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Book your wedding at Plumpton Racecourse

Plumpton Racecourse is holding a wedding fair on Sunday 30 April, perfect for anyone still planning their wedding for this year or wanting to get ahead of the game for 2018.

Pure Wedding Events has scoured Sussex to bring the very best exhibitors to the racecourse, all hand picked for your wedding day. Exhibitors range from bridal wedding companies to photography, cars, hen and stag parties, invitations, catering, marquees, violinists, jewellers, candy carts, venue decor, LED lights, singers, live bands, photobooths, magicians, prosecco bars, florists, make-up artists, hair stylists, vintage vehicles, musicians, cartoon artists and hair and make-up.

Plumpton Racecourse is also available to host your wedding, so go along and find out more. Entry to the fair is free and there will be a bridal fashion catwalk show, so you can choose your perfect dress.

If you plumb for Plumpton Racecourse as your wedding venue, it’s never too early to think about places for you and your guests to stay, especially if your wedding day falls during the busy summer season.

Short Stay Lewes has a list of fabulous properties, all not far from Plumpton Racecourse and all offering something slightly different. Even better, you can see Lewes accommodation availability instantly then book luxury bed and breakfast rooms or studios to guarantee success.

With booking started for this year’s Charleston Festival, which runs from Friday 19 to Monday 29 May, here’s a timely reminder to reserve yourself a luxury place to stay so that you can make the most of your visit. Short Stay Lewes has nearly a dozen wonderful bed and breakfast and self-catering properties, all just a short drive from Charleston.

The festival, ‘where books, ideas and creativity bloom’, has an impressive line-up of speakers this year, including John Simpson, Vanessa Redgrave and Barry Humphries, to name just a few. The festival dinner is also likely to be a big draw with former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and musician Min Kym speaking and the latter also playing the violin.

Check out the Charleston Festival website for a full list of all the events taking place and how to book them.

bed and breakfast accommodation for Charleston Festival

Plumpton racecourse Easter racing

If you are still looking for something to do over the Easter weekend, head to

Plumpton racecourse where you can enjoy two days of horse racing on Easter Sunday (16th April) and Monday (17th April). The gates open at noon on both days and there’s fun for all the family.

Yes, bring the kids along too because they are well catered for. Not only do children go racing for free, but there will be a fun fair, face painting, climbing wall and derby horse hoppers among other attractions to keep them amused. And they can get creative too by taking part in the Easter bonnet competition on Easter Sunday. Get designing!

Several dining options are on offer over the Easter weekend. You can park up course-side with a picnic, enjoy the concession stalls or book hospitality in the Marquee Restaurant. Plumpton’s Paddock Restaurant is already fully booked for Easter Sunday.

Why not make a weekend of it and stay locally? Short Stay Lewes’ bed and breakfasts and studios still have some avaialability. Check out where you can spend your relaxing weekend at shortstaylewes.com.