3 tennis courts open to the public. Just go to the local shop in Plumpton (30 min walk/10 min drive) and pick up the key. £3 per adult or £8 per court per hour
Relaxed and friendly golf course set in beautiful surroundings. Restaurant great for Sunday Carvery. www.midsussexgolfclub.co.uk
Brighton Pier and seafront-for that quintessential English seaside feel! New for 2011 is the Brighton Wheel-a sky voyage of Brighton and Hove www.brightonwheel.com
Zoo and fun park, great for the whole family. www.drusillas.co.uk
Hike along beautiful white cliffs with stunning views of the English Channel. www.sevensisters.org.uk
Travel back in time on old steam trains through beautiful Sussex countryside. www.bluebell-railway.co.uk
Britain’s latest National Park (and we’re in it!) for fantastic walks and cycling with stunning scenery. Ask at reception for suggested routes or try these walks, all starting in nearby Plumpton: www.plumptonvap.co.uk
Cafe/restaurant with high quality food and great coffee and cakes in the heart of Ditchling (45-minute walk).
Tel: 01273 841010
The locals’ pub in Ditchling(45-minute walk) with good food and good beer. www.whitehorseditchling.com
Tel: 01273 842006
Ye Olde Worldy atmosphere with good value food, cosy inside and nice courtyard outside. www.ditchlingtearooms.co.uk
Tel: 01273 842 708
A good all-rounder in the heart of Ditchling (a 45-minute walk), great food, good atmosphere. www.thebullditchling.com
Tel: 01273 843 147
Blackberry Wood’s closest pub, a 40-minute(ish) jaunt through fields and woods to the foot of the South Downs. Good food, good beer, excellent outside play area for kids with real tractors! www.halfmoonplumpton.com
Tel: 01273 890 253
Hidden Gourmet heaven, with top-dollar beer and top-dollar prices! After a 40 minute cross-country walk, with spectacular views across the downs you will be rewarded with the finest food in Sussex and weekly changing guest beers. Not for the budget-conscious. Booking essential. Now open 7 days a week.
Tel: 01273 890 400
The Helicopter is ready! She’s had a new coat of paint on the outside and a whole new inside. We think she looks great! We’re only waiting for the booking system to be updated and we’re off! So if you fancy the idea of spending New Year’s Eve somewhere very different, now’s your chance!
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Because many people have booked pitches up to a year in advance often at the last minute we will release cancelled pitches or pitches where there have been no shows.