Play Days

FREE Summer Programme 2023

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Play Days on Tour - Events and Activities

Skate Fest Events and Activities

Skate Fests – all ages welcome

Date / Time


31st May

2.00pm - 4.30 pm

St John’s Park, Burgess Hill RH15 9AA

21st July

2.30pm - 5.00 pm

Victoria Park, Haywards Heath RH16 4LR

25th July

2.00pm - 4.30 pm

King George’s Field, East Grinstead RH19 3LN

Activities at the Skate Fests

To be announced.

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Summary of providers at the Easter Playdays 2023

Thank you to all who attended and supported the 3 Play Days held over the Easter 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. 

Haywards Heath junior parkrun

Haywards Heath junior parkrun is a free, weekly, timed 2km run, jog or walk for children aged between 4-14, held every Sunday morning starting at 9 am in Victoria Park, Haywards Heath. It is a completely free community event, led by local volunteers. Registration can be done at:

And further details can be found on our webpage


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 and if you want to know more please visit the website 

Jolf Club

Join our Jolf Club, we will provide you and your family with access and opportunities to play golf.

It is FREE to join, and your family will have access to many benefits that will include access and the opportunity to play on-course.

Please visit the website to join 

For further information

01273 921135

The Dolphin Leisure Centre

The Dolphin Leisure Centre offers a range of Children's activities for all ages from swimming lessons, gymnastics and trampolining to active play and bounce sessions and soft play. We also offer a Holiday Club during the holidays where the children enjoy many different activities.


The Dolphin, Pasture Hill Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 1LY   Tel: 01444 457337


The Dolphin Leisure Centre | Haywards Heath – Places Leisure

Ansty CC

Ansty CC provides cricket for boys and girls aged 5 and over. All abilities are welcome.

We are a Champion Disabled club as well and provide disabled cricket sessions.

We have a brand-new clubhouse and have two grounds at the same site.

You can contact us on and see further information about us at

Swim-1st Junior Triathlon Club

Swim-1st Junior Triathlon Club has been running since 2013 and we are very proud of our junior triathletes who work hard and have lots of fun all year around. Our normal weekly sessions during school term time generally cover swimming, cycling, and running all under the supervision of my well qualified and DBS checked coaches. Our coaches are often triathletes themselves so understand the challenges and joy that multi-sport events can bring. 

We are very inclusive of all abilities, so if your triathlete wants to compete at the highest level or just wants to meet their friends and have a good workout once a week - we can do all that!

Our current sessions are:
Mondays. Handcross Park School 18:30 - 19:45
Tuesdays. Brambletye School 18:50 - 20:05
Wednesdays. Handcross Park School 18:30 - 19:45

Kevin Hudson - Manager, Swim-1st Junior Triathlon Club

Burgess Hill RFC

Burgess Hill RFC provides rugby for the whole family. Known as the Sussex All Blacks, BHRFC are proud to have produced both Premiership and International rugby players. 

BHRFC provide rugby for players aged 2 to 75 years old via Tikes and Tacklers our pre-schooler programme, our successful mini and junior including girls section and our seniors section including senior men, senior women, walking rugby and touch rugby. There really is something for all the family to try! 

If anyone would like to give us a try, we provide two free taster sessions. 

Please contact:   Ross Hallifax , Director of Rugby or  07941 016836 

East Grinstead Tennis

The tennis coaches at East Grinstead Play Day came from East Grinstead Tennis Coaching, run by Adam Baldwin.  Their 'home' club is East Grinstead Tennis, Squash and Racketball club, located in Ship Street in East Grinstead but they regularly coach at a variety of clubs around the area and in schools including Ardingly College, Cumnor House, Lancing College. 

They run both coaching for adults and children of all levels, with after school coaching, school holiday tennis camps and regular Saturday morning sessions. They also run tennis sessions specifically for children with autism from the local school, Step by Step.

East Grinstead Tennis, Squash and Racketball Club has excellent facilities - 8 tennis courts with 3 surfaces, brand new artificial clay courts just laid, poraflex and tarmac, as well as 3 squash/racketball courts. The club also runs a school’s squash programme in the local primary schools and offers squash and racketball coaching to adults and juniors as well.  The club has several adult teams participating in local leagues for both tennis and squash and regularly hosts tennis tournaments for juniors.

Our website has lots of information - Please do contact us via the website

or our membership secretary 07851 060570. 

Tennis Coaching - Adam Baldwin -

Squash Coaching - Giles Cowdell -


At Springfit, we provide Gymnastics and Trampoline activities for all ages from 2 to adult, that are perfect for anyone who wants to jump into fitness, have fun and make friends while getting active!

In East Grinstead, we've found a home at the Jubilee Community Centre where we run every week, even through the school holidays!

Oliver Taylor-Welch - Marketing & Business Development Manager

Website:  Home | Springfit

Telephone: 0203 478 0203

Places Leisure – The Triangle

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 month 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.

Bintems Crazy Golf

Bintems Crazy Golf

Unique, handmade, portable crazy golf course available to hire for all kinds of events in the Mid Sussex area.


Weir Wood Sailing Club

Weir Wood Sailing Club is a members club with a long tradition of introducing children and young people to sailing. Our aim is to introduce children and young people to the sport of sailing in a safe, controlled but fun environment.

Club members aged between 8 and 17 can attend organised youth activities on Saturday afternoons from late April until late July and from September to the end of October. Members may use their own boats or hire a club boat in advance.

Non members can take part in the the Beginners group in order to complete RYA Stage 1 (typically 4 session) or if more experienced can register for up to 2 taster session with either Youth Sailing or Race Coaching. After which they must become members of WWSC to continue.


Places Leisure – Kings Centre

Kings Centre is in the heart of East Grinstead, full of passionate and friendly staff who are always striving to keep every customer happy and engaged in their physical activities. With a range of facilities for all ages, we offer Gymnastics & Trampolining, Swimming Lessons, 50+ Badminton sessions, as well as our Swimming Pool, Gym, Racket Sports and Workout Classes.

If you are interested in any of our facilities or would even like to pop in for a coffee in our cafe - please call us on 01342 328616, or email us via

Burgess Hill Cricket Club

Burgess Hill Cricket Club is one of the leading clubs in Sussex providing opportunities to play cricket for all ages and abilities in the picturesque St John’s Park.

Whatever your experience and ability there is a team for you. Our youngsters practice every Friday in St John’s Park from 4.30 pm.

If you are interested in joining just come along and try a couple of sessions.

For more information please contact: Geoff Brailey, Club Secretary

Mobile – 07860 909237

Email –

Website –

Facebook -

Haywards Heath Rugby Club – Whitemans Green, Cuckfield
HHRFC provides inclusive sport and social facilities to over 450 rugby playing boys and girls aged 5 to 18 and supporters of all ages. The Club is a source of physical activity, health, fitness and social interaction for many children across the Mid Sussex community. The season runs from the first weekend of September until the end of April each year, often with an early May tour for minis and juniors. Age groups span from Under 6s to Under 16s and Colts plus girls only rugby for U12s and U14s.
The Club has a long history of success in developing and nurturing young talent and providing a focus for the skills of rugby to be taught by over 90 appropriately RFU-qualified and experienced coaches. It also adheres strongly to the core values of rugby and ensures that it stays true to TREDS – Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline and Sportsmanship.
There are special pre-season sessions, touch rugby evenings and rugby camps during the summer months – new members are welcome at any time. For more information visit or email

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

Last updated: 23 May 2023