Once the home of Virginia & Leonard Woolf, this National Trust owned House and garden is a joy to visit. Keep an eye on their website for special events and workshops.

For more information VISIT


This is the oldest fresh water, open air swimming pool in England. If you fancy a fresh dip early in the season or a refreshing dip during the summer months, this is the place to be. They also have a kiosk serving light refreshments and a paddling pool for the little ones.

Open from May 5th – October 14th
For more information VISIT


New for 2018, a modern take on fish and chips on Seaford’s seafront.
A vintage horse box offering cod goujons, halloumi fries, and fish finger sandwiches. Looks delicious and the view’s amazing.

Situated on Bonningsted Parade, Seaford
VISIT their FB page to check opening times as they are weather dependent.


There’s nothing than a spot of treasure hunting when the weather is fine. Here are a few boot fairs to look out for when you are visiting our district this summer.

Lewes Vintage Market & Boot Fair – Every Sunday, behind Waitrose in Lewes town centre VISIT

Raystede Animal Sanctuary – boot fairs held every few weekends including some bank holiday Mondays. Not only can you browse the bargains, you can also visit the animal sanctuary and meet their feathered and furry friends.
Raystede Animal Sanctuary,The Broyle, Ringmer, East Sussex, BN8 5AJ. For a full list of boot fair dates VISIT

Seahaven Scouts Boot Sale – If you’re visiting Seaford, why not pop along and support the Scouts. They regularly pitch up on a Sunday so check the dates and be prepared. Martello field, The Esplanade, Seaford BN25 1JH. Dates for 2018: Sun 13th May 2018, Sun 10th June 2018, Sun 8th July 2018, Sun 12th August 2018, Sun 9th September 2018, Sun 14th October 2018


The temperature is rising and it’s time to get the camping gear out of the loft. All across our district campsites are opening up for summer 2018.

To start your search VISIT


We have plenty of cafes and coffee shops in the Lewes district all year round but for tea time at the Beanstalk Tea Garden, you have to wait a little longer for your brew. Visitors tell us that its worth the wait to take tea and cake in their glorious tea tent.

Heighton Street, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 6PA

VISIT for opening times



Running each summer, Glyndebourne Festival offers a programme of six operas. This year the festival includes a variety of operas from Madama Butterfly to Barber’s Hitchcock inspired work Vanessa. Tickets sell fast so if you are planning on attending, visit their website to pre book your tickets.

Runs from May – August
For more information VISIT


For those who like a sophisticated tipple, a visit to one of our award winning vineyards is a very special day out. You can book in for a tour and taste some of the best wines in the region. For a list of some of our favourites VISIT


At the Lewes Craft Market we offer affordable, high quality hand-made craft goods.

If you fancy a spot of gift shopping, this is the market for you. At each market there will be a selection of ceramics, silver jewellery, textiles, felt, home décor, artwork, cards, prints and accessories. The market offers the opportunity for customers to meet the makers and have bespoke items made for them.

The Lewes Craft Market is held on Saturdays in the Market Tower, Market St, Lewes. To find out more VISIT


Most farm shops operate all year round, farmers aren’t put off by a little chilly weather. A visit to a farm shop can be a great addition to a summer day out and we have plenty to choose from in our district. Here are a few suggestions to add to your list.

MACS FARM – This farm is great fun. Aside from selling the freshest eggs, they also run family fun days and events. DUMBRELLS COURT ROAD, DITCHLING, EAST SUSSEX BN6 8GT, UNITED KINGDOM 01273 845189

MIDDLE FARM is a working farm with a wide selection of produce, perrys, ciders and artisan treats. This is a handy place to stop if you are visiting Charleston Farmhouse or the Long Man of Wilmington. WEST FIRLE, LEWES BN8 6LJ

DYMOCK FARM SHOP is a family business that’s been running for over 90 years and sells a wide variety of veg and fresh eggs. Dymock’s is handy if your out visiting the coast in Seaford and want to pick something up for tea. Chyngton Lane North, Seaford, East Sussex,BN25 4AA
01323 890030