Steyning Steam Rally

Steyning Steam Rally

Steam engines, traction engines, vintage buses and the funfair can all be found at Wiston – a stone’s throw from Steyning.

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This annual event takes place just a mile from Rosebud Cottage. This year –  2017-  it is on the 8th and 9th July

Steam Rally Location

Off the Steyning Road – the A283 which runs from Shoreham to Storrington just north of Steyning. There is no access from Mouse Lane.


Buy your tickets at the gate on the day

£8 Adult

£6 OAP

£5 Children (5 -15 yrs)

Children under 5 yrs go free

More details here

Why not join a Sussex vineyard tour!

Why not join a Sussex vineyard tour!

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Sussex in southern England has the same chalky subsoil found in the Champagne region of France. The sunny, dry climate means that, as well as award-winning reds, whites and rosés, East & West Sussex vineyards produce sparkling wines that regularly beat French Champagnes in international competitions and blind taste tests!

Nyetimber Vineyard

One of the best known vineyards is at Nyetimber just outside Brighton. I recommend their Open Day: You can join them for an exclusive tour of the Nyetimber Estate, followed by a Masterclass tasting of their award-winning sparkling wines, led by their head winemaker.

Dates: 10th and 11th June / 1st and 2nd July 2017

Times: 10.00am, 12.00pm, 2.00pm and 4.00pm across both weekends

Tickets: £28.

Read more about Nyetimber

Nyetimber Manor in West Sussex is a 20 minute drive from Steyning

You could also visit the vineyard at the Bolney Estate


Join an International Jousting & Medieval Tournament Week

Join an International Jousting & Medieval Tournament Week

Tuesday 26 – Sunday 31 July, 2016

Don't miss this annual event at the fascinating Arundel Castle in West Sussex: Experience the thrill of the renowned Arundel International Jousting Competition, as revered knights from around the world gather to test their chivalry and skill at mounted combat in full plate armour.

Set within an authentic medieval style encampment, with the knights and men-at-arms of Raven Tor, Distant Trumpets Story Teller and the musicians of Rough Musicke, this is a unique week-long tournament.

The thrilling tournament will be accompanied by have-a-go archery and a host of craft displays and entertainment.

Details about this & other events at

Arundel is a lovely small town – well worth a visit!

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Arundel is a half an hour drive from Steyning.

For more things to do in or near Brighton see our collection here

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Watersports festival in Brighton

Watersports festival in Brighton

Paddle Round the Pier

Join the free ‘Paddle round the Pier’ event in Brighton, featuring the very best in water, street & urban sports, live music, kids’ entertainment & ‘have a go’ opportunities

Watch surfing, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, skating, windsurfing and free running, as well as all new sports like Surf Life Saving, land paddling, Kite surfing and freestyle mountain biking..

This event takes place the first weekend of July each year. Details at