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KIDS’ FUN FILE Diary of local events for children

Fun, FREE and Local !

Autumn / Winter 2012

Saturday 27 October Adult £3, child £5

We’re having a ball !

Santa Specials in December

Steam Day

Football and Rugby Sessions for children 18 months - 7 years

1 January

Free trial class For info and availability in this area call:

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

Isfield Station, nr Uckfield TN22 5XB

Tel: (01825) 750515 www.lavender-line.co.uk

Same People ...

... Different Ball

littlekickers.co.uk

littlerugby.co.uk

OCTOBER 2012 (Half Term Week) 20,21 TO ARMS AT THE REDOUBT! Redoubt Fortress, Royal Parade, Eastbourne. 10am-4pm. All things Napoleonic with historical re-enactors, talks, tours, art & craft activities. Adult £6, child £4. eastbournemuseums.co.uk 27

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HALLOWEEN FREIGHT FRIGHT NIGHT. Lavender Line, Isfield Station, nr Uckfield. 6-9pm. Halloween creatures, marshmallow-toasting on the fire, spooky stories and games. For all ages. Adult £3, child £5. Incl. Halloween goody bag and unlimited rides. lavender-line.co.uk 01825 750515. HALLOWEEN OPEN EVENING. Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux. 6.30-11pm. Drop-in activities incl making flying bats and screaming balloons, additional £1 per child. Admission: adult £7.80, child £5.85, family (4) £24.10. One child FREE with every paying adult. the-observatory.org

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coming soon. Call Jade for info.

We advise confirmation of all events as they may be subject to change. E&OE.

© Wendy and Paul Potton 1995. Tel: (01323) 731181


7pm: Wed 31 October & 7pm: Thurs 1 November 11am & 3pm: Fri 2 November 3pm: Sat 3 November £12 Adults, £10 Concs. Family Ticket £40 (2 adults & 2 under 16s) Box Office: 01323 412000 or buy online at www.eastbournetheatres.co.uk

Enterprise Centre, Eastbourne

01323 722432

Holiday Cupcake Club

Tuesdays & Thursdays 10-11.30am during school holidays. £5.95pp.

After School Cooking Club Over 8s. Tuesdays 3.30-5pm from 6 November for 6 weeks. £35pp.

Pre School Cupcake Baking Wednesdays 10am. Make, bake and decorate mini cupcakes, £3.50pp.

Cupcake Birthday Parties

£Approx 2 hours. Make, bake and decorate 4 cupcakes. Party food, a drink, cupcake birthday cake, party bags. £14pp.

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Vintage Tea Parties Call Kirstie for info.

OCTOBER 2012 (Half Term Week) 27,28 THE BIG DRAW. Towner, College Rd, Eastbourne. 11am3pm. FREE family drop-ins for all ages. Join the world’s biggest celebration of drawing. Meet the artist at the Big Draw’s campfire before creating your own Towner Tale in one of the story-making zones. townereastbourne.org.uk 27,28 WHALEFEST 2012. Hilton Metropole, Kings Rd, Brighton. 9.30am-5.30pm. Celebration of whales & dolphins. Virtual Whale Watch, Great Whale Sanctuary, go inside the belly of a whale, dive pools for kids & adults. Children’s authors reading from their whale & dolphin stories. In advance: adult £9.50 (£11 on the day), child FREE. Book whale-fest.com 27-31 SPOOKY HALLOWEEN WITCH HUNT. Sharnfold Farm, Stone Cross, Eastbourne. 10am-4pm. Witch Hunt around the Farm Trail, Pumpkin Carving and prize draw. Adults and under 3s FREE, child (3-16) £3. Buy your pumpkin at the farm shop. 01323 768490. sharnfoldfarm.co.uk 27-31 HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES. Knockhatch, Hailsham. 10am5.30pm. Follow the ghost trail and enter the spooky room. Adult £7.99, 3-16s £8.99, child aged 2 £3.99, family (2+2) £31.50. knockhatch.com 01323 442051.

90+ hands on exhibits!

The Observatory Science Centre Open 7 days a week 10am-5pm. Telescope tours, science shows, water play areas.

October Half Term Events Zany Zone Drop-in: Monday 29 Oct.

Halloween Open Evening Saturday 27 Oct 6.30-11pm Flying bats & screaming balloons! 1 FREE child entry per paying adult Half day workshop for ages 6+: ‘Eyes on the Universe’. Tues 30 Oct, morning or afternoon £9.50 pp. Full day workshop for ages 9+: Twilight Special - ‘Earth & Beyond’ Weds 31 Oct. 2-8pm. £19.95pp.

Spaces Tel: 01323 832731 limited. Observatory Science Centre, Book Herstmonceux BN27 1RN early! www.the-observatory.org

All year round family fun!

2-4-1

cheapest ticket goes FREE!

Valid ‘til April 2013. Not valid with any other offer or with a family ticket.

Visit Knockhatch Adventure Park for lots of fun things to do for the whole family, including a Children's Farm, massive Indoor Soft Centre, large Adventure Playground and more ... There's fun to be had no matter what the weather! During the Winter months some of the activities may be closed. Please check our website for details.

Off the A22 west of Hailsham.

( 01323) 442051

www.knockhatch.com


Inline Skate Hockey Club 4

free taster sessions

Try one of the fastest & most exciting team sports Cavendish Sports Centre

towner family learning

The Big Draw

FREE Family Drop-In 27 & 28 October, 11am-3pm Create your own Towner Tale in a variety of story making zones.

