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information matters The sun is beginning to shine We may not be seeing the green shoots of recovery in our economy yet, but thank goodness we’re starting to see the green shoots of Spring. Welcome news for us parents after a long, dark winter with the kids stuck inside. We’ve got lots of great features in our Spring issue with an exclusive interview with Crawley MP and local parent, Henry Smith, who has some updates on developments in the Crawley area and what the Government are doing to actually help families. There shouldn’t be a dull moment over the Easter Holidays with our What’s On Guide, and we review yet another exciting new restaurant opening in Horsham. With the round up of local family and Chestnut Tree House charity news, there’s plenty to keep you informed in addition to those really useful contact numbers. Don’t forget to send in your local news for our summer issue. In the meantime, fresh air, here we come!

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 Easter 31 March | British Wildlife Centre – Childrens’ Easter Egg Trail - spot eggs hidden alongside the animals 1 April | Drusillas Park – Mike The Knight 2-12 April | Kent & East Sussex Railway – Kids for a Quid 2-14 April | Polesden Lacey (NT) – Easter Holiday Trail 22 March | Buchan Country Park – Amphibian Amble – An evening walk and pond dip

2 & 3 April | Holmbush Farm – POZ Magic and Punch & Judy Show

23 March | Capitol Theatre, Horsham – A Wild Night Out with Chris Packham – A look at nature for 8-80 year olds, 7:30pm

3 April | Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre – Spring Crafts & Skills Day

29 March | Drusillas Park – The Fat Controller

3 April | Drusillas Park – Tree Fu Tom

29 & 30 March | Holmbush Farm – Charlie the Clown

3 April | Capitol Theatre, Horsham – The Boy at the Edge of the Room, inspired by 1882 story Wooden Tony, 7:30pm, 12+

29 & 30 March | Clandon Park (NT) – Easter Egg Trails

3 April | Weald & Downland Open Air Museum – Wonderful Easter Wednesday Children’s Activities

29, 30 March & 1 April | Piazza Italia, Horsham Town Centre – Fast cars, fresh Italian produce and festival fun with an Italian flavour

3 & 4 April | Capitol Theatre, Horsham – The Wiz – Funny, bold iconic re-telling of The Wizard of Oz, 3pm & 7:30pm

29 March-1 April | Chartwell (NT) – Easter Trail

4 April | Hawth Theatre, Crawley – Best Friends Forever – The Ulitmate Pop Party, 6:30pm

29 March-1 April | Hever Castle – Easter Egg Trail 29 March-1 April | The Wey & Arun Canal – Easter Bunny Trips 29 March-1 April | Weald & Downland Open Air Museum – Traditional Easter celebrations with a bonnet-making competition and parade on Easter Monday 29 March-7 April | Petworth House & Park (NT) – Bunny in a Bag 29 March-14 April | Tulley’s Farm – The Big Hatch Spring Festival 29 March-14 April | Fishers Farm Park – Easter Egg-stravaganza and Lambing Season 29 March-14 April | Borde Hill Gardens – Easter Bunny Trail 29 March-14 April | Nymans (NT) – Explorer Trails 29 March-14 April | Polesden Lacey (NT) – Family Fun Weekend with Easter egg trail, face painting and storytelling 29 March-14 April | Sheffield Park & Garden (NT) – Easter Egg-explorer 29 March-14 April | Standen (NT) – Easter Eggstravaganza 30 March | Capitol Theatre, Horsham – Mars Needs Moms (PG) - Family Film Fun, 10:30am 30 Mar–1 Apr | Devil’s Dyke (NT) – Egg Rolling and Hunt 30 Mar–1 Apr | Arundel Castle – Normans & Crusaders 30 Mar–1 Apr | Hatchland’s Park (NT) – Easter Egg Trails

10 April | Holmbush Farm – Steve brings his snakes and reptiles 10 April | Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre – Spring Crafts & Skills Day 10 April | Chartwell (NT) – Stroll into Spring, 11:30am-1:30pm 10 April | Drusillas Park – Katsuma from Moshi Monsters 10 April | Weald & Downland Open Air Museum – Wonderful Easter Wednesday Children’s Activities 10-13 April | Hawth Theatre, Crawley – The Sound of Music 11 April | Holmbush Farm – Tommy the Jester 13 April | Hawth Theatre, Crawley – Stuck by Oliver Jeffers (award-winning author of ‘How to Catch a Star’), 11am 13 & 14 April | Kent & East Sussex Railway – Grandparent’s Weekend 14 April | Arundel Castle – Civil War Day in the Keep Information is what was available at the time of going to press. The Family Grapevine (Crawley & Horsham) is not responsible for any alterations or omissions from this guide. Please check relevant websites for up-to-date information.

4 April | Holmbush Farm – Tommy the Jester 5 April | Capitol Theatre, Horsham – Chris and Pui Roadshow – Cbeebies favourite double act, 11am & 2pm 6 April | Capitol Theatre, Horsham – An evening with the Stars of Strictly Come Dancing, 3pm & 7:30pm 6 April | Nyman’s (NT) – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Oneman musical comedy & puppetry, 2pm £5

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Bluebell Railway Extension Opening

After many years of hard work and fundraising, the extension of the Bluebell Railway is due to open on Saturday 23 March bringing steam trains back to East Grinstead after an absence of 55 years. The opening celebrations will be themed around the 1951 Festival of Britain and a special through train will run from London 5 days later.

WWF Earth Hour

At 8:30pm on Saturday 23 March, switch off all the lights in the house for one hour and join millions across the globe in supporting the biggest environmental project in world history. Light candles, get together, tell stories and play board games. See www.wwf.org.ukearthhour for more information.

Our Local Sussex Food & Drink Winners

The Sussex Food & Drink Awards were announced on 31 January with some of our local suppliers winning top awards. The Cat Inn in West Hoathly won the Best Sussex Dining Experience with Wabi in Horsham as a runner up. Sussex Young Chef of the Year was taken by Jimmy Gray of Jeremy’s at Borde Hill with Charlie Taylor of The Pass Restaurant at South Lodge Hotel coming a close second. Sussex Butcher of the Year was won by John Murray Butchers of Loxwood.

Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice

Our chosen charity for this year has lots going on over the next few months, so here are some important dates for your diary. On 9 March and 13 April it’s Sainsbury’s Crawley Charity Day with stands and lots of in-store fun. Horsham Town Centre is host to Piazza Italia again this year in aid of Chestnut Tree House on Good Friday and Easter Saturday & Monday. With Ferraris and Ducatis driving into town, Italian inspired food market and activities it’s an event not to be missed. A really special Ladies only event is taking place on Saturday 18 May with the Night to Remember 10 mile Midnight Walk in Eastbourne. The £15 registration fee gets you a night pack of t-shirt, torch and medal and you also get breakfast at the finish. So rally your girlyfriends and get walking for a great cause. Visit www.chestnuttree-house.org.uk for further details of this and all their events.

New free entitlement for two year olds

Children who access early education and childcare have an increased understanding and improved language, communication and interaction skills. Attendance at a pre-school, day nursery or childminder should help your child be ready for school. From September 2013, every Local Authority will offer a new early years free entitlement of 15 hours per week to 20 per cent of two-year-olds. Families will need to meet eligibility criteria in order to access the funding. To find out more please contact the Family Information Service on 01243 777807 or speak to your local Children and Family Centre. Children become eligible for funding the term after their 2nd birthday. This continues until the term after their third birthday, at which point they will become eligible for standard Free Entitlement for 3 and 4 year olds. From September 2014 Local Authorities will be able to offer free Entitlement to around 40 percent of two-year-olds. For more information contact the West Sussex Family Information Service on 01243 777807 or visit your Children and Family Centre.

