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You and your family may choose to have a splash in our pool or curl up by the fire with a good book but if you prefer to get out and about, here's some ideas..

The Weald and Downland Living Museum

Discover 950 years of English rural life

Suitable for all ages, the Weald and Downland Living Museum is set in a 40-acre site with traditional rural buildings, rescued from destruction, dating back to 13th century. Set in a beautiful landscape, stories are told of women, men and children who lived and worked here over 1,000 years ago.

Children's activities are held here during the school holidays as well as a regular programme of domestic and craft demonstrations. There's lots to explore including gardens, farm animals, walks and a lake. Visit the waterside café or simply enjoy your own picnic.

Distance from The Spread Eagle - 6 miles

Chilli Fiesta

Join the party at the UK's biggest chilli festival on 10th -12th August 2018

This event has grown year on year to become one of the UK's biggest chilli festivals. This is a fabulous event to attend if you find yourself in the local area during August but be warned as it sells out fast! Make the most of the family-friendly festival atmosphere with the added choice to camp onsite with great facilities.

You'll find yourself dancing to live Latin music, watching cookery and gardening demonstrations as well as tasting delicious chilli foods; sampling as many chillies from around the world as you can handle.

Distance from The Spread Eagle - 6 miles

South Downs Planetarium and Science Centre

Experience the magic of the night sky

The South Downs Planetarium Science Centre is a fabulous visit for budding little star gazers and adults alike. Offering a 100 seat Star Theatre, with planetarium projector and 10m dome, kids can experience convincing celestial events with fascinating commentary, without the usual stargazing frustrations of unexpected cloud cover and light pollution. View eclipses, comets, meteor showers, shooting stars and much more.

Distance from The Spread Eagle - 13 miles

Butser Ancient Farm

A unique experimental archaeology site nestled into the rolling countryside of the South Downs National Park

This is a great unique family day out with hands-on activities for the children, archaeological research, marvellous animals and fascinating architecture, all nestled within the countryside of the South Downs National Park.

Only a 30-minute drive from The Spread Eagle be prepared to travel back to Ancient Britain and experience a real sense of the past from the Stone Age through to the Iron Age, Roman Britain and the Anglo-Saxon period.

Distance from the Spread Eagle - 16 miles