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What's Happening in Hastings and Surrounding Issue #4
Hi, I'm Penny, the Kallikids hub leader for East Sussex.
July is now upon us and summer solstice was on 21st, which means that we have past the longest day....
But the weather is predicted to be a heatwave for the next couple of months so lots of outdoor activities for the little ones before the summer holidays, will be available, but please remember sun safety.
If you know of any activity or group that would like to be mentioned in these newsletters, or may be interested in becoming an approved kallikids provider please contact me by email.
Join RSPCA's Bluebell Ridge, for coffee and cakes to help Them raise funds for the cats in their care. There will be home-made cakes, a few stalls and a chance for you to chat with other animal lovers.
The cattery will also be open at 11 am for you to meet their cats. Entry is £2.50, which includes coffee or tea and a slice of cake. Everyone welcome!
Hastings Pirate day this year is on 16th July, 9am – 11pm
A spectacular day full of colour, action and non-stop events.
Current holders of the ‘Guinness World Record for the Largest Gathering of Pirates’, Hastings turns into the pirate capital of the world with thousands dressed as pirates with spectacular events, live pirate music, processions, swashbuckling action in a day of non-stop entertainment.
A parachute display team from the Army will be literally dropping in on Hastings as part of this year’s Pirate Day festivities.
The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment’s Parachute display team, The Tigers, plan to drop from more than 10,000ft, landing on Hastings Pier.
All day throughout the town of Hastings.
Come dressed as a pirate, along with the rest of the town. A fun filled day with lots of activities throughout the day for children and adults alike.
RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station 2nd July
11am-4pm The Lifeboat Station throws open its doors to locals and visitors alike to meet the crew and see the Lifeboats up close!
Look on board our All Weather Lifeboat 'Sealink Endeavour' and see where we all sit and how it all works......even the kettle! Get up close to our Inshore Lifeboat 'Daphne May', chat with the crews, see our kit and listen to stories of our rescues LIFEGUARD DEMONSTRATIONS in the Harbour 1pm & 3pm LIFEJACKET CLINIC - Bring along your lifejacket to have it inspected and tested by fully trained RNLI volunteers.
FREE! We will have lots more going on: Lifeguards, Coastguards and visits by more of our fellow emergency services, plus Sea Safety, Refreshments, Tombola, Lucky Dip, fun and games!
Little Common County Fair 15th July
A great opportunity to enjoy Little common, which is on the west side of Bexhill. Normally a great day out for the family.
Hastings Beer Festival is back on this year, and as always there are evening entertainment of live bands.
Then there’s Family Day- the Saturday daytime (from 12:00 to 16:00). This has lots to keep the whole family entertained. Attractions over the years have included bouncy castles, stage shows by local schools, stalls by local Scout groups, St John ambulance, and even the chance for your little ones to have a (safe) go at boxing!!
White Rock Theatre, Hastings. 5th July 10am – 11.30am
Special SUMMER STORY HATS for 0-5 year olds and their parents/carers. Fun, interactive story then enjoy coffee and cake! A lively session with movement, music, a friendly ladybird and plenty of colourful hats! All welcome, but for this event please book ahead: £3.50, £1 siblings (coffee and cake included!) To book please send email: firstname.lastname@example.org
It's all common sense really but:
- Limit outdoor playtime between 10a.m. and 4p.m. Avoid unnecessary exposure when the sun's rays are at their strongest. Even on cloudy or cooler days, ultraviolet (UV) rays remain strong. Shady spots can be just as tricky because of reflected light. If your child is playing outdoors during these hours, make sure to apply sufficient sunscreen.
- Apply sunscreen properly. Generously apply sunscreen 30 minutes before your child goes out in the sun. Choose a sunscreen with SPF (Sun Protection Factor) 15 or higher. Scented and colorful sunscreens appeal to some kids and make it easier to see which areas have been covered well. Don't forget nose, ears, hands, feet, shoulders, and behind the neck; lips can also burn, so apply a lip balm with SPF protection. Reapply sunscreen every 2 to 3 hours, or after sweating or swimming.
- Cover up. Wearing protective clothing and hats is one of the most important ways of warding off UV damage. When wet, light-colored clothing transmits just as much sunlight as bare skin. Keep your kids covered with dark colors, long sleeves, and pants whenever possible. And don't forget the accessories: sunglasses with UV protection to guard against burned corneas, and hats to prevent sunburned scalps and faces. Protective clothing, hats with brims, and sunglasses are just as important for babies. At the beach, bring along a large umbrella.
- Keep watch on medications. Some medications increase the skin's sensitivity to the sun, so make sure to ask your doctor whether your child may be at risk. Prescription antibiotics and acne medications are the most notorious culprits, but when in doubt, ask.
- Set a good example for your kids. If your child sees you following sun-safety rules, he'll take them for granted and follow suit. Skin protection is important for every member of the family, so team up with your children to stay protected when venturing out in the sun.
Hundreds of kids beat the streets as scheme gets off to running start
Beat the Street turns a town into a game where people earn points as they walk, cycle and run around.
Pick up your card and more details from your local sports centre or library. Read more here.