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KIDS’ FUN FILE July - September 2017

Eastbourne & beyond FREE JULY 2017 1-16

SUMMER FUNPARK. Princes Park. Weekdays: 5-9pm; weekends: 1-5pm & 5-9pm. Rides, giant inflatables, ghost train, dodgems, Star Flyer and - new for 2017 - Froggit. Buy a wristband and get unlimited rides for £7.99 per person per 4-hour session. johndavisfunfairs.co.uk

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999 EMERGENCY SERVICES DISPLAY. Western Lawns. 11am-5pm. Climb onboard an ambulance or fire engine and try out the hoses. Arena displays by emergency response teams. Demonstrations include police dogs and a dramatic sea rescue by the coastguard (with helicopter support if available). Timetable of each day’s events available at: 999display.co.uk FREE event.

Dance on Broadway with

Enterprise Centre 01323 646329 cobievetcare.co.uk

Broadway United Church Centre, Hampden Park, Eastbourne

Many past students now in professional theatre SUMMER SCHOOL

with West End professionals 14-18 August 10am-3pm £130 all welcome

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

01323 643475 07775 843225 We advise confirmation of all events listed as they may be subject to change.

© Wendy and Paul Potton 1995. Tel: 01323 731181


Broadwater Way Hampden Park Eastbourne BN22 9PZ 01323 509999

holiday special

Info@ thelaneseastbourne.co.uk Like us on The Lanes:Eastbourne

kids’ parties £9.95

2 games of

From

Bowling

Party Co-ordinator Choice of Activities Kid’s Hot Meal Unlimited Squash Birthday Cake Party Bags & Group Photo Invitations & Certificates

or

Laser Quest plus a Kid’s Meal Bag

Only

£9.95 per child*

per child:

2 games for only £7! This voucher entitles up to 4 people to play 2 games of Bowling or Laser Quest for only £7 per person** *Offer valid during state school holidays. Monday-Friday 9.30am-6pm. **Voucher entitles up to 4 people to play 2 games of Bowling or Laser Quest. Not valid during Peak times. Offers subject to availability & cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Valid until 30 September 2017.


JULY 2017 15,16 EASTBOURNE BEACH LIFE FESTIVAL. Eastern Seafront. From 11am. South Coast’s coolest FREE sports festival, with huge line up of land- and water-based pursuits. Music stage, stunt performers, VW campers, skate park, windsurfing and sailing taster sessions. beachlifefestival.co.uk 16

FROG FIRLE FARM OPEN DAY. Alfriston BN26 5TT. Explore the farm, try farm crafts and farmer’s games and learn wildlife secrets. FREE. nationaltrust.org.uk

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OLD TOWN FETE. Old Town Rec, Longland Rd. 1.30-4.30pm. Bouncy castles, food, stalls, dog show.

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POCKET SCIENCE. Under Ground Theatre, Central Library. 10am-4pm. An interactive funfair interwoven with science and magic. Ages 7-10. Tickets (online or on the door): £4, under 7s FREE, family of 4: £14. undergroundtheatre.co.uk

28,29 THE UMBRELLA REMEMBERS. Towner Art Gallery. FREE FAMILY ART DROP-INS. Friday, 2-4pm: Create Your Own Story. Make a storybook about everyday objects. Saturday, 2-4pm: Perform Your Own Story. Interactive storytelling. All ages welcome. townereastbourne.org.uk 29,30 NEW!! EASTBOURNE INTERNATIONAL HOT AIR BALLOON FESTIVAL. Hampden Park. Hot air balloons, helicopters (Sat), funfair, classic cars, cookery demos, children’s soft play, mini steam train rides, live entertainment, food & crafts, Night Glow and Fireworks Finale on Saturday. FREE event. Tickets online: balloonsovereastbourne.com

SUMMER HOLIDAY CATCH-UP TUITION Maths & Literacy KS2 Caring, experienced, happy tutor. CRB checked. £20 per hour. Willingdon area.

01323 505771 chrissieclarkbowles@gmail.com

29,30 LAMMAS FESTIVAL. Western Lawns. 11am-5pm. Starts with carnival parade at noon on Saturday from pier to Western Lawns, with drummers & musicians. Live music, craft & food stalls, open air ceilidh on Sunday. FREE event. lammasfest.org 31Jul- ARTS AWARD EXPLORE. Leaf Hall, Seaside. 4Aug Week long course in performing and creative arts, from crafts to acting. Ages 9-11. £50 per child. Book: info@leafhall.co.uk

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SKATE W RLD Eastbourne’s No 1 skating venue

Have your own

Roller Skating Party at a real roller rink!