Funtastic Maths with Johnny Ball

half, Johnny held the children in the palm of his hand, making them laugh and gasp in equal measure, in a non-stop whirl of mathematical fun. It was an exciting time for many of the adults at the school too who grew up watching Johnny Ball host such programmes as Playschool, Playaway and Think of a Number. ‘The whole school was buzzing with excitement both before and after the event, and not just the children – a lot of adults were thrilled to get his autograph!’ Helen Williamson, Headteacher Billingshurst Primary School. From Investigators’ Class at Wisborough Green Primary School, ‘It wasn’t just mathematical.  It was mathematical and humorous, with funny jokes. Johnny Ball tested us to the limits and inspired us to do Maths and Science.  It was great fun and we learnt lots!’

Stagecoach star with ‘Joseph’ at the Hawth

Johnny Ball, children’s TV presenter and mathematician, inspired Year 5 and Year 6 children Students from Stagecoach Theatre Arts School in from the Billingshurst locality of schools about maths Crawley, Horsham & Dorking starred alongside and science at Billingshurst Primary School. Keith Jack (BBC’s Any Dream Will Do) in Joseph Children from St. Mary’s Pulborough, Loxwood, and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at The Itchingfield, Slinfold, William Penn, Wisborough Hawth Theatre in Crawley. The children (aged 7-14 Green, Plaistow and Kirdford, Shipley, Rudgwick years) joined the cast of one of Britain’s most popular and Billingshurst Primary Schools were enthralled musicals as the national touring production of and inspired by Johnny as he took them through a journey including the maths of the pyramids, binary numbers and how Adults Sunday workshop they power computers, Weekday workshops the link between square numbers and gravity as well Family workshops as many amazing maths Childrenʼs Parties facts that helped children see maths in a whole new book online at www.chocolartltd.com Bancroft Road, Reigate light. For an hour and a Show your creativity in chocolate!

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information matters Promoting child literacy through fun!

‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ took to the stage at the Hawth Theatre in Crawley from 5th to 9th March. All of the children attend Stagecoach Theatre Arts Schools in the area and had been rehearsing relentlessly for many weeks under the guidance of James Lopaz in readiness for the run of performances. For most of the students it was the first time they had worked in a professional theatre and the Children’s Choir were on stage for the entire production and performed ten shows in the week, with three on Saturday! “Joseph” played to packed audiences at the Hawth; encores and standing ovations were a must at every show! “The choir was of a very high standard and the children worked extremely hard rehearsing the show. It was a massive honour for our Students to perform in this wonderful production and they were very excited about it. This is the sixth time running that Stagecoach Crawley has been asked to provide the choir for Bill Kenwright’s National Tour of ‘Joseph’ and it is a week that the children remember for the rest of their lives. It is an incredibly busy show for all concerned and the cast really make them feel very special and part of the team. The students had the most fantastic experience and we were all extremely proud of their performance.” Jo Weeks, Principal of Stagecoach Crawley

The Whirly Wiggle Story Club has been launched by children’s TV director Tracy Nampala. Tracy is a mum of two and has worked closely with children in pre-school TV for 15 years. Her credits include ‘Mike the Knight’ and ‘Get Squiggling’. The Club brings stories to life with puppets, music, movement and imagination! Music has been exclusively composed by Anton Mullan who has 35 years of experience in the TV industry. Anton’s many credits include the CBeebies favourite ‘Big Cook, Little Cook’. Each session is themed as we leap into an exciting story adventure with the help of ‘The Magic Book’. Fancy being a treasure seeking pirate or meeting Cinderella as she prepares for the Royal Ball? With role play, songs and a sit down interactive story the sessions are educational and highly entertaining. There’s a chance to meet Whirly the tickly spider glove and Wiggle the cheeky sock puppet too. The interactive sessions allow carers to join in with the fun. The club is open to children aged from 18 months to 5 years. Could you be a ‘Whirly Wiggler’? They would love to meet you. Running weekly during school term in Horsham and Crawley, Whirly Wiggle Story Club promotes child literacy through fun! For more information, phone 07958 305041.

baby in enjoying this new skill. Classes are kept small and consistent with a maximum of twelve regular families. A social time at the end of the class with refreshments and toys helps to establish new friendships. Babies start coming to Sing and Sign from around the age of 7 months and can continue with the improver’s classes. For more information and a free taster this Spring, contact Michelle on 01403 242982.

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Sing and Sign – Britain’s original, longest running and most popular baby signing programme are creating extra classes starting after Easter in Crawley, Horsham, Luxwood and Dial Post. As the longest running signing class in the UK, it is also a music class. As well as some recognisable songs, many have been written especially to aid you and your

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An interview with Henry Smith, Mp Henry, since we last spoke, you have taken up your new role in the House of Commons. As our Member of Parliament for Crawley do you have any news for us in what we can expect to look forward to in the area over the next few years?

Over the last couple of years, Crawley has witnessed a number of development projects which have provided the town with substantial economic and social prosperity. These new developments, such as the North East sector, will ensure that we have more community centres, a primary school and parkland space. These projects will also potentially attract new businesses into the town, which will result in job creation and economic growth. The current plans to restore the glorious Worth Park will also bring back an attractive environment for families in Crawley. Since 2007, Crawley Borough Council has been working on this project, after receiving a lot of positive feedback from the local residents. Finally, proposals to improve K2 Crawley leisure centre would develop new indoor facilities and potentially provide capacity to host larger scale entertainment and music events. I welcome all positive development projects that bring great benefits to our local residents and ensure Crawley is one of the most attractive towns to live in the South East. Crawley and Horsham now have neither A&E or maternity services. What is the plan to improve NHS services in our area?  Is there any progress on plans to build a hospital at Pease Pottage? Personally, I think it will prove to have been the worst decision in Crawley new town’s history to remove maternity in 2001 and A&E in 2005 to East Surrey Hospital.  The Acute facility at Redhill is at best inconvenient to reach and at worst could be life threatening in an emergency situation; East Surrey Hospital struggles to cope with the additional patient numbers from Crawley and the rest of north east West Sussex. The NHS is currently being restructured which for Crawley will mean, for the first time in many years, decisions about the future of local health care being made by Borough based doctors in consultation with Crawley patients.  Both Crawley Borough and West Sussex elected councils will also have a greater say.  For too long decisions have been made about Crawley remotely by those who do not live and work here.  I recently met with the newly established Crawley GP commissioning body and they agree with me that in the short to medium term emergency and other services should be restored to Crawley Hospital and that the long-term ambition should be for a completely new hospital to serve the Crawley area.  Since becoming Crawley MP, however, I have along with Horsham MP, Francis Maude, met with the Health Secretary on various occasions to discuss the issue and also with senior Department of Health officials.

Families are suffering from Government cuts to their benefits.  What is being done to actually help families with working mothers or a stay-at-home parent?

The Government has three pillars of support for families: alleviating the pressure on household incomes; protecting the most vulnerable in society; and equipping and supporting people who can work, back into work.  We still spend £90 billion (excluding pensions) a year on welfare support for working age people. With a young family myself, I fully appreciate the enormous pressure on household incomes at the moment and so am pleased that the Government has introduced a number of measures aimed at alleviating such pressures, including: increasing the personal income tax allowance to over £9,400 from April 1st resulting in 1,700 Crawley residents being taken out of paying income tax altogether and a further 42,000 residents receiving reduced income tax bills; offering a tax relief worth £2,000 per child every year to help working families pay for child care costs; introducing measures to ensure that local residents’ fuel duty costs are £40 per year and 10 pence per litre cheaper than under the previous Government; funding a three year Council tax freeze; maintaining record low interest rates ensuring that mortgage bills remain affordable (for every 1 per cent interest rate increase mortgage bills would rise by £1,000 per year); providing the largest ever cash increase to the state pension to £110.15 per week; and blocking Labour’s £193 a year energy bill increase.

