Top 10 Things to Do This Summer In and Near Lewes with Kids

So this week school breaks up and we’re officially IN the summer. YAY!

To celebrate, here’s a little round-up of the 10 unmissable things I suggest you do in and near Lewes this summer.

All pictures click through to the relevant post. Please bear in mind that some facts may be out of date and are only correct at the time of posting. Best use the URLs in the relevant posts to double-check opening times and prices, if they apply.

1) Spend the day at Normans Bay – or at least definitely until the tide retreats and the enormous beach is revealed!

2) Start off early and spend a whole day walking or biking incredible Bedgebury National Pinetuem + Forest
3) Be caught up and lost in the magic of Groombridge Place
4) Search for the Gruffalo in Ringwood Toll, an easy, woody walk with natural play structures at Sheffield Park
5) Go for a great pub lunch at The Coach and Horses, whose simple playground will keep the tinies happy. (Heaven Farm’s beautiful nature trail, for a post-prandial stroll, is two minutes up the road)
6) If you’re going to do a play farm, make it Washbrooks – very reasonable and stuffed full of brilliant things to do
7) Keep it local, relax in Southover Grange Gardens (or maybe not if your child tends to do this) with a pot of tea and a Mini Milk
8) Head for a proper ‘holiday at home’ day at the Pells Pool in Lewes
9) Head to Littlehampton Beach for fish and chips at the East Beach Cafe and a walk along the promenade (or in the littles’ case, along the ‘longest bench in the world’)
10) And if it’s raining, head to the Booth Museum, where you’ve an option of a playground if things cheer up…

And also a good lunch (and some booze, come on you’re on holiday!) at The Cow, within a 10-minute walk of the museum.

A great place for lunch with your bunch: The Cow, in Seven Dials, Brighton

Have a happy summer and DO let me know in comments below if you do any of this stuff and what you think!

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