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Local Attractions & Tourist Hot Spots

Samuel Johnson said that when a man is tired of London he is tired of life. We believe that if a man, woman or child is bored in East Grinstead then they are also tired of life.

 

Open all year round, the diversity of things to do in East Grinstead and the surrounding areas is quite remarkable. Whether you are looking for a short break or something longer, there really is something for everyone. From enjoying our glorious countryside, visiting our historic sites, or enjoying good food and a glass of wine, we have it all.

If you are interested in history, then East Grinstead has it in bucket loads! Medieval buildings, a historic high street, a steam railway and, in more recent times, the WW2 Guinea Pig Club and the development of reconstructive (plastic) surgery pioneered by the world-renowned surgeon Sir Archibald McIndoe. Find out more at East Grinstead Museum.

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Check out our directory listings below for local attractions & tourist hot spots and find out more about the many things to do in and around East Grinstead.

East Grinstead Town Council

Summary: The Town Council consists of 19 councillors who represent 7 wards. Each year the council elects from their number a Town Mayor. The Council conducts its business through four programme committees: Planning Public Services Amenities and Tourism Finance and General Purposes The Planning Committee [...]
Address:
East Court Mansion, College Lane, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 3LT
Telephone: 01342 323 636
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Velocity Paintball

Summary: Welcome to Velocity Paintball, your ultimate destination for unforgettable stag do parties and exciting events! At Velocity Paintball, we've mastered the art of creating thrilling paintball experiences that cater to all ages, ensuring that both adults and children (from [...]
Address:
Velocity Paintball, B416, Gerrards Cross Road, Stoke Poges, Slough SL2 4EU
Telephone: 01753 316 073

Gotwick Horse Drawn Carriages

Summary: Enjoy our Signature ‘Champagne Horse Drawn Carriage Drive Experiences’ in the ‘enchanted forest’ just a stone’s throw from the town. A unique, sensory experience as you immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of ancient woodlands and hidden [...]
Address:
Holtye Road RH19 3PW
Telephone: 07990 593161
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Bluebell Railway

Summary: The Bluebell Railway is a heritage railway and popular tourist attractions, running steam train services between East Grinstead and Sheffield Park.
Address:
Bluebell Railway RH19 1EB
Telephone: 01825 720800
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William Robinson Gravetye Estate

Summary: Gravetye Estate can be found just outside East Grinstead, with free parking available at Vowels Lane. The Estate was gifted to the nation by pioneering gardener William Robinson (1838-1935), who lived at Gravetye Manor for over 40 years writing [...]
Address:
Vowels Lane, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 4LJ
Telephone: 07934 527231

Upcoming Local Attraction Events

april

sat20apr10:00 amsat11:30 am10:00 am - 11:30 am(GMT+01:00) Guided Tour of Historic East GrinsteadFROM EAST GRINSTEAD MUSEUM

sun28apr10:00 amsun3:00 pm10:00 am - 3:00 pm(GMT+01:00) MG Car Club at The Bluebell Railway The Bluebell Railway

may

sat04may10:00 amsat3:00 am10:00 am - 3:00 am(GMT+01:00) Stormtroopers at the Bluebell RailwayBluebell Railway, Sheffield Park Station, Station Approach, Uckfield, TN22 3QL

fri10may(may 10)10:00 amsun12(may 12)4:00 am10:00 am - 4:00 am (12)(GMT+01:00) Branch Line Gala WeekendBluebell Railway, Firbank Way, East Grinstead, RH19 1EB

sat18may10:00 amsat11:30 am10:00 am - 11:30 am(GMT+01:00) Guided Tour of Historic East GrinsteadFROM EAST GRINSTEAD MUSEUM

sat18may(may 18)10:00 amsun19(may 19)4:00 pm10:00 am - 4:00 pm (19)(GMT+01:00) Road meets Rail at The Bluebell Railway The Bluebell Railway, Horsted Keynes Station, Haywards Heath, RH17 7BE

sat25may(may 25)10:00 pmsun26(may 26)3:00 pm10:00 pm - 3:00 pm (26)(GMT+01:00) Circus Skills at the Bluebell RailwayBluebell Railway, Kingscote Station, Vowels Lane, East Grinstead, RH19 4LD

mon27may10:00 ammon3:00 am10:00 am - 3:00 am(GMT+01:00) Sparkle Day at the Bluebell RailwayBluebell Railway, Sheffield Park Station, TN22 3QL

june

sat01jun10:00 amsun02(jun 2)4:00 pm10:00 am - 4:00 pm (2)(GMT+01:00) Southern at War at the Bluebell RailwayBluebell Railway

sat01jun10:30 amsat12:00 pm10:30 am - 12:00 pm(GMT+01:00) Second World War - Guided Town TourEast Grinstead Museum

thu06jun7:00 amthu9:00 am7:00 am - 9:00 am(GMT+01:00) The Empire Javelin - D-Day Assault ShipTudor House 22-24 High Street, East Grinstead RH19 3AS

sat08jun(jun 8)10:00 amsun09(jun 9)3:00 am10:00 am - 3:00 am (9)(GMT+01:00) Paw Patrol at the Bluebell RailwayBluebell Railway , Sheffield Park Station , East Sussex, TN22 3QL

sat15jun10:00 amsat11:30 am10:00 am - 11:30 am(GMT+01:00) Guided Tour of Historic East GrinsteadFROM EAST GRINSTEAD MUSEUM

sat15jun(jun 15)10:00 amsun16(jun 16)3:00 pm10:00 am - 3:00 pm (16)(GMT+01:00) Dinosaurs at the Bluebell RailwayBluebell Railway, Sheffield Park Station, East Sussex, TN22 3QL

sat22jun(jun 22)10:00 amsun23(jun 23)3:00 am10:00 am - 3:00 am (23)(GMT+01:00) Robots and Machines at the Bluebell Railway

sun23jun10:00 amsun4:00 pm10:00 am - 4:00 pm(GMT+01:00) Land Rover Day at The Bluebell Railway The Bluebell Railway, Horsted Keynes Station, Haywards Heath, RH17 7BE

july

sat13jul10:00 amsat11:30 am10:00 am - 11:30 am(GMT+01:00) Guided Tour of Historic East GrinsteadFROM EAST GRINSTEAD MUSEUM

sat27jul10:30 amsat12:00 pm10:30 am - 12:00 pm(GMT+01:00) Second World War - Guided Town TourEast Grinstead Museum

august

tue06aug(aug 6)10:00 amthu08(aug 8)3:00 pm10:00 am - 3:00 pm (8)(GMT+01:00) Dinosaurs at the Bluebell RailwayBluebell Railway, Sheffield Park Station, East Sussex, TN22 3QL

sat10aug10:00 amsat11:30 am10:00 am - 11:30 am(GMT+01:00) Guided Tour of Historic East GrinsteadFROM EAST GRINSTEAD MUSEUM

sat10aug(aug 10)10:00 amsun11(aug 11)3:00 am10:00 am - 3:00 am (11)(GMT+01:00) Unicorns at the Bluebell RailwayBluebell Railway, Sheffield Park, TN22 3QL

sat24aug10:30 amsat12:00 pm10:30 am - 12:00 pm(GMT+01:00) Second World War - Guided Town TourEast Grinstead Museum

september

sat14sep10:00 amsat11:30 am10:00 am - 11:30 am(GMT+01:00) Guided Tour of Historic East GrinsteadFROM EAST GRINSTEAD MUSEUM

sat28sep10:00 amsat11:30 am10:00 am - 11:30 am(GMT+01:00) Guided Tour of Historic East GrinsteadFROM EAST GRINSTEAD MUSEUM

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