Things to Do in Sussex

Things to do

Glyndbourne Festival

Glyndebourne Opera Festival

Discover a world-leading opera house, uniquely situated in the heart of the Sussex countryside. Glyndebourne celebrates world class music and theatre at it’s best, and it’s only 15 minutes away from The Byre.

Find out more

Charleston Manor

Charleston Farmhouse, Firle

The Bloomsbury group included some of the twentieth century’s most pioneering artists, writers and thinkers and Charleston Farmhouse was the place many of them came to stay. It was the country home of artists Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant and they painted almost every surface of the farmhouse, turning it into a complete work of art. The decorated interiors and artists’ garden are a must visit!

Drusillas Park in Sussex

Drusillas Park, Alfriston

One of the best family days out in the Southeast. A brilliant zoo offering a loving home to over one hundred exotic animals including sloths and penguins. Animals are only half the fun though! Let you little ones go wild in the huge adventures play areas or enjoy a whole host of children’s rides including the Flying Cheetahs, The Rainforest Carousel and the Jungle Jeeps. A fabulous, fun, family day out.

Alfrisron Clergy House, Sussex

National Trust, Alfriston

Visit the Clergy House in Alfriston, the very first property the National Trust bought or take a trip to the beautiful Monk’s House in Rodmell, the 16th Century cottage and home of Virginia and Leonard Woolf.

Kayaking and Paddle Boarding

Kayak down the river Cuckmere

Meander down the beautiful and calm Cuckmere river in a kayak, canoe or paddleboard. Soak up the stunning views and watch nature pass you by as you float downriver. Buzz Active situated at Seven Sisters Country Park offer hire for all activities.

Hunter Gather Cook

Outdoor cookery experiences

Cookery courses like no other! Fresh, local, seasonal food, cooked exclusively with fire. Based just up the road in Firle Hunter Gather Cook is home to some of the finest game butchery and outdoor cookery experiences in the UK.

Check availability

Rest at The Byre