Half term programme – October 20 – 29


Fishbourne Roman Palace 

Chichester PO19 3QR

Roman Army Week 

The Palace is seeking new recruits to enlist in its Roman Army and learn what it takes to become a fully-fledged soldier, activities every day for the trainee Roman soldiers. Once signed up, soldiers will don a uniform, train with sword and shield, and learn to write Latin and play Roman board games

Times 10.00am – 4.00pm From Monday 23rd – Friday 27th Oct

Suitable for ages 7+ Tickets £1 per child,   plus entry: £6.50 – £13.00 + concessions

Event information HERE Palace tickets HERE

Escape Rooms

You are locked in a room. The only way to get out is to solve a series of puzzles and riddles using clues, hints, and strategy to complete the objectives at hand. Sounds like torture? Actually they are great fun. They run just about every day, all day. Sessions last from 30 mins to 1 hr. Pick between:

Pier Pressure

33 Upper North St., Brighton BN1 3FG Daily from 10.00 am

Details and booking HERE

Escape the Vault

Presuming Ed’s, 115-116 London Road, Brighton, BN14LJ

Daily from 10.00 am Planning and Booking HERE


The Brunswick, Brighton, BN3 1JF

Planning and Booking HERE


(Outdoor escape room, as it were, using GPS and fancy techy stuff. It’s for older kids; plus spare a couple of hours for it!

Planning and Booking HERE

Solve the City

Stalk the streets of Brighton, armed only with an app, and a parent or two.

Planning and booking HERE

Go Completely Pots

The Painting Pottery Café

31 North Road Brighton BN1 1YB

Runs daily pottery painting sessions. See website HERE for details

Plus a Kids Holiday pot throwing taster session HERE,  on Thursday 26 Oct. 11.00am – 3.00pm


39 Trafalgar Street Brighton, BN1 4ED

Monday-Saturday 11am – 6pm Adults £5 Children £3

To find out what’s on, Telephone: 01273 696 682 and tell Vicky you’re from the Brighton Science Festival and she’ll take the kids down to see how the kiln works!

email paint.pots1@gmail.com

website is  HERE

Art-ful Pottery 

71 Rowlands Rd, Worthing, BN11 3JN

Mostly for adults, but THIS looks interesting for kids,

Tuesday-Sunday, 10am – 4pm Find out more and book HERE

Amberley Museum,

New Barn Rd. Nr Arundel, BN18 9LT

Open Weds – Sunday, 10.00am – 4.30pm,

The old industrial time capsule from Victorian times, (explore HERE) set in beautiful countryside, with walks and steam train rides, plus many activities, every day.

Tickets HERE

Leaf Printing For children of all ages

Weds-Fri, 25-27 Oct.

Time – 11.00am – 3.00pm

Halloween Evening and Ghost Ride

After a day at the museum, fill up with Halloween-style snacks and drinks, before riding on the ghost train and look out for who (or what) is lurking in the woods!

Saturday 28th Oct

Times – every 15 minutes from 7.00pm to 8.15pm

Suitable for ages 12+ Tickets – £12.50 Book HERE

(Tickets for museum – £7.50 – £15.50 + deals) HERE

We advise you to bring a torch, warm clothes and sensible footwear as this event is mainly outdoors. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate dogs at this event. Please be aware there will be flashing lights on site.



Sew In Brighton

18, Kingsway House, 134-140 Church Rd, Brighton BN3 2DL

Crochet Foundations for Complete Beginners & Improvers

A comprehensive three-week course, with essential foundation crochet techniques, completing up to three projects along the way. All materials are provided. Suitable for 9 – 13 year-olds (accompanied by adult – free)

Tickets £168.50 for three-week course (or £84.25 one session)

Times – Fri, 20 Oct    6:30pm – 9pm   Fri, 27 Oct    6:30pm – 9pm   Fri, 3 Nov    6:30pm – 9pm

Find out more and book HERE


Mini Macramé Pumpkin workshop 

Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens Brighton Road, Lower Beeding, RH13 6PP

Join Sólveig in her Mini Macramé Pumpkin Workshop, to add a little spice to your home this autumn. Great for both children and adults…  And leave time for the other beautiful attractions and events at Leonardslee HERE

Suitable for children age 10+  Tickets £20 per person | 10% off for Leonardslee members  (Garden entry included; materials included)

Times | 10:00am – 11:30am

Booking and information – HERE


Coding with Minecraft at the i360, 

I360 – Sea front BN1 2LN

1) Using code to control physical objects, vitally important in real world computer science, connecting LEDs, buzzers and switches to a Raspberry Pi computer, and program them using Python;

2) Then how to control Minecraft using Python;

3) Finally adding some real-world devices to our Minecraft code.

Suitable for ages: 9 – 18+ Tickets £25 Time  09:30 – 11:30am, 12.00 – 2.00pm, 2.30 – 4.30pm

Details and booking HERE


Coding with Minecraft at the i360,

I360 – Sea front BN1 2LN

1) Using code to control physical objects, vitally important in real world computer science, connecting LEDs, buzzers and switches to a Raspberry Pi computer, and program them using Python;

2) Then how to control Minecraft using Python;

3) Finally adding some real-world devices to our Minecraft code.

Suitable for ages: 9 – 18+ Tickets £25 Time  09:30 – 11:30am, 12.00 – 2.00pm, 2.30 – 4.30pm

Details and booking HERE

Astronaut Academy

The Observatory Science Centre Herstmonceux, Hailsham, BN27 1RN

What does it take to become an astronaut? We will investigate with some exciting activities to discover the challenges faced when reaching space.

