Safari Stays: A Family-Friendly Sussex Safari

Enjoy a British staycation with your family this year with our family-friendly Safari Stays.

In partnership with our great friends at The Welldiggers Arms near Petworth and The White Horse in Chilgrove, we’re bringing you a three-night stay from £150 per person.

What’s Included? 

Whilst enjoying your family-friendly staycation explore nearby High Weald while with us here at The Old House, enjoy the wide-open spaces in the South Downs National Park during your stay at The Welldiggers Arms and explore Chichester Beach just down the road from The White Horse

Your safari stay will include:
– A night in a Classic Room at each historic inn* 
– A la carte breakfast per day
– Luxury linens 
– Vegan & environmentally-friendly bath & body products 
– En-suite bathrooms 
– Complimentary tea & coffee making facilities 
– Available to book for stay until 31st March, excluding Christmas holidays, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day and Bank Holidays

Your four-legged companions are welcome to join you on this walking tour for an additional £15 per dog, per property. 

*Upgrades available. Ts&cs apply  – you can find them on the Cirrus Inns website here.

Example Itinerary

Here is an example itinerary we’ve made for you to see just some of the joys of family-friendly Sussex, and the things you can expect to see and do during your Safari Stay.

Day 1: Arrive at Copthorne

Just 13 min drive from The Old House is The British Wildlife Centre, home to the finest collection of native species in the country, where you will see and learn about Britain’s own wonderful wildlife, with over forty different species on display, and even some to meet up close! Tickets are just £8.50 for children and guarantee a fun and educational day for all the family.

Day 2: Copthorne > Petworth

The various attractions and ways to discover the South Downs National Park, from geocaching and bike rides to travelling back in time with a visit to a Roman villa, means there’s no reason to be short on ideas for family days out. The park’s website has a fantastic list of days out in the South Downs, suitable for families of all ages

Day 3: Petworth > Chilgrove

As well as the nearby family favourite; West Wittering Beach you can enjoy a fun day with the family out on the water with Portsmouth Watersports Centre. Ideally located on the stunning shores of Langstone Harbour, just 30 mins away, they offer a Pay and Play facility where you can hire sailing dinghies, kayaks, windsurfers and stand up paddle-boards for the day. 

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