Set in the splendor of the South Downs; adjacent to the River Arun; overlooked by the historic Arundel Castle skyline this gorgeous wetland reserve and visitor attraction is a great place for a great day out in West Sussex for the whole family.
Arundel Wetland Centre is home to a collection of over 50 species of wildfowl from around the world in natural settings, on display 364 days a year so there is always something to see. This gorgeous nature reserve has free boat rides and an amazing reedbed boardwalk. The 8 wildlife hides bring you close to Sussex wildlife plus there is a family oriented Discovery Hide which hosts events in wet weather.
Arundel Wetland Centre has a programme of events for all ages. Adults can book a bat walk, a craft workshop or a photography workshop. The wetland centre runs a full schedule of family events in holidays and on weekends including spring’s Dusty’s Great Duck Hunt for rubber duckies at Easter, the Wildlife Ranger summer program of outdoor discovery and the creepy Yuk Show in October. The Pond dipping station is open Apr-Oct manned by the excellent Learning Team with a video-scope to magnify the creatures you find! Added to this are two adventure playgrounds, the Water’s Edge Cafe serving hot meals from 12-2pm and a gift shop with unique take-home treats.
Arundel Wetland Centre is fully accessible with buggy and wheelchair friendly pathways, comfortable hides and disabled and parent & baby facilities.