January 2018

  • Wassailing - Various venues around Sussex - usually the first Saturday closest to 12th Night.
    An early winter custom of Morris Dancing, ale and cider drinking and making merry.
  • Blessing of the Seas - Margate, Kent.
    A Greek Orthodox celebration marking the baptism of Christ, where a decorated cross is thrown into the waters.
  • The House Wedding Show - The House, Old Warden Park, Bedfordshire, SG18 9EA - Sunday 14 January
    Visit Shuttleworth House for our beautiful Wedding Show. Doors open 11.00-15.00 with free admission and parking. Tel: 01245 895470 or email info@mainweddingsandevents.co.uk

February 2018

  • Snowdrop Walk - West Wycombe Park, Buckinghamshire, HP14 3AJ - 11th Feb 2018
    Special event to remember the babies and children who have died or have been bereaved each year.
  • Rye Bay Scallop Week - Rye, East Sussex - last week in February
    Enjoy this much loved seafood delicacy (sourced straight from the South Coast), in a week long celebration of tastings, cookery courses, special events and live music.
  • Valentines at Shuttleworth - The House, Old Warden Park, Bedfordshire, SG18 9EA - Sun 11 February
    Enjoy a romantic afternoon tea in the grand setting of The House at Shuttleworth. Tel: +44 (0)1767 627965
  • NGS Open Day at the Swiss Garden - Old Warden Park, Bedfordshire, SG18 9EP - Sun 18 Feb

March 2018

  • Mothering Sunday Afternoon Tea - Goodwood Estate, Chichester, Sussex
    Spend some quality time with Mum over a decadent afternoon tea. See website for details.
  • Mother’s Day at Shuttleworth - The House, Old Warden Park, Bedfordshire, SG18 9EA - 11 March

April 2018

  • Easter Afternoon Tea - The House, Shuttleworth, Old Warden Park, Bedfordshire, SG18 9EA (1st April)
  • British Marbles Championship - Tinsley Green, West Sussex - Good Friday
    The Greyhound pub hosts this annual competition attracting players from all over the world.
  • Long Rope Skipping - Alciston, East Sussex - Good Friday
    All of Sussex was one famed for its tradition of skipping with long ropes on Good Friday, now the tradition is carried on in just a few areas, such as the Rose Cottage Inn at Alciston.
  • Biddenden Dole - Biddenden, Kent - Easter Monday
    A charitable distribution of bread, cheese and special biscuits is made each Easter in remembrance of the Chulkhurst twins who died in the 11th-century.

May 2018

June 2018

  • Isle of Wight Music Festival - Hampshire
  • Sussex Flower Festivals - St Andrew's Church, Alfriston & Church of The Good Shepherd, Lullington
    Refreshments, Stalls, Plant Sales - Tel: 01323 871093
  • Royal Ascot - Ascot, Greater
    Possibly the greatest horse race meeting in the world, dating back 300 years. The Ascot Gold Cup, traditionally held on Ladies' Day, is famous for its fashionable guests.
  • Festival of Speed - Goodwood, Sussex
    See cars from all eras and star drivers in action, from 19th-c steam carriages to Formula 1.

July 2018

August 2018

  • Cowes Week - Isle of Wight.
    England's longest running annual maritime race.
  • Qatar Goodwood Festival - Goodwood Estate, Chichester, Sussex
    One of the UK's leading sporting events in the racing and sporting calendar. Over 100,000 people flock to the world's most beautiful racecourse to enjoy the £1million Sussex Stakes, Ladies' Day and other unforgettable highlights.

September 2018

  • Weald of Kent Craft & Design Show - Penshurst Place, Tonbridge
    Meet 250 artist crafts people from all over the UK, demonstrating unique handmade crafts for the home and garden.
  • Hastings Seafood and Wine Festival
    Join thousands of food and wine fans at this popular annual showcase of local produce. Enjoy tastings with the experts, plus entertainment and music.

October 2018

  • PURE Autumn Art Fair - 6th to 14th October - PowderMills Hotel, Battle, East Sussex
    This curated art fair showcases the brightest upcoming and more established talent selected from an international open entry. It features the work of approximately fifty artists working across all fine art media including painting, drawing, printmaking, digital art, photography, sculpture, ceramics and glass.
  • Autumn Walking Weekend - Isle of Wight, Hampshire
  • Canterbury Festival - Kent
  • International Music Festival - Royal Tunbridge Wells

November 2018

  • Windsor Festival
    This celebration of the arts welcomes a diverse programme of events including family walks, classical music concerts, literary talks and medieval themed tours.

December 2018

  • A Victorian Festival of Christmas - Portsmouth
    Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is transformed into a period scene with costumed characters and a traditional Christmas market.

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