Haywards Heath offers easy access to London (47 minutes by train), Gatwick airport and the South Coast. But there is much more to this West Sussex town than its great commuting links.
Legend has it that, as a small settlement, it was named after a local highwayman named Jack Hayward. Its main development followed the arrival of the railway in 1841, and Haywards Heath has grown to become a thriving community with excellent schooling, the acclaimed Princess Royal hospital, a busy social scene and leisure activities ranging from famous-name concerts to cricket and golf clubs.
Beautiful Victoria Park and Beech Hurst Gardens offer both tranquil spaces and activities for all ages, and nearby Borde Hill Gardens is a horticultural paradise. The bustling shopping centre features family retailers as well as the main stores, and the varied restaurants, cafes and bars in the Broadway add to the atmosphere. There is also a state of the art leisure centre. Just outside the town are miles of glorious countryside.
There is a warm community feel to the town, with organisations ranging from operatic societies to sports groups offering everything from athletics to rugby, hockey, golf and swimming.
MAIN POSTAL DISTRICTS WE COVER: RH16, RH17
|Destination||How long||How often||Changes|
|London Victoria||about 47 mins||every 20-30 mins||direct|
|East Croydon||about 30 mins||every 10-20 mins||direct|
|Gatwick Airport||about 15 mins||every 10-20 mins||direct|
|London Bridge||about 47 mins||every 10-20 mins||direct|
|Brighton||about 15-20 mins||every 10-20 mins||direct|
This information is a guide only, and not intended to be a timetable! Times shown are at peak times. Please check for exact times. Source: www.thetrainline.com
Schools rated as 'good' or 'outstanding', within 3 miles of the centre of Haywards Heath include:
This schools information is intended as a guide only and is subject to change.
Please check www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk or http://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/ for more detailed assessments.
We have some great clubs and societies here in Haywards Heath.
Here is a selection. If we have missed yours please email us