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Crawley & Horsham Spring 2014 Your FREE local family magazine

Stagecoach Theatre Arts

are enrolling now for the Summer Term and Summer Holiday Workshops. Classes in Crawley and Horsham Main Schools 6-18 years | Early Stages 4-6 years Read more on page 30.

Go wild at Tilgate Park! Come and meet our meerkats and welcome some brand new arrivals at the nature centre! Then discover more family fun throughout the park: • Boating on the lake with Dynamic Adventures • Delicious food at Smith & Western • Treetop adventure with Go Ape • Adventure playground and maze • Craft units with regular children’s activities • Miles of stunning woodland, gardens and lake views

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It’s time to Spring into action! Spring is here at last, and after the wettest winter on record, let’s hope that April doesn’t bring its famous showers! It’s time to get out and about again, so take a look at all the fabulous things there are to do over the Easter holidays in our fun-packed guide. We are very lucky as a magazine to have built links with some key government advisers on school food and children’s diet in general. This means we can bring you their very latest news and views on this important subject, and this month Mary Lou has looked into the danger of consuming hidden sugars. And talking of food, the imminent opening of the new Morrison’s Supermarket in Crawley town centre will hopefully entice more people back to the High Street and its rich mixture of eateries. In this issue we try just one of them! Don’t forget to send us in your latest news for the summer issue. In the meantime Happy Easter and happy reading!

Carole Don’t forget to look at the new website for an on-line copy of the magazine, competitions, stories and the family phonebook!

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What’s on for the Spring EASTER CANAL CRUISES

22 March - The Hawth Big Red Bath

Special Easter Cruises on the Wey & Arun Canal Narrow boat departs from the wharf by the Onslow Arms (on the B2133) in Loxwood, at 11.00am, 12.00 and 2.00pm on 18th, 19th, 20th & 21st April 2014

22 March - The Hawth

Chocolate novelty gift for children from the Easter Bunny & refreshments for everyone Tickets cost £9 each

Slinfold Charity Fete

Booking in advance is advisable: 01403 752403 See website for details of Mother’s Day Cream Teas, Pirates & Princesses Voyages in May & August and other special events:

Gang Show (Copthorne Scouts & Guides)

22 March - Slinfold Village Hall 29 March - Chequer Mead Theatre, East Grinstead Little Mermaid

30 March - Mother’s Day 1 April - Hawth Theatre, Crawley Kidnapped

5 April – Nymans (NT)

Dawn Chorus Walk, 6am, £15 per adult, £10 per child to include light breakfast

Blackland Farm Activity Centre, West Sussex

5 April – Standen (NT)

Egg Decopage – Drop in workshop with local artist Oliver Dawson, From 11am

5 April - Capitol Theatre Horsham

Family Film Fun: Finding Nemo 3D 10:30am & 11am

 Kayaking  Rock climbing  Archery  Zip wire ...and much more. Come and join us for fun-filled activity days. 01342 810493

We do birthday parties too!

Blacklan d Farm

5/6 April - Arundel Castle Civil War Days in the Keep

5/6 April - Kent & East Sussex Railway Grandparents Weekend

5-17 April - Polesden Lacey (NT) Around the World with Mrs Greville

7-17 April – Kent & East Sussex Railway Kids for a Quid

7-21 April – Petworth Park (NT)

Nest Egg; Make a fluffy chick complete with nest and go on an egg hunt, 10:30am-3:30pm, £4 per child.

7 & 14 April – Standen (NT) Easter Make & Take Crafts, £3 per child

9 April – Drusilla’s Park

Peppa Pig & George 9 April – Standen (NT) Woodland Workshop; dyeing and felt-making, 11am, £2.50 per child

9 & 16 April – Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre Crazy Chalk Activity Day

12/13 April – Hever Castle Long Bow Archery Display

12/13 April – Weald & Downland Open Air Museum Shepherding & Shepherd’s Huts

12/13 April – Crawley Model Railway Society

Annual Model Railway Exhibition at Tanbridge School, Guildford Road, Horsham

12-21 April – Nymans (NT)

Cadbury’s Easter Egg Explorer Trail

13 April – Borde Hill Garden Easter Zoo; meerkats & other animals

13 April – Arundel Castle MG Owner’s Club Day

15 April – Drusilla’s Park The Fat Controller

5-21 April - Hever Castle

Family Easter Entertainment with hunt, craft workshop and Easter bonnet competition

5-21 April - Borde Hill Garden Easter Eggsplorer Trail Games & Activities

5-21 April - Fishers Adventure Farm Park Easter Eggstravaganza & Lambing Season

6 April - Drill Hall, Horsham Mind, Body, Spirit Fayre

6 April - Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre Vintage Car Show Registered charity number 306016.


6-21 April – Tulley’s Farm Easter Egg-stravaganza

Wiggonholt, Wey & Arun Canal Cruises

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ng Holidays 15 April – Standen (NT)

Pond Dipping with the Country Ranger, £2 per child

16 April – Drusilla’s Park Scooby Doo

16 April - Chequer Mead Theatre, East Grinstead Cinderella Ballet

17/18 April – The Hawth

Roshe’s ‘That’s Entertainment’, 7:30pm

18-21 April – Bluebell Railway Bo Peep Specials; with Easter gift, gingerbread biscuits and hot cross buns

18-21 April – Wead & Downland Open Air Museum The Museum at Easter

19 April - Crawley Town Centre

Easter Egg Hunt with Dostuffbus

18 April – Drusilla’s Park

19 April – Capitol Theatre Horsham

18/19 April – Clandon Park (NT)

19 April – The Hawth Theatre, Crawley

The Fat Controller

Easter Egg Trails, from 11am, £2.50 per child and pony rides £2.50 per child

18, 19 & 21 April – Piazza Italia, Horsham Town Centre

Fast cars, fresh Italian food market and festival fun

18-21 April - Chartwell (NT) Easter Trail, £2 per child

18-21 April – The Wey & Arun Canal Easter Bunny Specials

18-21 April – Polesden Lacey (NT) Easter Weekend Family Fun

18-21 April – Sheffield Park & Garden (NT) Cadbury Easter Egg Trail, £2.50 per child

18-21 April – Standen (NT) Cadbury Easter Egg Trail

The Little Mermaid Ballet, 2:30pm & 7:30pm The Lighthouse Keeper’s Cat, 11am & 2pm

19-21 April – Arundel Castle Normans and Crusaders

19-21 April – Devil’s Dyke (NT) Easter Egg Hunt with Egg-rolling Monday 11am

20 April – Borde Hill Garden Mad Hatter’s Picnic Party, Noon – 4pm

20 April – Woolbeding Countryside (NT)

Easter egg trail, egg hunt and egg and spoon race

20/21 April - Hatchland’s Park (NT) Easter Egg Trails, Have-a-go Archery & Pony Magic

20/21 April - Parham House Easter Egg Hunt

20 April – British Wildlife Centre Children’s Easter Trail

21 April - Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre Family Easter Trail

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.

Spring Garden & Leisure Show, Ardingly

Please let us know if you have any events you would like to be included in the Summer Edition What’s on Guide. The deadline will be 15 June.

British Wildlife Centre

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The News Fishers Farm win Awards!

Congratulations! Fishers Farm were awarded the Winners for “The Best Food and Beverage UK” and commended for “Farm Attraction of The Year UK” this week at the National Farm Attractions Network Awards. “We are all absolutely delighted and want to thank you all, as without your visits and support we wouldn’t be here! so THANK YOU!” says Kate Rollings, Fishers Farm.

Model Railway Exhibits in Horsham Crawley Model Railway Society is presenting their annual model railway exhibition at Tanbridge House School, Horsham, on Sat 12th & Sun 13th April, 2014. The Show will be to our usual high standard with something for all visitors to enjoy, from the experienced modeller, to the casual admirer, who can watch the model version of the real thing. At the show there will be approximately 20 layouts of British, American, & Continental outline in various scales and gauges. There will be lots of traders selling new and second hand models, kits, scenic materials, tools, and all the bits & pieces to make a model railway layout. There will also be new and second hand books magazines, videos and DVDs for sale. A miniature railway will be there for the younger visitor to enjoy a ride. Admission: Adults £5.50, Children £3.50, Family (2x2) £15.00. (2 Children free with 1 Adult after 2pm). For more information go to

Kids (and other animals) can benefit your little kids The look of wonder on little one’s faces when they first see a meerkat pop its head out of its burrow, scamper upwards and perkily glance around on its hind legs is heart-warming. Or when they listen to the tiny chirps of newborn chicks or see a lamb springing about. All are simple, yet magical experiences for young children that can’t be underestimated. Particularly as many children live in urban environments so don’t get to see sheep on the hillside whilst walking to the shops. As well as the simple pleasures in visiting farms and nature centres, there is growing evidence to suggest that children who spend time outside, interacting with nature gain significant physical, mental, behavioural and emotional benefits. Plus if little ones can learn to respect and appreciate various animals, this can help in all interactions with humans too. And any time spent outside enjoying the sights, sounds and, of course, smells of the countryside can only be a positive experience for all children. Tilgate Park and Nature Centre is open year-round and is perfect for families looking for a fun day out at great value.


Blue Bird Club Wed 26 March - 6.30pm 9.30pm (Tickets £3.50 - carers free) The club night in Crawley for people with learning disabilities and their friends is back with a themed Sci-Fi night. With fresh sounds from DJ Wolfman and guest DJs plus live music from resident band The Coasters. Plus a chill-out zone for cathing up with friends. Come early and enjoy the special Blue Bird menu at Café Vita. A Crawley Arts Development/Outreach 3 Way event supporting the Stay Up Late campaign. For more information call 01293 438156 email

Dostuffbus There are plans for DoStuffBus double decker events bus to be in Crawley’s Queens Square for Saturday 19 April for an Easter Egg hunt around town. for more details.

Crawley Wellbeing Open day Wednesday 7 May, K2 Crawley, Pease Pottage Hill, RH11 9BQ, 10:00 18:00 - Crawley Wellbeing offer a free, friendly and impartial service to support the community of Crawley in making positive improvements to their health and wellbeing. Why not come along to the Open Day to find out about any wellbeing topic that matters to, or concerns you.  So if you are wanting some advice, motivation and support to improve your diet, lose weight, get fitter, stop smoking, or reduce the amount of alcohol you drink, come along to see what is available. At this year’s open day from 3-6pm, a representative from Crawley Borough Council’s Play Service will be bringing a few activities along and will be available to tell you all about what fantastic facilities are available for all children in the Crawley area. Crawley Borough Council Play Service aims to promote play and provide for the play needs of children in Crawley.

