Local Activities and Attractions

Sea Life Centre
Royal Pavilion
Amex Stadium
Volks Railway

Parking in Brighton – feedback from our guests suggests that parking in Brighton can be ‘challenging’, especially for minibuses or similar high vehicles.  The best advice we can offer is to park in Maderia Drive; access from the pier roundabout. Minibuses can park on the pay & display bays on the south side of Madeira Drive. Will it be busy? Who can say?    It depends on the weather.   Do check dates before you go though; Madera Drive is sometimes closed for special events (speed trials, London to Brighton car runs etc.)   If it’s full or closed keep going east past the marina and try at Roedean Road next to the pitch and putt.


Cycle HireBeacon Bikes [07542 188633): They offer a Drop-off and Collection service and can suggest planned routes.

Burgess Hill – The Triangle       Google Map and Directions

Brighton – Prince Regent     Google Map and Directions
(Please note the comments about Parking in Brighton)

Climbing / BoulderingPortslade
Note that this is within very easy walking distance of Portslade Railway Station so could easily be reached by train from Hassocks Railway Station

Paintballing:  Demolition Paintball are literally ‘just up the road’ from our site.   Deatails are here.

Clay Pigeon Shooting   A different activity for Scouts, not too far away at Falmer and recommended by a local Scout Leader.  Scout Discount given – more details here.

Other Attractions / Activities                                                                                     

Saddlescoombe Farm has occasional open days / lambing and is within easy walking distance.

Engineerium – Hove (Currently Closed for renovation)

Woods Mill – Nature Reserve:  Sussex Wildlife Trust

Horse Riding: Chestnuts Riding School

Shoreham Airport has a Visitors Centre and is very close to the Adur Outdoor Activity Centre (‘Canoeing’  above).

Lifeboat Station at Shoreham


 And a little further afield

Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre: http://www.amberleymuseum.co.uk/

Halland – Outdoor Activity Centre:


Bluebell Railway     http://www.bluebell-railway.com/

Lavender Line          http://www.lavender-line.co.uk/

There are many other Sussex Attractions and these may be of particular interest to young people / youth groups.

A couple of other websites that may be helpful in planning your stay in Sussex: Places to Visit and Things to Do in East Sussex

You can phone Sussex Tourism ~ 01243  530543
or email –   [email protected]

If you find something we’ve missed, please advise the Bookings Secretary