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Five things to do with family near East Grinstead


Groombridge Place

Groombridge Place is an adventure for children with countless fun activities to get involved in. Their imaginations will come alive in the amazing Enchanted Forest, which is constantly having amazing new features and attractions added to keep everyone entertained.

  • Crusoe’s World is a pirate’s paradise with ships, planks, rope ladders, bridges and climbing frames
  • The award-winning Formal Gardens have six unique areas to explore, bursting with flowers and vegetation that change every season
  • The UK Owl & Raptor Centre is a Birds of Prey centre where you can see flying displays twice a day (weather permitting)
  • The Enchanted Forest and Upper Board Walk make a lovely adventure for both adults and children

There is so much more to discover at Groombridge place, including giant swings, giant chess, mazes, animal-spotting, teepee tents and much more!

Godstone Farm

Godstone Farm in Surrey has over 500 animals which are looked after with the best welfare and have a good quality of life. Your kids can go on tractor rides, visit the huge indoor and outdoor play areas, and partake in the many activities held in the play-barn. There are also places for refreshments while you let the children run around.

If you are making a seasonal visit, look out for events such as Easter Fun, Summer Crafts and Spooktacular Halloween!

Go Ape – Crawley

If you have a head for heights, older children will love the adrenaline rush at Go Ape in Tilgate Park, Crawley. You’ll explore the forest canopy scale wobbly bridges, Tarzan Swings and more! Try out the Forest Segways, Treetop Challenge, Treetop Adventure and the High Ropes. Don’t look down!

Arundel Wetland Centre

Arundel Wetland Centre is a conservation centre for international freshwater locations. This attraction is bursting with nature and promotes the protection of the wildlife that lives and is supported by this important part of our ecosystem. A day out here will have the children them learning and having fun simultaneously.

Amazing animals like water voles and kingfishers can be spotted from the boat safari, you can hand-feed geese, go pond-dipping and explore pathways to see the amazing habitat and animals that Wetlands provide. There is also, of course, a great play-area!

Sealife Centre Brighton

Get lost in the blue of Brighton’s Sealife Centre, an amazing day out for adults and the kids. With so many sea creatures to see, glass-bottom boats, talks and feeds and other events, the fun and learning never stops.

A new feature includes the Day & Night attraction, which is a brand new experience whereby visitors can experience the 24-hour movements of the coral reef through an amazing 750,000-litre display.

Stay at our family-friendly hotel

All of these amazing days out and attractions are only a short drive from Crowne Plaza Felbridge-Gatwick. Book a family room for under 18s to stay free, and don’t forget kids under 12 eat free in our restaurant when accompanied by a full-paying adult!

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