Friday, 28 February 2014

Groombridge Place Voucher Tickets 50% off

 

50% Off Groombridge Place Tickets

A Magical day out for the whole family.


The perfect chance to relive old world fantasies in the magical settings of the Enchanted World of Groombridge Place!

50% off 1 Adult and 1 Child ticket, £8.20 (usual price £16.40). Book now
50% off 2 Child Tickets (2 for 1), £7.45 (usual price £14.90).
50% off 2 Adult Tickets (2 for 1), £8.95 (usual price £17.90).
Child ticket is for ages 3 – 12. Under 3s go free.

 From beautiful award-winning gardens, a blissful opportunity to enjoy a canal boat ride, to a delightful enchanted forest with its giant swings, zip wires and Crusoe’s World, Groombridge Place (near Tunbridge Wells) is a destination for you and your family to enjoy a truly memorable day out.

The Gardens include a formal Knot and Oriental Garden, a Secret Garden, the white rose garden and the wonderfully named Drunken Garden, a favourite of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. There's also a giant chess set for kids to discover.

The enchanted forest presents a magical world of mystery and intrigue, including giant tree swings, zip wires and rope swings, wooden bridges, a maze and Crusoe’s World!

The daily programme of events is free with admission and includes the opportunity to meet animals in the enchanted forest including: deer, goats, sheep, chickens, turkeys, alpacas, reindeer, Shetland ponies and the world famous zedonk (half donkey, half zebra)!

There are also new baby animals, the cute Golden Guernsey kids, Stumpy and Bobby and the little Kunekune piglets.

Admire the beautiful peacocks from the newly refurbished ‘Peacock Bistro' and see daily Birds of Prey displays (excluding Mondays).

Escape to Groombridge Place for a magical family day out! Click here for more details and to book deal.

• March: Only open weekends, estate opens: 10am to 4.30pm (last admission, 3pm).
• From 31 March 2014, estate opens: Monday to Sunday from 9:30am – 5:30pm (last admission, 4pm).
Location: Groombridge Place, Groombridge Hill, Groombridge, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN3 9QG

Click here for more details and to book deal.

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Monday, 24 February 2014

Red House Children's Book Award

Red House Children's Book Award

Congratulations to the Overall Winner
The 5th Wave
by Ricky Yancey

We are very pleased to announce that the winner of the Red House Children's Book Award 2014 is The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey. Action-packed and intense, this really is the ultimate page-turner!
Only £3.99 at The Book People 

Category Winners


Younger Children
Superworm
by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
This funny and fantastically illustrated story is full of bouncy rhyming verses and has a fun chorus that is sure to have preschoolers joining in as they follow Superworm's adventures, which include him bravely facing up to the wicked Wizard Lizard and his sinister servant Crow.
Only £3.49 at The Book People  

Younger Readers
Atticus Claw Breaks the Law
by Jennifer Gray
When Atticus receives an anonymous message summoning him to a meeting in a sleepy English coastal town, he packs his bags and sets off. The world's greatest cat burglar likes a good mystery and this time curiosity has got the better of him...

Older Readers
The 5th Wave
by Rick Yancey
The 1st wave took out half a million people, the 2nd put that number to shame. Rick Yancey's frightening dystopia is now anticipating its 5th hit and no one knows what to expect. Cassie has lost everything, her parents are dead and her little brother has been captured. She knows that to be alive in her world is to be alone...
 Only £2.99 at The Book People
 
Shop for these books and many more and great offers at The Book People


 

 

Crazy-Stuff Children's Cycle Helmets - Making Safety Fun

 

Crazy-Stuff Children's Cycle Helmets
 Making Safety Fun

 
 
Here is a great offer to have some fun and encourage your child to be safe at the same time!  Expect your little one to live in their hat from now on!
Great gift idea, to replace the old, boring head protection of old!   Skating, Scooting, Riding a bike, this excellent product will make you smile, saving money as well as feeling assured your child is safe.
 
Crazy-Stuff Children's Cycle Helmets, £17.50 (usual price £27.95) 37% off. Buy Now
 
Complying with the highest of European safety standards, these Danish-designed cycle helmets prove that safety can be fun!
Easy and comfortable to wear – even during long trips, Crazy-Stuff's helmets are perfect for all cycling adventures, regardless of the destination, and they encourage the opportunity for development of your child's motor co-ordination skills with a trusty animal friend in 3D.
 
Your child will gain access to a world of cool and colourful animals that provide them with full protection in traffic.
Kids love crazy things - it is not just a bicycle helmet, it is an animal that is being brought to life.
 
