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.

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

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Forthcoming events in Chichester

10
MAR
String Symphony
Emsworth Baptist Church

The oldest piece will be the Concerto for Two Violins by Bach in which two of our section leaders Brian Howells and Cathy Mathews will take the solo parts.Opening the concert will be a 20th century work by the British composer Benjamin…

Location: 7 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01489 877497
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17
MAR
Pictures at an Exhibition & Dvorak Violin Concerto
Oaklands Catholic School

You have almost certainly heard the first piece in this concert the Hungarian Rhapsody no 2 by Liszt as the background music to cartoons such as Tom and JerryIt was originally written for solo piano but a couple of orchestrations…

Location: 10.9 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01489 877497
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18
MAR
The Passion of Christ
Emsworth Baptist Church

Handels The Passion of Christ is a newly discovered choral work performed as part of The Havant Music Festival with Neil Jenkins as The Evangelist.and Thomas Neal as conductor with young soloists from London. …

Location: 7 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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22
MAR
Stansted Musical Evening
Stansted House

More Sullivan Without Gilbert by Los Ladrones. Neglected gems by Sir Arthur with interval refreshments.…

Location: 7.3 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02392 412265
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30
MAR
Easter Trail
West Dean Gardens

Bring family and friends to West Dean Gardens near Chichester during the Easter holidays and follow the Easter trail for a chocolate prize.Explore the Gardens and see the spring flowers enjoy lunch or afternoon tea at the Gardens Restaurant. …

Location: 5.5 milesaway
Category: Family Events

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31
MAR
Normans and Crusaders
Arundel Castle

Set within a tented encampment on the American lawns this Easter weekend visitors will witness breath‐taking demonstrations of Norman weaponry armour combat archery and falconry. There will also be craft displays and have‐a‐go archery for the over 8s to ensure an Easter…

Location: 10 milesaway
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01903882173 ext230
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07
APR
Littlehampton Town Artisan Market
Littlehampton High Street

Artists local producers & creators artisan craft makers antiquesantiquarian books busking performance and all the colourful characters which make up the local coastline & downlands around us along the South Coast.We will be very open & keen for buskers and performers to…

Location: 10.5 milesaway
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01903 722666
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14
APR
Living History Weekend
Arundel Castle

Commemorating the 950th Anniversary of Arundel Castles initial construction in 1068. Find out what it was really like to live at the Castle in the early Norman period in this absorbing two‐day event. With weaponry armour and combat demonstrations there is something…

Location: 10 milesaway
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01903882173 ext230
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14
APR
Rough Runner The South
Bereleigh Estate

Game show‐inspired obstacle events are for everyone ‐ you dont need to be an ultra marathon runner just someone whos up for a great timeRough Runner is the lovechild of TV game shows and obstacle racing and our goal is to make…

Location: 16.6 milesaway
Category: Sports

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15
APR
Annual Tulip Festival
Arundel Castle & Gardens

During April and May Arundel Castle is the place for tulip enthusiasts.During this period over 60000 tulips will bloom in the Castles stunning gardens providing visitors with one of the most impressive tulip displays in the country. A wide range of varieties…

Location: 10 milesaway
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01903882173 ext230
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17
APR
Speed Dating in Chichester
Pallant Restaurant & Cafe

Speed Dating in ChichesterHow Speed Dating in Chichester worksWhen you arrive at the speed dating venue for Speed Dating in Chichester you will be greeted by our friendly professional hosts. They will settle you in by briefly explaining the format of the…

Location: 0.5 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 02380 784694
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01
MAY
Allium Extravaganza
Arundel Castle

During May & June 2018 eruptions of pom‐pom headed alliums will burst into bloom at Arundel Castle.Exploding into flower with bright blooms towering over neighbouring plants its easy to see why alliums are a firm favourite with the nations gardeners and nicknamed…

Location: 10 milesaway
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01903882173 ext230
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05
MAY
Opening Saturday at Goodwood Racecourse
Goodwood Racecourse

Enjoy quality racing at the worlds most beautiful racecourse as the Goodwood season gets off to a flying start with an action‐packed afternoon on the picturesque Sussex Downs. Under 18s go free. Visit goodwood.com for tickets.…

Location: 4.6 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 01243 755055
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10
MAY
The Boy Who Bit Picasso
The Assembly Room

The Arts Society is a leading arts education charity. We have a global network of local Societies which connects people to the arts and to each other.We are hoping to open an evening Society in Chichester to complement the existing daytime ones.To…

Location: 0.6 milesaway
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 02074 300730
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24
MAY
Festival of Food & Racing at Goodwood Racecourse
Goodwood Racecourse

A fabulous combination of award‐winning food and thrilling racing. The Food Festival includes organic produce from Goodwood Home Farm and award‐winning fare from local artisan suppliers. Visit goodwood.com for tickets.…

Location: 4.6 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 07969 194859
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26
MAY
Castle Siege
Arundel Castle

