Family Events

Skip’s After School Club – Super Heroes

Theatre Royal, New Road, Brighton

Wednesday March 21, 4pm-5.30pm

Tickets £7.50. Age 6-10

Children can play warm-up games, take a look on stage, take part in themed drama and craft activities led by workshop leaders, and enjoy squash and biscuits. The session includes a look on stage.

Phone 0844 871 7650 or visit

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (U)

Screen One, The Capitol Horsham, North Street, Horsham

Saturday March 24, 10.30am

Tickets £3

Pranksters George and Harold hypnotise their principal into thinking he’s an enthusiastic but dim-witted superhero called Captain Underpants.

Phone 01403 750220 or visit


The Hawth, Hawth Avenue, Crawley

Saturday March 24, 11am and 1.30pm

Tickets £12/child £10/family of four £40. For age 3+

One day Monty found a book called Inventions Very Rare. Create yourself a monster friend – but only if you dare! This new show from the creators of Aliens Love Underpants follows young inventor Monty as he creates world of whacky inventions and incredible monsters. Picture: Alastair Muir.

Phone 01293 553636 or visit

CBeebies Sarah and Duck

White Rock Theatre, White Rock, Hastings

Sunday March 25, 1.30pm and 4.30pm

Tickets £12.50/children £1 off/family £42/groups 8+ £3.50 off

The enchanting world of Sarah and Duck is brought to life in a brand-new stage show, featuring characters from the BAFTA Award-winning CBeebies show. Join Sarah and Duck and a host of friends including The Ribbon Sisters, The Shallots, Flamingo & John and Umbrella, as they plan a birthday party for Scarf Lady in their garden. Told through a blend of puppetry, storytelling and music, Sarah and Duck’s Big Top Birthday will take children on a magical adventure.

Phone 01424 462288 or visit

Normans and Crusaders

Arundel Castle, Arundel

Saturday-Monday March 31-April 2, 10am-4.30pm

Normans and Crusaders is set within a tented encampment on the American lawns, giving visitors a glimpse into life in the 12th century. There will be combat and falconry displays across the weekend, and have-a-go archery for the over-8s.

Phone 01903 882173 or visit

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly

Clair Hall, Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath

Saturday March 31, 2.30pm

Tickets £10.50/child £9.50/family £36. Age 2-102

One of the best-loved nursery rhymes is brought to life to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Pam Adams’ bestselling book. The show has been written for adults to enjoy with their children and features singalong songs including If You’re Happy And You Know It and Incy Wincy Spider, colourful animal characters and family fun.

Phone 01444 455440 or visit

Easter Extravaganza Raceday

Fontwell Park Racecourse, Arundel Road, Fontwell, Arundel

Friday April 6, first race 2.20pm, last race 5.35pm

Free for children

The big Fontwell Park Easter Extravaganza features seven horse jump races and plenty of free entertainment for the children including the annual Easter egg hunt, inflatables, face painting and funfair rides.

Phone 01243 543335 or visit

Milkshake Live!

The Hawth, Hawth Avenue, Crawley

Sunday April 8, 12noon and 3.30pm

Tickets £12-£17

Starring Milkshake! favourites Bob the Builder, Little Princess, Noddy, Fireman Sam, Shimmer & Shine, Pip from Pip Ahoy!, Winnie and Wilbur, Wissper, Milkshake’s very own Milkshake! Monkey and two Milkshake! presenters.

Phone 01293 553636 or visit

Living History Weekend

Arundel Castle, Arundel

Saturday and Sunday April 14 and 15, 10am-3.30pm

Set within the upper grounds, Keep and Stone Hall of Arundel Castle, this Family History Day is a chance to meet a variety of historical characters and a have a go at activities, including archery and fencing. There are also falconry displays, face painter and a story teller. Picture: Julia Claxton.

Phone 01903 882173 or visit

Horrible Histories: More Best of Barmy Britain

The Hawth, Hawth Avenue, Crawley

Wednesday April 25, 1.30pm and 7pm

Tickets £10-£14

Find out why the Romans were revolting! Could you survive the vicious Vikings? Can evil Elizabeth entertain England? Would you party with the Puritans? Clap along with crazy King Charles! Vomit with the vile Victorians and prepare to do battle in the frightful First World War! It’s history with the nasty bits left in! Picture: Jack Sain.

Phone 01293 553636 or visit

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