22 Feb 2018
Once a settlement for the Romans and Anglo-Saxons, Chichester is more than just a cathedral city — and there’s plenty for you to do. Whether you enjoy the rush of city life, the freedom of country walks or coastal views — this district has it all.
A megarider ticket is your way to explore it all — we’ve planned out your entire week so you don’t have to. Whether you’re taking a week’s holiday away from work to spend time with the kids, or just to treat yourself to some me time – the opportunities in Chichester are endless with a weekly bus pass.
So how can you make the most of your seven days in Chichester? Here are our suggestions:
Are you fascinated by the military or love listening to stories of the war? Keep the memory of the RAF Tangmere personnel alive by taking a trip to the Tangmere Military Aviation Museum. The museum has countless exhibitions, including the Battle of Britain Hall, Meryl Hansed Memorial Hall and much more. You’ll also get to see some historic aircrafts outside as well as an air-raid shelter experience with full sound effects.
Forget relaxing — pick up the pace and visit the Goodwood Estate. If you have a passion for motor-racing, the track opened by the 9th Duke of Richmond and the first professionally organised post-war racing event is one that you must visit. Whether you want to take a spin in a high-performance BMW, play a spot of golf or enjoy a warbird aviation experience — this will be a day that you’ll never forget.
Attend the South Downs Planetarium and Science Centre to experience the extraordinary night sky complemented with commentary by a professional astronomer. The event is suitable for all ages, making it an educational yet enjoyable day. Check out their events too, as there are some you don’t want to miss during your visit!
Split the week up with a visit to the Tinwood Estate vineyard and taste some of the finest English wines — and even buy a couple of bottles to take home! Overlooking the growing vines accompanied with a scrumptious cheese platter, your Thursday night will be definitely one to remember.
You can’t visit Chichester without taking a trip to the Chichester Festival Theatre — especially for some Friday night entertainment! With mass productions across the board, you’ll be spoilt for choice during your visit, from live Q&As to comedy and drama.
No matter the weather, brighten your day with a trip to West Dean Gardens to see the most beautiful flowers. Known as one of the greatest restored gardens in the UK, with immense significant features hidden around the estate, you will feel a sense of heritage and history during your walk. From the Spring Gardens and Pond, to St Roche’s Arboretum and even Fruit Collections, it’s the perfect cultural day out.
End your week with a splash by participating in some watersports with CWS on the South Coast. From wakeboarding to waterskiing, there’s plenty of options — including an inflatable aqua park that will bring out your competitive streak. If you want to get ahead of the game, hire a kayak and show off your new skills in the water.