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October-December 2013

KIDS’ FUN FILE

Local events for kids

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OCTOBER 2013 (Half Term Week) 26 HALLOWEEN OPEN EVENING. Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux. 6.30-11pm. Drop-in activities: make flying bats and screaming balloons - £1 per child. Halloween Offer: one child FREE per paying adult. Adult £8, child £6, family (4) £24.70. the-observatory.org 26-31 PUMPKIN CARVING & SPOOKY FUN. Sharnfold Farm, Stone Cross, Eastbourne. 10am-4pm. Spooky Walk, covered Spooky Play Area, Pumpkin Carving (buy your pumpkin from the shop). Adults and under 3s FREE, child (3-16) £3.50. 01323 768490. sharnfoldfarm.co.uk 26Oct- KIDS GO FREE FOR HALF TERM. Redoubt Fortress, Royal 3Nov Parade, Eastbourne. 10am-4pm. One child FREE per full paying adult, incl entry to exhibition, with printed voucher from visiteastbourne.co.uk. Adult £4.50, child £2.50.

Established since 1940s.

Thursdays 5.30-8pm £7.50 per session

for young people with disabilities & special needs Thursdays 4-5.30pm.

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


towner family learning Half Term Halloween Workshops: Create a Monster! Thursday 31 October Ages 5-8: 11am-1pm Ages 9-12: 2:30-4:30pm Join Professor Gristle in his Laboratory of Ghoul and create your own life-sized monster from 'body parts' found in the lab. Our friendly Professor Gristle will be on hand with expert advice on monster creation! Need to book. £7.50 per child.

FREE Family Drop-in: Kids in Museums Early Years Day Friday 22 November 11am-3pm, for ages 0-4. Each child will be given a special task to help explore the collection gallery with their parent / carer. Then join artist Jane Henderson to create artwork inspired by what you’ve seen.

Festive Fun Family Workshops: Magical Wonderland Saturday 7 December 11am-1pm or 2:30-4:30pm Join artist Anne Barrell to make a magical night lit landscape. £7.50 per child, adults free. All ages welcome, parent / guardian to attend with child. For more info and to book visit

www.townereastbourne.org.uk Towner, College Rd, Eastbourne.

OCTOBER 2013 (Half Term Week) 26Oct- ARTBOX FAMILY DROP-INS. Towner, College Rd, 3Nov Eastbourne. 10am-4pm. FREE art materials & learning booklets in the ArtBox activity room. 01323 434670. 26Oct- SHRIEK WEEK. Drusilla’s Park, Alfriston. 10am-5pm. 3Nov Avoid the witches in Haunted Heights and the escaped mummy in the Eden’s Eye maze. Meet Creepy Crawlies in the Discovery Centre. £16.99 per person. drusillas.co.uk 26Oct- HALLOWEEN WEEK. Newhaven Fort, Fort Rd. 10.30am3Nov 5pm. Spooky quiz trail and Halloween fun & games. Extra bookable activities (for over 5s) on some days. Adult £6, child £4, family (2+3) £18.70. newhavenfort.org.uk 26Oct- SPOOKY FARM FUN. Spring Barn Farm Park, Kingston Rd, 3Nov Lewes. 10am-5.30pm. Putrid Pumpkin Quest, Spot the Spooks Trail, spooky storytime & pumpkin carving. Fancy dress encouraged. Adult £7.50, child £6.50, family (2+2) £26. springbarnfarm.com 27

SEEDY SUNDAY. Leaf Hall, Seaside, Eastbourne. 10am-4pm. Family event - swap and buy seeds. Stalls, art & crafts, workshops and cafe. Adult £2, child FREE. leafhall.co.uk

