Father Christmas at Fishers Farm Park

The Magic of Christmas this December at Fishers Farm, Wisborough Green, West Sussex.


Father Christmas at Fishers Farm Park
Father Christmas at Fishers Farm Park

Imagine walking through a sparkling Winter Wonderland, the warm scent of mulled wine dancing in the air, a soft lull of those classic Christmas carols and sleigh bells gently ringing.

A magical winding pathway, with an array of twinkling lights, guides you towards Father Christmas’ festive grotto. Packed with songs, slapstick, silliness and fairy-tale magic – the Pantomime at Fishers is guaranteed to have the whole family ‘cheering’, ‘booing’ and laughing their socks! You will be entering a whole new world with our panto this year as we are showing the family favourite, Aladdin……oh yes we are! Book your tickets now to avoid disappointment!

Address: Fishers Adventure Farm Park, Newpound Lane, Wisborough Green, West Sussex, RH14 0EG. Telephone: 01403 700063 Website

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The Sussex Santa Experience at Spring Barn Farm

Wonder and magic awaits you at Spring Barn Farm!

The Sussex Santa Experience returns for the festive period and there’s so much to do! Greet the Head Elf at the Wonderland Walkway, pop into the Polar Post Sorting Office where you can write your letter to Santa, make your own Reindeer Food to take home and graduate from our NEW Reindeer Flying School, before meeting Santa himself and choosing a special surprise from the Elves’ Toy Shop.
Early booking is advised as they did sell out in 2016. Visit website for dates, times and prices. Book online and save.

Hear what Father Christmas has to say at Spring Barn Farm Park ……

Address: Spring Barn Farm Park, Kingston Road, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 3ND. Tel: 01273 488450

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Enjoy the magic and enchantment of Christmas at Drusillas Park between Saturday 18th November 2017 and Monday 1st January 2018 with the dazzling Winter Wonderland.

Visit Father Christmas in his cosy cottage and receive an early Christmas gift and don’t miss the magical illuminations; an animal themed light show synchronised to music! There will also be the chance to hug a husky and meet Santa’s reindeer on selected dates and enjoy hot doughnuts, a glass of mulled wine or a mince pie.

Saturday 18th November onwards (weekends only) 
Thursday 14th – Saturday 23rd December (daily)

*Please note tickets can only be purchased at Drusillas, on the day. Santa tickets are not available in advance. The Christmas Cottage is open 10am – 4.30pm (last admission to
the Park at 4pm). You will not be able to join the queue after
4pm without a ticket and the queue line will close at 4.30pm,
so please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Address: Drusillas Park & Zoo, Alfriston Road, Alfriston, East Sussex, BN26 5QS.  Telephone: 01323 874100 Website.

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Halloween Trail and Activities at West Dean Gardens

Join the spooky Halloween fun at West Dean Gardens near Chichester 25-29 October 2017 with the Halloween Trail, face painting and crafty fun to make scary masks, Halloween lanterns, hats and more. Explore the Gardens, completing the trail for a chocolate prize. The award-winning gardens and arboretum are full of the rich colours of autumn; it’s definitely worth a visit in October half term.

Halloween at West Dean Gardens Complete your visit with lunch or a cream tea in the restaurant (children’s lunch menu £5.50). Breakfast is also served from 9am at weekends. The Halloween theme continues in the gift shop, with a treasure trove of treats. Child tickets £4 (includes activities); adult tickets £8.75 (standard entry).

Halloween at West Dean Gardens
Halloween at West Dean

Address:  West Dean Gardens, near Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0RX

Halloween Happy Hauntings at Fishers Farm Park

Halloween Hauntings at Fishers Farm Park
Halloween Hauntings at Fishers Farm Park

Halloween Happy Hauntings this half term 21st October to 29th October 2017!

Witches and Wizards, Vampires and Lizards, and owls that go hoot in the night. Scary tales and slimey snails, and ghosts that give you a fright! Jump aboard your broomsticks and soar over to Fishers this hair-raising half term for the ‘Halloween Happy Hauntings’! Ride along with the creepy crew on the family-friendly Haunted Village Train Ride or sit back, relax and enjoy the famous, family-friendly ‘Spook Show’ in the Fishers Barn Theatre. This year, follow the exciting ‘Scavenger Hunt’ around the park and lucky little monsters will receive a Halloween prize…..it’s going to be FRIGHTFULLY FUN!

