• Shore to South Downs Activity Retreat at the Beachcroft Beach Huts

    January 6, 2023

    About I first stayed at the Beachcroft Beach Huts back in February 2020. They blew me away with their sea views, luxury interiors and hotel style service. To say I was thrilled to be invited back to try out their brand new Shore to South Downs activity package would be an understatement. This time I…

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  • Review: The Forest Brasserie at the Ashdown Park Hotel

    December 8, 2022

    Did you know the Country Club at Ashdown Park Hotel has its own restaurant? The Forest Brasserie is a stunning venue with views across the Ashdown Forest. The brasserie is a celebration of its Sussex location with lush, earthy decor and a menu offering an eclectic collection of local wines, produce and meats. If you…

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  • Gun Brewery – Taproom and Brewery Tours in The Heart of the Sussex Weald

    September 15, 2022

    Gun Brewery have been perfecting the art of making beer since 2014. Based on an organic farm just outside Chiddingly, working in harmony with the local environment the brewery have created a sustainable business generating their own solar power as well as great beer! In 2020, and with 2 million pints under their belt, the…

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  • Review: Good Vibrations Society 2022, Pippingford, East Sussex

    August 25, 2022

    Good Vibrations Society is a festival still very much in it’s infancy, yet 2022’s event seemed to shout watch this space! This is the second year that the event has run and thanks to glorious weather, a perfect blend of live music and an audience filled with beautiful souls GVS 2022 was an absolute blinder…

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  • A Family Lunch at the White Hart, Buxted with OpenTable

    August 20, 2022

    The White Hart sits proudly in the next village along from where we live. Despite hearing great things about their food and living here for years I’d never had the chance to visit. So one rainy day during the school holidays I kitted the kids out for a bike ride and we pedalled our little…

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  • A Family Stay at The Ashdown Park Hotel ~ Luxury with Little Ones

    June 9, 2022

    Every parent knows how hard it can be going away with kids. Add a luxurious venue to that equation and most parents will start to feel stressed just at the thought of the expectations of well-behaved little ones. The Ashdown Park Hotel is thankfully not at all like this. Despite being one of the most…

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  • Enchanted Glade ~ Wild Spa and Glamping in West Sussex

    May 27, 2022

    Where? Ardingly, West Sussex Sleeps? Various accommodation options – From 2 – 25 people How much? From £135 / night I’ve written about glampsites for over 5 years now, and only every now and then do I stumble across an absolute gem of a location capable of transporting mind and soul away from everyday stresses.…

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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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  • The Sussex Christmas Barn – Festive Farming at it’s Finest!

    December 11, 2021

    In a world where we’re saturated with festive commercialism it’s a joy to come across a business priding themselves on sourcing goods locally, employing local workers and selling (as much as possible) sustainable products. Welcome to the magical place that is the Sussex Christmas Barn! Open for just 6 weeks of the year in the…

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  • Yoga in the Sky in the i360, Brighton

    November 4, 2021

    I’ve visited the i360 tower in Brighton a number of times and have always really enjoyed the experience of towering over both city and sea as the pod gently climbs its full height of 450 feet. However, I’m usually distracted by family chaos, the demands of my children and general parenting to fully appreciate the…

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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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  • 5 Sussex Beaches off the Beaten Track

    July 12, 2021

    Finally, the school holidays are here and despite some unseasonal weather I have high hopes for some glorious days spent on the beach with the family. We’re so lucky to have easy access to a range of beaches here in East Sussex – with Seaford, Eastbourne and Brighton all offering the epitome of a traditional…

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