Celebrate Lambing at Tablehurst Farm

Saturday 25th March and 1st April 9.00-5.00pm

Tablehurst Farm is based on biodynamic principles.  Visit the farm and see new born lambs with their mothers in the big barn,  While on site, visit the shop and enjoy food in the café.  An organic BBQ will take place from 11.30 – 3pm.

www.tablehurst.farm

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Rough Justice at Brambletye Hotel

Saturday 25th March

Brambltye Hotel - Live music

Live music from Rough Justice at the Brambletye regular Saturday evening session.  The band will play from 9.00- midnight.

Entrance is free.

www.brambletyehotel.co.uk

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The Best of Jo Cocker by Paul Cox at Trading Boundaries

Saturday 25th March

Unchained  – The best of Jo Cocker performed by Paul Cox.

The best show I’ve seen all year. Cox lives the part and loses himself in the music. A quite brilliant show with a moving finale” Bob Bonsey, Blues Matters.

Tickets Standing Only  £15 or Dining  £45 are available.

www.tradingboundaries.com

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Mothers Day Lunch at The Three Crowns

Sunday 26th March

Treat Mum to a lovely three course meal at The Three Crowns this Sunday.

Please book in advance.  01 342 410963

E : anthonyryan190@gmail.com

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Mothers Day at East Sussex National

Sunday 26th March

Treat your mum to a wonderful 3 course meal at East Sussex National on Mothers Day.

Choose between the Pavillion and Hunningtons Restaurant.

£30/£34 and £15/£17 for children

For bookings  reservations@eastsussexnational.co.uk

www.eastsussexnational.co.uk

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Mothers Day Lunch at Sweetwoods Park Golf club

Sunday 26th March

Sweetwoods Park Golf Club

Mothers Day Carvery Luncheon

Available 12.30 – 3.00  Sunday 26th March

2 courses £19.75   3 courses £24.50

All meals include a gift for Mum!

T : 01342 850729

www.sweetwoodspark.com

 

 

 

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Healthy Guided Walk on the Forest

Wednesday 29th March

dog-on-forest

Enjoy a healthy walk on the Forest from 10.30 for an hour.  The walk will be guided by a volunteer who knows the Forest well and will be able to tell you about the scenery and wildlife.  Please wear suitable shoes and dress for the weather conditions on the day.  The walks are free of charge.

The starting points for the walks vary each week and are :

Week 1 – Broadstone Car Park

Week 2 – Long Car Park

Week 3 – Box Car Park

Week 4 – 4 Counties Car Park

Week 5 – Millbrook West Car Park

www.ashdownforest.org

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Weekly Guided Walk on the Forest

Wednesday 29th March

Enjoy a healthy walk on the Forest from 10.30 for an hour.  The walk will be guided by a volunteer who knows the Forest well and will be able to tell you about the scenery and wildlife.  Please wear suitable shoes and dress for the weather conditions on the day.  The walks are free of charge.

The starting points for the walks vary each week and are :

Week 1 – Broadstone Car Park

Week 2 – Long Car Park

Week 3 – Box Car Park

Week 4 – Kings Standing Car Park

Week 5 – Millbrook West Car Park

www.ashdownforest.org

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Wealden District Council – IT Sessions in Uckfield

29th March 10.00-12.00

www.wealden.gov.uk

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Three Course Lunch at Gravetye Manor for £38 per person

1st March – 13th April

Enjoy a three course lunch at a specially discounted price of £38 per person.

This special offer is available up to and including 13th April.

www.gravetyemanor.co.uk

 

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Special Three Course Lunch at Gravetye Manor

1st March – 13th April

Enjoy a three course lunch at a specially discounted price of £38 per person.

This special offer is available up to and including 13th April.

www.gravetyemanor.co.uk

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Dr Elias and the Soul Surgeons at The Three Crowns

Friday 31st March

Dr Elias and the Soul Surgeons return to the The Three Crowns with their own brand of Mowtown and Funk.

Other dates include 29th April, 27th May and 30th June

T : 01342 410963

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Diesel Gala on the Bluebell Railway

Friday 31st March – Sunday 2nd April

This year’s Diesel gala will be held over the weekend of 31st March 1st/2nd April. This year we have 2 Class 50 locomotives being 50035 Ark Royal, 50049 Defiance operating over the weekend. Owned by the Class 50 Alliance Ltd and normally resident at the Severn Valley Railway, the 2 locomotives will travel to the Bluebell Railway in Sussex via the National Rail Network. 50049 Defiance was the last passenger diesel powered locomotive built for British Rail and 50035 Ark Royal was the first of its class to be preserved. A Class 50 has not visited the Bluebell Railway in the past. Also visiting will be   BR Type 3 Class 37 No.D6700. Now part of the National Railway Museum’s collection this locomotive will arrive at the Bluebell via our connection with Network Rail at East Grinstead. Built in 1960 by the English Electric Company at their Vulcan Foundry this was the first of the 309 produced. Currently carrying BR Green livery it is anticipated that D6700’s duties will include the hauling of the Beer EX evening special planned for Saturday April 1st.

 Early morning full line brake van rides behind our class 09 will depart Sheffield Park at 8.10am including a trip down the Ardingly Siding on the return leg. Tickets for this trip are £30pp  are limited and must be pre-booked. Price will include a drink and breakfast roll . Ring 01825 720800 to book your space.

Driver for a fiver at Horsted Keynes station will be running on the Saturday and Sunday only.

www.bluebell-railway.com

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Celebrate Lambing at Tablehurst Farm

Saturday 1st April 9.00-5.00pm

Tablehurst Farm is based on biodynamic principles.  Visit the farm and see new born lambs with their mothers in the big barn,  While on site, visit the shop and enjoy food in the café.  An organic BBQ will take place from 11.30 – 3pm.

www.tablehurst.farm

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Healthy Guided Walk on the Forest

Wednesday 5th April

dog-on-forest

Enjoy a healthy walk on the Forest from 10.30 for an hour.  The walk will be guided by a volunteer who knows the Forest well and will be able to tell you about the scenery and wildlife.  Please wear suitable shoes and dress for the weather conditions on the day.  The walks are free of charge.

