• 5 Festive Light Trails in Sussex (and one in Kent!) for 2023

    November 23, 2023

    There’s no better way to embrace the festive season than indulging in a family get together at one of the many light trail events that now take place annually across our region. This year sees a whole host of bigger and better events shining brighter than ever before. All good news for those of us…

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  • England’s Medieval Festival at Pippingford

    September 22, 2023

    England’s Medieval Festival has a reputation as being one of the largest themed festivals in the UK. For years the event has taken place at Herstmonceaux Castle which we reviewed back in 2017. But this year saw the start of a new chapter for the festival in its new home, The Kings Grove at Pippingford…

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  • Sussex and Kent Summer Music Festivals 2023

    April 8, 2023

    After the longest winter know to man these warmer, balmy evenings are an utter joy to see. With summer well on its way we also welcome festival season. Each year seems to see more local festivals offering high calibre musicians and artists with 2023 being no exception. Here are some of the best events taking…

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  • Everything you need to know about Ice Skating in Tunbridge Wells ~ Christmas 2022

    November 30, 2022

    When? The ice rink is open from Friday November 18th until Monday January 5th 2023. Tip: Sessions are open every day within that period but will get very busy in the run up to Christmas. It is advisable to book well in advance if you’d like to skate in the days leading up to the…

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  • Bedgebury at Christmas 2022: Everything you need to know before visiting

    November 20, 2022

    The Christmas trail at Bedgebury is a unique, festive sensory experience featuring numerous light shows and interactive art displays as you walk through the forest. Where? It takes place on a designated trail at the main Bedgebury site near Goudhurst in Kent. How long? The trail takes about 1.5hrs to complete, although you are not…

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  • What to Expect: SteamLights at the Bluebell Railway

    November 18, 2022

    Visiting a local light display has become a bit of a ritual in the run up to Christmas. SteamLights at the Bluebell Railway offers something a little extra than your average Winter Wonderland. Their annual locomotive light show returns this year with more glimmer, dazzle and sparkle than ever before. I was thrilled to accompany…

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  • Wim Hof Ice Bath Challenge in aid of the WOLO Foundation

    October 21, 2022

    On a clear, October morning I stepped out of my comfort zone and into a bath of ice.. and loved every minute! The ice bath happened to be the climax of a morning of Wim Hof training where, along with eleven other brave women I was introduced to the philosophy of positive mind-set, breathwork and…

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  • Black Deer Review 2022 ~ The long awaited return of Kent’s biggest Country Festival

    July 15, 2022

    The last Black Deer Festival took place in 2019, despite plans for the event to take place during the pandemic plans were scuppered each time at the very last milestone. We’ve been to Black Deer every year since the event first took place in 2018 and it honestly keeps getting bigger and better every year.…

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  • Good Vibrations Society 2022~ Pippingford Park, East Sussex

    April 10, 2022

    Going against all the odds, Good Vibrations Society was possibly one of the few festivals to embrace 2021 as the year to launch. The event is back for it’s second year, without the restrictions previously imposed on mid-pandemic festival goers. Hopes are high that this year is going to be pretty special. About Good Vibrations…

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  • Swinging into Spring Around Sussex for 2022

    March 9, 2022

    At last there’s no doubt about it, the seasons are finally changing! Spring is on the way and we are thrilled about the prospect of warmer days on the horizon. This month I’ve put together a collection of events and activities that will help you swing into Spring. From lambing to foraging; forest bathing to…

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  • Ignite at Nymans – Everything you need to know before visiting

    February 15, 2022

    Ignite is a brand new light trail bringing elements of fire, light and fantasy together all set against the stunning backdrop of Nymans National Trust property. We visited the event on the opening night last week and loved every minute! Ignite is the perfect half term treat or mid-winter pick me up. I’ve tired to…

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  • New for 2022 – 10 Experiences, Events & Places to Stay in West Sussex

    December 29, 2021

    2022 brings a host of new opportunities to explore and enjoy West Sussex. I’ve put together 10 new experiences, events and places to stay to add to your must-see agenda for the New Year – with everything from magical light trails to foraging for mushrooms, luxury stays to e-bike adventures you’ll find something for everyone…

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  • Winter Light Trail Events across Sussex and Kent 2021

    October 15, 2021

    There’s no better way to embrace the festive season than indulging in a family get together at one of the many light trail events that now take place annually across our region. This year sees some old favourites return alongside a handful of brand new events. Another slight change in trend this year is that…

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  • Pumpkin Picking Patches around East Sussex 2021

    September 18, 2021

    Heading out to a local farm to hand pick your own pumpkins or gourds ready for carving ahead of Halloween has become an Autumnal ritual for many over recent years. Whether you’re looking for ingredients for a hearty soup, seasonal decorations or the perfect pumpkin to top off your Trick or Treating there’s plenty of…

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  • Road Meets Rail at Bluebell Railway

    September 3, 2021

    Where? Near Uckfield, East Sussex How much? A standard family ticket bought in advance costs £55 for 2 adults and up to 3 children. Special events vary in price. Who will enjoy it? The Bluebell Railway is loved by all ages from babies to grandfolk! About Bluebell Railway was one of the first preserved Heritage…

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