Play Days

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Play Days - Events and Activities

We are starting to plan the programme for 2024 which will begin with free indoor Play Days for children under 10 years, which will be run during the February Half Term - no need to book just turn up and have fun.

The dates and locations are:
  • Monday 12th Feb – 1.30 to 3.30 @Haywards Heath College, Harlands Road, Haywards Heath RH16 1LT
  • Tuesday 13th Feb – 1.30 to 3.30 @ Kings Centre, 33 – 35 Victoria Road, Burgess Hill RH15 9LR
  • Wednesday 14th Feb – 1.30 to 3.30 @ Jubilee Centre, Charwoods Road, East Grinstead RH19 2HL
12th Feb – Haywards Heath
  • Magic Show with Tomfoolery
  • DJ Neel Tons of Sound – music & silent disco
  • Circus Skills with Rob from Circus Allstars
  • Golf course with Jolf Golf
  • Music & Rhymes with Maggie from Music Bus
  • Arts & Crafts from Poponin
  • Dance with Josefa Flamenco Fit
  • Henna Art – Amisha
  • First Aid – Life Care Training
  • Football Skills with Little Kickers
  • Recycling Games – MSDC Waste Team
  • Crafts & Story Time with the Library
  • Doodles & Giant games with WSCC Early Help
13th Feb – Burgess Hill
  • Puppet Show from Wishworks
  • DJ Neel Tons of Sound – DJ Workshop & silent disco
  • Circus Skills with Rob from Circus Allstars
  • Music & Rhymes with Maggie from Music Bus
  • Arts & Crafts from Poponin
  • Eco Arts with Sussex Green Living
  • Golf course with Jolf Golf
  • Henna Art – Amisha
  • First Aid – Life Care Training
  • Football Skills with Little Kickers
  • Dance with Lucy – To the Beat
  • Crafts & Story Time with the Library
14th Feb – East Grinstead
  • Puppet Show from Wishworks
  • DJ Neel Tons of Sound – DJ Workshop & silent disco
  • Circus Skills with Rob from Circus Allstars
  • Music & Rhymes with Maggie from Music Bus
  • Eco Arts with Sussex Green Living
  • Crazy Golf with Matt
  • Dance with Josefa Flamenco Fit
  • Henna Art – Amisha
  • First Aid – Life Care Training
  • Football Skills with Little Kickers
  • Crafts & Story Time with the Library
  • Recycling Games – MSDC Waste Team
  • East Grinstead Repair Café

October Half Term Play Days 2023 Feedback

If you have attended a Play Days Event, please complete the online feedback with the link below. It only takes a few minutes and all comments are useful in planning future activities. 

Feedback Form

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Summary of providers at the Summer Playdays 2023

Thank you to all who attended and supported the 10 Play Days on Tour held over the Summer Holidays. Thank you to all the providers of the free activities.  If you would like to contact any of these providers here is a list below. 
Little Kickers

Little Kickers classes have been designed so that the session, although using football, more importantly provides children with a fun, positive introduction to sport and development.  Our classes run most days for boys and girls aged 18 months to 7 years – 18 months to preschool focusing on development through fun rather than a ‘football class and from 5 to 7 years the focus is development of their football skills, but inclusion is an absolute and fun is always the crucial ingredient.

Please call 01293 226201 to book your free trial or email philbanister@littlekickers.co.ok and if you want to know more please visit the website 

Burgess Hill RFC

Burgess Hill RFC established in 1962, provides rugby for all, for boys, girls, men, and women from 2 years old till you can no longer tie your boot laces up!  Full XVs, 7s, Touch Walking Rugby and pre-school programmes are all variants we provide.

Contact - Director of Rugby, Ross Hallifax -  dor@bhrfc.co.uk 

Website:  www.bhrfc.co.uk 

Tiny Tekkers LTD

We at Tiny Tekkers firmly believe in developing the new generation of sports people by giving everybody the chance to have a positive relationship with sports and an active lifestyle.
With the heightened importance that sport and physical activity has on a child's development at the forefront of the companies’ visions, we have created fun-based programmes to aid in the development of fine and gross motor skills.

Our goal is to provide high quality sports coaching to as many children in Sussex as possible.