28,29 BIKEABILITY SAFE CYCLING COURSES. Eastbourne Sports Park, Cross Levels Way. Learn to cycle safely. Ages 7+. £6-10. Book: 01273 482490. dft.gov.uk/bikeability/ 28&30 BREAKOUT & BUSHCRAFT. Seven Sisters Country Park. Exceat, Seaford. 10.30am-2.30pm. Monday (ages 8-12): build shelters, try orienteering & meet wildlife. Wednesday (ages 7-11): build shelters, light a fire and cook your own food. £16 per child per session. Book 01273 497561. 28-31 HALLOWEEN FUN. Knockhatch, Hailsham. 10am-5.30pm. Spooky Room, Spooky Treasure Hunt and special Halloween Haunted House ride. Adult £7.99, 3-16s £9.49, family (2+2) £31.99. Use money-saving 2-for-1 voucher on page 7 of this Kids Fun File. 01323 442051. knockhatch.com eastsussex.gov.uk

01323 434670

ONE 2 ONE TUITION

Bikeability

KS2 MATHS & LITERACY Caring, experienced, happy tutor. CRB checked. £20 per hour. Willingdon area. Holidays & term time.

Tel: 01323 505771 chrissieclarkbowles@gmail.com

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 Courses delivered throughout the year including holiday courses at

Eastbourne Sports Park Cross Levels Way, Eastbourne

28 & 29 October 2013

Level 1 (7+) £6

Level 2 (10+) £10

Level 3 (11+) £10

Booking hotline: 01273 482490 Email: cycle.training@eastsussex.gov.uk


OCTOBER 2013 (Half Term Week)

Crossland & Dudson Training Ltd .

Crossland & Dudson Training & Tuition Centre Upperton Road, Eastbourne. Introducing a range of FREE courses for all the family. Including: FREE holiday courses and workshops for families. FREE courses for parents and carers who want to know how they can support their child’s learning and / or transition to a new school. FREE literacy, numeracy & computer lessons for parents and carers.

28Oct- CROSSLAND & DUDSON TRAINING FREE WORKSHOPS. 1Nov 39-41 Upperton Rd, Eastbourne. Mon: Literacy Catch-Up; Tues: Space Workshop; Thurs: Puppet Making; Fri: Numeracy Catch-Up. 6-11s & parents. Must book: 01323 720072. 28Oct- EASTBOURNE SPORTS CENTRES PLAYSCHEMES. 1Nov Cavendish, Hampden Park & Shinewater. 8.30am-5.30pm. Days divided into 3 separate sessions, can book one or all. Only £14 for a whole day. Book 01323 509859. 28Oct- HALLOWEEN HORROR WEEK. Lloyds Lanes, Broadwater 1Nov Way, Eastbourne. 11am-2pm. Two activities of bowling and/ or Laserquest plus meal bag £7.95; this, plus Halloween Horror activities: £9.95 (Haunted Hunt, face painting, lucky dip and pumpkin carving). Book 01323 509999. 28Oct- RAYSTEDE FREE FAMILY DROP-INS. Raystede Centre, 1Nov The Broyle, Ringmer. 11am-2.30pm. Storytelling, nature walks and leaf collages, wildlife films, hedgehog encounters. FREE drop-in (please leave a donation). raystede.org 29

EASTBOURNE YOUTH FAIR. Winter Gardens, Compton St, Eastbourne. 11am-4pm. Demos, displays & performances showcasing exciting local clubs & activities for young people. FREE cycle marking by Sussex Police, bring your bike and proof of identity, under 16s must be accompanied. FREE.

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GRUFFALO & FRIENDS. Seven Sisters Country Park, Exceat. 10.30am-1pm. Come and meet the Gruffalo and some of the animals that live in the woods. Campfire, activities and a hot drink. Ages 5-7 (accompanied), £7.50 p.person. Book 01273 497561. sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk

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“EYE OF NEWT, TOE OF FROG” Potion Making Workshop. Redoubt Fortress & Museum, Royal Parade, Eastbourne. Mix up some magical portions in time for Halloween! Ages 4-8: 10.30am-noon. Ages 8-12: 2-3.30pm. Child £3. Book: 01323 410300. eastbournemuseums.co.uk.

CALL 01323 720072 to find out more.

