Get ready for street market for the kids


Live music, a camel rodeo ride and stalls run by local traders will all be part of the fun at Hailsham Children’s Market taking place on Saturday, June 27.

It will be held in Vicarage Field and the High Street from 9.30am with organisers confident it will be a great family event offering something for everyone.

Final preparations for the event have been made by the town council’s festivities and events committee in partnership with Hailsham Forward and Hailsham Community College Academy Trust.

Hailsham town councillor Chriss Triandafyllou said: “There will be a wide range of goods on offer at the children’s market and an array of live musical performances from local young people to appeal to the whole family.

“Providing street markets, both regular and special themed ones such as the children’s market, is very important for the town.

“We hope to attract a lot of people and give them another opportunity to pick up some one-off finds and excellent products, enjoying a distinctive and vibrant atmosphere in the town centre and support our community in all the wonderful things being done locally.”

The children’s themed market will feature stalls selling fine food, gifts, jewellery and accessories, as well as products of interest to children including toys, crafts and sweets.

There will be live entertainment throughout the day with the South of Saturn Band performing from midday–1pm and again from 1.30pm-2.30pm.

Hailsham Parish Church Youth Band will perform from 3pm-3.30pm.

It is hoped that the ATC 249 Hailsham Millennium Squadron air cadets will provide a climbing wall in Vicarage Field.

And there will be family activities available throughout the day including the Camel Rodeo from 11am to 4pm.

Hailsham FM will also be attending the event.

Councillor Amanda O’Rawe added: “It takes a lot of planning and effort to ensure that everything goes smoothly on the day at events such as these.

“Our committee has worked hard with other organisers in recent months to make the necessary preparations for the Children’s Market and is grateful to local traders, community groups and entertainment providers for supporting us by taking part in the event.”

Hailsham Town Council is currently organising two additional themed markets for Saturday, July 25 and Saturday, August 29, which will have a vintage and international theme respectively.

Further details on each event will be announced in the coming weeks.

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