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What’s On this Summer Win Family Membership to Wilderness Wood Parties Education Childcare Helplines Toddler Groups Sport and more...


Local Community • Business Opportunities Welcome to the summer issue of the Family Grapevine including a great competition to WIN one of TWO family memberships for Wilderness Wood which are up for grabs. The competition is on page 21. 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. We don’t have space to list absolutely everything that’s going on locally this summer so do visit our website www.sussexfamilygrapevine.co.uk where you’ll find details of loads of events taking place right across Sussex as well as lots of places to go in Sussex and London.

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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 TM

Eastbourne, Wealden & Lewes Family Grapevine

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Contents Nannies & Au Pairs 9 Out of School Clubs 18 - 19 Parties 4-5 Photographers 6-7 Places to Visit 21 - 22 Pre-Schools 13 - 17 Schools 17 Special Needs 7 and 26 Toddler Timetable 10 - 12 Tutoring 18 Voluntary Work 2 Youth Clubs & Groups 29 What’s On 30 - 32

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The

Libraries

Captain Tortue, sell French adult’s and children’s clothing, 07934 613591

Eastbourne Central Library, Grove Road, 0345 6080196

French and Spanish speakers wanted to run Little Fidgets classes, term time only, 01273 833340

Hailsham Library, Mon pm, Tue - Sat, 0345 6080196

Host an international student at school in the UK, Bright World Ltd, 01273 835745 (see advert) Jamie At Home, earn immediately selling gorgeous home products, 07919 680006

The cover photograph is by Phil at Avant Photographic, 25 South Street, Eastbourne. You will find all Phil’s contact details in his advert on page 7.

A-Z of Activities 23 - 29 Advice & Support 6-7 Antenatal 8 Babies 9 - 10 Business Opportunities 2 Books, Toys & Gifts 3 Childminders 9 Children’s Centres 9 Childrenswear & Shoes 10 Daycare Nurseries 12 - 16 Family Health 8 Holiday Activities 18 - 20 Independent Schools 16 - 17

Business Opportunities

Mazu Gold, organic super nutrient to improve health - home based work opportunity for mums, 07727 169044 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

Voluntary Work 3VA Volunteer Centre, Lewes, call for an appointment, 01273 483832 3VA, support for volunteering groups, 01323 639373 Community First Responders, 01273 897836 Furniture Now! recycling or training opportunities, 01323 648444 or 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 youngsters in care, 07824 475263 Parent Link, helping parents with children who have special needs, 01273 481279 St John Ambulance, Sussex, 01273 371500 Sussex Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus, 01903 507000 Time Out Respite Care for Special Needs, Heathfield, caring for under 10’s on Sats/school hols, 01435 868583

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, 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 Ringmer Library, open Tue pm, Wed am, Thu pm, 0345 6080196 Seaford Library, Mon Tue, Wed am, Thu, Fri, Sat, 0345 6080196 Uckfield Library, closed Mon pm, 0345 6080196 Wadhurst Library, open Mon pm, Wed am, Fri pm, Sat am, 0345 6080196 Willingdon Library, closed Tue and Sat pm, 0345 6080196

Local Food and Produce

Bird in Eye Farm Shop, Uckfield, meat, fruit and vegetables, 01825 891309 Chilley Farm Shop, Rickney, local produce, child friendly, cream teas, 01323 768836 Coopers Farm, Stonegate, naturally reared pork, beef & lamb, 01580 200386 East Dean Local Produce Market, Wed am, 01323 423481/07730 325398 Farmers Market, last Sat of month, Community Wise, Eastbourne, 10am -12.30pm, 01323 722924 Hailsham Farmers Market, 2nd Sat of month, 9am - 12.30pm, 01323 833359 Heathfield Farmers Market, 3rd Sat, 9am- 12.30pm, 01435 862798 Lewes Farmers Market, Cliffe High St, Lewes, 1st Sat am, 01273 470900

Volunteer and Information Centre, Uckfield, 01825 760019

Lewes Food Market, every Fri am, Old Market Tower, 07824 711727

Volunteer Centre, East Sussex, details of and support to find volunteering opportunities, 01323 301757

Local Roots and Wellie Boots, veg boxes and catering, 15 mile radius of Eastbourne, 07707 898316

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Local Food and Produce • Toys, Books and Gifts

St Giles Eastbourne HOST FAMILIES

Required within walking distance of the school 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

St Giles Eastbourne TRAIN TO TEACH ENGLISH Trinity CertTESOL

4-week intensive Teacher Training course 5 Sep - 30 Sep • Course fee: £950 Call for 2012 dates and fees

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

Mansion Markets, Kidbrooke Pk, Priory Rd, Forest Row 11am - 4pm, 01342 824944 (see advert on p32) Newhaven Country Market, Hillcrest Centre, Thu am, 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 & Shop, Stone Cross, farm trails, animals, play area, PYO, café, 01323 768490 (see advert on p22) St Luke’s Community Market, Stone Cross, every Fri am, 01323 767020 St Thomas Church Hall, Cliffe High St, Lewes, Fri 10 - 10.45 am, 01273 486510

Toys, Books and Gifts Allium Activity Toys, Eason’s Green, 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 Bespoke Nappy Cakes by Flutterby Bambino, 07912 108806 Childs Play Sussex, toys, books, DVDs, CDs, 01424 220040 Dolls Houses and accessories, 75 High Street, Uckfield, 01825 761447 Elephant Toy Shop, Trading Boundaries, Sheffield Green, 01825 790890 Vicki Disney, hand painted name pictures for children, 01323 410358 Just Wood Toys, Enterprise Centre, Eastbourne, 07533 317698 Kensington Rocking Horse Company, Broad Farm, Hellingly, 07967 644869

01825 840932

OUTDOOR & INDOOR PLAY EQUIPMENT

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

Pooh Corner, Hartfield, all sorts of Winnie the Pooh toys and gifts, 01892 770456 Printvox, personalised printing for any fabric, fun or corporate, 01323 419244 Silver Prints by V, silver fingerprint jewellery etc Hailsham, 07780 611081 Skies and Scarecrows at Middle Farm, Firle, traditional toys, 01323 815037 Smallprint, silver finger print jewellery, 01444 235738 or 07885 473535 (see advert) Sussex Toy Centre, Heathfield and Hailsham, 01435 864022/01323 841842 Tiny Poppet Imprints, fingerprint jewellery, 01825 830183

Stonegate Farmers Market, 2nd Sat am, 01580 200386

Mr and Mrs Doak’s Bumper Bookshop for Children and Café, 01323 737110

Toy Town, Seaford, independent toy shop, 01323 895681

Village Hall, Newick, Fri 10am - 11am, 01825 722855

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

Trumpety Trump, Heathfield, wooden toys, games and gifts, 01435 862887

Waldron Country Market, Lucas Hall, 2nd Wed, 10.15 - 11, 01435 812931

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

Tuppenny Toys, pocket money toys, books and party bags, 07832 227313

A helping hand for busy mums!

Seaford area Affordable, bespoke, pay as you go. First month half price.

Kathy Hobson: 07761 084330 www.choresandmore.co.uk kathy@choresandmore.co.uk

Usborne Books, for families, preschools, schools etc, 01444 232675

Homes and Gardens Chores and more, a helping hand for busy mums, Seaford area, 07761 084330 (see advert) Inviting Spaces, bespoke contempory garden design for family spaces, 01273 488500 Paul Rafferty, Muralist, 07799 111283

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




Party Time Hall Hire

Bridgemere Centre, Eastbourne, 01323 439700 Broad Oak Village Hall, 01435 812584 Burwash Village Hall, 01435 883288 Cross in Hand Village Hall, 01435 865034 Emmanuel Church Hall, Hawkswood, Hailsham, 01323 844885 Fairwarp Village Hall, 01825 712632 Five Ashes Village Hall, 01825 830686

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Hailsham East Community Centre, 01323 464340

ZUMBATOMIC®

Zumba Parties 4 Kids! Fun Dance Routines / Dance Games Parents Performance /

Salsa, Samba, Hip Hop, Bollywood Rock n Roll, Pop & more sussexzumba@me.com 07967 569 549

Arty Parties Lewes

Creative Birthday Parties Choose from a selection of activities including decorative masks, T-shirt printing, plaster cast impressions & more!

Hampden Park Community Centre, Eastbourne, 07810 755787 Heathfield Community Centre, 01435 865700

Contact Susie Hartley: 01273 476832 susiehartley64@gmail.com

Heathfield Red Cross Hall, 01273 227809 Heathfield Youth Centre, 01435 862894 Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven, 01273 512376

Music Parties For young children 2 - 6yrs

Horam Village Hall on the Recreation Ground, 01435  813295

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

Hurst Green Village Hall, large and small halls, kitchen, bar, 01580 860111

For older children 7yrs+

Lucas Memorial Hall, Waldron with garden and views, 01435 862065

Themed Karoke and Disco Parties

01424 730859

Maresfield Village Hall, 07876 718955

www.calmfarmtherapies.co.uk

Mayfield Memorial Hall, 01435 872163 Nutley Memorial Hall, large hall and 2 small halls , 01825 712465

Downs Leisure Centre, Seaford,, 01323 490011

Sovereign Centre, Eastbourne, pool and soft play parties, 01323 738822

Carolines Fun Faces, magic, balloons, face painting, 01323 484239

FireWorks, paint your own pottery, Lewes, all ages, 01273 483007

Spray Water Sports, Eastbourne, 6 - 14yrs, 01323 417023

Freedom Leisure Centre, Uckfield, f01825 761160

Uckfield Gymnastic Centre, , Maresfield, 01825 764141

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)

St George’s Hall, Wadhurst, 01892 783156

Fun Abounds, indoor trampoline centre, Uckfield, 01825 768479 (see advert on p26)

University of Brighton Sports Centre, Eastbourne, 01273 643706

St Luke’s Community Centre, Seaford, 01323 895432

Hailsham Leisure Centre, bowling, softplay, swim parties, 01323 846755

St Lukes Parish Centre, Stone Cross, 01323  767020 or 01323 762254

Hailsham Pavilion, children’s film parties or for hire, 01323 841414

St Peter’s Community Hall, Hampden Park, Eastbourne, 01323 509772

Hampden Park Sports Centre, Easbourne, 01323 509859

State Hall, Heathfield, 01435 863786

Heathfield Leisure Centre, soft play, football, roller disco, 01435 868824

Polegate Community Centre, 01323 482434 Punnetts Town Village Hall, 01435 830645 Shakespeare Hall, Newhaven, 01273 512498

The Goward Hall, Cade Street, Heathfield, 01323 845372 The Pavilion, Sparrows Green 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

Knockhatch Ski Slope, tobogganing and ski parties, 01323 442051(office) Lavender Line Steam Railway, Isfield, nr Uckfield, 01903 761455 Lewes Leisure Centre, 01273 486000 Little Cophall Stables, Polegate, gymkhana and ride, 01323 483975

Masterpiece, Whitesmith, pottery, mosaics, decopatch, 01825 872225 Monkey Bizness, Cliffe Industrial Estate, Lewes, 08458 739645

Arena Pursuits, near Bewl Water, adventures for 6+yrs, 01580 879614

Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux, 01323 832731

Ashdown Forest Riding Centre, pony parties, 07818 093880

Playing field to rent with mains toilet plus other facilities available upon request, 01825 840241

Bluebell Railway, Sheffield Park, 01825 720800

Pony and Pool Parties, Mitchelswood Riding School, Newick, 01825 722296 Ringmer Swimming Pool, 01273813533

Cavendish Sports Centre, Eastbourne, 01323 647683

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

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

Seahaven Swim and Fitness Centre, Newhaven, Sat eve, 01273 512498

Decks Studio, record your own CD, Eastbourne, 01323 412131

Seven Sisters Cycle Company, group activities & parties, 01323 870310

Deliciously Gorgeous, Chocolate Café, Eastbourne, 01323 749794

Shinewater Sports Centre, Eastbourne, 01323 768614



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Wilderness Wood, Hadlow Down, themed parties, 3yrs+, 01825 830509 (see advert on p22 and competition on p21)

WIN a Family Membership to Wilderness Wood near Uckfield. See p21 for details.

Claire’s Farmyard Friends, animals to handle and cuddle, 07709 222603 (see advert) Cute Tips Nail Art Parties, all ages, Eastbourne/Hailsham, 01323 411801 Decks Studio, record your own CD, Eastbourne, 01323 412131 Dial a Disco, all ages, 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, 01424 882684 Eastbourne Bead Company, jewellery making, pottery painting, 01323 647409 Fun Factory, exciting parties for all ages, 01435 862906

Lloyds Lanes, Eastbourne, 10 pin bowling & laser quest, 01323 509999

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

Blackberry Farm, Whitesmith, Lewes, 01825 872912 (see advert on p22)

Uplands Sports Centre, Wadhurst, 01892 782136

Children’s Parties Sussex, 2- 11yrs, all themes covered, 01273 327551

Party Entertainment Animal Magic, interactive animal handling events, 01323 482211

Animazing, talks, displays and birthday parties with animals, 07743 675253 (see advert) Arty Parties, Lewes Studio, 7 - 12yrs, 01273 476832 (see advert) Arty Partiez, 2 - 11yrs, crafts, jewellery, paint, pottery, 01323 763472 Audio Sorcery, pop star parties in professional studio, 01892 752117 Aunty Rainbow and her magic, parties for 2 - 5yrs olds, 01323 487952 Bobo the Clown and his magic show, 1 hour of fun, 01323 487952 Calm Farm Music Parties and entertainment, 01424 730859 (see advert)

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Happy Graham, magic, comedy, puppets, games etc, 01323 488360 icando music parties for 1 - 3yrs, Eastbourne area, 01323 470653 Jik Jak’s, Willingdon, cupcake parties, party food, celebration cakes, 01323 431604 (see advert) Karting4Kids, mobile electric go-karts, 01424 774820 (see advert) Little Kickers - football parties, 18mths - 7yrs, Eastbourne, Seaford, Lewes, Ringmer, Hailsham: 01323  749640 Uckfield, Crowborough, Burgess Hill, Brighton: 01293 226201 (see advert on p11) 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


Party Time Karting 4 Kids

Face Painting & Cupcakes

Celebration Cupcake Cakes Birthdays

01424 774820

www.karting4kids.co.uk

DOOEYDAZZLES

Party Food

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

We would love to cater for your parties at JikJack’s or your chosen venue. Jackie Ure-Reid at JikJack’s, 20 Willingdon Road, Eastbourne

01323 431604

www.jikjack-cakes.co.uk

Castles for children and adults Indoors and outside From £40

Any cake for any occasion

For more details call Claire on:

01323 648875

07709 222603 www.farmyardfriends.co.uk

01323 766907 or 07544 767223

The Really Scrumptious Cake Co Cupcake Birthday Parties - £14pp 2 hours including: Baking and decorating 4 cupcakes, party food and party bag Birthday Cakes from £8.00 Photo Cakes from £13.00 Call Kirstie on 01323 722432 Enterprise Centre, Eastbourne Party with Tree Spirits, 20 mile radius of Lewes, 5 - 10yrs, 01323 815722 Pic-n-mix Parties, 1 - 11yrs, music, games, crafts, etc, 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

CAROLES CASTLES Find us on Facebook: Sarahs Cakes Eastbourne

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

Celebration Cakes Cakes by Design, all areas, collect from Seaford or delivery, 01323 490912

Simon and Scruff, children’s entertainer for 2 - 6yrs, 07896 285939

Calypso Cup Cakes, personalised and baked to order, 01323 482204

Sing and Sign Parties, Eastbourne, 0 - 2ys, 01323 639623 (see advert on p9)

Cavendish Bakery, photo cakes and other celebration cakes, 01323 726406

Starlight Discos, children’s disco specialist, 07930 196966 Sugar & Spice, make-up, craft and activity parties, 6yrs+, 01273 479171 Sussex Flower School, Laughton, make a table centre piece and button hole + party tea, 01323 811 488 The Cat’s Whiskers, pottery painting in Horam or mobile, 01435 830041 The Really Scrumptious Cake Company, cupcake parties, Enterprise Centre, Eastbourne, 01323 722432  (see advert) Time 2 Potter, mobile pottery painting, 4yrs+, 01323 505000 Wishworks, puppet shows for children 3 - 6yrs, 07712 612006 Zanzi Jewellery Parties, 20 mile radius of Crowborough, 8yrs+, 07814 107249 Zip Zap Boing Birthday Parties, parties that burst with fun! 07974 250207 Zumbatomic - Kids Zumba Parties, 4 - 16yrs, 07967 569549 (see advert)

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Mayfield

Silver Jewellery Parties, 01825 722428

SPLODGE Craft & Teddy Parties, teddy making parties, craft and game parties, 01323 728230 (see advert)

10% off parties

Pin Ups Pamper Parties

Cakes for all occasions, Wadhurst & surrounding villages, 01892 785540

Sounds mobile disco, children and adults, Sussex, 07771 656795

Call Donna: 07921 859688

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Sarah’s Cakes

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

for Birthdays, Weddings, Christenings, Fetes..... We also hand decorate beautiful cupcake boxes

Creative Cakes by Maureen Howell, Uckfield area, 07733 426688 Dooeydazzles Cupcakes and hand decorated cup cake boxes, 01323 500848 or 07921 859688 (see advert) Sarah’s Cakes, any size, any shape for birthdays, weddings, christenings etc, 01323 648875 (see advert) Sugarheaven Cakes, Eastbourne area, all occasions, allergy free specialist, 01323 766805 The Cake Maker, Heathfield area, 01435 868610 The Really Scrumptious Cake Company, cup cakes, Enterprise Centre, Eastbourne, 01323 722432  (see advert)

Party Food Celebration Cakes and Party Food to take away, any theme for any age, Alfriston, Seaford area, 01323 870891 ChocAmour, Professional Chocolate Fountains, 0845 2735024 Local Roots and Wellie Boots, family catering, 07707 898316 Jik Jak’s, Willingdon, cupcake parties, party food, celebration cakes at Jik Jak’s or your own venue, 01323 431604 (see advert)

01435 872423 Pink Cabbage Catering, Blackboys, party food, vintage tea parties, special occasions, 01825 830014

Party Supplies

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 Castle Fun 4 U, children/adult castles, indoor/outdoor, 07544 767223 or 01323 766907 (see advert) Cookes Castles, bouncy castles, pirate ships and slides, 07929 109186 Jumpin Jax Bouncy Castles, Eastbourne and surrounding 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

Face Painting

Balloonatics, Eastbourne, Newhaven and Seaford, 01273 612129

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

Balloons by Alison Turnbull, 01323 764485

Fancyfaces4U2, Eastbourne and surrounding area, 07821 408939

Beautiful Bunting, bunting to hire, Lewes or postal, 01273 479464

NamNam’s Face Painting, 07832 291595

Mobile Climbing Wall at Seven Sisters or your own venue, 01323 870310

Ruby Moos, Eastbourne and Hailsham, 01323 645711

Paperlane Balloon Decorating, gifts etc, Hampden Park, 01323 502145

The Face Place, face painting and balloon modelling, 07778 642687

Posh & Decks, prom and occasion wear, Eastbourne, 01323 412131

Fancy Dress

Sovereign Events, venue decoration, party supplies: balloons, chocolate fountains, 01323 441499 SPLODGE Teddy Parties, bear making kits, bear clothes for parties, 01323 728230 (see advert) Sugar Loaf Party Shop, Enterprise Centre, Eastbourne, 01323 728750

Bouncy Castles

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

Health, Wellbeing & Beauty Aloe Vera Forever, aloe vera products,  01825 762745

Ace Inflatables, bouncy castles, slides etc, 01825 732742

Calm Farm health and wellbeing workshops in schools and colleges, 01424 730859

Bounce Bounce Whizz, 10 miles from Eastbourne, slide, castles and sumo, 01323 506504

Community Wellness & Weight Loss Club, Eastbourne, Peacehaven, Seaford, 07863 167614

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)

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Family Photographers

Portrait Artists

Alan Holden Photography, Laughton, studio and location, 01825 841482

Kerry Caffyn 01323 440325 Paul Rafferty, 07799 111283

Avant Photographic, baby and family specialists, Eastbourne, 01323 738566 (see advert and front cover)

Child and Family Welfare

Capture the Occasion, photography and video, 07749 060838 Christina Richards Photography, on location, 01825 732720

Al-Anon Family Groups, support and understanding for friends and families of problem drinkers, 0207 4030888 Calm Farm Therapies for post natal depression, 01424 730859 Childline, 0800 1111

Claudine Rosendale, capture the natural moment in your own home or in Horam studio, 01435 810439

Communicating with Kids, parents’ communication skills, groups and individuals, East Sussex, 01273 911922

David Hoad, Hailsham, studio or on location photography, 01323 840139

COPES, direct support service for families with children aged 5 - 13yrs, rural East Sussex, 01273 407336

Finegrain Photography, Eastbourne Station, portraits etc, 01323 439971 Fitzgerald Photographic, Hailsham. Fun studio and location shoots, 07843 648125 GN Photographics, contemporary and fun family portraiture, 07929 001758 Jane de Weck, Eastbourne, on location and studio, 01323 727750 Jo Foto, contemporary lifestyle portraits, Eastbourne, 07939 298721 Lorna Anstee Photograhy, Mayfield, on location or studio, 01435 873809 Lucy Mason Photography, Eastbourne, location and studio, 01323 503228 Mustard Photography, Eastbourne, on location, 01323 738430 NXPhoto, Eastbourne, fun and enjoyable photography, 07712 048459 Perceptive Photography, modern and creative photography, 01435 865214 PP Photography, Ringmer, studio or location portraits, 01273 812084 Sarah Carmody, studio or location photography, Eastbourne based, 07973 450379 (see advert) 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 Sticky Fingers Studios, Eastbourne, children’s portraits, 01323 746647 (see advert) Studio 7 Photography, Eastbourne, studio and location, 01323 730367 Teri Vincent Photography, children and family photographer, 07885 039301 The Underwater Studio, Eastbourne, professional underwater photography, 07894 221547



