Saddlescombe Farm Open Day

Discover this hidden ancient downland farm that was once owned by the Knights Templars.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event

Explore the farm with tours of the 17th century buildings, including the old scullery and larder, ancient threshing barns and walled garden. Displays and demonstrations of traditional crafts including hurdle making, bee keeping, bodging and basket making.

Children can enjoy games, such as a coconut shy, hunt for wildlife and try their hand at green woodworking. There will also be tractor and trailer rides and heavy horses.

Refreshments will be available at the Wildflour café.

The basics

Family play area
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Saddlescombe Farm, nr Poynings map ref. TQ273115. Please follow signposts near Devil's Dyke for parking on the day.
What to bring and wear
THIS IS A CASH ONLY EVENT £5 Parking, free for National Trust Members. House and Farm tours £3, free for children. Entry to main event is free.
Easy access for all but please note there are some steep stairs on the tours.
Bus no 77 from Brighton to Devil's Dyke (follow signs along South Downs Way) no 17 to Poynings or no 87 to Pyecombe. This is a special event so charges for tours apply to all. £5 car park charge (Free to members). Saddlescombe Farm has no mobile phone or data access; PLEASE BRING CASH.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
23 June 2019 10:30 - 15:30 Available

Contact Info

Saddlescombe Farm and Devil's Dyke events
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Upcoming events

Saddlescombe Farm Open Day

Sun 23 Jun 2019
Discover this hidden ancient downland farm that was once owned by the Knights Templars.

Bug hunt safari

Sat 06 Jul 2019
Join our Rangers to discover what wild minibeasts live in the chalk grassland jungle.

Butterflying on Newtimber Hill

Sun 21 Jul 2019
Join resident ranger and butterfly enthusiast, Graham Wellfare on one of England's finest butterfly sites - Newtimber Hill.

Saddlescombe Farm Tudor soap making

Fri 16 Aug 2019
Make soap in our Tudor farmhouse at Saddescombe.

Wildlife photography for beginners

Sat 14 Sep 2019
Learn how to use your own camera to take amazing wildlife photographs.

Saddlescombe Farm Heritage Open Day

Sun 15 Sep 2019
Discover this ancient downland farm that was once owned by the Knights Templar. Part of the FREE Heritage Open Days scheme.