre zoo is targeted towards children between 2 and 10 years old with an array of animals, play areas and rides, but in truth it’s enjoyable for visitors of all ages. The range of animals is impressive for a zoo of this size with camels, red pandas, alpacas, otters, sloths, meerkats and even snakes to look out for. 

What’s equally impressive are the two outdoor playgrounds, complete with slides, climbing frames, swings and trampolines which your little explorers are sure to wear themselves out on. There’s also a massive splash park for when the sun’s out, in addition to a maze, bouncy castle slides, rock climbing and two indoor play areas to enjoy if the weather isn’t so good. 

Treasure Island Adventure Park, Eastbourne

Address: Treasure Island Adventure Park, Royal Parade, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN22 7AE 

As you might have guessed from its name, Treasure Island is a pirate theme park. Just a 30-minute drive from Combe Haven Holiday Park in Eastbourne, a swashbuckling adventure awaits your kids. They can climb aboard a shipwreck in the outdoor play to enjoy slides, bridges, netted walkways, and a zip line, compete with you on an 18-hole mini golf course complete with crocodile obstacles, look for buried treasure on the sandy beach or paddle in the lagoon.

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Blackberry Farm, Lewes

Blackberry Farm, Lewes

Address: Blackberry Farm, Whitesmith, Lewes, East Sussex BN8 6JD 

This is a family run farm park set in 18 acres of beautiful East Sussex countryside, 20 miles from our Combe Haven Holiday Park. Your kids will love meeting the animals including rabbits, goats, tortoises and llamas. They can also take part in handling sessions, pony rides, and feed some of the larger animals on the farm if they want to interact with the animals up close. There’s a lot for them to do besides the animals - tractor rides, pedal go karts, barrel bug rides, outdoor playgrounds, a play barn and sensory zone - almost all of which is included in the entry price, making it great value for money. 

Hastings Adventure Golf, Hastings

Address:  Pelham Pl, Hastings TN34 3AJ 

There’s nothing like some friendly family competition, and that’s exactly what you’ll get at Hastings Adventure Golf. Located in the picturesque town of Hastings, just a 15-minute drive from out excellent Combe Haven Holiday Park, this miniature gold bonanza has an array of obstacles, impossible bridges, and ridiculous water features across the three unique 18-hole courses. 

You can choose between the regular Crazy Golf, Adventure Golf or Pirate Golf themes as you negotiate spitting tikis, dodge the flying cannonballs, and take on the iconic windmill. The park also has plenty in the way of food, drinks, and ice cream to keep you fuelled up as you make your way around. 

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Let2offset is a contractual lettings product that offers eligible owners a guaranteed letting income at a preferential rate (calculated each year) in exchange for a stipulated number of letting breaks. It also allows eligible owners to pay their site fees and receive their letting income in 12 equal monthly instalments; the monthly site fee amount charged by Haven will be after deduction of the letting income.

‘Make no site fee payments when using Let2offset until 2031’ is available at 33 Haven parks excluding Burnham, Cardigan View, Far Grange, Garreg Wen, Lydstep Beach, Riviere Sands and Seaview.  The letting income received will vary by make, model and location. The monthly site fee payment does not include running costs e.g. utilities, rates & insurance.

“Make no site fee payments when using Let2offset until 2031” is applicable to new and existing customer purchases of new Atlas Sahara 3 Bed or equivalent or superior grade holiday home purchases made through Haven where customers have also signed up to Haven’s Let2offset contract. It is not applicable to private sales and cannot be used in conjunction with our free Site Fee promotion.  It is available across 40% of eligible Parks and applies when letting a new Atlas Sahara 3 Bed holiday home (or equivalent or superior grade for 15 weeks.

An example of how “Make no site fee payments when using Let2offset until 2031” operates under Let2offset is the purchase of an Atlas Sahara 3 Bed holiday home at Primrose Valley with a monthly site fee of £585.00 (includes purchasing discount of £45) and monthly letting income of £803.67. The monthly difference equates to £218.67, which will be credited to the owner's account. Both letting income and site fees are subject to yearly pricing reviews and the monthly site fee costs and letting income shown in the example are based on 2024 figures.

Modelled assumptions on expected annual site fee and letting income charges over the 7-year lettable life of the Atlas Sahara 3 Bed indicate that under Let2offset it is anticipated that these customers will continue to receive a monthly credit during this period, however, this is not guaranteed. The modelled assumptions are based on the historical performance of Haven over the past 5 years of trading.

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