Kids Fun File Spring 2015

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A diary of events and activities for children in the Eastbourne, East Sussex area.


  • FEBRUARY 2015 Half Term Week

    14,15 BRIGHTON SCIENCE FESTIVAL: BRIGHT SPARKS DAYS.Hove Park Upper School, Nevill Rd, Hove BN3 7BN.10am-5pm. Two days of fantastic hands-on science activitiesfor the whole family, including: See a 3D printer in action,try giant drawing machines, crack the DNA code and explorethe human body, do some maths magic, make a mug shot tocatch a criminal, learn about the secret life of snot, find outabout Sussex wildlife and visit the Marine Roadshow.Build bridges, watch Kitchen Conjuring, be a vet, makemedicines, go on air with amateur radio, meet reptiles andwatch some totally gross Blast Science. Ages 7-14.6pp per day, family (2+2) 21, under 7s FREE.Very popular - book in advance:

    Wendy and Paul Potton 1995. Tel: 01323 731181


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  • Seven Sisters Country Park, Exceat, Seaford.

    Monday 30 March 10.30am-3pmSPRING SPECIAL Family Event

    Fun Easter activities in the Pump Barn. Painting eggs,sowing seeds, clay modelling. Woodland Easter wildlife trail.

    Accompanied kids, ages 5-11. 3. Just drop in.Tuesday 31 March & Thursday 2 April 10am-3pm

    WILD WOODIES Holiday ClubTues: BUG HAPPY. Discover the insects living in the forest

    and pond. Make a super bug to take home.Thurs: BUSHCRAFT. Fire-lighting, cooking, shelter building.

    Ages 6-11. 17. Limited places, booking essential.Tuesday 7 April 10.30am-3pm

    GO WILD IN THE WOODS Family EventA wild day in the woods: fire lighting, shelter building, badger

    trailing, making things with wood and sitting by the fireenjoying hot chocolate & marshmallows on sticks.

    Accompanied kids, ages 5-11. 4. Just drop in.Wednesday 8 April 10am-12noon.

    TEDDY BEARS PICNIC Family eventStroll with teddy and enjoy games & activities in the spring

    woods. Bring a picnic to eat on the hillside. Accompanied kids,ages 4-6 7; adult 3.50. Booking essential.


    Come rain or shine for a fun action-packed family visitLet the children leap into Froggies indoor Soft Play, stroll round theChildrens Farm, have buckets of fun in the sandpit, fly down the

    Demon Drop Slide or bounce around on the Jumping Pillows.These are only a few of the attractions the Park has to offer.

    Please check our website for opening times and prices.New for 2015 Ice Magic - synthetic ice skating.Book online for ice skating and gain entrance to the Park FREE

    of charge through the Winter months.Or buy a day ticket to the Park and purchase ice skating as an

    extra activity through the Summer months.Please see our website for full details.

    Off the A22 west of Hailsham.

    Valid until June 2015. Cheapest ticket goes free.Voucher cannot be used for ice skating or any other extra activity.

    The voucher is for Park day tickets only. Not valid with a family ticket or any other offer.

    Cheapest ticket goes

  • FEBRUARY 2015 Half Term Week

    14 LOOK OF LOVE FAMILY DROP-IN. Towner, College Road.11am-1pm & 2-4pm. Make a Valentine photo of yourfavourite person. 1pp. Just drop in.

    14-22 GET BOJ-ING! Spring Barn Farm, Kingston Road, Lewes.Make a Boj-a-boom bird feeder at this up-cycling eventinspired by Boj on CBeebies. Plus: clue trail in the Barn;meet the animals, indoor and outdoor adventure play areas.7.50pp, family (3 or more) 7pp.

