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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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

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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.

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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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Louie Spence Dances into Drusillas for a Magical Pantomime Launch

Dancing on Ice Judge, dancer and West End theatre sensation Louie Spence will appear at Drusillas Park on Wednesday 3rd September to meet visitors and launch this year’s family pantomime at the White Rock Theatre, Hastings.

Between Friday 12 and Sunday 28 December, Louie Spence will star as Slave of the Ring in the magical pantomime adventure, Aladdin.

Packed with all of the traditional pantomime ingredients of comedy in abundance, stunning sets, beautiful costumes and an Aladdin’s cave full of surprises, Aladdin offers a world of magic, mystery and mayhem.

To launch this spectacular show he will make a costumed appearance and meet visitors at the award-winning zoo in Sussex on Wednesday 3rd September between 1.30pm and 2pm. So hop on your magic carpet and head to Drusillas Park. Normal entry fees apply.

Located just off the A27 in Alfriston, Drusillas Park is open daily from 10am. To find out more about Drusillas Park, please visit To find out more about Aladdin at the White Rock Theatre visit 

What's on at Drusillas

Tue 2nd September: Hello Kitty
Wed 3rd September: Louie Spence
Sun 7th September: The Fat Controller
Sat 13th September: The Fat Controller
Sun 28th September: Hello Kitty
Sat 25th Oct - Sun 2nd Nov: Halloween Shriek Week
Wed 29th October: Scooby-Doo
Sat 29th November: Hello Kitty
Sat 29th Dec - Sun 4th January: Winter Wonderland Illuminations

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Saturday, 23 August 2014

Save 10% off a Go Ape Adventure

Go Ape is the UK's No.1 Forest Adventure. The classic and original Go Ape experience. They brief you for safety before you fly down zip-wires, leap off Tarzan Swings and tackle crossings whilst enjoying some of some of the UK’s most breathtaking scenery.

To get you into the Go Ape spirit we’re offering 10% off per person on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday before 30th November 2014. Simply use promotional code AFFTWT when booking online at

Days out at Go Ape are about living life more adventurously, having fun on our high ropes with friends and family and getting in touch with your inner Tarzan (he’s in there, we promise).

The Go Ape experience involves fun and adventure across up to six sites. Each site features our award winning high ropes, awesome crossings, tunnels, bridges and an epic wind-in-your-face zip wire to finish.

Go Ape offers two to three hours of fun and adventure. It’s a great way to get outdoors and try something a little bit unique. Our high ropes adventure experience takes one lush, green forest and a healthy dollop of breathtaking scenery. Then we add a smattering of tree top high wire, tricky crossings (using ladders, walkways, bridges and tunnels made of wood, rope and super-strong wire) and unforgettable zip wires.

Tree Top Junior Adventure

If you’re looking for outdoor activities for children, then Go Ape’s got the answer. Fun filled days out of canopy exploring, trail blazing and obstacles for all to enjoy. You’ll negotiate crossings and finish on a high (literally) with one awesome zip wire.ree Top Junior is a great adventure experience for explorers from 6 years (over 1m) and is for all abilities!

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50% off all tickets at Groombridge Place Kent

Swashbuckling Summer Fun at Magical Groombridge Place with 50% off all tickets! Fun and enchantment for the whole family.

Stroll along the magical lakes and forest pathways. Enjoy a blissful canal boat ride to and from the Adventure Forest. Discover the tepees and the fort.  ‘Boardwalk Challenge’ with aerial walkways, tunnels, giant tree swings, zip wires, rope swings, a maze and Crusoe’s World! Formal Gardens including an Oriental Garden, Secret Garden and Drunken Garden. Animal attractions including: deer, goats, alpacas, reindeer, Shetland ponies and the world famous zedonk (half donkey, half zebra)! Beautiful peacocks and daring Birds of Prey displays (excluding Mondays). Play on the giant chess set! Bouncy castle for under 5s and interactive. ‘Sockettes Treasure Island Puppet Show’.  Secret garden with streams that feed the medieval manor house's moat! Blackbeard's Treasure Hunt - follow the clues and find the hidden letters to unscramble the word and win the booty! Walk on water - incredible water zorbing! And Pirates v. Princess water fight at the forest fort. Play pirates with balloon swords in Crusoe's World. Newly refurbished restaurant and al fresco dining area serving freshly prepared food using locally-grown ingredients.


    50% off Admission to Groombridge Place for 2 Adults (2 for 1 tickets), £9.95 (usual price £19.90).
    50% off Admission to Groombridge Place for 2 Children (2 for 1 tickets), £8.45 (usual price £16.90).
    50% off Admission to Groombridge Place for 1 Adult and 1 Child, £9.20 (usual price £18.40).
    Child ticket is for ages 3 – 12. Under 3s go free.  Book Voucher
    Voucher valid until 7 September 2014.
    Estate open daily: 9.30am to 5.30pm (last admission, 4pm).
    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.
    The Boat does not run every day towards the end of season - to avoid disappointment, please phone to check on the day of your visit.
    You will receive your voucher the day after your purchase.
    Location: Groombridge Place, Groombridge Hill, Groombridge, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN3 9QG (approx. 1.15hr from Central London).
    Parking: cars and minibuses are able to drop off at the allocated space within the car park, near the attraction’s entrance.
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Groombridge Place

Summer at Groombridge Place has oodles of swashbuckling thrills in store, providing excitement, joy and magical old world fantasies in an enchanting setting!

