Your Visit

Events: All events last just over an hour, unless otherwise stated, and take place in an historic barn on the beautiful grounds of Charleston.  The barn can get chilly at night, so please dress warmly.

Car Parking:  We are fortunate to be able to offer free car parking on a field adjacent to the site.  It is a 5 to 10 minute walk to the barn. Please be warned the field can get muddy in poor weather.  Drive carefully, take advice from our car parking team, and wear suitable footwear.

Shuttle Bus: Cuckmere Community Shuttle Bus will run a minibus service runs from Lewes train station to/from every event. Download the timetable here.

What to Bring: Come prepared for the vagaries of a typical English autumn day!

Book Shop/Author Signings: Run by City Books, the Small Wonder bookshop stocks a wide range of related book titles. Most speakers will be signing after their event.

Charleston Shop: Open throughout Small Wonder and stocking a wide range of Bloomsbury-inspired books, ceramics, textiles, jewellery, prints and gift ideas.

Food & Drink: Drinks are available from the Wonder Bar inside the Small Wonder barn an hour before the first event until closing.  The Charleston Café will serve a selection of delicious cakes, drinks, sandwiches and light bites.  For something more hearty, Woodbox Pizza will be on site from Friday 25 Sept (5pm) until the start of the last event on Sunday 27 Sept offering delicious artisan pizza from their vintage van.

Picnic Area: There are many nice spots to picnic at Charleston and we politely request that furniture is only used in designated areas to protect the delicate historic planting in the gardens.

Access: There are designated disabled parking spaces. The barns, bar, café and bookshop are accessible to wheelchair users though some surfaces may be slightly uneven. An induction loop is fitted in the barn for the hard of hearing. For further information and assistance please call 01323 811626 or contact Information about Charleston’s access provision during the Small Wonder festival can be found in our Terms and Conditions.

Local Information: For accommodation and other local information contact the Lewes Tourist Information Centre on 01273 483448.

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