You and I both took part in the Santa Run for Chestnut Tree House Hospice, our chosen charity for 2013.  Are you planning to support them by taking part in any of their events this year? I’ve twice now taken part in the Santas on the Run fundraising event for Chestnut Tree Children’s Hospice and look forward to supporting this important charity in the future. Dashing through the town centre dressed as Father Christmas is fun and exhausting but most importantly reminds me how fortunate I am to have healthy children and help those less fortunate families at the same time. Henry, thank you so much for taking the time to speak to us. By Mary Lou Burge

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Over the past year our town has seen thousands of new private sector jobs created, large multinational companies locating to Crawley and apprenticeship numbers up by 89 per cent.  I’m also pleased to report that recent local employment figures show that our town’s unemployment rate has fallen to 3.4 per cent.

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As a parent bringing up children in the Crawley area, where do you like to go and what do you like to do as a family?  Do you have any favourite local places to visit? Tilgate Park and Buchan Country Park are both great places to visit to get outdoors and enjoy the fresh air. There are new facilities such as a new play area and family restaurant at Tilgate

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in addition to new landscaping around the lake. At Buchan Country Park there’s a nature centre as well as structured activities for children such as bushcraft skills. When it’s raining CineWorld in Crawley Leisure Park is a favourite destination – especially with their new IMAX screen!

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Face to Face 01342 832123

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Ariel Special Needs acting classes 01444 254466 Guide Dogs for the Blind Association 01293 523525

One Parent Families

Single Parents Action Network (SPAN)www.singleparents.org.uk

The Springboard Project  01403 218888

Fostering & Adoption

West Sussex Deaf Children’s Society 01293 436783

Action for Children 01403 225916

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County Adoption Team 01403 229553

Child Development Centre, special needs, Crawley 01293 600351 Childrens Outreach Services, up to 19 yrs 01737 354344 Crawley Portage Services, preschool children 01293 572480

Family Placement Disability Team, WSCC 01403 229400 WSCC Family Placement Service, Horsham 01403 246400

Carers Support Becoming a Foster Carer 01243 777100

Early Support Programme 0845 602 2260 Family Link Scheme, for children with learning difficulties 01403 225918 Horsham and Crawley MENCAP Society 01293 535305 Horsham Pre School Portage Service 01403 264763

Carewatch, Horsham and Crawley, London Rd, Horsham 01403 252542 Dads United - Group for male carers & their children 01293 534297 Live in Comfort, Care for Elderly, Crawley 01293 709142 Network Homesearch, Advice on care and support 01403 271281

Outreach 3-way 01293 551627

Provincial Care Services Agency 01293 534799

Parent Partnership Service 0845 075 1008

Social & Caring Services Horsham 01403 213100

ParentPlus 01403 218888 Special Educational Needs Team 01273 293552 The Southern Centre for Learning Difficulties 01403 271129 West Sussex Mental Healthline 01903 820202

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Association for all Speech Impaired Children, Crawley 01293 513723 Happy Talk 07941314445 Signing Support & Classes Musical Hands 01293 885746 Speech & Language Drop In, Southgate C&FC 01293 651798 Speech and Language ‘drop-in’, Broadfield Youth & Com Centre 01293 518656 Alternate Tue (pm) and Fri(am) Horsham Nursery School C&FC 01403 224444

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Bumps and Babes, Southgate C&FC 01293 651798 Childminders Stay & Play, Broadfield C&FC 01293 651777 Ellens Green Mother and Toddler Group 01403 823460 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 01293 881016 Music Bus, Trafalgar Rd Baptist Church 01403 240842

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Musical Hands - Maidenbower Community Centre 01293 885746

Drop in Session, Southgate C&FC 01293 651798

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

New Skittles workshop, gymnastics, Tilgate 07990 952011

Rainbow Toddlers, Billingshurst Centre 01403 786706

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

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

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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

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Sing and Sign Rehoboth Baptist Church, Horsham 01403 242982

Jo Jingles, the music & movement Southwater 01903 892859

St Barnabas Parent and Toddler Group, Pound Hill 01293 882939

Jungle Tots, Crawley Community Church, Southgate 01293 886619

St John’s School,St John’s Catholic Church Horsham 01403 265447

Kingdom Faith Parent & Toddler, Ntnl Revival Centre 01293 851543

Tiny Tots, Parish Rooms, All Saints Church, Crawley Down 01342 718775

Little Noahs, St Marks Church, North Heath Lane 07747 012505

Toy Library, Broadfield C&FC 01293 651775

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Toy Library, Horsham Nursery School C&FC 01403 224444

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Tuesday pm

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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

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Rhyme Time, Broadfield C&FC 01293 651777

Baytree House Baby & Toddler Group, Charlwood 01293 565544

Rising Fives, Baptist Church, Brighton Rd 01403 211150

Briarswood Drop In (Childminders), Pound Hill 07736 950649

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

Bumpy Jumpy, Southwater Leisure Centre 01403 731836

Sing and Sign. Dial Post Village Hall, Dial Post 01403 242982

Charlwood House Day Nursery Mother Toddler Gp 01293 565544

Sing Along and Sign, Broadfield C&FC 01293 651777

Friary Parent & Toddler Group, Haslett Avenue 01293 613336

St Andrew’s Parent and Toddler Group, Crawley Rd 01403 268994

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

Stay and Play at Southgate C&FC 01293 651798 Toy Library, Broadfield C&FC 01293 651777

Kinderoo Baby & Toddler Group, Broadbridge Heath 0776 2721768

Music Bus, Mannings Heath Village Hall 01403 240842

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

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

Little Fishes, St Peters Church, Ifield Road, West Green 01293 437535

New Skittles workshop, gymnastics, Tilgate 07990 952011

St Leonard’s Parent & Toddler Group, Turners Hill 07766 464480

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

Music 4 Tots, have fun with music in Horsham 01403 251665

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

Jo Jingles, the music & movement experience, Horsham 01903 892859

Music Bus, Gossops Green Community Centre 01293 881016

Rudgwick Tots & Toddlers, Church St, Rudgwick 01403 822063

Jungle Tots, Crawley Community Church, Southgate 01293 886619

Music Bus, Southgate Community Centre, Ditchling Hill 01293 881016

Sing & Sign, The Barn Church, Bewbush Manor, Crawley 01403 242982

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

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

St Barnabas Parent And Toddler Group, Pound Hill 01293 882939

Toy Library, Broadfield C&FC 01293 651777

St John’s Mother & Toddler Group, Springfield Road 01403 241973

Wee Minds (Childminders), Dorsten Square, Bewbush 01293 651760

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

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Craftibobs - fun craft sessions for pre-school children 07876 490436 Holy Trinity Church Mother and Toddler Gp, Tilgate 01293 571115 HUGGEES (parents under 21) West Green Youth Centre 07866 260465 Treasure Chest, Crawley - Meal Deal from 3.30 01293 549009

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Speech & Language Drop In, Horsham C&FC 01403 224444 Stay and Play at Southgate C&FC 01293 651798 Play & Learn, Horsham Nursery School C&FC 01403 224444

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Sing and Sign, The Charis Centre, Crawley 01403 242982

Willow Tree Pre-School, Langley LearnGp Baby SigningThree the FunFreeWay Bridges Church Toddler Green,Toddler 01293 537400 Spot, Crawley 01403 254139 Baby Rhyme Time, Crawley Library - babies & toddlers 01293 895130

Sing and Sign is Britain's longest running and most popular baby signing programme.