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CRI Domestic Abuse Service, 01323 414224 or 01323 419340 CRI Domestic Abuse Service, out of hours calls, 0808 2000247 East Sussex Association of Blind and Partially Sighted People, 01323 832252 East Sussex County Council Family Support Teams for parents and carers having problems looking after their children; Eastbourne, Hailsham & Seaford (North) 01323 747036, (South) 01323 747355; Sussex Downs and Weald, 01273 482802 East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre, drop in on Tue/Wed, 01323 722505 Eastbourne Area Epilepsy Group, 01323 643130 Eastbourne Survivors, support group for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse, 01323 747223 EDDY, Eastbourne and District Diabetic Youngsters, family support group, 01323 505945 Family Outreach Service,offered to parents of children aged 0 - 5yrs, Contact via your children’s centre (see p9 for numbers) Family Support in Sussex, free confidential service to anyone raising children dependent on need. Advice offered on benefits, housing health, education, child care, short breaks and holiday information. Home visits available. 01273 425790 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, 03300 224466 Home Safety advice and 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

Check our What’s On Guide on p 30/32 with lots of ideas for places to go this summer

Parenting Courses Fegan’s Parenting Courses for all ages, Heathfield and Uckfield, 01435 868324 Kings Church, Eastbourne, free parenting courses with creche, 01323 521125 Parenting Course, Lewes Children’s Centre, Thu am, 01273 476282 Parenting Course, Newhaven Children’s Centre, Tue am, 01273 582511 Parenting Courses, Eastgate Baptist Church, Lewes, 07907 871473 Parenting Workshops, WAVES Seaford, 01323 873797 The Incredible Years, Hailsham East Community Centre, 01323 464360

Carers Support Relate Eastbourne and Lewes, 01273 697997; Tunbridge Wells, 01892 529927 Samaritans - Eastbourne and District, 01323 735555

Care for the Carers, East Sussex, 01323 738390 Crossroads East Sussex, Brighton and Hove, supporting carers, 01323 848422

Samaritans - national, 08457 90 90 90

Grandparents Group, Eastbourne Children’s Centres, 01323 464170

East Sussex Service for Children with Sensory Needs (hearing and visual impairment), 01273 481154

Substance Misuse Group, support for those caring for people with substance issues, 01323 738390

Step by Step Domestic Abuse dropin, Lewes: 01273 477691 (Wed); Newhaven: 01273 612360 (Thu)

Young Carers Service, 01323 738390

Uckfield Local Partnerships for Children, improving local services for families, 07907 115483

Mediation+, Time 2 Talk, help with family & neighbour disputes, 01323 442781

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

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Mediation Fostering and Adoption Action for Children South East, adoption services, 01403 225900 Children’s Disability Short Break and Fostering Service, 01323 762024 East Sussex County Adoption Team, 01323 747154


Family Welfare • Special Needs

East Sussex County Council Fostering Recruitment Team, 01323 747499

Cruse Bereavement Care, East Sussex, 01323 642942

NORCAP, help for adults affected by adoption, 01865 875000

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

Red Cross Tracing Service, 0845 053 2004 Sussex Fostering, recruits and supports foster carers, 01323 482601

One Parent Families

Breakthrough, Divorce Recovery Workshops, 01323 641768 Family Contact Centre, Lewes, safe, neutral venue for a parent to meet their children, 07500 391337 Gingerbread, Eastbourne, 01323 739519 Gingerbread, Wealden Group, 01323 442324

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-tripper club for families in Newhaven area, reduced entrance fees, 07985 390252 Seaford Family Focus Group organises ad hoc events with the aim of bringing the community together, 01323 893102

Bereaved Parents

Bereavement Befrienders, Heathfield, 01435 863458 Children with Cancer Fund, Polegate, 01323 485314

Children with Disabilities

Child Care Action Trust, provision of facilities and equipment, 0845 2300195 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, actively empowering and supporting disabled people, 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 2 - 4pm)

Special Needs and Learning Difficulties

ADHD Support Group, 07519 280950 Autism Support Network, Phoenix Centre, Lewes, monthly Thu eve, 07725 810455 Autistic Spectrum Disorder Monitoring and Support Group, 01323 463636 Brain Gym Consultant, learning through movement, 01323 645416 Butterflies Under 5’s, Eastgate Baptist Church Hall, Lewes, Mon am, 01273 813482

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

The Family Centre for autistic children, Sat am, 01903 882666 The Friday Group, Pippas@Pells Primary School, Lewes, 01273 483992 The LIME, magazine for parents of children with special needs, 01323 766709 Time Out, respite care for special needs children, up to 10yrs, monthly on Sat and holidays, 01435 868583

Feldenkrais Method, help with movement and learning difficulties, 01273 471566

Special Schools

GEMS, Hailsham East, support group, fortnightly Tue pm, parents and 0 - 5yrs special needs, 01323 464340

Cuckmere House School, Seaford, 9 - 16yrs, 01323 893319

Music and Rhythm for children with additional needs, Newhaven, 0 - 5yrs, Wed pm, 07897 373839 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 for parents with children of all ages, 07897 373839 SNAPPS, Special needs support group, all ages, all needs, 07926 684299 or 01323 899662 Something Special, meets monthly at Peacehaven Children’s Centre, Fri pm, 01273 582511 Something Special, Special Needs drop- in, Willingdon Trees Children’s Centre, Thu, under 5’s, 01323 464160 Special Parents, support group for parents of children of all ages. Monthly meetings at Willingdon Trees, Stone Cross and Peacehaven meetings, 07522 847742 

Chailey Heritage School, 01825 724444

Hazel Court School, Eastbourne, 11 - 19yrs, 01323 465720 Owlswick Independent School and Home, Kingston, 10 -17yrs, 01273 473078 South Downs Community Special School, Eastbourne, 3 - 11yrs, 01323 730302 St Mary’s School Horam, 9 - 16yrs, 01435 812278 The Lindfield School, Eastbourne, 11 - 16yrs, 01323 502988 The Mount Camphill Community, Wadhurst, 16 - 24yrs, 01892 782025

Speech and Language Dr Lisa Butterworth, Independent Speech and Language Therapist, 01825 767617 Language and Learning Support Service, 01273 336887 Speech and Language Therapy Drop In, Hailsham, call for dates, 01323 446247 The Starfish Project, training for people who stammer, 01825 767268

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Family Health • Antenatal • Babies Child and Family Health

Bonding Beautiful, help and support with breast feeding, 01323 501979

beat, Eating Disorders Association 0845 634 7650 (youthline) and 0845 634 1414 (helpline)

Breast Feeding support, Newhaven Children’s Centre at the Summerhayes Centre, Mon pm, 01273 612360

Children’s Excema Clinic, Eastbourne, homeopathic treatment, 01323 650286

Breastfeeding support, Uckfield Children’s Centre, Tue pm, 01825 745008

CLAPA, Cleft Lip and Palate Association, Sussex, 01903 601859

Breastfeeding support, Lewes Children’s Centre, Tue am, 01273 476282

MEND Hailsham, helps families with overweight children 7 - 13yrs, 01323 841468 x331

Breastfeeding Support, Peacehaven Children’s Centre, Thu pm, 01273 582511

National Smoking Cessation Co-op, Eastbourne and Lewes 01273 945965

La Leche League, mother to mother breast feeding support, 01243 868440

NHS Direct, 0845 4647 St John Ambulance Medical Loan Service, Seahaven Division, 07710 101782

NCT Breastfeeding Helpline, 0300 3300771

Stop Smoking Support, group and 1-2-1 support, 0800 9178896

Sue Ayres, lactation consultant, 07983 364739

Sussex Bowen Children’s Clinic, Free clinic for children with chronic conditions, 01273 488009

The Breastfeeding Network, independent support and information, 0300 100 0212

The HairForce - Lice Assassins, 01273 682865 (see advert on p2)

Post Natal Exercise and Relaxation

Hospitals and Hospices

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

BMI Esperance Hospital, Eastbourne, 0808 1010337 Demelza-James Children’s Hospice at Home Service, 01323 446460

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

Eastbourne District General Hospital, Kings Drive, 01323 417400

Mother and Baby/Toddler Yoga, Yoga Life Studio, Enterprise Centre, Eastbourne, 07812 052742

Kent and Sussex Hospital, Tunbridge Wells (A & E), 01892 526111 Lewes Victoria Hospital, 01273 474153

Mums on the Run, Uckfield Leisure Centre, 5 week programme for pre/postnatal mums, 01825 761160

Pembury Hospital (no A & E), 01892 823535 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 Hailsham, Polegate and Willingdon Health Visitors, 01323 446983 Heathfield, Horam, Mayfield Health Visitors, 01435 865811 Lewes Health Visitors, 01273 402508 Newhaven Health Visitors, 01273 575070 Seaford Health Visitors, 01323 493139 Uckfield Health Visitors, 01825 745008 Wadhurst and Ticehurst Health Visitors, 01424 725045

First Aid Training

Baby & Child First Aid Courses, at home, 01273 702496 Paediatric First Aid Training, Lewes Children’s Centres, 01273 582511 Red Cross First Aid Training, private groups or courses, 0800 0280831 St John Ambulance, 01273 371500 The Parent Company, paediatric nurses teach in small groups in your own home, 0845 0944220

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

Midwives and Doulas Birth Doula, Maya Morgan, 01892 784381

Christenings and Baby Naming

NCT Eastbourne and District, general enquiries, 01323 730166; antenatal classes, 0844 243 6913

Nicola Carden, Doula, Birth & Postal care, 07933431722

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

Swell Birth, birth preparation workshops, 01273 891767

FunToSee Room Stickers, Removable, Restickable, Horam, 08702 621621

DoulAli, Alison Allart, birth doula, 07967 654925

Naomi Kemeny, Postnatal Doula, 07796 332252

NCT Lewes, Birth Choices evening, 1st Mon of month, 07810 860950

Nursery Decorations Kiddywinks Curtains, specialist curtain makers, 01892 662121

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

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

Strollers and Toners, exercise class for mums and baby comes too! Eastbourne, 07748 678030 (see advert)

Claire Charlwood, Labour and Post Natal Doula, 01323 892324

Lucy Bennett, birth and post-natal doula, 07868 728680

Sussex Antenatal Classes, fun and informative preparation, 07787 832378



Tum 2 Tot, 228 Terminus Road, Eastbourne, nearly new maternity and baby clothes; equipment, 01323 735178

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

Stop Smoking Support, parent and parent to be groups, 0800 9178896

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Maternity Wear

Postnatal and Baby Yoga, Lynne Matthews, Old Town, Eastbourne, 07775 791241

Sunrise Birthing, Independent Midwifery, 01825 714538

Antenatal Exercise and Relaxation Fit Back and Bumps, ante and post natal programme run by chartered physios, Eastbourne, 01323 737510 Pregnancy Yoga and Thai Massage, Lynne Matthews, Natural Fitness Centre and Old Town, Eastbourne, 07775 791241 Pregnancy Yoga with Janet, Seaford, 01273 512306 Pregnancy Yoga, Devonshire Children’s Centre, Eastbourne, Mon am, 01323 464160

Breastfeeding BIBS, Breastfeeding support dropin, Shinewater Children’s Centre, Eastbourne, Mon am, 01323 464160

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Baby naming and blessing, Lisa B Magdalena, 01323 486724 Christening Invitations, Hand Made by Me, 01273 905041 Sue Pellow, baby naming celebrant, 01323 505721

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

Baby Mementoes First Touch Tiles, porcelain imprints of baby’s hands & feet, 01435 868286 Silver Prints by V, silver fingerprint charms, cufflinks etc, Hailsham, 07780 611081 Smallprint, silver finger print jewellery, 01444 235738 and 07885 473535 (see advert on p3)

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


Babies • Childminders and Nannies 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 Groups

Babies@SBC, Seaford Baptist Church, for pre/post natal mums, Mon am, 01323 899852 Eastbourne Children’s Centres Baby Clubs: Devonshire, Tue am; Langney, Tue am, West Rise, Fri am; Willingdon Trees, Fri pm, 01323 464160 Baby Courses including positive weaning, massage, signing, Lewes area Children’s Centres - call for dates, 01273 585511 Baby Time for under 1’s and expectant parents, Peacehaven Children’s Centre, 01273 582511 Baby Time for under 1’s, Chailey Children’s Centre, 01273 336940 Bespoke Nappy Cakes by Flutterby Bambino, 07912 108806 Gymbabes, Eastbourne, Heathfield, Uckfield, 01424 845250

Baby Massage

Baby Massage and Baby Reflexology, 1-2-1 or small groups, Polegate, 07773 675146 Baby Massage, Eastbourne Children’s Centres, call for 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 Infant massage, Wealden Children’s Centres - call for details of next course, 01323 464360 Just Relax Baby Massage Classes, ITEC registered massage instructor, Eastbourne, 01323 737969 Lewes Baby Massage, 5 week courses, parents/babies, 01273 479904

Baby Signing

Baby Signing, Lewes area Children’s Centres - call for course dates and venues, 01273 582511 Sing and Sign, Eastbourne, 01323 639623 (see advert) Sing and Sign, Lewes and Haywards Heath, 01273 480920

Childcare Advice

Early Years Education Entitlement, 01323 747425 Family Information Service for East Sussex, 0345 60 80 192

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Cheekies Nappies

Nappy Supplies & Laundry Service NOW in EAST SUSSEX!

Perfectly matching nannies and families.

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

01903 784291

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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 Ofsted Helpline for complaints about child care, 0300 1231231 Standards Development Officer, 01323 747417 (daycare) or  01424 436701 (childminders)

Childminders/Babysitting Advice on becoming a childminder from ESCC, 01323 747490 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 Childminding Coordinator, Rural Rother, 07766 133911 Eastbourne Childminder’s Association, vacancy coordinator, 07934 499602 Eastbourne Childminder’s Drop-in, Old Town Children’s Centre, Wed am, 07934 499602 Eastbourne Childminder’s Drop-in, Shinewater Children’s Centre, Fri am, 07934 499602 Eastbourne Childminder’s Drop-in, Willingdon Trees Children’s Centre, Mon am, 07934 499602 Hailsham and District Registered Childminder’s Association, 07985 370990 (see advert) Heathfield Childminder’s Drop-in, Cross in Hand School, fortnightly on Mon am, 07920 592943 Lewes Childminder’s Drop-in, Children’s Centre, 1st and 3rd Wed, 07876 037481 Lewes Nannies and Childminders Lunch Club, Eastgate Baptist Church, 12.30 - 2pm, 01273 813482

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

Nannies and Au Pairs Bonding Beautiful, tailormade help from birth onwards, emergency nanny and baby sitting, 01323 501979 Eastbourne Nanny Agency, experienced, high calibre nannies, doulas, special needs, 01323 460169 Enchanted Childcare, nannies, maternity nurses, mother’s helps, nursery staff, 01883 330899 Harmony at Home, nannies, housekeepers, emergency/maternity cover, baby sitting, 01273 813671 Mulberry Nannies, for nannies, au pairs, mothers’ helps etc, 01580 882002 (see advert) My Travelling Nanny, temporary and holiday childcare, 0208 1333126 South East Childcare, specialists in event creches and childcare, weddings, fetes etc, 0845 3301323

Children’s Centres Chailey at Chailey School, Mill Lane, South Chailey, BN8 4PU, 01273 336940

Newhaven Childminder’s Drop-in, Denton Island Community Centre, 3rd Wed of month, Summerhayes Mon am, 07876 037481

Devonshire at 43 Seaside, Eastbourne, BN22 7ND, 01323 464160

Ringmer Childminder’s Drop-in, Children’s Centre, 2nd Mon of month, 07876 037481

Eastbourne Children’s Centres, central office, 01323 464160 (see advert p11)

Seaford Childminder’s Drop-in, at the Children’s Centre, Tue am, 07876 037482 Uckfield Childminder’s Drop-in, at the Children’s Centre, Thu am, 07920 592043 Sitters for mature, reliable evening babysitters, 0800 3890038 (see advert)

Dunbar, Dunbar Drive, Hailsham, BN27 3UW, 01323 464340

Hailsham at the Hailsham East Community Centre, Vega Close, BN27 2JZ, 01323 464340 Hampden Park at the Health Centre, Broderick Close, Eastbourne, BN22 9NQ, 01323 464160 Heathfield, at Cross in Hand School and the Community Centre, Sheepsetting Lane, TN21 0XG, 01323 464340

High Weald at Ticehurst and Flimwell Primary School, Steellands Rise, TN5 7DH, 01424 725043 Langney next to the Primary School, Redford Close, BN23 7EF, Eastbourne, 01323 464160 Lewes at YMCA, Westgate St, BN7 1YR, 01273 476282 Newhaven at Denton Island Community Centre, BN9 9BA, 01273 517250 Old Town Eastbourne at Ocklynge School, BN20 8XN, 01323 464160 Peacehaven at Meridien Way, Peacehaven, BN10 8NF, 01273 582511 Polegate at the Primary School, Oakleaf Drive, BN26 6PT, 01323 488967 Ringmer at Greater Paddock, 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, BN23 8ED, 01323 464160 Uckfield at 1 Manor Close, TN22 1DL, 01323 464300 Willingdon Trees at Oakwood School, Magnolia Drive, Eastbourne, BN22 0SS, 01323 464160

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 20yrs, 0800 1218989 Support for school age mums, Lyn Silvester, 01323 463366/07771 864095 Toadstools for Young Parents, Devonshire Children’s Centre, Eastbourne, Tue pm, 01323 464160 Young Parents Group (up to 21yrs), Hailsham East Community Centre, Mon pm, 01323 464340 Young Parents in Seaford, structured sessions, Mon, 01323 492303

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Baby/Toddler Equipment • Toddler Timetable THE PERFECT PLACE FOR ALL YOUR BABY’S NEEDS Prams • Car Seats and Fitting • Bedding Furniture • Toys • Décor • Free Parking Discounts and Offers Products by Mamas & Papas, iCandy, Maxi-cosi and many more

3 Star Road, Old Town, Eastbourne (behind Waitrose) 01323 417775 www.thenurserywarehouse.com

Baby and Childrenswear

Brats Clothes Shop, 194 High Street, Lewes, 01273 476646 Captain Tortue Clothes for children, 07934 613591 CocoaJam, traditional and contemporary cotton nightwear and accessories, 01825 762324 Easy2Name, name tapes for all eventualities, 01635 298326 (see advert) Little Sunflowers, Children’s Fashion and Gifts, Horam, shop online or by appointment, 01435 810199 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 (see advert) Verouge, Children’s Designer Boutique, Eastbourne, 01323 749688

Baby & Toddler Equipment Childs Play Sussex, car seats, travel accessories, toys, play mats, bedding, 01424 220040 

Frills All Round, 33 Newtown, Uckfield, 01825 761625 Nubie, on line modern kids boutique, Newick, 01825 724160 StorksonStandby, Lewes, 01273 470479 The Nursery Warehouse, Eastbourne, 01323 417775 (see advert)

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

Toddlers Monday am

Creative Outside Play, Lewes, Jul and Aug at the Pells, normally Tue am, 07758 728236 Hailsham Methodist Church Parent and Toddler, 01323 485813 Isfield Village Hall, 01825 750681 Jack & Jill Fun Toddler Group, Newhaven Baptist Church Hall (open school holidays), 07925 985330 Maresfield Village Hall, 01825 764207 Messy Play, Heathfield at All Saints & St Richards School, 01323 464340 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 Pop in and Play, Uckfield Children’s Centre, 01323 464300 Ringmer Tiddlers & Toddlers, Village Hall, 07595 232413

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Sun 3rd Jul

10.30 - 12noon (10.15am: members)

Priory School, Mountfield Rd Lewes, BN7 2XN

Sat 10th Sep

10.15 - 12noon

Uckfield Civic Centre, TN22 1AE

Sat 17th Sep

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

Sat 24th Sep

10.30 - 12noon (10.15am:members) St John’s Primary School, Cunningham Rd, T Wells TN4 9EW

Sat 5th Nov

10.30 - 12noon (10.15am:members) Uplands Community College, Wadhurst TN5 6AZ 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

Salvation Army Toddler Group, Citadel, Langney Rd, E/bourne, 01323 640382 Tiny Tinkers, Edgmond Evangelical Church, Eastbourne, 01323 430571 Vicky Bees, Victoria Baptist Church, Eldon Rd, Eastbourne, 01323 737974 Wadhurst Parents and Toddlers, St George’s Hall, 01435 882679

Toddlers Monday pm

Be Creative, Peacehaven Children’s Centre, 01273 582511 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 or 01825 760668 Play Club at Willingdon Trees Community Centre, Eastbourne, 01323 504438 Pop In and Play, Kingsmere Community Centre, Eastbourne, 01323 464160 Pop in and Play, West Rise Children’s Centre, Eastbourne, 01323 464160 St George’s Parish Room, Broad Oak, (open school holidays), 01435 862665

Toddlers Tuesday am

Chailey Free Church, South Chailey, 01444 471600

Chippers Toddler Club, Manor Primary School, Uckfield, 01825 767442

Tots and Tinies, Ticehurst Village Hall, 01580 200969

Creative Outside Play, Railway Land, Lewes, whatever the weather! Tue from Sept, 07758 728236

Triangle Tots, Trinity Church Hall, Lower Willingdon, Eastbourne, 01323 489264

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 Children’s Centre, Hailsham (fortnightly), 01323 464340 HT Club, Holy Trinity Church, Eastbourne, 01323 736627 Jack & Jill Fun Toddler Group, Newhaven Baptist Church Hall (open school holidays), 07925 985330 Kingfishers Parents, Carers and U5’s group, Eastgate Baptist Church Hall, Lewes, 01323 844264 Little Luke’s, Parish Centre, Stone Cross, 01323 461649 Little Stones, Community Wise Centre, Eastbourne, 01323 722924 Messy Play, Hailsham East Community Centre, 01323 464340 Messy Play, High Weald Children’s Centre, Ticehurst, 01424 725042 Music and Rhyme, Uckfield Children’s Centre, 1 Manor Close, fortnightly, 01323 464300 NCT Bumps & Babies, Beechwood Hall, Cooksbridge, 0844 2436187

Toddlers Tuesday pm

NCT Out and About Group, Lewes, 07810 860950 Noah’s Ark at St Mary’s Westham, 01323 762294 Pop in and play at 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, Eastbourne, 01323 500686 Burwash Parent, Baby and Toddler, Village Hall, 01435 883555 Chalk Hill Toddler Group at Willingdon, Eastbourne, 01323 504659 First Steps, Baptist Church Hall, Pevensey Bay, 01323 461534 Hailsham Free Church Parent and Toddler, 01323 843876 Herstmonceux Tiddlers and Toddlers, (open year round), 01323 831664 Lewes Toy Library Drop In, All Saints Centre, Lewes, 01273 477631 Little Acorns, Holy Trinity Church, High Hurstwood, 01825 733833

Panda, All Saints Centre, Grange Rd, Eastbourne, 01323 419400

Little Lambs, St Mary’s Church Hall, Hampden Park, Eastbourne, 01323 500977

Parent and Toddler, Trinity Church Hall, Lower Willingdon, 07703 716874

Mayfield Toddler Group, Scout and Guide Hut, 0 - 5yrs, 01435 872471

www.sussexfamilygrapevine.co.uk


Toddler Timetable NCT Bumps ‘n Babies, Community Wise, Eastbourne, 01323 726073 Newick Toddlers, Village Hall 01825 723727 Newtown Baby and Toddler Group, United Reform Church, Newtown, 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

Eastbourne Children’s Centres 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.

