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Sussex Local Attractions

Museums, Theme Parks, Railways and Llama Parks

Sussex has a diverse array of thrilling local attractions from the award winning Weald & Downland Open Air museum to the family fun at Drusillas Animal Park.  Wherever your holiday cottage in Sussex, you will find plenty to keep you entertained during your holiday.

Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre – www.amberleymuseum.co.uk

Amberley Museum is a 36 acre open-air site set in the South Downs National Park and is dedicated to the industrial heritage of the South East.  Exhibits include a narrow-gauge railway and historic bus service, Connected Earth telecommunications hall, electricity hall, printing workshop and much more. The Museum is also home to traditional craftspeople, such as the broom-maker, blacksmith and potter, plus a fabulous restaurant, gift shop and numerous picnic areas where the stunning surroundings can be enjoyed.

Ashdown Forest Llama Park – www.llamapark.co.uk

Ashdown Forest Llama Park gives visitors the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the 30 acre park filled with llamas, alpacas and reindeer.   You can also take your own personal llama for a walk through the stunning scenery of the Ashdown Forest.

Bluebell Railway – www.bluebell-railway.co.uk

The Bluebell Line is a preserved standard gauge passenger railway, re-opening part of the Lewes to East Grinstead line of the old London Brighton & South Coast Railway in 1960. Its steam locomotives and coaches run through the heart of Sussex giving visitors a nostalgic journey they will not forget.

Crawley Museum - www.crawleymuseums.org/museum

Dedicated to telling the story of Crawley, from the Stone Age to the development of the New Town.

Drusillas Park – www.drusillas.co.uk

Widely regarded as the best small zoo in the country, Drusillas Park is an animal and child friendly, family environment with a focus on involvement allowing you to get nose to nose with nature.  Experience hundreds of exotic animals from monkeys to meerkats to otters to beavers.  Also at the park are a number of play areas and Thomas the Tank engine train service.

High Beeches Garden - www.highbeeches.com

High Beeches has 27 acres of magnificent woodland and water gardens, full of rare, exotic and unusual plants; RHS award winning plants, a botanical treasure trove, and one of the great gardens of Sussex.

Ifield Watermill - www.crawleymuseums.org/watermill

Ifield Watermill is thought to be the only working watermill in West Sussex still powered by its orginal water source.

Pashley Manor Gardens - www.pashleymanorgardens.com

Pashley Manor is a quintessential English garden located on the Sussex and Kent border in the heart of South East England’s garden country. Pashley offers a sumptuous blend of romantic landscaping, imaginative plantings and fine old trees, fountains, springs and large ponds.

Weald & Downland Open Air Museum – www.wealddown.co.uk

Discover the lives of our ancestors at the Weald & Downland Open Air Museum, home to over 45 historic buildings set within the South Downs National Park.  Explore the museum’s farmsteads, village, Tudor kitchen, working watermill and the superb collection of other historic buildings.

Yesterday's World - www.yesterdaysworld.co.uk

Step back in time going back 100 years, at this award winning attraction in the historic market town of Battle.  Explore five floors and over 150,000 original memorabilia artefacts all lovingly and beautifully presented in a wonderful 15th century medieval Wealden town house.

 

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