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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Bluebell Walks at Sheffield Park

Wednesday 26th April and 3rd May at 10.00am

Explore hidden areas of the garden and parkland on a guided walk to enjoy carpets of these lovely flowers!

Adult fee £6

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/Sheffield-park-and-gardens

T : 01825 790231

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Fergus Garrett from Great Dixter at Sussex Country Gardener

Thursday 27th April

Fergus Garrett from Great Dixter Gardens will be at Sussex Country Gardener to give a talk about his work in these famous gardens.  Tickets need to be booked in advance and cost £8.  The ticket includes refreshments and 50% discount off one plant.

www.sussexcountrygardener.co.uk

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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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May Bank Holiday Fiesta at Llama Park

Sunday 30th April and Monday 1st May

  

The May Bank Holiday Fiesta at Llama Park is full of fun and even magic.  Over the two days there will be Beer and BBQ, Live Jazz, Spinning demonstrations, Kids Play Area in the Marriage Barn, Craft Stalls and more.  Llama Walks and Donkey Rides will take place on the hour and every hour.  The annual shearing of the llamas and alpacas will take place on the Sunday.

The Llama Park will be open 9.30-5.00pm on both days.

Entrance is £7 per adult and tickets for families of 4 are £22.

Please book donkey and llama rides in advance

www.llamapark.co.uk

 

 

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East Sussex National Health Club Open Day

30th April

www.eastsussexnational.co.uk

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Sackville College Open Day

Monday 1st May  11.00-4.00pm

Sackville College is a beautiful alms house in the old part of East Grinstead.  It is open from mid June to mid September and on special open days during the year.  There will be an opportunity to take a tour around this interesting site.

Teas and coffees will be available from 11-4.00pm.

www.sackvillecollege.com

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Tulip Festival at Standen

Mid April – Mid May

Visit this lovely National Trust property and enjoy the spectacle of 10,000 tulips in bloom.

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/standen

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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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Bluebell Walks at Sheffield Park

Wednesday 3rd May at 10.00am

Explore hidden areas of the garden and parkland on a guided walk to enjoy carpets of these lovely flowers!

Adult fee £6

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/Sheffield-park-and-gardens

T : 01825 790231

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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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Bat Walks at Sheffield Park

Friday 5th and 12th May at 9.00pm

 

Take a guided walk around the garden and parkland and have a go at detecting bats.  Also learn more about them.

Adults £6  Children £4

T : 01825 790231

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sheffield-park-and-gardens

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Uckfield FMs Music Quiz Night at Civic Centre

Friday 5th May

Put together a team of up to 8 people and show off your music knowledge.

www.uckfieldfm.co.uk

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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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Bluebell Open Day at Twyford Farm

Sunday 7th May

Enjoy this great opportunity to walk around the lovely Twyford Farm, near Horsted Keynes.  Enjoy the bluebells and visit the local food and craft stalls.

There will also be guided farm walks during the day.

www.twyfordfarm.co.uk

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Charity Pub Quiz at Old Dunnings Mill

Monday 8th May at 8.30

Join in the fun of the charity quiz night which starts at 8.30pm.

Bring a team or meet up with people to form a team.

www.olddunningsmill.co.uk

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Flower Workshop at Gravetye Manor

Monday 8th May

Create a contemporary design using a selection of Spring flowers in a naturalistic way with birch.
Our Gazebo Flower Workshops offer a relaxed and informal way of enjoying the gardens at Gravetye as well as learning new skills. Hosted by our Chelsea award-winning Head Florist Sue Flight, the workshops have been designed with their own theme and take place in our oak framed Gazebo in the Little Garden. Group sizes will be kept small to ensure maximum attention from Sue.
The workshop starts at 9.30am and finishes after lunch at approximately 2.00pm.
£75.00 per person, including the workshop, tea & coffee on arrival and a two course lunch including a glass of wine.

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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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Bat Walks at Sheffield Park

Friday 12th May at 9.00pm

Take a guided walk around the garden and parkland and have a go at detecting bats.  Also learn more about them.

Adults £6  Children £4

T : 01825 790231

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sheffield-park-and-gardens

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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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Spring Photography Workshop at Sheffield Park

Wednesday 17th and Saturday 20th May 9.30

Work with photographers to capture our garden  in its Spring Glory by joinin our photography workshop.  This event starts at 9.30 and the fee of £25 includes tea, coffee and cake.

www.nationaltust.org.uk/sheffieldpark

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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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Stand Up Comedy at Hop Yard Brewing Co

Thursday 18th May

Enjoy the best of stand up comedy at the Hop Yard Brewing Co in Forest Row.

