Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Win tickets to Drusillas Christmas Wonderland

WIN FAMILY TICKETS TO DRUSILLAS PARK & see Drusillas Winter Wonderland, Hug a Husky, Meet Santa's Reindeer and Visit Santa in his cosy Christmas Cottage.




Grand Switch On with Hello Kitty

Join us on Saturday 29th November for the official opening of our 2014 Winter Wonderland festivities! The Grand Switch On will commence at 4.30pm in the Events Arena and Hello Kitty herself will be turning on the magical Winter Wonderland Illuminations as well as meeting visitors throughout the day.

Winter Wonderland Illuminations

The dazzling display will switch on daily at 3.30pm followed by a spectacular light show synchronised to music at 4:30pm from Saturday 29th November to Sunday 4th January. Young revellers can expect to see a host of magical creatures in the ice-capped kingdom, adding some extra sparkle to the festive season.

Santa's Christmas Cottage

Visit Santa in his cosy Christmas Cottage during weekends from 29th November and then daily from 13th to 23rd December inclusive; for an additional £6, children can meet Santa and receive an early Christmas gift. 
NEW - Meet Santa's Reindeer
NEW FOR 2014 visitors will get the chance to meet two of Santa's reindeer! Rudolph's relatives, Tinsel and Twinkle will meet visitors throughout the day in the Events Arena from Saturday 29th November until Tuesday 23rd December. 
Hug A Husky
Back by popular demand, visitors will have the opportunity to hug a husky from Saturday 29th November onwards (weekends only), then daily from Friday 19th until Tuesday 23rd December. The cuddly canines will be meeting visitors between 1pm and 5pm in The Ice Cave!

2 x Family of 4 tickets up for grabs. Closing Date 7th December 2014, midnight.

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Thursday, 23 October 2014

Brighton Sea Life Discount 40% off Voucher

40% DISCOUNT OFF Entry to Brighton Sea Life

kidstodo Brighton Sea Life 40% 0ff Voucher

kidstodo are pleased to announce that our Discount Voucher is 40% off entry into Brighton Sea Life Centre.

40% discount is only obtained upon presentation of our kidstodo voucher that can be obtained from our website and printed off . Terms and conditions apply.

Brighton Sea Life Centre -  Let us take you on a fascinating journey through the original Victorian architecture of the oldest operating aquarium in the world from the coastline to the depths of the ocean. Discover a magical underwater world filled with a dazzling array of amazing creatures. Every step will reveal something new, from a face to face encounter with sharks to a hands-on rockpool experience.
Kidstodo Sea Life Brighton voucher entitles a maximum of 4 people to 40% off the standard individual entry.

As well as being able to ride the UK’s first Glass Bottom Boat, have a fascinating Behind the Scenes Tour and join in with our free interactive rockpool experience where you can touch crabs and starfish, there is another new feature for 2014 – Rainforest Adventure! Underneath the rainforest canopy, discover something amazing as you come face to face with one of the world’s largest species of snake. Climb through mangrove roots to join more inhabitants of the rainforest such as deadly piranhas and poisonous dart frogs.

Free talks and feeds are available throughout the day to learn about the creatures and how you can help Sea Life with their conservation efforts.

40% off standard individual entry to Sea Life Brighton with kidstodo Sea Life Brighton voucher.
Just turn up at Brighton Sea Life with a printed kidstodo Sea Life Brighton voucher to receive a maximum of 4 people to 40% off the standard individual entry. This kidstodo voucher is not valid for use in conjunction with any other offer, concession or online/call centre booking. Please see terms and conditions on the voucher.
Kidstodo working together with Sea Life Brighton to bring you the best offers.
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Sunday, 19 October 2014

Froggle Parties Sussex for Children's Birthday Parties

Froggle Parties Sussex

Providing the very best in children's entertainment, Froggle Parties will have kids in fits of laughter from start to finish. Filled with heaps of party activities that kids absolutely love!
At Froggle Parties, we specialize in fun filled parties, packed with loads of magic, puppet fun, dancing and a mini disco, balloon modelling, heaps of bubbles, comedy entertainment, along with flying rocket balloons, exciting games, and cool prizes for every child. 

We offer a variety of party packages designed to accommodate different ages and occasions.  Be it a birthday party in which the birthday boy or girl is the star of the show or a themed adventure or deluxe party with bubble and snow machines, our Froggle party entertainers will provide the right mix of performance and fun so you can relax and enjoy the day.

Tel: (08450) 305450   E-mailWebsite Google+  | Twitter | youtube

Froggle Parties also in Surrey, Kent, London, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Essex.

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Meet Santa at ZSL London Zoo

Experience the magic of Christmas this year at ZSL London Zoo!

Meet Santa at ZSL London Zoo

22 Nov - 24 Dec 2014

Children and their families can Meet Santa in the fairy-tale setting of his grotto and enjoy a day fun packed with Christmas themed activities at ZSL London Zoo 

Don’t forget about the animals! With more than 750 species there is lot to see and learn at ZSL London Zoo . Visitor can get up close with some of the rarest species on earth, like our family of critically endangered Sumatran tigers, and enjoy live talks to discover more about our animals!