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

Music Bus, Southwater Leisure Centre 01403 240842

Treasure Chest, Crawley - Meal Deal from 3.30 01293 549009

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Saturday am

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Horsham Toy Library, Springboard House, Horsham 01403 218888 Maidenbower C&FC (Maidenbower) 01293 651720

Saturday Storytime, Crawley Library 01293 895130

Southgate C&FC 01293 651798

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 Wiggle Jiggle Story 07958 305041

Soft Play Areas

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Family Breakfast, Billingshurst C&FC 01403 213594

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Roffey C&FC 01243 213599

Messy Monster, 6 months upwards class 01342 833885

01293 612221

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Rural Horsham C&FC 01403 785816 Southwater C&FC 01403 213570

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Cellobabies™ - Cello Tuition for 3-6 year olds 07810 718828 Early Years Music fun for 3-6 years, Hazelwick School 01243 642361 Humpty Dumpty Preschool Music under 5’s, Horsham 01403 240241 Jo Jingles - 6 months - 5 years 01903 892859

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A Step Ahead Day Nursery, Lower Beeding, 0-5yrs 01403 891012

Little Notes, Horsham 01403 336454 Music 4 Tots, have fun with music, Billingshurst/Horsham 01403 251665

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

Music Bus, 6mnths - 4 years, Crawley 01293 881016 Music Bus, 6mnths - 4 years, Horsham & Billingshurst 01403 240842 Sing and Sign 01403 242982 Sing, Dance & Sign - Musical Hands 01293 885746

Holmbush Farm 01293 851110

Spanish Amigos Horsham & Crawley 01403 756295

Mini Mayhem, Crawley County Mall 07591 352351

Rhyme Time, Billingshurst C&FC 01403 213594

Treasure Chest, Faraday Road, Crawley 01293 549009

Tootle Ted’s Music, Horsham 01403 249122

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Soccatots (Mid Sussex & Horsham) 07902 023499

East Grinstead C&FC 01342 332992

Northgate C&FC 01293 651470

Little Kickers Football for 18 months to 6 years 01293 226201

Movement, Fitness & Fun - Musical Hands 01293 885746

Broadfield & Bewbush C&FC 01293 651760

Needles C&FC 01403 213590

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

Little Kickers Football for 18 months to 6 years 01293 226201

Nurseries & Pre-School

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

Holbrook Toddler Group, Roffey, daily 01403 217868

ABC Preschool Gymnastics Club, Furnace Green 01293 421591

Bewbush C&FC 01293 651760

Maidenbower C&FC (Pound Hill) 01293 651720

Cheeky Monkeys, Springboard House, Hurst Road 01403 218888

Gym & Fitness

Toy Libraries

Dynamic Dads, monthly sessions, Horsham C&FC 01403 224444

Toddler Groups

Whirly Wiggle Story Club 07958 305041

Anne Frank Montessori, Church Lane, Southwater 01403 270895 Bluebells Day Nursery, Partridge Green, Horsham 01403 711084

Clover Court Day Nursery Maidenbower 01293 887533 Coach House Nursery, Copthorne Prep School (2 1/2 yrs) 01342 718585 Copthorne Kinders Nursery 01342 715022 Early Years Nursery, Bartholomew Way, Horsham, 0-5yrs 01403 754610 Early Years Nursery, Paymaster General’s Office, Crawley 01293 604229

Broadfield Nursery 01293 651785

Farlington Nursery Class 01403 254967

Brookfield Day Nursery, 3m-5yrs, Lowfield Heath 01293 535300

Headstart Day Nursery, Horsham 01403 210560

Butterfly Nursery School, Pound Hill, Crawley 01293 513051

Kid Co Ltd, Balcombe Road 01293 775107

Charlwood House, Lowfield Heath, 3m-5yrs 01293 565544

Kids Capers Day Nursery, Loppets Rd, Crawley 01293 612221

Chiltington Montessori Nursery School 07816 530135

Leapfrog Day Nurseries, Haslett Avenue East 01293 571555

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Music in the family As a busy mum of three children, I am always on the look-out for ways of keeping all my family happily entertained. With professional musicians as parents, it’s no great surprise that music is often what we turn to when we need to have a change of scene.

We love to listen to all sorts of different styles of music in our house: my 2-year old loves dancing to Stefan Grapelli and Django Reinhardt at the moment, whilst sweeping the house. Not only does this bring a rare spring clean, but together we have so much fun! “A nurturing environment I’m not sure where children aged who enjoys 2 - rising 5 thrive” it the most We are open term time only:as we dance MONDAY 9.00am - 3.00pm TUESDAY 9.00am - 1.00pm around with WEDNESDAY 9.00am - 1.00pm out brooms THURSDAY 9.00am - 12.00pm FRIDAY 9.00am - 3.00pm and dustpan and brushes!

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that game of musical statues yourself once you get the hang of playing again.

Moving around to music releases lovely, feel-good endorphins into our system and who doesn’t need those? Did you know that playing musical statues can help your kids learn to listen? That’s right! Fire up your favourite playlist and then.....FREEZE! This is an all-time winner and fun for all ages to play together, constantly training their listening skills. My 5-year old often ends up with a fit of the giggles when we play this together.

All of a sudden music takes on a new slant when it is live and interactive and it is super-engaging for young children. Give it a try, what is there to lose? At Little Notes, we are passionate that young families get to experience real instruments being played up close by top-notch musicians, so perhaps we can also help?

If you have an older child who’s learning an instrument, they might even like to play the music themselves, choosing when to stop and start! This is a great boost for them, as they start to see a use for their music outside of their lessons. My 9-year old seems to prefer playing her violin for games like this than for a straightforward “practise” session. Or, have you an old instrument in the cupboard that you’d forgotten about from your childhood?

Lou Bradbury, Director of Little Notes Tel: 01403 336454

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Dauxwood Pre-School, Billingshurst, Horsham 01403 785212

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

Over The Rainbow Playgroup, Holbrook School Lane 01403 263832

Desmond Anderson School Nursery, Tilgate 01293 530638

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

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

Donkey Field Preschool, Crawley Down CoE School 01342 717877

Kellybrook Montessori Nursery, Broadbridge Heath 01403 251221

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

Donnybrook Nursery School, Rusper 01293 871213

Kookaburra Playgroup, Hills Farm Lane, Horsham 01403 269548

Pennthorpe Kindergarten, Pennthorpe School, Rudgwick 01403 822431

Dormans Playgroup, Gossops Green, Crawley 01293 514754

Lets Play Playgroup, Three Bridges, Crawley 07762 468935

Peter Pan Playgroup, Copthorne Village Hall 07881 781682

Farlington School Preschool Playgroup, Horsham 01403 282566

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

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

Forest Playgroup, Comptons Lane, Horsham 07999 851073

Little Acorns Preschool, Tillgate, Holy Trinity Church 01293 571115

Plaistow Pre-School, Winterton Hall, Plaistow 01403 871329

Happy Hours Preschool, Broadfield Youth & Com Ctr 01293 519060

Little Bear’s Playschool, Bewbush Community Centre 01293 613250

Playmates Playschool, Crawley Rd, Roffey, Horsham 01403 258317

Heather Playgroup, Erica Way, Horsham 01403 262320

Loxwood Preschool, Badgers Way, Nicholsfield 01403 753284

Pound Hill Pre-School, Crawley 01293 616479

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

Maidenbower Infant School Nursery 01293 886324

Rainbow Pre-School, Professional Centre, Furnace Drive 01293 427180

Holly Hedgehog Preschool, Baptist Church, West Green 07732 771197

Maidenbower Pre-School Group, Harvest Rd 01293 885703

Rudgwick Pre-School, Rudgwick 01403 823558

Holy Innocents Playgroup, Church Lane, Southwater 01403 218076

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

Rusper Playgroup, Rusper Village Hall, Rusper 01293 871513

Horsham Nursery School C&FC 01403 224444

Milton Mount Playgroup, Milton Mount Ave, Crawley 01293 884312

Skylarks Playgroup, Village Centre, Broadbridge Heath 07825 603601

Horsham URC Toddler Group, Springfield Rd 01403 268091

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

Sleeping Stone Preschool, Gossops Green Com School 01293 542999

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

New Venture Playgroup, Roffey Youth Centre, Roffey 01403 256647

Southgate West Playgroup, Hilltop Primary School 01293 511008

Jack & Jill Preschool, Copthorne 01342 719732

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

Southwater Village Hall Pre-School, Church Lane 01403 733954

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Tiny Treasures Playgroup, Southgate Community Centre 01293 510356

