Arundel has so much to see in the Spring with many ways to fill your days – The Carpet of Flowers at the Cathedral is held during the Festival of Corpus Christi, usually somewhen between 21st May and 25th June. – Visit the Arundel Castle Cricket Club – one of the most famous and beautiful in the whole world. The Club has an outstanding and varied fixture list. Visitors are always welcome.
The Arundel Castle Tulip Festival has the most amazing display of some 80 000 tulips all blooming in their garden. Take a tour of the Castle itself where many of the original features such as the Norman Keep, medieval Gatehouse and Barbican still survive. Get involved in the varied historical events which often take place there.
Just a few miles out of town is Denmans Gardens – a highly unusual ornamental garden with two dry riverbeds, gravel gardens, water features, a walled garden and glass houses. A peaceful, private garden with meandering paths, quiet sitting spaces and unusual plantings. Homemade meals and afternoon tea are available in the large, newly renovated Tea Rooms. A little further along the road is Aldingbourne Country Centre. A great place to visit with children. Meet the animals on the open farm, explore the Woodland Walk, and have fun in the castle playground. There is also indoor soft play, sand and water play, and ride on tractors; and can you find your way around the Maze without getting lost? Throughout the West Sussex school holidays there are also plenty of event days to choose from.
Take the train from Arundel to Amberley and visit the unique Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre where you can take a ride on a narrow-gauge railway and explore the site in a vintage bus. Across the road is the Riverside Tea Rooms – a perfect place to get some refreshments and you can also hire a bike or a boat from there.
During the evening the Chichester Festival Theatre just a few miles away offers a great selection of entertainment.
The Jailhouse in the High Street offers live entertainment from Comedy Nights to live music and dancing.
If you want to stay in Arundel for a couple of nights then there is a great selection of accommodation to choose from including the Norfolk Arms, the Swan Hotel or B&Bs like Arden House and Arundel House all in the town centre. Eat out in fabulous restaurants including The Parsons Table and The Burger Shop – both found right in the middle of Arundel.