Kids Fun File Spring 2012

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Magazine of kids' activities in and around the Eastbourne, East Sussex area

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<ul><li><p>FEBRUARY 2012 (Half Term Week)</p><p>11,12 BRIGHTON SCIENCE FAMILY FUN WEEKEND. Hove ParkUpper School, Nevill Rd, Hove. 10am-5pm. Hands-on science.11th: BRIGHT SPARKS. Engineering Olympics, explore yourdigestive system, spaceball gyroscope ride, photography tricks..12th: WHITE HEAT. Draw a Mini-Me, How TV works, Food asammunition.. Ages 7+. Per day: Adult 6, child (7-14) 4,family 18, under 7s FREE. Book early at brightonscience.com</p><p>13,14 STREET DANCE CAMPS. Cavendish Gym, Eldon Rd, E/bourne.13th: Mini Boot Camp (ages 5-7) 10.15am-12noon. 20pp.13th &amp; 14th: Boot Camp (ages 8-adult) 12-5pm. One day40, two days 60. 07983 339 424 streetstyles4all.co.uk</p><p>13-17 KIDS WEEK. Hillier Garden Ctre, Hailsham Rd, Stone Cross.10am-4pm. FREE kids entertainment, magic shows and facepainting. Pottery painting (extra charge). (01323) 763240.</p><p>Fun, FREE and Local ! Spring 2012</p><p> Wendy and Paul Potton 1995. Tel: (01323) 731181</p><p>KIDS FUN FILEDiary of local events for children</p><p>Easter Football &amp; Gym CampsMonday 2nd - Thursday 5th April 2012</p><p>mithswimming Club</p><p>Eastbourne CollegePool</p><p>Learn with usImprove with us</p><p>Swim fast with us... have fun!!</p><p>07835 886 734</p><p>S</p><p>Thinking of getting a new pet?We can match you to</p><p>the perfect pet.Visit us for a free</p><p>pre-purchase consultation.</p><p>www.stannesvets.co.uk</p><p>We advise confirmation of all events as they may be subject to change. E&amp;OE.</p></li><li><p>FEBRUARY 2012 (Half Term Week)</p><p>13-17 SPRING AT SPRING BARN. Spring Barn Farm, Kingston Rd,Lewes. Meet the animals, storytelling and farm trail.Adult 6.50, child 5.50. www.springbarnfarm.com</p><p>13-18 FREE TENNIS CAMP. Tennis in the Park, Gildredge Park, E/b.Book: www.playminitennis.com or 07837 890429.</p><p>14,15, SCIENCE FUN. Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux.&amp; 16 14th: Valentine Workout. day: 10.30am-1pm or 2-4.30pm.</p><p>Get your heart pumping, make a stethoscope. Age 6+. 9.50.15th: Stars &amp; Planets. day: 10.30am-1pm or 2-4.30pm.Decorate stars &amp; planets to take home. Age 6+. 9.50.16th: Curious about Chemistry? Ages 6-9: 10.30am-1pm.9+: 2-4.30pm. 9.50 each. Book (01323) 832731.</p><p>14&amp;16 CUPCAKE CLUB. Really Scrumptious Cake Co, EnterpriseCentre, Eastbourne. Bake, ice and decorate cupcakes to takehome. 5.95 per session. (01323) 722432.</p><p>Open every day 10am-5pmuntil April, then 10am-6pm.</p><p>Telescope tours, science shows,water play areas.</p><p>February 201213: Zany Zone</p><p>14, 15, 16: Day Workshops14: Valentines Workout,15: Arty Stars &amp; Planets,</p><p>16: Curious About Chemistry18: Family Special Open Evening</p><p>One child FREE per full paying adultMarch 2012</p><p>10 &amp; 11: Science FestivalWeekend</p><p>Family fun activity weekend forNational Science &amp; Engineering Week</p><p>17: Family Special Open EveningOne child FREE per full paying adult</p><p>April 20122: Zany Zone</p><p>3 &amp; 10: Day WorkshopsMoon &amp; Rocketry</p><p>4: Special Twilight WorkshopMysterious Moon</p><p>6-9: Easter Science Trail11: Full Day Workshop</p><p>Rocketry</p><p>90 + hands on exhibits!