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  1. Type

    Type

    Guided Walk

    Wildflower walk

    Location:

    BURWASH

    Dates

    From:
    27 Apr 2013 To 27 Apr 2013

    Explore the estate with the warden at this most beautiful time of year and discover the magic of spring as you follow the paths and fields through Rudyard Kipling’s little bit of England. Wear walking boots/shoes or wellies and suitable clothing.
    £5. A customer booking fee of 5% applies.
    Booking...

  2. Type

    Type

    Lecture

    Bateman's House

    Location:

    BURWASH

    Dates

    From:
    2 Nov 2010 To 2 Nov 2010

    The story of the conqueror of Canada. Major-General James Wolfe died romantically young in circumstances that have made him a folk hero. He was killed at the age of 32 at the very moment of victory during the great battle of the Heights of Abraham against the French in Canada, which secured Canada...

  3. Type

    Type

    Sale

    Plants at Great Dixter

    Location:

    Rye

    Dates

    From:
    1 Oct 2016 To 2 Oct 2016

    Over 10 nurseries from Europe and UK

    Hans Kramer of Hessenhof; Jennie Maillard of Usual & Unusual Plants; Bob Brown of Cotswold Garden Flowers; Marina Christopher of Phoenix Plants; Graham Gough of Marchants Plants; Tony Dickerson of Westonbirt Plants; Derry Watkins of Special Plants; Van Poucke...

  4. Type

    Type

    Sale

    Plants at Great Dixter

    Location:

    Rye

    Dates

    From:
    2 Oct 2010 To 3 Oct 2010

    Over 10 nurseries from Europe and UK

    Hans Kramer of Hessenhof; Jennie Maillard of Usual & Unusual Plants; Bob Brown of Cotswold Garden Flowers; Marina Christopher of Phoenix Plants; Graham Gough of Marchants Plants; Tony Dickerson of Westonbirt Plants; Derry Watkins of Special Plants; Van Poucke...

  5. Type

    Type

    Lecture

    Bateman's House

    Location:

    BURWASH

    Dates

    From:
    21 Nov 2010 To 21 Nov 2010

    Squire of Brightling and MP for Sussex in the early 19th century, John Fuller or Mad Jack was a great British eccentric. Known for the follies he had built in the Brightling area, he was also a philanthropist endowing Eastbourne with its first lifeboat and saving Bodiam Castle from destruction....

  6. Type

    Type

    Demonstration

    Volunteers at Batemans

    Location:

    BURWASH

    Dates

    From:
    6 Feb 2013 To 6 Feb 2013

    Bateman’s is opening seven days a week in 2013 and we need lots more volunteers! Pop in anytime for coffee, have a tour of the house in its ‘winter sleep’ and discover what roles we have that might interest you, whether it is in the house, mill, garden, countryside or our newly acquired paddle...

  7. Type

    Type

    Demonstration

    Volunteers at Batemans

    Location:

    BURWASH

    Dates

    From:
    7 Mar 2012 To 7 Mar 2012

    Bateman’s is opening seven days a week in 2013 and we need lots more volunteers! Pop in anytime for coffee, have a tour of the house in its ‘winter sleep’ and discover what roles we have that might interest you, whether it is in the house, mill, garden, countryside or our newly acquired paddle...

  8. Type

    Type

    Lecture

    Bateman's House

    Location:

    BURWASH

    Dates

    From:
    3 Nov 2010 To 3 Nov 2010

    A look at the only house commissioned, created and lived in by William Morris, founder of the Arts & Crafts movement, Red House is a building of extraordinary architectural and social significance. When it was completed in 1860, it was described by Edward Burne-Jones as 'the beautifullest place on...

  9. Type

    Type

    Participatory Event

    Snowdrops at Great Dixter Garden

    Location:

    Rye

    Dates

    From:
    20 Feb 2016 To 21 Feb 2016

    A chance to see the structure of the garden as well as winter flowering shrubs, bulbs and hellebores.

    Entry £5 adults, free for children

Ongoing Events

  1. Type

    Type

    Show / Display

    Santa at Drusillas

    Location:

    Nr Eastbourne

    Dates

    From:
    14 Dec 2017 To 23 Dec 2017

    Of course, no festivities would be complete without the star attraction and visitors will not be disappointed as Father Christmas makes a welcome return to the zoo.

