Kids Fun File Summer Term 2014

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

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<ul><li><p> Wendy and Paul Potton 1995. Tel: 01323 731181 www.kidsfunfile.com</p><p> May-July 2014</p><p>23 EVENING IN THE WOODS. Seven Sisters Country Park.7.30-9.30pm. Family evening discovering badgers, bats andmoths and ending with a hot drink around the campfire. Ages7-12 7, adult 3.50. 01273 497561 sussexwt.org.uk</p><p>23-26 ELDERFLOWER FIELDS FAMILY FESTIVAL. Pippingford Park,near Nutley. Live music, woodland activities, parkour, sportscamp, skateboarding, slacklining, climbing wall, storytelling,raft building, tree climbing, cinema tent, dance &amp; artworkshops. Youth music zone. Big Family Picnic, Sunday.Weekend: adult 105, child (5-16) 50; day ticket: adult45, child 30, under 5s FREE. elderflowerfields.co.uk</p><p>23-31 FUN FAIR. Princes Park, Eastbourne. 2-9pm.All the fun of the fair. Rides &amp; attractions each 1.50pp.</p><p>Local events for kidsKIDS FUN FILE</p><p>Summer Football &amp; Gym CampsMonday 28 - Thursday 31 July 2014</p><p>4-10.</p><p>Thinking of getting a new pet?We can match you to</p><p>the perfect pet.Visit us for a free</p><p>pre-purchase consultation.</p><p>www.stannesvets.co.uk</p><p>Princes Park, Eastbourne23 - 31 May 2014</p><p>ALL RIDES&amp;</p><p>SHOWS:</p><p>only</p><p>each</p><p> Amazing valueFREE entry - FREE parking</p><p>Info: 07766 11532www.walls-funfair.co.uk</p><p>CRAZYLOW</p><p>PRICESALL DAY EVERY DAY</p></li><li><p>All year round family fun!</p><p>Voucher valid until 25 July 2014. Not valid with any other offer or with a family ticket.</p><p>cheapest ticket goes</p><p>Come rain or shine visit Knockhatch Adventure ParkDuring the week let the children leap into Froggies Indoor</p><p>Soft Play, stroll around the Childrens Farm, have buckets offun in the Sandpit and bounce on the Jumping Pillows. At the weekends they can experience an all new thrill</p><p>on the Wave Runner Water Slide or ride the Runaway TrainSimulator, go rowing on the boating lake and fly down the</p><p>Demon Drop Slide.These are just some of the attractions on offer,</p><p>theres plenty to do for everyone.Please check our website for opening times and prices.</p><p>Off the A22 west of Hailsham.01323 442051 www.knockhatch.com</p><p>*Offer valid during state school holidays. Mon-Fri 9.30am-6pm.**This voucher entitles up to 4 people to play 2 games of Bowling or Laser</p><p>Quest. Not valid during Peak times, offers subject to availability &amp; cannot beused in conjunction with any other offer. Valid until 30/09/14.</p><p>2 Games for only 5!This voucher entitles up to 4 people to</p><p>play 2 games of Bowling or Laser Questfor only 5 per person**</p></li><li><p>24 MEET THE GIANTS - Stilt walkers from Brighton Circus.The Waterfront, Sovereign Harbour. 11.45am-2.45pm.</p><p>24May PIRATE WEEK. Spring Barn Farm, Kingston Road, Lewes.-1Jun 9am-5pm. Galleon bouncy castle, Pearl the Pirate, wobbly</p><p>plank and Treasure Quest. Admission: individual aged 2-64:7.50, family (3 or more) 7pp. springbarnfarm.com</p><p>24May HALF TERM FUN AT SHARNFOLD FARM. Hailsham Road,-1Jun Stone Cross. 9.30am-5pm (closed Mondays). Baby animals,</p><p>PYO strawberries. Tractor &amp; trailer rides: 12 &amp; 2pm, plusactivity challenges along the farm trail. Farm shop, coffeeshop &amp; play area. 01323 768490. sharnfoldfarm.co.uk</p><p>25 STREET STYLES 2014. Winter Garden, Eastbourne. 