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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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Horrible Histories Barmy Britain Part Two!
Wed 30 Jul 2014 and Thu 31 Jul 2014

We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! So it's time to prepare yourselves for Horrible Histories live on stage with the all-new production of BARMY BRITAIN – PART TWO! Can you beat battling Boudicca? Has William Wallace met his match? Can evil Elizabeth entertain England? Will King Charles keep his head? Would you stand and deliver to dastardly Dick Turpin? Escape the clutches of Burke and Hare and move to the groove with party Queen Victoria! Don't miss this horrible history of Britain with the nasty bits left in! After the sell-out success of Barmy Britain comes the brand new world premiere of BARMY BRITAIN – PART TWO! Tickets: £10.50 - £12.50 Show times: 2pm and 4pm
Address:
De La Warr Pavilion, Marina, Bexhill, East Sussex,TN40 1DP
Box Office and Information: 01424 229 111 | |

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The mega Blaster Arena
It is undoubtedly the future of ‘Nerf’ fun for all the family in a safe environment with the added bonus of the entire ‘Nerf’ Blaster range to play with, it is “Its Blast or be Blasted, R U Ready!
The latest craze to hit the UK is a soft Dart Tag game better known as ‘Nerf’. The purpose built indoor freestyle arena provides a safe environment for children to play together.  There is no pain involved in Dart Tag and children as young as 5 (when accompanied by an adult) can have fun in our Mega Blaster Freestyle Arena, the first of this style of arena in the UK. The concept is open play with all the latest high tech 'Nerf' products being used. We cater for children's parties, corporate events, schools and the hard core 'nerfers' from groups and clubs. Address: The Mega Blaster Arena, The Hop Farm Family Park, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 6PY Tel:01622 872068| |
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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 |

Sculpture Exhibition - Borde Hill Garden
1st May - 30th September 2014 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Appreciate the Garden as a gallery. Exhibition of selected artists’ work.
Tel: 01444 450326 |
Borde Hill Garden, Balcombe Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH16 1XP.

Hello Kitty at Drusillas Park
Thursday 24th July
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 | |

School Summer Holidays - The Observatory Science Centre
Thursday 24th July - Wednesday 3rd September
In addition to our hands-on exhibits there will be daily telescope tours and a Fantastic Science Show. These are included in your admission price. Telescope Tours usually at 12pm, 2pm & 4pm
. Science Show usually at 11am, 1pm & 3pm. We also have additional drop-in activities in the Zany Zone (small additional charge of £1 per child) and fantastic half day workshops for children.
The Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux, East Sussex, BN27 1RN |

Hello Kitty at Drusillas Park
Friday 25th July

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 | |

Toy & Rail Collectors Fair - Bluebell Railway
Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th July 10am - 4pm
At Horsted Keynes Station. Railway Artefacts, Model Railway Equipment - wide variety of stalls to browse.

A Day Out With Thomas - Kent & East Sussex Railway
Sat 26th July - Mon 28th July 2014
Thomas the Tank Engine is pulling into the Kent & East Sussex Railway and he's bringing some of his friends with him too! Meet the Fat Controller and make your Day Out With THomas an enchanting experience, full of entertainment the whole family wican enjoy.
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Living History Weekend - Newhaven Fort
Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th July
A weekend of living history demonstrations covering military life from Napoleonic times to WWII, with a focus on WW1.
Newhaven Fort, Fort Road, Newhaven, East Sussex,BN9 9DS T: 01273 517622 |

Peppa Pig & George at Drusillas Park
Tuesday 29th July
Join in the excitement and snorts of laughter as the lovable Peppa Pig embarks on a Drusillas Park adventure, with her brother George. The cheeky pair will be making appearances at various intervals throughout the day.
Address: Drusillas Park, Alfriston, East Sussex BN26 5QS. T: 01323 874100 | |

Half Price for Kids - Kent & East Sussex Railway
Tues 29th July - Thurs 31st July 2014
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Hello Kitty at Drusillas Park
Wednesday 30th July

