Local Events for 2018

There's still plenty of events happening in the remaining few weeks of 2018. Here's some that have caught the eye. 

Bonfire Nights

Sussex is notorious for its huge showmanship when it comes to bonfire nights, and the local bonfire societies stage a treat of a spectacle across a handful of Sussex towns. 

3rd November Battle Bonfire

10th November Rye Bonfire

17th November Robertsbridge Bonfire

Ghost walk in Rye 

9th November

Explore the ancient streets of Rye after dark, following the Deputy Town Crier who tells stories of historical dark deeds, murder, ghostly sightings and unexplained incidents. Meet at Rye's Heritage Centre, for ages 13 upwards. £10 per person.

Wildlife Workshops

Rye Harbour Reserve is hosting a series of participatory events for adults and children, including beginners classes in birdwatching, walks witha  warden and festive beach cleans. Take a look at the full event list at Rye Harbour Reserve here 

Bodiam Castle

Bodiam Castle is our nearest castle and offers a great day out in a stunning setting. There continue to be a series of events there, many are free to join in. Take a look at what's going on at Bodiam Castle here. 

Bedgebury Pinetum

For an action-packed day outdoors, take the car (and bikes - or hire them when there) to Bedgebury Pinetum which offers a huge array of activities all year round. Events for the rest of the year also look good so tie your trip in with one of the events at Bedgebury found here. 

Santa Specials on the Historic Railway

A magical way to meet Father Christmas is to catch a ride on the Kent and East Sussex Railway, starting at Tenterden station. Pick a date across December. More details found here. 

Rye Christmas Festival

8th December

This festival is worth a special mention as the Rye community really does go to town to put on a complete array of christmas special treats to get us in the mood. Much goes on indoors and out on the streets. The town of Rye is pretty all year long, but add some Christmas sparkle and it's an even bigger delight. 

Take a look at the details here. 

Brede Steam Giants

3rd November and 1st December

And the closest event to the farm is in the village, when the Brede steam giants come to life! On the first Saturday of every month, the doors are opened, the engines fired, and you have chance to appreciate the workings of the Brede Heritage water pumps housed in imposing Edwardian and Victorian houses. 

See more details here: Brede Steam Giants 


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