Kids Fun File Summer Term 2014

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Diary of kids' events in and around Eastbourne, East Sussex.


  • Wendy and Paul Potton 1995. Tel: 01323 731181

    May-July 2014

    23 EVENING IN THE WOODS. Seven Sisters Country Park.7.30-9.30pm. Family evening discovering badgers, bats andmoths and ending with a hot drink around the campfire. Ages7-12 7, adult 3.50. 01273 497561

    23-26 ELDERFLOWER FIELDS FAMILY FESTIVAL. Pippingford Park,near Nutley. Live music, woodland activities, parkour, sportscamp, skateboarding, slacklining, climbing wall, storytelling,raft building, tree climbing, cinema tent, dance & artworkshops. Youth music zone. Big Family Picnic, Sunday.Weekend: adult 105, child (5-16) 50; day ticket: adult45, child 30, under 5s FREE.

    23-31 FUN FAIR. Princes Park, Eastbourne. 2-9pm.All the fun of the fair. Rides & attractions each 1.50pp.

    Local events for kidsKIDS FUN FILE

    Summer Football & Gym CampsMonday 28 - Thursday 31 July 2014


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    Princes Park, Eastbourne23 - 31 May 2014





    Amazing valueFREE entry - FREE parking

    Info: 07766



  • All year round family fun!

    Voucher valid until 25 July 2014. Not valid with any other offer or with a family ticket.

    cheapest ticket goes

    Come rain or shine visit Knockhatch Adventure ParkDuring the week let the children leap into Froggies Indoor

    Soft Play, stroll around the Childrens Farm, have buckets offun in the Sandpit and bounce on the Jumping Pillows. At the weekends they can experience an all new thrill

    on the Wave Runner Water Slide or ride the Runaway TrainSimulator, go rowing on the boating lake and fly down the

    Demon Drop Slide.These are just some of the attractions on offer,

    theres plenty to do for everyone.Please check our website for opening times and prices.

    Off the A22 west of Hailsham.01323 442051

    *Offer valid during state school holidays. Mon-Fri 9.30am-6pm.**This voucher entitles up to 4 people to play 2 games of Bowling or Laser

    Quest. Not valid during Peak times, offers subject to availability & cannot beused in conjunction with any other offer. Valid until 30/09/14.

    2 Games for only 5!This voucher entitles up to 4 people to

    play 2 games of Bowling or Laser Questfor only 5 per person**

  • 24 MEET THE GIANTS - Stilt walkers from Brighton Circus.The Waterfront, Sovereign Harbour. 11.45am-2.45pm.

    24May PIRATE WEEK. Spring Barn Farm, Kingston Road, Lewes.-1Jun 9am-5pm. Galleon bouncy castle, Pearl the Pirate, wobbly

    plank and Treasure Quest. Admission: individual aged 2-64:7.50, family (3 or more) 7pp.

    24May HALF TERM FUN AT SHARNFOLD FARM. Hailsham Road,-1Jun Stone Cross. 9.30am-5pm (closed Mondays). Baby animals,

    PYO strawberries. Tractor & trailer rides: 12 & 2pm, plusactivity challenges along the farm trail. Farm shop, coffeeshop & play area. 01323 768490.

    25 STREET STYLES 2014. Winter Garden, Eastbourne. 5pm.Dynamic street dance show with UK dance champions, hostedby surprise guest from Sky 1s Got to Dance. Adult: 10,under 16s 8, under 3s FREE. 01323 412000.

    Eastbourne Road, Westham,Pevensey, East Sussex BN24 5NG.

    Enrich your lives this Summer -enjoy a family camping trip to

    Fairfields Farm near Eastbourne.

    Wealth of local attractions.Only 2 miles from the beach and

    Get close to nature -set on a working

    farm.Meet the farm pets.

    2 min from the station.

    and take advantage of good weather.Be spontaneous

    Low cost holiday.Good clean facilities.

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

    (A22), Whitesmith BN8 6JA



  • 25 BRILLIANT BUGS. Arlington Bluebell Wood. 10.30am-12noon. Search the woods for amazing bugs and make amodel bug to take home. 5 per child aged 3+, adultsFREE. Book 07887 556336.