St Albans Church Playgroup, Medway Rd 01293 442935

Tots Pre-school, Bewbush, Crawley 07811 914153

St Gabriel’s Playgroup, Billingshurst 01403 784828

Toy Box Playgroup, Wakehams Green Dr, Crawley 01293 883034

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

Toybox Playgroup, Pound Hill, Crawley 01883 715070

St Margaret’s Nursery School, Ifield 01293 521077 St Mary’s Nursery, Denne Road, Horsham 01403 250223 St Pauls Playgroup, Northgate, Crawley 01293 404683 St Peter’s Pre-School Playgroup, C/O Slinfold Primary School 01403 790253 Stepping Stones Playschool, Gossops Green Community School 01293 542999 Stepping Stones Pre-School, Jolesfield CE Primary School 01403 710241 Sunrise Nursery, The Boulevard, Crawley 01293 438471 The Friary Playgroup, Southgate 01293 403873

Turners Hill Tots, Turners Hill School 01342 715412 Tykes Pre-School, Shackleton Road, Tilgate 01293 616342 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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Woodlands Day Nursery, Desmond Anderson First School Crawley 01293 539929

Tilgate Childrens Playgroup, Tilgate, Crawley 01293 616342

Worth Park Playgroup, Pound Hill, Crawley 01293 611148

Tiny Tots Nursery, Unitarian Church, Horsham 01403 271997

Wybourne Pre-School, Crawley 01293 616824

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Schools and Clubs Primary & Infant Schools

All Saints C of E Primary School, Horsham 01403 270460 Arunside School, Horsham 01403 263919 Bewbush Community Primary School 01293 534897 Billingshurst Primary School 01403 782789 Broadfield East Infant School and Nursery 01293 406182 Castlewood Primary School 01403 734822 Colgate Primary School, Blackhouse Road, Colgate 01293 851254 Copthorne Fairway Infant School, Copthorne 01342 713691

Jolesfield C of E Primary School, Partridge Green 01403 710546 Kingslea Primary School 01403 254282 Langley Green Primary School 01293 525675 Leechpool Primary School, Horsham 01403 210233

Milton Mount Primary School 01293 537158

Southwater Infant School 01403 733254

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St Mary’s CofE (Aided) Primary School, Horsham 01403 265999 St Peter’s CofE (Aided) Primary School, Cowfold 01403 864365 St Robert Southwell Catholic Primary School, Roffey 01403 252357 The Brook School, Maidenbower 01293 886521

The Mill Primary School Rusper Primary School 01293 571893 01293 871272 Three Bridges Infant School Shelley Primary School, 01293 524076 Broadbridge Heath 01403 265343 Trafalgar Community Infant Shipley CofE Primary School, School, Horsham 01403 254925 Horsham 01403 741298 Turners Hill CE Primary School Slinfold C of E Primary School, 01342 715412 Slinfold 01403 790253 Warnham C of E Primary School, Southgate Primary School Horsham 01403 265230 01293 525966

Itchingfield Primary School, Itchingfield 01403 790204

Gossops Green Primary School 01293 525449

Northolmes Junior School, Horsham 01403 261822

Rudgwick Primary School, Rudgwick 01403 822151

Holy Trinity C of E Primary School, Lower Beeding 01403 891263

Maidenbower Infant School, Maidenbower 01293 886324

St Margaret’s CofE Primary School, Ifield 01293 521077

Pound Hill Infant School 01293 873975

Holbrook Primary School, Horsham 01403 272500

Desmond Anderson Primary School 01293 525596

Northgate Primary School 01293 526737

Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Primary School 01293 526057

Hilltop Primary School, Southgate 01293 534314

Littlehaven Infant School, Horsham 01403 260608

St John’s Catholic Primary School, Horsham 01403 265447

Oaks Primary School 01293 527473

Heron Way Primary School, Horsham 01403 261944

Crawley Down Village CE School 01342 713292

North Heath Community Primary School, Horsham 01403 254790

Waterfield Primary School 01293 548014

St Andrew’s C of E Primary School, Nuthurst 01403 891286

West Green Primary School 01293 526679

St Andrew’s CofE Primary School, Furnace Green 01293 529006

William Penn Controlled School, Coolham 01403 741274

St Francis of Assisi Catholic Primary School 01293 521009

Wisborough Green Primary School, Billingshurst 01403 700280

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Moon Hall College

Millais School, Depot Road, Horsham 01403 254932

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Junior & Middle Schools Broadfield East Junior School 01293 406940 Copthorne CE Junior School, Copthorne 01342 712372 Crawley Down CE Junior School, Crawley Down 01293 713292

St Wilfrid’s Catholic Comprehensive School, Crawley 01293 421421 Tanbridge House School, Farthings Hill, Horsham 01403 263628 The Forest School, Compton’s Lane, Horsham 01403 261086 The Weald School, Station Road, Billingshurst 01403 787200

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Thomas Bennett Community College, Tilgate 01293 526255

Pound Hill Junior 01293 447000

Independent Schools

Southwater Junior School 01403 730475 Three Bridges Junior School 01293 526888

Anne Frank Montessori, Church Lane, Southwater 01403 270895

Secondary Schools

Christ’s Hospital 01403 211293

Burgess Hill School for Girls 01444 237008 Copthorne Prep School, Effingham Lane, Copthorne 01342 712311

Greenway School 01403 252013

Hazelwick School, Hazelwick Mill Lane, Three Bridges 01293 403344

Maidenbower Junior School 01293 883758

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

Cottesmore Preparatory School, Pease Pottage 01293 520648

Northolmes Junior School, Leith View Road, Horsham 01403 261822

Ifield Community College, Lady Margaret Road, Ifield 01293 420500

Farlington School, Strood Park,

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Dorset House School 01798 831456

Handcross Park School 01444 400526

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

Special Needs Schools

Crawley Forest School 01293 564000 Ellas Field, Kittlebridge Farm, West Chiltington Lane, Coneyhurst, Billingshurst 01403 785 046 Ingfield Manor School 01403 782294 Manor Green Primary College, Crawley 01293 520351 Manor Green Primary School, Langley Green 01293 526873 Moon Hall 01306 731464 Munthan House School, Barns Green, Horsham 01403 730302

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information matters Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee School, Horsham 01403 266215

Holiday Activity Schemes, West Sussex Childcare Info Service 01243 777807

Breakfast Clubs

Jungle Club, Maidenbower, 4-12yrs 01293 614244

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

Roffey Fun Clubs, Roffey 7.459.00am Term Time 01403 260909 Three Bridges Junior School, Gales Drive 7.30-9.00am 07803 182819 Wakoos Centre4Children, Station Road, Billingshurst 01403 213592

