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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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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Bloomin’ Arts Charity – Creative Arts Organisation driven by the voice of disabled adults

Summary: Local Charity for disabled adults. Creating opportunities in the creative arts. Promoting inclusivity through our events and showcasing the skills and potential of learning and physically disabled adults.
Address:
5a Shawlands Court, Newchapel Road, Lingfield, Surrey RH7 6BL
Telephone: 01342 836 785
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Kingscote Vineyard

Summary: Stay at Kingscote Estate You can now enjoy a weekend stay at our picturesque vineyard! We've just opened a luxury escape on Airbnb. Enjoy a stay at our two-bedroom detached coach house, in the heart of our Vineyard and Estate. Set amongst [...]
Address:
Kingscote Estate, Vowels Lane, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 4LG
Telephone: +44 (0)330 122 5290

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

Blackland Farm Outdoor Centre

Summary: We stand for delivering fantastic outdoor experiences that help shape young people and adults into the best versions of themselves- through proactive programmes that develop respect, confidence, communication and resilience. We go above and beyond to give you the [...]
Address:
Grinstead Lane, East Grinstead, East Sussex RH19 4HP
Telephone: 01342 811 327

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

The Old Dunnings Mill Restaurant & Bar

Summary: OLD DUNNINGS MILL Lisa and the team would like to welcome you to the Old Dunnings Mill, an extended 15th Century Pub straddling one of the Wealden tributaries of the River Medway. ​ Situated on the edge of the Ashdown Forest, the [...]
Address:
East Grinstead, West Sussex, England, United Kingdom, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 4AT
Telephone: 07960 121 914

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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Kingscote Vineyard

Summary: With over 70 acres of vines and several different varietals of grape in the ground, we are able to produce a significant number of bottles per year. We have been operating organically since 2019 as sustainability and the environment [...]
Address:
Kingscote Estate, Vowels Lane, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 4LG
Telephone: +44 (0)330 122 5290

Upcoming Local Attraction Events

Current Month

July

fri14jun(jun 14)10:00 amtue10sep(sep 10)6:00 pm(June 14) 10:00 am - (September 10) 6:00 pm(GMT+01:00) Meadowland at Wakehurst PlaceWakehurst Place

sat20jul(jul 20)11:00 amsun21(jul 21)10:00 pm11:00 am - 10:00 pm (21)(GMT+01:00) Bluebell Railway Music FestivalBluebell Railway, Horsted Keynes

wed24jul7:00 pmwed9:00 pm7:00 pm - 9:00 pm(GMT+01:00) An Evening with Bridget Collins - The Silence FactoryThe Bookshop, 22-24 High Street, East Grinstead, RH19 3AS

fri26jul(jul 26)10:00 amfri09aug(aug 9)3:00 pm10:00 am - (August 9) 3:00 pm(GMT+01:00) East Grinstead Art Society Annual ExhibitionGlen Vue Community Centre, Railway Approach, RH19 1BS

fri26jul(jul 26)9:00 pmsat27(jul 27)3:00 pm9:00 pm - 3:00 pm (27)(GMT+01:00) Reptile weekend at the Bluebell RailwayBluebell Railway, East Grinstead

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

sun28jul10:00 amsun4:00 pm10:00 am - 4:00 pm(GMT+01:00) Toy and Rail Collectors FairBluebell Railway, Horsted Keynes Station

mon29jul(jul 29)11:20 amsat03aug(aug 3)11:20 am11:20 am - (August 3) 11:20 am(GMT+01:00) Celebrate Heath Week at Ashdown Forest

wed31jul10:00 amwed4:00 pm10:00 am - 4:00 pm(GMT+01:00) Blacklands Farm Outdoor Centre - Family Activity DaysBlacklands Farm Outdoor Centre, Grinstead Lane, East Grinstead, RH19 4HP

wed31jul7:00 pmwed9:00 pm7:00 pm - 9:00 pm(GMT+01:00) The Rising Down - Lives in a Sussex LandscapeThe Bookshop, 22-24 High Street, East Grinstead, RH19 3AS

