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information matters An Autumn Harvest of News and Things to do! Hi readers! Here’s hoping you’ve all had a fantastic summer and are recharged and ready to head back for the new school term. After that fantastic BBQ summer the kids may be just a little fed up with sausages and burgers but, to coincide with National School Meals Week (4-8 November), this issue we focus on school dinners and what the Government is planning to do to make them more popular. And keeping food in mind, we’ve also been along to check out the new look Bella Italia in Crawley. Before we know it, the clocks will have gone back, the nights will be drawing in and it’ll be time for Halloween and what more could you want than our essential What’s On at Half Term Guide! Along with all the latest family related news, the Family Grapevine continues to be your essential information source for the Crawley & Horsham area.

Carole Family Grapevine, Crawley & Horsham

Publisher & Editor - carole@sussexfamilygrapevine.co.uk Features Editor - marylou@sussexfamilygrapevine.co.uk

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What’s on this Half Term!

23 Oct-3 Nov | Borde Hill Gardens – Spooktacular hunt, haunted witches’ house, face painting, spooky arts & crafts 24 Oct-2 Nov | Tulley’s Farm Spooktober Fest Fun Park and Shocktober Fest Scream Park

24 Oct-3 Nov | Sheffield Park Garden (NT) – Great British Walk; Sheffield Secret Safari, 10:30am-4:30pm 26 Oct | Gatwick Aviation Museum Open to the Public Day 26 Oct | The Capitol Theatre, Horsham – Jackson Live! 7:30pm 26/27 Oct | The Bluebell Railway – Giants of Steam 26 Oct-3 Nov | Washbrooks Family Farm – Halloween Spooky Room 26 Oct-3 Nov | Fishers Adventure Farm Park – Halloween Happy Hauntings 26 Oct-3 Nov | Nymans (NT) – Treemendous Trees Explorer Trail, £2 with prize (and free Family ARTventures in the Potting Shed 2/3 Nov) 26 Oct-3 Nov | Drusillas Park – Halloween Shriek Week (with Scooby Doo on 30 Oct) 26 Oct-3 Nov | Petworth House and Park (NT) – The Haunted Wood, £3 includes prize. 30/31 Oct Professor Grimble’s Potion Class, £5. Dress Code Scary. Booking essential. 27 Oct | Standen (NT) – Plant It, Grow It, 11am, £2. Plant a hyacinth and take it home ready for Xmas. 27-31 Oct | Hatchlands Park (NT) – The Great British Walk. Take a Trail and earn a sticker 27, 29, 30, 31 Oct & 3 Nov | Clandon Park (NT)– Halloween Activities 28 Oct | Standen (NT) – Make & Take Children’s Crafts, 11am, £3; create a masterpiece inspired by our Newlyn exhibition 28 Oct | Holmbush Farm – Wally The Wizard 28 Oct-3 Nov | The Bluebell Railway – Kids for a Quid All Week

Week and Fright Night Trains on 31 Oct & 1 Nov 28 Oct-1 Nov | Weald & Downland Open Air Museum – Autumn Half Term Family Activities 29 Oct | Holmbush Farm – Adrian The Magician

29-31 Oct | Hatchlands Park (NT) – Halloween Activities with scary stories in the cellar & activities in the stable. 30 Oct | Polesden Lacey (NT) – Children’s Photography Workshops. 6-10 Years 11am-12:30pm, 10-16 Years 2pm-3:30pm. £15 per child. Booking essential. 30 Oct | The Capitol Theatre, Horsham – The Poetry Joe Show (star of Cbeebies Rhyme Rocket) 11am & 2pm 30 Oct | Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre – Hands On Half Term 30 Oct & 1 Nov | Standen (NT) – Betty’s Autumn Adventures; Halloween Family Walk, 5pm. Adult £3, Child £2. Join our ranger for a Halloween walk in the woods finishing with hot chocolate and marshmallows. Booking essential. 30/31 Oct | Holmbush Farm – Steve brings snakes and reptiles 30 Oct-2 Nov | The Hawth, Crawley – Cos Musical Theatre presents ‘Annie’, 7:30pm (and 2:30pm 30 Oct & 2 Nov) 31 Oct | Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre – Halloween Fun & Ghost Train Ride 2 Nov | The Hawth Theatre, Crawley – Misunderstood Monsters, 11am 2 Nov | Victorian Christmas Fayre – Bewbush Centre

SPECIAL THEMED BOAT TRIPS ON THE WEY & ARUN CANAL, LOXWOOD HALLOWEEN (Fancy Dress): Sunday 27 October 4.30pm: A fun trip for younger children (£7 pp) 7.00pm: A scary trip for older brave souls! (£10 pp) SANTA: 8, 14, 15, 21 - 23 December @ 11.00am, 12.00 & 2.00pm (£9 pp) Boat departs from behind the Onslow Arms, Loxwood (on B2133) Tickets include light refreshments. Tickets must be booked in advance. For bookings call the Trust Office on 01403 752403 e-mail: office@weyandarun.co.uk www.weyandarun.co.uk

Blackland Farm Activity Centre, West Sussex  Kayaking  Rock climbing  Archery  Zip wire ...and much more. Come and join us for fun-filled activity days.

2 Nov | Tulley’s Farm Fireworks Festival, 7pm

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Information is what was available and correct at time of going to press. The Family Grapevine (Crawley & Horsham) is not responsible for any alterations to or omissions from this guide. Please check relevant websites for up-to-date information.

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28 Oct-3 Nov | Hever Castle – Spooky fun with Pumpkin Trail, drop-in Halloween workshops and spooky stories from the Lady of the Wild Woods. 28 Oct-1 Nov | Kent & East Sussex Railway – Halloween Half Term Fun

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The News Calling all Vampires!

Thousands of vampires are being rallied to Tulley’s Farm on Friday 13th September to break the Guinness World Record for the largest Vampire Gathering. From 6pm, all the undead will be directed to a special ‘Vampire Training Ground’ where there will be live music with a DJ to kick off proceedings, fire-pits, refreshment wagons and bags of atmos-fear. It costs £4.95 just to enter or £12.95 if you want to stay on for the after-party and experience some of the famous haunts. Having been voted the UK’s No.1 Halloween Event for the fourth year running, this year’s Shocktoberfest Scream Park has a new experience; ‘Woodshock’ in the haunted cornfield, as well as the After Life Bar. Preview night is 5th October from 5pm. Go to www.halloweenattractions.co.uk for more information.

Chestnut Tree House Local Autumn Events

Chestnut Tree House Local Autumn Events Sunday 15th September. The 10th 10K Coastal Run starting at 9:30am on Littlehampton Seafront and following a flat route. Open to anyone over 16 years. To register for £12 go to www.chestnut-treehouse.org.uk or £15 to enter on the day. Sunday 29th September. Barns Green, Horsham Half Marathon. Starting at 11am it’s a unique figure of eight course through beautiful countryside. £22 entry fee. Register at www.sportsystems.co.uk Saturday 5th October. Super Irish Saturday at Fontwell Park Racecourse. First race 2pm, last race 6pm followed by live music with ‘The Stars of Commitments’. Saturday 7th December. The Snowman’s Spectacular Fundraising Ball this year is to be held at the Hilton Brighton Metropole Hotel. Enjoy an exclusive night of magical entertainment in a winter-wonderland setting. Tickets £95 or £850 for a table of 10. For more information go to www.thesnowmanspectacular. org.uk and to book call 01903 871821 or email: snowman@chestnut-tree-house.org.uk

Building a stronger community through a Nursery A team of staff have taken over the running of Bewbush Nursery in Crawley from West Sussex County Council. The nursery is now

known as Bewbush Community Nursery. The directors of Bewbush Community Nursery said:” It’s been a rollercoaster ride with many ups and downs but our passion, enthusiasm and determination has enabled us to continue offering good quality affordable childcare for the benefit of local families and the community.” The team are looking forward to fulfilling their vision statement of ‘laying foundations for children and families to build a stronger community’ The team would also like to thank all those who have supported them in the journey and enabled them to finally get down to business. An official launch and fun day was held on July 27th 2013 and over 420 people attended including the deputy mayor of Crawley.

Nearly New Sale

Come along to a baby and toddler nearly new sale on Saturday 2nd November, 10-11.30am North Heath Hall, St Marks Lane, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 5PU

Weight Management & Cook & Eat Courses Horsham District Council Wellbeing Service, offering FREE 12 Week Weight Management & Cook & Eat Courses For Families. To see if you are eligible, or to find out more details call us on : 01403 215111 or email: info@ horshamditrictwellbeing.org.uk

Go Ape arrives in Crawley

Go Ape, the UK’s leading forest adventure company, has opened its brand new centre at Tilgate Park, Crawley marking the 29th location in the UK. Set aside stunning lakes, gardens and miles of woodland, Go Ape adventures provide breath-taking fun and adventure for adults and tarzans as young as six (or over one metre tall). Adventurers (over the age of 10) can spend 2-3 hours taking on

an array of challenges on the Tree Top Adventure (£30 for 18 years+, £24 for 10-17 years) course. Award winning high ropes, tricky crossings (using ladders, walkways, bridges and tunnels made of wood, rope and super-strong wire) and unforgettable zip wires are among a variety of obstacles and crossings participants can expect to tackle whilst getting in touch with their inner ape. For all those little Tarzan and Janes, Tree Top Junior (£16) takes place five meters above the forest floor and lasts one hour. Young adventurers tackle 20 looping obstacles including the spiders web, log balance, jungle crossing and two awesome zip wires, guaranteed to leave a monkey sized grin on their face. Upon completion of the course, all participants are awarded their very own personalised certificate to keep. Stephen Williams, course manager at Go Ape, Tilgate Park said, “We are delighted to bring Go Ape to Crawley and have been met with nothing but excitement and enthusiasm from the residents of Sussex who now have the opportunity to have their own forest adventure, right on their doorstep. For further information and to book go to www.goape.co.uk or call 0845 643 92 15.