Children’s Workshops Half Term Folky Fun Friday 2 November Ages 5-8: 11am-1pm; 9-12: 2-4pm £5 per child (£4 for siblings) Folk inspired art fun led by a professional artist.

OCTOBER 2012 (Half Term Week) 27Oct- SPOOKY HALF TERM FARM FUN. Spring Barn Farm Park, 4Nov Kingston Road, Lewes. 9am-5.30pm. Come through Whizzy the Witch’s walkway, over the boggett’s bridge to the creepy cottage where Whizzy may be stirring her cauldron. Creepy Critter Quiz & Pumpkin Carving. Fancy dress encouraged, Fancy Dress competition on the 31st. Adult £7.50, child £6.50, family (2+2) £26. springbarnfarm.com 27Oct- ART BOX FAMILY DROP-INS. Towner, College Road, 4Nov Eastbourne. 10am-4pm. FREE art materials & Family Learning Pack available at the Towner in half term and every weekend. Phone to check room’s available: 01323 434670. 27Oct- SHRIEK WEEK. Drusillas Park, Alfriston. 10am-5pm. Meet 4Nov Hocus & Pocus in Haunted Heights, enter the twisted maze of Eden’s Eye and meet Katsuma from Moshi Monsters on 30 Oct. Adults and over 2s £16.50pp. drusillas.co.uk

Under 8s: Saturdays 9-10.15am 8-11s: Saturdays 10.15-11.50am 11-15s: Tuesdays 5-6.30pm 13s and over: Fridays 6.30-7.30pm Kit available to borrow free. Just come along and have a go! www.eastbourne-edge.co.uk

SK Seals Swim School Swimming lessons for toddlers & children (3+) on Saturday mornings with ASA qualified teachers Sarah Knapman 01323 735944 www.skseals.com

FREE Family Drop-ins Carve a Punkie Night Turnip Saturday 24 November 11.30am-3pm, for all ages. Come along and carve your own turnip lantern! We’ll hang all the lanterns in our giant lift to create a glowing display.

Horned Gingerbread Men Sunday 25 November Ages 5-8: 11am-1pm Decorate a little horned gingerbread man - then gobble him up!

Winter Landscapes Sunday 9 December 11.30am-3pm. Make a special winter mobile using natural and synthetic materials. All drop-ins are FREE (we suggest a £2 donation for materials) Children must be accompanied. No need to book.

Art Box Family Drop-Ins Art materials and family trails for weekends and school holidays. For more info and to book visit

www.townereastbourne.org.uk

01323 434670 Towner, College Rd, Eastbourne.

CHILDREN’S PIANO TEACHING SPECIALIST

HOME VISITS POSSIBLE, IF PREFERRED Enquiries welcome: Mrs Elena Cornes BA (Hons)

(01323) 768755. elena.cornes@btinternet.com


OCTOBER 2012 (Half Term Week)

EASTBOURNE

REDOUBT FORTRESS & MUSEUM Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 October

To Arms at the Redoubt! 10am - 4pm Come and celebrate all things Napoleonic with historical re-enactors, talks and tours and art and craft activities.

27Oct- HALLOWEEN FUN. Newhaven Fort, Fort Rd. 10.30am4Nov 5pm. Spooky quiz trail, Halloween funfair games and extra bookable activities (for over 5s) most days. Adult £6, child £4, family (2+3) £18.70. newhavenfort.org.uk 27Oct- HALF TERM FAMILY DROP-INS. Redoubt Fortress, Royal 4Nov Parade, Eastbourne. 10am-4pm. FREE family activities & trails. Admission: adult £4.50, child £2.50 (£1 off each with Leisure Card), family £12. eastbournemuseums.co.uk 29

THE GRUFFALO’S CHILD. Seven Sisters Country Park, Exceat. 10.30am-1pm. Follow the Gruffalo’s child to meet a scary mouse and other animals who live in the forest. Camp fire, activities and a hot drink. Ages 5-7, £13 per child. Book 01273 497561. sussexwt.org.uk

29Oct- EASTBOURNE SPORTS CENTRES FUN SESSIONS. 2Nov Sports, games, bouncy castle and fun with new friends. Cavendish, Eldon Rd: 8.30am-4.30pm. ½ day £6.50, all day £14. Hampden Park, Brodrick Rd: 9.15am-12.30pm. £4.35. Shinewater, Milfoil Drive: 8.30am-5.30pm. ½ day £5.75, all day £14. Book: eastbourne.gov.uk/sport

Saturday 27 October Sunday 4 November Half Term: Family Drop - In Activities & Trails FREE with admission

Friday 9 November

Remembrance at the Redoubt from 10.30am Drama and readings by local schools & community groups in a parade ground swirling with poppies to mark the Remembrance Weekend. Free event Daily 10am-5pm, closed Mondays except Bank Holidays Adult £4.50, child £2.50.

01323 410300

Caring, experienced, happy tutor. CRB checked. £20 per hour. Willingdon area. Holidays & term time.

Tel: 01323 505771 chrissieclarkbowles@gmail.com

Day: Adult £6, child £4. Weekend: Adult £10, child £6.

Royal Parade, Eastbourne ½ a mile east of the pier www.eastbournemuseums.co.uk

ONE 2 ONE TUITION KS2 MATHS & LITERACY

jim.chater@eastbourne.gov.uk

eastbourne.gov.uk/leisure/sport/council


OCTOBER 2012 (Half Term Week) @ Freedom Leisure Uckfield & Freedom Leisure Hailsham. Tuesdays 4.30 - 6pm term time only. Activities for young people with learning and physical disabilities. Visit www.freedom-leisure.co.uk or Tasha on 07717 776788 for more information.

