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Summer holidays are always exciting for little ones but can be costly for grown up pockets, so this issue we’ve got a fabulous feature on things to do that are lots of fun but don’t cost the earth. We’ve also got a feature on swimming and where to ﬁnd a little splashy fun near you, so let’s pray for the sun to shine (but not be too miffed if it doesn’t). There’s also our brilliant what’s on guide that covers the whole summer so you have everything you need for a happy, fun-ﬁlled and action-packed six weeks. Happy summer holidays from everyone at Families Sussex Coast! Families Sussex Coast covers: Brighton, Hove, Eastbourne, Worthing, Lewes, Burgess Hill, Hassocks and everywhere in between. Next issue September/October 2011: Advertising and editorial deadline is 29 July. You can contribute to Families Sussex Coast through advertising, editorial and our what’s on pages. Contact Families Sussex Coast: 01273 231155 firstname.lastname@example.org Families Sussex Coast, PO Box 5189, Brighton BN50 9WN Printed by: Bishops Printers, www.bishops.co.uk Families Sussex Coast is printed using paper from sustainable forests. The pulp is cleaned using an elemental chlorine free process. Please recycle your copy of Families Sussex Coast when you have ﬁnished with it. Copyright: Families Sussex Coast, June 2011. Data protection: If you send us your name and address in order to receive free samples or to enter a competition, we may supply your details to the company offering the samples or prizes. If you would prefer us NOT to do so, please state this clearly on your entry. Disclaimer: We take care preparing this magazine but the publishers and distributors cannot be held responsible for the claims of advertisers, nor for the accuracy of the contents nor for any consequence. Families Group: Families Sussex Coast is part of a group established in 1990 and headed by Families South West. All magazines in the Group are independently owned and operated under licence.
July / August 2011
What’s inside News and giveaways
Au pairs, school label giveaway, swedish clothes and more
Fifteen fabulous things to do this summer 6-7 Economical ideas to have fun in the summer holidays
Days out reviewed
Theme parks near and far
The beneﬁts of swimming and where to ﬁnd some splashy fun near you
Four best family festivals 10 Do something different with the kids this summer
Where I live
About a hundred things to do this summer including Shaun the Sheep, Mr Benn, Zoolmpics, bugs and beasties and so much more!
ABC Au Pairs
me&i in the UK
me&i, a gorgeous range of kids clothes from Sweden is coming to the UK.
ABC Au Pairs
out light housework duties. The ‘traditional’ au
pair will come to the UK for up to a year but
providing au pairs
increasingly, there are au pairs who wish to
stay just for the summer so providing support
European partner agents to families in London
to families who simply need help during the
and the South East for 20 years. The au pair
school summer holidays.
programme is a cultural exchange whereby
me&i was founded by
a young adult lives as part of a family and, in
two Swedish mums
return for bed and board, acts as an ‘extra
in 2004 and their
pair of hands’ for the parent(s). They can look
after children over two years old and carry
Swedish design at its best – high quality, funky colours and cool prints and they are really comfortable to
for summer fairs and parties
wear. All the clothes
If you think an au pair may be for you, ABC proprietor Lucy Meek would be delighted to chat through your requirements and options. You can contact her on 0845 459 2162 or visit the website www.abc-aupairs.co.uk.
Make a splash this summer
are tried and tested by children for both comfort
Launched last year by Brighton
Perfect for your
business partners Jonathan
summer holiday or
and Melissa, Viva Paella creates
a visit to your local
With me&I, clothes shopping for the kids is a
a unique spectacle cooking
relaxed affair. A me&i representative will come
paella al fresco at events. It is
Puddle Jumpers is
to you and showcase the clothes so you and
the perfect food solution for
your friends can get a really good look and feel. If you are thinking about returning to work or just want to change to a job that ﬁts round your family, take a look at the company’s website as they are currently looking for people to join them as self-employed me&i representatives. To ﬁnd out more contact 07725 030 821 www.meandi.eu
a new swimming
school and country fairs, parties and weddings
aid for children which guarantees fun and
offering delicious paella at reasonable prices.
safety in the water. Water safety has never
Melissa said, ‘Viva Paella is totally mobile and
been so fun with the new range of bright and
can cater for up to 200 people even in the
colourful Puddle Jumpers that not only provide
middle of a ﬁeld.’
parental peace of mind but that kids will love to wear. The comfortable ﬁt with a no-chaff,
You can also ﬁnd Viva Paella at WOWO
soft fabric cover allows for natural movement
campsite every Friday night, saving happy
and greater freedom, meaning children can
campers the chore of cooking after putting up
swim and explore with maximum conﬁdence.
their tent. To book Viva Paella for your next
The Puddle Jumper costs £19.99 from
party or event contact on 07973 483674 or
“BAN mobile phones and wireless networks in schools” says the Council of Europe
A Council of Europe committee examined
What can you do?
evidence that electromagnetic radiations have
“potentially harmful” effects on humans, and
co.uk/radiation for lots of
concluded that “immediate action was required
useful and jargon free articles,
to protect children.”
websites and recent media
They said that mobile phones and computers with wireless internet connections pose a risk
nursery got WIFI? If not, it may still come
to human health and should be banned from
powerfully from next door! Check whether
schools. The committee said it was crucial
your house or school is situated next to a
to avoid repeating the mistakes made when public health ofﬁcials were slow to recognise the dangers of asbestos, smoking and lead in petrol.
mast www.siteﬁnder.ofcom.org.uk. n
which uses similar technology. Fears have been raised that electromagnetic radiation emitted by wireless devices can cause cancers and affect the developing brain.
Protect your children at home, don’t wait for things to change. Switch off your WIFI when you’re not using it.
The report highlighted the potential health risks of cordless telephones and baby monitors,
Inform yourselves. Has your child’s school or
Take action. Download a ready written letter to your MP from our website and write to him/ her, talk to parents around you, write to your school. Use Facebook or Twitter to comment and exchange views.
Business Mums! Seven years ago Ann was faced with the dilemma of how to balance a career and family. She looked at ways to start her own business and franchise opportunities, but they seemed to involve large investment and high risk. She then discovered an opportunity in the health and wellbeing industry that uses the team marketing business model. Ann said, “I was shown a way that I could have my own business under the umbrella of large multinational company with an impeccable track record where there was a proven business building system but with really low start up costs. I now have the balance so many of us strive for – a successful home-based business that allows career progression, lifestyle and true balance”. If you are interested in ﬁnding out about an opportunity where you can have it all – family and a good career, ﬁnancial security with low start up costs call Ann on 02392 984994.
