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THE Local Family Phonebook What’s On this Spring Win a Season Ticket for Drusillas Win Usborne Books worth £100 Over

1,800 useful contacts

Parties Education Childcare Helplines Toddler Groups Sport and more...


Local Community • Business Opportunities Local Government

Welcome to the spring issue of the Family Grapevine. We’ve got two fantastic competitions:

East Sussex County Council, 0345 60 80 190

WIN an family membership to Drusillas, near Alfriston. The lucky winner will be able to visit the park as often as they like in 2011 - full details are shown on page 6. WIN £100 worth of Usborne books for your family, toddler group, pre-school, school etc. All the details for this competition are shown opposite on page 3. Our Christmas Charity Offfer with Sticky Fingers in aid of Polegate charity Children with Cancer Fund raised £75, so thank you to everyone who supported us. We’ve got lots of events listed in our What’s On Guide including Nearly New Sales, School Fairs as well as family activities at our local attractions. Do support these events as they are a key source of income to our local clubs, charities and businesses. I hope you like the cartoons that local artist Lesley Harvey drew to illustrate the spring in East Sussex. At the heart of the Family Grapevine are the FREE listings. We now include well over 1,800 listings in the magazine which I check at least once a year but, as always, if you find any mistakes please let me know - it really helps!

Katherine

Katherine Daniel, Editor The Family Grapevine, Little Smeads, Haywards Heath Road, Balcombe, West Sussex RH17 6NG Tel: 01444 811368 katherine@sussexfamilygrapevine.co.uk www.sussexfamilygrapevine.co.uk

Lewes District Council, 01273 471600 Wealden District Council, Crowborough offices, 01892 653311 Wealden District Council, Hailsham Offices, 01323 443322

Citizens Advice Bureaux Burwash Citizens Advice, Mon pm at Doctor’s Surgery, 01424 215055 Eastbourne Citizens Advice Bureau, St Leonard’s Road, 01323 417177 Hailsham Citizens Advice, Western Road, 01323 842336 Heathfield Citizens Advice, Tue am at Kings Church Hall, 01435 863786 Lewes Citizens Advice, 3 North Court, 01273 473082 Mayfield Open Door, London House, Wed am, visiting CAB adviser, 01435 873903 Newhaven Citizens Advice, Summerhayes Centre, 01273 612360 Polegate Citizens Advice, Town Council offices, Tue am, 01323 842336 Seaford Citizens Advice, Church Street, 01323 896209 Shinewater Shaftsbury Advice Centre, Eastbourne, Mon, Tue, Thu am, 01323 760654

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Eastbourne, Wealden & Lewes Family Grapevine

Eastbourne Borough Council, 01323 410000

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Ticehurst Citizens Advice, last Wed am, The Annexe, 01424 215055 Uckfield Citizens Advice, Eden House, River Way, closed Tue, 01825 764940 Wadhurst, Carillon Cottage, parish information and drop in daily and CAB rep on Wed am, 01892 785658

The cover photograph is by Louise Richards at Sticky Fingers Studios in Commercial Road, Eastbourne. You will find all Louise’s details in her advert on page 7.

Voluntary Work

Contents A-Z of Activities Advice & Support Antenatal Babies

22 - 29 7-9 9

Out of School Clubs Parties

11 19 -20 4-5

9 - 10

Photographers

7

Business Opportunities

2

Places to Visit

20 - 22

Books, Toys & Gifts

6

Pre-Schools

14 - 18

Schools

18 - 19

Childminders Children’s Centres

10 - 11 11

Special Needs

9 and 25 -26

Childrenswear & Shoes 10 - 11

Toddler Timetable

Daycare Nurseries

Tutoring

Family Health

14 - 18 8

Voluntary Work

Holiday Activities

20 - 21

Youth Clubs & Groups

Independent Schools

17 - 18

Youth Services

Local Government & Libraries 2



Nannies & Au Pairs

The

What’s On

11 - 13 19 2 29 8 30 - 32

Volunteer and Information Centre, Uckfield, 01825 760019 Volunteer Centre, East Sussex, details of and support to find volunteering opportunities, 01323 301757 Volunteer Mediator Training Course, 01323 442781

Social Services Adult Social Care Direct (Social Services), 0345 6080191 Duty and Assessment: for children you think may be at risk aged 11 and under, 01323 747373; for young people aged 12yrs+, 01323 747094 East Sussex County Council Children’s Services, 0345 60 80 192 Emergency Duty Social Services, 01323 636399 (out of hours)

Business Opportunities Captain Tortue, sell French adult’s and children’s clothing, 07934 613591 French and Spanish speakers wanted to run Little Fidgets classes, 01273 833340 Jamie at Home, cookery and homeware products, 07919 680006 Mazu Gold - Organic super nutrient to improve health - home based work opportunity for mums, 01323 892324 or 07727 169044 (see advert) Phoenix Trading, greetings cards and stationery, 01580 201270 St Giles, Eastbourne need host families for international students, Apr - Sep, 01323 744067 (see advert) St Giles, Eastbourne, Learn to Teach English, 4-week intensive course, 01323 729167 (see advert) Usborne Books, sell children’s books to parents, schools, toddler groups etc, 01444 232675 or 01444 487741 (see competition)

Community Policing Crimestoppers, 0800 555111

3VA Volunteer Centre, 66 High St, Lewes, 01273 483832 call for an appointment

Eastbourne Probation Service Community Payback, 01323 749555; Offender Management, 01323 746200

3VA, support for volunteering groups and training, 01323 639373

Neighbourhood Policing, Sussex, all non emergency calls, 0845 60 70 999

Community First Responders, 01273 897836

Libraries

Furniture Now! Furniture service, recycling or training opportunities, 01323 648444 and 01273 487007 Home-Start South Downs, supporting families with children under 5, volunteers must be parents, 01273 612025 Join East Sussex Youth Offending Team, 01323 466633 NYAS Independent Visitors for children and young people in the care system, 07824 475263 Parent Link, helping parents with children who have special needs, 01273 481279 St John Ambulance, Sussex, 01273 371500 Time Out Respite Care for Special Needs, Heathfield, caring for under 10’s on Sats and school hols, 01435 868583 vinvolved, 16 -25 year old volunteers, 01435 810050 (rural), 07887 652382 (coastal)

www.sussexfamilygrapevine.co.uk

Eastbourne Central Library, Grove Road, 0345 6080196 Hailsham Library, Mon pm, Tue - Sat, 0345 6080196 Hampden Park Library, Eastbourne, closed Wed, 0345 6080196 Heathfield Library, Mon am, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat am, 0345 6080196 Langney Library, Eastbourne, Tue, Thu, Fri am, Sat, 0345 6080196 Lewes Library, closed Wed pm, 0345 6080196 Mayfield Library open Mon am, Tue pm, Thu pm, Sat am, 0345 6080196 Mobile Libraries, for details of stops, 0345 60 80 196 Newhaven Library, Mon pm, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri pm, Sat, 0345 6080196 Old Town Community Library, Victoria Drive, Eastbourne, 01323 649964 Pevensey Bay Library, Tue, Thu, Fri and Sat am, 0345 6080196 Polegate Library, closed Wed and Thu pm, 0345 6080196


Local Food and Produce • Usborne Competition St Giles Eastbourne

St Giles Eastbourne TRAIN TO TEACH ENGLISH Trinity CertTESOL

4-week intensive Teacher Training course

7 Mar - 1 Apr • 31 May - 24 Jun • 5 Sep - 30 Sep Course fee: £950 For further details please contact: Teacher Training Department, St Giles Eastbourne, BN20 7AJ Tel: 01323 729167 Fax: 01323 721332 english@stgiles-eastbourne.co.uk

www.stgiles-international.com

Ringmer Library, open Tue pm, Wed am, Thu pm, 0345 6080196 Seaford Library, Mon Tue, Wed am, Thu, Fri, Sat, 0345 6080196

Farmers Market, Cliffe High Street, Lewes, 1st Sat, 9am - 1pm, 01273 470900

Uckfield Library, closed Mon pm, 0345 6080196

Farmers Market, Community Wise, Eastbourne, last Sat of month, 10am - 12.30pm, 01323 722924

Wadhurst Library, open Mon pm, Wed am, Fri pm, Sat am, 0345 6080196

Hailsham Farmers Market, 2nd Sat of month, 9am - 12.30pm, 01323 833359

Willingdon Library, closed Tue and Sat pm, 0345 6080196

Heathfield Farmers Market, 3rd Sat 9am - 12.30pm, 01435 862798

Local Food and Produce

Lewes Food Market, every Fri from 9.30am - 1.30pm, Old Market Tower, 07824 711727

Chilley Farm Shop, Rickney, local produce, child friendly, cream teas, 01323 768836 Coopers Farm, Stonegate, naturally reared meat, 01580 200386 East Dean Fresh Produce Market, Wed am, 01323 423481

Local Roots and Wellie Boots, veg boxes and catering, 15 mile radius of Eastbourne, 07707 898316 Mansion Markets, Kidbrooke Park, Forest Row, 11am - 4pm, 01342 824944  (see advert and dates on p31)

HOST FAMILIES

Required for students aged 14 upwards, from April to September. All nationalities. Good rates. Families holding CRB Disclosures particularly welcome.

For further details please contact: The Accommodation Officer, St Giles Eastbourne,13 Silverdale Road, Eastbourne, BN20 7AJ Tel: 01323 744067 accommodation@stgiles-eastbourne.co.uk Newhaven Country Market, Hillcrest Centre, Thu am, 9.45am - 1pm, 01273 512376 Old Spot Farm Shop, Piltdown, 01825 722894 Pevensey Bay Country Market, St Wilfred’s Hall, Fri am, 01323 460178 Redlands Farm Shop, Horam, locally produced meat & veg etc, 01435 812248 Ringmer Country Market, Village Hall, weekly, Tue 10am, 01273 812394 Riverford Organic Vegetable Boxes, 0845 6002311 Sharnfold Farm, Stone Cross, farm shop, walks, PYO etc, 01323 768490

Keep Healthy the Natural Way with Mazu Gold Organic, super nutrient tonic for adults and children

● Boosts immune system ● Supports joint mobility ● Super Anti-oxidant Home-based distributors also required for our Sussex Team. Great support & training. Contact Claire (mother and midwife)

01323 892324 or 07727169044 www.mazu-me.co.uk

Stonegate Farmers Market, 2nd Sat of month, 10am - midday, 01580 200386 Village Hall, Newick, Fri 10am - 11am, 01825 722855

St Luke’s Community Market, Stone Cross, every Fri, 10am - 12noon, 01323 767020

Wadhurst Market, Commemoration Hall, 4th Thu 1.30pm - 4.30pm, 01892 783027

St Thomas Church Hall, Cliffe High St, Lewes, Fri 10am - 10.45 am, 01273 486510

Waldron Country Market, Lucas Hall, 2nd Wed, 10.15 - 11, from 10 for free coffee and biscuits, 01435 812931

Win £100 worth of Usborne Books for your home, school, pre-school, toddler group, charity ....... Usborne offer an unrivalled service with an ultimate book buying package: • Over 1,800 award-winning titles for children from birth to KS4. • Up to 60% in EXTRA FREE BOOKS when schools hold an Usborne Event. • Up to 30% discount when schools place an order through Usborne Representatives. • Minimum 10% host commission for all book parties held at home, mother & toddler

groups, other groups, pre-schools and schools. That’s in addition to any special offers available at the time of the party! • Lots of fundraising opportunities for local groups, pre-schools and schools. • Hassle-free personal service from your representative. • For more information call Karen Wallis: 01444 232675 or Debbie Sheridan: 01444 487741

Don’t forget Usborne supports World Book Day and accepts World Book Day Tokens until 30 Apr 2011.

To enter our competition to WIN £100 worth of books simply answer the following question: How many different titles does Usborne publish? a) Over 1,000 b) Over 1,500 c) Over 1,800 Email your answer, name, address and phone number to usbornecompetition@gmail.com or send a post-card to Usborne Competition, 19 Sycamore Drive, Burgess Hill, West Sussex, RH15 0GG. The closing date is 11th April. One entry per household, school, group, pre-school etc. The lucky winner will be drawn at random and will be able to choose books from the Usborne catalogue. Full competition rules at www.sussexfamilygrapevine.co.uk

To add a listing or advertise email katherine@sussexfamilygrapevine.co.uk or call 01444 811368




Party Time Hall Hire

Treasure Hunts Party Games Face Painting .. and much more! 2 years - adult

Bridgemere Centre, Eastbourne, 01323 439700 Broad Oak Village Hall, 01435 812584 Burwash Village Hall, 01435 883288 Cross in Hand Village Hall, 01435 865034 Denton Island Community Centre, Newhaven, 01273 517250 Eastbourne Town Hall Room Hire, 01323 415034 Emmanuel Church Hall, Hawkswood, Hailsham, excellent facilities, car park, 01323 844885 Fairwarp Village Hall, 01825 712632 Five Ashes Village Hall, 01825 830686 Hailsham East Community Centre, 01323 464340 Hampden Park Community Centre, Eastbourne, small and large halls, 07810 755787 Heathfield Community Centre, 01435 865700 Heathfield Youth Centre, 01435 862894 Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven, 01273 512376 Horam Village Hall on the Recreation Ground, 01435  813295 Hurst Green Village Hall, large & small halls, kitchen, bar, 01580 860111 Lucas Memorial Hall, Waldron with garden and views, 01435 862065 Maresfield Village Hall, 07876 718955 Mayfield Memorial Hall, 01435 872163 Nutley Memorial Hall, large hall, two small halls, kitchen, 01825 712465 Polegate Community Centre, 01323 482434 Punnetts Town Village Hall, 01435 830645 Shakespeare Hall, Newhaven, 01273 512498 St George’s Hall, Wadhurst, 01892 783156 St Luke’s Community Centre, Seaford, 01323 895432 St Lukes Parish Centre, Stone Cross, 01323  767020/01323 762254 St Peter’s Church Community Hall, Hampden Park, Eastbourne, 01323 509772 The Goward Hall, Cade Street, Heathfield, 01323 845372 The Pavilion, Sparrows Green Recreation Ground, Wadhurst, 01580 753724 Ticehurst Village Hall, 01580 200253 Underground Theatre, Eastbourne, 01323 641208 Uplands Sports Centre, Wadhurst, 01892 782136 Waldron Church Hall, 01435 863064

Party Venues Amazon Outdoor Events at Knockhatch, 11yrs+, 0844 2570433 Arena Pursuits, near Bewl Water, adventures for 6+ yrs, 01580 879614 Ashdown Forest Riding Centre, pony parties, 07818 093880

Professional entertainers Themed parties: Jungle Fun to Horrid Henry; Cops ‘n Robbers to High School Musical! CRB checked Public Liability Insurance PAT certified equipment

Downs Leisure Centre, Seaford, soft play, football, basketball, trampolining, 01323 490011 Eastbourne Bead Company, jewellery making, pottery painting, 01323 647409 FireWorks, Lewes, paint your own pottery, all ages, 01273 483007 Freedom Leisure Centre, Uckfield, football, swim, trampoline, bouncy castle, roller disco, 01825 761160 Fun Abounds, indoor trampoline centre, Uckfield, 1825 768479 (see advert on p25) Hailsham Leisure Centre, bowling, softplay, swim parties, 01323 846755 Hailsham Pavilion, children’s film parties or for hire, 01323 841414 Hampden Park Sports Centre, Easbourne, bouncy castle, football, fun & games parties, 01323 509859 Heathfield Leisure Centre, soft play, football, roller disco, 01435 868824 Knockhatch Ski Slope, tobogganing and ski parties, 01323 843344 (slope)  or  01323 442051 (office)

Lloyds Lanes, Eastbourne, 10 pin bowling & laser quest, 01323 509999 Masterpiece, Whitesmith, pottery painting, mosaics, decopatch, 01825 872225 Monkey Bizness, Cliffe Industrial Estate, Lewes, 08458 739645 Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux, 01323 832731 Playing field to rent with mains toilet plus other facilities available upon request, 01825 840241

Blackberry Farm, Whitesmith, Lewes, 01825 872912 (see advert on p21)

Pony and Pool Parties, Mitchelswood Farm Riding School, Newick, 01825 722296

Bluebell Railway, Sheffield Park, 01825 720800

Ringmer Swimming Pool, 01273813533



The

01273 327551

www.childrenspartiessussex.co.uk

Decks Studio, record your own CD, Eastbourne, 01323 412131 or 07516 347626 (see advert)

Little Cophall Stables, Polegate, pony parties, 01323 483975

Record 1 or 2 songs in 2 hrs. £75. Max 10 singers

www.poshanddecks.co.uk

Craft Buddies, card making parties, Uckfield, 7yrs+, 01825 761447

Lewes Leisure Centre, pool, sports, soft play etc parties, 01273 486000

Never-to-be forgotten experience with friends

01323 412131/07516 347626 28 South St, Eastbourne

Cavendish Sports Centre, Eastbourne, football, bouncy castle and games, 01323 647683

Lavender Line Steam Railway, Isfield, near Uckfield, 01903 761455

Record your own CD at Decks Studio

Music Parties For young children 2 - 6yrs

Musical games ≠ Singing ≠ Rhymes Puppets ≠ Instruments ≠ Bubble machine

For older children 7yrs+

Rocky’s Indoor Adventure Land at Fort Fun, Eastbourne, 01323 642833

Themed Karoke and Disco Parties

Seahaven Swim Centre, Newhaven, pool parties, Sat eve, 01273 512498

www.calmfarmtherapies.co.uk

Seven Sisters Cycle Company, group activities & parties, 01323 870310 Shinewater Sports Centre, Eastbourne, bouncy castle and football, 01323 768614

01424 730859

partypoppersparties.co.uk 07590 058479

Sovereign Centre, Eastbourne, pool and soft play parties, 01323 738822 Spray Water Sports, Eastbourne, 6 - 14yrs, windsurfing, canoeing, sailing, 01323 417023 Treasure Island, Eastbourne, 01323 411077 Uckfield Gymnastic Centre, Maresfield, 01825 764141 University of Brighton Sports Centre, bouncy castle, soft play, football, swimming, climbing, 01273 643706 Uplands Sports Centre, Wadhurst, lots of different parties to choose from, 01892 782136 Wilderness Wood, Hadlow Down, themed parties from Fairies to Castaways, 3yrs+, 01825 830509

Party Entertainment Amazing Graham, magician, puppets, clowning for all ages, 01323 488360 Animal Magic, interactive, educational animal handling events, 01323 482211 Arti Parties at Old Malling Farm, Lewes, 01273 483311 Arty Partiez, 2 - 11yrs, crafts, jewellery making, painting, pottery, 01323 763472 Audio Sorcery, pop star parties in a professional recording studio, 01892 752117 Aunty Rainbow and her magic, parties for 2 - 5yrs olds, 01323 487952 Bobo the Clown and his magic show, 2 hours of fun, 01323 487952 Calm Farm music parties and entertainment for children, 01424 730859 (see advert) Carolines Fun Faces, magic, balloon models, face painting, 01323 484239 Cartoons and caricatures, arty parties for 6yrs+, 15 miles of Seaford, 07722 236741 (Lesley drew the cartoons for the What’s On on p30/32) Children’s Parties Sussex, 2- 11yrs, all themes covered, 01273 327551 (see advert)

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Face Painting Mini~Makeovers Glitter Tattoos Themed Parties Cakes Much Much More! Children’s Yoga Parties, Eastbourne, 07812 052742 Claire’s Farmyard Friends, animals to handle and cuddle, 07709 222603 (see advert) Cute Tips Nail Art Parties, all ages, Eastbourne/Hailsham area, 01323 411801 Decks Studio, record your own CD, Eastbourne, 01323 412131or 07516 347626 (see advert) Dial a Disco, children and adult parties from £65, 01435 864984 Don Howard, Balloon Animals and Magical Fun, 01323 842966 Doodle Blobs, arts and craft parties for 2yrs - teens, 01273 488616 Dyna-mites, imaginative, energetic, fun parties for 2 - 8yrs, 01580 213476 Fun Factory, exciting parties for all ages, 01435 862906 icando music parties for 1 - 3 yrs, Eastbourne area, 01323 470653 Karting4Kids, mobile electric go-karts, 01424 774820 (see advert) Little Kickers - Eastbourne, Seaford, Polegate, Hailsham, football parties, 18mths - 7yrs, 01323  749640 (see advert on p12) Little Kickers - Uckfield, Lewes, C’brough, Burgess Hill & Brighton, football parties 18mths - 7yrs, 01293 226201 (see advert on p12) Marco the Magician, children’s parties, close up magic, 01435 864124 Pampering Parties, all areas, 6- 16yrs, 07976 529316 Party Poppers Parties, fun parties for 2 - 11yrs, 07590 058479 (see advert) Party with Tree Spirits, 20 mile radius of Lewes, 5 - 10yrs, 01323 815722


Party Time prom & party dresses

Karting 4 Kids

Mobile go-karts and circuit for parties, fetes and events Great for 3 - 9 year olds Indoors or outdoors

Look no further than NEW! Made to Measure service

01424 774820

www.karting4kids.co.uk

We bring friendly animals to your party, fete or school.

28 South Street, Little Chelsea, Eastbourne 01323 412131

For more details call Claire on:

www.poshanddecks.co.uk

07709 222603 www.farmyardfriends.co.uk Pic-n-mix Parties, 1 - 11yrs, music, games, crafts and face painting, 01892 864592 Pin Ups Pamper Parties Mayfield, 01435 872423 (see advert) Posh Nails and Beauty, mini manicure with nail art, 01323 722888 Ray Sparks, magic, Punch & Judy, balloon modelling etc, 01323 509622 Science Wizards, fun science parties, 5 - 12yrs, 08456 521215 Silver Jewellery Parties for Adults and Children, 01825 722428 Sing and Sign Parties, Eastbourne, 0 - 2ys, 01323 639623 (See advert on p10) Sounds mobile disco, children and adults, Sussex, 07771 656795 SPLODGE Craft & Teddy Parties, teddy making parties, craft & game parties, 01323 728230 (see advert) Starlight Discos, children’s disco specialist, 07930 196966 Sticky Fingers Studios, makeover parties photo sitting, 01323 746647 Sugar & Spice, make-up, craft and activity parties, 6yrs+, 01273 479171 The Cat’s Whiskers, pottery painting in Horam or mobile, 01435 830041 or 07719 451107 The Really Scrumptious Cake Company, cup cake parties, Enterprise Centre, Eastbourne, 07878 016689 (see advert) Wishworks, puppet shows for children 3 - 6yrs, 0771 2612006 Zanzi Jewellery Parties, 20 mile radius of Crowborough, 8yrs+, 07814 107249 Zip Zap Boing Birthday Parties, 07974 250207

Party Food Celebration Cakes and Party Food take away, Seaford, 01323 870891 ChocAmour, Professional Chocolate Fountains, 0845 2735024 Local Roots and Wellie Boots, family catering for parties etc, 07707 898316 Pink Cabbage Catering, Blackboys, party food, vintage tea parties, special occasions, 01825 830014

Face Painting Dooeydazzles face painting for parties, fetes etc, 01323 500848 or 07921 859688 (see advert)

10% off parties

Pin Ups Pamper Parties

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Mayfield

Hair Styled * Make-Up * Nails Painted * Party Food Fruit Cocktails * Music & Party Games * Goody Bags The girls will enjoy 2 hours at Pin Ups and be pampered like princesses. The party food will include home-made cup cakes. For girls aged 6 - 12, min 8 - max 15 girls. We charge £20 a head.

www.pinupsmayfield.co.uk

The Really Scrumptious Cake Co Cupcake Birthday Parties - £12.50pp Mini Cupcakes to Giant Cupcakes Birthday Cakes from £8.00 Photo Cakes from £13.00 Call Kirstie on 07878 016689 Enterprise Centre, Eastbourne Fancyfaces4U2, Eastbourne and surrounding area, 07821 408939 Fay’s Painting, parties and events, CRB, all areas, 01273 471761 NamNam’s Face Painting, 07832 291595 Ruby Moos, Eastbourne and Hailsham, 01323 645711 The Face Place, face painting and balloon modelling, 07778 642687

Celebration Cakes Cakes by Design, collect from Seaford or delivery, 01323 490912 Cakes for all occasions, Wadhurst & surrounding villages, 01892 785540 Calypso Cup Cakes, personalised and baked to order, 01323 482204 Cavendish Bakery, photo cakes and other celebration cakes, 01323 726406 Celebration Cakes and Party Food take away, Seaford, 01323 870891 Creative Cakes by Maureen Howell, Uckfield area, 07733 426688 Dooeydazzles Cupcakes for birthdays, weddings, christenings etc and hand decorated cup cakes boxes, 01323 500848 or 07921 859688 (see advert)

01435 872423

DOOEYDAZZLES Face Painting & Cupcakes for Birthdays, Weddings, Christenings, Fetes..... We also hand decorate beautiful cupcake boxes

Call Donna: 07921 859688 The Really Scrumptious Cake Company, cupcakes, Enterprise Centre, Eastbourne, 07878 016689 (see advert)

Fancy Dress Cooper’s Magic Shop, Fancy dress and accessories, Eastbourne, 01323 431795 Stitch in Time by Zoe, fancy dress for children and adults, Enterprise Centre, Eastbourne, 01323 734621

Party Supplies Balloonatics, balloons for every occasion, 01273 612129 Balloons for all occasions, childrens parties, weddings etc, 01323 764485 Beautiful Bunting, bunting to hire, Lewes or postal, 01273 479464 Mobile Climbing Wall at Seven Sisters or your own venue, 01323 870310 Paperlane Balloon Decorating, gifts etc, Hampden Park, 01323 502145 Posh & Decks, prom and occasion wear, Eastbourne, 01323 412131 (see advert) Sovereign Events, venue decoration and party supplies: balloons, chocolate fountains, 01323 441499

Sugarheaven Cakes, Eastbourne area, all occasions, allergy free specialist, 01323 766805

SPLODGE Teddy Parties, bear making kits, bear clothes for parties, 01323 728230 (see advert)

The Cake Maker, Heathfield area, 01435 868610

Sugar Loaf Party Shop, Enterprise Centre, Eastbourne, 01323 728750

CAROLES CASTLES Quality bouncy castles All with rain covers Suitable for halls or gardens FREE Local Set Up Prices from £45

01323 760985 07722 625602

www.caroles-castles.piczo.com

Bouncy Castles Ace Inflatables, bouncy castles, slides etc, 01825 732742 Bounceabout bouncy castles, discos, karaoke & race nights, 01323 440373 Bouncy Castles R Us, Eastbourne and South Wealden, 01323 440486 Caroles Castles, free local delivery, 01323 760985 or 07722 625602, (see advert) Castle Fun 4 U, children’s and adult castles, indoor or outdoor, 0754 4767223 or 01323 766907 Cookes Castles, bouncy castles, pirate ships and slides, 07929 109186 Jumpin Jax Bouncy Castles, Eastbourne area, 07814 158138 Linda’s Castles, small bouncy castles, collect from Eastbourne, 01323 723762 Sally Ann’s Bouncy Castles, 8 mile radius from Uckfield, 01825 790658

Health, Wellbeing & Beauty Aloe Vera Forever, aloe vera products, 01825 762745 Calm Farm Health and wellbeing workshops in schools and colleges, 01424 730859 Community Wellness & Weight Loss Club, Eastbourne, Peacehaven, Seaford, 07863 167614 Sussex Acupuncture, Lewes and Brighton & Hove clinics, 01273 812471

Homes and Gardens Inviting Spaces, bespoke contempory garden design for family spaces, 01273 488500

Please tell advertisers that you saw them in the Family Grapevine.

