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Leisurely Pursuits

Take a visit to Sussex at your own pace and enjoy a bit of culture and history, a garden or two or just some good old fashioned shopping in Brighton's renowned Lanes.

Gardens of Sussex

Some of the greatest British gardens are just a short drive from Ockenden Manor, from Borde Hill with it's renowned Edwardian Garden, Nymans with it's extensive garden set around a romantic house and ruins to the botanical gardens at Wakehurst Place. Also not to be missed is High Beeches particularly when the rhododendrons are in bloom and the vast Sheffield Park. And an absolute must is Leonardslee Gardens.

Kids love Borde Hill too - there is an amazing wooden playground with an extremely long zipwire!

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Glyndebourne is a lovely opera house in a marvellous setting - surrounded by fields of sheep, wild flowers and orchids, the garden is traditionally beautiful yet imaginative and the opera is classic and stunning. A truly British experience and one not to be missed.

Glyndebourne is one of those experiences that everyone with even a hint of interest in classical music should go to - a brilliant excuse to dress-up & enjoy yourself!

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Ardingly Antiques & Collectors Fair

The largest fair in the South of England, the Ardingly Fair has a wonderful selection of vintage finds from the UK and Europe - it is a perfect place to while away a few hours whilst browsing for treasures..

Have a big breakfast beforehand and be prepared to roll up your sleeves & rummage - there are some wonderful finds to discover at Ardingly

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