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St Giles, Eastbourne, Learn to Teach English, intensive course, 01323 729167

Libraries Crowborough, Pine Grove, open daily, 0345 6080196

Contact Us

Katherine Daniel, Editor Tel: 01444 811648 katherine@sussexfamilygrapevine.co.uk Nicola Coughlin, Sales Consultant The Family Grapevine, PO Box 145, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 3ES www.sussexfamilygrapevine.co.uk

Hailsham, open Mon pm, Tue-Sat, 0345 6080196 Hampden Park, Eastbourne, closed Wed, 0345 6080196 Heathfield, open Mon am, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat am, 0345 6080196 Langney, Kingfisher Drive, open Tue, Thu, Fri am, Sat, 0345 6080196 Lewes, closed Wed pm, 0345 6080196 Mayfield, open Mon am, Tue pm, Thu pm, Sat am, 0345 6080196

Toys, Books & Gifts Allium Activity Toys, Go-Karts, Climbing Frames, Trampolines etc, 01825 840932 Aquila Magazine subscriptions, for the able child, 8-12yrs, 01323 431313 Bags of Books, children’s bookshop, South Street, Lewes, 01273 479320

Mobile Libraries, for details of stops, 0345 60 80 196

Caricatures by Lesley Harvey, drawn from your favourite photo, 07722 236741 (see advert & What’s On)

Newhaven, Mon pm, Tue, Wed am, Thu, Fri pm, Sat, 0345 6080196

Cherished & Pampered, nappy cakes, 01323 430931

Old Town Community Library, Eastbourne, Tue, Thu, Sat, 01323 649964

Free Jewellery? Fripperies4u will bring a party to you or visit our fabulous studio, 01323 503668

Peacehaven, open Mon am, Tue, Wed am, Thu, Fri, Sat, 0345 6080196

Hand painted name pictures for children by Vicki Disney, 01323 410358

Pevensey Bay, open Tue, Thu, Fri & Sat am, 0345 6080196

Ina’s Toy Shop, Browsers Barn, New Pond Farm, Wallcrouch, Ticehurst TN5 7JN, 01580 200938 (see advert) DISCOUNT VOUCHER

Polegate, closed Wed & Thu pm, 0345 6080196 Ringmer, open Tue pm, Wed am, Thu pm, 0345 6080196

Just Wood Toys, Enterprise Centre, Eastbourne, 07533 317698

Uckfield, closed Mon pm, 0345 6080196

Le Loup, clothing & gifts for the whole family, behind the Grand Hotel, Eastbourne, BN21 4EJ, 01323 732369 (see advert)

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

Nappy Cakes made to order by Flutterby Bambino, 07912 108806

Willingdon, closed Tue & Sat pm, 0345 6080196

Parties Wrapped Up, Gifts & Party Supplies, 01435 830305

Seaford (temporary), Blatchington Rd, Mon-Sat, 0345 6080196

Eastbourne, Wealden & Lewes Family Grapevine @GrapevineKath Member of the Federation of Small Businesses

The Small Print...

No part of the Family Grapevine may be reproduced in any form or by any means, either wholly or in part, without the prior permission of the publisher. While all reasonable care has been taken in the preparation of the material in this publication and to ensure the accuracy of its contents, no warranty is given as to its correctness. All advertisements are supplied and approved by the advertiser and this does not imply a recommendation by the publisher. You should make your own enquiries and comparisons as with any other form of advertising. I cannot accept liability for loss, damage or difficulties resulting from contacts made through the directory, from errors or omissions, from claims made by advertisers, or from omissions or inaccuracies relating to telephone numbers, wording, spacing or positioning of any listing, advertisements or other material, regardless of how caused.

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Eastbourne, Grove Road, 0345 6080196

A - Z of Sport & Leisure. . . . . . 20 - 29 Additional Needs. . . . . . 5 - 6 & 23 -24 Advice & Support. . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 - 7 Antenatal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Babies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 - 9 Business Opportunities. . . . . . . . . . . 2 Books, Toys & Gifts. . . . . . . . . . . . 2 - 3 Childminders & Babysitting. . . . . . . . 9 Children’s Centres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Childrenswear & Equipment. 3 & 8 - 9 Competition. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Daycare Nurseries . . . . . . . . . . 12 - 17 Discount Vouchers. . . . . . . . . . 27 - 28 Family Health & Wellbeing. . . . . . . . 7 Hall Hire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 - 4 Holiday Activities. . . . . . . . . . . 19 - 20 Independent Schools. . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Nannies & Au Pairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Out of School Clubs. . . . . . . . . 19 - 20 Parties. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 - 5 Photographers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Places to Go. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 - 30 Pre-Schools. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 - 17 Pre-School Activities. . . . . . . . . 9 - 12 Schools. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 - 19 Toddler Groups. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 - 12 Tutoring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 What’s On. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 - 31

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Tuppenny Toys, toys, gifts & books at pocket money prices, 01323 400422 Your outgrown baby clothes made into memory animals. Sew Sew Chic, 07598 393033

Train to be an STA Swimming Teacher with Coach Peter Voros, 07869 323107

Pixels2Canvas, your photos on canvas + funky pop art, sport art etc, Eastbourne shop & online, 01323 721067 (see advert) DISCOUNT VOUCHER Pony Maloney, lovely tops, pjs & bags for girls who love ponies, 01825 872600 Pooh Corner, Hartfield, Winnie the Pooh toys & gifts, 01892 770456 Purple Butterfly Crafts, bespoke baby & celebration gifts & cards, 01323 644873 Roly Poly’s Little People, Enterprise Centre, Eastbourne, baby & childrenswear & nursery items, so new there’s no phone yet! (see advert) The Patchwork Elephant, handmade patchwork keepsakes using your own memorable fabric, 07922 312826 The Tea Shop, Grove Rd, Eastbourne, children’s books & gifts, 01323 737110 Toy Town, Seaford, 01323 895681 Treasured Moments in Time, unique, silver keepsakes of your child’s hand or footprint, 01323 727185 Trumpety Trump, Heathfield, wooden toys, games & gifts, 01435 862887

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Abi Ellson Photography, location portraits of your children & babies, 07940 461166 Alan Holden Photography, Laughton, studio & location, 01825 841482 Avant Photographic, location child & family portrait specialist, 01323 348410 Christina Richards Photography, on location, 01825 732720 Claudine Rosendale Photography Horam, 07734 671888 David Hoad, Hailsham, studio or on location photography, 01323 840139 Evelyn Rose Photography, family portrait photography on location, 07966 730269 Finegrain Photography, Seaside, Eastbourne, portraits etc, 01323 439971 Fitzgerald Photographic, Hailsham, studio or location shoots, 07843 648125 GN Photographics, Contemporary & fun family portraiture, 07929 001758 Jane de Weck, Eastbourne, on location & studio, 01323 727750 Jennifer Jane Photography, relaxed photography on location, 07881 941668 Lollipop Shots, Eastbourne, natural family shots, 07894 803133 Lorna Anstee Photograhy, Mayfield, on location or studio, 07787 535388 Lucy Mason Photography, Eastbourne, location & studio, 01323 503228 Mustard Photography, Eastbourne, on location, 07960 118126 NXPhotography, Eastbourne, fun & enjoyable photography, 01323 641103 Perceptive Photography, Heathfield, 01435 813624 Peter Gurr Creative Photography, Baby & Family, 07901 623545 Powell-ful Photography, Eastbourne, location shoots, 07876 465535 PP Photography, Ringmer, studio or location portraits, 01273 812084 Rosie Wooldridge Photography, fun photography on location, 07830 149779 Sarah Carmody, studio or location photography, Eastbourne based, 07973 450379 (see front cover) Sarah Tate Photography, Heathfield, 01435 862793 Sarah Wenban Photography, children & family portraits on location, 07770 416007 Sticky Fingers Studios, Eastbourne, from bump to pre-school, 01323 746647 Teri V Photography, family photographer, studio & location, 01323 650563 The Underwater Studio, Eastbourne, underwater photography, 07894 221547

Portrait Artist

Charlotte Williams, Fine Art Portraits & Family Photography, 01892 610025


Toys, Books & Gifts • Hall Hire One stop Christmas shopping for the whole family leloupshop

Behind the Grand Hotel, Eastbourne BN21 4EJ 01323 732369

www.leloup.co.uk

Personalised Gifts for Christmas! Canvas Prints

T-Shirts YOUR DESIGN HERE

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Unique Gifts

info@pixels2canvas.co.uk 01323 721 067 145 Green Street, BN21 1SB Open 9:30 - 5:30 Mon - Fri

A caricature from your favourite photo I will draw an A4 caricature of your loved ones - all I need is a good clear photo. Price £39 including frame. Have a look at my website for more ideas. www.lesleyharvey.co.uk

For more information contact Lesley Harvey 07722 236741 lesleyharvey17@hotmail.com Roly Poly’s Little People

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Come and visit our brand new store at The Enterprise Centre, Eastbourne. Gifts for newborns to toddlers, Nursery products, Baby care, Fun shoes and clothing NEW Loyalty Card Scheme

Rolyps www.rolypolysemporium.com

Hall Hire Bridgemere Centre, Eastbourne, 01323 439700 Broad Oak Village Hall, 01435 812584 Burwash Village Hall, 01435 883288 Cavendish School, conference room, sports hall, dance studio, music rooms, Apple Mac/PC suites, 01323 731340

Stocking Fillers Classic Wooden Toys

Five Ashes Village Hall, 01825 830686 Hailsham East Community Centre, hall, lounge, ICT room, meeting room, sensory room, 01323 464340 Hampden Park Community Centre, Eastbourne, 07810 755787 Heathfield Community Centre, 01435 865700

Arts & Crafts Find us at: New Pond Farm, Wallcrouch, Ticehurst TN5 7JN

01580 200938

www.inastoyshop.co.uk

Closed Mon/Tue

Cross in Hand Village Hall, 01435 865034

Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven, 01273 512376

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

Seaford Head School, large & small halls, kitchen, grounds, 01323 872706

Crowborough Rugby Club, spacious club room, bar, catering, 01892 654832

Horam Village Hall, 01435 813295

Maresfield Village Hall, 07876 718955

Hurst Green Village Hall, 01580 860111

Mayfield Memorial Hall, 01435 872163

Shakespeare Hall, Newhaven, 01273 510784

Eastbourne Town Hall Room Hire, 01323 415034

Kings Church, Lewes, hall + bouncy castle & ride on cars for parties, 01273 486 182

Nutley Memorial Hall, large hall & 2 small halls with kitchen, 01825 712465

St George’s Hall, Wadhurst, 01892 783156

Polegate Community Centre, 01323 482434

St Luke’s Community Centre, Seaford, 01323 895432

Punnetts Town Village Hall, 01435 830645

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

Emmanuel Church Hall, Hawkswood Rd, Hailsham, excellent facilities, car park, 01323 844885 Fairwarp Village Hall, 01825 712632

Little Theatre, Cavendish School, Eastbourne, purpose built theatre for private/professional use, 01323 731340

To add a FREE listing or advertise email katherine@sussexfamilygrapevine.co.uk or call 01444 811648

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Hall Hire • Party Time Hall Hire (continued) St Peter’s Church Community Hall, Hampden Park, Eastbourne, 01323 509772 State Hall, Heathfield, 01435 863786 Studio 9, Cornfield Lane, Eastbourne, light & airy studio for hire, 07771 931653 The Goward Hall, Cade Street, Heathfield, 01323 845372 The Pavilion, Sparrows Green Rec, Wadhurst, 01892 783442 Ticehurst Village Hall, 01580 200253 Underground Theatre, Eastbourne, 01323 411906 Uplands Sports Centre, Wadhurst, 01892 782136 Willingdon Trees Community Centre, Eastbourne, 07766 736031

Party Venues Allium Farm, Uckfield, venue hire for weddings, anniversaries, parties etc, 01825 880437 Amazon Outdoor Events at Knockhatch, 11yrs+, 0844 2570433 Arena Pursuits, Bewl Water, outdoor adventures for 6yrs+, 01580 879614 Barney’s Playbarn, Bell Lane, 0-4’8”, best for under 9’s, 01825 764575 Blackberry Farm, Whitesmith nr Lewes, Farm or Pony Party including all day access to farm & playgrounds, 01825 872912 (see advert on p29) Blackland Farm: climbing, zipwire, abseiling, canoeing, archery, orienteering etc, 01342 810493 (see advert on p25) Bluebell Railway, Sheffield Park, 01825 720800 Cavendish Sports Centre, Eastbourne, football, bouncy castle & games, 01323 647683 Crowborough Leisure Centre, trampoline, inflata, sports wall & games, disco, soft play, pool parties, 01892 665488 (see advert on p25) Downs Leisure Centre, Seaford, soft play, football, basketball, trampolining, roller disco, 01323 490011 FireWorks, paint your own pottery, decopatch, fun with clay, Lewes, all ages, 01273 483007 Fun Abounds, Uckfield, indoor trampoline parties with an experienced coach, lots of fun & games, 01825 768479 (see advert on p23) Glebe Field Riding School, pony parties, 01825 872198 (see advert on p23) Hailsham Leisure Centre, bowling, softplay (due to reopen early Nov), pool & splashdance parties, 01323 846755 (see advert on p25) Hailsham Pavilion, children’s film parties or for hire, 01323 841414 Hampden Park Sports Centre, Eastbourne, Olympics, bouncy castle, football, fun & games, 01323 509859 Heathfield Leisure Centre, soft play, football, trampolining, multi-sports, 01435 868824 (see advert on p25) Knockhatch Ski Slope, tobogganing, ringo, ski & snowboard parties, 01323 843344 Lavender Line, preserved railway, Isfield, Uckfield, 01903 761455 (see ad on p30) Leo’s Play Den, Pevensey Rd, Eastbourne, babies-12yrs, 01323 749022 Lewes Leisure Centre, pool, sports, soft play, roller disco, trampolining parties, 01273 486000 Little Cophall Stables, Polegate, pony parties, 01323 483975

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01825 872225

The MasterPiece Studio

www.masterpiecestudio.co.uk Lloyds Lanes, Eastbourne, bowling & laser quest, 01323 509999 (see advert)

Party Time Winter Special

www.fortfun.co.uk 01323 642833 Just £7.99 per child including: Fun in Rocky’s Adventure Land Unlimited squash Hot or cold party food

wildnature

Bush Craft Birthday Adventures for children, teenagers and even adults! 07811 814907 www.wildnature.org.uk

Find us on Royal Parade, Eastbourne Call now to book your party on Saturday, Sunday or in school holidays

Masterpiece, Whitesmith, pottery, deopatch, cupcakes, teddy making parties, 01825 872225 (see advert) Monkey Bizness, soft play & laser, Lewes, 5-12yrs, 08458 739645 Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux, 01323 832731 Playstation Eastbourne, Commercial Road, soft play, 0-12yrs, 01323 411527 Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare, Ringmer, 0844 8751252 Ringmer Swimming Pool, 01273 813533 Rocky’s Indoor Adventure Land at Fort Fun, Eastbourne, weekends & school hols in winter, 01323 642833 (see advert) Seahaven Swim & Fitness Centre, Newhaven, pool parties on Sat eve, 01273 512498 Seven Sisters Cycle Company, group activities & parties, 7yrs+, 01323 870310 Shinewater Sports Centre, Eastbourne, bouncy castle & football, 01323 768614

Cartoons & caricatures, arty parties for 6yrs+, Seaford area, 07722 236741 (see advert on p3) Decks Studio, record your own CD, Eastbourne, 01323 412131 diddi dance parties, pre-school children, 07788 246073 (see advert on p11) Don Howard, balloon animals & magical fun, 01323 842966 Football parties at a venue of your choice with coaches from Lewes FC, 01273 470820 or adrian@lewesfc.com Go-Kart Party, a driving experience for 3-10yrs, in & outdoors, 01293 885454 Graham Desmond, magician, puppeteer, comedy gnomb etc, 01323 488360

Sovereign Centre, Eastbourne, pool & soft play, 01323 738822

HappyJacks Mobile Softplay Hire for 0-5yrs, parties, events, toddler, playgroups etc, 07738 381384 (see advert)

Spray Water Sports, Eastbourne, 6-14yrs, windsurfing, canoeing, sailing, 01323 417023

Kelly the Clown, magic, balloon modelling, games, dancing etc, 01892 653963

Treasure Island, Eastbourne, soft play parties, 01323 411077

Little Bears Soft Play, hire us and/or our equipment for parties, weddings, events etc, 07985 254735 (see advert on p10) DISCOUNT VOUCHER

Uckfield Gymnastic Centre, Batts Bridge Road, Maresfield, 01825 764141 (see advert on p12) Uckfield Leisure Centre, football, trampoline, bouncy castle, roller skating, disco, arts & fun, 01825 761160 (see advert on p25) Uni of Brighton Sports Centre, bouncy castle & soft play, football, 01273 643706 Uplands Sports Centre, Wadhurst, bouncy castle, trampolining/gymnastics, sports, fun & games, 01892 782136 Wilderness Wood, Hadlow Down, explore the trails or book an activity, 3yrs+, 07766 486548 (see ad on p29)

Party Entertainment Ace Magician for all ages & functions, 01323 487952 Animal Extravagaza will bring reptiles, exotic & domestic animals to you, 07531 070607 Animal Magic, interactive, educational animal handling events, 07979 692423 Anita’s Beauty Works, Eastbourne, girls beauty parties, 7yrs+, 01323 503530 Appleyard Studios, Robertsbridge. Popstar parties in professional recording studio, 0845 680 8906 Aunty Rainbow & her magic, parties for 2-5yrs olds, 01323 487952 Bobo the Clown, Eastbourne, 01323 487952 Bush Craft Birthday Adventures with Wild Nature, 07811 814907 (see advert) Carolines Fun Faces, magic, balloon modelling, face painting, 01323 484239

Live music Contemporary action songs Imaginative props and games

Little Kickers & Little Rugby Parties, Eastbourne, Lewes, Seaford, Hailsham areas, 18mths-7yrs, 01323 749640 (see advert on p11) LongTallSilly, music parties for 21st century kids, live music, contemporary action songs, fun props & games, 07877 037109 (see advert)

Sounds mobile disco, children & adults, Wealden & Lewes area, 07771 656795 Starlight Discos, children’s disco specialist, 07930 196966 Steve’s Tropical Roadshow, games, prizes, dancing, 4yrs+, 01323 769363 Sticky Fingers Studios, makeover parties photo sitting, 01323 746647 Sugar & Spice, make-up, craft & activity parties, 6yrs+, 01273 479171 Sussex Flower School, East Hoathly, flowery/arty/cake decorating party + tea, 07564 411475 Suze Designs Jewellery Parties 7yrs+, 20 mile radius of Robertsbridge, 01580 881677 The Cat’s Whiskers, mobile pottery painting, 01435 830041

Marco the Magician, children’s parties, close up magic, balloon modelling, games etc, 01435 864124

The Cookshelf, North St, Eastbourne, cookery parties, choose what you cook! 01323 732280

Monkey Music Parties, 0-5yrs, 01825 760970 (see advert on p11)

The Vox Box, mobile recording studio/ karoke in a box with professional CD’s, 0845 680 8906

Original, Fun & Educational Sewing Parties for 7-14yrs, 07967 819540 Pic-n-mix Parties, 1-11yrs, music, games, crafts & face painting, 01892 864592

Time 2 Potter, mobile pottery painting, 4yrs+, Eastbourne/Hailsham area, 01323 505000

Pin Ups Pamper Parties, Mayfield, 6-12yrs, 01435 872423

Whizz Parties, fun friendly entertainers, sports, magic, puppets, games, ballooning etc, 3-10yrs, 0845 0171077

Pony Parties, we bring a pony to your party, 07867 784945

Wishworks, puppet shows for children 3-6yrs, 07712 612006

Posh Nails & Beauty, Green St, Eastbourne, mini manicure with nail art, 7-13yrs, 01323 722888

Zanzi Jewellery Parties, 20 mile radius of Crowborough, 8yrs+, 07814 107249

Princess Pamper Parties, Hailsham Leisure Centre, 4-12yrs, 01323 843458 Ray Sparks, magic, Punch & Judy, balloon modelling etc, 01323 509622 Rising Stars Multi-Sports & Adventure Parties, weekends, 20 mile radius of Seaford, 07715 057584 Sing & Sign Parties, 0-2yrs, Eastbourne, 01323 365324; Lewes & Wealden 01273 243786 (see advert on p8)

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Face Painting Bubble Paints for parties & events, 01323 501692 Facepainting for children’s parties, Eastbourne, 07773 675146 Fancyfaces4U2, Eastbourne & surrounding area, 07821 408939 NamNam’s Face Painting, 07832 291595 Ruby Moos, children’s parties, Eastbourne & Hailsham, 01323 645711


Party Time • Family Welfare & Support Services • Addtional Needs Bowling & Laser Quest Kids Parties! Choice of Activity • Kids Hot Meal • Party Coordinator Party Bags• Birthday Cake • Unlimited Squash Invitations • Group Photo • Certificates

All this from only £9.95pp ‘Let us do the work while you have fun with the kids!’ Phone: 01323 509999 The Face Place, face painting & balloon modelling, 07778 642687 Tickles Face Painting, children’s parties & events, Eastbourne, sign language trained, 07545 461839 (see advert)

Tickles Face Painting &

Mummy-to-be Bump Painting Available for any event

Party Supplies Beautiful Bunting, bunting to hire, Lewes or postal, 01273 479464 Busy Bunting, handmade, personalised bunting for all occasions, 07979 815411  Dazzling Decor, balloons for every occasion, Newhaven, 01273 612111 HappyJacks Mobile Softplay Hire for 0-5yrs, parties, events, toddler, playgroups etc, 07738 381384 (see advert) Little Bears Soft Play Hire for parties, weddings, events etc, 07985 254735 (see ad on p10) DISCOUNT VOUCHER Paperlane Balloon Decorating, gifts etc, Hampden Park, Eastbourne, 01323 502145 Parties Wrapped Up, tableware, balloons, candles, party bags, pinatas, bunting, prizes etc, 01435 830305 Posh & Decks, prom & occasion wear, Eastbourne, 01323 412131 Sovereign Events, venue decoration & party supplies: balloons, chocolate fountains etc, 01323 441499 SPLODGE Teddy Parties, bear making kits for parties & bear clothes, 01323 728230 Sugar Loaf Party Shop & cake making supplies, Enterprise Centre, Eastbourne, 01323 728750

Fancy Dress Cooper’s Magic Shop, Fancy dress & accessories, Eastbourne, 01323 431795 Pirouettes & Fancydress, Enterprise Centre, Eastbourne, 01323 430410

Tickles Face Painting

Call Melissa 07545 461 839

Rascals Castles, Hailsham, children’s bouncy castle hire, 07934 182959 Sally Ann’s Bouncy Castles, Uckfield & Crowborough areas, 07786 668898 Sparky Marks Bouncy Castles, 25 miles from Eastbourne, 07974 212540

Celebration Cakes Cakes by Design, cakes & cake decorating lessons, collect from Seaford or delivery, 01323 490912 Cakes for all occasions, Wadhurst & surrounding villages, 01892 785540 Cavendish Bakery, photo cakes & other celebration cakes, 01323 726406 Celebration Cakes & Party Food to take away, any theme for any age, Alfriston, Seaford area, 01323 870891 Lancaster’s Cakes, any occasion cakes & cupcakes, Pevensey, 07703 029197 Sarah’s Cakes, any size, any shape for birthdays, weddings, christenings etc, 01323 488062 Sugarheaven Cakes, Eastbourne area, all occasions, allergy free specialist, 01323 766805 White Cherry Cakes, allergen free cakes, free delivery in Eastbourne area, 07789 804771

Party Food

The Fairy Princess, online party & fancy dress shop for boys & girls, 0845 4154169

Fabulous Tea Parties by Kate Elizabeth, vintage tea parties for special occasions, 01323 768423

Bouncy Castles

Party Food to take away, any theme for any age, Alfriston, 01323 870891

Ace Inflatables, bouncy castles, slides etc, 01825 732742 Ann Mars Bouncy Castles, Eastbourne, Seaford, Hailsham areas, 07888 998405 Bounce Bounce Whizz, 10 miles from Eastbourne, slide, castles & sumo, 01323 506504 Bounceabout bouncy castles & race nights, 01323 440373 Bouncy Castles R Us, Eastbourne & South Wealden, 01323 440486 Caroles Castles, free local delivery, 01323 760985 or 07722 625602 Linda’s Castles, small bouncy castles, collect from Eastbourne, 01323 723762

Pink Cabbage Catering, Blackboys, party food, vintage tea parties, special occasions, 01435 831181

Child & Family Welfare Al-Anon, for friends & families of alcoholics, Lewes & Eastbourne groups, 020 7403 0888 (confidential helpline) Childline, 0800 1111 Children’s integrated therapy service speech & language, occupational & physiotherapy, 01323 514360 Communicating with Kids, parents’ communication skills, groups/individuals, 01273 911922

Mobile Softplay Hire & Classes for under 5’s We bring the FUN to your chosen VENUE! with colourful soft play shapes, ballpool, tunnels, slide and more! ideal for 0-5 year olds. See website for package options and more info. HAPPYJACKS TUMBLERS – pre-school movement classes for under 5’s. See website for more information and to book a place. ALSO Affordable, Pay as you Go Gymnastics for 5-14yrs. First class FREE! – see website for info.

