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Spring (virtually) into 2020 with Sussex by the Sea


A lamb looks at the camera as it lies in the daisy-filled grass


As the days lengthen, we would normally share some great ideas to inspire your Sussex by the Sea days out in and around Arundel, Bognor RegisLittlehampton, local villages and the South Downs in West Sussex.

The spring of 2020, as we are all discovering, is more than a little different. 


While, currently, we are not able to experience the spring as we ordinarily would, our local attractions and organisations have been really creative and generous in sharing their beautiful spaces online; in images, videos and stories - and we'd like to share them here with you. 


Scroll down and click the links provided to the websites and the social media platform of your choice for the latest stories and inspiration from our Sussex by the Sea attractions.

Don't forget to 'like' and 'follow' them from your own social accounts to keep up with even more online springtime treats.


Where to get your online fix of the great outdoors - safely indoors, with Sussex by the Sea

Beautiful white spring blossom in a Sussex by the Sea garden



Witness online the miracle of new life at Gaston Farm, Slindon (Website, Facebook) and 
Coombes Farm, Lancing (Website,Facebook Instagram) where lambing is (normally) open to the public. Both farms are posting some lovely springtime stories and videos and some very cute images on their social media. We particularly like this one

Share updates from the goats, alpacas, ducks, chickens, rabbits, guinea pigs and more at Ferring Country Centre’s Urban Farm (Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram YouTube

For some perfect escapism for children - of ALL ages, Take time to listen and watch a lovely gentle regular reading of Alice in Wonderland via the farm's Facebook page and YouTube Channel.


Virtually visit Aldingbourne Country Centre (Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) where you can meet the animals on the Open Farm online and plan your next visit for real. Here's a lovely spring picture 



Take a  virtual trip to Arundel WWT Wetland Centre (Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) where you can witness waterfowl, nature and new life in wonderful scenic surroundings. We like this one, do you?




Make the most of your garden or local outdoor space. Tivoli Group Limited and Tivoli Lifestyle who manage the Parks and Greenspaces in the Arun District have some really good ideas and tips to inspire you. (Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)  

If you plan to use the parks for your daily exercise please follow the government's latest advice on social distancing.


Discover the wonderful South Downs National Park online (Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram YouTube) The Park Authority team are posting some stunning stories, images and videos on their social media platforms. We love this video of the park from the air - so calming!

If you live in or close to the National Park, take a look at this great interactive map   too and find local suppliers, deliveries and support groups. 


The wonderful local Denmans Garden (Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)  has been sharing some wonderful images too. Take a look and make your plans to visit as and when the current travelling restrictions are lifted. 


View the fabulous gardens at Arundel Castle (Website, Facebook, Twitter

Take a look at the castle's specially created website for some wonderful images and videos of the annual Tulip Festival, which would normally be attracting thousands of visitors.  And if gardening is your thing, the same website hosts a range of lovely videos and gardening tips from Head Gardener, Martin Duncan.





See all the latest news and ideas shared direct from many attractions and event organisers in Sussex by the Sea. Just 'like' and follow Sussex by the Sea on Facebook and Twitter to see, comment and share what's going on. You can also share your beautiful pictures of the district with us by tagging @sussexbythesearun on Instagram  Try using the hashtag #sussexbytheseasons too.


Plan your next Sussex by the Sea visit and activities for real using the free Sussex by the Sea Visitor Guide for Inspiration.. It’s available to view online and is packed full of ideas for things to do and places to visit in and around Arundel, Bognor Regis,Littlehampton and the South Downs, once we are able to 

We are very much looking forward to welcoming lots of visitors to Sussex by the Sea as soon as it is safe to travel.

In the meantime #StaySafe and #StayatHome #SaveLives


Please note that Sussex by the Sea / Arun District Council is not responsible for the content on linked external websites or social media platforms. 


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