North Horsham After School Club 07709 504013 Roffey Fun Club, Roffey, School escorts am & pm 01403 260909 SAFA, St Andrews School, Nuthurst 01403 891286 Warnham After School Play Scheme, WASPS, age 5-11 01403 865299

After School Clubs Holiday Clubs Knepp Close Play Centre, Pound Hill 2.50-6.00pm 07803 182819

Roffey Fun Clubs, Roffey, 3.00-6.00pm Term Time 01403 260909 Three Bridges Junior School, Gales Drive 3.00-6.00pm 07803 182819 Wakoos Centre4Children, Station Road, Billingshurst 01403 213592

Out of School Clubs Ace Activity Club, Our Lady Queen of Heaven, Crawley, 5-8yrs 07789 174902

Caterpillar Club, Leechpool County Primary, 4-11 yrs 01403 211388 Cranbrook Nursery School, after school, Crawley 01293 772561 Fantastic Fridays (4-12) , K2 Crawley 01293 585300

Aktivkids, Southwater Village Leisure Centre, Ages 5-12 0845 330 1323 Baracudas 01480 467567 Chelsea Football Club 07843 868657 Charlwood House Holiday Club Ages 4-11 01293 565544 Chuckleberries Pre-School, Bury Village Hall 01798 872992 Darren Talbot Cricket Coaching, for 7yrs+ 07912 873591 Horsham District Council Holiday Playscheme, 4-8 yrs 01403 215100 OSCAHS, Holiday Club, Pound Hill 07803 182819 Pied A Terre Adventures – outdoor courses 0845 052 2253 Pied Piper 01273 504485

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Fleet Tutors, Private tuition in your home 0845 644 5452 Home Tutoring - Mainly English and Maths - age 5-16 01342 718862 Home Tutoring Polish, English GCSE exams age 2-16 07908 177287 KipMcGrath Education Centres Horsham 01403 257755 Kumon Study Centre - Tilgate & Crawley 01293 402553 La Jolie Ronde, award winning French classes 01444 457309 Mobile maths tutor, CRB checked, Crawley, 11+ to GCSE 07518 353719 The Student Support Centre 0800 132277

West Sussex Tutors, all subjects, all ages, Horsham area 01403 265019 West Sussex Tutors, all subjects, all levels, Crawley area 01293 547706

Language Classes

Club Espanol, Spanish fun and games for children 01293 776881 David Leech 01293 851360 English 2nd Language, Broadfield Youth & Com Centre 01293 518656 English for beginners as 2nd language - Thurs pm (Creche) 01293 511400

Intensive English Teaching, Crawley 01293 457100

NORTH HOLMWOOD DORKING REIGATE HORSHAM COPTHORNE

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

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

Music

Early Years Music fun for 3 to 6 years 01243 642361

07783 138 348 www.inspireacademyofdance.co.uk

Need a musical Instrument from ÂŁ15 a term 01243 642361 West Sussex Music Centres, develop your music skills 01243 642361

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

West Sussex Music Service, Primary Ages 5-11 01243 642361

Tel: 07803 923439

West Sussex Music Service, Adults 01243 642361 West Sussex Music Service, Making Music (experience playing in rock band) 01243 642361 West Sussex Music Service, Rock & Pop, 8-18 01243 642361 West Sussex Music Service, Secondary School Ages 11-18 01243 642361

French tuition for children, small groups, Crawley 01293 409450

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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 Happy Feet Song and Dance Company 01342 717787 Inspire Academy of Dance, Horsham, Reigate & Dorking 07783138348 Karen Kay Theatre Art School 01444 401595

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AOB’s TEN Year Call Hot on the heels of the widely acclaimed ‘Alarms & Excursions’ performed last year by the Act One Beginners Graduates at the Hawth Studio, the tension and atmosphere is building for the new production at the Hawth by Act One Beginners Drama School. A comprehensive medley of past productions and successful pupils who have come back to share their skillful performances in musicals such as Annie, Footloose and Oliver and theatre productions such as Alice in Wonderland, The Lion the Witch & the Wardrobe and many more much loved family favourites. The whole school of 160+ past and present pupils are all taking part in this extravaganza showcasing all the talents of students from Reception age through to 23 years old. The whole spectacular event will be

enjoyed by all the family, so book your tickets now to experience this exciting, professional production at The Hawth Theatre Crawley on July 27th www.hawth.co.uk. For further information regarding the opportunities at Act One Beginners Drama School please contact the school Principal, Beverly Hewitt. Ring or email for more details Tel 01342 719166 or email actonebeginners@yahoo.co.uk or look at the website on www. actonebeginners.co.uk

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information matters Drama & Dance Schools con’t Lamda and private Drama Tutoring 01444 254466 Louise Ryrie School of Dance & Drama, Crawley 01293 521028 Musicality Choir 11-25 01444 254466 Perform 0845 400 4017 Premier Dance Academy 07919 687600 Róisín Mullins Dance Academy (Crawley) 07832 271809 Stagecoach Theatre Arts, Crawley, 4-16 01403 259132

Look out for our next exciting production TEN Year Call at the Hawth Theatre, Crawley on July 27th Tickets can be booked now - 01293 553636

Family Activities 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

Term time 9am to 12.45pm

Athletics

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

Blue Stars AC 01403 250661 Crawley Athletics Club, Broadfield, Crawley 01293 531883 Horsham Blue Stars, Broadbridge Heath Leisure Centre 01403 211311

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their involvement with the company.

Martlets Athletics, Broadbridge Heath Leisure Centre 01403 211311

Badminton

or email : Sarah@ActToo.co.uk

ABC Badminton Club, Crawley 01293 531332

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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

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Tilgate Forest Golf Centre, Titmus Dr, Crawley 01293 530103

Football

Gymnastics & Trampoline

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 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

Boxing

Boxing - Tues & Thurs pm - all aspects of training 01293 550010

Chess

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

Cycling

Crawley Wheelers Cycling Club 01342 713197

Chase Fitness 01293 426135

Horsham Cycling 01403 756271

Chesworth Rovers U7’s, Horsham 07798 704058

Horsham Youth Cycling Club 01403 215634

Crawley & District Youth Football League (8-11) 01293 873548

Fitness & Exercise

Crawley Panthers Football Club 07734 282211

Broadbridge Heath Leisure Centre 01403 211311

Crawley Town Football Club, Brighton Rd 01293 410000

Chase Fitness 01293 426135

Crawley Wasps Ladies Football Club 01293 541557

Buggyfit Crawley- for Mums and babies 07776 129 510

Forest Flyers Disability Football Club 01293 881986

Fit Kids Club 01403 264446 Fitden 07947 388604

Girls Football - Chelsea Football 07843 868657

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

Horsham Football Club, Queen St, Horsham 01403 252310

Junior Fitness (13-16 years) Wednesday pm 01903 524624

Horsham Sparrows 01403 264043

LooseYoga Classes 07930 406878 Musical Hands 01293 885746

Horsham YMCA Football Club, Gorings Mead 01403 252689

Sussex Bootcamp 01444 340 030

Ifield Football Club 01293 536569 Jnr Girls Football ‘Cowfold Cobras’ 01403 864072 K2 Crawley 01293 585300 Little Kickers Football for 18 months to 6 years 01293 226201 Mini Soccer, Sat am, Pavilion in the Park, Horsham 01403 219200 Roffey Football Club, Chennels Brook, Horsham 01403 217968 Saturday Football (4 & 5 yrs), Chelsea Football 07843 868657 Socatots (Mid Sussex & Horsham) 01444 440234 Sussex County Women & Girls Football League 01293 571428 Three Bridges Football Club 01293 442000