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:

Seahorses, baby and toddler swimming, Hailsham pool, 01323 464340 Tiny Tinkers, Edgmond Evangelical Church, Eastbourne, 01323 430571

01323 464160

Toddler Time for under 3’s, Peacehaven Children’s Centre, 01273 582511

Vicky Bees, Victoria Baptist Church, Eldon Rd, Eastbourne, 01323 737974 Welcome Baptist Church, Heathfield, baby - 3yrs, 01435 864646

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

Toddlers Wednesday pm Fun Swim, Sovereign Centre, Eastbourne, 01323 464160

Music and Rhyme, Heathfield Children’s Centre at Cross in Hand School, 01323 464340 Nutley Nutkins, Nutley Memorial Hall, 01825 713753

On Fridays in term-time at 9.30am

TOYS, PLAY TIME & REFRESHMENTS

The Scout Hut, Broad Oak Village Halll

For further information call:

07895 665865 Pop in and Play, Chailey Children’s Centre, 01273 575079

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

Under 1’s, Kings Church, Uckfield, 01825 765115

Broad Oak Pre-School invites you to BABY BOPS our NEW Parent, Baby & Toddler Group

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

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

Pop in and Play, Dunbar Children’s Centre, Hailsham, 01323 464340 Scallywags, Seaford Baptist Church, 01323 896009 Seahorses, baby and toddler swimming, Uckfield Leisure Centre, 01323 464300 Stonegate Toddlers, Village Hall, 01580 200960 Vicky Bees, Victoria Baptist Church, Eldon Rd, Eastbourne, 01323 737974

Toddlers Friday pm

First Time Mature (35yrs+) Mums Group, South Chailey, 01273 890745 The Friday Group, Pippas@Pells Primary School, Lewes, 01273 483992

Tots Time, Baptist Church, Market St, Hailsham, 1st and 3rd Wed pm, 01323 847991

Toddlers Saturday am

Union Church, Heathfield, 01435 868160

Dad’s Group, Devonshire Children’s Centre, last Sat, 01323 464160

Acorns, Bridgemere Centre, Eastbourne, 01323 439700 (option 1)

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Toddlers Thursday am

Dad’s and children’s morning, check for dates, 0 - 10yrs, 01323 486638

Diddies, Shinewater Community Centre, Eastbourne (open in school holidays), 01323 768614

Tots and Toys, Kings Church, Heathfield, 01435 863786

Burwash Bumps and Babes, bumps and under 1’s, every Friday, 01435 884323

Tots Treats, St Leonards Church Hall, Seaford, 01323 893318

Christ Church Tots, Prince Edward Rd, Lewes, 01273 813048

Totz, St Elizabeth’s Church, Victoria Drive, Eastbourne, 01323 638020

Demontfort Group, Community Flat, Ouesdale Close, Lewes, 01273 575079

Wheels and Squeals, Frenchgate Christian Centre, Eastbourne, 01323 727338

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

Hurst Green Jumping Beans, Fri am, 0 - 3yrs, Fri pm 3 - 5yrs, 01580 213476

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

Little Kickers, football training, 18mths - 7yrs: Eastbourne, Seaford, Lewes, Ringmer, Hailsham, 01323  749640 (see advert)

Dinky Deans, East Dean Village Hall (open in school holidays), 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

www.littlekickers.co.uk

Toddlers Thursday pm

Laughton Tots and Toddlers, 01323 815710

Jumping Beans, Horam, 0 - 3+yrs, 01435 812623

Betweenies, Hampden Park Children’s Centre, 18mths - 2½yrs, 01323 464160

Little Luke’s, Parish Centre, Stone Cross, 01323  484095

Cameo Parent and Toddler, 1 Cockshot Road, Lewes, 01273 477631

Little Punnetts Toddlers, Punnetts Town, 01435 831515

Chippers, The Source, Luxford Car Park, Uckfield, 01825 767442

Little Souls, Church Hall, Wellesley Rd, Eastbourne, 01323 731366

Munchkins, Summerhayes Centre, Newhaven, 01273 515301

Little Stones, Community Wise Centre, Eastbourne, 01323 722924

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

Play Club, Willingdon Trees Community Centre, Eastbourne, 01323 504438

Tea and Tots including Boogie Mites, St John’s Church, Polegate, 01323 483298

Mary’s Messy Monsters, Mayfield, babies - pre-school, year round, 01435 874867

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

The Lunch Bunch, Southover Church Hall, Lewes, 01273 480114

Mini Wilfs, Broad Road, Willingdon, 01323 487885

Tots and Toys, Kings Church, Heathfield, 01435 863786

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

Pop in and Play, Uckfield Children’s Centre, 01323 464300 Ringmer Tiddlers & Toddlers, Village Hall, 07595 232413

Litlington Parent & Toddler, Village Hall, Nr Polegate, 1 - 5yrs, 01323 871721 Little Gems, Wentworth House, 5 George Street, Hailsham, 01323 844428 Little Stars, Blackboys Baby & Toddler Group, 01825 890029 Little Stones, Community Wise Centre, Eastbourne, 01323 722924

Toddlers Friday am

Old Town Tots, Greenfield Methodist Church Hall, Eastbourne, 01323 487782

Sparkles Toddler Group, Christchurch, Seaside, Eastbourne, 01323 647408

Baby Bops, Broad Oak Village Hall Scout Hut, 07895 665865 (see advert)

Over 1’s but under 2’s, Kings Centre, Uckfield, 01825 765115

St Mary’s ABC Playgroup, Hailsham, 0 - 5yrs, 07547 457024

Berwick and Upper Dicker Toddlers, Berwick Village Hall, 01323 811020

PlayGroup, All Saints, Friars Walk, Lewes, 01273 477407

Tea and Tots including Boogie Mites, St John’s Church, Polegate, 01323 483298

Bunny Hop at Schools Out, The Drive, Hellingly, 01323 848490

Pop in and play at Willingdon Trees Children’s Centre, 01323 464160

Giggle and Tumble, Heathfield Leisure Centre, 01435 868824 MATCH, Men and their children 0 - 5yrs, Hailsham East Community Centre, 1st Sat of month, 01323 464340 Newhaven Dad’s Group, Denton Island Community Centre, usually 1st Sat of month, 01273 575025

Toddlers Sport and Gym

Little Kickers, football training, 18mths - 7yrs, Uckfield, Crowborough, Burgess Hill, Falmer, Brighton, 01293 226201 (see advert) Mother and Toddler Yoga, Yoga Life, Eastbourne, 07812 052742 Sovereign Centre, Sovey Tumblers, Eastbourne, Wed, Fri, Sat am, 01323 738822 Tumble Tots, Eastbourne, Hailsham, Heathfield, Uckfield, 01424 845250 Tumble Tots, Seaford and Peacehaven, 01323 899840

Toddlers Music

Funtrain Music, Skippers Hill, Mayfield, Wed, 01825 830234 Horam Chapel Toddlers Music Group, Mon pm, under 5’s, 01435 812922 Humpty Dumpty Club, Wadhurst, 0 - 4yrs, Fri, 01892 864592 Jazzy Jo’s Song Time, Langney and Seaside, Eastbourne, pay as you go, 07896 762604

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

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Toddler Timetable • Daycare Nurseries

Lewes, Brighton & Hove - Sandra: 07827 697523 Uckfield, Burgess Hill & Haywards Heath - Karen: 07767 242833

www.talkingtots.info

Little Bear Feet® for Toddlers 18mths - 2 yrs

St Lukes, Stone Cross

Toddlers Music (continued)

Jingle Babies, 6mths - 18mths, Eastbourne Town Centre, 01323 503588 Jitterbugs and Baby Jitterbugs, Denton Island Community Centre, Newhaven, Fri am, 01273 517250 LongTallSilly, music for 21st century kids, Kingston, 07877 037109 Monty’s Music, Wadhurst, 6mths - 4yrs, 01892 682880 Music & Me! Lewes, Wed 1.15 - 2pm, 01273 472732 Music & Movement, Seaford Children’s Centre, Mon am, 01323 464550 Music & Movement, All Saints Centre, Lewes, Wed am, 01273 476686 Music & Movement, Ringmer Children’s Centre, Wed am, 01273 575079 Music & Rhyme, Dunbar Children’s Centre, Hailsham, Wed am 01323 464340 Music & Rhyme, High Weald Children’s Centre, Wed am, 01424 725042 Music Box, Downs Leisure Centre, Seaford, Mon am, 0 - 4yrs, 01323 645196 Music Group, Devonshire Children’s Centre, Eastbourne, Fri am, 01323 464160 Music Group, Langney Children’s Centre, E/bourne, Fri pm, 01323 464160 Music Group, Shinewater Children’s Centre, Eastbourne, Mon am, 01323 464160

Tinklers Music Time, 0 - 5yrs, Eastbourne, Lewes, Seaford and Uckfield, 07799 886440 (see advert)

Toddlers Dance Bopping Babies, 18mths - 3½yrs, Eastbourne Academy of Dance, 01323 417260 Dance and Movement with Melody Bear 2 - 4yrs; Little Bear Feet, 18mths - 2yrs, 01323 461736 (see advert ) Pre-school dance at Shining Stars Dance Academy, Eastbourne, Tap & Boogie, Ballet and U3’s class, 07980 986672 (see advert on p23)

Toddlers Other Groups Cookery Club, Ticehurst, 3yrs+, Tue pm, 01892 783543 Eastbourne Twins Club, support and advice, play sessions, 01323 842225 ‘Health’ Drop In and Play, Eastbourne Children’s Centres, 01323 464160 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; Uckfield, Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill, 07767 242833 (see advert) Travellers Group, Hailsham East Comm. Centre, 0 - 5yrs, Fri pm, 01323 464340 WAVES Family Drop In, Seaford, coffee, breast feeding, nappy changing, info, play, chill-out, 01323 873797

Music Group, West Rise Children’s Centre, Eastbourne, Wed am, 01323 464160

Woodland Playgroup, nr Lewes, 2yrs+, nature, craft, campfire, story telling etc Thu/Fri, 01273 487161

Music Group, Willingdon Trees Children’s Centre, Eastbourne, Tue am, 01323 464160

Story Time

Rhythm and Rhyme, Doaks Bumper Bookshop, Eastbourne, Tue am, 07775 913820 or 01323 412538 Rhythm Express, Uckfield and Crowborough, babies - 5yrs, Uckfield summer holiday sessions, older siblings very welcome, 01892 860235 (see advert)

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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

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 Hampden Park Library, Storytime, last Thu of month 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 Lewes Library, Rhymetime, 1st Tue, 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 Wadurst Library, Rhymetime, 4th Mon and Thu, 2.15pm, 0345 6080196 Willingdon Library, Rhymetime, 2nd and 4th Thu, 10.30am, 01323 482534

Toy Libraries

See our main ad on page 23 or Contact Alison for more details: 01323 461736 or 07980 371347 www.melodymovement.com

Soft Play Areas

Froggies at Knockhatch Adventure Park, Off A22 at Hailsham, 01323 442051 Hailsham Leisure Centre, 0 - 10yrs, 01323 846755 Lewes Leisure Centre, Ocean Adventure, under 8’s, 01273 486000 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

Daycare Nurseries

Attwood Farm Nursery School, Bodle Street Green, 1 - 5yrs, 01323 831781 Badgers Nursery School, Crockstead Farm, Eastbourne Rd, Uckfield, 3mths - 5yrs, 01825 841283 Bishop Bell Nursery, Eastbourne, 0 - 5yrs, 01323 465475 (see advert) Bluebell Barn, Stone Cross, 3mths - 5yrs, 01323 487081  (see advert) Bluebell Hill, Seaville Drive, Eastbourne, 3mths - 5yrs, 01323 724017 (see advert) Bright Beginnings, Eastbourne, 1 - 5yrs, 01323 648484 Bunny Run Child Care Centre, Hellingly newborn - 5yrs, 01323 848490 Cherubs and Pixies, Pevensey Road, Eastbourne, birth - 5yrs, 01323 410645 Children in Paradise, Goward Hall, Heathfield, 0 - 4yrs, 01435 868877 Cliffe Childcare Centre, Morris Rd, Lewes, 6mths - 4yrs, 01273 477777 Copperfield’s Day Nursery, Eastbourne, 0 - 5yrs, 01323 644661

Lewes Toy Library, All Saints Centre, Wed am, 01273 477631

Denton Island Nursery, Newhaven, 3mths - 5yrs, 01273 517250 (see advert on p14)

Toys in Motion, Eastbourne & Wealden, 0 - 5yrs, 01323 440002 (see advert)

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

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Pre-Schools • Daycare Nurseries Independent day and boarding school for girls and boys aged 2–13

St Andrew’s School Eastbourne

• Eastbourne’s newest nursery • Totally refurbished with brand new toys & equipment

Lodge Nursery

• Minutes from station and Arndale Centre

Open 8am–6pm Monday–Friday for boys and girls aged 2–4

• Open from 7.30am - 6.30pm • High quality childcare for children aged 2 - 5years

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

25 Terminus Road, Eastbourne BN21 3QL

01323 410585

info@leaps-bounds.net

] New and cosy sleep room ] State-of-the-art play area opening soon ] Fantastic Forest School ] Specialist timetable

www.androvian.co.uk

www.leaps-bounds.net

“The best childcare in Eastbourne” Eldon Road, Old Town , Eastbourne A place where children learn through play

• • • • • •

Mon to Fri: 9.15am - 12.15pm Children from 2 - 4 yrs with Free places from term after 3rd birthday Good Ofsted Free taster session 07790 298108 (school hours) 01323 730829 (afternoons) www.eldonroadpreschool.

- 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

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

Little Acorns Day Nursery

1A Hartfield Road, Eastbourne BN21 2ET

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

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

01323 731843

www.littleacornsnursery.com

Pooh’s Nursery School Eastbourne

Judged OUTSTANDING by Ofsted in ALL 17 assessment criteria. Children from 1 - 5yrs Open 8.30 - 5.30 (4.30 on Fri) Waiting list in operation for Sep 11

www.poohsnurseryschool.co.uk 01323 430045

FREE TASTER SESSION

Priory Road, Eastbourne

EDUCATING MOTIVATING NURTURING STIMULATING

EMNs

Come and see why we are right for your child

Call 07946 356271 or 01323 430981

EYEE FUNDING FOR 3/4 YR OLDS

eastbournemontessorischool.com

Hillcrest Nursery, Newhaven, 0 - 5yrs, 07748 154759 Hopscotch Children’s Nursery, Seaford and Peacehaven, 0 - 5yrs, 01323 492123 (Seaford) and 01273 584250 (Peacehaven) Huffle Nursery School, Heathfield, 0 - 4yrs, 01435 864699 JHM Holy Cross Nursery, Uckfield, 2 - 4yrs, 01825 769050 or 07801 224467 (see advert on p16) Jigsaw Day Nursery, YMCA, Westgate Street, Lewes, 0 - 5yrs, 01273 488844 Jigsaw Independent Day Nursery, Scaynes Hill, 18mths - 5yrs, 01444 831555 (see advert on p16) Just Learning Nursery, Eastbourne, 8 weeks - 5yrs, 01323 743838

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 9.15am - 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

We are a bright, colourful and exciting setting, catering for babies and children 0 - 5 years of age. We are open 51 weeks a year from 8am - 6pm. “Children are taught in a welcoming environment full of activities which support all areas of learning and take full account of their interests. Relationships are warm and friendly which ensure children settle and gain in confidence.” (Ofsted 2010) For more information Call Kelly on:

01323 465475

Kittens Day Nursery, Sussex Downs College, 2 - 5yrs, 01323 640234 Ladybirds Pre-school, Ticehurst, 2 - 5yrs, 01580 201617 Leaps and Bounds Day Nursery, Eastbourne Town Centre, 2 - 5yrs, 01323 410585 (see advert) Lewes Clock Tower Nursery, Mountfield Road, 1 - 5yrs, priority given to students at Sussex Downs, 01273 402299 Little Acorns Day Nursery, Eastbourne, 0 to 5yrs, 01323 731843 (see advert) Little Chelsea Nursery - Saffrons, Eastbourne, 0 - 2½yrs, 07815 597786

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

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Daycare Nurseries • Pre-Schools Alfriston Pre-School welcomes all children between the ages of 2 and 5. 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! Open daily from 9.30 - 1pm and to 1.30pm on Thu.

The War Memorial Hall, The Tye, Alfriston BN26 5TL 07812 335981  alfristonpreschool@googlemail.com www.alfristonpre-school.ik.org Members of the Pre School Learning Alliance & Ofsted registered. We accept children with/without EYEE Funding.

Ofsted rates

Micklefield Nursery School, Seaford

OUTSTANDING on all 17 assessment areas

“Children are extremely happy, settled and have a wonderful time...” “They thrive in the caring, friendly atmosphere and make excellent progress in their learning and development...” The inspector also praised the outdoor play areas, computer facilities and the nursery’s emphasis on healthy eating and personal hygiene.

© Sussex Express

Come and see for yourself - call 01323 892457 to arrange a visit.

www.micklefieldnursery.co.uk

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!