16a Unit 5 Maple Rd Eastbourne BN23 6NY

Lottbridge Drove

www.myskateworld.co.uk


Bring the family for fun on the beach exploring the rock pools. Ages 7-11. Adult £7, child £3.50. Booking essential.

Family fun: explore the woods with fun games & activities and a campfire. Ages 5-11. Adult £7, child £3.50. Booking essential.

Build dens, use tools, light fires and explore the woods looking for wildlife. Ages 6-11. Suggested donation £4.

Ages 4-7 can meet woodland animals and enjoy games & activities and a campfire. Adult £7, child £3.50. Booking essential.

Light a fire, build a den, use tools, explore and enjoy hot chocolate. Explore the seashore: Peer into rock pools, make a kite to fly on the beach and discover buried pirate treasure! Holiday Clubs are for ages 6-11. £21 per child. Booking essential as spaces are limited.

01273 497561 sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk

Come and see what all the fun’s about

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Standard individual prices only. Not valid with a family ticket or any other offer. Voucher is for park day tickets only and cannot be used for ice skating or any other extra activity. Valid until end of September 2017.

Rain or shine - come & enjoy an action-packed visit with a whole range of activities: Indoor Cannon Arena Slide down the Wave Runner Water Slide Pan for gems in the Mining Area Ride the Runaway Train simulator and play on Tommy Tractor Bounce around on the Jumping Pillows or leap into Froggies the massive indoor Soft Play Area Stroll around the Farm and Feed the Animals Watch one of the Displays and go on one of the daily Quadapillar rides These are just some of our attractions, there’s plenty to do for all ages For opening times & prices visit our website: www.knockhatch.com You’ll find us just off the A22 west of Hailsham

Football and Rugby Sessions for children 18 months - 7 years Call Bev: 01323 749640 or email blevett@littlekickers.co.uk

Same People ... littlekickers.co.uk

... Different Ball littlerugby.co.uk


FUN FOR PAINT YOUR OWN SUMMER ALL AGES IN OUR POTTERY & LARGE, BRIGHT CRAFT STUDIO STUDIO & GARDEN. 10am-5pm daily (4pm Sundays)

Enrich your lives this Summer - enjoy a family camping trip to Fairfields Farm near Eastbourne

Get close to nature set on a working farm. Meet the farm pets. Free fishing. Low cost holiday. Good clean facilities. Wealth of local attractions. Beach: 2 miles, station: 2 mins. Be spontaneous and take advantage of good weather. Eastbourne Road, Westham, Pevensey, East Sussex BN24 5NG. Tel: 01323 763165 www.fairfieldsfarm.com

BABY HAND AND FOOTPRINT CASTINGS, WORKSHOPS, LOTS OF SEASONAL OFFERS The Masterpiece Studio, Unit 3, Holmes Hill Estate, Whitesmith

BN8 6JA (A22 Golden Cross) 01825 872225

www.masterpiecestudio.co.uk

The MasterPiece Studio

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WILD HOLIDAY CLUBS. Seven Sisters Country Park. Tues 1: Wild Beach. Peer into rockpools, make a kite to fly and discover buried pirate treasure! Thurs 10, Tues 15 & Weds 23: Wild Woodies. Build a den, explore, light a fire and make hot chocolate. Ages 6-11. £21/day. Book: sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk

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MOSCOW STATE CIRCUS. Princes Park. Acrobatic & aerial acts, comedy, juggling, trapeze and high wire acts. Tickets: adult from £12, child from £8. Two full price adult tickets for the price of one with voucher on inside front cover of Kids Fun File. moscowstatecircus.com

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THE FORT AWAKENS. Redoubt Fortress. 10am-5pm. The Faces of the Fort will be telling tales of days gone by and Napoleonic soldiers will be defending the fortress and undergoing gruesome surgery! FREE with admission: adult £4.50, child £2.50, family (up to 5) £12. eastbournemuseums.co.uk

Active Play

Active Play is supported by Freedom Leisure across Sussex. Play & sports equipment, mobile dance mats & Nintendo Wii, arts, crafts, face painting. Can be hired to come to your venue, we supply trained staff & activities for events, fun / activity days or blocks of sessions. active.play@freedom-leisure.co.uk Contact Alli

FREE PARKING NO STUDIO FEE

07717 776788

Classes at The Leaf Hall for ages 3 years to adults Arts Awards, IDTA & LAMDA exams

Tel: 01323 649097 Mob: 07833 763698


Swimming lessons in the Summer Holidays Swimming tutor with 25 years experience Private swimming pool Lessons available all days 1:1 lessons only £16

Mini manicures, nail art, photos, light refreshments, party bags (extra) and a Only £12 per child

Book early to secure your place!!

