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KIDS’ FUN FILE Eastbourne & beyond

October - Christmas 2018

Half Term October 2018 20

HAILSHAM BONFIRE & FIREWORKS. Town centre. 7.30pm-10pm. Torch-lit procession, marching bands, bonfire & spectacular firework display. FREE. (Bring coins for charity buckets).

20-28 HALF TERM @ THE OBSERVATORY. Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux. 10am-5pm. In addition to usual interactive exhibits: Spectacular Science Shows at 11am, 1pm & 3pm. Daily Telescope Tours at 12noon, 2pm & 4pm. 01323 832731. the-observatory.org

Football & Rugby sessions for children aged 18 months - 7 years

Dance on Broadway with

FREE trial class Enterprise Centre 01323 646329 cobievetcare.co.uk

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

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Broadway United Church Centre, Hampden Park, Eastbourne

Many past students now in professional theatre

Full Theatrical Training Musical Theatre / Ballet Street / Freestyle Tap / Jazz / Modern National / Vocal Coaching Classical / Greek Little Angels Ballet from 18 months

01323 639846 07775 843225 We advise confirmation of all events listed as they may be subject to change.

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What’s On at Eastbourne Cycle Centre October Half Term 2018

East Sussex Cycle Training @Wheeliesafe

Monday 22 October Bikeability Level 1: 10am–12noon Bikeability Level 2 (Day 1): 10am-3pm Whizzability Family Fun: Open Session For Families 3.30-5.30pm Tuesday 23 October Bikeability Level 2 (Day 2): 10am-3pm Bikeability Level 3: 10am-2.30pm Wednesday 24 October Beginners Stage 1. Session 1: 9-9.45am, 2: 10-10.45am, 3: 11-11.45am, 4: 12.30-1.15pm, 5: 1.30-2.45pm, 6: 2.30-3.15pm Thursday 25 October Beginners Stage 2: (2 30min group sessions) 9.30-10am & 10-10.30am Junior Bikeability Fix (Bike Maintenance) 11.30am-2pm (12 Places) Friday 26 October Wheels For All Adapted Bike Session 10am-2pm Whizzability Family Fun Open Session For Families 2.30-4.30pm




10am-5pm daily (4pm Sunday), Closed term time Tuesdays Open Wednesdays until 10pm ~ bring a bottle & your friends



Birthday Parties Baby Hand & Footprint Gifts Groups Welcome

The Masterpiece Studio, Unit 3, Holmes Hill Estate, Whitesmith, BN8 6JA (A22 Golden Cross) 01825 872225 The MasterPiece Studio www.masterpiecestudio.co.uk Half Term October 2018

Pocket Science Funfair comes to Eastbourne

Singing Lessons in central Eastbourne studio with experienced DBS checked teacher ABRSM / Rockschool / GCSE / A Level exam prep / in-lesson recording / performance & technique. www.fionawallace.com fjgwallace@icloud.com 07949 886177

20-28 SPOOKY HALLOWEEN TRAIL. Redoubt Fortress, Royal Parade. 10am-5pm. Halloween Trail plus spooky craft activities and a tasty treat. FREE with admission: Adult £4.50, kids FREE! 01323 410300. heritageeastbourne.co.uk 20-28 MAD SCIENCE LAB. Knockhatch, Hailsham. 10am-4pm. Help Dr Stein & Igor bring Frank, the Knockhatch Monster, back to life in live science shows. Plus spooky Containment attraction & Ghost Hunt (all included in entrance fee). £11.99. (20% OFF with voucher on facing page). 01323 442051. knockhatch.com 20-28 SHRIEK WEEK. Drusillas Park, Alfriston. 10am-5pm. Witches, mummy in a maze, spooky surprises. Visit from The Gruffalo on Wed 24th. £20.95. 01323 874100. drusillas.co.uk 21

BEAUTY & THE BEAST - Ballet Theatre UK. Royal Hippodrome. 6pm. A magical production for all ages of this enchanting love story. Adult £17, child £13, dance school rate £10. 01323 802020. royalhippodrome.com