Meets Fridays 6.15-7.15pm at the Bridge Club, 11 Wish Rd, BN21 4NX Training and games All abilities welcome £2 per session eastbournejuniorchess@outlook.com Tel 07850 274911


DURING HALF TERM WEEK

OCTOBER 2013 (Half Term Week) 29,30 SCIENCE WORKSHOPS. Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux. Tues: ‘Eyes on the Universe’. 10.30am-1pm or 2-4.30pm. Make and use your own telescope & sundial. Ages 6+. £9.95pp. Wed: ‘Earth & Beyond’. 2-8pm. Perform fascinating experiments about earthquakes, volcanoes & ice caps, then look through the Centre’s telescopes. Age 9+, £20.95. Book: 01323 832731. the-observatory.org 30

Wednesday 30 October - Saturday 2 November 2013 Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne Evenings: Wed, Thurs & Fri, 7.45pm Matinees: Fri & Sat, 2.30pm Adults £12, concs £10, family £40

30Oct- “A CHRISTMAS CAROL”. Young EODS. Devonshire Park 2Nov Theatre. Wed-Fri 7.45pm; Fri & Sat 2.30pm. Can mean old Scrooge change his ways? Fun family musical for ages 5+. Adult £12, child £10, family £40. Halloween Fancy Dress competition, Thurs 7.45pm. Box Office: 01323 412000. 31

HALLOWEEN ART WORKSHOP. Towner, Eastbourne. Enter Professor Gristle’s ghoulish laboratory to create your own life-sized monster from various ‘body parts’ found in the lab. Ages 5-8: 11am-1pm; ages 9-12: 2.30-4.30pm. Child: £7.50. Book 01323 434670. townereastbourne.org.uk

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MUD, MESS & MARSHMALLOWS. Seven Sisters Country Park, Exceat. 10.30am-4pm. Meet at the campfire, get muddy & messy with leaves, berries & sticks and eat toasted marshmallows! Family drop-in. Ages 6-11 (accompanied), £4 per child. sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk

Halloween Fancy Dress Competition Thurs 31 October 7.45pm Box Office: 01323 412000 Credit card hotline: 01323 411555

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AUTUMN WATCH. Gildredge Park Cafe, Eastbourne. 10amnoon and 1-3pm. Discover mini beasts, birds and animal tracks with a former National Trust Education Officer. Ages 6-11 (accompanied). FREE. Must book. 01323 720072.

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HALLOWEEN FAMILY FUN DAY. Michelham Priory, Upper Dicker. 10.30am-4pm. Punch & Judy show, storytelling, drama sessions, arts & crafts. Adult £7.50, child £4, family (2+2) £20. 01323 844224.

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Seven Sisters Country Park, Exceat, Seaford Monday 28 Oct 10.30am-2.30pm: BREAK OUT

Build a waterproof shelter, follow the woodland orienteering trail and encounter wildlife. Ages 8-12; £16 per child. Tuesday 29 Oct 10.30am-1pm: GRUFFALO & FRIENDS

Hunt for and meet the Gruffalo and his friends. Activities, campfire & hot drink. Ages 5-7 (accompanied); £7.50. Wednesday 30 Oct 10.30am-2.30pm: BUSHCRAFT CAMP

Build a shelter, light a fire and cook your own food. Ages 7-11; £16 per child. Thursday 31 Oct 10.30am-4pm: MUD, MESS & MARSHMALLOWS!

Woodcraft and art activities with natural materials around the campfire. Drop-in event. Ages 6-11 (accompanied). £4 per child. Friday 1 Nov 6.30-8.30pm: SPOOKY FAMILY WALK

Dare you join us for a spooky walk through the forest to see who comes out at night? Hot soup & rolls for the brave in the barn afterwards. Dress up if you like. Ages 7-12 (accompanied). £6. Saturday 7 Dec 2.30-4.30pm: WINTER MAGIC FAMILY FUN

Make a lantern & decorations to take home. Decorate a woodland tree with garlands and return to the barn for a twilight winter’s tale. All ages. £7.50. Book online: sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk/whatson or tel: 01273 497561

Kids can enjoy:

2 activities (bowling &/or LaserQuest) + meal bag - only £7.95 or 2 activities + meal bag + Halloween Horror activities - £9.95 Halloween activities incl: Haunted Hunt, face painting, lucky dip, arts & pumpkin carving. Lloyds Lanes

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To buy advance tickets for only £3 (£6 on the day) email enquiries@royalhippodrome.com to join the Guest List and show this advert on arrival.