Meet Santa experience
Dates: Meet Santa will run 10:15am - 3:45pm at ZSL London Zoo on weekends from 22 November and then daily from 19 - 24 December.

    22-23 November
    29-30 November
    6-7 December
    13-14 December
    Daily 19-24 December

Tickets are available to book online in advance. Tickets for Meet Santa are included as part of the ZSL London Zoo admission price for children. Adults will gain entry to the experience for free with their general zoo entry ticket.
Tickets on sale now.: Child ticket including zoo admission: £24.09 Under 3s: £8 ZSL Child Member: £8

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Friday, 17 October 2014

Halloween Drive In Movie E.T at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill On Sea

Halloween Drive In Movie - E.T

Fri 31 October 7pm
Tickets: £10.50 £10 deposit required per headset

Shown on the wall facing the car park next to the north staircase. Parking from 6pm. Start time: 7pm.
Pull up in your car and watch this Spielberg family classic. A group of aliens visit earth and one of them is lost and left behind stranded on this planet. The alien is found by a 10 year old boy, Elliot. Soon the two begin to communicate, and start a different kind of friendship in which E.T learns about life on earth and Elliot learns about some new values for the true meaning of friendship. E.T. wants to go home, but if Elliot helps him, he'll lose a friend...

Address: De La Warr Pavilion, Marina, Bexhill On Sea, East Sussex,TN40 1DP.
Box Office: 01424 229 111  Enquiries: 01424 229 100 | Email | Website

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Charlie and Lola performing at De La Warr Pavilion, Marina, Bexhill On Sea October Half term

Charlie and Lola's Best Bestest Play

Sun 26 Oct 2.30pm and 4.30pm & Mon 27 Oct 11am and 2.20pm
Tickets £10 £12 £40 family of four

Don’t miss everyone’s favourite brother and sister, Charlie and Lola, in their extremely everso wonderful stage show! The stars of the hit BBC TV series and books by Lauren Child are brought to life by a magical mix of puppets, live action and music. Will Charlie ever get Lola to sleep, even though she is not sleepy and will not go to bed? It won’t be easy - the Tigers want their bedtime milk, the Dancing Dogs have borrowed Lola’s pyjamas and Lola thinks there is an ogre hiding in the wardrobe! “If you’ve got kids, go and see Charlie and Lola’s Best Bestest Play. If you haven’t, borrow some and go anyway….it’s a genuine delight .” Sunday Express.

Address: De La Warr Pavilion, Marina, Bexhill On Sea, East Sussex,TN40 1DP.
Box Office: 01424 229 111  Enquiries: 01424 229 100 | Email | Website

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40% off Fort Fun this Halloween

Come if you dare to Fort Fun's Halloween Spooktacular!

Family tickets for Halloween Spooktacular At Fort Fun, Plenty Of Scary Entertainment And Pumpkin Carving this Half Term all included - 40% off!

A super-full, fun-packed day out for all the family!
Thrilling outdoor and indoor fun!

Fort Fun 40% OFFER

    40% off Family ticket, £12.60 (usually £20.96).
    40% off Single Child ticket, £4.20 (usually £6.99).
    40% off Single Adult ticket, £2.10 (usually £3.49).
Book Fort Fun Tickets Today Voucher valid Saturday October 25th - Sunday Nov 2nd. Ticket gives unlimited access to all indoor and outdoor attractions. FREE pumpkin and carving for each child!
This half term be chilled to the bone at Fort Fun's Halloween Spooktacular! Don’t miss this spooky Halloween event offering lots of entertainment, including FREE pumpkin and carving for every child! Your tickets offers unlimited access to an amazing array of fantastic indoor and outdoor play, busting with thrilling and joyful fun for all ages!

Included in the price is crazy golf, trampolines, inflatables, pedal go karts, dodgems and more! Entertainers Jay Jay, Mad Molly and Joe Banana will be on site on different days throughout the week.

Height restrictions apply to some of the more daring rides, whilst there's also plenty to cater and appeal to little ones, with a separate play area for under 5s as well as baby-friendly cafe.

Fort Fun is a fabulous day out offering fun for all the family!

Opening hours: 11am to 6pm access to the inside and outside areas.
10am to 6pm entry to softplay centre.
Location: Fort Fun, Royal Parade, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN22 7LQ.

Book Fort Fun Tickets Today

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25% off Kent and East Sussex Railway this Halloween


The Kent and East Sussex Railway

A Great Family Day Out: This half term, Travel through Beautiful Unspoilt Countryside with Spook-tacular Activities to enjoy! Plus a Free Kids Hot Chocolate

OFFER 25% off Kent and East Sussex Railway Tickets

  • 25% off Child return tickets £8.25 (usually £11).
  • 25% off Adult return tickets  £12 (usually £16).
  • 25% off Family Ticket, £33.75 (usually £45).
 Valid for travel from Tuesday 28th - Friday 31st October 2014.

