Events on 28th February 2020

South East England Group Visits Fair

Sussex Top Attractions Events

28th February 2020, 10:00 - 13:00

SOUTH EAST ENGLAND GROUP VISITS FAIR - February 28th 2020 MEET OVER 60 ATTRACTIONS AND PLAN YOUR 2020 GROUP VISITS!
The South East England Group Visits Fair organised by Sussex Top Attractions, takes place on Friday 28th February 2020 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.

The Art of Trees outdoor exhibition

Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest

Bedgebury Road, Goudhurst, Kent

1st April 2019 - 20th March 2020

The Art of Trees outdoor exhibition showcases the Bedgebury National Pinetum tree collection.

Using new and unique artworks from the Bedgebury Pinetum Florilegium Society, the exhibition highlights the beauty and diversity of the Bedgebury's plants.

What better way to celebrate 100 years of forestry than with an art exhibition of specially created, botanically accurate drawings and paintings set against the backdrop of the National Pinetum's stunning tree collection. Eleven members of the Florilegium Society have produced over 100 drawings and paintings based on the annual life cycle of both coniferous and broadleaved specimen trees in the pinetum for the exhibition. The works depict popular native trees such as the oak (Quercus robur) as well as significant trees in conservation terms. One example growing successfully at Bedgebury is the Franklin tree (Franklinia alatamaha), which is classed as “extinct in the wild” by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species and hasn’t been seen in its native USA since 1803.

Bedgebury Pinetum Florilegium Society are a group of highly skilled artists who volunteer their time to capture all stages of the life cycle of the Bedgebury tree collection. This unique outdoor exhibition has been created by the Florilegium with support from the Friends of Bedgebury Pinetum, Forestry England, and professional scanners and designers.

The composite images created from the artworks are displayed on weather-proof boards situated amongst the trees at Bedgebury. The frames have been made specifically for the exhibition out of wood milled from Bedgebury’s trees. The wooden frames include cuts from a noble cypress raised at the Alice Holt Research Station and planted at Bedgebury in 1981 plus Lawson cypress (x Cupressocyparis notabilis), larch (Larix decidua), cedar (Cryptomeria) and Sicilian fir (Abies nebrodensis).

Pick up a Friends of Bedgebury Pinetum magazine from the Visitor Centre on arrival at Bedgebury to enjoy the exhibition and read the stories behind the exhibition. Or download a copy to find out more before you visit.

Have you already visited the exhibition?
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The Art of Trees outdoor exhibition

Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest

Bedgebury Road, Goudhurst, Kent

1st April 2019 - 29th March 2020

The Art of Trees outdoor exhibition showcases Bedgebury’s tree collection. Using new and unique artworks from the Bedgebury Pinetum Florilegium Society, the free exhibition highlights the beauty and diversity of the pinetum's plants.
In this, the Forestry Commission's centenary year, what better way to celebrate than with an art exhibition of specially created, botanically accurate drawings and paintings set against the backdrop of the National Pinetum's stunning tree collection. Over 100 detailed studies of the National Pinetum's trees, both conifers and broadleaves are on display.

Bedgebury Pinetum Florilegium Society is a group of highly skilled artists who volunteer their time to capture all stages of the life cycle of the Bedgebury tree collection. This unique outdoor exhibition has been created in partnership with the Friends of Bedgebury Pinetum. The composite images created from the artworks are displayed on weather-proof boards framed with Bedgebury timber and are spread out amongst the trees.

A catalogue about the exhibition is available at the visitor centre (suggested donation £1). To find out more visit forestryengland.uk/bedgebury/events/the-art-of-trees

Winter Tours at Bolney Wine Estate

Bolney Wine Estate

Foxhole Lane, Bolney, Haywards Heath, West Sussex

1st November 2019 - 29th February 2020

Come and visit our vineyard and experience our new winery this winter from November to February. With harvest finished, the most important work now starts in the winery, as we turn our grapes into award winning wine. Discover the fascinating secrets behind our wine-making then relax and enjoy the tutored tasting of our previous year’s vintage.
Prices starting from £20 per person

Exhibition: A Dangerous Novelty? The Age of Electricity

Standen House & Garden

East Grinstead, West Hoathly Road, West Sussex RH19 4NE

18th January 2020 - 31st March 2020

Explore the history of electricity in this brand new exhibition for 2020, and discover the impact that this revolutionary invention had on the lives of the Beales at Standen.

