Things to do in Sussex…

Wisborough Green Hot Air Balloon Festival 2018

Things to do in Sussex


Wisbourough Green… do you know it?

I can’t imagine many people do.  Its a lovely, sleepy little village in West Sussex that is set around a village green and a pond.  It also has a pub,  cafe,  school and post office.  I know it because I drive through it or occasionally I cycle to the cafe.  However once a year the village comes alive with people and bursts of colour as 25 balloons descend on the village ready to take flight for the charity  Chestnut Tree House

Colourful hot air balloon

Around sunrise and sunset the hot air balloons are prepared on the village green where you can watch the stunning display of balloons taking off and flying over the Downs and Sussex countryside.  This year the weather was so warm with bright blue skies, it was lovely to be able to see the balloons in the sky as the sun was setting.


I can’t wait for next year when I’ll definitely be up early to see them setting up.

For more information on booking a hot air balloon ride at the event South Downs Balloons.

Chestnut Tree House