All activities are included in the ticket prices. Free parking is available at Tenterden. Dogs are welcome to travel with their owners on normal operating days providing they are well behaved and kept under close control while remaining on a lead. The fare for a dog is £3. Present voucher in the restaurant at Tenterden Station for one free hot chocolate per child!

The Kent and East Sussex Railway  is the country's finest example of a rural light railway.
This half term, enjoy a wonderful day out in historic 1066 country and have some spook-tacular fun along the way! Join in the ‘make and take’ activities, including pumpkin carving workshops. Come in fancy dress, the scarier the better!. Plus keep warm with a free hot chocolate for the kids!

Kent and East Sussex Railway gently wends its way from glorious Tenterden (with its broad and leafy High Street charmingly lined with Tudor, Regency and Victorian buildings) - ' The Jewel of The Weald'; through ten and a half miles of unspoilt countryside of the Rother Valley, terminating in the shadow of the magnificent National Trust castle at Bodiam.
Whether you are interested in heritage, shopping, nature, food and drink or recreation, there is always something to enjoy along the Kent and East Sussex Railway.

Trains departing Tenterden Town:
Steam Train Tues 28 Oct 2014, 10:40am, 1:15pm
Steam Train Weds 29 Oct 2014, 10:40am, 1:15pm
Steam Train Thurs 30 Oct 2014, 10:40am, 1:15pm
Steam Train Fri 31 Oct 2014, 10:40am, 1:15pm
Diesel Heritage Train Tues 28 Oct 2014, 11:45am, 2:45pm
Diesel Heritage Train Weds 29 Oct 2014, 11:45am, 2:45pm
Diesel Heritage Train Thurs 30 Oct 2014, 11:45am, 2:45pm
Diesel Heritage Train Fri 31 Oct 2014, 11:45am, 2:45pm

Location: Tenterden Town Station, Station Road, Tenterden, Kent TN30 6HE.
BOOK Kent and East Sussex Railway TICKETS

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Friday, 10 October 2014

St Catherine's Hospice Winter Wonderland at Holmbush Farm

St Catherine's Hospice Winter Wonderland

Join us this November for a festive fair like no other on Sunday 30 November, 10am-2pm at Holmbush Farm, Faygate, RH12 4SE. We are inviting children of all ages to come and enjoy the sights of Christmas. You can visit the barn animals, take a tractor ride around the farm and enjoy festive crafts and games.

Most exciting is that you can also take part in our Santa experience, where you will not only meet Santa himself, but write your Christmas list, collect you reindeer food for Christmas Eve and your own personalised Bauble for your tree and its just £5.00.

We look forward to seeing you at this must attend Christmas event. For more information please contact Gabi on 01293 447319 or gabifield@stch.org.uk

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Peter Pan Pantomine at The Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells


Join us at the Assembly Hall Theatre as we fly to Neverland with this magical stage version of JM Barrie's classic children's story.

PETER PAN from Friday 12 Dec – Sunday 4 Jan
at The Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells
Opening Night & Friday 2 January All Tickets £16.50
Adults from £21 Children from £12
A £1.25 per ticket booking fee up to a maximum of £12.50 per booking
Relaxed performance: Fri 2 Jan 5.00pm

Brought to you by the same team behind  Jack and Beanstalk, Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs and Aladdin, PETER PAN will take you high above the clouds on a magical journey.

There’s spectacular flying and Computer Generated imagery, plus amazing acrobatics. From an all star dancing and singing cast, this is a Christmas show with a vast amount of sparkle.  Pinch yourself as you watch Peter Pan fly high above the stage and join Wendy, Michael and John as they take off to Neverland with the boy who never grows up.

JM Barrie’s poignant 1904 play about lost boys, motherly little girls and fantastic adventures is a staple of panto season. Watch as Peter, Wendy, John, Michael and Tinker Bell, who along with the Lost Boys, do battle with the sinister Captain Hook and his pirate crew. Along the journey you’ll befriend Tiger Lily and her tribe and re-awaken your belief in fairies.

A familiar face on TV, MARK MORAGHAN heads the cast as the evil Captain Hook. Known to millions for his portrayal of Owen Davis in the BBC One medical drama television series Holby City and more recently as the narrator of much-loved children's TV show Thomas The Tank Engine, he has also appeared in such series as Brookside, Heartbeat, Peak Practice and Celebrity Master Chef.

Joining Mark in Neverland will be GEMMA HUNT (Popular CBeebies show, Swashbuckle presenter) as Tinker Bell.  No stranger to TV, she co-presented Best of Friends, Barney’s Barrier Reef, Bamzooki, Barney’s Latin America and All Over the Place. She has also regularly hosted CBBC’s live coverage at Wimbledon, and last but no means least, appeared in Chucklevision and the Cbeebies pantomime.

Peter Pan is played by JESSICA PUNCH and Smee is played by MARK JAMES.  The Pirate crew are played by comedy acrobat troupe The Nitwits whose death defying antics will have audiences both gasping with amazement and crying with laughter at the same time.

