Family Events

Stories with Skip

Theatre Royal, New Road, Brighton

Saturday June 9, 10am (55 minutes)

Tickets £5. Age 2-4

The jungle is the theme for today’s activities, which include stories, puppets and mini makes. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Phone 0844 871 7650 or visit

Who Framed Roger Rabbit (PG)

Connaught Theatre, Union Place, Worthing

Saturday June 9, 10.15pm

Tickets £2.50

As Worthing Theatres continues to celebrate the best films of 1988, Roger Rabbit and Bob Hoskins are the ultimate buddy duo in this groundbreaking animation/live action crossover. ‘Toon star Roger is worried that his wife Jessica is playing patty cake with someone else, so the studio hires detective Eddie Valiant to snoop on her. But the stakes are quickly raised when Marvin Acme is found dead and Roger is the prime suspect. With Kathleen Turner and Christopher Lloyd. This is a screening for children and their families only.

Phone 01903 206206 or visit

Children’s Art Week

De La Warr Pavilion, Marina, Bexhill-on-Sea

Monday-Friday June 11-15, 9am


Children can actively engage with visual art through looking, discussing and making during a series of creative workshops suitable for KS1 and KS. Booking required.

Phone 01424 229111, email or visit

Tales for Toddlers

De La Warr Pavilion, Marina, Bexhill-on-Sea

Monday June 11, 10.15am and 11.15am

Tickets £1. Ages 0-5

Listen to stories and songs with Rebecca Fifield and see where your imagination takes you.

Phone 01424 229111 or visit

The Little Mermaid

Chequer Mead Community Arts Centre, De La Warr Road, East Grinstead

Friday June 15, 7.30pm

Tickets £19/pensioners £17/children £14

Ballet Theatre UK presents a dramatic retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s story of the Little Mermaid, who falls in love with a human prince and gives up everything to win his love. The kind-hearted Little Mermaid rescues the prince during a storm at sea, and begins a journey that takes her far from her home beneath the waves. Determined to pursue her love on to the shore, she makes a bargain with an evil sea witch, but it comes at a heavy price.

Phone 01342 302000 or visit

Sherlock Gnomes (U)

Connaught Theatre, Union Place, Worthing

Saturday June 16, 10.15am

Tickets £2.50

Garden gnomes Gnomeo and Juliet recruit renowned detective Sherlock Gnomes to investigate the mysterious disappearance of other garden ornaments. Starring Kelly Asbury, Mary J Blige, Emily Blunt and Johnny Depp. This is a screening for children and their families only.

Phone 01903 206206 or visit

Bognor Regis Companion Dog Show

North Bersted Community Centre, Chalcraft Lane, Bognor Regis

Sunday June 17, 11.30am

Free admission

This show, in support of local animal charities, has all classes, breed, obedience and novelty as well as the Kennel Club Good Citizen Bronze award and fastest recall. Entries are taken from 11.30am and judging starts at 1pm. Entry is £1.50 per dog/class and £1 for each subsequent dog.

Phone 01243 586770.

Guided Tours of the Elizabethan Mansion

Borde Hill Garden, Borde Hill Lane, Haywards Heath

Mondasy-Fridays June 18-22 and June 25-29

Tickets £4

As part of Borde Hill’s 125th anniversary celebration, there’s an opportunity to have a guided tour of the Elizabethan mansion, which has been home to the Stephenson Clarke family for more than a century.

Phone 01444 450326 or visit

Skip’s After School Club – Beach Life

Theatre Royal, New Road, Brighton

Wednesday June 20, 4pm-5.30pm

Tickets £7.50. Age 6-10

Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside! Children can play warm-up games, take a look on stage, take part in themed drama and craft activities led by workshop leaders, and enjoy squash and biscuits. The session includes a look on stage.

Phone 0844 871 7650 or visit

Gandini, 8 Songs Workshop: Basic Juggling Technique

Pavilion Theatre, Marine Parade, Worthing

Friday June 22, 4pm

Tickets £10. Ages 9-14

Two jugglers from the circus company Gandini lead this entry level workshop, an all-round beginner’s guide to juggling. Gandini will also be showcasing their juggling skills in 8 Songs, a series of vignettes set against a soundtrack of classic rock ’n’ roll anthems. Workshop participants must complete a workshop participation waiver form in advance.

Phone 01903 206206 or visit

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