Autumn Lights


Event Date: 13/11/2021 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Autumn Lights – Sussex 2021

A spectacle of light coming to Sussex this November!

After two sold out and incredible events in 2020, we are super excited to be bringing Autumn Lights to the South Of England Showground on Saturday 13th November.


*Hot Air Balloon inflation is weather dependent.
*No alcohol to be brought on site.
**Not Included in ticket price


Adults (16+) – £16
Children (5-15) – £10
Under 5s – Free

The best way to keep up with event news and announcements is via our social media pages. – Instagram @autumnlightsuk

Please click on this link to go to the organiser’s website for more information and to buy tickets

General Event Rules

– Please arrive early (Gates will open at 2pm to allow for ease of access and reduce congestion to a minimum)
– Please park exactly where the event steward directs you to.
– Please put all litter in your vehicles or in the bins provided.
– No alcohol to be brought onto or consumed on site.
– Anti social behavior will not be tolerated.
– We reserve the right to remove any vehicles and/or persons from site if the rules are not adhered to.
– You must adhere to any government COVID guidance at the time of the event and event signage at all times.

COVID-19 Risk Mitigation

– The event organisers are regularly monitoring the government guidelines on outdoor events. If these guidelines change, the event may also be subject to changes in order to adhere to the rules whilst keeping all attendees safe.
– Hand sanitiser will be available on site.
– All toilets are single unit, portable toilets, which will be disinfected by staff regularly.
– All our catering providers have a 5 star food hygiene rating and have completed a thorough risk assessment and identified and will implement control measures for the preparation and service of food and drinks.
– DO NOT attend if you or anyone you have been in contact with in the last 14 days has shown signs of, or have symptoms of Coronavirus.…
– In the case of an event cancellation due to COVID, all purchasers will receive a full refund for the face value of their tickets (excluding booking fee) OR offered the opportunity to keep their ticket for a rescheduled date.

If you would like to speak to one of our representatives about hiring one of our spaces contact us on:

01444 892048

See the space for yourself


What a fantastic Venue. Easy to use and set in a great and beautiful location with good access and a very helpful and professional support team

MPM Events Ltd - Patrick Turner
Organiser, The World of Park and Leisure Homes Show

As a conference centre, the showground at Ardingly has always delivered a first class service. The venue is large and provides sufficient car-parking spaces. Being in the centre of Sussex - its easily accessible - no matter what direction you are coming from. The conference facilities are clean, spacious and elevated overlooking the grounds. The catering is exquisite and always served at the appropriate time. I would highly recommend this venue to those that run seminars, training days or management meetings.

Kieran Diamond
Money Matters Seminar

Our first impressive of the room (Ardingly Room, Norfolk Pavilion) when we walked in was impressive, it was beautifully laid out. The food was excellent and there was nothing that could have been improved upon.

Kathy Flood
Sussex County Bowls Luncheon and Prizegiving

We have had so much positive feedback, including “the venue was great” and “the refreshments were excellent”. We can’t thank you enough for all your support – it made all the difference and I know it will lead to many more local events. This was a great start to the scheme in a fantastic setting.

Liz Bennett
Mid Sussex South Community Voluntary Service

I just wanted to say very many thanks to all involved with organising and catering for Mother's funeral tea. From our perspective, from set up to close, it could not have been smoother and, given the circumstances, it was lovely to know that everything was in hand so that we had nothing to worry about. We cannot think of anything that could have been improved upon and it was exactly as we had hoped for. Our guests were comfortable and relaxed and they obviously enjoyed the food - some very favourable comments were made with recommendations to others along the lines of 'you must just try.

Judith Stanley
Funeral Tea


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Make an Enquiry

At the South of England Event Centre, we have the space for your event to succeed. If you would like to know more about our event spaces or have a question about how we can help you make the most of your event, please contact us.

Tel: 01444 892048