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Summer Holiday Fun in Sussex

It's that time of year again when school's out and the children need entertaining! If you're stuck for ideas then just take a look below to find out what's going on in Sussex this summer. From sandcastle competitions and picnics to festivals and fun days out with Hello Kitty you'll be spoilt for choice. 

Beach fun this summer

Beach Fun this Summer

Make the most of the seaside this summer and get down to the beach! Brighton Sand Sculpture Festival is on until 30 September at Black Rock, near Brighton Marina. This year the theme is “Around the World” so you can explore all 7 continents, some of the most famous landmarks and an array of the planets creatures, all through the medium of sand.

Don't miss the mega Sandcastle Competition on Littlehampton seafront. Entry is free so time to get your creative cap on to impress the judges for your chance to win! 

Enjoy Funshine Days along Bognor Regis seafront, Monday-Friday between 28 July and 22 August. Various fun activities will be available for children on the promenade and beach, all being free! 

Summer Events

Red Arrows at Airbourne

Make sure you're at Eastbourne seafront for Airbourne, Eastbourne's International Airshow, 14-17 August. A fantastic day out for all the family with an incredible four day line-up of flying, ground displays and new for 2014 - live music beach stage with X Factor finalist Luke Friend amongst many other acts.

Shoreham also plays host to an exciting Airshow on 30 and 31 August. With some fantastic UK and European display acts and a unique 'garden party' atmoshphere it's certainly not an event to be missed! 

Circus Wonderland comes to Horsham 25-30 August - a family run circus featuring clowns, acrobats, magic, puppets and more! Click here to find out how to book your tickets! 

 

Summer Fun

Hello Kitty at Drusillas

Visiting Hello Kitty at Drusillas is a must this summer! Get a souvenir photo taken with Hello Kitty, visit her beautiful house, have a pamper in the Hello Kitty Beauty Parlour plus enjoy the thrilling Hello Kitty Secret Garden Rides! Click here to find out the Hello Kitty dates. 

Don't miss out on a Teddy Bears Picnic at Borde Hill Gardens on 25 August. Dress your ted to impress for a fancy dress competition and enjoy garden games and activities.  

Take a visit to Splash Point, an exciting public space on Worthing's promenade. Play a game of volley ball or crazy golf or stop off at the beach side cafe for some refreshments. 

 

 
 
Eastbourne Bandstand

More Summer holiday events...

For something a bit different take a trip to Herstmonceux Castle on 17 August as London Contemporary Theatre presents Treasure Island 'A Swashbuckling Musical'. Based on the book of young Jim and Long John Silver be entertained with songs, dancing and interactive fun. Plus prizes for the best dressed pirate!

Have a Tuesday Treat at Eastbourne Bandstand with Kids Party Nights throughout the summer holidays. With 3 different acts playing alternative weeks and music from the charts plus some family favourites you won't want to miss out. 

For 2 weeks in August (8th-24th) Churchill Sqaure, Brighton is on a mission to get everyone reading with the Big Summer Read. With visits from children's authors, story telling sessions, reading workshops, games, a whole host of lovable characters for you to meet and a book exchange and library corner there is plenty on offer to inspire reading this summer. 

Jungle Book Trail

Jungle Book Trail at Bateman's

Bateman's are hosting a Jungle Book Trail this summer - follow the trail and discover the Jungle Book characters hiding in the garden for your chance to win a Jungle prize! Running until 4 September. 

 
 

Military Training Ground

Military Training Ground

See if you've got what it takes to be a new recruit at Eastbourne's Redoubt Fortress Military Training Ground. Take a journey through history at the new training ground which is open throughout August.

 
 
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