Join us at Michelham Priory House & Gardens for a magical evening of dancing, drumming, fire and feasting to bless the trees and wish them good health for the year ahead!

Bring along a musical instrument, decorate yourself in foliage and feathers and join the torchlit procession to wake the apple trees from their slumber, scare away evil spirits and celebrate winter like the Tudors did.

The event will be led by traditional experts with entertainment from Blackpowder Morris, Gallyard Tudor Dancers and Pentacle Drummers, who will help transport you back 500 years to when Wassailing was common across Sussex.

A licensed bar and cafe serving hot and cold refreshments will be available.

Capacity will be limited and pre-booking is essential with no tickets available on the evening.

Due to the nature of this event dogs we are not allowing dogs.

COVID safety guidelines will be in place to ensure the safety of organisers and those attending the event.

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Covid statement:

COVID safety guidelines will be in place to ensure the safety of organisers and those attending the event. We will be asking all participants to wear masks in the Barn and the Café.

Hand sanitiser will be readily available and all staff attending will have completed a lateral flow test that day.

Event cancellation:If the Government COVID guidance changes and we have to cancel the event at short notice you will receive a full refund. Similarly if staff contract Covid the event may not be able to run.We do need a minimum attendance for this event to happen, if we don’t meet those numbers then unfortunately we may need to cancel, but we will let you know as soon as possible.

From our visitors

"Incredibly stunning place. You get a medieval feel and can imagine being there as a King. They have done well to keep it like this and would highly recommend"

TheoB via Tripadvisor - Lewes Castle

“A Trip Back in Time. Fascinating history of the Roman Palace. Well explained. Lots to see in the museum and the remains. Incredible detail in the layout of the Palace.”

Sue A via Tripadvisor - Fishbourne Roman Palace

“Go Visit NOW! The gardens are genuinely some of the most beautiful we’ve seen. We are going back soon.”

HorshamLass via Tripadvisor - Michelham Priory

“This was such an interesting place to come to. You could really feel the history of this place.”

Fifi582014 via Tripadvisor - The Priest House and Gardens