The starting points for the walks vary each week and are :

Week 1 – Broadstone Car Park

Week 2 – Long Car Park

Week 3 – Box Car Park

Week 4 – 4 Counties Car Park

Week 5 – Millbrook West Car Park

www.ashdownforest.org

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Healthy Guided Walk on the Forest

Wednesday 5th April

dog-on-forest

Enjoy a healthy walk on the Forest from 10.30 for an hour.  The walk will be guided by a volunteer who knows the Forest well and will be able to tell you about the scenery and wildlife.  Please wear suitable shoes and dress for the weather conditions on the day.  The walks are free of charge.

The starting points for the walks vary each week and are :

Week 1 – Broadstone Car Park

Week 2 – Long Car Park

Week 3 – Box Car Park

Week 4 – 4 Counties Car Park

Week 5 – Millbrook West Car Park

www.ashdownforest.org

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Tapas Night with Peter Bayless at Perryhill Orchards

Friday 7th April

Join BBC Masterchef winner Peter Bayless when he prepares a special tapas meal at Perryhill Orchards on Friday 7th April.  Booking in advance is essential.

www.perryhillorchards.co.uk

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Murder Mystery on the Spa Valley Railway

Saturday 8th April

Enjoy a Murder Mystery Evening on the Spa Valley Railway.  The evening starts at Tunbridge Wells West Station with a briefing, followed by the transfer onto the train.  Clues and more evidence is given throughout the evening.  Enjoy a Fish and Chip supper followed by ice cream for dessert.  All will be revealed back at Tunbridge Wells West Station.

Prices from £36 per person.

www.spavalleyrailway.co.uk

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Volunteer Recruitment Days on Bluebell Railway

April 9th, May 14th, June 11th, July 9th, August 13th, September 10th, October 8th, November 12th

Have you ever wondered how to become a volunteer on the Bluebell Railway?

No matter whether you are male or female, skilled or with no previous experience, can offer a day a month or more, then why not come and find out what volunteering in the various different departments on the Bluebell entails. If under 16, you can gain experience of such work in the 9F Club, but for those who are over 16, perhaps newly retired, why not find out more?

To help you narrow your choice of departments, please ask for a volunteer recruitment pack, for which a completely revised booklet is available. To help you choose, you can also join one of the find out more tours which operates on the dates above. Book your place on the tour by contacting the General Office on 01825 720800, or just turn up at Sheffield Park on the day.

Meet at 10.30 am at Sheffield Park Station.   The day should end around 4.30pm.

www.bluebell-railway.com

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Healthy Guided Walk on the Forest

Wednesday 12th April

dog-on-forest

Enjoy a healthy walk on the Forest from 10.30 for an hour.  The walk will be guided by a volunteer who knows the Forest well and will be able to tell you about the scenery and wildlife.  Please wear suitable shoes and dress for the weather conditions on the day.  The walks are free of charge.

The starting points for the walks vary each week and are :

Week 1 – Broadstone Car Park

Week 2 – Long Car Park

Week 3 – Box Car Park

Week 4 – 4 Counties Car Park

Week 5 – Millbrook West Car Park

www.ashdownforest.org

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Flying Scotsman at Bluebell Railway

13th-19th April

The Flying Scotsman will be at the Bluebell Railway from 13th – 19th April.  tickets to travel on this special train are already sold out. However platform tickets can be purchased on each day.

www.bluebell-railway.com

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Easter Egg Hunt at National Cat Centre

Sunday 16th April

There will be a fun Easter Egg hunt at the National Cat Centre on Easter Day – Sunday 16th April.

Visit the cats and then join in the fun of the Easter Egg trail.

www.cats.org.uk

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Easter Sunday Carvery at East Sussex National

Sunday 16th April

Celebrate Easter with a 3 course carvery lunch in the lovely Hunningtons Restaurant on Easter Sunday.  All children receive an Easter Egg.

£30 for adults and £15 for children

For bookings clubhouse@eastsussexnational.co.uk

www.eastsussexnational.co.uk

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Plant Sale from Rapkyns Nursery at High Beeches

Easter Monday 17th April

 

The lovely gardens at High Beeches will open earlier than normal from 11am.

Plants will be available for sale from Rapkyns Nursery.

www.highbeeches.com

 

 

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Healthy Guided Walk on the Forest

Wednesday 19th April

dog-on-forest

Enjoy a healthy walk on the Forest from 10.30 for an hour.  The walk will be guided by a volunteer who knows the Forest well and will be able to tell you about the scenery and wildlife.  Please wear suitable shoes and dress for the weather conditions on the day.  The walks are free of charge.

The starting points for the walks vary each week and are :

Week 1 – Broadstone Car Park

Week 2 – Long Car Park

Week 3 – Box Car Park

Week 4 – 4 Counties Car Park

Week 5 – Millbrook West Car Park

www.ashdownforest.org

 

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Dawn Chorus Walks on the Ashdown Forest

Thursday 20 April 2017 – 06.30 for 06.40 prompt start

A wonderful chance to take an early morning (06.40 to 08.40 approx.) walk on the Forest led by one of our Voluntary Rangers (an experienced birdwatcher).  The birds should be very active and vocal at this time.  This is an opportunity to hear and see some unusual birds that are hard to find easily in Sussex outside Ashdown Forest.  Walk aimed at novices and non-birdwatchers.

Limited number of places on each walk (12) so please book early.  There is a small charge of £3 per head.
Binoculars will be helpful though not essential.  Wear sturdy boots since some rough/uphill/downhill walking and country clothes please—no bright red/orange/yellow colours.

Open to adults.   Children 10 years and over welcome if accompanied by an adult.  Sorry, no dogs.

Weather-dependent—no walk if heavy rain at the start of the walk.
Meet 10 minutes prior to start of the walk.

Call 01342 823583 to book a place or email conservators@ashdownforest.org and pay on the day.
You will be advised of the meeting point / venue approx. 1 week before the event (depending where the birds are showing well).