Take a trip
News & giveaways Families Spamalot is back
Perform will be taking their 4-8 year olds on a trip to Neverland with Peter Pan, Wendy, John and Michael, Tinkerbell and the dastardly Captain Hook. Perform’s energetic team of actors, musicians and dancers will be with them every step of the way to inspire and encourage. With colourful costumes, original songs and live music, children will enjoy a fun-packed week putting together a show that will delight family and friends. Workshops will run on 8 -12 August in Hove and Horsham and following the performances, parents will be able to donate to Great Ormand
Theatre Royal Brighton has announced star casting for West End smash hit Spamalot, which will run from December 15 2011 until 14 January 2012. Marcus Brigstocke is to return as Arthur, King of the Britons and Todd Carty will once again play Patsy. Spamalot tells the tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table and features cows, killer rabbits, French people and tunes like Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life. The show is suitable for children aged 10+.
Street Children’s Hospital, who own the rights to
If you book tickets before 31 August you can
Peter Pan. To ﬁnd out more contact 0845 400
save £3 per ticket. Contact 0844 871 7650 or visit
4000 or email email@example.com.
Please call mum Off to school set We are all aware of how quickly young children can disappear in crowded places and how
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frightening it can be for them and for you too.
to School sets to give away,
‘Please Call Mum’® is a range of temporary
each set is worth £17.90
tattoo transfers that can be personalised with a
and contains 30 waterproof
mobile number and applied easily and discreetly
stickers, 30 iron on name
to a child’s forearm. The tattoo transfers can
tapes, 1 set of shoe covers,
play a signiﬁcant role in reducing the anguish
1 bag tag and 1 shoe bag.
experienced if young children become separated from accompanying adults. You can order your personalized tattoos online in time for the summer holidays by visiting www.pleasecallmum.com.
Zumba is the big dance craze of the moment and
To enter the draw simply send your name, address and phone number and please state clearly the name of your child and whether you require the shoe bag in red or blue. Entries to editor@familiessussex coast.co.uk or Families Sussex Coast, PO Box 5189, Brighton BN50 9WN by 30th July. The full Easy2Name range can be seen at www.easy2name.com
your child can now have a Zumbatomic party. Zumbatomic parties fuse the best parts of Zumba Dance with dance styles and music from all over the world. Your child will learn fun dance routines, play games, win prizes and perform a show. “Watching my daughter surrounded by her friends, jumping with delight as they danced to a specially choreographed song for her 8th birthday was just one highlight of our Zumbatomic party” Gillian hosts Zumbatomic Kids Parties as well as teaching Zumba classes throughout the region. To ﬁnd out more contact 07967 569549 firstname.lastname@example.org or watch a Big Starz Party in Action on Facebook - “Zumba with Gillian Millar”.
Fifteen simple but fabulous things to do this summer
by Joanna Moorhead
The sun is out, the school holidays are almost here. What are you going to do – ideally without spending a fortune – in the lovely, long (we hope!) summer ahead? Joanna Moorhead shares her top ideas for how to enjoy the days – and lay down some happy memories.
Visit a pick-your-own farm “That was the best day of my life,” says my daughter Miranda, 12,
of our trip a couple of summers ago to a pick-your-own farm. She loved
Go cycling Dust off your helmet, pump up your
tyres, and head for a spin through a local
everything about it: choosing which farm to go to beforehand, looking
park, along a canal bank, or along a cycle
online at what would be in season on our visit, running around picking
track. If you’re not sure what routes are
strawberries when we got there, and making jam and puddings with her
available in your area, check out www.
fruit when we got home afterwards. There are more than 600 pick-your-
sustrans.org.uk . Or, if you really don’t
own farms across the UK; to ﬁnd some in your area, see
have any old bikes hanging around that
you can crank back into service, why not
“That was the best day of my life,” says my daughter Miranda, 12, of our trip a couple of summers ago to a pick-your-own farm.
investigate the possibility of hiring them for a day (or even a week) and exploring your neighbourhood in a whole new way? And if your kids are tiny, invest in a baby seat – my children loved nothing more, as toddlers, than the chance to ride across the common singing nursery rhymes on the front of my bike.
Image courtesy of Susanna Scutt www.susannascuttphotography.co.uk
Build a den Den-building outside is as natural as breathing to most kids. Look
for spaces that are especially conducive to dens – woods, of course, are ideal. If you’re conﬁned to the garden, ﬁnd some props to get them started – a huge cardboard box is perfect. If you’ve not got one to hand, try asking a local builder or large store whether they have any packaging
you could have. And if it’s raining then kids can get creative with furniture, Organise a summer party Who needs a birthday - why not throw a summer party? It’s a lovely
way to spend a summer afternoon and evening. Simply text your friends, meet in the park with disposable barbies, hot dogs, cricket bat, football and away you go.
It’s not to late to get growing and you don’t need any more space
sowing the seeds, remembering to water them and then charting their progress from seedling to stomach. Make sure you choose seeds that are designed to be sown in July so try pak choi, new potatoes or winter radish. Stargaze!
Or even, if your kids are tiny, wild paddling? Nothing beats the
fresh, cool, vibrant feel of wild water on your face or even just between
Choose a night when the sky is very clear, and there’s no moon.
spent picnicking, and paddling, and even swimming in the streams and brooks around where my parents lived in west Yorkshire. For ideas of where to go to ﬁnd wild water near you, see www.wildswimming.co.uk.
Nothing beats the fresh, cool, vibrant feel of wild water on your face or even just between your toes.
Go rock pooling When the tide is out try rock pooling at the beach at Ovingdean,
Holywell at Eastbourne or the Birling Gap. Take a bucket, a net and if
Before you go out, look online or at a book about the constellations, and
you’re really keen get a seaside wildlife book to identify crabs, limpets,
choose a shape to look for that should be visible at the time of year, and
mussels, ﬁsh and types of seaweed.
in the area you’re facing. Look out for the brightest star in the night sky,
Sirius. If you’re an amateur at stargazing, start with a (relatively) easy constellation to spot, such as the Big Dipper. It might take a while to work things out, but stick with it – and once you’ve identiﬁed a constellation, you’ll always ﬁnd it easy to spot. For added excitement, the Perseid meteor shower happens around the 12th August so you can spot shooting stars - magical!