5pm.Dynamic street dance show with UK dance champions, hostedby surprise guest from Sky 1s Got to Dance. Adult: 10,under 16s 8, under 3s FREE. 01323 412000.</p><p>Eastbourne Road, Westham,Pevensey, East Sussex BN24 5NG.</p><p>Enrich your lives this Summer -enjoy a family camping trip to</p><p>Fairfields Farm near Eastbourne.</p><p>Wealth of local attractions.Only 2 miles from the beach and</p><p>Get close to nature -set on a working</p><p>farm.Meet the farm pets.</p><p> 2 min from the station.</p><p> and take advantage of good weather.Be spontaneous</p><p>Low cost holiday.Good clean facilities.</p><p>10am-5pm (4pm Sun), closed TuesdaysUnit 3, Holmes Hill Estate</p><p>(A22), Whitesmith BN8 6JA</p><p>PAINT YOUR OWNPOTTERY &amp;</p><p>CRAFT STUDIO</p></li><li><p>25 BRILLIANT BUGS. Arlington Bluebell Wood. 10.30am-12noon. Search the woods for amazing bugs and make amodel bug to take home. 5 per child aged 3+, adultsFREE. Book 07887 556336. cherrywoodkids.co.uk</p><p>25 ROBIN HOOD. Arlington Bluebell Wood. 1-4pm. Join theband of merry men at their camp in the woods, search forthe treasure chest, steal taxes from the sheriff and cooktreats on the fire. 9 per child aged 6+, adults FREE.Book 07887 556336. cherrywoodkids.co.uk</p><p>26 HELLO KITTY. Drusillas Park, Alfriston. 10am-5pm.Meet Hello Kitty in her new themed house at Drusillas.Plus Hello Kitty Beauty Parlour &amp; Secret Garden rides.17.50pp, advance online price 15pp. drusillas.co.uk</p><p>26,27 BIG BUG WEEK - CREATIVE CREATURES DROP-INS.&amp;29 Birling Gap Visitor Centre Learning Room. 11am-4pm, drop</p><p>in any time. Search for bugs on the Ugly Bug Trail andcreate your own bug to take home. 1 per accompaniedchild. (Car park 2 per half day). 01323 423197.</p><p>26May DAILY TELESCOPE TOURS &amp; SCIENCE SHOWS.-1Jun Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux. Telescope Tours</p><p>(noon, 2pm &amp; 4pm) and a Fantastic Science Show (11am,1pm &amp; 3pm) included in price of admission. Adult 8,child 6, family (of 4) 24.70. the-observatory.org</p><p>27 WHERES STICK MAN? Seven Sisters Country Park,Exceat. 10.30am-12.30pm. Explore the forest, make astickman by the campfire and create a special place for himto live. Ages 5-7. Adult 3.50, child 7. sussexwt.org.uk</p><p>27-30 BIKEABILITY CYCLE COURSES. Eastbourne Sports Park,Cross Levels Way. Learn to cycle safely. Three differentlevels from ages 7+, 6-10. New Beginners Courses -90 minutes 10. Book 07881 282725.Dft.gov.uk/bikeability</p><p>Two great ways to keep yourchild fit &amp; healthy whilsthaving fun &amp; meeting friends.</p><p> Fun packed activitiesfor kids aged 2+FREE taster sessionCall Emma on07811 447711 orkidditennis</p><p>For further details contact:The Director of Studies,</p><p>St Giles Eastbourne,13 Silverdale Road,</p><p>Eastbourne BN20 7AJ.01323 729167</p><p>rpoole@stgiles.co.ukwww.stgiles-international.com</p><p>TRAIN TOTEACH ENGLISH</p><p>4-week intensiveTeacher Training Courses</p><p>leading to theTrinity Cert TESOL,</p><p>an internationally recognisedqualification.</p><p>2 - 27 June,1 - 26 September</p><p>Course fee: 997</p><p>St GilesEastbourne</p><p>vintagemotoringcompany.co.uk</p></li><li><p>28 CAR POWER WORKSHOP. Observatory Science Centre,Herstmonceux. 