Events and things to do in Crowborough this month

Nutley Windmill

Nutley Windmill - Credit: Archant

August 2014 - There’s so much going on in the Wealden town of Crowborough this month. Alice Cooke handpicks some of the best events and happenings

7, 14, 21, 28 August - Healthy walks

Get out and about this month and meet new and like-minded people. Each walk will last for approximately one hour and will be a relatively easy stroll around town.

The meeting points are: Every first and third Thursday of the month, outside Zest (Fernbank Centre); every second and fourth Thursday of the month, outside Millbrook Garden Centre, Tubwell Lane; every fifth Thursday of the month (if applicable) St. Johns recreation ground car park, St. Johns Road

10.30-11.30am. For more information call Paula Hubens 07740 899559.


2, 9, 16, 23, 30 August - Crowborough Miniature Railway

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The Crowborough Locomotive Society was formed to build, maintain and run the miniature railway. They run live steam working locomotives to give both young and old a railway journey.

As a club they look after the site, including the track and operational features of the railway itself and operate running days. The club has grown substantially in recent years along with the number of operating steam locomotives. 2-5pm. 01892 852741; www.crowborough

Where: Goldsmiths Recreation Ground


6 August Wealden - Activity Day, Goldsmiths

A free day of fun that children will love. Grown-ups will appreciate the day of peace this summer holiday. The events include working with the community chef, arts and crafts, community games and lots more. Bring your own picnic to make a day of it. 10am -2pm. Under eights must be accompanied by an adult.

To find out more contact the Active Play Team on 07717 776788;

Where: Recreation Ground, Eridge Road


15-16 August - Open Garden

A developing garden with a variety of interests on a small scale. Sitting in a third of an acre plot there is a vegetable and fruit area, a wild area, roses, pergola and herbaceous border planted for year-round interest. Homemade teas available. Limited wheelchair access. Dogs welcome on a lead.

Open Your Garden: If you would like to open your garden for Hospice in the Weald please contact Maddy Boyle on 01892 820533 or

Entry £3 in aid of Hospice in the Weald. 2-5pm.

Where: Ghyll Road


25 August - Crowborough Hospital Fete

Last year more than 2,000 people flocked to Crowborough Hospital’s annual fete on Bank Holiday Monday to enjoy themselves and raise money – a record £16,000 – for the hospital.

Attractions will include hot food, tea, cakes, live entertainment and art groups exhibiting and selling their work. Stalls will include clothes, toys, books, bric-a-brac, furniture and plants while entertainment will be provided by Jimmy the Jester within a special Kids’ Zone which will also include an inflatable two-track assault course. 2-5pm.

Where: Crowborough Hospital


10, 31 August - Nutley Windmill opening

Standing in a beautiful setting overlooking Ashdown Forest, Nutley Windmill is the only working open-trestle post mill left in the country. A huge amount of time and effort has gone into the restoration of Nutley Mill by the Uckfield and District Preservation Society, beginning in 1968, the year the group was founded. Nutley Windmill is located along the Crowborough Road towards Nutley. Parking is at Friends Clump car park (a 10-minute walk away). There is limited car parking for visitors with mobility problems by prior arrangement. There is no cost but any donations are hugely appreciated.


For more information call Brian Pike on 01435 873367.