Events on 1st March 2019

South East England Group Visits Fair

Sussex Top Attractions Events

1st March 2019, 10:00 - 13:00

The South East England Group Visits Fair organised by Sussex Top Attractions, takes place on Friday 1st March 2019 from 10am to 1pm at Saint Hill Manor, East Grinstead. Meet over 60 attractions from Sussex, Surrey, Kent, Hants and the Isle of Wight. Exhibitors present will include the National Trust and English Heritage, castles, stately homes, many lovely gardens, steam railways, wildlife attractions of various kinds, family fun and entertainment, working museums… in fact, so much that’s entertaining and exciting from all over the south east of England, making for some great days out. Parking is free for all visitors and when you visit the Sussex Top Attractions stand bona – fide GTOs can claim a complimentary Trade Pass booklet, which enables two people to visit free of charge a selection of six Sussex attractions for inspection visits. Saint Hill Manor will also be offering free guided tours of the Manor and free refreshments.

Price changes at Wakehurst May 2018


Ardingly, Haywards Heath, Sussex

1st May 2018 - 31st March 2019

Price changes at Wakehurst May 2018

Wakehurst is changing its day admission and membership prices from 1st May. This will see a slight rise in price – the first for 4 years.
There will also be a small rise in the cost of Wakehurst’s lower band of parking charges.
Wakehurst is part of Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, which is a charitable organisation and relies increasingly on self-generated income to support its important science, horticulture, conservation and education work.
Self-generated revenue forms a vital and increasingly important part of the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew’s funding as we reduce our reliance funding from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).

Price Changes:

• Children (16 and under) remain FREE
• Adult day ticket admission will rise from £12.50 to £12.95
• Friends of Wakehurst Direct Debit membership will rise from £25 to £27.50, non-direct debit rises from £30 to £32.50
• 1.5 hours of car parking rises from £2 to £2.50

The new pricing is in line with other similar attractions in the area.
Wakehurst is part of Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, which is a charitable organisation and relies increasingly on self-generated income to support its important science, horticulture, conservation and education work.

Chichester Camera Club: A Celebration of People and Places

The Novium Museum

Tower Street, Chichester

24th November 2018 - 9th March 2019

2018 marks 125 years since The Chichester Photographic Society was formed in 1893. It was active until 1945 and, after a four year break, was re-formed in 1949 under the name of Chichester Camera Club. It has continued as such to the present day and is recognised as one of the most successful Camera Clubs in the country, welcoming everyone with an interest in photography.

This headline exhibition, which opens on Saturday, 24 November, explores the rich history of Chichester Camera Club, and its development over the years. Drawing from the Club's archives, The Novium Museum's collection and with contemporary work, this showcase also features the way in which Chichester District has been a source of inspiration to the Club's members across a range of photographic genres.

Drive a Wetland Boat experience

Arundel Wetland Centre

Mill Road, Arundel, West Sussex

7th January 2019 - 29th March 2019

Learn to drive an electric boat through the reedbed with 2.5 hours of 1:1 instruction. Call the Learning Team 01903 881524 to discuss available dates and times.
10am & 12.30pm
£50 pp
Booking essential

Karen Knott

Arundel Museum

Mill Road, Arundel

24th January 2019 - 4th March 2019

Paul Winner Art Exhibition

Paul Winner carries his sketching materials and watercolours wherever he goes and has amassed an extraordinary collection of sketch books, paintings, drawings and prints, chronicling the places he has visited and the personalities he has encountered.

On the 26th of January there will be a sketch day when you can come along and meet the artist during his exhibition and he will draw a sketch of you for £10.

Free entry donations welcome
Phone 01903 885866
e mail

Prized Possessions - Dutch Masterpieces from National Trust Houses

Petworth House & Park

Petworth, West Sussex

26th January 2019 - 24th March 2019

Prized Possessions celebrates the enduring British taste for collecting Dutch paintings and explores how and why this style of Art was desired, commissioned and displayed.
The Trust cares for one of the largest and most significant collections of art in the UK including many important seventeenth-century Dutch paintings acquired by country house owners for over 300 years.
The exhibition includes works by celebrated artists such as Rembrandt van Rijn, Peter Lely, Gabriel Metsu and Cornelis de Heem.

Booking advisable. Please see website for more details or call 0344 249 1895.