Martin Dodd, Producer of UK Production says: “We are delighted to be back at the Assembly Hall Theatre with our biggest pantomime to date. Peter Pan is a story that everybody loves and we will turn it into an all flying, all singing, all dancing, all laughter amazing spectacle that will have you hooked from the very beginning”.

Theatre Director of the Assembly Hall Theatre BRIAN McAteer says:  “It’s a show that’s packed with comedy, dance, and all the traditional audience participation that children – and those who never want to grow up – have come to love and enjoy. As Peter Pan says: “You’ll never never know if you never never go.”

Produced by Martin Dodd for UK Productions, one of the country’s leading pantomime producers, PETER PAN is the Christmas Pantomime you don’t want to miss.

Book early to avoid disappointment…The ‘Croc’ is ticking!

Let your dreams take flight at The Assembly Hall Theatre Tunbridge Wells this Christmas when Peter Pan flies into town from Fri 12 Dec – Sun 4 June. 

Address: Assembly Hall, Crescent Rd, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN1 2LU
Tel: 01892 530613
Website: http://www.assemblyhalltheatre.co.uk/
 The panto is sponsored by Kent Messenger and KMFM Radio.

Royal Tunbridge Wells Ice Skating in the Park

Royal Tunbridge Wells at Christmas -

This Christmas, come and skate in Royal Tunbridge Wells and experience the magic that makes this historic spa town one of the top 10 places in the country to raise a family.  Royal Tunbridge Wells is easily accessible by car and direct rail links from London and the coast.  The town boasts an abundance of restaurants, cafes, hotels, high street stores and quirky independent shops.

Set in the natural amphitheatre of picturesque Calverley Grounds, the Royal Tunbridge Wells ice rink offers spectacular views of the park. Now in its fourth year, the outdoor real ice rink is a popular Christmas attraction in the centre of the town.  The rink is open Friday 21 Nov – Sunday 4 Jan 2015 (closed Christmas Day).

Whilst skaters of all ages and abilities can take to the ice, spectators can enjoy the festive atmosphere in the park and warm themselves with a hot chocolate or mulled wine.  Traditional rink-side wooden chalets will sell local seasonal produce and Christmas gifts.

 The ice rink opens at 10am each day for a dedicated parent and toddler session, with main skating following every hour.  Advanced booking is recommended at peak times – Thursday and Friday evenings, school holidays and all day Saturday and Sunday. Wheelchairs are welcome on the ice and must be pre-booked. The cost of one hour’s skating; including hire of boots is from £7 for children and £9 for adults. Group rates are also available.

Tickets can be booked online at. www.tunbridgewellsatchristmas.com  or from the Assembly Hall Theatre, Royal Tunbridge Wells Box Office in person or by calling 01892 554645. 
The onsite Ice Rink Box Office opens 21 November.

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Half Term Halloween Fun at Newhaven Fort

Halloween Fun at the Fort!!

From Saturday 25th October until Sunday 2nd November, Newhaven Fort has lots to offer the whole family this half term.

Back by popular demand are Jaws ‘n’ Claws, with their animal handling workshops on Monday 27th October at 1.30pm and 2.45pm. And if you’re feeling creative then book a place on one of the children’s Halloween Craft Workshops taking place on Thursday 30th October at 11.15am, 1:15pm and 3:00pm. All of these activities are very popular so make sure you book your place in advance to avoid missing out!

On Friday 31st October there will be a children’s Halloween party, with lots of spooky games and activities to join in, as well as a disco playing some monster tunes! Prizes will also be given for the best fancy dress. The party will be held in the Romney Hut between 1.00 and 4.00pm and is open to anybody visiting the Fort on the day.

On the evening of 31st October the Fort, Wave Leisure and Meeching Amateur Dramatics have joined forces to bring you 'Another Walk on the Spooky Side'. Starting in the Fort's car park at 6.30pm Health Walk leaders from Wave Leisure will take you on a walk round Castle Hill - and who knows who you might find hiding along the way! The walk will last about an hour and will finish inside Newhaven Fort where you will be able to warm up with a nice hot drink and a hot dog. Tickets cost £6 each (including refreshments) and booking is essential. Tickets are available from Newhaven Fort (01273 517622), Meeching Amateur Dramatics (07912 965507) and Wave Leisure (01323 490011). Please note that this walk is not suitable for children under 7 years of age.

On Saturday 1st November the Fort is also proud to be hosting the Royal British Legion’s  East Sussex Poppy Appeal launch. The event will be opened at 11.00am by the Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex and there will be stalls to browse and music throughout the day. The event will end with a charity auction, with all proceeds going to the Poppy Appeal.

And if that’s not enough, there are questions to answer and riddles to solve in the freaky family quiz trail, running daily.  The spooky Searchlight CafĂ© will also be open throughout the week where you will find a range of wholesome snacks, homemade soups and Halloween cakes. For further information telephone 01273 517622 or visit www.newhavenfort.org.uk


Newhaven Fort, Fort Road, Newhaven, East Sussex, BN9 9DS
01273 517622

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Drusillas Park wins Visitor Attraction of the Year 2014.