call jaki on 07738 381384 or visit www.happyjackssoftplay.co.uk COPES, direct support service for families with children aged 5 -13 yrs, rural East Sussex, 01273 407336 CRI Domestic Abuse Service, 01323 419340 East Sussex Association of Blind & Partially Sighted People, 01323 832252 Eastbourne Area Epilepsy Group, 01323 504893 Eastbourne Survivors,support group for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse, 01323 747223 EDDY, Eastbourne & District Diabetic Youngsters, family support group, 01323 734856 Information for Families East Sussex, 0345 60 80 192 Family Support in Sussex, free confidential service in Wealden to anyone raising children dependent on need, 01273 425790

The Compassionate Friends for parents, siblings & grandparents, 0845 1232304 (10am-4pm & 7pm-10pm)

One Parent Families Breakthrough, Divorce Recovery Workshops, call for dates, Crowborough, 01892 665524 Family Contact Centre, Lewes, 07500 391337 Gingerbread, national group who will give out local contacts, 0808 8020925

Parenting Courses Family Learning Courses, NCDA, Newhaven including gardening, cookery, story sacks etc, 01273 517250 Fegan’s Parenting Courses for all ages, Uckfield, 01435 868324 Kings Church, Eastbourne, free parenting courses with creche, 01323 521125

Family Support, for parents & carers having problems looking after their children; Eastbourne, Hailsham & Seaford (North) 01323 747036; Downs & Weald, 01273 482802, (South) 01323 747355

Parenting Workshops, WAVES Seaford, 01323 873797

Fegan’s Counselling for children & families, Heathfield, 01435 868324

Young Parents Bumps & Babies (up to 3yrs), Denton Island, Newhaven, Thu 10am-noon, 0844 2436187

Furniture Now! low cost furniture Eastbourne: 01323 63800, Lewes: 01273 4873777, Hailsham: 01323 846899 Home Works, free housing support service for anyone in difficulties with housing, 01273 898700 NSPCC, Child Protection Helpline, 0808 800 5000 NYAS, for young people with disabilities or in need, 0800 616101

Young Parents Care to Learn - child care scheme for parents under 20, 0800 1218989

Carers Support Care for the Carers & Young Carers Service, 01323 738390 Crossroads, East Sussex, Brighton & Hove, supporting carers, 01424 444964

Children with Disabilities

Refuge & Women’s Aid Domestic Violence Service, 0808 2000247 (24hrs)

Child Care Action Trust, provision of facilities, equipment & conductive education for children with cerebal palsy, 0845 2300195

Relate Eastbourne & Lewes, 01273 697997; T Wells, 01892 529927

Children’s Disability Team, East Sussex County Council, 01323 466030

Samaritans - Eastbourne & District, calls 24/7 or visit from 10.30am-10.30pm, 01323 735555

Contact a Family, advice for families with a disabled child, 0808 8083555

Samaritans - national, 08457 90 90 90

Disability Information Services Sussex, 01323 434833

Service for Children with Sensory Needs, East Sussex County Council, 01273 481154

Early-Birds Bliss Support Group, for parents whose children have spent time in the neo natal unit, 07832 350332

Step by Step Domestic Abuse, telephone advice, Lewes: 01273 477691; Newhaven, 01273 514753

East Sussex Deaf Children’s Society, 07540 544115

WAVES, Seaford, social & practical support for families, 01323 873797 Working Families Helpline - employment legal advice, 0300 012 0312 Young Runaways Service, working with the police to help find & return missing young people, 01323 464313

Bereaved Parents Cruse Bereavement Care, East Sussex, 01323 642942 (10.30 -12.30 Mon - Fri) Early-Birds Bliss Support Group, for parents whose children have been born too small, too soon, too sick, 07832 350332

East Sussex Disability Association, actively empowering & supporting disabled people, 01323 514500 Siblings Service, activities & social events for children/young people who have a sibling with disabilities, 01323 466030 Waving not Drowning, for parents who want to work & have children with disabilities, 020 7017 0072 (Wed, Thu, Fri 9.30am - 1pm and 2 - 4pm)

Discount Vouchers on page 27

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Additional Needs • Financial Advice • Panto Competition

ENSURE YOUR PENSION POT LASTS AS LONG AS YOU DO Once in a blue moon your local newspaper salutes a local resident who has reached the grand-old age of 100. Yet by all accounts, local papers may soon have to devote an entire weekly page to people living to 100 because we are living much longer. It will lighten many moods to learn that the total number of centenarians is projected to rise from 14,500 in 2012 to 110,000 in 2035. It’s estimated that 13% of males and 18.2% females aged 50 in 2012 will reach their landmark 100 year birthday. And of your new born children, around one-third of babies born in 2012 in the United Kingdom are expected to survive to celebrate their 100th birthday (Source: Office for National Statistics, March 2012). Of course, people living longer will have an impact on our pensions and long term care systems and, perhaps more importantly, it will greatly affect your own plans. The pensions landscape has changed and people need to make the most of their savings so they can sit back and enjoy their retirement. For the vast majority of people, a single pension provides the bedrock for their income. Now today it is more than that. In the past, as people grew older their investment portfolios became risk averse. They reduced their exposure to equities and generally avoided investments that put their capital at risk. But times are changing and this may not be the most suitable strategy to adopt. People are living longer, with many likely to work past

the formal retirement age, which itself is set to increase to 67 from 65 between 2034 and 2036. Working longer could mean that turning on the income tap may not necessarily be given such a high priority for many in their early-50s, as there may still be a need to accrue capital. In any case, if you’re still working, whether full or part time, it may not be necessary to generate maximum income from your investments. If you take income unnecessarily, it could have a detrimental effect. What’s more, many people will have an assortment of different pension schemes having worked for different employers, while many will have also made the most of their Pep, Tessa and Isa tax allowances of the years. They need to turn this non-pension money into an income stream that might be needed for another 30 to 40 years. There are also tax implications to consider, be it capital gains, inheritance tax or income tax liabilities. Many people assume that once they have hung up their working boots they will never have to pay tax again. This isn’t the case – tax still has to be paid. Investors need to ensure they are using all their available tax-free allowances and ensuring they are paying as little tax as they need. After all you work hard, paying your taxes all your life, you don’t want to be needlessly paying HMRC after you have retired. The traditional ways of planning for retirement are past their sell-by date. How lavish, comfortable or tough your retirement years will be is going to be down to you.

WIN TICKETS TO

Aladdin Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne Friday 13 December – Sunday 12 January Widow Twankey wants a husband, evil Abanazaar wants the magic lamp, Aladdin wants adventure and Wishee-Washee wants a clean vest – can the Genie grant their wishes? It promises you a show jam-packed with all of the essential pantomime ingredients plus top class live music, a fabulous cast, dazzling sets and a magic carpet ride through a spectacular adventure! Starring Shaun Williamson of EastEnders and Extras fame, gather your family and catch Aladdin at Devonshire Park Theatre.

Email your answer, name, address, phone number and where you picked up the Family Grapevine to katherine@sussexfamilygrapevine.co.uk or send a postcard to Little Smeads, Haywards Heath Road, Balcombe, RH17 6NG. Closing date: 29th November. The winner will be drawn at random. Tickets apply to stipulated performance only. One entry per household.

To book call 01323 412000 or www.eastbournetheatres.co.uk

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Examine whether you are on track or whether you may have to consider making extra contributions. Many companies that have replaced final salary schemes with defined contribution pension schemes contribute far less now, putting the onus on the employee to boost their pension pot. It is great to think that we have a higher chance of living longer, but it means that we have to make our money work harder while we can – and the sooner you start the better.

To receive a free guide covering Wealth Management, Retirement Planning or Inheritance Tax Planning, contact Fresh Solutions (BM) Limited on 01323 729056 or visit:

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Additional Needs ADHD Support Group Helpline (Sussex), 07519 280950 Autism Sussex Parent Support Group Lewes, meets monthly on Fri eve at Phoenix Centre 01424 773366 or 01903 882666 Autism Sussex, Support, Family Centre & Youth Services, 01424 773366 or 01903 882666 Autistic Spectrum Disorder Monitoring & Support Group, 01323 463636 (Eastbourne), 01892 655244 (Wealden/ Lewes)

Disabled Parents Network, national organisation of and for disabled people who are parents or who hope to become parents, and their families, friends and supporters, 0300 3300 639

Which TV soap did Shaun Williamson appear in? a) East Enders b) Coronation St c) Hollyoaks

The

That’s why it is important to get planning early. There is nothing stopping you from getting a clear view of your current position by establishing what your likely state pension entitlement would be. It is also worth contacting the pension trustees of your current and previous employers, who will be able to provide pension forecasts, as will the companies managing any private pension plans.

Brain Gym Consultant, learning through movement, 01323 645416

The Family Grapevine has a family ticket for four people to give away for the performance on Tuesday 17th December at 7pm in this free competition. Simply answer the following question:

What’s On

You simply cannot afford to rely on the state or your employer any more - generous final salary schemes are fast disappearing.

- lots of ideas on p30 - 31

Sensory Music, Downs Leisure Centre, Seaford, 0-5yrs, older siblings also welcome, Wed 5pm, 07917 466496 Sensory Room at Hailsham East Community Centre, ring for more information, 01323 464340 Something Special, Seaford Children’s Centre, 1st, 2nd, 3rd Fri 9.30-11am, 01323 464550 Something Special, Special Needs drop in, Willingdon Trees Children’s Centre, Thu 9.30, under 5’s, 01323 464160 Special Parents, support group for parents of children of all ages. Willingdon Trees, Eastbourne, 07522 847742 Spectrum, supporting young people with autism to access services & clubs, 01424 724700 The Friday Group, Pippas@Pells Primary School, Lewes, 1-3pm, 01273 483992

Downs Syndrome Development Trust, help groups/schools to develop enrichment opportunities, 07897 373839

Time Out, respite care for special needs children up to 10yrs, monthly on Sat & some hols, vacancies, 01435 868583

Drum Circle, Downs Leisure Centre, Seaford, 0-5yrs, older siblings welcome, Thu 4.20pm, 07917 466496

Special Schools

Eastbourne Indirect Dyslexia Learning Centre, 01323 762267 Educational Psychology Service, 01323 463636 or 01892 655244 Elizabeth Shepherd, Davis Dyslexia Facilitator, 01892 661052 Independent Occupational Therapist, assessment & support for children with special needs, 07789 804771

Chailey Heritage School, 3-19yrs, 01825 724444 Cuckmere House School, Seaford, 6-16yrs, 01323 893319 Grove Park School, Crowborough, 2-19yrs, 01892 663018 Hazel Court School, Eastbourne, 11-19yrs, 01323 465720 Owlswick Independent School & Home, Kingston, 10 -18 yrs, 01273 473078

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

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

Seaford Downs Syndrome & Special Needs Support Group welcomes parents with children of all ages, 07802 832835

St John’s, Seaford, independent school for learners with complex needs, 10-19yrs, 01323 872940

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Family Health • Antenatal • Babies St Mary’s School Horam, Maynards Green, 9-16yrs, 01435 812278 The Lindfield School, Eastbourne, 11-16yrs, 01323 502988 The Mount Camphill Community, Wadhurst, 17-25 yrs, 01892 782025

Financial Advice Retirement Planning, Wealth Management or Inheritance Tax Planning: Fresh Solutions (BM) Ltd, 01323 729056 (see advert)

Child & Family Health beat, Eating Disorders Association helpline, 0845 634 7650 (youthline) Children with Cancer Fund, Polegate, 01323 485314 Cranial Osteopath, Mala Davangere Hiremath, Eastbourne, 07790 976089 Drop in Acupuncture, Mumababy Sanctuary, Cliffe High St, Lewes, Wed/ Thu pregnancy, fertility, menopause, 07838 136715 (see advert on p8) Drop in Craniosacral Clinic for all, Mumababy Sanctuary, 32 Cliffe High St, Lewes, Tue/Thu am, 07838 136715 (see advert on p8) Drop in Homeopathy Clinic for all, Mumababy Sanctuary, 32 Cliffe High St, Lewes, Wed 11.30am-3pm, 07838 136715 (see advert on p8)

Experienced member of British Acupuncture Council

Sussex

Acupuncture

Established 2004

Rick Mudie River Clinic, Lewes 01273 475735

Sussex Antenatal Classes, fun & informative preparation, 07787 832378

Health Visitors

East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre, Eastbourne, drop in on Tue/Wed + outreach service, 01323 722505

Crowborough, 01892 669393

Equilibrium Children’s Clinic, Lewes, cranial osteopath, drug free natural remedies, allergy testing, 01273 470955

Eastbourne East Team, Princes Park Health Centre, 01323 744629

Lisa Bullen Homeopathy, Lewes, effective, natural remedies for babies, children & adults, 07999 081041

Hailsham, Polegate & Willingdon, 01323 446983

Eastbourne Central Team, Hampden Park, Old Town, Ratton, 01323 514362

Eastbourne South, 01323 444101

NHS Direct, 111

Heathfield, Horam, Mayfield, 01435 865811

Stop Smoking Centre, 01273 945965

Lewes, 01273 402508

Stop Smoking Support, group & 1 2 1 support, 0800 9178896

Newhaven & Peacehaven, 01273 575070

Sussex Acupuncture, River Clinic, Lewes, 01273 475735 (see advert)

Seaford, 01323 493139

Sussex ADHD Support Service, 07519 280950

Wadhurst & Ticehurst, 01424 725045

Sussex Bowen Children’s Clinic, Lewes, free clinic for children with chronic conditions, 01273 757249

Uckfield, 01825 745008

Antenatal Exercise Equilibrium Clinic, Lewes, pregnancy yoga, 01273 470955

Sussex Children’s Centre, specialised therapy team; play therapy & therapy & learning camps, 01273 475735

Pre/Post Natal Yoga, Mumababy Sanctuary, 32 Cliffe High St, Lewes, daily, 07838 136715 (see advert on p8)

The Hair Force-Lice Assassins, non chemical, guaranteed removal of headlice, 01273 682865

Pregnancy Pilates with local midwife, Mumababy Sanctuary, 32 Cliffe High St, Lewes, Tue noon, 07838 136715 (see advert on p8)

Wellness in Seaford: food & nutrition talks, Fitter Mums & Fitter Dads, 01323 325060

Antenatal Groups Bumps & Babies Information Early Support, Hampden Park Children’s Centre, Mon 11am-1pm, 01323 464160 Daisy Birthing active birth ante-natal classes, Mumababy Sanctuary, Lewes, Mon eve, 07734 805945 Hypnobirthing classes in Seaford, Chrysalis Hypnobirthing, 07932 456917 NCT Bumps & Babies, Lewes Children’s Centre, Fri 10am-noon, 0844 2436187 NCT Bumps, Babies & Toddlers (up to 3yrs), Beechwood Hall, Cooksbridge, Tue 10am-noon, 0844 2436187 NCT Eastbourne & District, general enquiries: 0844 2436121, antenatal classes: 0844 2436913 NCT Lewes & Countryside, general enquiries, 0844 2436187, antenatal classes, 0844 2436913

Pregnancy Yoga & Thai Massage, Lynne Matthews, Eastbourne, 07775 791241 Pregnancy Yoga, Yoga Life Studio, Eastbourne, Thu eve, 07812 052742 Tums 2 Mums, gentle swim class for pregnant mums, Newick, 01825 762293 (see advert on p26)

Maternity Wear Bump 2 Baby, Grove Road, Eastbourne, maternity & nursingwear, 01323 728262

We are mums who have breastfed and have been trained as volunteers to offer support to other mums. Come and have a chat and meet other mums who are breastfeeding. Crowborough 01323 464380 2nd/4th Tue: Grove House, 1.30-3.15pm Eastbourne

Nicola Carden, birth doula & postal care, 07933 431722

Mon: Old Town Children’s Centre, 10.30 -11.30am, 01323 464570 Tue: Devonshire Children’s Centre, 12.30-2pm, 01323 464180 Thu: Hampden Park Children’s Centre, 9.30-11am, 01323 464144 Thu: Shinewater Children’s Centre, 9.30-11am, 01323 464170 Hailsham 01323 464340 Last Thu: Dunbar Drive Centre, 10.30-noon, Fri: Hailsham East Centre, 1-2pm Heathfield 01323 464580 Tue: Heathfield Comm. Centre, 10-11am

Samsara Tanner, birth doula & placenta encapsulation specialist, 07838 136715

Mon: Orchard House, 10-11.30am

Sunrise Birthing, independent midwifery, 01825 714538

1st Wed: Scout & Guide Hut, 9.30am

www.sussexacupuncture.co.uk NCT Uckfield & Heathfield District, general enquiries, 0844 2436305

Breastfeeding Peer Support Service

Maya Morgan, birth doula, 01892 784381

Baby Sleep Problems Baby Sleep Clinics, at your home or weekly in Hove, 01273 702496 Cry-sis helpline for crying, sleepless & very demanding babies, 08451 228669 Sleepy Drop-in, Mumababy Sanctuary, Lewes, Fri 11-12noon, 07590 253217

Breastfeeding Support Bonding Beautiful, help & support with breast feeding, 01323 501979 Crowborough, Grove House 2nd/4th Tue 1.30-3.15pm, 01323 464380 (see advert) Eastbourne BIBS, Old Town Children’s Centre, Mon 10.30-11.30am, 01323 464570 (see advert) Eastbourne, Devonshire Children’s Centre Tue 12.30-2pm, 01323 464180; Hampden Park Children’s Centre Thu 9.30-11am, 01323 464144; Shinewater Children’s Centre Thu 9.30-11am, 01323 464170 (see advert) Hailsham East Community Centre, Fri 1-2pm; Dunbar Drive, last Thu 10.30amnoon, 01323 464340 (see advert) Heathfield Community Centre, Tue 10-11am, 01435 464580 La Leche League, mother to mother breast feeding support, 0845 120 2918 Lewes Breastfeeding Suppport, Orchard House, Tue 10am, 01273 402508 Mayfield at the toddler group, Scout & Guide Hut, 1st Wed 9.30am, 01323 464580 (see advert) National Breastfeeding Helpline, 0300 100 0210

Lewes 01273 402508 Mayfield

Peacehaven 01273 582511

Thu: Children’s Centre, 12.15-1.30pm Polegate 01323 464590 2nd/4th Tue: Children’s Centre, 10-11.30am Ringmer 01273 336950 2nd/4th Fri: Children’s Centre, 10-11.30am Ticehurst 01424 725043 Mon: Children’s Centre, 9.30-11.15am Uckfield 01323 464300 Mon: Children’s Centre, 10.30-11.30am Ticehurst Children’s Centre, 1st Mon 9.30-11.15am, 01424 725043 (see advert) Uckfield, Children’s Centre, Mon 10.3011.30am, 01323 464300 (see advert)

Post Natal Exercise BuggyBod - Mum & Baby fitness class, Mon & Thu, Uckfield, 07985 415202 Mother & Baby Yoga, Lewes, Thu 10am + home groups, 01273 479303 Mum & Baby Pilates, Mumababy Sanctuary, Cliffe High St, Lewes, Tue 2pm, 07838 136715 (see advert on p8) Mummy Yoga & Mums GET FIT Club, Yoga Life Studio, Eastbourne, bring your baby/toddler, 07812 052742 Mums on the Run, Uckfield Leisure Centre, 5 week programme for pre/post natal mums, 01825 761160 Strollers & Toners, exercise class for mums & baby comes too! Eastbourne, 07748 678030 Tots & Tums, Newhaven, Seaford, Peacehaven, mums exercise & baby comes too, 07540 551054

Midwives & Doulas

NCT Breastfeeding Helpline, 0300 330 0771

Caroline Alexander, birth & postnatal doula, 07958 538095

Peacehaven Children’s Centre, Thu 12.15-1.30pm, 01273 582511

Dominica Warburton, birth & post natal Doula, 07785 540961

Pippa Sime, professional breastfeeding advice & support, 07423 067819

DoulAli, Alison Allart, birth doula, 07967 654925

Polegate Children’s Centre, 2nd/4th Tue 10-11.30am, 01323 464590 (see advert)

Gemma Harvey, birth & post natal doula, 07545 061535

Ringmer Children’s Centre, 2nd/4th Fri 10-11.30am, 01273 336950 (see advert)

Naming & Welcoming Ceremonies, East Sussex Registration Service, 01323 464780

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

Sue Ayres, the breastfeeding advisor, 07983 364739

Sue Pellow, baby naming celebrant, 01323 505721

Christenings & Baby Naming Baby naming & blessing, Lisa B Magdalena, 07519 654559 Christening Invitations, Hand Made by Me, 01273 585167

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www.bumfy.co.uk 07585 548445 Baby Mementoes First Touch Tiles, porcelain imprints of baby’s hands & feet, 01435 868286 Little Impressions, 3D baby & toddler hand & foot impressions, 01892 512706 Silver Fingerprints: pendants, cufflinks, charms etc, 01323 725702 Treasured Moments in Time, unique, silver keepsakes of your child’s hand or footprint, 01323 727185

Nappies & Wipes Cheekies Nappies, home collection laundry service, 01903 784291 Cheeky Wipes, environmentally friendly wipes, 0845 3009086 Reusable Cloth Nappy Advice & Library, Eastbourne, 07749 022440

Twins & Multiple Births Crowborough Twins Group, fortnightly, Children’s Centre, Thu 1-3pm, 01323 464380 Eastbourne Twins Club, support & advice, 07432 040021 Twins Group, Dunbar Drive Children’s Centre, Hailsham, Tue 10am-11.30am, 01323 464340 Twins Group, Langney Children’s Centre, 1st Tue starting 7 Jan 9.45-11.45am, 01323 464540 Twins Group, Peacehaven Childen’s Centre, 2nd, 4th Tue 1.30-3pm, 01273 575079 Twins Group, West Rise, Eastbourne, 1st Thu 10.45am-12.15pm, 01323 464170

Baby Bumpkin, yoga inspired classes to encourage movement, development & calm, Mumababy Sanctuary, Lewes, 0845 6808041 & Eridge, 0845 6805157 Baby Club, Hailsham East Community Centre, Thu 1-2pm, 01323 464340 Baby Club, Devonshire Children’s Centre, Eastbourne, Mon 9.30-11am, 01323 464160 Baby Club, Langney Children’s Centre, Eastbourne, Tue 1-2pm, 01323 464540

Sing and Sign Eastbourne

www.singandsign.co.uk

Baby Sensory, award winning baby development classes, birth-13mths, Uckfield & T Wells, 07583 344045 & Seaford, 07793 732103

Just Play for Babies, Ringmer Children’s Centre, Fri 9.30-11.30am, 01273 336950

Baby Time, Seaford Children’s Centre, Thu 12.30-2pm, 01323 464550 Baby Time under 1yr & bumps, Peacehaven Children’s Centre, Tue 11am-noon, 01273 575079 Bumps & Babies, Hampden Park Children’s Centre, Mon 11am-1pm, 01323 464160 Bumps to Babies, High Weald Children’s Centre, Ticehurst, Mon 9.30-11am (Well Baby Clinic 1st Mon), 01424 725040 Bumps to Babies, Uckfield Children’s Centre, Mon 10.30-11.30am, 01323 464300 Eastbourne Sling Meet, Grove Road Tea Rooms, 1st Sat, 2-4pm, 07748 967137

Baby Groups Babies & Beyond + Baby Clinic, Heathfield Community Centre, Tue 9.3011.15am, 01323 464580

Health drop-in & play, Hampden Park Children’s Centre, Thu 9.30-11am, 01323 464160

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Call Lucy: 01323 365324

Health drop-in & play, Devonshire Children’s Centre, Mon 12.30-2.30pm, 01323 464160

Gymbabes, Eastbourne-Mon, HeathfieldFri, Uckfield-Tue, Bexhill-Wed, 07867 801185

The The

Sing and Sign

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

Baby Music, High Weald Children’s Centre, Ticehurst, Wed 10.45-11.15am, 01424 725040

Baby Time, Lewes Children’s Centre, Tue 10-11.30am, 01273 336870

Designed for babies who can sit unaided

Lullababes, singing group for you & your baby, Mumababy Sanctuary, Lewes, Tue pm, 07970 522058 Lullababies, sensory music group, Newhaven & Peacehaven, 0-18mths, 07980 242283 Mumababy Sanctuary, 32 Cliffe High St, Lewes, workshops, classes, support for mums to be & new mums, 07838 136715 (see advert) NCT Bumps & Babies, Lewes Children’s Centre, Fri 10am-noon, 0844 2436187 New Mumas drop in, Mumababy Sanctuary, Lewes, Wed 11.30am-1pm, 07838 136715 (see advert) Stay & Play Baby Clinic, Crowborough Children’s Centre, 1st, 3rd, 5th Tue; Grove House 2nd, 4th Tue, 1.30-3pm, 01323 464380

Baby Signing Sing & Sign, Eastbourne, 01323 365324 (see advert) Sing & Sign, Peacehaven, Uckfield & Lewes; Ringmer & Haywards Heath (from 2104), 01273 243786 (see advert)

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Baby Massage Baby Massage & Baby Reflexology, 1 2 1, Eastbourne, 07773 675146 Baby Massage Circle, Mumababy Sanctuary, 32 Cliffe High St, Lewes, Thu 2.30pm drop-in, 07838 136715 (see advert) Baby massage classes in Eastbourne, Hannah Hanraty, 07887 638339 Baby Massage courses & 1-21’s, Uckfield/Crowborough area, 07780 333195 or 01825 769408 Baby Massage, Equilibrium Clinic, Lewes, 01273 470955 Baby Massage, host a group & get free tuition, Ticehurst, 01580 200691