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 | |
Newhaven Fort, Fort Road, Newhaven, East Sussex,BN9 9DS T: 01273 517622 |

'Astronaut's Mission' - half day workshops
Wednesday 30th July
Become an astronaut for the day! You will be sent on a mission into space. On this mission you will prepare for your journey into space and discover what life is like far way from Earth. You will learn how to keep alive and what it is like to live in space. Before you leave, you will prepare your own space meal.
Time: 10.30am - 1pm for 6-9 years, 2pm - 4.30pm for 10 -13 years. Cost: £9.95 per child
The Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux, East Sussex, BN27 1RN |

'Create the Solar System' - half day workshops
Thursday 31st July Time: 10.30am - 1pm or 2pm - 4.30pm Age: 6-9 years. Cost: £9.95 per child Are you a science boffin or an arty star? It does not matter for this workshop! Join us to create a masterpiece of stars and planets. The materials you will be using include water-based paint and glue so please wear suitable clothing.
The Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux, East Sussex, BN27 1RN |

What's On in August

Half Price Travel for kids - Kent & East Sussex Railway
Fri 1st Aug - Fri 15th August
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Summer Family Fun - Borde Hill Garden
1st August - 31st August 2014 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday we will have our Family Fun Days. These include magic, storytelling, animal encounters, games & outdoor activities. Tel: 01444 450326 |
Borde Hill Garden, Balcombe Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH16 1XP.

Musical Sundays - Borde Hill Garden
1st August - 31st August 2014 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Bring along a picnic, relax and enjoy the music in a beautiful Garden setting. Picnic Hampers available to order in advance and a bar serving drinks is available.Tel: 01444 450326 |
Borde Hill Garden, Balcombe Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH16 1XP

'Grand Medieval Weekend' - Bodiam castle
Sat 2nd and Sun 3rd August 2014.
Jousting, sieges and birds of prey at Bodiam Castle’s Medieval Weekend
Come and celebrate with Sir Edward Dallingridge and Lady Elizabeth at a Grand Medieval Tournament. Join in the revels of 1385 as Sir Edward Dallingridge, creator of Bodiam Castle, throws open his doors and the grounds with a Grand Tournament to show off his power and wealth. The Medieval Siege Society will be here for the weekend with jousting, archery, wandering minstrels and your chance to see a full size trebuchet firing at the castle.
Address: Bodiam, near Robertsbridge, East Sussex, TN32 5UA Telephone: 01580 830196

The Fat Controller at Drusillas Park
Sunday 3rd August
The Fat Controller will be causing a locomotion when he alights at the Park to take control of the efficient running of the Thomas & Friends™ railway. Make tracks to Tidmouth Hault and enjoy photo opportunities with Sir Topham Hatt himself.
Address: Drusillas Park, Alfriston, East Sussex BN26 5QS. T: 01323 874100 | |

Chilled in a Field - Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum
Sun 3rd August
Chilled in a Field Festival back and its bigger, better and lovelier than ever. Now in its fifth year this family-friendly event has found a new home in the grounds of Bentley Wildfowl & Motor Museum in East Sussex within easy reach of London, close to Lewes and Brighton. The familiar friendly festival atmosphere has been transported to this beautiful location, so expect the usual array of creative activities and workshops, live music, DJs, performing artists, locally sourced real ale and cider, a decadent tea tent, and delicious home cooked food.Taking place from Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd August camping, campervan and tailored glamping facilities will be on offer. Come and join the party, it’s going to be amazing.

Hello Kitty at Drusillas Park
Wednesday 6th August
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 | |

Outdoor Theatre - Borde Hill Garden
8th August - 9th August 2014 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
We are delighted to welcome Heartbreak Productions who have been established for over 21 years, providing open-air theatre at its very best! Friday 8th is the classic Pride & Prejudice.
Saturday 9th is our children’s theatre, Peter Pan. Tel: 01444 450326 |
Borde Hill Garden, Balcombe Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH16 1XP.

