Visitors

If you’re travelling to our venue for an event or show, we’re easy to find and conveniently situated in the heart of the South East, accessible by car, bus or rail. Located just 36 miles from London and 20 miles from Brighton, with direct access from the M23 and M25 motorways, we’re also on the doorstep of London Gatwick Airport.

South of England Event Centre
South of England Showground
Selsfield Road
Ardingly
West Sussex
RH17 6TL

How to find us

By Road

The main entrance to the South of England Event Centre is on the B2028 Selsfield Road close to the centre of Ardingly village. For Sat Nav use RH17 6TL.

From the M25, exit at junction 7 and follow the M23 towards Brighton. Leave at junction 10 and take the A264 towards East Grinstead. After approximately two miles turn right onto the B2028. After passing through the villages of Turners Hill and Selsfield Common you will arrive at the South of England Event Centre on your right.

Journey times:

25 minutes from Crawley
40 minutes from Brighton
40 minutes from Tunbridge Wells
45 minutes from Croydon
55 minutes from Guildford
90 minutes from London

By Bus

There is a bus stop situated close to the main entrance to the Showground with a very limited bus service on the 272 Metrobus route.

By Rail

The nearest railway station is Haywards Heath which is on the main line between London Victoria and Brighton. Journey times are 45 minutes from London Victoria and 20 minutes from Brighton followed by a 10-minute journey by bus to the Event Centre. Visit National Rail Enquiries (T: 03457 48 49 50) or Trainline to find timetables and book tickets.

Facilities

We have parking for 6,000 cars onsite including a lorry and coach park.

Disabled toilets are located within the Norfolk Pavilion.

Places to Stay

As well as our own Rank Lodge with basic on-site accommodation for 60 people, there are plenty of places to stay in the area. Click here for more information.

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

MAKE AN ENQUIRY

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

Events

Pick It Up Put It Down

Event start: 25/09/2021 9:00 am

Pick It Up Put It Down is a fitness/music festival. Crossfit exercise and fun with all proceeds going to the Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance

South of England International Horse Trials 2021 & The NAF National Junior Championship Final

Event start: 25/09/2021 7:00 am

Established in 1974, the South of England is one of the longest running horse trials in the country. We offer a fantastic event for both competitors and spectators at the South of England Showground with some of the best facilities to be found

Autumn Show & Game Fair

Event start: 02/10/2021 9:00 am

A perfect autumnal day out for all ages (and canine companions) featuring a plethora of ‘have a go’ countryside sports, displays and activities, and mouth-watering food & drink and great shopping.

Paws in the Park Show

Event start: 09/10/2021 9:30 am

It's time to get out and have fun with your dog! Come to Paws in the Park show for a feast of fun with your furry friend, including have a go activities, arena displays, lots of competitions - and lots of great shopping!

Association of Sussex Philatelic Societies – Stamp Fair

Event start: 09/10/2021 10:00 am

40 Stamp and Postcard Dealers in attendance
Sussex and British Thematic Association Competitions

Social

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
Email: eventcentre@seas.org.uk

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