Family Events

Short Stories, Tall Tales

Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea

Friday March 9, 11.30am-12.15pm and 1.30pm-2.15pm

Tickets £5. Age 0-4

In this storytelling session for babies and toddlers, plus their parents, classic and modern books are brought to life through live performance and interactive creative play. It is run by actress and mother Hannah Summers.

Phone 01273 464440 or visit

Wildlife Watch

Rye Harbour village car park, Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, Rye

Saturday March 10, 10am-12.30pm

Child SWT member £5/child SWT non-member £6.50. Suitable for children aged 5-11

This monthly club gives children the chance to find out more about the natural world and the special wildlife at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve. The themed activities include exploring the reserve, playing games, craft activities and learning how to help wildlife thrive.


I Believe in Unicorns!

Chequer Mead Community Arts Centre, De La Warr Road, East Grinstead

Wednesday March 14, 4.30pm

Tickets £11/groups of 10+ £8 each. Age 6+

The story by Michael Morpurgo is brought to life in an interactive show set in a a library full of books that hold more than just stories within their pages. The story is about Tomas, who hates reading. The audience is invited to bring their favourite book, which will be used as part of the set on stage. Picture: Richard Davenport.

Phone 01342 302000 or visit

So You Think You Know About Dinosaurs…?

The Capitol Horsham, North Street, Horsham

Wednesday March 14, 6pm

Tickets £16.50 Ages 5-12

This is the hit stage show starring dinosaur aficionado Dr Ben Garrod, who talks through some of the deadliest predators that ever roamed the planet. He presents an interactive, educational and entertaining show using film footage from the BBC’s Planet Dinosaur, and tests the audience’s knowledge.

Phone 01403 750220 or visit


Pavilion Theatre, Marine Parade, Worthing

Thursday-Saturday March 15-17, 7.30pm with a 2,30pm matinee on Thursday and Saturday

Tickets£16, £13 and £12/party of 10+ £10.80

Worthing Musical Theatre Company brings Dickens’s orphan Oliver Twist to the stage in the favourite musical Oliver! Its memorable songs include Food Glorious Food, I’d Do Anything and Consider Yourself.

Phone 01903 206206 or visit

Red Riding Hood & The Wolf

Devonshire Park Theatre, Compton Street, Eastbourne

Friday March 16, 2pm and 4.30pm

Tickets £12/u16s £11. Age 7+

Robyn, who should be going to sleep, starts to read a book. But she can’t relate to Red Riding Hood and instead wants to tell the story of what really happened through a world of homemade make-believe. Perhaps the wolf is really gentle and shy…

Phone 01323 412000 or visit

A Spoonful of Sherman – 100th Anniversary Tour

Chequer Mead Community Arts Centre, De La Warr Road, East Grinstead

Friday and Saturday March 16 and 17, 7.30pm on Friday and 2.30pm on Saturday

Tickets £19.50/pensioners and children £18

This musical stage show for the family celebrates the life and music of multi-award-winning Disney songwriters The Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Jungle Book, Winnie the Pooh), Tin Pan Alley songwriter Al Sherman (writer for artists including Frank Sinatra, Billie Holliday and Ella Fitzgerald) and present-day composer Robert J Sherman. Starring Olivier Award-nominated Sophie-Louise Dann, Glen Facey,Jenna Innes, Mark Read and Ben Stock, hits include Let’s Go Fly A Kite!, It’s A Small World (After All), I Wanna Be Like You, The Ugly Bug Ball, Comes A-Long A-Love, You’re Sixteen, Feed The Birds, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, Hushabye Mountain, A Spoonful Of Sugar, and more.

Phone 01342 302000 or visit

E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (U)

Screen One, The Capitol Horsham, North Street, Horsham

Saturday March 17, 10.30am

Tickets £3

An alien is stranded on Earth and is discovered and befriend by a boy called Elliott. He brings E.T. home and  introduces him to his brother and sister. They keep his existence a secret but when he falls ill, it results in government intervention with dire consequences. Steven Spielberg’s movie stars Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore and Peter Coyote.

Phone 01403 750220 or visit

Skip’s Club Family Workshop – Alice in Wonderland

Theatre Royal, New Road, Brighton

Saturday March 17, 10.30am

Tickets £7.50

This session, led by workshop leaders, has activities themed around Alice and her friends in Wonderland, a world of playing cards, mad hatters and haughty caterpillars. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The two-hour session includes a look on stage and drinks and biscuit.

Phone 0844 871 7650 or visit

Captain Flinn and The Pirate Dinosaurs 2

Connaught Theatre, Union Place, Worthing

Sunday March 18, 11am and 2pm

Tickets £9.50/family of four £32. For all ages

Les Petits theatre company stages The Magic Cutlass, the sequel to Captain Flinn and The Pirate Dinosaurs, the award-winning book by Giles Andreae and Russell Ayto. It’s a real pirate adventure as Flinn, Pearl and Tom are kidnapped in the middle of their school play into a world of devious dinosaurs, deep sea dangers and smelly sausages!

Phone 01903 206206 or visit

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