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Drusillas Park and Zoo

Drusillas Park and Zoo

Widely known as the best small zoo in Europe, Drusillas Park offers a fun-tastic day out that includes hundreds of exotic animals, from monkeys and meerkats to penguins and pandas. However, animals are only half the fun! Kids will adore the themed adventure play areas including Go Wild!, Go Bananas! Amazon Adventure, plus there’s Hello Kitty Secret Garden and the ultimate splash pad experience, Get Wet! Don’t miss Drusillas Park’s brand new attraction for 2017, Go Safari! This totally wild new area is expected to open in June and will combine an African theme with three exciting children's rides; the Hippopotobus, Flying Cheetahs and the Safari Express train. Address: Drusillas Park & Zoo, Alfriston Road, Alfriston, East Sussex, BN26 5QS Telephone: 01323 874100.
MAY HALF TERM VISITORS Mon 29th May: Hello Kitty. Wed 31st May: Chase and Marshall from Paw Patrol

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Sea Life Brighton

Sea Life Brighton
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NEW “CLAWS” EXHIBIT NOW OPEN AT SEA LIFE BRIGHTON
Meet the armoured division of the marine world! Learn about the amazing anatomy of crabs and find out what makes them one of the most powerful predators of the sea bed. The Claws exhibit hosts different crustaceans from around the world and features a Japanese spider crab, the largest arthropod in the world, with legs that can reach 12-feet across when fully grown. Address: SEA LIFE Centre, Marine Parade, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 1TB. Tel: 08714 232110

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DOVER CASTLE

Dover Castle

WWII Weekend, 27th -29th May 2017. Soak up the atmosphere in the military encampments and get up close to a full size replica Spitfire at our biggest event of the year. Meet the Land Girls, visit the 1940s beauty parlour for a victory roll hairdo, then revive that wartime spirit with a lovely brew from the original NAAFI wagon. Step inside Mr Smith’s bombed out shop and discover the austerity of the war years from the Ministry of Food. Experience the German field hospital and don’t forget to keep your documents handy in case of inspection! With a live band playing music from the 40’s and plenty of hands-on activities for children including a brand new assault course – it’s English Heritage’s biggest event of the year and a real day to remember for all age. Address: Dover Castle,Castle Hill, Dover, Kent, CT16 1HU
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National Trust

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May Half Term at National Trust
With spring flowers in full bloom, warmer weather on the way and half-term school holidays to look forward to, it’s the ideal time to explore the outdoors and try new things. Bring the kids to our fun half-term activities in Sussex from photography workshops at Petworth to a smugglers trail at Bateman's. Find out more.
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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1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield.

1066 Battle of hastings, Abbey and Battlefield.

May Half Term Battle Bug Hunt and Storytelling
Sat 27th May - Sun 4th June 2017
Discover the mini beasts of the battlefield! Go beyond the battlefield walk and explore our special half term nature trail. In the abbey take a seat for storytelling, and join in the hands-on activities and crafts. For a memorable family day out in Sussex visit Battle Abbey, the site of the 1066 Battle of Hastings. An enjoyable way to discover more about the most famous date in English history.
Address: High Street, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 0AD
ENGLISH HERITAGE FAMILY MEMBERSHIP FROM £8 A MONTH

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LONDON ZOO

Prepare to be wowed by wildlife this May half-term, at ZSL London Zoo’s new interactive stage show Gruesome Nature Live! From Saturday 27 May to Sunday 4 June, kids will be led on a sing-a-long adventure as they help ZSL’s zookeepers to welcome two intrepid explorers home from an epic journey to find the toughest species on earth. Visitors will discover a toad whose babies are born crawling out of its skin, a lizard that squirts blood out of its eyes to deter predators and are guaranteed to be astonished when the world’s toughest species is finally revealed. Presented by a troop of exciting characters and packed with fascinating facts about the weirdest and most impressive creatures on the planet, Gruesome Nature Live! will take place every day and invites kids of all ages to discover the more stomach-churning side of the animal kingdom. BOOK TICKETS NOW

