This part of the south coast is particularly blessed with major events, from horseracing at Goodwood (Glorious Goodwood in July) and Fontwell, to the Goodwood Revival and Festival of Speed for motor-racing fans; from Polo at Cowdray Park near Midhurst to sailing and yachting in the harbour, culminating with Cowes Week on the Isle of Wight, Navy Days and Victorian Weekends at the Historic Dockyard.

Literary festivals in Chichester, Havant and Winchester are also easy to access from The Brookfield Hotel.