Drusillas Park Picks Up Award Hat Trick

Popular visitor attraction, Drusillas Park scooped their third accolade in less than three months at the Sussex Life Food, Drink and Hospitality Awards last night.

At a ceremony held at the Hilton Brighton Metropole, the Sussex zoo fought off stiff competition from Arundel Castle and RSPB Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserve, to be named Visitor Attraction of the Year 2014.

The Awards celebrated outstanding food and hospitality businesses throughout Sussex and all the finalists had been nominated by the public. A total of 14 categories were up for grabs ranging from Newcomer of the Year to Sussex Tourism Ambassador.

Drusillas Park’s Managing Director, Laurence Smith commented: “After a tough couple of years proceeded by this year being one of the busiest years on record (following the success of Hello Kitty Secret Garden) it's fantastic for all our staff to get such prestigious recognition; a real pat on the back for everyone at Drusillas.”

This success closely follows the zoo’s earlier triumph at the Business Matters Awards in July. Here Drusillas Park took home the Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure accolade for the Sussex region, before going on to scoop the overall category for the South in September.

Director, Christine Smith added: “Winning one award is an honour but achieving three is really superb. It’s a real testament to the whole workforce, whether that’s serving our visitors on the frontline or behind the scenes. We are truly delighted.”

Laurence and Christine Smith acquired the award winning zoo in 1997 after selling a nationwide recruitment business. The husband and wife team have invested heavily in Drusillas over the last seventeen years, securing a deal with HIT Entertainment to bring Thomas the Tank Engine to the Park in 2007 and Sanrio in 2014 to open the first Hello Kitty attraction in Europe.

The Park is now a true family run business with eldest daughter Cassandra working at the zoo since 2005, alongside her sister Caroline who joined the company in 2010. Next year Drusillas will celebrate their 90 year anniversary and the Smiths have a great deal planned to mark the auspicious occasion. 


Located just off the A27 in Alfriston, Drusillas Park is open daily from 10am. For more information please telephone 01323 874100 or visit the website at www.drusillas.co.uk  

50% off Family Day Pass to Butlins Bognor Regis October Half-term

Family Pass that's 50% off Peak and Off Peak Half-Term Dates From the 24th Oct - 2nd November.

Bognor is one of the loveliest, traditional sea-side resorts this country has to offer.  50% off Butlin's family pass during peak time this half term is a great offer, the perfect way to introduce you and your family to Butlin's amazing activities, entertainment and outstanding facilities - kids are guaranteed to love it! From funfair rides to swimming and outdoor sports, there's something for everyone. For something extra special, they've got a range of affordable treats too including go-carts, climbing walls and mini-golf.

Family Day Pass to Butlins Bognor Regis from £14.50
  •  Great half term fun at the beautifully renovated resort of Butlins Bognor Regis
  •  Tons of Halloween and half term activities and treats for all the family from tots to teens. 
  • Splashworld for indoor fun - great slides and ways to ride the water.
  •  Traditional funfair rides aplenty, from carousels to coconut shies - all the fun of the fair!
  •  Entertainment whatever the weather - indoor & outdoor activities.
  •  On Saturday 1st November, you can enjoy a fabulous firework display!
  •  Tot’s indoor fair & tons of soft play!
  •  Fresh air and good old laugh out loud pleasure.
  •   Relax in the knowledge that it's all about the family and your enjoyment

    50% Off-Peak Day passes to Butlins Bognor Regis
    Available tickets for family groups of 3, 4, 5 and 6.
    Children of 2-17 yrs are to be included in the family ticket..
    Peak tickets: Valid for the 25th - 30th October.
    Off Peak: 24th, 31st Oct 1st and 2nd Nov
    Open 10am through to 8pm.
    No need to book!  Take your voucher to the gate, drive or walk in on any of the dates offered!
    Last entrance 15.45.

Peak Times: 25th - 30th October.
Family Pass for Family of 3, £24.00 (usual price £48.00).
Family Pass for Family of 4, £36.00 (usual price £72.00).
Family Pass for Family of 5, £42.50 (usual price £85.00).
Family Pass for Family of 6, £49.50 (usual price £99.00).

Off Peak: 24th, 31st Oct, 1st - 2nd Nov, 2014.
Family Pass for Family of 3, £14.50 (usual price £29.00).
Family Pass for Family of 4, £21.00 (usual price £42.00).
Family Pass for Family of 5, £25.00 (usual price £50.00).
Family Pass for Family of 6, £30.00 (usual price £60.00).

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Halloween Fun at Groombridge Place and 30% Discount off tickets

Spine-tingling Halloween Fun at Groombridge Place this Half term. With 30% off Tons of Interactive Spooky Activities and Fun!

