Celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

Tuesday 5th June

Shipley Parish will be celebrating Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee in front of the Castle on 5th of June.

4pm  Gates Open

4:30 Raft Race (build your own raft and enter it into the race)

5:00 Dancing Display by pupils of William Penn and Shipley School

5:30 Tug O'War

6:30 Lighting of Bonfire

10:00 Firework Display

For further information please contact

For a cool poster with lots of information for the event CLICK HERE



Knepp Castle’s Open Garden Day

Sunday June 17th

Knepp's gardens have been restored over the past 5 years and in the hope that we have finally finished, we are opening them on Sunday 17th June.

Simon Hillery, Helen Butler and David Shields will be ready to show off their hard work, and we hope that lots of people will come to support them.

There will be a charge at the gate of £4 and tea and cakes will be served all day. The gate money will go to Shipley Church restoration fund and the Tea money will go to Shipley School.

All very welcome

Garden gates open at 11 am till 5 pm 


Open Farm Sunday – Farm Tour.

Sunday June 17th

If you would like to come for a tractor tour of the farm please book with Estate Office 01403 741235. Numbers limited are limited.



Pleasure ride with the Crawley & Horsham Hunt

Sunday 15th July 2012


Non competitive circular ride of 10 miles in glorious countryside with woodland, lakes and stunning vistas around two picturesque Sussex Estates - Knepp and Dragons

To register for an entry form please phone 01403 865291 or email


Thursday July 19th - 4 pm

Contact: Wendy Alman – Parish Clerk -


Horsham Food Festival Farm Tours

Sunday September 16th

As part of the Horsham and District Food and Drink Festival Knepp will be showing off its Longhorn Herd - one of the biggest pedigree longhorn herds in the world. 

To those that are interested in grass fed organic beef of the  highest quality do come and see your beef being nurtured and raised.

A guided walk / tractor tour with the Knepp Estate Manager Jason Emrich. Booking with the Knepp Estate Office is essential, as are sensible weather attire. 

Please register with Sandra 01403 741235 or e mail

Meet at the castle at 10.30 - Tours last a couple of hours


St Catherine's Hospice Autumn Gift Fair

Wednesday to Friday 19th / 20th September

Preview Evening 6.30-9pm on Wednesday 19th September at Knepp Castle Shipley, Is a social gathering of Sussex folk with wine, canapés and music to enjoy while previewing the fair’s gallery of exhibitors.  Tickets are available from 01293 447367

The gift fair itself is on the 20th September a unique event with first class catering and an Aladdin’s cave of quality arts, crafts, clothing, food, wine, swimwear, French linens, books and much more, with over 80 exhibitors from all over the UK.




Big Volunteer Day  

Saturday September 22nd

The project is being lead by Pauline Chandler's Rural Operations Group 

If you would like to join in the clearing works & bonfires. Please contact and we will let you have further details. 

Meet at 9.30 at the Castle...dressed for the weather!  


Floral Fringe Fair


Saturday and Sunday 1st and 2nd June 2013

The Floral Fringe Fair 2013 is to be held at Knepp Castle on June 1st and 2nd and for all information please contact Jean Jackman at or Facebook Floral Fringe Fair or 07939 272443.