What's on inChichester

Welcome to Chichester

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Chichester - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Chichester to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

Tourist information Chichester

Tourist Information

Everything you need to know if you're visiting Chichester as a visitor or a resident.

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Forthcoming events in Chichester

03
JUN
Chaplin's Circus
King George V Playing Fields

Chaplins Circus will be bringing its unique panto‐circus to Felpham Bognor Regis from 3rd to 7th June 2015.JUNE SPECIAL OFFER: KIDS GO FREE One free kids ticket with every full priced adultIt is the 4th of August 1924. Chaplins Circus has just…

Location: 6.5 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01727 555250
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05
JUN
Three Friday Nights - 2manydjs
Goodwood Racecourse

World‐famous DJs a spectacular laser show and horseracing under the summer sun combine to create a series of unmissable nights at Goodwood Racecourse. This year sees 2manydjs take to the decks on Friday 5 June with Gorgon City performing on Friday 12…

Location: 4.6 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 01243 216611
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06
JUN
Madness
Fratton Park

British popska band Madness saw their major success and popularity in the mid 1980s. Members include Graham Suggs McPherson Mike Barson Lee Thompson Chris Foreman Mark Bedford Daniel Woodgate and Carl Smyth. They were famed…

Location: 12.6 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

07
JUN
Sunday School
Goodwood Racecourse

For a great family day out as well as an action‐packed afternoon of horseracing this fixture features hands‐on workshops farrier demonstrations a chance to walk the course trips to the race start and a behind‐the‐scenes tour of the racecourse and weighing room.…

Location: 4.6 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01243 216611
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12
JUN
Comedy All Stars
Barton Hall Horndean Technology College

Hosted by James Alderson this show continues to prove that big names want to come down to little ol Horndean for a terrific night of laughterHeadliner Tom Stade is confirmedAs seen on Daves One Night Stand Live At The Apollo Michael McIntyres…

Location: 11.6 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07736 326326
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12
JUN
Three Friday Nights - Gorgon City
Goodwood Racecourse

World‐famous DJs a spectacular laser show and horseracing under the summer sun combine to create a series of unmissable nights at Goodwood Racecourse. This year sees 2manydjs take to the decks on Friday 5 June with Gorgon City performing on Friday 12…

Location: 4.6 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 01243 216611
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13
JUN
Town Crier's Competition
Arundel Castle

OYEZ OYEZ Arundel welcomes town criers from across England for a national competition.Their voices will be booming across the grounds of Arundel Castle to be assessed for sustained volume clarity diction and inflection.…

Location: 10 milesaway
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01903 882173
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19
JUN
Three Friday Nights - Idris Elba
Goodwood Racecourse

World‐famous DJs a spectacular laser show and horseracing under the summer sun combine to create a series of unmissable nights at Goodwood Racecourse. This year sees 2manydjs take to the decks on Friday 5 June with Gorgon City performing on Friday 12…

Location: 4.6 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 01243 216611
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20
JUN
Mustering for Agincourt
Arundel Castle

New for 2015 ‐ Representing the historical forces of the Earl of Arundel the knights squires archers and men‐at‐arms of Raven Tor Living History Group will meet in preparation for the 1415 campaign of Henry V to defeat the French forces. The…

Location: 10 milesaway
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01903 882173
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25
JUN
Festival of Speed
Goodwood House

The Festival of Speed is the largest motoring garden party in the worlda unique summer weekend that brings together an impossibly heady mix of cars stars and motor sport royalty' to create a car culture event of epic proportions. Held…

Location: 3.5 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 01243 755055
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05
JUL
Jaguar Day
Arundel Castle

New for 2015 ‐ Arundel Castle will welcome the West Sussex Region of the Jaguar Enthusiasts Club on Sunday 5th July. Visitors will be able to enjoy a display of these stunning automobiles from Classic Jaguars through to modern supercars and speak…

Location: 10 milesaway
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01903 882173
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11
JUL
Privateers & Revolutionaries Weekend
Arundel Castle

New for 2015 ‐ Napoleon Bonaparte has escaped from his captivity on Elba and has been restored as Emperor of France. Mobilising the French armies he is seeking to reinstate France as the dominant country in Europe. Many in England are discontented…

Location: 10 milesaway
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01903 882173
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12
JUL
Classic Cars Gathering
Arundel Castle

New for 2015 ‐ an opportunity for Classic Car enthusiasts to display view and enjoy a wide variety of classic and sporting cars dating from the earliest aeons of popular motoring through to recent supercars.…

Location: 10 milesaway
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01903 882173
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17
JUL
Lakeside Rock 'n' Roll Extravaganza
Lakeside

Friday 1720 July 2015from £259 pp 3 nights half board in standard accommodation. Booking code RNR15.Featuring: The FirebirdsJoey & The JiversBernie Woods & The Forest FiresRockin' The JointJerome's JetsettersGreggi GStompin' SteveMidnight ShiftIan and SuzanneTo book telephone Lakeside on…

Location: 8.5 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01252 793430
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21
JUL
Jousting & Medieval Tournament Week
Arundel Castle

Under the shadow of the mighty Castle experience the thrill of the renowned Arundel International Jousting Competition as revered knights from around the world gather to test their chivalry and skill at mounted combat in full plate armour.Set within an authentic Medieval…

Location: 10 milesaway
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01903 882173
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28
JUL
Qatar Goodwood Festival
Goodwood Racecourse

This iconic five‐day festival affectionately known as Glorious Goodwood' will welcome the world's very best horses and jockeys to the South Downs. From the £1million Qatar Sussex Stakes to the grace and beauty of Ladies' Day Glorious Goodwood' is the sporting and…