10.30am-1pm (ages 6-9) or 2-4.30pm(ages 10-13). Build a model car then try different ways tomake it move - balloons, batteries, solar panels. 9.95pp.Book 01323 832731. the-observatory.org</p><p>28 &amp; BIG BUG WEEK - BIG SWEEP. Birling Gap Visitor Centre.30 11am-1pm or 2-4pm. Go on a guided Bug Hunt to capture</p><p>bugs and view them close up, then make your own creature orinsect hotel to take home. 3 per accompanied child. (Carpark 2 per half day). Book 01323 423197.</p><p>29 FOREST KIDZ HOLIDAY CLUB. Seven Sisters Country Park,Exceat. 10.30am-3pm. A fun day in the natural worldexploring the forest. Camp fire, wildlife, games, activities &amp;a hot chocolate drink. Child 17 per day. Ages 7-11.Book sussexwt.org.uk</p><p>29 FAMILY SPACE WORKSHOP. C&amp;D Training, Upperton Rd,Eastbourne. 9.30am-12.30pm &amp; 1-4pm. Learn about stars,the solar system, gravity, black holes and more! Ages 5-11(must be accompanied) FREE. Book 01323 720072.</p><p>Cultural AccomodationTravel Services</p><p>Require Good, CaringHOST FAMILIES</p><p>Out of season rates84</p><p>per student per week.Langney area</p><p>22-25 September11-16 October</p><p>Hampden Park area28 September - 3 October</p><p>15-19 OctoberRoselands / Town Centre</p><p>3-7 &amp; 5-12 September 10-14 &amp; 12-19 SeptemberAny area of Eastbourne</p><p> French Escorted14-17 October</p><p>For more details ring or email01323 727235jill@cats-gb.com</p><p>C.A.T.S.</p><p>Booking essential:01273 497561</p><p>www.sussexwt.org.uk</p><p>Seven Sisters Country Park, Exceat, Seaford.23 May 7.30-9.30pm</p><p>AN EVENING IN THE WOODSDiscover badgers, bats and moths and enjoy ahot drink at the camp fire. Adult 3.50, child 7.</p><p>(Ages 7-12). Children must be accompanied.27 May 10.30am-12.30pmWHERE IS STICKMAN?</p><p>Explore the forest, make your own stickman by thecamp fire and create a special place for him to live.</p><p>Adult 3.50, child 7. (Ages 5-7).Children must be accompanied.</p><p>29 May 10.30am-3pmFOREST KIDZ HOLIDAY CLUB</p><p>A fun day in the natural world exploring the forest.Camp fire, wildlife, games &amp; activities and a hotchocolate drink. Child 17 per day. (Ages 7-11).</p><p>Throughout July &amp; AugustWILD WOODIES HOLIDAY CLUBBook now for Holiday Club events.</p><p>Child 17 per day. (Ages 7-11).</p><p> Play &amp; sports equipment,mobile dance mats &amp; Nintendo Wii,</p><p>arts, crafts, facepainting.Can be hired to come to your venue, we supply trained staff &amp; activities</p><p>for private parties, events, fun /activity days or blocks of sessions.active.play@freedom-leisure.co.uk</p><p>Active Play is supported byFreedom Leisure across Sussex.</p><p>Contact Alli07717 776788</p><p>Active Play</p><p>Gymnastic based classes to developagility, balance, co-ordination &amp;</p><p>self-confidence.</p><p>walking - age 2;then 2-3 &amp; 3-4</p><p>from school ageup to 7</p><p>Fun-filled classes run by friendly, trained,CRB-checked staff in Eastbourne, Uckfield,</p><p>Herstmonceux, Heathfield &amp; Hastings.</p><p>E: Eastbourne@tumbletots.com</p><p>6 months - walking</p><p>Eastbourne Bandstand</p><p>Dirty DancingOlly Murs</p><p>JUNEBon Jovi</p><p>Neil DiamondTake That</p><p>Rock n JiveJULY</p><p>Bee GeesBeach Boys</p><p>U2Tina Turner</p><p> George MichaelTom Jones</p><p>AdeleBuddy Holly</p><p>AUGUSTOne Direction</p><p>Take ThatJohnny Cash</p><p>Queen Abba</p><p>80s Tribute ShowSupremes</p><p>Neil DiamondMichael Buble</p><p>Cher</p><p>Animalspace hoppers</p><p>19.99Boys &amp; girls</p><p>clothes ages 0-5from 4</p><p>Wooden toys</p><p>New baby gifts</p><p>Enterprise Shopping Centre, Station Parade. BN21 1BD.