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Putting School Dinners Back on the Menu By Mary Lou Burge

lunch. Inevitably cash-strapped large families are likely to choose the more cost-effective option despite research telling us that a hot school lunch is generally more nutritionally balanced than the average home-packed version and therefore improves attentiveness and in turn academic achievement. In fact, Government food advisers are now even pushing headteachers for an outright packed lunch ban. Frustratingly, it would only take a further 7% of parents to buy school dinners for the Government to save £140m in subsidies, and further take up from that would actually lead to better food at reduced costs. Financial concerns aside, a recent poll showed that actually the main reason for avoidance of school meals is parental concern for their fussy eater offspring. My Darling Hubby recalls how he begged his mother to get a doctor’s note to excuse him from eating ‘Bulgarian’ tomatoes (that’s tinned to you and me). The school ignored the note and ironically he grew to love them. Eating at school can so often prove to be the best cure for ‘pickiness’. 8 out of 10 parents in a poll indicated that their kids have eaten things at school that they refuse at home – peer pressure being a strong motivator! But however good the food, lunchtime routine and discipline is another parental worry; meals are sometimes not eaten up in the rush to get outside to play, and popular dishes have often run out for those who end up at the back of the queue. But these issues are down to individual school policy and many schools have found solutions, others just need to learn from them. For instance when children complain of not having enough time to eat – surely no school should mind an extra 15 minutes added to the school day to create a more leisurely lunchtime - particularly if they want to improve their position in the league tables!

Love them or hate them, everyone has an opinion or enduring memory of school dinners. In researching this article I put out a Facebook request for parental recollections and, fairly predictably, semolina and spam featured heavily in response. There were memories of ‘rice pudding you could lay bricks with’, and even one poor boarder who was given ‘bacon on a bed of cornflakes’ for breakfast. As a child of the ‘70s I have great memories of primary school grub, particularly Manchester tart with jam, custard and desiccated coconut and chicken chunks in creamy white sauce with fluffy rice and peas – comfort food par excellence. Unfortunately, once I hit secondary school it all went down hill with chip, crisp and ketchup butties most days. Although 70% of us ate school lunches then, nutritional values didn’t feature too heavily on the school menus of 30 years ago.

In my primary days we ate at tables of 10 with a weekly changing ‘monitor’ who’s job was to collect the food from the kitchen, encourage others to eat up, clear the table and dismiss us when we had all finished. In retrospect this was the perfect way of teaching social skills; sitting down together, making polite conversation and eating up to save embarrassment. Can we not bring this back?

Thankfully, we have come a long way from the days of soggy spam fritters and gristly liver thanks in large part to the campaigning of Jamie Oliver who, with his battalion of spatula-armed dinner ladies, took on the Government in 2005 and battled hard to improve what our offspring eat during the school day. Jamie’s efforts pushed the previous Government to pump £460 million of funding into rebuilding school kitchens and the formation of the School Food Trust (now the Children’s Food Trust) to improve nutritional standards and encourage school meal take-up.

Last year, the Secretary of State for Education, Michael Gove, appointed Henry Dimbleby and John Vincent from the upmarket ‘naturally’ fast-food chain ‘Leon’ to pick up Jamie Oliver’s mantle. Their School Food Plan (www. schoolfoodplan.com) was launched this summer with a vision for the school canteen to become the hub of the school - rather like the kitchen is (or at least should be) at home - with eating, cooking and even growing good food playing a core role in school life. The website is full of inspiring ideas and one of their first recommendations is already underway with cookery now a compulsory subject for 7-14 year olds which will equip them with a repertoire of 20 key dishes.

West Sussex County Council were particularly ‘hot off the oven’ with improvements and, in partnership with catering company Chartwells, now provides good quality lunches to most of our local primary schools. The latest Chartwells’ menu reads much like an international bistro; beef and potato curry & rice, five bean chilli, Rosy’s chicken couscous, fajita chicken pasta – a cornucopia of interesting dishes, as well as the good old British staples of sausage & mash, roast chicken and fish and chips on Fridays. I also note that apart from the odd steamed pudding, the days of Manchester tart have been replaced with the far more health-conscious cranberry cookies and fromage frais.

I can’t help wondering whether following on from our recent national sporting success our children will be more eager to embrace the importance of healthy food, in addition to exercise, to emulate their newly-crowned sporting heroes. In the meantime let us - parents, teachers and catering staff - rally together to create a generation of healthy minds and bodies by helping our kids learn to love lunch!

Sadly, in spite of all this, national school meal take up is still only 43% the recent ‘double dip’ recession probably hasn’t helped - with the cost of an average packed lunch at £1.44 a day opposed to £2.20 for a hot school

National School Meals Week runs from 4th-8th November 2013.

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Teenagers fund website for children of divorcing parents By Duncan Fisher

focus on the needs of their children, because they know how important it is for young people to be supported during a time of significant emotional trauma. Campaigns like Kids in the Middle help highlight these issues and provide a vital resource to help reduce the pain of separation, particularly for children.”

Teenagers call on every person who knows or has been a child of separating parents to donate to the launch of a new website for children Three groups of teenagers in Hereford, Milton Keynes and Crickhowell (Wales) are calling on every person who knows or has been a child of separating parents to make a donation to build a new website for children whose parents are separating. The crowd funding campaign takes places during June and July and aims to raise the first £50,000, enough to launch the new website, KidsintheMiddle.org.uk, by 2014.

Anthony Douglas CBE, CEO of Cafcass, the Government’s agency charged with putting children first in the family courts, said: “Kids in the Middle is an inspired campaign to give children and young people an opportunity to communicate what they are going through.” Duncan Fisher OBE, Project Manager from Family Matters Institute, with a track record in starting new projects for families and children, said: “This is the first ever “crowd funding” campaign in UK to create a new service for children and it is entirely led by teenagers. It is example of the “new philanthropy” that young people are pioneering to transform their schools and communities, using their local and on-line networks. A key to their success is the support of adults, which is why we are so pleased that family judges and lawyers are backing their campaign.”

KidsintheMiddle.org.uk will be the first ever service for children entirely funded by teenagers. Maya and Lauren are leapfrogging 11.4 miles between their separated parents’ homes. Oli is spending a week in silence at school in order to represent the voice of many kids in the middle. Miriam and Abi are carrying a bed up Pen y Fan, the highest peak in Southern Britain, in their pyjamas and organizing breakfast in bed for kids, in the middle of nowhere. Keiron is recording a Kids in the Middle rap telling the story from the kid’s point of view. The teenagers – not all from separating families but all knowing children who have struggled - are reacting to the closure of two other on-line services for children in this situation. Government is investing money in new services for separating parents but is not funding anything directly for children. The teenagers have taken things into their own hands to mobilise people power through crowd funding, and are calling on everyone who has been or knows a child in this situation, and understands the pain that it can cause, to visit www.KidsintheMiddle.org.uk to watch their video and make a donation - or just to text “KITM88 £10” to 70070. The young people are backed by Agony Aunts from the media, by Family Court judges, by family lawyers, mediators and family charities. The fundraising campaign is being funded by the charity, Family Matters Institute. Parents split up and it’s not the children’s fault. One in four children experience the separation of their parents – that’s over 200,000 children each year. Some children are suffering badly because their parents are so upset and angry they cannot provide the love and stability the child needs. 10% of separations end up in court, but not all high conflict cases go to court. Younger children can suffer separation anxieties, for example, crying, bedwetting and tantrums. Older children can be more rebellious in a reaction to the betrayal they feel. Children who experience long periods of time when their parents are warring or who are wrongly denied access to one parent can face mental health and relationship problems for the rest of their lives. A spokesperson for Resolution, the national association of family lawyers, said: “Projects like these are absolutely crucial to helping children deal with the emotional fall out of separation. Our members help separating parents

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Millpond Adventure Playground, Bewbush 01293 520225 Mini Mayhem, Crawley County Mall 07591 352351 TGI Friday’s Crawley 01293 550840 The Holbrook Club, North Heath Lane, Horsham 01403 751150 The Pottery@Spellcast Studio 01403 248123 Treasure Chest 01293 549009 UGC Cineworld, London Road, Crawley 0871 2002000

Party Entertainers

AJ Nails, offering children’s parties 01293 550486

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Pure Nannies 01293 862741

To register as a childminder 01243 777807

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Tinies Childcare 01273 557671

Animal Encounters 07984 695768

BollywoodBlitz4Kidz fun children’s parties & workshops.Tel/ Text: 07896 033019 Celebration Magic, featuring Silly Sid the dog 01342 302022 Circus Clown Rico 01689 846887 Creation Station, Arty Party Fun 0844 8549186 Cricket & ball sports parties for boys & girls aged 5+ 08455 20 20 26 Dandelion Puppets 01273 857482 Face Painting by Zoe, professional parties 01737 789326 Fairy Princess Parties, face painting, dancing 01737 789326 Football Birthday Parties by

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Tony the Magician 01403 267833

www.tonythemagician.co.uk

County Mall, Crawley

Sir Dancealot Knight Party

Magic - Puppets - Disco Clown - Pirate 020 8677 1667 www.allsortsoffun.co.uk

New Horsham store now open in Swan Walk Shopping Centre All your favourite toys

Lots of pocket money items

Chelsea Football Club 07843 868657 Funky Belles Jewellery Making Parties Age 5-13 years 07930 500 474 Glazy Days Ceramics - Mobile Ceramics 07795 252530 Horsham’s Tony the Magician 01403 267833 Inspire Academy of Dance 07783138348 Jo Jingles, Parties 01903 892859

Music Bus (Horsham Area) 0-5 years 01403 240842

Stores also open in Redhill, Epsom, Croydon, Worthing & Sutton

OSCAHS parties 07803 182819 Party Princesses 07954 967798 Pied A Terre Adventures 0845 052 2253 Polished Princesses - Fun, affordable nail art & Glitter tattoo’s 07894855554 Science Wizards 08456 521215