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Healthy Guided Walk on the Forest

Wednesday 26th April

dog-on-forest

Enjoy a healthy walk on the Forest from 10.30 for an hour.  The walk will be guided by a volunteer who knows the Forest well and will be able to tell you about the scenery and wildlife.  Please wear suitable shoes and dress for the weather conditions on the day.  The walks are free of charge.

The starting points for the walks vary each week and are :

Week 1 – Broadstone Car Park

Week 2 – Long Car Park

Week 3 – 4 Counties Car Park

Week 4 – Kings Standing

Week 5 – Millbrook West Car Park

www.ashdownforest.org

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Art Festival at National Cat Centre

28th April – 8th May

 

To celebrate the 90th birthday of Cats Protection, the National Cat Centre will be holding an exhibition of cats painted by a variety of artists from 28th April to 8th May.  Visit the cats and then enjoy the art exhibition.

www.cats.org.uk

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Curry Evening on the Bluebell Railway

Friday 28th April

Enjoy a curry supper and a dessert on board a steam train while you travel from Sheffield Park up to East Grinstead and back.  A range of drinks are available from the bar. The train leaves Sheffield Park Station at 6.30 and returns by 8.30.  Advance booking is essential as seating is limited.

www.bluebell-railway.com

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Fish and Chip Supper on the Bluebell Railway

Friday 28th April

Enjoy a fish and chip supper including a dessert on board a steam train while you travel from Sheffield Park up to East Grinstead and back.  A range of drinks are available from the bar. The train leaves Sheffield Park Station at 6.30 and returns by 8.30.  Advance booking is essential as seating is limited.

www.bluebell-railway.com

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Dr Elias and the Soul Surgeons at Three Crowns

Saturday 29th April

 

Dr Elias and the Soul Surgeons return to the Three Crowns for a fun evening of Mowtown music.

T : 01342 410963

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Toy and Rail Collectors Fair at Bluebell Railway

Saturday 29th April

A one day event on the platforms of Horsted Keynes Station.  On Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th July 2017 at Horsted Keynes station there will be stalls on the platform and in the marquee in the station car park.  10.00am – 4.00pm at Horsted Keynes Station  – Railway Artefacts, Model Railway Equipment and many other goods to be found.

Normal travel fares apply. Horsted Keynes station admission ticket £3.00 per person from 10.00am and covers both the station and marquee.

Discounted Bluebell Bonus tickets are available if booked at least 8 days in advance of the travel date. Enjoy an all day visit with a train ride as well as the collectors fair.

www.bluebell-railway.com

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Exhibition by Angela and William Tabor at High Beeches Gardens

Saturday 29th April – Sunday 7th May

 

The gardens will be open as usual.  An additional feature during this time will be Angela Tabor’s lovely water colours and sculptures by William Tabor, which will be exhibited around the garden.

www.highbeeches.com

 

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Healthy Guided Walk on the Forest

Wednesday 3rd May

dog-on-forest

Enjoy a healthy walk on the Forest from 10.30 for an hour.  The walk will be guided by a volunteer who knows the Forest well and will be able to tell you about the scenery and wildlife.  Please wear suitable shoes and dress for the weather conditions on the day.  The walks are free of charge.

The starting points for the walks vary each week and are :

Week 1 – Broadstone Car Park

Week 2 – Long Car Park

Week 3 – Box Car Park

Week 4 – 4 Counties Car Park

Week 5 – Millbrook West Car Park

www.ashdownforest.org

 

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Uckfield FM Quiz Night

Friday 5th May

Uckfield FM will be holding a Quiz Night at the Uckfield Civic Centre on Friday 5th May.

For further details contact Gary King.

www.uckfieldfm.co.uk

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Fish and Chips Supper on the Bluebell Railway

Friday 5th May

Enjoy a fish and chip supper including a dessert on board a steam train while you travel from Sheffield Park up to East Grinstead and back.  A range of drinks are available from the bar. The train leaves Sheffield Park Station at 6.30 and returns by 8.30.  Advance booking is essential as seating is limited.

www.bluebell-railway.com

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Dawn Chorus Walks on Ashdown Forest

Saturday 6 May 2017 – 06.30 for 06.40 prompt start

A wonderful chance to take an early morning (06.40 to 08.40 approx.) walk on the Forest led by one of our Voluntary Rangers (an experienced birdwatcher).  The birds should be very active and vocal at this time.  This is an opportunity to hear and see some unusual birds that are hard to find easily in Sussex outside Ashdown Forest.  Walk aimed at novices and non-birdwatchers.

Limited number of places on each walk (12) so please book early.  There is a small charge of £3 per head.
Binoculars will be helpful though not essential.  Wear sturdy boots since some rough/uphill/downhill walking and country clothes please—no bright red/orange/yellow colours.

Open to adults.   Children 10 years and over welcome if accompanied by an adult.  Sorry, no dogs.

Weather-dependent—no walk if heavy rain at the start of the walk.
Meet 10 minutes prior to start of the walk.

Call 01342 823583 to book a place or email conservators@ashdownforest.org and pay on the day.
You will be advised of the meeting point / venue approx. 1 week before the event (depending where the birds are showing well).

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Sheep Proof your Dog Training at National Cat Centre

Tuesday 9th May, 16th May, 5th September and 19th September

  •  THIS COURSE IN NOW FULLY BOOKED *

Do you trust your dog around sheep and lambs?  Take your dog along to a Sheep Proofing Training session at National Cat Centre, Chelwood Gate.

The courses will run from 9.20 – 16.00 on 9th May and September 5th and 19th.

Each session will last for 20 minutes and is for one dog at a time. £25 fee per dog, payable in advance.

When booking please supply :

Name and breed of dog, phone number, email, time and date are required to book a place.

  To book, please email:  conservators@ashdownforest.org.

 

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Healthy Guided Walk on the Forest

Wednesday 10th May

dog-on-forest

Enjoy a healthy walk on the Forest from 10.30 for an hour.  The walk will be guided by a volunteer who knows the Forest well and will be able to tell you about the scenery and wildlife.  Please wear suitable shoes and dress for the weather conditions on the day.  The walks are free of charge.