Free Entry at 8.00pm

www.hopyardbrewing.co.uk

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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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British Tomato Week at Sussex Country Gardener

Saturday 20th – Sunday 21st May

As part of British Tomato Week, visit Sussex Country Gardener and gain valuable tips on how to grow your own tomatos.

Enjoy tomato tasting.

Children can book in advance to enter the tomato quiz, plant some tomatos.

Free Yeominis Tool Kits and Face painting will be available for the children.

www.sussexcountrygardener.co.uk

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Spring Photography Workshop at Sheffield Park

Saturday 20th May 9.30

Work with photographers to capture our garden  in its Spring Glory by joinin our photography workshop.  This event starts at 9.30 and the fee of £25 includes tea, coffee and cake.

www.nationaltust.org.uk/sheffieldpark

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Family Wildlife Walk at Sheffield Park

Saturday 20th May at 11am

Enjoy a family friendly walk with a Ranger to see a variety of wildlife living in the parkland.

www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Adults £6, Children £4

T: 01825 790231

 

 

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Chelwood Gate Village Market

Saturday 20th May 10am-2pm

The Spring Chelwood Gate Market takes place at Chelwood Gate Village Hall, Beaconsfield Road, Chelwood Gate RH17 7LF.

Buy locally sourced produce including meat, cheese, vegetables, craft stalls, wines, jewellery, cards, plants, hot snacks, coffee and teas and Tombola.

This popular village market takes place 4 times a year.

For details and to book stalls contact Catherine Crouch on 07860 148275 or catherine.crouch1btinternet.com

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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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Hanging Basket Workshop and Afternoon Tea

Wednesday 24th & Thursday 25th May

Kevin Sweet, Estate Manager of Ashdown Park’s 186 Acres has over 40 years of experience getting the best out of nature.

Join this very popular workshop and create your own beautiful hanging baskets. Afterwards enjoy a traditional Ashdown Park afternoon tea where you can ask Kevin any gardening related queries.

Please bring your own hanging basket, everything else will be provided.

£42.50 per person

To book please call 01342 824988

www.ashdownforest.com

 

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Dr Elias and the Soul Surgeons at The Three Crowns

Saturday 27th May

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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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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Jazz Afternoon Tea on Lawn at Ashdown Park

Monday 29th May

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One of the most popular events of the summer, this family friendly day out is perfect for everyone.

Enjoy a leisurely afternoon listening to the classic sounds of Jazz in the sunshine.

In case of poor weather afternoon tea will be served in our magnificent converted Chapel instead.

£29.50 per person  £55.00 per couple  £15.00 for children (14 years and under)

To book please call 01342 824988

 

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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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English Cheese and Wine Evening at Ashdown Park

Friday 2nd June at 7pm

Join us for an evening of English cheese and wine excellence.

English wine specialist Alan Jenkins has over 50 years of expertise

and will take us through the journey of a selection of wines

explaining what makes each one special.

£25.00 per person

To book please call 01342 824988

 

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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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Annual Barn Dance at The Llama Park

Saturday 3rd June

Join in the fun of the Llama Park annual Barn Dance which takes place on Saturday 3rd June.  Doors open at 6.00pm and the dancing runs from 7.30-11pm.  There will be a pay bar and food will be included in the ticket price.  Food options are spit roasted chicken, veggie Chilli and Rice or Macaroni Cheese.

Tickets in advance £20 to include food.

www.llamapark.co.uk

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Logical Tramp at Trading Boundaries

3rd June

Logicaltramp – one of the best Supertramp bands will be performing at Trading Boundaries on the 3rd June.

Tickets are available for standing only at £18 or to include a two course dinner at £48.

www.tradingboundaries.com

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English Wine Tasting with Jilly Goolden at Ashdown Park Hotel

Saturday 3rd June

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Join us at the end of English Wine week to celebrate the ‘Grape’ in arguably its best form.

This weekend package is a must for all wine enthusiasts: Explore wine’s journey from vine to table with a full guided tour around  Bluebell Vineyard, followed by a private wine tasting experience.

Sample further fine English wines with perfect food pairing for an evening of exquisite dining, hosted by Jilly Goolden.

Transportation to and from Bluebell Vineyard, overnight stay and breakfast at Ashdown Park Hotel is also included.

