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Christmas at Drusillas Park
Award winning Drusillas Park offers a fun-tastic family day out that includes the best small zoo in Europe where you’ll come face to face with hundreds of exotic animals from monkeys and meerkats to penguins and pandas. But animals are just part of the Drusillas experience – kids will love riding on Thomas the Tank Engine, playing in Go Bananas and Go Wild, exploring in Eden’s Eye maze and experiencing our three new theme park rides in Hello Kitty Secret Garden. Book online using our Price Squeezer deal for the best value family day out in Sussex
Drusillas Park is located just off the A27 in Alfriston and is open from 10am daily.
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Drusillas Park & Zoo, Alfriston Road, Alfriston, East Sussex, BN26 5QS | Tel: 01323 874100 |

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Visit Father Christmas in his Grotto at Fishers Farm Park
A much loved family attraction, the multi-award-winning Fishers is arguably the number one all-inclusive, all-year attraction in the heart of the West Sussex countryside.
Officially announced this year as one of the ‘Best Farm Attractions in the UK’ and with all rides and activities included in your admission, Fishers is undoubtedly the ultimate day out for any family, and promises a farm-tastic day of fun come rain or shine!
An Olympic Tractor Ride, Ghost Tunnel, Climbing Wall, Toboggan Run, Adventure Golf, Pony Rides, Animal Racing, Bottle-Feeding and more than 40 different rides and attractions...Fishers Adventure Farm Park is most definitely the number one choice for a jam-packed fun-filled family day out!
Address: Fishers Farm Park, Newpound Lane, Wisborough Green, West Sussex, RH14 0EG Tel: 01403 700063 | |

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White water spectacular - Pulham Falls (National Trust)
March - December 2014
See the magnificent Pulham Falls in full flow, just as our historic owners designed it! Twice a week you can witness this white water spectacular as the water crashes over the 10m rock face.
Address: Sheffield Park & Garden, East Sussex TN22 3QX. Tel: 01825 790231 |

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Ice Skating in the Park - Calverley Grounds, Royal Tunbridge Wells
Friday 21 Nov – Sunday 4 Jan 2015 (closed Christmas Day).
This Christmas, come and skate in Royal Tunbridge Wells. Set in the natural amphitheatre of picturesque Calverley Grounds, the Royal Tunbridge Wells ice rink offers spectacular views of the park. Now in its fourth year, the outdoor real ice rink is a popular Christmas attraction in the centre of the town. The ice rink opens at 10am each day for a dedicated parent and toddler session, with main skating following every hour. Advanced booking is recommended at peak times – Thursday and Friday evenings, school holidays and all day Saturday and Sunday. Wheelchairs are welcome on the ice and must be pre-booked. The cost of one hour’s skating; including hire of boots is from £7 for children and £9 for adults. Group rates are also available. Assembly Hall Theatre Box Office: 01892 554645

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Holiday on Ice - The Brighton Centre
Tuesday 6th to Sunday 11th January
The Brighton Centre is delighted to announce that after two years away the most popular ice show on earth, Holiday on Ice, is returning to the UK for one week only with their 70th anniversary show Holiday on Ice: PLATINUM featuring Dancing on Ice All Star winner, Ray Quinn. Traditional elements and surprising moments combine to create an incomparable show experience, which will enchant young and old alike. Taking the audience through the history of figure skating the performances will be accompanied by a mix of music from electro and waltz to swing, gospel and samba. To book your tickets, please call 0844 8471538 or click

PETER PAN - Assembly Hall Theatre, Royal Tunbridge Wells
Friday 12 Dec – Sunday 4 Jan
Join us at the Assembly Hall Theatre as we fly to Neverland with this magical stage version of JM Barrie's classic children's story. There’s spectacular flying and Computer Generated imagery, plus amazing acrobatics. From an all star dancing and singing cast, this is a Christmas show with a vast amount of sparkle. Pinch yourself as you watch Peter Pan fly high above the stage and join Wendy, Michael and John as they take off to Neverland with the boy who never grows up.
MARK MORAGHAN as the evil Captain Hook, GEMMA HUNT as Tinker Bell, Peter Pan is played by JESSICA PUNCH and Smee is played by MARK JAMES. PETER PAN is the Christmas Pantomime you don’t want to miss. Book early to avoid disappointment…The ‘Croc’ is ticking!
Assemble Hall Theatre, Crescent Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN1 2LU

Christmas Magic at Drusillas Park

Enjoy the magic and enchantment of Christmas at Drusillas Park between Saturday 29th November and Sunday 4th January, as the dazzling Winter Wonderland returns once again.

