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Here you can find out where to go and what's on each month in the East & West Sussex area.


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Whats on in October 2014

Tenterden Folk Festival at Kent & East Sussex Railway

04/10/2014 - 05/10/2014
Tenterden Folk Festival, fun for all the family!

Pond dipping at Arundel Wetland Centre

04/10/2014 - 05/10/2014
Visit our Pond Explorer station to explore the underwater world of bloodworms, nymphs and whirlygigs! Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times There is wheelchair accessible pond dipping. 11-1pm & 2-4pm Included in your WWT admission: Adults £11.95, Concession £9.50, Childre £6. Under 4 free. Members: free

Family ARTventures 4 & 5 Oct 2014 at Nymans

04/10/2014 - 05/10/2014
Family ARTventures 4 & 5 Oct 2014 Come and enjoy our creative family activity as part of the Woodland Weekend. We will be collecting natural materials to make woodland creatures. Our drop-in workshops have plenty of materials and ideas for fun things for families to make and do. More Information: Administrator, 01444 405250, nymans@nationaltrust.org.uk Free Normal Admission applies 10.30am- 3.30pm

Grandparent's Day at Knockhatch Adventure Park

05/10/2014 - 05/10/2014
Grandparent's can enjoy FREE entry into the Park, when accompanied by their full paying grandchild(ren).

Lunchtime Concert at Chichester Cathedral

07/10/2014 - 07/10/2014
Come and hear Charterhouse Musicians give a lunchtime concert at Chichester Cathedral at 1.10pm-2pm. Free entry, all are welcome.

Lecture in the Cathedral Nave at Chichester Cathedral

07/10/2014 - 07/10/2014
Come and hear David Winter give a lecture entitled 'At the End of the Day: Enjoying Life in the Departure Lounge.' Free entry and everyone is very welcome.

Pond dipping at Arundel Wetland Centre

11/10/2014 - 12/10/2014
Visit our Pond Explorer station to explore the underwater world of bloodworms, nymphs and whirlygigs! Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times There is wheelchair accessible pond dipping. 11-1pm & 2-4pm Included in your WWT admission: Adults £11.95, Concession £9.50, Childre £6. Under 4 free. Members: free

Austin Counties Car Rally at Kent & East Sussex Railway

11/10/2014 - 12/10/2014
Austin Counties Car Rally

Vintage Vehicles and Industrial Trains at Amberley Museum

12/10/2014 - 12/10/2014
Grand gathering of vintage cars, motorcycles, commercial vehicles, steam engines, diesel and steam locomotives and more!

Lunchtime Concert at Chichester Cathedral

14/10/2014 - 14/10/2014
Come and hear Chichester String Ensemble perform in Chichester Cathedral. 1.10pm-2pm. All are welcome, free entry.

Introduction to Gardening at Nymans

16/10/2014 - 16/10/2014
Introduction to Gardening monthly series October Autumn Trees Join our free, informal garden series with our Garden Rangers. Discover hints and tips each month that you can apply at home and learn more about how we garden at Nymans. Suitable for novices and Nymans enthusiasts. The theme this month is autumn trees of interest. If you have suggestion for future topics that you would like us to cover, please email us at nymans@nationaltrust.org.uk More Information: Administrator, 01444 405250, nymans@nationaltrust.org.uk Free event - normal admission applies 1pm- 2pm

Garden photography short course for beginners at Nymans

17/10/2014 - 17/10/2014
Garden photography short course for beginners Roger Bloxham delivers a half day course on garden photography autumn colour. Suitable for those who know their way around their SLR cameras but who would like to learn to take better close up and landscape garden photos. Includes tea/coffee and cake More Information: Administrator, 01444 405250, nymans@nationaltrust.org.uk 9am - 11.30am £15 - includes tea / coffee and cake Must be prebooked 01444405250

Concert by Billingshust Choral Society at Chichester Cathedral

18/10/2014 - 18/10/2014
Come and hear the Billigshurst Choral Society perform at Chichester Cathedral. 7.30pm. Tickets are available www.chichestertickets.com

