What's Happening in Rye & Surrounding Areas Issue #3

What's Happening in Rye & Surrounding Areas Issue #3

07 Jul 2017 Posted by: Guest blogger


Hi, I’m Penny, the KalliKids hub leader for East Sussex.

It’s not long until the children break up from school and we shall be all searching for more activities to keep them off the games console. Hopefully you are all finding these newsletters useful and informative.

If you know of an 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 at: penny.c@kallikids-champion.com.

To join KalliKids as a parent, please go to Kallikids.com and click register. When completing the section of "how did you hear about us" please click hub leader and then my name (Penny East Sussex).

As a provider, please contact me via email penny.c@kallikids-champion.com, so I can send you further details.

at the theatre

White Rock Theatre
22nd July 7 - 10pm

Laton Ash Dance Centre present their 43rd Anniversary Show. A feast of spectacular dancing, showcasing all of the pupils from youngest to oldest, demonstrating their wide-ranging talents. Beautifully costumed with original choreography, book early as it is an experience not to be missed.

Tickets: £10.00, Under 16’s: £3.00 off, Concessions: £3.00 off, Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children): £30.00.

*Prices shown are inclusive of any applicable booking fee. Fee-free booking for White Rock Friends; Groups of 8+, please call 01424 462288 to buy fee-free.

at the cinema

Hastings Pier Charity is proud to present Cinema On The Pier!

Jurassic Park

During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok.

This is the last of three weekends of film favourites under the stars and above the waves. Watch this great film and enjoy a wide range of delicious food and drink on offer throughout the evening.

Certificate: PG

Date: Thursday 20th July 2017.

Time: Doors open at 8.15pm. The film starts at 9pm (dependent on sunset).

Price: From £10 per adult and £8.50 per child U16yrs + 10% booking/payment fee.

fairs and events

The next Boot Sale at Elm Tree will be this Sunday the 9th July.

The weather is looking good! Should be a big one with a massive turnout. Come along, the main road (A259) from Hastings to Rye - just outside Icklesham.


Sunday 16th July all day, throughout Hastings

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 also be dropping by 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.


Mad Hatters Family Garden Party and Country Fair, in support of St Michaels Hospice.
Saturday 22nd July 2017, 10am to 4pm
Entry fee £2 per adult, £1 per child, Under 3's free

Set in the stunning grounds of Mad Hatters in Bodiam East Sussex TN32 5RA, this will be a fabulous family day out with lots of FREE events such as Storytelling, animal petting, juggling, bubble balloons, gardens and picnic area.

There will also be Face painting, photographs at the Mad Hatters Tea Table with characters, dressing up in costumes, and Food Stalls. On top of all this, we hope to have some wonderful hands-on workshops for children and adults of all ages.

We will also be showcasing many handpicked exhibitors selling contemporary and vintage homewares, garden accessories, fabulous fashion and jewellery as well as food and drink.

All products sold at the fair are chosen for their exceptional quality, good craftsmanship, originality and fine design. Stay for the whole day: food vendors will be selling mouth-watering treats, or bring a picnic to enjoy in the grounds; we want to ensure our visitors have plenty of opportunities to relax, refuel and have fun.

This year we are pleased to be working with, and in support of, St Michaels Hospice. Each year, they provide specialist palliative care to people across Hastings and Rother, and we look forward to raising funds for this worthy cause.

This will be the 6th family event held at Mad Hatters and is set to be the biggest and best yet so don’t miss ‘the event everyone talks about.


Seven Acre Horse Sanctuary Open Day
Catsfield, TN33 9BJ
8th July between 12 and 3pm

Come down and see the horses and ponies in the yard. There will also be pony rides!


Champion Chanzige Camping 2017
14th from 2pm – 16th July, Midday
Bodiam Boating Station, TN18 5PP

Champion Chanzige Camping weekend – Useful information!

Fri 14th

Turn up, anytime after 2pm. We have a few big groups this year so if you could stick to roughly where I have suggested that would be really helpful.

I have sent most of you an email with a map attached. The café at the site will be open during the day, over the whole weekend but not in the evenings.

On Friday evening either bring your own dinner to cook or try the pub just up the road, there is even a kebab van just over the bridge which we are led to believe is very good!

The organisers are worried that the facilities may not be sufficient for all of us so please keep showers to a minimum, make use of my shower tent or use the magical Wash Wizards that we will be selling over the weekend.

Sat 15th

Breakfast in the café or rustle up some sort of culinary delight yourselves!

Please yourselves during the day. Take a ride up the river in the ex-Navy Lifeboat, to Bodiam or catch the steam train from Northiam Station. You must book the ferry to guarantee a place as spaces are limited. There are also rowing boats and kayaks for hire; again, booking early is probably advisable.

Barry the photo booth will be open in the afternoon, either make a donation to take a picture with your own camera or let us take it and for £1.50 for 1 or £5 for 4, you can take your photo booth picture away with you in the form of a small sticker!

The cocktail bar will open from 5pm, there will be four different alcoholic cocktails and a mocktail for the kids, we will also be selling bottles of prosecco.

The live music will start at around 6pm but has to be over by 10.30pm so as not to upset the locals!

Sun 16th

Breakfast pancakes will be available this morning leaving you to concentrate on packing up and enjoying your day. A small donation for the pancakes would be appreciated.

You need to be off your pitch by around 11am. There is a large car park where you can leave your car. You may want to think about taking the boat up to Bodiam or getting out on the river after you have packed away and before you head for home.


Big Heads Family Portrait Workshop
Rye creative art centre
15th July, 11.30am - 1pm

Book your places for a family workshop - Come along together and create larger-than-life portraits of your family members.

In pairs, we will learn fun watercolour techniques and create some lovely images to bring home and display. This workshop is led by artist Stephanie Fawbert.

The workshop costs £5 per adult-and-child pair, all materials included.

For more info and to book contact: assist@ryecreativecentre.co.uk.

school news

Come and meet Hastings United's First Team and new manager Adam Hinshelwood and his assistant Chris Agutter.

Hastings United's academy players will also be present taking part with fans in penalty shoot-outs and other competitions with a chance to win an HUFC t-shirt.


activities and offers

Win a Confidence Coaching course and Inspirational Coaching Cards for your Child

We've teamed up with KalliKids accredited Mind Tools for Kids to giveaway one of their Spark Confidence Coaching courses worth £179 alongside a pack of their brand new Coaching Cards.

This course is designed to give you the practical tools you need to help your child boost their confidence.

Each module will introduce a way to build and develop confidence and self-esteem. You can work through each module with your child or use the videos with each downloadable worksheet. It is perfect for ages 7-13 years.

There are a number of competitions on our website, so why don’t you join us to see what you can win!

other news

Save Britain's bees!

Donate to get your Bee Saver Kit now.

Our bees are dying out fast and a huge reason for this is the loss of their natural habitat. They've lost 97% of their grassland habitats in the past 60 years. But disaster can be averted.

Right now, people are working together to help create bee-friendly spaces all over the country - and you can too.

Simply make a donation to Friends of the Earth today and we'll send you a Bee Saver Kit, packed with everything you need to fight for our buzzy little friends.

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