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Events and Activities

The Hidden Face of Antarctica

27 April 2017

Join Prof. David Vaughan, Director of Science at the British Antarctic Survey as he discusses the current and future science undertaken in Antarctica by BAS.

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Bake for Nature

28 April 2017

This April we’re launching a new campaign to help raise money to protect wildlife and wild places such as the South Downs. Taking part in Bake for Nature is really easy. Just choose a date on or around 28 April, invite friends, colleagues and family and get inspired by our natural world. We’ve already had […]

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Food & Folk Festival

29 April 2017 to 01 May 2017

The very best of the South East’s produce and traditions will be showcased at the Weald & Downland Living Museum’s spring event. Enjoy cookery classes and demonstrations, traditional folk music and dancing. There will be lots of tasty samples to try before you buy! Come and watch free cookery demonstrations and hear short talks in […]

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Beltain Festival at Butser Ancient Farm

29 April 2017

Beltain (or Beltane) is an ancient Celtic celebration of the beginning of summer, with music, dancing and the burning of the giant Wicker Man. Expect a pleasant afternoon/evening of entertainment and refreshments culminating with the burning of the giant Wicker Man at dusk.

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Walk the Brighton & Hove Way with the Mayor

30 April 2017

Discover Brighton and help pioneer a new designated pathway while raising money for your chosen Mayor’s charity. Accompanied by  South Downs National Park Rangers and Healthwalk Volunteers. The Mayor of the City of Brighton & Hove, Councillor Pete West, invites you to join him on a walk of the boundary of the city. Discover the […]

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The Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair

05 May 2017 to 07 May 2017

The Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair, which is taking place for the third successive year in the ‘Capability’ Brown designed grounds of the palatial Petworth mansion from Friday 5 until Sunday 7 May 2017 in West Sussex. Petworth town itself boasts around 30 antiques and art galleries, as well as award winning restaurants, […]

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Midhurst Rother College Community Day

06 May 2017

Midhurst Rother College Community Day features many agencies and businesses presenting their goods, services and advice, a wide range of performers singing and entertaining, delicious treats to taste and buy, fitness demonstrations and so many mostly free and always fun activities.

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South Downs Green Fair

07 May 2017

A fantastic family day out with plenty of activities and demonstrations. We have Juggling Jake with his Circus skills, story telling with Jonathan Huett , face painting , bushcraft demonstrations and outdoor cooking for all to enjoy. With fabulous local food, including vegetarian and vegan meals along with live music throughout the day, guest speakers […]

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Showcase Classic & Sports Car Gala

07 May 2017

West Sussex’s great gathering of British classic & sports cars in the grounds of Cowdray House will showcase hundreds of cars produced from the 1920s onwards. Around 200 of the cars will take part in the morning “Showcase Run” across the South Downs, returning to Cowdray by lunch time, where they will be greeted at […]

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Plumpton College Open Day

13 May 2017

Open Day at Plumpton College, 10am-5pm. In association with The Sussex Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs. Adults £7.50 Free entry for under 16s. Free parking Bring the whole family along to enjoy Plumpton College Open Day. Enjoy demonstrations from students, loads of attractions, children’s activities, local food and crafts.

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