Go wild swimming
your toes. Some of my happiest summer days as a mother have been Grow some veg
than a window-box, or a tiny space in your yard – and your kids will love
sofa cushions, rugs and pillows to construct the perfect cosy den.
Organise a rounders match Everyone loves a rounders match. Simply phone a few other
families, identify your park or space for the match, choose your day, and pitch up with the bats and balls, the post-markers, and the rugs and picnics for lunch. Make sure the teams are well-balanced in terms of age, ability etc, and play hard! It’s a wonderfully bonding experience.
Summer holiday feature Families
Find some splashy fun There’s nothing kids love more than
playing around in water and there’s plenty of ways to have some splashy fun (other than at the beach). See our article on page 9 on where to ﬁnd paddling pools, water jets and fountains near you. Or you could set up a hose pipe, sprinkler system or paddling pool in your garden. Or invest in some water pistols or set up buckets and sponges and let the water war commence – but don’t expect to stay dry yourself.
Row a boat You can hire boats to row on the Ouse in Barcombe, Lewes.
Make sure the kids wear life jackets and take it in turns to row (so what if you end up going round and round? It’s all part of the fun.).
Go ﬁshing Kids love ﬁshing! Visit your local riverbank, lake or try the sea to
see where others ﬁsh to to see if they like the look of it. If your child seems keen, this might be a good time to invest in a ﬁshing kit – but if you’d like to try it out without a big outlay, or your kids are young, go for a dipping net. And remember that, if you and your child take up ‘proper’ ﬁshing, you’ll need a licence from the Environment Agency (www.environment-agency.gov.uk).
Borrow a dog You might own a dog already, of course, in which case just skip
this idea and go take him or her out for a walk instead! But if you’re not a dog-owner, and if you have a child or children, chances are that a dog would be a welcome guest – so why not invite one over, for the day or even for the weekend? We regularly foster two dogs, Rocco and George, while their owners are away: my children love the chance to take them for walks and to bath them and feed them. It’s all the fun without the ties – and without enthusiasm ever waning. To ﬁnd your dog, just ask around: dog-owners need breaks too.
My children love the chance to take the dogs for walks and to bath them and feed them. It’s all the fun without the ties.
Fly your kite The sun is out, the sky is blue. There’s a breeze ﬂuttering:
and what could be more fun than watching your child’s kite playing on the gentle wind? Kites don’t always ﬂy ﬁrst time, of course – they take practice. But most homes have at least one kite forgotten in a cupboard – or you can make your own, using dowelling and paper and glue. If you’re really keen, there are even professionals who’ll give you kite-ﬂying lessons in windy spots across the country – see www.kitevibe.com
Go for a walk We are spoilt for beautiful
walks along the coast, on the downs or woods. Be adventurous and try one that you haven’t done before. Take plenty of water, sarnies and chocolate to keep you going and plus shoes ﬁt for the terrain and weather. Lots of walks incorporate tea rooms or pubs so look forward to a cream tea after your exurtions. Visit www.familiessussexcoast.co.uk for more summer holiday fun.
July /August 2011
Days out reviewed... theme parks
Love them or hate them, the bright lights and rides of theme parks are pretty much guaranteed to have your kids jumping up and down with excitement. We’ve reviewed three near and far to try this summer hols.
It took us an hour and a
After a 45 minute journey, we arrive on probably
A sunny spring day meant it was quite busy but
one of the busiest days of the year. Unphased,
didn’t feel packed. With zero waiting time for
we go to explore and are pleasantly surprised
rides, plenty for those under seven and lots of
that it doesn’t appear to be too packed and the
bouncy energy zappers, the pier has plenty to
décor is nicely done. Our optimism is short-
entertain. For older kids there’s the roller coaster
lived, however, as most of the ‘fastrack’ (queue
and some really scary looking rides. Highlights
busters) have sold out and we struggle to ﬁnd
for us were the helter skelter and dolphin derby
rides that you don’t have to queue over an hour
– which we won!
World of Adventures
half to get to Legoland near Windsor so it was going to have to be a good day. Happily it lived up to the effort it took to get there and we had a super day out. Stevie (aged 4 1⁄2) loved the water park the best and for me (aged 40+) it was the pirate falls. In fact, there was plenty for those aged 4 to go on so it’s a great park for little ones. We were very impressed with the driving school but overwhelmed by the jolly rocker with Stevie clinging to me, but at least he knows his limits now. You could deﬁnitely spend a good 12 hours here. Our regular Qbot saved us some queuing time but if you can afford it then the Qbot express is better. And the downside? Well it’s pricey, especially if you got the Qbot express which adds a hefty £40 on for each person. Our advice is to look out or the discount vouchers as Legoland is deﬁnitely worth a visit. Cost for a family of 4: £174 (includes regular Qbot (peak time) - book online). Kids under 3 go free. Families rating Kiddywink excitement ★★★★★ Value for money ★★ Parental happiness ★★★
for or rides that accommodate those under 1.2m. We did see lots of happy teenagers screaming on the rides so if you are older then this is probably more your scene. On the plus side, the zoo is a haven away from the commotion of the rides and
It felt expensive but that’s only because you are constantly digging into your pocket for more change and in comparison to other theme parks it actually compares well. Brighton Pier is the
the sealion show is a complete joy.
theme park right on your doorstep, without the
So our advice? Don’t go until you are over
eyes and please parents with the added bonus
1.2m, don’t go on hot sunny days and, if you
of candy ﬂoss.
can, don’t go in the school holidays.
hefty entrance fee or waiting times to thrill little
Cost for a family of 4: £40 (buy 30 tokens
Cost for a family of 4: £120.80 (includes
for £20 which gives you around 10 rides. We
fastrack aimed at the under 11s - book online)
estimate that £40 for the rides would be more
Kids under 1m go free.
than sufﬁcient.) Not including candy ﬂoss!
Kiddywink excitement ★★★★
Kiddywink excitement ★★★★★
Value for money ★★
Value for money ★★★★
Parental happiness ★
Parental happiness ★★★★
Summer fun Families
Splashing about this summer As summer is upon us Vicki Bates from the little swim school looks at some of the beneﬁts of teaching your child to swim. Safety is the most obvious
remember a simple sequence of events. Many of my children’s ﬁrst
beneﬁt born out of the most
friendships were made in the pool, some of which are still ﬂourishing ten
frightening statistic - drowning
is the third biggest cause of accidental death in children. It is reported that every week one school age child dies in a drowning incident. By teaching your child water safety and swimming skills from a young age you can help your child to help themselves if they end up in a dangerous situation. Swimming lessons are a fun way to discover water safety
For more information about the little swim school and their classes for pre-school children visit www.thelittleswimschool.co.uk or call them on 01273 207992.