Golf

Cottesmore Golf and Country Club, Pease Pottage 01293 520321 Horsham Golf Park, Denne Park 01403 271525

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ABC Gymnastics, 5-12 yrs, Ifield Com College 01293 421591 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 K2 Crawley 01293 585300

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

Ifield Golf Club 01293 520222

Forest Flyers Disability Football Club 01293 881986

Mannings Heath Golf Club 01403 210228

Grasshoppers and Outburst, Holiday and Saturday activities 01403 218888

Pease Pottage Golf and Driving Range 01293 521706

Moving Barriers Sports for Disabled Children 01293 438328

Rookwood Golf Club, Robin Hood Lane, Horsham 01403 252123

Ready and Able Sports Club 01403 215493

Slinfold Golf Club 01403 791555

Riding for the Disabled, Crawley

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information matters Down 01342 713143 Sensory Room, Horsham Nursery School C&FC 01403 224444 Bunny Hoppers, Grasshoppers & Buddies - activity groups for 0-18 yrs 01403 218888 Sunbeam Disability Swim Club 07929 267593 Sussex Disability Sports Database 0800 859929

Horsham Dolphins Youth Section 01403 265620 K2 Crawley 01293 585300

Rugby and Mini Rugby Crawley Rugby Club 01293 533995

Horsham Rugby Club 01403 252235

Softball

Tilgate Park, Crawley. Nature centre 01293 521168

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

Toybox Playgroup, Wakehams Green Community Centre 01293 883034

Skate Parks

Martial Arts

BBH Judo Club 01403 211311 Chi-Do Self Defence System 07791 648784 Chi-Gung moving Meditaion and Relaxation 07708 582771

the little swim school

Skate Park - Billingshurst 01403 215493 Skate Parks - Horsham Park 01403 215493

• teaching children to swim, water confidence and safety from 6 months to competition level, in our beautiful, warm, exclusive pools in Lower Beeding and Handcross.

Sports Centres

Billingshurst Leisure Centre 01403 784245

• weekday classes for pre-school children

Cho-Wa Ju-Jitsu, Maidenbower, Crawley 01293 885491

Bluecoat Sports, Christ’s Hospital 01403 247572

• after school and weekend classes for children aged 4 +

Crawley & East Grinstead Tae Kwon-do Clubs 01323 461058

Broadbridge Heath Leisure Centre Horsham 01403 211311

• we welcome children from Little Dippers and children who have little or no water experience.

Crawley Aikido Club, Crawley 01342 321429

Christ’s Hospital Sports Centre, Horsham 01403 247572

Crawley ITF, Taekwon-Do, Maidenbower 01444 233356

• 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.

Forest Recreation Centre, Comptons Lane, Horsham 01403 269619

• private lessons

Crawley Judo Club 01293 404716

K2 Crawley 01293 585300

Crawley Karate Kyo-Kushin-Kai 01293 535769

Southwater Leisure Centre, Pevensey Rd, Southwater 01403 733208

Crawley SKF Karate, classes 6 days a week 07525 398980 East Grinstead Taekwon-Do School 07957 617097 Horsham Judo Club 07778 670124 Horsham Karate Club 01403 218327 Karate, Broadbridge Heath Leisure Centre 01403 211311 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 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

Netball

Crawley Netball Association 01293 886415 Horsham District Netball Cub 07799 514954

• maximum of six children in each class

01444 474573 or visit www.thelittleswimschool.co.uk or write

• call us now on

to us westsussex@thelittleswimschool.co.uk

The Holbrook Club, North Heath Lane, Horsham 01403 751150

AQUABABIES/AQUAKIDDIES

Virgin Active 0800 064 4456

Squash

The original and best baby & toddler swimming company The original and best baby & toddler swimming company Teaching you to teach your child to swim

Copthorne Squash Club, Copthorne Rd, Copthorne 01293 716278

Classes Available in:

Cottesmore Squash Club, Pease Pottage 01293 528256

• Brighton • Crawley

Horsham Cricket & Sports Club 01403 254628

• Pease Pottage

Horsham Squash Club 01403 272156

• Burgess Hill

Ifield Squash Courts, Rusper Rd, Ifield, Crawley 01293 520222

• Horsham

K2 Crawley 01293 585300

Tel: 01273 833101

Swimming & Snorkelling

www.aquababies-uk.com

Aquababies - Birth to 4 years in Sussex 01273 833101

K2 Crawley 01293 585300 The Little Swim School teach preschool kids to safely swim 01444 474573

Aqua Tots, Baby/Toddler classes 020 8688 6488 Bluecoat Sports, Christ’s Hospital, Horsham 01403 247572

Water Babies - baby swimming venues across Sussex 01794 399888

Crawley Branch of The British Sub Aqua Club 01293 820147

Table Tennis

Broadbridge Heath Leisure Centre 01403 211311

Crawley Swimming Club 01293 883570

Crawley Table Tennis Club 01444 870622

Jellyfish Swimming School 07950 127517

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Affiliated Member

• Provides water safety training • Encourages physical, social & psychological development • Enhances awareness • Improves eating and sleeping    patterns • Strengthens cardio-respiratory functions • FUN & SOCIAL!

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

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Bill’s worth it!

the RestaurAnt Review

The Old Town Hall, Market Square, Horsham RH12 1EU 01403 262970 www.bills-website.co.uk

Bill’s used to be one of Sussex’s best kept secrets. From humble beginnings as a greengrocers and café in Lewes, it is now a rapidly expanding nationwide chain having been bought by the restaurateur Richard Caring, owner of Cote. After much anticipation and some controversy, Bill’s Horsham finally opened in December taking pride of place in the Old Town Hall. The restoration of this historic building fits beautifully with the style of this buzzy café – a shabby chic warehouse feel with oversized cream lampshades mixed with industrial-style lighting and enormous bundles of dried chillis hanging from the ceiling. It’s not so much the grocery store of other locations, but there are plenty of Bill’s products dotted around if you fancy a spot of shopping whilst you dine. Upstairs is more sedate (can be used for private parties) and, despite the rather fabulous chandeliers, I sense probably lacks the atmosphere of downstairs. Surprisingly for a Monday lunchtime, the place was pretty full, but we didn’t have to wait too long for a table and staff were friendly and efficient.

The Guardian recently named Bill’s one of seven great places for breakfast which is easy to see when tempted by the delights of the full Bill’s with added bubble & squeak (£9.45), eggs royal with smoked salmon, hollandaise and seeds (£7.50) and French toast smothered with banana, strawberries, walnut yoghurt and maple syrup (£5.95). And they are ready and waiting for you from 8am Mon-Sat (9am Sun). But with daily specials like chargrilled gammon with Asian slaw (£9.95) to compliment the main menu staples and lots of tea-cakes and buns, Bill’s would fill the hunger pangs any time of day. Although the menu is extensive I knew I only wanted my old favourite, haloumi, hummus and red pepper burger (£8.95)– a thing so delicious I get cravings for it and have failed to even get close to recreating the original at home. I put it down to the sweet chilli and yoghurt sauce. My dining buddy went for the fish pie with queen scallops which she enjoyed so much she was tempted to order another!

