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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

    Tour

    Black Cats Trail

    Location:

    Robertsbridge

    Dates

    From:
    21 Oct 2017 To 29 Oct 2017

     

    There'll be spooky Hallowe'en fun at the castle this half-term.  Find out about medieval superstition as you search for black cats around the castle - then claim your spooky prize.

    All £2.00

  2. Type

    Type

    Show / Display

    Hailsham Bonfire

    Location:

    Hailsham

    Dates

    From:
    21 Oct 2017 To 21 Oct 2017

    The town will be turned into a blazing spectacle with the staging of the annual Guy Fawkes celebrations.

    The grand procession will form up and up to 1,000 flaming torches will light the night sky as the massed societies make their way back through the town centre where the bonfire will be lit...

  3. Type

    Type

    Participatory Event

    Trick or Treat

    Location:

    Hailsham

    Dates

    From:
    21 Oct 2017 To 29 Oct 2017

     Halloween fun and activities here at Knockhatch.

    *NEW* Containment Attraction - open 11:00am to 5:00pm. Included in your entrance fee, you'll be given a ticket at the entrance.

    There is also a ghost hunt where you find the ghosts around Knockhatch and note down their names. If you find...

  4. Type

    Type

    Special Events

    Halloween High Jinx

    Location:

    Tenterden

    Dates

    From:
    24 Oct 2017 To 26 Oct 2017

    Have a fun day out at Tenterden’s Steam Railway this Halloween with a relaxing return train journey between Tenterden and Bodiam stations hauled by a heritage steam or diesel engine and enjoy all the free family-friendly events including ‘Mr Mystery’ magic show and pumpkin carving.  Why not arrive...

  5. Type

    Type

    Tour

    Bodiam after dark

    Location:

    Bodiam, Robertsbridge

    Dates

    From:
    27 Oct 2017 To 28 Oct 2017

    Invitation for adults to come to the castle after dark for a chilling time on one of our Ghost Walks. Once the castle has closed its doors at the end of our usual day, come along and enjoy a warming supper in our Terrace Room down by the river.

    On cool October evenings there is often a mist...

  6. Type

    Type

    Special Events

    Ride the Fright Night Express if you dare! Fireworks at Northiam

    Location:

    Tenterden

    Dates

    From:
    27 Oct 2017 To 27 Oct 2017

    Visit the railway from 4:30pm for a Fright Night workshop including pumpkin modelling and facepainting. Families are encouraged to come in fancy dress, the scarier the better!

    Spooky music and an amazing live Firebreather will add to the atmosphere before everyone boards the Fright Night...

  7. Type

    Type

    Participatory Event

    Hallowe’en weekend at Michelham Priory

    Venue

    Michelham Priory, Rother

    Location:

    Hailsham

    Dates

    From:
    28 Oct 2017 To 29 Oct 2017

    Traditional entertainment with Punch & Judy, crafts, trails and heaps of scary Hallowe’en fun with Crazy Hazzee.

    Family ghost hunt, 5pm – 8pm. Please pre-book.

    If you need a break from this haunting experience, come and relax in our café and treat yourself to our delicious...

  8. Type

    Type

    Gardens

    Art and Craft Design

    Location:

    Northiam, Rye

    Dates

    From:
    1 Nov 2017 To 1 Nov 2017

    Award-winning garden designer and lecturer, Annie Guilfoyle will lead this 9 month course at Great Dixter.

    The garden at Great Dixter provides the perfect setting for students to learn about the art and craft of garden design. This innovative course is held one day per month and as the course...

  9. Type

    Type

    Show / Display

    Battle bonfire procession

    Location:

    BATTLE

    Dates

    From:
    4 Nov 2017 To 4 Nov 2017

    Battel Bonfire Night 2017 is set for on Saturday 4th November It will be a FREE Non-ticketed Event hosted by the Battel Bonfire Boyes. If you are told otherwise or are charged to attend, you have been tricked. The huge sum raised to put on the event is raised by the Bonfire Boyes through hard work...

  10. Type

    Type

    Festival

    Herring

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    18 Nov 2017 To 19 Nov 2017

    The free under cover event where you can discover more about this undervalued but versatile fish, herring.

    Celebrating the Silver Darlings of the sea, Hastings Herring Fair will combine food stalls and cookery demonstrations with live music, and local beers, wines and ciders – all inside a...

  11. Type

    Type

    Show / Display

    Robertsbridge Bonfire

    Location:

    ROBERTSBRIDGE

    Dates

    From:
    18 Nov 2017 To 18 Nov 2017

    The Sussex bonfire season goes out with a bang with the Robertsbridge Bonfire and Torchlight Procession.. Don't miss out on the fun when the procession sets off from Station Road, ending at the recreation ground where the enormous bonfire will be set lit, followed by the firework spectacular. Don't...

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Historic Itinerary

Divide your day between the two major sites bound up with the history of the Norman Invasion - Battle and Hastings.  William marched first...