There are many excellent exhibitions and events held on the Forest through the year.

These range from photographic and historical exhibitions to guided walks to family fun days.

To be sure not to miss out check out our listings on your Facebook Group here.



Regular Groups and Upcoming Events 2019 - Events Leaflet

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A group for pre-school children and their parents / carers - join us to explore the wonderful wildlife of Ashdown Forest through a short walk with seasonal crafts and activities.

Every 3rd Monday of the month.

Remaining dates for 2019:

  1. 16th December 

£5 per family - booking essential

Please wear long trousers, proper shoes and clothes that can get dirty.

To book please click: Eventbrite

For further information email: [email protected]


You may have heard, or overheard!, that there is an informal, fun creative writing group meeting 10:30am to 12:30 on:


In the Lancaster Room at the Ashdown Forest Centre.

For further information, please email.


10:00am to 1:00pm in the Lancaster Room at the Ashdown Forest Centre (RH18 5JP).

We meet in the Lancaster Room at the Ashdown Forest Centre, write for a while, go for a walk, then write about the walk. If there's time we look at a nature poem or two. We talk a lot too, that's a big part of it.

Please contact the office at the Ashdown Forest Centre to book at: [email protected]

    Mulled Poems

    Saturday 14th December

    2pm - 3:30pm

    Come and listen to some festive poetry and enjoy a glass of mulled wine in the company of the Forest's Poet in Residence, Siân Thomas, and a merry band of local writers. Admission is by donation and all proceeds go to Ashdown Forest.


    Winter Event at Ashdown Forest Centre

    Sunday 22nd December


    Come and celebrate the shortest day at the Ashdown Forest Centre on December 22nd!

    The World Famous Ashdown Mummers will be performing their play at 11:30am, followed by Shalesbrook Morris at 12:30pm.
    Join in with the carol singing at 1pm.

    Father Christmas will be in the Education Barn from 12:15pm.

    We will have mulled wine and local ale as well as the usual hot & cold drinks. There will be delicious mutton stew and mutton chilli to eat - bring a container if you'd like to take some away with you too!

    There will be plenty of parking a short walk away.

    There isn't an entrance or parking fee, but donations would be greatly appreciated.

    For more information please contact the Forest Centre:
    [email protected] or on 01342 823583






Ashdown Forest WoodTurners exhibiting in the Information Barn until December 22nd




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