From £240.00 per person

To book please call 01342 824988

www.ashdownpark.com

 

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Flower Workshop at Gravetye Manor

Monday 5th June – Flower Workshop

 

Our Gazebo Flower Workshops offer a relaxed and informal way of enjoying the gardens at Gravetye as well as learning new skills. Hosted by our Chelsea award-winning Head Florist Sue Flight, the workshops have been designed with their own theme and take place in our oak framed Gazebo in the Little Garden. Join Sue to try your hand at leaf manipulation and incorporating early garden flowers.
The workshop starts at 9.30am and finishes after lunch at approximately 2.00pm.
£75.00 per person, including the workshop with arrangement to take home, tea & coffee on arrival and a 2-course lunch including a glass of wine following the workshop.
www.gravetyemanor.co.uk

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Watercolour Painting with Hazel Soan at Gravetye Manor

Tuesday 6th June  10.00am – 5.00pm
Join us in the spectacular gardens at Gravetye for a day guided by professional watercolour artist Hazel Soan. Enjoy the elegant serenity of the Manor whilst creating your own masterpiece in the heart of the enchanting and historic estate with the assistance of Hazel’s expertise.
Hazel exhibits and travels widely, and her collectors span the world. The author of many books on watercolour, she has her own studio gallery in Fulham and, on occasion, offers masterclasses to share her passion and expertise. Gravetye itself is fortunate enough to display some of Hazel’s beautiful work.
All painting abilities are welcome. The group size will be kept small to ensure maximum attention from Hazel.
£150.00 per person, inclusive of a day’s workshop with Hazel and your painting to take home, morning coffee and pastries, an informal lunch, tea and cake during the afternoon and soft drinks throughout the day.
www.gravetyemanor.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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Twelth Night at Saint Hill Manor

Sunday 11th June at 3.00pm

Come and join us for our annual open air theatre production of Shakespeare’s magical
Twelfth Night, performed by the award-winning Rain or Shine Theatre Company.

Saint Hill Manor, Saint Hill Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 4JY
The performance will take place in the gardens of Saint Hill Manor and cream tea (included in the ticket) will be served on the terrace.

Please contact Liz Ostermann for tickets  E : liz.ostermann@googlemail.com
www.sainthillmanor.org.uk

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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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Stand Up Comedy at The Hop Yard Brewing Co

Thursday 15th June

Enjoy the best of stand up comedy at the Hop Yard Brewing Co in Forest Row.

Free Entry at 8.00pm

www.hopyardbrewing.co.uk

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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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Ladies Luncheon at Ashdown Park

Monday 19th June

 

With Christopher Biggins

Join us, along with our guest speaker(s), for a welcome drink followed by

the main presentation and a delicious three course lunch, complete with

wine, coffee and petit fours.

£37.50 per person

To book please call 01342 824988

 

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Just Floyd at Trading Boundaries

24th June

This exceptional band are universally regarded as one of the UK’s most authentic live Pink Floyd tributes, with an expertly crafted sound that’s reminiscent of the classic 70’s Golden Floyd era.

This is NOT Just Another Pink Floyd Tribute – Just Floyd are renowned for having a lightness and relaxed authenticity to their performance that is highly commended and feels closer to the original spirit of Pink Floyd’s live shows than some of the robotic, studio performances which can be typical of many tribute bands.

“This extraordinary band brings a rare but refreshing energy together with a dynamic stage show, providing a truly Authentic Live Pink Floyd Experience. There is a real edge to this band’s sound – live music at its very best ” – Crystal Palace Garden Party 2013.

Tickets £18 Standing and £48 including two course dinner.

www.tradingboundaries.com

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National Garden Scheme Open Day at Ashdown Park

Sunday 25th Jun – 2.00pm | £5.00 per person

Our skilled estate team are constantly bringing beauty to every inch of our 186 acres, the NGS Open Day is one of the most spectacular days at the Ashdown Park estate, when all the blooms are bursting.

Discover more about our gardens and explore the beauty for yourself.

Hot and Cold drinks and refreshments are available to purchase all day.

Entry is £5.00 per person, all proceeds go to charity

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Dr Elias and the Soul Surgeons

Saturday 30th June

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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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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Flower Workshop at Gravetye Manor

Monday 3rd July

A floral design using the first of the Summer flowers.

Our Gazebo Flower Workshops offer a relaxed and informal way of enjoying the gardens at Gravetye as well as learning new skills. Hosted by our Chelsea award-winning Head Florist Sue Flight, the workshops have been designed with their own theme and take place in our oak framed Gazebo in the Little Garden. Group sizes will be kept small to ensure maximum attention from Sue.
The workshop starts at 9.30am and finishes after lunch at approximately 2.00pm.
£75.00 per person, including the workshop, tea & coffee on arrival and a two course lunch including a glass of wine
www.gravetyemanor.o.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.

