Looking for an overnight venue? We’ve got plenty of space for camping
Covering a total area of 150 acres, including 50 acres of enclosed (fenced) grass, we have all the space you’ll need to offer your guests on-site camping for a festival or music event. Facilities also include several shower and toilet blocks conveniently situated throughout the grounds.
Our dedicated events team is on hand to answer your questions – don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Whether you’re planning an event that runs overnight, a country wedding or a company away-day, visitors can conveniently stay within the grounds to enjoy the fun and fresh air of an alfresco experience. This option can also be used in conjunction with Rank Lodge for those who prefer to sleep with a roof over their heads.
• 50-acre fenced area
• 5 caravan waste points
• 4 toilet blocks
• 3 shower blocks
• Lorry park
• Free WiFi
• Electric supply
• Additional covered buildings
Got a question about our event spaces? Get in touch.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"Little Mix" Summer 2020 Tour
Event start: 14/07/2020
"Following the latest government advice Little Mix are extremely sad to announce the cancellation of their upcoming UK Summer tour. The band are heartbroken not to perform this Summer, but the health & safety of Little Mix fans is their No. 1 priority."
Kingston Canine Society Dog Show - CANCELLED
Event start: 19/07/2020 9:00 am
International Antiques & Collectors Fair
Event start: 21/07/2020 7:00 am
International Antiques & Collectors Fairs Ltd (IACF) – are the organisers of the biggest and very best UK antique fairs.
Dog Agility Club - CANCELLED
Event start: 25/07/2020 9:00 am
The Agility Club runs a weekend KC Championship show every year, with classes for all sizes and grade of dog. We have qualifying heats for the most prestigious events such as Crufts and Olympia.
Prams, Dolls ‘n’ Bears - CANCELLED
Event start: 01/08/2020 9:30 am
PD'n'B have secured the most amazing space to host our event. With over 3,500m2 of indoor and under cover space, and the extensive outside grassed area, we are sure to attract the largest gathering of Pram, Doll and Bear enthusiasts seen to date.
The drive in movies that start in July are proving popular! And now Cinestock has added comedy nights too. Find out… https://t.co/Cs8QrJT8Q9
Great to be part of @gdbmembership 😀👍 https://t.co/DggUBLADWb
We are thrilled to be welcoming back our first clients since lockdown with @IACFAntiqueFair on 21st & 22nd July and… https://t.co/SWBTlpjE8p
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.