Baby & Childrenswear Barley Sugar, Meads, Eastbourne, deli, children & lifestyle boutique, 01323 720045


Childrenswear & Equipment • Nannies & Babysitting • Toddler Groups

Little Pickles From bump to baby and beyond

Sat 16th Nov

10.15 - 12noon (10am: members)

Civic Centre Uckfield TN22 1AE

Sun 24th Nov

10.30 - 12noon (10.15am: members) Priory School, Mountfield Rd Lewes, (next to Leisure Centre)

Sun 2nd Feb

10.30 - 12noon (10.15am: members)

Extensive range of good quality PRE-lOvED & NEW baby and childrenswear, equipment & toys Find us at: 4B St Mary’s Walk, Hailsham, BN27 1AF 01323 325477 Little Pickles (group)

Nubie, on line modern kids boutique, Newick, 01825 724160

Childcare Advice

Priory School, Mountfield Rd Lewes, (next to Leisure Centre)

Early Years Education Entitlement, 0345 60 80 192

Sat 8th Feb

Information for Families East Sussex, advice about services for children & young people, 0345 60 80 192

10.15 - 12noon (10am: members) Civic Centre, Uckfield TN22 1AE Entry: £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

Uckfield: uckfield.nct.nns@gmail.com Lewes: lewesnns@nct.org.uk ©NCT, Alexandra House, Oldham Terrace, London W3 6NH Registered charity 801395 Brats Clothes Shop, 194 High Street, Lewes, 01273 476646 Bump 2 Baby, 56a Grove Road, Eastbourne, wide range of maternity, nursing, baby clothes & gifts, 01323 728262 Easy2Name, name tapes for all eventualities, 01635 298326 Eliza Brown Children’s Shoes, 45 High Street, Lewes, 01273 472777 Le Loup, clothing & gifts for the whole family, behind the Grand Hotel, Eastbourne, BN21 4EJ, 01323 732369 (see advert on p3) Little Pickles, 4B St. Mary’s Walk, Hailsham, 2nd hand & new baby & childrenwear & equipment, 01323 325477 (see advert) Little Sunflowers, children’s fashion & gifts, Horam, shop online or by appointment, 01435 810199 Made by Alex, handcrafted, individual children’s clothing & funky home furnishings, 07923 021917 Peppa K, Alfriston, Scandinavian children’s clothing & toys, open am weekdays & weekends, 01323 870284 Rebourne, 34 Seaside, Eastbourne, clothes exchange for ladies/children, 07932 141658 Roly Poly’s Little People, Enterprise Centre, Eastbourne, baby & childrenswear & nursery items, so new there’s no phone yet! (see advert on p3) The Funky Viking, Arndale Centre, Eastbourne, children’s shoes, hair cuts, gifts, partyware & café, 01323 648070

Baby & Toddler Equipment Bumfy, a comfortable & hygienic baby seat for a swing, shopping trolley or highchair, 07585 548445 (see advert) DISCOUNT VOUCHER Eastbourne Sling Library, carriers for hire in person or by post, 07748 967137

Ofsted Helpline for complaints about child care, 0300 1234666

Childminders & Babysitting Advice on becoming a childminder from East Sussex County Council, 01323 463026 Childminding Improvement Officer, Eastbourne, 07876 037482; Lewes District, 07876 037483; Rother, 07876 037525; Wealden, 07920 592943 Eastbourne Childminders Association, vacancy coordinator, 07934 499602 Eastbourne Childminders drop-in, Willingdon Trees Children’s Centre, Mon 10am-noon, 01323 464160 Eastbourne Childminder’s drop-in, West Rise, Wed 10am-noon, 01323 464170 Eastbourne Childminder’s drop-in, Shinewater Children’s Centre, Fri 10amnoon, 01323 464170

Ofsted Registered Nanny Excellent references 10 years experience Car driver Paediatric first aid/Food hygiene

Sharon: 07804 039106 Devonshire at 43 Seaside, Eastbourne, BN22 7NB, 01323 464160 Eastbourne Children’s Centres, central office at Willingdon Trees, 01323 464160 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

Seaford Childminding Vacancy Coordinator, 01323 491653 Sitters for experienced, reliable evening & daytime babysitters, 08447 367367 (see advert)

Nannies & Au Pairs Bonding Beautiful, tailormade help from birth onwards, emergency nanny & baby sitting, 01323 501979 East Green Child Care Services Sussex Branch Ltd, 07746 728936 Emergency Nanny, for those who need last minute childcare, 07731 313571 Event Childcare, wedding, parties & corporate event nannies & babysitters, 0845 3301323 Harmony at Home, nannies, housekeepers, baby sitting, wedding creches, 01323 810592 Nanny, Sharon Dann, full or part-time childcare, 07804 039106 (see advert)

Children’s Centres

Frills All Round, 33 Newtown, Uckfield, 01825 761625

Chailey at Chailey School, Mill Lane, South Chailey, BN8 4PU, 01273 336940

Furniture Now, low cost cots etc, Eastbourne 01323 63800, Lewes 01273 4873777, Hailsham 01323 846899

Crowborough Children’s Centre, Beacon Community College, Green Lane TN6 2XB, 01323 464380

For a FREE booking fee credit, visit us at www.sitters.co.uk and quote code FGV1FREE.

If you’d like to discuss your childcare needs, call Sitters on 08447 367 367.

TRUSTED IN CHILDCARE SINCE

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1967 Peacehaven at Meridien Way, BN10 8NF, 01273 582511

High Weald at Ticehurst & Flimwell Primary School, Steelands Rise, TN5 7DH, 01424 725040

Ringmer at Greater Paddock, off Harrisons Lane, BN8 5LH, 01273 336950

Polegate at the Primary School, Oakleaf Drive, BN26 6PT, 01323 464590

Langney next to the Primary School, Eastbourne, BN23 7EF, 01323 464540

Seaford Children’s Centre at Cradle Hill School, Lexden Road, BN25 3BA, 01323 464550

Lewes at Malling Community Centre, Spences Lane, BN7 2HQ, 01273 336870

Shinewater at Milfoil Drive, Eastbourne, BN23 8ED, 01323 464170

Newhaven, Denton Island Community Centre, BN9 9BA, 01273 517250/582511

Uckfield at 1 Manor Close, TN22 1DL, 01323 464300

Old Town Eastbourne at Ocklynge Junior School, BN20 8XN, 01323 464160

Willingdon Trees, Magnolia Drive, Eastbourne, BN22 0SS, 01323 464160

Community Toddler Groups

We’ve changed the layout. What do you think? Do let me know.

Toddler groups usually operate termtime only & times may change so please check before going along for the first time. Children’s Centre groups are still under review.

Eastbourne, Stone Cross, Polegate & Pevensey area

MONDAY Eastbourne Library, Storytime, Mon 2pm, 0345 6080196

Hailsham Childminders drop in, Dunbar Drive, 2nd Tue 9.30-11.30am, 01323 464340

Ringmer Childminders drop-in, Children’s Centre, 2nd Mon 9.30-11.30am, 01273 336950

• Daytime and evening bookings - even at short notice • Experienced childcare professionals • Thorough continuous vetting process

Heathfield at Cross in Hand School & Heathfield Community Centre, Sheepsetting Lane, TN21 0XT, 01323 464580

Hailsham & District Registered Childminding Association, 07985 370990

Nannies & Childminders Lunch Club, Eastgate Baptist Church, Lewes, Mon, 12-2pm, 01273 812356

Britain’s Favourite Babysitters

for full or part-time daycare

Crowborough area

MONDAY Artytime, carer & toddler messy play, Jarvis Brook Guide Hall, Mon am, 01892 662912 or 07730 400646 Little Fishes, United Church, Croft Rd, 0-3yrs, 9.30-11.30am, 01892 665493 TUESDAY Come & Play, Jarvis Brook School, 9.15-10.30am, 01323 464380 Crowborough Library, Storytime, 2.30pm, 0345 6080196 Little Stars, carers toddler group, St Richard’s Church Hall, Fermor Rd, 10am-noon, 01892 661235 WEDNESDAY Crowborough Library, Baby Rhymetime, fornightly, 10.30am, 0345 6080196 Music & Rhyme, Children’s Centre, 9.30-10.15am & 10.45-11.30am, 01323 464380

Giggles, Gateway Christian Church, Hampden Park, 10-11.30am, 01323 351786 Little Bears Soft Play, Community Wise, Old Town, 9.30-11.45am, 07985 254735 Music & Movement, Regency Park Community Centre, 1.15-2.15pm, 01323 464540 Panda, All Saints Centre, Grange Rd, 10-11.30am, 01323 419400 Pop in & Play, Kingsmere Community Centre, 10-11.30am, 01323 464540 Pop in & Play, Polegate Children’s Centre, 1-2.30pm, 01323 464590 Salvation Army Toddler Group, Citadel, Langney Rd, 10-11.30am, 01323 640382 Vicky Bees, Victoria Baptist Church, Eldon Rd, 10-11.45am, 01323 737974 TUESDAY Bubbles, Suncoast Centre, opposite ESK, 1-2.30pm, 07412 117129 Focus Baby & Toddler Group at Kings Church, 10am-12noon, 01323 521125

THURSDAY First Steps Parent & Toddlers, Forest Fold Baptist Church, London Rd, 1.15-3.15pm, 01892 665213

HT Club, Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Trees, 10.30am, 01323 736627

Pop in & Play, Children’s Centre, 10-11.30am, 01323 464380 FRIDAY Just Play, Leisure Centre, 1.30-3pm, 01323 464380

Little Luke’s, Parish Centre, Stone Cross, 9.45-11.30am, 01323 461649

Little Fishes, United Church, Croft Rd, 0-3yrs, 9.30-11.30am, 01892 665493

Langney Library, Baby Rhymetime, 10.15, 0345 6080196

Little Stones, Community Wise Centre, Old Town, 10-11.45am, 01323 722924 Little Treasures, Old Town Salvation Army, Tue 10am-noon inc light snack for children, 01323 641833

To add a FREE listing or advertise email katherine@sussexfamilygrapevine.co.uk or call 01444 811648

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Little Bears

Little Bear Feet Dance Classes for 18mths - 3 yrs Introduce your little one to the joys of singing and dancing

Soft Play Hire• Parties • play sessions

Local family business with many years of childcare experience Hire our equipment for parties, weddings, christenings etc or Hire us as well to entertain your children! Drop in sessions Mon & Thu 9.30-11.45 Community Wise, Old Town, Eastbourne

Little Bears Soft Play www.wedding-care-4-kidz.co.uk 07985 254735 littlebearssoftplay@gmail.com

£3.50

per class

Classes are held on Monday am at Eastbourne Academy of Dancing, Tutts Barn Lane BN22 8XP 07748 833631 01323 417260 Melody Bear & Melody Movement are registered trademarks of Jill Ewing

Eastbourne (continued)

TUESDAY (continued) Noah’s Ark at St Mary’s Westham, 1-3pm, 07759 172992 Panda, All Saints Centre, Grange Rd, 10-11.30am, 01323 419400 Talk n Toddler, Willingdon Trees Comm. Centre, 9:30-11:00am, 01323 435300 Triangle Tots, Trinity Church Hall, Lower Willingdon, 9.30-11.30am, 01323 489264 WEDNESDAY Broadway Babes at the Broadway United Church, Lindfield Rd, Hampden Park, 10-11.30am, 01323 500686 Chalk Hill Toddler Group at Willingdon, 9.45-11.45am, 01323 504659 Eastbourne Bubhub, downstairs at The Tea Shop, Grove Rd, 4th Wed 10am-12noon, 07748 967137 Eastbourne Library, Baby Rhymetime, Wed 10.30am, 0345 6080196 First Steps, Baptist Church Hall, Pevensey Bay, 10am-noon, 01323 652929 Just Play, Polegate Children’s Centre, Wed 9.15-11.15am, 01323 464590 Little Diggers, Old Town Children’s Centre, 9.30-11am, 01323 464160 Little Lambs, St Mary’s Church Hall, Decoy Drive, Hampden Park, 10-11.30am, 01323 500977 Music & Movement, Devonshire Children’s Centre, 1-2pm, 01323 464160 NCT Bumps & Babies, Community Wise, Old Town, 10am-noon, year round, 07828 559309 or 07808 170435 Pop in & Play, Shinewater Children’s Centre, 10-11.30am, 01323 464170 Salvation Army Toddler Group, Citadel, Langney Rd, 10am-11.30, 01323 640382 Vicky Bees, Victoria Baptist Church, Eldon Rd, 10-11.45am, 01323 737974 THURSDAY Acorns, Bridgemere Centre, 10-11.30am, 01323 439700 Giggles, Gateway Church, Hampden Park, 10-11.30am, 01323 351786 Hampden Park Library, Storytime & Songs, Thu 2.15pm, 0345 6080196 HappyJacks Softplay drop-in playgroup, St Anthony’s Centre, Seaside, 10am12noon, 07738 381384 (see ad on p5) Health Clinic Stay & Play, Shinewater Children’s Centre, 9.30-11am, 01323 464170 Little Bears Soft Play, Community Wise, Old Town,9.30-11.45am, 07985 254735 (see advert) Little Explorers, Hampden Park Children’s Centre, 1-2.30pm, 01323 464160

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Community Toddler Groups • Pre-School Activities

Little Luke’s, Parish Centre, Stone Cross, 9.45-11.30am, 01323  484095 Little Souls, Church Hall, Wellesley Rd, 10-11.30am, 01323 731366 Pop in & Play, Langney Children’s Centre, 9.30-11am, 01323 464540 Singing, The Tea Shop, Grove Rd, Eastbourne, 10.30, 01323 737110 St John’s Toddler Group, Jubilee Hall, Meads, 10-11.30am, 01323 738671 Tea & Tots including Boogie Mites, St John’s Church, Polegate, 9.30-11.30am, 01323 483259 Totz, St Elizabeth’s Church, Victoria Drive, 10am-12noon, 01323 638020 Willingdon Library, Baby Rhymetime, Thu 10.30am, 01323 482534 FRIDAY Eastbourne Library, Baby Rhymetime, Fri 10.45am, 0345 6080196 Focus Baby & Toddler Group at Kings Church, 10am-noon, 01323 521125 HappyJacks Softplay Drop in & Play Group, St Anthony’s Centre, Seaside, 10am-noon, 07738 381384 (see advert on p5)

FRIDAY Bunny Hop at Schools Out, The Drive, Hellingly, 10-11.30am, 01323 848490 Laughton Tots & Toddlers, 9.30-11.30am, 01323 815710 Little Gems, Wentworth House, George Street, 9.45-11.45am, 01323 844428 Music & Movement, Dunbar Drive, 10-11am, 01323 464340

Heathfield, Mayfield, Burwash MONDAY

Heathfield Library, Baby Rhymetime & Storytime, alternate 10.30am, 0345 6080196 St George’s Parish Room, Broad Oak, year round, 1.30-3pm, 01435 862665 TUESDAY Little Warblers’, Warbleton Church Rooms, Church Hill, TN21 9BD, 10-11.30am, 01435 830421 Pop in & Play, All Saints & Richards School, Heathfield, Tue 10-11.30am, 01323 464580

Let’s Get Messy, Devonshire Children’s Centre, Fri 9.30-11am, 01323 464160

St Richard’s Toddlers, Park Rd, Heathfield, alternate Tue 1.30-3pm, 01435 867957 WEDNESDAY Burwash Parent, Baby & Toddler, Village Hall, Wed 10-11.45am, 07715 566442

Little Stones, Community Wise Centre, Old Town, 10-11.45am, 01323 722924

Mayfield Play Group, Scout & Guide Hut, 0-4 yrs, 9.30-11.30am, 07799 417972

Little Story Makers, Willingdon Trees Children’s Centre, Fri 9.30-11am, 01323 464160

Music & Rhyme, Cross in Hand School, 2-2.45pm, 01323 464580

Just Play, West Rise, 9.15-11.15am, 01323 464170

Little Wrens, Greenfield Methodist Church Hall, Old Town, 10am-noon, 07762 621266 Mini Wilfs, Broad Road, Willingdon, 9.30-11.30am, 01323 487885 Polegate Library, Baby Rhymetime, 2.30pm, 0345 6080196 Vicky Bees, Victoria Baptist Church, Eldon Rd, 10-11.45am, 01323 737974

Hailsham area MONDAY Hailsham Methodist Church Parent & Toddler, 9.30-11.30am, 01323 485813 Pop in & Play, Hailsham East Community Centre, 9.30-11am, 01323 464340 TUESDAY Hailsham Library, Storytime, 11am, 0345 6080196 WEDNESDAY Hailsham Free Church Parent & Toddler, 10-11.30am, 01323 843876 Hailsham Library, Baby Rhymetime, fortnightly 9.45am, 0345 6080196 Herstmonceux Tiddlers & Toddlers, 9.3011.30am, year round, 01323 442795 Pop in & Play, Diplocks Hall, Hailsham, Wed 1-2pm, 01323 464340 THURSDAY St Mary’s ABC, Hailsham, 0-5 yrs, 9.30-11.30am, 01323 842596/441868

Toddlers in Union, Union Church, Heathfield, 1.30-3pm, 01435 865093 Welcome Baptist Church, Heathfield, 0-2yrs, 9.45-11.45am, 01435 864646 THURSDAY Jumping Beans, Horam, 0-3 yrs, 10-11.30am, 01435 862716 Little Punnetts Toddlers, Punnetts Town, Thu 9-11am, 01435 831515 Tots & Toys, Kings Church, Heathfield, 10-11.45am & 1-2.45pm, 01435 863786 FRIDAY Baby Bops, Broad Oak Village Hall Scout Hut, Fri 9.45am, 07895 665865

Fun packed tennis for kids 2yrs+ In & outdoor venues in Eastbourne Kiddi Tennis is a great way to keep your child fit and healthy whilst having fun, meeting new friends and learning a life-long sport. To book your FREE taster call Emma on 07811 447711 or email emma@kidditennis.co.uk kidditennis Ringmer Tiddlers & Toddlers, Village Hall, 9.30-11.30am, 01273 973228 TUESDAY Inside Outside, The Paddock, Lewes, 10am, always outside! 07745 747092 Just Play! Chailey Children’s Centre, 9.30-11.30am, 01273 336940 Kingfishers, U3’s group, Eastgate Baptist Church Hall, Lewes (waiting list), 9.3011.30am, 01323 844264 Lewes Library, Buggy Boogie, 1st Tue 10.30am, 0345 6080196 Music Group, Ringmer Children’s Centre, 1-2pm, 01273 336950 NCT Bumps, Babies & Toddlers (upto 3yrs), Beechwood Hall, Cooksbridge, 10am-noon, 0844 2436187 Rodmell Toddler Group, Village Hall, 9.30-11.30, 07717 771509 WEDNESDAY Barcombe Parent, Baby & Toddler Group, 9.30-noon, 01273 401996 Lewes Toy Library drop in, All Saints Centre, 0am-noon, 01273 486391 Pop in & Play, Ringmer Children’s Centre, 9.30-11am, 01273 336950 Ringmer Library, Storytime, 3rd Wed 11am, 0345 6080196 THURSDAY Baby Rangers, Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare, Ringmer, last Thu, 10-11.30am, under 4’s, 0844 8751252 Cameo, Church End, Cockshot Rd, Lewes, 1.45-4pm, 01273 477631 Inside Outside, Landport Rec, Lewes, 10am, outside whatever the weather! 07745 747092 Just Play! Ringmer Children’s Centre, 9.30-11.30am, 01273 336950 Music Group, Lewes Children’s Centre, 1-2pm, 01273 336870 Ringmer Tiddlers & Toddlers, Village Hall, 9.30-11.30am, 01273 973228

Fun Fridays, Skippers Hill, Five Ashes, 10.30-11.45am, run by Kindergarten teacher, 18mths+, 01825 830234 SATURDAY Giggle & Tumble, Heathfield Leisure Centre, 9.30-11am, 01435 868824 

The Lunch Bunch, Southover Church Hall, Lewes, 12-1.45pm, 01273 480114 FRIDAY Christ Church Tots, Prince Edward Rd, Lewes, 9.30-11.30am, 01273 813048

Lewes, Ringmer, Chailey area

Kings Tots, Kings Church Lewes, 9.30-11.30am & 12.30-2.30pm, 01273 486182

MONDAY Just Play! Ringmer Children’s Centre, 1-3pm, 01273 336950 Lewes Library, Storytime, 2pm, 0345 6080196 Music Group, Chailey Children’s Centre, 10-11am, 01273 336940 NCT Little Monkeys, Monkey Bizness, Lewes, 9.30-11.30am, 0844 2436187

www.sussexfamilygrapevine.co.uk

Friday Group, Pippas@Pells Primary School, Lewes, 1-3pm, 01273 483992

PlayGroup, All Saints Centre, Lewes 9.30-11.30am, 01273 478090 Pop in & Play, Chailey Children’s Centre, 10-11.30am, 01273 336940 Pop in & Play, Lewes Children’s Centre, 10-11.30am, 01273 336870 Woodland Playgroup, 2yrs+, campfire, craft, nature, 10-11.30am, 01273 487161


Community Toddler Groups • Pre-School Activities

learn co-ordination, rhythm and great moves to funky pop songs, and boost confidence classes in Eastbourne, Willingdon, Hailsham & Bexhill Call Joanna: 07788 246073

Discount Vouchers on page 27

Newhaven & Peacehaven

MONDAY Grandparent’s Group, Peacehaven Children’s Centre, 1st, 2nd, 4th Mon 10-11.30am, 01273 575079 Newhaven Library, Baby Rhymetime, 1st & 3rd Mon 2pm, 0345 6080196 Pop in & Play, Newhaven Children’s Centre, 1- 2.30pm, 01273 517250 TUESDAY Jack & Jill Toddler Group, Newhaven Baptist Church Hall, 10am-noon, 07821 567236 (open most holidays) Music & Movement, Peacehaven Children’s Centre, 9.30-10.30am, 01273582511 WEDNESDAY Come & Play, Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven, 1.30-2.30pm, 01323 492833 Peacehaven Library, Baby Rhymetime, 1st Wed, 10.30am; Storytime, other Wed, 0345 6080196 Pop in & Play, Peacehaven Children’s Centre, Wed 9.30-11am, 01273 582511 THURSDAY Munchkins, Summerhayes Centre, Newhaven, 10.30am-12.30pm, 01273 515301 FRIDAY Jelly Tots, Harbour Nursery, Church Hill, Newhaven, 9.15-11.15am, 01273 514532 SATURDAY Dad’s Group, Peacehaven Children’s Centre, 1st Sat 10.30am-12.30pm, 01273 575079

Seaford & East Dean

MONDAY Pop in & Play, Seaford Children’s Centre, 9.30-11am, 01323 464550 TUESDAY Doodles, St Peter’s Church Belgrave Rd, Seaford, 9.30-11.30am, 01323 897306 WEDNESDAY The Piglets, St Thomas More Church, Sutton Rd, Seaford, 9.30-11.30am, 01323 892427 Tots Treats, St Luke’s, Walmer Rd, Seaford, 9.30-11.15am, 01323 894216 THURSDAY Dinky Deans, East Dean Village Hall, 10am-noon, 07812 827652 (year round) Tots Treats, St Leonards Church Hall, Seaford, 9.30-11.15am, 01323 893318 FRIDAY Berwick & Upper Dicker Toddlers, Berwick Village Hall, 10am-noon, 01323 811020 Scallywags, Seaford Baptist Church, 9.30-11am, 01323 896009 SATURDAY Who Let the Dads Out? Seaford Baptist Church, 2nd Sat, 9.30-11.30am, 01323 896009

10% off parties in 2013

FREE Tasters Nursery sessions

Uckfield, Maresfield, Buxted Blackboys & Newick area MONDAY Fairwarp mums to be, babies & toddlers, Village Hall, 9.30-11.30, 01825 713957

We’re having a ball! Come and see what all the fun’s about Football and Rugby for children 18months - 7years

FREE trial class available For more information and local venues call Bev: 01323 749640 or email: blevett@littlekickers.co.uk www.littlekickers.co.uk www.littlerugby.co.uk

Maresfield Baby & Toddler Group, Village Hall, 9.30-11.30am, 01825 769004 Music & Rhyme, Uckfield Children’s Centre, 9.30-10.15am, 01323 464300 TUESDAY Buxted Toddlers, Methodist Church Hall, 10-11.30am, 01825 733098 Chippers, The Source, Luxford Car Park, Uckfield, 9.15-11.30am, 01825 767442 Uckfield Library, Baby Rhymetime, 10.30am, Storytime, 2.15pm, 0345 6080196 WEDNESDAY Little Acorns, Holy Trinity Church, High Hurstwood, 9.15-11am, 01825 733833 Newick Tiddlers & Toddlers, Village Hall, 10-11.30am, 07734 590166 Newtown Baby & Toddler Group, United Reform Church, Uckfield, 10-11.30am, 07969 638280 Nutley Nutkins, Nutley War Memorial Hall, 1.30-3pm, 07747 656667 Under 1’s, Kings Church, Uckfield, 10-11.30am, 01825 765115 THURSDAY Chippers, The Source, Luxford Car Park, Uckfield, 1.30-3pm, 01825 767442 East Hoathly Baby & Toddler Group, Village Hall, 10-11.30am, 01825 840020 Pop in & Play, Uckfield Children’s Centre, 9.30-11am, 01323 464300 FRIDAY Little Stars Blackboys Baby & Toddler Group, 10.30-noon, 01825 890029 Over 1’s but under 2’s, Kings Centre, Uckfield, 10-11.30am, 01825 765115 Seahorses, Uckfield Leisure Centre, 9.30-10am & 10-10.30am (check pool has been repaired), 01323 464300

Wadhurst, Ticehurst, Stonegate, Etchingham

LEWES, UCKFIELD, CROWBOROUGH AND HAYWARDS HEATH E: lewes.uckfield@monkeymusic.co.uk T: 01825 760970

MONDAY Wadhurst Library, Baby Rhymetime, 1st Mon 2.15pm, 0345 6080196 Wadhurst Toddlers, St George’s Hall, 9.15-11.30am, 01435 882679 TUESDAY Explore & Play, High Weald Children’s Centre, Ticehurst, 9.15-11.15am, 01424 725040

Pre-School Dance & Drama Aerodance for Tots, 2½yrs-5yrs, Wadhurst & Broad Oak, 0845 2190898

Tea with Tigger, Carillon Cottage, Wadhurst, bumps & babies, 2-4pm, 01892 784894 WEDNESDAY Casa dei Bambini Parent & Baby Group, Ticehurst, 0-3yrs, 1.30-3pm, 01892 783543 Etchingham Under Fives Baby & Toddler Group, 10-11.30am, 07528 219825

Music & Movement, High Weald Children’s Centre, Ticehurst, 9.15-10.30am, 01424 725040 FRIDAY Pebbles Playtime, Stonegate Village Hall, 9-11am, 01580 200960 or 07590 058479

Baby Ballet & Modern, Willingdon & Nutley, 3-4yrs, 07812 897646 Dance & Movement with Melody Bear 2-4yrs, Stone Cross, Wed am, 01323 461736 Diamond Dance=Little Diamonds, Horam, Tue, 01323 840937

To add a FREE listing or advertise email katherine@sussexfamilygrapevine.co.uk or call 01444 811648

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Pre-School Activities • Nurseries & Pre-Schools

Gym-tots classes for crawlers - 3yrs Pre-school classes for 3 - 4yrs Fun Birthday Parties for all!