To add a listing or advertise email katherine@sussexfamilygrapevine.co.uk or call 01444 811368




Toys, Books and Gifts • Drusillas Competition Toys, Books and Gifts

Kids Klub Productions, keepsake dvds for nurseries and preschools, 01243 855566

Allium Activity Toys, trampolines, climbing frames etc, 01825 840932 (see advert) Aquila Magazine subscriptions, for the able child, 8 - 13yrs, 01323 431313 Bags of Books, children’s specialist bookshop, 1 South Street, Lewes, 01273 479320

Mary Fellows, Personalised cufflinks and china mugs, Lewes, 01273 470777 Mr and Mrs Doak’s Bumper Bookshop for Children and Café, Grove Road, Eastbourne, 01323 737110 MyFamilyStories, memories books for parents & grandparents, 01892 863300

Bambee Babee Hampers, luxury organic products for a new baby, www.bambee-babee-hampers.co.uk

Photo Art, Flimwell, transform your photos into works of art, 01580 879684

Bespoke Nappy Cakes by Flutterby Bambino, 07912 108806 Childs Play Sussex, toys, books, DVDs, CDs, 01424 220040

Pony Maloney, lovely tops, pjs and bags for girls who love ponies, 01825 872600

Digby and Sprout suppliers of select toys for young children. Puppets, wooden toys & more, 01323 766709

Pooh Corner, Hartfield, all sorts of Winnie the Pooh toys and gifts, 01892 770456

Dolls Houses and accessories, 75 High Street, Uckfield, 01825 761447

Printvox, personalised printing for any fabric, fun or corporate, 01323 419244

Elephant Toy Shop at Trading Boundaries, Sheffield Green, near Fletching, 01825 790890

Rainbow Toys, Eastbourne, 01323 739692

Hand painted name pictures for children, 01323 410358

Running Hare Art & Design, hand made, hand sewn room decorations, South Chailey, 01273 891305

Just Wood Toys, Enterprise Centre, Eastbourne, 0753 3317698

Silver Prints by V, silver fingerprint charms, cufflinks etc Hailsham, 07780 611081

Kensington Rocking Horse Company, Broad Farm, Hellingly, 07967 644869

WIN A FAMILY MEMBERSHIP TO DRUSILLAS PARK There are exciting developments at Drusillas this year. The zoo which is already home to hundreds of fascinating and entertaining creatures, will soon introduce four gregarious Colobus Monkeys which will form a breeding group. Following the popularity of the zoo’s Keeper for the Day scheme, Drusillas has created a number of Close Encounter experiences, allowing you to get nose to nose with some furry and feathered friends.

Located just off the A27, Drusillas Park is open daily from 10am. 01323 874100 info@drusillas.co.uk www.drusillas.co.uk. The Family Grapevine has an annual family membership (2 adults and 2 children) to give away in this free competition . Simply answer the following question: What is the name of the new walk through aviary? a) Lory Landing b) Lory Heights c) Lory Avenue Email your answer, name, address and phone number and where you picked up the Grapevine to katherine@sussexfamilygrapevine.co.uk or send a post card to Little Smeads, Haywards Heath Rd, Balcombe, West Sussex RH17 6NG. Closing date is 31 March. The winner will be drawn at random. One entry per household.



www.alliumactivitytoys.co.uk Climbing Frames Swings & Slides Trampolines Ride-on Toys • Go-Karts Croquet and many more Garden and Indoor Games for all the family

Also new is Lory Landing, a brand new walk-through aviary where you can feed rainbow lorikeets. Opening in time for May half term, you will be able to buy nectar and feed these brightly coloured birds native to Indonesia, New Guinea and Australia.

The

01825 840932

OUTDOOR & INDOOR PLAY EQUIPMENT

email: info@alliumactivitytoys.co.uk. Allium Farm, Easons Green, Uckfield, TN22 5RE

Skies and Scarecrows at Middle Farm, Firle, traditional toys, Jellycats, Orchard and Usborne books, 01323 815037

Usborne Books, for all ages from baby to KS4, see competition to win £100 worth of books on p3, 01444 232675 or 01444 487741

Smallprint, silver finger print jewellery, 01444 235738 or 07885 473535 (see advert)

Wine Glass Charms for Baby Showers, Christenings and unusual unique gifts, 01323 726962

Sussex Toy Centre, Heathfield and Hailsham, 01435 864022/01323 84 1842 Tiny Poppet Imprints, fingerprint jewellery, 01825 830183 Toy Town, Seaford, independent toy shop, 01323 895681 Trumpety Trump, Heathfield, wooden toys, games and gifts, 01435 862887 Tuppenny Toys, pocket money wooden toys, books and party bags, stocking fillers, 07832 227313

www.sussexfamilygrapevine.co.uk

Check out our What’s On Guide on p 30/32 with lots of ideas for places to go this spring! Events will be added to our website as we are notified.


Photographers • Family Welfare

Babies and Sticky Fingers! A recipe for disaster? Not at Sticky Fingers Studios! Capturing your baby’s first year

Sticky Fingers Studios

Only specialist Children’s Photographic Studio on South East Coast. With over 15 years experience, bucketloads of patience..... and off road parking!

.....And beyond

Tel 01323 746647 : Mob 07827 831 911 : Email llouker@hotmail.co.uk See what other mums say about us on Facebook @Sticky Fingers Studios

Photographers Alan Holden Photography, Laughton, studio and location, 01825 841482 Avant Photographic, family specialists, Eastbourne, 01323 738566 Capture the Occasion, Photography and Video, 07749 060838 Christina Richards Photography, on location, 01825 732720 Claudine Rosendale, capture the natural moment in your home or in Horam studio, 01435 810439 (see advert) David Hoad, Hailsham, studio or on location photography, 01323 840139 Finegrain Photography, Eastbourne Station, portraits etc, 01323 439971 Fitzgerald Photographic, Hailsham. Fun & unique portrait shoots in my studio or on location, 07843 648125 GN Photographics, Contemporary and fun family portraiture, 07929 001758 Gone Wild Ltd, portraits, pets and weddings, 01435 863691

NXPhoto, Eastbourne, fun and enjoyable photography, 07712 048459 Perceptive Photography, modern & creative photography, 01435 865214 PP Photography, Ringmer, studio or location portraits, 01273 812084 Sarah Carmody, studio or location photography, Eastbourne based, 07973 450379 Sarah Tate Photography, Heathfield, 01435 862793 Sarah Wenban Photography, portrait photographer, on location, sepia speciality, 07770 416007 Seahorse Photography, on location or in your own home, 01323 894175

COPES, direct support service for families with children aged 5 -13 yrs, rural East Sussex, 01273 407336 CRI Domestic Abuse Service, Lewes call either number, 01323 414224 (Eastbourne) or , 01323 419340 (Wealden)

Sticky Fingers Studios, Eastbourne, children’s portraits, 01323 746647 (see advert and front cover)

CRI Domestic Abuse Service, national number for out of hours calls, 0808 2000247

Studio 7 Photography, Eastbourne, studio and location, 01323 730367

East Sussex Association of Blind and Partially Sighted People, 01323 832252

Teri Vincent Photography, children and family photographer, 07885 039301

Hedley & Hughes bespoke wedding and portrait service, 07845 810975

The Underwater Studio, Eastbourne, professional underwater photography, 07894 221547

Jane de Weck, Eastbourne, on location and studio, 01323 727750

Portrait Artists

Jo Foto, contemporary lifestyle portraits, Eastbourne, 07939 298721

Childline, 0800 1111 Communicating with Kids, parents’ communication skills, groups and individuals, East Sussex, 01273 911922 (see advert)

Kerry Caffyn portrait artist, 01323 440325

Lorna Anstee Photograhy, Mayfield, on location or studio, 01435 873809

Child and Family Welfare

Lucy Mason Photography, Eastbourne, location and studio, 01323 503228

Al-Anon Family Groups, support and understanding for friends and families of problem drinkers, 0207 4030888

Mustard Photography, Eastbourne, on location, 01323 738430

Calm Farm Therapies for post natal depression, 01424 730859

East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre, drop in on Tue/Wed, St Leonard’s Rd, Eastbourne, 01323 722505 Eastbourne Area Diabetic Youngsters, family support group, 01323 505945 Eastbourne Area Epilepsy Group, 01323 643130 Eastbourne Survivors, support group for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse, 01323 747223 Educational Psychotherapist, qualified teacher and SENCO, 01580 881271 Family Outreach Service, available to parents of children aged 0 - 5yrs, Contact via your children’s centre.

Communicating with Kids Communication Skills for Parents

2-day group workshops and individual consultations throughout the Sussex area Simple skills to help create a more peaceful family life for you and your children

e: stephaniedavies@talktalk.net t: 01273 911922 www.communicatingwithkids.com

Family Support in Sussex, free confidential service to anyone raising children dependent on need. Advice on benefits, housing, health, education, child care, short breaks. Home visits available, 01273 425790 Family Support, Eastbourne, Hailsham & Seaford (North) 01323 747036; (South) 01323 747355 Family Support, Sussex Downs & Weald, for parents and carers having problems looking after their children, 01273 482802

To add a listing or advertise email katherine@sussexfamilygrapevine.co.uk or call 01444 811368




Family Health and Welfare Child and Family Welfare (continued)

Fegan’s Counselling for children and families, Heathfield, 01435 868324 Furniture Now! 2nd hand furniture charity Eastbourne and Lewes, 01323 638000 or 01273 487377 Heartline, helping support children with heart conditions and families, 01276 707636 Home Safety advice/visits by East Sussex Fire & Rescue, 0800 1777069 National Youth Advocacy Service, for young people with disabilities or in need, 07804 631425 NSPCC East Sussex Schools and Young People Services, 01424 428833 NSPCC, Child Protection Helpline, 0808 800 5000 Relate Eastbourne and Lewes, 01273 697997 Relate Tunbridge Wells, 01892 529927 Samaritans - Eastbourne and District, 01323 735555 Samaritans - National, 0845 7909090 Service for Children with Sensory Needs, (hearing and visual impairment), East Sussex County Council, 01273 481154 Step by Step Domestic Abuse Drop in, Lewes: 01273 477691 (Wed); Newhaven: 01273 612360 (Thu) Uckfield Local Partnerships for Children, improving services for families in Uckfield, 07907 115483 WAVES, Seaford, social and practical support for families, 01323 873797 Working Families Helpline, employment and legal advice, 0800 0130313 Young Runaways Service, working with the police to help find and return missing young people, 01323 464313

Mediation Mediation+, Time 2 Talk free service for family and neighbour disputes, 01323 442781

Parenting Courses and Support ‘Call to Book’, Newhaven Children’s Centre, 01273 582511 Communicating with Kids, parents’ communication skills, workshops and courses for groups/individuals, East Sussex, 01273 911922 (see advert on p7) Fegan’s Parenting Courses for all ages, Heathfield and Uckfield, 01435 868324 Kings Church, Eastbourne, Free parenting courses with creche, 01323 521125 Parent Support Group for parents of school age children, 2nd Wed am of month, Lewes, 07788 722864 Parenting Courses, Eastgate Baptist Church, Lewes, call for details, 07907 871473 Parenting Workshops, WAVES Seaford, 01323 873797 The Incredible Years, Hailsham East Community Centre, 01323 464360



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International Family Clubs Eastbourne Cultural Communities Network (ECCN), supports and represents international cultures in Eastbourne, 01323 735772 Wealden Kinderspiel Group for German speaking families, 01435 864345

Informal Family Clubs Boomerang Klub, monthly weekend day-trip club for Newhaven area families, reduced entrance fees to popular attractions, 07985 390252 Seaford Family Focus Group organises ad hoc events with the aim of bringing the community together, 01323 893102

Young People’s Advice and Support ‘Charlies’, The Charles Jewell Centre, Seaside, Eastbourne, 01323 746337 CRI Connexions, intensive support for young people not in education, employment or training, 01323 438691 Eastbourne Connexions, Gildredge Road, for 13 - 19 yrs, 01323 745500 Eastbourne YMCA residential centre, 16 - 25yrs, 01323 439694 Heathfield Youth Centre, Infozone, Mon 3.30pm - 5pm, 01435 862894 Infopoint/Open Door Hailsham, 01323 843377 or 01323 841701

Young Parents Care to Learn - child care scheme for parents under 19, 0800 1218989 Catch 22, supported housing project for young single parents, Newhaven, 01273 510681 Education funding for parents under 20 yrs, 0800 1218989 LYPS, Lewes Young Parents, Children’s Centre, Thu 12.30pm - 2pm, 01273 575079 Support for school age mums, Lyn Silvester, 01323 463366 or 07771 864095

beat, Eating Disorders Association helpline, 0845 634 7650 (youthline) or 0845 634 1414 (helpline) CLAPA, Cleft Lip and Palate Association, Sussex, 01903 601859 Fast, lasting pain relief and healing with Scenar Therapy, 01273 803033 MEND Hailsham, helps families with overweight children 7 - 13yrs, encouraging healthy lifestyles, 01323 841468 x331 National Smoking Cessation Co-operative, Eastbourne and Lewes Branches, 01273 945965 NHS Direct, 0845 4647 St John Ambulance Medical Loan Service, Seahaven Division, 07710 101782 Stop Smoking Support, group & 1 2 1 support, 0800 9178896 Sussex Bowen Children’s Clinic, Free clinic for children with chronic conditions, 01273 488009

Hospitals BMI Esperance Hospital, Eastbourne, 0808 1010337 Demelza-James Children’s Hospice at Home Service, 01795 845288

Toadstools, Devonshire Children’s Centre, Tue pm, 01323 464160

Eastbourne District General Hospital, Kings Drive, 01323 417400

Young Mums Group (under 21’s), Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven, Wed am, 01273 575075

Kent and Sussex Hospital, Tunbridge Wells (A & E), 01892 526111

Young Parents Group (under 21’s), Hailsham East Community Centre, Mon pm, 01323 464340 Young Parents in Seaford, structured sessions, Mon and Fri, 01323 492303

One Parent Families Breakthrough, Divorce Recovery Workshops, call for dates, 01323 641768 Family Contact Centre, Lewes, 07500 391337 Gingerbread support and social group Eastbourne, 01323 739519; Wealden: 01323 442324

Fostering and Adoption

Lewes Victoria Hospital, 01273 474153 Pembury Hospital (no A & E), 01892 823535 Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead, 01342 414256 Seaford Day Hospital, 01323 490989 Uckfield Community Hospital, 01825 769999

Health Visitors Eastbourne Central Team, Hampden Park, Old Town, Ratton, 01323 514362 Eastbourne East Team, Princes Park Health Centre, 01323 744629 Eastbourne South Team, 01323 444101

Lewes Connexions, 143a High Street, for 13 - 19yrs, 01273 473141

Action for Children South East, adoption services, 01403 225900

National Youth Advocacy Service supports any young person in need, 07804 631425

Barnardo’s, 0208 8550 8822

Hailsham, Polegate and Willingdon Health Visitors, 01323 446983

Newhaven Connexions, Meeching Centre, Mon, for 13 - 19yrs, 01323 745500

Children’s Disability Short Break and Fostering Service, 01323 762024

Heathfield, Horam, Mayfield Health Visitors, 01435 865811

East Sussex County Adoption Team, 01323 747154

Lewes Health Visitors, 01273 402508

Newhaven Young People’s Drop-in, Mon - Fri pm, 11 - 19yrs, Denton Island, 01273 517250 Open Door, Eastbourne, counselling for 13 - 25yrs, 01323 738853 Prince’s Trust, 0800 842 842 Seaford Connexions, Community College, 13 - 19yrs, 01323 896051 (limited hours) Talk to Frank, drugs information service and helpline, 0800 776600 Uckfield 4U Drop In, Youth Centre, Thu 6 - 8pm, 01825 764164

Please tell advertisers that you saw them in the Family Grapevine.

East Sussex County Council Fostering Recruitment Team, 01323 747499 NORCAP, 01865 875000 Red Cross Tracing Service, 0845 0532004 Sussex Fostering, recruits and supports foster carers, 01323 482601

Bereaved Parents

Newhaven and Peacehaven Health Visitors, 01273 575070 Seaford Heath Visitors, 01323 493139 Uckfield Health Visitors, 01825 745008 Wadhurst and Ticehurst Health Visitors, 01892 669393

Speech and Language

Bereavement Befrienders, Heathfield, 01435 863458

Dr Lisa Butterworth, Independent Speech and Language Therapist, 01825 767617

Children with Cancer Fund, 01323 485314

Language and Learning Support Service, 01273 336887

Cruse Bereavement Care, East Sussex, 01323 642942

Speech and Language Therapy Drop In, Hailsham, call for dates, 01323 446247

The Compassionate Friends for parents, siblings and grandparents, 0845 1232304

www.sussexfamilygrapevine.co.uk

The Starfish Project, training for people who stammer, 01825 767268


Special Needs • Antenatal • Babies Children with Disabilities Child Care Action Trust provision of facilities and equipment, 0845 2300 195 Children’s Disability Team, East Sussex County Council, 01323 762024 Contact a Family, advice for families with a disabled child, 9.30am - 5pm, 0808 8083555 Disability Information Services Sussex, 01323 434833 East Sussex Deaf Children’s Society, 07540 544115 East Sussex Disability Association 01323 514500 Sussex Autistic Society, Family Centre and Youth Service, 01903 882666 Waving not Drowning, for parents who want to work and have children with disabilities, 020 7017 0072 (Wed, Thu, Fri, 9.30am - 1pm and 2pm - 4pm)

Special Needs and Learning Difficulties ADHD Support Group Helpline (Sussex), 07519 280950 Brain Gym Consultant, learning through movement, 01323 645416 Bridge Builders, social group, 16yrs+, Eastbourne, 01323 843124 Butterflies Under 5’s, Eastgate Baptist Church Hall, Lewes, Mon am, 01273 813482 Digby and Sprout suppliers of sensory toys for special needs children, 01323 766709 Dyslexia Helpline, 01323 896542 Eastbourne Area Parents Action Group, support and advice for children, adults and their families, 01323 503800 Eastbourne Indirect Dyslexia Learning Centre, 01323 762267 Educational Psychology Service, 01323 463636 or 01892 655244 Elizabeth Shepherd, Davis Dyslexia Facilitator, 01892 661052 Feldenkrais Method, help with movement & learning difficulties, 01273 471566 GEMS, special needs support group, fortnightly Tue pm, parents and 0 - 5yrs, 01323 464340 Northease Manor School, Rodmell, 10 - 17yrs, for pupils with specific learning difficulties, 01273 472915 Parent Link Help Line, support and information, 01273 481172 Seaford Downs Syndrome and Special Needs Support Group welcomes parents with children of all ages, 07897 373839 SNAPPS, Special needs support group, all ages, all needs, 07926 684299 Something Special, Special Needs drop in, Willingdon Tress Children’s Centre, Thu, under 5’s, 01323 464160 Special Parents, support group for parents of children with special needs, Eastbourne and Peacehaven, 07522 847742 (see advert) The Family Centre for autistic children, Sat am, 01903 882666

Special Parents

Parent Support Group for parents of children with special needs of all ages. We meet on the 1st Tuesday of the month at Willingdon Trees Children’s Centre for daytime meetings where a free prebookable creche is provided. We also meet on the 1st Monday of the month at St Lukes Parish Centre for evening meetings. STOP PRESS - New group in Peacehaven from 8 March

Rachel - 07522 847742 The Friday Group, Pippas@Pells Primary School, Lewes, 1 - 2.45pm, 01273 483992 The LIME, magazine for parents of children with special needs, 01323 766709 (see advert) Time Out, respite care for special needs children, up to 10yrs, monthly on Sat and holidays, 01435 868583

Special Schools Chailey Heritage School, 01825 724444 Cuckmere House School, Seaford, 9 - 16yrs, 01323 893319

Phab is looking to start new clubs in your area for children, young people and adults with and without disabilities

Phab can offer so much: Reduced holidays for children Accessible holiday homes Chance to be part of the Phab family and take part in Regional & National events Please visit www.phab.org.uk Tel: Janine Williams, SE Regional Officer on 01825 749826 or email janine.williams@phab.org.uk

Antenatal Groups and Support Birth in Awareness, pregnancy and birth preparation classes, e-book for dad’s birth preparation, 01323 892324 Bumps to Babies, Hailsham East Community Centre, Fri lunchtime, 01323 464340 Lewes Children’s Centre Monthly Information Session, Wed pm - check dates, 01273 664794

Hazel Court School, Eastbourne, 11 - 19yrs, 01323 465720

NCT Bumps & Babies, Beechwood Hall, Cooksbridge, Tue am, 0844 2436187

Owlswick Independent School and Home, Kingston, 10 -17yrs, 01273 473078

NCT Bumps & Babies, Lewes Children’s Centre, Fri am, 0844 2436187

South Downs Community Special School, Eastbourne, 3 - 11yrs, 01323 730302

NCT Eastbourne and District, general enquiries: 01323 730166, antenatal classes: 0844 2436913

St Mary’s School Horam, 9 - 16yrs, 01435 812278

NCT Lewes & Countryside, general enquiries: 0844 2436187, antenatal classes: 0844 2436913

The Lindfield School, Eastbourne, 11 - 16yrs, 01323 502988 The Mount Camphill Community, Wadhurst, 16 - 24yrs, 01892 782025

Carers Support Care for the Carers, East Sussex, 01323 738390 Crossroads, East Sussex, Brighton and Hove, supporting carers, 01323 848422 Grandparents Group, Eastbourne Children’s Centres, call for dates, 01323 464170 Substance Misuse Group, support for those caring for people with substance issues, 01323 738390 Young Carers Service, 01323 738390

First Aid Training

NCT Lewes, Birth Choices evening, 1st Mon of month, 07810 860950 NCT Uckfield and Heathfield District, general enquiries: 0844 2436305, antenatal classes: 0844 2436915 NCT Tunbridge Wells and District, General enquiries: 07005 801634, Antenatal: 0844 2436915 Pregnancy Massage and Birth Partner Massage Training, Polegate, 07773 675146 Stop Smoking Support, parent and parent to be groups, 0800 9178896 Sussex Antenatal Classes, 07787 832378 Swell Birth, birth preparation workshops, 01273 891767

Baby & Child First Aid Courses, at home, 01273 702496

Antenatal Exercise and Relaxation

British Red Cross Sussex, 01273 227800

Antenatal Yoga, Chailey, Michelle Pearce, 01273 891791

Little Lives, first aid training for parents, 01903 879888

Fit Back and Bumps, ante and post natal programme run by chartered physios, Eastbourne, 01323 737510

Paediatric First Aid Training Course, Newhaven Children’s Centre, 01273 582511 Red Cross First Aid Training, private groups or courses, 01903 532305

Pregnancy Yoga and Thai Massage, Lynne Matthews, Natural Fitness Centre and Old Town, Eastbourne, 07775 791241

St John Ambulance, Sussex, 01273 371500

Pregnancy Yoga with Janet, Seaford, 01273 512306

The Parent Company, Paediatric nurses teach in small groups in your home, 0845 0944220

Pregnancy Yoga, Devonshire Children’s Centre, Eastbourne, Mon am, 01323 464160

Midwives & Doulas Birth Doula, Maya Morgan, 01892 784381 Bonding Beautiful, post natal doula, 01323 501979 Claire Charlwood, Labour and Post Natal Doula, 01323 892324 DoulAli, Alison Allart, birth doula, 07967 654925 Lucy Bennett, birth and post-natal doula, 07868 728680 Naomi Kemeny, Postnatal Doula, practical and emotional support, 07796 332252 Nicola Carden, Doula, Birth & Postal care, 07933431722 Sunrise Birthing, Independent Midwifery, 01825 714538

Nursery Decorations FunToSee Room Stickers, Removable, Restickable, Horam, 08702 621621 Kiddywinks Curtains, specialist children’s curtain makers, 01892 852459

Breastfeeding BIBS, Breastfeeding support drop-in, Shinewater Children’s Centre, Mon pm, 01323 464160 Bonding Beautiful, help and support with breast feeding, 01323 501979 Breast Feeding Support, Newhaven Children’s Centre, Summerhayes Centre, Mon pm, 01273 612360 Breastfeeding Support Group, Uckfield Community Hospital, Tue 1 - 2pm, 01825 745008 Breastfeeding support, Lewes Children’s Centre, Tue am, 01273 476282 La Leche League, mother to mother breast feeding support, 01243 868440 NCT Breastfeeding Helpline, 0300 3300771 Sue Ayres, lactation consultant, 07983 364739 The Breastfeeding Network, independent support and information, 0300 100 0212

Baby Groups and Activities Baby Club, Devonshire Children’s Centre, Eastbourne, Tue am, 01323 464160 Baby Club, Langney Children’s Centre, Eastbourne, 01323 464160 Baby Club, West Rise Children’s Centre, Eastbourne, Fri am, 01323 464160 Baby Club, Willingdon Trees Children’s Centre, Eastbourne, Fri pm, 01323 464160 Gymbabes, Eastbourne, Heathfield, Uckfield, 01424 845250 Positive Weaning, Lewes area Children’s Centres - call for dates, 01273 336940 Seaford Baby Group for new parents and mums to be, 07766 243850

Twins & Multiple Births Eastbourne Twins Club, Bumps n’babies, support and advice, 01323 842225

To Toadd adda alisting listing or or advertise advertise email email katherine@sussexfamilygrapevine.co.uk katherine@sussexfamilygrapevine.co.uk or call 01444 or call 811368 01444 811368




Babies • Baby/Toddler Equipment • Childminders Nappies

£250 on baby wipes*.. Are you mad?

