I always laugh because my husband thinks Arundel sounds like somewhere that would feature in Lord of the Rings…
Anyways, if you are headed down to the South Coast, here is a handy list of places to visit if you have toddlers in tow. There are plenty of paid-for places to visit by the way. I just like seeking out free places haha.
Arundel is about 20 minutes from Bognor Regis and ten minutes or so from Littlehampton. It is a small little town, overlooked by a very cool-looking castle. B loved this fact and very much wanted to go in. At over twelve quid per person (B being free) it was a no. Maybe if he was a bit older but roaming about castle rooms with a two year old doesn’t sound appealing to me. Instead we took a stroll up to the castle gates and found that you could pop into a small castle-type-room (I’m sure there is a proper word for this) which served as a bit of an info-area. We told B he’d been in a real castle. Job done 🙂
Just next door to the car park we used, there was a fantastic playground. Again, we were really impressed with all the playgrounds we visited in West Sussex. Really well thought out and lots to do for toddlers. Here B is looking at a friendly duck that followed us in, hoping for some snackies I think!
Our week away in West Sussex took us to Littlehampton as my nana was staying with her brother who lives not far from here. We enjoyed some time on the beach, although it was pretty cold. Mr D also took little B to Harbour Park, a free amusement area on the beach. There was pretty much zero open due to it being out of season but def worth a look if you are looking for free things to do in the area!
Oh and to mention, we found ANOTHER amazing playground! I think D and I were more excited than B! I forgot to take any decent photos other than this one from a distance. There was a fantastic sand area which B loved while we enjoyed a picnic.