The exhibition is located on the ground floor of the house. Please note during weekdays in January the exhibition is open but the house is closed. Entry fee to the property applies, free for National Trust members.

The exhibition runs from Sat 18 Jan - Tue 31 March 2020. Opening times are 11am-3:30pm (last entry 3pm) until Fri 31 Jan, and from Sat 1 Feb to Tue 31 Mar the exhibition is open 11am-4:30pm, last entry 4pm.

Win your local School a free visit to Little Street

Little Street, Rudgwick

Rudgwick (Horsham)

1st February 2020 - 31st March 2020

We are launching a schools voucher scheme to give 5 local primary schools, preschools or nurseries the opportunity of a FREE educational trip to Little Street during the Summer Term 2020. Simply collect vouchers every time you visit and donate to your chosen school. Share with friends & family, tell your child’s teacher and spread the word! Vouchers are available from 3rd Feb – 31st March and the first 5 schools to collect 100 vouchers gets a FREE trip, and all participating schools that collect at least 30 vouchers will receive a raffle prize donation.

Win your local school a free visit to Little Street

Little Street, Children's Role Play Centre

Chichester

3rd February 2020 - 31st March 2020

We are launching a schools voucher scheme to give 5 local primary schools, preschool or nurseries the opportunity of a FREE educational trip to Little Street during the Summer Term 2020. Simply collect vouchers every time you visit and donate to your chosen school. Share with friends & family, tell your child’s teacher and spread the word! Vouchers are available from 3rd Feb – 31st March and the first 5 schools to collect 100 vouchers gets a FREE trip, and all participating schools that collect at least 30 vouchers will receive a raffle prize donation.

Jawsome Sharks

Brighton SEA LIFE

Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1TB

15th February 2020 - 19th April 2020

Calling all budding rangers! SEA LIFE Brighton is on the hunt for brave adventurers who are enthusiastic about all things aquatic and are totally Top Trumps mad!
This spring, SEA LIFE Brighton is launching the Jawsome Sharks and Friends quest to help Professor Finn find the missing Top Trumps cards, so he can teach everybody about the incredible sharks and sea creatures that live at the aquarium. The mad professor is hoping to recruit a new team of Jawsome Rangers for 2020 to help him in his mission to locate all of the missing cards and place them in the correct order.

Once the rangers have qualified, the new recruits will receive a very special reward to take home and continue to learn and develop their passion for exploring.
Guests will learn fun facts along the way about the species of sharks and other amazing creatures that call the aquarium home. This latest activity marks an exciting new partnership with family favourite, Top Trumps card games, which many of us know from the endless hours of fun provided as children. There will even be the opportunity for visitors to challenge the aquarium staff to see how many cards they can collect as they navigate the trail!

This event is all included int he normal admission price.

Pancake Week

Aldingbourne Country Centre

Blackmill Lane, Norton, nr Fontwell, Chichester

24th February 2020 - 28th February 2020

Having a Pancake Day isn't enough for us here at Aldingbourne Country Centre so we're having Pancake Week!
Come along and try our delicious pancake creations, choose from a variety of tasty options on our menu...

American pancakes & Maple syrup with crispy bacon & blueberries
£5.95
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Banana, toffee sauce, vanilla ice cream, whipped cream & chocolate flake
£5.50
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Nutella, chocolate ice cream, maltesers, whipped cream, chocolate flake & chocolate sauce
£5.50
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2 pancakes with lemon & sugar
£4.25

Enjoy a tasty brunch, bring the kids after school for a special treat, or pop in whenever you get a craving for pancakes!