Things to see & do

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Wild beast safari

Bring your pith helmet to discover the many weird and wonderful mini beasts that live in the woods and grasslands of Slindon.

June highlights

Silver Washed Fritillary © Matthew Oates

With a warm sun on your back enjoy the butterflies dancing along the sunny, warm rides of the dappled woods. Bright orange silver-washed fritillaries are sure to catch your eye.

July highlights

Swift in flight © N.E.Wildlife

Scan the skies for screeching swifts as they tear around at speed over the village rooftops, and enjoy the sight of them swooping low over the village pond for insects and water.

August highlights

Walk up to the Folly for beautiful coastal views © NT/ Bob Epsom

Take a picnic up to the Folly or along the lane to Downes Meadow on a sunny, warm day and listen to the scores of insects enjoying the warmth and wild flowers that are in abundance there.

Don't miss

  • The magnificent spring flowers at Park Lane car park and parkland
  • The nationally famed spectacular village pumpkin display in Autumn
  • Views of the Isle of Wight, Chichester Cathedral & Halanaker Windmill
  • Gaston Farm's spring lambing event
  • Slindon Pottery hidden in the old carpenter's workshop on Top Road
  • The farmers' market at Coronation Hall, last Thursday of every month
  • The flint folly with commanding views of the estate and coastal plain

Stane Street and Gumber Lynchetts

 © Bob Epsom

Take a beautiful walk around the Slindon Estate, enjoying the archaeological features. These include the Roman road of Stane Street, the Leper's Path and the traces of Iron Age agriculture at Gumber Lynchetts.

Slindon Estate circular walk

Stane Street near Eartham, crossed by oak roots © Katie Archer

This walk captures the scale, depth and variety of the Slindon Estate. It's a really good winter walk, and not just because it's mostly firm underfoot with vistas that open up through the bare trees.

Slindon medieval park walk

This circular 1-mile (3km) walk goes around Slindon's medieval deer park, following the route of its 'Pale'. Or take a look at our other walks on the left.