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 2021

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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 10am - 11:30am

Dates for 2021:

  1. 20th December 

Suitable for children under 5 years accompanied by an adult.

Please come dressed in clothes you don't mind getting messy and that will keep you warm and dry in all weathers. Long trousers and closed toe shoes are advised for all sessions even if it's hot. In wet weather we will spend some time in the Education barn but will still go out onto the Forest for a short walk so please bring waterproofs for you and your child.

For further information and enquiries contact [email protected] or call 01342 823583

BOOKING ESSENTIAL - Please book a place for each member of your family attending.

Book a place at eventbrite.co.uk


    The Future for Ashdown Forest

    A public talk about Ashdown Forest by James Adler

    Come and learn about the Forest’s vital role in our day-to-day lives including air quality and help for climate change, its management needs and how reduced funding is threatening its future.  Hear about future fund-raising opportunities, including the potential for car-parking charges, the work of charities supporting the Forest and how you can help care for one of the most beautiful and important nature sites in Sussex.


    Online (Zoom) -

    Thursday 25th November 7:30 - 8:30pm

    Register through Eventbrite

    Uckfield Civic Centre -

    Monday 29th November 7:30 - 8:30pm

    Ashdown Wood Turners Association

    The Wood Turners will be back at the Forest Centre from Saturday 20th November until Sunday 19th December (weekends only) between 11am and 4pm. Come along to see them demonstrate their lathe and see the lovely items they produce. They will have some items for sale too.

    Wood turned items

    East Grinstead Spinners

    East Grinstead Spinners will be joining the Wood Turners in the Visitor Centre on Saturday 20th November, Sunday 28th November, Saturday 4th December and Sunday 12th December.

    They will be giving spinning demonstrations and talking about this fascinating craft.

    Homespun and Home dyed yarn

    Ashdown Forest Writing Group

    Thursday 16th December



    Please contact [email protected] for further information




Nature Nuggets - ideas for activities to do whilst out on a walk, with a focus on nature

Ashdown Forest Audio Trail:

Find out more about Ashdown Forest with the Audio Tour. Listen to it on your mobile while you walk.


Bumblebee fun and ID spotter sheet

Bug activities to do with children

Green Tiger Beetle

Hedgehog Highways





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