Free summer holiday activities at Eastbourne garden centre

A GARDEN centre is trying to help parents to keep their children amused this summer with a free programme of entertainment.

The Hillier Garden Centre in Eastbourne is running the free fun sessions every Wednesday and Thursday throughout August and has already welcome a pupeteer and other performers.

August 23 and 29 will have face painting between 1am and 4pm, a magician will be on hand to entertain youngsters on August 22 at 11am, 1pm and 3pm and a balloon lady will be making an appearance on August 30 between 11am and 1pm and then again between 2pm and 4pm.

Manager Glyn Webster said, “We are now halfway through the summer holiday entertainment event and it is a great success.

“The unpredictable British weather has prevented many of the usual summer activities and parents have told us they have been at a loss for cheap, fun days.”