WINTER WONDERLAND AT DRUSILLAS PARKOf course, no festivities would be complete without the star attraction and visitors will not be disappointed as Father Christmas makes a welcome return to the zoo. Visit him in his cosy Christmas Cottage during weekends from 29 November, then daily from 13th to 23rd December inclusive; for a small additional charge children can meet Santa and receive an early Christmas gift.

Drusillas Park will also be lighting up their Winter Wonderland Illuminations. Join Hello Kitty on Saturday 29th November for the Grand Switch On at 4:30pm – synchronised to festive music, the dazzling display will then be turned on daily until Sunday 4th January. Young revellers can expect to see a host of magical creatures in the ice-capped kingdom, adding some extra sparkle to the festive season.

There will also be the opportunity to hug a husky and meet two of Santa’s reindeer, Tinsel and Twinkle on selected dates (please see www.drusillas.co.uk for details).

Located just off the A27, Drusillas Park is open from 10:00am until 5:00pm (last admission 4:00pm).  For further details please telephone (01323) 874100 or visit the website at www.drusillas.co.uk.


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Let us take you on a fascinating journey through the original Victorian architecture of the oldest operating aquarium in the world from the coastline to the depths of the ocean. Discover a magical underwater world filled with a dazzling array of amazing creatures. Every step will reveal something new, from a face to face encounter with sharks to a hands-on rockpool experience.
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Father Christmas Boat Trips - Chichester Canal Basin
Sat 29th Nov - Wed 24th December 2014
Enjoy a magical trip down the canal to meet Father Christmas in his grotto. Children receive a present from Santa and there are festive refreshments for everyone. Trips take around 1 hour 15 minutes and depart from Chichester Canal Basin. Advance booking. Tel: 0845 653 0210 |

Tulleys Family Christmas at Tulleys Farm
Open each weekend 29th November - 14th December, daily from 18th - 24th December. 10am – 5pm.
Climb aboard Santa’s Sleigh Ride and travel to his cabin for storytime, or enjoy the puppet show. Watch the Singin' Chickens and explore the Christmas Barn. Visit the Store to get your Christmas Tree! Address:Tulleys Farm, Turners Hill Road, Turners Hill, Crawley, RH10 4PE.

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Worthing Ice Rink - Steyne Gardens, Worthing
28th November until 1st March 2015.
Worthing Ice Rink offers a great value day out for all the family. Our fully covered rink ensures fun regardless of what the weather may throw at us.
All ages over the age of 4 years are welcome to skate, whatever your level of ability. We have Puddles the penguin and his friends on hand to assist our younger skaters.
The Steyne,Worthing,West Sussex, BN11 3DU. Tel: 01903 366017 |

Christmas Celebrations with the Rowland Singers at Offington Park Methodist
12th December
The Rowland Singers Choral Society present a Christmas Celebration featuring The Emery Ensemble. 7.30pm Tickets £9 Adults, £3 Children.
Address/Location: South Farm Road,Worthing,W Sussex,BN14 7TN,Tel: 01903 238792 |