Enjoy a blissful canal boat ride to the delightful forest where a world of adventure awaits with giant tree swings, zip wires and rope swings and wooden bridges and Crusoe’s World!

Discover how to make a balloon sword and play pirates on the galleon and rope bridges!

Join the interactive ‘Sockettes Treasure Island Puppet Show’ to find out if they find the treasure and save the day!

There's more treasure to find in Blackbeard's Treasure Hunt - explore the beautiful award-winning gardens and follow the clues to unscramble the hidden word - prizes for all treasure hunts handed in to Crusoe’s World by 3pm!

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 and bouncy castle for little ones (under 5s).

Don’t miss the chance to take your place in the epic Pirate v. Princess water fight at the forest fort... and enjoy more water fun by walking on water in giant water zorbs!

The daily programme of events is free with admission and also 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)!

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

Escape to Groombridge Place (near Tunbridge Wells) for a truly memorable, magical and brilliantly pirat-tastical family day out! 

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50% off tickets to Yesterday's World East Sussex

Great family day out at Yesterday's World, Battle East Sussex - perfect for the summer holidays!

A fascinating journey back in time to enchant the young and not so young. Having trodden in the footsteps of our valient ancestors, then enjoy all that Yesterdays World presents.  A cornucopia of treats to bring memories to life and 'ooh' and 'ah' at!  Life as it used to be!  Its wonderfully charming tea room, traditional sweet shop, treasure trove gift shop, country garden and play village ensure that Yesterday's World is not only considered one of the best social living history collections in the UK but also a fantastic, memorable, educational and fun day out for all the family!   

    50% off Adult ticket, £3.95 (usual price £7.95).
    50% off Child (4-15 years) ticket, £2.90 (usual price £5.75).
    50% off Student ticket, £3.50 (usual price  £6.95).  
    50% off Family ticket (2 adults, 2 children), £11.75 (usual price £23.50).
    Book & Print Voucher
    Free entry for under 4s. Voucher Valid until 17th October 2014.
    Opening hours: April 10.30am-5pm.
    Location: 89-90 High Street (opposite Battle Abbey), Battle, East Sussex TN33 0AQ.
    Please present your voucher at the entrance to Yesterday's World. Book & Print Voucher

This charming 'step back in time' is not to be missed.  Across the road from the Museum also is the site of the Battle of Hastings.

Yesterday's World in Battle, with fantastic interactive displays, skillfully modelled characters, nostalgic artefacts, and authentic smells and sounds of the past!  125 years of British social living history with a walk round superbly recreated life-size street scenes and shop displays with evocative sounds and smells of the past.  150,000 nostalgic artefacts are displayed over five floors including the amazing royalty room which houses memorablia from the Royal Family.

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of WWI, a new ‘Great War Trenches Experience’ has been recreated to give you the opportunity to experience what life was like in the trenches during the First World War (1914-1918).  See the effects of the Second World War on towns and cities through the recreation of an outside blitz street scene complete with replica unexploded bomb and underground air raid shelter complete with bunk beds.

    Magnificent English Country Garden overlooking idyllic countryside with Children's Play Village.
    Special WWI exhibition - The ‘Great War Trenches Experience’ - learn of the War's key events.
    Free children’s quiz with admission over the summer holidays.  All children completing the quiz will receive a prize.
    Victorian shops, family play rooms, brought to life in Wartime Britain.
    Recreated life-size street scenes and shop displays with evocative sounds and smells of the past. 
    150,000 nostalgic artefacts displayed including wonderful royalty room with interactive displays.
    Fully interactive World War II Evacuee Display.
    Charming Tea Room, Garden Terrace and traditional sweet shop!

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50% Off Fortfun in Eastbourne

A super-full, fun-packed day out for all the family in East Sussex!

50% off Unlimited Rides at Fort Fun, Eastbourne East Sussex; a fantastic day out at the beach with NEW Super Splash Aquaside Park and all the fun of the fair!  A super-full, fun-packed day out for all the family!

    50% off Fort Fun ticket, £5.75 (usually £11.50). BOOK NOW  
    Ticket gives unlimited access to all indoor and outdoor attractions.

Boundless and exciting fun awaits at Fort Fun. A one day wristband offers unlimited access to an amazing array of fantastic outside rides, brilliant indoor soft play, as well as a sensational new aqua splash park, opened just in time for this glorious summer!

Don't miss your chance to be first in line at Splash Aquaside Park, the first outdoor family aquapark in the South East of England!

This fantastic new attraction at Fort Fun family amusement park brilliantly complements oodles of other great attractions, bursting full of thrilling and joyful indoor and outdoor play opportunities for all ages! Thrilling outdoor rides, bumper cars, tea cup ride and carousels. Adventure golf (not included in unlimited wristband attractions). Huge indoor soft play area, Rocky's Adventure Land! Plunge down the Niagara Slide and take off from the sky high aerial runway! Escape over Indiana's ravine, escape the giant balls, crawl through 50,000 play balls... and more! Under 5s area full of their own slides, ball pool and sounds. Baby-friendly cafe and picnic area.

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 combines a fabulous day of play at the beach with all the fantastic fun of the fair!

Ticket excludes little moto bikes, adventure golf, remote control cars & pirate water blaster *which has an extra cost. Voucher valid until 14th October 2014. Wristband daily sessions: 11am - 5pm (The park closes at 6pm).

Location: Fort Fun, Royal Parade, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN22 7LQ. Book Tickets

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