Location: 4.6 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 01243 216611
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30
JUL
Living History Day
Arundel Castle

Set on the American Lawn at Arundel Castle this day will be an opportunity to meet historical characters who will bring the past to life. With the Yarnsmith of Norwich Story Teller have‐a‐go fencing archery a face painter and a chance to…

Location: 10 milesaway
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01903 882173
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09
AUG
Beer Rounders & Hog Roast
Selsey Cricket Club

As part of Selsey Festival 2015 Selsey Cricket Club will be hosting the popular Beer and Rounders day on Sunday August 9th.This is a great day out for all the Family.Sponsored by M S J Jewellery Services Ltd and Game Set &…

Location: 6.6 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 01243 604924
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09
AUG
MG Car Club - SVW Register
Arundel Castle

New for 2015 ‐ The SVW Register is part of the MG Car Club. The Register was established for the SA VA and WA types that are collectively known as SVW dating from early 1936 to late 1939.We are expecting between 30…

Location: 10 milesaway
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01903 882173
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22
AUG
Life in a Medieval Castle
Arundel Castle

To commemorate the 800th Signing of the Magna Carta Life in a Medieval Castle portrays the rolesof both rich and poor military and domestic in the late 12th and early 13th centuries during the reign of King John. Combat craft weapons and…

Location: 10 milesaway
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01903 882173
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28
AUG
August Bank Holiday at Goodwood Racecourse
Goodwood Racecourse

Held over three magical days this enchanting 1950s‐themed event rekindles the nostalgic Summer holidays of yesteryear to create the ultimate family day out. A fabulous choice of entertainment includes live music and traditional fairground rides as well as a spectacular fireworks display…

Location: 4.6 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01243 216611
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29
AUG
History in Action (Multi-period)
Arundel Castle

Set on the Lower Lawns of Arundel Castle the tented encampments of Raven Tor Living History Group and the Company of St Barbara will reflect 2000 years of local and castle history in crafts costume and combat displays. An opportunity to meet…

Location: 10 milesaway
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01903 882173
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01
SEP
Autumn Racing
Goodwood Racecourse

These two midweek meetings offer racegoers the perfect opportunity to bring family friends or work colleagues to sample Goodwood's delights. Escape the office for a truly memorable trip to the world's most beautiful racecourse. Tickets from £18 with free admission for children.…

Location: 4.6 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 01243 216610
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11
SEP
Goodwood Revival
Goodwood Motor Circuit

The Goodwood Revival truly is a magical step back in time celebrating the halcyon days of motor racing as it used to be with all of the accompanying spectacle and glamour of the era. Competitors and spectators alike dress in period fashions…

Location: 2.5 milesaway
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01243 755055
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11
OCT
Season Finale
Goodwood Racecourse

The Season Finale provides one final chance to experience racing at Goodwood in all its glory before the winter break. Raise a glass in celebration as the racecourse bids farewell to 2015. Tickets from £25 with free admission for children. Gates open…

Location: 4.6 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 01243 216611
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28
OCT
Normans and Crusaders in The Keep
Arundel Castle

Raven Tor Living History Group will be portraying the life and times of the 12th Century Norman period in The Keep at Arundel Castle. With combat weaponry armour and crafts displays visitors will not only be able to see what life was…

Location: 10 milesaway
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01903 882173
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07
NOV
CRAFTS at FORT PURBROOK
Fort Purbrook

2015 is our 23rd year at this stunning venue. Visitors to Crafts at Fort Purbrook will have a great opportunity to see and buy some fantastic products including handmade crafts food ideas and quality gifts from Britain and around the world. You…

Location: 11.3 milesaway
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01243 641306
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05
DEC
CHICHESTER CHRISTMAS MARKET
Chichester City Centre

We will be returning in 2015 to Chichester City Centre for our seventh year with our incredibly popular Christmas Market.A huge array of our gorgeous festive stalls will line the streets of Chichester's North Street and East Street with The Cross as…

Location: 0.5 milesaway
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01243 641306
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Tourist Attractions


Goodwood House

Goodwood combines the glamour of a great English country house with the warmth of a family home. Still owned and lived in by the Earl and Countess of March and their young children, this unique Sussex house provides a stunning setting for one of the most significant private…

Chichester Cathedral

For nearly 1000 years Chichester Cathedral has welcomed visitors through its doorsworshippers, seekers, people with every kind of need.The history of Chichester Cathedral begins in 681 when Saint Wilfred brought Christianity to Sussex and established a Cathedral in Selsey, a small community south of…

Arun District Indoor Bowling Club Ltd

Bowling at Arun District Indoor Bowling Club Ltd in Bognor Regis, West Sussex.Contact venue on 01243866261 for opening times and entrance costs.…

Avisford Park

Avisford Park ‐ golf course in Arundel, West Sussex.Contact the golf course on telephone number 01243 554611 for course availability, course rules, member information, golf academy if available and green fees at Avisford Park golf courseclub.…

Beachcomber Amusement Arcade

Beachcomber Amusement Arcade ‐ Amusement Park in Chichester, West Sussex.Contact venue on telephone number 01243602907 for opening times, entrance costs, and attractionsrides available at this park.…

Bognor Pier Leisure Ltd

Bognor Pier Leisure Ltd ‐ Amusement Park in Bognor Regis, West Sussex.Contact venue on telephone number 01243820531 for opening times, entrance costs, and attractionsrides available at this park.…

Want more?

Want to see what other attractions to visit when in Chichester? See our list of attractions in Chichester, including theme parks, castles, historic houses, zoos and many more family days out.


Updated: 30/05/2015 04:47:51