Families looking to venture outdoors this summer for a fun, action-packed day out will not want to miss brand new car festival, Firle Beacon – featuring cars, fun fair rides, locally-sourced food and drink, entertainment and more, this 30 & 31 July.

Set in the stunning rolling hills of the South Downs National Park – watch cars whizz through the historic village, and speed up to the beautiful country house, Firle Place – with the awe-inspiring event running from 10am – 6pm each day.

If your child has an ever-increasing collection of toy cars, or has the film ‘Cars’ on loop, this will be an ideal place for the family to bond over petrolhead passions – with an impressive 60s Supercars, 40 Retro, and 100 Rally cars featured in stunning displays and demonstrations.

And there’s plenty more to keep the kids entertained (including for little ones who don’t know their Audis from their Ferraris!) – whether it’s hopping on one of the fun fair rides, climbing aboard for a tank ride, or checking out Mr Bean’s Mini and the Robin Reliant from The Grand Tour TV show. If you’re itching to get behind the wheel there’s even a historic simulator, giving you a taste of what it’s like to drive a retro vehicle. 

When the gang’s in need of a pitstop, refuel yourselves on the sprawling lawns with tasty locally-sourced food and drink – available throughout the weekend

Families make sure to grab tickets for Firle Beacon now, with the NEW Family Ticket meaning you can save on £24 when booking two adults, two children.  


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Family Ticket Pricing

  • 2 adults, 2 children – Family Ticket price: £108 [Normal cost: £132]
  • 1 adult and up to 3 children – Family price: £108 [Normal cost: £114] 

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Notes to Editors:

About Firle Beacon

Firle Beacon is a new motorsport event arriving in July 2022, where heritage and a passion for performance meet. Developed by the historic Firle Estate in Sussex for all motorsport enthusiasts to enjoy, Firle Beacon captures the spirit of the early automotive events dating back to the 50s, in a participatory event on a notoriously challenging two-mile course, combining the latest in technology and speed. It offers a first-of-its-kind opportunity for the public to witness everything from Rally, Sprint and Supercars take on this new challenging course.

Address:Firle, East Sussex, BN8 6LP

When: 30 – 31 July 2022

Times: 9am – 6pm daily

Ticket information:

Saturday 30 July

  • Adult (16 yrs+) - £42
  • Junior (5-16 yrs) - £24
  • Child (Under 5yrs) – Free entry

Sunday 31 July

  • Early Bird: Adult (16 yrs+) - £42
  • Early Bird: Junior (5-16 yrs) - £24
  • Early Bird: Child (Under 5yrs) – Free entry

Weekend Ticket

  • Early Bird: Weekend Ticket (per person) - £84

Family Ticket

  • 2 adults, 2 children – Family Ticket price: £108 [Normal cost: £132]
  • 1 adult and up to 3 children – Family price: £108 [Normal cost: £114]


How to get there:

Nestling in the foot of the South Downs near Lewes, between Brighton and Eastbourne in East Sussex, on the south coast of England. From London take the M23 and exit onto the A27 towards Eastbourne. The village of Firle is eleven miles from Brighton, four miles after Lewes.

About Henry Gage

The Firle Beacon brings together two of founder Henry Gage's life-long passions: car technology and the South Downs National Park. From as far back as he can remember, Henry has been climbing the dramatic beacon at Firle, and enjoying the views out across Firle Place, The South Downs and out to sea. A keen collector of 'soon-to-be classic' cars himself, the possibility of establishing a new motorsport event at Firle immediately appealed to Henry and his vision for this event has grown from there.

About the Firle Estate 

Firle Place is an outstanding privately owned country house in Sussex that dates from the time of Henry VIII, but which was substantially remodelled during the Georgian period. Firle Place is very much a family home which provides the perfect setting to house an exemplary collection of works of art, fine furniture and porcelain of national significance.

Incorporating several villages and farms spread over rolling hills, the Firle Estate, in the heart of the magnificent South Downs National Park, is just 60 miles from London. Firle illustrates a rare cultural continuity with an unusually intact estate and a thriving rural community. Central to the atmosphere is Firle’s diverse and culturally rich community with many artists, craftsmen and local businesses. As well as magnificent walks, bike rides and country pursuits, the Estate has many places to stay, eat and drink.


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