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.



EVENTS 2016.

  • MULLED WINE, POEMS & CREATIVE WRITING EVENING - Thursday 8th December. Click here for further details.

  • PARENT/CARER & TODDLER GROUP - every 3rd Monday of the month. Click here for further details


    The ‘Celebration of Ashdown Forest’ week, a collaboration between the Conservators and a group of local professional artists, was a resounding success!

    Over 250 people, young and not so young, enjoyed a varied programme of events spread over the week including a ‘romp’ through the Forest’s history, storytelling, a soundscape of Forest voices, poetry and music (including a new composition written especially for the Celebration). A schools day included a walk and sculpture making.

    We aimed to get important messages out in a different way to perhaps a different audience. Along with celebrating the fantastic important landscape and magic of the Forest, we covered the importance of grazing, why we cut trees down, why we burn, the problems of dog attacks and controlling deer. We had a mostly local audience, however many had not been to the Centre before and were neither Friends or volunteers – and judging by feedback, I think we have now gained many more supporters!

    To those of you who attended please send us any feedback – all comments, good and not so good, gratefully received. And to those of you who didn’t you missed some real treats!

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  • d brooker

4th October to 3rd January - The Forest and beyond; photographic exhibition by Dave Brooker. OPEN WEEKENDS ONLY - 11am-5pm











  • woodies

5th November - 18th December.

Demonstrations of woodturning skills and opportunity to purchase items.

WEEKENDS ONLY - 11am-5pm


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