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Kids events in and around Eastbourne, East Sussex


  • Wendy and Paul Potton 1995. Tel: 01323 731181

    July - September 2014

    12 LEAF HALL SUMMER FAIR. Seaside, Eastbourne. 10am-4pm. Entertainment, arts & crafts, Mermaid Workshop (BigLocal Mermaids & Mariners event). FREE.

    12,13 ARDINGLY VINTAGE & CLASSIC VEHICLE SHOW. South ofEngland Showground, Ardingly. 10am-5pm. Mini ride-ontanks & Landrovers for kids, vintage funfair, circus training,arena displays, ride-on railway, Punch & Judy, vintagevehicles, real ale festival, mega market, craft & food stalls.Over 1500 exhibits! Adult 10, child 7, family 25.Up to 3 KIDS GO FREE with 2 paying adults - take voucheron the back page of Kids Fun File.

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  • Seven Sisters Country Park, Exceat, Seaford.

    Tuesdays & Thursdays, 29 July - 14 August10.30am - 3pm

    WILD WOODIES HOLIDAY CLUBLearn about camouflage, light fires, build shelters,

    use real tools. Track & discover wildlife andsea creatures and create woodland art.

    Ages 7-11. 17 per day.Wednesday 30 July, 10.30am - 3pm

    CELEBRATING SUMMER Family Drop InWoodland trail, pond dipping and indoor arts & craftsactivities. Ages 5-11. Children must be accompanied.

    Suggested donation: 3 to cover materials.Friday 8 August 2.30 - 4.30pm

    DOWN IN THE ROCK POOLSFamily event

    Find out who lives in the rock pools underthe spectacular Seven Sisters. Ages 7-12.

    Adult 3.50, accompanied child 7.

    Booking essential:01273 497561

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    12,13 EASTBOURNE EXTREME. Eastern Seafront. From 11am.South Coasts coolest FREE extreme sports festival. InspireShows Bike Tour stunt team, Zorbing Arena, Big Bag Jump,Roller Derby, watersports and skating taster sessions. NEWFOR 2014: Beach Stage with 5 live bands each day, FIFAWorld Cup Live on the Big Screen, Hasbro Nerf Elite Vault -try the top secret new blaster, World Slalom Skaters SeriesCompetition with Battle Extreme.

    13 ITS A KNOCKOUT. Eastbourne Borough Football Club,Priory Lane. 11am. Team challenges plus bouncy castles,childrens rides, sumo suits, boxing, beer & Pimms tent,refreshments and BBQ. FREE entry.

    19 OLD TOWN FETE. Old Town Rec, Longland Rd, Eastbourne.2-5pm. Displays, crafts, entertainment, bouncy castle, stalls,side shows, jazz band and novelty dog show. FREE entry.

    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

    Cavendish Sports CentreUnder 8s: Saturdays 8.50-10am

    8-11s: Saturdays 10-11.50am11-15s: Tuesdays 5-6.30pm8-12s: Fridays 5.30-6.30pm

    FREE training & matchesat Eastbourne Extreme

    12 & 13 JulyKit available to borrow free.

    Just come along and have a go!



    Try one of thefastest &

    most excitingteam sports

    Inline Skate Hockey Club

    07730 556590 /

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

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

    (A22), Whitesmith BN8 6JA




  • 19 DISGUSTING SONGS FOR REVOLTING CHILDREN. WishTower, Eastbourne. 3-4.30pm. Award-winning comedian withpreview of Edinburgh Festival show. 7.

    20 THE JUNGLE BOOK. Herstmonceux Castle. 4pm.Join Mowgli & Baloo in this enchanting open-air musical forchildren of all ages. Adult 14, child 9, family 40.Book 01323 834479.

    23 HISTORY OF BRITAIN. Underground Theatre, Grove Rd,Eastbourne. 7pm. Songs, sketches, puppetry and audienceparticipation. Adult 8, under 16s 6.50. On the door orfrom Eastbourne Tourist Information. 0845 6801 926.

