Things to do

The Games Barn is situated in the middle of East Sussex with many local attractions and amenities close by. Here are just a few ideas of things to do when you stay here:

  • The Mayfield Festival is a bi-annual event including Classical, Jazz and Broadway music as well as lectures and an art show.
  • Mayfield and Five Ashes parish news has a diary of local events.
  • Accessible Countryside gives details of Disabled Access, Wheelchair walks, Easy Access, Access for All, Mobility, Walks on Wheels, Miles without Stiles & Buggy Walks in Sussex.
  • Discover East Sussex lists walks, days out, top attractions and many other things to see and do in Sussex.
  • Ashdown Forest has 6500 acres of open access heathland at the highest point of the Weald, and is the home of Winnie the Pooh. You can visit the bridge where pooh sticks was invented.
  • Bateman’s , Rudyard Kipling’s house just as he left it, or Chartwell, the family home and garden of Sir Winston Churchill are just two of many National Trust places to visit
  • Battle Abbey is one of the places to go if you fancy a bit of English Heritage.
  • Bewl Water is the largest body of inland water in the South East of England with facilities for sailing , canoeing, rowing, fishing, rockclimbing, off road cycling or just a stroll around the lake to see the wide variety of wildlife.
  • Bluebell Railway is the country’s oldest preserved steam passenger railway and the location for The Railway Children.
  • Kent and East Sussex Railway has 10 1/2 miles of rural light railway along the beautiful Rother Valley.
  • Drusillas Zoo is one of the best small zoos in the country.
  • The Observatory Science Centre is worth a visit for spectacular hands-on science and discovery among the domes and telescopes of a world famous astronomical observatory.
  • Lakedown Trout Fishery will appeal to those interesting in a spot of fishing, although our stream also has occasional trout. They also have a excellent tap room on site with pop up food stalls most weekends.