Anne of Cleves House
Just ten minutes walk away from the castle via a pleasant walk down Keere Street and Southover High Street, you will find this 16th century timber framed house packed to the rafters with a wide range of Sussex collections. Entrance fees are very reasonable, and if you gift aid, you will get a years membership thrown in for free. It’s a great place where a few hours can easily be wiled away, so why don’t you check out the Lewes home of one of the luckier of Henry VIII’s wives: For further details take a look at their website which can be found at:

Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum
Bentley, located in Halland, 20 minutes north of Lewes, promises ‘a fantastic day of family fun’, and delivers. It houses a quirky selection of attractions, including a miniature steam railway, woodland walks, craft workshops, the house itself, a motor museum and a wildfowl reserve. For more information about Bentley and its various events, including the forthcoming Weald Woodfair, either call them on 01825 840573 or look on the

Bluebell Railway
Head north from Lewes to Sheffield Park and you can then be transported further back in time to the great age of steam travel. It’s a much-recommended (though perhaps a little expensive?) day out, and usually popular for the whole family. Indeed a few dads have been known to spend an hour or two in the train sheds as well as the kids.
Call 01825 720800 or take a look at their website:

Wild fowl, calm conditions