Cheekies Nappies, home collection laundry service, 01903 784291 (see advert) Cheeky Wipes, environmentally friendly wipes, 0845 3009086 (see advert)

Post Natal Exercise and Relaxation Mother and (non crawling) Baby Pilates, Berwick Village Hall, Wed am, 07817 575091

Whether you’re a disposable or real nappy user, Cheeky Wipes are the smart solution for happy mums and baby bums.

Sat 12th Mar

A hassle-free, washable, ‘all-in-one’ baby wipe kit better for your baby, better for the environment, better for your purse.

Sat 19th Mar

Mother and Baby Yoga, Subud Centre, Lewes, Thu pm and home groups, 01273 479303

*1 pack of baby wipes at £2.49 per week for 2 years = £258.96

making a bum job better

Mother and Baby/Toddler Yoga, Yoga Life, Eastbourne, 07812 052742 Mums on the Run, Uckfield Leisure Centre, 5 week programme for pre/ post natal mums, 01825 761160 Postnatal and Baby Yoga, Lynne Matthews, Old Town, Eastbourne, 07775 791241 Post-Natal Yoga, Chailey, Michelle Pearce, 01273 891791 Roller Buggy Babes, Eastbourne, free, weather dependent so check it’s on! 07710 535903 Strollers and Toners, exercise class for mums and baby comes too! Eastbourne, 07748 678030 (see advert)

Baby Gifts and Mementoes Bambee Babee Hampers, luxury organic products for a new baby, www.bambee-babee-hampers.co.uk Bespoke Nappy Cakes by Flutterby Bambino, 07912 108806

Tone up and get Fit with Strollers and Toners Exercise with your little ones!

Sovereign Harbour Mon 1.30pm, Thu 9.30am Hampden Park Fri 9.30am 6 sessions for £15 or £3 per class

www.strollersandtoners.co.uk or call Mari-Anne on: 07748 678030

Baby Signing Baby Signing, Lewes area Children’s Centres - call for dates and venues, 01273 582511 Baby Signing, The Heath Boutique, Eastbourne Rd, Uckfield, 07595 900026

First Touch Tiles, porcelain imprints of baby’s hands and feet, 01435 868286

Baby Signing, Wealden Children’s Centres - call for dates and venues, 01323 464360

Silver Prints by V, silver fingerprint charms, cufflinks etc, Hailsham, 07780 611081

Makaton Signing for Babies, Eastbourne Children’s Centres, call for dates, 01323 464160

Smallprint, silver finger print jewellery, 01444 235738 or 07885 473535 (see advert on p6)

Sing and Sign, Eastbourne, 01323 639623 (see advert)

Christenings and Baby Naming

Baby and Toddler Equipment

Baby naming and blessing, Lisa B Magdalena, 01323 486724

Childs Play Sussex, 01424 220040 

Christening Invitations, Hand Made by Me, 01273 905041

Baby Massage Baby Massage and Baby Reflexology, 1 2 1 or small groups, Polegate, 07773 675146 Baby Massage, Eastbourne Children’s Centres, call for venues and dates, 01323 464160 Baby Massage, host a group and get free tuition, Ticehurst, 01580 200691 Baby Massage, Lewes area Children’s Centres - call for course dates and venues, 01273 582511

Sing and Sign, Lewes, 01273 480920

Frills All Round, 33 Newtown, Uckfield, 01825 761625 NCT Nearly New Sales, Eastbourne, Lewes, Uckfield, Wadhurst, T Wells, see advert and What’s On guide. Nubie, on line modern kids boutique, Newick, 01825 724160 StorksonStandby, Lewes, 01273 470479 The Nursery Warehouse, Eastbourne, 01323 417775 Tum 2 Tot, 228 Terminus Road, Eastbourne, nearly new maternity and baby clothes; equipment, 01323 735178

Cheekies Nappies

Nappy Supplies & Laundry Service NOW in EAST SUSSEX!

We supply, deliver, launder and collect modern cotton nappies. Just £10 per week.

01903 784291

www.cheekiesnappies.co.uk

Sing and Sign

BABY SIGNING THE FUN WAY Fun Classes in Eastbourne Mon - Fri mornings Babies from 7months upwards

Call Lucy: 01323 639623 www.singandsign.co.uk Little Sunflowers, Children’s Fashion and Gifts, Horam, shop online or by appointment, 01435 810199 My Name Label, labels for clothes, shoes, books, equipment etc, 0870 8507897 (see advert) Petite Organic, organic/fairtrade baby clothing, 01825 724136 Printvox, personalised printing for any fabric, fun or corporate, 01323 419244 The Nursery Warehouse, Eastbourne, 01323 417775 Tum 2 Tot, 228 Terminus Road, Eastbourne, nearly new maternity and baby clothes; equipment, 01323 735178 Verouge, Children’s Designer Boutique, Cornfield Rd, Eastbourne, 01323 749688

Children’s Shoes Eliza Brown Children’s Shoes, High Street, Barcombe, 01273 401526 Happy Feet, 209 High Street, Lewes, 01273 470889 The Funky Viking, children’s shoes, hair cuts and café, 01323 648070 (see advert)

Childcare Advice

10.15 - 12noon

Uckfield Civic Centre, TN22 1AE

10.15 - 12noon (10am:members) Community Wise, Eastbourne, BN21 1PY

Sat 26th Mar

10.30 - 12noon

Uplands Community College, Wadhurst TN5 6AZ

Tue 7th Jun 8 - 9pm

St John’s Primary School, Cunningham Rd, T Wells TN4 9EW

Sat 11th Jun

10.15 - 12noon

Uckfield Civic Centre, TN22 1AE

Sat 18th Jun

10.15 - 12noon

Community Wise, Eastbourne, BN21 1PY

Sun 3rd Jul

10.30 - 12noon (10.15am:members) Priory School, Mountfield Rd Lewes, BN7 2XN Entry: £1 or £1.50 (in aid of NCT) Items for sale: nearly new baby and children’s wear, maternity wear, baby equipment, toys, books, dvds etc Seller registration required For more details: www.nct.org.uk

Eastbourne: 01323 639623 Wadhurst/T Wells: 0844 2436303 Lewes: 0844 2436187 Uckfield: 0844 2436305 ©NCT, Alexandra House, Oldham Terrace, London W3 6NH Registered charity 801395

Childminders/Babysitting Advice on becoming a childminder from ESCC, 01323 747490 Childminders Drop-in Newhaven: Denton Island, 3rd Wed; Summerhayes, Mon am, 07876 037481 Childminder’s Drop-in, Lewes Children’s Centre, 1st and 3rd Wed, 07876 037481 Childminders Drop-in, Ringmer Children’s Centre, 2nd Mon, 07876 037481 Childminders Drop-in, Seaford Children’s Centre, Mon am, 07876 037482 Childminder’s Drop in, Willingdon Trees Comm. Centre, Eastbourne, Mon am, 01323 730862 Childminding Coordinator, Lewes District, 07876 037481 Childminding Coordinator, North Eastbourne and Polegate, 07876 037525; South Eastbourne and Seaford, 07876 037482 Childminding Coordinator, North Wealden, 07876 037483; South Wealden, 07920 592943

Baby and Childrenswear

Early Years Education Entitlement, 01323 747425

Brats Clothes Shop, 194 High Street, Lewes, 01273 476646

Family Information Service for East Sussex, 0345 60 80 192

Just Relax Baby Massage Classes, ITEC registered massage instructor, Eastbourne, 01323 737969

CocoaJam, traditional and contemporary cotton nightwear and accessories, 01825 762324

Ofsted Helpline for complaints about child care, 0300 1231231

Hailsham & District Registered Childminders Association, 07985 370990 (see advert)

Lewes Baby Massage, 5 wk courses, parents/babies, 01273 479904

Easy2Name, name tapes for all eventualities, 01635 298326

Standards Development Officer Eastbourne area, 01323 747417 (day care) or 01424 436701 (childminders)

Sitters for mature, reliable evening babysitters, 0800 38 900 38 (see advert)

Infant massage, Wealden Children’s Centres - call for details of next course, 01323 464360

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Nannies • Children’s Centres • Toddler Timetable Perfectly matching nannies and families.

Registered Childminding Better for your children, better for you

Home from Home Childcare OFSTED Registered Registered Childminding provides care and learning opportunities in a family setting

Flexible Consistent and Continuous Professional Adaptable to YOU To match your requirements with a suitable registered childminder call the Hailsham & District Childminding Association:

07985 370990

Heathfield, Cross in Hand School and at the Community Centre, Sheepsetting Lane, TN21 0XG, 01323 464340 Langney, next to the Primary School, Eastbourne, 01323 464160

Nannies and Au Pairs Bonding Beautiful, Emergency Nanny and Baby Sitting Service, 01323 501979

Newhaven, Denton Island Community Centre, BN9 9BA, 01273 517250

Enchanted Childcare, nannies, maternity nurses, mother’s helps, nursery staff, 01883 382151 Harmony at Home, nannies, housekeepers, emergency/maternity cover, baby sitting, 01273 813671 Maternal Response, maternity nurses,emergency childcare, 0845 8382885 Mulberry Nannies, throughout East Sussex, Surrey and Kent for nannies, au pairs, mothers’ help, 01580 882002 (see advert) South East Childcare, specialists in event creches and childcare for weddings, fetes etc, 0845 3301323

Children’s Centres Chailey at Chailey School, Mill Lane, South Chailey, BN8 4PU, 01273 336940 Devonshire at 43 Seaside, Eastbourne, 01323 464160 Dunbar at Dunbar Drive, Hailsham, BN27 3UW, 01323 464340 Eastbourne Children’s Centres, central office, 01323 464160 (see advert on p12) Hailsham at the Hailsham East Community Centre, Vega Close, BN27 2JZ, 01323 464340

Kingfishers, Eastgate Baptist Church Hall, Lewes, 01323 844264

Ringmer Tiddlers & Toddlers, Village Hall, 07595 232413

Little Luke’s, Parish Centre, Stone Cross, 01323 461649

Salvation Army Toddler Group, Citadel, Langney Rd, Eastbourne, 01323 640382

Little Stones, Community Wise Centre, Eastbourne, 01323 722924

Tiny Tinkers, Edgmond Evangelical Church, Eastbourne, 01323 430571

Lewes at YMCA, Westgate St, BN7 1YR, 01273 476282

Eastbourne Nanny Agency, experienced, high calibre nannies, doulas, special needs nannies, 01323 460169

Pop in and Play, Uckfield Children’s Centre, 01323 464300

Polegate at the Primary School, BN26 6PT, 01323 464340 Ringmer, Greater Paddock, off Harrison’s Lane, BN8 5LH, 01273 336950 Seaford Children’s Centre at Cradle Hill School, Lexden Road, BN25 3BA, 01323 464550 Shinewater, Milfoil Drive, Eastbourne, 01323 464160 Uckfield at 1 Manor Close, TN22 1DL, 01323 464300 West Rise, Infant School, Chaffinch Road, Eastbourne, 01323 464160 Willingdon Trees, Oakwood School, Magnolia Drive, Eastbourne, 01323 464160

Toddlers Monday am Hailsham Methodist Church Parent and Toddler, 01323 485813 Isfield Village Hall, 01825 750681 Jack & Jill Fun Toddler Group, Newhaven Baptist Church Hall, 07810 538213 Maresfield Village Hall, health visitor on 3rd Mon, 01825 764207 NCT Little Monkeys, Monkey Bizness, Lewes, 0844 2436187 Panda, All Saints Centre, Grange Rd, Eastbourne, 01323 419400 Pop in and Play, Hailsham East Community Centre, 01323 464340 Pop in and Play, Polegate Children’s Centre, 01323 464340

Messy Play, Hailsham East Community Centre, 01323 464340

Vicky Bees, Victoria Baptist Church, Eldon Rd, Eastbourne, 01323 737974

Messy Play, Heathfield Children’s Centre at All Saints & St Richards School, 01323 464340

Wadhurst Parents and Toddlers, St George’s Hall, 01580 201158

Music and Rhyme, Uckfield Children’s Centre, fortnightly, 01323 464300

Toddlers Monday pm

NCT Bumps & Babies, Beechwood Hall, Cooksbridge, 0844 2436187

Firle School, Firle, 01273 858260 Fun Play Session, Hampden Park Children’s Centre, 01323 464160 Mums to be, babies and toddlers, Fairwarp Village Hall, 01825 713829/760668 Nannies and Childminders Lunch Club, Eastgate Baptist Church, Lewes, 12.30 - 2pm, 01273 813482 Play Club at Willingdon Trees Community Centre, Eastbourne, 01323 504438

Panda, All Saints Centre, Grange Rd, Eastbourne, 01323 419400 Parent and Toddler, Trinity Church Hall, Lower Willingdon, 07703 716874 Spring Meadow Kindergarten, John Pears Pavilion, Ashurstwood, 07981982626 Tots and Tinies, Ticehurst Village Hall, 01580 200969 Triangle Tots, Trinity Church Hall, Lower Willingdon, 01323 489264

Pop In and Play, Kingsmere Community Centre, Eastbourne, 01323 464160

Under 5’s Swim, Seahaven Leisure Centre, Newhaven, 01273 575079

Pop in and Play, West Rise Children’s Centre, Eastbourne, 01323 464160

NCT Out and About Group, Lewes, 07810 860950

St George’s Parish Room, Broad Oak, open school holidays, 01435 862665

Toddlers Tuesday am Chailey Free Church, Chailey, 01444 471600 Chippers Toddler Club, Manor Primary School, Uckfield, 01825 767442 Creative Outside Play, Lewes, Free, whatever the weather!, 07758 728236 Diddies, Shinewater Community Centre, Eastbourne, 01323 768614 Doodles, St Peter’s Church Hall, Belgrave Rd, Seaford, 01323 897306 Focus Baby & Toddler Group at Kings Church, Eastbourne, 01323 521125 Grandparents group, Dunbar Drive Hailsham (fortnightly), 01323 464340 HT Club, Holy Trinity Church, Eastbourne, 01323 736627 Jack & Jill Fun Toddler Group, Newhaven Baptist Church Hall, 07810 538213 Jazzy Jo’s Song Time, Old Town, Eastbourne, pay as you go, 07896 762604 (see advert on p13)

Toddlers Tuesday pm Noah’s Ark at St Mary’s, Westham, 01323 762294 Pop in and play, Shinewater Children’s Centre, Eastbourne, 01323 464160 Tea with Tigger, Carillon Cottage, Wadhurst, carers, babies, mums to be, 01892 784894

Toddlers Wednesday am Broadway Babes at the Broadway United Church, Lindfield Rd, Hampden Park, 01323 500686 Burwash Parent, Baby and Toddler, Village Hall, 01435 883555 Chalk Hill Toddler Group, Willingdon, Eastbourne, 01323 504659 First Steps, Baptist Church Hall, Pevensey Bay, 01323 769002 Hailsham Free Church Parent and Toddler, 01323 843876 Herstmonceux Tiddlers and Toddlers, Village Hall, year round, 01323 831664 Lewes Toy Library Drop In, All Saints Centre, Lewes, 01273 477631

To add a listing or advertise email katherine@sussexfamilygrapevine.co.uk or call 01444 811368

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Toddler Timetable Eastbourne Children’s Centres

FA approved football training for kids aged 18 months to 7th birthday

Have you got a child under 5?

Eastbourne Children’s Centres offers a range of activities, services, advice and support to parents-to-be and families with children under five years old living in Eastbourne.

Midweek & Weekend (with FREE TRIAL CLASS) Classes in Uckfield, Lewes, Crowborough, Burgess Hill and Brighton

Services we offer include:

Fun Days, Play drop-ins, Dad’s Group, Family Outreach Service, breastfeeding support, dietary advice, support during pregnancy and a range of courses including developing children’s language, healthy living and employability skills..... and lots more....

To find out more about your local children’s centre call us on:

Call Phil: 01293 226201 pbanister@littlekickers.co.uk

Classes in Eastbourne, Seaford, Ringmer, Hailsham and Bexhill Call Bev: 01323 749640 blevett@littlekickers.co.uk

01323 464160

Little Acorns, Holy Trinity Church, High Hurstwood, 01825 733833 Little Lambs, St Mary’s Church Hall, Hampden Park, Eastbourne, 01323 500977 Mayfield Toddler Group, Scout and Guide Hut, 0 - 5 yrs, 01435 872471 Music and Rhyme, Dunbar Children’s Centre, Hailsham, 01323 464340 NCT Bumps ‘n Babies, Community Wise, Eastbourne, 01323 504884 Newick Toddlers, Village Hall, 01825 723727 Newtown Baby and Toddler Group, United Reform Church, Uckfield, 07969 638280 Polegate Baby and Toddler, Community Centre, 01323 483297 Pop in and play at Shinewater Children’s Centre, Eastbourne, 01323 464160 Salvation Army Toddler Group, Citadel, Langney Rd, E/bourne, 01323 640382 Seaford Baby Group for new parents and toddlers, 07766 243850 Seahorses, baby and toddler swimming, Hailsham 01323 464340 Tiny Tinkers, Edgmond Evangelical Church, Eastbourne, 01323 430571 Under 1’s, Kings Church, Uckfield, 01825 765115 Vicky Bees, Victoria Baptist Church, Eldon Rd, Eastbourne, 01323 737974 Welcome Baptist Church, Heathfield, baby - 3 yrs, 01435 864646

Toddlers Wednesday pm Music and Rhyme, Heathfield Children’s Centre - Cross in Hand School site, 01323 464340 Music and Rhythm for children with additional needs, Newhaven, 0 - 5yrs, 07897 373839

It’s really not expensive to advertise in the Family Grapevine. Prices start at just £20 for a black and white classified box Call Katherine on 01444 811368

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Nutley Nutkins, Nutley Memorial Hall, 01825 713753 Tots Time, Baptist Church, Market St, Hailsham, fortnightly, 01323 847991 Union Church, Heathfield, 01435 868160

Toddlers Thursday am Acorns, Bridgemere Centre, Eastbourne, 01323 439700 (option 1) Diddies, Shinewater Community Centre, Eastbourne, also in school holidays, 01323 768614 Dinky Deans, East Dean Village Hall, 07714 757131 East Hoathly Baby & Toddler Group, Village Hall, 01825 840489 Etchingham Under Fives Baby and Toddler Group, 07528 219825 Free Church Toddlers, Old Town, Eastbourne, 01323 733098 Jazzy Jo’s Song Time, Langney, Eastbourne, pay as you go, 07896 762604 (see advert) Jumping Beans, Horam, 0 - 3yrs+, 01435 812563 Little Luke’s, Parish Centre, Stone Cross, 01323  484095 Little Punnetts Toddler Group, Punnetts Town, 01435 831515 Little Souls, Church Hall, Wellesley Rd, Eastbourne, 01323 731366 Little Stones, Community Wise Centre, Eastbourne, 01323 722924 Play Club at Willingdon Trees Community Centre, Eastbourne, 01323 504438 Pop in and Play, Langney Children’s Centre, Eastbourne, 01323 464160 Pop in and Play, Uckfield Children’s Centre, 01323 464300 Ringmer Tiddlers & Toddlers, Village Hall, 07595 232413 Sparkles Toddler Group, Christchurch, Seaside, Eastbourne, 01323 647408 St Mary’s ABC Playgroup, Hailsham, 0 - 5 yrs, 07547 457024 Tea and Tots, St John’s Church, Polegate, 01323 483298 Tots and Toys, Kings Church, Heathfield, 01435 863786 Tots Treats, St Leonards Church Hall, Seaford, 01323 893318 Totz, St Elizabeth’s Church, Victoria Drive, Eastbourne, 01323 638020 Wheels and Squeals, Frenchgate Christian Centre, Eastbourne, 01323 727338

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Toddlers Thursday pm Cameo Parent and Toddler, Church End, 1 Cockshot Road, Lewes, 01273 477631 Munchkins, Summerhayes Centre, Newhaven, 01273 515301 Pop in and Play, Devonshire Children’s Centre, Eastbourne, 01323 464160 Tea and Tots, St John’s Church, Polegate, 01323 483298 The Lunch Bunch, Southover Church Hall, Lewes, 01273 480114

WIN £100 worth of Usborne books for your family, toddler group, pre-school, school or charity. See page 3

Broad Oak Pre-School invites you to BABY BOPS our NEW Parent, Baby & Toddler Group On Fridays from 11th Mar at 9.30am

TOYS, PLAY TIME & REFRESHMENTS The Scout Hut, Broad Oak Village Hall

For further information call:

07895 665865 Litlington Parent and Toddler, Village Hall, Near Polegate, 1 - 5yrs, 01323 871721 Little Gems, Unit 1, Wentworth House, 5 George Street, Hailsham, 01323 844428 Little Stars Blackboys Baby & Toddler Group, Village Hall, 01825 890029 Little Stones, Community Wise Centre, Eastbourne, 01323 722924 Mary’s Messy Monsters, Mayfield, babies - pre-school, all year round, 01435 874867

Toddlers Friday am Baby Bops, Broad Oak Village Hall Scout Hut, 07895 665865 (see advert) Berwick and Upper Dicker Toddler Group, Berwick Village Hall, 01323 811020 Bunny Hop at Schools Out, The Drive, Hellingly, 01323 848490 Burwash Bumps and Babes, bumps and under 1’s, 01435 884323 Childminder’s Drop in, Shinewater Children’s Centre, Eastbourne, year round, 01323 730862 Christ Church Tots, Prince Edward Rd, Lewes, 01273 813048

NCT Bumps & Babies, Lewes Children’s Centre, 0844 2436187 Old Town Tots, Greenfield Methodist Church Hall, Eastbourne, 01323 487782 Over 1’s but under 2’s, Kings Centre, Uckfield, 01825 765115 Playgroup, All Saints, Friars Walk, Lewes, 01273 477407 Pop in and play at Willingdon Trees Children’s Centre, Eastbourne, 01323 464160 Pop in and Play, Dunbar Children’s Centre, Hailsham, 01323 464340 Scallywags, Seaford Baptist Church, 01323 896009

Focus Baby & Toddler Group at Kings Church, Eastbourne, 01323 521125

Seahorses, baby and toddler swimming, Uckfield Leisure Centre, 01323 464300

Friday Fun, Devonshire Children’s Centre, Eastbourne, 01323 464160

Stonegate Toddlers, Village Hall, 01580 200960

Laughton Tots and Toddlers, 01323 815710

Vicky Bees, Victoria Baptist Church, Eldon Rd, Eastbourne, 01323 737974

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Toddler Timetable

JINGLE BABIES Music for babies 6 - 18months Fridays @1.30pm Eastbourne Town Centre Pay as you go £4 per session

Call Lisa: 01323 503588

Jazzy Jo’s Song Time Eastbourne

Thursday in Langney Tuesday in Old Town £2.50 - 1st child, £4 - 2 children Pay As You Go Call Joann: 07896 762604

Toddlers Friday pm First Time Mature (35yrs+) Mums Group, South Chailey, 01273 890745 Jingle Babies, Sussex School of Dance & Performing Arts, Eastbourne, 01323 503588 (see advert) The Friday Group, Pippas@ Pells Primary School, Lewes, 01273 483992

Toddlers Saturday am Dad’s and children’s morning, 2nd Sat every other month, check for dates, 0 - 10yrs, 01323 486638 Giggle and Tumble, Heathfield Leisure Centre, 01435 868824 MATCH, Men and their children 0 - 5yrs, Hailsham East Community Centre, 1st Sat, 01323 464340 Newhaven Dad’s Group, Denton Island Community Centre, usually 1st Sat of month, 01273 575025

Toddlers Music and Movement Baby Ballet, 2yrs+, Lewes, 07901 962163 Bopping Babies, 18mths - 3.5yrs, Eastbourne Academy of Dance, 01323 417260 (see advert on p23) Dance and Movement with Melody Bear 2 - 4yrs; Little Bear Feet, 18mths - 2yrs, 01323 461736 (see ads on p13/23) Horam Chapel Toddlers Music Group, Mon pm, under 5’s, 01435 812922 Humpty Dumpty Club, Wadhurst, 0 - 4 yrs, Fri, 01892 864592 Jazzy Jo’s Song Time, Langney and Old Town, Eastbourne, pay as you go, 07896 762604 (see advert)

Little Bear Feet® for Toddlers 18mths - 2 yrs

St Lukes, Stone Cross See our main ad on page 23 or Contact Alison for more details: 01323 461736 or 07980 371347 www.melodymovement.com Jingle Babies, music for babies, 6mths - 18mths, Eastbourne Town Centre, 01323 503588 (see advert) Jitterbugs, Denton Island, Newhaven, Fri am, 01273 517250 Monty’s Music, Wadhurst, 6mths - 4yrs, 01892 682880 Music & Movement, Seaford Children’s Centre, Mon am, 01323 464550 Music & Movement, All Saints Centre, Lewes, Wed am, 01273 476686 Music & Movement, Chailey Children’s Centre, Fri am, 01273 575079 Music & Movement, Ringmer CC Centre, Wed am, 01273 575079 Music Box, Downs Leisure Centre, Seaford, 0 - 4 yrs, 01323 645196 Music Group, Devonshire Children’s Centre, 01323 464160 Music Group, Langney Children’s Centre, Fri pm, 01323 464160 Music Group, Shinewater Children’s Centre, Mon am, 01323 464160 Music Group, West Rise Children’s Centre, Wed am, 01323 464160 Music group, Willingdon Trees CC Tue am, 01323 464160 Rhythm and Rhyme, Doaks Bumper Bookshop, Eastbourne, Tue am, 07775 913820 or 01323 412538 Rhythm Express, Uckfield & Crowborough, babies - 5yrs, 01892 860235 (see advert) Tinklers Music Time, 0 - 5yrs, Lewes, Seaford and Uckfield, 07799 886440 (see advert)

Toddlers Gym and Fitness Hurst Green Jumping Beans, Fri am, 0 - 3 yrs, Fri pm 3 - 5yrs, 01424 882684 or 01580 213476 Little Kickers - Eastbourne, Seaford, Ringmer, Hailsham, fun football training for 18mths - 7yrs, 01323  749640 (see advert) Little Kickers - Uckfield, Lewes, Crowborough, Burgess Hill & Brighton, football for 18mths - 7yrs, 01293 226201 (see advert)

Mother and Toddler Yoga, Yoga Life, Eastbourne, 07812 052742 Sovereign Centre, Sovey Tumblers, Eastbourne, 01323 738822 Tumble Tots, Eastbourne, Hailsham, Heathfield, Uckfield, 01424 845250 Tumble Tots, Seaford and Peacehaven, 01323 899840

Toddlers Other Groups Cookery Club, Ticehurst, 3yrs+, Tue pm, 01892 783543 Little Fidgets, Fun French and Spanish for 2 - 7yrs, 01273 833340 Nature Club, Ticehurst, 3 - 5yrs, Thu pm, 01892 783543 Talking Tots, communicate with confidence, Lewes, 07827 697523 Talking Tots, communicate with confidence, Uckfield, Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill, 07767 242833 Travellers Group, Hailsham East Community Centre, 0 - 5 yrs, Fri pm, 01323 464340 WAVES Family Drop In, Seaford, coffee, breast feeding, nappy changing, play, information, support etc, 01323 873797 Woodland Playgroup, nr Lewes, 2yrs+, nature, craft, campfire, story telling etc Thu/Fri, 01273 487161

Toy Libraries Lewes Toy Library, All Saints Centre, Wed am, 01273 477631 Toys in Motion, Eastbourne and Wealden, 0 - 5 yrs, 01323 440002 (see advert)

Story Time Eastbourne Library, Baby Rhymetime, Wed 10.30am and Fri 10.45am, 0345 6080196 Eastbourne Library, Storytime, Mon 2pm, 0345 6080196 Hailsham Library, Baby Rhymetime, Tue fortnightly 9.45am, 0345 6080196 Hailsham Library, Storytime, Tue 11am, 0345 6080196 Hampden Park Library, Story Time, last Thu, 2.15pm, 0345 6080196 Heathfield Library, Baby Rhymetime, fortnightly Mon 10.30am, 0345 6080196 Heathfield Library, Storytime Thu 2.15pm, 0345 6080196 Langney Library, Baby Rhymetime, Tue pm, term time, 0345 6080196

Toys in Motion is a mobile toy library for all children aged 0-5 years. We visit local children's centres weekly and families can hire toys for FREE.