Laser Hub, Spindle Way, Crawley 01293 548000

Socatots (Mid Sussex & Horsham) 01444 440234

Lets Party with Fittots, birthday parties for age 4-10 yrs 01342 712495

Solo School of Singing: Pop Idol parties 01342 313724

Make Me Beautiful Make-Up Parties 01737 832127

Tel 01293 511594 www.toybarnhaus.co.uk

Musical Sam, HBG Fitness, Oriel High School 01293 553625

Kiddy Cook, weekly cookery classes for ages 2 to 4, Horsham 07779 602604

Little Kickers Football Parties 01293 226201

Lego & Playmobil Advent Calendars now in store

Mini Mayhem, Crawley County Mall 7591 352351

The Party Fairy 01903 205358

Morphycakes - Baking Parties 01293 882034

The Pottery@Spellcast Studio 01403 248123

Music Bus (Crawley area) 6mnths 4 years 01403 750306

Treasure Chest, Farday Road,

Halls for Hire

All Star Bouncers Bouncy Castle Hire 01403 734502 Bouncy Castle Hire Crawley 0845 8736699 Bumpy Jumpy Bouncy Castles, Southwater 01403 731836

Stage Struck Childrens Theme Parties 01403 273614 Stress Free Parties 01403 249122

Waterlea Adventure Playground, Furnace Green 01293 530035 Absolute Bouncing Castles 01403 790053

Splat Cooking Parties and workshops for children 0870 766 8290

Storytime Puppets 01273 846885

Sussex Bouncy Castles 01444 467219

Party Supplies

Silver Belle Jewellery Party 01903 740283

Messy Parties 01342 833885

Crawley 01293 549009

Happy Pickles, pocket money toys, party bag contents and bags 01903 740311 Happy Pickles, outdoor toys for hire & sale. We can deliver 01903 740311

Tony The Magician 01403 267833

Broadbridge Heath Village Centre 01403 211040 Broadfield Community Centre 01293 616289 The Haven Centre, Crawley Down 01342 716791 Lower Beeding Village Hall 01403 891676 Maidenbower Community Centre 01293 885156 Mannings Heath Village Hall 01403 255152

Jets Bouncy Castles 01293 436335

Milton Mount Hall 01293 884312

Mad World Fancy Dress, Crawley Down, Crawley 01342 714056

Pound Hill Pre-School 01293 616479

Mid Sussex Bouncy Castles 01444 236094

North Heath Village Hall 01403 260228

Party Giants 01403 733724 Pauline’s Parties, free delivery of Under 5’s activity toys 01403 791715 Premier Hire 01403 270076

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Barns Green & Itchingfield Village Hall 01403 730093

Izzys Party Shop 01293 518626

parties-direct - the one stop party shop! 01293 561560

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The Ark, Turners Hill 01342 712226

The Monte Hall 01293 525501

Roffey Institute Village Hall 01403 210976 Roffey Millennium Hall 01403 750786 St John’s Community Hall, Broadbridge Heath 01403 265238

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information matters Toddlers Monday pm

Toddlers’ Activities Toddlers Monday am

Bumps and Babes, Southgate C&FC 01293 651798 Childminders Stay & Play, Broadfield C&FC 01293 651777

Baby Rhyme Time, Crawley Library - babies & toddlers 01293 895130

Musical Hands - Maidenbower Community Centre 01293 400569

Bumps & Babes, Billingshurst C&FC 01403 213594

Play & Learn, Horsham Nursery School C&FC 01403 224444

Little Hands, St Alban’s Church, Gossops Green 01293 527591

Rainbow Toddlers, Billingshurst Centre 01403 786706

Ellens Green Mother and Toddler Group 01403 823460

Little Notes, Horsham 01403 336454

Sensory Room - 9.30-4.30 Broadfield C&FC 01293 651777

Friary Parent & Toddler Group, Haslett Avenue 01293 613336 Haven Community Centre, Crawley Down, Crawley 01342 716791 Little Fishes St Richards, Crossways, 3 Bridges 01293 533727 Little Notes, Horsham 01403 336454 Little Stars, Crawley New Life Church 01293 531317 Messy Monday, Billingshurst C&FC 01403 213594 Messy Monsters, St Barnabas Church Hall, Pound Hill 01403 252009 Mums & Mites, Broadbridge Heath Leisure Centre 01403 211311 Music Bus, St.Barnabas Church, Dunnings Road, East Grinstead 01403 750306

Active Kids, at K2 with the Hawth Gymnastics Group 07563 767687

Music Bus, Trafalgar Rd Baptist Church 01403 240842

Drop in Session, Southgate C&FC 01293 651798

Sing and Sign, North Hall, Luxwood 01403 242982

New Skittles workshop, gymnastics, Tilgate 07990 952011

Stay and Play, (0-5yrs) Bewbush C&FC 01293 651760

Sing and Sign St Mark’s Church Hall, Horsham 01403 242982

Stay and Play, Langley Green Comm. Centre 01293 651747

Willow Tree Pre-School, Langley Green,Toddler Gp 01293 537400

Tiddlywinks, Ifield West Community Centre 01293 528860

Treasure Chest, Crawley - Meal Deal from 3.30 01293 549009

Toy Library, Broadfield C&FC 01293 651777

Toddlers Tuesday am

Treasure Chest, Crawley - Toddler Morning 01293 549009 Twinkle Tots Music, The Ark, Turners Hill 07534 275653 Willow Tree Pre-School, Langley Green, Toddler Group 01293 537400

Crawley Baptist Church Parent and Toddler Group 01293 546177 Dinomites, Broadbridge Heath Leisure 01403 211311 Green Fields Baptist Church, Tilgate 01293 562637 Half Pints, Southwater Leisure Centre, Southwater 01403 731385 Horsham Mini & Minders, North Heath Hall (Childminders only) 01403 271705 Inbetweenies (8-18 months) Bewbush C&FC 01293 651871 Jo Jingles, the music & movement Southwater 01903 892859 Jungle Tots, Crawley Community Church, Southgate 01293 886619 Kingdom Faith Parent & Toddler, Ntnl Revival Centre 01293 851543 Little Noahs, St Marks Church, North Heath Lane 07747 012505 Little Notes, Horsham 01403 336454 Messy Monsters, Roffey Millennium Hall 01403 252009

Baby & Toddler Dance, Northgate, Crawley 01293 521028

Music Bus, Horsham Methodist Church 01403 240842

Craftibobs - fun craft sessions for pre-school children 07876 490436

Music Bus, Maidenbower Junior School 01403 750306

Tessa: (Crawley area) 01403 750306 - tessa@musicbus.com Hannah: (Horsham area) 01403 240842 - hannah@musicbus.com

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information matters Musical Hands, Maidenbower Community Centre 01293 400569 Musical Sam, (Baby) HBG Fitness, Oriel High School 01293 553625 Musical Sam (Toddlers), Oriel High School 01293 553625 NCT Bumps, Babes & Tiddlypeeps, Furance Green 01293 427396 Play & Discover - play on a budget Broadfield C&F Centre 01293 651777 Sensory Room - 9.30-4.30 Broadfield C&FC 01293 651777 Sing and Sign Rehoboth Baptist Church, Horsham 01403 242982 St Barnabas Parent and Toddler Group, Pound Hill 01293 882939 St John’s School,St John’s Catholic Church Horsham 01403 265447 Tiny Tots, Parish Rooms, All Saints Church, Crawley Down 01342 718775 Toy Library, Broadfield C&FC 01293 651775 United Reformed Church, Springfield Rd 01403 252135 Willow Tree Pre-School, Langley Green,Toddler Gp 01293 537400 Worth & Pound Hill Parent & Toddler, St Barnabas 01293 882939

Toddlers Tuesday pm

Chatterbox Club, St Paul’s Church Hall, Northgate 01293 532955 Inbetweenies 01293 651760 Little Notes, Horsham 01403 336454 Peekaboo, Salvation Army, Ifield Drive 01293 618236 St Paul’s Chatterbox Club, 0-3, St Paul’s Church 01293 412485 Toy Library 1.30 - 3.30 - Bewbush C&FC 01293 651760 Willow Tree Pre-School, Langley Green,Toddler Gp 01293 537400 Treasure Chest, Crawley - Meal Deal from 3.30 01293 549009

Billingshurst 01903 892859 Jungle Tots, Crawley Community Church, Southgate 01293 886619 Langley ABC’s, St Leonards Church Hall, Langley Green 01293 536697 Little Notes, Horsham 01403 336454 Music 4 Tots, have fun with music in Billingshurst 01403 251665 Musical Hands - Southgate West Community Centre 01293 400569 P.O.D.’s - Parents of Downs, Broadfield C&FC 01293 885891 Rhyme Time, Broadfield C&FC 01293 651777 Rising Fives, Baptist Church, Brighton Rd 01403 211150 Sensory Room - 9.30-4.30 Broadfield C&FC 01293 651777 Sing and Sign. Dial Post Village Hall, Dial Post 01403 242982 Sing Along and Sign, Broadfield C&FC 01293 651777 St Andrew’s Parent and Toddler Group, Crawley Rd 01403 268994 Stay and Play at Southgate C&FC 01293 651798 Toy Library, Broadfield C&FC 01293 651777 Toy Library, Horsham Nursery School C&FC 01403 224444 Toy Library, Southgate C&FC 01293 651798 Tootle Teds, North Heath Hall, Horsham 01403 249122

School C&FC 01403 224444

Treasure Chest, Crawley - Toddler Morning 01293 549009

St Andrew’s Toddler Group, Horsham 01403 268994

Warnham Mother and Toddler Group, Warnham 01403 261618

Toddlers, Climbing Bears Building, Wisborough Green 01403 701027

WeeMinds (Childminders) Bewbush C&FC 01293 651760

Toy Library, Horsham Nursery School C&FC 01403 224444

Willow Tree Pre-School, Langley Green,Toddler Gp 01293 537400

Treasure Chest, Crawley - Meal Deal from 3.30 01293 549009

Horsham Nursery School C&FC, sensory session for babies up to crawling 01403 224444