Choose from the following animal designs:
Tiger
Crocodile
Pink Cheshire Cat
Blue Shark
Bull
Eagle
Horse
White Bunny
 
Highlights
 
• Crazy-Stuff Children's Cycle Helmets, £17.50 (usual price £27.95) 37% off. Buy Now
• Suitable for children aged 1-9 years. (S/M is the most popular size for this age range).
• Tested and approved to European Standard EN1078 safety requirements.
• The helmet measures 26cm x 18cm x 30cm and weighs 374g.
• Available in size:  S/M (49-55cm) suitable for most 1-9 year olds.
• Delivery charge: £3.90 per helmet.
• Delivery by 1st class post within 3 days of the offer closing.
 
 


Tuesday, 18 February 2014

New Ride at Hello Kitty Secret Garden Drusillas Park


“Brilliant Ride” gets the Thumbs Up!

The second of three Hello Kitty rides has been installed at the award winning Drusillas Park, East Sussex and given a big thumbs up from keepers at the zoo.

Zoo keeper, Jodie Dryden was on the Hello Kitty ‘Reach for the Sky’ Hopper ride’s maiden voyage alongside five of her colleagues.

Jodie commented: “It’s absolutely brilliant. At the top of the ride you can see for miles and it’s a fantastic view of the zoo and the surrounding countryside. You then get plunged back down to earth and just when you think you are going to hit the bottom it draws you back up. I can’t wait to go on it again.”

The 25ft Hello Kitty Hopper ride has been specially designed for Drusillas by Italian rides manufacturer, Zamperla and installed alongside the Hello Kitty Tea Cup ride delivered earlier this year. A Hello Kitty car ride is also under construction in Germany by Metallbau-Emmeln; the company who designed and built the hugely popular Thomas the Tank Engine for Drusillas.

The three rides combined will form part of Hello Kitty Secret Garden, Drusillas Park’s brand new attraction for 2014. Hello Kitty Secret Garden is expected to open mid-May and will be the first Hello Kitty attraction in Europe.

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

Kindgom of Soft Play & £5 Party at Harbour Park

WHERE THE FUN NEVER SETS!
Soft Play at Harbour Park in Littlehampton Harbour Park during the winter months is home to riverside & beach front walks, indoor soft play, family prize games and toasty hot drinks and snacks. It really is a must do for any parents planning a fun few hours with the kids and their friends!

KINGDOM OF SOFT PLAY:
The Kingdom of Fun soft play provides separate areas for both toddlers and over 3’s. The toddler section offers over-size building blocks, ball pit, observation tunnel and other great toys. The over 3’s section offers soft ball cannon guns, ball volcano, water bucket tunnel, ball pit, big slide and wind room. Why not let the kid’s burn off some steam while you and your friends enjoy a nice warm drink and catch up.

SOFT PLAY DEALS & THE £5 PARTY:
Harbour Park has been offering Soft Play deals for many years now and we are keen to share them with you:
1) Parent & Toddler Mornings (10am-Midday, Term Time Only): Half Price Soft Play
2) Cool After School (4pm-6pm, Term Time Only): Half Price Soft Play
3) Hot Drink Loyalty Cards, pick one up and enjoy your 7th Hot drink for free
4) The £5 per child party (min 10), includes, food, soft play, own room & organiser
Open: Coffee Bar & Soft Play open from 10am daily - Go to website for further details
Prices: FREE ENTRY, Toddler Soft Play £2, age 3 & over £3

Enquiries & Booking: 01903 721200 Groups & Schools: 01903 721200
Address: Harbour Park, Windmill Road, Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN17 5LH

www.harbourpark.com

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Spring Barn Farm in Lewes

SPRING BARN FARM
Visit Spring Barn Farm Park, just 5 minutes from Lewes, 15 minutes from Brighton! Meet all your favourite farmyard friends, as well as fantastic indoor and outdoor play. There is always so much to see and do, whatever the weather!

OUT ON THE FARM:
Both kids and grown-ups alike can enjoy our seasonal daily activities schedule, including firm favourites like ‘Meet the Animals’, Piggy Racing, Pig Feeding, Ponytime, Tractor and Trailer rides and more. Then have a bounce on the jumping pillows, whiz along the zip wire and race on the pedal go kart track!


INDOOR SOFT PLAY:
Speed down the wavey astro slide and tube slide, then take a plunge on the mega drop side if you dare! Under 5’s can take on the young tractor driver’s course and enjoy Little Chicky’s soft play area.
Don’t forget your socks, both kids and grown-ups will need them for the indoor play barn!

3’s AND UNDER SOFT PLAY!!
There is now even more for the little ones to do inside, with our farm themed soft play area with a special zone reserved for Under 1’s!

TIME TO REFUEL?
Enjoy our tasty homemade breakfasts, lunches, kids menu and afternoon tea and cakes in both the restaurant and farm park. And don’t forget to call into our fantastic farm shop, stocked full of wonderful local produce and more! 

