Make a splash in the fun pool with wave machine and flume, aqua challenge assault course or 25m lane pool. For under 5’s there’s tumblers soft play, and for fitness enthusiasts there’s pay and play gym and classes. Plus a cafe for all to unwind.
Bluebell Railway operates along an 11-mile track between Sheffield Park and the market town of East Grinstead, stopping at Horsted Keynes and Kingscote stations along the way.
The steam railway commenced train services in August 1960, and is now home to one of the finest collections of vintage steam locomotives and carriages – many of which were preserved straight out of service from British Railways.
During your visit, learn about the history and science of the industrial age, experience the thrill of getting up close to a working steam locomotive and luxuriate in the comfort and style of a bygone era. Families can enjoy getting hands-on in our interactive exhibitions in SteamWorks!, and children can play in our play and picnic areas while parents relax with a cuppa from our catering outlets.
Please check our website for timetables and opening times.
A tranquil 1.5 acre Plant filled garden designed and planted by the late
Carolyn McCutchan, surrounded by farmland. This colourful garden has
distinct areas of interest, plus a 6 acre wildflower meadow
OPEN every Wednesday 23 Feb to 26 Oct 10.00am – 4.00pm Tel 01323 485151
Set in a Conservation Area in a rural Wealden village, adjacent to cricket field and close to pub, a Grade I Listed historic parish church noted for its Jefferay Monument and stone spire, with a peaceful and interesting interior. Wealdway and Vanguard Way long-distance countryside trails cross outside. Parking adjacent. WiFi
Little Street are the UK’s premier award winning role play venues. Responding to children’s love of imaginative play, we have created a realistic town scaled down for little people. Featuring a supermarket, doctors, café, barn, construction site and more, there’s so much for children to explore.
Jutting out into the English Channel, Dungeness is the UK’s only desert landscape and home to many special animals including lizards, rare bumblebees and the endemic Sussex emerald moth. It is a magnet for all kinds of birdlife, from huge flocks of waterbirds to beautiful birds of prey, notably hobbies in the summer and marsh harriers all year round. Dungeness is also one of the few places in the South East with bearded tits – delicately marked birds found only in reedbeds.
One of Sussex’s few undeveloped stretches of coastline, Pagham Harbour combines beautiful landscapes with a rich historical heritage – and a wealth of wildlife. As the sheltered inlet at the heart of the reserve fills and empties with the tide, watch ducks, geese and wading birds fly to and fro. Resident little egrets and lapwings are joined by passing migrants in spring, while summer sees breeding little terns, butterflies flitting along the hedgerows, dragonflies hovering over ponds and lizards basking in the sun.
In the glorious South Downs National Park, Pulborough Brooks has amazing views of the Arun Valley. It provides an all-year-round home for nature, with highlights including the nightingale, famed for the beauty of its song, whistling wigeons in flooded winter meadows, and pretty butterflies and dragonflies amongst the wild flowers in the sunnier months. The variety of habitats, including wetlands, woodland and heathland, bring with them a wonderful variety of species to enjoy.