CHESTNUT Tree House will be celebrating its 15th birthday by throwing open its doors and inviting people from across the region to come and see what a special place their local children’s hospice is.

The Open Days take place every couple of years and are on October 5 and 6.

They are a great opportunity for the charity to show the local community the fantastic facilities available for the children and families who use the hospice, as well as to thank people for their generosity and support.

On those two days there will be no children staying at the hospice, so visitors will be able to see all areas of Chestnut Tree House and meet the Care Team who do such a wonderful job looking after the children and families.

There will be tours taking in the children’s favourites like the hydrotherapy pool, music room, Magic Carpet room and multi-sensory room.

Visitors can also explore the beautiful gardens, including the wheelchair-accessible Woodland Walk.

Everybody is welcome.

There’s no need to book and parking and refreshments are available on both days.

Just go along between 10am and 4pm and find out for yourself what a difference Chestnut Tree House makes to local children and families.

The hospice is within the South Downs National Park in an area of outstanding natural beauty – travelling from the west, it is located on the A27 just two miles past Arundel (look for the Dover Lane signpost).

The address is Chestnut Tree House, Dover Lane, Poling, near Arundel, BN18 9PX.

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