Hello Kitty at Drusillas Park
Saturday 9th August
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 | |

Hello Kitty at Drusillas Park
Sunday 10th August
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 | |

Peppa Pig & George at Drusillas Park
Tuesday 12th August
Join in the excitement and snorts of laughter as the lovable Peppa Pig embarks on a Drusillas Park adventure, with her brother George. The cheeky pair will be making appearances at various intervals throughout the day.
Address: Drusillas Park, Alfriston, East Sussex BN26 5QS. T: 01323 874100 | |

Hello Kitty at Drusillas Park
Wednesday 13th August
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 | |

Sussex & Kent Weald Stationary Engine Group Rally at Tenterton - Kent & East Sussex Railway
Sat 16th & Sun 17th August 2014
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British Eventing Horse Trials - Borde Hill Garden
16th August - 17th August 2014 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
British Eventing Horse Trials where local riders compete alongside international stars!
Tel: 01444 450326 |
Borde Hill Garden, Balcombe Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH16 1XP.

Hello Kitty at Drusillas Park
Tuesday 19th August
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 | |

Hello Kitty at Drusillas Park
Thursday 21st August
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 | |

Fireman Sam at Drusillas Park
Wednesday 20th August
Don’t be alarmed if the fun refuses to be extinguished when Fireman Sam pays a visit to Drusillas Park. Come and see everyone’s hero next door, as he appears at intervals throughout the day. Address:
Drusillas Park, Alfriston, East Sussex BN26 5QS. T: 01323 874100 | |

The Fat Controller at Drusillas Park
Friday 22nd August
The Fat Controller will be causing a locomotion when he alights at the Park to take control of the efficient running of the Thomas & Friends™ railway. Make tracks to Tidmouth Hault and enjoy photo opportunities with Sir Topham Hatt himself.
Address: Drusillas Park, Alfriston, East Sussex BN26 5QS. T: 01323 874100 | |

Peppa Pig & George at Drusillas Park
Bank Holiday Monday 25th August
Join in the excitement and snorts of laughter as the lovable Peppa Pig embarks on a Drusillas Park adventure, with her brother George. The cheeky pair will be making appearances at various intervals throughout the day.
Address: Drusillas Park, Alfriston, East Sussex BN26 5QS. T: 01323 874100 | |

Teddy Bears Picnic - Borde Hill Garden
25th August 2014 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Bring along your favourite Ted and a picnic! Fancy dress competition for Ted, bring them in fancy dress; be innovative and fun! Giant garden games, activities and food & drink. Picnic Hampers available to pre-order. Tel: 01444 450326 |
Borde Hill Garden, Balcombe Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH16 1XP.

The Fat Controller at Drusillas Park
Tuesday 26th August
The Fat Controller will be causing a locomotion when he alights at the Park to take control of the efficient running of the Thomas & Friends™ railway. Make tracks to Tidmouth Hault and enjoy photo opportunities with Sir Topham Hatt himself.
Address: Drusillas Park, Alfriston, East Sussex BN26 5QS. T: 01323 874100 | |

Peppa Pig & George at Drusillas Park
Wednesday 27th August
Join in the excitement and snorts of laughter as the lovable Peppa Pig embarks on a Drusillas Park adventure, with her brother George. The cheeky pair will be making appearances at various intervals throughout the day.
Address: Drusillas Park, Alfriston, East Sussex BN26 5QS. T: 01323 874100 | |


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Have a Go at Archaeology! - Fishbourne Roman Palace
July 22nd - 1st August 11am - 4pm
More than 50 years after its discovery, archaeologists will be back on the site at Fishbourne Roman Palace this summer providing visitors to the Palace with the opportunity to join in and try their hand at excavation.
From 22nd July – 1st August. In conjunction with the Festival of British Archaeology, a trench will be dug and visitors will be given the chance to get their hands dirty and, if they are lucky, find a Roman artefact or two. They will then be able to wash their finds, have them identified by an expert and be shown what happens to everything next.
No need to book, just come along and join in!
Fishbourne Roman Palace, Roman Way, Fishbourne, West Sussex, PO19 3QR T: 01243 785859 |