    15 WOODLAND CRAFTS. Arlington Bluebell Wood, Tye Hill Rd.10am-12pm. Help build a firewood store. Learn to cut, splitand join wood. Make a chestnut plate to take home and enjoya hot drink and snack by the campfire. Adult FREE, ages7+, 8. LOVE BIRDS, 2-4pm. Explore the woods for signsof Spring. Make a nest, cook up a chocolate snack on the fireand make something to help birds nest in your garden.Ages 5+, 7; adults FREE. Book: 07512 802177.

    ENGLISH TUITIONOne to one assistance with

    literature and language.20ph, Eastbourne area.


    10am-5pm (4pm Sun), closed TuesdaysUnit 3, Holmes Hill Estate

    (A22), Whitesmith BN8 6JA




    Mini manicures, nai l art,photos, l ight refreshments,

    party bags (extra) and a

    Only 12 per child


    University of Brighton Sports Centre, AstroTurf/Sports Hall, Denton Road, Eastbourne

    BN20 7SR. Sat 9.15-10.15am.Rising to 5 yrs - 12yrs (Year 7)

    *We have over 30 years experience of working withchildren

    *We look after over 300 children weekly*Our coaches are sensitive, enthusiastic, qualified orexperienced footballers & are CRB checked*We are officially approved as a safe, effective & child-friendly club*We believe that children should enjoy themselvesthrough sport & grow in confidence

    *We provide a safe & friendly environment

  • Crossland & Dudson Training Ltd

    ... Different

    Same People

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


    FEBRUARY 2015 Half Term Week

    16-20 BIKEABILITY CYCLING COURSES. Eastbourne Sports Park,Cross Levels Way. Learn to cycle safely. Ages 7+. 6-10.Book: 07881 282725 or

    16-22 BRIGHTON SCIENCE FESTIVAL HALF TERM FUN. Variousvenues. Interactive workshops incl. Lets Build Robots; FizzySherbert & Super Slime; Jaws n Claws; Rocket Challenge;Who Dunnit? Forensics; Anthropod Arts and a MinecraftDinosaur Dig. Booking essential at

    17,18, SCIENCE FUN. Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux.& 19 Tues 17th: A Hearty Workout. 10.30am-1pm or 2-4.30pm.

    Learn about the heart and make a stethoscope. Ages 6-9,10.75. Wed 18th: Curious About Chemistry, 10.30am-1pm (6-9s), 2-4.30pm (10-13s). Cool Chemistryexperiments for kids. 10.75 each. Thurs 19th: SpaceRocket - Family Special. 5.30-8pm. Build, launch and raceyour own rockets and look through the Observatorystelescopes. Ages 6-9. One adult & child 15.75, extrachild 10.75. Book 01323 832731.

    17&19 FREE FAMILY WORKSHOPS. Crossland & Dudson Training,Upperton Rd. Wildlife Workshop: 10am-12.30pm. Observeanimals around the world and make animal masks. Ages 6-11(must be accompanied). Book early 01323 720072.

    18 FREE FILM SCREENING PONYO. Towner, College Road.11am. Japanese animation inspired by The Little Mermaid.Plus, create or colour your own fantastical characters. FREEbut ticketed. Book 01323 434670

    18-21 DISNEYS ALADDIN JNR. Royal Hippodrome Theatre,Seaside Rd, Eastbourne. Youth production of Disneys wellloved tale. Adult 12, child 8.

    19 SEASHELLS ON THE SEASHORE. Towner, College Rd.11am-1pm. Draw the shapes & patterns you see on shellsand stones. Ages 5-8. 8. Book

    Come and see what all the funs about

    Football and Rugby Sessionsfor children 18 months - 7 years

    Call: 01323 749640 for more infoor email Bev

    Bring your favourite book to lifeParticipate in a range of arts & crafts

    Make reading more interactiveDevelop your childs literacy skills

    For pre-school age children.

    Booking essential:

    at Old Town Library2 hours for 5 weeks

    w/c 23 Feb

    Free indoor interactive fun observinganimals around the world, includingpandas in Beijing and birds in the

    Amazon rainforest.Create animal masks to take home.

