A history of Goodwood Racecourse

Racing season is upon us and ‘Glorious Goodwood’ is getting underway this week. Goodwood racecourse, nestled on the edge of the South Downs just north of Chichester, has been established for over 200 years. Known as the sport of kings, the Duke of Richmond introduced the course to the estate for the benefit of the officers of the Sussex Militia,, or which he was Colonel, in 1802. The course was originally known at ‘The Harroway’ and is renowned as the World’s most beautiful racecourse. We can certainly see why! With the South Downs as its backdrop, the course is set in rolling countryside. To...
Posted on July 29th 2018Category: Blog

School's Out!

This summer Chichester has plenty to keen your little people busy. Prise them from the paddling pool and stretch their minds and their legs at some of the many events and activities planned across the disctrict this summer. Here are a few that we've highlighted in our diary: Have a Go at Archaeology Budding archaeologist at home? Get them down to the Fishbourne Roman Palace from 24th July to 3rd August for fun whilst learning in a beautiful setting. Find out more Petworth House Costumed Encounters An insight into ‘below stairs’ in the early 1800s and learn more about Georgian servant life...
Posted on July 16th 2018Category: Blog

The lavender has arrived!

Every year there is a small window of time when the lavender fields across the district are in their full glory. That time is here! Chichester's Lordington Lavender opens its doors this week, allowing visitors to walk through the beautiful lavender fields with the back drop of the spectuaular South Downs. Lordington has become renowned for its fantastic display and the weather this year, although challenging for farms, will provide the perfect conditions for a walk through the fields. Bring your camera! Snap the family as they wander through the purple, or test out your camera skill in one of...
Posted on July 09th 2018Category: Blog

Treat your dad! Make a plan for Father’s Day this Sunday

Dads really are special. Treat yours to a day out this weekend; there’s loads going on this weekend so you’re spoiled for choice! We’ve collated some of your options into a handy dad-type guide: Culture dad Amberley Museum - Dads Can Do – Dads go free! Amberley museum is running a special day of hands on activities including crafts for children. With crafts, pottery and train driving experiences (subject to availability) for the Dads. The steam trains area also running and there’s lots to entertain the whole family. Plus there’s FREE ENTRY for Dad with each accompanying paying child (not in...
Posted on June 13th 2018Category: Blog

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