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Drusillas Park and Zoo

Drusillas Park and Zoo

WINTER WONDERLAND AT DRUSILLAS PARK !
Enjoy the magic and enchantment of Christmas at Drusillas Park between Saturday 18th November 2017 and Monday 1st January 2018 with the dazzling Winter Wonderland. Visit Father Christmas in his cosy cottage and receive an early Christmas gift and don’t miss the magical illuminations; an animal themed light show synchronised to music! There will also be the chance to hug a husky and meet Santa’s reindeer on selected dates and enjoy hot doughnuts, a glass of mulled wine or a mince pie. On Saturday 18th November don't miss the Grand Switch On of the Winter Wonderland Illuminations at 4:30pm. Address: Drusillas Park & Zoo, Alfriston Road, Alfriston, East Sussex, BN26 5QS. Map Telephone: 01323 874100

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Sea Life Brighton

Sea Life Brighton
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FEAR FOREST Sat 14th - Sunday 29th October. Are you brave enough to face the fiends of our rainforest? Join us this Halloween as we reveal the tricks and treats of our creatures including our Green Anaconda, Poisonous Dart Frogs and Red Bellied Piranhas! Test your creative skills in the creepy craft zone and dare to take part in the Yucky Dip! If you’re brave enough, we’ll also be holding animal handling sessions throughout the day. Animal handling times 11am, 1:15pm and 2pm. Address: SEA LIFE Centre, Marine Parade, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 1TB. Tel: 08714 232110

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1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield

Battle of Hastings

The Battle of Hastings
Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th October 10am - 5pm.
Re-live the atmosphere and tension, as over 600 soldiers clash in the infamous Battle of Hastings re-enactment. With a full festival atmosphere and activities and displays to keep you awestruck all weekend, we’re bringing the story of 1066 to life. Set foot in the Norman and Saxon encampments and learn about life in an 11th century army. Meet falconers and their majestic birds of prey, try your hand at archery and watch superb displays of cavalry horsemanship. Muster your kids and have fun in a kid’s battle, meet noted authors or pick up a special souvenir from medieval traders, perhaps even try a horn of mead. The Battle of Hastings is our most popular event of the year, and tickets can sell out fast. We strongly recommend pre-booking to avoid disappointment. Buy your tickets now and you’ll get fast track entry on the day and a 10% earlybird discount. This year we have also introduced a weekend ticket, so you can now benefit from a 20% discount on the standard day price if you buy a ticket for both days. 

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Address: 1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield, High Street, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 0AD .Telephone: 0370 333 1181

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PETWORTH HOUSE AND PARK


Petworth House and Park

Visit Petworth this October half-term and take part in some spine tingling activities. Enrol in the Petworth Witches and Wizards Academy and make some spooky craft to take home. For those after an adventure, take on the spooktastic Hallowe'en trail around the Pleasure Grounds. The Spook-tastic Hallowe'en Trail The witches have escaped from the Macbeth painting in the Mansion and they are causing havoc around Petworth. This October half-term journey around the Pleasure Grounds meeting some of the team at Petworth who need your help to solve challenges and spot creepy clues in order get the witches back inside the painting. Running from 22nd October to 29th October pick up your trail from the Car Park or Church Lodge Reception. The trail around the Pleasure Grounds is suitable for children aged 5 to 11 and is accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs however there are some steep hills. Trails are £3 and normal admission prices apply. The Petworth Academy for Witches and Wizards Calling all young witches and wizards, join the Petworth Academy to conjure up some magical craft. From Monday 23rd October to Friday 27th October enrol in the Academy for a master class in making a spooky hat, magical animal companion and spellbinding potion. Meet our terrific teachers in the courtyard between the mansion and the Servants' Quarters for a spooky session of craft starting at 11am and finishing at 1pm. Tickets are £7 per child and includes entry to the Pleasure Ground and park but there is an additional charge for entry to the mansion. To allow more space for our budding witches and wizards we ask that only two adults per group attend the Academy. Booking for the Academy is essential on 0344 249 1895. Will you pass with flying colours?

Address: Petworth House and Park, Petworth, West Sussex, GU28 OAE.
Telephone: 0179842207 Website

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National Trust Halloween Fun

Discover great days out with the National Trust this autumn in Sussex. Nothing beats heading out with the family for a walk on a crisp autumn day. Enjoy woodland trails, half-term craft activities and halloween fun. Visit the Alfriston Clergy House and see their bumper crop of pumpkins. Join in the Folklore and fairy trail at Bateman's. Each year when Hallowe'en comes around there's fun and games in at Bodium castle when the Crones come to visit. Are you brave enough to enter Crones' Corner to experience their unique concoctions and magical tales. At Sheffield Park there's plenty to keep your little ones (and big ones too) entertained with the woodland play area, trail, climbing walls, storytelling chairs and loads of den building materials. Join in family activities at Wakehurst on Sat 14th and 15th October with some apple pessing,tree climbing and tractor rides. Visit Petworth Park this October half-term and enrol in the Petworth Witches and Wizards Academy and make some spooky craft to take home. Find out more What's On this Autumn at the National Trust.