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

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HENRIETTA HIPPO’S FUN HOUSE. Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Seaside Rd, Eastbourne. 10.30am. Children’s variety show starring the theatre’s mascot, Henrietta Hippo. This month’s theme is “Superheroes & Supervillains”. Kids (and their parents!) are encouraged to dress up accordingly. Join Henrietta and her friends for songs, games and dances. Ages 3-10 and their families. Tickets £6 on the door, £4 in advance. Only £3 with special Kids Fun File Reader Offer (see advert on the right). royalhippodrome.com

9Nov- ROYAL PAVILION ICE RINK. Royal Pavilion Gardens, 19Jan Brighton. 10am-10.15pm. Skate in front of the magical pavilion on this massive 800 square metre rink, with fairy lights and coloured lighting. Rink-side Bar & Kitchen. Skate aids available for kids. Adult £10-13, under 12s £7-8.50, family £34 for 1 hour. Saturday morning Penguin Club 10-11am - one under-8 skates FREE per full paying adult, followed by free arts & crafts from 11am-12.15pm. Book via Ticketmaster at royalpavilionicerink.co.uk 15

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BE A HERO FOR BBC CHILDREN IN NEED 2013. Download a Fundraising Pack from bbc.co.uk/pudsey

20-22 EASTBOURNE YOUTH RADIO 2013. 100s of young people aged 5-19 from across Eastbourne will broadcast their own programmes live from 10am on Wednesday until 4pm Friday. Interviews, live drama, performances, chart music, competitions and features. Listen on 87.7fm or eyr.org.uk

All year round family fun!

Lark in the Park Crafty Christmas Fayre 23 November 10am-12.30pm Gifts, coffee & cake, Santa’s Grotto. St. Andrew's Parish Hall, Seaside, Eastbourne. www.larkintheparkcharity.org.uk

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Voucher valid until 14 Feb 2014. Not valid with any other offer or with a family ticket.

Come Rain or Shine visit Knockhatch Adventure Park. During the week why not let the children leap into Froggies Indoor Soft Play, stroll around the Children’s Farm, have barrels of fun on the Quadapillar Ride or watch the Wild Kingdom Animal Display. At the weekends they can also bounce around on the Jumping Pillows, fly down the Demon Drop Slide or make sand castles in the Under 8s Adventure Playground. Please check our website for opening times and prices.

Off the A22 west of Hailsham.

(01323) 442051

www.knockhatch.com


Fun packed tennis for kids aged 2+ In & outdoor venues in Eastbourne. Kiddi Tennis is a great way to keep fit & healthy whilst having fun, meeting new friends and learning a life-long sport. FREE taster session available. Call Emma on 07811 447711 or email emma@kidditennis.co.uk facebook.com/kidditennis