    For ages 6-11(must be accompanied by an adult).

    at Crossland& Dudson

    Training AcademyTues 17 & Thurs 19 February


    Contact Alli07717 776788

    Active Play

    Play & sports equipment,mobile dance mats & Nintendo Wii,

    arts, crafts, face painting.Can be hired to come to your venue, we supply trained staff & activities

    for private parties, events, fun /activity days or blocks of

    Active Play is supported byFreedom Leisure across Sussex.

    from 5 years plus.St Barnabas Church, Langney,Eastbourne, 10.30-11.45am.

    Saturdays:February 14 & 21, March 7 & 14,

    April 4 & 25, May 16

    Adult & child 5, adult & 2 kids 6,2 adults & 2 kids 8, extra child 1.

    Call Mark on 07580 983570 to book.

    I wish I Could dothis every day!

    Bee, AGE 7

  • FEBRUARY 2015 Half Term Week

    19,20 ART WORKSHOPS. Towner, College Road.

    Thurs 19th WAVE FORMS. 2-4pm. Draw & make 3D modelsthat capture the seas power and movement. Ages 8-11. 8.

    Fri 20th STILL LIFE IN STICKY TAPE. 11am-1pm & 2-4pm.Work together to make a giant still life out of sticky tape.Ages 8-11. 8. Book 01323 434670.

    MARCH 2015

    5-8 SNOW WHITE ON ICE. Congress Theatre, Eastbourne.World famous Russian Ice Stars mesmerising production withballet, gymnastics, and aerial acrobatics. Adult 13.50-25.50, child 15.

    7 ARTHURS DREAMBOAT. Underground Theatre, CentralLibrary. 2 & 4pm. An enchanting puppet show about a boywho dreams of an amazing boat with a stripy sail. Adult6.50, child 5.50.

    7 HENRIETTA HIPPOS FUN HOUSE. Royal HippodromeTheatre, Seaside Road. 10.30am. Childrens variety show.Ages 3-8. 7 on day, 5 in advance.

    PRIVATE TUITIONMiss Johnson B.A. Dip. Ed.

    Sign up for 1 day - get another price,sign up for 2, get the 3rd FREE!

    20 per dayAges: under 10s

    under 12sunder 14s

    3 DAY COURSEEaster Holidays

    31 March - 2 April10am-3pm

    EastbourneSports Park

    Cross Levels WayTo book call

    07872 184228or email

    07730 556590 /

    Qualified & experienced teacheroffers English & Mathsup to 11 plus.English up to GCSE.


    * We have over 30 years experience ofworking with children* We look after over 300 children weekly* Our coaches are sensitive, qualified orexperienced gymnasts & are CRB checked* We are officially approved as a safe,effective & child-friendly club & hold theprestigious GymMark status

    We also run Saturday gym sessions atHailsham Community College.

    Weekly gymnastic classes in superb, fullyequipped gymnasiums, for girls & boys

    age 4-11yrs + of all abilities.

    University of Brighton Sports Centre,Denton Road, Eastbourne BN20 7SR

    Under Ground

    Tickets 6.50 / 5.50. 0845 680 1926

    MonsterIn My PianoSat 11 April

    2.30 & 4.30pm

    ArthursDreamboatSat 7 March

    2 & 4pm

  • MARCH 2015

    7Mar- 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.

    15 THE BASIL BRUSH SHOW. Devonshire Park Theatre. 11am& 2.30pm. The loveable fox is back with jokes, stories andsongs. Adult 15, child 13, family (2+2) 46.01323 412000.

    From16 SUMMERDOWN CAMP. Pavilion, next to Redoubt Fortress,Royal Parade. Discover the inspiring stories of brave soldiersand valiant women at the convalescent camp in Eastbourneduring the First World War. FREE.

    21,22 FAMILY ACTIVITY WEEKEND. Observatory Science Centre,Herstmonceux. 10am-5pm. Celebrate British Science Weekwith workshops and interactive experiences.Adult 8, child (4-16) 6.15, family (of 4) 25.20.01323 832731.

