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Half-term fun in Sussex

Written by Carol Attwell on

October half-term can be a minefield for families. Long-gone are the scorching summer days and outdoor activities in short sleeves - so what can you do in Sussex this half-term?

Depending on your style, Wilderness Wood in Hadlow Down can be a great day out for the kids to get to grips with nature. It ticks all the green boxes too being family-run and sustainable and on Sunday October 23, there's a day of free workshops so well worth the trip!

Brighton's annual White Night returns with a bang on October 29. This festival celebrates the clocks going back and holds a host of activities, from village fetes, to dancing flash mobs, to glow in the dark treasure hunts! There really is something for all, and certainly where I'll be this Halloween!

For Science lovers out there, The Observatory Science Centre at Herstmonceux has Telescope Tours daily at 12pm, 2pm & 4pm and a Fantastic Science Show at 11am, 1pm & 3pm. On Tuesday 25 October there is a half-day workshop, entitled 'Eyes on the Universe' where you can find out more about how to study the heavens around us. Make and use your own telescope and sundial as well as learning how to use the large telescopes on site.

Hopefully this has given you a few ideas on good days out for half-term! I shall report back on White Night after I've found my treasure at the treasure hunt!

Carol Attwell

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