Encounters - Petworth House & Park
Sat 26th - Sun 27th July 11am - 3pm
Catch evocative glimpses, and overhear conservations between our 1820's costumed servants as they go about their daily work. Free event (normal admission charges apply).
Address: Petworth House, Petworth, West Sussex, GU28 OAE. Tel: 01798 342207 |

Made Not Manufactured Exhibition - Weald & Downland Open Air Museum
Sunday 28th - Wednesday 6th August 2014 11.00 - 4.00
Weald & Downland Open Air Museum, Chichester, PO18 0EU. T: 01243 811363

July Activity Day - Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre
Wednesday 30th July
Activities and crafts galore for accompanied children. The first of our Summer Holiday activity days. Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, Amberley,near Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9LT.T: 01798 831370 |

WHAT'S ON IN AUGUST

August Activity Day - Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre
Every Wednesday during August
Summer fun with themed activities and crafts for accompanied children.
Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, Amberley,near Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9LT.T: 01798 831370 |

Wonderful Wednesdays Family Activities - Weald & Downland Open Air Museum
Every Wednesday (6th, 13th, 20th, 27th) in August 2014, 11.00 - 4.00
Weald & Downland Open Air Museum, Chichester, PO18 0EU. T: 01243 811363

High Weald Hoard comes to Fishbourne
5th August - 20th December 10am 4pm
A rare opportunity to see the High Weald Hoard of Roman silver coins. This unique hoard of nearly 3,000 coins was found in 2006 in East Sussex. One of the largest in the country, it contains some exceptionally rare coins and will be exhibited at Fishbourne Roman Palace. This will be the final stage of a touring exhibition organized by Brighton Royal Pavilion and Museums.
Fishbourne Roman Palace, Roman Way, Fishbourne, West Sussex, PO19 3QR T: 01243 785859 |

Summer Fun - Fishbourne Roman Palace
7th August 11am - 4pm
Lots of activities including a variety of ancient crafts and things to make and do, including Roman costume, working with clay, Roman writing, food tasting and a chance to meet an archaeologist and handle some 2,000 year old artefacts.
The fun-packed days are suitable for all ages, and are included in the palace’s normal admission price, activities run from 11am – 3pm. There will also be daily guided tours and talks.
Fishbourne Roman Palace, Roman Way, Fishbourne, West Sussex, PO19 3QR T: 01243 785859 |

Rime - Square Peg Contemporary Circus - Pavilion Theatre, Worthing
Friday 8 to Sunday August , 7.30pm, matinees Saturday and Sunday at 2.30pm
New circus show with thrilling acrobatics, song and storyWinner of a 2012 Bank of Scotland Herald Angel Award and Recipient of the IdeasTap 2012 Ideas Fund Edinburgh Award, Square Peg Contemporary Circus, a collective of acrobats, dancers, actors and circus artists are London’s freshest new circus company.Details and bookings . Address: Pavilion Theatre, Marine Parade, Worthing, West Sussex BN11 3PX
Box Office: 01903 206206 |

Summer Family Magic Show - Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham by Sea
9th August 7:30pm til 8:40pm
A fun, magical evening full of surprises and wonder that your entire family will love featuring a trio of local Sussex magicians.
Other Information you think may be of interest Arrive nice and early to see some close-up magic before the show starts.
Venue: Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street,Shoreham-By-Sea,West Sussex,BN43 5EG
Tel:(01273) 464440 |

Gladiators! - Fishbourne Roman Palace
9th & 10th August 10am - 5pm
Step back in time and enjoy the thrill of Gladiators in action at Fishbourne Roman Palace on August 9th and 10th.
Re-enactment group Britannia depict the sorts of people found in the fighting arena such as soldiers who found themselves on the wrong side of mutinies, criminals or slaves, born to fight. They will be on hand to talk about their equipment and fighting tactics and there will be displays of gladiatorial contests in the formal Roman garden. There will also be lots of ‘hands-on’ activities for the whole family.
Visitors to the event can also discover objects from 2,000 years ago, take a guided tour and get a different perspective on the biggest collection of early mosaic floors north of Rome.
Fishbourne Roman Palace, Roman Way, Fishbourne, West Sussex, PO19 3QR T: 01243 785859 |