Horsham goes Italian For the 8th year running Horsham Town Centre plays host to Piazza Italia, a celebration of all things Italian to help raise essential funding for Chestnut Tree House amongst other charities. Come along with all the family and see the Ferrari and Ducati displays, fabulous Italian street market and have a go at the famous Chestnut Tree House Easter Egg Tombola!

Play Service All four adventure playgrounds are now open for 2014. Stars Club, a dedicated club for children with special needs is now running every fortnight from Millpond adventure playground, on Saturdays from 10am until 12 noon.  The club is open on the following dates in Spring at costs £3 per session: Sat 8 and 22 March, Sat 5 and 19 April, Sat 3, 17 and 31 May, Sat 14 and 28 June.

Pitchy Breath Theare Presents Shorts III Tues 1 - Weds 3 April, Hawth Studio, 7.30pm Tickets: £10, (discounts (£9)) Community theatre group Pitchy Breath is committed to produce vital new writing and invited local writers to submit plays for their next production ‘Shorts’. The brief stated that the plays could be ‘of any genre but should have minimal set and be no longer than 25 minutes’. The company were absolutely

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delighted to receive 35 scripts from new and also more well-established writers from the area. Jo Joseph, Arts Development Officer for Crawley Borough Council said “we were really pleased to receive such a extensive selection of scripts, many of which were of extremely high-quality. It was a very difficult decision to choose just four to produce but after much debate we believe we have settled on a mixture which will promise an evening of diverse drama”. The plays chosen were: ‘Waiting’ by Wendy Hammond; ‘We’re all Dead’ by Jonathan Edgington; ‘Maiden Over’ by Rob Taylor; ‘Golden Lads & Girls’ by Edwin Preece. Pitchy Breath Theatre is funded by and supported by Crawley Arts Development and Crawley Borough Council and is based at The Hawth Theatre. They always seek to produce high quality theatre that is innovative, thought provoking, entertaining and most of all accessible and are always looking for new members regardless of experience. If you are interested in joining please contact Jo Joseph on 01293 438151 or email

Inspire Academy of Dance is growing! Inspire Academy of Dance opened in September 2011 with only a few classes a week and since has grown to many areas across Surrey and West Sussex including Horsham, Reigate, Dorking, Copthorne, Horley and East Grinstead. The dance school is now thriving with over 300 students dancing on a weekly basis. Miss Jo hopes to INSPIRE many more of you, all ages and abilities to dance. The dance school offer regular dance classes, holiday camps, ISTD exams, bi annual dance show, birthday parties, theatre trips, and performing opportunities in local theatres, London theatres and school fetes as well as Nursery & School visits. They have just moved some of their classes to The Pavilions Sports Centre and Heron Way Primary School in Horsham, which boast some fantastic facilities. For more information or to book a free trial go to or phone 07783 138348

Forward Motion - A Day of Dance Sat 15 March 7.30pm and Sun 16 March 3pm Tickets £10 Discounts £9 A Crawley Arts Development event. The ever popular dance gala bursts onto the stage again for a highly energetic evening of dance. As local dance groups display their incredible talent you can expect many different dance styles including street, tap, Irish, modern, jazz, ballroom and belly dance!  A must for anyone with a passion for dance.

Grease is the Word! Showdown Theatre Arts offer part-time classes in musical theatre. Carli added: “We have the agency and when we feel a pupil is ready we offer them a place. The agency can help them get roles in professional paid productions.” Students on the agency books have landed roles in popular musicals including Matilda, Billy Elliot, and The Wizard of Oz, as well as music videos, commercials, and short films. Showdown also runs an exchange program with the Baltimore School for the Arts in America. 10 to 15 students go over to train for 10 days. Every spring students from Baltimore come over to Showdown in the UK and the two schools put on a production together. Showdown Theatre Arts have three schools in Guildford, Horsham, and Billingshurst and offer part-time classes. Carli said: “A large number of our students go on to drama school all around the world including Mountview, Guildford School of Acting, and Italia Conti. “We always ask children to attend a workshop audition, which are carried out in age-specific groups. We are open to people who are excited about performing and want to be committed.” All of the staff are trained professionals and have worked in or are currently still working in the theatre industry, and give students something to truly aspire to. For more information visit www. or call 01483 893688. Showdown Theatre Arts will be performing Grease at The Capitol, Horsham from June 20, to June 23. Tickets are available from the box office by calling 01403 750220 or visiting

A Night to Remember The 2014 Night to Remember is a ladies only 4 or 10 mile midnight walk along Eastbourne’s streets and seafront on Saturday 17 May 2014. It’s £20 per person to enter (£15 is you enter before 14 March), which includes an exclusive purple t-shirt, torch and medal, refreshments en route and breakfast upon return. Registration closes on 2 May, so join us now for this fabulous girl’s night out!


information matters A Show of Spring! Spring is just around the corner at the South of England Showground in Ardingly with the Spring Garden & Leisure Show on Sunday 4th and Bank Holiday Monday 5th May, 9am-5pm. Highlights include Jean Griffin, BBC Sussex, Surrey and Kent gardening expert, taking part in Q&A sessions. Green-fingered fans will be inspired with thousands of seasonal

Two fantastic family shows coming to The Hawth Crawley

The Show of the Year



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plants, shrubs and garden features on display – including a Victorian-style ‘Stumpery’. The Open Dog Show will see 700 dogs compete for Best in Show at this year’s Crufts qualifying event and water-loving dogs can enjoy the Paws in the Park ‘K9 Aqua Zone’. There’s also the ever popular ‘Mini Sheep Show’, Regional Alpaca Show and The Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance crew will be offering a rare opportunity to look over a fully operational helicopter. Visitors can choose mouth-watering treats to take home from the tempting food hall and enjoy shopping from a diverse array of goods and crafts, from country clothing, gifts and DIY to home wares, wellies and handbags! Save money with a family ticket (2 adults + 2 children) for just £23 or for advance ticket discounts visit or call 01444 892700.

The spectacular South of England Show, celebrating the best of British agriculture, equestrianism, horticulture, food and drink, country crafts and sports, will be taking place at the South of England Showground in Ardingly on Thursday 5th, Friday 6th and Saturday 7th June, 9am6:30pm. New this year will be the Kangaroo Kid, performing spectacular stunts on quad bikes and jeeps, as well as other highlights such as the micro-sized Shetland Pony Grand National. Entry is FREE for children under 6 years and there’s free parking and a regular bus shuttle service from Haywards Heath train station to the showground. Advance ticket discounts can be found at

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Chimichanga is part of a parade of restaurant chains on the High Street (part of the same group as Prezzo in fact), but somehow on a wet, stormy day it seemed the most inviting of the lot. It must have been the ‘Amazonian jungle’ look of tall pot plants and spot-lit bamboo poles that appealed - a sleek, earthy, yet cosy interior - one almost expected an iguana to crawl out from behind a large leaf. There is a lot of wood; totem poles, huge textured spheres and mirrors, and a rather snazzy black and gold tiled bar. So with my two discerning junior restaurant critics we were seated in a large Aztec print booth with a low hanging metal lantern, ‘guarded’ by two floor-to-ceiling Inca stone statues. The main menu is huge – with the obvious focus on South American dishes – but for families on a budget (and tell me of a family who isn’t!), it’s probably best to go at lunchtime to take advantage of the set menus - although the kids Pepe & Jojo’s Mexican Adventures Menu is available any time and incredible value at £5.95 for three courses and a drink. My junior critics had Nachos with Melting Cheese and Chicken Wings to start, although the Tortilla Cheese Toastie sounded intriguing. Next came a Chicken & Cheese Burrito with Mexican rice for one, and mini Chicken Fajitas for the other, although I have to say the Fajitas really were quite mini! I’m not sure that the Burrito was quite what Mini Critic No.1 had expected but once he tucked in it vanished pretty quickly without another word. If they had been that bit more daring there was Pepe’s Paella, otherwise, for the no-frills eater, there was Tortilla Cheeseburger or Crispy Chicken with Chips.


After what seemed like years of endless rain and wind over the winter is it any wonder that I started to crave something hot and exotic. Unfortunately, heading for Gatwick and jetting off to Copacabana Beach just wasn’t an option. So what can a girl do? Go in search of a bit of a fiesta in Crawley, that’s what!

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The kids and lunchtime menu both provide a refreshing bowl of ice-cream, which you might just need after all that spice! I was extremely tempted to try the Banana Burrito (£4.95) of chopped banana and cinnamon sugar wrapped in a cinnamon tortilla, deep fried and served with “Dulche de Leche” caramel sauce and vanilla icecream, but had nobody to share it with and I had a funny feeling it might be quite filling! Service was very friendly and efficient and you felt you could just relax and enjoy the Machu Picchu-like surroundings over a glass of sangria (£4.95), or even hang around a bit longer and make it a pitcher (£14.95)! The restaurants on Crawley High Street don’t get anything like as busy as those around the Leisure Park or the County Mall and many of them, like Chimichanga, are housed in beautiful ancient buildings. With the opening of the new Morrison’s store this can only be good for a slightly forgotten bit of town – so it might just be an idea to head down there now while you can still get a seat!

Chimichanga 45-47a High Street Crawley RH10 1BQ Tel: 01293 541880

I decided against the £6.95 lunchtime main course deal (with added starter or pud for only an extra £2), and went instead for the Tapas deal of 3 for £9.95. There was plenty to choose from; bread & olives, meatballs, chorizo, chicken skewers, all served in authentic round brown earthenware dishes. But I think the miserable weather led me towards the most comforting of the lot; I had Calamari, Patatas Bravas and Vegetable Crackers which are a kind of Mexican vegetable tempura but in a much thicker batter; all pretty hearty fare for tapas and served with lashing of sour cream, marie-rose and spicy sauces.