Denton Island Nursery

Denton Island, Newhaven BN9 9BA

Full day care from 3 mths - 5 yrs Funding for eligible 3 & 4 yr olds Please enquire about special rates

01273 517250

NCDA Ltd

nursery@ncda.org.uk

Little Chelsea Nursery - South Street, Eastbourne, 18mths - 5yrs, 01323 644656 Little Poppets at Seaford Primary School, 2 - 5yrs, 01323 896069 Little Tinkers Nursery School, Five Ashes, 3mths - 5yrs, 01825 830772 Little Treasures Nursery, Wartling Road, Eastbourne, 1 - 5yrs, 01323 739222 Lodge Nursery at St Andrew’s School, Meads, Eastbourne, 2 - 4yrs, 01323 733203 (see advert on p13) Manor Twiglets Nursery, Uckfield, 2 - 5yrs, 01825 765487 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 - 5yrs, 07745 347352 Pebbles Day Care, Fort Road, Newhaven, 3mths - 5yrs, 01273 516099 Pooh’s Nursery School, St Philip’s Church Hall, Eastbourne, 1 - 5yrs, 01323 430045 (see advert on p13) Railway Nursery, Norton Terrace, Newhaven, 3mths - 5yrs, 01273 510777 Robin Hill Nursery, Meads, Eastbourne, 2 - 5yrs, 01323 410326 Roundabout Nursery, London Road, Uckfield, 0 - 5yrs, 01825 760670 Southover Nursery, Church Hall, Lewes, 2 - 5yrs, 01273 486435/885132

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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 St Bede’s Nursery and Pre-Prep School, Eastbourne, 3mths - 6yrs, 01323 734222 Stepping Stones, Eastbourne, 0 - 8yrs, 01323 641658 Sure Start Nursery, Hailsham, 3 mths - 5yrs, 01323 464340 The Blue Door Nursery, Seaford, 0 - 5yrs, 01323 491821 The Honey Pot Nursery, Lewes Road, Isfield, 3 mths - 5yrs, 01825 750554 The Mohair Centre Nursery, Laughton, 2 - 5yrs, 01825 872457 (see advert) Toddlers Inn Nursery School, South Chailey, 01273 400485 (see advert on p16) Tom Thumb Nursery, The Avenue, Eastbourne, 1 - 5yrs, 01323 647630 Tots and Time Out, Eastbourne, 3mths to 5yrs, 01323 726132

Pre-Schools & Playgroups

We Accept Educational Grants For 3 & 4 year olds OFSTED REGISTERED Attwood Farm Nursery, Bodle Street Green, 1 - 5yrs, 01323 831781

Emmanuel Pre-school, Hailsham, 2 - 5yrs, 07796 901197 (see advert)

Barcombe Playgroup, Village Hall, 2 - 5yrs, mornings, 07845 937254

Etchingham Under Fives, 2½ - 5yrs, 07528 219825

Blackboys Pre-School, Village Hall, 2 - 5yrs, 01825 891113

Five Ashes Pre-School, 2 - 5yrs, now incorporating Montessori equipment, 07747 112509 (see advert)

Bourne Primary School Nursery, Eastbourne, 3 - 4yrs, 01323 724729 Broad Oak Pre-school, 2 - 5yrs, 01435 864326 (see advert) Burgess Hill School Nursery for girls and boys, 2½ - 5yrs, 01444 237008 (see advert on p17) Caburn Pre-School Playgroup, Ringmer, 2 - 5yrs, 07789 045095 Casa dei Bambini, Ticehurst, Montessori Pre-School, 2 - 5yrs, 01892 783543 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

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

Eastbourne Montessori Nursery School, 2 - 6yrs, 07946 356271 or  01323 430981 (see advert on p13)

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

Eldon Road Pre-school, Eastbourne, 2 - 5yrs, 07790 298108(am) or 01323 730829 (see advert on p13)

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Fletching Pre-School, Village Hall, 2½ - 5yrs, 07592 609597 Flying Start Nursery, Denton School, Newhaven, 3 - 4yrs, 01273 513377 Framfield Preschool, Primary School, 2 - 5yrs, 01825 890943 (see advert on p16) Glynde, Beddingham & Firle Pre-School Glynde, 2 - 5yrs, 07837 266796 Good Times Pre-School at Seaford, Children’s Centre, 2 - 5yrs, 07811 383863 Grange Montessori Nursery School, Eastbourne, 2 - 5yrs, 01323 734855 Grays Nursery, Railway Rd, Newhaven, 3 - 5yrs, 01273 515230 Grovelands Acorns Preschool, Hailsham, 2¾ - 4yrs, 01323 449194 Happy Valley Pre-School, Meeching Valley School, Newhaven, 2 - 5yrs, 01273 512485 (see advert) Harlands Nursery, Ridgewood, Uckfield, 3 - 5yrs, 01825 760445 Hellingly Playgroup, 2 - 5yrs, 07776 180711 (see advert) Herstmonceux Pre-school, 2 - 5yrs, 07717 705786 or 01323 832549 (see  advert)


Day care Nurseries • Pre-Schools Herstmonceux

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The Mohair Centre Nursery, Laughton

• Located on a farm including farm and woodland school activities • Caring, stimulating and exciting learning environment • Full daycare or flexible sessions

Pre-School

Ofsted judged us OUTSTANDING in all 17 areas. March 2011

We offer a happy, fun and caring environment, where your children can enjoy being active, playful learners, supported and aided by qualified, experienced staff. Call Karen: 01323 832549

For details or to arrange a visit call Liz on 01825 872457

www.mohaircentre.co.uk

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

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

07776 180711

Union Corner Pre-School Hailsham

Summerfields Nursery

Summerheath Rd, Hailsham • Friendly nursery • Fully qualified staff • Large outside learning area • Mon & Tue 9am - 12pm or 1pm Wed, Thu & Fri 9am - 3.30pm Lots of flexible options, call for details. • 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 Hollyhocks Montessori Playschool, Ringmer, 2½ - 5yrs, 01273 813246 Horam Community Pre-school, 2 - 5yrs, 01435 812192 (see advert) Humpty Dumptys at Mercread Youth Centre, Seaford, 1+yrs, 01323 892531 Isfield Pre-School, Village Hall, Isfield, 2½ - 5yrs, 01825 750245 Jenny Wren Nursery School, Eastbourne, 3 - 5yrs, 01323 502003 Jumping Beans, Parkland Infant School, Eastbourne, 2 - 5yrs, 01323 502862 Kingston Pre-School, The Street, 2 - 5yrs, 01273 486060 (see advert) Langney Primary School Nursery, 3 - 4yrs, 01323 762177 Lewes Montessori Nursery School, 6mths - 5yrs, 01892 870740

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 Little Acorns, Hurst Green Pre-school Playgroup, 2yrs+, 07791 764523 Little Deers, Nutley Pre-School, Memorial Hall, 2½ - 5yrs, 07535 655013 (see advert on p16) Little Punnetts, Punnetts Town, near Heathfield, 2 - 5yrs, 01435 831515 Little Rockets Pre-School, Hampden Park School, 2 - 5yrs, 07842 586983 Lodge Nursery at St Andrew’s School, Meads, Eastbourne, 2 - 4yrs, 01323 733203 (see advert on p13)

www.bops.co.uk

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

01435 864326

Motcombe Playgroup, Eastbourne, 2 - 5yrs, 01323 410748 Newick Pre-School, The Reading Room, 2 - 5yrs, 07788 603633 (see advert p16) 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 - 5yrs, 01323 764446 Pippa’s Group@Pells Primary School, Lewes, 2 - 5yrs, 01273 483992

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

Polegate Pre-school Playgroup, 2½ - 5yrs, 07922 013588

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

Pooh’s Nursery School, St Philip’s Church Hall, Eastbourne, 1 - 5yrs, 01323 430045 (see advert on p13)

Marshlands Primary School Nursery, Hailsham, 01323 841420

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

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

Lewes New School Nursery, 2½ - 5yrs, 01273 477074

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

Lewes Old Grammar School Nursery, 3 - 5yrs, 01273 473246

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

Litlington Kindergarten, Village Hall, Nr Polegate, 1 - 5yrs, 01323 871721

MINI MOHO Nursery, Eastbourne, boys and girls, 2 - 4yrs, 01323 636800

Ripe & Laughton Pre-School, 2 - 5yrs, 01323 815710 Ripe Nursery School, Hayton Baker Hall, 2 - 5yrs, 01825 840371 Rising Stars, Christchurch, Seaside, Eastbourne, 2½ - 5yrs, 07773 874629 (see advert on p13) Sacred Heart Nursery School, Wadhurst, 3 - 4yrs, 01892 783414

Horam Village Hall

• Children from 2 years • Ofsted Inspected • Enthusiastic staff offering a wide range of activities • PLA accredited For more information call:

01435 812192 www.horampreschool.org.uk

Five Ashes Pre-School

Caring and nurturing village pre-school Now incorporating Montessori equipment Alongside a large selection of toys and play resources Providing a safe, fun and stimulating learning environment Children aged 2 to 5yrs

Spaces available 07747 112509

fiveashespreschool@gmail.com Sheepsetting Pre-school, Cross in Hand Primary School, 2½yrs+, 01435 866268 South Malling Pre-School, Spences Lane, Lewes, 2 - 5yrs, 07990 572552 Spire Pre-School, New Belmont Centre, Uckfield, 2 - 5yrs, 01825 762268 St Gregory’s Montessori Nursery School, Eastbourne, 2½ - 5yrs, 01323 639164 St Richard’s Preschool, Heathfield, 2 - 5yrs, 07751 072765

Saplings Pre-School, St Mary’s Church Hall, Buxted, 2 - 5yrs, 07934 784208

St Thomas à Becket Catholic Nursery School, Eastbourne, 3 - 5yrs, 01323 726004

Scallywags Pre-School at East Hoathly Primary School, 01825 840659 or  07563 754263 (see advert)

Stepping Stones Pre-School at Bonners School, Maresfield, 2 - 5yrs, 01825 765241 (see advert on p16)

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Daycare Nurseries • Pre-Schools • Indpendent Schools

Jigsaw

jhm holy cross nursery

Independent Day Nursery OFSTED say we are OUTSTANDING again:

uckfield

“The nursery’s quality of teaching and promotion of children’s achievement is exemplary.” “..the staff provide excellent support for individual children’s learning and welfare.” “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

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

Toddlers Inn Nursery South Chailey

07788 603633

* 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

Reg. Charity 1060282

www.toddlersinnnursery.co.uk

The Reading Room, Newick www.newickpreschool.co.uk

‘LITTLE DEERS’ NUTLEY PRE-SCHOOL

Serving Maresfield, Fairwarp and surrounding areas For ages 2 - 5 years

Our long established pre-school takes children from 2½yrs old. Memorial Hall, Nutley

• Experienced, caring qualified staff

Stonegate Pre-school, 2 - 5yrs, 01580 200960 Summerfields Nursery, Hailsham, 2 - 5yrs, 01323 449057 (day) or 01323 845542 (eve)  (see advert on p15) The Mohair Centre Nursery, Laughton, 2 - 5yrs, 01825 872457 (see advert on p15) The Park Pre-School, Hailsham, 2 - 4yrs, 01323 440908 Toddlers Inn Nursery School, South Chailey, 01273 400485 (see advert) Union Corner Pre-school, Hailsham, 2½ - 5yrs, 01323 840889 or 07980 424579 (see advert on p15)

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

01825 765241 www.steppingstonespreschool.co.uk

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Sticky Fingers Early Years, Wadhurst, 2 - 5yrs, 01892 786585

• Ofsted OUTSTANDING

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Ofsted 109472

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

to Bonners Primary School

• EYEE funded for qualifying 3 & 4 yr olds

07535 655013

We are open 48 weeks per year Monday - Friday, 7.30am - 6.00pm, offering flexible sessions and day care at £4 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.

We have moved....!

Our highly qualified staff provide a caring and fun learning environment close to the forest.

www. nutleypreschool.org.uk

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.

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 Welcome Pre-School, Baptist Church, Heathfield, 2 - 5yrs, 01435 864646

Independent Schools Annan Farm The Froebel Small School, Eason’s Green, nr Uckfield, 3 - 11yrs, 01825 841410 (see advert) Bricklehurst Manor School, Stonegate, mixed, 3 - 11yrs, 01580 200448 Burgess Hill School for Girls, 2½ - 18yrs, 01444 241050 (see advert)

West Rise Nursery, Eastbourne, 0 - 5yrs, 01323 764062

Claremont Nursery, Prep & Senior School, St Leonards and Bodiam, 1 - 18yrs, 01424 751555 (see advert)

Wadhurst Nursery Class, 3 - 4yrs, 01892 783155

Wren House Nursery, Eastbourne, 18 mths - 5yrs, 01323 731530

Eastbourne College, mixed, 13 - 18yrs, 01323 452300

Wallands Nursery at Wallands CP School, Lewes, 3 - 4yrs, 01273 472776

Young Haymakers Kindergarten, nr Waldron, 2 - 5yrs, 01435 812555

Lewes New School, Talbot Terrace, Lewes, 2½ - 11yrs, 01273 477074

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Lewes Old Grammar School, 3 - 18yrs, 01273 472634 Moira House School, Eastbourne, girls, 2 - 18yrs, 01323 636800 (junior), 01323 644144 (senior)  Newlands School, Seaford, mixed, 0 - 18yrs, 01323 490000 Northease Manor School, Rodmell, 10 - 17yrs, for pupils with specific learning difficulties, 01273 472915 Sacred Heart School, Wadhurst, mixed, 3 - 11yrs, 01892 783414 Skippers Hill Manor Prep School, Mayfield, mixed, 4 - 13yrs, 01825 830234


Pre-Schools • Independent Schools •State Schools 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, Belmont Road, Uckfield, 5 - 11yrs, 01825 762336 Hurst Green C of E Primary School, 5 - 11yrs, 01580 860375 Charity No 307001

Iford & Kingston C of E Primary School, Lewes, 5 - 11yrs, 01273 474973 Langney Primary School, Eastbourne, 5 - 11yrs, 01323 762177 Laughton Community Primary School, 5 - 11yrs, 01323 811306 Little Horsted C of E Primary School, Near Uckfield, 5 - 11yrs, 01825 750380 Manor Primary School, Uckfield, 5 - 11yrs, 01825 763041 Marshlands County Primary School, Hailsham, 5 - 11yrs, 01323 841420 Mayfield C of E Primary School, 5 - 11yrs, 01435 873185 Maynards Green Community Primary School, 5 - 11yrs, 01435 812622

AUTUMN OPEN MORNING

Meeching Valley Primary School, Newhaven, 5 - 11yrs, 01273 514300

Saturday 24th September 2011 10am - 1pm

Motcombe Community School, Eastbourne, 5 - 7yrs, 01323 728901

Telephone

01444 237008 for further information

www.burgesshill-school.com Chiddingly Primary School, 01825 872307

Chyngton School, Seaford, 5 - 11yrs, 01323 893281 Cradle Hill Community Primary School, 5 - 11yrs, 01323 892773 Cross in Hand C of E Primary School, 5 - 11yrs, 01435 862941 Dallington C of E Primary School, 5 - 11yrs, 01435 830335 St Andrew’s School, Eastbourne, mixed, 2 - 13yrs, 01323 733203 (see advert on p13) St Bede’s Prep School, Eastbourne, 7 - 13yrs, 01323 734222 St Bede’s Senior School, Upper Dicker, 13 - 18yrs, 01323 843252

Denton Community School, Newhaven, 5 - 11yrs, 01273 513377 East Hoathly C of E Primary School, 5 - 11yrs, 01825 840247 Etchingham C of E Primary School, 5 - 11yrs, 01580 819218 Firle C of E Primary School, 5 - 11yrs, 01273 858260

Newick C of E Primary School, 5 - 11yrs, 01825 723377 Nutley C of E Primary School, 5 - 11yrs, 01825 712575 Oakwood School, Eastbourne, 5 - 11yrs, 01323 501251 Ocklynge Junior School, Eastbourne, 7 - 11yrs, 01323 725839 Park Mead Primary School, Upper Dicker, 5 - 11yrs, 01323 844247 Parkland Infant School, Eastbourne, 4 - 7yrs, 01323 502862 Parkland Junior School, Eastbourne, 7 - 11yrs, 01323 502620 Parkside Community Primary School, Heathfield, 5 - 11yrs, 01435 864577 Pashley Down Infant School, Eastbourne, 5 - 7yrs, 01323 730719 Pells C of E Primary School, Lewes, 01273 476708 Pevensey & Westham C of E Primary School, 5 - 11yrs, 01323 762269 Polegate School, 5 - 11yrs, 01323 482404 Punnetts Town Community Primary School, 5 - 11yrs, 01435 830361

St Pancras Catholic Primary School, De Montford Rd, 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, New Town, Uckfield, 5 - 11yrs, 01825 762032 St Thomas à Becket Catholic Infants, Eastbourne, 5 - 7yrs, 01323 726004 St Thomas à Becket Catholic Junior, Eastbourne, 7 - 11yrs, 01323 737221 Stafford Junior School, Eastbourne, 7 - 11yrs, 01323 733434 Stone Cross School, Pevensey, 5 - 11yrs, 01323 461002 Stonegate C of E Primary School, 5 - 11yrs,  01580 200415 The Haven VA CE Methodist Primary School, Sovereign Harbour, Eastbourne, 5 - 11yrs, 01323 471781 Ticehurst and Flimwell C of E Primary School, 5 - 11yrs, 01580 200344 Tollgate Community Junior School, Eastbourne, 7 - 11yrs, 01323 723298 Wadhurst C of E Primary School, 5 - 11yrs, 01892 783155 Wallands Community Primary School, Gundreda Rd, Lewes, 5 - 11yrs, 01273 472776 West Rise Infant School, Eastbourne, 5 - 7yrs, 01323 764062 West Rise Junior School, Eastbourne, 7 - 11yrs, 01323 764037 Western Road Community Primary School, Lewes, 5 - 11yrs, 01273 473013 White House Primary School, Hailsham, 5 - 11yrs, 01323 841615 Willingdon Primary School, Eastbourne, 5 - 11yrs, 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

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

Ringmer Primary School, 5 - 11yrs, 01273 812463

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

Rocks Park Primary School, Uckfield, 5 - 11yrs, 01825 762827

Alfriston School, 5 - 11yrs, 01323 870203

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

Rodmell C of E Primary School, Lewes, 5 - 11yrs, 01273 473916

All Saints & St Richards Cof E Primary, Heathfield, 5 - 11yrs, 01435 863466

Grays Infants School, Western Rd, Newhaven, 5 - 7yrs, 01273 513968

Roselands Infant School, Eastbourne, 5 - 7yrs, 01323 726764

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

Grovelands Primary School, Hailsham, 5 - 11yrs, 01323 840062

Seaford Primary School, 5 - 11yrs, 01323 893450

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

Hampden Park Infant School, Eastbourne, 5 - 7yrs, 01323 501797

Shinewater Primary School, Eastbourne, 5 - 11yrs, 01323 762129

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

Hamsey Community Primary School, Cookbridge, 5 - 11yrs, 01273 400370

South Malling C of E Primary School, Lewes, 5 - 11yrs, 01273 473016

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

Hankham Primary School, Pevensey, 5 - 11yrs, 01323 763265

Southdown Junior School, Newhaven, 7 - 11yrs, 01273 514532

Broad Oak Community Primary School, 5 - 11yrs, 01435 862951

Harlands Primary School, Mallard Drive, Uckfield, 5 - 11yrs, 01825 764244

St Andrews C of E Infant School, Eastbourne, 5 - 7yrs, 01323 724749

Burwash C of E Primary School, 5 - 11yrs, 01435 882440

Hawkes Farm Primary School, Hailsham, 5 - 11yrs, 01323 841466

St John’s Meads C of E School, Eastbourne, 5 - 11yrs, 01323 730255

Forest school sessions available for home educated groups, pre-schools and school groups, 07966 514469

Buxted C of E Primary School, 5 - 11yrs, 01825 733185

Hellingly Community Primary School, 5 - 11yrs, 01323 844346

St Mark’s C of E Primary School, Hadlow Down. 5 - 11yrs, 01825 830375

Shinies, Eastbourne Home Educators Club, 01323 509283

St Leonards-Mayfield, girls 11 - 18yrs, 01435 874600

Primary Schools

The Bishop Bell C of E School, Eastbourne, 11 - 16yrs, 01323 465400 The Causeway School, Eastbourne, 11 - 16yrs, 01323 465700 The Cavendish School, Eastbourne, 11 - 16yrs, 01323 731340 Tideway School, Newhaven, 11 - 16yrs, 01273 517601 Uckfield Community Technology College, 11 - 18yrs, 01825 764844 Uplands Community Technology College, Wadhurst, 11 - 18yrs, 01892 782135 Willingdon Community School, Eastbourne, 11 - 16yrs, 01323 485254

Education Information

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Tutoring • Out of School Clubs • Holiday Activities

Sussex Open Learning

for adult and home education classes

Fleet Tutors, Private tuition in your own home, 0845 6445452 (see advert) Heike, German Tuition, all standards and ages to university, 01323 841703 Home tuition, primary and most secondary subjects (not maths/science), 01273 471566 Kumon, Lewes Centre, Maths and English, 01273 483006 Kumon, Maths and English, Ratton School, Eastbourne, 01424 754633 Maths and English tuition, Eastbourne area, KS1, 2, 3, 01323 738369 Miss Johnson Tuition, Meads Eastbourne, Maths and English to 11yrs+, 07729 865382 Primary Maths & English, Mayfield area, free assessment, 01435 873322

Framfield Preschool after school club and breakfast club, 2 - 11yrs, 01825 890943 (see advert on p16)

SOL is a new college offering GCSE and AS level classes to home educated young people; and adult education. All our tutors are highly experienced, well qualified, and CRBchecked with successful track records of teaching young people aged 11+. James Simister, the Principal, has been running a successful GCSE programme for home educated young people with Surrey Hills Onward Learning since 2006. We offer small classes in an accessible, centrally-located venue near Seaside in Eastbourne which has recently been adapted for educational purposes.

GCSE and AS Courses in Eastbourne from September 2011 GCSEs AS/A2

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

Eastbourne Play Ranger, organised play in Eastbourne’s parks, 01323 762072 (see advert)

+ Extra 10% discount for bookings made by 31 Jul.