</p></li><li><p>29 METEOROLOGY MATTERS. Observatory Science Centre,Herstmonceux. 10.30am-1pm or 2-4.30pm. Half dayinteractive workshops for ages 6-9. Learn about the weather:How is snow made? Where does the wind come from?9.95pp. Book 01323 832731. the-observatory.org</p><p>30 LIGHT LANDSCAPES WORKSHOP. Towner, College Road,Eastbourne. Workshop with artist and film maker EstherSpringett. Create collages exploring light and space, thenproject them onto the walls! Plus photography and animation.Ages 5-8, 11am-1pm. Ages 8-11, 2.30-4.30pm. 7.50per child. Book 01323 434670. townereastbourne.org.uk</p><p>31 EASTBOURNES SUNSHINE CARNIVAL. Eastbourne seafront.From 4pm. Annual carnival procession of local charities,schools &amp; businesses with live music, funfair andentertainment. This years theme is Rio by the Sea.Dont forget some coins for the charity buckets!</p><p>31May COWBOY WEEKEND. The Waterfront, Sovereign Harbour.-1Jun From 11.45am. Ride the Rodeo Bull, Best Dressed</p><p>Competition, music &amp; games. eastbourneharbour.com</p><p>Towner, College Rd,Eastbourne BN21 4JJ.</p><p>01323 434670</p><p>For more info and to book visittownereastbourne.org.uk</p><p>FREEGallery activitiesevery weekend</p><p>Annual Schools Exhibition:</p><p>Our South Downs3 May - 8 June</p><p>ChildrensArt Week</p><p> 17 - 22 June</p><p>Printing &amp; FoldingFamily Workshop</p><p>with June Nelson</p><p>2 &amp; 3 Aug, 11am-1pm &amp; 2-4pm</p><p>10 for 1 adult &amp; 1 child -</p><p>3 for each extra child</p><p>(up to 3 children per adult)</p><p>Summer SchoolsTextiles</p><p>with Susie Deadman</p><p>5 8 August. 10 per session</p><p>5-7 yrs: 11am-1pm</p><p>8-11 yrs: 2-4pm</p><p>Drawingwith Maru Rojas</p><p>19 22 August. 20 per day</p><p>11-14yrs 10.30am3.30pm</p><p>Light LandscapesWorkshop</p><p>with Esther Springett</p><p>30 May. 7.50 per session</p><p>5-8 yrs: 11-1pm</p><p> 8-11 yrs: 2.304.30pm</p><p>townerfamily learning</p><p>Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday&amp; Thursday 3.306pm 3.</p><p>(125pm during school holidays).Come and make new friends</p><p>whilst practicing your skating skills.Tea, coffee and snacks available.Parents are welcome to join in.</p><p>Eastbournes No.1Skating Venue</p><p>Available for private parties.Find us, like us &amp; share us on:</p><p>Fun Skate</p><p>16a Unit 5 Maple Road,Eastbourne BN23 6NY</p><p>07807 087 674</p><p>MUSICAL THEATRE CLASSESfor ages 5-9 &amp; 9-14,</p><p>5 per week.Call Jane on 01323 720039.</p><p>SpotlightTheatre Club</p><p>Act, Sing &amp; Dance</p></li><li><p>... Different Balllittlerugby.co.uk</p><p>1 EASTBOURNE CYCLING FESTIVAL. Western Lawns, all day.Stunt bike displays, closed road racing (starting and finishingin front of the Grand Hotel), penny farthing races &amp; vintagebike displays, Go-Ride Skills Challenges &amp; Watt BikeChallenges, charity mountain bike ride and school relays.New bikes, cycling equipment &amp; clothing stalls.FREE event. eastbournecyclingfestival.com</p><p>7 MEET BUZZ LIGHTYEAR &amp; WOODY. The Waterfront,Sovereign Harbour. 11.45am-2.15pm.</p><p>7 HENRIETTA HIPPOS FUN HOUSE. Royal HippodromeTheatre, Seaside Rd, Eastbourne. 