Family Events

Sharp Shots Photo Workshop for 12-15-Year-Olds – Nature Photography

Borde Hill Garden, Borde Hill Lane, Haywards Heath

Wednesday July 25, 2pm-6pm

£55/DSLR camera rental £10. Booking essential

Youngsters can capture the beautiful natural surroundings of Borde Hill through a camera lens. They’ll be looking for bugs and small wildlife to record through lenses and learning how shutter speed and focus makes the photos really sharp. They We will also be photographing all the trees and plants, learning how to compose interesting, well thought-out images through camera lenses.

Phone 01444 450326 or visit bordehill.co.uk.



The Pride Dog Show

Preston Park, Preston Road, Brighton

Sunday July 29, 12noon-5pm

Our four-legged best friends will be celebrated with a day of fun and barking frolics as dogs and dog lovers come together with Pride. The event, in association with Castaway Pets, is part of Pride Community Day and features awards for a variety of classes. There will be a glamorous catwalk doggy fashion show plus retail stalls, bar and refreshments.

Visit brighton-pride.org.



Drusillas Zoo Summer Club

 

Drusillas Zoo Park, Alfriston

Tuesday July 31-Thursday August 2, 10.30am-3.30pm

Little monkeys can enjoy behind-the-scenes access and the unique chance to learn about animals and conservation during this summer club at Drusillas Park. James Woodward, the park’s head of education, says, “Young adventurers who take part in the day will have the chance to hold and stroke animals, and have an hour to play each day as well. A different topic will be covered each day including: Rainforest and Monkeys, Amazing Animals & Maasai and lemurs.”  Children will take part in a mixture of project and group work backed up by the animals at Drusillas. Bookings can be made for one day or all three days.

Phone 01323 874100, email education@drusillas.co.uk or visit drusillas.co.uk.



Living History Day

Arundel Castle, Arundel

Tuesday July 31, 10am-4pm

Set within the upper grounds, Keep and Stone Hall of Arundel Castle, this Family History Day is a chance to meet a variety of historical characters and a have a go at activities, including archery and fencing. There are also falconry displays, face painter and a story teller. Picture: Julia Claxton.

Phone 01903 882173 or visit arundelcastle.org.



The Garden of Imagination

Borde Hill Garden, Borde Hill Lane, Haywards Heath

Wednesday-Friday August 1-31

£2 per trail, plus Garden admission/Friends free

The Garden of Imagination is a mystical trail running through the Garden and Woodland at Borde Hill with fantasy creatures and other worldly beings, including unicorns, fairies, giants and a golden phoenix. There will also be children’s activities on selected dates, including the chance to ‘meet a mermaid’ and ‘make your own fairy garden’. Picture: Alex Rickard Photography.

Phone 01444 450326 or visit bordehill.co.uk.



Musical Picnics

Borde Hill Garden, Borde Hill Lane, Haywards Heath

Sundays August 5, 12, 19 and 26, 1pm-3pm

Normal admission charges apply

Families are invited to bring their own picnic, kick back and relax to live music in the beauty of Borde Hill Garden. Picture: Alex Rickard Photography.

Phone 01444 450326 or visit bordehill.co.uk.



Drusillas Zoo Summer Club

 

Drusillas Zoo Park, Alfriston

Tuesday-Thursday August 7-9, 10.30am-3.30pm

Little monkeys can enjoy behind-the-scenes access and the unique chance to learn about animals and conservation during this summer club at Drusillas Park. James Woodward, the park’s head of education, says, “Young adventurers who take part in the day will have the chance to hold and stroke animals, and have an hour to play each day as well. A different topic will be covered each day including: Rainforest and Monkeys, Amazing Animals & Maasai and lemurs.”  Children will take part in a mixture of project and group work backed up by the animals at Drusillas. Bookings can be made for one day or all three days.

Phone 01323 874100, email education@drusillas.co.uk or visit drusillas.co.uk.



Family History Weekend

Arundel Castle, Arundel

Tuesday August 7, 10am-4pm

Set within the upper grounds, Keep and Stone Hall of Arundel Castle, this Family History Day is a chance to meet a variety of historical characters and have a go at activities, including archery and fencing. There are also falconry displays, face painter and a story teller. Picture: Julia Claxton.

Phone 01903 882173 or visit arundelcastle.org.



The Railway Children

Weald & Downland Living Museum, Singleton, Chichester

Tuesday August 14, 7pm

Admission charges apply/tickets must be booked. Age 7+

Heartbreak Productions come to the museum with an outdoor adaptation of The Railway Children, a classic children’s tale by Edith Nesbit. Gather around Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis on platform one as they pass the time by sharing the classic tale of The Railway Children. Living by the railway line, the children spend quite a bit of time watching the trains and making some unexpected friendships. There is the old gentleman who regularly takes the 9.15 train and helps them solve the mystery of what happened to their father, and the Russian immigrant who teaches them that compassion and understanding cross all boundaries. Visitors can bring seats and a picnic.

Phone 01243 811363 or visit wealddown.co.uk.



Living History Day

Arundel Castle, Arundel

Saturday and Sunday August 18 and 19, 10am-3.30pm

Set within the upper grounds, Keep and Stone Hall of Arundel Castle, this Family History Day is a chance to meet a variety of historical characters and have a go at activities, including archery and fencing. There are also falconry displays, a face painter and a story teller. Picture: Julia Claxton.

Phone 01903 882173 or visit arundelcastle.org.



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