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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.
Address:
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

Hello Kitty at Drusillas Park
Saturday 29th November
Brand new for 2014, Hello Kitty will return to her home at Drusillas on 20 dates during the year! Visit her in her beautiful themed house and have a souvenir photo taken with the cutest girl herself. Plus no trip would be complete without a pampering in the Hello Kitty Beauty Parlour and a thrilling time on the Hello Kitty Secret Garden rides. Drusillas really is a fabulous Hello Kitty experience for the whole family.
Address: Drusillas Park, Alfriston, East Sussex BN26 5QS. T: 01323 874100 | |

Winter Wonderland Illuminations at Drusillas Park
Saturday 29th November – Sunday 4th January
Drusillas will be switching on their Winter Wonderland Illuminations. The dazzling display will start at 4:30pm daily and incorporate an animal themed light show, synchronised to music. Young revellers can expect to see a host of magical creatures in the ice-capped kingdom, adding some
extra sparkle to the festive season.
Address: Drusillas Park, Alfriston, East Sussex BN26 5QS. T: 01323 874100 | |

Wild Woodland Weekend Club - Swallowtail Hill Farm
Saturday 29 November 10:00 – 13:00 Booking is essential Charge £10 per child.
Forest School activities for children aged 6 -11, held in a private woodland in Beckley, just outside of Rye. The Wild Things get together on the last Saturday of each month and activities may include campfire cooking, woodland crafts, games, den building. Parents/carers do not accompany children. Meet at Swallowtail Hill Farm, Hobbs Lane, Beckley TN31 6TT.
Please book on-line via our or ring 01797 227784.

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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

Tudor Christmas - Michelham Priory
6th December 11am - 4pm
Find out how the Tudors celebrated Christmas with food, archery, crafts and traditional entertainment.
Michelham Priory, Upper Dicker, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 3QS. 01323 844224 |

The Wonder of Winter - Seven Sisters Country Park
Saturday 6th December 10:30 – 12:30
Winter can be a wonderful time, sparkling frost on the grass, soft falls of snow, the sound of rain and wind around the house, Christmas round the corner. Come down to the warmth of our Pump Barn and help us celebrate this magical season. Get creative and make some Christmas decorations to take home. Make a feeder to help the birds through the winter. Then weave a garland and come with us for a walk in the woods to look for a special tree to hang it on. Lots of fun, lots of magic, and a hot drink to warm you through at the end of the morning. What more could you ask for?
Suitable for children aged 5 -11 years.  Children must be accompanied by an adult
Meet in the Pump Barn behind the Visitor Centre, Seven Sisters Country Park, Exceat, nr Seaford, East Sussex, BN25 4AD. Members: £5 per child/£2.50 per adult Non-members £7 per child/£3.50 per adult Booking essential. Please book on-line via our or ring 01273 497561.

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


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Petworth House Christmas Fair - Petworth House & Park
22nd November - 23rd November 10:30am - 3:30pm
If you dream of having your Christmas shopping all wrapped up in one day, under one roof, then look no further. Escape the bustle of the High Street and indulge in a little retail therapy at the annual Petworth House Christmas Fair. Now in it's ninth year, the event offers a range of exclusive gifts to suit all tastes and budgets in a festive but tranquil setting.
Address: Petworth House, Petworth, West Sussex, GU28 OAE. Tel: 01798 342207 |

Further your Skills in Wildlife Photography at WWT Arundel Wetland Centre
Sat 22 Nov 10am-4pm
A one-day course with professional wildlife photographer David Plummer advances your skills in mastering exposure, composition and dealing with live subjects. £89 pp, Price includes your admission to wetland centre. Booking is essential Call 01903 881530 for more details or visit

Crawley's Christmas Lights Live
Saturday 22 November Switch-on from 2pm
An afternoon of live music and dance, street theatre, food and drink stalls before the big light switch on at 6pm.
Location: The Boulevard, Crawley, RH10 1UZ Tel: 01293 438539

Discover Birds: winter edition at WWT Arundel Wetland Centre
Sat 29 & Sun 30 Nov
Discover Birds at WWT Arundel Wetland Centre in this weekend of walks, talks, music and art! Whether you’re a beginning birder or a seasoned twitcher you will enjoy tours of the collection birds, wild bird ID walks along and short workshops on field craft and wading birds. Activities for all skill and age levels available. 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 details or visit

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.

St Catherine's Hospice Winter Wonderland - Holmbush Farm
Sunday 30th November 10am - 2pm
Join us this November for a festive fair like no other on Sunday 30 November at Holmbush Farm. We are inviting children of all ages to come and enjoy the sights of Christmas. You can visit the barn animals, take a tractor ride around the farm and enjoy festive crafts and games. Most exciting is that you can also take part in our Santa experience, where you will not only meet Santa himself, but write your Christmas list, collect you reindeer food for Christmas Eve and your own personalised Bauble for your tree and its just £5.00. We look forward to seeing you at this must attend Christmas event. St Catherine's Hospice Tel: 01293 447319 Location: , Faygate, RH12 4SE.


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Willow Wreath Workshop at WWT Arundel Wetland Centre,
Thurs 4 Dec
Make a seasonal willow wreath for your home and decorate it with natural materials. 10 am-noon, £8 pp does not include 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

Aladdin, Worthing’s traditional pantomime - Connaught Theatre, Worthing
Friday December 5 to Sunday January 4
It's a jewel encrusted family pantomime set to dazzle and delight so fasten your seat belts for a magical ride of mystery, sparkling romance and dazzling adventure with this year’s lavish production of Aladdin, where everyone can escape to a world of magic, where adventure beckons on this pantomime flight of spectacle, slapstick and song! Details and bookings . Connaught Studio, Union Place, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1LG
Box Office: 01903 206206 |

Tree Dressing - Weald & Downland Open Air Museum
Sunday 7th December 2014 Time:12.30 - 4.00
Weald & Downland Open Air Museum, Chichester, PO18 0EU. T: 01243 811363

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

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 | |


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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