Willow Tree Pre-School, Langley Green,Toddler Group 01293 537400

Jo Jingles, the music & movement experience, Horsham 01903 892859 Jungle Tots, Crawley Community Church, Southgate 01293 886619 Kinderoo Baby & Toddler Group, Broadbridge Heath 0776 2721768 Langley ABC’s, St Leonards Church Hall, Langley Green 01293 536697 Little Fishes, St Peters Church, Ifield Road, West Green 01293 437535 St Leonard’s Parent & Toddler Group, Turners Hill 07766 464480

Toddlers Wednesday pm

Toddlers Thursday am

Active Kids, at K2 with the Hawth Gymnastics Group 07563 767687

Music Bus, Gossops Green Community Centre 01403 750306

Barns Green Playgroup Mums & Toddlers 01403 730093

Baytree House Baby & Toddler Group, Charlwood 01293 565544

Music Bus, Maidenbower Junior School 01403 750306

Copthorne Cots2Tots, Parent & Baby/Toddler Group 01342 713803

Briarswood Drop In (Childminders), Pound Hill 07736 950649

Music Bus, Mannings Heath Village Hall 01403 240842

Dinomites, Broadbridge Heath Leisure Centre 01403 211311

Bumpy Jumpy, Southwater Leisure Centre 01403 731836

Music Bus, The Women’s Hall, Billingshurst 01403 240842

It’s OK to play - Broadfield C&FC 01293 651777

Charlwood House Day Nursery Mother Toddler Gp 01293 565544

New Skittles workshop, gymnastics, Tilgate 07990 952011

Family Morning, Gossops Green Community Centre 01293 616309

Langley ABC’s, St Leonards Church Hall, Langley Green 01293 536697

Friary Parent & Toddler Group, Haslett Avenue 01293 613336

Play & Talk (English as 2nd Language) Broadfield C&FC 01293 651777

Jo Jingles, the music & movement

Play & Learn, Horsham Nursery

Huggees, parents under 21, Broadfield C&FC 01293 651777

Rising Fives, Baptist Church, Brighton Rd, Horsham 01403 211150

Toddlers Wednesday am

Cheeky Monkeys Parent and Toddler Group, Southgate 01293 520649 Country Mice Toddler Group, Village Hall, Cowfold 01403 864011 Crawley Baptist Church Toddler Group, West Green 01293 546177 Dinomites, Broadbridge Heath Leisure Centre 01403 211311 Ellens Green Mother and Toddler Group 01403 823460

Baptist Church Hall Toddlers, Horsham 01403 260629

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information matters Toddlers@10, Millennium Hall, Roffey (Drop in) 01403 272775

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Quality 2nd toys handfor Garden Toyssale for sale Garden hire and Little Tikes...Climbing Little Tikes ... ClimbingFrames, Frames, Playhouses,Ride Ride in in Cars & Slides. Slides. Playhours, Car & www.happypickles.co.uk www.happypickles.co.uk happypicklesonline 01903 740311

Toy Library, Broadfield C&FC 01293 651777 Wee Minds (Childminders), Dorsten Square, Bewbush 01293 651760 Willow Tree Pre-School, Langley Green,Toddler Gp 01293 537400 Worth & Pound Hill Parent & Toddler, St Barnabas 01293 882939

Toddlers Thursday pm

Craftibobs - fun craft sessions for pre-school children 07876 490436 Holy Trinity Church Mother and Toddler Gp, Tilgate 01293 571115

Art Classes for under 5’s in Crawley Horsham & East Grinstead Birthday Parties and Events. For more details, telephone Alex 01403 252009 ~ 0779 000 4306 alex@messy-monsters.co.uk www.messy-monsters.co.uk

www.musicalhands.co.uk

HUGGEES (parents under 21) West Green Youth Centre 07866 260465 Kiddy Cook, weekly cookery classes for ages 2 to 4, Horsham 07779 602604 Calling all babies & toddlers! Bring a grown up & come & play.

Bumpy Jumpy is a weekly soft play time for under 4s held every Thursday in the Main Hall, Southwater Leisure Centre at 9.45am & 11.30am We run during most school holidays. Birthday parties available during Session 2 or on weekends at Southwater Village Hall. For details see website: www.bumpyjumpy.co.uk 01403-731836 07966-244062

Bumps & Babes, Broadfield C&FC 01293 651777

Tootle Teds, North Heath Hall, Horsham 01403 249122

Coach House Nursery, Copthorne Prep School 01342 718585

Tootsie Time, West Hoathly Village Hall 01342 713836

Fun Friday, Billingshurst C&FC 01403 213594

Toy Library, Broadfield C&FC 01293 651777

Haven Community Centre, Crawley Down, Crawley 01342 716791

Treasure Chest, Crawley - Toddler Morning 01293 549009

Heath Horrors Broadbridge Heath Leisure Centre 01403 211311

Whirly Wiggle Story Club (School Term TIme Only) 07958 305041

Horsham Mini & Minders, Southwater Scout (Childminders only) 01403 271705

Toddlers Friday pm

Jo Jingles, the music & movement Three Bridges 01903 892859

Getting Children More Active A unique soccer specific play programme for children aged 18 months to school age. Classes throughout the Sussex area. Contact us for a FREE TRIAL. We are also available for Birthday Parties.

Jungle Tots, Crawley Community Church, Southgate 01293 886619

Breastfeeding Support drop-in, Langley Green C&FC 01293 651747

Kirdford Toddler, Kirdford Village Hall, Nr, Billingshurst 01403 871119

Dinomites, Broadbridge Heath Leisure Centre 01403 211311

Langley Green Parent and Toddler Group, Crawley 01293 419750

Family Time, Langley Green Youth Centre, Lark Rise 07809 268304

Little Notes, Horsham 01403 336454

Grandparents Group, Billingshurst C&FC 01403 213594

Music Bus, Pennthorpe School, Rudgwick 01403 240842 Music Bus, Southwater Leisure Centre 01403 240842 Musical Hands - Maidenbower Community Centre 01293 400569 Sensory Room - 9.30-4.30 Broadfield C&FC 01293 651777

Rudgwick Tots & Toddlers, Church St, Rudgwick 01403 822063 Sing & Sign, The Barn Church, Bewbush Manor, Crawley 01403 242982 Sensory Room - 9.30-4.30 Broadfield C&FC 01293 651777 St Barnabas Parent And Toddler Group, Pound Hill 01293 882939 St John’s Mother & Toddler Group, Springfield Road 01403 241973 The Holbrook Club, North Heath Lane, Horsham 01403 751150

Speech & Language Drop In, Horsham C&FC 01403 224444

Willow Tree Pre-School, Langley Green,Toddler Gp 01293 537400

Stay and Play at Southgate C&FC 01293 651798

Toddlers Friday am

Play & Learn, Horsham Nursery School C&FC 01403 224444

Jo Jingles, the music & movement experience, Ashington 01903 892859 Mini Munchers Lunch Club, Needles C&FC 01403 213590 Willow Tree Pre-School, Langley Green,Toddler Group 01293 537400 Treasure Chest, Crawley - Meal Deal from 3.30 01293 549009

Toddlers Saturday am

Active Fun Sessions, Billingshurst Leisure Centre 01403 213594 Baby & Toddler Dance, Northgate, Crawley 01293 521028

Baby Rhyme Time, Crawley Library - babies & toddlers 01293 895130

Three Bridges Free Church Toddler Spot, Crawley 01403 254139

Cheeky Monkeys, Baby & Toddler Gp, Gossops Green 07980 314425

Bumps & Babes, Bewbush C&FC 01293 651760

Tiddlywinks, Ifield West Community Centre 01293 528860

Dynamic Dads, monthly sessions,

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Sing and Sign, The Charis Centre, Crawley 01403 242982

Treasure Chest, Crawley - Meal Deal from 3.30 01293 549009

Breastfeeding Support drop-in, Northgate C&FC 01293 651740

Dads United 01293 534297

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information matters Horsham C&FC 01403 224444

Wiggle Jiggle Story 07958 305041

Early Years Music fun for 3-6 years, Hazelwick School 01243 642361

Soft Play Areas

Family Breakfast, Billingshurst C&FC 01403 213594 Saturday Storytime, Crawley Library 01293 895130

Toddler Groups Cheeky Monkeys, Springboard House, Hurst Road 01403 218888

Holbrook Toddler Group, Roffey, daily 01403 217868

Holmbush Farm Horsham 01293 851110 Mini Mayhem, Crawley County Mall 07591 352351 Treasure Chest, Faraday Road, Crawley 01293 549009

Toy Libraries

Bewbush C&FC 01293 651760

Hullabaloo Kids Baby Play and Sign Classes 0-2 year olds 01342 841766

Billingshurst C&FC 01403 213594

Little Kickers Football for 18 months to 6 years 01293 226201

East Grinstead C&FC 01342 332992

Messy Monster, 6 months upwards class 01342 833885 Music Bus, Crawley & East Grinstead 01293 881016 Music Bus 0-5 years, Horsham Area 01403 240842 Spanish Amigos Horsham & Crawley 01403 756295 Tiddlers and Toddlers Southwater Village Centre 01403 733208 Crawley Library Toddler Times 01293 895130 Horsham Library Toddler Times 01403 224353

Broadfield & Bewbush C&FC 01293 651760 Happy Pickles - We can deliver 01903 740311

Rural Horsham C&FC 01403 785816

Sing and Sign 01403 242982

Southgate C&FC 01293 651798

Horsham Nursery School C&FC 01403 224444

Southwater C&FC 01403 213570

Sing, Dance & Sign - Musical Hands 01293 400569

WRVS, Toy Library, Crawley 01293 432508

Spanish Amigos Horsham & Crawley 01403 756295

Toddlers Music

Rhyme Time, Billingshurst C&FC 01403 213594

Horsham Toy Library, Springboard House, Horsham 01403 218888 Langley Green C&FC 01293 651747

Cellobabies™ - Cello Tuition for 3-6 year olds 07810 718828

Maidenbower C&FC (Maidenbower) 01293 651720

Early Years Music fun for 3-6 years, Hazelwick School 01243 642361

Maidenbower C&FC (Pound Hill) 01293 651720

Humpty Dumpty Preschool Music under 5’s, Horsham 01403 240241

Needles C&FC 01403 213590 Northgate C&FC 01293 651470

Inspire Academy of Dance, 07783138348

Roffey C&FC 01243 213599

Jo Jingles - 6 months - 5 years 01903 892859 Musical Sam, HBG Fitness, Oriel High School 01293 553625 Little Notes, Horsham 01403 336454 Music 4 Tots, have fun with music, Billingshurst/Horsham 01403 251665

ham ans Music classes in Hors usici m Led by top-notch

Twinkle Tots Music 07534 275653 Whirly Wiggle Story Club (School Term TIme Only) 07958 305041 Wiggle Jiggle Story Club 07958 305041

Toddlers Gym & Fitness ABC Preschool Gymnastics Club, Furnace Green 01293 421591 Little Kickers Football for 18 months to 6 years 01293 226201

Music Bus (Crawley area) 6mnths 4 years 01403 750306

Movement, Fitness & Fun - Musical Hands 01293 400569

Music Bus 0-5 years, Horsham Area 01403 240842

Soccatots (Mid Sussex & Horsham) 07902 023499

Pre-School

For babies aged 0-6 months Newborn Café drop-in. Term-time Tuesdays from 1:30pm For pre-schoolers aged 6 months-4 years Weekly action-packed music sessions For big kids 5-11 years Choirs, recorders, music clubs...

