Bluebell Railway operates historic steam trains on a 22-mile return trip between Sheffield Park and East Grinstead, calling at Horsted Keynes and Kingscote. In addition to a busy calendar of special events, the heritage railway also runs several premier dining trains, including the Golden Arrow, Wealden Rambler afternoon teas, fish and chip specials and ‘Rail Ale’ trains.
Acres of landscape garden – influenced by ‘Capability’ Brown and Humphry Repton – are bordered by historic parkland and woodland at this National Trust property. Four lakes have paths around them which circulate through glades and wooded areas. Special events are held regularly, do check the website for details, and you can enjoy a hearty lunch or light bite in the Coach House Tearoom and pick up a gift, souvenir or plant from the shop.
Bridge Cottage is a medieval Wealden hall house built around 1436 which has been restored as a heritage centre, and an educational and community hub for Uckfield and the wider area. Events held there include concerts, talks, school visits, and holiday activities for children.