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

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

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

Chocolate Fountain! Only £10 per child

NOVEMBER 2013 22 KIDS IN MUSEUMS - EARLY YEARS DAY. Towner, College Road, Eastbourne. FREE family drop-in for under 4s. 11am-3pm. Get a special task to help explore the Collection Gallery, then join the artist to create artwork inspired by what you’ve seen. 01323 434670. townereastbourne.org.uk 23 ALFRISTON DICKENSIAN EVENING. Alfriston. 2-9pm. Father Christmas Grotto from 2pm, Father Christmas Grand Procession at 5pm with lighting of the Christmas tree, carol singing & live music. Old-fashioned Christmas fun & festive stalls. Park & ride from Drusilla’s. alfriston-village.co.uk 30 ADVENT WORKSHOP. St Mary’s Parish Church, Eastbourne. 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. 30Nov- KIDS’ SANTA EXPERIENCE. Hillier Garden Centre, 23Dec Hailsham Rd, Stone Cross. Walk through the enchanted forest to meet Santa in his grotto & receive a gift. Children’s entertainer and humorous animatronic reindeer display. Pre-book your experience for only £5 per child with advert on page 2 (or pay on the day, £7 per child). 01323 763240. 30Nov SANTA IN HIS STABLE. Spring Barn Farm Park, Kingston onward Rd, Lewes. 11am. Visit Santa and his elf, hear a Christmas story & receive a gift. Santa will be in his stable weekends only until 14 Dec then daily until 24 Dec - Santa Visit £3.25. Admission: adult £7.50, child £6.50, family (2+2) £26. springbarnfarm.com 30Nov SANTA’S CHRISTMAS COTTAGE & WINTER WONDERLAND onward ILLUMINATIONS. Drusilla’s Park, Alfriston. 10am-5pm. Illuminations will be switched on at 4.30pm daily. Visit Santa and see his elves hard at work - weekends only until 14 Dec then daily until 23 Dec. Extra charge to receive a gift. £16.99pp, under 2s FREE. (01323) 874100.

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DECEMBER 2013 CHRISTMAS FAYRE. Leaf Hall Arts Centre, Seaside, Eastbourne. 10am-4pm. Christmas gift stalls, entertainment every hour on the hour. FREE entry. leafhall.co.uk SANTA FUN RUN & WALK. Eastbourne Seafront. 1.30pm. 3 mile charity sponsored run or walk from the Sovereign Centre to Holywell Tea Chalet. Fee includes Santa suit, hot drink and mince pie. Prizes for best decorated Santa. Get the Christmas spirit and raise funds for a good cause. Adult £10, child £5. 01273 581087 or sovereignfm.com LITTLE CHELSEA LITTLE CHRISTMAS. Grove Rd & South St, Eastbourne. 5.30-10pm. Street event with late night shopping and festive Christmas market. Hot food, roasted chestnuts and kids’ activities, carol singing, food & drink. littlechelseaeastbourne.co.uk HENRIETTA HIPPO’S FUN HOUSE. Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Seaside Rd, Eastbourne. 10.30am. Children’s variety show with Henrietta Hippo and friends. This month’s theme is “Toy Soldiers & Fairies” - kids (and their parents!) are encouraged to dress up. Songs, games and dances. Ages 3-10 and their families. Tickets £6 on the door, £4 in advance. Only £3 with special Kids Fun File Reader Offer (see advert page 7). royalhippodrome.com CHRISTMAS FAMILY ART WORKSHOPS. Towner, College Rd, Eastbourne. 11am-1pm or 2.30-4.30pm. Join artist Anne Barrell to make a magical night-lit landscape inspired by the Towner’s Wonderland exhibition. All ages welcome, children must be accompanied. Book 01323 434670. townereastbourne.org.uk WINTER MAGIC. 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, £7.50. Book 01273 497561.

CORNFIELD TEA HOUSE (formerly Really Scrumptious Cake Co)

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

Vintage Tea Parties Dress up with jewellery, hats, gloves & accessories, then take afternoon tea like a lady! Drink on arrival, sandwiches, scone with jam & cream, mini cupcake & tea. £10pp.

26 Cornfield Road, Eastbourne 01323 722432 / 07878 016689

Diet & Lifestyle Qualified advice tailor-made for you e:info@thenutritionzone.co.uk t: 07977 202301 www.thenutritionzone.co.uk

PAINT YOUR OWN POTTERY & CRAFT STUDIO

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GREAT FUN FOR ALL AGES

EASTBOURNE TOWN YOUTH F.C.