10.30am. Childrens varietyshow with songs, games, dancing and audience participation.Kids and parents are encouraged to dress up. Theme thismonth: Numbers, Shapes &amp; Colours.Ages 3-10. Tickets 6 on the door or 4 in advance.01323 412000. royalhippodrome.com</p><p>7 NOAH - A MUSICAL ADVENTURE. Royal HippodromeTheatre, Seaside Rd, Eastbourne. 7pm. The story of NoahsArk with great songs, puppetry &amp; dance. Adult 7, child(under 14) 4. 01323 412000. royalhippodrome.com</p><p>Lottbridge Drove01323 520229</p><p> Miniature Steam orDiesel Train Rides</p><p> Lineside Nature Walk Model Railways</p><p>Open Daily 10am-5pm Cafe Railway Shop</p><p> Tots Village Childrens Adventure</p><p>Playground Picnic Areas</p><p>www.emsr.co.uk</p><p>Babies to squadFriendly atmosphere</p><p>Small groups</p><p>07869323107</p><p>info@mr-peters.com</p><p>www.mr-peters.com</p><p>INDIRECTDYSLEXIALEARNING</p><p>Eastbourne IDL Centre01323 762267</p><p>MOBILE TUTORI come to you.</p><p>16. No contract.Using the IDL system can help</p><p>children improve theirREADING &amp; SPELLING ability -</p><p>develop KEYBOARD SKILLS - improveSELF-CONFIDENCE &amp; SELF-ESTEEM.</p><p>Were having a ball</p><p>Football and Rugby Sessionsfor children 18 months-7 years</p><p>Same People ...littlekickers.co.uk</p><p>FREE trial classCall: 01323 749640</p><p>for more info or email Bev:blevett@littlekickers.co.uk</p><p>at Eastbourne Bandstand</p><p>29 July &amp; 19 August</p><p>5 &amp; 26 August</p><p>12 August &amp; 2 September</p><p>at each concert.</p><p>These concerts are approx. 1 hour long.Under 16s must be accompanied by a responsible</p><p>adult (over 18). 1 adult to every 5 children.</p><p>Please tell our advertiserswhere you found them.</p><p>Theyre the reasonKids Fun File is</p><p>so we really value theirgenerous support!</p></li><li><p>8 MOTORCYCLES, MEANDERS &amp; MAYHEM. Western Lawns,Eastbourne. 9am-3pm. Vintage and modern motorcycles willmeet on the seafront 9-11am. Funfair rides, entertainmentand stalls for Eastbourne Lions Fun Day, 10.30am-3pm.</p><p>14 LEAF TEA. Leaf Hall, Seaside, Eastbourne. 2-4.30pm.Vintage style afternoon tea with traditional sandwiches anddelicious home made cakes. Bring family and friends.From 3pp. leafhall.co.uk</p><p>14-21 AEGON INTERNATIONAL TENNIS. Devonshire Park. Worldclass tennis. Former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova willbe playing. Play Tennis Zone all week with mini tennis forchildren. Visit on Saturday 14 June for FREE entry to thepark. Greg Rusedski to play on Sunday 15 June.Tickets: 0844 581 3015 or lta.org.uk</p><p>15 FATHERS DAY CLAY SHOOTING. Knockhatch Adventure Park,A22, Hailsham. 10am-5.30pm. Special treat for dads - oneFREE Laser Clay Shooting session on the day. Parkadmission: adult 7.99, child (3-16) 9.99, child (aged2) 3.99, family (2+2) 31.99. Use our voucher on p2for 2 for 1 entry (cheapest ticket FREE) knockhatch.com</p><p>Visit www.herstmonceux-castle.com orcall 01323 834479 for more information</p><p>Have fun &amp; get fiton the sea</p><p>with a family oriented clubAll welcome (age 12+), must be able to swim 100m</p><p>Tuesdays &amp; Thursdays 6-7.30pm,</p><p>Eastbourne Rowing Club,The Boathouse, Royal Parade, Eastbourne BN22 7LD.</p><p>secretary@eastbournerc.co.uk</p><p>3 FREE taster sessions</p><p>Sunday 20 JulyChapterhouse Theatre presents</p><p>The Jungle Book</p><p>HERSTMONCEUXCASTLEGardens &amp;Grounds</p><p>Sunday 22 June...</p></li></ul>