</p><p>The ObservatoryScience Centre</p><p>See our website for full details:www.the-observatory.org</p><p>Tel: 01323 832731Observatory Science Centre,</p><p>Herstmonceux BN27 1RN</p><p>Tuesdays &amp; Thursdays from 10amin holidays. Bake, ice &amp; decorate</p><p>cupcakes to take home. 5.95 p.p.Cupcake Birthday PartiesBake &amp; decorate 4 cupcakes, plusparty food &amp; party bag. 14pp.</p><p>Enterprise Centre, Eastbourne.</p><p>01323 722432</p><p>Cupcake Club</p><p>m: 07896 762604joannhayes@hotmail.co.uk</p><p>facebook: Jazzy Jos Songtime</p><p>Jazzy Jos Song TimeSinging &amp; Movement</p><p>for preschoolersClasses Tues, Weds, Thurs 10-11am</p><p>Old Town, Seaside &amp; Langney2.50 per child, pay-as-you-go</p><p>Thur 16 Feb: Beginners Tap Dance 5Fri 17 Feb: Kids Drama Workshop 5</p><p>Sat 25 Feb: Farmers Market 10am Sat 31 Mar: Spring Food &amp; Craft MarketSat 21 Apr: Beginners Self-Defence 5</p><p>www.communitywise.org.ukOcklynge Rd, Eastbourne 722924</p></li><li><p>FEBRUARY 2012 (Half Term Week)</p><p>17 MAKE A LAKE WORKSHOP. Towner, College Rd, Eastbourne.Ages 5-7, 10.30am-12.30pm; ages 8-11, 2-4pm.Build a 3D environment. 4 per child. (01323) 434670.</p><p>18 CHEWY GUMMY PHYSICS FUNFAIR. Part of Brighton ScienceFestival. Blind Tiger, 52 Grand Parade, Brighton. Take yourtongue on a taste-tripping adventure! Top chefs demonstratenatural reactions. All ages. Adult 2, child 1, then pay asyou play, fairground-style. Must book www.brightonscience.com</p><p>19 FREE FAMILY DROP-IN. Towner, College Rd, Eastbourne.11am-3pm. Make cabins and canoes for a magical large-scaleenvironment. All ages. FREE. www.townereastbourne.org.uk</p><p>21 SHROVE TUESDAY. Flip those pancakes!</p><p> MARCH 2012</p><p>1 WORLD BOOK DAY. Redeem 1 tokens by 25 March. Lots ofgames &amp; activities to enjoy at www.worldbookday.com</p><p>3Mar- LAMBING TIME. Seven Sisters Sheep Centre, East Dean.7May 10.30am-5pm daily. Bottle-feeding, tractor rides, cream teas.</p><p>Adult 5, child 4, family (2+2) 17. (01323) 423302.</p><p>07730 556590 or 639396</p><p>Rythmix Music WorkshopsFor ages 11-18 with moderate</p><p>learning disabilities. 3pp.Tues 14 Feb 2.30-4.30pm,Wed 15 Feb 2.30-4.30pm,</p><p>Thurs 16 Feb 10.30am-12.30pm.Create your own original music</p><p>and take home a recording.Families and Children</p><p>February Half Term WorkshopFri 17 Feb: Make A Lake</p><p>Ages 5-7 10.30am-12.30pmAges 8-11 2-4pm. 4 per child</p><p>Inspired by Igloos Visitorexhibition, build a 3D</p><p>environment starting witha small lake. The expandingenvironment will be captured</p><p>as an animation.Half Term Family Drop-in</p><p>Sun 19 Feb 11am-3pm. FREEInspired by the Visitor</p><p>Exhibition make cabins andcanoes to position in a magical</p><p>fluorescent, ultra violet lit,large scale environment.</p><p>Easter Holiday WorkshopFri 6 April: Your Dishy</p><p>Ages 5-7 10.30am-12.30pmAges 8-11 2-4pm. 4 per child</p><p>Inspired by Grayson Perry,explore your identity. Create yourportrait on a ceramic plate withdrawings and photo montage.</p><p>Easter Family Drop-inSun 15 April 11am-3pm. FREELearn to see with new eyes.