    Successful local business womanseeks five partners to work

    part-time from home.If youd like to develop abalanced lifestyle around

    your familys needsplease call Kerry Knight

    01323 658304 or 07879 461858

    Business Mums & Dads Wanted

    Daily bottle-feeding sessions:11.30am and 3.30pm.

    Tractor rides,cream teas, picnic area.

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

    7 March - 5 May

    Music for all yourspecial occasionsAny party, any ageCompetitive pricesContact Emma on: 909596 DJEmD

    Life is a dance floor

    For updates to this diaryfind us on facebook:Kids Fun File

  • MARCH 2015

    24-29 PETER PAN GOES WRONG. Devonshire Park Theatre.Following the smash hit, The Play That Goes Wrong,Mischief Theatre Company presents the tale of Peter Panwith hilariously disastrous results. 15.50-23, child/student 9. 01323 412000.

    26-29 ROOM ON THE BROOM. Devonshire Park Theatre. Magicalmusical adaptation of the book. Ages 3+. Tickets 12.01323 412000.

    28-30 SUSSEX ROCKS. Music workshops and activities to challengeand inspire. Ages 6-10 & 11+. No formal trainingrequired. 01323 487780.

    29 CAMPS & CHOCOLATE. Abbots Wood, off A22. 10am-12noon. Build a cool camp then help light the fire to cookchocolate bread. Ages 6+: 7, adults FREE. Book:07887 556336 or

    29 BRITISH SUMMER TIME BEGINS.Dont forget to put your clocks forward one hour.

    30 SPRING SPECIAL. Seven Sisters Country Park, Exceat.10.30am-3pm. Family drop-in event for ages 5-11. Blowand decorate eggs, model with clay, sow seeds and follow thewoodland wildlife Easter trail. Suggested donation of 3 tocover materials. Just drop in.

    Cultural AccomodationTravel Services

    Require Good, CaringHOST FAMILIES

    Out of season rates 87.50per student per week (+ 1.25 per

    student per day for escorting).

    French (escorted)Any area of Eastbourne

    6-10 & 21-24 AprilGerman (non-escorted)

    Langney area1-6 March13-18 April

    31 May-5 June14-19 & 22-26 June

    Roselands / Town Centre18-22 May 7-12 June

    For more details ring or email01323


    All instructors fully insured &CRB checked, with over

    20 years experience.01323 461694 / 07853

    Kids KarateChrist Church Hall,

    Seaside, Eastbourne.Mondays & Fridays,

    6-7pm. All ages.

    Chickalates Fitness offers aneffective Pilates inspired

    program for the whole family

    Pop Pilates classes for weight loss;Classic Pilates classes for strength and flexibility;Pre & Post Natal Classes; Baby-Mummy Classes;

    Personal training, diet planning & nutritional advice;Healthy lifestyle camps & many more

    Train with us in a Studio or in the comfort of your own homeContact: or visit:


    Opening 28th February


    Crossland & Dudson Training Ltd

    Be up to date with your grandchildrenin the use of laptops and tablets.

    Our FREE ICT course is designedfor grandparents to discover how theirgrandchildren learn through ICT and to

    help them figure out how to use itthemselves!

    Booking essentialCall now 01323 720072.

  • Inline Skate Hockey Club


    (formerly Old Town Youth FC)


    required for the2014/2015 SEASON.

    Boys: Under 6s - Under18s,Girls: Under 9s - Under 14s.

    Come and jointhe most successfulyouth football club

    in Eastbourne!Tel: Tony Guarino01323 410377

    MARCH 2015 Easter Holidays

    30Mar- ACCORD ISS TENNIS CAMP. Moira House School.17Apr 8.45am-5pm. Make new friends and improve tennis skills,

    with professional tennis coaches. Ages 5-14. 225pw (incl15 hrs tennis coaching, lunches and afternoon activities)....