Tel: 07949 530 310

Be The Best!

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Maths Tuition

From age 4 to degree level. Very flexible and experienced in problem cases. Eastbourne & surrounding areas.

First lesson free.

Eastbourne & Wealden

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SEVEN SISTERS AUTUMN CAMP. Meet at Pump Barn, Friston Forest. Exceat. 10.30am-2.30pm. Build winter shelters, find out how to light a fire and cook your own food. Ages 7-11, £15 per child. Book 01273 497561.

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AUTUMN ANIMALS FAMILY DAY. Raystede Centre, The Broyle, Ringmer. 10am-2pm. Learn how we can help wild animals and our pets keep warm in the winter months. Child £8, adult FREE. Limited places, book: 01825 840252.

30,31 SPECTACULAR SCIENCE WORKSHOPS. Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux. Tuesday: ‘Eyes on the Universe’. Half day 10.30am-1pm or 2-4.30pm. Make and use your own telescope and sundial. Ages 6+. £9.50 pp. Wednesday: ‘Earth & Beyond’ Twilight Special. 2-8pm. Do earthquake, volcano & ice caps themed experiments, then look through the Centre’s telescopes. Age 9+. £19.95. Must book: 01323 832731. the-observatory.org

MCA

ACTION ZONE Y Kids

Multi - Sports Course

An opportunity for children aged 7-11 to discover a new hobby in sports. Traditional & alternative sports coached. Brighton University approved. Saturdays 9.30-11.30am. Sibling discounts! Please contact us for more info: 07864 136404 actionzone.ymca @btinternet.com

29Oct- BOWLING/LASERQUEST HOLIDAY SPECIALS Lloyds Lanes, 2Nov Broadwater Way, Eastbourne. 9.30am-6pm. Two activities: bowling or Laserquest plus kids meal and a drink only £7.95 per child in school holidays. Book 01323 509999.

Exceat, Seaford. Meet at Pump Barn behind the Visitor's Centre.

Mon 29 October 10.30am-1pm: GRUFFALO’S CHILD Follow the Gruffalo's child through the woods to meet a scary mouse and other animals that live in Friston Forest. Hands on activities, a camp fire and a hot drink. Ages 5-7. All children must be accompanied. £13 per child.

Tues 30 October 10.30am-2.30pm: AUTUMN CAMP Join our woodland camp and find out how to light a fire, cook your food and build a shelter against the colder days. Ages 7-11. £15. Bring a packed lunch and outdoor clothing.

Sat 1 December 2.30am-4.30pm: A TOUCH OF FROST

Celebrate the magic of winter. Lighten the dark days by making a lantern and decorations to take home for Christmas. Go for a walk in the woods as dusk falls and decorate a tree with garlands you’ve made. Then return to the warmth of the barn to listen to a winter's story as the darkness falls outside. For all ages. £13 per child. Children must be accompanied. Booking essential on:

(01273) 497561

For more information on Sussex Wildlife Trust events

www.sussexwt.org.uk

Active Play

Active Play is supported by Freedom Leisure across Sussex. Play & sports equipment, mobile dance mats & skate ramps, Nintendo Wii, arts, crafts, facepainting. Can be hired to come to your venue. We supply trained staff & activities for private parties, events, fun / activity days or blocks of sessions. Contact Tasha on 07717 776788 active.play@ freedom-leisure.co.uk

Act, Sing & Dance with

Spotlight Theatre Club Musical theatre classes for ages 5-14, £4.50 per class. Call Jane on 01323 720039.


POLEGATE GLAZING LTD

OCTOBER 2012 (Half Term Week)

Company No. 05097119

Upvc Windows, Doors & Roofline Fensa Registered Company Trading Standards Approved. 3 Hailsham Rd, Polegate BN26 6NJ

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EASTBOURNE STREET MARKET. Pedestrian area between Debenhams and TJ Hughes. Every Wednesday 9.30am-3pm. High quality local food & drink, gifts, children’s toys, books, crafts & flowers. facebook.com/eastbournestreetmarket

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HALLOWEEN WORKSHOPS & DISCOS. Leaf Hall Arts Centre, Seaside. 10am-4pm. Drop-in workshops for all ages. Bake bat biscuits and make witch & wizard accessories. £3. FANCY DRESS DISCOS from 6-7.30pm for ages 4-7 and 7.30-9pm for ages 8-12. Entry £2.50 (incl spooky refreshments). Must book 07833 763698. leafhall.co.uk

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“BAT OUT OF HELL”. Charleston, A27 near Firle. 11am-1pm. Pumpkin carving in the cafe, apple-bobbing in the garden, bat-drawing workshop, photo booth for shots of your creepy costumes, surrealist game & jamming session. Child £10, adult FREE. Book 01323 811626. charleston.org.uk

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HALLOWEEN FAMILY FUN DAY. Michelham Priory, Upper Dicker. 10.30am-5pm. Punch & Judy show, children’s entertainer, art & crafts activities, storytelling, drama sessions and trails. Adult £7.30, child £3.90, family (2+2) £19.20. (01323) 844224.