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

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

Crash Pad, Shinewater, Eastbourne, 4 - 11yrs, 01323 761230

GCSE Special Offer Save up to £500

Tutoring

Cool Kids, Polegate School Children’s Centre, 07809 482044

Mathematics • English Language English Literature • Classical Civilization Modern World History Early Modern History AS-level

Herstmonceux Holiday Club, 2 - 8yrs, 07717705786 Hopscotch Children’s Nursery, Seaford, 5 - 7yrs, 01323 492123 Intrepid Creativity Club, creative arts after school clubs for primary schools, 01273 476226 JHM Holy Cross Nursery Out of School, 5 - 11yrs, 01825 769050 or 07801 224467 (see advert on p16) Kidszone, St John’s Church, Wed pm, 01323 483298 Lewes YMCA After School Club, 4 - 11yrs, 01273 474599 Little Chelsea Out of School Club, Eastbourne, 4 - 11yrs, 01323 644656 Little Poppets at Seaford Primary School, 5 - 11yrs, 01323 896069 Lower Willingdon before/after School Club, 5 - 8yrs, 01323 489264 N.I.P.P.E.R.S. Afterschool Club, Newhaven, 4 - 17yrs, 01273 514440 Oaks After School Club, Dunbar Drive, Hailsham, 4 - 11yrs, 01323 848758 OASTies, Wadhurst, after school and holiday club, 2 - 11yrs, 01892 786585 Osca and JJ’s at Huffle, Heathfield, 4 - 12yrs, 01435 864699

Sussex Open Learning, Eastbourne, GCSE and AS level classes for home educated children, 01273 911823 (see advert)

Playwork at Ocklynge, Eastbourne, 5 - 12yrs, 07977 017152

Language Classes

Robin Hill, Meads, Eastbourne, 4½ - 12yrs, 01323 410326

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

School’s Out, Hellingly, 4 - 11yrs, 01323 848490

French for Kids, KS1, Etchingham after school club, 07747 071681

Seagulls at West Rise Junior School, before and after school, 01323 764037

St Giles Eastbourne, Free English lessons, 01323 729167 (see advert on p3)

Out of School Clubs Action Zone, multi sports for 4 - 11yrs, Kings Centre, Eastbourne on Sat am from Sept, 07864 136404 (see advert) Active Play, mobile play project, bookable parties, events, holiday and school sessions, 07717 776788

Home education - GCSE special offer Book by 31 Aug 2011

1 GCSE £395 2 GCSEs £690 SAVE £100 – or only £345 per GCSE 3 GCSEs £985 SAVE £200 – or under £329 per GCSE 4 GCSEs £1280 SAVE £300 – or only £320 per GCSE 5 GCSEs £1475 SAVE £500 – or under £300 per GCSE Plus an extra 10% discount if booked before 31 July

After School Art Clubs for kids, Lewes Studio, 7 - 14yrs, 01273 476832 (see advert)

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5 Day Art Workshop, 1st week Aug, Clayton Organic Farm, 5 - 11yrs, Mayfield, 01435 874849

Brighton & Hove Albion FC, fun football courses, 5 - 15yrs, 01273 562611 CACL Football (4-14yrs) & Gymnastics (4-9yrs), Eastbourne, 01323 730467

Bridgemere Centre, Eastbourne, 5 - 11yrs, 01323 439700 (option 2)

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Holiday Activities

Art Club for Kids, Lewes Studio, 7 - 14yrs, 01273 476832 (see advert)

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

Children in Paradise, Goward Hall, Heathfield, 5 - 13yrs, 01435 868877

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

Art of Dance Summer School, Lewes, 1st - 5th Aug, 2 groups 4 - 6yrs and 7yrs+, 07976 068989 (see advert p20)

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

Cherubs and Pixies, Pevensey Road, Eastbourne, 5 - 11yrs, 01323 410645

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

Active Cricket Coaching, Heathfield and Stonegate, 08454 799948

Badgers Nursery School, Crockstead Farm, Eastbourne Rd, Uckfield, 4 - 8yrs, 01825 841283

Bright Beginnings, Eastbourne, 5 - 8yrs, 01323 648484

Sprites After School Club, The Avenue, Eastbourne, 5 - 11yrs, 01323 647630

Charleston, Firle, Art Summer School, 8th - 12th Aug, 8 - 14yrs, 01323 811626

www.sussexopenlearning.co.uk 01273 911823

contact@sussexopenlearning.co.uk

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Crossroads Kids, activites for 8 - 18yrs with special needs, 01323 848422 DanceHouseUK Summer School, High Hurstwood, 8th- 12th Aug, 01424 843546


Out of School Clubs • Holiday Activities ACTION ZONE

Eastbourne & Wealden

MCA

Multi Sport and Fun Action Courses “We aim to develop your child’s confidence and ability to achieve, through learning a variety of sporting activities, fun and games.” • • • • •

Jul 25th - 28th 7 - 8yrs

Saturdays from 9.30 - 11.30am For children aged 4 - 11yrs @ Kings Centre, Edison Rd, Eastbourne 10 week courses starting in September 2011 Qualified coaches and PE teachers

Aug 1st - 4th 7 - 8yrs Aug 8th - 11th 9 - 11yrs Aug 15th - 18th 12 - 14yrs

For further details and bookings contact:

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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 Downs Leisure Centre, Seaford, 5 - 12yrs, 2hr sessions, 01323 490011 Drama Workshops, 5yrs+ Community Wise, Eastbourne, 01323 722924 Eastbourne Sports Park Tennis Camps, 4 - 12yrs, 01323 649214 (see advert) Freedom Leisure Centre, Uckfield, 5 - 12yrs, 01825 761160 Hailsham Leisure Centre, daily activity programme, 5 - 12yrs, 01323 846755 Hampden Park Sports Centre, Eastbourne, multisports, arts and crafts games etc, 4 - 12yrs, 01323 509859 (see advert)

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Monday - Thursday from 9.30 - 11.30 Contact: Susie Hartley 01273 476832 susiehartley64@gmail.com

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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!

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

Manor Twiglets

kids summer holiday art club * lewes

We accept both Accor/Busy Bee Childcare Vouchers and the A2A school payment scheme

Hampden Park: 01323 509859 Cavendish: 01323 647683 Shinewater: 01323 768614

Play Ranger Sessions

No need to book, just come along and join in with the fun, toys and games in Eastbourne’s Parks. Learn new skills. Meet new friends. Over 8s can come unaccompanied www.eastbourne.gov.uk/playranger

Heathfield Drama Club Summer School, 15th - 26th Aug, 9 - 18yrs, 01892 852238 Heathfield Leisure Centre, daily activity programme, 5 - 11yrs, 01435 868824 Hockey Camp, Southdown Sports Club, Lewes, 7 - 16yrs, 25th - 29th Jul, 15th - 19th Aug, 01273 478006 Holy Trinity Holiday Club, Eastbourne, 26th - 29th July, Tue - Fri, 5 - 11yrs, 01323 736627 Intrepid’s Peter Pan Summer School, Heathfield, Lewes and Eastbourne, 4 - 11yrs, 01273 476226

‘TOTAL RUGBY’ COURSE Thursday 1st September & Friday 2nd September

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 19 August

For more details or to book call Joel Holliday on: 07973 361000 email: jjrholliday@eastbourne-college.co.uk

Le Tennis running football camps, Maresfield, 01825 760926 Lewes Leisure Centre, swim, multi sports, arts and crafts, 8 -11yrs, 01273 486000 Lewes YMCA Holiday Play Scheme, 4 - 11yrs, 01273 474599 Lost in the Jungle, Southover School, Lewes 30th Aug - 2nd Sep, 5 - 11yrs, 01273 474971/472018

Manor Twiglets Holiday Club, Uckfield, 2 - 11yrs, 01825 765487 (see advert) Mission Rescue Holiday Club, Christ Church Lewes, 27th - 29th Jul am, 5 - 11yrs, 01273 813048 Moira House, MOHO summer discovery day camp, swim school, tennis camp, boys and girls, 5 - 12yrs, 01323 644144 (see advert on p20)

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

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Holiday Activities

The Trapdoor Theatre School Summer School 15th - 20th August Ratton School, Eastbourne for 7 - 17 year olds Debbie Hackett

01323 638368

Stagecoach Summer School

www.trapdoortheatreschool.co.uk

Booking Now! 1st - 5th August Ocklynge School, Eastbourne 0800 1695089

Mr Peter’s Swimming School, Eastbourne, Intensive Swim Courses, 07869 323107 (see advert)

The POP Video Project

Art of Dance Summer School

“dance, drama and a show” Aug 1 - 5 St Pancras School, Lewes 4 - 6yrs and 7yrs+

07976 068989

www.artofdance.co.uk

Stagecoach Lewes Summer Workshop Booking Now! 25 - 29 July Ringmer Community College Call Caroline: 01273 903983

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N.I.P.P.E.R.S, Newhaven holiday club, 4 - 17yrs, 01273 514440 Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux, workshops & children’s science activities, 01323 832731 PGL, Windmill Hill Hailsham, multi activity holidays, 0844 3710101 Rascals at Cavendish Sports Centre, Eastbourne, 4 - 12yrs, 01323 647683 (see advert on p19) Raystede Rangers for animal crazy 8 - 12yrs, Thu, Ringmer, 01825 880461 Shinewater Sports Centre, Eastbourne multisports, arts & crafts etc, 4 - 12yrs, 01323 768614 (see advert on p19) South Coast Tennis Academy, tennis camps, Cross in Hand, Mayfield, Horam and Cooden, 01435 867868 Southern Association Football Academy, Eastbourne, 5 - 13yrs, 01434 722070 Sovereign Centre, Eastbourne, Active Kidz, 8 - 12yrs, 01323 738822 (see advert) Sportspod, Hailsham Community College, 5 - 12yrs, 01323 841468 x331

Spray Water Sports, Eastbourne, sailing, body boarding, windsurfing, kayaking courses, 01323 417023 Stagecoach Eastbourne Summer School, 1st - 5th Aug, 0800 1695089 (see advert) Stagecoach Lewes Summer School, 25th - 29th July, 01273 903983 (see advert)

The Mohair Centre, Laughton, holiday club, 4 - 13yrs, 07901 595789 Tiny Tiddlers August Swim Courses, Newick and Isfield, Tue - Thu am, 01825 762293 (see advert on p28) Total Rugby, Eastbourne College, 7 - 14yrs, 1st - 2nd Sep, boys and girls, 07973 361000 (see advert on p19)

Startrack Athletics, Eastbourne, 8th - 12th Aug, 8 - 15yrs, 01323 505100

The Trapdoor Theatre School Summer School, 15th - 20th Aug, 01323 638368 (see advert)

Startrack Athletics, Lewes 1st - 5th Aug, 9 - 11yrs, 01273 474327

Union Church, Heathfield, 5 - 12yrs, 1st - 5th Aug, 01580 819415

Sussex Wildlife Trust Summer Holiday Club, Seven Sisters Country Park, 7 - 11yrs, 01273 497561 The Cat’s Whiskers, Horam, introductory arts and crafts workshops in August, 01435 830041 or 07719 451107

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Uplands Sports Centre, Wadhurst, fun activites for 5 - 14yrs, 01892 782136 Wadhurst Churches Holiday Club, Oct Half Term, 4 - 14yrs, 01892 782083 Willingdon Dance Summer School, 25th - 30th Jul; 8th - 12th Aug, 01323 411640


Wilderness Wood Competition • Places to Visit WIN A FAMILY MEMBERSHIP TO WILDERNESS WOOD

Wilderness Wood, Hadlow Down TN22 4HJ (on the A272 4 miles east of Uckfield)

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WM Tennis, holiday camps, Lewes, 01273 483933

Boating from the Anchor Inn Barcombe, near Lewes, 01273 400414

Fort Fun Adventure Park and Aquasplash, Eastbourne, 01323 642833

Kidzsafe Beach, wrist band safety, Eastbourne, May - Sept, 01323 641984

Woodland Play Scheme, Berwick, 6 - 10yrs, 25th - 28th Jul and 1st - 4th Aug, 01273 487161

Bodiam Castle, nr Robertsbridge, storybook castle, 01580 830196

Friston Forest, Exceat, cycling, walking, mountain biking, 01420 520212

Knockhatch Adventure Park, On A22 at Hailsham, 01323 442051

Booth Museum, Brighton, 01273 292777

Places to Visit

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

Gildredge Park & Manor Gardens, Eastbourne, family park, playground, tennis and basketball, 01323 415464

Lewes Castle and Barbican House Museum, BN7 1YE, 01273 486290

1066 Battle of Hastings Abbey & Battlefield, 01424 775705 Abbots Wood, A22 between Hailsham and Polegate, BBQ and walks, 01420 520212 Alfriston Clergy House, medieval hall and gardens, closed Thu/Fri except Aug when closed Thu only, 01323 870001 Anne of Cleves House and Museum, Lewes, BN7 1JA, 01273 474610 Arlington Reservoir and Osprey Trail, 2½ mile circular walk, 01323 870810 Ashdown Forest Llama Park, Wych Cross, RH18 5JN, 01825 712040 Batemans, Burwash, home of Rudyard Kipling, closed Thu/Fri, 01435 882302 Beachy Head, walks, views and countryside centre, 01323 737273  Bedgebury Pinetum, Goudhurst, walking, cycling, playround, 01580 879842 Bentley Wildfowl & Motor Museum, Halland nr Lewes, 01825 840573 (see advert on p22) Bignor Roman Villa, Arundel, 01798 869259 Blackberry Farm, Whitesmith, family activity farm with animals, play areas etc, 01825 872912 (see advert on p22) Blackstock Farm, Hellingly, animals, nature trails, farm shop and cafÊ, 01323 848006 Blue Reef Aquarium, Hastings, TN34 3DW, 01424 718776

Borde Hill Gardens and Adventure Playground, Haywards Heath, 01444 450326 Brighton Palace Pier, 01273 609361 Brighton Toy and Model Museum, Brighton, 01273 749494 British Wildlife Centre, Newchapel near Lingfield, open weekends and hols, 01342 834658 Butlins, Bognor Regis, 0845 0704772 Chailey Common, walks and horse riding, no cycling, 0345 6080193 Charleston Farmhouse, near Firle, 01323 811265 Cuckoo Trail, bridleway running from Heathfield to Polegate, 01323 442667

Go Ape! Bedgebury Forest, high wire forest adventure, 0845 6439215 Groombridge Place Gardens and Enchanted Forest, restricted opening in October, 01892 861444

For lots of family friendly events this summer see our What’s On Guide on pages 30 - 32

Drusillas Park, zoo and adventure playgrounds, Alfriston, 01323 874100

Hampden Park, Eastbourne, lake, woodland, playground, bmx/ skateboarding, arboretum, history garden, 01323 415464

Eastbourne Heritage Centre, opp Winter Gardens, BN21 4BT, 01323 411189

Heaven Farm, Danehill, nature walk, tea rooms etc TN22 3RG, 01825 790226

Eastbourne Lifeboat Museum, free entry, open daily, 01323 730717

Hever Castle, gardens, maze, playground, water maze, 01732 865224

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

Holmes Hill Estate, Whitesmith, playground, cafe, pottery painting, decopatch, 01825 872225

Marlipins Museum, Shoreham by Sea, 01273 462994 Michelham Priory, Upper Dicker near Hailsham, BN27 3QS, 01323 844224 Middle Farm, Firle, animals, nature trail, playground, farm shop, 01323 811411 Mohair Centre, Laughton, schools and groups, pre-book, 01825 872457 Motcombe Gardens, Eastbourne Old Town, duck pond, lawns, 01323  415464 Newhaven Fort, explore tunnels, gun emplacements, Blitz Shelter simulation etc, 01273 517622 Newhaven Local and Maritime Museum at Paradise Park, open afternoons in summer, 07760 713422  (during opening hours) 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 60 80 193 Pevensey Castle, 16 centuries of history, 01323 762604 Pooh Corner, Hartfield, 01892 770456 Preston Manor, Brighton, 01273 292770

Eastbourne Speedway, Elite Eagles at the Arlington Stadium

Hop On - Hop Off sightseeing bus, Eastbourne & Beachy Head, 07808 713957

Princes Park, Eastbourne, putting, playgrounds, paddling pool, model boating lake, 01323 415464

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

Hove Museum & Art Gallery, Hove, 01273 290200

Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare, Ringmer BN8 5AJ, 01825 840252

Fishbourne Roman Palace, Chichester, PO19 3QR, 01243 785859

How We Lived Then, Museum of Shops in Eastbourne, 01323 737143

Redoubt Fortress and Military Museum, Eastbourne, BN22 7AQ, 01323 410300

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Places to Visit

Ride n’ Joy, quadricycle rental, Royal Parade, Eastbourne, 07772 891152 Royal Pavillion, Brighton, 03000 290900 Rye, 01797 229049 Scotney Castle, garden, house and estate walks, 01892 893868 Seaford Museum in the Martello Tower, Sun and Bank Holidays am and pm + Wed and Sat pm, 01323 898222 (24hr ansaphone) Sealife Centre, Brighton, 01273 604234 Seven Sisters Country Park, walking, beach, rock pools etc, 01273 482670 Seven Sisters Sheep Centre, East Dean, open Jul 2 - Sep 4, opening times vary so check, 01323 423302 Sharnfold Farm & Shop, Stone Cross, farm trails, animals, play area, PYO, café, 01323 768490 (see advert) Sheffield Park Garden, parkland open year round, TN22 3QX, 01825 790231 Shinewater Park, Eastbourne, playground, lake, all-weather court, BMX and skate park, 01323 415464 Spring Barn Farm Park, Lewes, animals, play areas, farmhouse kitchen, 01273 488450 Stock Cars, Bangers & Hot Rods, Arlington Stadium, April - September, 01252 322920

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Enjoy the great outdoors with family activities in our unique family-run woodland. School holiday activities including: Castaways, Woodland Monsters, Bug Hunts, Survive in the Wild ... Junior Rangers on Saturdays Children’s Parties Delicious Café Playground Book now on: 01825 830509 www.wildernesswood.co.uk Hadlow Down, TN22 4HJ

(on A272 4 miles east of Uckfield)

Stoneywish Nature Reserve, Ditchling, open Fri - Mon in termtime, daily in holidays, 01273 843498 Sussex Horse Rescue Sanctuary, Uckfield, Sundays 11 - 4 until 4th Sep inclusive, 01825 762010 (ansaphone) Sussex Voyages, rigid inflatable and power boat trips from Sovereign Harbour, 01293 888780 The Helen Garden, Eastbourne, putting, boules, playground, 01323 415464 Towner, the contemporary art museum, Eastbourne, BN21 4JJ, 01323 434670 Trading Boundaries, Sheffield Green TN22 3RB, shops, café, playground, 01825 790200 Wakehurst Place, Ardingly, RH17 6TN, gardens and walks, 01444 894066

Washbrooks Farm, Hurspierpoint, off A23, indoor play, farm, open daily, 01273 832201 Weald & Downland Open Air Museum, Singleton, 01243 811363 Wilderness Wood, Hadlow Down, working woodland for walking, picnics, BBQ, 01825 830509 (see advert and competition on p21) Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, Arundel, 01903 883355 Windmill Hill windmill, open 1st and 3rd Sun, 2.30 - 5pm, 01323 833033 Yesterday’s World, Battle, life size street scenes and shop displays, 01424 775378

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Railways Bentley Miniature, run by volunteers at weekends and school holidays, 01825 840573 (see advert) Bluebell Railway, Sheffield Park, TN22 3QL, 01825 720800 Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway Adventure Park, 01323 520229 Kent and East Sussex Steam Railway, Tenterden, Northiam and Bodiam stations, 01580 765155 (see advert on p21) The Lavender Line, steam railway, Isfield near Uckfield,, 01825 750515


A - Z of Sport and Leisure Archery Hellingly Archers, 10yrs - adult, 01435 868370 High Weald Archery Club, near Hurst Green,12yrs+, 07803 232432

Arts and Crafts After School Art Clubs, Lewes Studio, 7 - 14yrs, 01273 476832 (see advert on p19) Art Classes with Lucinka Soucek, Lewes, 07775 662540 (see advert) Catalyst Arts, creative arts workshops, Eastbourne, 07545 043819 Craft Buddies, card making courses, Uckfield, 9yrs+ 01825 761447 Dairy Studio Art Courses, Lewes, teenagers+, 01273 483311 Eastbourne Bead Company, jewellery making, pottery painting, 01323 647409 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, paint pottery, mosaics, decopatch, 01825 872225 Recycled textiles and felt making workshops for schools, 01580 201015 Start Art & Smart Art, 5 - 16yrs, Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven, Thu eve, 01273 515033 The Cat’s Whiskers, pottery painting in Horam or mobile, 01435 830041 Tiny Tulips, Firle, textile courses for all ages, 07530 281651

Athletics

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

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, 01892 891446 Cycle Seahaven, rides, social events and training, 01323 887961 Hellingly Cycle Speedway Club, in need of new riders 10yrs+, 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, players wanted to start a junior section, 8yrs+, 01273 514664 Eastbourne Youth Bowlers Club, 7 - 18yrs, Lloyds Lanes, 01323 509999

Bodyworks XTC Triathlon, Eastbourne, 7yrs+, 07590 851259

Freedom Bowl at Hailsham Leisure Centre and after school ten pin bowling club, 01323 443912

Eastbourne Rovers Athletics Club, 8 - 80yrs, 01323 505100

Lloyds Lanes, Eastbourne, 10 pin bowling and laser quest, 01323 509999

Hailsham Harriers, 10yrs+, 01323 842153

Boxing

Lewes Athletics Club, 9yrs+, 01273 487159 Seaford Striders, road running, 7yrs+, 01323 897518 Wadhurst Runners, 13yrs+, 01892 783506

Badminton Cavendish Sports Centre, Eastbourne, 7yrs+ coaching, 01323 647683 Freedom Leisure Centre, Uckfield, casual use, 01825 761160

Hillcrest Amateur Boxing Club, Newhaven, juniors, adults and girls/ ladies club, 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

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 Evolution Indoor Climbing, Crowborough, 6yrs+, 01892 862924

Conservation and 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 (see advert)

Cricket Barcombe Cricket Club, 7yrs+, qualified coaches and teams, 01273 400667 Burwash Cricket Club, 12yrs+, 01435 882832 Buxted Park Cricket Club, coaching 7yrs+, teams from 10yrs+, 01825 762953 East Dean & Friston Cricket Club, 13yrs+, 01323 423880 Eastbourne Cricket Club, soft ball for 5 10yrs, teams U10 - U16, 01323 721179 Etchingham and Fontridge Cricket Club, junior memberships, 01580 819529 Fletching Cricket Club, U9, U11 teams and coaching, 01825 723497 Flimwell Cricket Club, 10yrs+ coaching and U11/U13 teams, 07773 361542 Glynde and Beddingham CC, teams and coaching, 8yrs+, 0777 1658091 Hailsham Cricket Club, 5yrs - 14yrs teams and coaching, 07980 146841 Heathfield Park Cricket Club, coaching and teams 10yrs+, 01435 863670 Hellingly Cricket Club, juniors from U8’s - U16’s, 01323 843746 or 07968 167338 Herstmonceux CC, 6yrs+, teams & coaching, 01323 848149

Newhaven Cricket Club, 6 - 16yrs teams and coaching, 07761 786794

English Chess Federation, 01424 775222

Newick Cricket Club Juniors, 8yrs+, Fri eve, 07831 840000

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

Polegate and Stone Cross CC, U10, U12 and U14 teams, 07884 098740

Circus and Stunts

Ringmer Cricket Club, junior coaching and teams, 8yrs+,  01273 812522

Shinewater Sports and Community Centre, casual use, 01323 768614 Shuttles Badminton Club, Uplands, Wadhurst, 14yrs+, Mon, 01892 782136 Sovereign Centre, Eastbourne, casual use, 01323 738822 Ticehurst Badminton Club, Uplands, Wadhurst, 14yrs+, Wed, 01580 200600