We also offer Adult Gym, Elite Artistic, School Use, Holiday Fun All classes are under the supervision of B.G. qualified coaches

www.uckfieldgymnastics.co.uk

Batts Bridge Rd Maresfield TN22 2HN 01825 764141

Pre-School Dance (cont.)

diddi dance, funky pre-school dance for girls & boys, 2-4yrs, Eastbourne, Willingdon, Hailsham, Bexhill, 07788 246073 (see advert on p11) Little Bear Feet, Eastbourne Academy of Dancing, Mon am, 18mths-3yrs, 07748 833631 or 01323 417260 (see advert on p10) Pre-school dance at Shining Stars Dance Academy, Eastbourne, Tap & Boogie, Ballet & U3’s class, 07980 986672 (see advert on p22) DISCOUNT VOUCHER

Pre-School Music Babybeats & Toddlertunes, Framfield, 4mths-4yrs, Wed am, 07768 770911 Boogie Beat Music & Movement, Willingdon Trees, Eastbourne & Herstmonceux, 6mths+, 01323 503541 Do-Re-Mi Fun, Mumababy Sanctuary, Lewes, Tue am, 6mths+, 07970 522058 Funtrain Music, Skippers Hill, Mayfield, Wed am, babies+, 01825 830234 Horam Chapel Toddlers Music Group, Mon pm, 2-3pm, 01435 813548 Humpty Dumpty Club, Wadhurst, 0-4 yrs, Fri, 01892 864592 Jazzy Jo’s Song Time, Eastbourne, pay as you go, 07896 762604 Jitterbugs & Baby Jitterbugs, Denton Island Community Centre, Newhaven, Fri am, 01273 582511 Jo Jingles, Crowborough, Thu am, 3mths-5yrs, 07748 843300 Monkey Music, Lewes, Uckfield, Crowborough, Haywards Heath, 0-4yrs, 01825 760970 (see advert on p11) Music Box, Downs Leisure Centre, Seaford, Mon am, 01323 645196 Music Bugs, Seaford, Wed am; Hampden Park, Thu am; Saltdean, Tue am, 0844 822 1174 (see advert)

Lewes Leisure Centre, gymnastics, 22mths-5yrs, Tue drop in, course on Sat, 01273 486000 Little Kickers, Eastbourne, Lewes, Seaford, Hailsham, fun football for 18mths-7yrs, 01323 749640 (see ad p11) Little Rugby, Eastbourne, fun rugby for 2-7yrs, 01323  749640 (see ad on p11) Sovereign Centre, Eastbourne Sovey Tumblers, Wed, Fri, Sat am, 01323 738822 Tiny Tumblers, Crowborough Leisure Centre, Mon & Fri 9.30-11.30am, 01892 665488 Tumble Tots, 6mths-7yrs, E/bourne-Mon, Uckfield-Tue, Bexhill-Wed, HailshamThu, Heathfield-Fri, 07867 801185 Tumble Tots, Seaford-Fri, Lewes-Tue & Peacehaven-Wed, 07727 137511 Uckfield Gymnastic Club, Maresfield, Gym-tots & pre-school classes, 01825 764141 (see advert)

Other Groups All Saints drop-in, Grange Rd, Eastbourne, for homeless families & those in temporary accommodation, 9.30-noon, 01323 464160 Eastbourne Twins Club, support & advice, play sessions, 07432 040021 Family Gardening Club, Peacehaven Children’s Centre, 3rd Tue 12.302.30pm, 01273 575079 Grandparents Group, Chailey Children’s Centre, fortnightly on Wed 9.30-11.30am, 01273 336940 Lingotot, baby & toddler Spanish & French classes, Newhaven & Lewes, 0845 6808148 Nature Club, Ticehurst, 3-5yrs, Thu pm, 01892 783543 Parents of Allergic or Intolerant Children Meet Up, call for details, 07796 591129 WAVES Family Drop In, Seaford, coffee, breastfeeding, info, play, chill-out, MonThu am, 01323 873797

Toy Libraries

Musical Meerkats, Stonegate on Tue & Burwash on Fri, 0-4yrs, 07867 787227

Lewes Toy Library, All Saints Centre, Wed 10-noon, 01273 486391

Rhythm Express: Seaford & Ringmer, Fri, babies-5yrs, 01323 897126; Uckfield, Crowborough & T Wells, 01892 860235

Daycare Nurseries

Tinklers Music Time, Lewes, Uckfield & Brighton, 07799 886440 (see advert)

Pre-School Sport & Gym CACL Soccer Tots, Sat am, rising 4yrs, Eastbourne, 01323 730467 HappyJacks Tumblers, Seaside, Eastbourne, Tue am, 6mths-4yrs, 07738 381384 (see advert on p5) Kiddi Tennis Eastbourne, 2-7yrs, Langney Village Hall-Thu am; Old Town-Tue am & Sat am, 07811 447711 (see advert on p10)

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Attwood Farm Nursery, Bodle St Green, Nr Hailsham, birth-5 yrs, 01323 831781 BB’s Nursery, Priory Road, Eastbourne, 0-5 yrs, 01323 465475 (see ad on p14) Bede’s Nursery & Pre-Prep, Eastbourne, 3mths-7yrs, 01323 746416 (see advert) Bluebell Barn, Stone Cross, Eastbourne, 3 mths-5 yrs, 01323 487081 Bluebell Hill, Seaville Drive, Eastbourne, 3 mths-5 yrs, 01323 724017 (see advert) Bluebell Wood, Goward Hall, Cade St, Heathfield, 3 mths-5 yrs, 01435 868949 (see advert on p16) DISCOUNT VOUCHER

Bright Beginnings, Enys Road, Eastbourne, 9mths-5yrs, 01323 648484 Bunny Run Childcare Centre, Hellingly, newborn-5yrs, 01323 848490 Bunny Run Childcare, Unit 7b Sham Farm, Eridge, 0-5yrs, 01892 750060 Busy Bees Nursery, St James Street, Lewes, 0-5yrs, 01273 480736 Butterfly Nursery, Meridien School, Peacehaven, 2-5yrs, 01273 583018 Cherubs & Pixies, Pevensey Road, Eastbourne, birth-5 yrs, 01323 410645 Copperfield’s Day Nursery, Saffrons Rd, Eastbourne, 4mths-5 yrs, 01323 644661 Denton Island Nursery, Newhaven, 3mths-5yrs, 01273 517250 Hillcrest Nursery, Newhaven, 0-5yrs, 07748 154759 Hopscotch, Seaford 01323 492123 & Peacehaven 01273 584250, 0-5 yrs Huffle Nursery School, Heathfield, 0-4yrs, 01435 864699 JHM Holy Cross Nursery, Uckfield, 2-5yrs, 01825 769050 Jigsaw Day Nursery, YMCA, Westgate Street, Lewes, 0-5yrs, 01273 488844 Just Learning Nursery, Larkspur Drive, Eastbourne, 8wks-5yrs, 01323 743838 Kittens Nursery, Sussex Downs College, Eastbourne, 2-5 yrs, 01323 640234 Ladybirds Pre-school, Ticehurst, 0-5 yrs, 01580 201617 Leaps & Bounds, Eastbourne Town Centre, 2-5yrs, 01323 410585

Little Rockets Childcare - Heron Park, Hampden Park, Eastbourne, 0-5 yrs, 07842 586983 (see advert) Little Rockets Childcare - Princes Park, Wartling Road, Eastbourne, 1-5yrs, 07516 987199 (see advert) Little Tinkers Nursery School, Five Ashes, 3mths-5 yrs, 01825 830772 Manor Twiglets Nursery, Downsview Crescent, Uckfield, 2-5yrs (waiting list in operation), 01825 765487 MINI MOHO Nursery, Eastbourne, boys & girls, 3mths-4yrs, 01323 644144 Newlands Nursery, Seaford, 0-4yrs, 01323 490000 (see advert on p15) Oakwood Nursery, Hampden Park, Eastbourne, 6mths-5yrs, 01323 506463 Old School House Montessori Nursery, Lewes, 0-5yrs, 01273 480492 Owlets Nursery School, Langney, Eastbourne, 2-5 yrs, 07745 347352 Pebbles Day Care, Fort Road, Newhaven, 3mths-5yrs, 01273 516099 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 Saffrons Park Nursery, Eastbourne, 6 weeks-11yrs, 01323 722534 Stepping Stones Lewes Community Nursery, 6mths-5yrs, 01273 477777 Stepping Stones, Gorringe Rd, Eastbourne, 0-8 yrs, 01323 641658

Lewes Clock Tower Nursery, Sussex Downs College, 1-5yrs, 01273 402299

Sticky Fingers Early Years, Wadhurst, 2 -4 yrs, 01892 786585

Lions Cub Nursery, 74 Beach Rd, Eastbourne, 0-5yrs, 01323 411729

Sure Start Nursery, Hailsham East Community Centre,3 mths-5yrs, 01323 464340

Little Acorns, Elim Family Centre, Hartfield Rd, Eastbourne, 0-5yrs, 01323 731843 (see advert) Little Poppets at Seaford Primary School, 2-5yrs, 01323 896069

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The Blue Door Nursery, Seaford, 0-5yrs, 01323 491821 The Haven Nursery School, Sovereign Harbour, 0-8yrs, 01323 471840


Nurseries & Pre-Schools

Pre-Prep and Nursery IAPS – Boys and girls 3 months to 7 years Nursery rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Independent Schools Inspectorate Open 50 weeks a year 7.45am – 6.00pm, Mon – Fri

Open Morning Saturday 26 April 2014

or to arrange a visit or register please contact:

Holywell Mount, Duke’s Drive pre-prepandnursery@bedes.org Eastbourne T 01323 746416 or online at bedes.org/openmorning East Sussex BN20 7XL

Little Rockets Childcare Eastbourne

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A Welcoming and Happy Atmosphere • Friendly, qualified staff • Free-flow play • Fantastic year round outdoor area • Lots of outings to feed the ducks, library, shops etc • Singing & signing sessions included Heron Park 0 - 5yrs 07842 586983 Princes Park 1 - 5yrs 07516 987199

www.littlerockets.org.uk

Providing the very highest quality childcare in Nurseries for Eastbourne and Heathfield.

Bluebell Hill

Children’s Nursery

Seaville Drive, Eastbourne BN23 6LN Open 7am - 6pm Children aged 3 months - 5 years Fully Qualified Staff Drumming Lessons, Swimming and French

Open 7.30am-6 pm

Please call us to arrange a visit www.bluebellnurseries.co.uk 01323 724017 Stop Press Ofsted OUTSTANDNG

Our fees include: Breakfast, hot lunch and high tea • Fruit and snacks Babies receive organic purees and formula milk • Nappies, wipes and suncream

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Nurseries & Pre-Schools EASTBOURNE MONTESSORI NURSERY SCHOOL UNITED REFORM CHURCH, WATTS LANE, EASTBOURNE BN21 1NP Ofsted registered • Children aged 2 - 6 yrs “My child is in her element here”

EYEE FUNDING FOR 3/4 YR OLDS

FREE TASTER SESSION

EDUCATING MOTIVATING NURTURING STIMULATING

Call 07946 356271 or 01323 430981 eastbournemontessorischool.com

Rising Stars Pre-School

St Andrew’s Church Hall, 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 - 3.15pm - call for session times. We welcome children aged 2½ to 5 years. We feed both Roselands and St Andrew’s Infant Schools. Open Morning - First Thu of month 10am - 12pm

For more information or to come along and meet us please call Celine on 07773 874629 Eldon Road, Old Town, Eastbourne 07790 298108 www.eldonroadpreschool.co.uk A happy and safe environment where children learn through play • Open Mon - Fri in term time 9.15am-12.15pm for 2-5yrs • Funding available for eligible 2yrs and all 3 & 4yrs • NEW music & movement area • NEW free-play area for 2yrs • Good parking

BB’s Nursery • Children & Babies 0 -5yrs • Open 51 weeks a year from 8am - 6pm • Bright, cheerful & fun! Come and see us at: Priory Road, Eastbourne BN23 7EJ Or call Victoria: 01323 465475 nursery@bishopbell.co.uk

UNION CORNER PRE-SCHOOL in Hailsham

• Children from 2½ - 5yrs • Open Daily, 9am - 12pm or 1pm • Rising Fives on Mondays 1 - 3pm • Extended opening hours from Jan 2014 • Childcare Vouchers accepted • Qualified, friendly, enthusiastic staff

“Staff know the children well and understand what their current interests and needs are.” OFSTED 2013

Come and visit us at: Union Corner Hall, Hawks Road, Hailsham or call our registrar on: 07521 008980 or our supervisor on: 07980 424579

www.unioncornerpreschool.co.uk

Registered Charity Number: 1039319 The Honey Pot Nursery, Lewes Road, Isfield, 3 mths-8 yrs, 01825 750554 (see advert on p15) The Lodge Nursery at St Andrew’s Prep, Meads, Eastbourne, 1-4 yrs, 01323 733203 (see advert) The Mohair Centre Nursery, Laughton, 2-5yrs, 01825 872457 Tiddlers Nursery, Green Lane, Crowborough, 0-5yrs, 01892 611887 Toddlers Inn Nursery School at St Peter’s Primary School, North Chailey, 07772 104554 (see advert on p16) Tom Thumb Nursery, The Avenue, Eastbourne, 1-5 yrs, 01323 647630 Tots & Time Out, Eshton Road, Eastbourne, 3mths-5yrs, 01323 726132 Warren Day Nursery & PreSchool, Crowborough, 0-5yrs, 01892 653167 (see advert on p16) Wren House Nursery School, Eastbourne, 1-5yrs, 01323 731530

Summerfields Nursery

Annan Farm The Froebel Small School, Eason’s Green, nr Uckfield, 3-11yrs, 01825 841410 (see advert on p17) Attwood Farm Nursery, Bodle St Green, nr Hailsham, birth-5 yrs, 01323 831781 Barcombe Playgroup, Village Hall, 2-5yrs, 07845 937254 Bede’s Nursery & Pre-Prep, Eastbourne, 3mths-7yrs, 01323 746416 (see advert on p13) Blackboys Pre-School, Village Hall, 2-5yrs, 01825 891113 (see ad on p16) Bourne Primary School Nursery, Eastbourne, 3-4yrs, 01323 724729 Broad Oak Pre-school, 2-5yrs, 01435 864326 (see advert on p16) Burwash Buzzy Bees, 2-5yrs, 07816 248187 Casa dei Bambini, Ticehurst, Montessori Pre-School, 2-5 yrs, 01892 783543

Preschool Nurseries

Chalk Hill Preschool & Toddler Group, Eastbourne, 2-4yrs, 01323 504659

Alfriston Pre-School Group, 2-5yrs, 07812 335981

Chyngton Methodist Church Pre-School, Seaford, 2-4yrs, 07971 433164

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Come and join the fun Pre-School from 2 years Mon, Tues & Wed 9am - 3pm Thurs & Fri 9am - 12pm Lunch club everyday 12pm - 1pm Rising 5’s explorers Wed 9am - 1pm

Drop in and meet us or call 07796 901 197 www.emmanuelpreschool.co.uk Registered Charity No. 1062030

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Summerheath Rd, Hailsham • Friendly nursery • Fully qualified staff • Large outside learning area • Mon 9am - 12pm or 1pm • Tue, 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 Cottage Pre-School, St Mary’s Social Centre, Lewes, 2-5yrs, 01273 474979 Croft Road Pre-School, United Church, Crowborough, 2-4yrs, 01892 665674 Daisy Chain & Montessori Nursery School, Dallington, 2-5yrs, 01323 833757 Early Birds Pre-school, Seaford Baptist Church, 2-5 yrs, 07974 835978


Nurseries & Pre-Schools

0 - 4 Years

Affordable Friendly Fantastic Facilities Newlands Nursery Eastbourne Road, Seaford. BN25 4NP 01323 490000 www.newlands-school.com nurserymanager@newlands-school.com

Ringmer Nursery School

Micklefield Nursery Ltd Sutton Avenue, Seaford

2yr old and 3yr old funding available

"Promoting children’s learning through play and stimulating, meaningful activities, within a secure environment, to light each child’s spark and fulfil their individual potential."

• Children from 2 - 5yrs • Excellent outside classrooms

01323 892457

Our inspirational, motivated and dedicated staff promote self-worth in contented and independent children.

www. micklefieldnursery.co.uk Eastbourne Montessori Nursery School, Watts Lane, Upperton, 2-6yrs, 07946 356271 (see advert)

For children aged 2½ - 5yrs

Eldon Road Pre-School, Old Town, Eastbourne, 2-5 yrs, 07790 298108 (see advert)

Mon - Fri, Term Time Mornings 8.45am - 11.45am Lunch Club 11.45am - 12.30pm Afternoons 12.30pm - 3.30pm

Emmanuel Pre-school, Hailsham, 2-5yrs, 07796 901197 (see advert) Etchingham Under Fives, 2-5 yrs, 07528 219825 Five Ashes Pre-School, 2-5yrs, 07747 112509

Hellingly Playgroup, 2-5yrs, 07776 180711

Fletching Pre-School, Village Hall, 2½-5yrs, 07592 609597

Herstmonceux Pre-school, 2-5 yrs, 07717 705786 or 01323 832549

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

Hollyhocks Montessori Playschool, Ringmer, 2½-5yrs, 01273 813246

Framfield Pre-School, 2-4yrs, 01825 890943 (see advert on p16)

Horam Community Pre-school, am & pm sessions, 2-5 yrs, 01435 812192 (see advert on p16)

Good Times Pre-School, Children’s Centre, Seaford, 2-5 yrs, 01323 896313

Isfield Pre-School, Village Hall, 2-5yrs, 01825 750245

Grovelands Acorns Preschool, Hailsham, 2½-4yrs, 01323 449194

Jenny Wren Nursery School, Old Town, Eastbourne, 3-5 yrs, 01323 731891

Happy Days Nursery, Telscombe Parish Hall, Peacehaven, 2-5yrs, 07866 201996

Jumping Beans, Parkland Infant School, Eastbourne, 2-5 yrs, 07846 903092

Happy Valley Pre-School, 54-58 High St, Newhaven, 2-5yrs, 01273 512485

Kindergarten at Skippers Hill Manor Prep School, Mayfield, 3-4yrs, 01825 830234

Harbour Nursery, Church Hill, Newhaven, 3-5yrs, 01273 514532

Kingston Pre-School, The Street, Kingston, 2-5yrs, 01273 486060 (am)

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

Langney Primary School Nursery, Eastbourne, 3-4yrs, 01323 762177

To meet the team and see our children at play please ring 01273 814154.

www.ringmernursery.co.uk Lewes New School Nursery, 3-5 yrs, 01273 477074

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

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

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

Litlington Kindergarten, Litlington Village Hall, Nr Polegate, 1-5yrs, 01323 871721 Little Acorns, Hurst Green Playgroup, 2-5yrs, 07791 764523 Little Punnetts, Punnetts Town, near Heathfield, 2-5yrs, 01435 831515 (see advert on p16)

Marshlands Primary School Nursery, Hailsham, 3-4yrs, 01323 841420 Mayfield Pre-school, open all day except Friday am only, 2-5 yrs, 01435 872523 Meadows Mere Nursery School, Eastbourne 1-5 yrs, 01323 461114

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NEW improved 2yr old area Qualified and experienced staff Makaton widely used All weather outside play area Lots of NEW equipment Bronze Eco Award

Children’s Nursery

Open 7am - 6pm Children aged 3 months - 5 years Fully qualified staff

www.bluebellnurseries.co.uk

Village Hall, Stonegate TN5 7ED Open Mon - Thu: 9am - 2.45pm 01580 200960 or 07590 058479 Fri: 9am - 12.15pm Blackboys Grapevine _Layout 1 13/10/2011 10:15 Page 1 www.stonegatepreschool.org Early Birds -advert Tue andThe ThuFamily 8.30 - 9am Ofsted Registered

Our lovely nursery is less than 15 minutes’ drive from: Heathfield, Stonegate, Mayfield, Etchingham, Battle, Mark Cross, Rotherfield, Buxted, Framfield, Halland, Horam, Hailsham, Netherfield, Herstmonceux, Robertsbridge, Tidebrook, Burwash and Catsfield. So, if you live or work near any of these places then please do come and see us. You won’t be disappointed.

Bluebell Wood, Goward Hall, Cade St, Heathfield TN21 9BU 01435 868949

Our fees include: Breakfast, hot lunch and high tea • Fruit and snacks Babies receive organic purees and formula milk • Nappies, wipes and suncream

Welcoming children from Uckfield and surrounding areas to our fabulous rural setting close to Blackboys CE Primary. Ofsted rated 'good'.

Call 01825 891113 or go to www.blackboyspreschool.org.uk Morning and afternoon sessions available for immediate start

Toddler Group meets on Fridays at 9.45am. Broad Oak Village Hall

01435 864326

Toddlers Inn

at St Peter’s Primary School North Chailey BN8 4DB 07772 104554 www.toddlersinnnursery.co.uk Childcare from 0 - 5yrs Out of School Clubs for 5 - 8yrs

We have a lovely open plan classroom, child-friendly kitchen and fantastic garden. 15 hrs FREE for 3 & 4yrs • 8am - 6pm “Children’s developmental needs are strongly met” (Ofsted 2013)

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 OUTSTANDING • Friendly, qualified staff

The Reading Room, Newick

07788 603633

www.newickpreschool.co.uk Reg. Charity 1060282

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

• Full Time Day Care for 2 - 4yrs • • Breakfast & After School Club • for 2 - 11yrs • 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

www.framfieldpreschool.co.uk

Stepping Stones Serving Maresfield, Fairwarp and surrounding areas For ages 2 - 5 years • EYEE funded for qualifying 3 & 4 yr olds • Ofsted OUTSTANDING • Experienced, caring qualified staff

01825 765241 www.steppingstonespreschool.co.uk

St. Richards Pre-School Park Road, Heathfield OFSTED registered

Horam Village Hall

• Children from 2 years • AM and PM sessions • Ofsted Inspected • Enthusiastic staff offering a wide range of activities For more information call:

01435 812192 www.horampreschool.org.uk

Children welcome from 2 - 5yrs Open Monday - Friday

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

Meadows Nursery School, 1-5yrs, Hailsham, 01323 440144; Hampden Park, 01323 500061; Langney, 01323 741811

Noah’s Ark Nursery School, Railway Rd, Newhaven, 0-4yrs, 07917 196532

Pippa’s Group, at Pells Primary School, Lewes, 2-5yrs, 01273 483992

Ringmer Nursery School, 2½-5yrs, 01273 814154 (see advert on p15)

Playtime Pre-School, Jarvis Brook Primary School, 2-4yrs, 07986 552705

Ripe & Laughton Pre-School, 2-5 yrs, 07504 198593

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

Nutley Pre-School - Little Deers, Memorial Hall, 2-5yrs, 07535 655013 Old School House Montessori Nursery, Lewes, 0-5yrs, 01273 480492

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

Ripe Nursery School, Hayton Baker Hall, 2-5yrs, 01323 811899/01825 840371

Motcombe Playgroup, Old Town, Eastbourne, 2-5yrs, 07718 085477

Peacehaven Heights School Nursery, Roderick Avenue, 3-4yrs, 01273 583310

Pooh’s Nursery School, St Philip’s Hall, Eastbourne, 1-5 yrs, 01323 430045

Rising Stars, Seaside, Eastbourne, 2½-5yrs, 07773 874629 (see ad on p14)

Newick Pre-School, The Reading Room, 2-4yrs, 07788 603633 (see advert)

Pevensey & Westham Playgroup, 2-5yrs, 01323 764446

Rainbow Childcare, Peacehaven Sports Park, BN10 8RJ, 2-5yrs, 01273 583624

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

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Nurseries & Pre-Schools • Independent Schools • Primary Schools Young Haymakers Nursery and Montessori School Is a unique and nurturing environment set within stunning rural countryside. We appreciate each child’s individuality and our highly qualified teachers are dedicated to working closely in partnership with parents to achieve the best outcomes for every child. We deliver a wealth of playful learning opportunities, both indoors and outdoors, combining the Montessori principles with the Early Years Foundation Stage, encouraging independence and intrinsic motivation in the children we care for.