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Teaching children to cook As a mother of two young children, I know all too well about the challenges parents face getting children to eat healthily. But cooking good food with children and making food fun is a great way to alleviate dinner time battles. Lots of children go through a fussy eating stage, where they naturally question what they are putting into their mouths. Keeping food fun and not making a big deal of these issues can really help. Children as young as two can start learning about good food and helping out in the kitchen. I’ve found with my two girls - and at my cooking classes, after-school clubs and parties that children often try new foods while cooking because they are having fun and not really associating it with the dinner table.

Getting children involved in the kitchen isn’t just about teaching them to cook. It can help with academic skills like science and maths as well as building their self-confidence. Children at my classes are excited by the recipes they are preparing and love to take home what they’ve made to share with their family, giving them a sense of achievement. For younger children, it can also teach them new words and how to communicate with one another, while tasks like chopping, peeling and mixing can help develop their fine motor skills. All at the same time as learning to create tasty, healthy food that’s often cheaper than pre-prepared meals. Cooking with children doesn’t have to mean easy recipes – they can do a lot more than people sometimes expect. I’ve made all sorts with 3-to-5 year olds, including bread, samosas, spring rolls and pasta from scratch. It’s the same with ingredients – why avoid spicy flavours or chilli, when you can just cut the quantity down slightly? If we encourage our children to help out in the kitchen, they’re more likely to try the results. If we can encourage them to try

healthy food when they’re young, we can change the way they eat for life – and give them skills they can use again and again. At Kiddy Cook we are passionate about teaching children cooking skills in a fun environment, so maybe we can help too? Claire Tyler, Kiddy Cook West Sussex 07779 602604,,

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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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Baytree House, Lowfield Heath perfect party venue 01293 565544 Cherry Lane Adventure Playground, Langley Green 01293 516163 Creasys Drive Adventure Playground 01293 561847 Laser Hub, Crawley 01293 548000 Millpond Adventure Playground, Bewbush 01293 520225 Mini Mayhem, Crawley County Mall 07591 352351 The Holbrook Club, North Heath Lane, Horsham 01403 751150 The Pottery@Spellcast Studies 01403 248123 Treasure Chest 01293 549009


AJ Nails, offering children’s parties 01293 550486 Alan’s Funpacked Magic Show 01293 883328 allsortsoffun 020 86771667 Angels n Divas pamper parties 07771 964626 Animal Encounters 07984 695768 ‘Ballerina & Musical Theatre Parties 01293 521028 BollywoodBlitz4Kidz fun children’s parties Tel/Text: 07896 033019 Celebration Magic, featuring Silly Sid the dog 01342 302022 Chelsea Football Club 07843 868657 Creation Station, Arty Party Fun 0844 8549186 Cricket & ball sports parties for boys & girls aged 5+ 08455 20 20 26 Fairy Princess Parties, face painting, dancing 01737 789326 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 07783 138348 Jo Jingles, Parties 01903 892859 Kiddy Cook, cooking parties for 3 to 11 years old, 07779 602604 Laser Hub, Spindle Way, 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 Messy Parties 01342 833885 Mini Mayhem, Crawley County Mall 7591 352351 Music Bus (Crawley) 01403 750306 Music Bus (Horsham) 01403 240842 Musical Sam, HBG Fitness, Oriel High School 01293 553625 Party Princesses 07954 967798 Playparties, Crawley Play Service

01293 438362 Polished Princesses - Fun, affordable nail art & Glitter tattoo’s 07894855554 Science Wizards 08456 521215 Silver Belle Jewellery Party 01903 740283 Socatots (Mid Sussex & Horsham) 01444 440234 Solo School of Singing: Pop Idol parties 01342 313724 Splat Cooking Parties & workshops for children 0870 766 8290 Stage Struck Childrens Theme Parties 01403 273614 The Pottery@Spellcast Studio 01403 248123 Tom’s Talking Reptiles Party Experience 07715 348378 Tony The Magician 01403 267833 Treasure Chest 01293 549009 Waterlea Adventure Playground, Furnace Green 01293 530035 Zumba Kids 4-6yrs 07594 144554 Zumba Kids 7-11yrs 07594 144554


Absolute Bouncing Castles 01403 790053 All Star Bouncers Bouncy Castle Hire 01403 734502 Bouncy Castle Hire 0845 8736699 Bumpy Jumpy Bouncy Castles, Southwater 01403 731836 Happy Pickles, outdorr toys, party contents & bags 01903 740311 Izzys Party Shop 01293 518626 Jets Bouncy Castles 01293 436335 Mad World Fancy Dress, Crawley Down, Crawley 01342 714056 Magical Moments Mascot Hire 07908 937946 Mid Sussex Bouncy Castles 01444 236094 parties-direct - the one stop party shop! 01293 561560 Party Giants 01403 733724 Pauline’s Parties, free delivery of Under 5’s activity toys 01403 791715 Premier Hire 01403 270076 Sussex Bouncy Castles 01444 467219 Sussex Play Hire 01293 262952

Halls/Community Centres for Hire The Ark, Turners Hill 01342 712226 Barns Green & Itchingfield Village Hall 01403 730093 Bewbush, Dorsten Sq 01293 438362 Broadbridge Heath Village Centre 01403 211040 Broadfield Com Centre 01293 616289 Furnace Green, Ashburnham Road 01293 438362 Gossops Green, Capel Lane 01293 438362 Haven Centre, Crawley Down 01342 716791 Ifield Drive, Ifield Drive 01293 438362

Children’s Magic Shows

Tony the Magician 01403 267833

Cooking Classes and Parties

Ages 2 - 11

Sir Dancealot Knight Party

Magic - Puppets - Disco Clown - Pirate 020 8677 1667

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Ifield West, Hyde Drive 01293 438362 Langley Green, Stagelands 01293 438362 Lower Beeding Hall 01403 891676 Maidenbower Community Centre 01293 885156 Maidenbower, Harvest Rd 01293 438362 Milton Mount, Milton Mount Avenue 01293 438362 Mannings Heath Village Hall 01403 255152 Milton Mount Hall 01293 884312 Northgate, Barnfield Rd 01293 438362 Pound Hill, Worth Rd 01293 438362

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The Monte Hall 01293 525501 North Heath Hall 01403 260228 Roffey Institute Village Hall 01403 210976 Roffey Millennium Hall 01403 750786 Southgate West, Ditchling Hill 01293 438362 St John’s Community Hall, Broadbridge Heath 01403 265238 Tilgate, Shackleton Rd 01293 438362 Three Bridges, Gales Place 01293 438362

County Mall, Crawley

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

Lots of pocket money items Lego & Playmobil Advent Calendars now in store Tel 01293 511594 Stores also open in Redhill, Epsom, Croydon, Worthing & Sutton


information matters First Aid

Cotton Woolies infant & child first aid courses 01403 823531 H&H First Aid Training, First Aid Course to suit your needs 07740 998789 Harmony at Home 01444 891677 Silver Cloud Academy 0800 9589090 St Johns Ambulance, Early Years Paediatric First Aid 01273 371510 St Johns Ambulance, Lifesavers Babies & Children 01273 371510 St Johns Ambulance, Seafever First Aid 01273 371510

Children with Disabilities

Ariel Special Needs acting classes 01444 254466 Face to Face 01342 832123 Guide Dogs for the Blind Association 01293 523525 The Springboard Project 01403 218888 West Sussex Deaf Children’s Society 01293 436783

Special Needs & Learning Difficulties

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Sing & Sign, classes up to 3 years 01293 852712 Signing Support & Classes – Musical Hands 01293 400569 Friday am - Bewbush C&FC 01293 651760 Friday pm - Horsham Nursery School C&FC 01403 224444 Monday am - Langley Green & Ifield C&FC 01293 651747 Monday am - Pound Hill C&FC 01293 651722 Monday pm - Southwater C&FC 01403 213570 Thursday pm - Southgate C&FC 01293 651798 Sussex Children’s Centre 0844 967 0362

Bereaved Parents

Cruse, Bereavement Care 01293 531191 Mid Sussex Support Group for Cot Deaths 01293 513675

One Parent Families

Gingerbread for Lone Parents 0800 018 5026 Single Parents Action Network (SPAN)

Fostering & Adoption

Action for Children 01403 225916 County Adoption Team 01403 229553 Kindercare 01444 240247 The Fostering Network 0207 620 6400 WSCC Fostering Recruitment Team 01403 229333 WSCC Family Placement Service, Horsham 01403 246400

Carers Support

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Family Planning

Crawley Family Planning 01293 600459 Family Planning Ass 0845 122 8690 Horsham Family Planning Clinic 01403 227012 Oasis Crisis Pregnancy Centre, Horsham 01403 272723 Teenage Walk-In Clinic, 12-19 yrs, free advice, Crawley 01293 582136

Baby/Child Health Clinics

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Midwives & Doulas

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Antenatal & Postnatal

Antenatal & Postnatal Clinic (Apts), Southgate C&FC 01293 651798 Antenatal & Postnatal exercises with Cathy Stanton 07748 031614 Crawley Buggyfit 07812 980590 LooseYoga Classes 07930 406878 Loving Touch , Lisa Tilley MICHT 01403 262807 Musical Hands 01293 400569 NCT Antenatal Course bookings (Horsham & Crawley) 0844 243 6916 NCT Early Days Postnatal Course bookings (Crawley & Horsham) 0844 243 691

Baby Groups

Baby Sensory, 0-13mnths Crawley 07882105298 Baby Sensory, 0-13mnths Horsham 07590 848118 Copthorne Cots2Tots 01342 716856 Music Bus (Crawley) 01403 750306 Music Bus (Horsham) 01403 240842 Music Bus Baby Cafe, Horsham 01403 240842 Horsham Nursery School C&FC, sensory session 01403 224444

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Association of Breastfeeding Mothers 0870 4017711 Baby Club (Teen Parent Group), Northgate C&FC 01293 651740 BLISS, Baby Life Support Systems, Crawley 01293 600300 Breastfeeding Support, Bewbush C&FC 01293 651760 Breastfeeding Support, Langley Green & Ifield C&FC 01293 651747 Breastfeeding Support drop-in, Northgate Cry-sis 08451 228 669 Cry-sis helpline for crying & very dem&ing babies 08451 2286 La Leche League - breastfeeding support 01403 732702 NCT - Breastfeeding 0300 330 0771 NCT - Pregnancy & Birth 0300 330 0772 NCT Baby Led Weaning Class bookings (Horsham & Crawley) 0844 243 6916 NCT Crawley 0844 243 6098 NCT Horsham 0844 243 6170 Oasis Crisis Pregnancy Centre, Horsham 01403 272723 Teenage Pregnancy Liaison Midwifery Service 07876 357443 The Haven Crisis Pregnancy Centre, Crawley 01293 544211