Groombridge Place conjures uniquely theatrical, interactive enchantments to thrill you and your family this Halloween!
  •   An immersive performance event to send chills up your spine!
  •  Take the Ghost Boat Ride down the runaway river to deliver you into the Pirate’s Lair!
  •   Prepare to meet the dangerously deranged Pirate Queen for a devilish dance workshop!
  •  Follow Little Red Riding Hood through the Enchanted Forest for a truly theatrical trick-or-treat experience!
  •  Toe-curling, interactive Find-The-Missing-Bones treasure hunt!
  •  Daring birds of prey displays each day at 12.30pm and 3.30pm. 
  •  Have your palms read at ‘Esmeralda’s Unfortunate Fortunes’!
  •   Utter eerie mischief created by a cast of crooked characters!
  •  Children can also enjoy the board walk adventure trail with its zip, wire and rope swings and the popular giant tree swings.
  •  Dress up in keeping with the occasion - daily prizes for the best children's costumes!
  •  Treasure map activity sheet for every child with prizes for each completed sheet!
  •  Make your very own woodland wand in teepee craft workshops. 
  •  Spookily lit ghostly trails, sword fights and incredible Fire Poi performances by mutineers.
  •  Feast on a Halloween-themed menu in the restaurant and/or scorching BBQ in Captain Timber's Tavern!
  •  Delight in freaky face-painting (£1 per child)

    30% off Child admission to Groombridge Place, £5.90 (usual price £8.45).
    30% off Senior Citizen admission to Groombridge Place , £5.90 (usual price £8.45).
    30% off Adult admission to Groombridge Place, £6.95 (usual price £9.95).
    Child ticket for ages 3 – 12. Under 3s go free.
    Valid for visits:                         26 October - 2 November 2014.
    Admission tickets valid:       10am - gates close at 7.30pm. (Last admission: 6pm).
    Limited availability - Book Groombridge Place Tickets Now
    Daily timetable of events provided to each visitor by the admissions desk.
    Groombridge Place is an outdoor venue so please dress accordingly.
    Canal boat to and from Enchanted Forest costs £1.50 per adult and £1 per child, each way.

Location: Groombridge Place, Groombridge Hill, Groombridge, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN3 9QG (approx. 1.15hr from Central London).
Website:  http://www.groombridgeplace.com/
Parking: cars and minibuses are able to drop off at the allocated space within the car park, near the attraction’s entrance.

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Visit Father Christmas at The Hop Farm


Father Christmas is coming to the Hop Farm

A truly memorable visit to see Father Christmas awaits visitors to The Hop Farm in Paddock Wood and the cheeky elves will be on hand to show you the way. Father Christmas will be available to see children and families, old and new in his cosy study within the Hop Farm from Saturday 29th November until Wednesday 24 December 2014 on selected weekend dates.

Adults free when accompanying children. A child ticket is £10.50 including a quality gift and glass mounted photograph (one photograph per family).

To avoid disappointment please book online.

Tickets will also be available on the day subject to availability. Max 6 persons per visit. Tel: 07877 871715

Address: The Hop Farm, Paddock Wood, nr Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN12 6PY
Tel: 01622 872068
Website: http://www.fatherchristmasinkent.co.uk/

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Visit Santa at Fishers Farm Park

'The Magic of Christmas' at Fishers Farm

20th December – 4th January

Imagine walking through a sparkling winter wonderland, the warm scent of mulled wine dancing on the air, a soft lull of those classic Christmas carols and sleigh bells gently ringing. Children sliding down a toboggan run with flushed winter cheeks. A magical winding pathway, with an array of twinkling lights, guides you towards a cosy log fire in Father Christmas’s festive grotto – finished off with a hilarious family pantomime (pre-booking essential)...sound exciting? Well this is only a small part of the spectmacular experience that awaits you this December at Fishers Adventure Farm Park’s ‘The Magic of Christmas’. See www.fishersfarmpark.co.uk

Fishers Farm Park, Newpound Lane, Wisborough Green, West Sussex, RH14 0EG
Tel: 01403 700063

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New Santa Experience at Spring Barn Farm

'The Sussex Santa Experience’ at Spring Barn Farm

Our most magical Santa experience yet, with a NEW enchanting Winter Walkway! Be greeted by our jolly elf with a warm toddy and Christmas cookie, then wonder through the glittering festive scenes, all the way to see Santa! He will be waiting by his cosy fire to meet you all and hear your Christmas wishes! Then take your Golden Key to the Elves Toyshop and choose your special Christmas gift.

Don’t forget all the fun of the farm too, with meet the animals and fantastic indoor play!

Santa arrives in style on Saturday 29th November, but how will he be getting here this year?

For prices, times and tickets, please visit www.springbarnfarm.com Merry Christmas!

Address: Spring Barn Farm,Kingston Rd, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 3ND
Tel:01273 488450
Website: http://www.springbarnfarm.com/

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Saturday, 27 September 2014

Drusillas Park Competition

Drusillas Park Competition

Kidstodo have teamed up with Drusillas Park and are giving away Two Family Tickets to the park.

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Halloween Shriek Week
Sat 25th Oct - Sun 2nd November

If you are bored of all your local haunts, stake out the fun at Drusillas Park over the Halloween period. We’ve conjured up some fang-tastically spooky surprises to keep your little horrors half term happy.