• Enchanting woodland site • Large outdoor area Within easy reach of Uckfield, Heathfield, Hailsham, Horam, Ringmer and surrounding areas.

Ring or email now to arrange a visit:

01435 812555 younghaymakers@hotmail.com

Kirby Farm, Foxhunt Green, Waldron, Nr Heathfield TN21 0RU

www.younghaymakers.privatenursery.org.uk

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

The Park Pre-School, Hailsham, 2-4 yrs, 01323 440908

Scallywags Pre-School at East Hoathly Primary School, 2-5yrs, 01825 841085

Union Corner Pre-school, Hailsham, 2½-5yrs, 07521 008980  or  07980 424579 (see advert on p14)

Sheepsetting Pre-school, Cross in Hand Primary School, 2yrs+, 01435 866268

Wadhurst Nursery, 3-4yrs, 01892 783155

Shinewater Primary School Nursery, Eastbourne, 3-4yrs, 01323 762129

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

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

West Rise Nursery, Chaffinch Rd, Eastbourne, 2-5yrs, 01323 764062

Southover Nursery, Southover Church Hall, Lewes, 2-5yrs, 01273 486435

Whitehill Nursery School, Luxford Rd, Crowborough, 2-4yrs, 01892 610816

Spire Pre-School, New Belmont Centre, Uckfield, 2-5yrs, 01825 762268

Young Haymakers Nursery & Montessori School, nr Waldron, 2-5yrs, 01435 812555 (see advert)

St Gregory’s Montessori Nursery School, Eastbourne, 2½-5yrs, 01323 639164 St John’s Pre-School, School Lane, Crowborough, 2½-4yrs, 01892 664214 St Mary’s Nursery School, Queens Rd, Crowborough, 2½-4yrs, 01892 611721 St Richard’s Preschool, Heathfield, 2-5yrs, 07751 072765 (see advert) St Thomas à Becket Catholic Nursery School, Eastbourne, 3-5yrs (from 2yrs in Jan), 01323 726004 Stepping Stones Pre-School, Bonners School, Maresfield, 2-5yrs, 01825 765241 (see advert) Stone Cross Independent Preschool, Pevensey, 2-5 yrs, 01323 740149 Stonegate Pre-school, 2-5 yrs, 01580 200960 or 07590 058479 (see advert) Summerfields Nursery, Hailsham, 2-5yrs, 01323 449057 (day) or 01323 845542 (eve) (see advert p14) The Lodge Nursery at St Andrew’s Prep, Meads, Eastbourne, 1-4 yrs, 01323 733203 (see advert on p14) The Nursery School, Chapel Green, Crowborough, 2-4yrs, 07879 816192

Independent Schools Annan Farm The Froebel Small School, Eason’s Green, nr Uckfield, 3-11yrs, 01825 841410 (see advert) Bede’s Preparatory School, Eastbourne, 7-13yrs, 01323 734222 Bede’s Senior School, Upper Dicker, 13-18yrs, 01323 843252 Bricklehurst Manor School, Stonegate, mixed, 3-11 yrs, 01580 200448 Eastbourne College, mixed, 13-18yrs, 01323 452300 Lewes New School, Talbot Terrace, Lewes, 3-11yrs, 01273 477074 Lewes Old Grammar School, 3-18yrs, 01273 472634 Moira House School, Eastbourne, girls, 2-18 years, 01323 644144  Newlands School, Seaford, mixed, 0-18yrs, 01323 490000 (see advert on p15)

St Andrew’s Prep, Eastbourne, mixed, 1-13 yrs, 01323 733203 (see advert)

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

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

Broad Oak Community Primary School, TN21 8UD, 5-11yrs, 01435 862951

Primary Schools

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

Alfriston School, BN26 5XB, 5-11 years, 01323 870203 All Saints & St Richards Cof E Primary, Old Heathfield, 5-11yrs, 01435 863466 Annecy Catholic Primary School, Sutton Ave, Seaford, 5-11yrs, 01323 894892

Buxted C of E Primary School, TN22 4BB, 5-11yrs, 01825 733185 Chiddingly Primary School, BN8 6HN, 5-11yrs, 01825 872307 Chyngton School, Seaford, BN25 3ST, 5-11yrs, 01323 893281

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

Barcombe C of E Primary School, BN8 5DN, 5-11yrs, 01273 400287

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

Skippers Hill Manor Prep School, Mayfield, mixed, 3-13yrs, 01825 830234

Blackboys C of E Primary School, TN22 5LL, 5-11yrs, 01825 890423

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

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Primary Schools (cont.)

Dallington C of E Primary School, TN21 9NH, 5-11yrs, 01435 830335 Denton Community School, Acacia Road, Newhaven, 5-11yrs, 01273 513377 East Hoathly C of E Primary School, 5-11yrs, 01825 840247 Etchingham C of E Primary School, TN19 7PB, 5-11yrs, 01580 819218 Firle C of E Primary School, BN8 6LF, 5-11yrs, 01273 858260 Five Ashes C of E Primary School, TN20 6HY, 5-11yrs, 01825 830395 Fletching C of E Primary School, TN22 3SP, 5-11yrs, 01825 722356 Framfield C of E Primary School, TN22 5NR, 5-11yrs, 01825 890258 Gildredge House, Eastbourne, Reception + Y1 from Sep 14, 01323 400650 Grovelands Community School, Hailsham, 5-11 yrs, 01323 840062 Hamsey Community Primary School, Cooksbridge, 5-11yrs, 01273 400370 Hankham Primary School, Pevensey, BN24 5AY, 5-11yrs, 01323 763265 Harbour Primary School, Western Rd, Newhaven, 5-11yrs, 01273 513968 Harlands Primary School, Mallard Drive, Uckfield, 5-11yrs, 01825 764244 Hawkes Farm Primary School, Hailsham, 5-11 yrs, 01323 841466 Hellingly Community Primary School, BN27 4DS, 5-11yrs, 01323 844346 Herne Junior School, Crowborough, TN6 2NT, 7-11yrs, 01892 654862 Heron Park Academy, Eastbourne, BN22 9EE, 5-11yrs, 01323 502525 Herstmonceux C of E School, BN27 4LG, 5-11yrs, 01323 833148

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High Hurstwood C of E Primary School, TN22 4AD, 5-11yrs, 01825 733231

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

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

Holy Cross C of E Primary, Belmont Road, Uckfield, 5-11yrs, 01825 762336

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

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

Hurst Green C of E Primary School, TN19 7PN, 5-11yrs, 01580 860375

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

St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Crowborough, 5-11yrs, 01892 655291

Iford & Kingston C of E Primary School, Lewes, 5-11yrs, 01273 474973

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

St Pancras Catholic Primary School, Lewes, 5-11yrs, 01273 473017

Jarvis Brook School, Crowborough, TN6 3RG, 5-11yrs, 01892 653033

Peacehaven Heights Primary School, Roderick Avenue, 01273 583310

St Peter’s C of E Primary School, North Chailey, 5-11yrs, 01825 722939

Langney Primary School, Eastbourne, BN23 7EA, 5-11yrs, 01323 762177

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

St Philip’s Catholic Primary School, New Town, Uckfield, 5-11yrs, 01825 762032

Laughton Community Primary School, BN8 6AH, 5-11yrs, 01323 811306

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

St Thomas à Becket Catholic Infants, Eastbourne, 5-7yrs, 01323 726004

Little Horsted C of E Primary School, Nr Uckfield, 5-11yrs, 01825 750380

Polegate School, Oakleaf Drive, BN26 6PT, 5-11yrs, 01323 482404

St Thomas à Becket Catholic Junior, Eastbourne, 7-11yrs, 01323 737221

Manor Primary School, Downsview Cres. Uckfield, 5-11yrs, 01825 763041

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

Stafford Junior School, Ringwood Rd, Eastbourne, 7-11yrs, 01323 733434

Marshlands Primary School, Hailsham, BN27 2PH, 5-11yrs, 01323 841420

Ringmer Primary School, Harrisons Lane, BN8 5LL, 5-11yrs, 01273 812463

Stone Cross School, Adur Drive, Stone Cross, Pevensey, 5-11yrs, 01323 461002

Mayfield C of E Primary School, TN20 6TA, 5-11yrs, 01435 873185

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

Stonegate C of E Primary School, TN5 7EN, 5-11yrs, 01580 200415

Maynards Green Community Primary School, 5-11yrs, 01435 812622

Rodmell C of E Primary School, Lewes, BN7 3HF, 5-11yrs, 01273 473916

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

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

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

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

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

Seaford Primary School, Wilkinson Rd, BN25 2JF, 5-11yrs, 01323 893450

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

Newick C of E Primary School, BN8 4NB, 5-11yrs, 01825 723377

Shinewater Primary School, Eastbourne, BN23 8ED, 5-11yrs, 01323 762129

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

Nutley C of E Primary School, TN22 3NW, 5-11yrs, 01825 712575

Sir Henry Fermor C of E Primary, Crowborough, 5-11yrs, 01892 652405

Wallands Community Primary School, Lewes, 5-11yrs, 01273 472776

Oakwood Academy, Magnolia Drive, Eastbourne, 5-11yrs, 01323 501251

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

West Rise Community Infant School, Eastbourne, 5-7yrs, 01323 764062

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

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

West Rise Junior School, Chaffinch Rd, Eastbourne, 7-11yrs, 01323 764037

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

St John’s C of E Primary School, Crowborough, 5-11yrs, 01892 661189

Western Road Community Primary School, Lewes, 5-11yrs, 01273 473013

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Secondary Schools • Tutoring • Out of School Clubs White House Primary School, Hailsham, BN27 2FB, 5-11 yrs, 01323 841615 Whitehill Infant School, Luxford Rd, Crowborough, 5-7yrs, 01892 655846 Willingdon Primary School, Rapsons Rd, Eastbourne, 5-11yrs, 01323 482619

Could your child do better at school?

Secondary Schools Beacon Community College & 6th Form, Crowborough, 01892 603000 Chailey School, South Chailey, 11-16yrs, 01273 890407 Gildredge House, Eastbourne, Y7 with Y8 from Sep 14, 01323 400650 Hailsham Community College Academy Trust, 11-18 yrs, 01323 841468 Heathfield Community College, 11-18yrs, 01435 866066 Peacehaven Community School, 11-16yrs, 01273 581100 Priory School, Lewes, 11-16yrs, 01273 476231 Ratton School Academy Trust, Eastbourne, 11-16 yrs, 01323 504011 Ringmer Community College & Sixth Form, 11-18yrs, 01273 812220 Seaford Head School, 11-16yrs (Sixth Form opening Sept 2014), 01323 891623 (see advert) The Bishop Bell C of E School, Eastbourne, 11-16 yrs, 01323 465400 The Causeway School, Eastbourne, BN23 8EJ, 11-16yrs, 01323 465700 The Cavendish School, Eastbourne, BN21 1UE, 11-16 yrs, 01323 731340 The Eastbourne Academy, Eastbourne, BN22 9RQ, 11-16 yrs, 01323 514900 Tideway School, Newhaven, 11-16yrs, 01273 517601 Uckfield Community Technology College, 11-18yrs, 01825 764844 Uplands Community College, 11-18yrs, 01892 782135 Willingdon Community School, Eastbourne, 11-16yrs, 01323 485254

Education Information Aquila Magazine, for the able child, 8-12yrs, 01323 431313 Forest School sessions for home educated groups, pre-schools & school groups, 07966 514469 Roamers, activities & outings for home educators, East Sussex, 01323 738369 Shinies, Eastbourne Home Educators Club, 07803 744368

Tutoring & Language Clubs A Level Up, primary maths tutoring website with free assessment of your child’s knowledge, online only Be The Best Maths, 5-18yrs, Eastbourne, Hailsham & Pevensey, 07949 530310 Confident reading for all ages, Ocklynge area, Eastbourne, 01323 645416 Eastbourne Tuition Centre, Upperton Rd, 5-16yrs, Maths, English, Science, Computing for all, 01323 720072

We guarantee* that your child will! • • • • •

Private Tuition 1 to 1

Experienced and qualified teacher offers Maths and English to 11+ and English to GCSE. Preparation for selection tests. Eastbourne based.

Enjoy the improved feedback at parents’ evening! We teach children from 5 - 18yrs in English, Maths and Science. We also prepare children for entrance exams, 11+, GCSE’s and A levels.

Call Miss Johnson BA Dip.Ed 01323 639396 or 0773 055 6590 Les Franglophones, French lessons, Cluny Hall, Lewes, Fri pm, info@ lesfranglophones.co.uk Lingotot, French & Spanish classes for children, families, nurseries, schools, Newhaven & Lewes, 0845 6808148 Maths & English tuition, Eastbourne area, KS1, 2, 3, 01323 738369 Maths Tuition, KS1 & KS2, Mayfield area, 01435 862876 Miss Johnson Tuition, Meads Eastbourne, Maths & English to 11+, preparation for selection tests, 07730 556590 (see advert) Primary Maths & English, Mayfield area, free assessment, 01435 873322 SA Tutors, Eastbourne, Hailsham, Lewes areas, Maths, Science, English, 07517 157582 Spanish tuition, all levels & ages. Eastbourne area, 01323 501324 Sue Farrant, 1 2 1 tuition for primary English & Maths, experienced teacher, Robertsbridge, 01580 881677 Talia Harling AVCM, English to A level, Drama GCSE/LAMDA, Performing Arts GCSE, 01825 831868

Out of School Clubs Active Play, mobile play & sports project, bookable parties, events, holiday & school sessions, 07717 776788 Big Cats, Sussex Downs College, Eastbourne, 5-12 yrs, 01323 637376 Bridgemere Centre, Eastbourne, 5-11yrs, 01323 439700 Butterfly Nursery, Meridien School, Peacehaven, 3-11yrs, 01273 583018

Fleet Tutors: Private tuition in your own home, 0845 6445452 (see advert)

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

French tuition, Eastbourne area, any level, any age, 07753 934604

Copperfield’s, Saffrons Road, Eastbourne, 5-8 yrs, 01323 644661

Genie Tutors, Eastbourne, English, Maths & Science tuition with guaranteed progress, 5-18yrs, 01323 70077 (see advert)

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

German Tuition, all standards & ages to university, 01323 841703

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

Kumon, Maths & English, Crowborough, 01892 663887; Eastbourne, 01424 754633, Lewes, 01273 483006

Boost their confidence and focus Individual attention to address individual needs Improved academic progress Regular feedback given and assessments provided Confidence your child gets the help they need

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

Hopscotch Children’s Nursery, Seaford, 5-7 yrs, 01323 492123

*Terms & conditions apply

For more information call Teresa on 01323 700777 teresa@genietutors.co.uk www.genietutors.co.uk/centres-tutors-eastbourne JHM Holy Cross Nursery Out of School Club, Uckfield, 5-11yrs, 01825 769050

The Mohair Centre After School/Holiday Club, Laughton, 5-13yrs, 01825 872457

Kidszone, St John’s Church, Polegate, Wed 4-5.30pm, 01323 483259

Toddlers Inn at St Peter’s Primary School, North Chailey, up to 8yrs, 07772 104554 (see advert on p16) Tots & Time Out, Eshton Road, Eastbourne, 5-11yrs, 01323 726132 Wednesday Club, Parish Centre, Stone Cross, 5-12 yrs, 01323 506630 Whitehill After School Club, Luxford Rd, Crowborough, 2-12yrs, pick ups from local schools, 01892 610816 YMCA Action Zone-Y sports,Y Swim & Y PGL courses for 2- 4yrs, 07864 136404 Zylo Performance, Street dance & drama clubs for primary schools, 07801 869345

Lewes YMCA After School Club, 4-11yrs, 01273 474599 Little Poppets at Seaford Primary School, 2-11yrs, 01323 896069 Little Rockets Childcare-Heron Park Hampden Park, Eastbourne, 5-11yrs, 07842 586983 Lower Willingdon before/after school club, 5-8yrs, 01323 489264 N.I.P.P.E.R.S. Afterschool Club, Newhaven, 4-17yrs, 01273 514440 Newick After School Club, Primary School, 4 to 11 yrs, 07599 105034 Newton Lang Breakfast & After School Clubs, Sir Henry Fermor School, Crowborough, 3-13yrs, 07780 663140 Oaks ASC, Dunbar Drive, Hailsham, 4-11yrs, 01323 848758 (after 3pm) OASTies, Wadhurst, after school & holiday club, 2-11yrs, 01892 786585 Ocklynge School OSC, Eastbourne, 5-12yrs, 01323 725839 Osca & JJ’s at Huffle, Heathfield, 4-12yrs, 01435 864699 Robin Hill, Meads, Eastbourne, 4½-12yrs, 01323 410326 Saffrons Park Nursery, Compton Place Rd, Eastbourne, 4-11yrs, 01323 722534 School’s Out, Hellingly, 4-11yrs, 01323 848490 SKIL, physical activity clubs for schools, 5-14yrs, 01273 476873 or 07740 474477 (see advert on p20) The Honey Pot Nursery, Lewes Rd, Isfield, up to 8 yrs, 01825 750554 (see advert on p15)

Holiday Activities Beacon Holiday Club, Crowborough, 8-14yrs, Feb half term, 01892 603085 Bowles Activity Centre, Eridge, ski, rock climbing, archery, ropes, 01892 665665 Brighton & Hove Albion FC, fun football/ multiskills courses, Eastbourne, Uckfield, 5-14 yrs, 01273 878277 Cavendish Sports Centre, Eastbourne, 4-12yrs, 01323 647683 (see ad on p20) Crowborough Leisure Centre, 6-12yrs, FT & drop in, 01892 665488 (see advert on p25) Downs Leisure Centre, Seaford, activites for 2½-12yrs, 01323 490011 Drama Workshops, 5yrs+ Community Wise, Eastbourne, 01323 722924 Eastbourne Borough FC, holiday courses, 8-14yrs, 01323 766265 Hailsham Leisure Centre, 6-12yrs, daily programme, 01323 846755 (see advert on p25) Hampden Park Sports Centre, 4-12yrs, Eastbourne, 01323 509859 (see advert on p20)

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Holiday Activities (cont.)

Heathfield Leisure Centre, 5-11yrs, daily programme, 01435 868824 (see advert on p25) Lewes Leisure Centre, swim, multi sports, arts & crafts, 8-12yrs, 01273 486000 Lewes YMCA Holiday Play Scheme, 4-11yrs, 01273 474599 Manor Twiglets, Downsview Crescent, Uckfield, 2-11yrs, 01825 765487 (see advert) N.I.P.P.E.R.S, Newhaven holiday club, 4-17yrs, 01273 514440 Newton Lang Childcare Holiday Playscheme, Sir Henry Fermor School, Crowborough, 3-13yrs, 07788 818108 PGL, Windmill Hill Hailsham, multi activity, cheerleading, personal development holidays, 0844 3710101

Manor Twiglets Downsview Crescent, Uckfield

Holiday Club

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

Archery Hellingly Archery Club, 10 yrs- adult, 01435 868370

Premier Sport, multi-sports at Chyngton School, Seaford, 5-12yrs, 01953 499040

High Weald Archery Club, nr Hurst Green,12yrs+, www.thwac.co.uk

Raystede Rangers for animal crazy 8-12yrs, Animal Carer for a Day for 1317yrs, Ringmer, 0844 8751252

Arts & Crafts

Rising Stars Multi-Sports, Ringmer, Eastbourne, Hailsham, 4-12yrs, 01462 790152 Sewing Tuition: helping children learn lost skills using hand & machine stitching 7-14yrs, 07967 819540 Shinewater Sports Centre, Eastbourne, 4-13yrs, 01323 768614 (see advert)

Art Classes, Pastorale Arts, Malling St, Lewes, 8-12yrs, 07775 662540 Art Club, Lewes Studio, 7-11yrs, 01273 476832 Art Official, learn new techniques, 9-16yrs, Tue, Mayfield, 01892 853963 Artytime, Sat Club for 4yrs+, Jarvis Brook Guide Hall, Crowborough, 01892 662912

SKIL, physical activity out of school clubs & holiday clubs, Hailsham & Ringmer, 5-14yrs, 01273 476873 (see advert)

Cartoon Corner, Paradise Park, Newhaven, free workshops for all ages, last Sat of month, 07722 236741 (see advert on p3)

South Coast Tennis Academy, tennis camps, X in Hand, Horam, 01435 867868

FireWorks, pottery painting, decopatch, fun with clay, Lewes, 01273 483007

Sovereign Centre, Eastbourne, Active Kidz, 8-12yrs, 01323 738822

Masterpiece, Whitesmith, paint pottery, decopatch, mosaics, teddy making, 01825 872225 (see advert on p4)

Sprites, The Avenue, Eastbourne, 5-11yrs, 01323 647630

Rebourne, 34 Seaside, Eastbourne, craft & sewing workshops, 07932 141658

Lewes Athletics Club, 9yrs+, 01273 487159

Eastbourne Lions, 9-18yrs, Brighton University Sports Centre, 07789 748940

Seaford Striders, road running, 7yrs+, 01323 897518

Lewes Leisure Centre, basketball course, Fri 6pm, U12 & U14, 01273 486000

Wadhurst Runners, 13yrs+, 01892 783506

Bowling

Badminton Cavendish Sports Centre, Eastbourne, 7yrs+, coaching, 01323 647683 Hampden Park Sports Centre,casual sessions, 01323 509859 Hardwick Badminton Club, Causeway School, Eastbourne, 12yrs+, 01323 638620 Heathfield Leisure Centre, casual sessions & children’s courses, 5yrs+, 01435 868824 (see advert on p25) Lewes Badminton Club, Mon 10-16yrs; Thu 16-19yrs, 01273 471896 Lewes Leisure Centre, casual sessions, 01273 486000

Sewing Tuition: using hand & machine stitching 7-14yrs, 07967 819540

Shinewater Sports & Community Centre, casual bookings & coaching for 7-16yrs on Thu eve, 01323 768614 or 01323 768089 (coaching)

Start Art & Smart Art, 5-16yrs, Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven, Thu, 01273 515033

Shuttles Badminton Club, Uplands, Wadhurst, 14yrs+, Mon, 01892 782136

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

The Cat’s Whiskers, mobile pottery painting, 01435 830041

Sovereign Centre, casual sessions, 01323 738822

Whitehill Holiday Club, Luxford Rd, Crowborough, 2-12yrs, 01892 610816

The Drawing Room, Old Town, Eastbourne, children 8yrs+ & adult classes, 07885 262968 (see advert)

Ticehurst Badminton Club, Uplands, Wadhurst, 14yrs+, Wed, 07740 698646

Total Rugby holiday courses, Eastbourne College, 7-14yrs, 07966 680710 Uckfield Leisure Centre, 5-12yrs, all day scheme & drop-in activities, 01825 761160 (see advert on p25)

Wildnature bush-craft days provide a safe outdoor space for all ages to explore, discover & play, 07811 814907 (see advert on p4) YMCA Action Zone-Y sports,Y Swim & Y PGL courses, 2- 14yrs, 07864 136404

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Athletics Eastbourne Rovers, 9-80yrs (waiting list for some ages), chris@sussexbarn.com Hailsham Harriers, 10yrs+, 01323 842153

Uckfield Leisure Centre, casual sessions, 01825 761160 (see advert on p25)

Eastbourne Youth Bowlers Club, 7-18yrs, Lloyds Lanes, 01323 509999 Freedom Bowl at Hailsham Leisure Centre, 01323 443912 (see ad on p25) Lloyds Lanes, Eastbourne, 10 pin bowling & laser quest, 01323 509999 (see advert on p5) DISCOUNT VOUCHER

Boxing Hayastan Boxing Club, Eastbourne, 12yrs+, 07846 542409 Hillcrest ABC, Newhaven, juniors, adults & girls/ladies club, 07855 861071 Seaford & Newlands ABC, Seaford, 10yrs+, 07931 448271 Thai Boxing & Boxing, Asterix Gym, Seaside Rd, Eastbourne, 6-13yrs, Mon 5pm 01323 739600 Willingdon Trees ABC, Eastbourne, 10yrs+, 07931 448271

Cheerleading Sussex Stars Cheerleading Club, Sat am, Cavendish School, Eastbourne, 7-13yrs, 07590 919150

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

Basketball

Circus & Stunts

Eastbourne & Hailsham Hotshots, 9yrs+, 07738 688822

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

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THE DRAWING ROOM

The Drawing Room is a bright little studio in Old Town, Eastbourne, where children can relax and be creative at their own pace. Drawing, painting, printing, collage, mixed media and much more! • 4 - 5.30pm • Ages 8 - 16years • Extra-tuition for GCSE students also available.