Baby Massage

Baby Massage, 4 week courses, Horsham Nursery School CF&C 01403 224444 Experienced IAIM Instructor Claire Hunting 01403 257182 Holistic Mama Holistic Baby 07595 301904 ‘Loving Touch’ Baby Massage Horsham & Crawley 01403 262807

Pregnancy Massage

A Smooth Soothe 07909 994211 Holistic Mama Holistic Baby 07575 301904 Loving Touch , Lisa Tilley MICHT 01403 262807

Baby & Toddler Sign Musical Hands - Maidenbower Community Centre 01293 400569 Sing & Sign 01293 852712

Baby Yoga

Holistic Mama Holistic Baby 07595 301904 Loving Touch , Lisa Tilley MICHT 01403 262807 Musical Hands 01293 400569

Baby Classes

Jo Jingles - music & movement classes from 6 months 01903 892859 Music Bus (Crawley) 01403 750306 Music Bus (Horsham) 01403 240842 Musical Sam, HBG Fitness, Oriel High School 01293 553625 Sing & Sign 01293 852712

Baby Rhymetime Time at Libraries Billingshurst Library 01403 783145 Broadfield Library 01293 543298 Crawley Library 01293 895130 Horsham Library 01403 224353 Southwater Library 01403 734660

Childcare Advice Office For St&ards in Education (OFSTED) 08456 404040 West Sussex Family Information Service 01243 777807

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ABC Childminding & Babysitting Call Vicky 07879 331526 Accredited childminder has vacancies Pound Hill. Call Diane 07732 372657 BabyHands Babysitting local, friendly, reliable 07745 379760 West Sussex Family Information Service - current lists 01243 777807 Familytimeuk, Langley Green 01293 536697 Flutterby’s Childminding 01293 407603 Jack & Gill Registered Childminders 01403 822659 Little Giggles registered childminder in Bewbush 01293 550486 Montessori qualified childminder in Horsham has vacancy 01403 270895 National Childminders Association 0845 8800044 Ofsted Registered childminder in Horsham 01403 248640 Ofsted Registered childminder in Horsham has vacancy 01403 253879 Ofsted registered childminder, Anita Thornton 01403 259479 Sitters, experienced evening & daytime babysitters 08447 367367 To register as a childminder 01243 777807 Twinkle Tots - Today’s Tots are Tomorrow’s Stars 01293 451706 Vikki & Gillian Registered Childminders 01293 436483 Weeminds Childminding Group - Langley Green CFC (Mon am) 07595 237939 Weeminds Childminding Group Broadfield CFC (Tues am) 07595 237939 Weeminds Childminding Group Bewbush CFC (Wed am) 07595 237939

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HOW OLD ARE YOU Being Scout! INSIDE? ONaTHE Part of a town centre in Sussex was cordoned off while police officers search for two men believed to be armed with a gun.

a white wrist watch and a black wax jacket. He also had a tribal band tattoo on his left wrist.

The second man was said to be white, about 32 years old, more than 6ft tall and with a shaved head. He was wearing a light grey fleece jacket, blue jeans and shiny brown leather shoes.

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Officers said two men threatened the woman at her home at about 1130 BST, and she sought refuge in the Santander bank in South Road, Haywards Heath. Sussex Police said most of the town centre was reopened at about 1600 BST.

Officers believe it was a “targeted incident” and do not believe the public was at risk. ‘Continue their business’ Det Insp Russ Sheppard said: “I would like to emphasise that we do not believe there is a risk to the public from these two men. “We are doing everything we can to track down these men and there is no reason why people can’t continue on their business in Haywards Heath during this time.”

The second man was said to be white, about 32 years old, more than 6ft tall and with a shaved head. He was wearing a light grey fleece jacket, blue jeans and shiny brown leather shoes. Officers believe it was a “targeted incident” and do not believe the public was at risk. ‘Continue their business’ Det Insp Russ Sheppard said: “I would like to emphasise that we do not believe there is a risk to the public from these two men. “We are doing everything we can to track down these men and there is no reason why people can’t continue on their business in Haywards Heath during this time.”

Also discover your hydration levels , fat % , internal fat and bone mass . The first man is described as white, aged about 40, 5ft 7in tall, of small build with mousey coloured short hair.

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The first man is described as white, aged about 40, 5ft 7in tall, of small build with mousey coloured short hair. He was wearing brown boots, jeans, a white shirt,

also had a tribal band tattoo on his left wrist.

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Sugar: The hidden danger By Mary Lou Burge

We all seem to love the stuff and apparently can’t get enough of it. In the right dose it’s good for us; it gives us energy to fuel our muscles and keeps our brains active. The ‘high’ it gives us is the reason we turn to it when we want to celebrate, or crave some sort of comfort and reward. Sugar plays a huge role in childhood memories; that doorstop slice of Mum’s chocolate cake, pancake day, ice-creams on the beach. I shall never forget the fact that my Granny used to spread it on bread and butter for our tea! When we are in control it can be a positive thing. What we need to worry about is the sugar that we don’t even realise we’re consuming. Recent research has shown huge variations in sugar quantity in confectionary products, but even those of us without a sweet tooth may be eating far more of it than we know because so many everyday, processed foods, from cereal and bread to pasta sauce and soup contain large amounts. In fact some leading doctors and experts are so worried about the issue, particularly the effects on children, that in January they launched a new group called ‘Action on Sugar’ to try and highlight the problem. They view sugar as “the new tobacco”, and feel strongly that “sugary drinks and junk foods are now pressed on unsuspecting parents and children by a cynical industry focused on profit not health.” But putting junk food aside, we need to be wary of some of the things we are putting in the weekly shopping trolley that we’ve always assumed were ‘healthy’. Fruit juice for one is very high in sugar, dried fruit - which is often popped into kids’ lunchboxes as a snack - can contain up to 81% sugar, and tinned fruit can be almost a quarter sugar. Other apparent ‘healthy’ offenders are yoghurt (which even if fat free can contain 5 teaspoons of sugar), coleslaw, flavoured water and cereal bars. And don’t be fooled by the word ‘organic’ either – organic sugar is still sugar! As a parent myself, I resent being dictated to about what I should and shouldn’t feed my children. But the reality of the ticking time bomb of future health problems such as diabetes, heart disease and even some cancers related to the increase in sugar in children’s diets can really only make a responsible parent take action. And your children don’t have to be overweight to be affected either.

So read the labels. Look at the ‘carbs as sugars’ on the nutrition panel which includes both natural and added sugars; less than 5g per 100g is low, more than 15g per 100g is high, and check the ingredients list for anything ending in ‘ose’ (glucose, sucrose, fructose, lactose, maltose) these are all forms of sugar. A related, and equally concerning, issue involves a product that is popular amongst older children. John Vincent, a government adviser on school meals and a local supporter of our magazine, has demanded a ban on kids buying energy drinks which he feels are as dangerous as any drug. Some popular brands contain 13 teaspoons of sugar and huge doses of caffeine, four times the amount found in Colas. Sharon Osbourne is convinced that her daughter Kelly’s seizure last year was down to drinking an energy drink, and there have been reports of kids feeling quite scared by the dizzy rush they can get if they drink it too quickly. The worrying thing is that most children seem blissfully unaware of the dangers. A CBBC Newsround blog that was set up asking whether energy drinks should be banned resulted in a lot of kids writing in to say that they thought they would make them perform better at school! I was lucky enough to have a chat with Brian Lightman, General Secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, who talked about some of the problems associated with such cans of drink. He told me of pupils skipping breakfast and buying an energy drink on their way to school, the resulting scenario being that they end up hyper, with lack of concentration and disrupt the class. Once the effects of the drink wear off over the day, this creates further problems with the pupil becoming tired and fractious, and disrupting lessons once more. The majority of schools are doing their best to ban energy drinks, and schools that offer biometric pay systems, as a lot of West Sussex schools do, give the opportunity for parents to control exactly what their children eat and drink during the school day. Unfortunately that bit of extra pocket money for the trip to and from school can’t be so easily policed.

tactics can work wonders on receptive teenagers and they need to be made aware of the dangers of drinking these drinks, just as they are informed of the dangers of smoking and drinking alcohol. Let’s hope the government don’t bow to pressure from the manufacturers of such drinks and if they are unable to issue an outright ban then at least ensure that they educate and protect a naïve and vulnerable consumer. For more information about children’s healthy drinks, check out these websites. nutrition_guide.pdf standards_for_other_food_in_schools.pdf

If shopkeepers fail to prevent kids buying these products then really the only tool we have is the power of information. I’ve found that shock-


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Childminders Stay & Play, Broadfield C&FC 01293 651777 Childminders Drop In, (check dates) Southwater C&FC 01403 213570 Discovery Time, Bewbush C&FC 01293 651760 Ellens Green Mother & 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, East Grinstead 01403 750306 Music Bus, Wesley Hall, Horsham 01403 240842 Musical Hands - Maidenbower Community Centre 01293 400569 Play & Learn, Horsham Nursery School C&FC 01403 224444 Play & Learn, Langley Green & Ifield C&FC 01293 651747 Rainbow Toddlers, Billingshurst Centre 01403 786706 Sensory Room - 9.30-4.30 Broadfield C&FC 01293 651777 Tiddlywinks, Ifield West Community Centre 01293 528860 Toy Library, Broadfield C&FC 01293 651777 Toy Library, Langley Green & Ifield C&FC 01293 651747 Treasure Chest, Crawley - Toddler Morning 01293 549009 Twinkle Tots Music, The Ark, Turners Hill 07534 275653 Willow Tree Pre-School, Ifield Drive, Ifield 01293 270262