Crime solving Scooby-Doo will be coming to meet budding detectives at various intervals throughout the day on Wednesday 29th October. Come and investigate with the cowardly hero but don't forget the Scooby snacks! Click here for more events

Enjoy the magic and enchantment of Christmas at Drusillas Park between Saturday 29th November and Sunday 4th January 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 29th November don't miss the Grand Switch On of the Winter Wonderland Illuminations at 4:30pm. (Visit the Christmas page of the Drusillas website for more information and specific times and dates).
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Meet Father Christmas at Drusillas Winter Wonderland


Enjoy the magic and enchantment of Christmas at Drusillas Park between Saturday 29th November and Sunday 4th January 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 29th November don't miss the Grand Switch On of the Winter Wonderland Illuminations at 4:30pm.

Hug a Husky

Hug a HuskySaturday 29th November onwards (weekends only) and Friday 19th – Tuesday 23rd December (daily). Back by popular demand, visitors will have the opportunity to hug a husky at the zoo. The two cuddly canines will be meeting visitors between 1pm and 5pm near the Events Arena; you’d be barking mad to miss it.

Winter Wonderland Illuminations

Winter Wonderland Illuminations Sat 29th November - Sun 4th January. Drusillas will be switching on their Winter Wonderland Illuminations. The dazzling display will start at 4:30pm daily and incorporate an animal themed light show, synchronised to music. Young revellers can expect to see a host of magical creatures in the ice-capped kingdom, adding some
 extra sparkle to the festive season.

Address: Drusillas Park & Zoo, Alfriston Road, Alfriston, East Sussex, BN26 5QS
Tel: 01323 874100
Website: http://www.drusillas.co.uk

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Thursday, 25 September 2014

Visit Father Christmas at the Llama Park's Christmas Wonderland

Bring your children to meet Father Christmas at the Llama Park's Christmas Wonderland and receive a Christmas present from him.

The Llama Park will once again be hosting the "REAL" Father Christmas in his Grotto with his favourite reindeer alongside a Nativity scene with donkeys and llamas at hand.

Father Christmas flies in on his sleigh on the 28th November and after a good night's sleep he will open his Grotto on Saturday 29th November which will then be open on the two weekends of the 29th/30th of November and the 6th/7th of December and then be open every day from Saturday 13th December until and including Christmas Eve.

Opening times are from 10am until 5pm, with a 30 minute lunch break from 1pm to 1:30pm.

All tickets for the Llama Park's Christmas Wonderland and Father Christmas' Grotto include free entry to The Llama Park to see the animals.

For Group Bookings - for Care Homes, Schools and Corporate Events - Father Christmas can be persuaded into opening his Grotto on weekdays from the 1st December to the 5th December, and from the 8th December to the 12th December.

School visits to The Llama park to see Father Christmas can be arranged during the period 1st December to the 5th December, and from the 8th December to the 12th December on weekdays and can include meals and guided tours of The Llama Park to make a real day, morning or afternoon, out.

Last year a few Boarding Schools took advantage of Father Christmas' offer to stay open in the early evenings during the period from Saturday 13th December until and including Christmas Eve so that the Boarders could come along, after school, and visit with him and have dinner in the restaurant and shop at the Llama Park's Christmas Wonderland Gift and Fashion shop.

If you are interested in booking a visit to see the "REAL" Father Christmas then drop be quick as demand this year is very high and bookings are flying in every day.

Website: http://www.llamapark.co.uk
Address: The Llama Park LLP, Wych Cross, RH18 5JN.
Telephone: Office: 01825 712 040 / 01825 713 698

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Sunday, 14 September 2014

Discounted tickets to see Jack Frost's Frozen Christmas at The Pavilion Theatre Worthing this Christmas

Jack Frost's Frozen Christmas With Marcus Collins and CBeebies' Richard David-Caine: One Ticket for £12 (40% Off)

Jack Frost's Frozen Christmas

Worthing's Pavilion Theatre presents Jack Frost's Frozen Christmas, featuring X Factor's Marcus Collins as Billy and CBeebies' Richard David-Caine as Jack Frost. A sequel to Santa Claus - The Musical, the show sees new faces join familiar favourites as the outcast Jack Frost, frozen in ice for the last 20 years, begins to thaw and plot revenge on Santa. Dee Linquant and Robin' Banks join Frost to create mayhem, while lonely Billy tries to keep Santa's elves on-track for Christmas with help from his grandmother Hazel Knutt. Audiences will also be introduced to Jack's abandoned daughter Candi Frost, who now works in Santa's kitchen, while a live band accompanies proceedings with a selection of classic festive sing-along hits.

    Discounted Ticket to see Jack Frost's Frozen Christmas, starring Marcus Collins and Richard David-Caine

    When: Selected dates between 13 December and 1 January

    Where: Pavilion Theatre, Worthing

    Door time: 11am, 1pm, 2pm, 2.30pm, 6pm or 7pm, depending on chosen performance date


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Friday, 29 August 2014

Father Christmas Events


What's on and where to meet Santa Claus in his Grotto this Christmas in Sussex, Kent, Hampshire and London. Father Christmas Events at Adventure Parks, Farms, Steam Trains, Castles, at the Circus or even on a boat!


