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KIDS’ FUN FILE Eastbourne & beyond FREE

October - December 2016 Half Term October 2016 22

HAILSHAM BONFIRE Procession & Fireworks 7.30-10.30pm. Hailsham town centre. FREE. 22-30 HALF TERM HOLIDAY @ THE OBSERVATORY. Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux. 10am-5pm. In addition to interactive hands-on exhibits, there’ll be Spectacular Science Shows at 11am, 1pm & 3pm and daily Telescope Tours at 12 noon, 2pm & 4pm. 01323 832731. www.the-observatory.org

Come and see what all the fun’s about

The Broadway Players present

Football and Rugby sessions for children 18 months - 7 years

Enterprise Centre 01323 646329 cobievetcare.co.uk

Call Bev: 01323 749640 or email: blevett@littlekickers.co.uk

Same People ... littlekickers.co.uk

... Different Ball littlerugby.co.uk

The Royal Hippodrome Theatre 2 December 7.30pm 3 December 2.30 & 7.30pm 4 December 3pm Tickets £12, concs. £10

01323 802020 We advise confirmation of all events listed as they may be subject to change.

© Wendy and Paul Potton 1995. Tel: 01323 731181 www.kidsfunfile.com


A spooky adventure in the woods. Build a den to hide in, forage in the forest to make a magic potion, whittle a magic wand and toast marshmallows over the campfire. Families with kids aged 5-11. Drop in. Donation £3.

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Standard individual prices only. Not valid with a family ticket or any other offer. Voucher is for park day tickets only and cannot be used for ice skating or any other extra activity. Valid until February 2017.

Rain or shine - come & enjoy an action-packed visit with a whole range of activities:

Come and explore the spooky forest! Make a woodland creepy creature to take home and light a fire to make campfire hot chocolate. Ages 6-11. Booking essential. Child £21.

New for 2016!! Indoor Cannon Arena Pan for gems in the Mining Area, ride the Runaway Train simulator and play on Tommy Tractor. Bounce around on the Jumping Pillows or leap into Froggies the massive indoor Soft Play Area. Stroll around the Farm and Feed the Animals. Watch one of the Displays and go on one of the daily Quadapillar rides. These are just some of our attractions, there’s plenty to do for all ages. For opening times & prices visit our website: www.knockhatch.com You’ll find us just off the A22 west of Hailsham

Broadwater Way Hampden Park Eastbourne BN22 9PZ 01323 509999

holiday special 2

games of

Bowling or

Laser Quest plus a Kids’ Meal Bag

Only

£9.95

per child*

Info@ thelaneseastbourne.co.uk Like us on The Lanes:Eastbourne

kids’ parties From

£9.95

per child:

Party Coordinator Choice of Activities Kids Hot Meal Unlimited Squash Birthday Cake Party Bags & Group Photo Invitations & Certificates

2 games for only £7! This voucher entitles up to 4 people to play 2 games of Bowling or Laser Quest for only £7 per person** *Offer valid during state school holidays. Monday-Friday 9.30am-6pm. **Voucher entitles up to 4 people to play 2 games of Bowling or Laser Quest. Not valid during Peak times. Offers subject to availability & cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Valid until 1 December 2016.

Fun activities and art & craft in the barn: make nature-inspired Christmas decorations. Stick on your wellies and woolly hat and join us to explore the woods for a wild winter adventure. Then come back to warm up with a hot chocolate. Ages 5-11. Booking essential. Child £7, adult £3.50.

01273 497561

www.sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk


EASTBOURNE TOWN YOUTH FOOTBALL CLUB (formerly Old Town Youth FC)

CALLING ALL FUTURE

WINNERS! Come and join the most successful youth football club in Eastbourne! Under 6s - Under16s,

Tel: Nick Stubbs 07810 551108 www.etyfc.org.uk

PRIVATE TUITION Miss Johnson B.A. Dip. Ed. Qualified & experienced teacher. Support given at all levels for maths or English, 11+, selection or GCSE.