07869 323107 info@mr-peters.com aqualitylifecentre

AUGUST 2017 - Summer Holidays

3 FREE taster sessions Have fun & get fit on the sea with a family oriented club

All ages from Year 8 and up welcome. Must be able to swim 100m. Tuesdays & Thursdays 6-7.30pm. Eastbourne Rowing Club, The Boathouse, Royal Parade, Eastbourne BN22 7LD. secretary@eastbournerc.co.uk

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HAPPYJACKS PICNIC IN THE PARK. Gildredge Park. 10.30am-3pm. FREE. Bring a picnic and enjoy soft play, football, dancing, drumming, arts & crafts, face-painting and a bouncy castle. Small charity donation for each activity. happyjackssoftplay.co.uk

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ARTS AWARD DISCOVER. Leaf Hall, Seaside. 10am-4pm. ‘Beside the Sea’ arts & crafts workshop. Ages 5-11. £8 per child. Book: info@leafhall.co.uk

17-20 AIRBOURNE. Seafront. FREE international airshow. RED ARROWS on Fri, Sat & Sun. Flying displays daily from lunchtime until 5pm; ground displays 10am6pm. Exhibitions, simulators & kids’ Beach Play Zones, live music. FIREWORK FINALE at 10pm on Sunday. eastbourneairshow.com

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

01323 645416 www.lindahardman.co.uk


• Miniature Steam or Diesel Train Rides • Lineside Nature Walk • Model Railways

Open daily 10am - 5pm

Lottbridge Drove

01323 520229 AUGUST 2017 - Summer Holidays 22Aug- ANIMAZING KIDS’ TV. DC1 Gallery & Cafe, 2Sep Seaside Rd. 11am-5pm (closed Mon). Toys, games & memorabilia from decades of kids’ TV classics, from Bagpuss to Thunderbirds. Make your own animation and create sound effects, create your own plasticine character and try puppeteering. FREE. animazingtv.co.uk 26-28 ENGLAND’S MEDIEVAL FESTIVAL. Herstmonceux Castle. 10am-6pm. Epic battles, thrilling jousting, grand parades, falconry, live music, Kids’ Kingdom, Robin Hood’s Adventure Forest, boating, the Mud Show, jesters, wizards, crafts, activities and workshops. Early bird day tickets bought online: adult from £17, child from £7. £2 OFF per ticket at the gate with Kids Fun File voucher on back page. englandsmedievalfestival.com

For diary updates, local news and fun stuff: facebook.com/KidsFunFile

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FRIENDSHIP PICNIC. Manor Gardens, Gildredge Park. 1-3pm. Bring a picnic, friends and family for creative activities with the Towner team, celebrating friendship. All welcome. Weather dependent. FREE.

• Cafe • Railway Shop • Picnic Areas • Children’s Adventure Playground

www.emsr.co.uk DRUMS & PERCUSSION ACTIVITIES & LESSONS

Parties, Kids’ Birthdays, Events, Nurseries, Schools, Weddings, BBQs, Corporate, Drum Circles, Lessons. ravebugs.com

07850 890 026


Eastbourne Studio Pottery family workshop, 1 July and once a month Animazing: Childrens’ TV Shows Exhibition & Workshops 22 Aug-2 Sept. FREE activities for kids Seaside Steam Print event 10 Sept DC1 Cafe Workshops every Saturday! devonshirecollective.co.uk

THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER HOLIDAYS SUMMER SLEUTHING TRAIL & CRAFTS. Redoubt Fortress, Royal Parade. 10am-5pm. Reveal the riddles, decipher the clues and solve the crime on this summer trail, then enjoy some detective crafts. FREE with admission: adult £4.50, child £2.50, family (up to 5) £12. 01323 410300. eastbournemuseums.co.uk 33 THINGS TO DO BEFORE YOU’RE 11¾. Birling Gap. 10am-5pm. Pop into the Visitor Centre for a scrapbook and ideas. There are also tracker packs to borrow for help with hunting for creatures in the rock pools and on the Downs. nationaltrust.org.uk

MONDAYS MYSTERY MONDAYS. Redoubt Fortress. 11am-12noon and 2-3pm. Junior detective activity workshops with a different theme every week; incl. disguises, clues, codes, tools and secret treasure boxes. £3.50 per session. Call 01323 410300 to book. eastbournemuseums.co.uk

PRIVATE TUITION Miss Johnson B.A. Dip. Ed. Qualified & experienced teacher. Support given at all levels for maths or English, 11+, selection or GCSE.