National Trust Membership from just £9.25 a month for a family: Two adults (aged 18+) and up to five children (17 or under), all living at the same address. Under 5s go free.

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Maxine's Novelty Cakes

Maxine's Novelty Cakes

Ghoulishly delightful Halloween cakes

With Halloween 👻 just round the corner, this is a great cake for a Halloween party 🎉 in vanilla or chocolate or orange and any flavour butter icing!

Whether you're having a party for the kids or an adult soiree, we have everything from scary spider cupcakes to pumpkin cakes. Tell us what you would like we can create the perfect Halloween cake for you.


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National Trust

National Trust Bodium

Family Adventures at National Trust
Take a walk through an incredible landscape of orange and gold this autumn. Jump in crunchy leaves, discover shiny conkers and enjoy invigorating fresh air with all the family. Find an autumnal landscape near you below. Join in with family-friendly events, plot your own adventures and see how many of our 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ challenges you can complete. NATIONAL TRUST WHAT'S ON IN SUSSEX THIS AUTUMN OR WINTER

National Trust in Sussex: Alfriston Clergy House, Bodiam Castle, Bateman's, Sheffield Park, Nymans and Petworth House and Park.

NATIONAL TRUST MEMBERSHIP FROM JUST £9.25 PER MONTH FOR A FAMILY

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EAST SUSSEX



OCTOBER WHAT'S ON EAST SUSSEX

* * * HALF-TERM FUN AND HALLOWEEN EVENTS VISIT OUR HALLOWEEN PAGE * * *

The Battle of Hastings
Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th October 10am - 5pm.
Re-live the atmosphere and tension, as over 600 soldiers clash in the infamous Battle of Hastings re-enactment. With a full festival atmosphere and activities and displays to keep you awestruck all weekend, we’re bringing the story of 1066 to life.
Address: 1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield, High Street, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 0AD .Telephone: 0370 333 1181 Website

Apple Day at Batemans
Sunday 15 Oct 2017, 11am to 4pm
Join us at Bateman's for our amazing apple day with family fun, games to play and you can even try your hand at some orchard crafts. Explore our orchards where you can sample and compare the many varieties of apples we grow here. Have a go at making apple juice with our homemade apple mill and press and there's a range of tasty orchard produce available; our own mulled cider made from last year's pressings; jams, chutneys and, of course apples to purchase. Meet our beekeepers and learn how the bees and the orchard work together to produce this rich autumn harvest. Craft activities and games for all the family too.
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
Address: Bateman's, Burwash, Etchingham, East Sussex, TN19 7DS.
Telephone: 01435 882302 Website

Folklore and fairy tale trail at Batemans
Sat 21 - Sun 29 Oct, 11am to 4pm
Explore the garden and discover some of the magic of Kipling's fairy tales on our half-term trail.
There'll be fairies to be found in our garden over half-term. Come and discover the folklore and fairy tales of Sussex that inspired Kipling's 'Puck of Pook's Hill' and other children's tales brought to life on our half-term trail. For those that find our hidden fairies, there'll be a reward.
This event is £2 and normal admission charges apply for the venue.
Address: Bateman's, Burwash, Etchingham, East Sussex, TN19 7DS.
Telephone: 01435 882302 Website

Halloween Hunt at Alfriston Clergy House
21st October - 29th October 2017
10:30am - 4:30.
Event is free but normal admission charges apply.
Address:
Alfriston Clergy House, The Tye, Alfriston, Polegate, East Sussex, BN26 5TL. Telephone: 01323871961 Website

October half term at Bodium Castle
Saturday 21st to Sunday 29th October 11am - 4pm
Bring the family to Bodiam Castle this half-term and enjoy some Hallowe'en fun. Have a go at our trail as we set the children off on a hunt around the castle. £2 per trail, including a prize for each successful hunter. Normal admission charges apply for the venue.
Address: Bodiam Castle, Near Robertsbridge, East Sussex, TN32 5UA .
Telephone: 01580 830196 Website

Half-term at Petworth Park
Sunday 22nd - Sunday 29th October
Visit Petworth this October half-term and take part in some spine tingling activities. Enrol in the Petworth Witches and Wizards Academy and make some spooky craft to take home. For those after an adventure, take on the spooktastic Hallowe'en trail around the Pleasure Grounds. The Spook-tastic Hallowe'en Trail running from 22 October to 29 October Trails are £3 and normal admission prices apply.
The Petworth Academy for Witches and Wizards from Monday 23 October to Friday 27 October enrol in the Academy for a master class in making a spooky hat, magical animal companion and spellbinding potion.Meet our terrific teachers in the courtyard between the mansion and the Servants' Quarters for a spooky session of craft starting at 11am and finishing at 1pm. Tickets are £7 per child and includes entry to the Pleasure Ground and park but there is an additional charge for entry to the mansion.
To allow more space for our budding witches and wizards we ask that only two adults per group attend the Academy. Booking for the Academy is essential on 0344 249 1895.
Address: Petworth House and Park, Petworth, West Sussex, GU28 OAE.
Telephone: 0179842207 Website

