half term fun

Whatever the weather brings there’s loads happening this half-term holiday in Eastbourne.

Perfect for pre-schoolers is the chance to see Chris and Pui from CBeebies Show Me Show Me when they perform at the Devonshire Park Theatre on Sunday June 5.

Incy Wincy, Twinkle, Old MacDonald, Humpty, Granny Humpty and many more favourite Chris and Pui characters will be dropping in, along with the toys – Tom, Momo, Teddington, Stuffy and Miss Mouse. Children are encouraged to bring their favourite toy along too.

With songs, comedy sketches, a dash of magic and heaps of joining in, this is a family show for children aged two to 102 and it’s a perfect introduction to live theatre for younger audiences.

Chris Jarvis and Pui Fan Lee are two of the original line-up of CBeebies presenters, previously on screen every day from 9am-3pm in Discover and Do then from 6pm in Bedtime Hour, and regularly appear in other CBeebies pantomimes and shows including Justin’s House.

Performances at 11am and 2pm. Tickets £13, Under 16s £11, Family Ticket £44. Book online at www.eastbournetheatres.co.uk or call Box Office on 01323 412000.

Eastbourne is providing great family days out with literary themed activities woven into the Redoubt Fortress’s offering, and many visits from some much-loved characters at Drusillas Park. The Redoubt Fortress which houses Lewis Carroll’s bed desk from when he regularly holidayed in Eastbourne is borrowing inspiration from the Alice in Wonderland writer in its ‘Secret World of Words’ activity week.

Go down the rabbit-hole, make your own Wonderland creations, try puppet making, solve Lewis Carroll’s riddles and defeat the Queen of Hearts by creating playing cards. Enjoy spectacular story telling activities and search the fortress for clues on the trail for the mystery character.

Next door at the Pavilion, wander round this year’s free exhibition ‘Making Tracks: Eastbourne’s Bronze Age Mystery’, and discover a re-creation of part of the UK’s largest Bronze Age track-way, along with many other burial treasures, including part of a horse’s skeleton. Drusillas Park’s brand new wet and wild water attraction, ‘Get Wet’ will be providing a fountain of fun for all ages this half term, with state-of-the-art sensory play features, splash pad, water jets, twirling streams and more, children can immerse themselves in this tropically inspired colourful installation attraction! Plus, on various dates Drusillas will be visited by Hello Kitty, The Fat Controller, Peppa Pig and George and brand new characters for this year, Bing and Flop.

For more information on all events during the May half term, go to www.VisitEastbourne.com.