August

fri14jun(jun 14)10:00 amtue10sep(sep 10)6:00 pm(June 14) 10:00 am - (September 10) 6:00 pm(GMT+01:00) Meadowland at Wakehurst PlaceWakehurst Place

fri26jul(jul 26)10:00 amfri09aug(aug 9)3:00 pm10:00 am - (August 9) 3:00 pm(GMT+01:00) East Grinstead Art Society Annual ExhibitionGlen Vue Community Centre, Railway Approach, RH19 1BS

mon29jul(jul 29)11:20 amsat03aug(aug 3)11:20 am11:20 am - (August 3) 11:20 am(GMT+01:00) Celebrate Heath Week at Ashdown Forest

thu01aug1:00 pmthu2:30 pm1:00 pm - 2:30 pm(GMT+01:00) Wealden Rambler Afternoon TeaBluebell Railway - Sheffield Park

fri02aug(aug 2)9:00 amsun04(aug 4)5:00 am9:00 am - 5:00 am (4)(GMT+01:00) DadFest 2024Yoghurt Rooms, Busses Farm, Harwoods Lane, East Grinstead, RH19 4NL

sat03aug(aug 3)10:30 amsun04(aug 4)6:00 pm10:30 am - 6:00 pm (4)(GMT+01:00) Supercars at Hever CastleHever Castle, Hever TN8 7NG

sun04aug10:00 amsun4:00 pm10:00 am - 4:00 pm(GMT+01:00) Toy and Rail Collectors FairBluebell Railway, Horsted Keynes Station

sun04aug10:00 amsun4:00 pm10:00 am - 4:00 pm(GMT+01:00) Blacklands Farm Outdoor Centre - Family Activity DaysBlacklands Farm Outdoor Centre, Grinstead Lane, East Grinstead, RH19 4HP

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

thu08aug10:00 amthu4:00 pm10:00 am - 4:00 pm(GMT+01:00) Blacklands Farm Outdoor Centre - Family Activity DaysBlacklands Farm Outdoor Centre, Grinstead Lane, East Grinstead, RH19 4HP

thu08aug10:00 amthu4:00 pm10:00 am - 4:00 pm(GMT+01:00) Scottish Wildcat Conservation Fundraiser - Fun for all agesTilgate Nature Centre, 1 Tilgate Mansions, Tilgate Drive, Crawley, RH10 5PQ

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

sat10aug10:00 amsat4:00 pm10:00 am - 4:00 pm(GMT+01:00) Blacklands Farm Outdoor Centre - Family Activity DaysBlacklands Farm Outdoor Centre, Grinstead Lane, East Grinstead, RH19 4HP

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

tue13aug10:30 amtue12:00 pm10:30 am - 12:00 pm(GMT+01:00) Life DrawingSunnyside Barn, Dunnings Road, RH19 4AT

September

fri14jun(jun 14)10:00 amtue10sep(sep 10)6:00 pm(June 14) 10:00 am - (September 10) 6:00 pm(GMT+01:00) Meadowland at Wakehurst PlaceWakehurst Place

fri06sep(sep 6)10:00 amsun08(sep 8)5:00 pm10:00 am - 5:00 pm (8)(GMT+01:00) Bluebell Railway Diesel Gala 2024Bluebell Railway - Sheffield Park and line stations

thu12sep2:15 pmthu3:30 pm2:15 pm - 3:30 pm(GMT+01:00) Wealden Rambler Afternoon TeaBluebell Railway - Sheffield Park

fri13sep10:30 amfri12:00 pm10:30 am - 12:00 pm(GMT+01:00) Life DrawingSunnyside Barn, Dunnings Road, RH19 4AT

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

sun15sep11:00 amsun5:00 pm11:00 am - 5:00 pm(GMT+01:00) Spiritual & Wellbeing Fair - Awakening the MoonCrowne Plaza Hotel, Felbridge, RH19 2BH

fri20sep(sep 20)9:30 amsun22(sep 22)10:30 pm9:30 am - 10:30 pm (22)(GMT+01:00) Bluebell Railway Beer Festival

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

October

thu03oct2:15 pmthu3:30 pm2:15 pm - 3:30 pm(GMT+01:00) Wealden Rambler Afternoon TeaBluebell Railway - Sheffield Park

fri11oct(oct 11)10:00 amsun13(oct 13)5:00 pm10:00 am - 5:00 pm (13)(GMT+01:00) Giants of Steam Autumn GalaBluebell Railway

November

sat02nov1:45 pmsat3:45 pm1:45 pm - 3:45 pm(GMT+00:00) Wealden Rambler Afternoon TeaBluebell Railway - Sheffield Park