01323 639396 / 07730 556590

TUESDAYS TINY TOWNER. Towner, College Rd. 10.15-11.15am and 11.30am-12.30pm. FREE creative drop-ins for under 5s and their carers. 01323 434670. townereastbourne.org.uk KIDS’ PARTY NIGHTS. Eastbourne Bandstand. 7.30-8.30pm. Disco Nights: 25 July and 8 & 22 Aug. Live Band Nights: 1, 15 & 29 Aug. Advance tickets: adult £4, child £5. On the door: £5 and £6. eastbournebandstand.co.uk

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Kids Fun Files are distributed to young families in Eastbourne & Hailsham. Small ads are only £25. For details email: wendy@kidsfunfile.com

Eastbourne Otters Swim School

All swimmers from age 4 up to age 90 All levels from beginners to competitive level Adult learners and training sessions Special sessions for nervous children and children with special needs Well qualified, experienced and understanding teachers

Summer Intensive Swimming Courses start from 7th and from 14th August

Learners up to Early Lengths: mornings: 9, 9.30, 10 & 10.30am. 5 x 30 mins lessons £35.

Lengths Swimmers: 3-5pm: 1 hour pool time, 1 hour land training per day. 5 days £60.

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


Fund spaceed for eli s 2, 3 a gible year nd 4 olds

Why choose a Childminder?

Childminders: re qualified early years professionals working from their own homes and are registered and inspected by Ofsted ffer a home-from-home caring, family environment for children from 0-12, allowing siblings to be together ollow the Early Years Foundation Stage framework ave smaller ratios, but many also meet up and attend groups so children can experience larger group play re able to take children out and about daily re flexible and available for after school and holidays eastbournechildminders @live.co.uk 07934 499 602

Eastbourne Professional Childminders

THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER HOLIDAYS Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays SUMMER SKATING. My Skate World, Maple Rd. 12-5pm (and Fridays 12-4pm). £4. myskateworld.co.uk

FUN SCIENCE WORKSHOPS. Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux. A range of interactive half- and full-day workshops with experiments or ‘make and take’ crafts for ages 6-8 and 9-11. Forensics, mechanics, nature, Chemistry, electronics, space exploration & astronomy. £11.25 per half-day workshop, £22.75 per full-day workshop. Booking essential for all workshops. Full details at: the-observatory.org/events

Tuesdays & Thursdays PUNCH & JUDY. Wish Tower Slopes. 12.30pm & 2pm from Tues 25 July (except during Airbourne). FREE. FAMILIES GOING WILD. Seven Sisters Country Park. Thurs 3 Aug: Rockpool Ramble. Must book. Tues 8 Aug: My Wildlife Adventure. Must book. Thurs 17 Aug: Wild Woodland Adventure - Drop In. Tues 22 Aug: Wild Play in the Woods. Must book. Full details in advert on p4. sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk Saturdays and Sundays MOVIES FOR JUNIORS. Cineworld, The Crumbles. Discounted weekly screenings of kids’ films, from just £2 (£3.50 for 3D films). Adults must accompany. Weekly listings at: cineworld.co.uk/cinemas/eastbourne

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SKATE W RLD Eastbourne’s No 1 skating venue

School Holiday Skating

Tuesdays-Thursdays 12noon-5pm; Fridays 12-4pm £4

After School Skating

Tuesdays-Thursdays 3.30-6pm £3 Practise your skills, make friends. Parents welcome. Tea, coffee & snacks available.

