Kids Fun File Spring 2014

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Events for kids in Eastbourne, Hailsham, Polegate & Lewes, East Sussex.


  • FEBRUARY 2014 (Half Term Week)

    15,16 BRIGHTON SCIENCE FESTIVAL: BRIGHT SPARKS DAYS.Hove Park Upper School, Nevill Rd, Hove. BN3 7BN.10am-5pm. Fantastic weekend of hands-on science activitiesfor the whole family. SATURDAY: Bush tucker trials, testyour speed & agility, build marshmallow towers, explore thehuman body, mind magic, Vet Training simulators, make a 3Dversion of yourself with 3D printing, sherbert-making,chemistry for kids and Spaceball gyroscope ride.SUNDAY: Mind magic, DNA detectives, build a spectrometer,Chemistry demo, terrain engineering challenge, Spaceballgyroscope ride, giant drawing machine and jumping beansworkshop. Ages 7-14. 5 per day, family (2+2) 16,under 7s FREE. Booking recommended:

    Local events for kidsFebruary - May 2014

    Wendy and Paul Potton 1995. Tel: (01323) 731181

    Thinking of getting a new pet?We can match you to

    the perfect pet.Visit us for a free

    pre-purchase consultation.

    Easter Football & Gym CampsMonday 7th - Thursday 10th April 2014

    4-10 years.


    Its Friday,wheres my Fun File!

  • FEBRUARY 2014 (Half Term Week)

    15 WOODLAND CRAFT DAY. Arlington Bluebell Wood, BatesGreen Farm, Tye Hill Rd. 10am-2pm. Help build a firewoodstore. Learn to cut, split and join wood, make roof tiles andmake a mallet or plate to take home. Hot drinks, brewed onthe campfire, provided. 10 per child aged 7+, adultsFREE. Book: 07887 556336.

    15-23 SPRING AT SPRING BARN FARM. Kingston Road, Lewes.Meet the animals. Indoor and outdoor adventure play andfarm trail. Adult 7.50, child 6.50, family of 4

    16 WOOLLY WANDER. Arlington Bluebell Wood, Bates GreenFarm, Tye Hill Rd. 10.30am-12noon. Meet newborn lambs inthe farmyard then make your own welly warmers using feltedwool. Try them out walking in the Bluebell Wood and spot theearly signs of spring. 6 per child aged 3+, adults FREE.Book: 07512 802177.


    No. 1Skating Venue

    16a Unit 5 Maple Road,Eastbourne BN23 6NY

    07807 087 674


    Monday, Tuesday,Wednesday & Thursday

    3.306pm 3Come and make new friendswhilst practising your skatingskills. Tea, coffee, snacks and

    bouncy castle available. Parentsare welcome to join in the fun.

    (During school holidaysweek days will be 125pm).

    FridayFamily Roller Disco


    SaturdayFun Skate 1-6pm

    SundayFamily Roller Disco


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  • FEBRUARY 2014 (Half Term Week)

    17 ITS COLD OUTSIDE! Seven Sisters Country Park, Exceat.10.30am-3pm. Family event: wild arts & crafts, sewingseeds and building animal homes. Ages 5-11. 7.50 perchild. Must book 01273 497561.

    17,18 BIKEABILITY CYCLING COURSES. Eastbourne Sports Park,Cross Levels Way. Learn to cycle safely. Ages 7+. 6-10.Book 01273 482490.

    17-21 KIDS WEEK. Hillier Garden Centre, Hailsham Rd, StoneCross. 10am-4pm. FREE kids entertainment - magic shows,balloon modelling, face painting and petting corner on Wed.Pottery painting (4-10 extra charge). 01323 763240.

    18,19 FREE FAMILY WORKSHOPS. Crossland & Dudson Training,Upperton Rd. Tues: Wildlife Workshop; 9.30am-12.30pm or1-4pm. Ages 6-11. Use webcams and make animal masks.Wed: Puppet Making; 10am-1pm. Design and make your ownpuppet. Ages 5-11. Book early 01323 720072.

    18,19 SCIENCE FUN. Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux.& 20 Tues 18th: A Hearty Workout; 10.30am-1pm or 2-4.30pm.

    Learn about the heart and make real stethoscopes. Ages 6-9,9.95. Wed 19th: Curious About Chemistry; 10.30am-1pm(6-9s); 2-4.30pm (10-13s). Cool Chemistry experimentsfor kids. 9.95 each. Thurs 20th: Rocket to Jupiter;1-7pm. Build and launch your own rockets. Ages 10-13,20.95. Must book 01323 832731.

    19-22 DISNEYS THE LITTLE MERMAID. Royal HippodromeTheatre, Seaside Rd, Eastbourne. Youth production ofDisneys well loved tale. Adult 12, child 8, familyticket (2+2) 35.

    21 BUILDING STORIES ART WORKSHOP. Towner, College Rd,Eastbourne. Ages 5-8: 11am-1pm. Ages 9-12: 2.30-4.30pm. Explore and photograph the Towner building thenturn your printed photos into a collage that tells a story.7.50. Book: 01323 434670.