21-27 BRIGHTON SCIENCE FESTIVAL. Brighton venues. Crazy workshops on everything from automata to zoology, plus scintillating science shows. Full programme & booking: brightonscience.com 22-26 CYCLING COURSES. Eastbourne Sports Park, Cross Levels Way. Timetable in ad on facing page. 01273 335795. eastsussex.gov.uk/cycling 23-27 FREE CREATIVE WORKSHOPS. Towner, College Rd. Tues & Sat: Toy Hacking. 11am-1pm & 2-4pm. Make your own mutant creations. Drop-ins (7+). Wed: 3D Pens. 11am-1pm & 2-4pm. Turn your drawings into 3D objects. Drop-in (7+). Thurs: Digital Cardboard Crafting. 1-4pm. Create & animate a mask or costume. Drop-in, all ages. Fri: Talking Pictures. 11am-3pm. Create an interactive picture which plays your music when touched! Booking required. For ages 12 - adult. Plus on Sun 28th: Draw Me In. 10am-4pm. FREE workshops for local schools & community groups. townereastbourne.org.uk/halfterm

Seven Sisters Country Park, Exceat

Wild Woodies Holiday Club Wednesday 24th October 10am–3pm Light a fire & make a hot drink, build a den, use tools, explore and discover woodland animals. Age 6-11. Booking essential. £28 / £20 for members.

Halloween in Friston Forest Thursday 25th October 2-4pm Bring the family for a spooky adventure in the woods. Booking essential. Child £7/Adult £3.50. Discount for members.

01273 497561 www.sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk

Half Term October 2018 23,24 KIDS’ FUN SCIENCE WORKSHOPS. &25 Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux. Tue: Car of the Future. Create model electric cars; 10.30am-1pm, age 6-8. 2-4.30pm, age 9-11. Wed: Eyes On The Universe: What’s in space? 10.30am-1pm or 2-4.30pm (age 6-8 only.) Each workshop £12.50. Must book. Thurs: Full Moon. 2-8pm. Create a Moon, craters and a Moon lander. View the moon through giant telescopes (weather permitting). Ages 9-11. £25. Must book: 01323 832731. the-observatory.org 23,25 FREE HALF TERM WORKSHOPS. Crossland & &27 Dudson Training, 39-41 Upperton Road. Tues: Science, Thurs: Halloween Puppets. Workshops: 10am-12noon & 1-3pm. Sat: Nature Trail (meet Gildredge Park cafe). Trail 10am-12noon & 1-3pm. Ages 5-10. To register call: 01323 720072. 23-27 THE ART HOUSE HALLOWEEN. 34 Grove Road. Tues & Fri: Spooky Treats 10-11.30am, £12 and Spooky Slime 2.30-3.45pm, £13. Wed & Thurs: Spooky Clay Fun 10-11.30am, £12 and Halloween Art 2.30-4pm, £12. Book 01323 728691. f:TheArtHouseEastbourne


24,25 GO WILD @ HALF TERM. Seven Sisters Country Park. Exceat. Wed: Wild Woodies Holiday Club. 10am-3pm. Light a fire, build a den, explore. Ages 6-11. £28 per child. Thurs: Halloween in the Forest. 2-4pm. Family adventure in the spooky woodland. Child £7, adult £3.50. Book 01273 492630. sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk

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Willingdon Community School & Stone Cross Primary School present

Eastbourne Otters Swim School

Tuesday 30 October 2018 6-8pm Willingdon Community School

Eastbourne’s No 1 skating venue

All swimmers welcome from age 4 up to age 90 All levels from beginners to competitive level Adult learners and training sessions Special sessions for nervous children & children with special needs Well qualified, experienced and understanding teachers For more information, please contact Head Coach Heather Curry on 07762 758 876 or email heatherlinkview@hotmail.co.uk or visit our website: www.eastbourneotters.org

Broad Rd, Eastbourne Food, Entertainment, Music, Stalls, Games, Lots of Family Fun! Advance Tickets: Family £18 (2 adults / 2-3 children) Adult £6 (16+) Child £4 (under 4s free) Limited tickets

By Frontier Fireworks


friends@willingdonschool.org.uk foscs@yahoo.com 01323 485254


Tuesdays-Thursdays 12noon-5pm, Fridays 12-4pm £4 Tuesdays-Thursdays 3.30-6pm £4 Practise your skills, make friends. Tea, coffee & snacks available.

