‘The sun always shines in Sussex’. That’s what my wife and I routinely boast to our friends. Whilst that might be a bit of an exaggeration (memories of June are still raw), it’s true that Sussex is one of the sunniest places in the UK (Eastbourne holds the sunshine record, I believe). If we are due any rays, they are likely to shine here. The balmy weather, combined with a multitude of great, outdoorsy things to do with kids, are the reasons we moved to Sussex from London. We’ve spent the last two years working our way round the area’s beaches, hills, castles and and farms – some, or all, of which could be packaged up for a brilliant, and cheap, summer mini-break en famille. Here are nine of the best places to head – and one to take cover in when it (occasionally / inevitably) rains.
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