Whether you’re marking a special occasion, are looking to indulge in something just for you or you want to try something completely new, West Sussex offers some truly outstanding experiences. From spa breaks and vineyard tours to hot air balloon rides and track days at Goodwood, there’s something for everyone no matter what takes your fancy.

We’ve picked our favourite five to help inspire your next trip.

Luxury Spa Day at Bailiffscourt Hotel & Spa

Nestled in thirty acres of glorious West Sussex countryside, Bailiffscourt Hotel & Spa also has direct access to Climping beach, making it the perfect place to experience coast and country. For a truly luxurious treat, the hotel’s Spring Awakening Luxury Spa Day allows you to enjoy a delicious two-course lunch, a chilled glass of sparkling wine from Sussex, use of all the facilities and a soothing one-hour treatment.  

Vineyard tour at Tinwood Estate

The Tinwood Estate’s vineyards are situated in the heart of West Sussex at the foot of the South Downs National Park. Producing some of Sussex’s very best sparkling wines, a vineyard tour and tasting is the perfect way to indulge in something extra special. If that’s not enough, you can also stay in one of the estate’s three lodges that look over the vines. With jacuzzi baths, saunas and a fully stocked wine fridge, we think you’ll want to return time and time again.

Balloon Flights with The British School of Ballooning

Imagine yourself drifting silently high above the beautiful West Sussex countryside and taking in the incredible views.  If you’ve got a head for heights and want to experience something truly extraordinary The British School of Ballooning gives you the chance to experience the beauty of West Sussex from above. Launching from Petworth, you’ll be able to spot Cowdray Park, Bignor Roman Villa and views of the Isle of Wight. Be sure to book though, as places are filled fast.

Goodwood Track Days

For those with a need for speed, a high-octane day of driving your car around Goodwood’s famous track could be for you. The Goodwood Track Days include the opportunity to drive your car on one of the UK’s most challenging race tracks, a full driver’s briefing, and lunch and refreshments throughout the day. As well as the thrill of the drive, you can savour the stunning surroundings of the Goodwood estate. 

Artisan baking workshop at The Artisan Bakehouse

The fine people at The Artisan Bakehouse are passionate about real bread and are on a mission to share that with you. Winners of the ‘Sussex Eating Experience of the Year 2018’ award, their workshops are relaxed and informative and run by internationally renowned baker and author, Emmanuel Hadjiandreou. With new skills to try at home and a selection of loaves to take with you, this is perfect for the foodies out there.