Fridays 5-10pm Sundays 2-6pm Saturdays 1-6pm

Have your own

Half Term October 2018 24-28 HAUNTED HOGS TRAIL & PUMPKIN CARVING. Sharnfold Farm, Stone Cross. 10am-4pm. Curly Tail Trail & activity sheet. Child £4.50, adult FREE. Plus buy a pumpkin and carve your own design. 01323 768490. sharnfoldfarm.co.uk 26,27 PEPPA PIG’S ADVENTURE. Devonshire Park Theatre. Join Peppa and friends on a camping trip to the woods. Games, laughter and live music. Adult from £11, child from £9, under 1s £2. 01323 412000. eastbournetheatres.co.uk 28


HALLOWEEN HORRORS. Herstmonceux Castle. 10am-4pm. Come in costume for cookie decorating, wizard storytelling, Frankenstein bowling, a decaying corpse game and a spells trail. Adult £6, child £3, family £14, under 5s FREE. 01323 834479. herstmonceux-castle.com ILLUMINATE FIREWORK EXTRAVAGANZA. Willingdon Community School, Broad Rd. 6-8pm. Food, entertainment, games, stalls and a HUGE fireworks display. Advance tickets: adult £6, child £4, family £18. 01323 485254. friends@willingdonschool.org.uk

November 2018 2

SAFFRONS FAMILY FIREWORKS. Compton Place Road. Open 6pm, display 7.30pm. Kiddie rides, food, stalls and family-friendly fireworks. Adult £5, child £3, family (2+2) £15. 01323 724328.


RAPUNZEL. Royal Hippodrome Theatre. 5.30pm. Hair-Larious family adventure starring Channel 5’s Milkshake’s Jen Pringle as Rapunzel. Adult £15.50, child £13.50, family (2+2) £48. 01323 802020. royalhippodrome.com

14-16 EASTBOURNE YOUTH RADIO 2018. Listen on your radio on 87.7 FM or online at eyr.org.uk to hear local school and college students, aged 5-19, broadcasting their own programmes live from Wed 10am until Fri 4pm. 16-18 “JUST SO” - Young EODS. Royal Hippodrome Theatre. Colourful musical adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s “Just So” stories. Adult £15, child £14. 01323 802020. royalhippodrome.com

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November 2018 17

BOHO WINTER LIGHT FESTIVAL - FIRE & ICE. 4-8pm. Light Procession 3.30pm from Bolton Rd to Leaf Hall, Seaside. Music, stalls, food, kiddie rides & entertainment. FREE event.

20,21 BING GOES TO THE THEATRE. Devonshire Park Theatre. See the first ever Bing stage show! Magical world of make-believe. Adult from £15, child from £13, babies under 6 months £2. 01323 412000. eastbournetheatres.co.uk 30

MEADS MAGIC. Meads High Street. 2.30-7pm. Children’s activities, street market, crafts, hot food, live entertainment. FREE event.

30Nov EASTBOURNE CHRISTMAS MARKET. -23Dec Pedestrian precinct, Terminus Rd. 10am-6pm. Christmas stalls, festive food, children’s activities & live entertainment. eastbournechristmas.com

December 2018 1

ADVENT WORKSHOP. St Mary’s Church, Old Town. 2-4pm. Make Christmas presents and decorations to take home. Ends with short children’s service. Ages 3-11. FREE event.