Outdoor splashy fun near you The sea can be scary for kids (and parents) so here are some ideas for where you can keep cool, get wet and have fun this summer holidays. Peter Pan’s playground. Madeira Drive, Brighton Kids tread on the buttons to get the water to shoot up. Great fun and a nice café in the playground.
rules and help your child become relaxed in the water – this helps children
develop water conﬁdence and respect for the water which in turn helps
The Artdeco lido at Saltdean offer great swimming, sand pit, baby pool
them remain safe and have fun for longer.
and café. Check the weather and opening before setting out.
The physical beneﬁts that swimming lessons bring include increased
Saunders Park, Lewes Road, Brighton
ﬁtness and coordination, improved joint mobility and increased muscle
The paddling pool is a feature of the newly refurbished park – deﬁnitely
strength. The supportive aspect of water is a wonderful equaliser - a child
worth a visit.
who may not enjoy running might ﬁnd that they are able to kick through water with amazing agility. Children who are small or large for their age
Fort Fun Aqua Water Park, Eastbourne
often ﬁnd their size is irrelevant in the water. Also cardio-vascular, lung and
Fort Fun in Eastbourne now has a family Aqua Water Park. There’s
blood capillary functions are increased during swimming which can lead
multiple slides, tilting buckets, interactive play panels, sprinkle showers,
to increased stamina, happiness, health and better eating and sleeping
snake tunnels and loads more. www.fortfun.co.uk
patterns. The social beneﬁts of teaching your child include early learning, conﬁdence and friendship. Often children also begin to learn their colours, numbers and shapes from the various ‘props’ their swimming teacher uses. Badge and certiﬁcate reward systems for swimming achievements also increases a child’s sense of self esteem. For many children swimming lessons are their ﬁrst social group where they learn how to make friends, share toys, take turns, listen and
Hove Lagoon The paddling pool is in the children’s play area alongside the lagoon itself. Paddling Pool at the West Pier Part of the playground with a fantastic castle and right by the beach, but it does get extremely busy. Pells Pool, Lewes Lawn, sun terrace children’s paddling pool, rafts and other play equipment. www.pellspool.org.uk
Four best family festivals Want to do something different with your kids this summer? How about giving them an experience they will never forget and take them to a festival? Romany from Festival Kidz recommends 4 of the most unmissable festivals for families this year:
1.Camp Bestival Dorset, 28-31 July 2011 Camp Bestival was created with families in mind. Billed as a Festi-holiday, your festival experience will be a cross between a retro Butlins Holiday Camp with all the fun and wacky eccentricity of a major music
aimed purely at under 10s and their families. There will be some great music alongside a jam-packed programme of youngster’s favourites. Rastamouse, Baby Loves Disco, Charlie and Lola, The Science Museum, Waybuloo, Yoga Bugs, Zingzillas and the Fairy School will be there along with all sorts of other free activities to keep little ones excited and awestruck all day long. And after a long day of non-stop fun you can go home a sleep in the comfort of your own bed – phew!
festival. Carefully planned programming from baby yoga and pre-school
Day tickets are £23 per person in
favourites like Mr Tumble, skate parks and chart-topping acts, to musical
advance or £30 on the gate. The
legends like Primal Scream and Blondie, means that there is something
price is the same for adults and
here for all ages. And you can also take advantage of the Boutique
children, with the exception of
Babysitting service (www.boutiquebabysitting.com) if your kids want a
babies under 12 months who are
break from the festival action.
free. Discounted tickets are available
Weekend tickets start at £170 for adults and £85 for 11-17 year olds. Camp Bestival is FREE for children aged 10 and under but you must obtain a ticket. www.campbestival.net
2. Shambala Northamptonshire, 25-28 July 2011 This festival embraces families like a big warm comforting hug. Lots of provision for tiny ones: Family Yurt (for shelter, chilling out and bedtimes stories with cocoa), toddler play spaces, sandpits near the lake where you can relax with a pint on a sunny afternoon! Dedicated early years tent in the main festival with puppet shows, dance classes, workshops, and stay and play sessions. This year they have increased their activities for tweens and teens too so the whole family should have a great time.
for families and groups. www.lollibopfestival.co.uk
4. Guilfest Guildford, 15 to 17 July 2011 GuilFest 2011 features 7 stages of live music with a diverse line-up that includes Razorlight, Adam Ant, Chipmunk, James Blunt, Peter Andre, N-Dubz and Roger Daltrey. GuilFest also features theatre, comedy, street performances, and a fantastic children’s area. Guilfest is an independently run festival with a very friendly atmosphere, held in the
Weekend tickets are from £119 for adults, £79 for teens (ages 15, 16 and
beautiful surroundings of Stoke Park. And if the big-name entertainment
17 years) and £29 for children (ages 5 to 14 years inclusive). Under 5s are
all gets too much you can cool off in Guildford’s lido next door!
free but must be registered. www.shambalafestival.org
3. LolliBop Regent’s Park, London, 5 - 7 August 2011 If you and are worried about camping or think a whole weekend may be too much then LolliBop is a great introduction to the festival scene.
LolliBop has all the fun and atmosphere of a major festival but it is
Weekend tickets start from £110 for adults, £60 for 12-15 year olds. Children aged 11 and under are FREE. Day tickets, camping and campervan passes also available. www.guilfest.co.uk For details of more family-friendly festivals near you, check out the interactive Festivals Map on www.festivalkidz.com.
Where I live Families
Where I live... Woodingdean, Brighton Every issue of Families magazine we ask you about where you live – what’s it like, your favourite place to go and things to do both here and further aﬁeld… Dawn Banks lives near the race course in Woodingdean, overlooking the
Favourite outing (in this area)
ﬁelds and the sea with her husband and two children Berri, aged 5 and
We love visiting Spring Barn Farm Park. On a sunny day its a great place
Pablo aged 4. Dawn works as a garden designer, designing family friendly,
to hang out, play, see the animals and eat nice food.
fun and natural gardens.
Favourite café I have to say that the Queens Park cafe is very good, excellent value and excellent cakes and sandwiches.
Favourite park I am a lover of Queens park in Hanover. It offers a bit of everything.
Favourite restaurant We really like the Hanover Pub in Queens Park Road. They have recently opened a pizza restaurant and do stone baked pizza which the kids love.
