Things to do in Chichester

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With the summer holiday’s fast approaching it may be time to start looking around for a good vacation destination. If you’re looking for hotels in Chichester to satisfy your family needs, our stunning accommodation allows you to relax after a busy day exploring the Chichester area. We’ve come up with some of the best places for you and your family to visit while you’re here.

For the adventurer in you

There are a number of adrenaline fuelled attractions to go and visit such as Harbour Park.

With both outdoor and indoor adventure rides for your young or older family, the Harbour Park has plenty of splash to excite and entice you. Located on the harbour, the Harbour Park’s free entry allows you to spend your money where it counts, such as the trendy cafes and restaurants along the promenade or at the seaside shops, collecting the best crab fishing equipment.

Action Stations is a unique physical and interactive centre located in Portsmouth which adds a new and thrilling dimension to the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. With a climbing tower and strategic interactive games for you to fight alongside the Royal Marines, it’s a fantastic history adrenalin rush for all the family.

For your animal loving family

Marwell Zoo not only offers exciting, interactive talks and tours around the zoo’s wildlife, it also works to protect both animals and their habitats in the UK and around the world. By visiting and exploring the Wild Explorers – a new exhibit opening this summer- where your family can enjoy the indoor and outdoor facilities, picnic and play areas and free road train, you’ll be contributing to the Marwell Zoo’s conservation projects around the world!

If your family would prefer a more hands on encounter with animals, Dunreyth Alpacas offer you and your family the chance to walk an Alpaca, adopt an Alpaca and, if you would like a souvenir, you can buy hand weaved Alpaca clothes from the very Alpaca’s you can walk!

To add a little culture and history to your day

Chichester has a rich source of culture and unique historical sites for you and your family to visit. If your family enjoy the theatre and all it has to offer then they’ll love the Chichester Festival Theatre.

Newly refurbished the theatre offers cafes, bars and a brand new auditorium. Some of the upcoming plays include:

Educating Rita (18th June-25th July) – a beautiful performance about the glory of education and the threat knowledge can have on the individuals personality.

Mack and Mable (13th July-5th September) – depicting a tragic love story and historic undertones, this comic musical is entertaining for all the family.

If you would rather travel back in time, however, the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum, located in Singleton, is a must see.

A collection of historic buildings from around Sussex, Surry, Kent and Hampshire, the museum offers an insight into our ancestors’ lives and with plenty of workshops and open spaces to run around in, this is an amazing site to relax and enjoy the full beauty of the countryside.

The great outdoors

Enjoying the fresh air is always important for you and your family, so a day at West Witterings Beach the perfect solution to a sunny day.

An award winning clean and safe beach, West Wittering Beach offers wide spans of golden sand to tempt any bucket and spade enthusiast. There’s no need to worry about your children getting caught up in the ocean either, the life guards carry out regular patrols during summer and the beach cafe is the perfect place to get any of your hot or cold foods and drinks.

After your busy day exploring the wonders of Chichester, there’s no need to leave the outdoors at the beach. Crouchers Hotel is surrounded by the stunning Chichester countryside with views of the harbour and Witterings Beach to the south, Chichester Cathedral to the North and in easy access to the city, you won’t have to travel far for your fun days out.

There’s plenty more to do in Chichester with your family, from relaxing walks through botanical gardens, to scenic bike rides delving into to the woods, you’re sure to find something for the entire family to enjoy. After your long day, Crouchers Hotel offers a warm, unpretentious atmosphere for you to relax and unwind in. If you would like to know more about what our hotel can offer you and your family, then don’t hesitate to contact our friendly staff on 01243 784 995 today.