01323 639396 / 07730 556590

Half Term October 2016 22-30 HALLOWEEN FUN. Knockhatch Adventure Park, Hailsham. 10am-5.30pm. Halloween fun & activities (some will be chargeable). Entry: £9.99pp. (Use Knockhatch voucher on previous page of this Kids Fun File for 25% OFF). 01323 442051. www.knockhatch.com 22-30 KIDS’ HALLOWEEN TRAIL. Redoubt Fortress, Royal Parade. 11am-4pm. FREE trail with museum entry. Cobwebbed corridors, creepy quizzes, spooky things to make and do and a fang-tastic treat. Admission: adult £4.50, child £2.50, family £12. 01323 410300. www.eastbournemuseums.co.uk 22-30 SHRIEK WEEK. Drusillas Park, Alfriston. 10am-5pm. Witches, spooky surprises and a visit from The Gruffalo on Wed 26th. The Gruffalo will be meeting brave visitors in the Events Arena at various times of the day. Gate price £18.50pp, online price £16.50pp. 01323 874100. www.drusillas.co.uk 24-27 BIKEABILITY COURSES. Eastbourne Sports Park, Cross Levels Way. Learn to cycle safely. Level 1 (age 6+): Monday Level 2 (age 10+) Monday & Tuesday Level 3 (age 11+) Monday & Tuesday Beginners (4+) Wednesday & Thursday Whizzability sessions (Fun on balance bikes for ages 2-5) EVERY Monday 9.30-11.30am. Book Bikeability Classes on 01273 482490. www.eastsussex.gov.uk/bikeability

Weekly gymnastic classes in superb, fully equipped gymnasiums, for girls & boys age 4-11yrs + of all abilities. University of Brighton Sports Centre, Denton Road, Eastbourne BN20 7SR

We also run Saturday gym sessions at Hailsham Community College. * We have over 30 years experience of working with children * We look after over 300 children weekly * Our coaches are sensitive, qualified or experienced gymnasts & are CRB checked * We are officially approved as a safe, effective & child-friendly club & hold the prestigious GymMark status

01323 730467 www.caclsports.co.uk

Active Play

Active Play is supported by Freedom Leisure across Sussex. Play & sports equipment, mobile dance mats & Nintendo Wii, arts, crafts, face painting. Can be hired to come to your venue, we supply trained staff & activities for private parties, events, fun / activity days or blocks of sessions. active.play@freedom-leisure.co.uk Contact Alli 07717 776 788


Mini manicures, nail art, photos, light refreshments, party bags (extra) and a Only £12 per child

Swimming lessons with Peter Vörös STA Aquatic Tutor 25 years of experience - guaranteed success!!! Warm, private swimming pool. Special offer for siblings. Parent & Baby/Toddler lessons. 1:1 lessons for children & adults. Small group or squad lessons.

07869 323107 info@mr-peters.com

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CONFIDENT READING READING - WRITING - SPELLING One to one private tuition with fully qualified teacher. Full assessment given. All ages welcome. Old Town area & beyond.

01323 645416 www.lindahardman.co.uk

Call Teresa on

01323 700777 to find out how your next school report can be improved Visit genietutors.co.uk for further information

Community Wise, Ocklynge Road, Eastbourne, BN21 1PY Regency Park Community Centre, Wartling Road, Eastbourne BN22 7PT