Where a Santa Suit Day
12th December
After the success of the last three years of Wear a Santa Suit Day, registration is now open for our 4th annual Wear a Santa Suit Day! Last year, we were overwhelmed to have over 600 santas take part and raise a staggering £16,272.50 for St Barnabas House - a fantastic achievement!
This year, we hope to raise even more and with your help we can really make a difference to the patients and families we support here at the hospice.
Registration is just £10 per adult. For this you receive a free Santa Suit and a fundraising pack. There is no minimum sponsorship, just raise as much as you can by dressing up for the day.
The event is open to anyone, regardless of whether you are in the office, at home, at college or even doing some last minute shopping. We even have child sized suits should they be required!
Groups and businesses are especially welcome to register in large numbers, as we look to get the whole of Worthing and the surrounding area Santa'd up for the day.
Although the official day to take part is suggested as Friday 12 December, please feel free to choose an alternative date should you wish.
Address/Location: Anywhere!, Worthing/Adur, West Sussex, BN12 6NZ |

Shoreham Christmas Food & Drink Festival and Farmers Market
13th December 9am - 4pm
A celebration of great festive food & drink from around the world with food tastings and over 80 traders taking part. Live festive music with carol singing and traditional Christmas entertainment.
Food & Drink festival . Tel: 01273 263152
Address/Location:East Street & St Mary's Road,Shoreham-by-Sea,West Sussex,BN43 5ZE,

West Dean College's Winter Wonderland - Worthing
Sat 13 -Sun 14 Dec
West Dean College's Winter Wonderland will feature all the ingredients of a perfect Christmas event: food, drink, entertainment and plenty of stalls and of course...Father Christmas

Santa’s Grotto at WWT Arundel Wetland Centre,
Dec 13-14
Visit Father Christmas in his rustic grotto. Here children can create and post a letter to Santa, then experience the magic of a festive visit with Father Christmas and receive a WWT goody bag.
Tickets are £5 per child - does not include admission to WWT Arundel Wetland Centre.  Advance booking is essential, tickets only sold for 30 min time slots. Call WWT Arundel at 01903 881530.
Admission price to WWT Arundel: Adults £11.95, Concession £9.50, Children £6. Under 4 admitted free. WWT members: free
WWT Arundel Wetland Centre, Mill Road, Arundel BN18 9PB is open from 9:30-4:30pm seven days a week. Call 01903 881530 for more information on events or visit

12 Days ‘til Christmas - wild style at WWT Arundel Wetland Centre,
Dec13-Dec24
We unveil and celebrate a new species on our countdown calendar each day until Christmas.Activity included in your admission price to WWT Arundel: Adults £11.95, Concession £9.50, Children £6. Under 4 admitted free. WWT members: free
WWT Arundel Wetland Centre, Mill Road, Arundel BN18 9PB is open from 9:30-4:30pm seven days a week. Call 01903 881530 for more information on events or visit

An action packed day throughout Littlehampton.
Saturday 13th December
Littlehampton Carnival association's Xmas Fun Day: 10am - 4pm High Street
Live entertainment and plenty of festive fun for all the family.
Grand Victorian Wickmas 11am - 2pm Wick Hall, Wick
A fantastic community event for the whole family.
Christmas Capers: 2 - 4pm Littlehampton Museum
Drop in to the museum for FREE festive craft activities.
Christmas Winter Wonderland Concert: 7.30pm St James the Great Church, East Ham Road
A festive concert by the talented Edwin James Festival Choir. Tickets are £8pp, available on the door or by calling 01243 582330.

Saturnalia - Fishbourne Roman Palace
14th December 11am - 3pm
Saturnalia was one of the most popular holidays in Roman times, held in honor of the Roman god Saturn and festivities lasted for seven days. Many of the Saturnalia traditions of gift-giving, role-reversal and candle-lighting are reflected in traditional Christmas customs.
This fun event for the whole family will give you a chance to find out all about this Roman winter celebration. Between 11am and 3pm there will be lots of activities for visitors of all ages to try, including tasting feast day food and drink, making a beeswax candle to take home, dressing in Roman costume, writing a Saturnalia scroll, playing Roman games, creating some festive decorations and hearing a Saturnalia tale told by a Roman story-teller.
Saturnalia was one of the most popular holidays in Roman times, held in honor of the Roman god Saturn. Festivities started on 17 December and lasted for seven days. Many of the Saturnalia traditions of gift-giving, role-reversal and candle-lighting are reflected in traditional Christmas customs.
Fishbourne Roman Palace, Roman Way, Fishbourne, West Sussex, PO19 3QR T: 01243 785859 |