Pond dipping at Arundel Wetland Centre

18/10/2014 - 19/10/2014
Visit our Pond Explorer station to explore the underwater world of bloodworms, nymphs and whirlygigs! Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times There is wheelchair accessible pond dipping. 11-1pm & 2-4pm Included in your WWT admission: Adults £11.95, Concession £9.50, Childre £6. Under 4 free. Members: free

Autumn Gift Fair at High Beeches Garden

19/10/2014 - 19/10/2014
Visit the Autumn Gift Fair in aid of Parkinsons'UK Horsham Branch and enjoy the spectacular autumn colour in the garden. Garden open from 11 am

The Herstmonceux Castle Wedding Fair at Gardens & Grounds of Herstmonceux Castle

19/10/2014 - 19/10/2014
Come and meet a magnificent range of local suppliers and visit our wonderful wedding venue. Everything from flowers and food, to dresses and photography. Our Ballroom will contain everything you need to make your wedding as special as you can imagine. Please visit our website for more information.

Lunchtime Concert at Chichester Cathedral

21/10/2014 - 21/10/2014
Come and hear the Yasmin Rowe give a piano recital at Chichester Cathedral. 1.10pm-2pm. Free entry, all are welcome.

Garden photography short course for beginners at Nymans

22/10/2014 - 22/10/2014
Garden photography short course for beginners Roger Bloxham delivers a half day course on garden photography autumn colour. Suitable for those who know their way around their SLR cameras but who would like to learn to take better close up and landscape garden photos. Includes tea/coffee and cake More Information: Administrator, 01444 405250, nymans@nationaltrust.org.uk 9am-11.30am £15 inlcudes tea/coffee and cake Booking essential 01444405250

Art Workshop: Autumn Reflections- John Thompson at Nymans

23/10/2014 - 25/10/2014
Art Workshop: Autumn Reflections with John Thompson 2014 Local artist & tutor John Thompson returns with more of his popular painting workshops. John takes inspiration from the seasonal changes on the landscape and gardens of Nymans. This month create an autumn reflection scene. Join us for a full day of relaxed and empowering art making in our Potting shed. Learn easy techniques working with acrylic paints on board (be prepared to get messy), making various marks and building textures. Take home skills and inspiration to continue your artmaking at home. At the end of the class you'll take home your very own masterpiece and be inspired to continue making art. More Information: Administrator, 01444 405250, nymans@nationaltrust.org.uk 10.30am - 3.30pm £60 inlcudes all materials and tea/coffee and cake Booking essential 01444405250

Pond dipping at Arundel Wetland Centre

25/10/2014 - 26/10/2014
Visit our Pond Explorer station to explore the underwater world of bloodworms, nymphs and whirlygigs! Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times There is wheelchair accessible pond dipping. 11-1pm & 2-4pm Included in your WWT admission: Adults £11.95, Concession £9.50, Childre £6. Under 4 free. Members: free

Halloween Shriek Week at Drusillas Park

25/10/2014 - 02/11/2014
If you are bored of all your local haunts, stake out the fun at Drusillas Park over the Halloween period. We’ve conjured up some fang-tastically spooky surprises to keep your little horrors half term happy. For more information please telephone 01323 874100 or visit the website at www.drusillas.co.uk.

Halloween Fun and Activities at Knockhatch Adventure Park

25/10/2014 - 02/11/2014
Come and join us for Halloween fun.

Spooky Nymans trail 25 Oct - 2 Nov 2014 at Nymans

25/10/2014 - 02/11/2014
Follow Willow the Wizard's footsteps through the gardens to make his spell, watching out for the hidden creatures along the way. A trail for our younger visitors to explore within our gardens. £2 per trail. Normal admission applies

50 things autumn challenge at Nymans

25/10/2014 - 02/11/2014
50 things autumn challenge Come to Nymans and tick more off your list of 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4 with tasks throughout the garden. See if you can complete our autumn '50 things' challenge and collect a special certificate for your scrapbook. More Information: Administrator, 01444 405250, nymans@nationaltrust.org.uk Free Normal admission applies

Halloween Half Term at Bodiam Castle

25/10/2014 - 02/11/2014
Come to Bodiam for a legendary Halloween this half term with dragon quests, crafts and more.

