Fishers Farm Park and Horton Park Childrens Farm offer close encounters of a farmyard kind (plus other attractions) and Earnley Butterflies, Birds and Beasts does what it says on the tin.
Or you could wander around the Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare, where over a thousand animals and birds live happily...
For fishy fun, there are ocean-dwellers galore at the Brighton Sea Life Centre (about 35 minutes away by car); or try the Blue Reef Aquarium in Hastings, where you can also visit the Castle to hear about 1066 and all that, and get lost in the mysterious tunnels and caverns of Smugglers Adventure. Chessington and Legoland, there’s fun to be had at Harbour Park on the seafront at Littlehampton, and at Treasure Island and Fort Fun in Eastbourne.
Holidaymakers can find out about the region’s industrial heritage and bygone crafts at the Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre.There are lovely botanical gardens at Paradise Park in Newhaven, and the area is not short of National Trust properties, either.You could even head into London for the day - it’s just an hour away by train...Bar or club house Cycle hire Evening entertainment Fishing Fitness centre Games room Indoor swimming pool Kids' club On-site restaurant/cafe Outdoor swimming pool Play area TV room Take away Tennis Watersports Bath available Disabled facilities Drying room Food shop Free wifi Ice pack freezing Internet access Launderette Parent & baby washroom Pick-up from public transport Public telephone Shower available Toilet block Washing-up area Wifi Canoeing/kayaking nearby Cycle hire nearby Cycling nearby Fishing nearby Golf nearby Horse riding nearby Indoor pool nearby Leisure/theme park nearby Restaurant nearby Tennis nearby Watersports nearby From the north and Horsham Follow the A264 for Billingshurst and Bognor. Turn left immediately after humpback bridge signed to Barns Green and Christ’s Hospital. Pass through village, cross small bridge over stream and turn into Sumners Ponds campsite on your right.From the south and Coolham Head north to Barns Green from Coolham crossroads.
After 1.5 miles take first left at small crossroads.
Follow for one mile and pass over railway crossing.
Round the sharp right hand bend and then turn left into Sumners Ponds campsite.
The vibe is relaxed at this secluded sylvan site, where you can make the most of the fishing, and meet Derek the Charolais bull and his ladies (Sumners Ponds Fishery and Campsite is a working farm).
With good basic amenities, the site has great walking, cycling and fishing across 100 verdant acres of woodland and meadows, with paths and cycle trails in and around the farm.
There are three fishing lakes - including a smaller pond that’s ideal for young anglers - stuffed with carp, bream, perch, chub, pike and more; and a small shop selling bait and fishing tackle plus the usual camping essentials.