Food Rocks Christmas
14th December 2014 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Fairground rides, street entertainment, pony and trap rides and a chance to visit Santa in his grotto.Wonderful local food, drink and gifts.
Location: Hickstead Showground, Hickstead, West Sussex, RH17 5NU | |

Chase The Pud - British Heart Foundation
14th December 9:30am - 11pm
Chase the Pud is back! Join in this festive fun to help raise vital funds.
This is a Santa run with a difference. Join your friends and family to dress up as a Santa and chase a Christmas pudding, not a real one - a person in a costume! You don't need to be a marathon runner to get involved.. These community events are all run by local volunteers
A fantastic event for all the family. run, walk, jog or stroll a 1 or 3 mile route along Worthing Seafront and raise money for the British Heart Foundation. £10 for adults which includes a free Santa Suit and a BHF medal for all finishing santas. Under 14's go free with a prize for the best fancy dress!! Tel: 01903 779569 |
Address/Location:Worthing Southern Pavilion,Worthing,West Sussex,BN11 3PX,

Santa Rides - Worthing Model Engineers
14th December 10:30 am - 2:30pm
Father Christmas will again be visiting Field Place Railway on Sunday 14th December 2014.
Rides commence at the earlier time of 10.30am and finish at 14.30pm.
Usual teas and light snacks will be available.Please note that this event is not connected with "Winter Wonderland" which is separate and on the following weekend.
Address/Location: Field Place,The Boulevard,Worthing,West Sussex,BN13 1NP,Tel: 07500 611166

Winter Wonderland - Field Place, Worthing
Sat 20th - 23rd December 2pm - 8pm
Step into a world of magic and wonder as Field Place welcomes you to their Winter Wonderland. Visit Santa’s Christmas Grotto and receive a fabulous gift, enjoy the Christmas Wonderland Train, and take part in a host of fun activities. Enjoy the festivities with mulled wine, bacon baps and mince pies available! Child Ticket Price: £10 (Adults Go FREE!)
Address/Location: Field Place,The Boulevard,Worthing,West Sussex,BN13 1NP,Tel: 01903 244034

Worthing's Christmas Eve Market
24th December 9am - 4pm
Christmas Eve Market will close at 4pm The general market is held weekly on Wednesday (9am - 5pm) along Montague Street - in the heart of the shopping area. This market offers you a range of products and due to its unique location, after a busy session shopping, you can relax and enjoy local cafes and the seafront and beach which are close by.
Address/Location:Montague Street,Worthing,W Sussex,BN11 3BX,Tel: 01903 203252

Tudor Christmas Weekend - Weald & Downland Open Air Museum
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th December 2014
Weald & Downland Open Air Museum, Chichester, PO18 0EU. T: 01243 811363

Seasonal Children’s Crafts at WWT Arundel Wetland Centre
Dec 26- Jan 2
Included in your admission price to WWT Arundel: Adults £11.95, Concession £9.50, Children £6. Under 4 admitted free. WWT members: free
WWT Arundel Wetland Centre, Mill Road, Arundel BN18 9PB is open from 9:30-4:30pm seven days a week. Call 01903 881530 for more information on events or visit

Museum Open - Weald & Downland Open Air Museum
Monday 29th December to Thurs 1st January 2015
Weald & Downland Open Air Museum, Chichester, PO18 0EU. T: 01243 811363

Tick n’ Twitch Junior at WWT Arundel Wetland Centre
Jan 1-8
Kid’s get a free winter bird check list! Drop in to one of our Basic Birds 10 minute workshop in the family Discovery hide and learn about WWT Arundel’s top 10 birds.Included in your admission price to WWT Arundel: Adults £11.95, Concession £9.50, Children £6. Under 4 admitted free. WWT members: free
WWT Arundel Wetland Centre, Mill Road, Arundel BN18 9PB is open from 9:30-4:30pm seven days a week. Call 01903 881530 for more information on events or visit

 



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