Call Kate on 07885 262968 or email ktgart@gmail.com

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Cycling proficiency for the 21st century, designed to give children and adults the skills and confidence to ride their bikes safely on today’s roads. • Level 1 - £6 • Level 2 - £10 • Level 3 - £10 Minimum age applies on all courses. Courses delivered throughout the year including Holiday courses at Eastbourne Sports Park, Cross Levels Way, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 2UF

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Trapeze, Rope & Silks, Children - Mon pm, Adults - Fri eve, All Saints Centre, & 07982 241990 ert 95mm Lewes, by 60mm07960 794408 updated april 2013.indd 1 (adult)

Climbing Climbing wall, Lewes Leisure Centre, 8yrs+, pre-book induction before 1st climb, 01273 486000 Evolution Indoor Climbing, near Crowborough, 6yrs-adult, 01892 862924 Nuts4Climbing, Harrison’s Rocks, Groombridge, 8yrs+, Sun am club & hol courses, 01892 860670

Cookery The Cookshelf, North St, Eastbourne, cookery classes 5yrs+, 01323 732280

Cycling Cycle Seahaven, rides, social events & training, 01323 887961 Cycle Training, Bikeability, Y3Y9 cycling proficiency training, 01273 482490 (see advert) Lewes Wanderers Cycling Club, 12yrs+, 01273 471880 Pedal Power Eastbourne Youth Cycling, 6-16yrs, coached cycling skills, 07546 839416 Seven Sisters Cycle Company, hire, sales, repairs, tuition, 01323 870310

Dance & Drama ACT, Eastbourne professional theatre training & kid’s drama, 6-18yrs, 01273 818266 Aerodance, fun dance, 2½yrs+ & street dance, 4yrs+, Mayfield, Wadhurst, Broad Oak, 0845 2190898 Alfriston Academy of Dancing, RAD ballet, ISTD modern & jazz, 3yrs+, 01323 899149

Art of Dance, Lewes, 2yrs-adult, ballet, tap, contemporary & street dance, 07976 068989 (see advert on p22) 18/04/2013 11:19:49 Bambino Bop, ballet, tap, street, 1-16yrs, Newhaven, Lewes, Eastbourne, 07855 243357 Bertram School of Dance, Kingston, nr Lewes, Ballet, 3yrs+, 01273 703328 Bourne Academy of Performing Arts, Leaf Hall, Seaside, Eastbourne, 3yrs+, 01323 649097 or 07833 763698 Burwash Children’s Musical Theatre, 6-13yrs, Sat am, 01435 882051 Cherry Dance, Hampden Park, jazz, street, modern, ballet, 4-18yrs, 07793 383956 Chloe LeFay, 3yrs+, Heathfield, creative dance, jazz, street, tap, 07766 736421 Chyngton Youth Academy, drama classes, Seaford, 6-18yrs, 07791 081935 Dance at The Trees with Sussex Dance Studios, Eastbourne, 18mths+, 01323 503588 Dance Classes for 2½+ yrs, Community Wise Centre, Eastbourne, 01323 734120 DanceHouseUK, 3yrs-adult, Willingdon, Uckfield, 07812 897646 Deborah Lamb Theatre Arts, Uckfield, ballet, tap, jazz, musical theatre, 01825 762880 Diamond Dance, Horam, freestyle, 5yrs+ Mother & toddler class, 01323 840937 Diana Freedman’s School of Dance & Performing Arts, Pevensey Bay, 2½yrsadult, 01323 460542 Duende Dance School, Lewes, flamenco, Sat am, 07963 959262 East Sussex Dance, Lewes: Ballroom & Latin: 5 -11yrs & 12-16yrs, Disco & Street Dance: U8’s, 9-12s, O12’s & boys only class. Daytime tuition for home educated children & Mum’s Ballet! 07901 962163 (see advert on p22)

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Absolute Beginners’ Ballroom and Latin Classes for all ages Also enrolling for Children’s Freestyle and Street Dance For details call Alex: 07901 962163 info@eastsussexdance.com

Call: 01273 504380

The Rennie

Dance Academy

Art of Dance

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

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

Principal: Michelle Wilson ARAD IDTA

07976 068989

R.A.D. Ballet I.S.T.D. Modern, Jazz & Tap Musical Theatre & Streetdance

www.artofdance.co.uk

01825 761596

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www.renniedanceacademy.co.uk Principal: Kirsten Rennie-Carter LRAD RTS AISTD

Dance & Drama (continued) Eastbourne Academy of Dancing, dance specialist & LAMDA drama, 01323 417260 Eastside Players, Shinewater Community Centre, Eastbourne, 5-11yrs, Fri eve, 01323 460502 Fairwarp Youth Theatre, 6-14yrs, Village Hall, Thu eve, 07784 451352 Footsteps, Mayfield, ballet, modern, tap, Mon pm, 2½yrs+, 07771 985711 Foxdale Dance Company, contemporary, ballet & creative dance, 6yrs-adult, Lewes & Framfield, 07931 317766 Georgiana Elite Dance Academy, ballet, jazz, disco, Langney, Eastbourne, 3yrs+, 07790 766263 Goldmans Stage School, Hippodrome Eastbourne, 3yrs+, 01323 472391 Hampden Park Sports Centre, ballet for 3yrs+, 01323 509859 Heathfield School of Dance, Five Ashes Village Hall, 3yrs+, 07803 254966 Heathfield Youth Drama, 5-18yrs, 01825 830464 Helena’s Flamenco, 5yrs-adult, Lewes Sat, Eastbourne - Tue, 07963 959262 Horam Musical Theatre Group, 6yrs+, 01435 863375 Intrepid Theatre Centre, Lewes, drama (2-10yrs) & dance (4-10yrs), Sat am, 07840 166947 (daytime only) Jane E Coleman School of Dancing, Burwash, ballet, modern, tap, jazz, 3yrs+, 01435 882687 Jo Christie Dance Centre, Crowborough, 3yrs+, ballet, tap, modern, jazz, hip hop plus Angelina Ballerina, Horam & Crowborough, 3-6yrs, 01435 863375 Kaleidoscope Theatre Company, Lewes, 5-16yrs, performing arts, 01273 473554

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Legat School of Dance at Bede’s, Upper Dicker, 01323 843252 Limelight, Uckfield, dance, gym & swim wear, 01825 765555 (see advert) Natalie Roberts School of Performing Arts, Community Wise, Eastbourne, 5-12yrs, 07796 268373 Nikki Bond School of Dance, Seaford, ballet, tap, modern, musical theatre, 2½yrs+, 01323 492795 Norcross Dance Centre, Newhaven, 2½yrs+, ballet, tap, disco, musical theatre, 01273 516906 Old Town Dance, Eastbourne, children’s dance classes, 2½yrs+, 01323 438697 Park School of Dancing, Eastbourne, ballet, tap, street, modern, zumba, singing, 2yrs+, 07710 304312 Pirouettes Dancewear, Enterprise Centre, Eastbourne, 01323 430410 RAPA, Eastbourne, LAMDA, Dance, Singing, 7-17yrs, 07702 666274 Rennie Dance Academy, ballet, tap, modern, streetdance, musical theatre, 3yrs+, Newick, Uckfield, 01825 761596 (see advert) Seaford School of Dancing, ballet, tap, modern, hip hop, musical theatre, 2½yrs+, 01323 490017 Seaford Youth Drama Group, 5-18 yrs, 01323 892023 Seahaven Dance, Seaford & Newhaven, 3yrs-adult, Cecchetti ballet, tap, modern, jazz, 07738 831616 Shining Stars Dance Academy, Shinewater, Eastbourne,18mths-adult, ballet, modern, tap, jazz & musical theatre, 07980 986672 (see advert) DISCOUNT VOUCHER

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Dance, Gym & Swimwear for children & adults

www.limelightdanceandgym.com Dancewear & Dance Shoes Gym, Sports & Yogawear Swimwear & Goggles Uniforms for Scouts, Cubs, Beavers, Guides, Brownies and Rainbows Open Mon - Sat 9.30 - 5.30pm

01825 765555

216 High St, Uckfield TN22 1RE

Spotlight Theatre Club, Eastbourne, sing, act & dance, 5-15 yrs, 01323 720039

The Theatre Workshop, Hampden Park, Eastbourne, 6-18yrs, 01273 733736

Stagecoach Eastbourne, 4-16yrs, 0800 1695089 (see advert)

Trapdoor Theatre School at RAPA: Teeny Trapdoor: 4-7yrs, Eastbourne & Seaford, 07702 666274

Stagecoach Lewes, Ringmer Community College, 4-16yrs, 01273 504380 (see advert) Street Styles for All, Hip Hop, Street, Breakdance & RnB, Eastbourne, 5yrs+, 07983 339424 Streetfunk, Hip Hop Dance, Lewes, 6yrs+, 07554 434254 Summer Star Players, Ticehurst, 10yrsadult, 01580 200594 Summerheath School of Dance, ballet, tap, modern, Hailsham, 2½ yrs+, 01323 840400 (see advert) Susanna Cox Academy of Dance & Musical Theatre, Crowborough, 01892 653336 The Dance Academy, Lewes, ballet, tap, modern, ballroom, street & freestyle, 07852 390748 The Kimberley Academy of Performing Arts, Meads, Eastbourne, 4yrs+, 07872 938840

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Turning Pointe School of Dance, Lewes, Plumpton, Barcombe, 07824 773959 Universal Dance, Uckfield, Lewes, Barcombe, ballet, street, cheerleading, contemporary, zumba, 07885 528356-Uckfield or  07968 295862-Lewes (see advert on p21) Up the Tempo Dance School, Newhaven & Seaford, 2½yrs-adult, disco & street, 07852 323990 Wadhurst Youth Theatre, 11-16yrs, Youth Centre, Wed eve, 01580 200948 Willingdon School of Dancing, Eastbourne & Polegate, ballet, tap, modern, disco, jazz, Greek, 18mths+, 07735 386465 Young Eastbourne Operatic & Dramatic Society, 8yrs+, register on line YPT Youth Theatre, Lewes, Y6-Y9, Sat 12.15pm, 07840 166947 Zoe Pennington Dance Academy, Hailsham, 18mths-adults, 01323 845715


A - Z of Sport & Leisure 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: 07970 228919 www.etyfc.org.uk

Duke of Edinburgh Award Beacon Youth Club, Crowborough, Mon eve, 01892 603007 Hampden Park Community Centre, Wed 6-8pm, wilsy22@hotmail.co.uk SASBAH, Registered Special Needs Centre, Horam & Eastbourne, 01825 873045 Shakespeare Hall, Newhaven, 01273 510784 St Michael & All Angels, Willingdon Rd, Eastbourne, 07929 175727 Uckfield Youth Centre, 01825 764844 Welcome Baptist Church, Heathfield, club night on Thu, 01435 864646

Fencing Eastbourne Fencing Club, Bishop Bell School, 10-16yrs, 01323 733759 Lewes Fencing Club, Leisure Centre, 8yrs+, 01273 486000

Fish & Fishing Bewl Water Fly Fishing, day ticket fishery & junior courses, 01892 890352 Brick Farm, Herstmonceux, trout fishery, learn to fish sessions, 01323 832615 Eastbourne Angling Club, 01323 723442 Fly fishing/casting lessons, gift vouchers, 07801 750166 Horam Manor Fisheries, fish by the day, 01323 840889 Hydneye Lake, Shinewater Park, permits Pike Angling Club, 07876 185249 Junior Fishing on the children’s fishing pond at Bewl Water, 01892 890000 Seaford Angling Club, 07789 541677 Sharnfold Farm, Stone Cross, Pevensey, well stocked lake open 364 days a year, 01323 768490 (see advert on p29) Southdown Angling Association, Eastbourne/Hailsham, 01435 812854

Football AFC Uckfield Colts, Framfield, U6-U16, girls & boys, 01825 890166 Black Hawks FC, Eastbourne, Minis: 6-9 yrs, U10, U11 (mixed), U12, U16 (boys), U16 (girls), ladies, 01323 504207 Brighton & Hove Albion: development centres, schools curriculum, after school clubs, football/multiskills, 01273 878277 Broad Oak & Horam JFC, U6-U16 & girls U10, U12, U14, U15, 01435 865163 CACL Saturday Football Coaching, 4-12yrs, Eastbourne, 01323 730467 Chailey & Newick Colts, U7-U16, 01825 723708 Crowborough Athletic Youth FC, 2 -5yrs Little Strikers, U6-U16, 01892 668563 Denton & South Heighton JFC, U7-U16, 01273 580583 Eastbourne Borough YFC, U6-U18, boys & girls to U14, U9 & U10 girls only teams, 07707 971151 Eastbourne Ladies & Girls FC, all female football from 8yrs-adult, 07917 130562 or 01323 501692

Eastbourne Town YFC, Eastbourne, U6-U18 teams, boys & girls, 07970 228919 (see advert) Eastbourne United AFC Youth, U7, U8, U10, U11, U12 teams, 07542 846967 Hailsham United Junior FC, U6-U13 (mixed), U12-U16 (boys), 01323 844005 Hampden Park Football Fun sessions, 4-12yrs, Eastbourne, 01323 509859 Heathfield Leisure Centre, courses for 5-9yrs, 01435 868824 (see ad on p25) Jarvis Brook Juniors FC, U5/6 training, mixed teams U7-U13, boys U14-U18, girls U15-U18, 01892 665626 Kingston JFC, 7-9yrs coaching, teams: U11, U14, U16, U17, 01273 473107 Lewes Bridge View JFC, U8-U16, 01825 721005 Lewes FC Saturday Soccer Club, 4-11yrs, 9.30-11am, 01273 470820 or adrian@lewesfc.com Lewes FC, Boys Academy Squad & U18, U16 girls teams, 01273 470820 Little Kickers, Eastbourne, Lewes, Seaford, Hailsham, fun football training, 18mths-7yrs, 01323 749640 (see advert) on p11) Maresfield Dynamos Junior Football Club, coaching from U7; teams U9, U13, U14, 01825 713697 Newhaven Girls FC, U10-U15 teams, 07715 491571 Pevensey & Westham JFC, U6U18 boys, mixed to U13, U18 girls, 01323 763026 Polegate Grasshoppers, U6-U15 boys; U6-U11 girls, 01323 461049 Premier Mini Soccer, Seaford, Sat am, 4yrs+, all abilities, 07862 261094 Premier United, Seaford, U7-U12, 07985 812045 Pro-Direct Soccer Academy, St Bede’s, Upper Dicker, 4-15yrs, after school & hol courses, 01273 463355 Ringmer Rovers, U7-U17, boys & girls, 07811 748388 Seaford Town YFC, U6- U18 teams, boys & girls to U14, 07884 266448 Seaford Wasps JFC, 4-16yrs, boys & girls, 01273 588905 Seahaven Harriers, Ladies & Girls Football, Seaford/Newhaven, 6yrs+, 07758 822198 Shinewater Sports Centre, Eastbourne, 5-13yrs, Fri pm, 01323 768614 Sovereign Centre, 5 a side football casual bookings, 01323 738822 Sovereign Saints, Eastbourne, 4yrs-U16 teams & trainees, boys & girls, 01323 461040 Top Corner Football Coaching, Eastbourne, Hailsham, 5-15yrs, 07789 394238 or 07902 920453 U18, 6 aside league, Eastbourne Sports Park, teams wanted, Fri 7-8pm, 07789 394238 or 07902 920453 Uckfield Grasshoppers JFC from 5yrs-U16, 01825 769191 Wadhurst United JFC, boys & girls, 5-18yrs, 07818 666729

Golf

Bay View Park, Pevensey Bay, junior green fees & lessons, 01323 769384 Dale Hill Golf Club, Ticehurst, coaching & junior memberships, 01580 201090 East Sussex Golf Academy, Eastbourne Golfing Park, 4yrs-adult, 01323 520400 East Sussex National, Little Horsted, junior memberships, 01825 880256 Eastbourne Downs Golf Club, junior section & lessons, 01323 720827

Glebe Field Riding School Chiddingly - off A22

Pony Days Pony Parties lessons & Hacks All Ages & Abilities 01825 872198

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 Eastbourne Golfing Park, driving range & course, lessons 4yrs+, 01323 520400 Horam Park Golf Club, junior coaching & holiday courses, 01435 813477 Lewes Golf Club, thriving junior section, 01273 483474 Piltdown Golf Club, junior memberships, 01825 722033 Royal Eastbourne Golf Club, junior coaching, events etc, 01323 744045 Seaford Golf Club, junior memberships, 01323 892442 Seaford Head Golf Course, pay & play & memberships 10yrs+, 01323 890139 Wellshurst Golf & Country Club, Hellingly, junior lessons, 01435 813456 Willingdon Golf Club, junior membership, coaching & tournaments, 01323 410984

Guiding Burwash Brownies & Guides, 01435 883473 Eastbourne Area Division Commissioner, 01323 765908 Girl Guiding East Sussex, to join just call, 0800 1695901 Heathfield & Horam District Commissioner, 01435 813669 Lewes & Ringmer Units, 01273 476806 Limelight, Uckfield, guide & scout uniforms, 01825 765555 (see advert) Newhaven & Denton Rainbows, Brownies & Guides, 01273 513844 Wadhurst District including Mayfield, 01892 784315 Weald Division inc. Heathfield, Hailsham, Uckfield & Herstmonceux, 01323 842690

Gymnastics & Trampoline CACL Gymnastics Club, 4-16 yrs, Eastbourne & Hailsham, 01323 730467 Downs Leisure Centre, Seaford, 2½yrs+, 01323 490011 Fun Abounds, Uckfield, indoor trampoline centre, babies-adults, 01825 768479 (see advert) Gymbobs, school age-7yrs, HailshamMon; Uckfield-Tue, 07867 801185 Hampden Park Sports Centre, trampoline, 6yrs+, 01323 509859 Heathfield Leisure Centre, 5yrs+, gymnastics & trampoline, 01435 868824 Jump Trampoline Club, Hailsham, 4yrs to adult, 01323 508604

www.glebefieldridingschool.co.uk Sky High Trampoline & Double Mini Tramp Club, Uckfield, 5yrs-adults, 01825 768479 Sovereign Centre, gymnastics, Mon pm, 4-7yrs, 8-11yrs, 01323 738822 Uckfield Gymnastic Club, Batts Bridge Road, Maresfield, from toddlers to adults, 01825 764141 (see advert on p12) Uckfield Leisure Centre, trampolining, todders - adults, 01825 761160 (see advert on p25) Uplands Sports Centre, Gymnastics & Trampolining, 4yrs+, 01892 782136

Handball Eastbourne Junior Handball Club, 1218yrs, Sat, Sports Park, 07435 363591

Hockey Buxted Park Hockey Club, mixed, junior training 8-16yrs+, adults from 16yrs+, 07709 657429 Crowborough Hockey Club, turn up & play on Sat am, 8yrs+, Beacon astro, teams from 12yrs, 07742 104142 Eastbourne Hockey Club, Saffrons Sports Club, 6yrs-adult, 01424 843076 Hailsham Hockey Club, juniors 6-16yrs & adults, 01323 650459 Lewes Hockey Club, Southdown Sports Club, 6yrs-adult, 01273 480630

Horseriding Glebe Field Riding School, Chiddingly, pony days, parties, lessons & hacks for all ages/abilities, 01825 872198 (see advert) Hamsey Riding School, Lewes, hacking & lessons, 5yrs+, 07735 006169 Horam Manor Stables, hacking, lessons, pony days, parties, 4yrs+, 01435 812955 Little Cophall Riding School, Polegate, lessons & hacking, 01323 483975 Meadows Equestrian Centre, Downash, nr Hailsham, 4yrs+, 01323 848777 Riding for the Disabled, East Sussex, 0845 4507046

International Family Clubs Eastbourne Cultural Communities Network (ECCN), supports & represents international cultures, 07918 743556 Les Franglophones, open to any person or family who habitually speaks fluent French, info@lesfranglophones.co.uk Seaford Family Focus Group organises ad hoc events with the aim of bringing the community together, 01323 893102 Sussex Hungarian Family Club, 07869 323107

Leisure & Sport for Children with Additional Needs

Lewes Leisure Centre, gymnastics & trampoline, 5-16yrs, 01273 486000

Active 4 All, for children & young people, Uckfield Leisure Centre, Tue pm, 07717 776788 or 01825 761160

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

Arts Break, Towner Gallery, Eastbourne, 5yrs+, launching 25 Jan, 01323 434670

Shinewater Gymnastics Club Eastbourne in association with HappyJacks, 5yrs+, Sat am, 01323 768614 or 07738 381384

Bourne Free, club for children & young people with any disability, Hampden Park, Wed eve, 01323 728781

To add a FREE listing or advertise email katherine@sussexfamilygrapevine.co.uk or call 01444 811648

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A - Z of Sport & Leisure KICKS EASTBOURNE

The South’s Premier Karate and Kickboxing Schools

Kickboxing is a great way for children to blow off steam while learning a little discipline and having a great time! Working towards and through belts builds a sense of achievement and confidence within a fun fitness environment. • Classes for children and adults • All grades catered for • Women’s only class • Fully qualified black belt CRB checked instructor

www.kickseastbourne.co.uk 07771 931653 stitch@kickseastbourne.co.uk

www.fsk-karate.info A range of classes for children of all ages and abilities Mini-mite award winning programme (3 - 6 years) Junior Karate Classes (7 - 11 years) Youth Karate Classes (12 - 15 years) Shinewater Leisure Centre • Stone Cross Memorial Hall Heathfield Leisure Centre • Crowborough Leisure Centre Luxford Centre, Uckfield • Crowhurst Park, Battle

Book a FREE class and consultation on 01273 702662 Leisure & Sport for Children with Additional Needs (cont) East Sussex Junior Visually Impaired Sports Club, Denton Rd, Eastbourne, 8-17yrs, 1st Sat, 07595 621961 Eastbourne Seagulls FC, Sports Park, 10yrs+, 07876 898031 Funky Teens, Archery Youth Centre, Eastbourne, alt. Sat pm, 13-19yrs, 01323 466665 Funky Teens, Heathfield Youth Centre, alt. Sat pm, 11-19yrs, 01435 862894 Funky Teens, Peacehaven Youth Centre, alt, Sats, 13-19yrs, 01273 335130 Lewes Boccia, all ages/needs welcome. Wave Leisure Centre, 07729 447913 Newhaven, Lewes & District Mencap, social Fri eve, all ages, Riverside Hall, Newhaven, 01273 517345 Riding for the Disabled, East Sussex, 0845 4507046 SASBAH, social activity programme for those with physical and/or learning difficulties, 01825 873045 Southern Ski Club for the Disabled, Knockhatch, 1st Sat 6pm, 07775 687648 Special Olympics, Eastbourne, Athletics Club, 8yrs+, 01323 721014 Spray Water Sports, Eastbourne, courses for all ages, 01323 417023 The Power Project, Willingdon Trees, Eastbourne, musical theatre for 5yrs+ with any need, 01323 503588 Uckfield Phab Club where disabled & non-disabled people can meet & have fun, 9yrs+, 01825 749826

Martial Arts

Kempo Kidz Ju Jitsu, Cavendish Sports Centre, Eastbourne, 7-15yrs, 01323 492144 Kicks Eastbourne, Cornfield Lane, juniors 8yrs+ & adult classes, 07771 931653 (see advert) Little Ninjas & Junior Ninjas, Seaford & Lewes, 3 yrs-adults, 01323 873753 Mountain Warriors, kickboxing, Polegate, 5yrs+, 07742 056154 MSK Martial Arts, karate, judo & ju-jitsu, 4yrs+, Hampden Park, Eastbourne, 07870 611949 Red Oak Karate Club, Lewes, 12yrs+, 01273 471627 Ryu Jutsu School of Martial Arts, Hurst Green, 6yrs+, Wed eve, 07817 790259 Sama Karate & Kickboxing, Eastbourne, area, 3½yrs-adults, 01273 580577

“We build a child’s confidence and belief that lasts a lifetime”

CHICKBOXING

Eastbourne & Hailsham

• Lose Weight • Improve Fitness • • Become Stronger • at our LADIES only Kickboxing based fitness classes

Call Jo on 07837 654287 www.chickboxinguk.com

Julie’s Art of Noise, singing workshops in Seaford & Lewes, 5-11yrs; also private tuition, 07460 702328 Lewes, Glynde & Beddingham Brass Band, All Saints Centre, 8-11yrs, free tuition/instrument loan, 01403 750493

Sama Karate & Kickboxing, Lewes area, 4yrs-adults, 01273 239266

Mayfield Band, 7yrs-adult, beginners upwards, group tuition/band playing, brass players needed, 01892 653422

Sama Karate & Kickboxing, Wealden area, 01273 464185

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

Samurai Family Martial Arts Centre, Newhaven, 4yrs-adult, 01273 515794

Starfish Youth Music, Lewes, 10yrs+, 07876 037542

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

Uckfield Community Orchestra, all ages under grade 5, Wed eve, 01342 823099

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

Wadhurst Brass Band, 9yrs+ & one year’s playing, 01892 782308

Shotokan Karate Do, Polegate, Hailsham, Eastbourne, 6yrs+, 01323 500462 or 07887 975106