Horsham - for details phone 01403 215634

Broadbridge Heath Leisure Centre 01403 211311

Horsham Cricket & Sports Club 01403 254628

Comptons Tennis Club, Leechpond Hill, Horsham 01403 268071

Horsham Lawn Tennis Club, Horsham 01403 254628

Crawley Lawn Tennis Club, Three Bridges, Crawley 01293 533388 Global Tennis 01403 255951

It’s the rather quirky Britishness of this place that I love – the fact your tea comes in a large metal pot in a variety of colours, that you can sip hedgerow fizz (£3.95) and that your skinny fries come in a small pail. And the pudding menu continues the theme with Eton Mess (£5.95), lemon meringue pie cheesecake ‘in a glass’ with yoghurt ice-cream (£5.95) and the sublime Bill’s marmalade and brown bread ice-cream with chocolate sauce (£4.95). Bill’s is just how I imagine the café that the little girl went to after the Tiger had been for tea! I only wish there was one in every town, but by the way they are expanding there may well be.

The kid’s deal of a main course and a bowl of icecream is £4.95. Pretty good value as they seemed to

Billingshurst Tennis Club 01403 783430

Cottesmore Tennis Club, Pease Pottage 01293 528256

get an adult portion of burger and skinny fries and the waitress was happy to add cheese and bacon too for a modest amount. And as they looked so moorish sitting on the counter top, we just had to add the infamous Bill’s brownies into the ice-cream mix!

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

Association 01273 505979 Sussex School of Lawn Tennis, Farthings Hill 01403 265055 Tennis Sussex 01273 505979 The Holbrook Club (Junior Tennis Coaching), Horsham 01403 751150

Volleyball

Crawley Volleyball Club 01293 862170 Volleyball 07828 504378]

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 Close, Horsham (6-14yrs)

Ritz Party Shop Tilgate, Crawley 01293 518626

Everything you need for cake making and decorating Everything you need for a party or fancy dress (kids and adults) Everything you need for personalised balloons & banners

Everything you need for a celebration! Ritz Party Shop 2010 Ltd 5 Tilgate Parade, Tilgate, Crawley RH10 5EQ

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information matters Parties Venues

Baytree House, Lowfield Heath perfect party venue 01293 565544 Cherry Lane Adventure Playground, Langley Green 01293 516163 Creasys Drive Adventure Playground 01293 561847 Hollywood Bowl 01293 521999 Holmbush Farm 01293 851110

Morphycakes - Baking Parties 01293 882034 Music Bus, 6mnths - 4 years, Crawley 01293 881016

Musical Sam, HBG Fitness, Oriel High School 01293 553625

Laser Hub, Crawley 01293 548000

OSCAHS parties 07803 182819

Millpond Adventure Playground, Bewbush 01293 520225

Pied A Terre Adventures 0845 052 2253 Party Princesses 07954 967798

Mini Mayhem, Crawley County Mall 07591 352351

Science Wizards 08456 521215

The Holbrook Club, North Heath Lane, Horsham 01403 751150 Treasure Chest 01293 549009 UGC Cineworld, London Road, Crawley 0871 2002000

Entertainers

AJ Nails, offering children’s parties 01293 550486 Alan’s Funpacked Magic Show 01293 883328

Silver Belle Jewellery Party 01903 740283 Socatots (Mid Sussex & Horsham) 01444 440234

Celebration Magic, featuring Silly Sid the dog 01342 302022 Creation Station, Arty Party Fun 0844 8549186 Dandelion Puppets 01273 857482 Face Painting by Zoe, professional parties 01737 789326 Fairy Princess Parties, face painting, dancing 01737 789326 Football Birthday Parties by Chelsea Football Club 07843 868657 Horsham’s Tony the Magician 01403 267833 Jo Jingles, Parties 01903 892859 Laser Hub, Crawley 01293 548000 Lets Party with Fittots, birthday parties for age 4-10 yrs 01342 712495 Little Kickers Football Parties 01293 226201 Make Me Beautiful Make-Up Parties 01737 832127

(For all ages)

MOBILE INDIAN CRAFT and For bookings/enquiries contact Mala 07896 COOKERY WORKSHOPS (for allonages)

The Mobile Ark 01403 738321

033019 or visit the ‘parties page’ at:

For more information contact Mala on 07896 033019 www.hinducation4kidz.co.uk or visit www.hinducation4kidz.co.uk/parties

The Pottery@Spellcast Studio 01403 248123

(ENHANCED CRB CHECKED; PUBLIC LIABILITY INSURED; LEVEL 2 (ENHANCED CRB CHECK; PUBLIC LIABILITY INSURED; LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATE IN CATERING; LEVEL 2 & INSUPPORT TEACHING & SUPPORT-PRIMARY INCERTIFICATE CATERING; LEVEL 2 IN TEACHING - PRIMARY SCHOOLS)

Treasure Chest, Farday Road, Crawley 01293 549009

SCHOOLS)

Waterlea Adventure Playground, Furnace Green 01293 530035

Supplies

Absolute Bouncing Castles 01403 790053

Children’s Magic Shows

Tony the Magician 01403 267833

www.tonythemagician.co.uk

All Star Bouncers Bouncy Castle Hire 01403 734502

Sir Dancealot Knight Party

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

Bouncy Castle Hire Crawley 0845 8736699 Bumpy Jumpy Bouncy Castles, Southwater 01403 731836 Happy Pickles, Happy Pickles, prefilled party bags for young boys & girls 01903 740311 Izzys Party Shop 01293 518626 Jets Bouncy Castles 01293 436335 Mad World Fancy Dress, Crawley Down, Crawley 01342 714056 Mid Sussex Bouncy Castles 01444 236094 Party Giants 01403 733724 Pauline’s Parties, free delivery of Under 5’s activity toys 01403 791715

Messy Parties 01342 833885

Premier Hire 01403 270076

Mini Mayhem, Crawley County Mall 7591 352351

Sussex Play Hire 01293 262952

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goody bags and a special personalized gift for ALSO,INDIAN theCRAFT/COOKERY birthday child. WORKSHOPS

Storytime Puppets 01273 846885

The Party Fairy 01903 205358

BollywoodBlitz4Kidz fun children’s parties & workshops 07896 033019

dance, goody bags & a special personalized gift Fun, creative activities, Bollywood music and dance, for the birthday child.

Stage Struck Childrens Theme Parties 01403 273614

Amazing Children’s Parties, fully guaranteed 0800 0188118

‘Ballerina & Musical Theatre Parties 01293 521028

(For children aged 3-16 years)

Splat Cooking Parties and workshops for children 0870 766 8290

Stress Free Parties 01403 249122

Animal Encounters 07984 695768

Children’s Birthday/ (For children aged 3 to 16 years) Cookery parties Fun, creative activities, Bollywood music & CHILDREN’S BIRTHDAY/COOKERY PARTIES,

Solo School of Singing: Pop Idol parties 01342 313724

allsortsoffun - www.allsortsoffun. co.uk 020 86771667

Angels n Divas pamper parties 07771 964626

New for 2013!! Introducing... Bollywood Blitz4Kidz

Music Bus, 6mnths - 4 years, Horsham & Billingshurst 01403 240842

Sussex Bouncy Castles 01444 467219

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COPTHORNE PREPARATORY SCHOOL

Looking for a new school? Copthorne Prep is an excellent co-educational 2½ - 13 years independent school on your doorstep ‘I feel my child couldn’t have had a better start to his education and he loves being at school’ (Nursery) ‘ There are so many qualities and skills which I didn’t know my son had before he started at Copthorne Prep’ (Year 4) ‘We cannot rate Copthorne highly enough and are so pleased our daughter had the chance to experience your lovely school’ (Year 8) (Quotes taken from Parent Questionnaire 2012)

For more information about our School and next Open Morning, please contact us on 01342 712311 office@copthorneprep.co.uk www.copthorneprep.co.uk Effingham Lane, Copthorne, West Sussex RH10 3HR Issue 36 Spring 2013.indd 28

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