Crone's Corner Hocus pocus Hallowe'en at Bodium Castle
Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th October 11am and 3pm.
Are you brave enough to enter Crones' Corner to experience their unique concoctions and magical tales. Each year when Hallowe'en comes around there's fun and games in the castle when the Crones come to visit. Pop into their den and listen to their magical tales and see some of the wonderful potions and concoctions that they create. But be wary of their unconventional cooking and treat them respectfully.
Address: Bodiam Castle, Near Robertsbridge, East Sussex, TN32 5UA .
Telephone: 01580 830196 Website

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DECEMBER WHAT'S ON EAST SUSSEX

* * * WHERE TO FIND FATHER CHRISTMAS VISIT OUR SANTA EVENTS PAGE * * *

Candlelit stories at Bodium Castle
Weekends in December & January, 11am-3pm
Enjoy the magic of stories by candlelight in the castle.Join our medieval storytellers as they weave their spell with stories by candlelight and capture your imagination. This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
Address: Bodiam Castle, Near Robertsbridge, East Sussex, TN32 5UA .
Telephone: 01580 830196 Website

Christmas at Sheffield Park
Friday 1st - 20th December 10am - 5pm
Decorated trees in the garden and a fun children's trail help tell the stories of Sheffield Park.
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
Address: Sheffield Park and Garden, Nr Uckfield, East Sussex,TN22 3QX
Telephone: 01825 790231 Website

A Winter's Trail and A Grand Tour Christmas at Petworth Park
2nd December - 21st December 10am - 3:30pm
Wrap up warm this season exploring the Pleasure Grounds and discover what winter means to Petworth as a family. Event £3 per trail and normal admission charges. A Grand Tour Christmas at Petworth Park: Venture on an imagined Grand Tour of Europe in selected state rooms in the mansion. This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
Address: Petworth House and Park, Petworth, West Sussex, GU28 OAE.
Telephone: 0179842207 Website

'Rewards and Fairies' woodland Christmas at Batemans
Saturday 2nd - Thursday 21st December 11:30am -15:30pm
Discover the magic of Kipling's 'Rewards and Fairies' in the house and garden with our woodland Christmas theme. Come and see the house decorated for Christmas. See if you can spot the fairies that have taken up residence in some of the books in Kipling's study and admire all the woodland decorations. There'll be more to look for in the garden too. Pick up one of our winter garden trails and see if you can solve the clues and win a prize.
This event is £2 and normal admission charges apply for the venue.
Address: Bateman's, Burwash, Etchingham, East Sussex, TN19 7DS.
Telephone: 01435 882302 Website

Alfriston Clergy House at Christmas
Sat 02 & Sun 3rd, Sat 9th & Sun 10th, Sat 16th & Sun 17th December 11am - 15:30pm
Discover the festive decorations this Christmas in the Clergy House. See the hall dressed to celebrate Christmas in the middle ages, the Parlour as Tudor and the Reading room as an Edwardian Christmas. This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
Address: Alfriston Clergy House, The Tye, Alfriston, Polegate, East Sussex, BN26 5TL. Telephone: 01323871961 Website

Christmas Crafts at Sheffield Park
2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd December 11am - 12:00
Make a Chinese fan decoration inspired by the 3rd Earl's favourite pantomime and hang it on one of our trees. Event £3.50 and normal admission charges apply for the venue.
Address: Sheffield Park and Garden, Nr Uckfield, East Sussex,TN22 3QX
Telephone: 01825 790231 Website

Christmas Carol Concerts at Sheffield Park
10th & 17th December 6:30pm - 10:30pm
Enjoy traditional family carols with 'The Knole Singers'. This concert with 'The Knole Singers' will get you in the festive mood in our decorated Oak Hall and provides the opportunity for the audience to sing along with the choir. The evening includes mulled wine and mince pies by the fire. See online for tickets prices.
Address: Sheffield Park and Garden, Nr Uckfield, East Sussex,TN22 3QX
Telephone: 01825 790231 Website

A Handmade Christmas at the Alfriston Clergy House
Sat 16th December 2017 11:00am - 15:30pm
Get into the festive spirit by making your own decorations this year. Make your own Christmas decorations in this fun workshop. With help from Peter the gardener use natural materials to create traditional old-fashioned festive tree decorations cinnamon fancies and wooden stars.
This event is £2 each and normal admission charges apply for the venue.
Address: Alfriston Clergy House, The Tye, Alfriston, Polegate, East Sussex, BN26 5TL. Telephone: 01323871961 Website

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National Trust

From just £9.25 per month for a Family

Whether you’re looking to discover historic houses, roam in beautiful gardens or wander through stunning countryside, National Trust membership is your key to unlimited unforgettable days out.

Properties in Sussex: Alfriston Clergy House, Batemans, Bodiam castle, Cuckmere Valley, Devil's Dyke, Lamb House, Monk's House, Nymans Gardens, Petworth House & Park, Sheffield Park, Saddlescombe Farm and Newtimber Hill, Standen, Uppark House & Garden, Wakehurst Place.

National Trust Memberships Family: Two adults (aged 18+) and up to five children (17 or under), all living at the same address. Under 5s go free.

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