    Crossland & Dudson Training Ltd


    Crossland & DudsonTraining & Tuition Centre

    Upperton Road, Eastbourne.

    Introducing a range ofFREE

    courses for all the family.Including:

    FREEholiday courses and workshops

    for families.

    FREEcourses for parents and

    carers who want to know how theycan support their childs learning

    and / or transition to a new school.

    FREEliteracy, numeracy & computerlessons for parents and carers.

    Call 01323 720072to find out more.

    Family showTickets:

    6.50, family 24

    Under Ground

    Rude Mechanical Theatre CompanyThe Lighthouse Keepers Cat

    Monday 7 April 2pmFriday 21 February

    Ages 5-8: 11am-1pmAges 9-12: 2:30-4:30pm

    Explore all the gallerys nooks andcrannies and use cameras / iPadsto take shots from odd angles andupside down. Print, photocopy andcollage these to develop a world

    where your story lives.7.50 per child. Must book.

    Half Term Workshops:Building Stories

    For more info and to book

    Friday 11 April Ages 5-8: 11am-1pm

    Ages 9-12: 2:30-4:30pmDesign and build a home withlots of different materials. Then

    use a stop-motion animation iPadapp to bring your building to life.

    7.50 per child. Must book.

    FREE Family Drop-ins:Every Saturday & Sunday,

    weekdays in holidays.Art materials and family learningbooklets are available to use for

    FREE in our Art Box activity room.

    townerfamily learning

    Towner, College Rd,Eastbourne BN21 4JJ.

    01323 434670

    Easter HolidaysWorkshops

    Dream homes:design, build & animate

  • MARCH 2014

    1 HENRIETTA HIPPOS FUN HOUSE. Royal HippodromeTheatre, Seaside Rd, Eastbourne. 10.30am. Childrensvariety show. Theme is Characters from a book - kids andparents are encouraged to dress up. Songs, games anddancing. Ages 3-10. Tickets 6 on the door or 4 inadvance. 01323 412000.

    1Mar- LAMBING TIME. Seven Sisters Sheep Centre, East Dean.5May 10.30am-5pm daily. Bottle-feeding and tractor rides.

    Adult 6, child 5, family (2+2) 21. 01323 423302.

    6 WORLD BOOK DAY. Redeem 1 book tokens by 30 March.Cool stuff, games & activities to enjoy at

    12-16 PETER PAN ON ICE. Congress Theatre, Eastbourne.Russian Ice Stars spectacular adaptation of J M Barriesmagical adventure. Adult 13.50-25.50, child For the chance to:WIN ONE OF TWO SETS OF FAMILY TICKETS(2 adults + 2 children) for 12 March, email your answerto the question: Who is the author of Peter Pan? by 28 February.

    22 SAIL A RAFT. Arlington Bluebell Wood, Bates Green Farm,Tye Hill Rd. 2-4 pm. Make your own boat to sail on thebeautiful woodland streams. 7 per child aged 6+, adultsFREE. Book: 07512 802177 or

    22,23 FAMILY ACTIVITY WEEKEND. Observatory Science Centre,Herstmonceux. 10am-5pm. Celebrate National Science &Engineering Week. Adult 8, child 6, family (of 4)24.70. 01323 832731.

    29,30 CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL. Brighton Dome Corn Exchange.Perfect for Mothers Day on Sunday! Admission 5, incl.5 worth of samples & special offers.

    30 BRITISH SUMMER TIME BEGINS / MOTHERS DAY.Dont forget to put your clocks forward one hour.

    Cultural AccomodationTravel Services

    Require Good, CaringHOST FAMILIES

    Out of season rates 84per student per week.

    Langney area11-16 May

    Hampden Park area11-16 & 18-22 May,

    1-5 & 11-16 JuneLangney Point / Roselands /

    Town Centre areas24-27 March14-19 April12-16 May2-6 June

    Various other dates alsoavailable including

    September / OctoberFor more details ring or email:


    C.A.T.S.Lambing 1 March - 5 May

    all the other farm favourites,tame enough to touch and feed.Daily bottle-feeding sessions.

    Tractor rides,cream teas, picnic area.

    Open 10.30am-5pm every day.Adult 6, child 5, family 21.East Dean (01323) 423302.Mobile farm for school visits.

    Seven SistersSheep Centre

    Fun-filled classes run by friendly,trained and CRB checked staff inEastbourne, Uckfield, Bexhill,Herstmonceux & Heathfield.

    Call Chantal on 07867 801 185E:

    from school age- up to 7

    walking - age 2;then 2-3 & 3-4

    6 months - walking

    Gymnastic based classes to developagility, balance, co-ordination &


    Football and Rugby Sessionsfor children 18 months-7 years

    Free trial classFor info and availability call:

    01323 749640or email Bev:

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    CONFIDENT READINGREADING - WRITING - SPELLINGOne to one private tuitionwith fully qualified teacher.Full assessment given.All ages welcome.Old Town area & beyond.Tel: Linda on 01323 645416

    Qualified advicetailor-made for you 07977 202301



  • APRIL 2014 (Easter Holidays)