HALLOWEEN FAMILY DROP-IN. Seven Sisters Country Park. Exceat. 10.30am-3pm. A spooky family adventure in the woods. Build a den to hide in, forage in the forest, make a magic potion, whittle a magic wand and toast marshmallows over a campfire. Ages 5-11. £3. 01273 497561. ww.sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk 25 “EARTH & BEYOND” TWILIGHT SPECIAL SCIENCE WORKSHOP. Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux. 2-8pm. Carry out fascinating experiments in the afternoon about earthquakes, volcanoes, ice caps. Then look through the Centre’s giant telescopes and find out how Einstein proved one of his groundbreaking theories. Age 10-13. £21.75. Booking essential: 01323 832731. www.the-observatory.org 26 WILD WOODIES HOLIDAY SPOOKTACULAR. Seven Sisters Country Park. Exceat. 10am-3pm. Explore the spooky forest! Make a creepy woodland creature to take home. Light a fire and make campfire hot chocolate. Ages 6-11. £21 per child. Book 01273 497561. www.sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk 26-29 FIDDLER ON THE ROOF JUNIOR. Devonshire Park Theatre. Young EODS presents this student version of the famous musical. A poor dairyman tries to instil the traditions of his tight-knit Jewish community in his five daughters at a time of great change and growing anti-Semitism in Tsarist Russia. Tickets £14, concessions £12. 01323 412000. www.eastbourneshows.co.uk 26-30 SPIDER TRAIL & PUMPKIN CARVING. Sharnfold Farm, Stone Cross. 10am-4pm. Are you brave enough to walk along the creepy Spider Trail? You can also buy a pumpkin from the farm shop and make your own design or use one of Sharnfold’s templates for pumpkin carving. £4.50pp. 01323 768490. www.sharnfoldfarm.co.uk


Half Term October 2016 26-30 ANNIE. Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Seaside Rd. Various matinee & evening performances. In 1930s New York, brave little Annie has a miserable life at Miss Hannigan’s orphanage. Her luck changes when she’s chosen to spend Christmas with a famous billionaire. Annie is determined to find her real parents but the spiteful Miss Hannigan hatches a plan to spoil Annie’s search. Adult £15, child £10, family (2+2) £40. 01323 802020. www.royalhippodrome.com 27 FUN HALF DAY SCIENCE WORKSHOP. Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux. ‘Eyes on the Universe’. 10.30am-1pm or 24.30pm. What’s in space, is there anybody there? Find out by doing fascinating hands-on activities. Age 6-9. £10.75. Must book: 01323 832731. www.the-observatory.org 29

Terms and conditions apply. Fees vary. Participating study centres only. Please refer to your local study centre. Subject to availability.

FAMILY FRIENDLY TWILIGHT GHOST TOUR. Redoubt Fortress, Royal Parade. 8-9pm. Chilling tales of the ghosts and ghouls lurking in the Napoleonic Fortress. Adult £5, child £3. Book 01323 410300. www.eastbournemuseums.co.uk


Eastbourne’s No.1 Skating Venue

Practise your skills, make friends. Parents welcome. Tea, coffee & snacks available.

Available for private parties.

Find us, like us & share us on: 16a Unit 5 Maple Road Eastbourne BN23 6NY 07807 087 674

Half Term October 2016 29,30 CRAFTY HALLOWEEN @ THE SUSSEX CRAFT & DESIGN FAIR. Enterprise Centre, Station Parade. Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm. Kids’ Halloween pottery painting and pumpkin carving with The Potteryshelf. FREE entry. www.enterprise-centre.org 29,30 HALLOWEEN WEEKEND. Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux. Sat & Sun 11am-4pm, plus Sat 6.30-11pm. A weekend of drop-in Halloween activities and stargazing. Make screaming bats, pumpkin lanterns & dancing bones. Admission: adult £8, child £6.15, family (4) £25.20, plus £2 per child for activities. www.the-observatory.org 29,30 DUSK TO DAWN. Towner, College Road. Sat 6pm - Sun 9am. Sleepover in the gallery with creative activities exploring light and shadow through film making, photography and storytelling. Ages 7-14. Includes refreshments, midnight snacks, drinks and breakfast. £25. Book: townereastbourne.org.uk 30

SNOW GREY. Enterprise Shopping Centre. 2.30-3pm. Highly interactive show for families with kids aged 4-12. Dress up and join in with this story about a clueless huntsman, an astonishing mirror and a wicked queen. FREE. 01323 639504. www.enterprise-centre.org

Classes at The Leaf Hall for ages 3 years to adults Arts Awards, IDTA & LAMDA exams

Tel: 01323 649097 Mob: 07833 763698


November 2016 3

SAFFRONS FAMILY FIREWORKS. Compton Place Road, Eastbourne. Gates open 6pm, display 7.30pm. Children’s rides, hot food, stalls and family-friendly fireworks. Adult £5, child £3, family (2+2) £15. 01323 724328.