    Visit him in his cosy Christmas Cottage and for an additional charge of £11 on off-peak days and £15 on-peak days children can...

  2. Type

    Type

    Show / Display

    Winter Wonderland

    Location:

    Nr Eastbourne

    Dates

    From:
    14 Dec 2017 To 23 Dec 2017

    Drusillas will be switching on their Winter Wonderland Illuminations. The dazzling display will start at 4:30pm daily and incorporate an animal themed light show, synchronised to music. Young revellers can expect to see a host of magical creatures in the ice-capped kingdom, adding some extra...

  3. Type

    Type

    Talks

    Bodiam

    Location:

    Bodiam, Robertsbridge

    Dates

    From:
    16 Dec 2017 To 28 Jan 2018

    Take a trip back to medieval times. Let the medieval storytellers weave their spell to inspire your imagination.

    Lighten your spirits this winter as we take you back in time. With no electricity or central heating, winter in medieval England would have been a cold, dark time. Telling stories...

  4. Type

    Type

    Christmas

    World War 2 Christmas

    Venue

    Michelham Priory, Rother

    Location:

    Hailsham

    Dates

    From:
    16 Dec 2017 To 17 Dec 2017

    Find out how Michelham’s evacuees experienced their own wartime Christmas. ‘Festive Austerity’ treats, music and activities for children with a trail, crafts, wartime games in the Great Barn and discover the secrets of the Narnia wardrobe!

  5. Type

    Type

    Christmas

    Santa

    Location:

    Hailsham

    Dates

    From:
    21 Dec 2017 To 23 Dec 2017

    Santa will be visiting us at Knockhatch.

    Come and visit Santa in his grotto. £4.50 per child.

  6. Type

    Type

    Christmas

    Santa special

    Location:

    Tenterden

    Dates

    From:
    22 Dec 2017 To 24 Dec 2017

    Take a magical steam train journey to meet Santa this Christmas on the railway’s popular Santa Specials. At Tenterden Station the beautiful Victorian carousel provides unlimited free rides for the young and young at heart alike. There will also be a delightful miniature Christmas model village to...

  7. Type

    Type

    Special Events

    Steam

    Location:

    Tenterden

    Dates

    From:
    30 Dec 2017 To 1 Jan 2018

    Feeling a bit flat after Christmas, then why not visit Tenterden’s Steam Railway and enjoy a nostalgic journey through the beautiful winter landscape on either 30, 31 December 2017 or 1 January 2018.

    After trains leave the picturesque town of Tenterden they travel across the marshes and...

  8. Type

    Type

    Festival

    Tulip Festival at Pashley Manor Gardens

    Location:

    Ticehurst

    Dates

    From:
    24 Apr 2018 To 8 May 2018

    In late April/early May Pashley Manor’s spectacular Tulip Festival sees this garden, on the border of Sussex and Kent, carpeted with over 30, 000 tulips, creating stunning scenes for visitors to enjoy.

    Over one hundred varieties of tulip are planted in colour themed garden ‘rooms’.  Visitors...

  9. Type

    Type

    Participatory Event

    1940s Weekend at Kent & East Sussex Railway

    Location:

    Tenterden

    Dates

    From:
    19 May 2018 To 20 May 2018

    The weekend will be an opportunity to turn back the clock and experience wartime Britain with a walk through the 1940’s village scene.

    Each day will feature re-enactments, music, fashion and dancing of the era.  Watch out for the Spitfire flypast on Sunday. 

    Singing Trio ‘My Favourite...

  10. Type

    Type

    Exhibition

    Sculpture in Particular

    Location:

    Near Wadhurst, Ticehurst

    Dates

    From:
    26 May 2018 To 2 Jun 2018

    Pashley Manor is proud to host an exhibition and sale of almost 200 pieces of sculpture at their award winning gardens in Sussex, with smaller pieces on show in the hall of the house, at the Sculpture in Particular event from late May to early June.

    The garden’s sweeping vistas, formal walled...

  11. Type

    Type

    Gardens

    Special Rose Week

    Location:

    Near Wadhurst, Ticehurst

    Dates

    From:
    8 Jun 2018 To 16 Jun 2018

    Come mid-June the roses are glorious at Pashley Manor – the perfect time to celebrate these gorgeous blooms with a Special Rose Week at this quintessentially English garden on the border of Sussex and Kent.

    Masses of gorgeous pinks can be found spilling out of their box hedged borders in the...

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