01323 486264 / 07971 801297 jaynebigsby6@msn.com www.polegateglazing.com

31Oct- “ALADDIN JUNIOR & THE JUNGLE BOOK KIDS” YEODS. 3Nov Devonshire Park Theatre. Wed & Thurs 7pm. Fri 11am & 3pm, Sat 3pm. A double bill of Disney classics, full of music, dance and sing-along songs! Adult £12, child £10, family £40. 01323 412000. eastbournetheatres.co.uk

2 Bowling or Laser Quest games + kid’s meal bag £7.95* per child * During school holidays, Mon-Fri 9.30am-6pm only

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FOLKY FUN ART WORKSHOP. Towner, Eastbourne. Artist-led workshop with a folklore theme inspired by the current exhibition. Ages 5-8: 11am-1pm; ages 9-12: 2-4pm. £5 per child (£4 for siblings). Book 01323 434670.

Subject to availability

The ideal party venue with choice of activities, kids’ meals, birthday cake, party bags, invitations and so much more! Prices from £9.95pp

Eastbourne IDL Centre 01323 762267 MOBILE TUTOR indirectdyslexia I come to you. £16 p/h. No contract. L E A R N I N G Using the IDL system can help CHILDREN improve their READING and SPELLING ability - develop KEYBOARD SKILLS - improve SELF-CONFIDENCE & SELF-ESTEEM.

*listed parties at Cavendish Offer valid until 31/03/13.

(minimum booking - 6).

Simply present this voucher (no photocopies) and get 2 games of Bowling or Laser Quest for up to 4 people for just £5pp. Not vaild during peak times (Fri/Sat after 6pm). Offer expires 01.01.13.

Parties for children aged from 4 years

* FUN & GAMES * BOUNCY CASTLE * FOOTBALL * OLYMPICS & MORE ... 1½ hours of supervised activity by our party staff in the large sports hall ½ an hour for the children to eat their party food in our spacious studio room

Parties from just £70! eastbourne.gov.uk/sportscentres

Classes held at: Ratton School Academy, Park Avenue, Eastbourne BN21 2XR


A complete home care service for Eastbourne & surrounding areas for adults of all ages (over 18).

Veronika 01424 845250

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CELEBRATE DIWALI. Brighton Museum, Royal Pavilion Gardens. 1-4.30pm. Learn Bollywood dancing, traditional arts & crafts and listen to stories from all over the world. FREE drop-in for all ages. brighton-hove-rpml.org.uk SAFFRONS FAMILY FIREWORKS. Compton Place Road, Eastbourne. Gates open 6pm, display 7.30pm. Funfair, hot food, stalls and family-friendly fireworks display. Adult £5, child £3, family (2+2) £14. 01323 724328.

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AFTER SCHOOL COOKING CLUB. Really Scrumptious Cake Co., Enterprise Centre, Eastbourne. New course begins for over 8s. Every Tuesday 3.30-5pm for 6 weeks - £35. 01323 722432. thereallyscrumptiouscakeco.com

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REMEMBRANCE AT THE REDOUBT. Redoubt Fortress, Royal Parade, Eastbourne. From 10.30am. Drama and readings in a parade ground swirling with poppies, to mark Remembrance Weekend. Adult £4.50, child £2.50, (£1 off with Leisure Card), family £12. eastbournemuseums.co.uk

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ST ANDREWS PREP OPEN MORNING. Meads, Eastbourne. 9.30am-12noon. standrewsprepopenmorning.co.uk

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FAMILY FRIENDLY FIREWORKS DISPLAY. Beach by Atlantic Drive roundabout, South Harbour. Doors open 5.30pm, display from 6.30pm. Food and drink available. Advance tickets from Haven School or Bright Ideas, Waterfront. Adult £7, child £5, family £20, on the night.

10Nov- ROYAL PAVILION ICE RINK. Royal Pavilion Gardens, 20Jan Brighton. 10am-10.15pm. Skate in front of the magical palace backdrop on this massive 800 square metre rink, with fairy lights and coloured lighting. Jamie Oliver’s Fabulous Feasts rink-side pop-up restaurant. Large on-ice Beginners Area, skate aids available for kids. Adult £10- £13, under 12s £7-8.50, family (2+2) £34 for 1 hour. Book 0844 847 2352 (24 hrs). royalpavilionicerink.co.uk 14-16 EASTBOURNE YOUTH RADIO 2012. 100s of local students aged 5-19 will broadcast their own programmes live from 10am on Wed til 4pm Fri. Interviews, live drama, music, competitions and features. 87.7fm or eyr.org.uk 16

CHILDREN IN NEED 2012. bbc.co.uk/pudsey

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SEEDY SUNDAY. Leaf Hall, Seaside, Eastbourne. 10am-4pm. Seed swapping & buying. Stalls, talks, children’s drop- in collage workshop, organic food. Adult £2, child FREE.

22-25 HOLIDAY ON ICE. “SPEED.” The Brighton Centre. Various times. Explosive new show with world class skaters, dancers and aerial acrobats. Death-defying stunts, burlesque, dance and electro circus. Adult from £25, child from £12.50. brightoncentre.co.uk

Assistance with: personal care, washing, dressing, meals, medicines, feeding. Domestic duties & laundry, hospital appointments, shopping trips, social activities. Sleep-in service, help on holiday, companionship, dog walking, handyman. Member of staff on call at all times for existing clients. All staff have been checked with the Criminal Records Bureau. Care Remedies is registered with the Care Quality Commission. If you would like a home visit to discuss a personal care package call:

Kelly or Mary on 01323 301152

PRIVATE TUITION Miss Johnson B.A. Dip. Ed. Qualified and experienced teacher offers English & Maths up to 11 plus. English up to GCSE. 07730 556590 or 639396


NOVEMBER 2012

Guitar / Ukelele Lessons Fully qualified teacher

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(CRB checked).