</p><p>Use cameras, binoculars &amp;magnifying glasses to explore thebuilding and to inspire your own</p><p>writing and images.To book online:</p><p>www.townereastbourne.org.ukt: 01323 434670</p><p>Towner, Devonshire Park</p><p>01323 647683</p><p>01323 509859jim.chater@eastbourne.gov.uk</p><p>01323 768614www.eastbourne.gov.uk/leisure/sport/council</p><p>townerfamily learning</p><p>10am-5pm (4pm Sun), closed TuesdaysUnit 3, Holmes Hill Estate</p><p>(A22), Whitesmith BN8 6JA</p><p>PAINT YOUR OWNPOTTERY &amp;</p><p>DECOPATCH STUDIOwww.masterpiecestudio.co.uk</p><p>Designed, painted and sent withlove to the special people</p><p>in your world.Great new range of pottery anddecopatch accessories for 2012.</p><p>SCHOOL HOLIDAYS SPORTS SCHEME@ Hailsham Community College for children aged 5-12.</p><p>Come and play a variety of sports including:Football, Cricket, Street Dance, Multi-Sport</p><p>and many others!For more information or a brochure contact:</p><p>Jo Templeman on 01323 841468 ext 331or templemanj@hailshamcc.e-sussex.sch.uk</p><p>www.hailshamcc.e-sussex.sch.uk</p><p>SportsPod</p><p>plus all the otherfarm favourites</p><p> tame enough to touch &amp; feed.Daily bottle feeding sessions.</p><p>Tractor rides, cream teas,picnic area.</p><p>Open 10.30am-5pm every day.Adult 5, child 4, family 17.</p><p>East Dean (01323) 423302.Mobile farm for school visits.</p><p>Lambing 3 March - 7 May</p><p>PRIVATE TUITIONMiss Johnson B.A. Dip. Ed.Qualified and experienced</p><p>teacher offersEnglish &amp; Maths</p><p>up to 11 plus.English up to GCSE.</p><p>Seven SistersSheep Centre</p></li><li><p>MARCH 2012</p><p>7-11 CINDERELLA ON ICE. Congress Theatre, Eastbourne. Evenings7.30pm; matinees Thurs, Sat &amp; Sun 2.30pm. A truly magicalproduction with the internationally acclaimed Russian Ice Stars.Adult from 16.50, under 16s price. (01323) 412000.</p><p>10,11 SCIENCE FESTIVAL WEEKEND. Observatory Science Centre,Herstmonceux. 10am-5pm. Fun family activities. Adult 7.80,child 5.85, family (2+2) 24.10. (01323) 832731.</p><p>14-17 HORRIBLE HISTORIES - LIVE! Congress Theatre,Eastbourne. Two shows: Terrible Tudors &amp; Vile Victorians,various times. History comes alive with actors and ground-breaking 3D effects. Adult 13.50, under 16s 10, family(2+2) 43. (01323) 412000.www.eastbournetheatres.co.uk</p><p>Cultural AccomodationTravel Services</p><p>Require Good, Caring</p><p>July rates91</p><p>per student per weekFrench escorted students rates:80.50 per student per week</p><p>(+ 1 per student per daythat they are escorted to / from</p><p>their meeting point.)13 - 16, 19 - 23 March</p><p>2 - 5, 17 - 20 April29 May - 1 June</p><p>German short stay studentsMarch, April, May &amp; June.Most areas of Eastbourne.</p><p>Rates:80.50 per student per weekFor more details ring or email</p><p>01323 727235jill@cats-gb.com</p><p>C.A.T.S.</p><p>Get close to nature - set on a working farm.Meet the farm pets. Free fishing. Good clean facilities.</p><p>Only 2 miles from the beach, 2 minutes from the station.Low cost holiday. Wealth of local attractions.</p><p>Eastbourne Road, Westham, Pevensey, E.Sussex BN24 5NG.</p><p>Touring Caravan &amp; Camping Park</p><p>2 Bowling orLaser Quest games+ kids meal bag7.95* per child</p><p>* During school holidays,Mon-Fri 9.30am-6pm only</p><p>Subject to availability</p><p> The ideal party venuewith choice of activities,</p><p>kids meals, birthday cake,party bags, invitationsand so much more!</p><p>Prices from 9.95pp(minimum booking 6).</p><p>Simply present this voucher(no photocopies) and get2 games of Bowling orLaser Quest for up to</p><p>4 people for just 5pp.Not vaild during peak times</p><p>(Fri/Sat after 6pm).Offer expires 30.06.12.