Music Teachers

Sussex Shotokan Karate Do, Herstmonceux, 12yrs+, 07989 934621 TAGB Tae Kwon Do, Eastbourne & Lewes, 4yrs+, 01797 222556 Tang Sou Dao, Wadhurst, 5yrs+, 01825 732224

Bonners Music Lessons, Eastbourne, piano, keyboard, drums, guitar, violin, 01323 639335 Cello Lessons, Catherine Black, Lewes, 7yrs+, 01273 470558 Das Studio for Strings, Uckfield, 3yrs+, 07900 082948

Bushido Judo Club, Crowborough, 4yrsadult, Mon, 01892 549950

The Martial Arts Centre, Eastbourne, 5yrs+, Mon, Thu, Sat am, 01323 416634

David Driver, Registered Drumsense teacher, Etchingham area, 01580 819070

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

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

Drum Lessons, Seaford, 01323 872296 Drumstuff Drums, Enterprise Centre, Eastbourne, 7yrs+, 01323 654192

Chick Boxing, Hailsham & Eastbourne, 14yrs+, 07837 654287 (see advert)

Vision Taekwondo, Uckfield, Broad Oak, Crowborough, Chailey, Newick, Lewes, 3yrs-adults, 01892 610598 (Uckfield)  or  07902 228304 (Lewes)

East Sussex Music Service, all ages, in school & holidays, 01273 336770

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

Emily Isaacs, Cello, Piano & Theory, any age or ability, Eastbourne, 07793 559152

Music Groups

Guitar Workshop, Eastbourne, all ages, 01323 724594

CMA Karate, Hailsham, Uckfield & Wadhurst, 5yrs+, 01323 848677 (see advert) Eastbourne Kyokushinkai Karate Club, Bishop Bell, 10yrs+, Mon, 07977 094347 Frontier School of Karate & Kickboxing (FSK), Eastbourne, Heathfield, Uckfield, Battle, Stone Cross, Crowborough, 3yrs+, 01273 702662 (see advert)

Eastbourne Piano Tuition, pop, jazz & classical, 01323 639522

Karate Academy, Cornfield Lane, Eastbourne, 7yrs-adult, 07952 670349

East Sussex Brass Band, 14yrs+, Grade 5+; East Sussex String Chamber Orchestra, 14yrs+, Grade 6+; East Sussex Youth Orchestra, 16yrs+, Grade 6+ plus auditon; South Downs Percussion Ensemble, must have achieved Grade 6+; South Downs Youth Orchestra, Grade 5+ 01273 336770

Karate for beginners with CMA, Stone Cross, 4-11yrs, Tue & Fri, 07541 957732

Eastbourne Scottish Pipe Band, 11yrs+, 01424 440081

Matt Hobson, drum kit tuition, Seaford/ Eastbourne/Lewes areas, 07776 290236

Karate Jitsu Kai, Hailsham & Eastbourne, 6yrs+, 01424 854178

Heathfield Youth Choir, 11-18yrs, Fri eve, 01825 830464

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

Kaigan Judo Club, Heron Park School, Eastbourne, 8-18yrs, 01323 507595

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James Thomas, Piano, Keyboard & Organ + help with GCSE/A level, MA, FRCO, FTCL, LRAM, 07971 403856 Jon Prentice, piano & theory teacher, 01323 724182 Liza Hobbs, classical & musical theatre singing, 13yrs+, Arlington, 01323 870271

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KARATE CMA

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01323 848677

www.cmakarate.co.uk Percussivity, African Drumming for schools & events, 07836 551000 Peter Harvey, trombone & general brass coaching, Arlington, 01323 870271 Piano lessons for age 5yrs+, Eastbourne area, 01323 645893 Piano Teacher, Alison Gordon, all ages & abilities, ABRSM exams, Hailsham, 01323 845380 Pop School Stage Academy, song writing, studio technique, performance skills, 12-18yrs, 01273 605966 Rob Sansom, saxophone, clarinet & flute tuition, CRB checked, 01323 639712 Singing Lessons, technique specialist, Heathfield area, 01435 868638 Singing lessons, pop, soul, blues, musical theatre, Eastbourne, 07940 466366 Singing, saxophone, guitar & bass lessons, Mayfield, 07955 234130 The Drum Studio, Blackboys near Uckfield, 07792 485413 Uckfield Community Orchestra, low cost string lessons, Uckfield, 01342 823099 Vilolin & Viola Lessons, Uckfield area, 01342 823099 or 07787 417527 Violin, Piano & Music Theory lessons. Peacehaven, 01273 580250

Nature & Wildlife Castle Hill Group, meets Newhaven Fort Car Park 1st Sun of month, 10am, 11yrs+, 01273 514942 Cherry Wood Kids, outdoor activities, afterschool & holidays, 07887 556336 Wildnature bush-craft days provide a safe outdoor space to explore, discover & play, 07811 814907 (see advert on p4)

Netball Harlequeens Netball Club, Eastbourne Sports Park, 14yrs+, 07901 910539


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Blackland Farm Activity Centre, West Sussex

freedomleisure...

 Kayaking  Rock climbing  Archery  Zip wire ...and much more.

improving your leisure facilities

Come and join us for fun-filled activity days. 01342 810493 blackland@girlguiding.org.uk www.blacklandfarm.org.uk

We do birthday parties too!

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Registered charity number 306016. Heathfield Panthers Netball Club, junior section 8+ yrs-adult, 01435 866066

Pevensey Library, Chatterbooks reading group, 2nd Thu, 4pm, 0345 6080196

Lewes Netball Club at Southdowns Club, Y7-Y11, 01273 472963

Rugby

The Shadows Netball Club, Hampden Park SC, 10-16yrs, 07929 092325 Uckfield Leisure Centre, netball club, 14yrs+, 01825 761160 Wadhurst Netball Club, 8yrs+, 01892 542195

Orienteering Southdown Orienteers, buggies upwards! 07526 792817

Outdoor Pursuits Centres Amazon Outdoor Events, Knockhatch, 11yrs+, 0844 2570433 Arena Pursuits, near Bewl Water, adventures for 6yrs+, 01580 879614 Bewl Water Outdoor Centre, Lamberhurst, watersports, climbing, 8yrs+, residential centre, 01892 890716 Blackland Farm: climbing, zipwire, abseiling, canoeing, archery, orienteering etc, 01342 810493 (see advert)

Paintball & Laser Shootout Paintball, Hailsham, 12yrs+, 0845 3386225 Woodland Adventures, laser combat, Halland, 8yrs+, 01825 764344

Reading Heathfield Library, Chatterbooks reading group, 3rd Wed 4pm, 0345 6080196 Lewes Children’s Book Group, book swop 1st Sat of each half term holiday, 01273 474964 Lewes Library, Chatterbooks reading group, 1st Thu 4pm, 0345 6080196 Little Explorers Book Club at East Sussex Libraries, 0 -4yrs, 0345 6080196

Crowborough Rugby Club, U6-U18, 07854 688672 Eastbourne Exiles Rugby League FC Juniors, 6yrs+, 07514 549649 Eastbourne RFC Youth, U7-U18, 07760 178835 Heathfield & Waldron RFC Minis & Juniors, U6-U18, 01435 868747 Hellingly RFC, U7-U17 teams, 07802 891124

crowborough, uckfield, hailsham & heathfield have been part of a £7.2 million redevelopment which includes improvements to:

• gyms • exercise studios • swimming pools • changing areas • cafés

Lewes Rugby Club, U6-U19, girls, boys, ladies & men, 01273 813022 Little Rugby, Eastbourne, fun rugby, 2-7yrs, 01323  749640 (see ad on p11) Seaford Storm Junior Rugby, 6-18yrs, Sun am, 07818 438378 Total Rugby holiday courses, Eastbourne College, 7-14yrs, 07966 680710 Uckfield Rugby Football Club, 5yrs-adult, 07852 614130

Scouting 1st Ticehurst Scouts, 01580 201270 Crowborough Group Scout Leader, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, 01892 611817 Denton Beavers, Cubs & Scouts, 01273 513558 Eastbourne Area District Commissioner, 01323 646350 Hailsham & Heathfield District Commissioner, 01323 846207

enjoy a fun family day out,

phone 0845 803 5515 or visit www.freedom-leisure.co.uk/familyfun for more family fun ideas

Lewes District Scouts, www.lewesdistrictscouts.org.uk Limelight, Uckfield, guide & scout uniforms, 01825 765555 (see advert on p22) Mayfield Scouts, 07771 965517

Please could you tell our fantastic advertisers that you saw them in the Family Grapevine!

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Scouting (continued) Scout Association for nearest Beaver, Scout, Venture, Air & Sea group, 0845 3001818 Seahaven Beavers, Cubs & Scouts, 0844 4146086 SENLAC (Burwash, Etchingham, Roberstbridge area) District Commissioner, 01435 882126 Wadhurst Scouts, 01892 783029

Skating & Roller Blading Downs Leisure Centre, Seaford, family roller disco, Sat 5.15pm; learn to skate, Mon 4-5pm, 01323 490011 Eastbourne Edge Inline Hockey Club, Cavendish, 6-18yrs+, 07710 535903 Hampden Park Sports Centre, roller disco, families & 8yrs+, Sat pm 01323 509859 Knockhill Mountain Board Centre, Hailsham, 8yrs+, 07807 074732 Lewes Leisure Centre, roller disco, Sat pm, 01273 486000 Loco Skate Shop, Eastbourne, 01323 411030 My Skate World, Maple Rd, Eastbourne, open Fri, Sat, Sun, roller discos, fun skating etc, 01323 738288 SK8school, Eastbourne, Lessons, Hire, Roller Discos & Parties, 07940 773295 Uckfield Leisure Centre, roller disco, Sat pm, 01825 761160

Snow Sports Bowles Ski Slope, Eridge Green near Tunbridge Wells, 01892 665665 Knockhatch Ski Slope, On A22 at Hailsham, 01323 843344

Sports Centres Bannatyne’s Health Club, Hampden Park, Eastbourne, 01323 505080 Cavendish Sports Centre, Eastbourne, sports hall, gym, studio, 01323 647683 Crowborough Leisure Centre, gym, studios, pool, sports hall, treatment rooms, sauna & steamroom, creche Mon-Fri 9.15-10.30am; 10.30-11.45am 01892 665488 (see advert on p25) David Lloyd Club, Eastbourne, 01323 509802 Downs Leisure Centre, Seaford, sports hall, 3G pitch, gym, studio, 01323 490011

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Eastbourne Sports Park, athletics, 3G & grass pitches, tennis, table tennis, netball, basketball, badminton, 01323 649214 Hailsham Leisure Centre, swim, gym, bowling, soft play (due to re-open early Nov), classes, 01323 846755 (see advert on p25) Hampden Park Sports Centre, gym, tennis, sports hall, astro, netball, squash, 01323 509859 Heathfield Leisure Centre, gym, classes, sports hall, 01435 868824 (see ad p25) Lewes Leisure Centre, gym, pool, sports halls, climbing wall, soft play, athletics track, 01273 486000 Seahaven Swim & Fitness Centre, Newhaven, gym, pool, exercise classes at Shakespeare Hall, 01273 512498 Shinewater Sports Centre, Eastbourne, sports hall, gym, 01323 768614 Sovereign Leisure Centre, Eastbourne, swimming pools, gym, studio & health suite, 01323 738822 (see advert) Uckfield Leisure Centre, Downsview Crescent, pool (closed due to a leak so check before travelling), sports hall, studio, gym, squash, 3G pitch, sauna & steamroom, creche MonFri 9.15-10.55am; 10.20-11.55am, 01825 761160 (see advert on p25) University of Brighton Sports Centre, swim, hire pitches, sports hall, gym: memberships available, 01273 643706 Uplands Sports Centre, Wadhurst, sports halls, gym, studio, treatment room, 01892 782136

Squash Crowborough Tennis & Squash Club, coaching for 5yrs+, 01892 652618 Hampden Park Sports Centre, Eastbourne, 01323 509859 Nutley Tennis & Squash Club, junior squash coaching, 07786 232635 Southdown Sports Club, Lewes, 01273 480630 Uckfield Leisure Centre, junior squash on Mon eve, 01825 761160 (see ad on p25)

Swimming & Scuba Aquability, specialists in young children, 4mths-8 yrs, Uckfield, 01435 408698 (see advert) Beacon Community College Swim School, toddlers-adults, 01892 603002

Discounted Mum & Baby Classes

Scuba Diving and Snorkelling for All 8yrs - Adults Courses at Ringmer Pool www.scuba2000.org.uk 01825 765 851 karen@scuba2000.org.uk Beacon Swimming Club, Crowborough, competitive swimming, 01892 661197; lessons, 01892 513758 Boby Swim School, Eastbourne, 4mths-adult, 01323 491063 Crowborough Leisure Centre, public swimming, lessons, Floatarama, Splashdance, Sat Swim Club, 01892 665488 (see advert on p25) Eastbourne Swimming Club, beginners to masters, 5yrs+, 07901 769346 Eastbourne Voluntary Lifeguards, 8yrs+, 01323 411595 Giles Leisure, hydro pool in Lewes, lessons for babies & children, hire the pool for adults, 01273 478454 (see back cover) Hailsham Leisure Centre, swim lessons, 6mths+, splash dance party, Fri eve for 8-16yrs, 01323 846755 (see ad on p25) Hailsham Swimming Club, competitive swimming, 6yrs+, 01323 440140 Helen’s Swimming School, Crowborough & Mayfield, 4mths-adult, 01892 662484

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Aquability

Making water safe and fun • Lessons for all from birth to adult • All abilities • Small groups • Warm pool in Uckfield • ASA and STA qualified teachers, insured and CRB checked

01435 408698

www.aquability.net enquiries@aquability.net Hydro School, Eastbourne, all abilities, 3yrs-adult, 07840 146 248 Lewes Leisure Centre, fun swimming & lessons for all ages, 01273 486000 Lewes Swimming Club at Seaford, Ringmer, Newhaven & Lewes, 01273 513798 Liberty Swim School, Mayfield, 2-14yrs, Sat am, 01825 749623 Limelight, Uckfield, swimwear & goggles, 01825 765555 (see advert on p22) Little Dippers, baby swimming, Lewes, Giles Leisure, North Court, 0844 4820222 (see back cover) Love Baby Swim School, birth upwards, Isfield, nr Uckfield, 01825 840377 Motcombe Pool, Eastbourne, swimming lessons from 3mths+, 01323 410748 Moira House Swim School, Eastbourne, boys & girls, 4yrs+, regular lessons, holiday courses, rookie lifeguard, 01323 636806


Discount Vouchers

A - Z of Sport & Leisure BUMFY

Cushioned seat for shopping trolley, highchair or baby swing £5 off BUMFY

4 FREE additional sessions in your first 6 months

Use code GRAPE01 at online checkout to receive discount

Please mention voucher when booking

Valid until 28th Feb 2014

PIXELS 2 CANVAS

Green St, Eastbourne BN21 1SB and online

• • • •

Swimming from Babies up to Squad level Friendly atmosphere, small groups Family discounts NEW classes: Wed pm, Fri eve & Sat

Henrietta hippo’s fun house Royal Hippodrome, Eastbourne BN21 3PF

Just £3 per person with advance email registration 9th Nov & 7th Dec

INA’S TOY SHOP

Browser’s Barn, Wallcrouch, Ticehurst TN5 7JN

10% off any total sale of £25 or more

Valid until 31 July 2014

Knockhatch Adventure Park Hailsham, BN27 3PR

FREE entry for 2 adults with 1 paying child

Please quote code grape1 at online checkout or in store

Present voucher at entrance desk

Valid until 31st January 2014

Valid 1st Nov 13 – 28th Feb 14

The little swim school Brighton & Lewes

LITTLE BEARS SOFT PLAY HIRE 0 - 5yrs

25% off your first course of swimming lessons

15% off the full hire package & FREE party bags if you book us to run your party

01323 442051 www.knockhatch.com

Little Bears

The ultimate fast track swimming experience

07869 323 107 01323 721 431 info@mr-peters.com www.mr-peters.com

01435 868949 www.bluebellnurseries.co.uk

10% discount off canvases

01323 721067 www.pixels2canvas.co.uk

N Ve EW nu e!

Goward Hall, Cade St, Heathfield TN21 9BU

FREE postage and packaging

07585 548445 www.bumfy.co.uk

Mr Peter’s Swimming School now also at the University of Brighton Sports Centre Denton Road, Eastbourne

Bluebell Wood Nursery

Voucher must be mentioned at time of booking

01273 207992 www.thelittleswimschool.co.uk Valid 01 Nov 13 - 31st May 14

SHINING STARS Eastbourne

4 FREE pre-school dance classes of your choice Possible saving of £12.80

20% off a full term of dance lessons of your choice for school age children

Soft Play Hire Parties play sessions

Please mention the voucher when you contact us to book

07985 254735 www.wedding-care-4-kidz.co.uk Book & pay deposit by 31 Jan 14

David lloyd Bowling & Laser quest

Lloyds Lanes, Eastbourne BN22 9PZ

2 GAMES for £5 Bowling or Laser Quest

SHINING ST RS DANCE ACADEMY Please email to register and mention the voucher in the email enquiries@royalhippodrome.com

Valid until 7th December 2013

Please present the voucher at the till

01580 200938 www.inastoyshop.co.uk Valid in 01 Nov - 31 Dec 2013

Voucher must be mentioned at time of booking

07980 986672 www.shiningstarsdance.co.uk Valid 01 Nov 13 - 28 Feb 2014

Please mention voucher when booking and present on arrival

01323 509999

Valid 1st Nov 13 – 28th Feb 14

To add a FREE listing or advertise email or callon 01444 811648 Please cut out the voucher andkatherine@sussexfamilygrapevine.co.uk present it when booking. Terms & conditions the reverse.

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Discount Vouchers Bluebell Wood Nursery Voucher must be mentioned when booking and may only be used four times. Voucher is valid for new registrations only. Free sessions must be booked in advance and are subject to availability. Copied, damaged or defaced coupons will not be accepted. No cash alternative is available. Voucher is non-transferable. Cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion.

- The Small Print

Bumfy Use code GRAPE01 at online checkout at www.bumfy.co.uk to receive your discount. One voucher per purchase. Purchases must be made by 28th February 2014. Cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion. Copied, damaged or defaced vouchers will not be accepted. Voucher is non-transferable.

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Table Tennis

Mr Peter’s Swimming School, Eastbourne, 6mths-adult, 07869 323107 (see advert on p27)

Broad Oak Table Tennis Club, 8-16yrs (Fri), adults (Wed), 01435 865235

Newhaven Scuba Diving Centre, 8yrs+, 01273 612012 Planet Divers, Pevensey Bay, 8yrs+, 07889 883232 Ringmer Swimming Pool, parties, fun & lane swimming, 01273 813533 Rookie Life Guard Club, 8yrs+, 200m+ swimmers, Crowborough, 01892 662484 Saviours Life Saving Club, St Bedes, The Dicker, 8yrs+ & confident swimmers, Sat am, 01323 845647 Scuba2000, scuba diving & snorkelling 8yrs-adult, 01825 765851 (see advert on p26) Seaford Head Pool, lessons, parties & lane swimming, 01323 897632

Knockhatch Voucher can only be used when buying individual tickets - it cannot be used when buying a family ticket. A full priced child ticket must be purchased. Maximum of 2 free adults per 1 paying child. Only one voucher may be used per transaction. Copied, damaged or defaced coupons will not be accepted. No cash alternative is available. The voucher is non-transferable. Cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion.

Pixels 2 Canvas Please quote code grape1 at the online check-out or when contacting Pixels 2 Canvas in person or by phone to receive your discount off canvases. One voucher per purchase. Purchases must be made by 31st January 2014. Cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion. Copied, damaged or defaced vouchers will not be accepted. Voucher is non-transferable.

Seahaven Swim & Fitness Centre, Newhaven, lessons & lane swimming, 01273 512498 SK Seals Swim School, 3-12yrs, Eastbourne, 01323 735944 Small Splashes, Wilmington, babies4yrs, 07951 129354 (see advert on p27) Smiths Swimming Club, Eastbourne College pool, 4yrs+, 07835 886734

The Little Swim School

Please mention the voucher when booking to receive your discount. 15% discount valid off the cost of the full hire package of £90. If you also book us to run your party we will supply free party bags suitable for the age/sex of the children attending. You must book and pay a £50 deposit by 31st January 14 to receive the offer. Cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion. Copied, damaged or defaced vouchers will not be accepted. Voucher is non-transferable.

Voucher must be mentioned at time of booking. May only be used once. Valid for new customers only booking their first course of lessons which may be for 6, 7 or 8 weeks depending on the term. One voucher per child - no multiple vouchers. Voucher is nontransferable. Bookings must be made by 31st May 2014. Cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion. Copied, damaged or defaced vouchers will not be accepted.

David Lloyd Bowling & Laser Quest

Shining Stars

This voucher entitles up to four people to play two games of Bowling or Laser Quest for £5.00 per person. You must mention the voucher when booking & present it on arrival. The voucher cannot be used with any other offer, is not valid during peak times (Fri/Sat after 6pm) and is subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply. Cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion. Name ............................................... Email ................................................

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Voucher must be mentioned at time of booking. May only be used once. Valid for new customers only booking their first course of lessons. One voucher per child - no multiple vouchers. Voucher is nontransferable. Dance classes must be taken by 28th Feb 2014. Cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion. Copied, damaged or defaced vouchers will not be accepted.

Five Ashes Table Tennis Club, 12yrs+, 01825 830520 Hampden Park Sports Centre, juniors on Wed pm, 9yrs+, 01323 509859 Lewes Leisure Centre, casual use, 01273 486000 Ridgewood Table Tennis Club, Uckfield, 11yrs+, 01825 760269 Shinewater Sports & Community Centre, casual bookings, 01323 768614

Tennis Barcombe Tennis Club, 01273 401112 Burwash Tennis Club, 01435 883015 Cross in Hand Tennis Club, 01435 867868 Crowborough Tennis & Squash Club, 4yrs+, 01892 652618 Eastbourne Sports Park, indoor tennis courts for hire, 01323 649214 Hailsham Tennis Club, junior tennis from 4yrs+, holiday camps, 01323 655965 Hampden Park Tennis Club, Eastbourne, 07831 097864 (Junior Coach) Horam Tennis Club, info@horamtennis.net

Sovereign Aqua Trek, scuba diving for 8yrs-adult, Sovereign Centre, Eastbourne, 07890 286417

Le Tennis, Maresfield & Newick, coaching & camps, 01825 760926

Sovereign Centre, Eastbourne fun pool, training pool & lessons from 6 months, dive lessons 8yrs+, H20 Party, Fri eve, 01323 738822 (see advert on p26)

Mayfield Tennis Club, 01435 873113

St Leonards-Mayfield, evenings, 01435 874616

Newick Tennis Club, 01825 760926

The Little Swim School, Giles Leisure, Lewes, 1-5yrs, 01273 207992 (see back cover) DISCOUNT VOUCHER

Little Bears Soft Play Hire

Eastbourne Borough Table Tennis Club, 7yrs+, Thu eve, 01323 768614

Tiny Tiddlers Swim School, Newick, 8 weeks-8yrs, 1825 762293 (see advert on p26) Train to be an STA Swimming Teacher with Coach Peter Voros, 07869 323107 Uckfield Dolphins Swimming/Triathlon Club, Sat eve, Uckfield Leisure Centre, 7yrs+, 01825 763820 Uckfield Leisure Centre, fun, lessons, parties, Splashdance party, 01825 761160 (pool currently has a leak so please check before travelling)

Maresfield Tennis Club, 01825 760926 Meads Lawn Tennis @ ROMPA, Eastbourne, 07947 858349 Newhaven Tennis Club, 01273 512162 Nutley Tennis & Squash Club, 07786 232635 Seaford & Blatchington Tennis Club, 07877 974802 South Coast Tennis Academy, 01435 867868 Southdown Sports Club, Lewes, 01273 480630 Tennis Eastbourne, Eastbourne Sports Park, 07850 327695 Tennis in the Park, Gildridge Park, Eastbourne, 07837 890429 Wadhurst Tennis Club, 01424 842796

Theatres & Cinemas

Water Babies, Eastbourne, Crowborough, birth-4yrs, 01424 892568

Eastbourne Theatres, 01323 412000 (box office) & 01323 411555 cc hotline

Water Nippers, 1-5yrs, Uckfield & Isfield, 01273 621333

Hailsham Pavilion, theatre & cinema, 01323 841414

WetWetWet Swim School, Lewes, 3½yrs+ to squad, 01273 388247

Lewes Junior Film Club, monthly Sun 2pm, open to all, 01273 470175

Ina’s Toy Shop Please present the voucher at the till when paying for your toys. 10% valid off the total value of your purchases totalling £25 or more in one transaction. Cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion. Copied, damaged or defaced vouchers will not be accepted. Only one voucher may be used per customer. No cash alternative is available and the voucher is not transferable.

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Henrietta Hippo’s Fun House To register please email enquiries@royalhippodrome.com and your name will be added to the guest list. You then pay cash for your ticket at the performance. Registration does not guarantee a seat so you should arrive at the theatre in plenty of time. The show is suitable for 3-10yrs and their parents. You may use the voucher for both performances. Please register as soon as possible as seats are subject to availability. Normal ticket price is £4 in advance or £6 on the day.