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WHAT'S ON
WEST SUSSEX



MAY WHAT'S ON WEST SUSSEX


29th April - 1st May 2017: FOLK AND FOOD FESTIVAL - Weald and Downland 10:30am - 5pm.
Mon 1st May 2017: MOSIAC MAYHEM -
Fishbourne Roman Palace 11am - 4pm
1st May 2017: BRITISH VICTORY MORRIS
- Arundel Castle, Arundel, West Sussex,BN18 9AB
Sat 6th and Sun 7th May 2017: HORSHAM ENGLISH FESTIVAL 10am - 4pm.
13th May 2017: BORGWARD DRIVERS' CLUB - Arundel Castle, Arundel, West Sussex,BN18 9AB
14th May 2017: BRITISH MOTORCYCLE OWNERS CLUB, Sussex Branch - Arundel Castle, Arundel, West Sussex,BN18 9AB
21st May 2017: MS CIRCUIT CHALLENGE AT GOODWOOD MOTOR CIRCUIT 8:30am - 4pm.
The MS Circuit Challenge includes two fantastic events on the motor circuit and there really is something for everyone on the day. As well as all the action on the track we have lots of activities and side stalls such as face painting, tombolas, cake stalls and bouncy castles. There is ample free parking and toilets. Location: Goodwood Motor Circuit, Chichester, West Sussex PO18 0PH | Website

MAY HALF TERM ACTIVTIES

27th May - 4th June 2017: SUPERHERO WEEK - Fishers Farm Park, Newpound Lane, Wisborough Green, West Sussex, RH14 0EG
28th May 2017: HORSHAM PLUM JAM 17 - Air cooled VW Festival and Market.
Sat 27th May - Sun 4th June 2017: BUG HUNTING SKILLS TRAIL around the garden - Standen. £2 a child and win a prize.
Sat 27th May - Sun 4th June 2017: GEOCACHING AND TRAILS - Nymans. Family activities and trails - there's loads to do all day long.
Sat 27th May to Sun 4th June 2017: Early Bird Sale at Guildford Spectrum - Up to 50% off for all daytime Ice Skating sessions (B4 4pm) for May Half Term.Limited number of tickets available at a discount rate - HURRY whilst offer is valid.

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JUNE WHAT'S ON WEST SUSSEX

Sun 4th June 2017: HORSHAM FRENCH FEST
9th and 10th June 2017: WILDLIFE FESTIVAL - Music Festival at Brighton City Airport. Website
Sat 10th - Sun 11th June. Worthing Rowing Regettaat Splash Point, Worthing West Sussex.
16th - 20th June 2017: ZYAIR CIRCUS
- Goffs Park, Crawley
Sat 17th June 2017: WORTHING CHILDREN'S PARADE - Worthing Children’s parade is a dynamic day of music, dance and creative arts. It starts on Worthing seafront and snakes its way around the town centre. Starts 10am and Denton Gardens and finishes at approximately 11am at Steyne Gardens.
18th June 2017: CAR SHOW - Goffs Park, Afternoon on the old cricket pitch area.
24th June 2017: ARMED FORCES DAY LITTLEHAMPTON - 10:30am for an action packed day to celebrate and honour those that serve and have served in the Armed Forces.
24th June 2017: ARMED FORCES DAY CRAWLEY - Family day with live music, activities, crafts and fundraising stalls at the Memorial Gardens, Crawley.
24th June 2017: ARMED FORCES DAY WORTHING - Steyne Gardens, Worthing West Sussex
25th June 2017: HIGH STREET LIVE - Kick-starting Crawley Festival. Local bands/singers perform al fresco

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JULY WHAT'S ON WEST SUSSEX

July: WORTHING LYONS FESTIVAL - Worthing Festival is held along the seafront hosting stalls, performers and a fun fair; a great day out for all the family. website
Sat 1st & Sun 2nd July 2017: STREET VELODROME in Worthing, Beach House Park - Website
Sat 1st - Sun 2nd July 2017: FRENCH MARKET WORTHING, Montague Street
Sat 1st - Sun 2nd July 2017: GLADITORS!
- Fishbourne Roman Palace 10am - 5pm
Sat 1st July 2017: MAIN STAGE AND CULTURAL KITCHEN
- Community performance and multi-cultural event at Memorial Gardens, Crawley.
15th July 2017: LOVE LITTLEHAMPTON FESTIVAL IN THE PARK 10am - 6pm at Caffyn's Field, BN17 5JG.
16th July 2017: VICTORIAN PICNIC - A family fun day filled with live music, arts and crafts, food, activities and much more at Worth Park, Crawley.
16th July 2017: SUMMER FAYRE - at Goffs Park, Crawley
22th July 2017: PICNIC IN THE PARK - Live music from Mike Dobie and more from 12 noon at Maidenbower Park, Crawley.
Sat 22nd July 2017: MORE RADIO LIVE WORTHING, Steyne Gardens 5pm - 11pm.
25th July - 4th August 2017: HAVE A GO AT ARCHAEOLOGY! - Fishbourne Roman Palace 11am - 4pm
29th July 2017: SUPERHERO FUN RUN at Tilgate Park, Crawley.