    25 ROBIN HOOD. Arlington Bluebell Wood. 1-4pm. Join theband of merry men at their camp in the woods, search forthe treasure chest, steal taxes from the sheriff and cooktreats on the fire. 9 per child aged 6+, adults FREE.Book 07887 556336.

    26 HELLO KITTY. Drusillas Park, Alfriston. 10am-5pm.Meet Hello Kitty in her new themed house at Drusillas.Plus Hello Kitty Beauty Parlour & Secret Garden rides.17.50pp, advance online price 15pp.

    26,27 BIG BUG WEEK - CREATIVE CREATURES DROP-INS.&29 Birling Gap Visitor Centre Learning Room. 11am-4pm, drop

    in any time. Search for bugs on the Ugly Bug Trail andcreate your own bug to take home. 1 per accompaniedchild. (Car park 2 per half day). 01323 423197.

    26May DAILY TELESCOPE TOURS & SCIENCE SHOWS.-1Jun Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux. Telescope Tours

    (noon, 2pm & 4pm) and a Fantastic Science Show (11am,1pm & 3pm) included in price of admission. Adult 8,child 6, family (of 4) 24.70.

    27 WHERES STICK MAN? Seven Sisters Country Park,Exceat. 10.30am-12.30pm. Explore the forest, make astickman by the campfire and create a special place for himto live. Ages 5-7. Adult 3.50, child 7.

    27-30 BIKEABILITY CYCLE COURSES. Eastbourne Sports Park,Cross Levels Way. Learn to cycle safely. Three differentlevels from ages 7+, 6-10. New Beginners Courses -90 minutes 10. Book 07881

    Two great ways to keep yourchild fit & healthy whilsthaving fun & meeting friends.

    Fun packed activitiesfor kids aged 2+FREE taster sessionCall Emma on07811 447711 orkidditennis

    For further details contact:The Director of Studies,

    St Giles Eastbourne,13 Silverdale Road,

    Eastbourne BN20 7AJ.01323 729167


    4-week intensiveTeacher Training Courses

    leading to theTrinity Cert TESOL,

    an internationally recognisedqualification.

    2 - 27 June,1 - 26 September

    Course fee: 997

    St GilesEastbourne

  • 28 CAR POWER WORKSHOP. Observatory Science Centre,Herstmonceux. 10.30am-1pm (ages 6-9) or 2-4.30pm(ages 10-13). Build a model car then try different ways tomake it move - balloons, batteries, solar panels. 9.95pp.Book 01323 832731.

    28 & BIG BUG WEEK - BIG SWEEP. Birling Gap Visitor Centre.30 11am-1pm or 2-4pm. Go on a guided Bug Hunt to capture

    bugs and view them close up, then make your own creature orinsect hotel to take home. 3 per accompanied child. (Carpark 2 per half day). Book 01323 423197.

    29 FOREST KIDZ HOLIDAY CLUB. Seven Sisters Country Park,Exceat. 10.30am-3pm. A fun day in the natural worldexploring the forest. Camp fire, wildlife, games, activities &a hot chocolate drink. Child 17 per day. Ages 7-11.Book

    29 FAMILY SPACE WORKSHOP. C&D Training, Upperton Rd,Eastbourne. 9.30am-12.30pm & 1-4pm. Learn about stars,the solar system, gravity, black holes and more! Ages 5-11(must be accompanied) FREE. Book 01323 720072.

    Cultural AccomodationTravel Services

    Require Good, CaringHOST FAMILIES

    Out of season rates84

    per student per week.Langney area

    22-25 September11-16 October

    Hampden Park area28 September - 3 October

    15-19 OctoberRoselands / Town Centre

    3-7 & 5-12 September 10-14 & 12-19 SeptemberAny area of Eastbourne

    French Escorted14-17 October

    For more details ring or email01323


    Booking essential:01273 497561

    Seven Sisters Country Park, Exceat, Seaford.23 May 7.30-9.30pm

    AN EVENING IN THE WOODSDiscover badgers, bats and moths and enjoy ahot drink at the camp fire. Adult 3.50, child 7.

