• The Best of Sussex Festivals 2024

    April 20, 2024

    Have you booked your tickets? Dusted off your tent? Topped up on face glitter and sparkly spandex? If the answer to the above is yes – then you, my friend, are ready for festival season 2024! The rest of you, do not stress, I have the lowdown on where to head to this summer. This…

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  • Bluebell Trails Across East Sussex 2024

    April 2, 2024

    One of my favourite times of year is when the bluebells put on their incredible colourful display. Year after year this natural spectacle never fails to take my breath away. Here in East Sussex, we are spoilt for choice for places to visit local bluebells from our parks, to woodland walks or private gardens opening…

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  • 5 Special Locations on the Ashdown Forest

    February 3, 2024

    I feel so very lucky to have the Ashdown Forest so close by. One of the best things about living here in Uckfield is its location. As though finding ourselves next door to this Outstanding Area of Natural beauty wasn’t enough, of course we have the South Downs and miles of stunning coastline a short…

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  • 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 Activities to Do with Kids as a Newly Single Parent

    August 6, 2023

    Entertaining the kids on your ow through the holidays can be relentless task. As a single parent the struggle is even more real with limited back up. It can be a tough, but thankfully there are loads of brilliant days out across the county – and not all of them require a second mortgage to…

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  • Eco Therapy & Forest Bathing at Wilderness Wood

    May 28, 2023

    It’s been proven that spending time in nature is hugely beneficial for our health, so much so that doctors are now able to prescribe therapies such as forest bathing as a treatment for high blood pressure, heart disease and other stress related illnesses. We live in a world that is increasingly detached from nature and…

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  • Beers, Glamping and Forgaging Fun with Missing Link, West Sussex

    May 1, 2023

    Deep in the High Weald of Sussex, tucked away down hedge lined bridleways lies Missing Link Glamping. Within the 360 acres of farm and woodland on the estate you’ll discover a host of eco friendly enterprises including Missing Link brewery, Ross the ecologist and his foraging tours…. and a stunning set of ten luxury glamping…

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  • 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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