Acoustic / Electric. For fun or GCSE standard. Music qualifications available with the London College of Music & Trinity Guildhall.

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FREE TRIAL All ages & abilities, beginners welcome. For more info call 01323 733517 markcaira@hotmail.co.uk

POP - JAZZ CLASSICAL Piano, clarinet, sax, flute, bass, guitar, voice. Composition & theory. All welcome from beginners to post diploma. Close to schools in Roselands Carl Cassidy BMusRCMHons, ARCM, DipBerklee, GSMD (jazz & studio) and

Valeria Cassidy BMusLCM2, AGCMMoscow

are distributed to young families in Eastbourne, Hailsham, Polegate, Seaford & Lewes. They’re sponsored by community-minded local businesses. You can sponsor an ad for only . Call: to find out more - and help make Eastbourne fun!

Children’s Parties Mini manicures, nail art, photos, light refreshments, party bags (extra) and a

Chocolate Fountain! Only £10 per child

DICKENSIAN EVENING. Alfriston village from 3pm. Father Christmas in his grotto, Bonfire Boys and pipe band procession, lighting of the Christmas tree, carol singing and dancing. Old-fashioned Christmas fun, with children’s activities in the Old Chapel Centre. alfriston-village.co.uk

24,25 A TUDOR CHRISTMAS. Michelham Priory, Upper Dicker. 10.30am-4pm. Find out how the Tudors celebrated Christmas. Children’s activities, Tudor decorations, songs and plays in the barn, archery on the lawn and Tudor food demos in the kitchen. For all ages. Adult £7.30, child £3.90, family (2+2) £19.20. 01323 844224.

Drum lessons All ages & abilities welcome ½ hour trial lessons available Learn jazz, rock, rudiments, independence Friendly CRB checked tutor Enjoyable play-along program All lessons 1:1 Follow us on Twitter or check out www.ravebugs.com

01323 739630 / 07850 890026 info@ravebugs.com

24Nov- VISIT SANTA IN HIS STABLE. Spring Barn Farm Park, 24Dec Kingston Rd, Lewes. 9am-5.30pm. Weekends only until 9 Dec then daily from 12-24 Dec. Visit Santa, hear a Christmas story and receive a gift. Explore the farm, try the Christmas Creatures quiz. Admission: adult £7.50, child £6.50, family (2+2) £26. £2.75 extra for Santa visit. springbarnfarm.com 25

01323 351518 / 07973 775953

12,500 Kids Fun Files

CARVE A PUNKIE NIGHT TURNIP! Towner, College Rd, Eastbourne. FREE family drop-in. 11.30am-3pm. Carve a turnip lantern and hang it in the Towner’s giant lift to create a glowing display. 01323 434670 townereastbourne.org.uk

HORNED GINGERBREAD MEN. Towner, College Rd, Eastbourne. FREE family drop-in. 11am-1pm. Decorate your own horned gingerbread man - then gobble him up! Ages 5-8. 01323 434670. townereastbourne.org.uk

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ADVENT WORKSHOP. St Mary’s Parish Church, Eastbourne. 9.30am-12noon. 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.

CONFIDENT READING READING - WRITING - SPELLING One to one private tuition with fully qualified teacher. Full assessment given. All ages welcome. Ocklynge School Area.

Tel: Linda on 01323 645416 www.lindahardman.co.uk

EASTBOURNE TOWN YOUTH F.C.

(formerly Old Town Youth FC)

CALLING ALL FUTURE

WORLD CUP WINNERS!

Boys and girls required for the 2012 / 2013 SEASON. Boys: Under 6s - Under18s, Girls: Under 9s - Under 14s.

Come and join the most successful youth football club in Eastbourne! Tel: Tony Guarino

(01323) 508684


PAINT YOUR OWN POTTERY & CRAFT STUDIO

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CHRISTMAS FAIR. Leaf Hall Arts Centre, Seaside, Eastbourne. 10am-4pm. Stalls, arts & crafts, games, gifts, children’s drop-in Christmas decoration workshops, hourly entertainment and home-cooked food served all day. FREE entry. leafhall.co.uk

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A TOUCH OF FROST. Seven Sisters Country Park, Exceat. 2.30-4.30pm. Make garlands for a woodland tree and walk out at dusk to decorate it. Make lanterns & decorations to take home and listen to a winter’s tale in the cosy barn. All ages. Child (accompanied) £13. Book 01273 497561.

www.masterpiecestudio.co.uk

GREAT FUN FOR ALL AGES

Including sand art, jewellery & cupcakes

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TREE DRESSING WEEKEND. It’s an ancient custom to dress an outdoor tree with home-made decorations and ribbons.

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KIDS’ SANTA EXPERIENCE. Hillier Garden Centre, Hailsham Rd, Stone Cross. Various dates & times. Walk through the enchanted forest to meet Santa in his grotto & receive a gift. Children’s entertainer and animatronic teddies display. Pre-book your experience for only £5 per child with advert on p2. (£8 per child on the day). 01323 763240.