John Thompson Family Painting Workshop at Nymans

26/10/2014 - 26/10/2014
John Thompson Family Painting Workshop John Thompson inspired family workshops. Learn how to paint with acrylics together through a morning or afternoon. Learn how to paint with acrylics together through a morning or afternoon. Child and adult art workshops where each creates a flower border painting while leaning and having fun together. All materials are included with refreshments and cake available. More Information: Administrator Dates: 26 October 2014 10:30am and 26 October 2014 2:00pm Price: Adult £30, Child £30

Woodland Workshop- Outdoor artists 10 am at Nymans

27/10/2014 - 27/10/2014
Woodland Workshop: 'Outdoor Artists' Have you ever wanted to learn how to create land art using just nature and your imagination? If you have then this explorer day out at Nymans woods is perfect for you. Get creative outdoors with our Forest School Ranger Tom Hill, discover the amazing colours and textures that nature has to offer and learn the best ways to create art from the things around you. £20 per child. Suitable for 8 years and above. More Information: Administrator, 01444 405250, nymans@nationaltrust.org.uk Event details Booking Essential 01444 405250 Booking line is open from 9am-4pm Bring full packed lunch, drinking water, permission form with contact details for parents, suitable outdoor clothing. Meet in Nymans car park where Tom our Ranger will be waiting for you. 8 years and above The day is based as Forest School site with access to an area of abundant bracken and / or fallen leaves

Roman Army Week at Fishbourne Roman Palace

27/10/2014 - 31/10/2014
The Fishbourne Roman Army needs you! Come along and join and learn about life in the Roman Army with lots of activities to take part in.

Lunchtime Concert at Chichester Cathedral

28/10/2014 - 28/10/2014
Come and hear the Auster Quartet (Saxophones) perform at Chichester Cathedral. 1.10pm-2pm. Free entry, all are welcome.

Halloween Fun Week at Kent & East Sussex Railway

28/10/2014 - 31/10/2014
Halloween Fun Week

Scooby-Doo at Drusillas Park

29/10/2014 - 29/10/2014
Crime solving Scooby-Doo will be coming to meet budding detectives at various intervals throughout the day. Come and investigate with the cowardly hero but don't forget the Scooby snacks! For more information please telephone 01323 874100 or visit the website at www.drusillas.co.uk

Art@Amberley at Amberley Museum

29/10/2014 - 29/10/2014
Amberley gets artistic! Create your own masterpieces and discover the hidden art of Amberley with our art trail.

Woodland Workshop: 'Sensory Superpowers' at Nymans

29/10/2014 - 29/10/2014
Woodland Workshop: 'Sensory Superpowers' Join our Forest School Ranger Tom Hill to learn about and explore Nymans Woods like never before. See like a bird of prey, hear like a deer and use your sense of smell to track a scent just like a woodland fox. This action packed adventure is full of games and activities that will put all of your senses to the test. More Information: Administrator, 01444 405250, nymans@nationaltrust.org.uk Event details Booking Essential 01444 405250 Booking line is open from 9am-4.30pm. Please bring full packed lunch, drinking water, permission form with contact details for parents, suitable outdoor clothing. Meet Tom our Ranger in Nymans car park. 8 years and above A Forest School site to base activities where a walk of 20 minutes will be involved £20 10am

Woodland Workshop: 'Fire & Shelter' at Nymans

31/10/2014 - 31/10/2014
10 am Child £25 Woodland Workshop: 'Fire & Shelter' This day out is perfect for the little explorer that has always wanted to know how to live and survive in the wild. Join our Forest School Ranger Tom Hill and learn how to build and light a fire. Work as a team to make a woodland shelter from natural materials and practice your camp cooking skills. More Information: Administrator, 01444 405250, nymans@nationaltrust.org.uk

Family Activities at Chichester Cathedral at Chichester Cathedral

31/10/2014 - 31/10/2014
Come along for lots of fun at Chichester Cathedral. 10.30am-2.30pm. Further details from the Education department 01243 812497 email education@chichestercathedral.org.uk £1.50 per child

Fright Night Trains at Kent & East Sussex Railway

31/10/2014 - 01/11/2014
Fright Night Trains