The Best Gardens in Sussex
Brighton and Sussex

The Best Gardens in Sussex

The best gardens in Sussex – within easy reach of Steyning. Here are some of my favourites: I revisited all of them last year! Sussex Prairie Garden An 8 acre garden planted in a naturalistic style, with swathes of grasses and perennials surrounded by mature oak trees. Near Henfield and just a 15 minute drive…

Things to do in Steyning in February
Brighton and Sussex

Things to do in Steyning in February

Things to do in Steyning in February include a free Stargazing South Downs event.  This takes place within walking distance of Rosebud Holiday Cottage. This event is free and you don’t need to book. Stargazing South Downs Details Activities can include: Indoor planetarium shows Virtual Reality Experience of our dark night skies Giant ‘sky at…

National Trust Sites near Steyning
Brighton and Sussex

National Trust Sites near Steyning

National Trust Sites near Steyning are within easy reach by car. The Closest Sites Cissbury Ring A former Neolithic flint mine and Iron Age hill fort, Cissbury is the most historic hill on the South Downs. The site is just outside Worthing and only 10 miles by car: It should take 18 mins to get…

Christmas Fair
Brighton and Sussex

Christmas Fair

Christmas Fair Although not every Christmas Fair will be held this year, the Winter Fair at Ardingly is due to go ahead.  Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st November 2020 at The South England Show-ground, Selsfield Road, Ardingly RH17 6TL. 9am – 5pm Saturday 9am – 4pm Sunday Tickets: Adults £6.75, Seniors & Students £5.85 inclusive…

Vineyards and Wine Tours
Brighton and Sussex

Vineyards and Wine Tours

Vineyards and Wine Tours are within easy reach of Steyning. Tours are usually on offer through the summer months. The number of successful commercial vineyards in Sussex have been growing in recent years. Locally produced wines often do very well in international competitions. The chalk soil similar to that of the Champagne region of France,…

Gliding in West Sussex
Brighton and Sussex

Gliding in West Sussex

Enjoy gliding in West Sussex at the South Downs Gliding Club in Cootham. Gliding locally dates back to 1909, when 16 year old Gordon England flew from nearby Amberley Mount. Southdown Gliding Club started in 1930, so is one of the oldest in the UK. It is also one of the largest and best equipped…

Canal Trips Near Steyning
Brighton and Sussex

Canal Trips Near Steyning

Canal Trips run along the Wey and Arun Canal starting from rural Loxwood .. a half an hour drive from Steyning. They usually take between 35 mins and an hour and a half. These leisurely short cruises usually start in early April and run every Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday until the end of…

Sheep Fair at Findon!
Brighton and Sussex | Villages

Sheep Fair at Findon!

Findon Sheep Fair usually takes place every year in Findon Village on the 2nd Saturday of the month in September. Festivities start on Friday evening with a funfair on the green and a Barn Dance in the marquee Saturday is the fair itself: There are craft stalls, sheep displays, sheep judging, a funfair, food stalls,…