For more information ring 01323 440002 www.toysinmotion.co.uk Lewes Library, Rhymetime, 1st Tue am, 10.30am, 0345 6080196 Lewes Library, Storytime, Mon 2pm, 0345 6080196 Newhaven Library, Baby Rhymetime, 1st and 3rd Mon, 2pm, 0345 6080196 Ringmer Library, Storytime, 3rd Wed of month 10.30am, 0345 6080196 Seaford Library, Baby Rhymetime, 1st and 3rd Tue 2pm, 0345 6080196 Seaford Library, Storytime, 2nd, 4th, 5th Tue at 2pm, 0345 6080196 Story Telling, Doak’s Bumper Bookshop, Eastbourne, Sat 10.30, 01323 737110 Uckfield Library, Baby Rhymetime, fortnightly Tue 10.30, 0345 6080196 Uckfield Library, Storytime, Tue 2.15pm, 0345 6080196 Willingdon Library, Rhymetime, 2nd and 4th Thu, 10.30am, 01323 482534

Soft Play Areas Froggies at Knockhatch Adventure Park, Off A22 at Hailsham, 01323 442051 Hailsham Leisure Centre, 0 - 10 yrs, 01323 846755 Lewes Leisure Centre, Ocean Adventure, under 8’s, 01273 486000 Little Buccaneers at Treasure Island, Eastbourne, U12’s, 01323 411077 Monkey Bizness, Cliffe Industrial Estate, Lewes, 08458 739645 Playzone, Downs Leisure Centre, Seaford, under 9’s, 01323 490011 Rocky’s Indoor Adventure Land at Fort Fun, Eastbourne, U11’s, 01323 642833

To add a listing or advertise email katherine@sussexfamilygrapevine.co.uk or call 01444 811368

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Daycare Nurseries • Pre-Schools Daycare Nurseries

“The best childcare in Eastbourne”

Attwood Farm Nursery School, Bodle Street Green, 1 - 5 yrs, 01323 831781

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Badgers Nursery School, Crockstead Farm, Eastbourne Rd, Uckfield, 3mths - 5yrs, 01825 841283 Bishop Bell Nursery, Eastbourne, 0 - 5 yrs, 01323 465475 Bluebell Barn Nursery, Stone Cross, 3 mths - 5 years, 01323 487081 (see advert) Bluebell Hill, Seaville Drive, Eastbourne, 3 mths - 5 yrs, 01323 724017 (see advert)

Bluebell Barn, Stone Cross, Eastbourne 01323 487081 Bluebell Hill, Seaville Drive, Eastbourne 01323 724017

Bright Beginnings, Eastbourne, 1 to 5 yrs, 01323 648484 Bunny Run Child Care Centre, Hellingly newborn - 5yrs, 01323 848490 Cherubs and Pixies, Pevensey Road, Eastbourne, birth - 5 yrs, 01323 410645 Children in Paradise, Goward Hall, Heathfield, 0 - 4yrs, 01435 868877 Cliffe Childcare Centre, Morris Rd, Lewes, 6mths - 4yrs, 01273 477777

Eastbourne Montessori nursery School

Early Years Nursery, St James Street, Lewes, 0 - 5yrs, 01273 480736 Hillcrest Nursery, Newhaven, 0 - 5yrs, 01273 611831

Scallywags Pre-School

St Anthony’s Avenue, Eastbourne A Community group since 1982

Ofsted registered • Children aged 2 - 6 yrs UNITED REFORM CHURCH, WATTS LANE, EASTBOURNE BN21 1NP

FREE TASTER SESSION

Children aged 2½ - 5 years Open term-time Mon - Fri, 9am - 1pm including lunch club and Rising 5’s free of charge

EDUCATING MOTIVATING NURTURING STIMULATING

Copperfield’s Day Nursery, Eastbourne, 0 - 5 yrs, 01323 644661 Denton Island Nursery, Newhaven, 3mths - 5yrs, 01273 517250

- Parents’ Survey For children 3months - 5years Fully inclusive fees Open 7am - 6pm Nutritious meals and snacks Free sessions 1.30pm - 4.30pm for 3 & 4 year olds www.bluebellnurseries.co.uk

EMNs

Come and see why we are right for your child

Call 07946 356271 or 01323 430981

Early Years Entitlement/OFSTED Reg Fully qualified, friendly staff

EYEE FUNDING FOR 3/4 YR OLDS

eastbournemontessorischool.com

Hopscotch Children’s Nursery, Seaford and Peacehaven, 0 - 5 yrs, 01323 492123 (Seaford) and 01273 584250 (Peacehaven)

01323 731843

Jigsaw Day Nursery, YMCA, Westgate Street, Lewes, 0 - 5yrs, 01273 488844 Jigsaw Independent Day Nursery, Scaynes Hill, 18mths - 5yrs, 01444 831555 (see advert on p17)

Little Poppets at Seaford Primary School, 2 - 5yrs, 01323 896069 Little Tinkers Nursery School, Five Ashes, 3mths - 5 yrs, 01825 830772 Little Treasures Nursery, Wartling Road, Eastbourne, 1 - 5yrs, 01323 739222

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• Totally refurbished with brand new toys & equipment

Judged OUTSTANDING by Ofsted in ALL 17 assessment criteria. Children from 1 - 5yrs Open 8.30 - 5.30 (4.30 on Fri) Now taking bookings for Sept 2011

• High quality childcare for children aged 2 - 5years

Ladybirds Pre-school, Ticehurst, 2 - 5 yrs, 01580 201617

Little Chelsea Nursery School - South Street, Eastbourne, 18mths - 5 yrs, 01323 644656

Pooh’s Nursery School

• Open from 7.30am - 6.30pm

Kittens Day Nursery, Sussex Downs College, 2 - 5 yrs, 01323 640234

Little Chelsea Nursery - Saffrons, Eastbourne, 0 - 2½yrs, 07815 597786

• Eastbourne’s newest nursery

• Minutes from station and Arndale Centre

Just Learning Nursery, Eastbourne, 8 weeks - 5 years, 01323 743838

Little Acorns Day Nursery, Eastbourne, 0 to 5yrs, 01323 731843 (see advert)

Little Acorns Day Nursery

1A Hartfield Road, Eastbourne BN21 2ET

www.littleacornsnursery.com

JHM Holy Cross Nursery, Uckfield, 2 - 5 yrs, 01825 769050 or 07801 224467 (see advert on p17)

Lewes Clock Tower Nursery, Mountfield Road, 1 - 5yrs, priority given to students at Sussex Downs, 01273 402299

email: scallywags123@aol.com

Full day care for 0 - 5yrs Open from 7.30am - 6.00pm EYEE for eligible 3 & 4 year olds

Huffle Nursery School, Heathfield, 0 - 4yrs, 01435 864699

Leaps and Bounds Day Nursery, Eastbourne Town Centre, 2 - 5yrs, 01323 410585 (see advert)

To arrange a visit, call

07821 490227 or 01323 640807

25 Terminus Road, Eastbourne BN21 3QL

01323 410585

info@leaps-bounds.net

www.leaps-bounds.net

Rising Stars Pre-School

Christchurch, Seaside, Eastbourne www.risingstarspre-school.co.uk Established 30 years ago we have a reputation as a professional, safe, caring pre-school for children of diverse social and cultural backgrounds. We are open Mon - Fri from 9am - 2.15pm - call for session times. We welcome children aged 2½ to 5 years. We feed both Roselands and St Andrew’s Infant Schools. Open Morning - Last Wed of month 10am - 12pm

For more information or to come along and meet us please call Louise on 07773 874629

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Eastbourne

www.poohsnurseryschool.co.uk 01323 430045 Manor Twiglets Nursery, Downsview Crescent, Uckfield, 2 - 5yrs, 01825 765487 (see advert on p20) Oakwood Nursery, Hampden Park, Eastbourne, 6mths - 5yrs, 01323 506463 Old School House Montessori Nursery, Lewes, 0 - 5yrs, 01273 480492 Owlets Nursery School, Priory Learning Centre, Eastbourne, 2 - 5 yrs, 07745 347352 Pebbles Day Care, Fort Road, Newhaven, 3mths - 5yrs, 01273 516099 Pooh’s Nursery School, St Phillip’s Church Hall, Eastbourne, 1 - 8 yrs, 01323 430045 (see advert) Railway Nursery, Norton Terrace, Newhaven, 3mths - 5yrs, 01273 510777 Robin Hill Nursery, Meads, Eastbourne, 2 - 5yrs, 01323 410326


Day care Nurseries • Pre-Schools HELLINGLY PLAYGROUP “Children are happy, confident and enthusiastic, and spend a lot of time laughing together as they play and learn.” Ofsted 12 May 09 Mon - Fri, 9am - 12 noon Children aged 2 - 5 years Highly qualified staff Lunch Club on Mon/Thu Large garden & veg patch Daily nurture group

Alfriston Pre-School welcomes all children between the ages of 2 and 5.

Early Years Education Entitlement from term after 3rd birthday Call Tracy:

07776 180711 Herstmonceux

Our happy pre-school is open five mornings each week and is run by a qualified teacher of Early Years (EYP). We work closely with Alfriston Primary, ensuring a smooth transition for all children moving up to school. We also have good links with local business and the community. We even have our own allotment!

Pre-School

We offer a happy, fun and caring environment, where your children can enjoy being active, playful learners, supported and aided by qualified, experienced staff.

Open daily from 9.30 - 1pm and to 1.30pm on Thu.

*Now open during the summer holidays.

The War Memorial Hall, The Tye, Alfriston BN26 5TL 07812 335981  alfristonpreschool@googlemail.com www.alfristonpre-school.ik.org

Call Karen Hathaway for more details: 01323 832549

Members of the Pre School Learning Alliance & Ofsted registered. We accept children with/without EYEE Funding.

Casa dei Bambini, Ticehurst, Montessori, 2 - 5yrs, 01892 783543

Micklefield Nursery School Sutton Avenue, Seaford

• Children from 2 - 5yrs • Open 8.30 - 3.30 in term time • Re-designed outdoor classrooms • Wholesome, healthy meals

01323 892457

www. micklefieldnursery.co.uk

Glynde, Beddingham & Firle Pre-School

Rural setting by idyllic Sussex Downs Children from 2 - 5yrs Term time: Mondays - Thursdays 9am - 12.45pm including lunch club ‘Happy in the community for over 40 years’

www.gbandfpre-school.co.uk call Clare on 07837 266 796

Roundabout Nursery, London Road, Uckfield, 0 - 5yrs, 01825 760670 Southover Nursery, Southover Church Hall, Lewes, 2 - 5yrs, 01273 486435/885132 St Bede’s Nursery, Eastbourne, 3mths - 4yrs, 01323 734222  (see advert on p18) Stepping Stones, Eastbourne, 0 - 8 yrs, 01323 641658 Sure Start Nursery, Hailsham, 3 mths - 5 yrs, 01323 464340 The Blue Door Nursery, Seaford, 0 - 5yrs, 01323 491821 The Honey Pot Nursery, Lewes Road, Isfield, 3 mths - 5 yrs, 01825 750554 Toddlers Inn Nursery School, Chailey, 01273 400485 (see advert on p16)

Union Corner Pre-School

A happy pre-school since 1967 Children from 2 - 5yrs 8.40am - 4pm plus breakfast club from 7.30am Use of school facilities and hot lunches Highly qualified staff Early Years Education Funding Valley Road, Newhaven BN9 9UT

01273 512485 www.happyvalleypreschool.co.uk

Pre-Schools and Playgroups Alfriston Pre-School Group, 2 - 5yrs, 07812 335981 (see advert)

Chailey Pre-School Playgroup, St Peter’s School, 2 - 5yrs, 07852 986024 Chalk Hill Preschool & Toddler Group, Eastbourne, 2 - 4yrs, 01323 504659 Chyngton Pre-School, Seaford, 2 - 4yrs, 07971 433164 Cottage Pre-School, St Mary’s Social Centre, Lewes, 2 - 5yrs, 01273 474979 Daisy Chain & Montessori Nursery School, Dallington, 2 - 5yrs, 01323 833757 Early Birds Pre-school, Seaford Baptist Church, 2½ - 5yrs, 07974 835978 Eastbourne Montessori Nursery School, 2 - 6 yrs, 07946 356271 or 01323 430981 (see advert) Eldon Road Pre-school, Eastbourne, 2 - 5 yrs, 07790 298108

Annan Farm The Froebel Small School, Eason’s Green, nr Uckfield, 3 - 11yrs, 01825 841410 (see advert on p16)

Emmanuel Pre-school, Hailsham, 2 - 5 yrs, 07766 630334

Attwood Farm Nursery, Bodle Street Green, 1 - 5 yrs, 01323 831781

Five Ashes Playgroup, 2 - 5yrs, 07747 112509

Barcombe Playgroup, Village Hall, 2 - 5yrs, mornings, 07845 937254 Blackboys Pre-School, Village Hall, 2 - 5 yrs, 01825 891113 (see advert on p16) Bourne Primary School Nursery, Eastbourne, 3 - 4yrs, 01323 724729 Broad Oak Pre-school, 2 - 5yrs, 01435 864326 (see advert on p16)

Tom Thumb Nursery, The Avenue, Eastbourne, 1 - 5 yrs, 01323 647630

Burgess Hill School Nursery, girls & boys, 2½ - 5yrs, 01444 241050 (see advert on p17)

Tots and Time Out, Eastbourne, 3mths to 5 yrs, 01323 726132

Caburn Pre-School, Goldsbrough Hall, Ringmer, 2 - 5yrs, 07789 045095

Etchingham Under Fives, 2½ - 5 yrs, 07528 219825

Fletching Pre-School, Village Hall, 2½ - 5yrs, 01825 732347

Hailsham A thriving, pre-school since 1982 2½ - 5 years Open daily 9am - 12pm or 1pm Rising Fives on Mon 1pm - 3pm Early Years Education Entitlement from 3 yrs Fully qualified and friendly staff Ofsted registered Come and visit us or call our Registrar Linda Axell on 07980 424579 or 01323 840889

Summerfields Nursery

Summerheath Rd, Hailsham • Friendly nursery • Fully qualified staff • Large outside learning area • Mon - Fri 9am - 12pm or 1pm Wed & Fri 9am - 3.30pm • Children 2 - 5 yrs • Early Years Education Entitlement • OFSTED Registered

Drop in or call Val:

01323 449057/845542 val.elsbury@btinternet.com www.summerfieldsnursery.org.uk

Flying Start Nursery, Denton School, Newhaven, 3 - 4yrs, 01273 513377

Grays Nursery, Railway Rd, Newhaven, 3 - 5yrs, 01273 515230

Framfield Preschool at the Primary School, 2 - 5yrs, 01825 890943 (see advert on p16)

Grovelands Acorns Preschool, Hailsham, 2¾ - 4yrs, 01323 449194

Glynde, Beddingham & Firle PreSchool, Reading Room in Glynde, 2 - 5yrs, 07837 266796 (see advert)

Happy Valley Pre-School, Meeching Valley School, Newhaven, 2 - 5yrs, 01273 512485 (see advert)

Good Times Pre-School Group, Seaford, 2 - 5 yrs, 07811 383863

Harlands Nursery, Ridgewood, Uckfield, 3 - 5yrs, 01825 760445

Grange Montessori Nursery School, Eastbourne, 2 - 5 yrs, 01323 734855

Hellingly Playgroup, 2 - 5 years, 07776 180711 (see advert)

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Daycare Nurseries • Pre-Schools

Ringmer Nursery School * Qualified & enthusiastic staff * Committed to learning through play * Outdoors play area Mon - Fri, Term Time Mornings 8.30am - 12 noon Lunch Club 12 noon - 1pm Afternoons 1pm - 3.30pm If you would like the very best start for your child, ring 01273 814154(daytime) or 01273 813612(evenings) to arrange a visit! We Accept Educational Grants For 3 & 4 year olds OFSTED REGISTERED

St. Richards Pre-School

Blackboys Pre-School ♦ Peaceful rural setting ♦ 2 - 5 year olds welcome ♦ Open Monday - Friday ♦ Caring and committed staff ♦ Funding available ♦ Morning & afternoon sessions available ♦ Fabulous outdoor area and sensory garden

01825 891113 www.blackboyspreschool.org.uk

Park Road, Heathfield OFSTED registered

www.bops.co.uk

Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ ensures Outstanding education and care for your children. Stimulating, nurturing, environment. Established over 40 years.

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Broad Oak Village Hall

Offering: • Full Time Day Care • • Breakfast & After School Club • • Fully Qualified Staff • • Early Years Education Entitlement • • Set in a lovely rural location • For details or to arrange a visit: Call Sarah on 01825 890943 framfieldpreschool@gmail.com Herstmonceux Pre-school, 2 - 5 yrs, 07717 705786 or 01323 832549 (see advert on p15) Hollyhocks Montessori Playschool, Ringmer, 2½ - 5yrs, 01273 813246 Horam Community Pre-school, 2 - 5yrs, 01435 812192 Humpty Dumptys at Mercread Youth Centre, Seaford, 1+yrs, 01323 892531 Isfield Pre-School, Village Hall, 2½ - 5yrs, 01825 750245 Jenny Wren Nursery School, Eastbourne, 3 - 5 yrs, 01323 502003 JHM Holy Cross Nursery, Uckfield, 2 - 5 yrs, 01825 769050 or 07801 224467 (see advert) Jigsaw Independent Day Nursery, Scaynes Hill, 18mths - 5yrs, 01444 831555 (see advert) Jumping Beans at Parkland Infant School, Eastbourne, 2 - 5 yrs, 01323 502862 or 07846 903092

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STICKY FINGERS & OASTies Uplands Youth and Children’s Centre, WADHURST Flexible term-time and school holiday care for 2 – 11 year olds Call: 01892 786585 or email v.mckenzie@uplandscc.com OFSTED REGISTERED

‘LITTLE DEERS’ NUTLEY PRE-SCHOOL Our highly qualified staff provide a caring and fun learning environment close to the forest. Our long established pre-school takes children from 2½yrs old. Memorial Hall, Nutley

07535 655013

www. nutleypreschool.org.uk Ofsted 109472

Kingston Pre-School, The Street, Kingston, 2 - 5yrs, 01273 486060 (see advert on p15) Langney Primary School Nursery, 3 - 4yrs, 01323 762177 Lewes Montessori Nursery School, 2½ - 5yrs, 01892 870740 Lewes New School Nursery, 3 - 5 yrs, 01273 477074 Lewes Old Grammar School Nursery, 3 - 5yrs, 01273 473246

01435 864326

Toddlers Inn Nursery South Chailey * Age 2 - 5 years * Ofsted Registered * Hours to suit your plans & pocket * Qualified, experienced friendly staff * Flexible Sessions and Holiday Care To find out more call: Karen on 01273 400485 www.toddlersinnnursery.co.uk Litlington Kindergarten, Litlington Village Hall, Nr Polegate, 1 - 5yrs, 01323 871721 Little Acorns, Hurst Green Pre-school Playgroup, 2yrs+, 07791 764523 Little Deers, Nutley Pre-School, Memorial Hall, 2½ - 5yrs, 07535 655013 (see advert) Little Punnetts, Punnetts Town, near Heathfield, 2 - 5yrs, 01435 831515 Little Rockets Pre-School, Hampden Park, 2 - 5 yrs, 07842 586983

Children welcome from 2 - 5yrs Open Monday - Friday

Places available now! Call Lisa: 07751 072765 www.strichardspreschool.org.uk

Newick Pre-School Make friends and enjoy learning at our friendly village pre-school • Mon to Fri 9am - 3pm • Age 2 - 5 years • Up to 15 hours of FREE early education and care per week from term after 3rd birthday • Ofsted Registered • Friendly, qualified staff

The Reading Room, Newick

07788 603633

www.newickpreschool.co.uk Reg. Charity 1060282

Marshlands Primary School Nursery, Hailsham, 01323 841420 Mayfield Pre-school, open all day except Friday, am only, 2 - 5 yrs, 01435 872523 Meadows Mere Nursery School, Eastbourne 1 - 5 yrs, 01323 461114 Meadows Nursery School, Hailsham, 1 - 5 yrs, 01323 440144 Meadows Nursery School, Hampden Park, 2 - 5yrs, 01323 500061

Lower Willingdon Preschool Nursery, Eastbourne, 2 - 5 yrs, 01323 489264

Meadows Nursery School, Langney, 1 - 5yrs, 01323 741811

Malling Windmill Nursery, South Malling School, Lewes, 2½ - 5yrs, 01273 471100

Micklefield Nursery School, Seaford, 2 - 5 yrs, 01323 892457 (see advert on p15)

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Daycare Nurseries • Pre-Schools

jhm holy cross nursery uckfield

Established for over 8 years in the centre of Uckfield, JHM is a family run Nursery for 2 - 4 year olds providing a safe, nurturing setting where your child is provided with all the opportunities and experiences needed to enable them to learn and achieve in the Early Years Foundation Stage. We are open 48 weeks per year Monday - Friday, 7.30am - 6.00pm, offering flexible sessions and day care at £3.30 per hour. We are also in receipt of 15 hours free funding for eligible 3 year olds. We also have out-of-school services: • Our Afterschool Club currently serves Rocks Park, Holy Cross, Harlands and St. Philips schools. • Our Breakfast Club opens at 7.30am and is available for Holy Cross and Rocks Park. • Our holiday club is open to 5 - 11 year olds.

Call Jan or Claire Harding-Mabbs: 01825 769050 Find our private Nursery on the Holy Cross CE Primary School site, Belmont Road, Uckfield, TN22 1BP

Jigsaw

Independent Day Nursery

FORTHCOMING OPEN DAYS Saturday 5th March: 10am - 1pm Thursday 5th May: 10.45am - 12.15pm Tel - 01444 241050 Fax - 01444 870314

www.burgesshill-school.com Scallywags Pre-School, East Hoathly Primary School, 01825 840659 or  07563 754263 (see advert on p15)

OFSTED say we are OUTSTANDING again:

Scallywags, St Anthony’s Centre, Eastbourne, 2½ - 5 yrs, 01323 640807 or 07821 490227 (see advert on p14)

“The nursery’s quality of teaching and promotion of children’s achievement is exemplary.”

Sheepsetting Pre-school, Cross in Hand School, 2½yrs+, 01435 866268

“..the staff provide excellent support for individual children’s learning and welfare.”