</p><p>Broadway BabesBaby &amp; Toddler Group</p><p>Term time Wednesdays10-11.30am</p><p>Large room with toys,plus music, stories, themed activities</p><p>for Mothers Day, Easter etc.Healthy snack and drinks for carers.</p><p>The Broadway Church Hall,Lindfield Road, West Hampden Park.</p><p>Tel: 500686 for details or just turn up.</p><p>1per child!</p><p>Sue Pellow, independentcelebrant, can design a ceremonyjust right for you and your family,</p><p>using your own special words.The child can be any age.</p><p>Sue Pellow t: 01323 505721e: sue.pellow@lineone.net</p><p>Baby Naming Ceremony</p></li><li><p>Make your childA-Star</p><p>with our establishedTUITION CENTRE</p><p>Our qualified teachersspecialise in:</p><p>English and Maths tuitionfor 5-17 yr olds.</p><p>Early Reading, Spelling,Comprehension,</p><p>SATs Preparation.</p><p>Active Play</p><p>active.play@freedom-leisure.co.uk</p><p>Musical theatre classesfor ages 5-14, 4.50 per class.</p><p>Call Jane on 01323 720039.</p><p>Act, Sing &amp; Dancewith</p><p>SpotlightTheatre Club</p><p> Music qualifications availablewith the London College</p><p>of Music &amp; Trinity Guildhall.</p><p>Fully qualified teacher(CRB checked).</p><p>Acoustic / Electric.For fun</p><p>or GCSE standard.</p><p>GUITAR LESSONS</p><p>Email: markcaira@hotmail.co.uk</p><p>All ages &amp; abilities,beginners welcome.</p><p>Free trial.For more info call</p><p>01323 733517</p><p>MOMAis a free support network</p><p>run by mothers of children in Meads.We regularly meet up with ourbabies, toddlers and children fora coffee, chat or an evening out.</p><p>Join the group onwww.facebook.com/groups/MOMAEContact Tracy: busychad@gmail.com</p><p>or tel 07868 017020</p><p>Book Now:01323 411717</p><p>astareducationcentres.co.ukThe Bourne Hall, Bourne Street,</p><p>Eastbourne, BN21 3EP.Easy walking from Town Centre.</p><p>Free Street Parking.</p><p>Now booking2012 GCSE REVISION!</p><p>HALF TERMFUNSCHOOL</p><p>for Key Stages 1 &amp; 2!</p><p>Play &amp; sports equipment, arts, crafts,mobile dance mats &amp; skate ramps,Nintendo Wii and facepainting can</p><p>be hired to come to your venue. We supply trained staff &amp; activities</p><p>for private parties, fun / activity days,events or blocks of sessions.</p><p>Contact Tasha on 07717 776788</p><p>Active Play is supported byFreedom Leisure across Sussex.</p><p>Swim with Mr Peters Swimming SchoolThe ultimate, fast track swim experience for children in Eastbourne</p><p>Run by Peter Voros (MPhil) - Hungarian Swimming Coach</p><p>07869 323107 info@mr-peters.com www.mr-peters.com</p><p>MARCH 2012</p><p>18 MOTHERS DAY TREAT. Spring Barn Farm Park, Kingston Rd,Lewes. 9am-5pm. Special offer - see website for details.Mothers Day menu in the restaurant. Adult 6.50, child5.50. (01273) 488450. www.springbarnfarm.com</p><p>18 MOTHERS DAY. Knockhatch, A22 Hailsham. 10am-5.30pm.Mothers enjoy FREE entry with a paying child. Adult 7.99,child 8.99. (01323) 442051. www.knockhatch.com</p><p>18 MOTHERS DAY SPECIALS. Sharnfold Farm, Hailsham Rd,Stone Cross. 9.30am-5pm. Special lunch or afternoon tea inthe cafe. (01323) 768490. www.sharnfoldfarm.co.uk</p><p>30Mar- BRIGHTON FOOD FESTIVAL. Featuring Live Food Show and9Apr Childrens Food Festival. Various locations. FREE entry.</p><p>www.brightonfoodfestival.com for full details.