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

Climbing Climbing wall at Lewes Leisure Centre, 8yrs+, 01273 486000

Dance and Drama Academy of Speech and Drama, Ridgewood and Chailey, 6 - 17yrs, 01825 760836 Aerodance, fun dance classes for all ages, Wadhurst, 0845 4308383 Alfriston Academy of Dancing, RAD ballet, ISTD modern & tap from 3yrs - adult, 01323 899149 Art of Dance, Lewes, 2yrs adult, ballet, tap, jazz, modern, 07976 068989 (see advert on p24) Bertram School of Dance, Kingston, Ballet and Tap, 3yrs+, 01273 703328 Bop ‘n’ Boogie, disco dancing, Haven School, Eastbourne, 07842 222931 Bourne Academy of Performing Arts, Eastbourne, 3yrs+, 01323 649097 Burwash Children’s Musical Theatre, 6 - 13yrs, Sat am, 01435 882051 Chyngton Youth Academy, Seaford, drama, 6 - 18yrs, 07791 081935

Dance Classes for 2½+yrs, Community Wise, Eastbourne, 01323 734120

Chess

Lewes Leisure Centre, casual use, 01273 486000

www.trapdoortheatreschool.co.uk

Mayfield Cricket Club, 7yrs - adult, 07740 100555

Hardwick Badminton Club, Causeway School, Eastbourne, 12yrs+, 01323 638620

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

Debbie Hackett

01323 638368

Dance and Movement with Melody Bear 2 - 4yrs; Little Bear Feet, 18mths - 2yrs, 01323 461736 (see advert)

Sussex Stars Cheerleading Club, Sun am, Hampden Park, Eastbourne, 5 - 14yrs, 07590 919150

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

Ratton School - Eastbourne Dance, Drama and Music and lots of fun for 7 - 17yrs NEW Friday session 5 - 8pm

Maresfield Cricket Club, mini mares 01825 764315

Hampden Park Sports Centre, coaching and casual sessions, 01323 509859 or 01323 737878 (coach)

Heathfield Leisure Centre, casual sessions and coaching on Mon, 01435 868824

The Trapdoor Theatre School

Seaford Cricket Club, 8yrs+ and teams from U10 - U18, 07791 998083 Sussex County Cricket Courses, Eastbourne, 8 - 13yrs, 01273 827114 Uckfield Anderida Cricket Club juniors, brendon@sebweb.co.uk Wadhurst Cricket Club, junior and senior teams, 01892 782498 Waldron Cricket Club, teenagers and adults, 07872 190198

DanceHouseUK, 2½yrs - adult, from FUN to festivals, CDET recognised, Willingdon, Uckfield areas, 01424 843546 (see advert on p24) Deborah Lamb Theatre School, Uckfield, 3yrs - adult including boys street dance, 01825 762880 Devonshire School of Dance, Ballroom, Latin, Freestyle, 5yrs+, Eastbourne, 01323 645966 Diamond Dance, Horam, Freestyle, 5yrs - adult, 01435 812543 Diana Freedman’s School of Dance and Performing Arts, Pevensey Bay, 2½yrs+, 01323 460542 East Sussex Dance, Children’s Ballroom and Latin, Lewes, 5 -11yrs and 12 - 15yrs, 07901 962163 (see advert on 24)

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

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Children’s classes in R.A.D. Ballet, I.S.T.D. Modern, Jazz & Tap Baby Classes (for 3yrs+) HIGHLY QUALIFIED STAFF FULLY EQUIPPED FACILITIES AND DANCE STUDIOS Classes held at: Mitchelswood Farm, Newick & Uckfield Community College

Tel:01825 761596 Principal: Kirsten Rennie, LRAD, AISTD

Dance and Drama (continued) East Sussex Dance, Children’s Disco & Street Dance, Lewes: 8 - 10yrs and 11 - 14yrs, 07901 962163 (see advert) Eastbourne Academy of Dancing, 2½yrs+, dance specialist, 01323 417260

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Julia Canneaux LRAD ARAD AISTD juliacanneaux@hotmail.co.uk

www.turningpointedanceschool.co.uk

Natalie Roberts School of Performing Arts, Eastbourne, 01323 731762

Heathfield Youth Drama Club, 5 - 18yrs, 01892 852238

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

Footsteps Academy of Dance, Mayfield, 2½yrs+, 07771 985711

Intrepid Theatre Centre, Lewes, Broad Oak, Eastbourne, 4 - 12yrs, 01273 476226

Gemini Dance Academy, pop and disco, St Luke’s, Stone Cross, 07504 201808

Jane E Coleman School of Dancing from 3+yrs, Burwash, 01435 882687

Georgiana Elite Dance Academy, ballet, tap and disco, Langney, Eastbourne, 3yrs+, 01323 479323 or 077907 66263

Kaleidoscope Theatre Company, Lewes, 6 - 14yrs, drama, dance, circus, summer school, 01273 473554

Glyndebourne Youth Opera, 8 - 19yrs, waiting list in operation, 01273 815023

Limelight, Uckfield, dance, gym and swim wear, 01825 765555

Perform: drama, dance and singing, 4 - 12yrs, Uckfield, Lewes, Ditchling, Haywards Heath, 0845 400 1301 (see advert)

Hampden Park Sports Centre, Eastbourne, Ballet for 4+yrs, 01323 509859

Little Gems Dance Academy, Freestyle, Rock n Roll, 2yrs+, St Philips Hall, Eastbourne, 07926 057342

Pirouettes Dancewear, Enterprise Centre, Eastbourne, costumes and accessories, 01323 430410

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

Ballet | Tap| Jazz Modern | Pointe| Street Jazz

Heathfield School of Dance, Waldron Church Hall, 3yrs+, 01435 863064

Helena’s Flamenco Dance, all ages, beginners, Lewes on Sat, Eastbourne on Tue, 07963 959262

Art of Dance

Nutley Youth Theatre, 7 - 18yrs, Sat am, 01825 740233 Park School of Dancing, ballet, tap, street, modern, 2yrs+, Hampden Park, 07710 304312

www.sussexfamilygrapevine.co.uk

Principal: Michelle Wilson ARAD IDTA

07976 068989

www.artofdance.co.uk 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 - 14yrs 01323 720039 Stagecoach - Eastbourne, 4 - 16yrs, Fri and Sat, 0800 1695089 (see advert)


A - Z of Sport and Leisure Newhaven Girls FC, U10 - U13, 01273 517691

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

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E! C N ! DA G N SI Stagecoach Lewes, Ringmer Community College, 4 - 16yrs, 01273 903983 (see advert)

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

Street Dance, The Health Boutique, Eastbourne Rd, Uckfield, 7 - 14yrs, 07595 900026

Zumba, St Bedes, Upper Dicker (Tue eve) and YMCA Lewes (Mon eve), 12yrs - 100! 07967 569549

Street Styles for All, Hip Hop, Street, Breakdance & RnB, Eastbourne, 5yrs+, 07983 339424 Summer Star Players, Ticehurst, 5yrs - adult, 01580 200594

Zumbatomic - Zumba for kids, Lewes YMCA, 8 - 12yrs, Mon eves, 07967 569549 (see advert on p4)

Duke of Edinburgh Award

Fitness and Exercise

Cavendish Sports Centre, junior gym, 14 - 16yrs, Wed pm and 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

Football

WIN one of TWO family memberships for WILDERNESS WOOD up for grabs in our competition on page 21 The Theatre Workshop, Eastbourne, 6 - 18yrs, Fri eve, 01273 733736 The Trapdoor Theatre School - Teeny Trapdoor: 4 - 7yrs, Ratton School, Fri pm, 01323 638368 (see advert on p23) The Trapdoor Theatre School, Eastbourne, Seniors: 7 - 17yrs, Ratton School, Fri eve or Sat, 01323 638368 (see advert on p23) Turning Pointe School of Dance, Lewes, Plumpton, Barcombe and Haywards Heath, 01825 840568 (see advert) Universal Dance, Uckfield, street, diddy dancers, cheerleading, 07885 528356

Uckfield Youth Centre, Tue 3.30pm 6.30pm, 01825 764164 Wadhurst Duke of Edinburgh, Mon at Youth Centre, Y10+, 01892 784342 Welcome Baptist Church, Heathfield, Club Night on Thu, 01435 864646

Fencing

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

Fish and Fishing

Bewl Water Fly Fishing, day ticket fishery, 01892 890352 Brick Farm Lakes, Herstmonceux, Trout Fishery and Cafe, children may fish on guardian’s ticket, 01323 832615 Eastbourne Angling Club, 01323 723442 Fly fishing/casting lessons, gift vouchers, Uckfield area, 07801 750166 Horam Manor Fisheries, fish by the day, 01323 840889 Hydneye Lake, Shinewater Park, permits Pike Angling Club, 0787 6185249

Up the Tempo, Newhaven & Seaford, 2½ +, disco and street, 07875 084111

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

Wadhurst Youth Theatre, 11 - 16yrs+, Youth Centre, Wed eve, 01892 784241

Polegate Angling Centre, 01323 486379 Seaford Angling Club, 07789 541677

Willingdon School of Dancing, Eastbourne & Polegate, 18mths+, 01323 411640

Sharnfold Farm, Stone Cross, Pevensey, 01323 768490

Wrightway School of Dancing, Eastbourne, 4yrs+, 01323 500052

Southdown Angling Association, Eastbourne and Hailsham area, 01435 812854

Seaford Wasps JFC, 4 - 13yrs, boys and girls, 01273 611453 Seahaven Harriers, Ladies and Girls Football, 6yrs+, 07758 822198 Shinewater Sports Centre, Eastbourne, 5 - 13yrs, Fri pm, 01323 768614

Uckfield Grasshoppers JFC from 5yrs - U16, 01825 769191 Wadhurst United JFC, boys & girls, 5 - 16yrs, 07771 628990 Wealden Colts FC, Framfield, U6 - U16, girls and boys, 01825 890166 Willingdon Warriors JFC, U15 boys, 01323 501742

We’re looking for more players to join our teams.

Hailsham Youth Centre, times and dates vary so call for details, 01323 841496

SASBAH, Registered Special Needs Centre, Horam and Eastbourne, 01825 873045

Seaford Town Youth FC, U6 - U18 teams, 01323 899571

Eastbourne United Colts FC

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

The Legat School of Dance, part of St Bede’s School, 01323 843252

Ringmer Rovers, U7 - U18, boys and girls, 01273 812374

Sovereign Centre, junior gym, 8 - 15yrs, 01323 738822

Archery Youth Centre, Seaside, Eastbourne, Wed pm, Arts Award or D of E, 01323 646591

Ringmer Award Night, Tue eve, Community College, 01273 335130

Premier Mini Soccer, Seaford, Sat am, 4yrs+, all abilities, 07862 261094

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

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

Heathfield Youth Centre, 14yrs+, Tue, 01435 862894

Polegate Grasshoppers, U6 - U15 boys and girls teams, 01323 461049

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

Strollers and Toners, exercise class for mums & baby comes too! Eastbourne, 07748 678030 (see advert on p9)

The Dance Academy, Lewes, ballet, tap, modern, ballroom, street & freestyle, 01273 476988

Pevensey & Westham JFC, U6 - U16 boys, U15 girls, 01323 763026

Black Hawks FC, minis from 6 - 9yrs, U10 and U11 (mixed), U14, U18 (boys), U14 (girls), ladies, 01323 504207

We offer training from school reception age to Under 16’s. For more information contact

Brighton & Hove Albion FC, fun football courses, 5 - 15yrs, 01273 562611

Joanne Cordingley: 07943 911395

Broad Oak & Horam JFC, U6 - U16 and girls U10 and U12, 01435 867291

www.eastbourneunitedcolts.co.uk

CACL Saturday Football Coaching, 4 - 14yrs, Eastbourne, 01323 730467 Denton & South Heighton JFC, U7 - U16’s, 01273 580583 Eastbourne Borough Youth FC, U6 - U16 boys and girls, 07707 971151 Eastbourne Town Youth FC, Eastbourne, U6 - U18, boys and girls, 01323 508684 (see advert) Eastbourne United Colts FC, training from 5 - 16yrs, new players wanted to join the teams, 07943 911395 (see advert) Hailsham United Junior FC, U6 - U11 (mixed), U12 - U16 (boys), 01323 844005 Hampden Park Leisure Centre, Football Fun, 4 - 11yrs, Eastbourne, 01323 509859 Heathfield Leisure Centre, football courses, 5 - 11yrs, 01435 868824 Lewes Bridge View Junior FC, U8 - U14’s, 01825 721005 Lewes Saturday Soccer School, Sat am, 6 - 12yrs, 01273 483387 Little Kickers - Eastbourne, Lewes, Ringmer, Seaford, Hailsham, fun football training, 18mths - 7yrs, 01323  749640 (see advert) Little Kickers, fun football training for 18mths - 7yrs, Uckfield, Crowborough, Burgess Hill, Brighton, 01293 226201 (see advert) Maresfield Dynamos JFC coaching from U7; teams U11 - U12, 01825 713697

eastbourneunitedcolts@hotmail.co.uk

EASTBOURNE TOWN YOUTH FC (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

Little Kickers

Fun FA approved football for 18mths - 7th birthday See our main ad on page 11 for venues throughout the area and our contact details.

www.littlekickers.co.uk

Golf Bay View Park, Pevensey Bay, junior membership & 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

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

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Spray Water Sports, Eastbourne, courses for all ages, 01323 417023

Golf-4-all.com, children’s golf specialist, group/individual, Pevensey Bay and Eastbourne areas, 07935 283637

Uckfield Phab Club, disabled and nondisabled people can meet and enjoy a variety of activities, 01825 749826

Horam Park Golf Club, junior coaching & holiday courses, 01435 813477

Youth Club Peacehaven Youth Centre, 11 - 19yrs, , alt Sats, 01273 583354

Lewes Golf Club, thriving junior section, 01273 483474

Martial Arts

Piltdown Golf Club, junior memberships, 01825 722033

Broad Oak Shotokan Karate Club, Village Hall, 6yrs+, 01323 764279

Royal Eastbourne Golf Club, junior coaching, events etc, 01323 744045

Cavendish Sports Centre, Eastbourne, Kick Boxing, Karate, Ju Jitsu, MSK and Judo, 5yrs+, 01323 647683

Seaford Golf Club, junior memberships, 01323 892442

Chris Kent’s Kicks Karate, Peacehaven, 01273 673680

Seaford Head Golf Course, pay and play and junior memberships, 10yrs+, 01323 890139

CMA Karate, Hailsham, Uckfield and Wadhurst, 5yrs+, 01323 848677 (see advert)

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

Eastbourne Kyokushinkai Karate Club, Bishop Bell, 10yrs+, 07977 094347

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

COMPLETE MARTIAL ARTS

Guiding Burwash Brownies and Guides, 01435 883473 Eastbourne Area Division Commissioner, 01323 723284 Girl Guiding Sussex East, to join just call, 01273 505906 Heathfield and Horam District Commissioner, 01435 863435 Lewes and Ringmer units, 01273 476806 Newhaven and Denton Rainbows, Brownies and Guides, 01273 513844 Wadhurst District including Mayfield, 01892 890335 Weald Division including Heathfield, Hailsham & Herstmonceux, 01323 841370

Gymnastics/Trampoline CACL Gymnastics Club, 4 - 18yrs, Eastbourne and Hailsham, 01323 730467 Downs Leisure Centre, Seaford, 2½yrs+ gymnastics; trampolining 4yrs+, 01323 490011 Fun Abounds, indoor trampoline centre, Uckfield, babies - adults, 01825 768479 (see advert) Gymbobs, 5 - 7yrs, Uckfield, 01424 845250 Hampden Park Sports Centre, Eastbourne, Trampoline, 6 - 12yrs, 01323 509859

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 Hailsham Hockey Club, juniors 6 - 16+yrs and adults, 01323 650459 Lewes Hockey Club, Southdown Sports Club, 6yrs - adult, 01273 480630

Horseriding

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 Bourne Free, club for children and young people with disabilities, Hampden Park, Wed eve, 01323 728781 Eastbourne Specials FC, 8yrs+, 07919 051848

Audiburn Stables, Kingston, hacking and lessons from 5yrs+, 01273 474398

Funky Teens, Archery Youth Centre, Eastbourne, alternate Sat pm, 13 - 19yrs, 01273 335130

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

Funky Teens, Heathfield, alternate Sats, 13 - 19yrs, 01273 335130

Hamsey Riding School, Lewes, hacking and lessons, 5yrs+, 01273 477120 Horam Manor Stables, hacking, lessons, pony days, birthday parties, 01435 812955 Little Cophall Stables, Polegate, lessons and hacking, 01323 483975

Mitchelswood Farm Riding School, Newick, 4yrs+, 01825 722296

N.I.P.P.E.R.S. Afterschool Club, Newhaven, 4 - 17yrs, 01273 514440

Lewes Leisure Centre, 5 - 16yrs, 01273 486000

Westfield Farm Equestrian Centre, Downash, Hailsham, 07786 018559

Seaford Gymnastics Academy, boys and girls, 4 - 19yrs, 07923 635823

Karting

Newhaven, Lewes & District Mencap, social Fri evenings, all ages, Riverside Hall, Newhaven, 01273 517345

Uckfield Gymnastic Club, Maresfield, toddlers to adults, 01825 764141 Uplands Sports Centre, Gymnastics & Trampolining, 5yrs+, 01892 782136

Hockey

Leisure and Sport for Disabled and Special Needs Children

Buxted Park Hockey Club, mixed, juniors: 8 - 16yrs+, adults 01825 768213

Active 4 All, for children and young people, Uckfield Leisure Centre, Tue 4.30pm, 07919 051 848/01825 761160

Eastbourne Hockey Club, girls, boys and adults 6yrs+, 01424 843076

Boccia, Wed pm, Shinewater Eastbourne, all ages, 01323 768614

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Karate Studio, Eastbourne, children, youths and adults, 07952 670349 Kempo Kidz Ju Jitsu, Willingdon Trees, Eastbourne, 7 - 15yrs, 01323 492144 Kuk Sool Won, Eastbourne, 5yrs+, Mon and Thu, 01323 738784 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 MSK Martial Arts, 4yrs+, Eastbourne and Hailsham, 07870 611949 Ninja School at Samurai Family Martial Arts Centre, Newhaven, 4yrs+, 01273 570940 (see advert) Parkfield Judo Club, Eastbourne, 6yrs+, 07946 065342

Ryu Jutsu School of Martial Arts, Hurst Green, 6yrs+, 07817 790259

Jump Trampoline Club, Hailsham, 4yrs - adult, 01323 508604

Trax indoor karting, Hampden Park, Eastbourne, min height 5’2”, 01323 521133

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

Jumble Theatre Company with Natalie Roberts School of Performing Arts, 5 - 10yrs, Community Wise, Eastbourne, 01323 731762 Lewes Leisure Centre, after school sports on Mon, Tue, Fri from 4 - 6pm, 8 - 16yrs, 01273 486000

Sussex Springers, trampoline club, 5yrs - adult, Uckfield, 01825 768479

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

Red Oak Karate Club, Lewes, 12yrs+, 01273 471627

Meadowbank Equestrian Centre, Downash, Hailsham, 01323 848777

Campbell Circuit, Filching Manor, Polegate, min 4’10”, 01323 487838

Karate classes, Stafford Junior School, Eastbourne, 6yrs+, 01323 727967

Funky Teens, Uckfield Youth Centre, alt. Sats, 13 - 19yrs, 01273 335130

Heathfield Leisure Centre, trampolining and gymnastics, 5yrs+, 01435 868824

Shinewater Sports Centre, Eastbourne, Gymnastics, 5yrs+, 01323 768614

Frontier School of Karate & Kickboxing (FSK), Shinewater, Heathfield, Stone Cross, 3yrs+, 01273 702662

Nik Naks, sports, music and crafts, Mon eve, Eastbourne Academy, 01323 646591

Sama Karate and Kickboxing, Eastbourne, Polegate, Stone Cross, Pevensey 3½yrs - adults, 01273 580577 Sama Karate and Kickboxing, Lewes, Seaford and Peacehaven, 4yrs - adults, 01273 239266 Sama Karate and Kickboxing, Wealden venues, 01273 261242 Seaford Karate Club, Downs Leisure Centre, 5yrs+, 07812 381877 Shorin Ryu Karate, Christchurch, Eastbourne, 6yrs - adult, 01323 461694

Riding for the Disabled, East Sussex, 0845 4507046

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

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

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

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

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

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

Vision Taekwondo, Uckfield, Lewes, 3yrs+, 01892 610598 (Uckfield) or 07902 228304 (Lewes)

Special Olympics, Eastbourne, Football training 8yrs+, 01323 721014

White Crane Fighting Arts, Kung Fu, 5yrs, Lewes, 07976 260710

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A - Z of Sport and Leisure Music Groups

County Orchestras and Bands - East Sussex Brass Band, 14yrs+ and Grade 5+; East Sussex String Chamber Orchestra, 14yrs+ and Grade 6+; East Sussex Youth Orchestra, 16yrs+ and Grade 6+ plus auditon; South Downs Percussion Ensemble, Grade 6+; South Downs Youth Orchestra, Grade 5+, 01273 336770 Eastbourne Scottish Pipe Band, 11yrs+, 01424 440081 Heathfield Youth Choir, 11 - 18yrs, Fri eve, 01892 852238 Jungle Jam at Bonners Music Superstore, Eastbourne, 4 - 7yrs, 01323 639335 Lewes, Glynde & Beddingham Brass Band, All Saints Centre, 8 - 11yrs, Free tuition/instrument loan, 01273 475920 Mayfield Brass Band, 7yrs - adult, from beginners upwards, group tuition and band playing, 01892 653422 Newhaven Youth Marching Band, 8 18yrs, Thu eve, Sun am, 01273 515224

Violin and Viola

eastsussex.gov.uk/music

lessons

East Sussex Music Service Young Music Makers

Uckfield, Haywards Heath, and Forest Row

2011-2012

Applications are invited from May onwards for pupils in Reception and Years 1, 2 and 3 Courses in towns across East Sussex æ Music and movement commencing in æ Learning about rhythm September

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

through improvisation and exploration æ Learning to sing well through games and songs æ Playing tuned and un-tuned percussion instruments æ Reading and writing basic music notation

Sundari Heller LRAM

01342 823099

Wadhurst Netball Club, 9yrs+, 01892 542195

Singing workshops in schools and colleges,  01424 730859

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

Starfish Youth Music, Lewes, 10yrs+, 07876 037542 (until 17 Aug, then check website) Tinklers Music Workshops, All Saints Centre, Lewes, Tue pm, 5 - 7yrs, 07799 886440 (see advert on p12) UCO, The Uckfield Community Orchestra, all ages & abilities, 01342 823099 (see advert) Wadhurst Brass Band, 9yrs+ and one year’s playing, 01892 782308

Arena Pursuits, near Bewl Water, adventures for 6+yrs, 01580 879614 For further information or application form please visit the Music Service web pages at: eastsussex.gov.uk/music

Judged Outstanding for a 3rd Year!