South Malling Pre-School, Spences Lane, Lewes, 2 - 5yrs, 07990 572552

“Children.. benefit greatly from access to a wellorganised and stimulating play environment.” Church Road, Scaynes Hill, Nr Haywards Heath

01444 831555 www.jigsawindependentdaynursery.co.uk

MINI MOHO Nursery, Eastbourne, boys and girls, 2 - 4yrs, 01323 636800 (see advert on p18)

Pooh’s Nursery School, St Philip’s Church Hall, Eastbourne, 1 - 5 yrs, 01323 430045 (see advert on p14)

Motcombe Playgroup, Eastbourne, 2 - 5 yrs, 01323 410748

Ringmer Nursery School, Harrisons Lane, Ringmer, 2½ - 5yrs, 01273 814154 (see advert)

Newick Pre-School, Reading Room, 2 - 5yrs, 07788 603633 (see advert) Noah’s Ark Pre-School, High Street, Newhaven, 2 - 5yrs, 07917 196532 Old School House Montessori Nursery, Lewes, 0 - 5yrs, 01273 480492 Pevensey and Westham Playgroup, 2 - 5 yrs, 01323 764446 Pippa’s Group@Pells Primary School, Lewes, 2 - 5yrs, 01273 483992 Polegate Pre-school Playgroup, 2½ - 5 yrs, 07922 013588

Ripe & Laughton Pre-School, 2 - 5yrs, 01323 815710 Ripe Nursery School, Hayton Baker Hall, 2 - 5yrs, 01323 811899/01825  840371 Rising Stars, Christchurch, Seaside, Eastbourne, 2½ - 5 yrs, 07773 874629 (see advert on p14)

Spire Pre-School, New Belmont Centre, Uckfield, 2 - 5yrs, 01825 762268 St Bede’s Nursery, Eastbourne, 3mths - 4yrs, 01323 734222  (see advert on p18) St Gregory’s Montessori Nursery School, Eastbourne, 2½ - 5 yrs, 01323 639164 St Richard’s Preschool, Heathfield, 2 - 5 years, 07751 072765 (see advert)

The Park Pre-School, Hailsham, 2 - 4yrs, 01323 440908 Toddlers Inn Nursery School, Chailey 01273 400485 (see advert) Union Corner Pre-school, Hailsham, 2½ - 5 yrs, 01323 840889 or 07980 424579 (see advert on p15) Wadhurst Nursery Class, 3 - 4yrs, 01892 783155 Wallands Nursery, Lewes, 3 - 4yrs, 01273 472776 Welcome Pre-School, Baptist Church, Heathfield, 2 - 5 yrs, 01435 864646 West Rise Nursery, Eastbourne, 0 - 5yrs, 01323 764062 Wren House Nursery School, Eastbourne, 18mths - 5yrs, 01323 731530 Young Haymakers Kindergarten, near Waldron, 2 - 5 years, 01435 812555

Independent Schools

St Thomas à Becket Catholic Nursery School, Eastbourne, 2½ - 5 yrs, 01323 726004

Annan Farm The Froebel Small School, Eason’s Green, nr Uckfield, 3 - 11yrs, 01825 841410 (see advert )

Stepping Stones Pre-School, Maresfield, 2 - 5 yrs, 07856 934118

Bricklehurst Manor School, Stonegate, mixed, 3 - 11 yrs, 01580 200448

Sticky Fingers Early Years, Wadhurst, 2 - 5 yrs, 01892 786585 (see advert)

Burgess Hill School for Girls, 2½ 18yrs, 01444 241050 (see advert)

Stone Cross Independent Preschool, Pevensey, 2 - 5 yrs, 01323 740149

Claremont Nursery, Preparatory, and Senior School, St Leonards and Bodiam, 1 - 18yrs, 01424 751555 (see advert on p18)

Stonegate Pre-school, 2 - 5 yrs, 01580 200960

Sacred Heart Nursery School, Wadhurst, 3 - 4 yrs, 01892 783414

Summerfields Nursery, Hailsham, 2 - 5 yrs, 01323 449057 (day) or 01323  845542 (eve) (see ad on p15)

Saplings Pre-School, St Mary’s Church Hall, Buxted, 2 - 5yrs, 07981 440317

The Lodge Nursery at St Andrew’s School, Meads, 2 - 4yrs, 01323 733203 (see advert on p18)

Eastbourne College, mixed, 13 - 18 years, 01323 452300 Lewes New School, Talbot Terrace, Lewes, 5 - 11yrs, 01273 477074 Lewes Old Grammar School, 3 - 18yrs, 01273 472634

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Independent Schools • Primary Schools

Tel: +44 (0)1323 636800 www.moirahouse.co.uk TASTER DAYS ARE AVAILABLE

Independent day and boarding school for girls and boys aged 2–13

St Andrew’s School Eastbourne

Mini Moho Nursery

boys & girls from 2 years. 8am to 6pm. Morning, afternoon & full day sessions available

Junior School

girls from 4 years 8.15am to 4.45pm with late stay option to 6pm available

Open Morning Saturday 21 May 9.30am until 12 noon

www.androvian.co.uk

Moira House School, Eastbourne, girls, 2 - 18 years, 01323 636800 (junior), 01323 644144 (senior) (see advert)

Primary Schools Alfriston School, 5 - 11yrs, 01323 870203

Newlands School, Seaford, mixed, 0 - 18 years, 01323 490000

All Saints & St Richards C of E Primary, Heathfield, 4 - 11yrs, 01435 863466

Northease Manor School, Rodmell, 10 - 17yrs, for pupils with specific learning difficulties, 01273 472915

Skippers Hill Manor Prep School, Mayfield, mixed, 4 - 13yrs, 01825 830234 St Andrew’s School, Eastbourne, mixed, 2 - 13 yrs, 01323 733203 (see advert)

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For more information please contact the Registrar on 01323 733203 or email office@androvian.com St Andrew’s School, Meads, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN20 7RP

Independent Schools (continued)

Sacred Heart School, Wadhurst, mixed, 3 - 11yrs, 01892 783414

We look forward to welcoming you. No appointment necessary. Tours of the Nursery, Pre-Prep and Prep departments available.

St Bede’s School, Eastbourne, nursery, pre-prep and prep, 3mths 13yrs, 01323 734222 (see advert) St Bede’s School, Upper Dicker, 13 - 18yrs, 01323 843252 (see advert) St Leonards-Mayfield, girls, 11 - 18yrs, 01435 874600

Broad Oak Community Primary School, 5 - 11yrs, 01435 862951 Burwash C of E Primary School, 5 - 11 yrs, 01435 882440 Buxted C of E Primary School, 5 - 11yrs, 01825 733185

Annecy Catholic Primary School, Seaford, 5 - 11yrs, 01323 894892

Chyngton School, Seaford, 5 - 11yrs, 01323 893281

Barcombe C of E Primary School, 5 - 11yrs, 01273 400287

Cradle Hill Community Primary School, 5 - 11yrs, 01323 892773

Blackboys C of E Primary School, 5 - 11yrs, 01825 890423

Cross in Hand C of E Primary School, 5 - 11yrs, 01435 862941

Bourne Primary School, Eastbourne, 5 - 11 yrs, 01323 724729

Dallington C of E Primary School, 4 - 11yrs, 01435 830335

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State Schools • Tutoring • Out of School Clubs Denton Community School, Newhaven, 5 - 11yrs, 01273 513377

Parkside Community Primary School, Heathfield, 5 - 11yrs, 01435 864577

East Hoathly C of E Primary School, 5 - 11yrs, 01825 840247

Pashley Down Infant School, Eastbourne, 5 - 7yrs, 01323 730719

Etchingham C of E Primary School, 5 - 11 yrs, 01580 819218

Pells C of E Primary School, Lewes, 5 - 11yrs, 01273 476708

Firle C of E Primary School, 5 - 11yrs, 01273 858260

Pevensey & Westham C of E Primary School, 5 - 11 yrs, 01323 762269

Five Ashes C of E Primary School, 5 - 11yrs, 01825 830395

Polegate School, 5 - 11yrs, 01323 482404

Fletching C of E Primary School, 5 - 11yrs, 01825 722356

Punnetts Town Community Primary School, 5 - 11yrs, 01435 830361

Framfield C of E Primary School, 5 - 11yrs, 01825 890258

Ringmer Primary School, 5 - 11yrs, 01273 812463

Grays Infants School, Western Rd, Newhaven, 5 - 7yrs, 01273 513968 Grovelands Primary School, Hailsham, 5 - 11yrs, 01323 840062 Hampden Park Infant School, Eastbourne, 5 - 7yrs, 01323 501797 Hamsey Community Primary School, Cookbridge, 5 - 11yrs, 01273 400370 Hankham Primary School, Pevensey, 5 - 11yrs, 01323 763265 Harlands Primary School, Uckfield, 5 - 11yrs, 01825 764244 Hawkes Farm Primary School, Hailsham, 5 - 11yrs, 01323 841466 Hellingly Community Primary School, 5 - 11yrs, 01323 844346 Herstmonceux C of E School, 5 - 11yrs, 01323 833148 High Hurstwood C of E Primary School, 5 - 11yrs, 01825 733231 Highfield Junior School, Eastbourne, 7 - 11yrs, 01323 502525 Holy Cross C of E Primary, Uckfield, 5 - 11yrs, 01825 762336 Hurst Green C of E Primary School, 5 - 11yrs, 01580 860375 Iford & Kingston C of E Primary School, 5 - 11yrs, 01273 474973 Langney Primary School, Eastbourne, 5 - 11 yrs, 01323 762177 Laughton Community Primary School, 5 - 11yrs, 01323 811306 Little Horsted C of E Primary School, Nr Uckfield, 5 - 11yrs, 01825 750380 Manor Primary School, Uckfield, 5 - 11yrs, 01825 763041 Marshlands County Primary School, Hailsham, 5 - 11 yrs, 01323 841420 Mayfield Cof E of England Primary School, 5 - 11yrs, 01435 873185 Maynards Green Community Primary School, 5 - 11yrs, 01435 812622 Meeching Valley Primary School, Newhaven, 5 - 11yrs, 01273 514300 Motcombe Community School, Eastbourne, 5 - 7yrs, 01323 728901 Newick C of E Primary School, 5 - 11yrs, 01825 723377

Rocks Park Primary School, Uckfield, 5 - 11yrs, 01825 762827 Rodmell C of E Primary School, Lewes, 5 - 11yrs, 01273 473916 Roselands Infant School, Eastbourne, 5 - 7yrs, 01323 726764 Seaford Primary School, 5 - 11yrs, 01323 893450 Shinewater Primary School, Eastbourne, 5 - 11yrs, 01323 762129 South Malling C of E Primary School, Lewes, 5 - 11yrs, 01273 473016 Southdown Junior School, Newhaven, 7 - 11yrs, 01273 514532 St Andrews C of E Infant School, Eastbourne, 5 - 7yrs, 01323 724749

WIN £100 worth of Usborne books for your family, toddler group, pre-school, school or charity. See page 3. St John’s Meads C of E School, Eastbourne, 5 - 11yrs, 01323 730255 St Mark’s C of E Primary School, Hadlow Down. 5 - 11yrs, 01825 830375 St Pancras Catholic Primary School, Lewes, 5 - 11yrs, 01273 473017 St Peter’s C of E Primary School, North Chailey, 5 - 11yrs, 01825 722939 St Philip’s Catholic Primary School, Uckfield, 5 - 11yrs, 01825 762032 St Thomas à Becket Catholic Infants, Eastbourne, 5 - 7yrs, 01323 726004 St Thomas à Becket Catholic Junior, Eastbourne, 7 - 11 yrs, 01323 737221 Stafford Junior School, Eastbourne, 7 - 11yrs, 01323 733434

Wallands Community Primary School, Gundreda Rd, Lewes, 5 - 11yrs, 01273 472776 West Rise Infant School, Eastbourne, 5 - 7 years, 01323 764062 West Rise Junior School, Eastbourne, 7 - 11 years, 01323 764037 Western Road Community Primary School, Lewes, 5 - 11yrs, 01273 473013 White House Primary School, Hailsham, 5 - 11 yrs, 01323 841615 Willingdon Primary School, 5 - 11 yrs, 01323 482619

Secondary Schools Chailey School, South Chailey, 11 - 16yrs, 01273 890407 Eastbourne Academy, 11 - 16yrs, 01323 514900 Hailsham Community College, 11 - 18yrs, 01323 841468 Heathfield Community College, 11 - 18yrs, 01435 866066 Priory School, Lewes, 11 - 16yrs, 01273 476231 Ratton School, Eastbourne, 11 - 16yrs, 01323 504011 Ringmer Community College and Sixth Form, 11 - 18yrs, 01273 812220 Seaford Head Community College, 11 - 16yrs, 01323 891623 The Bishop Bell C of E School, 11 - 16yrs, 01323 465400

French for Kids, KS1 children, Etchingham after school club, 07747 071681 Little Fidgets, Fun French and Spanish for 2 - 7yrs, 01273 833340 St Giles Eastbourne, Free English lessons, 01323 729167

Out of School Clubs Active Play Project, venues around Wealden in the evenings and holidays, 07717 776788 Badgers Nursery School, Crockstead Farm, Eastbourne Rd, Uckfield, 4 - 8yrs, 01825 841283

The Cavendish School, Eastbourne, 11 - 16yrs, 01323 731340

Big Breakfast Club, Stonegate, Mon, Tue, Thu, 01580 200960

Tideway School, Newhaven, 11 - 16yrs, 01273 517601

Big Cats, Sussex Downs College, Eastbourne Campus, 5 - 12 yrs, 01323 649243

Uckfield Community Technology College, 11 - 18yrs, 01825 764844 Uplands Community Technology College, 11 - 18yrs, 01892 782135 Willingdon Community School, Eastbourne, 11 - 16yrs, 01323 485254

Education Information Aquila Magazine, for the able child, 8 - 13yrs, 01323 431313 Shinies, Eastbourne Home Educators Club, 01323 509283

Bridgemere Centre, Eastbourne, 5 - 11 yrs, 01323 439700 (option 2) Bright Beginnings, Eastbourne, 5 - 8yrs, 01323 648484 Cherubs and Pixies, Pevensey Road, Eastbourne, 5 - 11 yrs, 01323 410645 Children in Paradise, Goward Hall, Heathfield, 5 - 13yrs, 01435 868877 Cool Kids Afterschool Club, Polegate Children’s Centre, 07901 778513

Tutoring

Copperfield’s Out of School Club, Eastbourne, 5 - 8 yrs, 01323 644661

Confident reading for all ages, Ocklynge area, Eastbourne, 01323 645416

Cradle Hill After School Club, Seaford, 4 - 11 years, 01323 892773

Fleet Tutors, Private tuition in your own home, 0845 6445452 (see advert) Heike, German Tuition, all standards and ages to university, 01323 841703

Stone Cross School, Pevensey, 5 - 11yrs, 01323 461002 Stonegate C of E Primary School, 5 - 11yrs,  01580 200415

Kumon, Lewes Centre, Maths and English, 01273 483006

Ocklynge Junior School, Eastbourne, 7 - 11yrs, 01323 725839

The Haven VA CE Methodist Primary School, Eastbourne, 5 - 11yrs, 01323 471781

Kumon, Maths and English, Ratton School, Eastbourne, 01424 754633

Park Mead Primary School, Upper Dicker, 5 - 11yrs, 01323 844247

Ticehurst and Flimwell C of E Primary School, 5 - 11yrs, 01580 200344

Parkland Infant School, Eastbourne, 5 - 7 yrs, 01323 502862

Tollgate Community Junior School, Eastbourne, 7 - 11yrs, 01323 723298

Miss Johnson Tuition, Meads Eastbourne, Maths and English to 11+, 07729 865382

Parkland Junior School, Eastbourne, 7 - 11yrs, 01323 502620

Wadhurst C of E Primary School, 5 - 11 yrs, 01892 783155

Primary Maths & English, Mayfield area, free assessment, 01435 873322

Oakwood School, Eastbourne, 5 - 11yrs, 01323 501251

French for Children, Seaford, Lewes and Eastbourne, 3 - 12yrs, 07977 290947

The Causeway School, Eastbourne, 11 - 16yrs, 01323 465700

Home tuition, primary and most secondary subjects (not maths or science), 01273 471566

Nutley C of E Primary School, 5 - 11yrs, 01825 712575

Language Classes

Maths and English tuition, Eastbourne area, KS1, 2, 3, 01323 738369

Crash Pad, Shinewater, Eastbourne, 4 - 11yrs, 01323 761230 Framfield Preschool after school club and breakfast club, 2 - 11yrs, 01825 890943 (see advert on p16) Herstmonceux Holiday Club, 2 - 8 yrs, 07717 705786 Hopscotch Children’s Nursery, Seaford, 5 - 7 yrs, 01323 492123 Intrepid Creativity Club, creative arts after school clubs for your primary school, 01273 476226 JHM Holy Cross Nursery, Uckfield, Out of School Club, 5 - 11yrs, 01825 769050 or 07801 224467 (see advert on p17) JJ’s at Huffle, Heathfield, 8 - 12 yrs, 01435 864699 Lewes YMCA After School Club, 4 - 12yrs, 01273 474599

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Out of School Clubs • Holiday Activities EASTBOURNE SPORTS PARK

Easter Tennis Camp

11th - 15th April 4 - 12 yrs

Plus extra sports for added fun!

£7.00 per child

Qualified, experienced coaches

CAMP TIMES 10am - 12.00pm

Eastbourne Sports Park, Cross Levels Way, BN21 2UF T: 01323 649214 E:ted.monteith@eastbourne.gov.uk

Manor Twiglets Downsview Crescent, Uckfield

Holiday Club

2 - 11 years Age related activities and games • Arts & Crafts • Outside Play Booking NOW for half term & school holidays. Call Karen for more details: 01825 765487

Out of School Clubs (continued) Little Chelsea Out of School Club, Eastbourne, 4 - 11 yrs, 01323 644656 Little Poppets at Seaford Primary School, 5 - 11yrs, 01323 896069 Lower Willingdon before/after School Club, 5 - 8yrs, 01323 489264 Manor Twiglets, Uckfield, 2 - 11yrs, holiday club, 01825 765487 (see advert) N.I.P.P.E.R.S. Afterschool Club, Newhaven, 4 - 17yrs, 01273 514440 New Youth Centre in Uckfield, coming soon, 01825 767442 Oaks After School Club, Dunbar Drive, Hailsham, 4 - 11yrs, 01323 848758 OASTies, Wadhurst, after school and holiday club, 2 - 11yrs, 01892 786585 (see advert on p16) Osca at Huffle, Heathfield, 4 - 8yrs, 01435 864699 Playwork at Ocklynge, 5 - 12yrs, out of school and holidays, 07977 017152 Robin Hill, Meads, Eastbourne, 4½ - 12yrs, 01323 410326 School’s Out, Hellingly, 4 - 11yrs, 01323 848490

Holiday Schemes and Activities Art of Dance, Lewes, Easter/Summer Schools, 2 groups 4 - 6yrs and 7yrs+, 07976 068989 (see advert) Brighton & Hove Albion FC, fun football courses, 5 - 15yrs, 01273 562611 CACL Football (4 - 14yrs) & Gymnastics (4 - 9yrs), Eastbourne, 01323 730467 Crossroads Kids, activites for 8 - 18yrs with special needs, 01323 848422 Downs Leisure Centre, Seaford, 5 - 12yrs, 2hr sessions, 01323 490011 Drama Workshops, half term/hols, 5yrs+ Community Wise, Eastbourne, 01323 722924 East Sussex Music Service Summer Schools, applications close end May, 01273 336787 Eastbourne Sports Park Tennis Camps, 4 - 12yrs, Easter and Summer hols, 01323 649214 (see advert) Eastbourne Startrack Athletics, 8 - 15yrs, summer hols, 01323 505100 Freedom Leisure Centre, Uckfield, 5 - 12yrs, 01825 761160 Hailsham Leisure Centre, daily activity programme, 5 - 12yrs, 01323 846755

Stagecoach Lewes Summer Workshop Booking Now! 25 - 29 July Ringmer Community College Call Caroline: 01273 903983 PGL, Windmill Hill Hailsham, multi activity holidays, 0844 3710101 Rascals at Cavendish Sports Centre, Eastbourne, 4 - 12yrs, 01323 647683 (see advert) Shinewater Sports Centre, Eastbourne, 5 - 13yrs, 01323 768614 Southern Association Football Academy, Eastbourne, 5 - 13yrs, 01434 722070 Sovereign Centre, Eastbourne, Active Kidz, 8 - 12yrs, 01323 738822 Sportspod, Hailsham Community College, 5 - 12 yrs, 01323 841468 x331 South Coast Tennis Academy, tennis camps, Mayfield, Horam, Cross in Hand, 01435 867868 Stagecoach Summer Workshops, Lewes: 01273 903983; Eastbourne: 0800 1695089 (see adverts this page and p24) The Mohair Centre, Whitesmith, 4 - 13yrs, all school holidays, 07901 595789 Total Rugby, Eastbourne College, 7 - 14yrs, boys and girls, 07966 680710 (see advert)

Art of Dance Easter & Summer Schools “dance, drama and a show” Apr 11 - 13 and Aug 1 - 5 St Pancras School, Lewes 4 - 6yrs and 7yrs+

07976 068989

www.artofdance.co.uk

Stagecoach Summer School The POP Video Project

Booking Now! 1st - 5th August Ocklynge School, Eastbourne 0800 1695089 Batemans, Burwash, home of Rudyard Kipling, closed Thu/Fri, 01435 882302 Beachy Head, walks, views & countryside centre, 01323 737273 (10am - 4pm) Bentley Wildfowl & Motor Museum, Halland nr Lewes, 01825 840573 (see advert) Blackberry Farm, Whitesmith, working farm with lots of animals, play areas etc, 01825 872912 (see advert) Boating from the Anchor Inn Barcombe, near Lewes, 01273 400414

Uplands Sports Centre, Wadhurst, fun activites for 5 - 14yrs, 01892 782136

Boothland Wood, ancient woodland south of Uckfield for walks and cycling, 0345 6080193

Heathfield Leisure Centre, multi sports, arts and crafts, outdoor play etc, 5 - 11yrs, 01435 868824

WM Tennis, holiday camps, Lewes, 01273 483933

Chailey Common, walks and horse riding, no cycling, 0345 6080193

Le Tennis running football camps, Maresfield, Easter and Summer, 01825 760926

Places to Visit Abbots Wood, A22 between Hailsham & Polegate, BBQ and walks, 01420 520212

Charleston Farmhouse, near Lewes, Opens 30 Mar, 01323 811265

Hampden Park Sports Centre, Eastbourne, 4 - 12yrs, 01323 509859 (see advert)

Lewes Leisure Centre, swim, multi sports, arts and crafts, 8 -11yrs, 01273 486000

Cuckoo Trail, bridleway running from Heathfield to Polegate, 01323 442667

Alfriston Clergy House, medieval hall and gardens, closed Thu/Fri except Aug when closed Thu only, 01323 870001

Drusillas Park, zoo and adventure playgrounds, Alfriston, 01323 874100 (see our competition to win an annual family season ticket on p6)

Anne of Cleves House and Museum, Lewes, BN7 1JA, 01273 474610

Eastbourne Lifeboat Museum, free entry, 01323 730717

Tots and Time Out, Eastbourne, 5 - 11yrs, 01323 726132

MOHO Discovery Camp, Swim School and Tennis camps, 01323 644144 (see advert)

Arlington Bluebell Walk and Farm Trail, 16 Apr - 15 May, check dates nearer the time, 01323 485151 (see advert on p31)

Eastbourne Pier, restored camera obscura, family restaurant, amusements, glass blower, crafts etc, 01323 410466

Wednesday Club, Parish Centre, Stone Cross, 5 - 12yrs, 01323 506630

N.I.P.P.E.R.S, Newhaven holiday club, 4 - 17yrs, 01273 514440

Arlington Reservoir and Osprey Trail, 2½ mile circular walk, 01323 870810

Eastbourne Speedway, Elite Eagles at the Arlington Stadium

Seagulls at West Rise Junior School, before and after school, 01323 764037 Sprites After School Club, The Avenue, Eastbourne, 5 - 11yrs, 01323 647630

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Lewes Startrack Athletics, summer hols, 9 - 11yrs, 01273 474327 Lewes YMCA Holiday Play Scheme, 4 - 12yrs, 01273 474599

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Holiday Activities • Places to Visit

PLAYSCHEME

EVERY SCHOOL HOLIDAY

For children Aged 4 - 12 years

ARTS & CRAFTS

SPORTS BOUNCY CASTLE FUN & GAMES Morning, Afternoon or All Day Sessions available! Different sports available each afternoon at Hampden Park! We accept both Accor/Busy Bee Childcare Vouchers and the A2A school payment scheme

Hampden Park: 01323 509859 Cavendish: 01323 647683 jim.chater@eastbourne.gov.uk

‘TOTAL RUGBY’ COURSE Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th April

Open to boys and girls aged 7 - 14 yrs (split into age groups)

Two day rugby course 9.30am to 3.30pm College Field, Eastbourne College. All standards welcome, develop core skills. Run by an RFU level 3 coach and other qualified RFU coaches. Total cost for the 2 days: £65 (including a hot lunch) Book by 2 April For more details or to book call Robin Giles on: 07966 680710 email: rmgiles@eastbourne-college.co.uk

Filching Manor Motor Museum, Jevington Road, Polegate BN26 5QA, 01323 487838

Newhaven Fort, explore tunnels, gun emplacements, Blitz Shelter simulation etc, 01273 517622

Firle Place, near Lewes, 01273 858307

Newhaven Local and Maritime Museum at Paradise Park, open afternoons in summer, 07760 713422  (during opening hours)

Fort Fun Adventure Park, Eastbourne, 01323 642833 Friston Forest, Exceat, cycling, walking, mountain biking, 01420 520212 Gildredge Park & Manor Gardens, Eastbourne, family park and playground, 01323 415464 Hampden Park, Eastbourne, lake, woodland, playground, bmx/ skateboarding, arboretum, history garden, 01323 415464 Holmes Hill Estate, Whitesmith, playground, cafe, pottery painting, decopatch, 01825 872225 How We Lived Then, Museum of Shops in Eastbourne, 01323 737143 Knockhatch Adventure Park, On A22 at Hailsham, 01323 442051 Lewes Castle and Barbican House Museum, BN7 1YE, 01273 486290 Michelham Priory, Upper Dicker near Hailsham, BN27 3QS, 01323 844224 Middle Farm, Firle, animals, nature trail, playground, restaurant and farm shop, 01323 811411 Mohair Centre, Whitesmith, schools and groups, pre-book, 01825 872457 Motcombe Gardens, Eastbourne Old Town, duck pond, lawns, 01323  415464

Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux, 01323 832731 Paradise Park, Newhaven, dinosaurs, play areas and gardens, 01273 512123 Park Wood, Hellingly, semi-natural woodland with trails, 0345 6080193 Pevensey Castle, 16 centuries of history, open weekends in March and daily from April, 01323 762604 Princes Park, Eastbourne, putting, playgrounds, paddling pool, model boating lake, 01323 415464 Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare, Ringmer, 01825 840252 Redoubt Fortress and Military Museum, Eastbourne, open from 9 April, 01323 410300 Ride n’ Joy, quadricycle rental, Royal Parade, Eastbourne, 07772 891152 Seaford Museum in the Martello Tower, Sun/Bank Hols Wed and Sat pm, 01323 898222 (24hr ansaphone) Seven Sisters Country Park, walking, beach, rock pools etc, 01323 870280  (March) 01273 482670 (April on) Seven Sisters Sheep Centre, East Dean, Mar 5 - May 2 and Jul 2 - Sep 4, opening times vary so check, 01323 423302

Sheffield Park Garden, parkland open year round, TN22 3QX, 01825 790231 Shinewater Park, Eastbourne, playground, lake etc 01323 415464 Spring Barn Farm Park, Lewes, 01273 488450 Stock Cars, Bangers & Hot Rods, Arlington Stadium, 01252 322920 Sussex Horse Rescue Sanctuary, Uckfield, Sundays 11 - 4 from Easter, 01825 762010 The Helen Garden, Eastbourne, putting, petanque, playground, 01323 415464

Towner, the contemporary art museum, Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, BN21 4JJ, 01323 434670 Trading Boundaries, Sheffield Green TN22 3RB, shops, family menu, playground, 01825 790890 Treasure Island adventure park and mini golf, Eastbourne, open from Easter, 01323 411077 Wilderness Wood, working woodland for walking, picnics, BBQ, 01825 830509 Windmill Hill Windmill, open 1st and 3rd Suns from Easter - Oct, 2.30 - 5pm, 01323 833033

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Places to Visit • A - Z of Sport and Leisure Kent & East Sussex

Railway

Tenterden · Northiam · Bodiam

Special Events In April

Archery Hellingly Archers, 10yrs+- adult, 01435 868370 High Weald Archery Club, nr Hurst Green,12yrs+, 07803 232432

Arts and Crafts Art Classes with Lucinka Soucek, Lewes, 07775 662540 (see advert) Catalyst Arts, creative arts workshops and courses, Eastbourne, 07545 043819 (see advert on p31) Craft Buddies, card making courses, 75 High St, Uckfield, 9yrs+ hol courses, 01825 761447 Dairy Studio Art Courses, Old Malling Farm, Lewes, teenagers+, 01273 483311 Eastbourne Bead Company, jewellery making, pottery painting, 01323 647409

3rd · MOTHERS DAY

Treat mum to a scrumptious ploughmans lunch or delicious cream tea on board a steam train. Includes a special gift for mum to remember her day. Pre-booking essential.

