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Family Fun

If you would like help planning your holiday or day out, contact Burgess Hill Tourist Information Centre at 96 Church Walk, telephone: 01444 247726, email: Our knowledgeable staff would be happy to help.


Amberley Working Museum
(45 minutes from Burgess Hill)

Amberley Museum is a 36 acre open-air site set in the South Downs National Park. Dedicated to recording the industrial heritage of the South East, exhibits include a narrow-gauge railway and historic bus service (both provide free nostalgic travel around the site), a Connected Earth telecommunications hall, an electricity hall, a printing workshop and much more. The Museum is also home to traditional craftspeople, such as the broom-maker, blacksmith and potter, plus a restaurant, gift shop and numerous picnic areas where the lovely countryside surroundings can be enjoyed. For more information visit Amberley Museum.


Arundel Wetland Centre
(45 minutes from Burgess Hill)

Set in 200 acres of spectacular parkland, visitors have the option to take a lakeside walk and enjoy the amazing local wildlife or they can participate in a spot of fishing.  Arundel Wetland Centre offers a varied programme of events and activities for all ages. For more information visit the WWT website.


Bedelands Farm Local Nature Reserve, Burgess Hill

The Nature Reserve consists of ancient meadows, woodland, hedgerows and ponds, covering 33 hextares (80 acres). For more information visit our Bedelands Farm Nature Reserve page.


Beech Hurst Park & Miniature Railway, Haywards Heath
(10 minutes from Burgess Hill)

This popular local heritage park covers an area of just under 6 hectares and hosts some beautiful views of the South Downs and has a wide range of facilities on offer including the Miniature Railway, Children’s Playground, Croquet Lawn, Artificial Bowling Strip, Petanque Pistes, Restaurant and much more. For more information visit the District Council website.







Fishers Farm Park, Wisborough Green
(30 minutes from Burgess Hill)

Fishers Farm Park is the multi award-winning all-inclusive attraction offering a unique mixture of farmyard and adventure play – the ideal place for family visits. This Park was designed with children in mind, particularly 2-12 year olds. For more information visit the Fishers Farm website.


The Ashdown Forest
(35 minutes from Burgess Hill)

Originally a deer hunting forest in Norman times, Ashdown Forest is now the largest free public access space in the South East. It is a great place for walking and enjoying spectacular views over the Sussex countryside and is known the world over as the ‘home’ of Winnie-the-Pooh. For more information visit the Ashdown Forest website.


The Lavender Line
(30 minutes from Burgess Hill)

The Lavender Line is a preserved railway that boats a fantastic family atmosphere in the heart of East Sussex. The railway travels for a two mile round trip between the village of Isfield and Worth Halt located in the Parish of Little Horsted. At Isfield you will find the headquarters of the Lavender Line which includes an original Victorian station and signal box. For more information visit the Lavender Line website.


(20 minutes from Burgess Hill)

The award-winning Tilgate Park Centre is home to over 100 species of animals including the ever-popular meerkats, lemurs, pigs and reindeer. See weird and wonderful creatures such as tapir, serval, capybaras, macaws and chameleons. Take a walk around the famous lakes and woodlands, enjoy the maze and relax in the peaceful, landscaped gardens. Open all year around (excluding 25th Dec). For more information please visit the Tilgate website.


Washbrooks Family Farm, Hurstpierpoint
(10 minutes from Burgess Hill)

Washbrooks is home to a variety of traditional farm animals; outdoor adventure play area and indoor play area, family friendly tearoom and gift shop. For more information visit the Washbrooks website