Lessons can be taken in Cootham, Sussex all year round on a Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.
After a ground briefing you will be aero-towed to 2,500 feet, then the instructor will explain the action of the controls and guide you through some simple manoeuvres for a flight lasting approximately 20 – 30 minutes. You will receive a signed certificate to commemorate your flight!
Knepp Safaris offer half day trips round their estate near Dial Post. Your safari will take you to the current ‘hot spots’ of natural interest.
You’re likely to see at least some large herbivores – longhorn cattle, Exmoor ponies, Tamworth pigs, red and fallow deer – as they roam freely in large herds through the Wildland. Birds are also present in huge numbers all year round.
You will check trail cameras for our more secretive residents like foxes, badgers, hedgehogs, weasels and stoats; and stop for a species count at some of their wildlife ‘refugia’ for slow-worms, grass-snakes, toads, field-mice and voles. Spectacular tree-platforms offer panoramic views and a close-up of life in the canopy.
You travel in an open-sided 14 seater Pinzgauers for larger groups or an open-air all–terrain 5-seater Kawasaki,. Mule. Half-way through your safari they stop for coffee, tea and their popular organic homemade cake!
British Airways i360, the world' s tallest moving observation tower, will open on Brighton seafront on Thursday 4 August.
Groups of up to 200 visitors will glide up gently to a height of 138 metres (450ft) in a futuristic glass viewing pod to admire breathtaking 360-degree views across Brighton, the South Downs and the beautiful south coast. 'Flights' on British Airways i360 will last 20 minutes during the day and 30 minutes after 6pm. Tickets cost from £13.50 for adults and from £6.75 for children, with under 4s free.
The South Downs National Park is one of 15 in the UK. You can walk the length of the Downs on the South Downs Way – a long distance footpath – but there are many, many other well signposted public footpaths and bridleways that you could explore too
The long distance South Downs Way runs within a mile of Steyning. Unusually this section of the path is by a river.
The Monarch's Way also runs close to Steyning – said to be used by King Charles 2nd in the 17th century, when he was escaping to France
Don't miss this annual event at the fascinating Arundel Castle in West Sussex: Experience the thrill of the renowned Arundel International Jousting Competition, as revered knights from around the world gather to test their chivalry and skill at mounted combat in full plate armour.
Set within an authentic medieval style encampment, with the knights and men-at-arms of Raven Tor, Distant Trumpets Story Teller and the musicians of Rough Musicke, this is a unique week-long tournament.
The thrilling tournament will be accompanied by have-a-go archery and a host of craft displays and entertainment.
Held at the Norfolk Centre in the beautiful setting of Arundel in West Sussex, the first exhibition of the year takes place in spring and is followed by another one in late summer.
These are always popular with locals and visitors to the area due to the consistently high standard of work produced by the society. The work of several of their artists has become collectable and they have established quite a following locally.
Works can be purchased on the day of your visit and they have a selection of un-framed originals for ease of transportation by overseas visitors. There is always something new to see as works are replaced as they are purchased.
The Downland Art Society subjects cover familiar landscapes and seascapes, people and animals – in oil, watercolour, acrylic and pastel.
When: Friday 19 August – Friday 26 August 2016 Where: The Norfolk Centre, Arundel, BN18 9PA
Golf fans are guaranteed a warm welcome at Singing Hills Golf Course Within easy reach of Steyning & Brighton.
Guests staying at Rosebud Cottage in Steyning recommended Singing Hills. They were able to borrow golf clubs with no extra charge.
The golf course is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty in the heart of Sussex. Players can also enjoy a first class restaurant, delightful bar and well-stocked Golf Shop. Singing Hills is one of the county's top 27 hole golf venues.
Everyone is welcome to visit their 27 hole course sheltered by the Sussex Downs. Each of the three 9's offer their own challenges to any standard of golfer. The practice area includes a 15 bay driving range and putting green …
Opening in summer 2016 by Brighton’s historic West Pier, the ground-breaking attraction will be 162 metres tall, with the fully enclosed glass pod soaring to 450 feet. Up to 200 visitors at a time will enjoy unfolding 360-degree views of the UK’s most popular seaside town, wild expanses of the South Downs National Park, UNESCO World Biosphere, dramatic chalk cliffs, English Channel and 26 miles of the Sussex coastal landscape.
The pod itself is 4.7 metres high and 18 metres wide, with an elegant futuristic design that won’t fail to make its mark on Brighton’s iconic seafront. It will be heated and air conditioned, fully accessible for wheelchair users, have bench seating for passengers and house a Sky Bar for refreshments. The visitor centre incorporates a 400-seat restaurant, gift shop, children’s play zone, exhibition space, tea rooms and conference and event facilities.
The course will start with an indoor session introducing you to the wild flowers of the county and their identification. After lunch you will walk around the Woods Mill reserve and search for spring flowers. Learn how to identify them as well as their medicinal uses and folklore.
Perhaps you will see a burnt tip orchid! (in the photo)
This course takes place just a couple of miles from Steyning at the Sussex Wildlife Trust headquarters.