Looking for great days out this June? From days out to celebrate Father’s Day, to fish food festivals and waterlily walks, check out our round up for June 2019.

The Waterlily Festival, Sheffield Park and Garden – 8 June to 14 July 2019

Sheffield Park’s famous lakes are set to burst into colour this June. You can get a unique view of the elegant waterlilies by walking out onto the floating pontoon, or join a free tour to the bottom of Pulham Falls waterfall; a viewpoint not normally open to visitors of the popular National Trust property.

The lake at Sheffield Park Garden with two people standing on the bridge in the distance.

Picture by David Nicholls.

Eastbourne Triathlon at Western Lawns – 15 June 2019

Starting from the lifeguard’s beach, watch triathletes swimming against the backdrop of the historic Eastbourne pier, cycling the roads through the South Downs National Park via Beachy Head and running on the iconic promenade to Holywell, before finishing on the Western Lawns. Support those taking part or sign up for the triathlon!

A group of swimmers in wet suits by the sea.

Picture by GregBowie.

The True Crime Museum, Hastings – 16 June 2019

This one is Father’s Day sorted. See evidence that was used in court against Reggie Kray, Mexico’s cocaine King’s last stand, and the deathly bath of the UK’s most prolific hitman. As it’s Father’s Day, dads go free if you book online.

Conflict and Conservation on Ashdown Forest talk, Falmer – 19 June 2019

If you enjoy visiting the tranquil Ashdown Forest, you may be interested to learn more about the forest’s past which is full of conflict. This illustrated talk will focus on the struggles it endured during the Victorian and Edwardian periods when foresters, commoners, conservationists and wealthy newcomers pushed for control over Ashdown’s depleted resources. The talk takes place at the county’s archive centre, The Keep, at 2.30pm on 19 June. Tickets cost £5. Book your ticket to learn more about Ashdown Forest’s history.

People cutting heather in Ashdown Forest.

People cutting heather in Ashdown Forest.

The Death and Life of the Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne – 20 June 2019

Take a walk through unseen areas of Eastbourne’s oldest theatre and meet ghostly characters from its past! Not suitable for young children due to the level of spookiness and darkness promised. Book your immersive tour of the Hippodrome Theatre.

Inside the Hippodrome Theatre eastbourne.

Picture by Debb Collins.

Hastings Midsummer Fish Fest – 22 to 23 June 2019

This is a great chance to enjoy a variety of delicious summer fish dishes from local restaurants along with a range of the best produce Hastings has to offer. Locally made wine will also be available, as well as a beer festival. Plus, don’t miss the fishermen who will be showcasing their skills.

Two cookies cut into fish shapes.

Picture by Alicestronaut.

Dog show, Pevensey – 29 June 2019

Hosted by Muma Nurture, this dog show fundraiser promises competitions, food, games and stalls for you and your pooch.  Plus the money raised will go to an organisation that supports people experiencing loss relating to fertility and pregnancy.


What will you be up to this June? Let us know in the comments section below.