Kids Fun File Summer Term 2016

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Diary of children's events in Eastbourne, East Sussex during the Summer Term.


  • May & June 2016

    Enterprise Centre01323 646329

    Monday 25 - Thursday 28 July9.30am - 12.30pm (Mini)

    9.30am - 1pm (Main)

    At Brighton University Sports Centre,Denton Road, Eastbourne BN20 7SR


    GYM CAMPFor boys & girls age 4-10

    all abilities



    For boys & girls age 4-12all abilities

    Monday 25 - Thursday 28 July9.30am - 12.30pm


    Eastbourne & beyond

    HALF TERM MAY 201614,15 EASTBOURNE SPORTS FESTIVAL. Local sports centres

    and swimming pools. Try an amazing variety of sports foronly 1 a session. Including: archery, scuba, martial arts,fencing, trampolining, street dance & goalball(!?). In aidof Eastbourne NSPCC. For everyone from tots to adults.For timetable and to book your space (limited for someactivities)

    15 ONE OF OUR DINOSAURS IS MISSING. RedoubtFortress. From 1.30pm. Make fossils and be transformedinto a dinosaur before watching this classic comedy caper.Adult 4, child 6. Book

    We advise confirmation of all events listed as they may be subject to change. Wendy and Paul Potton 1995. Tel: 01323 731181

  • Come and see whatall the funs about

    ... Different

    Slide down & skip across the water on thepan for gems in the

    ride the simulator and play on Paddle in bounce around on the

    or leap into the massive indoorStroll around the and

    Watch one of the and go on one of thedaily

    These are just some of our attractions, theres plenty to do for all ages.

    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 October 2016.


    For opening times & prices visit our website:Youll find us just off the A22 west of Hailsham

    Same People

    Football and Rugby sessions for children18 months - 7 years

    Call: 01323 749640 for more info or emailBev:

  • HALF TERM MAY 2016

    15 ROCKPOOL ADVENTURE. Birling Gap. 11am-1pm.Explore the beach at low tide with the National TrustRangers. 3. Book 01323 423197.

    16 EASTBOURNE TUITION CENTRE Grand Opening.Call 01323 720072 to book a FREE taster session.

    17-21 JUNGLE BOOK. Devonshire Park Theatre. Evenings andmatinees. Modern twist on the classic tale, with streetdancing, beat-boxing, a graffiti artist, skateboarders andCirque du Soleil performers. Adult from 15.50, child14.50.

    20 ABBA TRIBUTE SHOW. Eastbourne Bandstand.8-9.30pm. Advance tickets: adult 7.75, child 5.50.On the night: adult 9.50, child 6.50.Book 01323 410611.

    22 FEATHERS, FLIGHTS & BEATS. Herstmonceux Castle.10am-6pm. Enjoy hands-on experiences: birds of prey,archery and medieval drumming. FREE with admission:adult 6, child (5-16) 3, under 5s FREE, family 14.01323 834479.

    27 TOM JONES TRIBUTE SHOW. Eastbourne Bandstand.8-9.30pm. Advance tickets: adult 7.75, child 5.50.On the night: adult 9.50, child 6.50.Book 01323 410611 or

    27May- JOHN WALLS HUGE FUN FAIR. Princes Park.4Jun 2-9pm daily. Each ride: 1.50pp, dodgems 3 per car.

    CONFIDENT READINGREADING - WRITING - SPELLINGOne to one private tuitionwith fully qualified teacher.Full assessment given.All ages welcome.Old Town area & beyond.


    Tel: 01323 649097Mob: 07833 763698

    Classes at The Leaf Hallfor ages

    3 years to adultsArts Awards, IDTA& LAMDA exams

    per personper ride dodgems 3 per car

    MAY HALF TERM CAMP31 May-3 June 11am-2pm. Ages 5-15.

    RUSTY RACQUETSAdult beginner / lower intermediate group.

    Saturdays 11.30am-12.30pmFAMILY OPEN DAY

    Part of LTAs Great British Tennis WeekendSaturday 16 July, all day.

    All welcome, age groups are flexible.Coach Ollie Miller, assistant Jane Thomas.


    JUNIORS WEEKLY COACHINGTuesdays after school

    Saturday morning groups for all ages


  • Den building, fire lighting, bug hunting, pond dipping,hot chocolate & marshmallows on sticks. Suggested donation 4.

    Discover the superhero creatures that live in the forest.Light a fire, build a den, use tools and explore.

    Explore the seashore! Peer into rock pools, build a shelter,make a kite to fly on the beach and discover buried treasure.

    Imagine youve been washed up on a desert island.Light a fire, build a den, use tools and explore.

    Make a giant sculpture and something to take home. Play with clay,build a den and drink hot chocolate round the campfire.

    Discover woodland animals, make a musical instrument,build a den, light a fire and drink campfire hot chocolate.




  • * We have over 30 years experience ofworking with children* We look after over 300 children weekly* Our coaches are sensitive, qualified orexperienced gymnasts & are CRB checked* We are officially approved as a safe,effective & child-friendly club & hold theprestigious GymMark status

    We also run Saturday gym sessions atHailsham Community College.

