Officially the sunniest county in England, West Sussex is a hot spot for family caravan holidays in the UK.
This part of England has an estimated 1,902 hours of sunshine per year, according to Met Office records that date back over the past 29 years. Anyone taking a caravan holiday on the south coast has fantastic sea and beaches to enjoy. There’s plenty of countryside to ramble in and thriving towns in which to socialise. Chichester is the central point, but holiday parks can be found in many of the surrounding towns. These include Bognor Regis, Shoreham on Sea, Arundel and East Grinstead to name a few.
West Sussex is rich in history and culture spreading throughout the region. There’s an abundance of interest for visitors of all ages. In fact, t would be fair to say you are spoiled for choice. Visit Arundel Castle or Horsham Museum (home to collections of poets Percy Bysshe-Shelley and the creator of Frankenstein Mary Shelley). Tour the country house of Goodwood or the Deer Park at Petworth House. Check out the vastly attractive Chichester Harbour on the Solent. Not to mention numerous sites of prehistoric interest that are fun to explore.
Whether you’re into art, gospel music or Morris dancing, you will never be short of entertainment on a local level. There is a wealth of film and photography clubs and independent cinemas to enjoy. There are also art galleries, comedy clubs and orchestras. Writing is popular as are opera, concert bands and ballroom dancing. If participating in these activities is not your scene then West Sussex is equally rich in Grade A restaurants, pubs, nightclubs and live music.
As applies to most parks offering family caravan holidays in the UK, you’ll find a wealth of activities on many of them. Some are rural retreats where you can just chill. Search Rent My Caravan to find a caravan park that will suit your requirements.
Sports and hobbies
When you discover that Sussex has long been regarded as the birthplace of cricket it is perhaps not surprising that sport and leisure activities of all kinds are in plentiful supply throughout the region – no more so than in the West. West Sussex is the place to be if you want to try your hand at Stoolball. This game is said to have been invented by milkmaids in the 15th century. It is a precursor to cricket, rounders and baseball with milkmaids’ stools being used as the wicket! It’s a very popular participatory sport, so much so they even have local leagues!
Whether you enjoy participating or prefer a choice of spectator events, West Sussex has much to savour and while away the time. Canoeing, kayaking, angling, croquet, badminton, fencing, golf, gymnastics, mountain boarding, petanque, polo, sailing and table tennis are all popular here, as much as football, rugby and tennis.
Family caravan holidays by the sea
Last, but by no means least, when you visit West Sussex you are blessed with marvellous seaside vistas and roaming countryside to go with it. Bognor Regis is the most famous resort in West Sussex. But there are also popular stretches out in Selsey and Worthing, while the charming port of Littlehampton is becoming a thriving holiday community. If it’s a holiday by the sea that grabs you, West Sussex has it all in spades!