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Book early to avoid Disappointment!

Father Christmas Events in East Sussex

Santa’s Christmas Cottage at Drusillas Park, Alfriston, Santa visits every child on board the Bluebell Railway. Santa will be at the Magical Grotto at Llama Park, Forest Row or in the stable at Spring Barn Farm Park. Enjoy Santa's Winter Wonderland  at Paradise Park or Visit Santa in his grotto at Isfield Station, Lavender Line. Father Christmas will be returning to the Royal Pavilion, Brighton
and you can also see him at the Santa's grotto at Churchill Square in Brighton. 
Visit Father Christmas in his medieval Grotto at Bodiam Castle or take the Santa Special steam train to Santa's Grotto as Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway. Santa certainly gets around in East Sussex, to find where else Santa is in East Sussex visit kidstodo.

Father Christmas Events in West Sussex

Visit Father Christmas’s festive grotto at Fishers Farm Park or the Santa Polar Adventure at Amberley Working Museum. If you like boats, board the Father Christmas Boat Trips at Chichester Ship Canal or the Santa Cruises on our festive canal boat at Wey & Arun Canal. Ride on a real steam train to Santa's Grotto at South Downs Light Railway. Meet Father Christmas at West Dean Gardens, Chichester or at Santa’s Grotto  at Brooklands Pleasure Park, Worthing. Santa certainly gets around in East Sussex, to find where else Santa is in East Sussex visit kidstodo.

Father Christmas Events in Kent

Visit Father Christmas in his magical grotto at Spa Valley Railway or take the Santa Special steam train at Kent & East Sussex Railway. Enjoy the Winter Wonderland experience and FREE Santa’s Grotto at Blue Water or visit Santa's Grotto at Eagle Heights Wildlife Park, Kent. To find more places to see Father Christmas visit kidstodo.

Father Christmas Events in Hampshire

Santa's Christmas Wonderland at Paultons Park
Meet Santa and Mrs Claus Marwell Wildlife
Santa visits you on the train, Mid Hants Railway Watercress Line

Father Christmas Events in London

Santa Secret Village is part of the Cologne Christmas Market
Winter Wonderland at Selfridges 
FREE SANTA'S GROTTO at Hyde Park Winter Wonderland,
Santa's Grotto at Hamleys

For more information all these Father Christmas Events please visit kidstodo Father Christmas Events.

Halloween Events Sussex


(October Half-term: Monday 27th October - Friday 30th October  2014)

Lots of spooky Halloween Events for all the Family in East Sussex and West Sussex. Scary Pumpkin Craving, haunted houses, creepy castles,  frightful fancy dress, make spooky Halloween decorations, gripping ghost stories, horror movies, ghost tunnel, trick or treat cauldron, Witch's House, hair-rising lantern lit spooky trails and lots more Halloween Events going on in Sussex.

If you want to have the perfect Halloween you need to prepare well in advance. Get your Costume early, plan a trick-or-treating route to follow, get a great selection of Party Supplies for your house and get ready to have a perfect Halloween.

You can find lots of Halloween Events on kidstodo.

Halloween  Events East Sussex

Join in for Shriek Week at Drusillas Park and Spooky halloween fun at Spring Barn Farm Park during half term week. There's pumpkin carving, a fun spooky creatures hunt, and fun ghost and witch hole in one. Venture into the deep dark woods and collect materials to make bats, spiders and dreamcatchers in the Wilderness Wood, Hadlow Down. Traditional entertainment with Punch & Judy show, drama, crafts and Hallowe’en fun at Michelham Priory nr Hailsham. Take a Spooky steam train ride on the Halloween and Fright Night special trains where there will be plenty of spine tingling tricks and treats on the KESR Railway. Join Alchemy for a monster Hallowe'en at the Bodiam Castle with dragon quests, storytelling and crafts.  Dare you look at kidstodo Halloween Events page for more creepy events in East Sussex......

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Halloween Events in West Sussex

Voted UK’s best Halloween Attraction 2010 and 2011 Tulleys Farm is back with some more frightening fun for the children. Hector Petworth House and Park friendly house ghost is lost in the Pleasure Grounds, can you solve the clues and find him before sunset? And it’s all happening at Fishers Farm Park this hair-raising half term for the ‘Halloween Happy Hauntings’! Join Borde Hill Garden with a spooktacular trail, ghost tent and trick or treat in the witches house! Come along and get spooky with Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserve creating Halloween crafts.Visit Holmbush Farm dungeons and dragons if you dare and take a tractor ride through our spooky forest or take the Ghost train ride at Amberley Museum. Wickedly wonderful seasonal activities at Weald & Downland Open Air Museum, carve a really scary pumpkin, play conkers, and enjoy arts, crafts. Dare you look at kidstodo Halloween Events page for more creepy events in West Sussex......

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