    26,27 LAMMAS FESTIVAL. Western Lawns, Eastbourne. 11am-4pm.Saturday: Carnival Parade with drummers and dance teams.Live music, bouncy castle, craft stalls. FREE event.

    26,27 DEFEND THE REDOUBT - NAPOLEONIC WEEKEND.Redoubt Fortress, Royal Parade, Eastbourne. 10am-4pm.Napoleonic re-enactors with workshops, demos, musketry andmarching. Gruesome surgery & a live action skirmish withcannon fire. Adult 5, child 3.

    29Jul CHERRYWOOD KIDS AT ARLINGTON WOOD. Tye Hill Rd.-2Aug Tues 10.30am-12noon: FAIRY HOUSES. Make elf houses &

    a fairy garden to take home. Age 3+, 5. Adults FREE.Tues 1-4pm: ROBIN HOOD. Search for the treasure, stealtaxes from the sheriff & cook on a campfire. Age 6+, 9.Wed 10.30am-12noon: BRILLIANT BUGS. Go bug huntingand make a model bug to take home. Age 3+, 5.Wed 1.30-3.30pm. FIREWORKS. Discover how to build &light a campfire and to use a Kelly Kettle. Age 7+, 7.Thurs 10am-2pm: CAMPCRAFT. Light & cook on a campfire.Make useful camping stuff to take home. Age 6+, 9.50.Sat 3pm-9am Sun: WILD CAMP. Sleep in your own shelter,cook over a campfire, includes hot breakfast. Age 7+, 35.Adults FREE. Book 07887 556336.

    Visit orcall 01323 834479 for more information

    Sunday 20 JulyChapterhouse Theatre presents

    The Jungle Book

    Saturday 23, Sunday 24 andMonday 25 August

    Englands Medieval FestivalTel: 020 8150 6767

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

    party bags (extra) and a

    Only 10 per child

    Football & Rugby Sessions for Childrenaged 18 months - 7 years

    ... Different

    Same People

    Call: 01323 749640 for more info oremail Bev:

    Active Play

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

    arts, crafts, facepainting.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.

    Contact Alli07717 776788

    DisgustingSongs forRevoltingChildren

    Saturday 19 July 3-4.30pmEastbourne Wish TowerAward winning comedian

    Jay Foreman with a previewof his Edinburgh Festival

    show for children.All ages, especially 8-12s.7pp.

    23 July 20147pm


    family showTickets:

    8 / 6.50

    Under Ground


    Gardens & Grounds

    Sunday 17 AugustLondon Contemporary Theatre presents

    Treasure Island

  • 30 FREE WEALDEN ACTIVITY DAY. Wannock Road Rec,Polegate. 10am-2pm. Community chef, arts & crafts, gamesand more. Bring a picnic. All ages, under 8s must beaccompanied. FREE event, just turn up.

    30 CELEBRATING SUMMER. Seven Sisters Country Park,Exceat. 10.30am-3pm. Drop in to the Wildlife Centre forfamily arts & crafts activities indoors. Woodland trail andpond dipping outdoors if the weather is fine. For familieswith kids aged 5-11. No need to book. FREE event,suggested donation of 3 to cover cost of materials.01273 497561.

    1&2 ONE DIRECTION & TAKE THAT TRIBUTE SHOWS. Eastbourne Bandstand. From 8pm.

    Friday: One Direction.Saturday: Take That.Tickets in advance: adult 7.50, child 5.25(9/6.25 on the door). 01323 410611.

    1-3 CHILLED IN A FIELD FAMILY FESTIVAL. Bentley Wildfowl &Motor Museum, Halland. Fri 10am-Sun 10pm. Weekend ofmagic and fun with live music, dancing, family activities,workshops, funky food, camping & glamping. Adult 66,teens 26, child 16.

    2&3 PRINTING & FOLDING FAMILY WORKSHOP. Towner,College Road, Eastbourne. 11am-1pm or 2-4pm. Stampdesigns on paper then fold the paper into boxes, coasters andvases. Get a stamp to take home. 1 adult & 1 child 10,each extra child 3. Book: 01323 434670.