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FAMILY FIREWORKS DISCO. St Thomas a Becket School, Tutts Barn Lane. 6.30-10pm, fireworks 7.30pm. Fairground rides, live music, disco and kids’ entertainment, BBQ, food & hot drinks. £5pp. Or £4pp, £12 for family of 4 in advance from 17 Oct from the school office.

16-18 EASTBOURNE YOUTH RADIO 2016. School and college students, aged 5-19, will broadcast their own programmes live from Wednesday 10am until Friday 4pm. Listen on your radio on 87.7 FM or online at www.eyr.org.uk 18

BOHO WINTER LIGHT FESTIVAL. 4-9pm. FREE. Lantern procession from the Arndale Centre to Leaf Hall to start, then live music, craft stalls, traditional fairground rides, street & children’s entertainers, BoHo Grotto, hot & cold food.

19Nov WINTER WONDERLAND ILLUMINATIONS. -2Jan Drusilla’s Park. From 3.30pm, musical light show from 4.30pm. Visit Santa in his cottage (£11 extra for gift) - weekends until 15 Dec then daily until 23 Dec. In advance: £16.50 or on the day: £18.50pp. www.drusillas.co.uk 25

MEADS MAGIC. High Street. 2.30-7.30pm. Father Christmas will be arriving at 4.30pm. Santa’s grotto, elves’ pottery workshop, stalls, crafts, hot food, live entertainment.

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ADVENT WORKSHOP. St Mary’s Parish Church, Old Town. 2-4pm. Make lovely Christmas presents and decorations to take home. Ends with short children’s service. Ages 3-11 (under 8s must be accompanied). FREE event.

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GREEN STREET CHRISTMAS FAYRE. Old Town. 3-6pm. Santa’s Grotto, music, games, stalls.

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CAPTAIN FLINN & THE PIRATE DINOSAURS 2: The Magic Cutlass. Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Seaside Rd. 4.30pm. Can Captain Flinn rescue his friends who are being forced to hunt for the Magic Cutlass by his nemesis the tyrannical Mr T Rex? Adult £13, child £10. 01323 802020. www.royalhippodrome.com

December 2016 2,3

LITTLE CHRISTMAS IN LITTLE CHELSEA. Grove Rd & South St. Friday 4pm - late, Saturday 10am-8pm. FREE family event with Disney’s ‘Frozen’ princesses, street market and late night shopping, real reindeer, children’s rides, DJs and live music dance tent, festive food & drink. Santa’s Grotto Fri: 4-9pm, Sat: all day. Saturday: WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT for “The Longest Christmas Cracker Pulling Chain”. www.littlechelseaeb.co.uk

Chores & Paws Home & Pet Care Specialist Winner of Best Quality Customer Feedback 2013 - Trading Standards

Household chores Catering in your own home Lawn cutting & weeding Home car valet service Pet feeding, dog walking small animal boarding & house-sitting EFL coaching

Regular or occasional Reasonable rates www.facebook.com/choresandpaws

01323 648179 / 07962 208847 choresandpaws1@btinternet.com www.eastsussex1space.co.uk


December 2016 2-18 NEON NOEL Magical Light Show. Grove Road. New show will be projected onto the Town Hall clock tower every Friday, Saturday & Sunday at 4.30pm, 5.30pm & 6.30pm. FREE. www.eastbournechristmas.com 3

WINTER MAGIC Family Event. Seven Sisters Country Park. 10.30am-12.30pm. Fun activities and art & craft in the barn; make natureinspired Christmas decorations. Explore the wild winter woodland walk and warm up at the end with a hot chocolate. Ages 5-11. Child £7, adult £3.50. Booking essential: 01273 497561 www.sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk

3-18 BANDSTAND CHRISTMAS MARKET. 10am-9pm. Santa’s Grotto, fairground rides, Christmas carols, live performances from 5pm daily, traditional wooden stalls & festive food. Travel there on a vintage bus for just £1! www.eastbournebandstand.co.uk 4

SANTA FUN RUN & WALK. Sovereign Centre to Holywell Tea Chalet. From 1.30pm. Charity sponsored fun run or walk. Adult £10, child £5. Registration fee includes Santa suit, hot drink and a mince pie. To register, log on to www.moreradio.online or call 01323 404066.