    Weekly gymnastic classes in superb,fully equipped gymnasiums, for girls &

    boys age 4-11yrs + of all abilities.

    University of Brighton Sports Centre,Denton Road, Eastbourne BN20 7SR


    STA Swimming tutor with 25 years experienceContact Peter 01323 500411 / 07869 323107

    SwimmingLessons:Babies toGrannies

    Beginners tosquad level

    1:1 Private lessonsHalf term &

    holiday lessons

    HALF TERM MAY 2016

    28May- ART HOUSE CREATIVE CAFE OPENING. 34 Grove Rd.5Jun 50% OFF pottery painting on Opening Weekend.

    Activities for Half Term Week (all materials included):Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun mornings: Painting Fathers Daymugs & making cards 12. Tues: Pizza making 10.

    Wed: T-shirt printing 20. Thurs: Clay Fun 15.Fri: Make & decorate cupcakes 10. Sat: Cook School10; Canvas Art 15. Sun: T-shirt printing 20.Book: 01323 728691.

    28May- SECRET WORLD OF WORDS. Redoubt Fortress. 10am -5Jun 5pm. Alice in Wonderland inspired activities. Enjoy

    story-telling, make puppets, solve Lewis Carrolls riddlesand make playing cards to defeat the Queen of Hearts.Follow clues around the fortress on the trail of themystery character and enter your own character into thecompetition to win a Playmobil prize. FREE with museumentry: adult 4.50, child 2.50, family (up to 5)

    30 MEET HELLO KITTY. Drusillas Park, Alfriston.10am-6pm. 16.50pp (aged 2+).

    30 TOWNER STREET. Family Drop-in. Towner, College Rd.10.30am-12.30pm & 2-4pm. Create your own house onTowner Street with drawing and collage. All ages.FREE drop-in event.

    30May- BUZZ ACTIVE WATERSPORTS HOLIDAY CLUBS.3Jun Sailing, windsurfing, paddle-boarding, kayaking and

    multi-activity weeks. Ages 6-14.Book 01323 417023.

    31May- CYCLE TRAINING COURSES. Eastbourne Sports Park.3Jun Bikeability - Level 1 (ages 6+): Tuesday.

    Level 2 (10+): Tuesday & Wednesday.Level 3 (11+): Tuesday & Wednesday.Beginners (4+): Thursday. Whizzability (2s-5s): Friday.More info & prices 01273 482490.Book:

    31May- TENNIS CAMP. Meads Lawn Tennis, ROMPA,3Jun Upper Carlisle Rd. 11am-2pm. Improve your game and

    make new friends with games, drills and competitions.Ages 5-15 (in age-related groups). Four day camp 50.Book 07947 858349.

    PRIVATE TUITIONMiss Johnson B.A. Dip. Ed.

    07730 556590 /

    Qualified & experienced teacheroffers English & Mathsup to 11 plus.English up to GCSE.

    Try one of the fastest &most exciting team sports.Cavendish Sports Centre

    New beginners & under 8s:Saturdays 8.50-9.50am

    10-14s: Saturdays 9.50-11.50am15+: Tuesdays 9.30-10.30pm

    and Sundays 5.25-6.55pmKit available to borrow FREE.

    Just come along and have a go!

    Have fun& get fit!on the sea

    with a family oriented clubAll ages from 12 up welcome,must be able to swim 100m.

    Tuesdays & Thursdays 6-7.30pm,Eastbourne Rowing Club,The Boathouse, Royal Parade,

    Eastbourne BN22

    3 FREE taster sessions

  • Mini manicures, nail art, photos,light refreshments,

    party bags (extra) and a

    Only 12 per child


    30 DAYS WILD - RANDOM ACTS OF WILDNESS.Outdoors everywhere, throughout June. FREE.Take up Sussex Wildlife Trusts challenge and do somethingwild every day for 30 days. Sign up to receive your FREEinspirational pack containing Random Acts of Wildnesscards - bitesize bits of wild inspiration, such as watchinga sunset or standing silently listening in a wood.Theres also a beautiful badge and funky stickers toaccompany a gorgeous wall chart.(Order the postal pack instead of the download if youwant to receive the badge & the stickers).

    1 CAR POWER - Science Workshop. Observatory ScienceCentre, Herstmonceux. 10.30am-1pm or 2-4.30pm.Half-day workshops. Design and build your own model carthen try different ways to improve it: using gravity,balloons & batteries. Which is the fastest?Ages 6-9. 10.75. Book 01323

    1 HAPPILY EVER AFTER. The Kings Centre, Edison Road.Doors open 1.30pm. Fairy tale mash-up show by Pages ToStages. Theyre a group of talented youngsters, includingamateur & semi-professional teenage actors & singers, whorecently brought us the local Frozen Sing Along Liveand the Halloglow Under 18s Halloween Party. In aid ofthe Make A Wish charity. Adult 4, under 12s 2.50.Book: 0781 808 2780

    Find diary updates, fun stuffand local news for families on

    Fun lessons for all ages and abilitiesWell qualified & experienced teachers Badges and certificates

    Structured coaching & training for more advanced swimmersRun by experienced Level 3 coach & teacher with many

    years experience and a sense of humour!

