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Chequer Mead

Chequer Mead is fast becoming one of the best entertainment venues in the South East. With a program ...

East Grinstead Museum

Built with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and money raised by the local community, East Grin ...

Weir Wood Reservoir Nature Reserve

Weir Wood Reservoir in the Ashdown Forest is mostly water, surrounded by strips of open grassland, s ...

Millennium Stone & Meridian Line

The Millennium Year 2000 was marked by the placing of a beacon just near East Court Mansion and by t ...

Wakehurst

Kew's garden in Sussex Wonderful Wakehurst! Whatever the time of year, the grounds of Wakehurst are ...

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Welcome to Visit East Grinstead

Discover East Grinstead, the capital of the historic High Weald. Our ancient market town has a wealth of architectural heritage and is surrounded by some of the finest countryside in the whole of the South East of England.

Truly, East Grinstead has something for everyone. Friendly restaurants, pubs, bars and coffee shops are waiting to bid you welcome. Cosy accommodation in one of our hotels or bed and breakfasts is available through the year….

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2018 SUMMER EVENTS LEAFLET

East Grinstead Summer Events

Our new leaflet detailing the major events happening in the town over the next six months is available to download and also available to pick up from the tourist information in East Grinstead library.

DOWNLOAD HERE

  • St Swithun’s Church

    St. Swithun's is a Grade II listed building. The site had a church since the 11th century. It was struck by lightning in 1772 and after it was rebuilt by ...

  • Exhibition at Standen

    Helen Beale 'Never at Sea' Using family letters and memories, and a display of personal items, the exhibition will explore the inspirational story of Stan ...

  • Weir Wood Reservoir Nature Reserve

    Weir Wood Reservoir in the Ashdown Forest is mostly water, surrounded by strips of open grassland, scrub and woodland. Low lying meadows also form part of ...

  • East Grinstead Museum

    Built with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and money raised by the local community, East Grinstead Museum invites you to discover the old market to ...

  • Historic High Street

    The focal point of East Grinstead’s charm and old Market Town reputation is the conservation area in and around the historic High Street. It’s not too har ...

  • East Court

    East Court Mansion is the Town Council’s administrative base and is set within the parkland grounds of East Court. It is an 18th Century Grade II listed b ...

WHAT’S ON IN EAST GRINSTEAD

 

26apr7:30 pm10:00 pmA Street Cat Named BobChequer Mead7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

26apr7:45 pm10:00 pmEast Grinstead Camera ClubFelbridge Village Hall7:45 pm - 10:00 pm GMT

27apr6:45 am8:30 amMeridian BNI Breakfast Club MeetingEvery Friday at The Crowne Plaza Hotel, Felbridge6:45 am - 8:30 am

28apr1:30 pm4:30 pmDance MasterclassSackville School dance studio1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

29apr10:00 am5:00 pmSunshine 7sEast Grinstead Rugby Club10:00 am - 5:00 pm BST

30apr12:00 pm2:00 pmWeekly Pranic Healing ClinicThe Cornmill12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

03may2:15 pm2:45 pmBaby Rhyme TimePlease note - sessions are very popular and may become full.2:15 pm - 2:45 pm gmt

03may7:45 pm10:00 pmEast Grinstead Camera ClubFelbridge Village Hall7:45 pm - 10:00 pm GMT

04may6:45 am8:30 amMeridian BNI Breakfast Club MeetingEvery Friday at The Crowne Plaza Hotel, Felbridge6:45 am - 8:30 am

04may11:00 am3:00 pmBusiness Exhibition in Burgess HillKings Centre, Burgess Hill11:00 am - 3:00 pm

04may(may 4)6:45 pm05(may 5)1:00 amTown Mayor's Charity Dinner DanceCrowne Plaza Felbridge6:45 pm (4) - 1:00 am (5)

05may10:00 am12:00 pmMeet your Town CouncillorEast Grinstead Library10:00 am - 12:00 pm GMT

05may(may 5)10:30 am07(may 7)5:00 pmMid Sussex Marathon10:30 am (5) - 5:00 pm (7) GMT

05may11:00 am11:30 amStorytimeAll children aged 3-6 welcome!11:00 am - 11:30 am gmt

05may3:30 pm6:30 pmAdult and Junior Family Golf AfternoonChartham Park3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

THE TOWN’S HISTORY

East Grinstead has a long tradition of weekly markets. It’s broad High Street is testimony to this. Even before a town existed, several ancient tracks converged on this area and people would probably have met to transact their business. Possibly in goods and animals.

The town was given a charter by Henry III in 1247 to have a weekly Monday market and an annual fair. In 1655 the market moved from Monday to Thursday predominately for the sales of corn, but joined in 1703 by cattle sales. Thursday has remained the day of the popular farmer’s market ever since. The cattle market thrived until December 1970 when the last ‘Fat Stock Show’ was held.

East Grinstead High St 1883

Did You Know?


1247 East Grinstead was given a Royal Charter by Henry III to hold a weekly market and an annual Fair.
770th anniversary this year.

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