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Tootle Ted’s Music, Horsham 01403 249122

Preschool Nurseries & Playgroups

Barns Green Playgroup, Horsham 01403 730093

A Step Ahead Day Nursery, Lower Beeding, Horsham 01403 891012

Bewbush Community Nursery (3 months - 8 Years) 01293 522030

Acorns Preschool, Ifield Community Centre, Ifield 01293 511764

Bluecoat Nursery at Christs Hospital School, Horsham 01403 247446

Amber Preschool, St Leonard’s Scout Hall, Horsham 01403 272173

Bobtails Montessori Nursery, Adversane 01403 268314

Anne Frank Montessori, Bennetts Field (off Brighton Rd) 01403 270895

BRBC Playschool, Horsham 01403 211150

Anne Frank Montessori, Church Lane, Southwater 01403 270895

Bumbles Preschool, Scout Hut, Hills Farm Lane, Horsham 01403 756196

Baytree House Baby & Toddler Group, Charlwood 01293 565544

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information matters Learn through Play at:

Slinfold Pre-School Slinfold CE Primary School, The Street, Slinfold

Monday to Friday From age 2 ½ years For more information or to arrange a visit, please call

01403 790253 Rated ‘OUTSTANDING’ by Ofsted

Busy Bees Preschool, Bartholomew Way, Horsham 01403 217968

Kookaburra Playgroup, Hills Farm Lane, Horsham 01403 269548

St Gabriel’s Playgroup, Billingshurst 01403 784828

Capel Preschool, Capel, Nr Horsham 01306 712717

Lets Play Playgroup, Three Bridges, Crawley 07762 468935

St John’s Sunshine Preschool, Church Road, Copthorne 07963 501762

Caterpillar Club Playgroup, Leechpool County Primary 01403 211388

Little Acorns Preschool, Kelsey Hall, Chalk Road, Ifield 01403 752670

St Margaret’s Nursery School, Ifield 01293 521077

Caterpillars Pre-School, Southgate Community Centre, Ditchling 07928 128158

Little Acorns Preschool, Tillgate, Holy Trinity Church 01293 571115

St Mary’s Nursery, Denne Road, Horsham 01403 250223

Little Bear’s Playschool, Bewbush Community Centre 01293 613250

St Pauls Playgroup, Northgate, Crawley 01293 404683

Loxwood Preschool, Badgers Way, Nicholsfield 01403 753284

St Peter’s Pre-School Playgroup, C/O Slinfold Primary School 01403 790253

Charlwood House, Lowfield Heath, mixed, 3m-5yrs 01293 565544 Cherry Lane Mother & Toddler Gp, Langley Green 01293 516163

Maidenbower Infant School Nursery 01293 886324

Climbing Bears, Wisborough Green 01403 701027

Maidenbower Pre-School Group, Harvest Rd 01293 885703

Coach House Nursery, Copthorne Prep School 01342 718585

Millais Day Nursery, 6m - 5yrs, Depot Rd, Horsham 01403 267353

Coolham Montessori Nursery School, Coolham 01903 201379

Milton Mount Playgroup, Milton Mount Ave, Crawley 01293 884312

Copthorne Kinders Nursery 01342 715022

Rainbow(est.Pre-School 1976) Quality Pre-school education for children from 2½ years Rainbow Pre-School Barrington Road Crawley RH10 6DG

Tel. 01293 427180 Reg. Charity No. 1027312

www.rainbow-pre-school.co.uk

WARNHAM PRE SCHOOL

“A nurturing environment where children aged 2 - rising 5 thrive” We are open term time only:MONDAY 9.00am - 3.00pm TUESDAY 9.00am - 1.00pm WEDNESDAY 9.00am - 1.00pm THURSDAY 9.00am - 12.00pm FRIDAY 9.00am - 3.00pm

T: 07951 085600 Reg. Charity No. 1053189

Warnham Village Hall, Hollands Way, Warnham, West Sussex, RH12 3RH

www.warnhampreschool.co.uk

Country Mice Playgroup, Station Rd, Cowfold 01403 864011

New Venture Playgroup, Roffey Youth Centre, Roffey 01403 256647

Dauxwood Pre-School, Billingshurst, Horsham 01403 785212

New View Nursery, North Heath Hall, St Mark’s Lane 01403 272911

Desmond Anderson School Nursery, Tilgate 01293 530638

Over The Rainbow Playgroup, Holbrook School Lane 01403 263832

Donkey Field Preschool, Crawley Down CoE School 01342 717877

Pandatots, 0-5 yrs, Russel Way, Crawley 01293 604229

Donnybrook Nursery School, Rusper 01293 871213

Partridge Green Pre-School, The Village Hall 07880 744 240

Dormans Playgroup, Gossops Green, Crawley 01293 514754

Pennthorpe Kindergarten, Pennthorpe School 01403 822431

Farlington School Preschool Playgroup, Horsham 01403 282566

Peter Pan Playgroup, Copthorne Village Hall 07881 781682

Forest Playgroup, Comptons Lane, Horsham 07999 851073

Piglits Pre-School, 7th Crawley Scout Hut, Waterlea 01293 511673

Happy Hours Preschool, Broadfield Youth & Community Centre 01293 519060

Plaistow Pre-School, Winterton Hall, Plaistow 01403 871329

Stepping Stones Pre-School, Jolesfield CE Primary School 01403 710241 Sunrise Nursery, The Boulevard, Crawley 01293 438471 The Friary Playgroup, Southgate 01293 403873 Three Little Pigs, 23-25 Springfield Road, Horsham 07801 066653 Tilgate Childrens Playgroup, Tilgate, Crawley 01293 616342 Tiny Tots Nursery, Unitarian Church, Horsham 01403 271997 Tiny Treasures Playgroup, Southgate Community Centre 01293 510356 Tots Pre-school, Bewbush, Crawley 07811 914153 Toy Box Playgroup, Wakehams Green Dr, Crawley 01293 883034 Toybox Playgroup, Pound Hill, Crawley 01883 715070 Turners Hill Tots, Turners Hill School 01342 715412 Tykes Pre-School, Shackleton Road, Tilgate 07967 660788

Heather Playgroup, Erica Way, Horsham 01403 262320

Playmates Playschool, Crawley Rd, Roffey, Horsham 01403 258317

Holbrook Playgroup, North Heath Hall, St Mark’s 01403 265851

Pound Hill Pre-School, Crawley 01293 616479

Holly Hedgehog Preschool, Baptist Church, West Green 07732 771197

Rainbow Pre-School, Barrington Road, Southgate 01293 427180

Holy Innocents Playgroup, Church Lane, Southwater 01403 218076

Rudgwick Pre-School, Rudgwick 01403 823558

Horsham Nursery School C&FC 01403 224444

Rusper Playgroup, Rusper Village Hall, Rusper 01293 871513

Horsham URC Toddler Group, Springfield Rd 01403 268091

Skylarks Playgroup, Village Centre, Broadbridge Heath 07825 603601

Ivy Cottage, Cranbrook Nursery, Crawley, 2-5yrs 01293 772561

Sleeping Stone Preschool, Gossops Green Com School 01293 542999

Jack & Jill Preschool, Copthorne 01342 719732

Southgate West Playgroup, Hilltop Primary School 01293 511008

Jack In The Box Playschool, Swallows Lane, Horsham 01403 711873

Southwater Village Hall PreSchool, Church Lane 01403 733954

Joey’s Pre-school, Holy Trinity Church Hall, Tilgate 07971 382390

Squirrels Pre-School, Ifield 07804 329889

Willow Tree Pre-School, Langley Green,Toddler Group 01293 537400

Kellybrook Montessori Nursery, Broadbridge Heath 01403 251221

St Albans Church Playgroup, Medway Rd 01293 442935

Windmill Pre-School, Lardner Hall Southwater 01403 733208

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Moss Playgroup, Scout Hut, Swindon Rd, Horsham 01403 269458

Stepping Stones Playschool, Gossops Green Community School 01293 542999

Tykes Pre-School, Dorsten Square. Bewbush 07887 846681 Tykes Pre-School, Holyrood Place, Broadfield 07540 547382 Tykes Pre-School, Capel Lane, Gossops Green 07534 019531 Tykes Pre-School, Barnfield Road, Northgate 07564 281712 Village Hall Pre-School, Quarry Way, Southwater, Horsham 01403 732050 Wakoos Centre4Children, Station Road, Billingshurst 01403 213592 Warnham Pre-School 07951 085600 West Chiltington Montessori Nursery 01403 782597 West Green Playgroup 01293 528259

