This part of Sussex has so much to do at all times of year. Below are a few of the most popular. Additionally, in May and June, the Brighton Festival & Fringe includes exhibitions and events in many local villages. Charleston Literary Festival, and Glyndebourne Opera Festival take place each Spring and Summer.
Very close by (within a few miles - by foot, bike or car): - Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft - - Plumpton Racecourse - - The South Downs Way - - Plumpton College - - Skelton Sculpture Workshop - - Ditchling Beacon - Court Gardens (Ditchling) Vineyard & Winery - Ridgeview Wine Estate (winery tours) - - Cosy country pubs : The Jolly Sportsman, The Half Moon - - Cosy village pubs: The Bull, The White Horse -
A short drive (5 - 10 miles): - Brighton, Hove and the coast - - Lewes - (wonderful ancient county town, with mediaeval castle, Harvey's brewery, antiques, vintage and craft shops , galleries, auction houses, restaurants, cafes) - Barcombe Mills - - Glyndebourne Opera - - The Bluebell Railway - - Wakehurst Place & the National Seedbank - - Sheffield Park (Capability Brown Garden) - -Triangle Leisure Centre (multiple pools, flumes, rapids for kids) -
A little excursion (10 - 15 miles and beyond): - Charleston Farmhouse - home of Vanessa Bell & Bloomsbury Group - - Monks House, Rodmell - Virginia & Leonard Woolf's cottage - - Seaford and the beach - - Cuckmere Valley, Beachy Head, and the Seven Sisters - - Firle Place, & Village - - Middle Farm (all things foodie in Sussex) - - Alfriston - - Drusillas Zoo and Activity Park -