From charming town centre to relaxing seaside and the best of British countryside in between, it’s easy to see why everyone’s after a Horsham postcode.

With the great outdoors, local shops, markets, culture and excellent education all on your doorstep, there are so many things to do in Horsham, making it the perfect home no matter what stage in life you are - first-time buyers, working couples, downsizers or families.

If you’re interested in looking for new homes for sale in Horsham at our Hawksbourne development, read more about what this town has to offer…

British countryside

When it comes to countryside, Horsham has it all.

Take your pick from the many attractions near Horsham: South Downs National Park, Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens, St Leonard’s Forest or even Horsham Park, to name a few. Walkers, runners and ramblers can explore England’s gardens and soak up vistas, wildlife and acres of land rich in folklore and tales of dragons.

The coast

Prefer the sand and sea breeze? Take your pick of nearby coastal spots instead.

Grab the kids, the dog or yourself and enjoy days out in Horsham, walking along the beach or strolling around your new favourite seaside towns and villages. Yes, you will have time for fish and chips. The coast is only a 30-minute drive away!

A sense of adventure

Need a little more adventure?

Huxley’s Birds of Prey Centre is home to owls, eagles, falcons, hawks and buzzards and is one of the many fun things to do in Horsham. Visitors can see and learn about these birds of prey, take the opportunity to ‘Meet an Owl’ and watch displays which showcase how the different birds hunt in the wild.

There are tons of beautiful places to see in Horsham and there are benches located around the gardens where visitors can soak up views of the Japanese water feature, palms, tree ferns and much more.

Horsham market

Those who enjoy supporting the local community and businesses will be excited to visit the town’s weekly market, which is one of the must-see places to visit in Horsham.

Running every Thursday and Saturday in Carfax, Horsham Market offers local produce, arts and crafts from local suppliers. Grab the veg for Sunday lunch with the family or indulge in Horsham’s exciting drinks scene with craft gin, beer and rum available, as well as wine from local vineyards.

A taste of culture

Yes, there is something in Horsham for the culture vultures too.

Cinemagoers and thespians will be interested in checking out The Capitol, which includes a theatre, studio theatre and two cinema screens, offering blockbuster and independent films, as well as National Theatre live productions. Or, if it’s date night, you might be more interested in the Everyman Cinema.

Horsham Museum and Art Gallery also offers exhibitions that document the history and changes to the local area as well as galleries on watercolours and crafts.


Everyone needs some high-street shopping too. Thankfully, Swan Walk Shopping has shoppers looked after. Find all your clothing, household and coffee stop needs from some of your favourite household names.

Go wild for relaxation

We did warn you - when it comes to the outdoors, Horsham has it all.

Add the Knepp Estate to your list as one of the essential things to do in Horsham if you’re interested in 3,500-acre rewilding projects that introduce wildlife to the area and offer guests a stay on the land in your choice of Shepherd’s Huts, Tree Houses and more. Camp, glamp and escape for the weekend, or turn up the excitement on your walk and spot deer, pigs and storks.

Jet set

Living near an airport might not be top of your wish list – until you experience the benefits of a shorter commute from Horsham to Gatwick Airport.

Whether you’re a frequent flyer or summer holiday goer, living 15 miles away from Gatwick Airport means you can also count on a much more convenient trip to the airport to start holiday mode off right.

It’s even better news for those using the airport for work. Cut the journey to work right down and look forward to getting back to your favourite lifestyle in Horsham!

Excellent education

Families considering moving to a new area may be concerned with school options. Fortunately, the education in Horsham is top of the class.

From Arunside School to Millais School and Farlington School, there are many schools or parents to consider across primary, secondary and private education.

Residents of our Hawksbourne development in Mowbray will also be delighted to know that the brand new Bohunt Horsham school has been built on the development, making it the perfect place for families to call home.

Dream home

You visited, and now you want to stay.

Introducing our Hawksbourne development, that has a range of 2, 3 & 4 bedroom homes available in Horsham, offering in the best of West Sussex from the brand-new community of Mowbray.

Visit our webpage to find out more.

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