If you’re looking for some summer inspiration, check out our list of kids activities taking place across East Sussex in August 2017.

 

‘Cool Chemistry’ workshop (children aged six to eleven years), 1 August, Herstmoncuex Science Centre
Find out what makes things fizz, bang and pop in some crazy chemistry experiments! Workshops run throughout the summer for ages six to eight and nine to eleven. For more information visit the Science Centre website.

Twilight Smugglers Walk, 4 August, Shipwreck Museum, Hastings
Discover the smuggling secrets of Hastings past, on a guided walk around the towns old Fishing Quarter. True tales of smuggling in the 18th and early 19th centuries will be bought to life, with the involvement of local people. Tickets can be bought at the Shipwreck museum. For more information go to visit South East England.

Chiddingly Horse Show & Fun Dog Show, 6 August, Hale Farm, Chiddingly
See riding, jumping and carriage driving on show, plus a fun dog show with pedigree and novelty classes. There’ll be refreshments and stalls as well as a grand raffle. Bring a picnic along for a family fun day out! Open all day from 9am to 6pm, car parking £3.

Chiddingly Horse Show & Fun Dog Show, August 2017.

Chiddingly Horse Show & Fun Dog Show, August 2017.

Pirate and Princess Day, 9 August, Michelham Priory
Shiver me timbers! Don’t miss this golden opportunity to come ashore and be a pirate or princess for the day on Michelham’s bountiful island. Treasure hunts, games for all ages and much more! For more information visit Sussex Past.

Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud event, August 2017.

Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud event, August 2017.

Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud, 11 August, Rye Harbour
Explore the saltmarsh looking for crabs and minibeasts in the mud. Wellies are advisable! Suitable for accompanied children of all ages. For more information visit the Sussex Wildlife Trust.

Kids Disco Parties, Tuesdays throughout August, Eastbourne Bandstand
Join the party with live DJ’s, playing music from the charts along with family favourites. For more information visit Eastbourne Bandstand.

England Medieval Festival, 25 to 28 August, Herstmonceux Castle
Hail fellow! Step back in time and join the biggest celebration of the past in history. The 25th anniversary of England’s Medieval Festival welcomes back the thrilling Knights of Camelot jousting group; the hilarious Theatre in the Mud; and introduces many unforgettable surprises. For more information visit the England’s Medieval Festival website.

England Medieval Festival, August 2017 event.

England Medieval Festival, August 2017 event.

Digging for Treasure, 31 August, Lewes Castle
Calling all budding archaeologists! Children aged four to eight will be able handle artifacts, have a go at digging and make their own treasure to take home. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 10.30am to 12pm, tickets £5. For more information visit Sussex Past.