December 2016 9Dec- PANTO: SNOW WHITE & THE SEVEN DWARFS 15Jan Devonshire Park Theatre. Denise Black (from Emmerdale) stars as the Wicked Queen alongside Eastbourne favourites Tucker as Herbie the Huntsman and Martyn Knight as Dame Dotty. A much-loved family tradition with comedy & laughter. From £13.50. 01323 412000 www.eastbournetheatres.co.uk 10-23 SANTA’S GROTTO. Knockhatch, A22, Hailsham. Weekends until 23 Dec. 10am-5.30pm. Meet Santa in his Grotto (extra £4.50). Admission: £5.99pp, family (2+2) £21.96. 01323 442051. www.knockhatch.com

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13Dec DAVID WALLIAMS’: THE FIRST HIPPO ON THE -7Jan MOON. Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Seaside Rd. From the No 1 bestselling picture book, an explosively funny space adventure for the whole family. Two big hippos, one enormous dream. Who can make it to the moon first? From £6.75pp, family tickets available. 01323 802020 www.royalhippodrome.com 25 26

BOXING DAY CONCERT & DANCE. Eastbourne Bandstand. 11am-12.30pm. Dance with your family & friends. Traditional Eastbourne event. All welcome. FREE event. No ticket required.

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Fun, Free & Local

Teen File Events guide for Eastbourne & Hailsham

October-December

Half Term October 2016 22

Enterprise Centre 01323 646329 cobievetcare.co.uk

HAILSHAM BONFIRE Procession & Fireworks 7.30-10.30pm. Hailsham town centre. FREE. 24,25 BIKEABILITY COURSES. Eastbourne Sports Park, Cross Levels Way. Learn to cycle safely. Level 3 (age 11+). Book on 01273 482490. www.eastsussex.gov.uk/bikeability 25 “EARTH & BEYOND” TWILIGHT SPECIAL SCIENCE WORKSHOP. Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux. 2-8pm. Carry out fascinating experiments in the afternoon about earthquakes, volcanoes, ice caps. Then look through the Centre’s giant telescopes and find out how Einstein proved one of his groundbreaking theories. Age 10-13. £21.75. Booking essential: 01323 832731. www.the-observatory.org 26-29 FIDDLER ON THE ROOF JUNIOR. Devonshire Park Theatre. Young EODS presents this student version of the famous musical. A poor dairyman tries to instil the traditions of his tight-knit Jewish community in his five daughters at a time of great change and growing anti-Semitism in Tsarist Russia. Tickets £14, concessions £12. 01323 412000. www.eastbourneshows.co.uk 26-30 ANNIE. Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Seaside Rd. Various matinee & evening performances. In 1930s New York, brave little Annie has a miserable life at Miss Hannigan’s orphanage. Her luck changes when she’s chosen to spend Christmas with a famous billionaire. Annie is determined to try to find her real parents but the spiteful Miss Hannigan hatches a plan to spoil Annie’s search. Adult £15, child £10, family £40. 01323 80 20 20. www.royalhippodrome.com

Call Teresa on

01323 700777 to find out how your next school report can be improved Visit genietutors.co.uk for further information

Community Wise, Ocklynge Road, Eastbourne, BN21 1PY Regency Park Community Centre, Wartling Road, Eastbourne BN22 7PT

We advise confirmation of all events listed as they may be subject to change.