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Our Nursery School offers the best start for your child through: • Our experienced and highly qualified staff (including qualified teachers) identify your child’s interests and needs, ensuring they develop into motivated learners. • Providing an extensive range of quality resources which will extend and enrich your child’s understanding of the world. • Our exciting and challenging outdoor learning environment encourages curiosity and develops thinking. • Encouraging independence, enabling your child to move confidently on to their next school. Contact us on 01403 224444 for more details or visit our website: www.horshamnursery.w-sussex.sch.uk

If your child is 2 you may be eligible to receive the 2 year old free entitlement. To find out more visit www.westsussex.gov.uk/freechildcare We have places in September for children born between 31st August and 31st December 2010

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Colgate Primary School, Blackhouse Road, Colgate 01293 851254

Munthan House School, Barns Green, Horsham 01403 730302

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Gossops Green Primary School 01293 525449 Heron Way Primary School, Horsham 01403 261944 Hilltop Primary School, Southgate 01293 534314

All Saints C of E Primary School, Horsham 01403 270460

Holbrook Primary School, Horsham 01403 272500

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Shelley Primary School, Broadbridge Heath 01403 265343

Three Bridges Junior School 01293 526888

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St Francis of Assisi Catholic Primary School 01293 521009 St John’s Catholic Primary School, Horsham 01403 265447 St Margaret’s CofE Primary School, Ifield 01293 521077 St Mary’s CofE (Aided) Primary School, Horsham 01403 265999

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West Green Primary School 01293 526679 William Penn Controlled School, Coolham 01403 741274 Wisborough Green Primary School, Billingshurst 01403 700280

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Copthorne CE Junior School, Copthorne 01342 712372 Crawley Down CE Junior School, Crawley Down 01293 713292

Oaks Primary School 01293 527473 Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Primary School 01293 526057

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Greenway School 01403 252013 Maidenbower Junior School 01293 883758

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Littlehaven Infant School, Horsham 01403 260608

Northolmes Junior School, Leith View Road, Horsham 01403 261822

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Maidenbower Infant School, Maidenbower 01293 886324

Pound Hill Junior 01293 447000

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Broadfield East Junior School 01293 406940

Northolmes Junior School, Horsham 01403 261822

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Tanbridge House School, Farthings Hill, Horsham 01403 263628 The Forest School, Compton’s Lane, Horsham 01403 261086

Colleges

Warnham C of E Primary School, Horsham 01403 265230

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St Wilfrid’s Catholic Comprehensive School, Crawley 01293 421421

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Jolesfield C of E Primary School, Partridge Green 01403 710546

Oriel High School, Maidenbower Lane, Maidenbower 01293 880350

Thomas Bennett Community College, Tilgate 01293 526255

Turners Hill CE Primary School 01342 715412

North Heath Community Primary School, Horsham 01403 254790

Millais School, Depot Road, Horsham 01403 254932

St Robert Southwell Catholic Primary School, Roffey 01403 252357

Trafalgar Community Infant School, Horsham 01403 254925

Itchingfield Primary School, Itchingfield 01403 790204

Ifield Community College, Lady Margaret Road, Ifield 01293 420500

The Weald School, Station Road, Billingshurst 01403 787200

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Holy Trinity C of E Secondary School, Gossops Green 01293 423690

St Peter’s CofE (Aided) Primary School, Cowfold 01403 864365

The Mill Primary School 01293 571893

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Central College 0845 1550043 Central College in Horsham 01403 218181 Collyers College, Hurst Road, Horsham 01403 210822

Independent Schools

Anne Frank Montessori, Church Lane, Southwater 01403 270895 Burgess Hill School for Girls 01444 237008 Christ’s Hospital 01403 211293 Copthorne Prep School, Effingham Lane, Copthorne 01342 712311 Cottesmore Preparatory School, Pease Pottage 01293 520648 Dorset House School 01798 831456 Farlington School, Strood Park, Horsham 01403 254967 Handcross Park School 01444 400526 Hurstpierpoint College Pre-Prep & Prep School 01273 836936 Moon Hall College and Burys Court, Leigh, near Reigate 01306 611372 Muntham House School, Barns Green, Horsham 01403 730302 Pennthorpe School, Church St, Rudgwick 01403 822391 The Rikkyo School In England, Rudgwick 01403 822107 Worth School 01342 710200

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COPTHORNE PREPARATORY SCHOOL

Are you looking for a new school? Come to our next Open Morning Saturday, 5th October 2013 10.00am - 12 noon Copthorne Prep is a flourishing independent co-ed school for children aged 2½ - 13 * * * * *

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Confidence ~ Opportunity ~ Potential For more information about our School and next Open Morning, please contact us on 01342 712311 or headspa@copthorneprep.co.uk Effingham Lane, Copthorne, West Sussex RH10 3HR www.copthorneprep.co.uk

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Le Club Francais, Crawley & Horsham 01293 541806 Spanish Amigos Horsham & Crawley 01403 756295 Spanish and French tuition for all levels 01342 717188 The French & Spanish Club 01342 302543 The Spanish Club for Children 01293 820589

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Breakfast Clubs Knepp Close Play Centre, Pound Hill, 7.30-9.00am 07803 182819

Roffey Fun Clubs, Roffey, Horsham 7.45-9.00am Term Time 01403 260909 Three Bridges Junior School, Gales Drive 7.30-9.00am 07803 182819 Wakoos Centre4Children, Station Road, Billingshurst 01403 213592

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information matters Wakoos Centre4Children, Station Road, Billingshurst 01403 213592

Holiday Activity Schemes, West Sussex Childcare Info Service 01243 777807

Warnham After School Play Scheme, WASPS, age 5-11 01403 865299

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Jungle Club, Maidenbower, 4-12yrs 01293 614244

Holiday Schemes & Activities

Ace Activity Club, Our Lady Queen of Heaven, Crawley, 5-8yrs 07789 174902 Caterpillar Club, Leechpool County Primary, 4-11 yrs 01403 211388 Fantastic Fridays (4-12) , K2 01293 585300

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Chelsea Football Club 07843 868657

Providing professional part-time training in Performing Arts

RAD BALLET including PRE-SCHOOL DANCE ISTD TAP MODERN AND JAZZ FREESTYLE JAZZ AND LIMBERING Classes held at Fetcham, Bookham, Dorking, Horsham. For class timetables and up to date information please call our administration number 01372 807047 or the Principal on 01342 325478 www.rosalleschoolofdance.co.uk ROYAL ACADEMY OF

DANCE Crawley Wellbeing, K2 Crawley 01293 585350 Darren Talbot Cricket Coaching, for 7yrs+ 07912 873591 Inspire Academy of Dance 07783138348 K2 01293 585300 OSCAHS, Holiday Club, Pound Hill 07803 182819 Pied A Terre Adventures – outdoor courses 0845 052 2253 Pied Piper 01273 504485 Roffey Fun Club, Roffey 4-12yrs, 7.45am - 6.00pm 01403 260909 West Sussex County Council Family Information Service 01243 777807

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Act One Beginners Drama School, teaching 4-19 years 01342 719166 Act Too Stage School - Crawley and Horsham Schools 08719 182218 Ariel Adult Choir 25+ 01444 254466 Ariel Dance Academies 01444 254466 Ariel - singing lessons 01444 254466 Ariel Special Needs acting classes 01444 254466 Bhangra Dance Group Indian Dance 01293 550010 Bollywood Dance Group, Asian Dance 01293 550010 Cheneler School of Dance, Trinity School, Crawley 07803 923439 Dramaworks 07786 398869 Elite Dance School 01293 565264 Fi Steps, 3yrs plus, song dance training, Tilgate 01403 888182 Footlights, singing, dance and drama club, Crawley, 5-16 01293 524948 Funky Beatz, Broadbridge Heath Leisure Centre 01403 211311

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information matters Happy Feet Song and Dance Company 01342 717787 Inspire Academy of Dance, Horsham, Reigate & Dorking 07783138348 Lamda and private Drama Tutoring 01444 254466 Louise Ryrie School of Dance & Drama, Crawley 01293 521028 Musicality Choir 11-25 01444 254466

Premier Dance Academy 07919 687600 Róisín Mullins Dance Academy (Crawley) 07832 271809 Stagecoach Theatre Arts, Crawley, 4-16 01403 259132 Stagecoach Theatre Arts, Horsham, 4-16 01293 823282 Surrey School of Balle & Performing Arts, Horley 07455 230198

Perform 0845 400 4017

The Art Academy, Horsham 01403 754727

Performing4u, drama for 3-16 year olds, Horsham 01403 260711

The O’Brien School of Irish Dancing 07793 444770

We teach ballet, tap, jazz and pilates. Specialising in classes for children and adults located in Horsham and Crawley. www.chenelerdance.com

Tel: 07803 923439

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Tap Ballet Modern Street Dance Contemporary Musical Theatre Birthday Parties Adult Classes

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07783 138 348 www.inspireacademyofdance.co.uk

LAMDA ★ EXAMS ★ FESTIVALS ★ SHOWS Act One Beginners was established in 2003 and currently teaches around 160 students in weekly classes in Copthorne, Felbridge and East Grinstead.

‘SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT’ FREE DRAMA CLASSES. Having celebrated our 10 Year Anniversary we are opening our doors again for new students to join our Drama Classes and are offering 3 free classes to all new students age between 4-11 years joining our Drama classes. Older students are also welcome to join us and 2 free classes are offered to any new student age 12 years and over. FREE DANCE CLASSES. To celebrate our NEW DANCE TEACHER we are offering 3 free classes for all new students joining our Dance Classes in Copthorne. These are fast moving, fun and varied classes which aim to teach students to perform in a variety of jazz, modern, commercial and contemporary dance styles. Classes run on Monday evenings, 6-7pm (age 7-12 years) & 7-8pm (age 13-18 years). FREE SINGING CLASSES. 3 Classes free of charge to all new students age 7-11 years. 2 Classes free of charge for those age 12+ For details of classes please visit our website or contact the numbers or email address below.

