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There's so much to enjoy in Sussex! In addition to all of the facilities available at Ashdown Park Hotel for you to enjoy during your stay, we've put together a list of top events, activities and local places to visit in the surrounding area.

Concierge's Recommendations

Take a look at our Concierge Team's top recommendations for things to do.

Family Days Out

Keep your little ones entertained at Ashdown Park Hotel and beyond, here are some additional family fun ideas to enjoy during your stay.


Whether you are looking to enjoy an afternoon learning about Native British Wildlife, or a full day out at England's best small zoo, you can while staying at Ashdown Park Hotel.

National Trust

Once you have explored the extensive grounds at Ashdown Park, pay a visit to these other wonderful locations each easily accessible by car.

Image: Wakehurst Place ©National Trust Images

Historical Places of Interest

Visit wonderful places of interest which are not owned by The National Trust, including Norman castles, Roman homes and other historical treasures.

Adventure Days Out

Ashdown Park is surrounded by a number of Indoor and Outdoor Adventure parks with activities for Adults and Children.
Whether its sailing or zip wiring, something for the kids to do during half term or general family days out, there is something to do for kids and adults of all ages!  

Sporting Days Out

There a plenty of great places to enjoy specialised sporting events within easy reach of Ashdown Park.


If you are looking for some added entertainment during your stay take a look at the choice of local theatres and other interesting local events.

Wine Experiences

Ashdown Park is fortunate to be within easy distance of multiple vineyards where you can enjoy wine tasting experiences and tours.
We are proud to inform you that you can also purchase these local vineyards wines from our wine list.

Railway Experiences

Close to Ashdown Park are a number of historic railway stations which have been lovingly preserved offering daily and seasonal rides and events, as well as unique opportunities to see rare steam-powered trains. 


For an out of this world day or evening, visit The Observatory Science Centre. They offer a range of exhibitions, interactive activities and astronomy events.  

Located on the amazing Herstmonceux Castle estate, you can explore even more in one day with a joint attraction ticket. 

Visiting from Ashdown Park: 50 minutes by car
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Parks & Walking

There are a number of amazingly beautiful and unique countryside locations near to us which are perfect to explore by foot.

Nearby Towns & Shopping

If you would like to explore the local area and enjoy the delights of Sussex here are a few nearby towns and an over view of what they offer.

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