    4-7 & KIDDI ACTIVE / KIDDITENNIS SUMMER CAMPS. Old27-29 Town Rec, Eastbourne. 9.30am-12.15pm. 07811 447711.

    4-9 STREET DANCE SUMMER SCHOOL. Cavendish School,Eastbourne. Workshops, choreography, fun activities andperformance at the end of the week. Mon-Fri 9.30am-4pm.Members 195, non-members 210, for the week. Ages 8and over. Book 07983 339424.

    5-8 SUMMER ART SCHOOL - TEXTILES. Towner, College Road,Eastbourne. Creative workshops exploring design, spraypainting, stencilling, sewing & embellishment.Ages 5-7: 11am-1pm, ages 8-11: 2-4pm. 10 a session.Book 01323 434670.

    5-10 BILLY SMARTS CIRCUS. Princes Park, Eastbourne.Acrobats, comedy, juggling, illusionists and aerial feats,including a gravity defying flying trapeze troupe.More info:

    8 DOWN IN THE ROCK POOLS - FAMILY EVENT. SevenSisters Country Park, Exceat. 2.30am-4.30pm. Rockpoolingunder the Seven Sisters to learn about the creatures leftbehind when the tide goes out. Ages 7-12. Adult 3.50,child 7. Book: 01273 497561.

    8-10 FAMILY CAMPING WEEKEND. Sharnfold Farm, Stone Cross.Fri 10am-Sun 4pm. Camp on the farm, with access to theplay area after hours and including a BBQ on the terrace onSaturday night. 18 per tent, plus adult 7.50, under 12s5.50. Book 01323 768490.

    9 PRINCES PARK FUN DAY. Eastbourne. 11am-4pm.Punch & Judy, live music, dancing horses, arena events,stalls, hot food & drinks. FREE entry.

    9 SECRET ITALIAN GARDEN PARTY. Italian Gardens,Holywell, Eastbourne. From 12noon. Punch & Judy, comedy,entertainment, stalls & refreshments.

    Contact Emma on07811 447711 or & Like us on Facebook

    Summer Camps @Old Town Rec. Ages 3-7yrs

    Camp 1Mon 4 Thurs 7 August

    Camp 2Wed 27 Fri 29 August



    Eastbourne Bandstand

    JULY Bee Gees Beach Boys

    U2 Tina Turner

    George Michael Tom Jones

    Adele Buddy Holly

    AUGUST One Direction

    Take That Johnny Cash

    Queen Abba

    80s Tribute Show Supremes

    Neil Diamond Michael Buble


    requires additionalhost families in Eastbourne

    & surrounding areasto accommodate multinational

    students for July & August.T: Sue 07948 280488

    Homestay International

  • 14-17 AIRBOURNE Eastbourne. From 10am daily. FREE airshowwith the RED ARROWS every day. Jets, aerobatic & arenadisplays. NEW music stage on the beach with live bands:X Factor star Luke Friend, The Mend and ventriloquist SteveHewlett. Beach Play Zones: giant inflatables and bungeetrampolines. FREE FIREWORKS PARTY, Sunday 6pm, hostedby Tom, Nicola & Jack of Heart Breakfast. Huge fireworksdisplay 10pm at the Wish Tower.

    17 TREASURE ISLAND. Herstmonceux Castle. 4-6pm. Outdoormusical theatre. Dress up as a pirate and join Jim as he setsoff in search of buried treasure. Adult 14, child 9, family40. 01323 834479.

    18-20 FREE HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS. Leaf Hall, Seaside. 10am-12noon. Crafts, drumming, games for 8-12s.

    19 PICNIC IN THE PARK. Gildredge Park, Eastbourne.10.30am-2.30pm. Bring a picnic and activities will beprovided by HappyJacks Soft Play, Kiddi Tennis, Ravebugs,Diddi Dance, Little Twister & Creative Hands.In aid of Chestnut Treehouse - donations of 1 per activity.

    20 CAPTIVATING CHEMISTRY WORKSHOP. ObservatoryScience Centre, Herstmonceux. Full day 10.30am-4pm.Crazy, explosive science experiments. Ages 10-13. 20.95.Book 01323 832731.