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Fridays 5-10pm Sundays 2-6pm

Fun Skate Saturdays 1-6pm Available for private parties. Find us, like us & share us on: 16a Unit 5 Lottbridge Drove Maple Rd Eastbourne BN23 6NY

www.myskateworld.co.uk


Fun, Free & Local

Teen File Events guide for Eastbourne, Hailsham & beyond

July & August 2017

JULY 2017 1-16

Enterprise Centre 01323 646329 cobievetcare.co.uk

SUMMER FUNPARK. Princes Park. Weekdays: 5-9pm; weekends: 1-5pm & 5-9pm. Rides, giant inflatables, ghost train, dodgems, Star Flyer and - new for 2017 - Froggit. Buy a wristband and get unlimited rides for £7.99 per person per 4-hour session. johndavisfunfairs.co.uk

15,16 EASTBOURNE BEACH LIFE FESTIVAL. Eastern Seafront. From 11am. South Coast’s coolest FREE sports festival, with huge line up of land & water based pursuits. Music stage, stunt performers, VW campers, skate park, windsurfing & sailing taster sessions. beachlifefestival.co.uk

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

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


Broadwater Way Hampden Park Eastbourne BN22 9PZ 01323 509999

holiday special

Info@ thelaneseastbourne.co.uk Like us on The Lanes:Eastbourne

kids’ parties £9.95

2 games of

From

Bowling

Party Co-ordinator Choice of Activities Kid’s Hot Meal Unlimited Squash Birthday Cake Party Bags & Group Photo Invitations & Certificates

or

Laser Quest plus a Kid’s Meal Bag

Only

£9.95 per child*

per child:

2 games for only £7! This voucher entitles up to 4 people to play 2 games of Bowling or Laser Quest for only £7 per person** *Offer valid during state school holidays. Monday-Friday 9.30am-6pm. **Voucher entitles up to 4 people to play 2 games of Bowling or Laser Quest. Not valid during Peak times. Offers subject to availability & cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Valid until 30 September 2017.


JULY 2017 24Jul- TYRO LIFEGUARD COURSES. 30Aug Eastbourne Seafront. Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays in the holidays; 10am & 2pm. Level 1: Intro to beach & sea, local hazards, flags. Level 2: First aid, sea rescues, radio calls, signals. Level 3: First aid (including basic life support), paddle board training, open water rescues, introduction to rescue boat. Level 4: Rescues from boat (involves going out in the boat), advanced first aid (spinal injuries, open wounds etc), Tyro legends challenge. £18 per 3-hour session or £60 for four sessions. 01323 410611. Info: eastbournebandstand.co.uk 29,30 NEW!! EASTBOURNE INTERNATIONAL HOT AIR BALLOON FESTIVAL. Hampden Park. Hot air balloons, helicopters (Sat), funfair, classic cars, cookery demos, children’s soft play, mini steam train rides, live entertainment, food & crafts, Night Glow and Fireworks Finale on Saturday. FREE event. Tickets online: balloonsovereastbourne.com

Full set of nail extensions for that special occasion Only £30, incl. gems or nail art.

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MOSCOW STATE CIRCUS. Princes Park. Acrobatic & aerial acts, comedy, juggling, trapeze and high wire acts. Adult from £12, child from £8. moscowstatecircus.com

17-20 AIRBOURNE. Seafront. FREE international airshow. RED ARROWS on Fri, Sat & Sun. Flying displays daily from lunchtime until 5pm, ground displays 10am-6pm. Exhibitions, simulators & kids’ Beach Play Zones, live music. FIREWORK FINALE at 10pm on Sunday. eastbourneairshow.com 22Aug- ANIMAZING KIDS’ TV. DC1 Gallery & Cafe, 2Sep Seaside Rd. 11am-5pm (closed Mon). Toys, games and memorabilia from decades of kids’ TV classics, from Bagpuss to Thunderbirds. Make your own animation & create sound effects, create your own plasticine character and try puppeteering. FREE. animazingtv.co.uk 24

HIGH SCHOOL ROCKS. Winter Garden. 3pm. All the best hits from High School Musicals & Glee. Adult £15, child £13. eastbournetheatres.co.uk

26-28 ENGLAND’S MEDIEVAL FESTIVAL. Herstmonceux Castle. 10am-6pm. Epic battles, thrilling jousting, grand parades, falconry, live music, Kids’ Kingdom, Robin Hood’s Adventure Forest, boating, the Mud Show, jesters, wizards, crafts, activities and workshops. Early bird day tickets bought online: adult from £17, child from £7. £2 OFF per ticket at the gate with voucher on back page. englandsmedievalfestival.com

3 FREE taster sessions Have fun & get fit on the sea with a family oriented club

All ages from Year 8 and up welcome. Must be able to swim 100m. Tuesdays & Thursdays 6-7.30pm. Eastbourne Rowing Club, The Boathouse, Royal Parade, Eastbourne BN22 7LD. secretary@eastbournerc.co.uk


Kids Fun File Summer Holiday 2017  

Diary of kids' events in and around Eastbourne, East Sussex.