Wakehurst Place NT(website)

Kew's 'country garden', with plants from across the world. 

Ardingly College(website)

A selective independent co-educational boarding and day school 

South of England Showground(website)

Major shows are organised throughout the year, including the Society’s flagship event, The South of England Show. 

Ardingly Reservoir Activity Centre(website)

The Reservoir provides a large expanse of fresh water, offering an ideal teaching environment, in an area of outstanding natural beauty



£80 per night (single or couple)


£10 per person (additional charge)
Method of payment: Cash or UK cheque on arrival
Guests should vacate their room by 10am on the day of departure, unless a prior arrangement is made.

Local attractions


​​Longacres Croft

Ashdown Forest (website)

Ashdown Forest is now the largest free public access space in the South East. It is a great place for walking and enjoying spectacular views over the Sussex countryside and is known the world over as the 'home' of Winnie-the-Pooh. 

Sheffield Park Garden NT(website)

Internationally renowned landscape garden and parkland 

Bluebell Railway (website)

The Bluebell Railway is a heritage line running for nine miles along the border between East and West Sussex 

Nymans Gardens NT(website)

Outstanding 20th-century garden, set around a romantic house and ruins, in beautiful woodland