Favourite big day out (any area) Hever Castle was a real winner - in the warm weather the kids really enjoy the water maze.
What was your best day out last year We thoroughly enjoyed climbing at Harrison’s Rocks (near Tunbridge Wells). Kids tried a little climbing and played about. Lovely setting, took a picnic and just hung out - everyone liked the day.
Favourite holiday destination By far it was India. We went there Christmas just gone and we are going back this year.
It’s a fabulous place to go, people are so
The children really like going to the garden centre (Wyevales) as they love
friendly and adore the children. The natural
to go into the aquarium area and look at all the ﬁsh and I love walking
beauty and wildlife had the children very
round and looking at the plants.
excited. The food was fab (and not one of us got Deli Belly) and it was all very chilled out.
Favourite club or class We are members of the Esporta club and its great. The kids learn tennis and swimming and as members can do the free circuits and they also love to play in the grounds or in the soft play.
July /August 2011
Contact Dawn about garden design by visiting www.dawnbanks.co.uk or call 01273 699186.
Our What’s On pages are put together several weeks beforehand and whilst we aim to be as accurate as we can, there may be some changes. Always contact the venue in advance to check details.
The Mr Men and Little Miss Party Road Show Mr Benn
17-18 August Pavilion Theatre, Worthing Mr Benn’s world is turned upside down when he stumbles across a small dusty shop overﬂowing with costumes. As if by magic, the shopkeeper appears and shows Mr Benn into a changing room containing a special door that leads to extraordinary adventures. 01903 206206 www.worthingtheatres.co.uk
The Go! Go! Go! Show 20-21 August Congress Theatre, Worthing
Shaun the Sheep
14-17 July Theatre Royal Brighton Come and join Shaun and his friends in their very own live show. All your favourite characters from the hit BBC show will be here including Bitzer, Shirley, Timmy and the rest of the ﬂock in this magical, fully choreographed music and dance extravaganza. 08448 717 650 www.ambassadortickets.com/brighton
Straight Up 2011 16 July Brighton Dome
Led by JP Omari and his team, this year’s youth dance event showcases some of the city’s most talented young hip hop dancers and features special guest performances from Freedom Movement (Nottingham), Urban Strides (the street dance specialists) and winners of Sky 1’s Got to Dance 2011 - Chris & Wes! 01273 709709 www.brightondome.org
Anything Goes 20-30 July
Congress Theatre, Eastbourne The Rattonians present the fabulous musical comedy Anything Goes. Set aboard a ship sailing from New York to London in the 1930’s, Cole Porter’s stunning score is packed with show stoppers including the title song Anything Goes, You’re The Top, I Get a Kick Out of You to name but a few. . 01323 412000 www.eastbournetheatres.co.uk
Airbourne Brilliant air show along Eastbourne seafront and it’s free! 11-14 August
Step into a magical world and explore the outer reaches of the cosmos in this interactive environment for young people with and without learning difﬁculties or physical challenges. 01273 709709 www.brightondome.org
Worthing’s talented young performers present a fabulous display of dance, singing and drama. The Jean Butterworth School of Dancing students are regional competition winners aged between 3 and 16 years. 01903 206206 www.worthingtheatres.co.uk
Where is Stickman A countryside adventure with the Sussex Wildlife Trust! 26 July
9 July Founders Room, Brighton Dome
9-10 July Pavilion Theatre, Worthing
Mr Benn The magic, the shopkeeper, the music - much loved nostalgia, 17-18 August.
The World’s a Stage
favourites Our top picks for July and August
An all-new pop musical for kids featuring ﬁve fantastic new pop stars, a sock-eating Fluffalope and the permanently confused Mr. Bafﬂed. 01903 206206 www.worthingtheatres.co.uk
High School Mania
25 August Pavilion Theatre, Worthing A vibrant cast will take you on a voyage of pure exhilaration in celebration of the high-octane, high-energy, highexcitement hits from High School Musical 1, 2, and 3! 01903 206206 www.worthingtheatres.co.uk
The Jungle Book
25-27 August Connaught Theatre, Worthing Baloo the bear and Bagheera the black panther must take Mowgli to the safety of the man-village but the jungle is full of danger as they venture on a journey which teaches them true friendship. 01903 206206 www.worthingtheatres.co.uk
Summer Ice Spectacular A night at the Musicals 25 August - 4 September
Congress Theatre, Eastbourne World class ice skating blends with some of the greatest songs and melodies ever written to create a dazzling production. 01323 412000 www.eastbournetheatres.co.uk
30 August Pavilion Theatre, Worthing
The Mr Men and Little Miss family are celebrating their 40th birthday with a brand new party show! 01903 206206 www.worthingtheatres.co.uk
Cinema Big Scream!