29th July - 30th July 2017: BOUNCY WEEKEND - Fishers Farm Park, Newpound Lane, Wisborough Green, West Sussex, RH14 0EG
29th June - 2nd July 2017: GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED - the largest motoring garden party in the world.
Sat 29th July 2017: WORTHING LIONS FESTIVAL - Firework Display 10pm, Commercial Beach Market on the Prom 11AM - 10PM, Classic Car Show and Scooter Displays in Steyne Gardens 10AM - 5PM, Honda Goldwings Display in Montague Place, followed by the Light Ride - 9.30PM
BSA Bantam Motor Bike Display in Montague Place 11AM - 5PM.
Sunday 30th July 2017: WORTHING LIONS FESTIVAL - Salvation Army Band in front of the Pier,,Commercial Beach Market on the Prom 11AM - 5PM,Charity Market on the Prom 11AM - 5PM, American Custom Cars and Hot Rods in Steyne Gardens 11AM - 5PM, Bus Rally, Heene Road to Grand Avenue 10AM - 5PM.
Sat 29th July - Mon 28th August 2017: WORTHING URBAN BEACH, South Street Square. The large area at the junction between South Street and Warwick Street becomes home to a tempoary sandy beach during August. There will be entertainment such as Punch & Judy, Magicians, Pirates, Beach Parties and DJ's to entertain Friday, Sat and Sundays. The beach is free to use and the I Love Sunny Worthing deckchairs are there for parents to take the weight off their feet while the children play. For more information on the Beach and the programme of entertainment go to www.worthingtowncentre.co.uk


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AUGUST WHAT'S ON WEST SUSSEX

1st - 5th August 2017: QATAR GOODWOOD FESTIVAL - known as 'Glorious Goodwood' – is the sporting and social highlight of the flat-racing season.
3rd August 2017: ROMAN SUMMER FUN - Fishbourne Roman Palace 11am - 3pm
5th August - 6th August 2017: WATER PARTY - Fishers Farm Park, Newpound Lane, Wisborough Green, West Sussex, RH14 0EG
10th August 2017: ROMAN SUMMER FUN - Fishbourne Roman Palace 11am - 3pm
12th August - 13th August 2017: PRINCESSES AND PIRATES WEEKEND - Fishers Farm Park, Newpound Lane, Wisborough Green, West Sussex, RH14 0EG
17th August 2017: ROMAN SUMMER FUN - Fishbourne Roman Palace 11am - 4pm
19th August 2017: LITTLEHAMPTON SAND CASTLE COMPETITION
19th August - 20th August 2017: WIGGLY WEEKEND - Fishers Farm Park, Newpound Lane, Wisborough Green, West Sussex, RH14 0EG
Sat 19th August 2017: WORTHING'S FIRST CHILLI FIESTA, Montague Place 10:30am - 5:30pm.
24th August 2017: ROMAN SUMMER FUN
- Fishbourne Roman Palace 11am - 4pm
26th August - 27th August 2017: DISCO WEEKEND - Fishers Farm Park, Newpound Lane, Wisborough Green, West Sussex, RH14 0EG
Sun 27th - Tues 29th August 2017: SHOREHAM RiverFest
Sun 27th - 28th August 2017: WORTHING ROTARY CARNIVAL at Steyne Gardens, Worthing.
Mon 28th August 2017: CRAWLEY IRISH FESTIVAL - Entertainment, music, sport and dance from Crawley’s Irish com at The Hawth, Crawley.

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SEPTEMBER WHAT'S ON WEST SUSSEX


8th - 10th September 2017 : GOODWOOD REVIVAL - The only historic race meeting to be staged in period theme, recreating the romance and glamour of motor racing as it used to be.

16th - 17th September 2017: WORTHING FOOD AND DRINK FESTIVAL
30th September: FAMILY FILM NIGHT - Fishers Farm Park, Newpound Lane, Wisborough Green, West Sussex, RH14 0EG

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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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