Kids Fun File Summer Term 2015

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Events for children in and around Eastbourne, East Sussex.


  • Welcome to the 20th Anniversary Edition ofKIDS FUN FILE

    We hope youve enjoyed the last two decades of local events.Our lovely sponsors (some since 1995) tell us many of youtake part in their activities. Eastbournes kids are obviously

    a sporty, imaginative & talented bunch.The kind school staff who put the Kids Fun Files into your

    book bags are also real stars, so our heartfelt thanks to them.Our goal has always been to encourage kids to be

    thoughtful, active & sociable.So for the next 20 years we hope all our readers will:be Kind, have Fun and make new Friends

    and well do our best to help you!

    Wendy and Paul Potton 1995. Tel: 01323 731181


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    KIDS FUN FILEMay - July 2015

    Eastbourne & beyond FREE20th ANNIVERSARY

    Unit 3, Holmes Hill Estate(A22), Whitesmith BN8 6JA



    CRAFT STUDIO10am-5pm (4pm Sun),

    closed Tuesdays

    Monday 28th - Thursday 30th July12.30pm / 1pm (Main)



    GYM CAMPFor boys & girls age 4-9

    All abilities

    Monday 28th - Thursday 30th July9.30am-12.30pm



    MAIN & MINIFOOTBALL CAMPSFor boys & girls age 4-12

    All abilities

  • Visit www.herstmonceux-castle.comor call 01323 834479 for more information

    Open Air Theatre for adults & children

    Sunday 19 July 4pmThe Wind in the Willows

    Sunday 7 June 4pmRobin Hood the Musical

    Sunday 23 August 5pmThe Three Musketeers

    Rain or shine - come & enjoy an action-packed visitwith a whole range of activities.

    Slide down & skip across the water on theWave Runner Water Slide, pan for gems in the Mining Area,

    ride the Runaway Train simulator and play on Tommy Tractor. Paddle in Pirates Cove, bounce around on the Jumping Pillows

    or leap into Froggies the massive indoor Soft Play Area.Stroll around the Farm and feed the Animals.

    Watch one of the Displays or take a ride on the Quadapillarand the daily Tractor & Trailer rides.

    These are just some of our attractions, theres plenty to do for all ages.For opening times and prices please visit our website:

    www.knockhatch.comYoull find us just off the A22 west of Hailsham.

    Standard individual prices only. Voucher is for Park day tickets only andcannot be used for ice skating or any other extra activity.

    Not valid with a family ticket or any other offer. Valid until October 2015.


    Now Booking HOLIDAY CLUBS:Holiday Tuesdays & Thursdays 10am - 3pmChild (doesnt need to be accompanied) 17.

    Tues 26 May WILD BEACHIES Claws & TentaclesSeashore safari, picnic & games on the beach,make sea monsters out of driftwood. Ages 7-11.

    Tues 28 July WILD WOODIES Ship Wrecked!Learn the skills youd need if you were evership wrecked on a desert island. Ages 6-11.

    Thurs 30 July WILD WOODIES Green ArtMake art with natural materials

    around a camp fire. Ages 6-11.Booking essential: 01273 497561

    Seven Sisters Country Park, Exceat, Seaford.

    Friday 22 May, 7 - 9pm BATS & BANGERSA family evening in the woods; light fires, cook sausages

    & search for bats and badgers. Ages 7-11.Adult 5, accompanied child 8.50.

    Monday 25 May, 10.30am - 12.30pmAMONGST THE ROCK POOLS

    Who lives in the rock pools under the stunning Seven Sisters?Ages 7-11. Adult 3.50, accompanied child 7.

  • Half Term May 201522 BATS & BADGERS. Seven Sisters Country Park. 7-9pm. Family evening cooking sausages on the campfire and discovering bats and badgers. Ages 7-11, 8.50, adult 5. Book 01273 497561 or

    22 TAKE THAT TRIBUTE SHOW. Eastbourne Bandstand.8-9.30pm. Advance tickets: adult 7.75, child 5.50.On the night: adult 9.50, child 6.50.Book 01323 410611 or

    22-30 GIANT FUN FAIR. Princes Park, Eastbourne. 2-9pm daily.All the fun of the fair. Rides & attractions each 1.50pp.

    23 PIRATE ADVENTURES! Arlington Bluebell Wood. 2-4pm.Shipwrecked pirates search for treasure and walk the plank,theres a campfire too. 7.50 per child aged 4+, adultsFREE. Book 07887 556336.

