Visitor Information

 

 

Address

Arlington Bluebell Walk

Bates Green Farm Tye Hill Road Arlington, Polegate East Sussex,

BN26 6SH

Telephone: 01323 485151

 

Dates

The 2023 Arlington Bluebell Walk and Farm Trails will be open from Wednesday 10 April every day 10.00am to 5.00pm until Tuesday 14 May.

 

Cost

All adults £8.00, Children (3-16yrs) £4.00.

Family (2 adults and up to 4 children) £20.00

No need to book in advance except for large groups.

 

Please note you can still visit Bates Green Farm to support your favourite charity, without having to pay to go on the Bluebell Walk as it is free to visit the Bluebell Barn where you can purchase the refreshments supplied by the Duty Charity. You can also look around the Plant Stall run by Arlington Church, the card & gift stall run by Hailsham Old Pavilion Society and browse the second hand book stall run and maintained by Action for Medical Research. Also see the Pygmy Goats and Kerry Hill Sheep with their youngsters, then decide if you want to pay the fee to walk around the Bluebell and Farm Walks.

 

Why not join the Friends of Arlington Bluebell Walk & Garden for unlimited visits whilst the Walk is open. Membership also includes unlimited visits to Bates Green Garden whilst that is open.

 

Directions by Car

From the A22, Hailsham Bypass, take Arlington Road heading west. Or, from the A27 at Wilmington, take Thornwell Road heading north.
Then follow the signs marked `Bluebell Walk & Farm Trail`.

 

Free car parking in large 5 acre field opposite farm entrance. See the `How to find us` page for a map.

 

A list of electric charging points near us can be found at
www.zap-map.com/charge-points/hailsham

 

Public Transport

3 miles (5 kilometres) from both the nearest bus stop at Hailsham or Wilmington and the train stations of Polegate or Berwick.

 

Taxi

Taxis run from: Hailsham (telephone 01323 844464) or Polegate (telephone 01323 484444)

 

Coach

Local Coach Hire: Lynns Travel, 70 Seaside Road, Eastbourne, (telephone 01323 438704) are able to arrange trips to the Bluebell Walk for those who do not have their own transport.

Collections from both Eastbourne and Seaford.

 

Bluebell Etiquette and Preservation

It is vitally important that you do not stray from the marked paths in the bluebell wood as trampling of leaves prevents the bulbs building up reserves ready to flower the following year. It is heartbreaking to see young seedlings that have been sowed to replace spoiled areas, crushed by thoughtless steps.

Destruction of the bluebells just to get a better photograph is not tolerated and spoils the enjoyment for others in future years!

 

How are the Bluebells?

Throughout the period we are open there will be an update posted each Tuesday and Friday as to how the wood is looking. You can read the latest updates here.

 

Competition

If you bring your camera then you might want to enter our Photographic Competition for both adults and children. You can find the details of this annual competition here, so why not enter and possibly win a cash prize and see your winning entry displayed on our website and at the Bluebell Walk next year.

 

Other

In addition to the Bluebells and other walks, there are various stalls and facilities designed to enhance your visit. See the ‘While You Are Here’ page.

 

The garden will also be open. (Separate entrance fee.)