So after some reading, visiting and testing here are a few suggestions to help you plan your long Easter weekend in West Sussex and the childrens Easter holiday period at Chequers.
We have discovered that Pulborough Brooks RSPB (just up the road from Chequers) is great if you are looking for things to do for the children as they have an Easter "Extravaganza" programme with themed days and a fabulous Easter egg hunt! This is again a great spot for gorgeous walks and stunning scenery with birds, deer, wildlife and more - it really is a gem!
Another similar spot is the Wetlands Centre at Arundel - a great morning/afternoon out - team it up with a visit to historic Arundel Castle - great for both adults and children especially with the Normans and Crusaders event being held over the Easter weekend.
Another place getting involved in the great West Sussex Easter Egg hunt fun is Parham House. Again Parham House is getting involved in the Easter spirit and has an Easter egg trail!
Fishbourne and Bignor Roman ruins are also just up the road and these are very popular with children who love the ancient history and the fascinating mosaics.
For those looking for travelling entertainment Wey and Arun Canal has Easter Bunny Trips and they tell us that all the childrens favourite Easter characters will be there to entertain them! Trips depart at 11.00am, 12.00, 2.00, 3.00 and 4.00pm. £8 per person. The South Downs steam railway has also just reopened for the season - on the outskirts of Pulborough.
To enjoy the local coastal towns take the children to the sandy beach at Littlehampton or even Brighton which is not very far away either - lots of shops, The Royal Pavilion, The Lanes, Brighton Pier and much more for the whole family to enjoy.
Horsham and Chihester nearby are also great for shopping. The Fabulous Chichester Festival Theatre has numerous activities on over the childrens holiday period to keep the little ones busy! Petworth - mentioned in one of our previous blogs is also a lovely large local village and Petworth House re - opened on 16th March so now is the perfect time to Visit Petworth.
Chequers is also right in the doorstop of the South Downs Way so you can also choose to take a leisurely walk on the Downs (now the South Downs National park).
For enquiries about enjoying a stay at Chequers over the Easter break call Chequers Hotel for special Easter rates. 01798 872486