Things to Do in Burgess Hill

things to do in Burgess Hill

If you’re looking for a great family day out, Burgess Hill could be the ideal destination. From exploring historic buildings to taking in the stunning scenery, you’ll find plenty of unique experiences for families to enjoy.

The town offers a range of things to do, including the Urban Beach sandpit at Church Walk and the Children’s Safari at Bedelands Nature Reserve. You can also visit nearby National Trust properties such as Nymans and Sheffield Park.

Beech Hurst Park Miniature Railway

The Beech Hurst Park Miniature Railway is a great attraction for families and train enthusiasts alike. It features a half-mile track and two tunnels. It is operated and maintained by a volunteer organization. Kids with the odd day to spare can join in and help out.

Thrilling rides, interactive exhibits, animal encounters, shows, outdoor spaces, delicious dining and memorable souvenirs are just some of the attractions you can enjoy at the Beech Hurst Park. In addition, there is a Fun Pots pottery painting studio for the kids. It is a great way to get creative with your kids and create some beautiful works of art! Also, be sure to check out their summer specials! They offer family ticket packages. Moreover, their self-drive boats are a must-try experience for everyone!

Fun Pots

Whether you want to capture your baby’s footprints, create a personalised gift or simply unwind, Fun Pots is the place for you. This independent pottery painting cafe can be found at the end of Haywards Heath high street and offers a stress-free experience.

Located on the edge of West Sussex, Burgess Hill is home to a range of local and big brand shops, cafes and attractive 17th century buildings. Its large park, independent cinema and leisure centre are all popular attractions for families.

From the town centre, catch bus 100 from stop A in Church Street to get to B&Q. It’s also a 15 minute walk along the A273. For those looking for a more unique activity, you can visit the Urban Beach sandpit which opens tomorrow.

Nymans Garden

A National Trust site that offers fun family trails and activities as well as gorgeous gardens, ruins and woodland. The kids will love their natural play area with a bamboo jungle and topiary shapes, plus den building and children’s games with a mini stage.

The house was transformed into a Gothic home in the twenties before it burnt down, leaving romantic ruins. Discover its history and artefacts in their new exhibition ‘Rising from the Ashes’.

The gardens are a horticulturalist’s dream with water cascades, ponds and flowers of all colours and sizes. You can explore them on circular walks that are marked by map. Entry costs PS10 for adults, free for NT members and kids. Parking is on site.

Go Ape Crawley

Go Ape Crawley is a great day out for adventure enthusiasts, with the opportunity to climb, zip line and explore the forest canopy. Located at Tilgate Park there are two challenges including The Treetop Challenge which is perfect for those with an adventurous streak and requires climbing up to 11 meters high, and the Treetop Adventure designed with the younger monkeys in mind with tricky crossings, wobbly bridges and awesome zip wires.

There is also a children’s playground, family boats for hire (rowing and canoes as well as double sit on top kayaks) plus woodland trails and nature centre. To find out more visit the website for opening times and prices.

Tulleys Farm

The farm turns into Europe’s largest scream park at Halloween and it is a must for horror fans. The scares are relentless and the atmosphere is immersive. One highlight is the Horrorwood Hayride where jump scares and character interaction abound. This year the attraction seems to be even more intense and impressive.

Another favourite is Wastelands, an incredibly immersive and well themed prison which is full of great pyrotechnics and laser shows. Then in winter the farm hosts Tulleys Christmas Experience bringing fun and family memories to life.

Its not just Tulleys Farm that offers exciting things to do – there is so much to see and do in Burgess Hill and surrounding West Sussex. Located close to Borde Hill Garden, Badelands Nature Reserve and Ditchling Common Country Park, there is something for all the family.

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