Come & Try a class! Contact us for more details: 01342 719166 / 07969 612285 actonebeginners@yahoo.co.uk www.actonebeginners.co.uk

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Term time 9am to 12.45pm The renowned Act Too Arts Academy would like to welcome prospective students to come and join us for a FREE TRIAL and enjoy the fun at one of our Sussex based performing arts academy branches. Having provided some of the best theatrical opportunities and training in the region for the past six years along with an emphasis on live performance offering as many as nine show opportunities each year Act Too are confident that prospective students will get incredible skills development and confidence building from HSE Prosecution Case F230000695

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Cycling Club 01273 843859

Brook, Horsham 01403 217968

Fitness & Exercise

Saturday Football (4 & 5 yrs), Chelsea Football 07843 868657

Broadbridge Heath Leisure Centre 01403 211311 Chase Fitness 01293 426135

Sussex County Women & Girls Football League 01293 571428

Buggyfit Crawley- for Mums and babies 07776 129 510

Three Bridges Football Club 01293 442000

Fit Kids Club, Horsham 01403 264446

Golf

Fitden 07947 388604

Adventure Playgrounds

Cherry Lane Venture Play Ground, Langley Green 01293 516163 Creasy’s Drive Venture Play Ground, Broadfield 01293 561847 Millpond Venture Play Ground 01293 520225 Southgate West, Ditchingly Hill Playground Tilgate Park, Crawley 01293 521168 Waterlea Venture Play Ground, Furnace Green 01293 530035

Arts & Crafts

Art Group, all ages, all abilities, Crawley & Horsham 01293 541782 Messy Monster, 6 months upwards classes and parties 01342 833885 Sewing Club, Friday 1-2.30pm, Broadfield Youth & Com Centre 01293 518656 Splodge Craft Parties 01323 728230 The Pottery@Spellcast Studio 01403 248123

Athletics

Blue Stars AC 01403 250661 Crawley Athletics Club, Broadfield, Crawley 01293 531883 Horsham Blue Stars, Broadbridge Heath Leisure Centre 01403 211311 K2 Crawley 01293 585300 Martlets AC 01483 276020 Martlets Athletics, Broadbridge Heath Leisure Centre 01403 211311

Badminton

ABC Badminton Club, Crawley 01293 531332 Broadbridge Heath Leisure Centre 01403 211311 Crawley and District Badminton Association 01293 883336 Forest BC 01403 250401 Horsham & Arun BC 07768 985336 K2 Crawley 01293 585300

Baseball

Burgess Hill RedHats Baseball Club (9-15yrs) 01273 890602 Crawley Dodgers Junior Baseball Club, Crawley 01293 527380 Horsham Junior Baseball Club 07732 688053

Basketball

Crawley Basketball Club, Crawley Down 01342 713315 Crawley Cougars Basketball Club, Crawley 01293 540946 Horsham BC 07768 237337

Bowling & Skittles

Crawley Town Bowls Club, Three Bridges, Crawley 01293 426120 Hollywood Bowl 01293 521999 Horsham District Indoor Bowls Club 01403 266101 Horsham Park Bowls Club 01403 266170 Horsham Superbowl, Albion Way, Horsham 01403 274642 Indoor Bowls Centre 01403 268346 K2 Crawley 01293 585300

Cheerleaders

Floorband cheerleading in East Grinstead from 8 01342 713229

Chess

Crawley Chess Club 01293 415929 Horsham Junior Chess Club 01403 218200 Sussex Junior Chess 01342 315075

Climbing & Mountaineering Blackland Farm 01342 810493 K2 Crawley 01293 585300

Junior Fitness (13-16 years) Wednesday pm 01903 524624 LooseYoga Classes 07930 406878 Musical Hands 01293 400569 Sussex Bootcamp 01444 340 030 Yoga with Cathy Stanton 07748 031614

Football

1st Team Coaching, 3-12yrs, Oriel School 07814 367714 All year football, Chelsea Football Club 07843 868657 Broadbridge Heath Leisure Centre 01403 211311 C.C.C. Crawley and District Youth Football League 01293 883037 Chase Fitness 01293 426135 Chesworth Rovers U7’s, Horsham 07798 704058 Crawley & District Youth Football League (8-11) 01293 873548 Crawley Panthers Football Club U7’s - U11’s 07909 282626 Crawley Town Football Club, Brighton Rd 01293 410000 Crawley Wasps Ladies Football Club 01293 541557 Forest Flyers Disability Football Club 01293 881986 Girls Football - Chelsea Football 07843 868657 Horsham - phone 07725 424589 Horsham Football Club, Queen St, Horsham 01403 252310

Chase Fitness 01293 426135 Cottesmore Golf and Country Club, Pease Pottage 01293 520321 Horsham Golf Park, Denne Park 01403 271525 Ifield Golf Club 01293 520222 Mannings Heath Golf Club 01403 210228 Pease Pottage Golf and Driving Range 01293 521706 Rookwood Golf Club, Robin Hood Lane, Horsham 01403 252123 Slinfold Golf Club 01403 791555 Tilgate Forest Golf Centre, Titmus Dr, Crawley 01293 530103

Gymnastics & Trampoline

ABC Gymnastics, 5-12 yrs, Ifield Com College 01293 421591 Broadbridge Heath GC 01403 211311 Gymnastics Club, Broadbridge Heath Leisure 01403 211311 Hawth Gymnastics Club, all ages, Crawley 01293 421103 Horsham GC 01403 271053 K2 Crawley 01293 585300 Lynx Trampolining Club, Horsham 01403 710925 Trampolining classes, Broadbridge Heath Leisure 01403 211311

Hockey

Crawley Hockey Club 01293 885601 Horsham Cricket & Sports Club 01403 254628 Horsham Hockey 01306 731018

Horsham Sparrows 01403 264043

K2 Crawley 01293 585300

Horsham YMCA Football Club, Gorings Mead 01403 252689

Horseriding

Ifield Football Club 01293 536569 Jnr Girls Football ‘Cowfold Cobras’ 01403 864072

Horsham Cycling 01403 756271

Little Kickers Football for 18 months to 6 years 01293 226201

Horsham Youth Cycling Club 01403 215634

Mini Soccer, Sat am, Pavilion in the Park, Horsham 01403 219200

V C Jubilee - Youth Development

Roffey Football Club, Chennels

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Fitness-Moves, Children 6-11, Pound Hill 01293 425457

Cycling

Crawley Wheelers Cycling Club 01342 713197

Socatots (Mid Sussex & Horsham) 01444 440234

K2 Crawley 01293 585300

Bridge House Equestrian Centre, Slinfold, Horsham 01403 790163 Butterstocks Farm, Smithers Hill, Shipley Horsham 01403 741606 Crawley and District Bridleways Group, Crawley 01293 884249 Crawley and Horsham Pony Club, Horsham 01403 864387 Forest Farm Riding School, Mannings Heath 01403 251133

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Hillcrest Farm Riding School, Plummers Plain 01403 891264 Horsham and District Riding Club, Horsham 01403 252270 North West Sussex Bridleways Group, Slinfold 01403 790148 Riding for the Disabled, South East Region Chairman 01293 862576 Woodside Farm Riding School, Forest Rd, Horsham 01293 851229

Laser Games

Laser Hub, Crawley 01293 548000

Leisure & Sport Services

Adventure playground & playcentres in Crawley 01293 528744 Bewbush Adventure Playground 01293 520225 Creasys Drive Adventure Playground 01293 561847 Horsham Leisure Link 24 hour telephone service 01403 274652 Waterlea Adventure Playground, Furnace Green 01293 530035

Leisure & Sport for Disabled & Special Needs Children

Causeway Opportunity Playgroup, Horsham 01403 269548 Chase Fitness 01293 426135 Crawley Leisure Action for Disability 01293 528744 Flamingoes Physically Disabled Swimming Club 01293 882148 Forest Flyers Disability Football Club 01293 881986 Grasshoppers and Outburst, Holiday and Saturday activities 01403 218888 Moving Barriers Sports for Disabled Children 01293 438328 Ready and Able Sports Club 01403 215493

Karate

Associa tion

Hacking in the Countryside, Plumbers Plain 01403 891264

Shotokan

information matters

Shihan K. Funakoshi 10th Dan Sensei Ron Silverthorne 7th Dan All Classes Taught by Sensei Ron Silverthorne 7th Dan Men, Women & Children Welcome

Riding for the Disabled, Crawley Down 01342 713143 Sensory Room, Horsham Nursery School C&FC 01403 224444

Dojo:

Bunny Hoppers, Grasshoppers & Buddies - activity groups for 0-18 yrs 01403 218888

Leisure Centre Pease Pottage Hill Crawley RH11 9BQ

Tuesday 8pm-10pm for Children & Adults Thursday 8pm-10pm for Children & Adults Sunday 11am-1pm Family Training for Children & Adults No Contract Contact Sensei Ron Silverthorne 07860 650127

Email: info@fska.co.uk Website www.fska.co.uk Sunbeam Disability Swim Club 07929 267593

East Grinstead Taekwon-Do School 07957 617097

Sussex Disability Sports Database 0800 859929

Horsham Judo Club 07778 670124

Tilgate Park, Crawley. Nature centre 01293 521168

Karate, Broadbridge Heath Leisure Centre 01403 211311

Toybox Playgroup, Wakehams Green Community Centre 01293 883034

Martial Arts

BBH Judo Club 01403 211311 Chi-Do Self Defence System 07791 648784 Chi-Gung moving Meditaion and Relaxation 07708 582771 Cho-Wa Ju-Jitsu, Maidenbower, Crawley 01293 885491 Crawley & East Grinstead Tae Kwon-do Clubs 01323 461058 Crawley Aikido Club, Crawley 01342 321429 Crawley ITF, Taekwon-Do, Maidenbower 01444 233356 Crawley Judo Club 01293 404716 Crawley Karate Kyo-Kushin-Kai 01293 535769 Crawley SKF Karate, classes 6 days a week 07525 398980

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Horsham Karate Club 01403 218327

Karate-Dokuja Karate-Do Wado Kai, Horsham 01403 253782 Kin Ryu Judo Club, K2, Crawley 01293 537808 Korean Martial Arts 01403 273461 Sama Karati, Kick Boxing & Ladies Self Defence 07743 826994 Shotokan Karate Association 07860 650127 Southwater Judo Club, Southwater Leisure Centre 07778 670124 The Cho-Wa Ju-Jitsu Association 01293 885491 Turners Hill Yokohama Judo Club 01342 715252 Wado-ryu Sports Karate, Children’s Classes, Crawley 01293 407539 WT Martial Arts 01293 544333

Music

Early Years Music fun for 3 to 6 years 01243 642361

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information matters Ping Pong for Juniors The Crawley Table Tennis Club is running a junior coaching program every Sunday at The Holy Trinity School in Crawley. The coaching starts on Sunday the 08/09/13 14:00-16:00 and will be an on going progamme. Young players will learn the basics of the game, how to play in the correct spirit and have loads of fun. The game is fast, exciting and takes place in a safe and warm environment.