Contact:  07702433227 - hello@tinytekkers.com - www.tinytekkers.com 

 

Kiddie Capers Childcare

Kiddie Capers Hurstpierpoint provides stimulating and enabling environments for children ranging from 0-5 years old. Our Nursery and Preschool is based in a small local village with access to local parks and a recreation ground surrounding it. We provide forest school sessions that allow the children to discover and explore the outdoors, it promotes children’s confidence and independence, as well as allowing them to risk take in a safe environment.

Here at Kiddie Capers Hurstpierpoint, we have a wonderful space providing a baby area for children between 0–2 years old with enabling resources and sensory materials for them to learn and flourish in the environment. Our preschool area is designed to meet the needs of children aged 2-5 years, providing stimulating and creative environments for them to continue to grow and learn new skills, we also provide resources for them to become ready for their school transition.

Our outdoor garden space is enclosed and private with many opportunities for developing understanding of the world and its surroundings including a sand pit, baby garden, kitchen area and we also take trips around the local area including the village using local transport and exploring our surrounding areas. Kiddie Capers prides itself on the high level of training it delivers to its team.

01273834797  https://kiddiecaperschildcare.co.uk/

The Triangle Leisure Centre

Providing sports and activities for all ages as well as a social space and Costa coffee shop for all to enjoy

The Triangle have a wide range of activities available to children from pre-school age and up:

Gymnastics - we offer pre-school gymnastics every Thursday morning for children aged 18 months to 4 years - our Rise Gymnastics program is available for children from reception age and up after school Monday to Friday.

Swimming - we offer lessons Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 12.00pm to children from 3 months to 4 years - our Group swimming classes follow the Swim England program and are for children from reception age and up Monday to Friday between 3.45pm and 6.00pm.

Trampolining - classes available for children from reception age every Tuesday and Thursday from 3.30pm-5.30pm.

Clip and Climb available to book online - Monday, Wednesday, Friday and weekends during term time and daily in school holidays.

Leisure pool available to book online.

To enquire about courses please visit our website  and complete an enquiry form or call the team on 01444 876010.

To the beat

Dance camps & workshops running in the school holidays for children aged 4-11, located in Burgess hill. Party packages also available

Contact Lucy at tothebeat123@outlook.com 

https://www.tothebeat.co.uk

Haywards Heath Cricket Club

The cricket club offers junior training for the town's children from 5 to 16  (including a girl's section)  and also runs 5 senior Saturday league teams plus midweek and Sunday sides (including a women's section)

Contacts:  Gary Honeysett at haywardsheathcricketclub@outlook.com or 07736 926693 (Seniors)
Martin Rutherford martinrutherford3@gmail.com or contact 07732 728939 (Juniors)

https://haywardsheath.play-cricket.com/

Crawley Down Cricket Club

We offer a friendly environment for cricketers of all ages and abilities. In 2023 on Saturdays, we will be running two sides in the Sussex Cricket League and we run a Sunday side which plays traditional friendly matches. Our juniors (4-14 years of age) meet on Fridays at 6pm for mixed coaching and will be playing matches in the East Surrey Colts League. We run the 'All Stars' cricket for 4–8-year-olds who we invite to sign up as this is a fun filled activity for them.

We believe in running a club which is open and equal to everyone and have been awarded the ECB Clubmark FOCUS Accreditation in recognition of this achievement.

Contact Details : Dan White, 07792 069063 Location : Crawley Down Cricket field, Sandy Lane

Web: Crawley Down CC (play-cricket.com)

The Dolphin Leisure Centre

We’re passionate about helping you stay physically active and emotionally engaged in fitness, sport, and wellbeing.  Our mission is to put our heart and soul into ‘creating active places and healthy people’ - it’s about creating a place for everyone.

Email us: enquiries@thedolphinleisurecentre.org

01444 457337

https://www.placesleisure.org/centres/the-dolphin/

Revisit Play Days at home

Revisit the Play Days at Home programme created in 2020 on our MSDC YouTube channel. 

You can see Tomfoolery tell jokes and do some magic, Wish Works Puppets Sam the Mouse and Sebastian the Fox will tell funny stories. You can learn dance moves with Lucy from Pop Steps and lots more!

Contact us

Community Engagement and Events Officer
Sally Blackmore
Email: youth@midsussex.gov.uk.

Last updated: 30 January 2024