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SANTA’S CHRISTMAS COTTAGE. Drusilla’s Park, Alfriston. 10am-5pm. Weekends only, then daily from 15 Dec. See Santa and his elves hard at work. Additional charge to meet Santa & receive a gift. Park entry: adults & over 2s £16.50, under 2s FREE. (01323) 874100. drusillas.co.uk

10am-5pm (4pm Sun), closed Tuesdays Unit 3, Holmes Hill Estate, (A22 Golden Cross), Whitesmith BN8 6JA 2-23

Crossland & Dudson Training Ltd.

Introducing a new concept in community learning.

Crossland and Dudson Training and Tuition Centre. Brand new centre in Upperton Road. Introducing a range of courses suitable for everyone. Including: After school tuition for children. FREE computer lessons for complete beginners and for those who want to know a bit more. FREE courses and holiday workshops for families. FREE courses for school leavers.

CALL 01323 720072 to find out more.

SANTA SPECIAL TRAIN RIDES (weekends only). Lavender Line, Isfield Station, nr Uckfield. 11am-4.30pm. Unlimited train rides, Santa’s Grotto visit, mince pie for adults and small gift for kids. Tickets £10, under 3s £4. Book lavenderline.co.uk 01825 750515.

FREE CHILD & ADULT ASSESSMENTS As well as offering NHS treatment for children, we also provide Private options to both children and adults. Give our Patient Coordinator team a ring to book your no obligation, Free Assessment Appointment. We also offer flexible, interest free payment options for all our private patients. For more information or to book an appointment call

01323 462750 3 Terminus Buildings, Upperton Road, Eastbourne BN21 1BA Tel: 01323 462750 Email: reception.eastbourne@dentaligngroup.co.uk Bourne End

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St Giles Eastbourne

EASTBOURNE MINIATURE STEAM RAILWAY ADVENTURE PARK

S anta Specials

HOST FAMILIES required within walking distance of the school. From April to September, for students of all ages from 14 upwards. All nationalities. Good rates. Families holding CRB Disclosures particularly welcome. Please contact: The Accommodation Officer, St Giles Eastbourne, 13 Silverdale Road, Eastbourne, BN20 7AJ. Tel: 01323 744067 accommodation@ stgiles-eastbourne.co.uk www.stgiles-international.com

Eastbourne Children’s Centres Do you have a child under 5? Eastbourne Children’s Centres offer a range of activities, services, advice and support for parents-to-be and families with children under five years old living in Eastbourne. Services we offer include: Fun Days, Play Drop-ins, Dads’ Group, Family Outreach Service, support during pregnancy, breastfeeding support and a range of courses including developing children’s language, healthy living and employability skills ... and lots more ... Contact your local Children’s Centre on:

01323 464160

Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd December 11am-4pm Adult £6.75, child / OAP £6.25 Take a train journey to

Santa’s Grotto where children can receive a present from Santa while the adults have a festive drink and mince pies.

Under 3s £3.25 No booking necessary. Just come along and enjoy the festivities.

01323 520229 www.emsr.co.uk

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LITTLE CHELSEA LITTLE CHRISTMAS. Grove Rd & South St, Eastbourne. 5.30-10pm. Street event with late night shopping and festive market. Santa, reindeer and magical grotto, Sovereign fm roadshow, kids’ treasure trails, carol singing, music, food & drink. littlechelseaeastbourne.co.uk

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STOMP! WORKSHOPS. Brighton Dome Studio, New Road. Sessions for all ages. Join global phenomenon STOMP for a bin-bashing, tub-thumping experience. Under 13s £6, 14+ £7. 01273 709709 brightondome.org/whats_on

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WINTER LANDSCAPES. Towner, College Road, Eastbourne. 11.30am-3pm. FREE family drop-in (all ages). Make and decorate a special winter mobile from natural materials. 01323 434670. townereastbourne.org.uk

Classes in Langney and St Lukes, Stone Cross All ages welcome

11-13 GREAT BIG CHRISTMAS SING. Congress Theatre, Eastbourne. 5.30 & 7.30pm. Christmas musical with songs sung by local primary schools and youth orchestra. Adult £5, child £3. 01323 412000. eastbournetheatres.co.uk 13Dec- SLEEPING BEAUTY - CHRISTMAS PANTO. Devonshire Park 13Jan Theatre, Eastbourne. Bernie Nolan stars as the evil villainess in this classic tale of a beautiful princess, a christening, an enchanted spinning wheel and a heroic prince. Live music, comedy and stunning costumes. Tickets from £10.50£18.50. 01323 412000. eastbournetheatres.co.uk 15,16, SANTA’S GROTTO. Knockhatch, A22, Hailsham. 10am22,23 5.30pm. Meet Santa in his Grotto and receive a small gift (extra £2.50). Park admission: adult £7.99, child £8.99, family (2+2) £31.50. knockhatch.com 01323 442051. 22,23 SANTA SPECIALS. Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway. Lottbridge Drove. 11am-4pm. Take the train to Santa’s Grotto. Present from Santa for the kids, mince pie & festive drink for parents. Adult £6.75, child £6.25, under 3s £3.25. 01323 520229. emsr.co.uk 25 26

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM KIDS’ FUN FILE! BOXING DAY AT EASTBOURNE BANDSTAND. 11am12.30pm. Traditional way to get some fresh air after all the excesses of Christmas Day. Round up all your family and get down to the Bandstand for a bit of a dance! FREE.

Coming in ... FEBRUARY 2013 ... 26Feb- STARLIGHT EXPRESS. Evenings 7.30pm, matinees Thurs &

9Mar

Sat 2.30pm. No show Sun 3 March. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s skating sensation explodes back onto the stage with two hours of speed, spectacle, energy and turbo-charged excitement, choreographed by Arlene Phillips. Tickets from £16.50 (opening night only), then from £20-£39.50. eastbournetheatres.co.uk 01323 412000.

