Fancy spicing things up a bit?

Then head down to West Dean House & Gardens near Chichester, for their 20th Annual Chilli Fiesta. (

There’s a great line up of entertainment, including music, fireworks, cookery demonstrations, and children’s entertainment.

The surrounding gardens are beautiful and, of course, West Dean is known for it’s chilli plant collection – they have over 250 varieties on show in their impressive glasshouses.

For those of you who like a festival atmosphere you can camp at West Dean throughout the weekend. Full camping facilities are available, but pitches are limited so early booking is essential.

The campsite will be divided into areas including ‘family friendly’, ‘lively’ (for the night owls), ‘stall holders’, ‘camper vans and caravans’ (which will be located outside the main camping area).

Opening times:

10am – 11pm Fri & Sat (last entry 8pm)
10am – 9pm Sun (last entry 7pm)


Friday – Adult £10, child £1

Saturday – Adult £12, child £1

Sunday – Adult £10, child £1

For booking information visit:

Note: Child is to 5 – 15 years