Duke of York Cinema, Brighton Every Wednesday morning at 11am mums, dads and carers with babies under one can enjoy a great ﬁlm at the Duke of York Cinema, Brighton. See website for ﬁlms. www.picturehouses.co.uk
Saturday morning Kids’ Club
Duke of York cinema, Brighton Starts 10.30am with drawing and a competition with a ﬁlm at 11am. 9 July: Spirited Away 16 July: Tangled Check website for ﬁlms for the rest of July and August. 0871 704 2056 www.picturehouses.co.uk
Saturday morning pictures Connaught 2 Screen, Worthing Every Saturday at 10.15am 9 July: Mars needs Mum 3D 16 July: Hop 23 July: Prom Check website for ﬁlms. 01903 206206 www.worthingtheatres.co.uk
Activities and events
Storytime Every week
Hove Library Fridays at 10.15am 01273 290700 Jubilee Library Wednesdays 10.15am 01273 296960
Sensory story telling for children with special needs Last Saturday every month Jubilee Library, Brighton Discover the magic of sensory stories particularly suited to children with profound and multiple learning disabilities. 01273 296960 www.brighton-hove.gov.uk
Tots That Rock
Mondays and Fridays 10.30 - 11.30am The Bridge Inn, High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea Singing and dancing and chat with other mums, dads and carers. Just turn up. 07961 363658
Mumpreneurs Networking Club
July 8: Lime House Cafe, St Pauls Church, Worthing July 14: Chambers Bistro Old Town Hall, Shoreham July 15: David Lloyd Centre, Brighton Marina July 15: The Woolpack Inn, West Street, Burgess Hill www.agoodgossip.co.uk
15-17 July The Basement, Kensington Street, North Laines, Brighton A display of personal collections from Brighton and Hove residents – such as dolls, stickers, stamps, shopping lists, snow globes and elastic bands. 01273 292536
Open garden Story time and singing Every week day at 4pm and singing Friday at 10.30am
The Book Nook, First Avenue, Hove 01273 911988 www.booknookuk.com
Every Monday 7pm St Michael and All Angels Church Hall, South Street, Lancing A light-hearted sing. All welcome. email@example.com 01273 464440
16 July, 1-6pm Martlets Hospice Garden, Wayﬁeld Avenue, Hove The hospice garden has been transformed. The centre of the garden has been designed as a courtyard with wide paths and seating areas to enjoy the sunshine or shade. Flower beds are a mix of delicate acers, perennials and fragrant shrubs like lavender. In a shady corner there is a Japanese-style seating area with bamboo and gently trickling water. There will be a performance by Brighton Male Voice Choir from 2pm. www.themartletshospice.co.uk
What’s on Families
To publicise your event in Families Sussex Coast what’s on pages email firstname.lastname@example.org.. Music Magic at the Mill
An evening of musical magic inspired by the natural world at Woods Mill. Come and be led around our ﬂagship nature reserve where at different points there will be musicians and singers to entertain you. 01273 497561 www.sussexwt.org.uk
Enjoy and join in the carnival by the seafront. www.brightoncarnival.co.uk
16 July Wood Mills, Henﬁeld
Portslade Infant Community Summer Fair 16 July, 11am - 2pm Locks Hill, Portslade A fun day for all with a Wild West themed fair, lots of stalls, rafﬂe, tombolla, crafts for all ages to enjoy, performances by the children and entertainment by Childrens Parties Sussex. 07706 896360
24 July Madiera Drive, Brighton
Wild Woodies Summer Holiday Club Age 7-11 25 July Seven Sisters Country Park, Seaford
A weekend Festival of Chemistry to celebrate The International Year of Chemistry 2011. Includes fun activities, science shows and forensics workshops. 01323 832731 www.the-observatory.org
25 July Seven Sisters Country Park, Seaford
Get involved in ﬁre lighting, shelter construction and cooking. Use the woods around the camp to ﬁnd natural materials that can be used to make and create things to build and decorate your camp with. 01273 497561 www.sussexwt.org.uk
Bugs and Beasties Summer Holiday Club 27 July Stanmer Park, Brighton Walk through the woods looking at amazing natural colours, patterns and shapes. Make a giant sculpture in the woods and produce your own work of art from natural materials to take home. 01273 497561 www.sussexwt.org.uk
Drusillas Park The enchantment of the Little Kingdom will be cast over Drusillas for one day only, with Ben Elf and Princess Holly. 01323 874100 www.drusillas.co.uk
26 July Wood Mills, Henﬁeld
28 July Wood Mills, Henﬁeld
Walk through the woods looking at amazing natural colours, patterns and shapes. Make a giant sculpture in the woods and produce your own work of art from natural materials to take home. 01273 497561 www.sussexwt.org.uk
Use tools to make things from green wood and other natural materials. Enjoy trying out some useful survival skills. Learn and practise safe ﬁre lighting to make your own hot drink! 01273 497561 www.sussexwt.org.uk
Where is Stickman
Splash FM Garden Party
26 July Seven Sisters Country Park, Seaford
Wild Woodies Summer Holiday Club - Out and About in the Woods
This is a great town garden with interest and variety. It has a beautiful bonsai shelter and raised ﬂower beds including an array of roses.
start here 22-23 July Steyne Gardens, Worthing
The biggest tribute festival on the South Coast. gardenparty.splashfm.com
Broadwater Carnival 23 July Broadwater, Worthing
Stalls and displays from 10am and carnival procession from 1pm. www.visitworthing.co.uk
Bungee on the Beach 23 July Hove Lawns
Ideally located for a perfect day out for family and friends watching people bungee. www.ukbungee.co.uk
July /August 2011
Take a journey stick to explore the woodland and then whittle your own stickman into life while sitting round the camp ﬁre, then collect materials to build a shelter for him. To ﬁnish the morning cook pastry over the ﬁre to eat. 01273 497561 www.sussexwt.org.uk
Whiskers and Wet Noses 26 July Raystede Animal Centre, Ringmer
Join the Raystede team for a discovery day about animal senses. Follow a sensory trail around the site and play games to discover how our furry, feathered, slimy and scaled friends see the world. 01825 880461 www.raystede.org
31 July Brooklands Pleasure Park
Wadars will be turning Brooklands Pleasure Park into Hong Kong for the day by staging the towns ﬁrst ever Dragon Boat Racing Festival. www.worthingdragonboat.co.uk
Bugs and Beasties Summer Holiday Club
July 17, 11.30am - 4pm 18 Chorley Avenue, Saltdean
Dragon Boat Racing Festival
Ben and Holly at Drusillas
Bugs and Beasties Summer Holiday Club I’m a Survivor Welcome to the Woods
30-31 July The Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux
Wild Woodies Summer Holiday Club Age 7-11
Eastbourne A packed two days ﬁlled with outdoor pursuits on land, water and in the air. From the Urban Shadows dazzling visitors with their daredevil parkour displays to the Animal Relentless Bike Tour performing wheelies, jumps and stunts in their purpose built arena. www.eastbourneexetreme.co.uk
Every Tuesday evening there is a tribute concerts for kids - Glee, Hannah Montana, Abba and High School Musical. www.eastbournebandstand.co.uk
26 July, 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 August 7.30-8.30pm Eastbourne Bandstand
