The South of England Event Centre

Nestled in the heart of Sussex, surrounded by quaint villages and breath-taking countryside, yet just 11 miles from London Gatwick Airport, 36 miles from London and 20 miles from Brighton, the South of England Event Centre provides the ideal venue for our convention.

Norfolk Pavillion

The Pavilion will be the hub of the Convention and all the main meetings, AA Come and Go Meetings, AA workshop and Al-Anon meetings will be held there.

It has a lovely cafe where you can buy tea and coffee for £2.00 as well as breakfast, lunch and dinner for reasonable prices.

The reception area will host registration, literature and raffle sales for both AA and Al-Anon and has a lovely terrace and ample outdoor space for you to enjoy.

The workshop this year will be on the Chat Now and E-responders as well information on our E-Comms service.

Lindfield Suite

This will be the dedicated room for Alateen members and where all the Alateen meetings will be held. Alateen will be fully supported by Alateen sponsors from Al-Anon.

Take a virtual tour of the Norfolk Pavilion by visiting Virtual Tour


  • Fully Accessible with lifts to each floor and disable toilets
  • 6,000 free parking spaces
  • Allocated smoking / vaping areas
  • Guide dogs are welcome

Travelling to the Convention

By Road

The main entrance to the South of England Event Centre is on the B2028 Selsfield Road, close to the centre of Ardingly village. For Sat Nav 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 2 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. Click here for timetables or contact National Rail Enquiries on 03457 48 49 50.

By Bus

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.

By Air

The South of England Centre is a 20-minute journey by road from Gatwick Airport.