9th & 10th · GRANDPARENTS WEEKEND One FREE grandparent ticket with every Child Rover ticket purchased. Conditions apply. See website for details of these and other events this year.

01580 765155 • kesr.org.uk Railways Bentley Miniature, run by volunteers at weekends from Apr - Oct, 01825 840573 (see advert on p21) Bluebell Railway, Sheffield Park, 01825 720800 Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway Adventure Park, reopens 2 Apr, 01323 520229 Kent & East Sussex Steam Railway, Tenterden, Northiam & Bodiam stations, 01580 765155 (see advert) The Lavender Line, steam railway, Isfield near Uckfield, 01825 750515

Out of Area Attractions 1066 Battle of Hastings Abbey & Battlefield, 01424 775705 Ashdown Forest Llama Park, Wych Cross, RH18 5JN, 01825 712040 Bedgebury Pinetum, Goudhurst, walking, cycling, play area, 01580 879842

Go Ape!, Bedgebury Forest, high wire forest adventure, 0845 6439215 Groombridge Place Gardens and Enchanted Forest, open from April, 01892 861444 Heaven Farm, Danehill, nature walk, tea rooms etc TN22 3RG, 01825 790226 Hever Castle, gardens/maze, playground, water maze, open daily from 30 Mar - 31 Oct, 01732 865224 Hove Museum & Art Gallery, 01273 290200 Pooh Corner, Hartfield, 01892 770456 Preston Manor, Brighton, 01273 292770 Rye, visit the medieval town, 01797 229049 Scotney Castle, garden, house and estate walks, 01892 893868 Sealife Centre, Brighton, 01273 604234

Blue Reef Aquarium, Rock-ANore Road, Hastings, TN34 3DW, 01424 718776

Stoneywish Nature Reserve, Ditchling, open Fri - Mon in termtime, daily in holidays, 01273 843498

Bodiam Castle, nr Robertsbridge, story-book castle, 01580 830196

The Royal Pavillion, Brighton, 03000 290900

Booth Museum of Natural History, Brighton, 01273 292777

Wakehurst Place, Ardingly, RH17 6TN, Royal Botanical Gardens and lots of lovely walks, 01444 894066

Borde Hill Gardens and Adventure Playground, Haywards Heath, reopens 22 Mar, 01444 450326 Brighton Toy and Model Museum, Brighton, 01273 749494 British Wildlife Centre, Newchapel near Lingfield, 01342 834658 Butlins, Bognor Regis, a family day out, 0845 0704772

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Washbrooks Farm, Hurspierpoint, off A23, indoor play, farm, open daily, 01273 832201 Weald & Downland Open Air Museum, Singleton, 01243 811363 Yesterday’s World, Battle, life size street scenes and shop displays, 01424 775378

FireWorks, paint your own pottery, Lewes, all ages, 01273 483007 History in Brass, brass rubbing for schools, clubs, parties, 01273 834323 Lupins, craft unit, Old Loom Mill, Ersham Rd, Hailsham, 07736 126579 Masterpiece, Whitesmith, pottery painting, mosaics, decopatch, 01825 872225 Recycled textiles and felt making workshops for schools and adults, 01580 201015 Silver Jewellery Workshops, 01825 722428 Start Art & Smart Art, 5 - 16yrs, Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven, 01273 515033 The Cat’s Whiskers, pottery painting in Horam or mobile, 01435 830041 or 07719 451107 Tiny Tulips, Firle, textile courses for all ages, 07530 281651

Athletics Bodyworks XTC Triathlon, Eastbourne, 8yrs+, 07590 851259 Eastbourne Rovers Athletics Club, 8 - 80yrs, 01323 740425 Hailsham Harriers, 10yrs+, 01323 842153 Lewes Athletics Club, 9yrs+, 01273 487159 Seaford Striders, road running, 7 yrs+, 01323 897518 Wadhurst Runners, 13yrs+, 01892 783506

Badminton Cavendish Sports Centre, Eastbourne, 7yrs+ coaching, 01323 647683 Freedom Leisure Centre, Uckfield, hire a court, 01825 761160 Hampden Park Sports Centre, Eastbourne, coaching and casual sessions, 01323 509859 or 01323 737878 (coach) Hardwick Badminton Club, Eastbourne, 12yrs+, 01323 638620 Heathfield Leisure Centre, casual sessions and coaching on Mon, 01435 868824

Children’s Art Classes After school and weekend arts club for 8 - 12yrs Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Printmaking & Clay Modelling Call Lucie on 07775 662540 Pastoral Arts 15 Malling St, Lewes

www.artclasseslewes.co.uk Shinewater Sports Centre, casual bookings, 01323 768614 Shuttles Badminton Club, Uplands, Wadhurst, 14yrs+, Mon, 01892 782136 Sovereign Centre, casual bookings, 01323 738822 Ticehurst Badminton Club, Uplands, Wadhurst, 14yrs+, Wed, 01580 200600

Basketball Eastbourne Jets Basketball Club, 8 - 16yrs, St Bedes, 07801 701474 Hailsham Hotshots, 9yrs+, 07738 688822

Bikes Bewl Water Cycle Hire, open daily during summer, spring - weather dependent, 01892 891446 Cycle Seahaven, rides, social events and training, 01323 893130 Hellingly Cycle Speedway Club, in need of new riders 10 yrs+, Apr - Oct, 01323 506751 Lewes Wanderers Cycling Club, 12yrs+, 01273 471880 Seven Sisters Cycle Company, hire, sales, repairs, 01323 870310

Bowling and Skittles Denton Island Indoor Bowling Club, juniors wanted, 8yrs+, 01273 514664 Eastbourne Youth Bowlers Club, 7 - 18yrs, Lloyds Lanes, 01323 509999 Freedom Bowl at Hailsham Leisure Centre and after school Ten Pin Bowling Club, 01323 443912 Lloyds Lanes, Eastbourne, 10 pin bowling/laser quest, 01323 509999

Boxing Hillcrest ABC, Newhaven, all ages, male and female, 07931 448271 Thai Boxing and Boxing, Asterix Gym, Seaside Rd, Eastbourne, 6 - 13yrs, Mon/Thu eve, 01323 739600 Willingdon Trees Amateur Boxing Club, Community Centre, Eastbourne, 10yrs+, 07875 719875

Cheerleading Cavendish Sports Centre, Cheerleading, 6yrs+, 01323 647683 Sussex Stars Cheerleading Club, Sun am, Hampden Park, Eastbourne, 5 - 14yrs, 07590 919150

Chess

Lewes Badminton Club, Mon, 10 - 16yrs, 01273 471896

English Chess Federation, 01424 775222

Lewes Leisure Centre, 8yrs+ coaching Sun, 01273 486000

Sussex Junior Chess, all ages and abilities welcome, 01342 315075

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A - Z of Sport and Leisure Circus and Stunts

Dance and Drama

Circus Workshops, Ratton School, Eastbourne, 8yrs+, Wed eve, 01323 514322

Academy of Speech and Drama, Ridgewood, Mayfield and Chailey, 6 - 17yrs, 01825 760836

Firecracker Circus Skills, Children - Thu pm, Adults - Fri eve, All Saints Centre, Lewes, 07913 120193 (children) and 07939 116009 (adults)

Aerodance, fun dance classes for all ages, Wadhurst, 0845 4308383

Climbing

Art of Dance, Lewes, 2yrs adult, ballet, tap, jazz, modern, 07976 068989 (see ads on p20/24)

Climbing wall at Lewes Leisure Centre, 8yrs+, 01273 486000 Evolution Indoor Climbing, nr Crowborough, 6yrs - adult, lessons, parties etc, 01892 862924

Computers Magic The Gathering Club, Seaside, Eastbourne, 13yrs+, 01323 726272

Conservation & Wildlife Castle Hill Group, meets Newhaven Fort Car Park 1st Sun of month, 10am, 11yrs+, 01273 514942 Junior Rangers Club, Wilderness Wood, Sat am, 6 - 13yrs, 01825 830509

Cricket Barcombe CC, 7yrs+, qualified coaches and teams, 01273 400831 Burwash Cricket Club, 12yrs+, 01435 882832 Buxted Park CC, training from 7yrs+, teams from 10yrs+, 01825 766167 East Dean & Friston Cricket Club, 13yrs+, 01323 423880 Eastbourne Cricket Club, soft ball for 5 - 10 yrs, teams U10 - U16, 01323 721179 Etchingham and Fontridge Cricket Club, juniors, 01580 819529 Flimwell CC, 10yrs+ coaching, U11 and U13 teams, 07773 361542 Glynde and Beddingham Cricket Club, junior teams and coaching, 8yrs+, 07753 801072 Hailsham Cricket Club, 5yrs - 14yrs teams and coaching, 07980 146841 Heathfield Park Cricket Club, coaching and teams 10 yrs+, 01435 863670 Hellingly Cricket Club, adults/juniors from U8’s - U16’s, 01323 843746 or 07968 167338 Herstmonceux Cricket Club, 6yrs - adult, teams & coaching, 01323 848149 Mayfield Cricket Club, 7yrs - adult, 01435 862246 Newhaven Cricket Club, 6 - 16yrs teams and coaching, 07761 786794 Newick Cricket Club Juniors, 8yrs+, Fri eve, 07831 840000 Polegate and Stone Cross Cricket Club, U10, U12 and U14 teams, 07884 098740 Ringmer Cricket Club, junior coaching and teams, 8yrs+,  01273 812522 Seaford Cricket Club, 8yrs+ and teams from U10 - U18, men and women, 07791 998083 Wadhurst Cricket Club, junior and senior teams, 01892 782498 Waldron Cricket Club, teenagers and adults, 07872 190198

Alfriston Academy of Dancing, RAD ballet, ISTD modern & tap, 3yrs - adult, 01323 899149

Bertram School of Dance, Kingston, Ballet, 3yrs+, 01273 703328 Bop ‘n’ Boogie, fun disco dancing classes, Haven School, Eastbourne, 07842 222931 Bourne Academy of Performing Arts, Leaf Hall, Seaside, Eastbourne, 3yrs+, 01323 649097 Burwash Children’s Musical Theatre, 6 - 13 yrs, Sat am, 01435 882051 Chyngton Youth Drama Academy, Seaford, 6 - 18yrs, 07791 081935 Dance and Movement with Melody Bear 2 - 4yrs; Little Bear Feet, 18mths - 2yrs, 01323 461736 (see advert) Dance Classes for 2½yrs+, Community Wise Centre, Eastbourne, 01323 734120 Deborah Lamb Theatre School, Uckfield, 3yrs - adult including boys street dance, 01825 762880 Devonshire School of Dance, Ballroom, Latin, Freestyle, 5yrs+, Eastbourne, 01323 645966

Eastbourne Academy of Dancing

Diamond Dance, Horam, Freestyle, 5yrs - adult, 01435 812543

RAD Ballet & ISTD Modern, Tap & Jazz

Diana Freedman’s School of Dance & Perf Arts, Pevensey Bay, 2½yrs adult, 01323 460542

• All children’s Graded Syllabus and Vocational Majors • Girls & boys from 3yrs • Pre-school classes on Mondays & Saturdays • Bopping Babies for 18mths+ on Monday & Tuesday mornings

East Sussex Dance, ballroom, latin, street and disco, 3yrs+, baby ballet 2yrs+, Lewes, 07901 962163 Eastbourne Academy of Dancing, 2½yrs+, dance specialist, 01323 417260 (see advert) Footsteps Academy of Dance, Mayfield, 2½yrs+, 07771 985711 Gemini Dance Academy, pop and disco, St Luke’s, Stone Cross, 07504 201808 Georgiana Elite Dance Academy, ballet, tap and disco, Langney, Eastbourne, 3yrs+, 01323 479323

Daily classes at our studios at Tutts Barn, Tutts Barn Lane, Eastbourne Principal: Jayne Summers RAD RTS Dip PDTC

01323 417260

Glyndebourne Youth Opera, 8 - 19yrs, 01273 815023 Hampden Park Sports Centre, Eastbourne, ballet for 4+ yrs, 01323 509859

SHINING ST RS

Heathfield School of Dance, Waldron Church Hall, 3 yrs+, 01435 863064 Heathfield Youth Drama, 5 - 18 years, 01892 852238 Helena’s Flamenco Dance, all ages, beginners, Lewes on Sat, Eastbourne on Tue, 07963 959262 Intrepid Theatre Centre, Lewes, Broad Oak, Eastbourne, 4 - 12yrs, 01273 476226 Jane E Coleman School of Dancing from 3yrs+, Burwash, 01435 882687 Kaleidoscope Theatre Company, Lewes, 6 - 14yrs, drama, dance, circus, 01273 473554

DANCE ACADEMY

Ballet Modern Jazz Any age

Hip Hop Tap Singing

Any ability

Fun, exciting dance classes taking place at Shinewater Sports Centre, Eastbourne. Call Claire or Karen: 07980 986672 or 07793 463553

www.shiningstarsdance.co.uk

Dance and Movement with Melody Bear® 2 - 4 years Little Bear Feet® for Toddlers 18mths - 2 years St Lukes, Stone Cross & Moira House School, Eastbourne Contact Alison for more details: 01323 461736 or 07980 371347 www.melodymovement.com

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A - Z of Sport and Leisure The Trapdoor Theatre School Ratton School - Eastbourne Dance, Drama and Music and lots of fun for 7 - 17yrs NEW Friday session 5 - 8pm Debbie Hackett

01323 638368

www.trapdoortheatreschool.co.uk

Dance and Drama (continued) Kats Kids Komedy improvisation workshops, Y6/7, All Saints Centre, Lewes, alt Suns, 07958 529737 Limelight, Uckfield, dance, gym and swim wear, 01825 765555

The original, largest and still the best network of performing arts schools in the world. Nurturing and developing young people’s potential through dance, drama and singing. For 4-18 year olds, after school, at weekends and holiday workshops.

Your local Stagecoach Schools are now taking bookings for next term

Eastbourne 0800 169 5089

eastbourne@stagecoach.co.uk

Lewes 01273 903983

Nikki Bond School of Dance, Seaford, ballet, tap, modern jazz, 2½yrs+, 01323 492795 Norcross Dance Centre, Denton Social Centre, Newhaven, 2½yrs+, ballet, tap, disco, musical theatre, 01273 516906 Nutley Youth Theatre, 7 - 18yrs, Sat am, 01825 740233 outofSYNC Theatre School at Willingdon Community School, Sat pm, 5 - 17yrs, 01444 451880 Park School of Dancing, Hampden Park, ballet, tap, street, modern, 2yrs+, 07710 304312 Perform: drama, dance and singing, 4 - 8 yrs, Uckfield, Lewes, Ditchling, Haywards Heath, 0845 400 1301 (see advert on p23) Pirouettes Dancewear, Enterprise Centre, Eastbourne, costumes and accessories, 01323 430410 Rennie Dance Academy, Ballet, Tap, Modern, Street, 3yrs+, Newick, Uckfield, 01825 761596 (see advert) Seaford School of Dancing, ballet, tap, modern, hip hop, 2½yrs+, 01323 490017 Seaford Youth Drama Group, 5 - 18yrs, 01323 892023 Seahaven Dance, Seaford and Newhaven, 3yrs+, cecchetti ballet, tap etc, 07738 831616 Shining Stars Dance Academy, Shinewater, 18mths - adult, ballet, modern, tap, hip hop, jazz & singing, 07980 986672 (see advert on p23) Spotlight Theatre Club, Eastbourne, sing, act & dance, 5 - 16yrs, 01323 720039 Stagecoach - Eastbourne, 4 - 16yrs, Fri or Sat sessions, 0800 1695089 (see advert this page and p20) Stagecoach Lewes, Ringmer Community College, 4 - 16yrs, 01273 903983 (see advert this page and p20) Street Dance, The Heath Boutique, Eastbourne Rd, Uckfield, 7 - 14yrs, 07595 900026

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Little Gems Dance Academy, Freestyle, Rock and Roll, 2yrs+, St Philips Hall, Eastbourne, 07926 057342 Natalie Roberts School of Performing Arts, Eastbourne, 01323 731762

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Art of Dance Children’s classes in R.A.D. Ballet, I.S.T.D. Modern, Jazz & Tap Baby Classes (for 3yrs+)

Ballet, Tap, Modern & Street Lewes From 2yrs - adult

Polegate Angling, 01323 486379 Seaford Angling Club, 07789 541677

Tel:01825 761596

Principal: Michelle Wilson ARAD IDTA

Principal: Kirsten Rennie, LRAD, AISTD

www.artofdance.co.uk

Street Styles for All, Hip Hop, Street, Breakdance & RnB, Eastbourne, 5yrs+, 07983 339424

Zoe Pennington Dance Studios, Hailsham, 18mths - adults, 01323 842688

Summer Star Players, Ticehurst, 5yrs - adult, 01580 200594

Duke of Edinburgh Award

The Legat School of Dance, part of St Bede’s School, 01323 843252 The Theatre Workshop, Eastbourne, 6 - 18yrs, Fri eve, 01273 733736 The Trapdoor Theatre School - Teeny Trapdoor: 4 - 7yrs, Ratton School, Fri pm, 01323 638368 The Trapdoor Theatre School, Eastbourne, Seniors: 7 - 17 years, Ratton School, Fri eve or Sat, 01323 638368 (see advert) Turning Pointe School of Dance, Lewes, Plumpton & Haywards Heath, 01825 840568 Up the Tempo Dance School, Newhaven and Seaford, 2½ - adults, disco and street, 07875 084111 Wadhurst Youth Theatre, 11 - 16yrs+, Youth Centre, Wed eve, 01892 784241 Willingdon School of Dancing, Eastbourne & Polegate, 18mths+, 01323 411640 Wrightway School of Dancing, Eastbourne, 4yrs+, foundation course from ballroom to disco, 01323 500052

Horam Manor Fisheries, fish by the day, 01323 840889

Junior Fishing, Children’s Fishing Pond at Bewl Water, 01892 890000

Classes held at: Mitchelswood Farm, Newick & Uckfield Community College

Sussex School of Dance & Performing Arts and Theatre Workshop, Eastbourne, 18mths+, 01323 503588

Fly fishing/casting lessons, Uckfield area, 07801 750166

Hydneye Lake, Shinewater Park, permits Pike Angling Club, 0787 6185249

HIGHLY QUALIFIED STAFF FULLY EQUIPPED FACILITIES AND DANCE STUDIOS

Summerheath School of Dance, ballet, tap, modern, Hailsham, 3yrs+, 01323 840400

Eastbourne Angling Association, 01323 723442

07976 068989

Archery Youth Centre, Seaside, Eastbourne, Wed pm, 01323 646591 Hailsham Youth Centre, 01323 841496 Heathfield Youth Centre, 14yrs+, Tue, 01435 862894 Ringmer Award Night, Tue eve, Community College, 01273 335130 SASBAH, Registered Special Needs Centre, Horam and Eastbourne, 01825 873045 Uckfield Youth Centre, Tue 3.30 - 6.30, 01825 764164 Wadhurst, Mon at Youth Centre, Yr10+, 01892 784342 Welcome Baptist Church, Heathfield, Club Night on Thu, 01435 864646

Fencing Eastbourne Fencing Club, 10 - 16yrs, Bishop Bell School, Mon eve, 01323 733759

Fish and Fishing Arlington Reservoir fly fishing, 10yrs+, prebook for tuition, 01323 870810

Sharnfold Farm, Stone Cross, Pevensey, 01323 768490 Southdown Angling Association, Eastbourne and Hailsham area, 01435 812854

Fitness and Exercise Cavendish Sports Centre, junior gym, 14 - 16yrs, Wed pm/Sat am or with parents at any time, 01323 647683 Hailsham Leisure Centre, Junior Gym for 8 - 13yrs, 01323 846755 Lewes Leisure Centre, J-FIT, gym workout, 12 - 16yrs, 01273 486000 Sovereign Centre, junior gym, 8 - 15yrs, 01323 738822 Strollers and Toners, exercise class for mums and baby comes too! Eastbourne, 07748 678030 (see advert on p10)

Football Black Hawks FC, minis from 6 - 9 yrs, U10 and U13 (mixed), U15, U17, U18 (boys), U18 (girls), 01323 504207 Brighton & Hove Albion FC, fun football courses, 5 - 15 yrs, 01273 562611 Broad Oak and Horam JFC, U6 - U16 and girls U10 and U12, 01435 867291 CACL Saturday Football Coaching, 4 - 14yrs, Eastbourne, 01323 730467 Denton & South Heighton JFC, U7 - U16’s, 01273 58058 Eastbourne Borough Youth FC, U6 - U16 boys & girls, 07707 971151

Bewl Water Fly Fishing, day ticket fishery, 01892 890352

Eastbourne Town Youth FC, Eastbourne, U6 - U18 teams, boys & girls, 01323 508684 (see advert)

Brick Farm Lakes, Herstmonceux, Trout Fishery and Cafe, children may fish on guardian’s ticket, 01323 832615

Eastbourne United Colts FC, training from 5yrs; teams from U7 - U16, mixed and boys depending on age, 07943 911395 (see advert)

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A - Z of Sport and Leisure Eastbourne United Colts FC

We’re looking for more players: • Training from School Reception age • Teams from U7 to U16’s • Girls Teams We meet every Thursday from 5.30 - 6.30 and every Saturday from 9.30 - 11.30. For more information contact Joanne Cordingley: 07943 911395

SEAFORD WASPS JFC

Lewes and Ringmer units, 01273 476806

PLAYERS WANTED! 4 - 13yrs, boys and girls Are you fed up with not playing every week?

eastbourneunitedcolts@hotmail.co.uk www.eastbourneunitedcolts.com

We are a friendly, family orientated FA Charter Club. All our coaches are FA qualified.

EASTBOURNE TOWN YOUTH FC

For more details call Sue on: 01273 611453 or

(formerly Old Town Youth FC)

We are looking for boys and girls from U6 to U18 to join our successful club. We welcome players of all abilities. Call Tony Guarino: 01323 508684 www.etyfc.org.uk

Hailsham United Junior FC, U6 - U11 (mixed), U12 - U16 (boys), 01323 844005 Hampden Park Football Fun sessions, 4 - 11yrs, Eastbourne, 01323 509859 Lewes Bridge View Junior FC, U8 - U16’s, 01273 486836 Lewes Saturday Soccer School, Sat am, 6 - 12yrs, 01273 483387 Little Kickers - Eastbourne, Seaford, Hailsham, Ringmer, 18mths - 7yrs, 01323  749640 (see advert on p12) Little Kickers - Uckfield, Lewes, Crowborough, Burgess Hill & Brighton, 18mths - 7yrs, 01293 226201 (see advert on p12) Maresfield Dynamos Junior Football Club, U10 - U12, 01825 713697 Newhaven Girls FC, U10 - U13, 01273 517691 Pevensey & Westham JFC, U6 - U16 boys, U13, U15 girls, 01323 763026 Polegate Grasshoppers, U6 - U15 boys and girls teams, 01323 461049 Premier Mini Soccer, Seaford, Sat am, 4yrs+, all abilities, 07862 261094 Ringmer Rovers, U7 - U18, boys and girls, 01273 812374 Seaford Town Youth Football, U6 - U18 teams, 01323 899571 Seaford Wasps JFC, 4 - 13yrs, boys and girls, 01273 611453 (see advert) Seahaven Harriers, Ladies and Girls Football, Seaford/Newhaven, 6yrs+, 07758 822198

Wadhurst District including Mayfield, 01892 890335 Weald Division inc. Heathfield, Hailsham & Herstmonceux, 01323 841370

Gymnastics and Trampoline CACL Gymnastics 4 - 18yrs, Eastbourne & Hailsham, 01323 730467 Downs Leisure Centre, Seaford, 2½yrs+ gymnastics, trampolining 4yrs+, 01323 490011

Little Kickers

Fun Abounds, indoor trampoline centre, Uckfield, all ages, 01825 768479 (see advert)

Fun FA approved football for 18mths - 7th birthday See our main ad on page 12 for venues throughout the area and our contact details.

www.littlekickers.co.uk

Golf Bay View Park, Pevensey Bay, junior green fees/membership and lessons, 01323 769384 Dale Hill Golf Club, Ticehurst, coaching and junior memberships, 01580 201090 East Sussex Golf Academy, Eastbourne Golfing Park, 6yrs - 18yrs, 01323 520400 East Sussex National, Little Horsted, 01825 880256 Eastbourne Downs Golf Club, junior section and lessons, 01323 720827 Eastbourne Golfing Park, 01323 520400 Golf-4-all.com, children’s golf specialist, group/individual, Pevensey Bay and Eastbourne areas, 07935 283637 Horam Park Golf Club, junior coaching & holiday courses, 01435 813477 Lewes Golf Club, thriving junior section, 01273 473245 Piltdown Golf Club, junior memberships, 01825 722033 Royal Eastbourne Golf Club, junior coaching, events etc, 01323 744045 Seaford Golf Club, junior memberships, 01323 892442 Seaford Head Golf Course, pay and play and junior memberships, 10yrs+, 01323 890139

Sovereign Centre, 5 a side football casual bookings, 01323 738822

Wellshurst Golf and Country Club, Hellingly, junior lessons, 01435 813456

Uckfield Grasshoppers Junior FC from 5yrs - U16, 01825 769191

Newhaven and Denton Rainbows, Brownies and Guides, 01273 513844

suewalsh123@btinternet.com

Shinewater Sports Centre, Eastbourne, 5 - 13yrs, Fri pm, 01323 768614

Sovereign Saints, Eastbourne, 4yrs - U14 teams and trainees, 01323 461040

Heathfield and Horam District Commissioner, 01435 863435

Willingdon Golf Club, junior membership, coaching and tournaments, 01323 410984

Guiding

Gymbobs, 5 - 7yrs, Uckfield, 01424 845250 Hampden Park Sports Centre, Eastbourne, Trampoline, 6 - 12yrs, 01323 509859 Heathfield Leisure Centre, trampolining and gymnastics, 5yrs+, 01435 868824 Jump Trampoline Club, Hailsham, 4yrs to adult, 01323 508604 Lewes Leisure Centre, 5 - 16yrs, 01273 486000 Seaford Gymnastics Academy, boys and girls, 4 - 19 yrs, 07923 635823 Shinewater Sports Centre, Eastbourne, Gymnastics, 5yrs+, 01323 768614 Sussex Springers, trampoline club, 5yrs - adult, 01825 768479 Uckfield Gymnastic Club, Batts Bridge Road, Maresfield, toddlers and adults, 01825 764141 Uplands Sports Centre, Gymnastics & Trampolining, 5yrs+, 01892 782136

Hockey Buxted Park Hockey Club, mixed, junior training 8 - 16yrs+, adults from 16yrs+, 01825 768213 Eastbourne Hockey Club, girls, boys and adults 6 yrs+, 01424 843076 Hailsham Hockey Club, juniors 6 16+yrs and adults, 01323 840401 Lewes Hockey Club, Southdown Sports Club, Lewes, 6yrs - adult, 01273 480630

Horseriding Audiburn Stables, Kingston, hacking and lessons from 5yrs+, 01273 474398 Bird in Eye Farm, Uckfield, lessons and pony days, 07838 679248

Pay and Play sessions, Coached Courses, Keep Fit, Birthday Parties ... there’s something for everyone at Fun Abounds, the only trampoline centre in Sussex – where fun abounds all year round!

