Petworth House

Inspired by the Baroque palaces of Europe, Petworth House is an extraordinary and surprising ancestral seat created by just one family over 900 years. The 17th-century building you can see today comprises grand state rooms, which form the centre piece of any visit.

Designed to display the taste, lifestyle and artistic patronage of generations, the state rooms offer an infinity of paintings and sculpture, including major works by Van Dyck, Turner, Reynolds and Gainsborough and a particular highlight is the earliest English globe in existence dating back to 1592. This remarkable collection reflects a journey of survival and success through the Tudor Reformation.

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Fishers Farm

Open 363 days a year from 10am to 5pm, Fishers Farm is a family run farm park in Wisborough Green, West Sussex, just a few miles from the village of Kirdford and The Foresters Arms.

This award winning park offers a huge selection of indoor soft play, theatre shows, farm animals and exciting outdoor rides for the whole family to enjoy and really is an action-packed day for all ages, with new attractions being added every year.

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Spitfire Experience, Wheelers Farm

Brian Smith, who served with the RAF and later as a pilot with British Airways has constructed a unique Spitfire flight experience in a barn at his Wisborough Green home.  Uniforms hang on the wall, logbooks sit next to ration books and old newspapers and Vera Lynn records grace the airwaves to create a nostalgic feel to the experience. 

Brian and the team have built a cockpit of a Spitfire using realistic controls, displays, and the latest computer technology and the impressive visual experience is displayed over three huge screens spanning the width of the cabin.

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Wey & Arun Canal Trust – Loxwood Canal Centre

Located just a few miles from Kirdford, in the village of Loxwood, is the Loxwood Canal Centre and the headquarters of the Wey and Arun Canal Trust, from where there are a number of boat trips, special cruises and boat charters available. So the next time you’re in the area, why not combine some time on the canal with lunch or dinner at our friendly pub.

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