St Giles Eastbourne TRAIN TO TEACH ENGLISH 4-week intensive

Teacher Training Courses leading to the Trinity Cert TESOL, an internationally recognised qualification. 7 January - 1 February, 4 - 28 March, 3 - 28 June, 2 - 27 September 2013 Course fee: £992 For further details contact: The Director of Studies, St Giles Eastbourne, 13 Silverdale Road, Eastbourne. BN20 7AJ. 01323 729167 dos@stgiles-eastbourne.co.uk www.stgiles-international.com


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GHOSTS & SMUGGLERS. Meet Willow car park, Alfriston 7.30pm. Lantern-lit village walk with humourous stories of ghosts and smugglers. Adult £8, under 12s FREE. Optional bar meal at Star Inn afterwards £10 per head.

27,28 WHALEFEST 2012. Hilton Metropole, Kings Rd, Brighton. 9.30am-5.30pm. Celebration of whales and dolphins. Virtual Whale Watch trip, Great Whale Sanctuary with lifesize models, Dive Zone pool for trying scuba diving and underwater photography, whale and dolphin movies. Special guest, Bill Oddie. Advance tickets: adult £9.50 (£11 on the day), under 16s FREE. Book whale-fest.com 29Oct FREE PLUMPTON COLLEGE TASTER COURSES. Ditchling -1Nov Road. 8.45am-4.30pm. For years 10-11. One day taster courses in adventure sports, countryside & conservation, horse care, animal care, forestry and more. plumpton.ac.uk 29Oct LLOYDS LANES EARLY BIRDS. Lloyds Lanes, Broadwater -4Nov Way, Eastbourne. Mon-Sun 9.30-11am. Laserquest or bowling only £2.50pp per game. Book 01323 509999. 31Oct “ALADDIN JUNIOR & THE JUNGLE BOOK KIDS” YEODS. -3Nov Devonshire Park Theatre. Wed & Thurs 7pm. Fri 11am & 3pm, Sat 3pm. A double bill of Disney classics, full of music, dance and sing-along songs! Adult £12, child £10, family £40. 01323 412000. eastbournetheatres.co.uk

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St Giles Eastbourne

HOST FAMILIES required within walking distance of the school. From April to September, for students of all ages from 14 upwards. All nationalities. Good rates. Families holding CRB Disclosures particularly welcome.

BATTLE ZONE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE. White Rock Gardens, Hastings. 6-10pm. Could you survive the Zombie Apocalypse armed only with state-of-the-art laser weapons? This is a live action event, where you’ll be hunted by the living dead (real people) in the Scare Maze, so it’s for over 12s only and not for the faint-hearted! £7 per person. Must pre-book 01424 423778 battlezonelive.co.uk

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SAFFRONS FAMILY FIREWORKS. Compton Place Road, Eastbourne. Gates open 6pm, display 7.30pm. Funfair, hot food, stalls and fireworks display. Adult £5, child £3, family (2+2) £14. 01323 724328.

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LEWES BONFIRE NIGHT. 5pm-1am. 1,000s of people will attend, so arrive early by bus or train. More than 30 processions through the town with flaming torches and firecrackers. Various bonfires, firework displays and burning effigies, so be prepared for a wild night! lewes.gov.uk/news

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We can match you to the perfect pet. Visit us for a free pre-purchase consultation.

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Please contact: The Accommodation Officer, St Giles Eastbourne, 13 Silverdale Road, Eastbourne, BN20 7AJ. Tel: 01323 744067 accommodation@ stgiles-eastbourne.co.uk

We advise confirmation of all events listed, as they may be subject to change. E&OE.

© Wendy and Paul Potton 1995. Tel: (01323) 731181


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TRAIN TO TEACH ENGLISH 4-week intensive

Teacher Training Courses leading to the Trinity Cert TESOL, an internationally recognised qualification. 7 January - 1 February, 4 - 28 March, 3 - 28 June, 2 - 27 September 2013 Course fee: £992 For further details contact: The Director of Studies, St Giles Eastbourne, 13 Silverdale Road, Eastbourne. BN20 7AJ. 01323 729167 dos@stgiles-eastbourne.co.uk www.stgiles-international.com

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FAMILY FRIENDLY FIREWORKS DISPLAY. Beach by Atlantic Drive roundabout, South Harbour. Starts 6.30pm. Food and drink available. Adult £7, child £5, family £20 on the night. £1 off tickets bought in advance from Haven School.

10Nov- ROYAL PAVILION ICE RINK. Royal Pavilion Gardens, 20Jan Brighton. 10am-10.15pm. Skate in front of the magical palace backdrop on this massive 800 square metre rink, with fairy lights and coloured lighting. Jamie Oliver’s Fabulous Feasts rink-side pop-up restaurant. Large on-ice Beginners Area, leaving main rink clear for more able skaters. Adult £10-13, under 12s £7-8.50 for 1 hour. Book on 0844 847 2352 (24 hrs). royalpavilionicerink.co.uk 14-16 EASTBOURNE YOUTH RADIO 2012. 100s of local students aged 5-19 will broadcast their own programmes live from 10am on Wed til 4pm Fri. Interviews, live drama, music, competitions and features. 87.7fm or eyr.org.uk 16

We advise confirmation of all listed events as they may be subject to change. Also, please tell our advertisers where you found them we value their support!

