Kids Summer Trail – The Misadventures of Finbow the Fox
Jul 23 – Sep 10 all-day

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The Misadventures of Finbow the Fox

This summer holiday, youngsters aged 3-8 years can explore the magical woodland on a daily story trail to discover what mischief Finbow the Fox has been causing.

Would his friends really forget that it’s his birthday, or have they been busy planning a surprise party? Follow the trail to find out!

Families can also visit the Adventure Playground which is located in the Azalea Ring, and wander around the ‘garden rooms’ to enjoy the glorious summer colour

The trail takes place in Warren Wood and will take approximately 40 minutes to complete.


Recommended age: 3-8 years

Price: £3.00 per trail to include a prize, plus admission (FREE to Members). Book in advance to save on admission.

Garden admission: applies to all adults and children in your party, apart from children under 3 who are free.

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Bark in the Park
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Welcome to Bark In the Park

A great day out in the stunning Borde Hill Parkland for dogs of all shapes and sizes and their families, including a fun dog show, have-a-go activities, ‘Waggy Tail’ family trail, stalls and demonstrations.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]

Displays and Have-A-Go Activities

Bark in the Park includes exciting arena displays, from Canine Hoopers to Dancing Heelwork, plus the chance to bring your four legged friend into the arena for an interactive training demonstration or a mass obedience class.

You can also enter your dog in our Fun Dog Show, whether they’re the Loveliest Lady, Most Handsome Fella or have the Waggiest Tail, there are plenty of pawsome prizes to be won.

Over at the Flyball Arena, watch spectacular displays of this canine sport throughout the day. The Brighton Flyball team compete in national and international tournaments and will be on-hand to answer your questions about the sport – come along and enjoy the energetic spectacle or let your dog have-a-go!

Itching to get your paws on more dog-friendly entertainment? Try your hand at the Barkour course, get nosy in the scent trail or cool off in the wet play area (rubber ducks included!).[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”20px”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]

Eating and Shopping

When you or your furry friend need to refuel, head over to the food court for tasty treats for dogs and humans alike. Why not reward your pooch with a glass of pawsecco.

What day out would be complete without some retail therapy? Bark in the Park has a range of carefully selected stalls with everything your dog could possibly need – and maybe even a treat for you too.

Fun for all the Family

Children can follow the ‘Waggy Tail’ trail around the lakes, discovering some fun dog facts and hilarious doggy jokes along the way.

Book your tickets in advance to save on admission. Early bird tickets are on sale now and include admission to Borde Hill Garden. Bark in the Park is open from 10am-4pm – dogs and children under 16 come for free![/vc_column_text][vc_separator][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height=”20px”][vc_column_text]We are thrilled to announce that the host of the Bark in the Park arena will be rising superstar trainer Jodie Forbes. Jodie is a six time 1st place winning trainer at Crufts and awarded the prestigious Crufts Inspirational Young Person award in 2020.[/vc_column_text][vc_tta_accordion title_tag=”h3″ section_title_tag=”p” active_section=”1″ title=”What’s On in the Arena”][vc_tta_section title=”10.00am – Gun Dog Demonstration: Ferns Path Gundogs” tab_id=”1656337849369-71d1e5c7-5043″][vc_column_text]Nicola from Ferns Path Gundogs is going to start our day in the arena with a bang! Watch her highly trained hounds retrieve at the sound of a shot, search for objects hidden in the arena and perform amazing feats of memory recall.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”10.45am – Hoopers and Agility Demonstration – Crazelpup” tab_id=”1656338492300-313795bd-a85b”][vc_column_text]Jodie, our arena host, and her team of Crazelpup dogs walk you through the steps to becoming an expert Hoopers and agility team. With more medals between them than you can wag a tail at, these puppies know how it’s done…[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”11.30am – Dogs and Play Demonstration: Family Dog Club” tab_id=”1656338616462-8b643205-2f21″][vc_column_text]Gavin guides us through the do’s and don’ts of games with your hound and how to play safely so that you and your pooches have the best playtime ever![/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”12.15pm – Hearing Dogs for the Deaf Demonstration” tab_id=”1656338718383-e1b01c35-2aef”][vc_column_text]Rachel from Hearing Dogs for the Deaf is here to show us the many ways a highly trained assistance dog can aid a deaf person in everyday life. These clever dogs could even save your life.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”1.00pm – Gun Dog Demonstration: Ferns Path Gundogs” tab_id=”1656338781524-4d73bcab-4111″][vc_column_text]Join Nicola from Ferns Path Gundogs and watch her highly trained hounds retrieve at the sound of a shot, search for objects hidden in the arena and perform amazing feats of memory recall.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”1.45pm – Puppy Parade: Family Dog Club” tab_id=”1656338918258-b193860c-18ec”][vc_column_text]Calling all puppies! This is an opportunity for owners to bring all puppies under a year old to join us in the arena. Gavin from Family Dog Club will take you and your puppies through a series of beginner training signals. Who knows, this might be the launch of a Crufts career for you and your puppy![/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”2.30pm – Whiskey, The Borde Hill Spaniel” tab_id=”1659628028194-154a157e-89eb”][vc_column_text]Accompanied by his cocker spaniel, Borde Hill’s owner, Andrewjohn Stephenson Clarke, will share some stories about the dogs who have been part of the fabric of Borde Hill over the years and the special bond he has with his dog Whisky. [/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”3.00pm – Fun Dog Show” tab_id=”1656339151887-80e40103-8a9d”][vc_column_text]We end our arena time with a fun dog show! Sign up at the arena tent during the day to enter your dog in any of our categories:

          • Loveliest Lady
          • Most Handsome Fella
          • Waggiest Tail
          • Best Trick
          • Judge’s Favourite

Spaces are limited for this so sign up early![/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][vc_tta_accordion title_tag=”h3″ section_title_tag=”p” active_section=”1″ title=”Live Music – throughout the day”][vc_tta_section title=”11am – 1pm – Molly McKenna” tab_id=”1659626933475-1c273b01-c1ea”][vc_column_text]Rest your feet and paws while relaxing to Molly McKenna, performing a mix of re-imagined covers and original songs accompanied by a ukulele.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”1.00pm – 3.00pm – Kirk Ensor” tab_id=”1659626933513-2b6cee46-f208″][vc_column_text]

Kirk is an accomplished singer, musician and songwriter with a laid back vibe, perfect for a summer’s afternoon![/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][vc_empty_space height=”10px”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_empty_space height=”12px”][vc_cta h2=”” color=”mulled-wine” add_button=”bottom” btn_title=”Book Now” btn_color=”blue” btn_align=”left” btn_i_icon_fontawesome=”fas fa-ticket-alt” btn_add_icon=”true” btn_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fbuy.myonlinebooking.co.uk%2Fbordehill%2Fbuy.aspx%3Ftid%3D155″]


Adults: £12.75 early bird* (£15.00 standard on the gate)
Members: £12.00 (20% discount off standard price)
Child: under 16’s free
Carer: free

Tickets include free parking and entry to the Garden

*Early Bird Tickets: a 15% discount will automatically be applied. Early bird tickets finish when the online box office closes at 9am on Sunday 21st August. Tickets can be purchased on the gate at the £15 standard rate.[/vc_cta][vc_empty_space height=”12px”][vc_single_image image=”14492″ img_size=”large” add_caption=”yes”][vc_empty_space height=”12px”][vc_single_image image=”14246″ img_size=”large” add_caption=”yes”][vc_empty_space height=”12px”][vc_single_image image=”14264″ img_size=”400″][vc_empty_space height=”12px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”14535″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Music in the Garden
Aug 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Music in the Garden

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Live Music in the Garden – the perfect accompaniment to a summer’s afternoon.

Our popular Music in the Garden sessions return on selected Sunday’s throughout the summer… sit back and relax with a picnic to live music in the Garden.

There will be a different musical act for each date, with genres to include swing, soul, country and rockabilly and jazz, providing the perfect accompaniment to a Sunday afternoon.

Bring a picnic blanket, deck chairs and a sun umbrella!

Diary (1-3pm):

14 Aug: Miss Jones Trio – vintage-style vocalist & multi-instrumentalist playing country, blues and rockabilly

28 Aug: Three Penny Piece – vocal trio inspired by the close 3 part harmonies of the Andrews Sisters, reviving old-time jazz and swing hits from the 1930’s, 40’s & 50’s.

The Gardener’s Retreat Café will be on hand throughout serving refreshments in the Garden. Dogs on leads welcome.

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The sessions are included in admission and free to Members.
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Harley Davidson Bikes, Brews & Music
Sep 4 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

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Featuring live music between 12-2pm, plus a barbecue and local ales available to purchase.

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The Great British Food Festival in the Parkland
Sep 17 @ 10:00 am – Sep 18 @ 5:00 pm

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Nick Maycock, one of the organising team says ‘We’ve been keen to add a venue near Brighton to our calendar and Borde Hill ticks all the boxes. We can’t wait to see the people of Brighton and West Sussex come out and have a good time with us. There’s a lot of interest in the event and we are really looking forward to a fantastic foodie weekend’.

