Ardingly Antiques fair is the biggest Antiques Fair in the South of England and I would thoroughly recommend anybody who has not been there to go for an enjoyable day out. Not only is the Fair itself a great place to get lost for a day it is also set in an area of outstanding natural beauty. On my drive through the downs it was a sunny Autumn morning I had to stop my car a few times to take pictures of the breath taking views of the landscape. My favourite is one of the Viaduct that I found on the route to Ardingly village.
Ardingly itself is a gorgeous parish village home to cute little village shops, Ardingly Independant College, old taverns, B&Bs and Wakehurst Place. Wakehurst Place is a National Park next to the Ardingly Showground. It is the National Trust’s most visited place with lots to see – plants, wildlife, lakes and botanical gardens. I am definitely going to pay this place a visit. Ardingly is also near to Haywards Heath and of course Brighton.
Entry to Ardingly is £20 on the first day and £5 on the second. There are food vans and hot drinks if you get thirsty or hungry although they are quite pricey. You can pick up anything from Retro furniture to small items of jewellery. There is onsite parking which is organised and I find the attendants are always very helpful. Dogs are also allowed which is also fantastic. There really is something at Ardingly for everybody!