    (Ages 7-12). Children must be accompanied.27 May 10.30am-12.30pmWHERE IS STICKMAN?

    Explore the forest, make your own stickman by thecamp fire and create a special place for him to live.

    Adult 3.50, child 7. (Ages 5-7).Children must be accompanied.

    29 May 10.30am-3pmFOREST KIDZ HOLIDAY CLUB

    A fun day in the natural world exploring the forest.Camp fire, wildlife, games & activities and a hotchocolate drink. Child 17 per day. (Ages 7-11).

    Throughout July & AugustWILD WOODIES HOLIDAY CLUBBook now for Holiday Club events.

    Child 17 per day. (Ages 7-11).

    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

    Active Play

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


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

    from school ageup to 7

    Fun-filled classes run by friendly, trained,CRB-checked staff in Eastbourne, Uckfield,

    Herstmonceux, Heathfield & Hastings.


    6 months - walking

    Eastbourne Bandstand

    Dirty DancingOlly Murs

    JUNEBon Jovi

    Neil DiamondTake That

    Rock n JiveJULY

    Bee GeesBeach Boys

    U2Tina Turner

    George MichaelTom Jones

    AdeleBuddy Holly

    AUGUSTOne Direction

    Take ThatJohnny Cash

    Queen Abba

    80s Tribute ShowSupremes

    Neil DiamondMichael Buble


    Animalspace hoppers

    19.99Boys & girls

    clothes ages 0-5from 4

    Wooden toys

    New baby gifts

    Enterprise Shopping Centre, Station Parade. BN21 1BD.

  • 29 METEOROLOGY MATTERS. Observatory Science Centre,Herstmonceux. 10.30am-1pm or 2-4.30pm. Half dayinteractive workshops for ages 6-9. Learn about the weather:How is snow made? Where does the wind come from?9.95pp. Book 01323 832731.

    30 LIGHT LANDSCAPES WORKSHOP. Towner, College Road,Eastbourne. Workshop with artist and film maker EstherSpringett. Create collages exploring light and space, thenproject them onto the walls! Plus photography and animation.Ages 5-8, 11am-1pm. Ages 8-11, 2.30-4.30pm. 7.50per child. Book 01323 434670.

    31 EASTBOURNES SUNSHINE CARNIVAL. Eastbourne seafront.From 4pm. Annual carnival procession of local charities,schools & businesses with live music, funfair andentertainment. This years theme is Rio by the Sea.Dont forget some coins for the charity buckets!

    31May COWBOY WEEKEND. The Waterfront, Sovereign Harbour.-1Jun From 11.45am. Ride the Rodeo Bull, Best Dressed

    Competition, music & games.

    Towner, College Rd,Eastbourne BN21 4JJ.

    01323 434670

    For more info and to book

    FREEGallery activitiesevery weekend

    Annual Schools Exhibition:

    Our South Downs3 May - 8 June

    ChildrensArt Week

    17 - 22 June

    Printing & FoldingFamily Workshop

    with June Nelson

    2 & 3 Aug, 11am-1pm & 2-4pm

    10 for 1 adult & 1 child -

    3 for each extra child

    (up to 3 children per adult)

    Summer SchoolsTextiles

    with Susie Deadman

    5 8 August. 10 per session

    5-7 yrs: 11am-1pm

    8-11 yrs: 2-4pm

    Drawingwith Maru Rojas

    19 22 August. 20 per day

    11-14yrs 10.30am3.30pm

    Light LandscapesWorkshop

    with Esther Springett

    30 May. 7.50 per session

    5-8 yrs: 11-1pm

    8-11 yrs: 2.304.30pm

    townerfamily learning

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday& Thursday 3.306pm 3.

    (125pm during school holidays).Come and make new friends

    whilst practicing your skating skills.Tea, coffee and snacks available.Parents are welcome to join in.

