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Things to do in East Grinstead

West Sussex town with a rich history and many sights of special interest

Are you looking for things to do in East Grinstead? We've got plenty of great ideas for you across the town.

Known for...   Ashdown Forest and Standen

Did you know...

  • Sackville College, the sandstone almshouse built in 1609 was where the Christmas carol "Good King Wenceslas" was written by John Mason Neale.
  • A popular local attraction is Ashdown Forest where the Winnie-the-Pooh stories are set.
  • Sir Patrick Moore lived in East Grinstead between 1929 and 1965.



Ashdown Llama Farm

The Llama Park is described as ‘The Jewel of Ashdown Forest' and its new owners, Bobby and Susan, are working hard to offer more.
Wych Cross
Forest Row
East Sussex
RH18 5JN



National Trust - Masterpiece of Arts and Crafts design.
West Sussex
RH19 4NE


Wakehurst Place

National Trust - Extensive collection of beautiful trees and plants in stunning landscape.
West Sussex
RH17 6TN


  Children's Activities

Pooh Corner

Home to the world's largest selection of "Pooh-phernalia".
High Street
East Sussex



Eden Valley Museum FREE

Located in a medieval farmhouse in the centre of historic Edenbridge, we are an innovative and exciting museum.
72 High Street




Bears Wood FREE

Bear's Wood is an ancient woodland site, situated between villages of Crawley Down and Felbridge.
Crawley Down
West Sussex
RH10 4LR


Hedgecourt FREE

Hedgecourt Lake is an ancient mill pond resulting from the damming of the upper Eden Brook.
between Felbridge and Copthorne Road
RH19 2QG


Blindley Heath Common FREE

An area of grassland, woodland, scrub and ponds and is “the best known example of relict damp grassland on Weald Clay in Surrey”.
parking in the layby by the Red Barn pub


Ashdown Forest FREE

6500 acre forest and 'home' of Winnie the Pooh. Enjoy great walks,stunning views,picnics and spotting wildlife.
Wych Cross
Forest Row
East Sussex
RH18 5JP


Recommended by Hazel Rigazio, Liverpool
“'Ashdown forest is a wondeful family day out.We brought a map from the forest centre and set off to explore the stunning countryside.We walked and spotted foxes,badgers,deer and sheep.'”



Royal Ashdown Forest Golf Club

Golf Club.
Chapel Lane
Forest Row
East Grinstead
East Sussex
RH18 5LR


Holtye Golf Club

Golf Club.
Holtye Common
East Sussex



Deers Leap Park & Bikes

Just south of East Grinstead in Sussex, Deers Leap Park has 240 acres of dedicated mountain bike tracks of every grade.
Saint Hill Green
East Grinstead
RH19 4NG


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Guildford (25.1 miles)
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