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Council to hold free afternoon of fun and activities in Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill and East Grinstead.

Mid Sussex District Council is offering local children and their families a free afternoon of fun and activities in Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill and East Grinstead.

The Council has organised a variety of sports, games and creative activities for local families to enjoy on 1, 2 and 9 August as part of Play Day 2017.

The theme for this year’s Play Day fun is Wheels in Motion and children will have the chance to take part in cycle races or challenge fellow speed demons in a solar powered miniature car Grand Prix.

Youngsters can learn about local history by visiting a real Gypsy Vardo, the traditional horse-drawn wagon that was used by British Romani people as their home. There’s also the chance to take a trip on a miniature railway in Burgess Hill or trek with miniature ponies and carriages in Haywards Heath and East Grinstead.

Creative children will be able to make their own spinning and swirling toys that can be decorated with elaborate patterns using a Spirograph. Youngsters will also be able to learn new skills, with trained Circus performers on hand to show them how to juggle, hula-hoop, tightrope walk, master the art of poi and walk on stilts.

A specialist immersive theatre company, Goat and Monkey will invite children to join them for the adventure of their lives as an imaginary steam train ride turns into a gripping treasure hunt. Using wireless headphones, they will follow the main character’s journey aboard their quirky local steam train, seeking out treasure around the site, before confronting the Knucker Dragon in the final dangerous task. Each child will have their own book to take away, so they can remember the day that they helped set the wheels in motion and worked together to challenge the dragon!


For more information contact Regina Choudhury, Mid Sussex District Community Development Officer on 01444 477495 or email