21 Bell Lane, Uckfield, TN22 1QL 01825 768479 www.funabounds.co.uk Meadowbank Equestrian Centre, Downash, nr Hailsham, 01323 848777 Mitchelswood Farm Riding School, Newick, 01825 722296 Riding for the Disabled, East Sussex, 0845 4507046 Westfield Farm Equestrian Centre, Downash, near Hailsham, 07786 018559

Karting Campbell Circuit, Filching Manor, Polegate, min 4’10”, 01323 487838 Trax indoor karting, Hampden Park, Eastbourne, min height 5’2”, 01323 521133

Leisure and Sport for Disabled and Special Needs Children Active 4 All, for children and young people, Uckfield Leisure Centre, Tue 4.30pm, 07919 051 848 Boccia, Wed pm, Shinewater Eastbourne, all ages, 01323 768614 Bourne Free, Hampden Park, club for children and young people with any disability, Wed eve, 01323 728781 Eastbourne Specials FC, 8yrs+, 07919 051848 Funky Teens, Archery Youth Centre, Eastbourne, alt. Sat pm, 13 - 19yrs, 01273 335134 Funky Teens, Heathfield, for young people with learning difficulties, alternate Sats, 01273 335130 Jumble Theatre Company with Natalie Roberts School of Performing Arts, 5 - 10yrs, Community Wise, Eastbourne, 01323 731762 N.I.P.P.E.R.S. Afterschool Club, Newhaven, 4 - 17yrs, 01273 514440 Newhaven, Lewes and District Mencap, social Fri eve, all ages Riverside Hall, Newhaven, 01273 517345

Coggins Mill Stables for livery and pony loans, Mayfield, 01435 873289

Nik Naks, youth club for young people, Mon eve, Eastbourne Academy, 01323 646591

Ditchling Common Stud Riding School, 01444 871900

Riding for the Disabled, East Sussex, 0845 4507046

Hamsey Riding School, Lewes, hacking and lessons, 5yrs+, 01273 477120

SASBAH, social activity programme for those with physical and/or learning difficulties, 01825 873045

Wadhurst United Junior FC, boys and girls, 5 - 16 yrs, 07771 628990

Burwash Brownies and Guides, 01435 883473

Wealden Colts FC, Framfield, U6 U16, girls and boys, 01825 890166

Eastbourne Area Division Commissioner, 01323 723284

Horam Manor Stables, hacking, lessons, pony days, birthday parties, 01435 812955

Southern Ski Club for the Disabled, Knockhatch, 1st Sat, 6pm - 8.30pm, 01323 843344 or  07535 153693

Willingdon Warriors JFC, U14 boys, 01323 501742

Girl Guiding Sussex East, to join just call, 01323 645504

Little Cophall Stables, Polegate, lessons and hacking, 01323 483975

Special Olympics, Eastbourne, Athletics Club 8yrs+, 01323 721014

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The Uckfield Community Orchestra

If you play an orchestral instrument, come and join the UCO! This orchestra is for all ages and mixed abilities and is a wonderful way to get playing with other musicians and have fun. We work hard and we laugh a lot! The Uckfield Community Orchestra meets on Wednesdays, 6.15pm until 8pm in the Foresters Hall, Harcourt Road, Uckfield. £20 per term. Low cost string lessons also offered by professional player on behalf of the UCO. For more information please call 01342 823099. Grant aided by 'Grassroots' & Uckfield Town Council

Leisure and Sport for Disabled and Special Needs Children (continued) Special Olympics, Eastbourne, Football training 8yrs+, 01323 721014 Spray Water Sports, Eastbourne, courses for all ages, 01323 417023 Uckfield Phab Club where disabled and able-bodied people can meet and enjoy a variety of activities, 01825 749826 (see advert on p9)

Martial Arts Broad Oak Shotokan Karate Club, Village Hall, 6yrs+, 01323 764279 Cavendish Sports Centre, Eastbourne, Kick Boxing, Karate, Ju Jitsu, MSK & Judo, 5yrs+, 01323 647683 CMA Karate, Hailsham, Uckfield and Wadhurst, 5yrs+, 01323 848677 (see advert) Frontier School of Karate & Kickboxing (FSK), Shinewater, Heathfield, & Stone Cross, 3yrs+, 01273 702662

COMPLETE MARTIAL ARTS

www.cmakarate.co.uk

Karate for all age groups from 5yrs to adult. Quality instruction by fully qualified and insured instructors. Classes available in: Hailsham • Lindfield Uckfield • Wadhurst Tunbridge Wells Our friendly clubs welcome new members throughout the year. No experience necessary - beginners welcome. Taster sessions available.

Call: 01323 848677 info@cmakarate.co.uk Parkfield Judo Club, Eastbourne, 6yrs+, 07946 065342 Red Oak Karate Club, Lewes, 12yrs+, 01273 471627 Ryu Jutsu School of Martial Arts, Hurst Green, 6yrs+, 07817 790259 Sama Karate and Kickboxing, Eastbourne, Polegate, Stone Cross, Pevensey 3½ - 15yrs, 01273 580577

Music Groups East Sussex Brass Band, 14yrs+, Grade 5+, 01273 336770 East Sussex String Chamber Orchestra, 14yrs+, Grade 6+, 01273 336770

UCO, The Uckfield Community Orchestra, all ages & abilities, 01342 823099 (see advert) Wadhurst Brass Band, 9yrs+ and one year’s playing, 01892 782308

Music Teachers

East Sussex Youth Orchestra, 16yrs+, Grade 6+ plus auditon, 01273 336770

Angela Benson MA(Mus) DipABRSM, Piano and Theory, 01435 868789

Eastbourne Scottish Pipe Band, 11yrs+, 01424 440081

Bonners Music Lessons, Eastbourne, 01323 639335

Heathfield Youth Choir, 11 - 18yrs, Fri eve, 01892 852238

Carl Cassidy, Woodwind, bass, piano and voice tuition, BMusRCM, Eastbourne, 01323 486192

Karate Classes, Stafford School, Eastbourne, 6yrs+, 01323 727967

Sama Karate, Seaford, 4yrs - 15yrs, 01273 588850

Karate Club, Hailsham and Eastbourne, 6yrs+, 01424 854178

Sama Karate, Seaford, Lewes and Newhaven, 4 - 15yrs, 01273 588850

Karate for beginners with CMA, St Luke’s Stone Cross, 5 - 11yrs, 01323 764935

Sama Karate, Wealden and Lewes villages, 4 - 15yrs, 01273 261242

Jungle Jam, Bonners Music Superstore, Eastbourne, 4 - 7yrs, 01323 639335

Karate Studio, Eastbourne, all ages, 07952 670349

Seaford Karate Club, Downs Leisure Centre, 5 yrs+, Mon & Wed, 07812 381877

Lewes, Glynde & Beddingham Brass Band, All Saints Centre, 8 - 11yrs, 01273 475920

Kempo Kidz Ju Jitsu, Willingdon Trees, Eastbourne, 7 - 15yrs, 01323 492144

Shorin Ryu Karate, Christchurch, Eastbourne, 6yrs - adult, 01323 461694

Mayfield Brass Band, 7yrs - adult, from beginners upwards, group tuition and band playing, 01892 653422

Kuk Sool Won, Eastbourne, 6 yrs+, Mon & Thu, 01323 738784

Shotokan Karate Do, Polegate, Hailsham, Eastbourne, 6+yrs, 01323 500462

Newhaven Youth Marching Band, 8 - 18yrs, Thu eve, Sun am, 01273 515224

TAGB Tae Kwon Do, Eastbourne and Lewes, 4yrs+, 01797 222556

East Sussex Music Service, all ages, in school and holidays, 01273 336770 term time only

Singing workshops in schools and colleges, 01424 730859

Tang Sou Dao, Wadhurst, 5+yrs, 01825 732224

South Downs Percussion Ensemble, must have achieved Grade 6+, 01273 336770

East Sussex Music Service, Early Years classes, Y1 & Y2, 01273 336770 term time only

Kung Fu, Sovereign Centre, Eastbourne, 13yrs+, 07793 134223 Little Ninjas and Junior Ninjas, Seaford and Lewes, 3yrs - adults, 01323 873753 Mountain Warriors, Ju Jitsu, Willingdon Trees, Eastbourne, Tue eve, 6yrs+, 07742 056154

Uplands Sports Centre, Wadhurst, Karate/Judo: 4yrs+; Tang Sou Dao: 11yrs+, 01892 782136

MSK Martial Arts, 4yrs+, Eastbourne and Hailsham, 07870 611949

Vision Taekwondo, Uckfield, Lewes, 3yrs - adults inc TKD Tigers life skills 3 - 6yrs, 01892 610598 

Ninja School at Samurai Family Martial Arts Centre, Newhaven 4yrs+, 01273 570940 (see advert)

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South Downs Youth Orchestra, Grade 5+, 01273 336770 Starfish Youth Music, Lewes, 9yrs+, 07958 979645 Tinklers Music Workshops, All Saints Centre, Lewes, Tue pm, 5 - 7yrs, 07799 886440 (see advert on p13)

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Cello Lessons, Catherine Black, Lewes, 7yrs+, 01273 470558 David Driver, Drumsense teacher, Etchingham area, 01580 819070 Drum Lessons, Seaford, 01323 872296 or 07836 551000 Drumstuff, Eastbourne, tuition for all ages, 01323 647722

Eastbourne Music Makers, piano, strings, singing, 01323 731745 Eastbourne Piano Tuition, Lincoln Jaeger, pop, jazz and classical, 01323 639522 (see advert) Guitar Workshop, Eastbourne, all ages, 01323 724594 Guitar and Piano Tuition, all ages and abilities, CRB checked, 07535 903538


A - Z of Sport and Leisure Violin and Viola lessons

Uckfield, Haywards Heath, and Forest Row

Vilolin and Viola Lessons, Uckfield and surrounding area, all ages and abilities, 01342 823099 or 07787 417527 (see advert) Voicebox, Newick, fun group singing lessons, 4 - 15yrs, Wed pm, also individual lessons, 01825 724458

Sundari Heller LRAM

01342 823099

EASTBOURNE PIANO TUITION

Eastbourne Netball Club, 8 yrs+, 07929 092325

Wadhurst Group Scout Leader, 01892 783303

Heathfield Leisure Centre, gym, classes, sports hall, 01435 868824

Heathfield Panthers Netball Club, junior section 8+ yrs - adult, 01435 866066

Self Defence Classes Strategic Self Defence Classes, Eastbourne, 13yrs+, 01323 738784

Lewes Leisure Centre, pool, sports hall, running track, gym 01273 486000

Lewes Netball Club at Southdowns Club, 10 - 16yrs, 01273 472963 Seaford Shadows, 11 - 16yrs, 07929 092325 Uckfield Junior Netball Club, 10 - 16yrs, Mon eve, 01825 764558 Wadhurst Netball Club, 9yrs+, 01892 542195

Outdoor Pursuits Centres Arena Pursuits, near Bewl Water, adventures for 6+ yrs, 01580 879614 Bewl Water Outdoor Centre, watersports, climbing, 8yrs+, residential centre, 01892 890716

Paintball and Laser Call Lincoln (BA MMus) on:

01323 639 522

www.lincolnjaeger.com James Thomas, Piano, Keyboard & Organ, MA, FRCO, FTCL, LRAM, 07971 403856 Jon Prentice, Piano and theory teacher, 01323 724182 Liza Hobbs, Classical and Musical Theatre Singing, 13yrs+, Arlington, 01323 870271 Lucy Williams, Beginners piano lessons £10 per ½ hour, Isfield, 01825 750373 Matt Hobson, drum kit tuition, Seaford/Eastbourne/Lewes areas, 07776 290236 Message Music, guitar, mandolin, bass, Eastbourne, 01323 734506 Percussivity, African Drumming for events, 01323 872296

Woodland Adventures, outdoor laser combat, on site of Bentley Wildfowl, 8yrs+, 0845 8722882

Reading Chatterbooks, Heathfield Library, 3rd Wed of month at 4pm, 0345 6080196 Lewes Childrens Book Group, 01273 474964 Lewes Library, Chatterbooks reading group, 3rd Wed 4pm, 0345 6080196

Rugby Eastbourne RFC Youth, U7 - U18, 07515 431179 Heathfield and Waldron RFC Juniors, U6 - U18, 07956 622925

Skating and Skateboards Cavendish Sports Centre, Eastbourne, Roller Disco, Sun, 4.15pm - 5.45pm, 01323 647683 Eastbourne Inline Hockey Club, Cavendish, Sat am, 4 - 11yrs, new players wanted, 07710 535903 Eastbourne Skate School, SK8school, 07940 773295 Eastbourne Skaters Association, 07772 345617 Family Skate Club, Sovereign Centre, Eastbourne, Sun and Fri, 07772 345617

Seaford Storm Junior Rugby, 6 - 18yrs, Sun am, 07818 438378

Loco Skate Shop, Eastbourne, inline skates, quad skates and scooters, 01323 411030

Win an Annual Family Season ticket to Drusillas! See page 6.

Snow Sports Bowles, Eridge near Tunbridge Wells, 01892 665665 Knockhatch Ski Slope, On A22 at Hailsham, 01323 843344 (slope) or  01323 442051(office) Bannatyne’s Health Club, Eastbourne, 01323 505080

Piano Teacher, Angela Gordon, all ages and abilities, exams, 01323 845380

Scouting

Cavendish Sports Centre, Eastbourne, sports hall, fitness suite 01323 647683

UCO, The Uckfield Community Orchestra, also offers low cost string lessons, Uckfield, 01342 823099 (see advert) Valeria Cassidy, piano tuition, Eastbourne BMusMoscow, 01323 486192

Hailsham and Heathfield District Commissioner, 01323 846207

Uplands Sports Centre, Wadhurst, sports hall, gym, 01892 782136

Squash

Stoolball Burwash Common Stoolball, mixed team from 14yrs, 01435 883385 Burwash Ladies Stoolball, 14yrs+, 01435 883385 Buxted Park Ladies Stoolball Club, Buxted, 14yrs+, 01825 766167 Chailey Stoolball, Ladies and Juniors, 01825 722549 Chiddingly Ladies Stoolball, 01825 872052 Eastbourne Red Triangle Stoolball League, 10yrs+, mixed, 01323 768509 Five Ashes Stoolball Club, mixed, 14yrs+, 01825 830520

Uckfield RFC, 5yrs - adult, 01825 768956 (leave message)

The Drum Studio, Blackboys, 6 - 60yrs, 07792 485413 (see advert)

University of Brighton Sports Centre, swim, hire pitches, sports hall, gym, memberships available, 01273 643706

Southdown Sports Club, Lewes, 01273 480630

Knockhill Mountain Board Centre, Hailsham, 8yrs+, 07807 074732

Piano lessons for age 5yrs+, Eastbourne area, 01323 645893

Eastbourne Area District Commissioner, 0845 0946252

Sovereign Leisure Centre, Eastbourne, pool, sports hall, fitnes suite, 01323 738822

Inline Skate Instruction, 07772 345617

Total Rugby, Eastbourne College, 7 - 14yrs, boys and girls, holiday courses, 07966 680710 (see advert on p21)

Denton Beavers, Cubs and Scouts, 01273 513558

Shinewater Sports Centre, Eastbourne, sports hall, gym 01323 768614

Freedom Leisure Centre, Uckfield, hire a court, 01825 761160

Hellingly RFC, U7 - U17 teams, 07802 891124 Lewes RFC, U6’s - U19’s, girls, boys, ladies, men, all welcome, 01273 813022

Seahaven Swim and Fitness Centre, Newhaven, gym, pool, exercise classes at Shakespeare Hall, 01273 512498

Heathfield Leisure Centre, roller discos on Sundays, 01435 868824

Peter Harvey, trombone lessons and general brass coaching, 01323 870271

Singing, saxophone, guitar, bass, Wadhurst area, 07955 234130

Hailsham Leisure Centre, swim, gym, bowling, soft play, classes, 01323 846755 Hampden Park Sports Centre, gym, tennis, sports hall, astro, tennis, netball, dodgeball, 01323 509859

Amazon Outdoor Events, Knockhatch, 11yrs+, 0844 2570433

POP - JAZZ - CLASSICAL

SENLAC (Burwash, Etchingham, Roberstbridge area) District Commissioner, 01435 882126

Freedom Leisure Centre, Uckfield, sports hall, gym, pool, 01825 761160

Ticehurst, Flimwell and Stonegate Group, 07947 607967

Netball

30 years experience, enthusiastic and kindly teacher accepts all ages and all levels from beginners to advanced students. Also late starters and restarters!

Scout Association for nearest Beaver, Scout, Venture, Air & Sea, 0845 3001818

Sports Centres

David Lloyd Club, Eastbourne, 01323 509802 Downs Leisure Centre, Seaford, sports hall, 3G pitch, gym, 01323 490011

Fletching Ladies Stoolball, 01825 713597 Geebro Stoolball Club, Hailsham, 12yrs+, 01323 508228 (mixed) and 01323 844382 (ladies) Hailsham League Stoollball, details of local clubs, 01323 487445 Herstmonceux Mixed Stoolball, 01323 765777 Isfield Ladies Stoolball, 01825 765666 Maresfield Stoolball Club, ladies and mixed teams, 07901 551581 Newick Ladies and Junior Stoolball, 01825 722081 Nutley Stoolball, Ladies and Mixed, 01825 764824 Ringmer Stoolball Club, juniors play on Wed, 01273 813340 Stone Cross Ladies Stoolball, 01323 724760

Mayfield Group Scout Leader, 01435 873344

Eastbourne Sports Park, athletics, astro & grass pitches, tennis, table tennis, netball & basketball, 01323 649214

Newhaven Beavers, Cubs and Scouts, 01273 516488

Fitness First, Sovereign Harbour, Eastbourne, 0844 5712857

Willingdon Mixed Stoolball, juniors encouraged to play, 07971 280498

Limelight, Uckfield, guide and scout uniforms, 01825 765555

Uckfield Ladies Stoolball, 01825 763236

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A - Z of Sport and Leisure

Swim with Mr Peter’s Swimming School The ultimate, fast track swim experience for children in Eastbourne Run by Peter Voros (MPhil) - Hungarian Swimming Coach

07869 323107

www.mr-peters.com info@mr-peters.com

Swimming and Scuba Anne Bickmore Swim, Eastbourne DGH, 4mths+, 01273 584151 Aquability, young children specialists, 4mths - 8 yrs, Eastbourne and Uckfield, 01435 862325 (see advert) Bourne 2 Swim, Eastbourne, 3yrs+, 07917 015676 Commit 2 Swim, Bricklehurst Manor, Stonegate, 01580 200620 Eastbourne Swimming Club, Beginners to Masters, 5yrs+, 01323 501253 Eastbourne Voluntary Lifeguards, 10yrs+, 01323 439897 Easy Swim, Seaford, babies to adults, 07765 903165 or 01323 897010 Freedom Leisure Centre, Uckfield, lessons, parties, Splashdance party, 01825 761160 Hailsham Leisure Centre, swim lessons, 6mths +, 01323 846755

Little Dippers, Baby swimming, Eastbourne and Isfield nr Uckfield, 0844 4820222 (see advert) Moira House Swimming School, Eastbourne, boys and girls, 4yrs+, 01323 636806 (see advert p20) Motcombe Pool, Eastbourne, parent & baby/toddler sessions, 01323 410748 Mr Peter’s Swim School, Eastbourne, 07869 323107 (see advert) Pells Open Air Pool, Lewes - reopens May, 01273 472334 Planet Divers, Pevensey Bay, 8yrs+, 07889 883232 Ringmer Swimming Pool, parties, fun and lane swimming, 01273 813533 Rookie Life Guard Club, 8yrs+, 200m+ swimmers, Crowborough, 01892 662484 Saviours Life Saving Club, St Bede’s, The Dicker, 8yrs+ confident swimmers, Sat 10.30 - 11.30, 01323 845647

Hailsham Swimming Club, 6+yrs, 01323 440140

Scuba2000, scuba diving and snorkelling for all, 8yrs - adult, 01825 765851 (see advert)

Helen’s Swimming School, Mayfield & Crowborough, 01892 662484

Seaford Head Pool, lessons, parties and lane swimming, 01323 897632

Karen Pickering Swim, Eastbourne, lessons and SwimSlim, 01273 245652

Seahaven Swim and Fitness Centre, Newhaven, lessons and lane swimming, 01273 512498

Lewes Leisure Centre, fun swimming and lessons for all ages, 01273 486000 Lewes Swimming Club at Seaford, Ringmer, Newhaven & Lewes, 01273 513798 Liberty Swim School, Mayfield, 2 - 14yrs, Sat am, 01825 749623

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SK Seals Swim School, 2 - 12yrs, Eastbourne, 01323 735944 (see advert)

Aquability

Making water safe and fun • • • •

Lessons for all from birth to adult All abilities One to one or small groups Warm pool in Eastbourne, Uckfield and St Leonards • ASA and STA qualified teachers, insured and CRB checked

01435 862325

www.aquability.net enquiries@aquability.net Sovereign Centre, Eastbourne fun pool, training pool and lessons from 6 mths, 01323 738822 (see advert) Tiny Tiddlers Swim School, Newick and Isfield, 4mths - 7yrs, 01825 762293 (see advert) Uckfield Swimming Club, Sat eve, 7yrs+, 01825 763820 Water Nippers, 0 - 7yrs, East Sussex National, Isfield, 01273 621333

Table Tennis Broad Oak Table Tennis Club, 8 - 16yrs, 01435 865235

Swimming Lessons for under 5's grouped into Babies, Toddlers, Preschool classes ůƐŽĐůĂƐƐĞƐĂŌĞƌƐĐŚŽŽů;ĂŐĞƐϰͲϳͿ

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Tennis Anyone for Tennis? Nutley, Hartfield area, 07714 212962 Burwash Tennis Club, junior memberships, coaching and holiday camps, 01435 883015

Five Ashes Table Tennis Club, 12yrs+, 01825 830520

Cross in Hand Lawn Tennis Club, adult and junior members, coaching, hol courses, 01825 830670

Small Splashes, Wilmington, babies - 7yrs, 07951 129354 (see advert)

Hailsham Table Tennis Club, 13yrs+, 01323 840634

Devonshire Park Tennis Club, Eastbourne, 07775 917380

Smiths Swimming Squad, Eastbourne College pool, 4yrs+, 01323 644476

Hampden Park Sports Centre, 9 - 14yrs, Wed pm, 01323 509859

Eastbourne Sports Park, indoor tennis, 4yrs+, 01323 649214

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A - Z of Sport and Leisure Seaford and Blatchington Tennis Club, active junior section, 07877 974802

Eastbourne Rowing Club, 14yrs+, 07855 393542

• Lessons for toddlers and children on Saturday mornings • ASA qualified and experienced teachers • Pool in Eastbourne • ASA awards each term

South Coast Tennis Academy, coaching & hol camps, 01435 867868

Eastbourne Sovereign Sailing Cub, 01323 720715

Southdown Sports Club, Lewes, junior coaching, hol courses, 01273 480630

Hailsham and Eastbourne Canoe Club, 6+yrs, 0781 0045132

Tennis in the Park, Gildridge Park, Eastbourne, 3yrs+, 07837 890429

Morgan Sailing, Sovereign Harbour, family taster days, 01323 644352

Call Sarah Knapman

Wadhurst Tennis Club, coaching, tournaments, hol camps, 01892 782067

Newhaven and Seaford Sailing Club, active junior and family section, 6yrs+ and able to swim, 07540 831096

SK SEALS SW IM SCHOOL

01323 735944 www.skseals.com

WM Tennis, coaching for all the family, Lewes, Laughton, 01273 483933

sarah.knapman@hotmail.co.uk

small splashes Introducing you and your baby to the joy of water! Lessons for children from birth to 7 years, teaching water safety and confidence. Small classes in a warm pool at Wilmington. Fully qualified and experienced ASA teacher.

