About the Wiston Steam Rally
About 25 miles northwest of Brighton, off A283, is the town of Wiston, home to the Wiston House, a historic family home, and a great place to stay and visit. But today, our destination is about 9 miles further out to Wiston Park, adjacent to the West Sussex Gulf Club and the site of the Wiston Steam Rally.
There will be over 1200 attractions at the Rally. Some of these are the stuff that defines a steam rally such as steam engines, classic cars, live music, lots of great food, and a real ale bar. But keep an eye out for unusual items as well.
On display will be vintage double-decker buses, military vehicles, and odd-looking steam-powered trucks and tractors. The show offers something for every member of your family like steam-powered woodcutting demonstrations, fairground rides, many craft stands and of course the aromas from the food outlets along with local delicacies like pickles, cheeses and ice-cold lemonade
Wiston Steam Rally
The Wiston Steam rally is one of the newer steam events in the country. The first one was held in 2011 by a group of volunteer organisers 'borrowed' from other rallies. Currently, the show is organised by Sussex Steam Shows LTD, a not for profit company. SERV Sussex, a provider of night time transportation of blood products and other urgent medical items is the rally’s primary charity.
Entry To The Rally
The two-day weekend festival will be open from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. each day. Admission is £8.00 for adults, £6.00 for OAP, £5.00 for children and a £22 family package for a family of four. This is subject to change, so check back to verify the fees before the show. Exhibitors and Traders will need to contact the rally organisers for forms and fee information.
Somewhere to Stay in Sussex
No camping at the site is available, but there are many campgrounds south toward Brighton. For hotels, we mentioned the Wiston House, but it is more suitable for corporate functions and weddings. Again, toward the south coast, travellers will find many 2 and 3-stars hotels that are ideal for steam rally attendees.
Getting To Wiston Park
Drivers coming from the north and south will want to use the A24 and turn west at the junction of the A24 and the A283 toward the village of Storrington. The A283 will bend northward and lead you directly to Mare Hill Road and Winton Park. Drivers from the east and west are encouraged to take the A272 and make a southerly turn onto the A24. Yellow signs are usually posted for this event to guide you to the destination. Train and bus service are available, but the nearest train station is 5 miles away, and the bus from Steyning is only available on Saturday, so plan your journey with care.
Other Things To Do Around Steyning
If you are looking for something to do other than the Steam Rally, take a short drive into Brighton. One eerie place to visit is the Old Police Cells Museum. It is supposedly haunted by the ghost of Chief Constable Henry Solomon, who was murdered by a suspected thief named John Lawrence in 1844. Another spooky place is St. Bartholomew’s Priory where in 1514, French raiders attacked the Sussex coast, killing and butchering all the inhabitants in the process leaving, according to some, the ghosts of the murdered monks.
Rover, your cherished Dachshund, is welcome but must always be on a leash. Parking is free, and there is an ATM near the beer tent if you need extra cash. Coach parties are welcome as well, but please contact the organisers to let them know the details of your group.
When is the next Wiston Steam Rally?
The Wiston Steam Rally WAS planned to take place at Wiston Park, Steyning Road, Steyning, Sussex, BN44 3DZ, Saturday 10th July, 2021. This is a Weekend Steam Rally.
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