2008, 2009 and 2010

Email: music.service@eastsussex.gov.uk Telephone: 01273 336770

Lewes Childrens Book Group, 01273 474964

Bonners Music Lessons, Eastbourne, 01323 639335

David Driver, Registered Drumsense teacher, Etchingham, 01580 819070 Drum Lessons, Seaford, 01323 872296/ 07836 551000 Drumstuff, Eastbourne, tuition for all ages, 01323 647722 East Sussex Music Service, Young Music Makers, Reception - Y3, 01273 336770 (see advert) Eastbourne Music Makers, piano, strings, singing, 01323 731745 Eastbourne Piano Tuition, pop, jazz and classical, 01323 639522 Guitar Workshop, Eastbourne, all ages, 01323 724594 Guitar, Piano & Music Tuition, all ages and abilities, CRB checked, Eastbourne, 07535 903538 James Thomas, Piano, Keyboard & Organ, 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, £10 for ½ hour, Isfield, 01825 750373

Woodland Adventures, outdoor laser at Bentley Wildfowl, 8yrs+, 0845 8722882

Chatterbooks, Heathfield Library, 3rd Wed of month at 4pm, 0345 6080196

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

Cello Lessons, Catherine Black, Lewes, 7yrs+, 01273 470558

Paintball and Laser Reading

Music Teachers

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

Bewl Water Outdoor Centre, climbing, watersports, 8yrs+, 01892 890716

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 and teacher on behalf of the UCO. For more information please call 01342 823099. Grant aided by 'Grassroots' & Uckfield Town Council Percussivity, African Drumming, 01323 872296 Peter Harvey, trombone lessons and general brass coaching, 01323 870271 Piano lessons for age 5yrs+, Eastbourne area, 01323 645893 Piano Teacher, Angela Gordon, all ages and abilities, exams, 01323 845380 Singing, saxophone, guitar and bass lessons, Wadhurst area, 07955 234130 The Drum Studio, Blackboys, 6 - 60yrs, 07792 485413 

Matt Hobson, drum tuition, Seaford, Eastbourne, Lewes, 07776 290236

UCO, The Uckfield Community Orchestra offers low cost string lessons, 01342 823099 (see advert)

Message Music, guitar, mandolin, bass, Eastbourne, 01323 734506

Valeria Cassidy, piano tuition, Eastbourne, 01323 486192

Violin and Viola Lessons, Uckfield and surrounding area, all ages and abilities, 01342 823099 (see advert) Voicebox, Newick, fun group singing lessons, 4 - 15yrs, and individual lessons, 01825 724458

Netball

Eastbourne Netball Club, 8yrs+, 07929 092325 Heathfield Panthers Netball Club, junior section 8+yrs - adult, 01435 866066 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

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 Hellingly RFC, U7 - U17 teams, 07802 891124 Lewes Rugby Club, U6’s - U19’s, girls, boys, ladies, men, 01273 813022 Seaford Storm Junior Rugby, 6 - 18yrs, Sun am, 07818 438378 Total Rugby, Eastbourne College, boys and girls holiday courses, 7 - 14yrs, 07973 361000 (see advert on p19) Uckfield Rugby Football Club, 5yrs adult, 01825 768956 (club house leave message)

Scouting Denton Beavers, Cubs and Scouts, 01273 513558 Eastbourne Area District Commissioner, 0845 0946252 Hailsham and Heathfield District Commissioner, 01323 846207 Limelight, Uckfield, dance, swim and guide/scout uniforms, 01825 765555 Mayfield Group Scout Leader, 01435 873344 Newhaven Beavers, Cubs and Scouts, 01273 516488 Scout Association for nearest Beaver, Scout, Venture, Air and Sea Scouts, 0845 3001818

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Swimming and Scuba

Ticehurst, Flimwell and Stonegate Group, 01580 201270

Aquability, young children specialists, 4mths - 8yrs, Eastbourne, Uckfield and Heathfield, 01435 862325 (see advert)

Wadhurst Group Scout Leader, 01892 783303

Aquatots, Newick, 3mths - 2½yrs, 0208 6886488

Skating and Skateboards

Bourne 2 Swim, Eastbourne, 3yrs+, 07917 015676

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

Anne Bickmore Swimming, Eastbourne DGH, 4mths+, 01273 584151

Cavendish Sports Centre, Eastbourne, Roller Disco, Sun pm, 01323 647683

Commit 2 Swim, classes at Bricklehurst Manor, Stonegate, 01580 200620

Eastbourne Inline Hockey Club, Cavendish, Sat am, 4 - 11yrs, new players wanted, 07710 535903

Eastbourne Swimming Club, Beginners to Masters, 5yrs+, 07901 769346 Eastbourne Voluntary Lifeguards, 10yrs+, 01323 439897

Eastbourne Skaters at Sovereign Centre, Sun and Fri eves, ww.eastbourneskaters.co.uk

Freedom Leisure Centre, Uckfield, lessons, parties, Splashdance party, 01825 761160

Eastbourne Skating Academy, www.eastbourneskaters.co.uk

Hailsham Leisure Centre, lessons, Splashdance party, 01323 846755

Heathfield Leisure Centre, roller disco and roller hockey, Sun, 01435 868824

Lewes Leisure Centre, roller disco, Sat 4pm - 8pm, 01273 486000 Loco Skate Shop, Eastbourne, inline skates, quad skates and scooters, 01323 411030

Babies

6 weeks - 1 yr warm private pool calm and relaxed intimate groups

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Sports Centres

Bannatyne’s Health Club, Hampden Park, Eastbourne, 01323 505080

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4 - 7yrs small groups nat. curriculum ASA awards

Hailsham Swimming Club, 6+yrs, 01323 440140 Helen’s Swimming School, Mayfield and Crowborough, 01892 662484 Karen Pickering Swim, Eastbourne, 01273 245652 Lewes Leisure Centre, fun swimming and lessons for all ages, 01273 486000 Lewes Swimming Club, Newhaven Seaford, Ringmer, Lewes, 01273 513798

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Liberty Swim School, Mayfield, 2 - 14yrs, Sat am, 01825 749623

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Knockhatch Ski Slope, On A22 at Hailsham, 01323 843344 (slope) or   01323 442051(office)

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Snow Sports

Newick & Isfield pools Daily classes ASA Level 2 teachers Extra August lessons

1 - 3yrs small groups fun water skills

SK8school.co.uk - Eastbourne Skate School for Skate Lessons, Hire, Roller Discos and Parties, 07940 773295

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

small groups range of water skills ASA awards

Little Dippers, baby swimming, Eastbourne and Isfield near Uckfield, 0844 4820222 (see advert)

Call Caroline Snelgrove: 01825 762293 www.tinytiddlers.org

Moira House Swimming School, boys and girls, 4yrs+, 01323 636806 (see advert on p20) Motcombe Pool, Eastbourne, parent and baby/toddler sessions, 01323 410748

Cavendish Sports Centre, Eastbourne, 01323 647683 David Lloyd Club, Eastbourne, 01323 509802

Mr Peter’s Swimming School, Eastbourne, 07869 323107 (see advert this page and p20)

Downs Leisure Centre, Seaford, 01323 490011

Pells Open Air Pool, Lewes open until 11th Sep, 01273 472334

Eastbourne Sports Park, 01323 649214

Planet Divers, Pevensey Bay, 8yrs+, 07889 883232

Fitness First, Sovereign Harbour Retail Park, Eastbourne, 0844 5712857

Rachel Nash Swim School, Eastbourne, 4yrs - adult, 07903 313955

Freedom Leisure Centre, Downsview Crescent, Uckfield, 01825 761160

Ringmer Swimming Pool, parties, fun and lane swimming, 01273 813533

Hailsham Leisure Centre, 01323 846755

Saviours Life Saving Club, St Bedes, The Dicker, 8yrs+ and confident swimmers, Sat am, 01323 845647

Hampden Park Sports Centre, 01323 509859

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

Heathfield Leisure Centre, 01435 868824 Lewes Leisure Centre, 01273 486000 Seahaven Swim and Fitness Centre, Newhaven, 01273 512498 Shinewater Sports Centre, Eastbourne, 01323 768614 Sovereign Leisure Centre, Eastbourne, 01323 738822 University of Brighton Sports Centre, 01273 643706 Uplands Sports Centre, Wadhurst, 01892 782136

Squash

Freedom Leisure Centre, Uckfield, hire a court, 01825 761160 Southdown Sports Club, Lewes, 01273 480630

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Stoolball

Burwash Common Stoolball, mixed team from 14yrs, 01435 883385 Burwash Ladies Stoolball, 14yrs+, 01435 883385

Hailsham League Stoollball, details of local clubs, 01323 487445 Herstmonceux Mixed Stoolball, 01323 765777 Isfield Ladies Stoolball, 01825 765666

Seaford Head Pool, lessons, parties and lane swimming, 01323 897632 Seahaven Swim and Fitness Centre, Newhaven, lessons and lane swimming, 01273 512498 SK Seals Swim School, 2 - 12yrs, Eastbourne, 01323 735944 (see advert)

Buxted Park Ladies Stoolball Club, Buxted, 14yrs+, 01825 766167

Maresfield Stoolball Club, ladies and mixed teams, 07901 551581

Chailey Stoolball, Ladies and Juniors, 01825 722549

Newick Ladies and Junior Stoolball, 01825 722081

Smiths Swimming Squad, Eastbourne College pool, 4yrs+, 07835 886734

Nutley Stoolball, Ladies and Mixed, 01825 764824

Sovereign Centre, Eastbourne fun pool, training pool and lessons from 6 mths, H2O party on Fri eve, 01323 738822

Chiddingly Ladies Stoolball, 01825 872052 Eastbourne Red Triangle Stoolball League, 10yrs+, mixed, 01323 768509 Five Ashes Stoolball Club, mixed, 14yrs+, 01825 830520 Fletching Ladies Stoolball, 01825 713597 Geebro, Hailsham,12yrs+, 01323 508228 (mixed) or 01323 844382 (ladies)

Ringmer Stoolball Club, juniors play on Wed, 01273 813340 Stone Cross Ladies Stoolball, 01323 724760

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

Tiny Tiddlers Swim School, Newick and Isfield, 4mths - 7yrs, 01825 762293 (see advert)

Uckfield Ladies Stoolball, 01825 763236

Uckfield Dolphins, Sat eve, Leisure Centre, 7yrs+, 01825 763820

Willingdon Mixed Stoolball, juniors encouraged to play, 07971 280498

Water Nippers, 0 - 7yrs, East Sussex National, Isfield, 01273 621333

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Aquability

Making water safe and fun • • • •

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

01435 862325

www.aquability.net enquiries@aquability.net

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

Barcombe Tennis Club, junior coaching and memberships, 01273 401112 Burwash Tennis Club, junior memberships, coaching, holiday camps, 01435 883015 Cross in Hand Lawn Tennis Club, memberships, coaching, hol courses, 01825 830670 Devonshire Park Lawn Tennis Club, Eastbourne, 07775 917380 Eastbourne Sports Park, indoor tennis, 4yrs+, 01323 649214 (see advert on p19) Hailsham Tennis Club, junior tennis from 4yrs+, 01323 840178 Hampden Park Tennis Club, Eastbourne, juniors and coaching, 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 memberships, coaching, 01273 512162 Newick Tennis Club, active junior section, 01825 724325 or 01825 722725 Nutley Tennis & Squash Club, 07786 232635 or 07821 633808 ROMPA Tennis Club, Eastbourne, junior coaching Sat am/hols, 07709 507876 Seaford and Blatchington Tennis Club, active junior section, 07877 974802

Scuba Diving and Snorkelling for All 8yrs - Adults Courses at Ringmer Pool

www.scuba2000.org.uk 01825 765 851 karen@scuba2000.org.uk

SK SEALS SW IM SCHOOL • Lessons for toddlers and children on Saturday mornings • ASA qualified and experienced teachers • Pool in Eastbourne • ASA awards each term Call Sarah Knapman

01323 735944 www.skseals.com

sarah.knapman@hotmail.co.uk

Table Tennis Broad Oak Table Tennis Club, 8 - 16yrs, 01435 865235 Five Ashes Table Tennis Club, 12yrs+, 01825 830520 Hampden Park Sports Centre, 9 - 14yrs, Wed pm, 01323 509859 Ridgewood Table Tennis Club, Uckfield, 11yrs+, 01825 760269 Shinewater Table Tennis Club, 7yrs+, Thu eve, 01323 891372

Tennis Anyone for Tennis? Nutley, Hartfield area, 07714 212962

South Coast Tennis Academy, coaching for all ages & holiday camps, 01435 867868 Southdown Sports Club, Lewes, junior coaching, hol courses, 01273 480630 Tennis in the Park, Gildridge Park, Eastbourne, 3yrs - adult, 07837 890429 Wadhurst Tennis Club, group coaching, tournaments, holiday courses, 5yrs+, 01892 782067 WM Tennis, coaching for all the family, Lewes, Laughton, 01273 483933

Theatres, Cinemas & Film

Eastbourne Theatres, 01323 412000  (box office) and 01323 411555 cc hotline Hailsham Pavilion, theatre and cinema, 01323 841414 Lewes junior film club for 7 - 12yrs, monthly on Sun am (not July and Aug), open to all, 01273 483550 Seaford Little Theatre, amateur dramatics, 01323 893699 (tickets) and 01323 892209 (to join) Uckfield Picture House, 01825 764909 Underground Theatre, Eastbourne, 01323 732778 (info)/01323 737677 (tix)

Uniformed Groups

Air Training Corps, 13 - 18yrs, Eastbourne, 01323 725065; Hailsham, 01323 442496; Newhaven, 01273 513218; Uckfield, 01825 769738 Air Training Corps, Sussex Wing HQ, Seaford, 01323 899900 Girls Brigade, Greenfield Methodist Church Hall, Eastbourne, 01323 487782

St John Ambulance Cadets, Hailsham, Eastbourne, Ringmer, Seaford, Newhaven, Uckfield, Willingdon and Polegate, 10 - 18yrs, 01273 371500

at the Community Centre, Tue eve, 01323 505089

Sussex Army Cadet Force HQ, Y8 - 18yrs, 01273 552222

Free Zone, Eastbourne Academy, Wed 3 - 5pm, 01323 505089

Watersports

Bewl Bridge Rowing Club, 12yrs +, must be able to swim, 07811 169240 Bewl Valley Sailing Club, 8yrs + training and competitions, 01892 890930 Bewl Water Outdoor Centre, sailing, canoeing, windsurfing, 8yrs+, 01892 890716

Eastbourne Youth Clubs 5 aside football league, 11 - 19yrs, 01323 505089

Friday Night Project, Heathfield Youth Centre, Y9+, 01435 862894 Glitzy Girls, Heathfield Youth Centre, Y7 and Y8, Tue 4 - 6pm, 01435 862894 Hailsham Youth Centre, Y7 - 8 on Tue eve; Y9 on Thu eve, 01323 841496 Hampden Park Youth Club, Community Centre, Fri eve, 11-19yrs, 01323 505089

Cuckmere Valley Canoe Club, www.cvcc.org.uk

Herstmonceux Chapel Youth Club, Y7 - Y11, weekly Fri eve, 01323 833272

Eastbourne Rowing Club, 14yrs+, 07855 393542

Juniors, Heathfield Youth Centre, Y6 - Y8, Thu eve, 01435 862894

Eastbourne Sovereign Sailing Cub, have-a-go, training and racing for all ages, 01323 720715

Lewes Landport Youth Club, 11 - 19yrs, Thu eve; Sports Session, Fri eve; Girls Night, Thu eve, 01273 335130

Hailsham and Eastbourne Canoe Club, 6+yrs, 07810 045132

Live Wires, Y8+, Community Wise, Eastbourne, Fri eve, 01323 722924

Newhaven and Seaford Sailing Club, 6yrs+ and able to swim, 07540 831096

Mercread Youth Centre, Seaford, Tue - Fri, variety of activities, 01323 492303 or 01273 335130

Newhaven Scuba Diving Centre, 8yrs+, 01273 612012 Newhaven Yacht Club, individual and family memberships, 01273 611396

Newhaven Denton Island Drop-in, 12 -19yrs, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 4 - 6pm, 01273 335130

Pevensey Bay Sailing Club, 01323 761002 (weekends only)

Newhaven Denton Youth Club, Fri eve, 01273 335130

Seven Sisters Canoe Centre, advance booking, groups 8+, 01323 491289

Newhaven Meeching Centre, Youth Access Centre, various activities, 14 - 19yrs, 01273 513801

Sovereign Harbour Yacht Club, Eastbourne, 01323 470888 Spray Water Sports, Eastbourne, courses for all ages, 01323 417023

Newhaven Youth Activities, Lewes Road Hut, 13 - 19yrs, Wed eve, 01273 517250

Yoga

Newhaven, Denton Hall, Forward Close, 13yrs+, Fri eve, 01273 517250

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

Youth Clubs - Junior

Allsorts, Welcome Baptist Church, Heathfield, Y4 - Y6, Tue, 01435 864646 Archery Junior Youth Club, Seaside, Eastbourne, Fri eve, 10 - 12yrs, 01323 646591 BiF, 10 - 12yrs, Horam Chapel, Fri eve, term time, 01435 812922 Burwash Junior Youth Club, 8 - 11yrs, Fri eve, Sports Pavillion, 01580 819386 CHIPS, Uckfield: Holy Cross School, Wed eve and Manor School, Tue eve, 5 - 11yrs, 01825 767442 Etchingham YES, Mon eve, 8 - 11yrs, 01580 819386 Live Wires, Y4 - 7, Community Wise, Eastbourne, Fri eve, 01323 722924 Newhaven Youth Activities, Lewes Road Hut, 8 - 12yrs, Mon eve, 01273 517250 Treasure Seekers, 5 - 9yrs, Horam Chapel, Fri eve, 01435 812922 Wednesday Club, Holy Trinity, Eastbourne, 5 - 11yrs, 01323 736627

Youth Clubs - 11yrs+

Archery Senior Youth Club, Seaside, Eastbourne, Tue, 13 - 19yrs, 01323 646591

Newhaven and Seaford Sea Cadets, 10 - 18yrs, 01273 514871

Archery Youth Centre, Freestyle Arts and Music, Fri/Mon, 11 - 19yrs, 01323 646591

St John Ambulance Badgers, 5 - 10yrs, Eastbourne, Lewes, Ringmer, Willingdon & Polegate, 01273 371500

Eastbourne Old Town Youth Club

Chailey Youth Group, Village Hall, alt. Friday eves, 12 - 17yrs, 07843 410895

Old Town Project, Old Town Community Centre, Eastbourne, Tue, 01323 505089 Peacehaven Youth Club, 14 - 19yrs, Tue/Fri eve; Girls Night, Thu, 01273 583354 Ringmer Junior Club, Y7 + Y8, Community College, Mon, 01273 335130 Rock Solid Youth Club, 11 - 16yrs, Thu eve, Eastside Social Centre, Newhaven, 01323 894766 Sat Night Project, 2nd Sat of mth, Holy Trinity, Eastbourne, 01323 736627 Seaford, The Salts, Saturday Sports, just turn up, 5 - 6pm, 01273 335130 The Drop In, Year 6+, The Source, Luxford Car Park, Uckfield, 01825 767442 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, 6pm - 8pm, Y9+, 01892 784342 Wannock Pavilion, Polegate, Tue, Wed, 01323 505089 Welcome Baptist Church, Heathfield, GAP Club, Y7 - Y10, Wed eve, 01435 864646 Willingdon Trees Community Centre, Eastbourne, Thu, 01323 505089

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

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16th July

Game and Country Fair at Michelham Priory, Upper Dicker, near Hailsham. 10.30am - 5.30pm, 01323 844224 It’s a Knockout Knockhatch, fun for all the family, 01323 442051

Old Town Eastbourne Summer Fete, Old Town Rec. Face painting, stalls, pony rides, dog show, refreshments, entertainment. 2 - 5pm, 01323 722924 Wadhurst Country Fair and WADSTOCK, Uplands Community College. Country fair from 11am - 3pm. WADSTOCK* with live bands, bar etc 7pm - 11.30pm. 01892 783687 Newhaven ‘Cormorant’ at the Fort and Harbour. Musical procession, aerial feats and pyrotechnics, 01273 517622 Starfish Youth Music in the Park, Paddockfield, Lewes. Acoustic music festival, noon - 6pm, 07876 037542 Uckfield Festival - Hempstead Meadows Open Day 10am - 12noon, Buskers on the High Street 10am - 4pm, Dancing with Bears - stories at the Library 2.15pm, 01825 763292

10th July

July 3rd July NCT Nearly New Sale, Priory School, Lewes. 10.30 - 12noon (10.15 members), 0844 2436187 (see ad p10)

9th July Haven Primary School, Sovereign Harbour, Eastbourne, 10th Birthday Celebrations: loads of activities and displays. 11am - 3pm, 01323 761709 Pevensey & Westham School, Pirates of the Caribbean Summer Fayre. Captain Jack Sparrow, train rides, bouncy castles, bungee run, BBQ, 11am - 1.30pm, 01323 762269 Annecy Primary School Seaford, Summer Fayre. Travelling farm, birds of prey, fire service vehicles and lots more! 12noon - 3pm, 07525 901064 Uckfield Festival - Big Day Out, Luxford Field. Market, children’s rides, demonstrations, parade, evening jazz, 01825 763292 Bat Walk* - Lewes Railway Land. 5 - 12 years accompanied by an adult. 7.30pm - 9.30pm, 01273 497561 Fairwarp Village Traditional Fete, stalls, games, food etc. 2pm - 5pm.

