and joust!

So its nearly the end of the Summer holidays – but there are still so many late Summer / Autumn attractions and events taking place – why not make the most of a short stay?

The highlight is probably the

Goodwood Revivial – 7-9 September

Goodwood Motor Circuit, Chichester

Be transported back to the golden days of Goodwood Motor Circuit, as motoring enthusiasts young and old flock to the track 70 years after it originally opened in 1948. Proud to be the only historic race meeting that is staged entirely in period dress, this event offers everything from vintage car racing through to a funfair complete with a roller rink. Tickets: from £55, or full weekend tickets can be purchased for £184.

I still have two houses which are available – for up to 13 and up to 10 guests! CALL ME – 07769 746113

The following weekend is the New Velo South 2018 – a huge cycling tour of 100 miles of West Sussex which begins and ends at the Goodwood motor circuit – just a few miles away.

We can cater for 2 night stays (or more) in 2 houses – and I think you will be able to EITHER rent a room or even a whole house – bear in mind that we can sleep from 4-13 per house!

Why not come down on the Friday evening after work – relax and settle in, have a great nights sleep then go to Goodwood for the start of the event. If you bring the family too – they can go to the local beaches or to Portsmouth for the day and then meet up later… Don’t forget that there are over 100 miles of road closures but I can help you avoid these with clever planning!

If you stay at Living Elements you can have a spa party too! Contact Gayle directly for prices and options. Don’t forget we have plenty of parking plus hoses to clean the bikes down too. Below is the map!

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Worthing Light Festival 14-16 September

East Beach Studios, Worthing

A free exhibition of sustainable art installations using renewable energy run by the East Beach Artist Collective. Look out for performances by Poi Passion and the Silver Sabre Sussex Academy, as well as an interactive light playground designed by Creative Waves.

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Norman Knights – 16 September

Arundel Castle, Arundel

Travel back in time to the 12th century with Arundel Castle as it celebrates its 950th anniversary. Norman knights will descend on the stunning castle grounds, re-enacting battles in full traditional armour. There will even be the chance to meet the valiant warriors of Arundel, with the opportunity to watch weapon training and combat displays. Starts 10am to 3.30pm, tickets from £12/£10 children.

and joust!


Parham Autumn Fair – 22–23 September

Parham House and Gardens, Pulborough

A celebration of autumn and estate life, this fair is the ideal way to make the most of the season’s offerings in a stunning Elizabethan setting steeped in history. Sample homemade food and locally grown produce, take part in a deer walk and meet the gun dogs. The impressive falconry display is also not to be missed. Starts 10.30am to 5pm. Tickets £11/£6 children.

Heralding the start of the new season, Parham House & Gardens’ annual Autumn Fair is set to return on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd September.

Celebrating the abundance of produce and the traditional rituals of harvest time, the Autumn Fair brings together the very best of homemade food, locally grown produce and activities for all ages. From cookery demos, falconry displays and working dog demonstrations to duck herding and guided deer walks through the Park, Parham’s popular event offers visitors an insight into the diverse range of activities associated with running a historical country estate.

With entry to Parham House included in the ticket price, visitors can explore the many enchanting rooms, including The Great Hall and The Long Gallery. There will also be interesting talks about family past times and wartime evacuees taking place throughout the weekend.

In addition to the exciting talks and demonstrations, there will be an array of stalls selling country wares and seasonal, locally produced food and drink including garlic, cider and much more. The Autumn Fair also offers a unique opportunity to explore the inside of Parham’s 18th-century dovecote and the ice house, both of which are only open for this event.

Parham’s popular storyteller is also set to return this year to regale young guests with a number of local Sussex folktales.


The Owls of Sussex – 23 September

Woods Mill, Henfield

Learn all about the owls living in our county with renowned wildlife photographer David Plummer. The course, run by the Sussex Wildlife Trust, will explain how these beautiful creatures have adapted as masters of nocturnal hunting, offering the chance to learn about their fascinating ecology, diets and behaviour. Participants will also learn how to identify them by sight and call, before venturing out to Wood Mill in the evening to do some owl-spotting of their own. Tickets from £32. Booking essential.

If you have something else in mind – eg a Hen Party or family get together then please get in touch… you will also find more info on both the website:

and the FB pages:

I look forward to seeing you here soon,

Gayle and Echo

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