    To find out more, please contact Head Coach Heather Curry on 07762 758 876 oremail or visit our website:

    Summer Intensive Weeks start 8th & 15th August

    All levels: Mondays-Fridays between 9am & 11am. 5 x half hour lessons 30Lengths Swimmers 3-5pm. 5 x 2 hour lessons (1 hour in pool & 1 hour in gym) 60

  • Cultural AccomodationTravel Services

    require good, caring

    for pairs / triples inLangney area

    11-13 October (Dutch);22-27 October

    Hampden Park area 5-9 June & 6-10 JuneLangney Point area

    29 May-1 June; 6-10 June;19-23 June; 27 June-1 July;

    11-13 October (Dutch)Roselands / Town Centre

    29 May-1 June; 6-10 June;26-29 June; 27 June-1 July;

    17-22 September;11-13 October (Dutch)

    Classrooms available to rentnear town centre

    For more details ring or email01323


    Unit 3, Holmes Hill Estate(A22), Whitesmith BN8 6JA


    The MasterPiece Studio


    CRAFT STUDIO10am-5pm (4pm Sun),

    closed Tuesdays

    Paint in our large bright studio or thespacious garden area overlooking the lake.

    Refreshments, friendly staff andFREE PARKING

    ** NEW PARTIES AVAILABLE **Now including:Sew a Tote,Clay Pots &Foam Clay


    1 GO WILD IN THE WOODS - Family drop-in event.Seven Sisters Country Park, Exceat. 10.30am-3pm.Den building, fire lighting, bug hunting, pond dipping,hot chocolate & marshmallows on sticks. Donation 4.01273 497561.

    2 ANIMATE THE LINE! Towner, College Road. 2-4pm.Watch your toys come to life through the magic ofstop-motion animation. Use collage, drawing & iPads.All materials provided but please bring a favourite toy.Ages 5-7: 10.30am-12.30pm. Ages 8-12: 2-4pm. 5.Book: 01323 434670.

    2 NEW!! MEET BING & FLOP. Drusillas Park, Alfriston.10am-6pm. Bing & Flop will be in the Park at intervalsduring the day. 16.50pp (2+).

    2 WILDLIFE SUPERHEROES - Half Term Holiday Club.Seven Sisters Country Park, Exceat. 10am-3pm.Discover the superhero creatures that live in the forest.Light a fire, build a den, use tools and explore.Book: 01273 497561.

    2 FORENSIC INVESTIGATION - Science Workshop.Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux.10.30am-1pm or 2-4.30pm. Follow the clues and findout Who Dunnit? by testing your investigating skillsusing forensic science & technology. Ages 6-9. 10.75.Book 01323 832731.

    4,5 EASTBOURNE CYCLING FESTIVAL. Western Lawns.10am-4pm. FREE stunt bike displays, Go-Ride skills &kids cyclo-cross training (cycling obstacle course). Pennyfarthing races, under 5s balance bikes and prize-givingpodium. Festival Village with bikes, equipment, clothing,beer tent, food & drink. FREE

    5 CHRIS & PUI SHOW. Devonshire Park Theatre. 11am &2pm. CBeebies Chris & Pui from Show Me Show Mein their new stage show with the toys & characters fromtheir hit TV programme. Family show with songs, comedysketches, a dash of magic and heaps of joining in.For ages 2+. Adult 13, child 11, family


    Caring, experienced, happy tutor.CRB checked. 20 per hour.

    Willingdon area.


    Enrich your lives this Summer- enjoy a family camping

    trip to Fairfields Farmnear Eastbourne.

    Eastbourne Road, Westham,Pevensey, East Sussex BN24 5NG.

    Tel: 01323

    Low cost holiday.Good clean facilities.

    Wealth of local attractions.Beach: 2 miles, station: 2 mins.

    Be spontaneous and takeadvantage of good weather.

    Get close to nature -set on a

    working farm.Meet the farm pets.

    Free fishing.

    are distributed to young familiesin Eastbourne & Hailsham. You cansponsor an ad here from only 25.

  • Considering a move?

    ROSS & COOld school customer service - new school thinking!

    For a FREE no obligation market appraisal,please contact the Ross & Co team on

    01323 841814 or 01323 482700

    Well deliver a 1st class service for avery competitive fee AND donate

    a HUGE 150 tothe school of your choice

    for every completed sale.**For property sold on our 1% commission rate only.


    InspirationalKitchens & Bedrooms

    Kitchens - Bathrooms - Bedrooms

    Established for over 20 yearsDesigns for you to fit or installation service

    Major brands:

    Modern or classically elegant designs

    Superb quality at affordable prices

    369 Seaside, Eastbourne01323 642075


    Alfriston. 11am-4.30pm. A celebration of everything thatis Sussex, in the heart of the Cuckmere Valley. Childrenscrafts, plus games & medieval crafts & books for children.Ice cream from the Sussex Ice Cream Company. Music,entertainers and Brighton Bouncy Castles Children's Areain...