The starting points for the walks vary each week and are :

Week 1 – Broadstone Car Park

Week 2 – Long Car Park

Week 3 – Box Car Park

Week 4 – Kings Standing

Week 5 – Millbrook West Car Park

www.ashdownforest.org

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Drive a Steam Train Experience at Bluebell Railway

May 12th , May 17th, Sept 13th, Sept 22nd

The Bluebell Railway will be running some  very special days for lovers of steam. Come along and experience first-hand firing and driving one the Railway’s fleet of historic steam engines

B.R.5 MT No.73082 ‘Camelot’ will be on duty for this exciting day over the entire length of Bluebell line between Sheffield Park and East Grinstead.

The train will comprise 4 carriages for the exclusive use of the participants. Included in the price of £650pp is the opportunity to both fire and drive the engine, breakfast on arrival at the Bessemer Arms and a buffet lunch on board.

It will be a full day starting at Sheffield Park 8.30am finishing at Sheffield Park at around 5.00 pm. A maximum of 2 guests per participant are welcome for an additional cost of £30 per guest.

That special birthday wish, retirement present, corporate team building exercise or just the chance for a dream to come true – this could be answer.  Please note we can only accept bookings for participants aged 18-75

For more details call our Customer Service Team on 01825 720800 or visit us at the Sales Office at Sheffield Park Station or the Travel Centre at East Grinstead Station.

Tickets £650.00 per person

www.bluebell-railway.com

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Spring Forage – Food is Medicine at Wowo Campsite

Saturday 13th May 2017   10.30am – 4.30pm

Spring is a time of awakening in nature and in our bodies as the days grow longer and warmer. Whilst buds open and leaves unfurl our blood and lymph flow more freely and the liver and kidneys step up their work to clear out our systems after the more stagnant months of winter. To help with this process we have some wonderful plant allies which can be made into delicious foods and medicines and assist us in cleansing and toning our systems ready for the new growth of the year ahead. Wild spring greens have been part of the diet of our ancestors for thousands of years and we will learn some of their traditional and modern uses as well as how we can gain benefit from incorporating them into our lives. On this day we will walk the land and gather some of the spring plants we find for making tea, food and medicine around the fire in the afternoon.  You might take home a herbal vinegar,  healing ointment or another medicine made on the day, feast on wild pesto and pick up some fire by friction tips.

www.workshops@wowo.co.uk

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Murder Mystery on Spa Valley Railway

Saturday 13th May

Enjoy a Murder Mystery Evening on the Spa Valley Railway.  The evening starts at Tunbridge Wells West Station with a briefing, followed by the transfer onto the train.  Clues and more evidence is given throughout the evening.  Enjoy a Fish and Chip supper followed by ice cream for dessert.  All will be revealed back at Tunbridge Wells West Station.

Prices from £36 per person.

www.spavalleyrailway.co.uk

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Volunteer Recruitment Days on Bluebell Ralway

May 14th, June 11th, July 9th, August 13th, September 10th, October 8th, November 12th

Have you ever wondered how to become a volunteer on the Bluebell Railway?

No matter whether you are male or female, skilled or with no previous experience, can offer a day a month or more, then why not come and find out what volunteering in the various different departments on the Bluebell entails. If under 16, you can gain experience of such work in the 9F Club, but for those who are over 16, perhaps newly retired, why not find out more?

To help you narrow your choice of departments, please ask for a volunteer recruitment pack, for which a completely revised booklet is available. To help you choose, you can also join one of the find out more tours which operates on the dates above. Book your place on the tour by contacting the General Office on 01825 720800, or just turn up at Sheffield Park on the day.

Meet at 10.30 am at Sheffield Park Station.   The day should end around 4.30pm.

www.bluebell-railway.com

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Sheep Proof your dog at National Cat Centre

Tuesday 16th May, 5th September and 19th September

Do you trust your dog around sheep and lambs?  Take your dog along to a Sheep Proofing Training session at National Cat Centre, Chelwood Gate.

The courses will run from 9.20 – 16.00 on 9th May and September 5th and 19th.

Each session will last for 20 minutes and is for one dog at a time. £25 fee per dog, payable in advance.

When booking please supply :

Name and breed of dog, phone number, email, time and date are required to book a place.

  To book, please email:  conservators@ashdownforest.org.

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Healthy Guided Walk on the Forest

Wednesday 17th May

dog-on-forest

Enjoy a healthy walk on the Forest from 10.30 for an hour.  The walk will be guided by a volunteer who knows the Forest well and will be able to tell you about the scenery and wildlife.  Please wear suitable shoes and dress for the weather conditions on the day.  The walks are free of charge.

The starting points for the walks vary each week and are :

Week 1 – Broadstone Car Park

Week 2 – Long Car Park

Week 3 – Box Car Park

Week 4 – 4 Counties Car Park

Week 5 – Millbrook West Car Park

www.ashdownforest.org

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Drive a Steam Train Experience at Bluebell Railway

May 17th, Sept 13th, Sept 22nd

The Bluebell Railway will be running some  very special days for lovers of steam. Come along and experience first-hand firing and driving one the Railway’s fleet of historic steam engines

B.R.5 MT No.73082 ‘Camelot’ will be on duty for this exciting day over the entire length of Bluebell line between Sheffield Park and East Grinstead.

The train will comprise 4 carriages for the exclusive use of the participants. Included in the price of £650pp is the opportunity to both fire and drive the engine, breakfast on arrival at the Bessemer Arms and a buffet lunch on board.

It will be a full day starting at Sheffield Park 8.30am finishing at Sheffield Park at around 5.00 pm. A maximum of 2 guests per participant are welcome for an additional cost of £30 per guest.

That special birthday wish, retirement present, corporate team building exercise or just the chance for a dream to come true – this could be answer.  Please note we can only accept bookings for participants aged 18-75

For more details call our Customer Service Team on 01825 720800 or visit us at the Sales Office at Sheffield Park Station or the Travel Centre at East Grinstead Station.