Places to Go

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NOV 30

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DON’T MISS… OUR LIVING NATIVITY – DAILY FROM NOV 30 01323 768490 sharnfoldfarm.co.uk

Picture House, Uckfield, 01825 764909 Seaford Little Theatre, tickets from Stitch at 13 Broad St, Seaford, 01323 894304 Underground Theatre, Eastbourne, 0845 6801926 (tickets)

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

Uniformed Groups Air Training Corps, Sussex Wing HQ, 01323 899900

Acres of winter woods to explore Christmas trees, decorations & gifts Woodland café For children’s activities & parties call 07766 486548

Railway Lane Nature Reserve, Lewes, 25 acres of meadows & woods, 01273 484999

St John Ambulance Badgers, 5-10yrs & Cadets 10-18yrs, 01273 371500 Sussex Army Cadet Force HQ, 8-18yrs, 01273 552222

Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, saltmarsh, wildlife, info centre, 01797 227784

Sussex Police Cadets, Eastbourne, Wed eve, 14-18yrs, eastbourneVCC@sussex.pnn.police.uk

Seven Sisters Country Park, walking, beach, rock pools etc, 0345 6080193

Watersports

Bewl Water Outdoor Centre, Lamberhurst, sailing, canoeing, windsurfing, 8yrs+, 01892 890716

Places to Visit The Great Outdoors - mostly FREE! 1066 Country Walk from Pevensey to Rye via Bexhill & Hastings Abbots Wood, A22 between Hailsham & Polegate, BBQ & walks, 01323 870911

Cuckmere Valley Canoe Club, Seven Sisters Country Park, www.cvcc.org.uk

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

Eastbourne Rowing Club, 12yrs+, eastbournerowclub@gmail.com

Ashdown Forest, Wych Cross, the largest free public space in the south east, 01342 823583

Eastbourne Sovereign Sailing Club, 01323 720715 Hailsham & Eastbourne Canoe Club, 6yrs+, 07810 045132

Beachy Head, walks, views & countryside centre (weekends only in winter), 01323 737273 (10am - 4pm)

Newhaven Yacht Club, individual & family memberships, 01273 611396

Bedgebury Pinetum, Goudhurst, walking, cycling, adventure trails, 01580 879820

Pevensey Bay Sailing Club, 01323 761002 (weekends only)

Bewl Water, Lamberhurst, walking & family activities, 01892 890000

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

Boothland Wood, ancient woodland south of Uckfield, 01825 762774

Sovereign Harbour Yacht Club, Eastbourne, 01323 470888

Chailey Common, walks & horse riding, no cycling, 01273 482670

Spray Water Sports, Eastbourne, windsurfing, canoeing, sailing, power boating, body boarding, 01323 417023

Crowborough Country Park, 18 acre nature reserve, trail etc, 01892 652907

Yoga Yoga Life Studio, Eastbourne, Family Yoga, Sun am, 07812 052742

Win a Family Ticket to Aladdin! See page 6

Park Wood, Hellingly, woodland with woodland trails, 03708 506506

Princes Park, Eastbourne, playgrounds, model boating lake, café, 01323 415464

Newhaven & Seaford Sea Cadets, 10-18yrs, 01273 514871 (Mon/Fri eve)

Bewl Valley Sailing Club, Lamberhurst, 8 yrs + training & competitions, 01892 890930

Motcombe Gardens, Eastbourne Old Town, duck pond, lawns, 01323 415464

Pooh Sticks Bridge & Pooh Corner Shop, on Ashdown Forest, Hartfield on B2026, 01892 770456

Girls Brigade, Greenfield Methodist Church Hall, Eastbourne, Mon eve, 01323 439300

Bewl Bridge Rowing Club, Lamberhurst, 12yrs +, must be able to swim, juniors@ bewlrowingclub.co.uk

Hempstead Meadow, Uckfield, local nature reserve, 01825 762774

Cuckmere Valley, wildlife haven, High & Over, chalk horse, 01323 423197 Cuckoo Trail, bridleway running from Heathfield to Polegate, 01273 482670

Sheffield Park Garden, parkland, playground, 01825 790231 (National Trust) Shinewater Park, Eastbourne, playground, lakes, all-weather court, BMX & skate park, 01323 415464 South Downs National Park & South Downs Way - go for a long walk! Stanmer Park, Falmer, landscaped park, 01273 292929 Tilgate Park, Crawley, Nature centre, outdoor play area, Smith & Western restaurant, 01293 521168 Wakehurst Place, Ardingly, RH17 6TN, Royal Botanical Gardens & lots of lovely walks, 01444 894066 (National Trust) West Park, Uckfield, local nature reserve, 01825 762774

Animals & Nature Bentley Country Park, Halland nr Lewes, wildfowl, motor museum, 01825 840573 Blackberry Farm, Whitesmith nr Lewes family farm, soft play barn, playgrounds, 01825 872912 (see advert) Blackstock Farm, Hellingly, animals, nature trails, farm shop, play area, soft play & café, 01323 848006

Knockhatch Adventure Park, on A22 at Hailsham, Froggies & Farm open all winter, more attractions open at weekends & school hols, 01323 442051 DISCOUNT VOUCHER Middle Farm, Firle, animals, nature trail, playground, restaurant & farm shop, 01323 811411 Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare, Ringmer BN8 5AJ, animals, café, picnic area, visitor centre, 0844 8751252 Sharnfold Farm & Shop, Stone Cross, farm trail, animals, play area, PYO, coffee shop, farm shop with traditional butcher, living nativity, 01323 768490 (see advert) Spring Barn Farm Park, Lewes, animals, play areas, farmhouse kitchen, 01273 488450 The Llama Park at Ashdown Forest with Christmas Wonderland, Wych Cross, Forest Row, RH18 5JN, 01825 712040 (see advert on p3) Wilderness Wood, working woodland for walking, picnics, BBQ, children’s activities, Christmas trees, open Fri - Sun in winter, 01825 830509 (see advert)

Indoor Play Areas Barney’s Playbarn, Bell Lane, Uckfield, 0-4’8”, best for under 9’s, 01825 764575 Blackstock Farm, Hellingly, toddlers-7yrs, 01323 848006 Chirpy the Chipmunk’s, Soft Play, Eastbourne Pier, ideal for babies & toddlers, 01323 410466 Dino’s, Downs Leisure Centre, Seaford, under 10’s, 01323 490011 Froggies at Knockhatch Adventure Park, Off A22 at Hailsham, 01323 442051 DISCOUNT VOUCHER Hailsham Leisure Centre, 0-10yrs, due to reopen early Nov, 01323 846755  Leo’s Play Den, Pevensey Rd, Eastbourne, babies-12yrs, 01323 749022 Lewes Leisure Centre, Ocean Adventure, under 8’s, 01273 486000

Blue Reef Aquarium, Rock-A-Nore Road, Hastings, 01424 718776

Monkey Bizness, Cliffe Industrial Estate, Lewes, 5-12yrs, 01273 311560

Brighton Sealife Centre, the world’s oldest operating aquarium, 0971 423 2110

Playstation Eastbourne, Commercial Road, 0-12yrs, 01323 411527

Friston Forest, Exceat, cycling, walking, mountain biking, 01580 213044

British Wildlife Centre, Newchapel, near Lingfield, open school hols, 01342 834658

Hastings Country Park, Fairlight, woods, heaths, cliffs & coastline, 01424 451050

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

Rocky’s Indoor Adventure Land at Fort Fun, Eastbourne, U11’s, open weekends & school hols in winter, 01323 642833 Treasure Island, Eastbourne, Buccaneer’s Indoor Adventure, babies12yrs, 01323 411077

To addcheck a FREE listing orbefore advertise email katherine@sussexfamilygrapevine.co.uk call 01444 Please opening days travelling as many attractions close several days a week or for or a month or two in 811648 the winter

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What’s On this Winter

Places to Go Adventure Parks & Family Fun

22nd November Kids in Museums, Towner, Eastbourne, explore the gallery & join a local artist to create artwork inspired by the visit, 0-4yrs, 11am-3pm, 01323 434670

Brighton Marina, shops, restaurants & cafes, bowling, cinema, 01273 818504 Eastbourne Pier, restored camera obscura, amusements etc 01323 410466

23 November

Go Ape! Bedgebury Forest & Tilgate Park, Crawley, high wire forest adventure, 0843 2497727 Knockhatch Adventure Park, Hailsham, see Animals & Nature for full details, 01323 442051 DISCOUNT VOUCHER Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux, 01323 832731

NOVEMBER

Paradise Park, Newhaven, Planet Earth, Dinosaur Safari, Play Zone, Mini Sussex & gardens, 01273 512123

5th - 9th November

Smugglers Adventure, Hastings, 01424 422964

8th November

Stadium Tours at the Amex, Brighton, Mon pm, Thu, Sun pm, 0845 873 0251 The Brighton Wheel, 01273 722822

Museums, Galleries & History 1066 Battle of Hastings Abbey & Battlefield, 01424 775705 Alfriston Clergy House, medieval hall & gardens, l01323 871961 Anne of Cleves House & Museum, Lewes, 01273 474610 Bateman’s, Burwash, home of Rudyard Kipling, 01435 882302 Bodiam Castle, Robertsbridge, storybook castle, 01580 830196 (Nat Trust) Booth Museum of Natural History, Brighton, 0300 0290900 Brighton Toy & Model Museum, over 10,000 toys! 01273 749494 Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft, Lodge Hill Lane, BN6 8SP, 01273 844744 Eastbourne Heritage Centre, opposite the Winter Gardens, 01323 411189 Eastbourne Lifeboat Museum, free entry, open daily, 01323 730717 Hever Castle, gardens, maze, playground, 01732 865224 Hove Museum & Art Gallery, children’s activity sessions, 03000 290900 How We Lived Then, Museum of Shops in Eastbourne, 01323 737143 Lewes Castle & Barbican House Museum, BN7 1YE, 01273 486290 Michelham Priory, Upper Dicker near Hailsham, 01323 844224 (see advert) Newhaven Local & Maritime Museum at Paradise Park, 01273 515404 Pevensey Castle, 16 centuries of history, 01323 762604 Rye, visit the medieval town, Heritage Centre, Ypres Tower, Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, 01797 229049 Scotney Castle, estate walks open all year, 01892 893820 (National Trust) Seaford Museum in the Martello Tower, 01323 898222 (24hr ansaphone) The Royal Pavilion, Brighton, exotic royal palace, 03000 290900 Towner, contemporary art gallery, Eastbourne, free family activities, 01323 434670

Firework Party, Parkside Primary School, Heathfield, low noise fireworks 6.30pm, main display 7pm, food & glow in the dark novelties, 01435 864577

9th November

Henrietta Hippo’s Fun House*, Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne, Join Henrietta the hippo and her guests for fun songs, games and dances. “Superheroes and Supervillians” fancy dress! 3 - 10yrs, 10.30am, 01323 410000, DISCOUNT VOUCHER East Hoathly Bonfire Chailey Bonfire, South Heighton Bonfire, Newhaven Bump 2 Baby, Grove Rd, Eastbourne, 1st Birthday celebrations including 20% off everything, wine & nibbles, from 10am, 01323 728262

9th November - 19th January Ice Rink at the Royal Pavilion*, Brighton, www.royalpavilionicerink.co.uk

10th November

The Canterbury Tales*, Underground Theatre, Eastbourne, criticallyacclaimed London theatre company The Pantaloons, will be performing their ambitious and hilarious version of Geoffrey Chaucer’s ‘The Canterbury Tales’, 4pm, 8yrs+, 0845 6801926

12th November

Open Day for Sep 14 entry, Rocks Park School*, Uckfield, 9.30am 11am & 1.30pm, 01825 762827 Open Day for Sep 14 entry, Little Horsted School, Uckfield, 9.30am, 01825 750380 (also 19th & 26th)

15th November

Children in Need - lots of local events

16th November

Uckfield NCT Nearly New Sale, Civic Centre, 10.15 - 12noon (10am for members), uckfield.nct.nns@gmail.com (see advert on p9) Uckfield Art Group Autumn Exhibition, Luxford Centre with children’s Christmassy craft table, 01825 765021

16th & 17th November

Christmas Fair, Michelham Priory, Upper Dicker, Hailsham, over 100 stalls, Santa’s grotto, Christmas music & decorations, 01323 844224 (see advert)

17th November

Yesterday’s World, Battle, life size street scenes & shop displays, 01424 777226

Railways Bentley Miniature at Bentley Country Park, 01825 840573 Bluebell Railway, Sheffield Park, TN22 3QL, Santa Specials in Dec, 01825 720800 The Lavender Line, preserved railway, Isfield nr Uckfield, Santa specials in Dec, 01825 750515 (see advert)

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Half a Sixpence*, Herstmonceux Village Hall, 01323 832227

Lewes Junior Film Club, Dumbo, All Saints Centre, 2pm, free popcorn if you come in fancy dress! 01273 470175 Birthing Moon Celebration*, Mumababy Sanctuary, Lewes, opportunity for expectant mums to come together and to celebrate their final stages of pregnancy, 07817 776491 Big Sunday*, Brighton College, Eastern Road, Calling all mums! A day of inspiration & pampering to refuel mind, body and spirit, www.bigsunday.co.uk

Lower Willingdon Pre-School Nursery Christmas Fayre & Nativity, Nativity at St John’s Church in Polegate at 10am followed by the fayre in the church hall including Father Christmas, fun activities, stalls, refreshments, 01323 489264 Bumble Bee Nearly New Sale, Willingdon Community College, Eastbourne, 10am-noon, 07769 975079 ‘Buy, Sell and Swap’ Day Bluebell Wood Nursery, Old Heathfield, all things children related! In aid of Demelza Hospice Care for Children 01435 868949 Barcombe Bonfire - by invitation only Christmas Market, Maresfield, Village Hall, 10.30am - 2pm, Christmas goodies & all things seasonal, 01825 764799 Alfriston Dickensian Evening, Father Christmas in his grotto from 2pm, grand procession at 5pm with switching on of lights at 5.15pm, live music, mummers, late night shopping, hog roast, mulled wine etc, 2 - 9pm, 01323 871136 Lark in the Park Crafty Christmas Fair, St Andrew’s, Seaside, Eastbourne, with Father Christmas, 10am-12.30pm

24th November

Lewes NCT Nearly New Sale, Priory School, Mountfield Rd, 10.30 - 12noon (10.15am for members), lewesnns@nct. org.uk (see advert on p9)

27th November

Father Christmas & Late Night Shopping, Paradise Park, Newhaven, 5 - 8pm, 01273 512123

29th November

Crowborough Christmas Event, details not yet finalised but last year’s event included giant penguins, a stilt walking fairy, glow jugglers, fairground rides, Santa’s Grotto etc, 01892 652907 Seaford Primary School Christmas Warm Up, stalls, children’s crafts, games, Santa’s grotto, 2-5pm, 07896 027024

29th & 30th November

Bear Hunt, Brighton Dome Studio Theatre, a family set off on an expedition - Michael Rosen’s wonderful story told in puppetry, 2-6yrs, 01273 709709

30th November

Christmas Bazaar, Moira House School, Eastbourne, fun activities & Christmas gifts, 10am-12.30pm, 01323 644144 Nearly New Sale, Luxford Centre, Uckfield 10am-noon, 07979 610379 Sid and Scrat from Ice Age at Drusillas, 01323 874100 Family Fun Day & Christmas Gift Fair, York House Hotel, Eastbourne in aid of Children with Cancer Fund, Polegate, children’s craft table, face painting, 10am-4pm, 07599 758474 Little Pickles Fair, St Anthony’s Centre, Seaside, Eastbourne, nearly new sale, toys, crafts, gifts etc in aid of Great Ormond St, 3-5pm. Traditional Christmas Fayre, Horam Village Hall, seasonal gifts, produce & activities, Santa’s grotto, children’s crafts, face-painting, fancy dress competition, 1.30pm-4pm 01435 812192 Bonnets & Bootees Nearly New Sale, Clinton Centre, Seaford, 10am-noon, 07940 594197 Cartoon Corner, Paradise Park, Newhaven, free drawing workhop for all ages, 11am-1pm, 07722 236741

Santa Specials

Weekends from 1st - 23rd December Advance bookings: 01903 761455

Steam Day 1st January

The lavender line, Isfield, Nr Uckfield Find more details and our timetable at:

www.lavender-line.co.uk

30th November & 1st December Christmas Wonderland*, The Llama Park at Ashdown Forest, Wych Cross, RH18 5JN, meet Father Christmas & his reindeer & visit the llamas, 10am-5pm, 01825 712040 (see advert on p3)

30th November - 7th December The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe*, Lewes Little Theatre, 01273 474826 (1 week before perf.)

30th November - 22nd December Christmas at the Clergy House, Alfriston, learn about Christmas through the years, 11am - 3.30pm (closed Thu/ Fri), 01323 871961

30th November - 23rd December

Edwardian Christmas at Bateman’s, Burwash, discover the magic of an Edwardian Christmas with all the sights, sounds and scents. Christmas carols & Mummers performances on selected days, 11am - 3.30pm, 01435 882302 Garden of Lights, Standen, East Grinstead, explore the gardens illuminated with thousands of lights, Fri, Sat, Sun from 4.30 - 7pm (last entry 6.30pm), 01342 323029

30th November - 24th December Living Nativity at Sharnfold Farm, Stone Cross, Sharnfold’s own farm animals in a living nativity scene by the play area. Free when visiting farm shop & buying Christmas trees etc, 01323 768490 (see advert on p29)

30th November - 5th January

Winter Wonderland, Drusillas, illuminations including an animal themed light show synchronised to music, also opportunity to hug a husky (see www.drusillas.co.uk for dates). Father Christmas will be in his cottage at weekends from 30th Nov and then daily from 14 - 23 Dec; for a small additional charge children can meet Santa and receive an early Christmas gift, 01323 874100

Lesley Harvey drew the fun cartoons on these pages. She draws family friendly cartoons & caricatures from your photos, runs workshops in Seaford & Newhaven as well as arty parties for children.

www.lesleyharvey.co.uk 07722 236741

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What’s On this Winter 17th - 21st December Petit Mal: Concrete Circus*, Brighton Dome, experience circus as you’ve never seen it before: seemingly impossible stunts, extreme trampolining, breakdancing & hip hop in a high-octane performance, 01273 709709

20th & 21st December

Christmas in the Castle, Bodiam Castle, see 7th/8th December for details.

21st December

DECEMBER

Burning the Clocks, Brighton, lantern parade followed by huge bonfire on the beach, fire show, fire sculpture, live music & fireworks, www.samesky.co.uk

1st December Santa Fun Run & Walk, Eastbourne, Santas of all ages will be “Jingling all the Way” from the Sovereign Centre to Holywell Tea Chalet, 1.30pm, 01273 581087 Christmas Fair, Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare, Ringmer, Father Christmas, music, festive animals, refreshments, stalls etc, 0844 8751252

21st - 23rd December

Santa’s Grotto at Knockhatch, Hailsham, see 14th/15th Dec for details. Christmas Fair, Bewl Water, Lamberhurst, see 7th/8th Dec for details.

28th December

Cartoon Corner, Paradise Park, Newhaven, see 30th Nov for details.

1st - 23rd December

Santa Specials* on the Lavender Line, Isfield, near Uckfield , weekends only, 01903 761455 (see advert)

2nd December

Christmas Market at The Cavendish School, Eldon Rd, Eastbourne, traditional gifts & stalls with an innovative twist! 2-4.30pm, 01323 731340

2nd & 3rd December

Harlands Primary School Open Days, Mallard Drive, Uckfield, Mon 2nd at 6.30pm & Tue 3rd at 9.30am, for 4yrs+ admissions in Sep 2014, 01825 764244

JANUARY 1st January

5th December

Steam Day at the Lavender Line, Isfield, near Uckfield (weekends only)

Lewes Late Night Shopping, 6 - 8pm

6th December

Seaford Late Night Shopping with Father Christmas switching on the lights, 5.30 - 9pm, 01323 894870 Christmas Fayre, Bourne Primary School, Eastbourne, 3.15 - 5pm Little Chelsea Christmas, Eastbourne, carol singing, music, entertainment, market stalls, hog roast, chestnuts & children’s funfair, 01323 734645 Uckfield late night shopping, from 6pm

6th December - 8th December

Christmas Tree Festival, Holy Cross Church, Uckfield, Fri from 10am - 9pm, Sat until 6pm & Sun from 11.30 - 4pm. Live entertainment outside the church on Sat including Uckfield FM ; ‘Jimmy the Juggling Jester’ & Father Christmas On Sun 4.30pm there will be a Christmas Service to close the Festival.

7th December

Henrietta Hippo’s Fun House*, Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne, join Henrietta the hippo & her guests for fun songs, games & dances. Kids (as well as mums & dads!) are encouraged to dress up, 3-10yrs, 10.30am, 01323 410000 DISCOUNT VOUCHER Eastbourne Christmas Street Market, 10am-3pm, 07816 959767 Christmas Fayre, St John’s Meads Primary School, Eastbourne, 1-3pm, 01323 730255 Christmas Fayre, White House Primary School, Hailsham, 11am-2pm, 01323 841615 Edible Christmas Decoration Workshops*, Sheffield Park & Garden, create a gingerbread tree decoration, 11am & 2pm, 01825 790231 Maresfield Village Tree Lighting, 4pm with mince pies and mulled wine Hankham School Christmas Fair, 10am - noon, 01323 763265

7th & 8th December

14th December

Christmas Fair, Bewl Water, Lamberhurst, visit Father Christmas in his grotto, trade stands, kid’s fair rides, games with the entertainers, meet Bertie the Beaver, quiet corner - watch a Christmas family film, face painting & more, 10am, 01892 890000 Tudor Christmas, Michelham Priory, Upper Dicker, Hailsham, Tudor food, costumes, archery, decorations, craft & entertainment, 01323 844224 (see advert) Christmas Wonderland*, The Llama Park at Ashdown Forest, Wych Cross, RH18 5JN, meet Father Christmas & his reindeer & visit the llamas, 10am-5pm, 01825 712040 (see advert on p3) Christmas in the Castle, Bodiam Castle, join Santa in his grotto & enjoy some festive fun around the castle, 01580 831320

Hailsham Christmas Extravaganza still being planned but likely to include: an extensive Christmas market, Santa and sleigh, ice rink, live music, face painting, Punch & Judy, pottery workshop, walkabout magician, circus skills workshop, open church at Hailsham Parish Church, festive food, 9am - 4pm Fun Film Party - “A Muppets Christmas Carol”, Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne, join Henrietta Hippo & the Fun Film Party Gang as they introduce “A Muppet Christmas Carol” starring Kermit, Miss Piggy & Sir Michael Cane in a must see Christmas film, 10.30am, 01323 412000

8th December

Christmas Fair, Heathfield Community Centre, 11am - 4pm

11th - 13th December

Great Big Christmas Sing*, Camel Hot, Congress Theatre, performed by 2,000 local children including a rockin’ n’ rollin’ camel, 01323 410000

13th December

Christmas Fair, Cradle Hill School, Seaford, festive activites, Santa etc, 4-7pm, 01323 892773

13th December - 12th January Aladdin*, Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne, with all your favourite characters including Wishee Washee, Widow Twankey, Princess So-Shi & the Genie of the Lamp, a Geni-us show! 01323 412000 (Enter our competition on p6 to win a family ticket)

10th January - 19th January

Beauty and the Beast presented by Seaford Musicial Theatre, Barn Theatre, tickets from the Tourist Information Centre, 01323 897426

22nd - 26th January

Jack in the Beanstalk, Hailsham Pavilion, tickets on sale in December, 01323 841414

25th January

Open Morning at Moira House School, Eastbourne, 10am-12.30pm, 01323 644144

14th & 15th December

Santa’s Grotto at Knockhatch, Hailsham, 01323 442051 DISCOUNT VOUCHER Christmas Fair, Bewl Water, Lamberhurst, see 7th/8th Dec for details. Christmas in the Castle, Bodiam Castle, join Santa in his grotto & enjoy some festive fun around the castle, 01580 831320

14th -24th December

Christmas Wonderland*, The Llama Park at Ashdown Forest, Wych Cross, RH18 5JN, meet Father Christmas & his reindeer & visit the llamas, 10am-5pm, 01825 712040 (see advert on p3)

15th December

Edible Christmas Decoration Workshops*, Sheffield Park & Garden, see 7th Dec for details, 01825 790231 Grimm’s Fairy Tales*, Underground Theatre, Grove Rd, Eastbourne, The Pantaloons theatre company present their darkly magical, family friendly production of Grimm Fairy Tales, 2pm, 5yrs+, 0845 6801926

FEBRUARY 2nd February Lewes NCT Nearly New Sale, Priory School, Mountfield Rd, 10.30 - 12noon (10.15am for members), lewesnns@nct. org.uk (see advert on p9)

8th February

Uckfield NCT Nearly New Sale, Civic Centre, 10.15 - 12noon (10am for members), uckfield.nct.nns@gmail.com (see advert on p9)

9th February

Lewes Junior Film Club, The Railway Children, All Saints Centre, 2pm, free popcorn if you come in fancy dress, 01273 470175

15th February - 2nd March

Brighton Science Festival, 01273 777628 www.brightonscience.com

*Denotes events that must be pre-booked. Please check all details before travelling.

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