CircusSeen Circus Workshop - Pavilion Theatre, Worthing
Monday 11 & Tuesday August 12, 10am to 4pm
Children’s circus 2-day workshop. From tumbling tots to active teens, this two-day circus skills workshop is designed to keep kids active in the holidays. Work with balance, coordinated movement and ‘brain gym’ exercises to improve social interaction and communication skills. With so much to do and learn, there’s no room for boredom and each child will find something they like and are good at. Skills include juggling scarves, balls, clubs and rings, pedal racer, unicycle, fun wheel, plate spinning, poi, staff, diabolo, balance board, hooping, gym ribbon, flower sticks, stilts, monster feet, clown bike, tight wire, aerial hoop and silks.
At 3.45pm on the final day, our Ringmaster presents the children in their very own show for parents and carers. A great chance to see the work the children have achieved.
Suitable for ages 4-13.Details and bookings . Address: Pavilion Theatre, Marine Parade, Worthing, West Sussex BN11 3PX Box Office: 01903 206206 |

CircusSeen Circus Workshop - Pavilion Theatre, Worthing
Wednesday 13 to Friday August 15, 10am to 4pm
Children’s circus 3-day workshop. Details and bookings . Address: Pavilion Theatre, Marine Parade, Worthing, West Sussex BN11 3PX Box Office: 01903 206206 |

Summer Fun - Fishbourne Roman Palace
14th August 11am - 3pm
Lots of activities including a variety of ancient crafts and things to make and do, including Roman costume, working with clay, Roman writing, food tasting and a chance to meet an archaeologist and handle some 2,000 year old artefacts.
The fun-packed days are suitable for all ages, and are included in the palace’s normal admission price, activities run from 11am – 3pm. There will also be daily guided tours and talks.
Fishbourne Roman Palace, Roman Way, Fishbourne, West Sussex, PO19 3QR T: 01243 785859 |

Mrs. Brown's Country House Kitchen - Petworth House and Park
Fri 15th - 17th August 11am - 3pm
Our Housekeeper Mrs. Brown will be exploring recipes from the Petworth House Archive, in the atmospheric Historic Kitchens. Free event (normal admission charges apply).
Address: Petworth House, Petworth, West Sussex, GU28 OAE. Tel: 01798 342207 |

Vintage & Steam - Weald & Downland Open Air Museum
Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th August 2014 Time: 10.30 - 5.00
Weald & Downland Open Air Museum, Chichester, PO18 0EU. T: 01243 811363

Arundel Festival - Arundel Castle
Saturday 16 - Monday 25 August, 2014
The annual Arundel Festival gets bigger and better every year. It is one of the most amazing, diverse and easily accessible arts festivals in the UK, offering an eclectic mix of visual arts, music, theatre and street entertainment.Arundel Castle, High Street, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9AB. T:01903 882173 |

Life in a Medieval Castle - Arundel Castle
Saturday 16 - Sunday 17 August, 2014
Raven Tor Living History Group will be portraying the life and times of people living in and next to a Medieval Castle throughout the 14th and 15th Centuries. The High Middle Ages saw changes in weaponry, costume, food and art, which are explored in the tented encampment on the Lower Lawn of Arundel Castle with crafts, characters, and displays from this period. Have-a-go archery, musicians and hawking displays ensure that visitors have a real opportunity to find out what life was like for their medieval ancestors. Arundel Castle, High Street, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9AB. T:01903 882173 |