Nick adds that there is a lot to do for all the family ‘We have a wide variety of food and drink stalls, lots of demos, forager walks, live music, kids entertainment, kids cookery lessons and our popular Challenge stage with a chilli-eating competition.’

There will be a great mix of live music from local bands and artists, so you can do some shopping, grab some food and then relax with a local beer listening to some great live entertainment all within the beautiful grounds at Borde Hill.

Tickets are booked on entry time slots to lessen queues and all tickets include access to the award-winning Garden, so it’s the perfect recipe for a great day out for all ages. FREE car-parking is included.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_empty_space height=”5px”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_btn title=”Book now” color=”blue” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fbuy.myonlinebooking.co.uk%2Fbordehill%2Fsessions.aspx%3Ftid%3D153″][vc_column_text]Tickets (no booking fees)

Adult: £13.50 (Early Bird £10.80)
Child (5-17 years): £6.00 (Early Bird £4.80)
Family (2 Adults and 2 Children): £35.00 (Early Bird £28.00)
Children under 5:  Free*
Carers: Free*

Optional extra – Kids Cookery Session: £4.00 per child

*Don’t forget to select their free ticket

Early Bird Tickets: receive a 20% discount off the standard price. Prices will increase when the Early Bird tickets are sold out.

Refund policy: No Refunds.

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Optional Extra: Kids Cookery Session

Little ones can get their hands dirty for around 30 minutes, while learning how to cook up some fabulous Rocky Road Truffles or Peppermint and Orange Pebbles which they can take home and eat! Parents can stand back, watch and relax, and best of all, leave us to clean up!

Kids Cookery Tickets are available to book once you have selected your admission tickets.

It is recommended you book beforehand as places may not be available on the day, and we don’t want kids to be disappointed!!

Our timetable is as follows:

11:00 – Rocky Road Truffles
12:00 – Peppermint & Orange Pebbles
1:00 – Rocky Road Truffles
2:30 – Peppermint & Orange Pebbles
3:30 – Rocky Road Truffles

NB – We close the online bookings in advance of the event. There may still be some availability on the day (particularly for early and late classes) – ask at the information point.

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A Haunting Halloween
Oct 15 @ 10:00 am – Oct 31 @ 5:00 pm


A Haunting Halloween – Daily Story Trail

Follow the story trail around the Garden to receive a prize.

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Borde Hill Christmas Market
Nov 26 @ 10:00 am – Nov 27 @ 3:30 pm

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Enjoy the spirit of Christmas at Borde Hill on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th November

This November escape the rush of the high street and indulge in a spot of festive shopping at the Borde Hill Christmas Market, taking place at The Stables, the Garden Gift Shop and Marquee and Green Tree Gallery.

The hand-selected stalls will showcase local products, from delicious food and drink to tempt your taste buds, to unique crafts and gifts for all the family.

The Stables will offer visitors a varied selection of over 30 stalls selling locally produced food and drink celebrating the best of Sussex and the South East in both indoor and marquee spaces.  Food trucks will be located at the heart of the event between The Stables and the Garden, offering delicious food to fill empty tummies and warm cold hands.

Once visitors have stocked up on a plethora of festive food and drinks, and been revived by a tasty snack, the Green Tree Gallery and Borde Hill Garden, who are located just a few steps from The Stables, will be offering beautiful gifts for loved ones or a personal treat.  Again, a varied selection of locally produced gifts will offer inspiration for even the hardest to please friend or relative!

The Garden will be open, weather permitting, and during your winter stroll you might like to buy a hot drink at The Gardeners’ Retreat Café.  Why not ponder on purchasing annual Membership to Borde Hill Garden and enjoy a special offer of 15 months membership for the price of 12 months.  The perfect gift that lasts all year.

Festive Family Fun

Children can write their Letter to Santa, and for an additional charge, visit the man himself in his Alpine Grotto (booking required) or take a ride on the mini carousel.

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Be part of our Christmas Market

If you are a local independent business interested in booking a stall at this well attended and much anticipated festive event please email us at bookings@bordehill.co.uk to find out more.

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Christmas Market Admission (booking recommended)
Adults: £5.00
Members: Free
Children under 16: Free

Santa’s Grotto (booking required – tickets on sale soon)
Children: £12.00 (including Members)
Each Santa’s Grotto ticket provides entry to the Grotto for 1 Child and 1 Adult, plus free entry to the Christmas Market for 1 Child and 1 Adult.

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