Monday pm

Baby Rhyme Time, Crawley Library babies & toddlers 01293 895130 Bumps & Babes, Billingshurst C&FC 01403 213594 Little H&s, St Alban’s Church, Gossops Green 01293 527591 Little Notes, Horsham 01403 336454 Magical Movers, Broadfield C&CF 01293 651777 Music Bus, Wesley Hall, Horsham 01403 240842 New Skittles workshop, gymnastics, Tilgate 07990 952011 Sensory Room, Bewbush C&FC 01293 651760 Sing & Sign St Mark’s Church Hall, Horsham 01293 852712 Speech & Language ‘drop-in’, Langley Green & Ifield C&FC 01293 651747

Toy Library, Broadfield C&FC 01293 651777 Treasure Chest, Crawley - Meal Deal from 3.30 01293 549009

Tuesday am

Baby & Toddler Dance, Northgate 01293 521028 Cafe & Play, Broadfield C&FC 01293 651777 Childminders Drop In, Langley Green & Ifield C&FC 01293 651747 Childminders Drop In, Pound Hill C&FC 01293 651722 Craftibobs - fun craft sessions for pre-school children 07876 490436 Crawley Baptist Church Parent & Toddler Group 01293 546177 Dinomites, Broadbridge Heath Leisure 01403 211311 First Rhyme Time, Southwater C&FC 01403 213570 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 Horsham SNAP, Horsham C&FC 01403 224444 Jo Jingles, Music & Movement, Southwater 01903 892859 Jump & Dance, Langley Green & Ifield C&FC 01293 651747 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 Music Bus, Horsham Methodist Church 01403 240842 Music Bus, Maidenbower Junior School 01403 750306 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 & Learn, Bewbush C&FC 01293 651760 Play & Learn, Northgate C&FC 01293 651740 Seccond Rhyme Time, Southwater C&FC 01403 213570 Sensory Room, Langley Green & Ifield C&FC 01293 651747 Sing & Sign Rehoboth Baptist Church, Horsham 01293 852712 St Barnabas Parent & Toddler Group, Pound Hill 01293 882939 St John’s School,St John’s Catholic Church Horsham 01403 265447 Stay & Play, Southwater C&FC 01403 213570

Tiny Tots, All Saints Church, Crawley Down 01342 718775 Toy Library, Broadfield C&FC 01293 651775 Toy Library, Northgate C&FC 01293 651740 United Reformed Church, Springfield Rd 01403 252135 Worth & Pound Hill Parent & Toddler, St Barnabas 01293 882939

Tuesday pm

Chatterbox Club, St Paul’s Church Hall, Northgate 01293 532955 Discovery Time, Pound Hill C&FC 01293 651722 Inbetweenies 01293 651760 Kiddy Cook, weekly cookery classes for ages 2 to 4, Horsham 07779 602604 Little Explorers, Broadfield C&FC 01293 651777 Little Notes, Horsham 01403 336454 Peekaboo, Salvation Army, Ifield Drive 01293 618236 Play & Learn, Southgate C&FC 01293 651798 St Paul’s Chatterbox Club, 0-3, St Paul’s Church 01293 412485 Toy Library, Southgate C&FC 01293 651798 Treasure Chest, Crawley - Meal Deal from 3.30 01293 549009

Wednesday am

Baby Movers, Southwater C&FC 01403 213570 Baby Time, Southwater C&FC 01403 213570 Bumps & Babes, Southgate C&FC 01293 651798 Cheeky Monkeys Parent & 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 & Toddler Group 01403 823460 Family Morning, Gossops Green Community Centre 01293 616309 Horsham Nursery School C&FC, sensory session for babies up to crawling 01403 224444 Jo Jingles, the music & movement Billingshurst 01903 892859 Jungle Tots, Crawley Community Church, Southgate 01293 886619 Little Notes, Horsham 01403 336454 Musical Hands - Southgate West Community Ctr 01293 400569 Play & Learn, Maidenbower C&FC 01293 651720 Rhyme Time, Broadfield C&FC 01293 651777 Rising Fives, Baptist Church, Brighton Rd 01403 211150 Rhyme Time, Broadfield C&FC 01293 651777 St Andrew’s Parent & Toddler Group, Crawley Rd 01403 268994 Sensory Room, Bewbush C&FC 01293 651670 Sensory Room, Langley Green & Ifield

C&FC 01293 651747 Toy Library, Horsham Nursery School C&FC 01403 224444 Toy Library, Langley Green & Ifield C&FC 01293 651747 Toy Library, Maidenbower C&FC 01293 651720 Toy Library, Northgate C&FC 01293 651740 Toy Library, Southgate C&FC 01293 651798 Tootle Teds, North Heath Hall, Horsham 01403 249122 Treasure Chest, Crawley - Toddler Morning 01293 549009 Warnham Bambies, All welcome £1 admission Warnham 01403 261618 WeeMinds (Childminders) Bewbush C&FC 01293 651760 Willow Tree Pre-School, Langley Green, Toddler Group 01293 537400 Willow Tree Pre-School, Ifield West, Toddler Group 01293 270107 Willow Tree Pre-School, Ifield Drive, Toddler Group 01293 270107 Willow Tree Pre-School, Cherry Lane, Toddler Group 07715 083629

Wednesday pm

Baptist Church Hall Toddlers, Horsham 01403 260629 Barns Green Playgroup Mums & Toddlers 01403 730093 Childminders Drop In, Southgate C&FC 01293 651798 Copthorne Cots2Tots, Parent & Baby/ Toddler Group 01342 713803 Dinomites, Broadbridge Heath Leisure Centre 01403 211311 It’s OK to play - Broadfield C&FC 01293 651777 Play & Learn, Broadfield C&FC 01293 651777 Play & Learn, Horsham Nursery School C&FC 01403 224444 St Adrew’s Toddler Group, Horsham 01403 268994 Toddlers, Climbing Bears Building, Wisborough Green 01403 701027 Toy Library, Horsham Nursery School C&FC 01403 224444 Toy Library, Southgate C&FC 01293 651798 Treasure Chest, Crawley - Meal Deal from 3.30 01293 549009

Thursday am

Active Kids, at K2 with the Hawth Gymnastics Group 07563 767687 Baytree House Baby & Toddler Group, Charlwood 01293 565544 Briarswood Drop In (Childminders), Pound Hill 07736 950649 Bumpy Jumpy, Southwater Leisure Centre 01403 731836 Charlwood House Day Nursery Mother Toddler Gp 01293 565544 Friary Parent & Toddler Group, Haslett Avenue 01293 613336 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 Little Fishes, St Peters Church, Ifield Road, West Green 01293 437535


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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 St Leonard’s Parent & Toddler Group, Turners Hill 07766 464480 Music Bus, Gossops Green Community Centre 01403 750306 Music Bus, Maidenbower Junior School 01403 750306 Music Bus, The Women’s Hall, Billingshurst 01403 240842 New Skittles workshop, gymnastics, Tilgate 07990 952011 Parent Support Group & Sensory Toy LIbrary, Langley Green & Ifield C&FC 01293 651747 Play & Learn, Broadfield C&FC

01293 651777 Play & Learn Together, Southwater C&FC 01403 213570 Play & Talk (English as 2nd Language) Broadfield C&FC 01293 651777 Rising Fives, Baptist Church, Brighton Rd, Horsham 01403 211150 Rudgwick Tots & Toddlers, Church St, Rudgwick 01403 822063 Sensory Magic Carpet, Bewbush C&FC 01293 651760 Sensory Room, Bewbush C&FC 01293 651760 Sensory Room, Langley Green & Ifield C&FC 01293 651747 Sing & Sign, The Barn Church, Bewbush Manor 01293 852712 St Barnabas Parent & 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 Toddlers@10, Millennium Hall, Roffey (Drop in) 01403 272775 Toy Library, Langley Green & Ifield C&FC 01293 651747 Wee Minds Childminders Drop In, Broadfield C&FC 01293 651777 Worth & Pound Hill Parent & Toddler, St Barnabas 01293 882939

Thursday pm

Craftibobs - fun craft sessions for preschool children 07876 490436

Holy Trinity Church Mother & Toddler Gp, Tilgate 01293 571115 HUGGEES (parents under 21) West Green Youth Centre 07866 260465 Sensory Room, Bewbush C&FC 01293 651760 Sensory Room, Langley Green & Ifield C&FC 01293 651747 Treasure Chest, Crawley - Meal Deal from 3.30 01293 549009

Friday am

Baby Rhyme Time, Crawley Library babies & toddlers 01293 895130 Bumps & Babes, Bewbush C&FC 01293 651760 Bumps & Babes, Broadfield C&FC 01293 651777 Bumps & Babes, Langley Green & Ifield C&FC 01293 651747 Coach House Nursery, Copthorne Prep School 01342 718585 Fun Friday, Billingshurst C&FC 01403 213594 Haven Community Centre, Crawley Down, Crawley 01342 716791 Heath Horrors Broadbridge Heath Leisure Centre 01403 211311 Horsham Mini & Minders, Southwater Scout (Childminders only) 01403 271705 Jo Jingles, the music & movement Three Bridges 01903 892859 Jungle Tots, Crawley Community Church, Southgate 01293 886619

Kirdford Toddler, Kirdford Village Hall, Nr, Billingshurst 01403 871119 Langley Green Parent & Toddler Group, Crawley 01293 419750 Little Notes, Horsham 01403 336454 Music Bus, Pennthorpe School, Rudgwick 01403 240842 Music Bus, Southwater Leisure Centre 01403 240842 Musical Hands - Maidenbower Community Centre 1293 400569 Rhyme Time, Broadfield C&FC 01293 651777 Sing & Sign, Trafalgar Road Baptist Church, Horsham 01293 852712 Play & Learn, Horsham Nursery School C&FC 01403 224444 Three Bridges Free Church Toddler Spot, Crawley 01403 254139 Tiddlywinks, Ifield West Community Centre 01293 528860 Tootle Teds, North Heath Hall, Horsham 01403 249122 Tootsie Time, West Hoathly Village Hall 01342 713836 Treasure Chest, Crawley - Toddler Morning 01293 549009 Whirly Wiggle Story Club (School Term TIme Only) 07958 305041

Friday pm

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

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information matters Breastfeeding Support drop-in, Langley Green C&FC 01293 651747 Dinomites, Broadbridge Heath Leisure Centre 01403 211311 Family Time, Langley Green Youth Centre, Lark Rise 07809 268304 Grandparents Group, Billingshurst C&FC 01403 213594 Jo Jingles, the music & movement experience, Ashington 01903 892859 Mini Munchers Lunch Club, Needles C&FC 01403 213590 Play & Learn, Pound Hill C&FC 01293 651722 Speech & Language Drop In, Horsham C&FC 01403 224444

Toy LIbrary, Pound Hill C&FC 01293 651722 Treasure Chest, Crawley - Meal Deal from 3.30 01293 549009

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

Saturday am

Active Fun Sessions, Billingshurst Leisure Centre 01403 213594 Baby & Toddler Dance, Northgate, Crawley 01293 521028 Cheeky Monkeys, Baby & Toddler Gp, Gossops Green 07980 314425 Dads United 01293 534297 Dynamic Dads, monthly sessions, Horsham C&FC 01403 224444

We run during most school holidays. Birthday parties available during Session 2 or on weekends at Southwater Village Hall. For details see website: 01403-731836 07966-244062

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.

