10 Ideas for Half Term days out in Worthing and Lancing

Looking for something to do during half term with the kids in the Worthing and Lancing areas? Now Covid restrictions are starting to ease and more is beginning to re-open, you may not be able to get away for this half term but there is plenty to do in our local area to keep the children entertained. Here are 10 ideas...

1. Hit the beach. Living so close to the beach we are privileged to be able to head down there whenever we like. Both Worthing and Lancing have great beaches (and when the tide is out there’s even a bit of sand!).

Where: Just head south!


Opening hours: All the time


Cost: Free


2. Pack a picnic and some games and have your own sports day in one of Lancing or Worthing’s many parks. Why not try Steyne Gardens, Marine Gardens, Lancing Beach Green or Homefield Park.

Where: Your nearest park


Opening hours: Varies


Cost: Free


More information: www.adur-worthing.gov.uk/parks/find


3. Make a splash at Splashpoint’s outdoor paddling pool.


Where: Splashpoint, Brighton Road, Worthing.


Opening hours: Varies


Cost: Non members from £3.60 (child) and £5.45 (adult)


More information: www.southdownsleisure.co.uk


4. Go down to the farm. Coombes is a fully working farm. Book a farm tour or visit them during the spring lambing season.


Where: Coombes Farm, Church Farm, Coombes, Lancing, BN15 0RS


Opening hours: Varies (check website for opening restrictions)


Cost: Varies


More information: www.coombes.co.uk


5. Visit Highdown Gardens. These beautiful chalk gardens are a great place to explore with lots of hidden away ponds and open areas for kids to run around in.


Where: Highdown Rise, Littlehampton Road, Goring-by-Sea, BN12 6FB.


Opening hours: Check website for opening times and restrictions.


Cost: Free


More information: www.highdowngardens.co.uk


6. Now the cinemas are permitted to re-open, how about the latest Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway movie at the Dome Cinema on a rainy half term day. 


Where: Dome Cinema, 21-22 Marine Parade, Worthing, BN11 3PT


Opening hours: Varies


Cost: Children (2-14yrs) £5.00  Adults £5.20  - Saturday Mornings £3.00


More information: www.domecinema.co.uk 


7. Step back in time at Cissbury Ring. Cissbury Ring is the largest hill fort in Sussex and dates back over 5,000 years.


Where: You can park for free at Storrington Rise Car Park at BN14 0HT. It’s a 20 minute walk up to Cissbury Ring from there.


Opening hours: Dawn to dusk


Cost: Free


More information: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cissbury-ring


8. Go on a bear hunt in Titnore Woods. Explore the ancient woodland of Titnore Woods and neighbouring Goring Woods.


Where: Titnore Woods, Titnore Lane, Worthing.


Cost: Free


9. Swan about at Widewater lagoon. Widewater is home to several swans and other birdlife which kids will enjoy spotting or taking photos of if they are budding photographers. The lagoon is very close to the beach so pack your bucket and spade too.


Where: Widewater Lagoon, West Beach Road, BN15 8LH (this takes you to the car park).


Cost: Charges may apply for car parking.


More information: www.lancingwidewater.com


10. Fly high at Brighton City Airport (known to locals as Shoreham Airport). The airport - just to the east of Lancing - has a cafe in the terminal with an outdoor area which is perfect for watching planes come and go while you enjoy a coffee.


Where: Brighton City Airport, The Terminal Building, Cecil Pashley Way, West Sussex, BN43 5FF.


Opening hours: Check website for opening times.


Cost: The price of a cup of coffee (and possibly some cakes!)


More information: www.flybrighton.com