Come along on a Sunday for a taster and full details Phone for more information on 01444 870622

www.crawleytabletennisclub.co.uk teaching children to swim, water confidence and safety from 6 months old in our beautiful, warm, exclusive pool in Lower Beeding our half hour lessons are Monday to Friday between 9am and 1pm for pre-school children and 3.30pm to 6pm for school children maximum of 6 pupils in each class we welcome children from Little Dippers and children with little or no water experience all our teachers are fully ASA qualified, members of the institute of swimming, hold the Royal Life Saving Society’s qualification, are first aid trained and Police checked private lessons are available on request call us now on 01444 474573 or visit www.thelittle swimschool.co.uk or write to westsussex@thelittleswimschool.co.uk

Broadbridge Heath Leisure Centre Horsham 01403 211311

Crawley Town Life Saving Club, Crawley 01403 262158

Christ’s Hospital Sports Centre, Horsham 01403 247572

Floaties, 18-36 months, Broadbridge Heath Leisure Centre 01403 211311

Forest Recreation Centre, Comptons Lane, Horsham 01403 269619

Jellyfish Swimming School 07950 127517

Forte Spa Gym and Swimming Pool, Meridian Hotel, Gatwick 01293 567070

K2 Crawley 01293 585300

K2 Crawley 01293 585300

MXT Swimming School 07944 237614

Pageant Leisure Club, Lower Beeding 01403 891687

Parent and baby splash 0-3, Broadbridge Heath Leisure Tue am 01403 211311

Southwater Leisure Centre, Pevensey Rd, Southwater 01403 733208 The Holbrook Club, North Heath Lane, Horsham 01403 751150 Virgin Active, Crawley 0800 064 4456

Need a musical Instrument from £15 a term 01243 642361

Pottery

West Sussex Music Centres, develop your music skills 01243 642361

Mud Pie Ceramics 01293 776700

West Sussex Music Service, Primary Ages 5-11 01243 642361 West Sussex Music Service, Adults 01243 642361 West Sussex Music Service, Making Music (experience playing in rock band) 01243 642361

Have-A-Go Pottery 01403 741121 The Pottery@Spellcast Studio 01403 248123

Rugby and Mini Rugby Crawley Rugby Club 01293 533995

Horsham Rugby Club 01403 252235

West Sussex Music Service, Rock & Pop, 8-18 01243 642361

St Francis Rugby Club, Crawley 01293 516108

West Sussex Music Service, Secondary School Ages 11-18 01243 642361

Softball

Vampire Batters, mums, dads, teenagers (14+) 01293 435981

Netball

Skate Parks

Crawley Netball Association 01293 886415 Horsham District Netball Cub 07799 514954 Horsham Dolphins Youth Section 01403 265620 K2 Crawley 01293 585300

Paintball

Holmbush Paintball 0800 279 2525

Skate Park - Billingshurst 01403 215493

Copthorne Squash Club, Copthorne Rd, Copthorne 01293 716278 Cottesmore Squash Club, Pease Pottage 01293 528256 Horsham Cricket & Sports Club 01403 254628 Horsham Squash Club 01403 272156 Ifield Squash Courts, Rusper Rd, Ifield, Crawley 01293 520222 K2 Crawley 01293 585300

Swimming & Snorkelling Angelfish 01273 726163

Aquababies - Birth to 4 years in Sussex 01273 833101 Aqua Tots, Baby/Toddler classes, 020 8688 6488

Sunbeam Disability Swim Club 07929 267593 The Little Swim School teach pre-school kids to safely swim 01444 474573 The Pavilion in the Park, Horsham 01403 219200 Water Babies - baby swimming venues across Sussex 01794 399888

Table Tennis

Broadbridge Heath Leisure Centre 01403 211311 Crawley Table Tennis Club 01444 870622 Crawley Sports Table Tennis Club 01293 523668 Crawley, Horsham and District TTC   01293 537864 Foresters TTC 01293 521643 Horsham TTC 01403 215634 K2 Crawley 01293 585300

Tennis

Advantage Receiver Tennis 01444 253 322

Bluecoat Sports, Christ’s Hospital, Horsham 01403 247572

Billingshurst Tennis Club 01403 783430

Sports Centres

Cetacea Aquatic Art School, Crawley, swimmers 8 yrs+ 01293 512006

Broadbridge Heath Leisure Centre 01403 211311

Billingshurst Leisure Centre 01403 784245

Crawley Branch of The British Sub Aqua Club 01293 820147

Comptons Tennis Club, Leechpond Hill, Horsham 01403 268071

Bluecoat Sports, Christ’s Hospital 01403 247572

Crawley Swimming Club 01293 883570

Cottesmore Tennis Club, Pease Pottage 01293 528256

Skate Parks - Horsham Park 01403 215493

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Squash

SSB Swim School teaching children aged 4+ in classes of six 01403 210194

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information matters

A Slice of the Dolce Vita

The Family Grapevine (Crawley & Horsham) Restaurant Reviews

By Mary Lou Burge

Despite being the first eaterie you stumble across leaving Cineworld Crawley, I had never before ventured into Bella Italia, usually opting for more exotic fare than the standard chain pizza and pasta I’d assumed was on offer. But I’d heard on the grapevine that after a recent revamp it was well worth a try. Greeted at the door by an enormous orange Vespa, I was surprised to find a sleek retro-Americana style space with lots of beige leather booths, exposed wood and funky coloured lighting (the red Campari Soda bottle lampshades over the bar a particularly nice touch). Not a checked tablecloth or Chianti bottle candlestick in sight! But there’s still a definite Italian feel thanks in large part to the black & white ‘dolce vita’ photography adorning the walls, complimented by the matching smooth soundtrack. My two eager mini dining partners were keen to order from their £5.25 3-course menu and then colour it in with the crayons provided! Starting with Grissini Italian Breadsticks, they moved on to the all important Pizza (word of warning here, only one choice of topping included, any others add 50p to your bill), and from the mouths of babes came “this is proper Italian pizza Mummy”! Apologies for the predictability, I had tried to encourage them to go for something a little different like Chicken Milanese or Casarecci Pasta Tubes with Mini Meatballs and Peas in Tomato Sauce, but when pizza is done properly like this it cannot be ignored. And there was absolutely no negotiation at all when it came to the desserts; forget boring old ice-cream, mini doughnuts with chocolate dipping sauce it had

to be. The kids’ menu also includes a nice choice of Belvoir Cordials served with sparkling soda water – a refreshing change to the norm! I chose from the £7.95 2-course lunchtime menu which has a good selection of salads, panini, pizza, calzone, pasta, risotto and even a burger in a ciabatta bun. Starting with the Insalata Faglioni - cannellini and nero beans with crunchy fresh salad - was fine although the zesty dressing could have done with a little more zest. Having said that, I made up for the lack of spice with the Calzone Diavola which was stuffed with spicy sausage, pepperoni, chicken, bell peppers, green chillis, red onion, mozzarella and a spicy arrabiata sauce. That cleared some channels I can tell you!

with little touches like the mini dolce desserts (I had just enough Torta Limone to satiate an only slightly sweet tooth) served with your coffee or tea for £3.95. But the core offer is still Italian home cooking and it’s done nicely with polite, friendly service. And in case you hadn’t quite got the message “Just like Mama makes it” is scrawled in large letters all over the back wall. Buon Appetito!

Being lunchtime I only glanced at the wine list which had a comprehensive range of Italian offerings, but a pizza joint that serves a Bellini (prosecco and peach juice, £6.45) is definitely worth another evening visit. I have to say I feel the re-launch was probably an attempt to move closer to the more upmarket Pizza Express,

Crawley Lawn Tennis Club, Three Bridges, Crawley 01293 533388

Sussex County Lawn Tennis Association 01273 505979

La, Ifield, Crawley 01293 522763

Global Tennis 01403 255951

Sussex School of Lawn Tennis, Farthings Hill 01403 265055

The Capitol, Horsham 01403 750220

Horsham - for details phone 01403 215634

The Brighton Centre 01273 290131

Tennis Sussex 01273 505979

The Hawth Theatre, Crawley 01293 552941

Horsham Cricket & Sports Club 01403 254628

The Holbrook Club (Junior Tennis Coaching), Horsham 01403 751150

Horsham Lawn Tennis Club, Horsham 01403 254628

Theatres & Cinemas

Volleyball

Ifield Barn Theatre Society, Rectory

Volleyball 07828 504378]

Horsham Tennis Club 01403 254628 Ifield Tennis Club, Ifield Crawley 01293 512384 K2 Crawley 01293 585300

Theatre Royal, Brighton 08700 606650 Cineworld, London Road, Crawley 0871 2002000

Watersports

Adur Canoe Club 01903 691473 Crawley Mariners Yacht Club 01403 241406 Forest Canoe Club 01798 875225 Rowing, Ardingly Activity Centre, Ardingly Resevoir 01444 892549 Southwater Watersports Centre, Southwater 01403 734424

Crawley Volleyball Club 01293 862170

Christ’s Hospital Theatre, Christ’s Hospital, Horsham 01403 247434

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Bella Italia Unit 8, Crawley Leisure Park Crawley RH10 8LR Tel: 01293 521974 www.bellaitalia.co.uk

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