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information matters Family Breakfast, Billingshurst C&FC 01403 213594 Horsham C&FC 01403 224444 RH10 Men! (Maidenbower), Southgate C&FC 01293 651798 Saturday Storytime, Crawley Library 01293 895130 Super Saturday, Billingshurst C&FC 01403 213594

Toddler Groups

Cheeky Monkeys, Springboard House, Hurst Road 01403 218888 Crawley Library Toddler Times 01293 895130 Holbrook Toddler Group, Roffey, daily 01403 217868 Horsham Library Toddler Times 01403 224353 Hullabaloo Kids Baby Play & Sign Classes 0-2 year olds 01342 841766 Little Kickers Football for 18 months to 6 years 01293 226201 Messy Monster, 6 months upwards class 01342 833885 Music Bus (Crawley) 01403 750306 Music Bus (Horsham) 01403 240842 Spanish Amigos Horsham & Crawley 01403 756295 Tiddlers & Toddlers Southwater Village Centre 01403 733208 Wiggle Jiggle Story 07958 305041

Soft Play Areas 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 Billingshurst C&FC 01403 213594 Broadfield & Bewbush C&FC 01293 651777 East Grinstead C&FC 01342 332992 Happy Pickles - We can deliver 01903 740311 Horsham Nursery School C&FC 01403 224444 Horsham Toy Library, Springboard House, Horsham 01403 218888

Langley Green & Ifield C&FC 01293 651747 Maidenbower C&FC Maidenbower) 01293 651720 Maidenbower C&FC (Pound Hill) 01293 651722 Needles C&FC 01403 213590 Northgate C&FC 01293 651740 Roffey C&FC 01243 213599 Rural Horsham C&FC 01403 785816 Southgate C&FC 01293 651798 Southwater C&FC 01403 213570 WRVS, Toy Library, Crawley 01293 432508

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Toddlers Music

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 Inspire Academy of Dance 07783138348 Jo Jingles 01903 892859 Musical Sam, HBG Fitness, Oriel High School 01293 553625 Little Notes, Horsham 01403 336454 Music Bus (Crawley) 01403 750306 Music Bus (Horsham) 01403 240842 Sing & Sign 01293 852712 Sing, Dance & Sign - Musical Hands 01293 400569 Spanish Amigos Horsham & Crawley 01403 756295 Rhyme Time, Billingshurst C&FC 01403 213594 Tootle Ted’s Music, Horsham 01403 249122 Twinkle Tots Music 07534 275653 Whirly Wiggle Story Club (School Term Time Only) 07958 305041

Gym & Fitness

ABC Preschool Gymnastics Club, Furnace Green 01293 421591 Little Kickers Football for 18 months to 6 years 01293 226201 Movement, Fitness & Fun - Musical Hands 01293 400569

Nurseries A Step Ahead Day Nursery, Lower Beeding, 0-5yrs 01403 891012 Anne Frank Montessori, Bennetts Field (off Brighton Rd) 01403 270895 Anne Frank Montessori, Church Lane, Southwater 01403 270895 Bewbush Community Nursery (3 months - 8 Years) 01293 522030 Bewbush Nursery, Dorston Square, Crawley 01293 651755 Bluebells Day Nursery, Partridge Green, Horsham 01403 711084 Bluecoat Nursery, Christs Hospital, Horsham 01403 247446 Bobtails Montessori Nursery School, Billingshurst 01403 786176 Broadfield Nursery 01293 651785

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Brookfield Day Nursery, 3m-5yrs, Lowfield Heath 01293 535300 Busy Bees at Crawley, Haslett Avenue 01293 571555 Busy Bees at Sutherland House, Russel Way, Crawley 01293 604229 Charlwood House, Lowfield Heath, 3m-5yrs 01293 565544 Chiltington Montessori Nursery School 07816 530135 Coach House Nursery, Copthorne Prep School (2 1/2 yrs) 01342 718585 Coolham Montessori Nursery, Coolham 01403 741101 Copthorne Kinders Nursery 01342 715022 Cranbrook Independent Nursery, Maidenbower 01293 887533

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Now open from Loppets Road, Tilgate. 7.30am to 6.30pm for children aged 6 months to 5 years.

Free entitlement sessions are now available Loppets Road, Tilgate. throughout the year. For more information, please phone us or visit our website.

Toad Hall Nursery Looking for childcare? We pride ourselves on offering the very highest standard of care to all our children and ensuring that they experience a caring, loving and stimulating environment. Why not come along and see our newly refurbished facilities and meet the team.

What we offer:• Full day and part time care for children from 3 months to 5 years • Open from 8.00am to 6.00pm • Early starts and late pick up’s (pre-booked) • Free places available for 3 and 4 year olds • Home cooked, nutritionally balanced food cooked on site • Excellent support for children’s learning and development


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Little Monkeys Day Nursery, Horsham 01403 230404 Little Russets Nursery Slinfold, www. 07827 325100 New View Nursery, St Marks Lane, Horsham 01403 272911 Nuffield Health Crawley, Worth 01293 880417 Peter Bunny, The Warren, West Park Road, Copthorne 01342 713158 Sunrise Nusery, Crawley Borough Council 01293 438471 Teddies Nursery School, Pound Hill, Crawley 01293 613461 Totehill Day Nursery, Five Oaks Road, Slinfold, 0-5yrs 01403 790012 Wakoos Centre4Children, Station Road, Billingshurst 01403 213592



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Donnybrook Nursery School, Rusper 01293 871213 Dormans Playgroup, Gossops Green, Crawley 01293 514754 Farlington School Preschool Playgroup, Horsham 01403 282566 Forest Playgroup, Comptons Lane, Horsham 07999 851073 Happy Hours Preschool, Broadfield Youth & Com Centre 01293 519060 Heather Playgroup, Erica Way, Horsham 01403 262320 Holbrook Playgroup, North Heath Hall, St Mark’s 01403 265851 Holly Hedgehog Preschool, Baptist Church, West Green 07732 771197 Holy Innocents Playgroup, Church Lane, Southwater 01403 218076 Horsham Nursery School C&FC 01403 224444 Horsham URC Toddler Group, Springfield Rd 01403 268091 Ivy Cottage, Cranbrook Nursery, Crawley, 2-5yrs 01293 772561 Jack & Jill Preschool, Copthorne 01342 719732 Jack In The Box Playschool, Swallows Lane, Horsham 01403 711873 Joey’s Pre-school, Holy Trinity Church Hall, Tilgate 07971 382390 Kellybrook Montessori Nursery, Broadbridge Heath 01403 251221

information matters Kookaburra Playgroup, Hills Farm Lane, Horsham 01403 269548 Lets Play Playgroup, Three Bridges, Crawley 07762 468935 Little Acorns Preschool, Kelsey Hall, Chalk Road, Ifold 01403 752670 Little Acorns Preschool, Tillgate, Holy Trinity Church 01293 571115 Little Bear’s Playschool, Bewbush Community Centre 01293 613250 Loxwood Preschool, Badgers Way, Nicholsfield 01403 753284 Maidenbower Infant School Nursery 01293 886324 Maidenbower Playgoup Group, Harvest Rd 07580 018496 Millais Day Nursery, 6m - 5yrs, Depot Rd, Horsham 01403 267353 Milton Mount Playgroup, Milton Mount Ave, Crawley 01293 884312 Moss Playgroup, Scout Hut, Swindon Rd, Horsham 01403 269458 New Venture Playgroup, Roffey Youth Centre, Roffey 01403 256647 New View Nursery, North Heath Hall, St Mark’s Lane 01403 272911 Over The Rainbow Playgroup, Holbrook School Lane 01403 263832 Pandatots, 0-5 yrs, Russel Way, Crawley 01293 604229 Partridge Green Pre-School, The Village Hall 07880 744 240 Pennthorpe Kindergarten, Pennthorpe School, Rudgwick 01403 822431 Peter Pan Playgroup, Copthorne Village Hall 07881 781682

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


Piglits Pre-School, 7th Crawley Scout Hut, Waterlea 01293 511673 Plaistow Pre-School, Winterton Hall, Plaistow 01403 871329 Playmates Playschool, Crawley Rd, Roffey, Horsham 01403 258317 Pound Hill Pre-School, Crawley 01293 616479 Rainbow Pre-School, Barrington Road, Southgate 01293 427180 Rudgwick Pre-School, Rudgwick 01403 823558 Rusper Playgroup, Rusper Village Hall, Rusper 01293 871513 Skylarks Playgroup, Village Centre, Broadbridge Heath 07825 603601 Sleeping Stone Preschool, Gossops Green Com School 01293 542999 Southgate West Playgroup, Hilltop Primary School 01293 511008 Southwater Village Hall Pre-School, Church Lane 01403 733954 Squirrels Pre-School, Ifield 07804 329889 St Albans Church Playgroup, Medway Rd 01293 442935 St Gabriel’s Playgroup, Billingshurst 01403 784828 St John’s Sunshine Preschool, Copthorne 07963 501762 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 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 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 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 Willow Tree Pre-School (Langley Green) 01293 537400 Willow Tree Pre-School (Ifield West) 01293 270107 Willow Tree Pre-School (Ifield) 01293 270262 Willow Woody Pre-School at Cherry Lane Adventure Playground 07715083629 Windmill Pre-School, Lardner Hall Southwater 01403 733208 Woodlands Day Nursery, Desmond Anderson First School, Crawley 01293 539929 Worth Park Playgroup, Pound Hill, Crawley 01293 611148 Wybourne Pre-School, Crawley 01293 616824

Squirrels Pre-School

Bewbush Cricket Pavilion Barlow Road Bewbush

For children aged 2-5 years old, funding available for 3-4 year olds. 2 year old funding is also accepted. Rated ‘Good‛ by OFSTED, fully qualified and experienced staff. Please call 07804 329889 or come along to meet the staff, stay, play and have some fun! Learn through Play at:

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

“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

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

01403 790253 Rated ‘OUTSTANDING’ by Ofsted





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Come and play

It’s free of charge and there’s so much to do! Open February to November. Term times: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 3pm - 7.30pm School holidays: Monday to Friday: 11.30am - 4pm

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Holiday Play Caredcare at Fantastic, Ofsted-registered chil great prices during school holidays and halfterm breaks. Takes place at Waterlea and Cherry Lane adventure playgrounds for children aged 5 to 12 years.