Tickets £650.00 per person

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Dawn Chorus Bird Walk on Ashdown Forest

Thursday 18 May 2017 – 06.30 for 06.40 prompt start

A wonderful chance to take an early morning (06.40 to 08.40 approx.) walk on the Forest led by one of our Voluntary Rangers (an experienced birdwatcher).  The birds should be very active and vocal at this time.  This is an opportunity to hear and see some unusual birds that are hard to find easily in Sussex outside Ashdown Forest.  Walk aimed at novices and non-birdwatchers.

Limited number of places on each walk (12) so please book early.  There is a small charge of £3 per head.
Binoculars will be helpful though not essential.  Wear sturdy boots since some rough/uphill/downhill walking and country clothes please—no bright red/orange/yellow colours.

Open to adults.   Children 10 years and over welcome if accompanied by an adult.  Sorry, no dogs.

Weather-dependent—no walk if heavy rain at the start of the walk.
Meet 10 minutes prior to start of the walk.

Call 01342 823583 to book a place or email conservators@ashdownforest.org and pay on the day.
You will be advised of the meeting point / venue approx. 1 week before the event (depending where the birds are showing well).

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St Catherines Hospice Garden and Local Produce Fair at Cuckfield Park

Thursday 18th May  10.30 – 3.30

The New Horizons Appeal is proud to announce that the Garden and Local Produce Fair 2017 will return to the stunning grounds of Cuckfield Park, Cuckfield, West Sussex, RH17 5AB on Thursday 18th May.

This prestigious fair has become known as West Sussex’s mini ‘Chelsea’, bringing together wide-ranging, established and well respected traders, selling specialist plants, gardening products and locally produced food. Run by St Catherine’s voluntary New Horizon’s Appeal Committee, last year’s fair attracted over 800 visitors, to browse over 50 stalls, and raised over £6,400. The event has become a firm favourite in the local community’s calendars, with many visitors and stallholders returning year on year.

Advance tickets for the Garden and Local Produce Fair special bubbly breakfast and stall preview, ahead of general public entrance, from 0900, are just £12.50. General public entry will be £5 per person with the fair open from 10.30am to 3.30pm. All proceeds from the fair will go directly to St Catherine’s. Homemade cakes, coffees, teas and lunch will be available, so come and make a day of it.  What better reason to get out and enjoy some spring sunshine and shopping and raise money for this wonderful local charity?

For further details and to book bubbly breakfast tickets please see the website and Facebook pages www.stch.org.uk/newhorizons and www.facebook.com/NHAppeal or contact the New Horizon’s Appeal Co-ordinator, Suzanne Connor, on: 01293 447367 or email newhorizons@stch.org.uk.

 

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Cider Festival at Blackboys Inn

19th – 21st May

  

If you love cider, you need to attend the 2017 Blackboys Inn Cider Festival.  Loads of different ciders to try in the marquee in the garden.

Why not avoid taxis, enjoy the event and stay over in the B&B accommodation on site.

www.thebloackboys.co.uk

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Healthy Guided Walk on the Forest

Wednesday 24th May

dog-on-forest

Enjoy a healthy walk on the Forest from 10.30 for an hour.  The walk will be guided by a volunteer who knows the Forest well and will be able to tell you about the scenery and wildlife.  Please wear suitable shoes and dress for the weather conditions on the day.  The walks are free of charge.

The starting points for the walks vary each week and are :

Week 1 – Broadstone Car Park

Week 2 – Long Car Park

Week 3 – Box Car Park

Week 4 – 4 Counties Car Park

Week 5 – Millbrook West Car Park

www.ashdownforest.org

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Kids Travel for a Quid on the Bluebell Railway

29th May – 4th June

Enjoy a trip on the Bluebell Railway during the school holiday, at bargain prices.  Kids travel for a quid during this week.

www.bluebell-railway.com

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Healthy Guided Walk on the Forest

Wednesday 31st May

dog-on-forest

Enjoy a healthy walk on the Forest from 10.30 for an hour.  The walk will be guided by a volunteer who knows the Forest well and will be able to tell you about the scenery and wildlife.  Please wear suitable shoes and dress for the weather conditions on the day.  The walks are free of charge.

The starting points for the walks vary each week and are :

Week 1 – Broadstone Car Park

Week 2 – Long Car Park

Week 3 – Box Car Park

Week 4 – 4 Counties Car Park

Week 5 – Millbrook West Car Park

www.ashdownforest.org

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Murder Mystery on Spa Valley Railway

Saturday 3rd June

Enjoy a Murder Mystery Evening on the Spa Valley Railway.  The evening starts at Tunbridge Wells West Station with a briefing, followed by the transfer onto the train.  Clues and more evidence is given throughout the evening.  Enjoy a Fish and Chip supper followed by ice cream for dessert.  All will be revealed back at Tunbridge Wells West Station.

Prices from £36 per person.

www.spavalleyrailway.co.uk

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Healthy Guided Walk on the Forest

Wednesday 7th June

dog-on-forest

Enjoy a healthy walk on the Forest from 10.30 for an hour.  The walk will be guided by a volunteer who knows the Forest well and will be able to tell you about the scenery and wildlife.  Please wear suitable shoes and dress for the weather conditions on the day.  The walks are free of charge.

The starting points for the walks vary each week and are :

Week 1 – Broadstone Car Park

Week 2 – Long Car Park

Week 3 – Box Car Park

Week 4 – 4 Counties Car park TN22 3JD

Week 5 – Millbrook West Car Park

www.ashdownforest.org

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Volunteer Recruitment Days on Bluebell Railway

June 11th, July 9th, August 13th, September 10th, October 8th, November 12th

Have you ever wondered how to become a volunteer on the Bluebell Railway?

No matter whether you are male or female, skilled or with no previous experience, can offer a day a month or more, then why not come and find out what volunteering in the various different departments on the Bluebell entails. If under 16, you can gain experience of such work in the 9F Club, but for those who are over 16, perhaps newly retired, why not find out more?

To help you narrow your choice of departments, please ask for a volunteer recruitment pack, for which a completely revised booklet is available. To help you choose, you can also join one of the find out more tours which operates on the dates above. Book your place on the tour by contacting the General Office on 01825 720800, or just turn up at Sheffield Park on the day.