Suitable for 6-8 year-olds – 10.30am-1.00pm – tickets £14.95

And  9-11 year-olds – 2.00pm-4.30pm – tickets £14.95

You will need to buy a ticket for the Science Centre; but you definitely will not regret that – it’s amazing! Details and booking HERE

Science Centre info and booking HERE

Monster Whoopie Pies

B&H Food Partnership 113 Queens Road, Brighton BN1 3XG

Kids can free their creative demons and go wild creating scary but sweet monster whoopie pies, step by step

Suitable for 7 – 13 year-olds

Tickets £25 (£15 concessions)

Times 9.30 – 12.00 Information and booking HERE

Meet the Taxidermist

Booth Museum 194 Dyke Road BN1 5AA

Jazmine Miles-Long, with a special story time and owl spotting. This event is a perfectly designed introduction to the world of birds for the very young.

Tickets – FREE

0 – 4 year-olds at 1.00 – 2.30pm     BOOK HERE

5-11 year olds at 3.00 – 4.30     BOOK HERE

Ministry of Science Live! – Science Saved the World

The Capitol North Street Horsham RH12 1RG

Science leads the way in getting our lives back to normal. ‘Normal’ of course means the extraordinary Ministry of Sound taking an anarchic look at the scientists, engineers and inventors who have shaped the modern world that we live in: proving that everyone of you can help save the World!

Expect 20ft LIQUID NITROGEN clouds, exploding OXYGEN & HYDROGEN balloons, FIRE TORNADOS, HYDROGEN bottle rockets, ignited METHANE and even a self-built Hovercraft!

100% Educational. 200% Entertaining. 300% Explosive. 400% Fun!

Suitable for all ages

Tickets £17

Time 3.30 (1.5 hrs)

Information and booking HERE

Ministry of Science website HERE


Earth & Beyond Twilight

The Observatory Science Centre Herstmonceux, Hailsham, BN27 1RN

What makes volcanoes blow, the Earth quake and the icecaps melt? What is in space and how do we know? This workshops looks at our dynamic Earth and how we look beyond Earth into space using a telescope. If the weather is clear we may even get to look at the magnificent Moon S

Suitable for ages 9-11

Tickets £29.95

Time – 3pm- 8 pm (Bring a pack supper)

Entry to the Science Centre is not included; leave enough time before the workshop – it’s amazing!

Details and booking HERE

Observatory details HERE

African and Caribbean craft and culture

Jubilee library, Jubilee Street, Brighton BN1 1GE

Come and make a Kanyan themed necklace and listen to stories from African and Caribbean authors. This event is run in partnership with Afrori Books.

Tickets – FREE – drop-in

Times 10.30am – 12noon


Mindful Lego Mosaics

Jubilee library, Jubilee Street, Brighton BN1 1GE

Lego isn’t just for kids! Discover the mindfulness of building mosaics using Lego bricks, and have a chat with other like-minded kids and adults.

Tickets – FREE – drop-in

Time – 4.00pm – 6.00pm



Children’s Halloween Wreath Workshop

Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens

Website HERE

Brighton Road, Lower Beeding, RH13 6PP

Get into the spooky spirits (After a day at the beautiful gardens) with our one-hour workshop in the Courtyard Café. Children will create their own Halloween wreath from a selection of papers, trims and of course, googly eyes, ready to hang at home!

Suitable for children 5+

Tickets £12 per child    10% off for Leonardslee members.

Garden entry not included

Times 10:00 – 11:00, 11:30 – 12:30 and 13:30 – 14:30

Information and booking HERE


Are We Nearly Here Yet?

Venue: your house! It’s six Zoom sessions of 1 hour each

Each Sunday at 9.30am, October 29 – December 3,

Richard Robinson will be telling the story of life, the universe and everything, chapter by chapter, blow by blow,

This is an important story; all about you – your appearance as a hydrogen atom at the Big Bang, and your adventures through exploding stars, under-water volcanoes, evolution, bacteria, worms, dinosaurs, apes, humans, civilizations …

… until the marvel that is YOU emerged, triumphant!

Each week, two 5-minute chapters in the story are followed by questions, games and experiments.

If you can’t make any episodes, no matter: the video will be sent to you anyway; all you miss are the Q&A, chat and extras.

Suitable for ages 8 – 12 and adults

Tickets – £13.78 (£1 per billion years) for the whole series of 6 weekly events

Zoom link TBA

Times – 9.30am – 10.30am, November 29 – December 3

Information and booking HERE

Some evaluations:

…”Thanks so much for all your wonderful Are We Nearly There Yet? zooms. Christopher has absolutely loved them. … I particularly liked your cartoon molecules at the start!”

… “I loved the Zoom calls and I think that it should be made into a book because I loved the illustrations – they were fun –  and the facts are told in a funny way. I liked that you make the creatures have faces and say funny things. I also loved the activities and I think it would be nice to include them in the book.”

… “Absolutely wonderful. So excited to be able to take part in something like this. Richard has an infectious enthusiasm and manages to make complex ideas relatable and fun.”


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The Pocket Science Funfair

…will be popping up when and where possible, taking the teasers of ordinary life and gamifying them: Splat the Rat, Guess the Weight of the Cake, learn to Draw Upside-Down, Shrink the Kids, build the Incredible Machine; this will Float your Boat,


Climate Science for Kids

…tells the story of climate change, past present and future, with clear, simple demonstrations and clear, simple language. Refined at London’s Natural History Museum and Brighton’s Unitarian Church. Check here for details and reviews:


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