Ardingly International Antiques & Collectors Fair

Tue 18 - Wed 19 Jan, 2022

Location & Transport

South of England Showground

South of England Showground, Ardingly, Nr Haywards Heath, West Sussex

Opening Times & Prices

Tuesday 9am - 5pm £20 pp

Wednesday 8am - 4pm £5 pp (Tuesday ticket allows entry on Wednesday also)

Accompanied under-16's are admitted free to Ardingly Antiques Fair. Discounts are available for group bookings

Market information

We accept card payment for entry to Ardingly Antiques Fair.
You can purchase tickets online and at the gate for Ardingly Antiques Fair.
Free car parking
Dogs are welcome ~ Please keep on a short lead
Bureau de Change and cash withdrawal available on site – minimal charges apply (ID required for withdrawals over £100)

Upcoming West Sussex antique events

Ardingly Antiques Fair is the Largest in the South of England

With its convenient links to the capital, the Ardingly Antiques Fair is a truly cosmopolitan antiques event.

Ardingly Antiques Fair is only one hour from London, 12 miles from Gatwick and only 90 minutes from Dover. Local, national and international dealers and buyers regularly attend the largest iacf event in the South of England.

Ardingly Antiques Fair hosts up to 1,700 stalls housing thousands of goods, you can shop anything from antique furniture to antique silver. There are so many choices to choose from, browse good quality antique furniture, including antique commodes, antique wardrobes, antique chairs, antique tables, antique beds and so much more. Those who are working from home can indulge in home office accessories, including shopping for an antique office chair, an antique desk and an antique bookcase… your new stylish home office is around the corner!

Ardingly Antiques Fair holds a strong reputation as one of the UK antiques fairs where quality European decorative items can be found. Indulge in browsing decorative antiques and decorative furniture, including wall art, antique ornaments, decorative garden ornaments, metal wall art and other antique artwork to dress your home. Anyone who is looking to style their home with high quality antique and vintage decorative items, Ardingly Antiques Fair is the only shopping venue you need!

With a combination of inside and outdoor stands, this mid-week antiques fair is the perfect opportunity to indulge in a little vintage shopping – or hours of professional trading!

Are you an interior designer? Do you want to impress your clients with ethically driven designs for the home?

Ardingly Antiques Fair is the ideal place to find unique decorative items that will impress your clients’ and their guests. Discovering aesthetic room decor can be difficult, so why not shop from a variety of small businesses who are each specialists in their areas, and can help you achieve that unique room design that you are after!

Ardingly Antiques Fair is the ideal place to find unique antique pieces, such as antique silver! You can shop a selection of antique silverware, including silver plated, silver cutlery, silver dishes, silver bowls, silver coasters, silver condiments, silver decanter labels, silver dishes, silver goblets, silver sauce boats, silver spoons, silver tankards, silver teapots, silver vases and much more.

iacf antiques dealers sell items from a variety of periods. You can source items from the Georgian era (1714-1837), which includes Georgian mirrors, antique Georgian furniture, Georgian nursing chairs, Georgian dining tables and clothing from the Georgian era fashion! Those who are looking for antiques from the Victorian era can indulge in Victorian antiques like Victorian furniture, such as finding a Victorian dresser, a Victorian armchair, a Victorian loveseat, a Victorian coffee table and so much more. It doesn’t end there, you can shop Victorian clothing (such as finding a stylish Victorian dress and Victorian gothic clothing!), Victorian undergarments and other Victorian keepsakes.

What are you waiting for? Book your tickets for the next Ardingly Antiques Fair today and download our eDate card to stay up to date with all our upcoming antiques fairs!


How to take part?

South of England Showground

South of England Showground, Ardingly, Nr Haywards Heath, West Sussex

One hour from London, 30 minutes from Brighton. Near M25 & M23. Please follow signs for the ‘Ardingly Antiques Fair’ & ‘South of England Showground’.

By Road

One hour from London, 30 minutes from Brighton. Near M25 & M23. Please follow the signs for the ‘South of England Showground‘ & ‘Ardingly Antiques Fair’. 

The main entrance to the South of England Showground is on the B2028 Selsfield Road, which is close to the centre of Ardingly village. For SAT NAV please use RH17 6TL.

From the M25, exit at junction 7 and follow the M23 towards Brighton. Leave at junction 10 and take the A264 towards East Grinstead. After approximately two miles turn right onto the B2028. After passing through the villages of Turners Hill and Selsfield Common you will arrive at the South of England Event Centre on your right.

By Rail

The nearest railway station is Haywards Heath which is on the main line between London Victoria and Brighton. Journey times are 45 minutes from London Victoria and 20 minutes from Brighton followed by a 10-minute journey by bus to the Event Centre.

Please visit National Rail Enquiries (T: 03457 48 49 50) or Trainline to find timetables and book tickets.

By Taxi

You can visit a list of local taxis to the South of England Showground, simply say you are attending Ardingly Antiques Fair at the South of England Showground, RH17 6TL. Here is a list of local taxi services:

Prime Taxis LTD 01444 301010

Smith Taxis Haywards Heath 01444 304304

EVO Taxis 01444 443300

Haywards Heath Taxis 01444 300

Please note that these taxi services are not part of iacf and are separate services.

By Bus

There is only one stop from Hett Close Bus Stop to Ardingly Antiques Fair. There is a bus stop situated close to the main entrance to the Showground with a very limited bus service on the 272 Metrobus route.

Courtesy Coach service from Haywards Heath railway station. On Wednesday, the first departure is at 07.10 from Haywards Heath and every 40 mins past the hour. The last return to Haywards Heath Station from the Showground is at 1640hrs.

By Air

30 minutes from London Gatwick Airport.

There are a few local airpots to Ardingly, including the closest: London Gatwick (LGW) Airport which is 8.3 miles away. Other nearby airports include London City (LCY) (32.1 miles), London Heathrow (LHR) (33.5 miles), London Luton (LTN) (59.2 miles) and London Stansted (STN) (60.3 miles).

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