07951 129354

tracie.smallsplashes7@yahoo.co.uk

Scuba Diving & Snorkelling for All

8yrs - Adults • Courses at Ringmer Pool

www.scuba2000.org.uk 01825 765 851

Hailsham Tennis Club, junior tennis from 6yrs+, 01323 840178 Hampden Park Tennis Club, Eastbourne, juniors and coaching, 01323 726642 (Sec) or 07831 097864 (Junior Coach) Horam Tennis Club, juniors from 7yrs+, 01435 813237 Le Tennis, Uckfield, tennis coaching and camps, 01825 760926 Maresfield Lawn Tennis Club, active junior section, 01825 760926 Mayfield Lawn Tennis Club, 4yrs+, free junior coaching for members, 01435 873113 Newhaven Tennis Club, junior coaching, 01273 512162 Newick Tennis Club, active junior section, 01825 724325 Nutley Tennis & Squash Club, 07786 232635 ROMPA Tennis Club, Eastbourne, junior coaching Sat am/hols, 07709 507876

Theatres and Cinemas Eastbourne Theatres, 01323 412000 (box office), 01323 411555 cc hotline Hailsham Pavilion, theatre and cinema, 01323 841414 Lewes junior film club, 7 - 12yrs, monthly on Sun am, 01273 483550 Seaford Little Theatre, amateur dramatics, 01323 893699 (tickets) or 01323 892209 (to join) The Picture House, Uckfield - also Film Society, 01825 764909 Underground Theatre, Eastbourne, 01323 732778 (info) or 01323 737677 (tix)

Newhaven Scuba Diving Centre, 8yrs+, 01273 612012 Newhaven Yacht Club, individual and family memberships, 01273 611396 Pevensey Bay Sailing Club, 01323 761002 (weekends only) Seven Sisters Canoe Centre, advance booking, groups 8+, 01323 491289 Sovereign Harbour Yacht Club, Eastbourne, 01323 470888 Spray Water Sports, Eastbourne, courses for all ages, 01323 417023

Yoga Pranastar Yoga for Children, 4yrs+ Eastbourne, 07956 978406 Rainbow Children’s Yoga, Yoga Life Studio, Eastbourne, 07812 052742

Uniformed Groups

Young Farmers Clubs

Air Training Corps, 13 - 18yrs, Eastbourne: 01323 725065; Hailsham: 01323 442496 Newhaven: 01273 513218 Sussex HQ, Seaford: 01323 899900 Uckfield: 01825 769738

Hailsham Young Farmers, 07792 327921

Girls Brigade, Greenfield Methodist Church Hall, Eastbourne, 01323 487782

Youth Clubs - Junior

Newhaven and Seaford Sea Cadets, 10 - 18yrs, 01273 514871 St John Ambulance Badgers, 5 - 10yrs, Eastbourne, Lewes, Ringmer, Willingdon & Polegate, 01273 371500 St John Ambulance Cadets, 10 - 18yrs, Eastbourne, Hailsham, Ringmer, Seaford, Newhaven, Uckfield, Willingdon & Polegate, 01273 371500 Sussex Army Cadet Force HQ, Y8 - 18yrs, 01273 552222

Watersports Bewl Bridge Rowing Club, 12yrs +, must be able to swim, 07811 169240 Bewl Valley Sailing Club, 8yrs+ 01892 890930 Bewl Windsurfing, courses, club, parties, 8yrs+, 01892 890716 Cuckmere Valley Canoe Club, www.cvcc.org.uk

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Ringmer and Lewes Young Farmers, 10 - 26 years, 01273 517824 Sussex Federation of Young Farmers, 01273 892101 Allsorts, Welcome Baptist Church, Heathfield, Y4/Y6, Tue, 01435 864646 Archery Youth Centre, Seaside, Eastbourne, Fri, 10 - 12yrs, 01323 646591 BiF, 10 - 12 yrs, Horam Chapel, Fri eve, term time, 01435 812922 Burwash Junior Youth Club, Fri eve, 8 - 11yrs, Sports Pavillion, 01580 819386 CHIPS, Holy Cross School, Uckfield, Wed eve, primary ages, 01825 767442 CHIPS, Manor School, Uckfield, Tue eve, primary ages, 01825 767442 Etchingham YES, Mon eve, 8 - 11yrs, 01580 819386 Treasure Seekers, 5 - 9yrs, Horam Chapel, Fri eve, 01435 812922 Wednesday After School Club, Holy Trinity Church Hall, Eastbourne, 5 - 11yrs, 01323 736627 Youth Activities, Lewes Road Hut, Newhaven, 8 - 12yrs, Mon eves, 01273 517250

Youth Clubs - 11yrs+ Archery Youth Centre, Freestyle Arts and Music, Fri/Mon, 11 - 19yrs, 01323 646591 Archery Youth Centre, Seaside, Eastbourne, Tue, 13 - 19yrs, 01323 646591 Chailey Youth Group, Chailey Village Hall, alternate Friday eves, 12 - 17yrs, 07843 410895 Denton Island Drop-in, Newhaven, 12 -19yrs, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, 01273 335130

Eastbourne Old Town Youth Club Community Centre, Tue eve, 01323 505089 Free Zone, Eastbourne Academy, Wed 3 - 5pm, 01323 505089 Friday Night Project, Heathfield Youth Centre, Y9+, 01435 862894 Glitzy Girls, Heathfield, Y7 and Y8, Tue, 4 - 6pm, 01435 862894 Hailsham Youth Club, 01323 841496 Hampden Park Youth Club, Community Centre, Fri eve, 11-19yrs, 01323 505089 Herstmonceux Chapel Youth Club, 11 - 16 yrs, weekly Fri eve, 01323 833272 Juniors, Heathfield Youth Centre, activities for Y6 - Y8, Thu eve, 01435 862894 Lewes Landport Youth Club, 11 - 19yrs, Mon eve, 01273 335130 Lewes Landport Youth Club, Girls Night 13 -19yrs, 01273 335130 Live Wires, Y4 - 7/Y8+, Community Wise, Eastbourne, Fri eve, 01323 722924 Mercread Youth Centre, Seaford, Tue, Thu, variety of activities, 01323 492303 Newhaven Meeching Centre, Youth Access Centre, various activities, 14 - 19yrs, 01273 513801 Newhaven, Denton Hall, Forward Close, 13yrs+, Fri eve, 01273 517250 Ringmer Junior Club, Y7 + Y8, Community College, Mon, 01273 335130 Rock Solid Youth Club, 11 - 16yrs, Thu 7pm, Eastside Social Centre, Newhaven, 01323 894766 Roots, Welcome Baptist Church, Heathfield, Y11+, social networking, life skills, Wed, 01435 864646 Sat Night Project, 2nd Sat, Holy Trinity, Eastbourne, 01323 736627 SAY, sports and leisure activities for youth, Langney, Eastbourne, 8 - 14yrs, Thu, 01323 764594 Seaford, The Salts, Saturday Sports, just turn up, 5 - 6pm, 01273 335130 The Beat Youth Club, Shinewater, Eastbourne, Mon, 01323 505089 The Square Youth Café, Hailsham, 11yrs+, 01323 843377 (eves) The Young Farmers Youth Club, Maurice Thornton Pavillion, Town Farm Estate, Hailsham, Mon eve, 01323 441446 Uckfield Youth Centre, Mon - Y9, Tue - Y8, Wed - Y7, Thu - 14yrs+, 01825 764164 Wadhurst and Ticehurst Junior Youth Club, Thu 6 - 8pm, Y6 - Y8, 01892 784342 Wadhurst Senior Youth Club, Tue, 6 - 8pm, Y9+, 01892 784342 Wannock Pavilion, Polegate, Tue, Wed, 01323 505089 Welcome Baptist Church, Heathfield, GAP Club, Years 7 - 10, Wed eve, 01435 864646 Willingdon Trees Community Centre, Eastbourne, Thu, 01323 505089 Youth Activities, Lewes Road Hut, Newhaven, 13 - 19yrs, Wed eves, 01273 517250

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What’s On - more events on www.sussexfamilygrapevine.co.uk Bingo Night, Horam* Village Hall in aid of Horam Pre-School, 7.30pm, 01435 812192

26th March

The Wizard of Oz, Royal Hippodrome*, Eastbourne, 2.30pm, 7.30pm, 01323 412000

31st March

March 4th - 6th March Shaun’s Big Show, Devonshire Park Theatre*, 01323 412000

5th March Plant a Christmas Tree, Wilderness Wood*, Hadlow Down, 01825 830509 Children’s Nearly New Sale, The Luxford Centre, Uckfield, 10am-12pm, 07979 610379

9th - 13th March

Lazy Baby Sales, St Mary’s Church Hall, Hampden Park, Eastbourne used, good condition children’s clothes and toys, 11.30am - 1.30pm, 01323 500 984 Mansion Market, Kidbrooke Park, Forest Row, 01342 824944 (see advert)

13th March

Wilderness Wood, Hadlow Down, Heavy Horses work the woods, 11am – 4pm, 01825 830509

19th March

Peter Pan on Ice, Congress Theatre*, 01323 412000

NCT Nearly New Sale, Community Wise, Eastbourne, 10.15 - noon (10am members), 01323 639623 (see ad p10)

11th March

26th March

Opening of Broad Oak Pre-School BABY BOPS, New Parent, Baby and Toddler Group, The Scout Hut, Broad Oak Village Hall, 9.30 – 11.30am, 07895 665865 (see advert on p12)

12th March NCT Nearly New Sale, Uckfield Civic Centre 10.15 - noon, 0844 2436305 (see advert on p10)

NCT Nearly New Sale, Uplands Wadhurst, 10.30am – noon. 0844 2436303 (See advert on p10) Ringmer Tiddlers and Toddlers Nearly New Sale, Primary School, 10.30 – noon, 07595 232413 Wellbeing Fayre, Heathfield Community Centre, 10.30am – 4.30pm, Taster sessions, stalls etc, 01892 663895

Blackboys Pre-School, Mothers Day Coffee and Open Morning, 9.30am - 11.30am, Blackboys Village Hall. Little ones welcome. Coffee, tea and home made cakes, 01825 891113 Bourne to be No.1, Congress Theatre*, children from Bourne School perform, 7pm, 01323 412000

April

9th - 10th April Grandparents’ Weekend, Kent and East Sussex Railway, Tenterden, 1 free grandparent ticket per fare paying child rover, 01580 765155 (see advert on p22) Rare Breeds Show, Michelham Priory, Upper Dicker, 10.30am – 5pm, 01323 844224

9th - 25th April Alfriston Clergy House – Easter Bunny Hunt, 10.30 – 4pm, closed Thu, Fri except Good Friday, 01323 870001 Bateman’s Easter Trail, Burwash Follow the trail clues and win an Easter egg. Face painting and games on Easter Sun and Mon, 01435 882302

11th April

Horam Natural Therapy Centre, Wellbeing day* in aid of Demelza House, 9am - 5pm, 01435 812997

Wilderness Wood, Hadlow Down, Fairy Garden* Elf stories in the fairy glade, make a garden for elves and fairies and a wand, 10.30am and 2pm, 3 – 6yrs, 01825 830509

3 April - Mother’s Day

11th - 24th April

9th April

Easter Excitement at Newhaven Fort. Easter rabbit and chick quiz trail: daily. 20th April: Magic Lantern Show* from 1.30pm, 21 April: Zoolab Springtime Creature Encounters* at 1.30pm and 2.30pm; 22 April: Craft workshops* including decorate your own Easter egg and Easter table decorations, from 1.30pm, 5yrs+, 01273 517622 1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey & Battlefield, Family Guided Tours, complimentary tours that bring to life the events of the most famous date in England’s history, 01424 775705

2nd April

Kent & East Sussex Railway Mother’s Day Treat* Tenterden, enjoy lunch or cream tea aboard the train, 01580 765155 (see advert on p22) Lavender Line, Isfield, Mums go free, 11am – 4pm, 01825 750515 Eastbourne Baby Show, Sovereign Centre For parents: meet local experts, charities and healthcare professionals; For children: see the baby farm animals, have fun in the soft play area and try the penalty shoot-out, 10am – 4pm, 01323 732401 (see advert)

For your baby and toddler essentials

Eastbourne Baby Show Saturday 9th April from 10am - 4pm Sovereign Centre, BN22 7LQ Meet the baby farm animals, have fun in the soft play area and try the kid’s football penalty shoot out. Meet your local independent experts, charities and healthcare professionals. Healthy cafe, baby feeding and changing facilities. Goody bags for the first 250 visitors. Admission £1 with 50p being donated to the Eastbourne Special Babycare Unit

www.eastbournebabyshow.co.uk For further information call Keely: 01323 732401 or 07748 678030

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What’s On Saturday May 21st

Free Admission • Free Parking

10am - 4pm The Hastings Centre, The Ridge, Hastings

If you have a bump, baby, toddler or pre-school child, then this is an event for you! Featuring a range of exhibitors with products, services and information for your family. Plus FREE children’s activities.

11th - 25th April

Sheffield Park Garden – Storybook Easter Trail and don’t forget to collect your chocolate! 10.30am – 5.30pm, 01825 790231

12th April

Wilderness Wood, Hadlow Down, Bug Hunts Baby Bug Hunt* for 3 – 6yrs and Big Bug Hunt* for 7 – 11yrs, 10.30am, 01825 830509

12th - 13th April

Observatory Science Centre, Man in the Moon workshops*, half day on 12th for 6yrs at 10.30am or 2pm; full day on 13th for 9yrs+, 01323 832731

13th April

Science Museum Live on Tour!, Congress Theatre* Eastbourne, 7yrs+, 7pm, 01323 412000

13th and 18th April

Wilderness Wood, Hadlow Down, Castaway*, Join an expedition into the woods, build shelters and a campfire then cook sausages, dampers and marshmallows. 10.30am – 1.30pm, 6 - 11yrs, 01825 830509

14th April

Wilderness Wood, Hadlow Down, Survive in the Wild* What are the four things you need to survive? Find them in the woods! 10am, 8 – 13yrs, 01825 830509 Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare, Ringmer – Who is the Easter Bunny?* Join the team to learn more about rabbits and their care, treasure trail and make a dream home for a lucky rabbit. 10am – 2pm, 8 – 12yrs, www.raystede. org for booking form or 01825 880461

16th April

Heffle Cuckoo Fair, Cade Street, Heathfield Release of cuckoos to herald start of spring, stalls, scarecrow competition, dog show. Evening barn dance. In aid of Demelza, 01435 830504 Glynde, Beddingham & Firle PreSchool’s Easter Egg Hunt & Crafts Glynde Reading Room, 10am – 12noon, £3 entry to include eggs, basket, mask and cup of tea for parents. Also face painting and tombola, 07837 266796 Towner, Eastbourne, Free drop-in artist day, 11am - 3pm, 01323 434670

16th April – 15th May

Arlington Bluebell Walk and Farm Trail, confirm dates on website, walks, refreshments in aid of local charities, farmer’s mini-market. www.bluebellwalk.co.uk (see advert)

19th April

Wilderness Wood, Hadlow Down, Woodland Monsters* – Go deep into the dark woods in search of a monster! 10.30am, 3 – 6yrs, 01825 830509 Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare, Ringmer – Spring Chicks and Easter Bunnies*, visit the rabbits, learn how to care for them, discover the world of the chickens and find out how to help birds in spring, 10am, www.raystede.org for booking form or 01825 880461

19th - 20th April

Observatory Science Centre, Rocketry workshops*, half day on 19th for 6yrs at 10.30am or 2pm; full day on 20th for 9yrs+, 01323 832731

20th April

Wilderness Wood, Hadlow Down, Easter Artists* Collect woodland materials to make Easter crafts & games, 6 – 11yrs, 10.30am, 01825 830509

20th - 23rd April

Beauty & the Beast by The Rattonians, Congress Theatre*, 2.30pm (Thu, Sat), 7.30pm (Wed, Sat), 01323 412000

21st April

Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare, Ringmer – Easter Eggs and Spring Chicks*, meet the chicks and egg-stra fun games! 10am – 2pm, 8 – 12yrs, www.raystede.org 01825 880461 Towner, Eastbourne, Easter Holiday artist workshops*, 11am - 1pm (5 7yrs), 2 - 4pm (8 - 11yrs, 01323 434670

22nd April - Good Friday

Wilderness Wood, Hadlow Down, Fairy Garden* see 11 May for details, 01825 830509 Drusillas - Weird & Wonderful Animal Encounters: meet some of nature’s most quirky and unusual creatures and learn a little about them. Among the animals visiting Drusillas today will be a marvellous armadillo, tremendous turtles, fabulous frogs and a superb skunk, 01323 874100

Lesley Harvey drew the lovely illustrations for the What’s On pages. Lesley draws caricatures, runs Seaford workshops as well as children’s arty parties. www.lesleyharvey.co.uk T: 07722 236741

lesleyharvey17@hotmail.com

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23rd - 25th April

Wilderness Wood, Hadlow Down, Easter Bunny Hunt, 10.30am – 4.30pm, 01825 830509 Garden, Food and Craft Show, Bewl Water, Lamberhurst with Peppa Pig on 22nd and 25th April, 01892 890000

23rd April - 15th May

Eastbourne Festival and Fringe, Among the events will be creative workshops for families at Towner, Leaf Hall, St Bede’s School, Kings Church, Catalyst Arts and other venues. Check www.eastbournefestival.co.uk nearer the time, 07768 274461

24th April Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday Fun, Michelham Priory, Upper Dicker, 10.30am – 4.30pm: Easter egg hunt, card making and facepainting. 12.30pm – 2.30pm: Seasonal stories, music, songs, tricks and jokes from minstral story teller Rob Parkinson, 01323 844224 Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway Easter Eggspress, free Easter eggs for children (while stocks last), 10am – 5pm, 01323 520229

mansion March 12 x May 14 Jun 11 Kidbrooke Park, Priory Rd, Forest Row, Sussex atmospheric mixed market in beautiful 18thc. Mansion puppet shows +organic café free admission and parking

11 – 4

ARLINGTON BLUEBELL WALK & FARM TRAIL Open for the 39th year 16 April - 15 May Please confirm dates on website

www.bluebellwalk.co.uk 01323 485151 Call 07545 043819 www.catalyst-arts.org

25th April Easter Monday

Easter Monday Fun, Michelham Priory, Upper Dicker, 10.30am – 4.30pm: Easter egg hunt, card making and facepainting. 10.30pm – 12noon: Children’s Entertainer Crazeehazee on Stilts, 1.30pm – 3.30pm: Hazee’s Circus Workshop, 01323 844224 Drusillas – Reptile Roadshow, Experts display their collection of exotic animals and provide an insight into these fascinating creatures, 01323 874100

27th April

Be Your Best Rock Challenge, Congress Theatre*, local schools stage mini West End productions and compete against each other, 7pm, 01323 412000

29th April Bank Holiday

Waldron Street Party to celebrate the Royal Wedding. Jazz trio and circus skills workshop. Optional children’s fancy dress.

Catalyst Arts

Workshops

A range of workshops for all ages and abilities Media with Liz Brown, 7 Mar 5 week course Portrait with Mary Beaney, 12 March Patterns in Embroidery, Barbara Walters 30 Apr Taster Mixed Media with Liz Brown, 6 May Painting for Children, Peri Kusadali, 7 May Adventures in Acrylics, Nicolas Englefield, 14 May Painting on Tiles, Veronica Currie, 21 May

30th April

Gala Weekend, Kent and East Sussex Railway, visiting locomotive, 01580 765155 (see advert on p22) Bishopstone Spring Fayre, Village Green, 01323 897897

30th April - 1st May

Magnificent Motors on Eastbourne Seafront, motoring spectacular, French market, funfair, 0871 663 0031

To addThese a listing or advertise email well katherine@sussexfamilygrapevine.co.uk orand call times 01444 811368 listings are prepared in advance, so please re-confirm dates before travelling

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What’s On June 1st June

Seaford Museum and Heritage Society Family Day Fun and learning, 10am – 12noon. (Children to be accompanied by an adult.) 01323 898222 Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux, Car Power workshops* 10.30 and 2pm, 6yrs+, 01323 832731 Wilderness Wood, Hadlow Down Castaway* See 13 and 18 April for details, 6 - 11yrs, 01825 830509

May 1st May Celtic Festival, Michelham Priory, Upper Dicker, 10.30am – 5pm, 01323 844224

6th - 21st May Mayfield Fringe Festival performance, poetry, film, music and visual art www.mayfieldfringe.co.uk

7th May Painting for Children, Eastbourne Festival Event*, Opportunity for 7 – 12yrs to find out more about the Austrian painter and architect, Hundertwasser. Experiment with colour and a variety of media, creating art works inspired by him, 2 – 4pm, 07545 043819 (see advert on p31) Mayfield Fringe Festival, Mask Making Workshop, 7 – 12yrs, 10am – 12noon, Scout Hut, Court Meadow, www.mayfieldfringe.co.uk Mayfield May Fair, High Street, 2pm

14th May Mansion Market, Kidbrooke Park, Forest Row, mixed market in 18th century mansion, organic café, puppet shows, free admission, 01342 824944 (see advert on p31) St John Ambulance Day May Fair at Michelham Priory, Upper Dicker, 10.30am – 5pm, 01323 844224 Music on the Meadow Festival, Mayfield, afternoon and evening, www.musiconthemeadow.com

14th - 15th May 1940’s Weekend, Kent and East Sussex Railway, Tenterden, Relive the forties with period vehicles, music, dancing, fashion and travel by steam train, 01580 765155 (see advert on p22)

20th May Music on the Meadow Finalists Concert, Mayfield*, winners of the Music on the Meadow’s Battle of the Bands perform with other local bands, 8.30pm, www.mayfieldfringe.co.uk

21st May Children’s and Baby Nearly New Sale, Stone Cross Memorial Hall, 10am - 12noon free entry, 01323 649712 Sussex Baby and Toddler Show, The Hastings Centre, everything you need for pregnancy, babies and toddlers, 10am – 4pm, 07931 239929 (see advert on p31)

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Ringmer Village Fete on the Green and Fun Run on Sun 26th May, 01273 813625

22nd May

Special Olympics, Eastbourne Sports Park, Regional Athletics for those with special needs. Come along and support your local athletes, 01323 721014

25th May

Stonegate Pre-school Open Morning with Circus Workshop, 10am - 1pm in Stonegate Village Hall. Meet the staff, have a taster French Session, enjoy home made refreshments and join in with our Circus Workshop! 01580 200960

28th May

Heathfield & District Agricultural Show, Little Tottingworth Farm, Broad Oak, www.heathfieldshow.org

28th - 30th May

Naturefest 2011 at Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum, Halland Country pursuits, wildlife, conservation, bushcraft, ornithology, tracking etc You can even camp here for the weekend*! 0845 8387062 or 01963 23468 Cuckoo Spring Fayre, Heritage Field, Laughton 10 acres of stalls, entertainment, classic cars, steam engines etc 9am onwards. www.heritagefieldfield.co.uk

31st May

Observatory Science Centre, Making Music Workshop*, 10.30 and 2pm, 6yrs+, 01323 832731 Wilderness Wood, Hadlow Down, Fairy Gardens* - see 11 May for details and Survive in the Wild – see 14 April for details, 01825 830509 Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare, Ringmer – No Place like Home*, find out how you can make a perfect home for your pets and discover some amazing animal architects at the sanctuary, 10am, www.raystede.org for booking form or 01825 880461

31st May – 3rd Jun

Half Term Fun Week, Kent and East Sussex Railway, fun and games at Tenterden station – free when you buy a train ticket which are reduced for families, 01580 765155 (see adv on p22) 1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey & Battlefield, Family Guided Tours, enjoy complimentary tours that bring to life the events of the most famous date in England’s history, 01424 775705 Half Term Activities - see pages 20 - 21 for more ideas.

2nd June

Wilderness Wood, Hadlow Down, Baby Bug Hunt* See 12 April for details, 3 – 6yrs 01825 830509 Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare, Ringmer – Purr-fect Pets* Cat discovery day, find out how the cats are cared for and make your own cat toy, 10am – 2pm, 8 – 12yrs, www.raystede. org for booking form or 01825 880461

12th June

Annual Fletching Garden Trail in aid of the Primary School, 11am - 4.30pm. Visit 20+ beautiful gardens of all different shapes and sizes. 01825 722356.

18th June

NCT Nearly New Sale, Community Wise, Eastbourne, 10.15 - noon (10am members), 01323 639623 (see ad p10) Midsummer Food and Garden Fair at Michelham Priory, Upper Dicker, 9.30am – 5pm, 01323 844224 Hailsham Carnival and Fun Day, Maurice Thornton field, sideshows, stalls, funfair, refreshments etc, 01323 438743 Lewes Carnival, Malling Recreation Ground, procession at 12.30pm from County Hall to Malling Fields where there will be stalls, displays, refreshments etc, 01273 842714 www.lewescarnival.org.uk

19th June - Father’s Day

Wilderness Wood, Hadlow Down, Woodland Monsters* See 19 April for details, 3 – 6yrs, 01825 830509

Kent and East Sussex Railway, Tenterden - Father’s Day Treat*, Lunch or cream tea aboard the train, 01580 765155 (see advert on p22) Lavender Line, Isfield – Dads go free, 11am – 4pm, 01825 750515

4th June

20th June

3rd June

Children’s Nearly New Sale, The Luxford Centre, Uckfield, 10am - 12pm £1 entry, proceeds going to Crowborough Birthing Centre, 07979 610379

4th - 5th June

Tinkers Park Annual Steam Engine Rally, Hadlow Down Arena events, passenger carrying narrow gauge railway, old time fun fair, traction engines, etc 10am – 5pm, www.tinkerspark.com

5th June

NP&S Lions Club Seaford Half Marathon Fundraising family event; walk, jog or run this spectacular course from Seaford over the Downs through Alfriston and Cuckmere Valley. £10.00 or £15 on the day, 01323 492263 Newhaven Fort Day Meet the community groups involved with the Fort including The Royal Observer Corps, Newhaven Fort Amateur Radio Group and Sussex and Surrey Yeomanry. Demonstrations and ‘gun run’ by the Air Cadets, special exhibits and guided tours throughout the day, 01273 517622

7th June

NCT Nearly New Sale, St John’s Primary School, Tunbridge Wells, 8 – 9pm. Children’s clothes, equipment etc. 0844 2436303 (see advert on p10)

11th June

Mansion Market, Kidbrooke Park, Forest Row, mixed market in 18th century mansion, 01342 824944 (see advert on p31) Grovelands School, Hailsham Summer Fete 12noon – 4pm, 01323 840062 NCT Nearly New Sale, Uckfield Civic Centre 10.15 - noon, 0844 2436305 (see advert on p10)

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Child Safety Day, Seaford Fire Station Fun event with face painting, fire engine visits etc, under 5’s, 12.30 – 2.30pm, 01323 464550

22nd June

Child Safety Day at Lewes Fire Station See 20 June for details, 01273 476282

25th June

Parkland Infant School, Brassey Avenue, Eastbourne Summer Fair, 12noon - 2pm. BBQ, Cake stall, Games, Raffle, Tombola etc, 01323 502862 Rising Stars Pre-School, Eastbourne Summer Fair at the Bridgemere Centre, 1.30pm – 4pm, 07821 303531 Mayfield Primary School Summer Fayre, games, stalls, bouncy castles, entertainers, BBQ and refreshments, 11am - 3pm, 01435 873213

25th - 26th June

Drusillas – Phobia Weekend: overcome your phobias, snakes on Sat and spiders on Sun, 01323 874100

26th June

Summer Fayre and Fun Dog Show, Heathfield Community Centre, in aid of 1st Heathfield Scouts, 01435 865502 Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare, Ringmer – Summer Fayre, fun dog show, live bands, stalls, crafts, BBQ etc, www.raystede.org, 01825 880461

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