Nearby attractions include the Bluebell Railway and spectacular gardens at Borde Hill and Wakehurst Place. The fine garden at Wakehurst Place is the home of the interesting Millennium Seed Collection while Borde Hill Gardens is considered ‘a horticultural paradise’. Neighbouring Beech Hurst Gardens is famous for not only its natural beauty but also its miniature railway, along with its many other amenities including tennis courts and a bowling green.
Haywards Heath is an incredibly well-connected town. London can be reached within 45 minutes by train, with a 15 minutes journey to Brighton town. By road, Haywards Heath residents can use the A23, which connects Sussex with the M23 and M25.
With a warm community feel, Haywards Heath has a busy shopping centre featuring family retailers as well as main stores, and a variety of independent restaurants, cafes and bars in the Broadway, together with household names such as Zizzi, Prezzo and Café Rouge. The Orchards shopping centre offers forty shops, a café and fitness suite all under one roof. The vast range of stores include popular favourites… Marks & Spencers, Next, Boots Opticians, Tescos, Holland & Barrett and Superdrug, to name a few. There is a ‘state of the art’ leisure centre for the more fitness-focussed, together with plenty of other pleasurable pursuits ranging from operatic societies to walking groups.