REMEMBRANCE AT THE REDOUBT. Redoubt Fortress, Royal Parade, Eastbourne. From 10.30am. Drama and readings by local schools and community groups in a parade ground swirling with poppies, to mark Remembrance Weekend. Adult £4.50, child £2.50, (£1 off with Leisure Card), family £12. eastbournemuseums.co.uk

CHILDREN IN NEED 2012. There’s a useful “Top Ten Fundraising Ideas” page for secondary schools which includes talent shows, fancy dress days and a charity version of ‘The Apprentice’ at bbc.co.uk/pudsey.

22-25 HOLIDAY ON ICE. “SPEED.” The Brighton Centre. Various times. Explosive new show with world class skaters, dancers and aerial acrobats. Death-defying stunts, burlesque, dance and electro circus. Adult from £25, child from £12.50.

Inline Skate Hockey Club 4

free taster sessions

Try one of the fastest & most exciting team sports Cavendish Sports Centre

Under 8s: Saturdays 9-10.15am 8-11s: Saturdays 10.15-11.50am 11-15s: Tuesdays 5-6.30pm 13s and over: Fridays 6.30-7.30pm Kit available to borrow free. Just come along and have a go! www.eastbourne-edge.co.uk

Act, Sing & Dance with

Spotlight Theatre Club Musical theatre classes for ages 5-14, £4.50 per class. Call Jane on 01323 720039.

EASTBOURNE TOWN YOUTH F.C.

(formerly Old Town Youth FC)

CALLING ALL FUTURE

WORLD CUP WINNERS!

Boys and girls required for the 2012 / 2013 SEASON. Boys: Under 6s - Under18s, Girls: Under 9s - Under 14s.

Come and join the most successful youth football club in Eastbourne! Tel: Tony Guarino

(01323) 508684

Eastbourne Study Centre Dale Kusano- Puffett

01424 754633 Ratton School Academy Park Avenue BN21 2XR eastbourne@ kumoncentre.co.uk


7pm: Wed 31 October & 7pm: Thurs 1 November 11am & 3pm: Fri 2 November 3pm: Sat 3 November £12 Adults, £10 Concs. Family Ticket £40 (2 adults & 2 under 16s) Box Office: 01323 412000 or buy online at www.eastbournetheatres.co.uk

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DICKENSIAN EVENING. Alfriston village from 3pm. Local characters will be dressed in Dickensian costumes for this evening of old-fashioned Christmas fun. Bonfire Boys and pipe band procession, lighting of the Christmas tree by Father Christmas, carol singing and dancing. alfriston-village.co.uk

DECEMBER 2012

6,500

6,7

RIZZLE KICKS HOME TOWN GIG. Brighton Centre. 6.30pm. £15. brightoncentre.co.uk

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LITTLE CHELSEA LITTLE CHRISTMAS. Grove Rd & South St, Eastbourne. 5.30-10pm. Street event with late night shopping and festive market. Santa, reindeer and magical grotto, Sovereign fm roadshow, carol singing, live music, food & drink. littlechelseaeastbourne.co.uk

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are distributed to young people in Eastbourne & Hailsham and are sponsored by community-minded local businesses. You can sponsor an ad for only £25. Call: (01323) 731181 to find out more.

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STOMP! WORKSHOPS. Brighton Dome Studio Theatre, New Road. Age-related sessions. Join global phenomenon STOMP for a bin-bashing, tub-thumping experience. 11-13s £6, 14+ £7. 01273 709709. brightondome.org

13Dec- SLEEPING BEAUTY - CHRISTMAS PANTO. Devonshire 13Jan Park Theatre, Eastbourne. Bernie Nolan stars as the evil villainess in this classic tale of a beautiful princess, a christening, an enchanted spinning wheel and a heroic prince. Live music, comedy and stunning costumes. Tickets from £10.50. 01323 412000. eastbournetheatres.co.uk

Full set of nail extensions for that special occasion only £25, including gems or nail art.

Tel: 07949 530 310

Be The Best! Maths Tuition

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From age 4 to degree level. Very flexible and experienced in problem cases. Eastbourne & surrounding areas.

First lesson FREE

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BURNING THE CLOCKS 2012. Parade arrives approx. 7.15pm at Madiera Drive, Brighton. Event ends 8pm. Solstice lantern parade with spectacular fire and fireworks show to mark the shortest day of the year. FREE event.

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MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM KIDS’ FUN FILE! BOXING DAY AT EASTBOURNE BANDSTAND. 11am12.30pm. Traditional way to get some fresh air after all the excesses of Christmas Day. Round up all your family and get down to the Bandstand for a bit of a dance! FREE.

Coming in ... FEBRUARY 2013 ... 26Feb- STARLIGHT EXPRESS. Evenings 7.30pm, matinees 9Mar Thurs & Sat 2.30pm. No show Sun 3 March. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s skating sensation explodes back onto the stage with two hours of speed, spectacle, energy and turbocharged excitement, choreographed by Arlene Phillips. Tickets from £16.50 (opening night only), then from £20-£39.50. eastbournetheatres.co.uk 01323 412000. starlightexpressthemusical.com

Cupcake Parties & Vintage Tea Parties Enterprise Centre, Eastbourne 01323 722432 thereallyscrumptiouscakeco.com


Kids Fun File Autumn Winter 2012  

East Sussex magazine for kids. Events in Eastbourne, Polegate, Hailsham, Lewes.

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