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Days Out

Day Trips

Cities & villages, museums and nature reserves. So many wonderful places to explore.

Get Active

Beautiful places for walking & cycling plus water sports, horse riding , golf and more.

 

 

A wealth of places to visit including historical sites, peaceful nature reserves and bustling towns.

Day Trips

Weald & Downland

Living Musuem

A fantastic local attraction of national significance.  Over 900 years of history is represented in the museums unique collection of houses and farm buildings. Saved from across the South Downs and  re-erected on their 40 acre site.

 

This brilliant resource is a fantastic day out for families or couples, whether you think you're interested in history or not!  Find out more on their website wealddown.co.uk 

Kingley Vale 

Nature Reserve

There are spectacular views from the top of this major hill of the South Downs.  Walk through the nature reserve to feel the magic of the 2,000 year old Yew Forest, a natural rarity.   Walk in the footsteps of ancient peoples as you climb to the top of the hills. 

 

It's a wonderful place to explore.   

 

Perfect to take a homemade picnic, great for cyclists and walkers alike.

Portsmouth,

Maritime City

Spend a day visiting the historic maritime city of Portsmouth.  Take a walk along the beach at Southsea or walk on Lord Nelson's flagship, the HMS Victory.  

If you want to shop visit Gunwharf Quays the designer outlet shopping village or Southsea for independent labels and great coffee.

There's plenty of fun to be had. For more ideas see visitportsmouth.co.uk

Chichester,

Cathedral City

Chichester is the small city at the heart of our beautiful area.   

There are many shops and places to eat.  Take in a show at the famous Festival Theatre or visit one of the art galleries at Pallant House or the Oxmarket.

 

The Bishop's Palace Gardens are an oasis of calm and perfect for a picnic, just next to the Cathedral.

  

Nearby you can visit the Fishbourne Roman Palace. It's the largest palace discovered in the UK and wonderfully preserved.

Chichester Harbour

Chichester Harbour is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Teeming with wildlife, this protected area stretches for miles and miles.  Perfect for reviving walks along the shore line.   

Visit the quaint village of Bosham (pictured in the header) for a look around the Arts & Crafts centre and a stunning walk around the harbour.   Stop at Del Quay for lunch at the Crown & Anchor.   

 

Head down to West Wittering for beautiful sandy beaches or experience coastal village life in Emsworth.  

Goodwood

Stay with us whilst you experience the world famous events at Goodwood House;  The Festival of Speed, The Goodwood Revival and Race Days. 

 

Oakwood Glamping is located only 20 minutes away from Goodwood a perfect hideway after the event is done.

Get Active

A selection of the fun activities close by our camp site.  Try something new or enjoy an old favourite.  

The South Downs

There are a wonderful range of walks to enjoy in the South Downs National Park. 

Kingley Vale Nature reserve and Harting Down are two popular starting spots.  Prepare for climbs up to stunning views in the unique chalkland habitat.

Ancient woodland and open meadows have created havens for wildlife. 

There are many beautiful buildings and ancient monuments to see along the way.  Plus a refreshing amount of pubs to revive you after your wanderings. 

Mountain Biking

Bring your mountain bike to take in some great cross country trail riding.    There's a real mix from easy rolling on wide tracks to technical down hills on custom built single track complete with drops and jumps. 

Check out Stoughton Downhill or Queen Elizabeth county park for single track.

The Hayling Billy Trail is a flat wide track perfect for an easy ride by the sea.  With easy spots to park along the way and quiet beaches for a picnic.

Willowbrook Riding

A few minutes drive from Oakwood Glamping is Willowbrook Riding Centre. A family run stables offering group and private lessons, hacking and children's pony morning. 

They cater for riders of any ability from novice to experienced. 

It's an amazing way to see our local area.

Follow this link for more information:  willowbrookridingcentre.co.uk

Chichester Canal

Hire a rowing boat or kayak and take a trip down Chichester canal.    A few pulls of the oars will have you away from the town and into a peaceful wildlife haven.  Keep your eyes open for kingfishers, herons and large dragonflies passing by. 

Take a picnic and drift along in your boat, it's an idyllic way to spend an afternoon. 

Trips on larger boats are available with a guide to point out the history and wildlife.

 

For more information see: Chichester Canal Boat Trips - scheduled trips, charter and event trips
 

Out on the Water

Paddle boarding and kayaking are a brilliant way to explore Chichester harbour.   Bring your own or hire from a local shop. 

 

It's the perfect way to spend a late summer afternoon when the tide is high.  Paddle to the pub or enjoy a quiet spot on the beach or one of the little islands just off shore only accessible by boat.   Check the tides before you go and ask the hire shop for advice! 

 

There's lots of wildlife to see.

 

Keep a look out for our local seal population too, they can be seen anywhere in the harbour.

 

marina-watersports.com

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Chichester Golf Club

Our local golf club has something for everybody.  

Indoor glow in the dark adventure golf  and an outside adventure golf course are great for kids or for anyone looking to have fun.

If you're a regular player bring your clubs or hire them and play the full courses on offer. 

A short 3 hole course which doubles up as a foot golf course and a driving range complete the set up.

 

There's also a café on site.

https://chichestergolf.com/

 
Image by Rudi Strydom
 

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