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. 21st October,  18th November, 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:

Thursday 10th October 2019

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]

    Family Wreath making workshops

    Sunday 8th December

    10.30am– 12.30pm for families

    2pm- 4pm for adults

    Make a beautiful rustic wreath for your Christmas celebrations.  It will involve a short collecting walk and an indoor making session.

    Includes a hot drink

    £25 per family am or £20 per person pm

    Book a place at eventbrite.co.uk



    Winter Event at Ashdown Forest Centre

    Sunday 22nd December


    Details to be confirmed



Precious Earth by Emma Tuzzio until 3rd November

Precious Earth


Emma’s love of the natural world led her to create this series of pastel paintings entitled Precious Earth, inspired by the great British wildlife she grew up amongst.

Emma believes that human beings are losing a sense of connection with the natural world that sustains us, at a great cost to both the health and wellbeing of ourselves as well as to the planet. The rapid rates of species decline, particularly that of butterflies and bees over the past decade, has compelled Emma to put her artistic gifts to good use. Her work aims to highlight the great awe and beauty of our native British wildlife, in the hope that it may serve to encourage a reengagement with nature, and appreciation of the immense beauty that is so easily overlooked. Passionate about wildlife conservation, Emma seeks to help by donating a proportion of sales to charities such as Butterfly Conservation and Bumblebee Conservation Trust among others.

In addition to wildlife commissions, Emma undertakes numerous Pet Portraits to clients worldwide. To see more of Emma’s pet paintings, visit www.emmatuzzio.com.

To purchase prints and cards, visit the Etsy site below, or get in touch for more information:

[email protected]
07740 345932




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