</p></li><li><p>APRIL 2012</p><p>2-13 SWIM SCHOOL. Moira House School. Intensive swim courses,beginners to intermediate. 25pp per week (35 for lengthsclasses). Book (01323) 636806. www.moirahouse.co.uk</p><p>2-14 EASTER AT SPRING BARN. Spring Barn Farm Park, Kingston Rd,Lewes. 9am-5pm. Meet the chicks and lambs. Bunny trail. Easter EggChallenge (6-9th). Admission: Adult 7.50,child 6.50. (01273) 488450. www.springbarnfarm.com</p><p>2-20 MOHO EASTER DISCOVERY CAMPS. Moira House School,Eastbourne. 9am-4pm. Exciting activities plus day trips each week.25 per day, Mon-Fri 110. (01323) 636800.www.moirahouse.co.uk</p><p>3,4 SCIENCE FUN. Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux. Tues 3rd: Man in the Moon day workshops, 10.30am-1pm</p><p>or 2-4.30pm, ages 6+, 9.50 pp. Wed 4th: Moon TwilightWorkshop, 2-8pm, ages 9+, 19.95pp.Book (01323) 832731. www.the-observatory.org.</p><p>Introductory pricesfor new customers</p><p>Call nail technician Val on07795 457849</p><p>For details call Val on07795 457849</p><p>Enquiries welcome:</p><p>Mrs Elena CornesBA (Hons)</p><p>(01323) 768755.</p><p>CHILDRENSPIANO</p><p>TEACHINGSPECIALIST</p><p>elena.cornes@btinternet.com</p><p>Follow us on Twitter or check outwww.ravebugs.com</p><p>01323 739630 / 07850 890026info@ravebugs.com</p><p>Drum lessons All ages &amp; abilities welcome</p><p> hour trial lessons available Learn jazz, rock, rudiments,</p><p>independence Friendly CRB checked tutor</p><p> Enjoyable play-along program All lessons 1:1</p><p>Chores &amp; PawsHome &amp; Pet Care Specialist</p><p>Household choresNew - catering in your own home</p><p>New - lawn cutting &amp; weedingHome car valeting service</p><p>Pet feeding, dog walking, smallanimal boarding &amp; housesitting</p><p>EFL coachingReasonable rates</p><p>Regular or occasionalBuy with confidence approved01323 648179 / 07962 208847www.choresandpaws.piczo.com</p><p>Shellac Nail Polish14 Day Wear,Mirror Finish,</p><p>Zero Dry Time!</p><p>Open on fine days. Tel: 07772 891152</p><p>RIDE N JOYQUADRICYCLE RENTALS</p><p>The Kiosk, Fishermans Green, EastbourneFAMILY</p><p>FRIENDLY OFFERBring along your copy ofKIDS FUN FILE to claim2 OFF normal prices.</p><p>Deluxe Surrey carries 2 adults&amp; 3 children. Limousine carries</p><p>up to 4 adults &amp; 4 children.We also sell great value</p><p>hot &amp; cold drinks,ice creams &amp; Pick n Mix.</p></li><li><p>APRIL 2012</p><p>3,5, SEVEN SISTERS HOLIDAY CLUBS. Seven Sisters Country10 Park, Exceat. 10.30am-2.30pm. 3rd: Friston Trail. Use a compass</p><p>and map to find the secret campsite. Cook treats over a campfire. 5th:Friston Camp. Learn shelter building, tool use &amp; fire-lighting. 10th:Trails &amp; Signs. Learn tracking and trailing skills, tool use and campfire cooking. 12 per child per day. Book (01273) 497561.www.sussexwt.org.uk</p><p>4 GRUFFALO PIE. Seven Sisters Country Park, Exceat. 10.30am -1pm.Walk with Mouse to meet the woodland animals, enjoy activities and aGruffalo Pie feast at the camp fire. Ages 5-7. Adult 6, child 7,family 13. Book (01273) 497561.</p><p>6 GOOD FRIDAY WORKSHOP. St Marys Church, High St, Old Town,Eastbourne. 9-11.30am. Easter crafts workshop with short familyservice at end (parents welcome). Ages 3-11, under 7s must beaccompanied. FREE. (01323) 645225.</p><p>6 YOUR DISHY WORKSHOP. Towner, College Rd, Eastbourne. Ages5-7, 10.30am-12.30pm; ages 8-11, 2-4pm. Create your portrait ona cer...</p></li></ul>