Sussex Nature and Wildlife Attractions

Sussex Nature and Wildlife Reserves and Attractions, tourist and visitor information, many with brief details of disabled access
Along with the attractions listed on this page you may also find places of interest on the Sussex Attractions and Heritage pages. We suggest that you also visit the pages for the neighbouring counties to see what else there is in the area.

We support ‘Accessible Countryside for Everyone’ in providing a brief guide as to the access / facilities for the sites listed, where we have them.


Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum - Have fun at the adventure playground and explore the willow tunnels, ride on the miniature railway, visit the motor museum, feed the birds on the wildfowl reserve or discover the ancient houses on a woodland walk (around 2500 birds and 130 species from around the world) - Disabled & Pushchair friendly see website


Blue Reef Aquarium - Over 30 naturally themed habitats transport you on a fantastic journey from the shoreline of Hastings to the tropical waters of the deep ocean - Hastings - Disabled & Pushchair friendly / baby changing see website


Earnley Butterflies and Gardens - Walk among Tropical Butterflies, see exotic Birds and get close to many Beasts. Wander through a maze of seventeen covered theme gardens, see the artefacts from the shipwrecked HMS Hazardous sunk in 1706 - Chichester - Disabled friendly / facilities but some restricted wheelchair access see website


Pagham Harbour - RSPB Reserve "is a glorious and peaceful nature reserve, one of the few undeveloped stretches of the Sussex coast, and an internationally important wetland site for wildlife. Resident species include little egrets, ringed plovers and lapwings. In spring and autumn, all sorts of migrant birds pass through...with up to 20,000 ducks, geese and waders feeding and roosting across the reserve, including large numbers of brent geese and pintails", visitor centre, events and activities - "There is a small hide overlooking Ferry Pool which is wheelchair accessible...The Nature Trail from the Visitor Centre is wheelchair/pushchair accessible but is bumpy in places", Step-free level entry to visitor centre, induction loop, one unisex accessible toilet with baby changing facilities. RADAR key from visitor centre during opening hours"


Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare - "Raystede is free to visit almost every day of the year" with its sizeable lakes, offers a safe haven for visiting waterfowl as well as for our chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, goats, horses, ponies and donkeys - Ringmer - we have no disabled access info for this site


Sea Life Brighton - over 1,500 creatures and 50 mesmerising marine displays, including our underwater tunnel where you can watch turtles and sharks - Disabled & Pushchair friendly / baby changing see website


Tilgate Nature Centre - Crawley - "located in Tilgate Park near to the Walled Garden...Tilgate Nature Centre houses over 100 different species. From otters to owls, mongoose to mice and parrots to pigs, there are so many animals to learn about", interactive experiences, cafe in the park - We understand that there is wheelchair access and accessible toilets in the park


WWT Arundel Wetland Centre - wildlife hides positioned throughout, boat safari is included in your admission price, pond dipping sessions on weekends and school holidays, play area, daily diving duck feed - Disabled & Pushchair friendly / baby changing see website


Rye Harbour Nature Reserve (Sussex Wildlife Trust) - over 1100 acres, generally flat and low lying with no natural feature above 6m, a mosaic of coastal habitats - shingle, saltmarsh, saline lagoons, coastal grazing marsh, freshwater gravel pits and reedbeds - Disabled & Pushchair friendly, many paths suitable for manual wheelchairs and more suitable for electric scooters, five birdwatching hides accessible to wheelchairs and mobility scooters. RADAR toilet in village adjacent to car park


Sussex Wildlife Trust -


RSPB East Sussex


Battle & District Local Group

Brighton & District Local Group

Brighton Starlings

Dungeness Purple Herons

Eastbourne & District Local Group

Hastings & St Leonards Local Group


RSPB West Sussex

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