East Grinstead Classic Bus Running Day
The East Grinstead Bus Running Day is now in its 27th year and firmly embedded as an annual event in the town. It attracts local residents & visitors alike and
The East Grinstead Bus Running Day is now in its 27th year and firmly embedded as an annual event in the town.
It attracts local residents & visitors alike and makes a great family day out, particularly for those with smaller children who are looking for something different to do.
A wide range of routes will be running from the High Street from 10am to 4.30pm. All services are detailed in a souvenir timetable booklet available for £10 on the day, or by sending an A5 SAE and cheque for £9.50 (made payable to ‘Country Bus Rallies’) to 21 Delves Avenue, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 5DP (programmes will be posted out 1 week prior to the event). The timetable details all the routes and times of buses running on those routes. Rides on the buses are FREE but the timetable sales help offset the considerable running costs. The event is centred on the High Street which is closed to normal road traffic for the day; this is where people can meet, board one of the vintage buses, have a drink or snack in the local cafes or peruse the local shops.
The event will bring together over 25 classic buses representing types that used to operate in and around East Grinstead. During the day the buses will operate to regular timetables over many of the old routes that used to pass through East Grinstead. Destinations reached include Turners Hill, Crawley Down, Lingfield, Godstone, Oxted and Edenbridge. There are also tours up to the Ashdown Forest and of the town. The shorter journeys are well suited for smaller children whilst the longer ones are an opportunity to meander through the lanes and relive days gone by. Many of the routes happily terminate at country pubs for those who fancy a pie and a pint.
(Sunday) 10:00 am - 4:30 pm