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Where to find dinosaurs in Sussex

Posted on 18 January 2019

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Hey fossil-fans, we have our own Jurassic Park in Sussex! The coast near Hastings has been very popular with fossil-hunters for a long time – significant dinosaur bones have been found there in the past - but it's been in the news again recently. It seems that over the past four years cliff erosion between Hastings and Fairlight has revealed a huge number of very detailed dinosaur footprints from the early Cretaceous period. Some are more than half a metre long, with incredibly detailed markings of skin, scales and claws, and they're thought to be from species including ankylosaurus and iguanodon (see how those tripped off my tongue - impressive, eh?).

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6 Splendid Sussex Castles

Posted on 7 December 2018

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You'll find some brilliant castles in and near Sussex - I've picked a few favourites for every season. We might not be able to offer you a castle to stay in but they're a great day out from our gorgeous country cottages!

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10 Half-Term Happenings in Sussex

Posted on 12 October 2018

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Something ghoulish for Hallowe'en half term, anyone? I've been exploring the creepy side of Sussex so you can head for the best family attractions. Whoooo! To my mind it doesn't get much more ghoulish than the True Crime Museum in Hastings. There's a Hallowe'en Murder Mystery Mind Bender all week, an evening True Crime Walk on 30th, plus curator's talks and all the regular exhibits. And if you need a walk to blow away the cobwebs afterwards, it's right on the seafront.

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5 reasons to try paddleboarding in Sussex

Posted on 10 September 2018

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Paddleboarding is a fast-growing sport – everyone's having a go. They say if you can walk upstairs you can have a go, whatever your age, though if you're going to try it in deep water you should be able to swim. Start with lessons on a nice big, wide board for extra stability, then move on to something smaller and faster if you like. Make waves!

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Summer swimming in Sussex

Posted on 7 August 2018

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Summer holidays are here, and I'm ahead of the game. I've been sea-swimming in Sussex through June and July and plan to enjoy the coast through August too.

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Anyone for Poohsticks?

Posted on 16 July 2018

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Reading AA Milne poems to a young relative lately reminded me of one of the best family days out in the Ashdown Forest - a visit to the Poohsticks Bridge. How can any Pooh Bear fan, of any age, resist? The bridge itself is surprisingly small but you can just imagine how secret it must have felt to a small child who lived and played there. You will most likely be sharing it with other visitors but that's half the fun and, after all, gives plenty of scope for playing Poohsticks.   

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Christopher Robin and friends - Or were they?

Posted on 25 October 2017

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 A new film came out earlier this month, a behind-the-scenes look at author A.A. Milne and the Winnie the Pooh stories inspired by his son - have you seen it yet?

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A Seaside Picnic

Posted on 30 July 2017

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Anytime is a nice time to be beside the seaside, our latest blog reminds us that it isn't just hot sunny days that are a perfect time to hit the beach..

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Eastbourne's First Hot Air Balloon Festival

Posted on 13 July 2017

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Up and away with the Eastbourne International Hot Air Balloon Festival!

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See Chicks For Free!

Posted on 1 June 2017

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Check out the new arrivals at Chichester Cathedral.

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Arundel Castle's Big Birthday

Posted on 26 May 2017

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Arundel Castle is 950 Years old And You're Invited To A Year Long Party!

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February Half Term Fun in Sussex

Posted on 14 February 2017

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You'll find fun for all the family across Sussex this half term.

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Local Heritage - Find a Museum on Your Sussex Holiday

Posted on 30 January 2017

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Hunt out the local museum on your next holiday - you'll be amazed at some of the things you'll find there!

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Half term in Sussex - yee-haa!

Posted on 20 October 2016

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October half term is fast approaching and there's a variety of seasonal events taking place at some key attractions in Sussex - plenty for the whole family to enjoy!

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Sussex's Blue Flag beaches

Posted on 11 July 2016

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Hopefully the summer months will bring us beach friendly weather, in which case there's plenty of wonderful beaches in Sussex you can choose to explore.  Several of which have recently won Blue Flag and Seaside Awards!

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Sussex firework celebrations

Posted on 4 November 2015

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Several places in Sussex host an excellent organised bonfire and fireworks celebration!  Lewes and Rye and to name but a few - if you are thinking about a getaway to Sussex this month then we do still have some availability.

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