Drusillas Park Test your prowess against the animal kingdom by taking part in the Zoolympics Challenge Day. 01323 874100 www.drusillas.co.uk
Drop-in for some crafty experiments. 01323 832731 www.the-observatory.org
Curious about Chemistry
Get involved in ﬁre lighting, shelter construction and cooking. Use the woods around the camp to ﬁnd natural materials that can be used to make and create things to build and decorate your camp with. 01273 497561 www.sussexwt.org.uk
25 July, 1, 8, 15 and 22 August The Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux
Kids Summertime Special
Age 7-11 28 July Seven Sisters Country Park, Seaford Spend a day in the woods around the camp ﬁre. Help light a ﬁre, and enjoy some campﬁre food. Find out who you are sharing the woods with and using tools and natural materials make your own woodland creature to take home. 01273 497561 www.sussexwt.org.uk
Bugs and Beasties Summer Holiday Club Welcome to the Woods Age 6-11 29 July Stanmer Park, Brighton Use tools to make things from green wood and other natural materials. Enjoy trying out some useful survival skills. Learn and practise safe ﬁre lighting to make your own hot drink! 01273 497561 www.sussexwt.org.uk
Lammas Festival 31 July - 1 August
Western Lawns, Town Centre and Seafront, Eastbourne A pageant of morris dancing, carnival giants and live music from traditional and folk-rock to modern jazz. www.lammasfest.org
Bugs and Beasties Summer Holiday Club Age 6-11 2 August Wood Mills, Henﬁeld Hunt for minibeasts in the undergrowth and in the pond. Explore how they move, feed and are adapted for survival. Make a weird and wonderful beastie of your own to take home. 01273 497561 www.sussexwt.org.uk
Living in Space half day workshop Age 6+ 2 August The Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux Learn how we keep astronauts alive and what it is like to live in space. You will prepare your own space meal. 01323 832731 www.the-observatory.org
Peppa Pig Month 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 and 24 August Drusillas Park
August heralds the start of Peppa Pig month at Drusillas Park, when this cheeky favourite will be making appearances. 01323 874100 www.drusillas.co.uk
Living and Working in Space - full day workshop Age 9+
East Worthing Festival
3 August The Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux
Fun for all the family in Homeﬁeld Park. Admission free. Bouncy Castle, mega car boot sale, all sorts of displays and refreshments available. www.visitworthing.co.uk
Find out how to stay alive and even walk in space. Make your own space meal, discover what it would be like to wear a spacesuit and how astronauts work. 01323 832731 www.the-observatory.org
Bugs and Beasties Summer Holiday Club Age 6-11 3 August Stanmer Park, Brighton Hunt for minibeasts in the undergrowth and in the pond. Explore how they move, feed and are adapted for survival. Make a weird and wonderful beastie of your own to take home. 01273 497561 www.sussexwt.org.uk
Worthing Play Day 3 August Broadwater, Worthing
6 August Homeﬁeld Park, Worthing
9 August Raystede Animal Centre, Ringmer Inspired by the animal world, let your creative juices ﬂow on this arty summers day. Contribute to a big piece of art on site and make a natural sculpture to take home. Be prepared to get messy! 01825 880461 www.raystede.org
Marine week with the Sussex Wildlife Trust 8-12 August Seven Sisters Country Park
A week of learning about crabs, the shore, the sea and pirates in a range of events. 01273 497561 www.sussexwt.org.uk
11 August The Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux
Recycle rubbish into some fabulous hand-made paper. 01323 832731 www.the-observatory.org
Perseids Open Evening 12 August The Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux
The Perseids meteor shower occurs as Earth passes through the outskirts of a cloud of debris from the comet SwiftTuttle. The dust and bits of rock left behind burn up if they enter the earth’s atmosphere, leaving a bright stream. These burning streams are also known as shooting stars. 01323 832731 www.the-observatory.org
August 13, 11am - 5pm 22 Cranmer Avenue, Hove This garden is inspired by the idea of edible landscaping. Here you will ﬁnd cornﬂowers next to courgettes, violas amongst the strawberries and ﬂowers with the beans. This gives the garden a lovely vibrancy but it still retains its cottage garden roots. www.themartletshospice.co.uk
Funfair rides, bouncy castle, music from Splash FM. Bring your own picnic but there will be food available to buy. www.visitworthing.co.uk
Rocketry half day workshop
Netherlands National Circus
9 August The Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux
Princes Park Flying trapeze, original clowning, stylish and daring aerialists and acrobats, mystifying illusions. www.netherlandscircus.co.uk
Learn all about the mighty rockets that launch robot explorers to the planets and ﬂy men and women into space. Make and launch your own balloon and water powered rockets. 01323 832731 www.the-observatory.org
Rocketry full day workshop
Worthing International Birdman Competition
Bugs and Beasties Summer Holiday Club I’m a Survivor - Get me out of Here! Age 6-11 4 August Wood Mills, Henﬁeld
Create a shelter to survive in the woods and get to know the trees. Enjoy trying out some useful survival skills. Learn and practise safe ﬁre lighting to make your own hot drink! 01273 497561 www.sussexwt.org.uk
Wild Woodies Summer Holiday Club - Spinners and Weavers
Age 9+ 10 August The Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux The rocket is the only engine that will work in space. Today you will make and launch a water-powered rocket which you will ﬂoat back to Earth by parachute. You will also make and race simple rocket powered cars. 01323 832731 www.the-observatory.org
Age 7-11 Practice your ﬁre lighting skills. Try your hand at weaving a corn dolly and use your skill with tools to make a spinner to take away with you. 01273 497561 www.sussexwt.org.uk
Bugs and Beasties Summer Holiday Club I’m a Survivor - Get me out of Here! Age 6-11 5 August Stanmer Park, Brighton
Create a shelter to survive in the woods and get to know the trees. Enjoy trying out some useful survival skills. Learn and practise safe ﬁre lighting to make your own hot drink! 01273 497561 www.sussexwt.org.uk
13 August Central Brighton Enjoy the spectacular parade from Madeira Drive to Preston Park. Kids get in free to the event with a paying adult. www.brightonpride.org
13-14 August The Pier, Worthing
There is nothing like this gathering of Birdmen to thrill all with its fun and serious attempts to win the £10K prize for the longest ﬂight. Watch the spectacle for free! www.worthingbirdman.co.uk
The Family of the Sun half day workshop Age 6+ 16 August The Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux
Learn about the planets and bits and pieces that travel around our Sun. You will design and make a Martian Lander to land an egg safely on its surface and you will test your design by dropping it from a great height. 01323 832731 www.the-observatory.org
4 August Seven Sisters Country Park
Paper making half day workshop Age 6+
Airbourne 11-14 August
