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1066 Country picture1066 Country - Battle, Bexhill, Hastings, Pevensey, Rye (1 hour + from Burgess Hill)
Find out more about England’s extraordinary past in this unique blend of historic coast and unspoilt countryside. There are famous arts, music and medieval festivals, enchanting gardens and walks, attractions to suit all ages, museums and castles, antique shops and unrivalled local produce. For more information please visit http://www.visit1066country.com/. 

 

 

Broom-maker imageAmberley Working Museum (45 minutes from Burgess Hill)
Amberley Museum is a 36 acre open-air site set in the South Downs National Park. Dedicated to recording the industrial heritage of the South East, exhibits include a narrow-gauge railway and historic bus service (both provide free nostalgic travel around the site), a Connected Earth telecommunications hall, an electricity hall, a printing workshop and much more. The Museum is also home to traditional craftspeople, such as the broom-maker, blacksmith and potter, plus a restaurant, gift shop and numerous picnic areas where the lovely countryside surroundings can be enjoyed. For more information please visit http://www.amberleymuseum.co.uk/

 

A view of the Arundel wetlandArundel Wetland Centre (45 minutes from Burgess Hill)
Set in 200 acres of spectacular parkland, visitors have the option to take a lakeside walk and enjoy the amazing local wildlife or they can participate in a spot of fishing.  Arundel Wetland Centre offers a varied programme of events and activities for all ages. For more information please visit http://www.wwt.org.uk/.

 

View of Ashdown ForestThe Ashdown Forest Centre & Llama Park (35 minutes from Burgess Hill)
Originally a deer hunting forest in Norman times, Ashdown Forest is now the largest free public access space in the South East. It is a great place for walking and enjoying spectacular views over the Sussex countryside and is known the world over as the 'home' of Winnie-the-Pooh. For more information please visit http://www.ashdownforest.org/.

 

View of Bedelands Nature ReserveBedelands Farm Nature Reserve, Burgess Hill
The Nature Reserve consists of ancient meadows, woodland, hedgerows and ponds, covering 33 hextares (80 acres).

 
 

 

Beech Hurst ParkBeech Hurst Park & Miniature Railway, Haywards Heath (10 minutes from Burgess Hill)
This popular local heritage park covers an area of just under six hectares and hosts some beautiful views of the South Downs and has a wide range of facilities on offer including the Miniature Railway, Children's Playground, Croquet Lawn, Artificial Bowling Strip, Petanque Pistes, Restaurant and much more. For more information please visit the Beech Hurst website and http://www.beechhurst-railway.org.uk/.

 

An Exhibit from Bentley Wildfowl's Motor MuseumBentley Wildfowl, Near Lewes (35 minutes from Burgess Hill)
Come and explore the Palladian House and gardens, the extensive bird reserve and the Motor Museum with its eclectic range of cars. Ride the Minature Railway up to the Woodland and take an atmospheric trail past bronze age and saxon houses. The childrens play area has an aerial walkway through trees, willow tunnels, and plenty of space to let off steam. For more information please visit http://www.bentley.org.uk/.

 

Bluebell Railway logoBluebell Railway, East Sussex (25 minutes from Burgess Hill)
A heritage Steam Railway running through the glorious Sussex countryside. The Bluebell railways runs regular events and special themed visits. For more information please visit http://www.bluebell-railway.com/.

 

Borde Hill's Italian GardenBorde Hill Garden, Park and Woodland, Nr Haywards Heath (15 minutes from Burgess Hill)
A fun day for all the family with a new adventure playground and the famous botanically-rich garden with rare trees and shrubs. The 200 acres Grade II* listed landscape offers magnificent views across the High Weald. For more information please visit http://www.bordehill.co.uk/.

 

DrusillasDrusillas, Near Lewes (35 minutes from Burgess Hill)
A brilliant small zoo, Drusillas Park offers an opportunity to get nose to nose with nature with hundreds of exotic animals from monkeys and crocodiles to penguins and meerkats. But animals are only half the fun – Go Wild! Go Bananas! and Amazon Adventure are perfect for anyone who needs to let off steam and the resident Thomas the Tank Engine offers a train service 362 days a year. For more information please visit http://www.drusillas.co.uk/.

 

Fishers Farm ParkFishers Farm Park, Wisborough Green (30 minutes from Burgess Hill)
Fishers Farm Park is the multi award-winning all-inclusive attraction offering a unique mixture of farmyard and adventure play – the ideal place for family visits. This Park was designed with children in mind, particularly 2-12 year olds. For more information please visit http://www.fishersfarmpark.co.uk/.

 

Fishbourne Roman Palace and Gardens, Fishbourne
www.sussexpast.co.uk telephone 01243 785859

Godstone FarmGodstone Farm, Surrey (40 minutes from Burgess Hill)
A Childrens Farm set in beautiful countryside, housing many animals, ponds and nature trails. For more information please visit http://www.godstonefarm.co.uk/.