Meet at 10.30 am at Sheffield Park Station.   The day should end around 4.30pm.

www.bluebell-railway.com

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Fish and Chip Supper on the Bluebell Railway

16th June, 7th July, 3rd, 10th, 17th, 18th, 25th, 31st August, 1st & 8th September

Enjoy a fish and chip supper including a dessert on board a steam train while you travel from Sheffield Park up to East Grinstead and back.  A range of drinks are available from the bar. The train leaves Sheffield Park Station at 6.30 and returns by 8.30.  Advance booking is essential as seating is limited.

www.bluebell-railway.com

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Little Wowo’s Activities for July at Wowo Campsite

July Timetable of Activities

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

AM: Messy Play

AM: Outside Learning with Laura

AM: mini beast house making

AM:Free Play – Maybe visit a local attraction

AM: Depart

Arrival

PM:Family First Aid with Alice

PM: free play

PM: Outside Learning with Laura

PM: Free Play – Maybe visit a local attraction

Eve: Story Time

Eve: damper bread, fire side cooking; wowo soup

Eve: Story Time

Eve: Story Time

Come and join us for a camping experience with your under 5 year olds. We have tailored a week of activities for you and your little ones to participate in a relaxed, outdoor environment. Go on a mini beast hunt, make charcoal, get messy in natures playground, enjoy story time in the tipi, cook soup round the campfire with other adults on hand so you can guide your budding chefs, and still have time to visit the Bluebell railway for a train ride (or other local attractions). We will also be hosting a special Nature’s first aid workshop for the whole family to enjoy a walk in our lovely countryside and learn what nature provides for our first aid and health needs.

This special tailored week is great value for money, 3 days of activities where all you need to bring is your family ready to get involved and explore the outdoors in a variety of ways. (Please note this price is for a supplement, you will need to make a camping booking and provide all your own food*.)

* Arrival and departure days are flexible, if you wanted to arrive on the Monday and leave one person setting up camp while you join in the activities that would work well, or arrive Sunday for a night to get settled in and explore the campsite. Departure days are flexible. You can camp which ever days you choose, and join in with all or any activities. The price remains the same.

£6 per person, babes in arms are free of charge.

www.wowo.co.uk

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Fish and Chip Supper on the Bluebell Railway

7th July, 3rd, 10th, 17th, 18th, 25th, 31st August, 1st & 8th September

Enjoy a fish and chip supper including a dessert on board a steam train while you travel from Sheffield Park up to East Grinstead and back.  A range of drinks are available from the bar. The train leaves Sheffield Park Station at 6.30 and returns by 8.30.  Advance booking is essential as seating is limited.

www.bluebell-railway.com

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Fairwarp Village Fete

Saturday 8th July 2.00-5.50pm

Fairwarp Village Fete is on Saturday 8th July on Fairwarp Village Green TN22 3BE 2-5.30pm. This year our traditional village fete includes The Drumskullz Drummers, live music by Newick Folk, Marco the Magician, Punch and Judy, a fun dog show, children’s races, stalls, grand draw, tomblola, barrow of booze, arts and crafts competitions, teas, ice creams, strawberries and cream, book stall, bric-a-brac stall, tug of war and much, much more.  For more information contact Di Bowley on 01825 713881 email di@the-bowleys.fsnet.co.uk   To book a stall contact Anita Long on 01825 712632 email: mustardpot@01825.co.uk  Proceeds to Fairwarp Village Hall & Green (Reg Charity No 305218) and other village organisations.

Fairwarp is situated in East Sussex on the southern edge of Ashdown Forest, north of Uckfield, just off the B2026.

www.ashdownforest.com

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Summer Flowers – Beauty and Health at Wowo

Sunday 9th July   10.30-4.30

Summer is such a vibrant time, full of beautiful flowers which help to open, cool and refresh our bodies and minds. Flowers can be used in medicines, foods and delicious herbal teas at this time of year and we will gather together to learn about some of their traditional uses. In the morning we will forage some healing flowers together and in the afternoon we will be making various herbal applications around the campfire.  You might take home a Flower essence and a herbal infused oil or another medicine made on the day and pick up some fire by friction tips.

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Volunteer Recruitment Days on Bluebell Railway

July 9th, August 13th, September 10th, October 8th, November 12th

Have you ever wondered how to become a volunteer on the Bluebell Railway?

No matter whether you are male or female, skilled or with no previous experience, can offer a day a month or more, then why not come and find out what volunteering in the various different departments on the Bluebell entails. If under 16, you can gain experience of such work in the 9F Club, but for those who are over 16, perhaps newly retired, why not find out more?

To help you narrow your choice of departments, please ask for a volunteer recruitment pack, for which a completely revised booklet is available. To help you choose, you can also join one of the find out more tours which operates on the dates above. Book your place on the tour by contacting the General Office on 01825 720800, or just turn up at Sheffield Park on the day.

Meet at 10.30 am at Sheffield Park Station.   The day should end around 4.30pm.

www.bluebell-railway.com

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Murder Mystery on Spa Valley

Saturday 13th July

Enjoy a Murder Mystery Evening on the Spa Valley Railway.  The evening starts at Tunbridge Wells West Station with a briefing, followed by the transfer onto the train.  Clues and more evidence is given throughout the evening.  Enjoy a Fish and Chip supper followed by ice cream for dessert.  All will be revealed back at Tunbridge Wells West Station.

Prices from £36 per person.

www.spavalleyrailway.co.uk

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Fish and Chip Supper on the Bluebell Railway

3rd, 10th, 17th, 18th, 25th, 31st August, 1st & 8th September

Enjoy a fish and chip supper including a dessert on board a steam train while you travel from Sheffield Park up to East Grinstead and back.  A range of drinks are available from the bar. The train leaves Sheffield Park Station at 6.30 and returns by 8.30.  Advance booking is essential as seating is limited.

www.bluebell-railway.com

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Classic Cars and Beer Festival at Blackboys Inn

Friday 11th – Sunday 13th August

 

If you love beer, make a note in your diary that the Blackboys Inn annual beer festival takes place from Friday 11th to Sunday 13th August.  There will also be a range of classic cars on site.  Why not book the lovely B&B accommodation to avoid the issue of drink and drive!

www.theblackboysinn.co.uk

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Murder Mystery on Spa Valley Railway

Saturday 19th August

Enjoy a Murder Mystery Evening on the Spa Valley Railway.  The evening starts at Tunbridge Wells West Station with a briefing, followed by the transfer onto the train.  Clues and more evidence is given throughout the evening.  Enjoy a Fish and Chip supper followed by ice cream for dessert.  All will be revealed back at Tunbridge Wells West Station.