© Wendy and Paul Potton 1995. Tel: 01323 731181 www.kidsfunfile.com


Half Term October 2016 29,30 DUSK TO DAWN. Towner, College Road. Sat 6pm - Sun 9am. Sleepover in the gallery with creative activities exploring light and shadow through film making, photography and storytelling. Under 14s. Incl. refreshments, midnight snacks, drinks and breakfast. £25. Book: townereastbourne.org.uk 29,30 CRAFTY HALLOWEEN @ THE SUSSEX CRAFT & DESIGN FAIR. Enterprise Centre, Station Parade. Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 10am-4pm. Halloween pottery painting and pumpkin carving with The Potteryshelf. FREE entry. www.enterprise-centre.org

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SAFFRONS FAMILY FIREWORKS. Compton Place Road, Eastbourne. Gates open 6pm, display 7.30pm. Children’s rides, hot food, stalls and family-friendly fireworks. Adult £5, child £3, family (2+2) £15. 01323 724328.

16-18 EASTBOURNE YOUTH RADIO 2016. School and college students, aged 5-19, will broadcast their own programmes live from Wednesday 10am until Friday 4pm. Listen on your radio on 87.7 FM or online at www.eyr.org.uk

Broadwater Way Hampden Park Eastbourne BN22 9PZ 01323 509999

holiday special 2 games of

Bowling or

Laser Quest plus a Kids’ Meal Bag

Only £9.95 per child*

Info@ thelaneseastbourne.co.uk Like us on The Lanes:Eastbourne

kids’ parties From

£9.95 per child:

Party Coordinator Choice of Activities Kids Hot Meal Unlimited Squash Birthday Cake Party Bags & Group Photo Invitations & Certificates

2 games for only £7! This voucher entitles up to 4 people to play 2 games of Bowling or Laser Quest for only £7 per person** *Offer valid during state school holidays. Monday-Friday 9.30am-6pm. **Voucher entitles up to 4 people to play 2 games of Bowling or Laser Quest. Not valid during Peak times. Offers subject to availability & cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Valid until 1 December 2016.

EASTBOURNE TOWN YOUTH FOOTBALL CLUB (formerly Old Town Youth FC)

CALLING ALL FUTURE

WINNERS! Come and join the most successful youth football club in Eastbourne! Under 6s - Under16s,

Tel: Nick Stubbs 07810 551108 www.etyfc.org.uk


December 2016 2,3

Full set of nail extensions for that special occasion Only £30, incl. gems or nail art.

LITTLE CHRISTMAS IN LITTLE CHELSEA. Grove Rd & South St. Friday 4pm - late, Saturday 10am-8pm. FREE family event with street market and late night shopping, real reindeer, DJs and live music dance tent, festive food & drink. Saturday: WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT for “The Longest Christmas Cracker Pulling Chain”. www.littlechelseaeb.co.uk

2-18 NEON NOEL Magical Light Show. Grove Road. New show will be projected onto the Town Hall clock tower every Fri, Sat and Sun at 4.30pm, 5.30pm and 6.30pm. FREE. 3-18 BANDSTAND CHRISTMAS MARKET. 10am-9pm. Christmas carols, live performances from 5pm daily, traditional wooden stalls & festive food. Travel there on a vintage bus for just £1! www.eastbournebandstand.co.uk 4

SANTA FUN RUN & WALK. Sovereign Centre to Holywell Tea Chalet. 1.30pm. Charity sponsored fun run or walk. Adult £10, child £5. Registration fee includes Santa suit, hot drink and a mince pie. To register, log on to www.moreradio.online or call 01273 404066.

Eastbourne’s No.1 Skating Venue

Practise your skills, make friends. Parents welcome. Tea, coffee & snacks available.

Available for private parties.

Find us, like us & share us on: 16a Unit 5 Maple Road Eastbourne BN23 6NY 07807 087 674

9Dec- PANTO: SNOW WHITE & THE SEVEN DWARFS 15Jan Devonshire Park Theatre. A much-loved family tradition with comedy & laughter. From £13.50. 01323 412000 www.eastbournetheatres.co.uk

The Broadway Players present

The Royal Hippodrome Theatre 2 December 7.30pm 3 December 2.30 & 7.30pm 4 December 3pm Tickets £12, concs. £10

01323 802020


Kids Fun File Autumn 2016  

Kids activities in and around Eastbourne, East Sussex.

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