Eastbourne Seafront The world’s biggest free seafront airshow returns in August with 4 days of spectacular ﬂying and its all FREE! Featuring the best of the RAF and international display teams across the eight miles length of seafront and over national beauty spot Beachy Head. www.eastbourneairshow.com
Space and Astronomy full day workshop Age 9+
Bugs and Beasties Summer Holiday Club - Wildlife in Colour Age 6-11 16 August Woodmills, Henﬁeld For wildlife colour matters, whether you are a bright red lady bird or a speckled brown sparrow. Investigate how nature uses colour and make your own colourful creature. 01273 497561 www.sussexwt.org.uk
Bugs and Beasties Summer Holiday Club - Wildlife in Colour Age 6-11 17 August Stanmer Park, Brighton For wildlife colour matters, whether you are a bright red lady bird or a speckled brown sparrow. Investigate how nature uses colour and make your own colourful creature. 01273 497561 www.sussexwt.org.uk
18 August Arundel Wetlands Centre Watch the pipistrelles emerge at dusk and track up to 5 species with bat detectors to learn their different calls. Watch the bats feeding over Swan Lake. 01903 883355 www.wwt.org.uk
Bug Hunt Age 6+
18 August The Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux Bugs are everywhere, especially in our wood! But what do they look like under a microscope? Come and ﬁnd out. 01323 832731 www.the-observatory.org
Zippos Circus 18-30 August
Hove Lawns Summer circus. www.zippos.co.uk
RAFA Shoreham Airshow 20-21 August Shoreham Airport
Air displays and extensive static displays, arena displays, classic cars and trade stalls throughout the weekend. A family day out with lots of attractions. www.shorehamairshow.com
21 August Stanmer Park, Brighton Experience the eco-build and be inspired to respond to climate change. www.lowcarbon.co.uk
16 August The Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux
Cool Chemistry full day workshop
A huge subject made fun! Make your own telescope and comet as well as designing and building your own spacecraft to land safely on Mars. Learn about the planets and even look at the Sun through the solar telescope (weather permitting). 01323 832731 www.the-observatory.org
23 August The Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux
Find out what makes things ﬁzz, bang and pop in some crazy chemistry experiments. 01323 832731 www.the-observatory.org
Caring for Small Creatures
23 August Raystede Animal Centre, Ringmer Find out about the smallest animals at Raystede and ﬁnd out what they need. Have a go at making the perfect home for a tiny creature and discover ways to keep them happy and healthy. 01825 880461 www.raystede.org
Captivating Chemistry full day workshop Age 9+ 24 August The Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux Come and try some crazy chemistry experiments. 01323 832731 www.the-observatory.org
K’NEX construction half day workshop
To call the Wind, to Strike the Butterﬂy 26 March - 9 July Worthing Museum and Art Gallery
Artist and printmaker Carol Wagstaff uses the museum’s collections to inﬂuence a new body of work.This exhibition will display her interpretations alongside the range of works that have inspired her from across our eclectic range. www.worthingmuseum.co.uk
My Jam Jars and Other Memories: Sculpture by Roger Edwards 26 May to 3 September Worthing Museum and Art Gallery
30 large stone sculptures based on crabs, spiders, woodlice and other crawling bugs that you ﬁnd in dark corners. www.worthingmuseum.co.uk
Age 6+ 25 August The Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux
Early years Age 2-5 Brighton and Hove Museums Sessions include art and stories. 01273 290900 www.brighton-hove-museum.org.uk
The Art of Giving 9 April - 9 October Towner Gallery Eastbourne
Celebrating ongoing philanthropy with works on show that range from a rarely seen 16th century triptych to a contemporary light sculpture donated after Towner’s opening exhibition by Ivàn Navarro. www.townereastbourne.org.uk
7 June - November 2011 Brighton Museum and Art Gallery Colourful prints provide astute insights into the politics, dress, manners and social life of the Regency period. 03000 290900 www.brighton-hove-museums.org.uk
The Art of Duncan Grant and Vanessa Bell, 1905-1925
Mr Watt, Grumpy Man of Metal
18 March - 28 September Hove Museum and Art Gallery Mr Watt, Grumpy Man of Metal, lives in a metal world and makes metal things – a crab’s bicycle, a ﬂying machine, a new kind of trumpet - an exhibition of metal pieces that will appeal to adults and children alike. 03000 290900 www.brighton-hove-museums.org.uk
Behind the scenes at Preston Manor 15 July and 20 August
Preston Manor, Brighton For the ﬁrst time ever Preston Manor opens hidden parts of the house on these very special new tours. 03000 290900 www.brighton-hove-rpml.org.uk
Churchill Square Farmers Market
Every Wednesday 10am-4pm
Mermaid Market Saturdays and Sundays 11am-4pm
Brighton Marina Square
Brighton Farm Market
British painting, exploring the relationship of the Bloomsbury artists and avant-garde art from 1905 to 1925. 03000 290900 www.brighton-hove-museums.org.uk
Croquet on the Lawn 23 July - 28 August Preston Manor
Book in advance. Play croquet Alice in Wonderland-style, with ﬂamingos for mallets and playing cards for hoops! 03000 290900 www.brighton-hove-rpml.org.uk
26 July, 9 August Preston Manor
Image © Jon Mill
16 April to 9 October 2011 Brighton Museum and Art Gallery
Play at the Manor
Design and build a model using a K’nex construction kit. 01323 832731 www.the-observatory.org
Galleries and museums
What’s on Families
George IV and his Friends
Learn games played in days gone by, from Victorian to modern times. 03000 290900 www.brighton-hove-rpml.org.uk
26 July 10.30am-12.30pm (ages 5-8), 1.30-3.30pm (ages 8-14) Brighton Museum and Art Gallery Free, drop-in sessions Spend time with our artist, exploring different approaches to portrait painting. Dupports the Radical Bloomsbury exhibition. 03000 290900 www.brighton-hove-rpml.org.uk
28 July 10.30am-12.30pm, 1.30-3.30pm Hove Museum Free, drop-in. Create a character and explore ways to make stories with our artist, taking inspiration from the Mr Watt, Grumpy Man of Metal exhibition. 03000 290900 www.brighton-hove-rpml.org.uk
Every Saturday 9am-3pm North Road, Brighton
Upper Gardner Street Market Every Saturday 7am-5pm Upper Gardner Street, Brighton www.brightonfarmmarket.co.uk
Shoreham Farmers’ Market
Second Saturday every month 9am-1pm East Street, Shoreham-by-Sea
Worthing Farmers’ Market
Fourth Saturday each month South Street Square, Worthing 01903 203252
Lewes Farmers’ Market First Saturday every month
Cliffe Pedestrian Precinct, Lewes 01273 470900 www.commoncause.org.uk
Motcombe Village Farmers’ Market
Last Sat each month 10-1pm Community Wise, Ocklynge Road, Eastbourne 01323 722924
Southwick and Shoreham Country Market Every Friday 9.15-11am Porter Room, Southwick Community Centre Homemade cakes, plants, fresh eggs, handmade crafts and gifts. ﬁgarosfancies@googlemail.com Get your event listed in Families Sussex Coast magazine:
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July /August 2011
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