(formerly Old Town Youth FC)

CALLING ALL FUTURE WORLD CUP WINNERS! Boys and girls required for the 2013/2014 SEASON. Boys: Under 6s - Under18s, Girls: Under 9s - Under 14s. Come and join the most successful youth football club in Eastbourne! Tel: Tony Guarino 07970 228919

10am-5pm daily, 4pm Sundays. Closed Tuesdays (open 29 October). Unit 3, Holmes Hill Estate (A22), Whitesmith BN8 6JA The Masterpiece Studio


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A TUDOR CHRISTMAS. Michelham Priory, Upper Dicker. 11am-4pm. Find out how the Tudors celebrated Christmas. Children’s activities, Tudor decorations & entertainment, archery on the lawn and Tudor food demos in the kitchen. For all ages. Admission: Adult £7.50, child £4, family (2+2) £20. 01323 844224. EASTBOURNE CHRISTMAS STREET MARKET. Terminus Rd between Debenhams and TJ Hughes. 9.30am-3pm. High quality local food & drink, gifts, children’s toys, books, crafts & flowers. facebook.com/eastbournestreetmarket

11-13 GREAT BIG CHRISTMAS SING. Congress Theatre, Eastbourne. 5.30 & 7.30pm. Christmas musical, with songs by local primary schools and a youth ensemble. Adult £6, child £3. 01323 412000. eastbournetheatres.co.uk

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13Dec- ALADDIN - CHRISTMAS PANTO. Devonshire Park Theatre, 12Jan Eastbourne. Shaun Williamson from EastEnders stars in a madcap family pantomime featuring the comical Wishee Washee, Widow Twankey, Aladdin, the Genie of the Lamp and a magical flying carpet! Live band, sparkling costumes and corny gags. Tickets from £12. eastbournetheatres.co.uk 14 with Rachel Jackson Ratton School Tuesdays 6-6.45pm and Zumba Sentao 6.45-7.30pm Willingdon School Fridays 6-7pm rjacksonzumba@gmail.com

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“A MUPPETS CHRISTMAS CAROL” - FILM PARTY. Royal Hippodrome, Seaside Rd, Eastbourne. 10.30am. Join Henrietta Hippo & the Fun Film Party Gang in this special Christmas screening. £5 pre-booked, £7 on the day. royalhippodrome.com SOUTHERN YOUTH BALLET - THE NUTCRACKER. Congress Theatre, Eastbourne. 5pm. Traditional magical ballet for all ages. Tickets from £10. 01323 412000. eastbournetheatres.co.uk

01323 648179 / 07962 208847 www.eastsussex1space.co.uk

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

Cavendish has just been awarded a GOOD in their January 2013 OFSTED inspection

We accept various childcare vouchers

jim.chater@eastbourne.gov.uk

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EASTBOURNE MINIATURE STEAM RAILWAY ADVENTURE PARK

S anta Specials

Yoga for children aged 2-7 A wonderful way for children to stay confident, strong, balanced & healthy. Parents are welcome to come along & take part in our imaginary journeys.

Saturdays 10 am Studio 9, 4-10 Cornfield Lane BN21 4NE. Sunshineyogi@yahoo.co.uk

Please book: 07716 017885 www.facebook.com/SunshineYogi

Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd December 11am-4pm Adult £6.75, child / OAP £6.25 Take a train journey to Under 3s £3.25 No booking necessary. Just come along and enjoy the festivities.

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

01323 520229 www.emsr.co.uk

DECEMBER 2013 14,15, SANTA’S GROTTO. Knockhatch, A22, Hailsham. 10am21-23 5.30pm. Meet Santa in his Grotto and receive a small gift (extra £2.50). Park admission: adult £3.99, child £6.49, family (2+2) £17.49. 01323 442051. knockhatch.com 15

GRIMM’S FAIRY TALES - Children’s Theatre. Underground Theatre, Central Library, Grove Road, Eastbourne. 2pm. Tickets £6.50, family £24. Colouring Competition. 5-11s: draw a picture of one of Grimm’s Fairy Tales for the chance to win a family ticket, meet the cast and see your picture displayed. Deadline 1 December. undergroundtheatre.co.uk

21,22 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 26

BOXING DAY CONCERT & DANCE. Redoubt Fortress, Royal Parade, Eastbourne (due to repairs to Bandstand). 11am12.30pm. Party hits, family favourites & festive tunes to dance to with your family. Outpost cafe will be open for hot drinks & mulled wine. FREE traditional event.