BIRTHDAY PARTIES
Enjoy all the fun of the farm with our fantastic birthday party package!
Great fun for both kids and grownups, our birthday party package includes:
• Each child’s entrance • Entrance for up to one adult per child
• Full use of the indoor play area with mega slides!
• Full use of the outdoor play facilities
• A private ‘Meet the Animals’ session just for your party
• A party lunch/tea, served at your reserved birthday party tables.
We can also cater for all your birthday party needs including party bags, balloons, homemade birthday cake and freshly made sandwiches for adults. So easy, and best of all, we clear up the mess!

For prices, opening times, and our current activity schedule, please visit our website. All attractions and activities subject to availability and weather conditions.

Enquiries & Booking: Tel: 01273 488450 | Website
Address: Spring Barn Farm, Kingston Road, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 3ND


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What's On in Sussex


 

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Meet the Llamas and grab a bargain at The Llama Park

Giant Sale at The Llama Park


The Llama Park to hold a bumper sale on knitwear and gifts from 15th February to 2nd March .…with prices slashed to make way for new Spring stock


Set in 33 acres of beautiful countryside The Llama Park has been the winner of many awards over the years and its licenced restaurant, tearoom and coffee shop have a 5 star hygiene rating.
Walk with a llama or ride a donkey. See alpacas, reindeer, sheep, horses, chickens, pigs and much more. There are picnic areas and a playground. A high-class gift and knitwear shop all with disabled access. Open all year round from 10 am to 5 pm

The Llama Park at Ashdown Forest will be holding a Giant Sale during the last two weeks of February and beginning of March, when prices will be substantially reduced at The Park’s knitwear and gift shop on all popular alpaca knitwear ranges, Spirit of the Andes’ pima cotton T-shirts, children’s clothes, crockery and a wide range of gift items for the young and not-so-young.

“We are going to make this a bumper sale,” promise new owners Susan Barrow and her husband Bobby Schuck, who took over The Llama Park at the end of May last year.
Susan goes on to say, “We will be really slashing prices on some of our most popular fashion and gift items to make way for our new Spring stock. Our new stock will include much more of our popular knitwear and pima cotton ranges and, for the warmer weather, a fabulous selection of 100 per cent hand-woven Indian cotton clothes, and more hand-crafted jewellery, sandals and children’s clothing.
“In fact, we want to establish a great little shop in its own right, a retail outlet where people will come to shop, regardless of whether or not they decide to go into The Lama Park.

Entrance to both the shop and the coffee shop are free, regardless of whether or not visitors want to pay to go into The Park

The Llama Park,  Wych Cross,  East Sussex, RH18 5JN
Tel: 01825712040 http://www.llamapark.co.uk/
 
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Wiggly Half Term Week at Fishers Adventure Farm Park

Fishers Farm Wiggly Week 15-23 February
Cosy up with some incredible creatures this Half Term during Wiggly Week at Fishers! ‘Hug-a-Bug’, 'Grapple-a-Gecko' or ‘Cuddle-a-Cockroach’ - whatever takes your fancy! Check out our FANTASTIC Magicians in The Barn Theatre performing spellbinding shows every day. With the new indoor play barn too, it's the perfect choice this Half Term, whatever the weather!

Fishers Farm Baby Animals & Lambing Season
Well Rambo the Ram has had a very busy few months of 'tupping' in the field and we're waiting eagerly on tenterhooks for the first lamb to arrive! Our official start date for the lambing season is 1st March but we might be lucky and get a few born in time for Half Term...fingers crossed! Bottle Feeding will begin again in The Animal Encounters Barn soon...any volunteers?!

HOORAY! We were absolutely overwhelmed this week to be awarded the Winners for "The Best Food and Beverage UK" and commended for "Farm Attraction Of The Year UK"  this week at the National Farm Attractions Network awards. We are all absolutely delighted and want to thank you all, as without your visits and support we wouldn't be here! so THANK YOU!

Fishers Farm Party Time (made easy!)
Birthday Parties at Fishers are always a popular choice and are perfectly designed to ensure a fabulous fun-filled day for the little ones AND the big ones! Starting from just £9.95 and including your 'Adventure Pass' for the whole day, your very own party room and a delicious party-time feast! We can create a 'Princess' 'Pirate' or 'Farmyard' theme for your party and ensure the whole day goes smoothly for you all! Call 01403 700063 to book now - or email us on parties@fishersfarmpark.co.uk

 Fishers Adventure Farm Park, Newpound Lane, Wisborough Green, West Sussex, RH14 0EG



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Hello Kitty Secret Garden at Drusillas Park


Drusillas Park Takes a Step Closer to Opening the First
Hello Kitty Attraction in Europe!

