Spring is upon us, and many of our rural attractions are opening for the summer season. Newborn lambs, cream teas and country houses, our district is waking up from its winter slumber.


Middle Farm is a working family farm open all year round for fresh produce, cider and gifts. This Spring they will be hosting their annual lambing event where you can experience the birthing and bottle feeding of Spring Lambs. A great day out for the whole family to enjoy. Booking in advance is advised.

When: From 1 April 2019

Cost: £6 per person, under 3s FREE

Where: Middle Farm, West Firle, Lewes BN8 6LJ

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It’s been a long winter, so if you’re tired of being cooped up indoors now’s the time to dust down your camping gear. We have some beautiful countryside in the Lewes area and some wonderful, campsites that really make the most of the natural environment. 

When: From 29 March 2019

Cost: Prices vary depending on pitch 

Where: The Secret Campsite,Brickyard Farm,Town Littleworth, Cooksbridge, Lewes,East Sussex BN8 4TD

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Anne of Cleves Tudor house in central Lewes is holding a spring themed event. The whole family are invited to drop into the house for hands-on activities based around springtime. Embroider a flower, make a herb bag or take part in a spot of still life painting and drawing inspired by their garden. 

When: From 16 April 2019

Cost: Price included in the cost of admission: Adult £6.30, child (5-17) £3.60, 

Where: Anne of Cleves House, 52, Southover High St, Lewes, BN7 1JA.

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This year Monk’s House celebrates 100 years since Virginia and Leonard Woolf moved into their 16 Century rural retreat in Rodmell. Discover their beautiful house and garden and look out for special events coming up to celebrate their centenary. This Easter they will be running an egg hunt where you are invited to discover their birds and bees nature trail to earn a tasty reward. Once the hunt is complete, you can relax with a picnic on the lawn and a game of bowls.

When: Monks House is open from 3 April 2019, Egg Hunt: 19-22 April

Cost: £6.30 Adults £3.15 Children, Egg Hunt £2

Where: Monk’s House, Rodmell, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 3HF

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Beanstalk Tea Garden is a hidden gem. Situated at the foot of the South Downs, at the heart of Firle Estate near Lewes, East Sussex. This unique venue offers the privacy and tranquillity of the English countryside and offers a homely atmosphere, traditional cream teas, home-made cakes and locally sourced food. Sit and relax and listen to the surrounding wildlife including the resident peacocks. If you’re visiting Firle or Firle Place, take the footpath leaving the southern end of the village turn east and after a mile, you’ll find yourself by the Beanstalk. You can also approach by car on the Old Coach Road off the A27.

When: The Beanstalk Tea Garden opens it doors on 19 April

Where: The Old Coach Road, Firle, Lewes BN8 6PA

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