Things to do in Worthing

Things to do in Worthing

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At the foot of the stunning South Downs lies Worthing, a place that strikes a perfect balance between classic seaside town and a hub that’s moving with modern times. 

The fact that Worthing is often overshadowed by Brighton is one of its many strengths. Places can get busy here, but they’ll never be overwhelming for you and the family. There are loads of things to do in Worthing, and it sits about 20 miles east of our Sussex holiday park at Church Farm, so you can tie in these impressive attractions with a Haven break to make memories that will last a lifetime. Let’s take you through our itinerary of this south coast gem.

Worthing Pier

Worthing Pier

Address: 3AJ, Marine Parade, Worthing BN11 3PX 

Worthing Pier is a slice of history in the heart of town. Built in 1862, the pier has been entertaining punters from far and wide ever since, and a visit here is still one of the best things to do in Worthing. 

Twice-named pier of the year by the National Piers Society, it’s home to awesome amusements that will keep the kids occupied and take you back to your own childhood. There are two pavilions on the pier too, one of which of which we’ll go into more detail on shortly. The atrium bar is great for a refreshment or two, and it goes without saying that the end of the pier gives you a great vantage point of the English Channel.

Worthing Pavilion and Theatre

Worthing Pavilion and Theatre
Worthing Pavilion Theatre is another great feature of the town's pier

Address: Marine Parade, Worthing BN11 3PX 

Great for a day out or even an evening exploring the things to do in Worthing, the theatre is a great place to see something different when you stay with us at Church Farm Holiday Park. 

There are a whole range of diverse shows put on by the theatre throughout the year. Simply check their website for what’s on and get booking a spot for you and the loved ones. Built in 1936, it’s attached to Worthing’s Pier so you can tie in a show here with a visit to another one of Worthing’s well-loved attractions.

Level 1 Worthing

Level 1 Worthing
Level 1 Worthing serves up a spectacular sea view

Address: Marine Parade, Worthing BN11 3PZ 

There are few things more relaxing in life than a sea breeze, stunning view and plenty of food and drinks to go round. This is what Level 1 Worthing offers its customers, making a visit here one of the best things to do in Worthing. The spacy roof terrace brings together five food and drink establishments in one place, meaning there’s something tasty for every palette when you head. 

Level 1’s unique concept also draws in exercise classes, hosted throughout the week on the terrace. Check the website for more details, and don’t worry about booking anything in advance as Level 1’s tables are first come first served on the day.

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Bayside Social

Bayside Social

Address: 1, Beach Parade, Worthing BN11 2FG 

Bayside Social is nothing short of a ravishing restaurant with stunning sea views on a new modern development to the east of Worthing’s centre. The brainchild of former Masterchef winner Kenny Tutt, Bayside Social serves a seasonal menu full of flavour taking inspiration from Kenny’s cooking and its coastal surroundings. 

The prices are affordable, and this is a great spot for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The after-dinner cocktails are divine, so sort out a designated driver and enjoy an evening with the family at one of the best things to do in Worthing.

The Dome

Address: 21-22 Marine Parade, Worthing BN11 3PT 

Things to do in Worthing don’t get much better than a visit to one of England’s oldest working cinemas. Hosted in a Grade II-listed Edwardian building, The Dome is formed of three screens and a café overlooking the sea at its front. 

Built by Carl Adolf Seebold, opened in 1911 and formerly known as Kursaal, it changed its German name following a resident's petition after the First World War. The building has undergone renovation several times, but still retains a distinct historic charm and is a brilliant place to catch something on the big screen with the loved ones.

Cissbury Ring, Findon

Cissbury Ring, Findon

Address: Findon, Valley, Worthing BN14 0HT 

Head inland from Worthing and you’ll find the largest hill fort on the South Downs. The Cissbury Ring is an area of incredible natural beauty, with a fantastic view of the surrounding Sussex countryside. There is some incredible history to be discovered at this site, which was once home to a Neolithic flint mine, which puts it firmly in the category of one of England’s first. 

There have also been several archaeological finds, which you can find out more about on a visit here. All in all, the Cissbury Ring has 6,000 years of history on record, so there’s plenty to learn as well as admire when you take the short 10-minute drive from Worthing.

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