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A Christmas Affair with SHOPFEST & The Handmade Affair

  • Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens Leonardslee Gardens Brighton Road Lower Beeding, Horsham RH13 6PP West Sussex (map)
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A Christmas Affair

Come and appreciate the beauty of Christmas at Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens with SHOPFEST & The Handmade Affair.

We champion handmade and small independent businesses, and each of our exhibitors is hand-picked to showcase their inspirational products. You will find an inspiring collection of art, crafts, and all that is celebrated as handmade. Alongside a range of boutique independent business pop-ups exhibiting lifestyle, fashion, homewares, and so much more.

Come along and get hands-on with our CREATIVE WORKSHOPS.

Learn new skills and try something new. Workshops may include felting, jewellery making, or paper cutting all taught by creative experts. Booking is required, and more details can be found at

Make make your life a little more beautiful!

Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens described as ‘The Finest Woodland Gardens in England.’ First planted in 1801, the Grade I Listed gardens on the 240-acre estate feature outstanding scenery. Visitors can explore a wide range of features including the elegant 19th-century Italianate-style Mansion House, listed Grade II for architectural merit, the unique dolls’ house exhibition – and the rare colony of wallabies, wildfowl and huge carp in the seven ponds. Enjoy popular walking trails at Leonardslee and discover the historic beauty of the restored estate.

Experience the extensive selections of refreshments available from the new restaurants and tea rooms. High-end dining at Restaurant Interlude and Afternoon Tea are served in the Leonardslee House. Casual fare is served in the Clocktower Cafe, Courtyard Cafe and various food stations throughout the gardens.

Entry fee into Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens apply

Earlier Event: 27 October
Autumn Pumpkin Flower Workshop
Later Event: 12 December
Leonardslee Illuminated