    25 AMONGST THE ROCK POOLS. Seven Sisters Country Park,Exceat. 10.30am-12.30pm. Explore the rock pools underthe Seven Sisters and find out who lives there. Ages 7-11.Adult 3.50, child 7. 01273 497561


    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

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


    MAY HALF TERM CAMP26-29 May, 11am-2pm, ages 5-15

    FAMILY OPEN DAYPart of LTAs Great British Tennis Weekend

    all day, Saturday 18 JulyCome for some great tennis.

    Youll meet new friendsand learn new skills!

    All abilities welcome, age groups are flexibleCoach: Ollie Miller. Assistant: Jane Thomas



    COACHING PROGRAMMETuesdays & Wednesdays after schoolSaturday morning groups for all ages

    0845 544 3925or 07869 323107

    * Swimming lessons forbabies and beginners at

    AQLC Hydro Pool* 4 other pools available

    for improvers andsquad swimmers

    * STA Swimming teacher courses (PEP & Award)* Aqua Gym & Hydro therapy sessions

    * Portable Hydro pool showroom18 Bourne Street, Eastbourne BN21 3ER

    Eastbourne Bandstand

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    JUNE Rolling Stones

    Jersey Boys Bon Jovi


    Tom Jones Elton JohnBeach Boys Neil Diamond Tina Turner

    Abba George Michael

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    I wish I Could dothis every day!

    Bee, AGE 7


    20 per dayAges: under 10s

    under 12sunder 14s

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    Learn to windsurf or sail at Spray Water Sports, RoyalParade, Eastbourne. Four day course: 105pp.Learn to canoe at Seven Sisters Canoe Centre, Exceat.Two day course: 60pp.Both 10am-1pm daily. Ages 6-14. Book 01323 417023.

    25-29 TOWNER FAMILY EVENTS. College Road.Mon: Moving Buildings. FREE Family Animation Drop-in.11am-1pm & 2-4pm. Just drop in.Tues: FREE Film A Cat in Paris PG. 11am & 2pm. Book.Weds: FREE Magnus Carter workshop & story. 10.30-noon.Fri: Landscape art workshops. 11am: 5-8s. 2pm: 8-11s.8pp. Book 01323 434670 or

    26 CLAWS & TENTACLES. Seven Sisters Country Park, Exceat.10am-3pm. Holiday Club - seashore safari, picnic, beachgames & crafts. Ages 7-11, 17. Book


    * 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


    Service, repair &safety check just 29Book your FREE collection &

    delivery now - call: 01323 701234Visit:

    Sailing, Windsurfing & Canoeing Courses

    Courses at Seven Sisters Canoe Centre

    01323 417023e:

    Courses at Spray Water Sports

    BCU 1* Canoeing Mon & Tues, 10am-1pm: 25 & 26 May 60ppBCU 2* Canoeing Mon-Thurs 10am-1pm: 25-28 May 120pp

    New courses each week in Aug.

    RYA Windsurfing or Sailing Mon-Thurs 10am-1pm, 105ppSummer Holiday Multi Activity Fun Course

    (Sail, windsurf, kayak) Mon-Thurs 9.30am-12.30pm, 95ppSpray Water Sports, Royal Parade, Eastbourne BN22 7LD.

    Seven Sisters Canoe Centre, Seven SistersCountry Park, Exceat, Seaford BN25 4AD


    May Half Term & Summer Holidays


    Join us and learn to sewthe fun way

    Visit our large shop by the seafilled with 100s of fun fabrics,

    haberdashery, patternsand sewing inspiration

    5 Grand Hotel Buildings(behind the Grand Hotel)Eastbourne 01323 325342

  • 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

    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.

    7 September - 2 OctoberCourse fee: 1,125

    Every little girls dream!A truly magical one of a kind party for ages 5-16

    At Butterfly Studio we will providethe perfect party with lots of sparkle,

    even more glitter and bags of fun!Minimum 6 children

    Prices start from as little as 10 per child

    Call The Studio Today To Book Your Party19 The Waterfront, Sovereign Harbour


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    Half Term May 201526 ROBIN HOOD. Arlington Bluebell Wood. 3-5.30pm.