    Eastbournes No.1Skating Venue

    Available for private parties.Find us, like us & share us on:

    Fun Skate

    16a Unit 5 Maple Road,Eastbourne BN23 6NY

    07807 087 674

    MUSICAL THEATRE CLASSESfor ages 5-9 & 9-14,

    5 per week.Call Jane on 01323 720039.

    SpotlightTheatre Club

    Act, Sing & Dance

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    1 EASTBOURNE CYCLING FESTIVAL. Western Lawns, all day.Stunt bike displays, closed road racing (starting and finishingin front of the Grand Hotel), penny farthing races & vintagebike displays, Go-Ride Skills Challenges & Watt BikeChallenges, charity mountain bike ride and school relays.New bikes, cycling equipment & clothing stalls.FREE event.

    7 MEET BUZZ LIGHTYEAR & WOODY. The Waterfront,Sovereign Harbour. 11.45am-2.15pm.

    7 HENRIETTA HIPPOS FUN HOUSE. Royal HippodromeTheatre, Seaside Rd, Eastbourne. 10.30am. Childrens varietyshow with songs, games, dancing and audience participation.Kids and parents are encouraged to dress up. Theme thismonth: Numbers, Shapes & Colours.Ages 3-10. Tickets 6 on the door or 4 in advance.01323 412000.

    7 NOAH - A MUSICAL ADVENTURE. Royal HippodromeTheatre, Seaside Rd, Eastbourne. 7pm. The story of NoahsArk with great songs, puppetry & dance. Adult 7, child(under 14) 4. 01323 412000.

    Lottbridge Drove01323 520229

    Miniature Steam orDiesel Train Rides

    Lineside Nature Walk Model Railways

    Open Daily 10am-5pm Cafe Railway Shop

    Tots Village Childrens Adventure

    Playground Picnic Areas

    Babies to squadFriendly atmosphere

    Small groups



    Eastbourne IDL Centre01323 762267

    MOBILE TUTORI come to you.

    16. No contract.Using the IDL system can help

    children improve theirREADING & SPELLING ability -


    Were having a ball

    Football and Rugby Sessionsfor children 18 months-7 years

    Same People

    FREE trial classCall: 01323 749640

    for more info or email

    at Eastbourne Bandstand

    29 July & 19 August

    5 & 26 August

    12 August & 2 September

    at each concert.

    These concerts are approx. 1 hour long.Under 16s must be accompanied by a responsible

    adult (over 18). 1 adult to every 5 children.

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  • 8 MOTORCYCLES, MEANDERS & MAYHEM. Western Lawns,Eastbourne. 9am-3pm. Vintage and modern motorcycles willmeet on the seafront 9-11am. Funfair rides, entertainmentand stalls for Eastbourne Lions Fun Day, 10.30am-3pm.

    14 LEAF TEA. Leaf Hall, Seaside, Eastbourne. 2-4.30pm.Vintage style afternoon tea with traditional sandwiches anddelicious home made cakes. Bring family and friends.From 3pp.

    14-21 AEGON INTERNATIONAL TENNIS. Devonshire Park. Worldclass tennis. Former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova willbe playing. Play Tennis Zone all week with mini tennis forchildren. Visit on Saturday 14 June for FREE entry to thepark. Greg Rusedski to play on Sunday 15 June.Tickets: 0844 581 3015 or

    15 FATHERS DAY CLAY SHOOTING. Knockhatch Adventure Park,A22, Hailsham. 10am-5.30pm. Special treat for dads - oneFREE Laser Clay Shooting session on the day. Parkadmission: adult 7.99, child (3-16) 9.99, child (aged2) 3.99, family (2+2) 31.99. Use our voucher on p2for 2 for 1 entry (cheapest ticket FREE)

    Visit orcall 01323 834479 for more information

    Have fun & get fiton the sea

    with a family oriented clubAll welcome (age 12+), must be able to swim 100m

    Tuesdays & Thursdays 6-7.30pm,

    Eastbourne Rowing Club,The Boathouse, Royal Parade, Eastbourne BN22 7LD.

    3 FREE taster sessions

    Sunday 20 JulyChapterhouse Theatre presents

    The Jungle Book


    Sunday 22 June...