Roman Displays - Bignor Roman Villa
Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th August
Gladitorial training and combat displays! Choose your favourite gladiator and cheer him onto victory!. Roman Falconry - see the beautiful hawks in action!. Weapons and armour demonstrations of the Romans and ancient British - Talk to a Roman Legionary. Roman Gardens- plants, herbs and their uses. 'Living History' demonstrations include; The life of a Roman Lady, Meet the teller of fortunes and the future, Textiles - weaving, spinning and dyeing.
Bignor Roman Villa, Bignor, Pulborough, West Sussex,RH20 1PH T: 01798 869259 |

GROW YOUR OWN Festival - Parham House and Gardens
17th August 10.30am – 5.00pm
Celebrating home grown produce with local food producers, smallholders and guest speakers
Adults £10 / Senior Citizens £9 / Children £5 & Under 5’s Free. Includes access to the House and Gardens. Parham House & Gardens, Storrington, nr Pulborough, West Sussex, RH20 4HS. Tel: 01903 744888 |

Summer Fun - Fishbourne Roman Palace
21st August 11am - 3pm
Lots of activities including a variety of ancient crafts and things to make and do, including Roman costume, working with clay, Roman writing, food tasting and a chance to meet an archaeologist and handle some 2,000 year old artefacts.
The fun-packed days are suitable for all ages, and are included in the palace’s normal admission price, activities run from 11am – 3pm. There will also be daily guided tours and talks.
Fishbourne Roman Palace, Roman Way, Fishbourne, West Sussex, PO19 3QR T: 01243 785859 |

River Fest "Summer Tricks" - Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham by Sea
23rd August 11pm
As part of Shoreham River Fest, David brings all his experience and magical know-how to Ropetackle for two fun filled magic and comedy shows suitable for all the family, perfect for the August Bank Holiday!
Venue: Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street,Shoreham-By-Sea,West Sussex,BN43 5EG
Tel:(01273) 464440 |

Multi Period Living History - Arundel Castle
Saturday 23 - Monday 25 August, 2014
Set on the Lower Lawns of Arundel Castle the tented encampment of Raven Tor Living History Group will reflect 2,000 years of local and Castle history through crafts, costume and combat displays. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet characters and experience events from the Roman Empire right up to the Cold War of the late 20th Century.

Bank Holiday Story Book Day - Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre
Monday 25th August
Come and hear your favourite stories and discover new literary adventures in our story corner. It's fun for all the family with free entry for every child dressed as a story book character.
Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, Amberley,near Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9LT.T: 01798 831370 |

Summer Fun - Fishbourne Roman Palace
28th August 11am - 3pm
Lots of activities including a variety of ancient crafts and things to make and do, including Roman costume, working with clay, Roman writing, food tasting and a chance to meet an archaeologist and handle some 2,000 year old artefacts.
The fun-packed days are suitable for all ages, and are included in the palace’s normal admission price, activities run from 11am – 3pm. There will also be daily guided tours and talks.
Fishbourne Roman Palace, Roman Way, Fishbourne, West Sussex, PO19 3QR T: 01243 785859 |

Ale, Food and Music Festival - Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre
Fri 29th - Sun 31st August
Sample a wide variety of ales, ciders, perries and delicious local food whilst enjoying local musical entertainment in unique, natural surroundings. Friday and Saturday evenings are advance ticket only. Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, Amberley,near Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9LT.T: 01798 831370 |

The Sooty Show - Connaught Theatre Worthing
Saturday August 30, 11am and 2.30pm
Direct from CITV, Sooty heads into town in a fabulous new show to delight the whole family. Joining the nations favourite bear will be Sweep, Soo and Sooty's TV Partner Richard Cadell, who will be attempting to keep Sooty from getting up to mischief. Boy will he have his hands full!Details and bookings .Connaught Studio, Union Place, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1LG Box Office: 01903 206206 |

Encounters - Petworth House & Park
Sat 30th - Sun 31st August 11am - 3pm
Catch evocative glimpses, and overhear conservations between our 1820's costumed servants as they go about their daily work. Free event (normal admission charges apply).
Address: Petworth House, Petworth, West Sussex, GU28 OAE. Tel: 01798 342207 |



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