Prices from £36 per person.

www.spavalleyrailway.co.uk

 

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Volunteer Recruitment Day at Bluebell Railway

August 13th, September 10th, October 8th, November 12th

Have you ever wondered how to become a volunteer on the Bluebell Railway?
No matter whether you are male or female, skilled or with no previous experience, can offer a day a month or more, then why not come and find out what volunteering in the various different departments on the Bluebell entails. If under 16, you can gain experience of such work in the 9F Club, but for those who are over 16, perhaps newly retired, why not find out more?

To help you narrow your choice of departments, please ask for a volunteer recruitment pack, for which a completely revised booklet is available. To help you choose, you can also join one of the find out more tours which operates on the dates above. Book your place on the tour by contacting the General Office on 01825 720800, or just turn up at Sheffield Park on the day.

Meet at 10.30 am at Sheffield Park Station.   The day should end around 4.30pm.

www.bluebell-railway.com

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Fish and Chip Supper on the Bluebell Railway

17th, 18th, 25th, 31st August, 1st & 8th September

Enjoy a fish and chip supper including a dessert on board a steam train while you travel from Sheffield Park up to East Grinstead and back.  A range of drinks are available from the bar. The train leaves Sheffield Park Station at 6.30 and returns by 8.30.  Advance booking is essential as seating is limited.

www.bluebell-railway.com

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Fish and Chip Supper at the Bluebell Railway

25th, 31st August, 1st & 8th September

Enjoy a fish and chip supper including a dessert on board a steam train while you travel from Sheffield Park up to East Grinstead and back.  A range of drinks are available from the bar. The train leaves Sheffield Park Station at 6.30 and returns by 8.30.  Advance booking is essential as seating is limited.

www.bluebell-railway.com

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Fish and Chip Supper on the Bluebell Railway

31st August, 1st & 8th September

Enjoy a fish and chip supper including a dessert on board a steam train while you travel from Sheffield Park up to East Grinstead and back.  A range of drinks are available from the bar. The train leaves Sheffield Park Station at 6.30 and returns by 8.30.  Advance booking is essential as seating is limited.

www.bluebell-railway.com

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Little Wowo’s Activities in September at Wowo Campsite

Little Wowo’s September Activities

 

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
AM: Messy Play AM: Outside Learning with Laura AM: mini beast hunt AM:Free Play – Maybe visit a local attraction AM: Depart
Arrival PM:Family First Aid with Alice PM: free play PM: Outside Learning with Laura PM: Free Play – Maybe visit a local attraction
Eve: Story Time Eve: damper bread, fire side cooking; wowo soup Eve: Story Time Eve: Story Time

Come and join us for a camping experience with your under 5 year olds. We have tailored a week of activities for you and your little ones to participate in a relaxed, outdoor environment.

Go on a mini beast hunt, make charcoal, get messy in natures playground, enjoy story time in the tipi, cook soup round the campfire with other adults on hand so you can guide your budding chefs, and still have time to visit the Bluebell railway for a train ride (or other local attractions).  We will also be hosting a special Nature’s first aid workshop for the whole family to enjoy a walk in our lovely countryside and learn what nature provides for our first aid and health needs.

This special tailored week is great value for money, 3 days of activities where all you need to bring is your family ready to get involved and explore the outdoors in a variety of ways. (Please note this price is for a supplement, you will need to make a camping booking and provide all your own food*.)

* Arrival and departure days are flexible, if you wanted to arrive on the Monday and leave one person setting up camp while you join in the activities that would work well, or arrive Sunday for a night to get settled in and explore the campsite. Departure days are flexible. You can camp which ever days you choose, and join in with all or any activities. The price remains the same.

£6 per person, babes in arms are free of charge.

www.wowo.co.uk

 

 

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Fish and Chip Supper on the Bluebell Railway

1st & 8th September

Enjoy a fish and chip supper including a dessert on board a steam train while you travel from Sheffield Park up to East Grinstead and back.  A range of drinks are available from the bar. The train leaves Sheffield Park Station at 6.30 and returns by 8.30.  Advance booking is essential as seating is limited.

www.bluebell-railway.com

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Sheep Proofing your Dog at National Cat Centre

Tuesday 9th May, 5th September and 19th September

Do you trust your dog around sheep and lambs?  Take your dog along to a Sheep Proofing Training session at National Cat Centre, Chelwood Gate.

The courses will run from 9.20 – 16.00 on 9th May and September 5th and 19th.

Each session will last for 20 minutes and is for one dog at a time.

When booking please supply :

Name and breed of dog, phone number, email, time and date are required to book a place.

  To book, please email:  conservators@ashdownforest.org.

 

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Volunteer Recruitment Day on Bluebell Railway

September 10th, October 8th, November 12th

Have you ever wondered how to become a volunteer on the Bluebell Railway?
No matter whether you are male or female, skilled or with no previous experience, can offer a day a month or more, then why not come and find out what volunteering in the various different departments on the Bluebell entails. If under 16, you can gain experience of such work in the 9F Club, but for those who are over 16, perhaps newly retired, why not find out more?

To help you narrow your choice of departments, please ask for a volunteer recruitment pack, for which a completely revised booklet is available. To help you choose, you can also join one of the find out more tours which operates on the dates above. Book your place on the tour by contacting the General Office on 01825 720800, or just turn up at Sheffield Park on the day.