NP&S Lions Club, Peacehaven Donkey Derby. Donkey racing, Tote, fair, side shows etc. 1.15pm. 01323 899873 1st Hellingly Scouts Centenary Fete, Horsebridge Rec. Stalls, Archery, gunrun etc, 12noon - 5pm, 01323 849343 Horam Fun Day, Horam Rec. Dog show, bouncy castle, BBQ, stalls etc, 1pm - 5pm, 01435 813548 Let’s Go Cuckoo Family Sponsored Walk From The Cuckoo’s Rest in Hellingly along the Cuckoo Trail in aid of Broad Oak Pre-School & Friends of E Sx Hospices. 9.30am, 07974 392522 Alfriston at War, Clergy House. Journey back to the 1940s and learn about WW2 life, 11am - 4pm, 01323 870001 Rock Pool Rambling*, Birling Gap. 11am - 12.30pm. 01323 423923 Seaford Family Fun Day and Food Fest, Downs Leisure Centre. 10am - 4pm, 01323 894870 Uckfield Festival - Fun Run* at Buxted Park. 10.30am for 9 - 15yrs; 11.30 for adults, 07704 584011. Kit Car Grand Prix, 12noon - 4pm at TR Fastenings car park, 01825 763292

12th July Uckfield Festival, Stories for pre-school children. 2.15pm, Library, 01825 763292

16th - 17th July Eastbourne Extreme. Inline and artistic skating, waterborne displays plus free taster sessions, live music, children’s rides. 10am to 5pm, 0871 663 0031 Mini Beast Day at Knockhatch, 01323 442051

17th July Bentley Classic Motor Show - Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum, Halland 10.30am - 5.30pm, 01825 840573 (see advert on p22) Old England v Old India*, Sheffield Park and Garden. Cricket on one of the most historic cricket pitches in Britain. 2pm - 6pm. 01825 790231

Uckfield Festival - Family Fun Day, Luxford Field, 2pm, 01825 765502 Isfield Fete, Steam train rides, hog roast, dog show, arena events. 12.30pm

21st July NCT Meet up, Froggies Indoor Play, Knockhatch. 10am, 01825 749595

23rd July Eastbourne Play Ranger Activities at Shinewater Park, 2 - 4pm, 01323 762072 (see advert on p19) PevFest 2011, 48 bands, displays and a Big Day in the Bay, from 12noon.

23rd - 25th July A Day Out with Thomas at the Kent & East Sussex Railway. Tenterden Town Station, 01580 765155 (see advert p21)

23rd July - 31st July Robin Hood Week, Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum, Halland. 10.30am 5.30pm, 01825 840573 (see advert p22)

23rd July - 4 September Fun at the Farm, Sharnfold Farm, Stone Cross. Eye Spy Farm Walk Challenge, trails, tractor rides and lots more kids’ activities. 01323 768490 (see advert p22) The Jungle Book Trail at Batemans, Burwash. 10am - 5pm (closed Thu and Fri), 01435 882302

25th July NCT Meet Up, Hempstead Park, Uckfield. 10.30 onwards, 01825 760553 Castaway* at Wilderness Wood, Hadlow Down Join an expedition deep into the woods, 6 - 11yrs, 10.30am - 1.30pm, 01825 830509 (see advert p22)

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16th August

Drusillas Zoolympics Challenge Day, Test your prowess against the animal kingdom. 01323 874100 Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare, Ringmer ,Family Day* - Whiskers and Wet Noses, Animal Senses Discovery Day. 10am - 2pm, 01825 880461 Where is Stickman?* - Seven Sisters County Park Be inspired by Julia Donaldson’s book; take a journey stick to explore the woodland. 5 - 7yrs with an adult. 10.30 - 1pm, 01273 497561 Baby Bug Hunt* at Wilderness Wood, Hadlow Down. How many minibeasts can you find hiding in the wood? 3 - 6yrs with adult, 10.30am and 2pm, 01825 830509 (see advert on p22) Big Bug Hunt* at Wilderness Wood, Hadlow Down Search for creepy crawlies and find out how they live. 7 - 11yrs, 10.30am, 01825 830509 (see advert on p22) Lewes NCT Cheeky Monkey’s Tea Party and Sponsored Toddle, Beechwood Hall, Cooksbridge, 10am -12.30pm. Stalls, raffle and refreshments lewesparentsupport@nct.org.uk

Seaford Museum Market/Fund Day, 11am - 4.30pm, 01323 898222 Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, John Piper Family Day. Free artist workshop with Jane Henderson, drop-in 11am - 3pm, 01323 434670

Castaway* at Wilderness Wood, Hadlow Down. See 25th July. Eastbourne Play Ranger Activities at Princes Park, 1 - 4pm, 01323 762072 (see advert on p19)

8th August

Peppa Pig at Drusillas, 01323 874100 Jungle Book Story Days at Bateman’s, Burwash. 11am - 4.30pm, 01435 882302

27th July Ben and Holly, Drusillas, 01323 874100 Young Dragonfly Explorers*, Cuckmere Valley. 11am - 1pm, 01323 423923 Michelham Priory - Archaeology Day. Discover archaeology first hand with professional archaeologists. 10.30am - 4.30pm, 01323 844224 Fairy Gardens* at Wilderness Wood, Hadlow Down Find the fairy glade, story telling and arts and crafts. 3 - 6yrs with adult, 10.30 - 11.30am and 2 - 3pm, 01825 830509 (see advert on p22)

27th - 28th July Hillier Garden Centre, Stone Cross, Family Entertainment including Time 2 Potter, pottery painting, 01323 505000

28th July Smugglers Ahoy, Birling Gap. Join a party of smugglers and see how they have shaped the history of Birling Gap. 1.30pm - 3pm. 01323 423923 Fire* at Wilderness Wood, Hadlow Down Learn how to light a fire with a flint and steel. 8 - 13yrs, 10.30am - 12.30pm, 01825 830509 (see advert on p22)

30th - 31st July Family Camping Weekend at Sharnfold Farm*, Stone Cross, BBQ on Saturday evening plus Eye Spy Farm Challenge and all the usual attractions. 01323 768490 (see advert on p22) British Raj Weekend at Bateman’s, Burwash. 11am - 4pm, 01435 882302 Ringmer Steam and Country Show, The Broyle. Steam engines, classic vehicles, crafts, face painting, farm animals, Wild West Shootout Arena. 10am - 5pm, 01903 233240 Eastbourne Lammas Festival, Western Lawns. Folk music, morris dancing, traditional giants, carnival and entertainment. 0871 6630031 Observatory Science Centre, Festival of Chemistry, 01323 832731

August 2nd August Horrible History Garden Tour*, Sheffield Park and Garden. Family fun tour, 11.30am - 1pm. 01825 790231

2nd - 3rd August Peppa Pig at Drusillas, 01323 874100

3rd August National Play Day - check locally for activities where you live. Eastbourne Play Ranger Activities at Hampden Park, 1 - 4pm, 01323 762072 (see advert on p19) Wonderful Wednesdays at Alfriston Clergy House. A different activity each week, 11am - 4pm, 01323 870001 Young Dragonfly Explorers*, Cuckmere Valley. 12noon - 2pm. 01323 423923 Castaway* at Wilderness Wood, Hadlow Down. See 25th July,

3rd - 4th August Hillier Garden Centre, Stone Cross, Eastbourne Family Entertainment. See 27th/28th July

4th August Newhaven Fort Family Day, ‘Make Ends Meet’. Guided tours, Homefront & World War II talks and craft workshops* for ages 7 - 11yrs, 01273 517622 Rock Legends*, Birling Gap. Hunt for fossils on the beach and hear coastal legends 1.30pm - 3pm, 01323 423923 Sussex Guild Craft Fair at Michelham Priory, Upper Dicker, 10.30am - 5.30pm, 01323 844224

5th August Eastbourne Play Ranger Activities, Old Town Rec, 2 - 4pm, 01323 762072 (see advert on p19) Eastbourne Bumper Bookshop, Splodge drop in Build-a-Bear Party. Pop in and build a bear to take home 10am - 1pm, 01323 737110

6th August Bishopstone Summer Fayre on the Village Green, 12noon Bluebell Barn, Stone Cross Fun Day. Bouncy castle, BBQ, stalls, face painting etc in aid of a local child with a heart defect, 10.30am - 3pm, 01323 487081

6th - 7th August Night at the Museum*, Newhaven Fort. Spend the night at the Fort on this very special sleep-over! BBQ, spooky tour and screening of ‘A night at the Museum’ Animation workshop. 8 - 14yrs with adult, 01273 517622 First World War Weekend, Bateman’s, Burwash. Experience life on the Western Front. 11am - 4pm, 01435 882302

Baby Bug Hunt and Big Bug Hunt* at Wilderness Wood, Hadlow Down See 26th July

9th August Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare Ringmer, Family Day* - Animal Art. Arty day - contribute to a big piece of art on site and make a sculpture to take home. 10am - 2pm, 01825 880461 Marine Week - Shore Thing* at Seven Sisters Country Park. Come down to the beach and find out about some of the amazing creatures that live just off our shores. 5 - 12 yrs with adult, 10.30am - 2.30pm, 01273 497561 Fairy Gardens* at Wilderness Wood, Hadlow Down See 27th July Eastbourne Arndale Centre, pottery painting workshop, 01323 505000

9th - 10th August Peppa Pig at Drusillas, 01323 874100 Observatory Science Centre Rocketry Workshops*, 6yrs+ & 9yrs+, 01323 832731

10th August Wonderful Wednesdays at Alfriston Clergy House. See 3rd August. Just So Story Day at Bateman’s, Burwash. 11.45am - 4pm, 01435 882302 NCT Meet up at West Park, Uckfield Picnic and play. 11.30am, 01825 760553 Party Time! Michelham Priory, Upper Dicker, 10.30am - 5.30pm, 01323 844224

11th August Rock Pool Rambling*, Birling Gap. 1pm - 3pm. 01323 423923 Uckfield NCT Cheeky Monkey’s Tea Party, Ridgewood Village Hall. Arts and crafts, refreshments, face painting and games. 2 - 4pm, 01825 749595 Towner Eastbourne - Tate Movie Screening: 3 local schools were involved in the making of this animated film which showcases the artwork of thousands of children and features some famous voices, from noon, 01323 434670

11th - 14th August Airborne, Eastbourne Seafront. Spectacular air and ground displays, evening entertainment. 0871 6630031

12th August Marine Week Family Event at Seven Sisters Country Park - Our Seas. Celebrate the world that lies beneath the waves and find out how you can help protect it. Activities, arts & crafts for all the family. 01323 870100 Castaway* at Wilderness Wood, Hadlow Down. See 25th July.

14th August Lewes to Newhaven 36th Annual Raft Race, starting from the Riverbank, Old Railway Land, 1.30pm, 01825 722225

16th - 17th August

16th - 19th August Towner Gallery, Eastbourne, Summer Scheme* Work with local artists to create artwork inspired by Towner’s John Piper & Obsessive Competitive Repetitve exhibitions. 11am - 1pm: 5 - 7yrs; 3pm - 5pm: 8 - 11yrs, 01323 434670

17th August Wonderful Wednesdays at Alfriston Clergy House. See 3rd Aug. Teddy Bear’s Picnic at Michelham Priory, Upper Dicker, Children’s games, puzzles, crafts and magic show at 1pm. 10.30am - 5.30pm, 01323 844224

18th August Newhaven Fort Family Day, ‘Make Ends Meet’. See 4th Aug. NCT Meet up at Froggies Indoor Play, Knockhatch. 10am, 01825 749595

20th August Princes Park Fun Day, Eastbourne, falconry, Punch & Judy, pony rides, arena entertainment, stalls, refreshments etc, 11am - 4pm, 07544 548886

20th- 21st August The GO!GO!GO! SHOW*, Congress Theatre, Eastbourne, brand new pop musical for kids, 01323 412000 Classic and Vintage Vehicle Show, Michelham Priory, Upper Dicker, 10.30am - 5.30pm, 01323 844224 Bells and Bugles, Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum, Halland. Emergency Services and Militiary Vehicle Show. 10.30am - 5.30pm, 01825 840573

20th Aug - 3rd Sept In the Night Garden* Live at Bewl Water, nr Lamberhurst. Igglepiggle, Upsy Daisy and Makka Pakka are brought to life, 0844 5811248

22nd August Castaway* at Wilderness Wood, Hadlow Down. See 25th July.

22nd - 29th August Alfriston Festival including Tug of War over the River and Collectors Car Show on 27th; Family Dog Show and entertainment on The Tye on 28th and Village Fair on 29th, 01323 871213

Lesley Harvey drew the fun cartoons for these pages. She draws family friendly cartoons, runs workshops in Seaford as well as arty parties. She’d really love to illustrate a children’s book! www.lesleyharvey.co.uk 07722 236741 lesleyharvey17@hotmail.com

These listings are prepared well in advance, so please re-confirm dates and times before travelling

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What’s On Mayfield Boyes and Belles Carnival, High Street. 12noon, 01435 873711

23rd August Eastbourne Play Ranger Activities at Sovereign Park, 1 - 3pm, 01323 762072 (see advert on p19) Newhaven Fort - Oddsocks Productions present ‘Macbeth’*. Open-air family theatre, 01273 517622 Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare, Ringmer, Family Day - Caring for Small Creatures*, 10am - 2pm, 01825 880461 Baby Bug Hunt* at Wilderness Wood, Hadlow Down See 26th July.

23rd - 24th August Peppa Pig at Drusillas, 01323 874100

24th August Eastbourne Play Ranger Activities at Holly Place Park, 2 - 4pm, 01323 762072 (see advert on p19) Wonderful Wednesdays at Alfriston Clergy House. See 3rd August. Fairy Gardens* at Wilderness Wood, Hadlow Down See 27th July.

25th August Eastbourne Play Ranger Activities at Gildredge Park, 1 - 4pm, includes bouncy castles and inflatables, 01323 762072 (see advert on p19) NCT Meet up at Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare, Ringmer. Everybody welcome. 11am onwards, 01825 760553 We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, Wilderness Wood, Hadlow Down, 3 - 6yrs, 2 - 3pm, 01825 830509 Observatory Science Centre, K’NEX Construction Workshop*, 10.30am and 2pm, 6yrs+, 01323 832731

26th August Eastbourne Play Ranger Activities at Shinewater Park, 2pm - 4pm, 01323 762072 (see advert on p19)

27th - 29th August RNLI Regatta, Eastbourne Sovereign Harbour. Attractions, entertainment, marquees, beer & wine tent, food, stalls, farmer’s market and funfair. Evening events with live bands and music. Yacht and boat racing. 0871 6630031

27th Aug - 11th Sep Artwave - Lewes, annual visual arts festival check www.artwavefestival.org for more details nearer the time.

29th August Alfriston Village Fair on the Tye and free entry to the Clergy House after midday. 12noon - 4pm, 01323 871213 NP&S Lions Club Donkey Derby at Martello Fields, Seaford. Donkey Racing, Funfair, Stalls. 1.15pm, 01323 899873 Le Marché, French Market, Heathfield. 80 stalls selling French and British produce, music and entertainment, 9.30am - 3.30pm, 0770 3530111

30th August Eastbourne Play Ranger Activities at Princes Park, 2 - 4pm, 01323 762072 (see advert on p19)

31st August Wonderful Wednesdays at Alfriston Clergy House. See 3rd Aug. Busy Bee Day at Batemans, Burwash, bee experts and candles, 01435 882302 The

17th - 18th September

September 1st September Eastbourne Play Ranger Activities at Old Town Rec, 2 - 4pm, 01323 762072 (see advert on p19)

2nd September Uckfield Carnival Fireworks Display, Holy Cross School Field, 8.30pm

2nd - 11th September Seaford Live - entertainment, music, arts, events for everyone. Check www.seafordlive.org nearer the time.

3rd September Uckfield Carnival. Children’s parade, 1.30pm Victoria Pleasure Ground to Holy Cross School field. Torchlight Procession at 9.10pm Children’s Nearly New Sale, Luxford Centre, Uckfield. In aid of Crowborough Birthing Centre, 10am - 12noon, 07979 610379

10th September

A Day Out with Thomas at the Kent and East Sussex Railway. Fun for all the family at Tenterden Town Station, 01580 765155 (see advert on p21) Funraisers Infinity Dragon Boat Festival, Bewl Water. Enter a team to race for your chosen charity. Lots of family fun activities as well. 10am - 5pm, 07092 222066 Medieval Weekend at Michelham Priory, Upper Dicker, 10.30am - 5pm, 01323 844224

24th September NCT Nearly New Sale, St John’s Primary School, Tunbridge Wells. 10.30am - 12noon, (10.15 members) 0844 2436303 (see advert on p10)

24th - 25th September A Day Out with Thomas at the Kent and East Sussex Railway. Fun for all the family at Tenterden Town Station, 01580 765155 (see advert on p21) A Weekend with a View - Alfriston Youth Hostel. Country weekend including walks, rock pooling, woodland activities, campfire cooking. 10ys+ accompanied by an adult, 01273 497561

25th September Creepy Crawlies at Drusillas, with experts from the British Tarantula Society, 01323 874100

NCT Nearly New Sale, Uckfield Civic Centre 10.15 - 12noon, 0844 2436305 (see advert on p10) Let’s Go Fly a Kite*, Birling Gap. Learn how to make a kite and then fly it. 10.30am - 1pm, 01323 423923

10th - 11th September Laughton Country Show, classic cars, vintage vehicles, steam engines, 10 acres of trade and craft stalls, live entertainment. 9am, fireworks at 10.30pm on Saturday, 01323 811264 Seaford Museum Heritage Weekend, free entry and special events on 11th, 01323 898222

11th September Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne. Compulsive, Obsessive, Repetitive Family Day. Free workshop with Karen Taylor using weird and wonderful materials and repetitive processes, dropin 11am - 3pm, 01323 434670

16th - 18th September Bentley Wildfowl & Motor Museum Weald Wood Fair, Halland. Wide variety of wood related stands with everything from tree maintenance to turned and carved final goods. 10am - 5pm, 01825 840573 (see advert on p22)

17th September Sussex Baby and Toddler Show at the Kings Centre, Eastbourne. Everything you need for pregnancy, babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. 10am - 4pm, 07931 239929 (see advert on p30) NCT Nearly New Sale, Community Wise, Ocklynge Road, Eastbourne, 10.15am - 12noon, (10am members) 01323 639623 (see advert on p10)

mansion Oct 8 x Nov 12 Dec 10 x Feb 11

Kidbrooke Park, Priory Rd, Forest Row, Sussex atmospheric mixed market in beautiful 18thc. Mansion puppet shows +organic café free admission and parking

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15th - 16th October

Battle of Hastings at 1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield. Annual re-enactment packed full of drama, tension and intigue. 10am - 4pm, 01424 775705

22nd October

Nearly New Sale, Stone Cross Memorial Hall, 10am - 12noon, 01323 649712 Beachy Head Marathon

22nd - 31st October

Halloween Family Fun at Newhaven Fort. Ghastly and gruesome activities including: Scary family quiz trail, creepy characters and Spooky Searchlight Cafe all week. 26 & 28 Oct: Zoolab Slithery & Slimy creature encounters*, 27 Oct, Creative craft workshops*, 29 Oct, Face painting; 29/30 Oct, Halloween family disco. 5yrs+, 01273 517622. Hallowe’en Shriek Week at Drusillas, spooky surprises at half term. 01323 874100

23rd - 28th October

Halloween Activities at Knockhatch, pumpkin carving, arts and crafts, face painting etc, 01323 442051

October 2nd October Chiddingly Festival Children’s Event, Horse + Bamboo present a gorgeously rendered re-telling of the classic girl-andthe-wolf tale. 4yrs+, 2.30pm, 01825 872401 ‘I Made This’ Art, Craft and Food Fair, Cavendish Hotel, Eastbourne 40 stalls featuring locally produced goods, craft demonstrations, have a go sessions and childrens’ activites. 11am - 4pm Grandparents Day at Knockhatch, free entry to the park for grandparents accompanied by their grandchildren, 01323 442051

8th October Mansion Market, Forest Row, atmospheric mixed market with local produce, crafts and cafe, 11am - 4pm, 01342 824944 (see advert)

15th October Eastbourne Lions Swimathon, Sovereign Centre. Put together a team and raise money for your chosen charity, club etc. 6.30pm, 01323 763404

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24th to 28th October

Kent and East Sussex Railway, Tenterden, Hallowe’en Half Term Fun Week, fun activities and magic shows with special ‘Fright Night Spooktacular Trains’ on 28/29th. 01580 765155 (see advert on p21)

25th October

Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare Ringmer, Family Day Autumn Animals*, Learn what happens as wild animals prepare for winter and what you can do to help your pet through the winter, 10am - 2pm, 01825 880461

26th October Halloween Creations* at Wilderness Wood, Hadlow Down Venture into the woods to collect materials to make bats, spiders and dreamcatchers, 10.30am 01825 830509 (see advert on p22)

29th October

Spooky Firework Night at Cradle Hill School, Seaford. 01323 892773 Seaford Museum Halloween Fun, craft activities for 4 - 8yrs, 01323 898222 Halloween at Michelham Priory, Upper Dicker, 10.30am - 5pm, 01323 844224


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