E : workshops@wowo.co.uk

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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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Lecture by Head Gardener Tom Coward and Lunch at Gravetye Manor

Thursday 17th August
The gardens at Gravetye Manor can be considered amongst the most influential in English gardening history. The manor became the home of the innovative and revolutionary gardener, William Robinson, in 1884. Robinson spent his remarkable life as a professional gardener and botanist, but made his fortune through writing about his experiences and ideas on horticulture. Thanks to the backing of new owners, a major restoration was started in 2010. Overseeing the project has been head gardener, Tom Coward. Find out more about his treatment of William Robinson’s landscapes and the ultimate success of one of the country’s most beautiful and productive hotel gardens.
Arrival from 10.30am, with the lecture starting at 11.00am and followed by lunch at 12.00 noon.
£78.00 per person, including tea/coffee on arrival, the lecture and 3 course lunch with drinks.
www.gravetyemanor.co.uk

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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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Ladies Luncheon at Ashdown Park

Monday 11th September

 

Live Organ Performance

Join us, along with our guest speaker(s), for a welcome drink followed by

the main presentation and a delicious three course lunch, complete with

wine, coffee and petit fours.

£37.50 per person

To book please call 01342 824988

www.ashdownpark.com

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Autumn Flower Workshop at Gravetye Manor

Monday 11th September

A parallel-style arrangement using flowers, berries and grasses and other garden treasures.

Our Gazebo Flower Workshops offer a relaxed and informal way of enjoying the gardens at Gravetye as well as learning new skills. Hosted by our Chelsea award-winning Head Florist Sue Flight, the workshops have been designed with their own theme and take place in our oak framed Gazebo in the Little Garden. Group sizes will be kept small to ensure maximum attention from Sue.
The workshop starts at 9.30am and finishes after lunch at approximately 2.00pm.
£75.00 per person, including the workshop, tea & coffee on arrival and a two course lunch including a glass of wine.

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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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Chelwood Gate Village Market

Saturday 16th September 10am-2pm

The Autumn Chelwood Gate Market takes place at Chelwood Gate Village Hall, Beaconsfield Road, Chelwood Gate RH17 7LF.

Buy locally sourced produce including meat, cheese, vegetables, craft stalls, wines, jewellery, cards, plants, hot snacks, coffee and teas and Tombola.

This popular village market takes place 4 times a year.

For details and to book stalls contact Catherine Crouch on 07860 148275 or catherine.crouch1btinternet.com

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Chelwoood Gate Village Market

Saturday 16th September 10am-2pm

The Spring Chelwood Gate Market takes place at Chelwood Gate Village Hall, Beaconsfield Road, Chelwood Gate RH17 7LF.

Buy locally sourced produce including meat, cheese, vegetables, craft stalls, wines, jewellery, cards, plants, hot snacks, coffee and teas and Tombola.

This popular village market takes place 4 times a year.

For details and to book stalls contact Catherine Crouch on 07860 148275 or catherine.crouch1btinternet.com

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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.

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Autumn Flower Workshop at Gravetye Manor

Tuesday 3rd October

A fall arrangement with a contemporary twist using the rich colours of Autumn.

Our Gazebo Flower Workshops offer a relaxed and informal way of enjoying the gardens at Gravetye as well as learning new skills. Hosted by our Chelsea award-winning Head Florist Sue Flight, the workshops have been designed with their own theme and take place in our oak framed Gazebo in the Little Garden. Group sizes will be kept small to ensure maximum attention from Sue.
The workshop starts at 9.30am and finishes after lunch at approximately 2.00pm.
£75.00 per person, including the workshop, tea & coffee on arrival and a two course lunch including a glass of wine.

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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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Winter Flower Workshops at Gravetye Manor

Monday 30th October

Winter flowers using lichen twigs and winter white flowers.

Our Gazebo Flower Workshops offer a relaxed and informal way of enjoying the gardens at Gravetye as well as learning new skills. Hosted by our Chelsea award-winning Head Florist Sue Flight, the workshops have been designed with their own theme and take place in our oak framed Gazebo in the Little Garden. Group sizes will be kept small to ensure maximum attention from Sue.
The workshop starts at 9.30am and finishes after lunch at approximately 2.00pm.
£75.00 per person, including the workshop, tea & coffee on arrival and a two course lunch including a glass of wine.

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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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Chelwood Gate Village Market

Saturday 18th November 10am-2pm

The Christmas Chelwood Gate Market takes place at Chelwood Gate Village Hall, Beaconsfield Road, Chelwood Gate RH17 7LF.

Buy locally sourced produce including meat, cheese, vegetables, craft stalls, wines, jewellery, cards, plants, hot snacks, coffee and teas and Tombola.

This popular village market takes place 4 times a year.

For details and to book stalls contact Catherine Crouch on 07860 148275 or catherine.crouch1btinternet.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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Ladies Luncheon at Ashdown Park

 

Monday 4th December

Chef’s Christmas Treats

Join us, along with our guest speaker(s), for a welcome drink followed by

the main presentation and a delicious three course lunch, complete with

wine, coffee and petit fours.

£37.50 per person

To book please call 01342 824988

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