10 Things to Do with Kids on a Sunny Day in Worthing and Lancing

Looking for something to do on a sunny day with the kids in the Worthing and Lancing areas? 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


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: April-September 10am-6pm; October-March 10am-4pm Monday-Friday (closed weekends).


Cost: Free


More information: www.highdowngardens.co.uk


6. Enjoy a splash in the outdoor paddling pool at Brooklands Pleasure Park, go wild in the play area or enjoy a ride on the miniature train.


Where: Brooklands Pleasure Park, Western Road, Lancing, BN15 8RR.


Opening hours: Varies


Cost: Some activities free. Train £1.50pp.


More information: www.brooklandspark.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: Monday-Saturday 7am-6pm; Sunday 7am-5pm.


Cost: The price of a cup of coffee


More information: www.flybrighton.com