    Join the merry men and search for the treasure chest, takepart in an archery contest, cook your dinner on the fire andenjoy some edible treasure! 9.50 per child aged 6+,adults FREE. Book 07887 556336.

    26-29 TENNIS CAMP. Meads Lawn Tennis, ROMPA, Upper CarlisleRd. 11am- 2pm. Games, drills and age-related competitions.Ages 5-15. Four day camp 50 (can book individual days).Book 07947 858349.

    27&28 SCIENCE WORKSHOPS. Observatory Science Centre,Herstmonceux. Weds: Car Power. Build a model car then trydifferent ways to move it. 10.30am-1pm (ages 6-9) or2-4.30pm (ages 10-13). Thurs: Space Junk. Build a giantspace creation. 10.30am-1pm or 2-4.30pm (6-9s only.)Both 10.75pp. Book 01323 832731.



    16 or 21for a Home Visit.

    No contract.

    Using the IDL system can helpchildren improve their


    at Eastbourne Bandstand

    28 July & 18 August

    4 & 11 August

    25 August & 1 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.

    St GilesEastbourne

  • Half Term May 201528 BIRLING GAP BIO BLITZ. Birling Gap & Seven Sisters.

    7am-10pm. How much wildlife can we discover in one day?Come and look on the ground, in the air and under the sea.Activities from dawn to dusk with furry friends, wildlifewalks, bug sweeps, shore searches and bat walks. FREE eventjust turn up & join in. 01323 423197

    30 EASTBOURNES SUNSHINE CARNIVAL. Carnival processionfrom the Western Lawns to Princes Park. 4pm. Live music,funfair & entertainment throughout the day. This years themeis Victorian Eastbourne. FREE but bring some coins!

    June 20156 HENRIETTA HIPPOS FUN HOUSE. Royal Hippodrome

    Theatre, Seaside Rd. 10.30am. Childrens variety show.This months fancy dress theme is Fairy Tales. Ages 3-10.Tickets 5 in advance, 7 on the door.

    7 FROG FIRLE FARM OPEN DAY. High & Over car park,Alfriston Rd, Alfriston. 10.30am-3.30pm. Try farm craftsand games (incl. welly wanging!). Discover the history of thefarm and its wildlife secrets. FREE event. 01323 423197.

    7 ROBIN HOOD: THE MUSICAL. Herstmonceux Castle,Wartling Rd. 4pm. Hilarious open air family show.Bring a picnic. Adult 14, child 9, family 40.Book 01323 834479.

    Try your 1st class forFREE

    in our new studio at32 Pevensey Rd, Eastbourne

    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:

    Cultural AccomodationTravel Services

    Require Good, CaringHOST FAMILIES

    Old Town,Hampden Park,

    North Harbour area 13 June - 3 July

    Roselands /Town Centre

    14-19 June20-25 September

    Langney area7-11 September

    3-8 & 24-29 OctoberLangney Point area

    14-17 June7-10 September

    For more details ring or email01323


    Mini manicures, nail art, photos,light refreshments,

    party bags (extra) and a

    Only 12 per child

    PRIVATE TUITIONMiss Johnson B.A. Dip. Ed.

    07730 556590 /

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

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

    Tel: 01323

    Low cost holiday.Good clean facilities.

    Wealth of local attractions.Beach: 2 miles, station: 2 mins.

    Be spontaneous and takeadvantage of good weather.

    Enrich your lives this Summer- enjoy a family camping

    trip to Fairfields Farmnear Eastbourne.

    Get close to nature -set on a

    working farm.Meet the farm pets.

    Free fishing.

    To celebrate 20 years of

    Kids Fun Filewere offering aHALF PRICE

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    PartiesNurseries & Schools

    WorkshopsFairs & Events


    Ages 9-13Mondays 5-6.15pm

    Tournaments & games2.30

    Ages 4-6Fridays 4.30-5.15pm





    Ages 6-9Mondays 4-5pm

    Skills, drills & matches2.30

    Contact Jim on 01323 509859or email

    Hampden Park Sports Centre, Brodrick Road,Eastbourne BN22 9RQ


  • Inline Skate Hockey Club


    (formerly Old Town Youth FC)


    required for the2015/2016 SEASON.

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

    Come and jointhe most successfulyouth football club

    in Eastbourne!Tel: Tony Guarino01323 410377

    June 201513,14 EASTBOURNE CYCLING FESTIVAL. Western Lawns,...