£17.50 per day per child (8.30am - 5.30pm) £10 for a half day (8.30am -1.30pm or 1.30pm - 5.30pm) Discounts are available for multiple bookings and siblings. See website for offers.

Children's parties

Come rain or shine, all year round, take over an adventure playground at weekends for exclusive use. It’s the perfect venue for active, sociable children, keen to invite the whole class! Party times on Saturdays and Sundays are 10am - 12noon, 1.15pm - 3.15pm and 4.30pm - 6.30pm. Party prices £100 for Creasys Drive or Millpond £122 for Waterlea or Cherry Lane

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Schools and Clubs Education Information

Advisory Centre for Education 0808 800 5793 Aspire Sussex Adult Education 01293 853470 Childcare NVQs from Smalltime Training 01293 565558 Crawley Careers Centre 01293 528374 Crawley College 01293 442200 Crawley Education Institute 01293 418420 Crawley Portage Service 01293 572480 Education Department, Centenary Hse, Crawley 01293 895222 Education Welfare Service, 5-16 yrs, advice & support 01293 895218 Educational Psychology, 0-19 yr olds, advice & training 01293 895239 Horsham Career Centre, East St, Horsham 01403 261465 Horsham Portage Service 01403 264763 Independent Schools Council South East 020 7798 1560 Learning & Skills Council 0870 900 6800 WSCC Education Office 01293 895318

Special Needs Schools

Crawley Forest School 01293 564000 Ellas Field 01403 785 046 Ingfield Manor School 01403 782294 Manor Green Primary College, Crawley 01293 520351 Manor Green Primary School, Ifield, Crawley 01293 526873 Moon Hall 01306 731464 Munthan House School, Barns Green, Horsham 01403 730302 Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee School, Horsham 01403 266215

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 & Nursery 01293 406182 Castlewood Primary School 01403 734822 Colgate Primary School, Blackhouse Road, Colgate 01293 851254 Copthorne Fairway Infant School, Copthorne 01342 713691 Crawley Down Village CE School 01342 713292 Desmond Anderson Primary School 01293 525596 Gossops Green Primary School 01293 525449 Heron Way Primary School, Horsham 01403 261944 Hilltop Primary School, Southgate 01293 534314 Holbrook Primary School, Horsham 01403 272500 Holy Trinity C of E Primary School, Lower Beeding 01403 891263 Itchingfield Primary School, Itchingfield 01403 790204 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 Littlehaven Infant School, Horsham 01403 260608 Maidenbower Infant School, Maidenbower 01293 886324 Milton Mount Primary School 01293 537158 North Heath Community Primary School, Horsham 01403 254790 Northgate Primary School 01293 526737 Northolmes Junior School, Horsham 01403 261822 Oaks Primary School 01293 527473 Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Primary School 01293 526057 Pound Hill Infant School 01293 873975 Rudgwick Primary School, Rudgwick 01403 822151

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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 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 01293 571893 Three Bridges Infant School 01293 524076 Trafalgar Community Infant School, Horsham 01403 254925 Turners Hill CE Primary School 01342 715412 Warnham C of E Primary School, Horsham 01403 265230 Waterfield Primary School

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Moon Hall College & 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

01293 406940 Copthorne CE Junior School, Copthorne 01342 712372 Crawley Down CE Junior School, Crawley Down 01293 713292 Greenway School 01403 252013 Maidenbower Junior School 01293 883758 Northolmes Junior School, Leith View Road, Horsham 01403 261822 Pound Hill Junior 01293 447000 Southwater Junior School 01403 730475 Three Bridges Junior School 01293 526888

Amanda Jones, Latin & all subjects 01342 719390 Fleet Tutors, Private tuition in your home 0845 644 5452 Home Tutoring - Mainly English & Maths - age 5-16 01342 718862 Home Tutoring Polish, English GCSE exams age 2-16 07908 177287 Horsham Kumon Study Centre 01737 248313 KipMcGrath Education Centres Horsham 01403 257755 Kumon Study Centre - Tilgate & Crawley 01293 402553 Mobile maths tutor, CRB checked, Crawley, 11+ to GCSE 07518 353719 QUALIFIED TEACHER, Help with all subjects ages 4-11 07551939863 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

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

Independent Schools

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Breakfast Clubs Roffey Fun Clubs, Roffey, Horsham 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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Roffey Fun Clubs, Roffey, Horsham 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

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Chelsea Football Club 07843 868657 Charlwood House Holiday Club Ages 4-11 01293 565544 Crawley Wellbeing, K2 01293 585350 Darren Talbot Cricket Coaching, for 7yrs+ 07912 873591 Inspire Academy of Dance 07783 138348 K2 01293 585300 Pied Piper 01273 504485 Playcare - Cherry Lane, Crawley 01293 516163 Playcare - Waterlea, Crawley 01293 530035 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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Wow - 60 years! Nobody could have foreseen what started in a back bedroom in Claygate in March 1954 becoming one the largest and most established Performing Arts Schools in the South East. But sixty years after Roshe School was opened in Surrey with just a handful of pupils by Rosemary Woodd and Sheila London (the word ROSHE derives from the first 3 letters of both their names), the much beloved institution has gone on to grow out of all proportion.

Soon after its foundation, Rosemary Woodd moved to East Grinstead and opened a second branch. The two schools were then run independently, where Rosemary Woodd continues to this day to propel the East Grinstead branch to great heights within the Preforming Arts industry. To this day Roshe School offers an alternative training to that available at a full-time dance

school. Rosemary Woodd prides herself of ensuring students who attend state or private education has an opportunity to take lessons in dance and performance outside their academic school hours. For some students dancing is just a hobby; for others, a life-long ambition. Subsequently, the lessons offered by Roshe will always cater for both aspirations and offer an array of different disciplines, encourage parental support and foster each pupil’s personal aspirations.

Anniversary Showcase on 17th & 18th April and a Gala Dinner for past and present parents, friends and supporters on 19th April. For further information please email

Roshe still holds the same values and dedication to their students as when they started over 60 years ago, and is certain to continue for many years to come, they certainly have a proven track record for the last 60 years! Roshe have various events planned this year to mark this fantastic achievement including an

Roshe Performing Arts present as part of their 60th Anniversary celebrations.

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17th & 18th April 2014 @ 7.30pm Adult: £14.50, Child/OAP: £10.50

Celebrating six decades in the entertainment industry Roshe Performing Arts bring you a unique Musical Theatre experience spanning 60 years of Musicals from Stage and Screen.

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

Tel: 07803 923439

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‘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 604107/ 07969 612285


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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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Huts No 19 01293 438151 Inspire Academy of Dance, Horsham, Reigate & Dorking 07783138348 Kicks Dance 01342 829292 Lamda & private Drama Tutoring 01444 254466 Louise Ryrie School of Dance & Drama, Crawley 01293 521028 Musicality Choir 11-25 01444 254466 Perform 0845 400 4017 Performing4u, drama for 3-16 year olds, Horsham 01403 260711 Pitchy Breath Theatre Company 01293 438151 Premier Dance Academy 07919 687600 Róisín Mullins Dance Academy (Crawley) 07832 271809 Rosalie School of Dance - Saturday ballet & modern tap 01342 325478 Spice of Life (60+), Northgate 01293 438151 Stagecoach Theatre Arts, Crawley, 4-16 01403 259132 Stagecoach Theatre Arts, Horsham, 4-16 01293 823282 Surrey School of Ballet & Performing Arts, Horley 07455 230198 The Art Academy, Horsham 01403 754727 Whiteside’s School of Dance - age 3-student, Smallfield 01293 454542

information matters Ariel Company Theatre Inspiring and enriching brings the heat to young people through Horsham! the Performing Arts This March see the last youth performance before the hit musical opens in the West End . Following a sell-out run in 2012, when Ariel was the first youth company to perform the show, Ariel is delighted to now bring the popular production to Horsham’s Capitol Theatre from 11th – 15th March 2014. This will be one of the final performances by any theatre group prior to the show’s much anticipated return to the West End. Miss Saigon is the epic love story which tells the tale of orphaned bar girl Kim who falls in love with American GI Chris, as Saigon dramatically falls around them. Set at the end of the Vietnam War in 1975, the talented cast of young people bring passion, emotion and drama to the stage with this atmospheric production. With musical numbers from the creators of Les Misérables, the audience is guaranteed a night to remember. Neil Hopson, Show Director and Ariel Principal said “Audience feedback for our previous production of Miss Saigon was so positive we were determined to bring the musical to Horsham. We have made some tweaks and changes and the cast have worked tirelessly. With all actors being 19 or younger, I challenge anyone to not be moved by their mature interpretation of what can be a very gritty and moving story.” Ticket Offer: Set to be the hottest ticket in Horsham, Ariel who always seeks to work with the community is offering a special group offer to schools, theatre clubs and community groups of buy 10 tickets and get one free on Tuesday 11th March and Wednesday 12th March performances. Any group of individuals or organisations can benefit from this great offer. Tickets are great value at £17 each or £10 for concessions. To book visit www.thecapitolhorsham. com or Tel: 01403 750220