 

View from Groombridge Place Enchanted ForestGroombridge Place Gardens & Enchanted Forest, Tunbridge Wells (45 minutes from Burgess Hill)
There’s magic and mystery, history and intrigue, romance and peace at these beautiful award winning gardens.  With a wonderful programme of special events throughout the season there’s bound to be something to interest you and your family. For more information please visit www.groombridge.com

 

Ice Skater at the Spectrum CentreGuildford Spectrum, Surrey (1 hour from Burgess Hill)
A fantastic family fun day out with the options of ice skating, tenpin bowling or swimming in the leisure pools. For more information visit http://www.guildfordspectrum.co.uk/

 
 

Knockhatch ParkKnockhatch, Near Eastbourne (45 minutes from Burgess Hill)
Set in 80 acres of countryside, the Park offers a wide variety of fun indoor and outdoor activities, from crazy golf, to indoor soft play, quadapillar barrel rides, boating, go-karts, bungee trampolines, birds of prey displays, animals and more...! There's something for all the family, no matter what the weather! For more information please visit http://www.knockhatch.com/

 

LEGOLAND WindsorLEGOLAND Windsor (1 hour 20 minutes from Burgess Hill)
A theme park dedicated to children aged 3-12 years old. An inspirational land where the kids are the hero. It's a family attraction like no other - where the fun never stops and imagination knows no bounds. With over 55 interactive rides, live shows, building workshops, driving schools and attractions, all set in 150 acres of beautiful parkland, LEGOLAND Windsor is a unique family theme park. For more information please visit http://www.legoland.co.uk/.

 

Monkey BiznessMonkey Bizness, Lewes (30 minutes from Burgess Hill)
An indoor children’s multi-activity centre, incorporating exciting and challenging adventure play equipment as well as a healthy restaurant and dedicated party rooms. For more information please visit http://www.monkey-bizness.co.uk/.

 

Sealife CentreBrighton Sealife Centre (25 minutes from Burgess Hill) The world’s oldest operating aquarium with over 150 marine species and 57 displays plus an underground tunnel and Lulu, the giant sea turtle. A magical experience for all the family. Save money and click here to book your tickets at Burgess Hill Tourist Information Centre - we have great ticket offers!

 

SStoneywish Nature Reservetoneywish Nature Reserve, Ditchling (10 minutes from Burgess Hill)
Stoneywish is a lovely Nature Reserve with wildlife walk, small farm holding, large play/picnic area, tea room and gift shop. For more information please visit http://www.stoneywish.com/.

 

Spring Barn Farm, Lewes
www.springbarnfarm.com telephone: 01273 488450

South Downs Light Railway, Pulborough
www.south-downs-railway.com telephone 07518 753784

The Lavender Line, Isfield
www.lavender-line.co.uk telephone 01825 750515

The Triangle Leisure CentreThe Triangle Leisure Centre, Burgess Hill
The Triangle is a large leisure centre offering a wide range of sporting and leisure activities. It has a competition swimming pool, a leisure pool with slides and rapids, a baby pool and an outdoor pool. The Health Club has a modern gym and sauna / steam room. A variety of classes are available, from yoga to martial arts.  There are squash, badminton, tennis and netball courts and a full size synthetic football pitch which can be split into three for '5-a-side'. For more information please visit www.placesforpeopleleisure.org/centres/the-triangle

Tulleys FarmTulleys Farm, Near Crawley (30 minutes from Burgess Hill)
In Summer the farm offers a themed giant maize maze and fun park full of activities and adventure play. For Hallowe’en there is spooky daytime fun for younger children at October Fest Fun Park. 'Haunts' include the Boo Barn, Horrid Hayride, Spooky Trail and Creepy Cottage. There is also Scarier evening entertainment for over 12s at the Shocktober Fest Scream Park. Seasonal events include Easter Eggstravaganza, Christmas Family Magic and Farmersgolf®. The Farm shop and tea room are open daily all year round. For more information please visit http://www.tulleysfarm.com/.

Washbrooks FarmWashbrooks Family Farm, Hurstpierpoint (10 minutes from Burgess Hill)
Washbrooks is a working family farm with exciting adventure play areas and an indoor heated playroom, tea rooms and shop.
For more information please visit www.washbrooks.co.uk

 

Weald & Downland MuseumWeald & Downland Museum, Near Chichester (1 hour 5 minutes from Burgess Hill)
Set in 50 acres of beautiful Sussex countryside this is a very special place to wander amongst a fascinating collection of nearly 50 historic buildings dating from the 13th to the 19th century, many with period gardens, together with farm animals, woodland walks and a picturesque lake. For more information please visit http://www.wealddown.co.uk/.

 

A view from the Wey & Arun's Restoration ProjectsWey & Arun Canal Trust, West Sussex and Surrey (45 minutes from Burgess Hill) 
The Trust has several ongoing restoration projects, and lengths of the canal are now in water. A 30-seat trip boat on the canal runs cruises on the idyllic Loxwood section of the canal. Boat Trips every Weekend & Bank Holiday until October. For more information please visit http://www.weyandarun.co.uk/  

 

Wilderness WoodWilderness Wood, East Sussex (35 minutes from Burgess Hill)
Wilderness Wood is a unique family-run working woodland park in the beautiful hills of the Sussex High Weald. The Park covers 61 acres of beautiful and peaceful woodland with trails, a playground, picnic places, a tea room, tea garden and exhibitions. Friendly and informal, it is great fun for children and eye-opening for grown-ups. For more information please visit http://www.wildernesswood.co.uk/

Useful websites:
http://www.daysoutguide.co.uk/ 
http://www.realdaysout.co.uk/ 
http://www.sussextourism.org.uk/

 

If you would like help planning your holiday or day out, contact Burgess Hill Tourist Information Centre at 96 Church Walk, telephone: 01444 247726, email: touristinformation@burgesshill.gov.uk. Our knowledgeable staff would be happy to help.

Every care has been taken in preparing this information, but you are advised to check the details with the organisations concerned to avoid any possible disappointment. None of these firms have been inspected by Burgess Hill Town Council and no recommendation is intended. Distances have been calculated using the AA Route Planner.