Grove Road, Eastbourne

Children’s Theatre

GRIMM’S FAIRY TALES 2pm Sunday 15 December Tickets £6.50, family £24 www.undergroundtheatre.co.uk

Active Play

Active Play is supported by Freedom Leisure across Sussex. Play & sports equipment, mobile dance mats & 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. active.play@freedom-leisure.co.uk Contact Alli on 07717 776788

*listed parties at Cavendish

with this advert if booked before 14/2/14.

CHILDREN’S PIANO 2 hour parties from just £71 for children aged from 4 years * FUN & GAMES * BOUNCY CASTLE * FOOTBALL * OLYMPICS 1½ hours of supervised activity run by our party staff ½ an hour for the children to eat their party food

Disco, Roller Disco & Go-Kart Parties

Parties are from £125, £220, £245. 10% discount not included. Subject to availability of external entertainer.

3 Year Old Bouncy Castle Parties

Available at Cavendish only. Includes hall & bouncy castle hire only. Staff supervision is not included. Hampden Park: 01323 509859 Cavendish: 01323 647683 eastbourne.gov.uk/sportscentres

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

(01323) 768755 elenaspianoschool.com


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 Bracknell Camberley Maidenhead Marlow Slough Twyford Windsor Woking Wokingham We advise confirmation of all events listed, as they may be subject to change.


Fun, free & local

Teen File Events guide for Eastbourne, Hailsham &

October-December 2013

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28,29 BIKEABILITY SAFE CYCLING COURSES. Eastbourne Sports Park, Cross Levels Way. Learn to cycle safely. Ages 11+. £10. Book: 01273 482490. dft.gov.uk/bikeability/ 28-31 FREE PLUMPTON COLLEGE TASTER DAYS. Ditchling Road. 8.45am-4.30pm. Yrs 10 & 11. Try adventure sports, horse care, animal care, countryside & conservation. plumpton.ac.uk 29

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TWILIGHT GHOST TOUR. Redoubt Fortress, Eastbourne. 6.30pm. Candlelit tour with ghost stories and gruesome tales. Adult £4.50, students £3.25. Book 01323 410300.

Established since 1940s.

EASTBOURNE YOUTH FAIR. Winter Gardens, Compton St, Eastbourne. 11am-4pm. Demos, displays & performances showcasing exciting local clubs & activities for young people. FREE cycle marking by Sussex Police, bring your bike and proof of identity, under 16s must be accompanied. FREE.

for young people with disabilities & special needs Thursdays 4-5.30pm.

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

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EASTBOURNE TOWN YOUTH F.C.

(formerly Old Town Youth FC)

CALLING ALL FUTURE WORLD CUP WINNERS! Boys and girls required for the 2013/2014 SEASON. Boys: Under 6s - Under18s, Girls: Under 9s - Under 14s. Come and join the most successful youth football club in Eastbourne! Tel: Tony Guarino 07970 228919

TWILIGHT SCIENCE WORKSHOP. Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux. ‘Earth & Beyond’. 2-8pm. Conduct amazing experiments about earthquakes, volcanoes & ice caps and look through the Centre’s giant telescopes after dark. £20.95. Book: 01323 832731. the-observatory.org

30Oct- “A CHRISTMAS CAROL”. Young EODS. Devonshire Park 2Nov Theatre. Wed-Fri 7.45pm; Fri & Sat 2.30pm. Can mean old Scrooge change his ways? Fun family musical. Adult £12, child £10, family £40. Box Office: 01323 412000. 30Oct- BATTLE ZONE - ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE III. White Rock 2Nov Gardens, Hastings. 6-10.30pm. Survive the Zombie Apocalypse armed only with laser weapons. Live action event, you’ll be hunted by the living dead (real people) in the Scare Maze, so not for the faint-hearted! Must be 12+. £8 per person. Must pre-book: 01424 423778. battlezonelive.co.uk NOVEMBER 2013 5