Your local Stagecoach Theatre Arts Schools are in Crawley & Horsham and run weekendclasses for all children aged from 4-18 years. Stagecoach Crawley also offers Summer Holiday Workshops. All schools are inspected annually by an Independent School Inspection Agency and all the staff are professional and checked through the DBS. An hour to sing, an hour to act, an hour to dance - a lifetime to perform. Main school classes are limited to 17 students and are led by experienced professionals who know just how to motivate and encourage. Teamed with like minded friends the students feel safe to stretch themselves. The work builds their confidence and they can sense the fun, excitement and drama. These skills are skills for life. Stagecoach also offers Early Stages classes for younger children. A 90 minute session where children are taught elementary skills in dance, drama and singing. Early Stages focuses on allowing the children to express themselves whilst building up confidence and self-esteem. Early Stages students are trained by experienced teachers who know just how to fire the imaginations of the very young child. Stagecoach Crawley is taking bookings now for its popular Summer Holiday Workshops. Children can spend an exciting week developing performance skills with a show at the end of the week. A great way to spend a week of the long summer break making new friends and having fun. Main School Workshop 18-22 Aug 10am-4pm daily (6-18 yrs); Little Performers Workshop 18-21 Aug 9.30am-12.30pm daily (4-7 yrs). Stagecoach Crawley & Horsham have provided the Children’s Choir for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Hawth Theatre for its past five visits. More information can be found at

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Museum wins funding Crawley Borough Council, in partnership with Crawley Museum Society, has been awarded £1.15m by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to provide a new museum in the town centre, relocating from Goffs Park House. The Tree, a Grade II listed building originating from around 1280 on the High Street, will be restored, renovated and fitted out as a new museum space. The project will see new specialist display facilities and equipment, educational material developed and lots of exciting opportunities ahead for volunteers and the public to get involved. The total cost of the project is £1.95m. Crawley Borough Council had already agreed to spend £763,000 to refurbish The Tree and bring it up to standard. Work is expected to start in April 2015 and take around 18 months to complete. Helen Poole, Curator of Crawley Museums, said: “We are absolutely delighted. The HLF’s financial

commitment, on top of Crawley Borough Council’s to the regeneration and heritage in the town, giving the museum a much more central location from support and input, will enable us to expand the which to inform, educate and entertain.” museum service to take account of all the rich diversity and heritage of Crawley in a fine setting. Stuart McLeod, Head of Heritage Lottery Fund We shall be able to offer many more facilities, South East England, said: “A new museum in one with exciting activities to appeal to young people of the town’s oldest buildings will give heritage an and the wider community. The new Temporary enhanced role in the educational and cultural life Exhibition Gallery in particular gives much needed of Crawley. It will provide increased opportunities scope to focus on the strength of our town, both for community-based events alongside both creatively and through its different communities.” temporary and permanent exhibitions about the history of the town and its people.” Councillor Duncan Crow, Cabinet member for Leisure and Culture, said: “This is absolutely fantastic news. We’ve been working closely with Crawley Museum Society to develop our bid over Horsham Karate Club 01403 218327 Places to Visit the past few years and Karate, Broadbridge Heath Leisure Amberley Museum 01798 831370 are delighted that the Centre 01403 211311 Black Down & Marley Common Heritage Lottery Fund Karate-Dokuja Karate-Do Wado Kai, 01428 683207 Horsham 01403 253782 has approved this. Blackland Farm 01342 810493 Kin Ryu Judo Club, K2, Crawley The new museum will Bluebell Railway 01825 720800 01293 537808 provide a massive boost Borde Hill Gardens & Playground, 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


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


Holmbush Paintball 0800 279 2525


Balcombe Rd 01444 450326 Brooklands Museum, aviation and motoring 01932 857381 Buchan Country Park, Horsham Rd, Crawley 01293 542088 Chesworth Farm, Denne Park, Horsham 01403 256890 Christ’s Hospital School Museum, Horsham 01403 247528 Crawley Museum Goffs Park 01293 539088 Devil’s Dyke, Devil’s Dyke Road, Poynings 01273 857712 Fishers Farm Park, Wisborough, Billingshurst 01403 700063 Glyndebourne Opera House 01273 812321 Godstone Farm, Godstone 01883 742546 Goffs Park Miniature Railway 01293 528612 Goff ’s Park Play Area, Horsham Road, Crawley 0800 5807588 Holmbush Farm 01293 851700 Horsham Museum, The Causeway, Horsham 01403 254959 Horsham Park, Hurst Road, Horsham 01403 215256 Huxley’s Experience Birds of Prey Centre, Horsham 01403 273458 Huxleys Experience, Horsham 01403 273458 Ifield Water Mill 01293 539088 Ladyland Farm 01293 784469 Langley Green Adventure Playground, Crawley 01293 516163 Leechpool and Owlbeech Woods, Horsham 01403 731218 Leonardslee Gardens, Lower Beeding, Horsham 01403 891212 Millpond Adventure Playground, Bewbush, Crawley 01293 520225

information matters Nymans Gardens, Handcross 01444 405250 Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserve 01798 875851 Southwater Country Park 01403 731218 Standen, East Grinstead 01342 323029 Sussex Past 01323 844224 Tangmere Military Aviation Museum 01243 790090 The Walled Garden at Cowdray 01730 816881 The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, Arundel 01903 883355 Tilgate Park, Crawley. Nature centre, outdoor play area, cheap and fun day out 01293 521168 Tulleys Farm, Turners Hill 01342 717071 Wakehurst Place 01444 894066 Warnham Nature Reserve 01403 256890 Washbrooks Farm 01273 832201 Waterlea Adventure Playground, Furnace Green 01293 530035 Wattlehurst Farm Park, Kingsfold, Horsham 01306 627490 Weald & Downland Open Air Museum 01243 811363 West Wittering Estate 01243 514143

Christ’s Hospital Sports Centre, Horsham 01403 247572 Forest Recreation Centre, Comptons Lane, Horsham 01403 269619 Forte Spa Gym & Swimming Pool, Meridian Hotel, Gatwick 01293 567070 K2 Crawley 01293 585300 Pageant Leisure Club, Lower Beeding 01403 891687 Southwater Leisure Centre, Pevensey Rd, Southwater 01403 733208 The Holbrook Club, North Heath Lane, Horsham 01403 751150 Virgin Active, Crawley 0800 064 4456

Have-A-Go Pottery 01403 741121 Mud Pie Ceramics 01293 776700 The Pottery@Spellcast Studio01403 248123

Angelfish 01273 726163 Aquababies - Birth to 4 years in Sussex 01273 833101 Aqua Tots, Baby/Toddler classes 020 8688 6488 Bluecoat Sports, Christ’s Hospital, Horsham 01403 247572 Cetacea Aquatic Art School, Crawley, swimmers 8 yrs+ 01293 512006 Crawley Branch of The British Sub Aqua Club 01293 820147 Crawley Swimming Club 01293 883570 Crawley Town Life Saving Club, Crawley 01403 262158 DPD Coaching 01798 873077 Floaties, 18-36 months, Broadbridge Heath Leisure Centre 01403 211311 Jellyfish Swimming School 07950 127517 K2 Crawley 01293 585300 MXT Swimming School 07944 237614 Parent & baby splash 0-3, Broadbridge Heath Leisure Tue am 01403 211311 Sunbeam Disability Swim Club 07929 267593 The Little Swim School teach preschool kids to safely swim 01444 474573 The Pavilion in the Park, Horsham 01403 219200 Water Babies - baby swimming venues across Sussex 01794 399888



Crawley Rugby Club 01293 533995 Horsham Rugby Club 01403 252235 St Francis Rugby Club, Crawley 01293 516108


NSSA Coaching, 7 to 12 yrs, Thurs 5pm to 6pm. 07779 497465


Crawley District Scouts Horsham West Scouts Horsham Weald Scout District Scout Association 020 8433 7100 Turners Hill/Crawley Down Scout Group West Sussex Scouts West Sussex Scouts County Office 01798 831110


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

Skate Parks

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

Sports Centres Billingshurst Leisure Centre 01403 784245 Bluecoat Sports, Christ’s Hospital 01403 247572 Broadbridge Heath Leisure Centre Horsham 01403 211311




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 Classes

Table Tennis

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

At The Sussex Swim School we teach children to swim from 6 months up to competition level in our beautiful warm pools in Lower Beeding & Handcross Park School Pool. Our pre-school Lessons run Monday to Saturday from 09.00 to 1pm, with after School lessons from 3.45 to 6.45 and Saturdays from 12.00 until 4.30pm. Our lessons are progressive and lots of fun. All our teachers are fully ASA qualified, lifeguard trained, first aid qualified and DBS checked. With a maximum of 6 pupils in each class we provide the individual attention your child needs. Private/adult lessons are available on request. For more info call us now on

01444 474573 or visit


Advantage Receiver Tennis 01444 253 322 Billingshurst Tennis Club 01403 783430 Broadbridge Heath Leisure Centre 01403 211311 Comptons Tennis Club, Leechpond Hill, Horsham 01403 268071 Cottesmore Tennis Club, Pease Pottage 01293 528256 Crawley Lawn Tennis Club, Three Bridges, Crawley 01293 533388 Global Tennis 01403 255951 Horsham - for details 01403 215634 Horsham Cricket & Sports Club 01403 254628 Horsham Lawn Tennis Club, Horsham 01403 254628 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

Theatres & Cinemas

Christ’s Hospital Theatre, Christ’s Hospital, Horsham 01403 247434 Ifield Barn Theatre Society, Rectory La, Ifield, Crawley 01293 522763 The Brighton Centre 01273 290131 The Capitol, Horsham 01403 750220 The Hawth Theatre, Crawley 01293 552941 Theatre Royal, Brighton 08700 606650 Cineworld, London Road, Crawley 0871 2002000


Crawley Volleyball Club 01293 862170 Volleyball 07828 504378]


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


5th, 6th & 7th JUNE


THE SOUTH OF ENGLAND SHOW Adults £20 Senior Citizens/Students £18 Children £7 (age 5 - 16 under 5’s FREE) Family Ticket £40 (2 adults + 2 children) Gates Open 9.00am - 6.30pm

For discounted tickets book in advance at

Reg Charity No: 227033

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