Address: Fishers Adventure Farm Park, Newpound Lane, Wisborough Green, West Sussex, RH14 0EG. Website

Spooktacular Halloween Fun at Scream Barn Farm!

Visit Scream Barn Farm and enjoy our spookiest event yet!

Daily from 21st to 29th October, little spooks will love all the thrills of a fun – not scary – Halloween at Spring Barn Farm with a FREE Pumpkin from the Pumpkin Patch and Pumpkin Carving all included in your Scream Barn Farm Pass! Wander down the Witchy Walkway and meet our real life Witches, get some temporary ink in our Terrible Tattoo Parlour, explore the spooky Halloween Maze, visit the Pumpkin Patch to get your free pumpkin and carve it on site with help from our staff (no mess at home)! Visit their website for more information and don’t forget to book online to save on your tickets!

Address: Spring Barn Farm Park, Kingston Road, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 3ND.

Halloween at Spring Barn Farm
Halloween at Spring Barn Farm

Shriek Week at Drusillas Park


Spooky Halloween week at Drusillas Park Saturday 21st to Sunday 29th October 2017

Shriek Week at Drusillas Park is the perfect place to bring the kids for a fun-filled and spooky Halloween week! Drusillas which is located between Brighton and Eastbourne always conjures up oodles of eerie Halloween events and seasonal surprises to keep your little horrors half term happy! Don’t miss it!

Haunted Heights

Venture through the creepy cobwebbed corridors of Haunted Heights into the terror-tory of sin sisters, Hocus & Pocus as they play hide and shriek with the unsuspecting public!

Haunted Heights towers high above the skyline of Drusillas but deep at the heart of the derelict castle lies a ghostly secret. Thrill seekers are invited to knock on the trap door and discover the spook-tacular surprise within. Will you dare to get into the spirit of things?

Mummy Mayhem

Halloween Mummy_1.jpgMissing from the tomb of Eden’s Eye, an ancient Mummy has been seen wandering through the shadowy pathways of the twisted terror maze. Enter through the old temple ruins and unravel the mystery within…but take heed you don’t come to a dead end!

Creepy Crawly Encounters

Scuttle along to the Discovery Centre for some creepy crawly encounters throughout the week and meet some amazing mini monsters.The Discovery Centre, open between 10.30am and 4.30pm, will be swarming with weird insects, slimy molluscs, scary spiders and experts from the zoo team will be available to answer your questions.

Scooby Doo at Drusillas Park SussexScooby-Doo – Wednesday 25th October

Crime solving Scooby-Doo will be coming to meet budding detectives at various intervals throughout the day. Come and investigate with the cowardly hero but don’t forget the Scooby snacks!

The Parlour

Fang-tastically frightening tattoos and face painting is available in the Parlour transforming little angels into witches, black cats and monsters.

Book Your Tickets

Book tickets in advance to save £££s for Halloween Shriek Week with their Online Price Squeezer. 


Located just off the A27 in Alfriston, Drusillas Park is open daily from 10am.
Address: Drusillas Park & Zoo, Alfriston Road, Alfriston, East Sussex, BN26 5QS. Website.

Family festival atmosphere at Battle of Hastings 2017 re-enactment

The Battle of Hastings  Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th October 10am - 5pm.
1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield

The Battle of Hastings 

Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th October 10am – 5pm.

Re-live the atmosphere and tension, as over 600 soldiers clash in the infamous Battle of Hastings re-enactment. With a full festival atmosphere and activities and displays to keep you awestruck all weekend, we’re bringing the story of 1066 to life. Set foot in the Norman and Saxon encampments and learn about life in an 11th century army. Meet falconers and their majestic birds of prey, try your hand at archery and watch superb displays of cavalry horsemanship. Muster your kids and have fun in a kid’s battle, meet noted authors or pick up a special souvenir from medieval traders, perhaps even try a horn of mead. The Battle of Hastings is their most popular event of the year, and tickets can sell out fast.

BOOK NOW We strongly recommend pre-booking to avoid disappointment. Buy your ‘Battle of Hastings’ tickets now and you’ll get fast track entry on the day and a 10% earlybird discount. This year they have also introduced a weekend ticket, so you can now benefit from a 20% discount on the standard day price if you buy a ticket for both days. 

Address: 1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield, High Street, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 0AD .Telephone: 0370 333 1181 Website

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