Open Day

Open Day – 25th September 2021

OPEN 10am – 5pm each day. Adults £6.00 Children under 16 £2.00 – Under 5 years go FREE. No concessions. FREE CAR PARKING

What is it like?

The Open Day is a chance to learn about the collection and activities at Tinkers Park first hand. Ride on The Great Bush Railway or the miniature railway. There are traction engine trailer rides, Vintage, Classic and Historic vehicles on show. Road making and stream driven saw bench demonstrations. The organ museum is open and playing the organs and instruments.

There is a good selection of hot or cold food for sale on site or you can bring a picnic, the car parking field has plenty of space to find a quiet spot. Well behaved dogs are welcome, but are not allowed in the organ museum. Ground is uneven in places, please wear sensible shoes. The site has reasonable disabled access, but rides do not. If you have been before, we look forward to seeing you again this year. If not, we hope you will enjoy your visit.

Our location

Tinkers Park is located in Hadlow Down, East Sussex on the A272 The entrance is in the layby next to Tinkers Lane. TN22 4HS – Email; info@tinkerspark.com

Postal address

Bracherlands Main Road
Hadlow Down, East Sussex TN22 4HS

Contact form here

Attractions at the Open Day

The Great Bush narrow gauge railway • Miniature passenger carrying railway • Traction engine trailer rides • Light refreshments • Organ museum • Working exhibits • Free bus service • Harveys real ale  & Bar • Veteran, vintage and classic cars • Motorcycles • Buses • Military • Traction engines • Steam rollers • Tractors • Fair organs • Stationary engines • Historic commercials • Road making demonstration

Large open site

Large open site

Set in spacious grounds. The image shows the Rally. Our busiest event. The ground is undulating, please wear sensible footwear.

Free Parking

Free Parking

There is plenty of parking in our parking field. We also have disabled parking close to the entrance and pay desk.

Connecting FREE bus service

Connecting FREE bus service

The service connects with local transport where possible. The easiest link is Uckfield Bus station. During the day the service allows for 1 hour breaks in near by pubs and villages. Timetables are published one month prior to each event.

Motorcycles

Motorcycles

We have a small selection on display at the event.

Buses

Buses

Featuring a small selection of buses of interest. Some running a service.

Military

Military

These are popular in the steam fraternity. They are used to move engines when not in steam.

Traction engines

Traction engines

See the whole of The Claude Jessett Collection, even the engines that are out of service. Including visiting engines.

Steam rollers

Steam rollers

Shown here is our Tasker roller, notice the special design with five independent rolls at the front. An early differential? Unfortunately this left four grooves in fine tarmac so was dropped.

Stationary engines

Stationary engines

These portable engines were used for all kinds of work and there are countless variations of design.