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SAFFRONS FAMILY FIREWORKS. Compton Place Road, Eastbourne. Gates open 6pm, display 7.30pm. Hot food, stalls and fireworks display. Adult £5, child £3, family (2+2) £14. 01323 724328. LEWES BONFIRE NIGHT. 5pm-1am. 1000s of people will attend, so arrive early by bus or train. Processions through the town with flaming torches and firecrackers. Bonfires, fireworks and burning effigies. lewesbonfirecelebrations.com

9Nov- ROYAL PAVILION ICE RINK. Royal Pavilion Gardens, 19Jan Brighton. 10am-10.15pm. Skate in front of the magical pavilion backdrop on this massive 800 square metre rink. Adult £10-13, under 12s £7-8.50, family £34 for one hour. Book via Ticketmaster at royalpavilionicerink.co.uk 15

BE A HERO FOR BBC CHILDREN IN NEED 2013. Download a Fundraising Pack from bbc.co.uk/pudsey

20-22 EASTBOURNE YOUTH RADIO 2013. 100s of young people from across Eastbourne will broadcast their own programmes live from 10am on Wednesday until 4pm Friday. Interviews, live drama, performances, chart music, competitions and features. Listen on 87.7fm or eyr.org.uk DECEMBER 2013 Full set of nail extensions for that special occasion only £30, including gems or nail art.

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SANTA FUN RUN & WALK. Eastbourne Seafront. 1.30pm. 3 mile charity sponsored run / walk from the Sovereign Centre to Holywell Tea Chalet. Fee includes Santa suit, hot drink & mince pie. Get the Christmas spirit and raise funds for a good cause. Adult £10, child £5. sovereignfm.com

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LITTLE CHRISTMAS. Grove Rd & South St, Eastbourne. 5.30-10pm. Street event with late night shopping and festive Christmas market. Hot food, roasted chestnuts, carol singing, 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. Visit www.kidsfunfile.com/contactus to find out more.

13Dec- ALADDIN - CHRISTMAS PANTO. Devonshire Park Theatre, 12Jan Eastbourne. Pantomime featuring the comical Wishee Washee, Widow Twankey, Aladdin, the Genie of the Lamp and a magical flying carpet! Live band, sparkling costumes and corny gags. Tickets from £12. eastbournetheatres.co.uk 25

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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BOXING DAY CONCERT & DANCE. Redoubt Fortress, Royal Parade, Eastbourne (due to repairs to Bandstand). 11am-12.30pm. Party hits, family favourites & festive tunes to dance to with your family. FREE traditional event.

Wednesday 30 October - Saturday 2 November 2013 Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne Evenings: Wed, Thurs & Fri, 7.45pm Matinees: Fri & Sat, 2.30pm Adults £12, concs £10, family £40

Halloween Fancy Dress Competition Thurs 31 October 7.45pm Box Office: 01323 412000 Credit card hotline: 01323 411555

EODS YOUTH PRODUCTIONS

Meets Fridays 6.15-7.15pm at the Bridge Club, 11 Wish Rd, BN21 4NX Training and games All abilities welcome £2 per session eastbournejuniorchess@outlook.com Tel 07850 274911


eastsussex.gov.uk

Bikeability 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 Courses delivered throughout the year including holiday courses at

Eastbourne Sports Park Cross Levels Way, Eastbourne

28 & 29 October 2013

Level 1 (7+) £6

Level 2 (10+) £10

Level 3 (11+) £10

Booking hotline: 01273 482490 Email: cycle.training@eastsussex.gov.uk

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

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Kids Fun File  

Children's events in and around Eastbourne, East Sussex

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