A firm family favourite this three‐day event will cover all aspects of a 15th century siege. Forces from England and France will enter into conflict twice a day using replica medieval canons archers fully armoured knights and men at arms to try…

Location: 10 milesaway
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01903882173 ext230
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01
JUN
Three Friday Nights
Goodwood Racecourse

A unique combination of racing music and dancing to create a truly unforgettable experience. Enjoy evening racing followed by a set from a world‐famous DJ and a spectacular laser show. Visit goodwood.com for tickets.…

Location: 4.6 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01243 755055
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01
JUN
West Dean Arts and Craft Festival
West Dean College and Gardens

The Arts and Craft Festival offers the opportunity to buy high quality crafts and prints watch demonstratiosn get hands‐on in workshops and drop‐in sessions and view installations from emerging artists. West Dean House is also open where alongside the historic collection discover…

Location: 5.3 milesaway
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01243 818210
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08
JUN
The Garden Show at Stansted Park
Stansted Park

A perfect event to find all you need for your garden and homefind out more about the show and the venueA great opportunity to explore whats on the doorstep; source new talent designers and artisans. Browse affordable and handpicked stands. With specialist…

Location: 7.3 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01243 538456
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08
JUN
Three Friday Nights at Goodwood Racecourse
Goodwood Racecourse

A unique combination of racing music and dancing to create a truly unforgettable experience. Enjoy evening racing followed by a set from a world‐famous DJ and a spectacular laser show. Visit goodwood.com for tickets.…

Location: 4.6 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01243 755055
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10
JUN
Family Race Day at Goodwood Racecourse
Goodwood Racecourse

A great family day out with traditional entertainment a fairground behind‐the‐scenes racecourse tours trips to the race start and an action‐packed afternoon of horseracing. Under 18s go free. Visit goodwood.com for tickets. …

Location: 4.6 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 01243 755055
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23
JUN
Four Nations Medieval Tournament
Arundel Castle

The knights squires and men at arms of Raven Tor Living History Group will meet in a medieval foot tournament representing four historical nations.Alongside the tournament visitors can also enjoy storytelling falconry have‐a‐go archery for the over 8s as well…

Location: 10 milesaway
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01903882173 ext230
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14
JUL
Norman Knights Tournament
Arundel Castle

This weekend will see a tournament of Norman foot combat held on the upper grounds of Arundel Castle. Along with a tented encampment which will include a variety of crafts and demonstrations of the period as well as a falconry display have‐a‐go‐archery…

Location: 10 milesaway
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01903882173 ext230
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24
JUL
International Jousting and Medieval Tournament
Arundel Castle

The undisputed highlight of Arundel Castles events calendarthe International Jousting and Medieval Tournamentis this year celebrating its tenth anniversary and promising the biggest and best contest to date. Competitors from around the world will be taking part in…

Location: 10 milesaway
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01903882173 ext230
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31
JUL
Qatar Goodwood Festival
Goodwood Racecourse

This glamorous world‐famous five‐day festivalpopularly known as Glorious Goodwoodis the seasons undoubted highlight. Over 100000 people flock to the worlds most beautiful racecourse to enjoy the £1million Sussex Stakes Ladies Day and other unforgettable highlights. Visit goodwood.com for…

Location: 4.6 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 01243 755055
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07
AUG
Living History Day
Arundel Castle

Meet a variety of historical characters such as a Knight Pirate and Medieval Surgeon. Theres a range of have‐a‐go activities for all ages including archery for the over 8s plus meet the falconer a face painter and a story teller. History has…

Location: 10 milesaway
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01903882173 ext230
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10
AUG
Chilli Fiesta
West Dean Gardens

Whats onLive music including DJs and Latin bandsLatin dance demonstrations and workshops with professional dancersBrowse over 140 stalls offering chilli gifts plants seeds and produceLos Amigos champagne cider and cocktail barsChildrens funfairWorkshopsCampingExplore the gardens…

Location: 5.5 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01243 818210
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18
AUG
Family History Weekend
Arundel Castle

Set within the upper grounds of Arundel Castle the Family History Weekend will be an opportunity to meet a variety of historical characters such as a Knight Pirate and Medieval Scribe. With have‐a‐go activities including archery mini catapults and a craft tent…

Location: 10 milesaway
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01903882173 ext230
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24
AUG
August Bank Holiday at Goodwood Racecourse
Goodwood Racecourse

From a breathtaking fireworks display on the Friday evening after racing to heaps of family fun on Saturday and Sunday this magical three‐day fixture rekindles the nostalgic 1950s summer holidays of yesteryear with a traditional fairground and replica beach front. Visit goodwood.com…

Location: 4.6 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 01243 755055
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25
AUG
12,000 Years of Combat
Arundel Castle

The tented encampments of five renowned living history groups and many individual historical re‐enactors will reflect over 12000 years of local and Castle history with crafts costume and combat displays from the Stone Age to the Victoriansand almost everything in…

Location: 10 milesaway
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01903882173 ext230
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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.…

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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: 25/02/2018 04:47:46