 
Hello Kitty Secret Garden, Drusillas Park’s brand new attraction for 2014, started to take shape this week when the first of three children’s rides was installed ready for the hugely anticipated launch this spring.  

Over the past few months, the Hello Kitty tea cup ride has been carefully constructed at the Zamperla factory in Italy. By the time it arrived at the award-winning zoo in East Sussex the ride had travelled approximately 900 miles; the installation took 5 days and was overseen by a technician from Zamperla.

A second ‘reach for the sky’ hopper ride will also be fitted by Zamperla shortly. This will be followed by a Hello Kitty car ride manufactured in Germany by Metallbau-Emmeln; the company who designed and built the hugely popular Thomas the Tank Engine for Drusillas.

Drusillas has always been a mixture of animals and attractions. The popular family day out is enjoyed by all ages and attracts over 350,000 visitors a year.

Partnering with the UK’s number one girls’ brand represents the Park’s single biggest investment to date and is expected to top £1million. The deal was completed with Japanese company Sanrio in 2013 and Drusillas will now be home to the first permanent Hello Kitty attraction in Europe.

Hello Kitty Secret Garden replaces Jungle Adventure Golf at Drusillas. The new area will be themed within an English country garden and in addition to the three rides, will include Hello Kitty’s house and parlour. There will also be the opportunity to meet Hello Kitty herself on twenty special dates during the year, the first of which will take place on Monday 5th May.

Located just off the A27 in Alfriston, Drusillas Park is open daily from 10am. For more information please telephone 01323 874100 or visit www.drusillas.co.uk   
 
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Friday, 14 February 2014

Brighton Sea Life Centre Voucher 30% OFF

kidstodo Sea Life Brighton Voucher is back !!!



Brighton Sea Life Voucher
Kidstodo are pleased to announce that our Discount Voucher for 30% off entry into Brighton Sea Life Centre is back, just in time for February half term.

30% 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 30% 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.

30% 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 30% 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.
 
For more information on Brighton Sea Life  and to view kidstodo Sea Life Brighton Voucher Click here .

Sussex Events February Half term

 

What's On in Sussex

 
Sussex Events this February half term for everyone. There are some fabulous activities for kids, exciting family events and places to go in East Sussex and West Sussex no matter what the weather, come rain or shine. Find a Sussex Event near you.

For more Sussex events, information, dates and times visit kidstodo Sussex Events

What's on in East Sussex Events

  • Exclusive kidstodo 30% Discount off entry into Brighton Sea Life Centre. Voucher here
  • Visit the animals at Drusillas Park and enjoy both the indoor and outdoor play areas and pop onto Thomas the Tank Engine for a tour around the Park.
  • Meet the farmyard animals at Spring Barn Farm and have fun in their fantastic indoor and outdoor play areas.
  • Kids for a quid at Bluebell Railway.
  • Meet the Newborn lambs at Arlington Bluebell wood.
  • Tree and camp building at Ashdown Forest Centre.
  • Science workshops at The Observatory Science Centre.
  • Peppa Pig's Big Splash at Theatre Royal Brighton or Aladdin at Eastbourne Theatre.
  • Brighton Science Week - Various Venues in Brighton an amazing week of science activities .
  • Brighton Modelworld 2014 - Brighton Centre.
  • Brighton Half Marathon Sunday 16th February 2014.
For dates, times and more East Sussex events and information visit http://www.kidstodo.co.uk/whats-on-east-sussex.htm

What's On in West Sussex Events


  • Cosy up with some incredible creatures this Half Term during WIGGLY WEEK at Fishers Farm. Check out our FANTASTIC Magicians in The Barn Theatre performing spellbinding shows every day. With all the new indoor play facilities too, it's the perfect choice this Half Term, whatever the weather!
  • Harbour Park during the winter months is home to riverside & beach front walks, indoor soft play, family prize games and toasty hot drinks and snacks. It really is a must do for any parents planning a fun few hours with the kids and their friends!
  • Get your skates on at Worthing Ice Rink.
  • Visit the animals at Llama Park and grab a bargain in their giant sale.
  • Kids go free at Pallant House Gallery.
  • Learn about the Roman times at the Family fun days at Fishbourne Roman Palace.
  • Enjoy family activities at Weald & Downland Open Air Museum.
  • Get Wild in the Woods at Pulborough Brooks.
  • Join in the Charity Pancake Race in Horsham .
  • Discover, explore and play at the fairground stalls at Pocket Science in the Hawth Theatre in Crawley.
  • Super Science day at Amberley Musuem and Heritage Centre.

For dates, times and more West Sussex events and information visit http://www.kidstodo.co.uk/whats-on-west-sussex.htm

and many more exciting Sussex Events
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Find a Sussex Event near you.