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Half Term Heroes

22nd February, 2022

With Half Term in full swing, we thought we’d sum up some of The Wittering and Bracklesham Bay’s best Half Term ideas for kids, family and friends.

Hunt for Fossils

Head out at low tide from Bracklesham Bay (on our doorstep) to hunt for fossils. Bracklesham Bay is word famous for its unique collection of ancient, natural artefacts. You can read more about the treasures that can be found here.

Give Water Sports a go

Whether it’s flat calm and you head out on a paddle board or give surfing a try in the swell, Bracklesham Bay is the place to go for water sports. When the conditions are right, you can head out for lessons with a local expert or on calm days, grab a cheap body board and enjoy some time in the waves. You can chat to local experts Bracklesham Board Riders for more info and hire opportunities.

Visit West Wittering Beach

The car park at West Wittering beach can be a total nightmare, but if you part at Billy’s, grab a takeaway coffee and cake and walk along the beach you’ll reach East Head in around 25 minutes. It’s a much better way of visiting the famous beach. You can reward yourself with a delicious lunch when you return!

Rainy day archeology

If the rain has come to visit, why not head indoors to the Roman Palace at Fishbourne which was accidentally discovered workmen digging in 1960 – low and behold, a previous Roman military base that was turned into a palace by the end of the first century was found – a truly unique sight. Check out more here.

Enjoy the local village buzz

With lots of independent shops, such as Lucy Armstrong’s chocolate shop to two incredible local butchers for holiday BBQs, there’s always lots going on in East Wittering village, morning, day and night – it’s well worth a visit!

Head to world famous Goodwood

An incredible set up, beautiful scenery and a family day out, when Goodwood holds a racing event, be it horse or motor car, you’ll be in for a treat. Check out what’s on here.


As always, we’re open every day with a selection of fresh, locally sourced specials, our extensive menu and kids treats, so make sure you pop in and say hi!

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