Meet at 10.30 am at Sheffield Park Station.   The day should end around 4.30pm.

www.bluebell-railway.com

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Drive a Steam Train Experience at Bluebell Railway

13th and 22nd September

The Bluebell Railway will be running some  very special days for lovers of steam. Come along and experience first-hand firing and driving one the Railway’s fleet of historic steam engines

B.R.5 MT No.73082 ‘Camelot’ will be on duty for this exciting day over the entire length of Bluebell line between Sheffield Park and East Grinstead.

The train will comprise 4 carriages for the exclusive use of the participants. Included in the price of £650pp is the opportunity to both fire and drive the engine, breakfast on arrival at the Bessemer Arms and a buffet lunch on board.

It will be a full day starting at Sheffield Park 8.30am finishing at Sheffield Park at around 5.00 pm. A maximum of 2 guests per participant are welcome for an additional cost of £30 per guest.

That special birthday wish, retirement present, corporate team building exercise or just the chance for a dream to come true – this could be answer.  Please note we can only accept bookings for participants aged 18-75

For more details call our Customer Service Team on 01825 720800 or visit us at the Sales Office at Sheffield Park Station or the Travel Centre at East Grinstead Station.

Tickets £650.00 per person

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Sheep Proofing Your Dog at National Cat Centre

Tuesday 19th September

Do you trust your dog around sheep and lambs?  Take your dog along to a Sheep Proofing Training session at National Cat Centre, Chelwood Gate.

The courses will run from 9.20 – 16.00 on 9th May and September 5th and 19th.

Each session will last for 20 minutes and is for one dog at a time.

When booking please supply :

Name and breed of dog, phone number, email, time and date are required to book a place.

  To book, please email:  conservators@ashdownforest.org.

 

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Drive a Steam Train Experience on the Bluebell Railway

22nd September

The Bluebell Railway will be running some  very special days for lovers of steam. Come along and experience first-hand firing and driving one the Railway’s fleet of historic steam engines

B.R.5 MT No.73082 ‘Camelot’ will be on duty for this exciting day over the entire length of Bluebell line between Sheffield Park and East Grinstead.

The train will comprise 4 carriages for the exclusive use of the participants. Included in the price of £650pp is the opportunity to both fire and drive the engine, breakfast on arrival at the Bessemer Arms and a buffet lunch on board.

It will be a full day starting at Sheffield Park 8.30am finishing at Sheffield Park at around 5.00 pm. A maximum of 2 guests per participant are welcome for an additional cost of £30 per guest.

That special birthday wish, retirement present, corporate team building exercise or just the chance for a dream to come true – this could be answer.  Please note we can only accept bookings for participants aged 18-75

For more details call our Customer Service Team on 01825 720800 or visit us at the Sales Office at Sheffield Park Station or the Travel Centre at East Grinstead Station.

Tickets £650.00 per person

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Autumn Forage – Roots and Berries at Wowo Campsite

Saturday 23rd September 2017    10.30am – 4.30pm

Autumn is the time for deep nourishing, building up our stores of nutrients and supporting our immune systems ready for the cold months ahead. Nature provides us with a wonderful array of colourful berries and fruits along with delicious nuts and seeds which are full of the fats and energy we need to keep us warm through the winter months. Along with the last few greens and the first of the roots we have such an abundant variety of healing foods and medicines at this time of year. Join us for a foraging walk in the morning which will focus on gathering from nature’s bounty to make a selection of delicious wild foods and supporting medicines around the fireside in the afternoon.  You might take home a pot of probiotic hawthorn ketchup, a delicious medicinal stock base or another medicine made on the day, eat some wild pesto and pick up some fire by friction tips.

E : workshops@wowo.co.uk

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Volunteer Recruitment Day at Bluebell Railway

October 8th, November 12th

Have you ever wondered how to become a volunteer on the Bluebell Railway?
No matter whether you are male or female, skilled or with no previous experience, can offer a day a month or more, then why not come and find out what volunteering in the various different departments on the Bluebell entails. If under 16, you can gain experience of such work in the 9F Club, but for those who are over 16, perhaps newly retired, why not find out more?

To help you narrow your choice of departments, please ask for a volunteer recruitment pack, for which a completely revised booklet is available. To help you choose, you can also join one of the find out more tours which operates on the dates above. Book your place on the tour by contacting the General Office on 01825 720800, or just turn up at Sheffield Park on the day.

Meet at 10.30 am at Sheffield Park Station.   The day should end around 4.30pm.

www.bluebell-railway.com

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Sausage and Mash Supper on the Bluebell Railway

13th October

Enjoy a sausage and mash supper including a dessert on board a steam train while you travel from Sheffield Park up to East Grinstead and back.  A range of drinks are available from the bar. The train leaves Sheffield Park Station at 6.30 and returns by 8.30.  Advance booking is essential as seating is limited.

www.bluebell-railway.com

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Volunteer Recruitment Day at Bluebell Railway

November 12th

Have you ever wondered how to become a volunteer on the Bluebell Railway?

No matter whether you are male or female, skilled or with no previous experience, can offer a day a month or more, then why not come and find out what volunteering in the various different departments on the Bluebell entails. If under 16, you can gain experience of such work in the 9F Club, but for those who are over 16, perhaps newly retired, why not find out more?

To help you narrow your choice of departments, please ask for a volunteer recruitment pack, for which a completely revised booklet is available. To help you choose, you can also join one of the find out more tours which operates on the dates above. Book your place on the tour by contacting the General Office on 01825 720800, or just turn up at Sheffield Park on the day.

Meet at 10.30 am at Sheffield Park Station.   The day should end around 4.30pm.

www.bluebell-railway.com

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Carl Palmer at Trading Boundaries

1st and 2nd December

 

Performing in memory of Keith Emerson, Greg Lake and John Wetton,
who all sadly passed away in 2016. These last two shows of his tour have particular poignancy as Greg performed his final UK concert at
Trading Boundaries.

Carl Palmer will present bold new arrangements of the best-loved instrumental music of ELP and King Crimson, that featured John Wetton. The show promises to be among the most musically compelling tours of the year, featuring Carl on drums and percussion; guitarist Paul Bielatowicz and bassist Simon Fitzpatrick.

www.tradingboundaries.com

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