Explore Sussex


Here are several ways to see the beautiful county of West Sussex, from the coast, the sky, the land, on foot!  Enjoy Sussex! 
Journey 450 feet up into the sky on the i360

Take in the sights of Sussex from the British Airways i360.  

Virgin Experience Days has a number of options enabling you to see Brighton and further from the British Airways i360.  You can see the views of Sussex from 450' up and enjoy fantastic 360 degree views of up to 26 miles.  

Options include combining your visit with entry to the fabulous Borde Hill Gardens with its beautiful rich heritage garden set within 200 acres of traditional parkland.  Or you could visit the Brighton Pavilion and tuck into Afternoon Tea at the Hilton Brighton Metropole.

Find out more about these options from Virgin Experience Days.  

Get out on the sea - go paddleboarding!

Try a new sport - go paddleboarding! It promotes strength, balance and core fitness.  You can learn the basic techniques with a fully qualified instructor, using both sit down surf skis and the stand up paddleboard.  The session begins on the Hove Lagoon - if conditions are right, you can move onto open water and catch some East Sussex surf.  You can get more info from Red Letter Days  There's 5% off until 31 December 2023 with the code RAHW2023 - some products are excluded.

Go paddleboarding

Take a Kayaking Trip in West Sussex

Take a Kayaking Trip in West Sussex

This is a great chance to explore the South Downs by water on the River Arun!   There's a safety briefing and instructions on how to use the kayaking equipment so that you can learn the basic techniques.  Paddle the river, and enjoy the countryside and wildlife - there are 2 itineraries to choose from.  British canoeing permits from the Environmental agency are included in this trip.  You're part of a group of between 4 to 8 people.  Paddle away!  Into the Blue list this experience.    

See Sussex from the coast with a Yacht Sailing Evening for Two

Head out to sea on a sailing boat and feel the sea air on your face!  Start with a safety briefing on board a luxury skippered sailing yacht, then don some official sailing gear and a lifejacket.  You can take the wheel and actively partake in some sailing, or if you prefer, just relax and enjoy the cruise and the views of Brighton and Hove.  Share with up to ten people plus a cruising or yacht master instructor on board. Find out more from Red Letter Days. There's 5% off until 31 December 2023 with the code RAHW2023 - some products are excluded.

Go on a Yacht Sailing Evening for Two 
Take a vintage flight! 

See Sussex from the air! 

Into the Blue have a number of vintage flights you could choose from, many in the south east, and a number from Shoreham Airport.  Head up into the skies in a Tiger Moth, the RAF's trainer plane who weeded out the wheat from the chaff, enabling the RAF to select fighter pilots.   

How about a  Hot Air Balloon Ride?

Virgin Balloon Flights have a couple of locations in the south east which gives you the chance to take off in a hot air balloon and take in the view from the sky!   Fly off to see the options here

Get into the countryside with falconry handling.  

Meet some of the UK and Europe’s finest winged wonders - this is a great chance to discover all about the history of falconry and hawking.  If the weather's up to it, you can allow some of the birds to perch on your gloved hand on training flights.  Half and full days are available.  Into the Blue has more information

Get into the countryside with falconry handling 
Take a Half Day South Downs Walking Adventure for Two

Take a Half Day South Downs Walking Adventure for Two

This is a wonderful opportunity to take in the beauty of the South Downs with this walking adventure tour.  An expert guide will talk about the areas's geology, speak of local history and give advice on navigation. Stop at a traditional pub in the countryside during the tour to have a bit of a rest!  This experience is for up to 12 keen walkers.  Find out more from Red Letter Days