    27 TOTAL RUGBY COURSE. College Field, Eastbourne College.9.30am-1.30pm. One day rugby course, with RFU qualifiedcoaches, for boys & girls aged 7-14. All welcome. 25incl. hot lunch. Book

    23-25 ENGLANDS MEDIEVAL FESTIVAL. Herstmonceux Castle.Knights jousting, huge daily castle sieges with archers, horsesand cannon. Medieval village re-enactment, archery, minstrels,magicians, jesters, craftsmen, stalls & more!MEDIEVAL BANQUET, Saturday, Castle Grand Ballroom.6.30pm-10.00pm. A feast fit for a king! Music, dance &strolling entertainers. Enjoy the day - stay for the banquet.Book: Info: 020 8150 6767.

    STEP BACK IN TIME & ENJOY A MAGICAL DAY OUTEnglands Largest & Most Spectacular Celebration

    of the Colourful Middle Ages23, 24, 25 August 2014 10am-6pm

    Hundreds of Armour-clad Knights beseige Herstmonceux Castle!Jousting on Horseback & HUGE Kids Kingdom.

    Living History Encampments, Medieval Traders & Craft Villages,Falconry, Archery, Storytelling, Plays, Minstrels, Jugglers, Jesters,

    Dance, Food & Drink, Weekend Camping & much medieval mayhem!2 OFF WITH THIS COUPON

    For each ticket purchased at the gateNot redeemable with any other offer. 14214.

    Information: or 020 8150 6767BUY DISCOUNT TICKETS ONLINE NOW



    07850 89002601273 90 68


    Drum Lessons and ...

    Mondays 4-5pmHampden park

    Community CentreEastbourne


    Traditional Karate ClubLittle Ninjas classes

    only 10for first

    2 months !

    COPPICE DANCEBallroom,

    Latin American andFreestyle Dance Classes

    Age 7+Saturday afternoons

    Tel 01323

    Eastbourne College Presents:

    TOTAL RUGBYA one day rugby course

    on College Field,Eastbourne College.

    9.30am-1.30pm,Wednesday 27 August 2014Open to boys & girls aged 7-14

    (split into age groups)

    Booking deadline:Friday 22 August 2014.

    All standards welcome,develop core skills.

    Run by RFU qualified coaches.Cost for the day 25

    (including hot lunch).For more details or to bookcontact Mike Harrison at t: 01323 500411m: 07869 323107

    (formerly Mr Peters Swim School)presents our newBourne Pool

    New Hydrotherapy Poolopens in September

    Babies / Toddlers / BeginnersAquacise & rehabilitation

    classesSmall groups

  • Practice your skating skills& make new friends.

    Parents welcome.Tea, coffee & snacks available.

    23-25 EASTBOURNE REGATTA & FAMILY FUN WEEKEND.Sovereign Harbour. From 10am. Have a go in dinghies &kayaks, yacht racing in the bay, farmers & crafts market,live music & entertainment from lunchtime onwards,refreshments tent.

    27 WEALDEN ACTIVITY DAY. Maurice Thornton Playing Field,Vega Close, Hailsham. 10am-2pm. Community chef, arts &crafts, games and more. All ages, under 8s must beaccompanied. FREE event, just turn up.

    6,7 MURDEROUS GAMES - ROMAN GLADIATORS WEEKEND.Redoubt Fortress, Royal Parade, Eastbourne. 10am-5pm.The Redoubt will become an arena for Roman gladiators withdemos of gladiator training and full combat. Adult 5,child 3. 01323 410300.

    13,14 STEAMPUNK FESTIVAL. Eastbourne Bandstand & seafront.Traditional funfair, life size replica Time Machine, comedian,falconry, magician, shadow puppets.

    MYTHICAL MAZE SUMMER READING CHALLENGE 2014.Local libraries. Read any 6 books over the summer to collecta poster, stickers and other rewards. Ages 4-11. for games & competition.

    MILITARY TRAINING AT THE FORTRESS. Redoubt Fortress,Royal Parade, Eastbour...