FREE CHRISTMAS SATURDAY WORKSHOPS. Wreath Making, The Bloom Factory, 87 Seaside Rd. 10am-1pm & 2-5pm. Both days. Christmas Crafts, Crossland & Dudson Training, 39-41 Upperton Rd. 10am-12noon & 1-3pm. Book: 01323 720072 or info@cdtraining.co.uk

1-24 BREAKFAST WITH SANTA. Enterprise Shopping Centre. Enjoy breakfast with Santa, Mrs Claus & the elves. Decorate pancakes and write & send your letter to Santa. £6 per breakfast or 3 for £15. Online bookings only: santasgrotto.org 7-9

Come and join youth football club in Eastbourne! Under 6s - Under 16s Tel: Simon Parks 07795 294443 www.etyfc.org.uk

WHISTLE DOWN THE WIND. Royal Hippodrome Theatre. Three farm children in rural America find a fugitive hiding in the barn and mistake him for Jesus. A story to stay with you forever. Adult £17, child £15. royalhippodrome.com

7Dec- PANTOMIME: CINDERELLA. Devonshire Park 13Jan Theatre. Will Cinderella go to the ball? Much-loved family panto starring local favourites, Tucker as Buttons and Martyn Knight as one of the Ugly Sisters. Stunning special effects, glittering costumes and a truly amazing carriage! Tickets from £14.50. 01323 412000. eastbournetheatres.co.uk

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December 2018 8-23 SANTA’S GROTTO. Knockhatch. Weekends only until 20 Dec. 11am-5pm. Meet Santa in his Grotto (extra £5). Park entry: £7.99pp, family (2+2) £29.96. 01323 442051. knockhatch.com 13-31 THE LOST TOYS’ BIG CHRISTMAS ADVENTURE. Towner, College Rd. Three toys find themselves lost in Eastbourne on Christmas Eve. Will they find their children in time, or will Wicked Wanda stop them? Find out in a brand-new musical, full of laughs, surprises & plenty of Christmas magic. Written by local mum Kali Peacock, with original live music by Tony Award-winner Sarah Travis, it's a truly original production. Adult £14.50, child £12.50, family (2+2) £45 + booking fee. Book online at underwiredproductions.com

13,200 are distributed to families in Eastbourne & Hailsham. To advertise here (small ads are only £25) message me on KidsFunFile

14Dec SECRET SANTA - THE FROST FILES. -1Jan Royal Hippodrome Theatre. Holly Kringle receives a letter from the secretive Ministry of Mistletoe asking for her help - Santa has been kidnapped! Holly must follow the clues, meet some colourful characters and find a way to rescue Santa and save Christmas. Adult £15.50, child £13.50, family (2+2) £48. Visit Santa in his Grotto before the show for an extra £5 per child. 01323 802020. royalhippodrome.com 26

BOXING DAY CONCERT & DANCE. Eastbourne Bandstand. 11am-12.30pm. Round up all your relatives and work off that Christmas dinner by dancing with family & friends. An Eastbourne tradition! All welcome. No ticket required. FREE.

Sweet Circus at the Yoga Life Studio Circus Tots Weds 10am Parent & toddler circus-themed play session. 1 adult & 1 child £3.50. Additional adults / children £2. Sweet Circ-Ed Weds 11.15am Juggling, poi, plate spinning, diabolo & aerial hoop for home educated children. Trial class £7.50. Block booking £6 per session. £1 discount for siblings. Circus Monkeys Weds 3.45pm (ages 5-10); 4.45pm (ages 11+). Circus inspired fitness class. Juggling, diabolo, plate spinning, aerial hoop & more. Trial class £7.50. Block booking £6 per session. £1 discount for siblings.

Wacky Wednesdays Half Term Workshop 24 October 3-5pm £14

Sweet Circus, Enterprise Shopping Centre, Station Parade, Eastbourne info@sweetcircus.net

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

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A What's On diary of childrens' events in and around Eastbourne, East Sussex.

Kids Fun File Autumn Winter 2018  

A What's On diary of childrens' events in and around Eastbourne, East Sussex.


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