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Date: 27/07/2018 - 02/09/2018
Event: Urban Beach
Time: 10am - 4pm
Place: Church Walk, Burgess Hill
Website: www.burgesshill.gov.uk/urbanbeach

Event Details:

Come to Burgess Hill town centre for a taste of the seaside this summer. For 4 weeks during the summer holidays the FREE sand pit will return to the town centre to keep the little ones occupied, and give mum and dad a break while out shopping. 

The sand pit will be open during the summer holidays, from 27 July to 2 September 2018, 7 days a week, from 10am to 4pm each day. It will be located in Church Walk, outside Burgess Hill Town Council’s Help Point. The sand pit will be covered overnight and checked every morning before being opened to the public.

More details available at: https://www.burgesshill.gov.uk/urbanbeach

Date: 01/08/2018 - 08/08/2018
Event: Seaside Fun with Mid Sussex Play Days
Time: Varied Event Times
Place: Varied Locations (see below)
Contact: 01444 477495
Email: communityservices@midsussex.gov.uk

Event Details:

Local children and their families are invited to come along and enjoy a free afternoon of fun and activities in Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill, East Grinstead and Hurstpierpoint at the start of August.

Mid Sussex District Council has organised a variety of rides, games and creative activities for local families to enjoy on 1, 2, 7 and 8 August to celebrate national Play Day 2018.

The theme this year is ‘beside the seaside’ and all the activities are inspired by the traditional British beach holiday. There will be donkey rides, Punch and Judy shows, a bouncy castle and a helter skelter. Children will be able to get their faces painted and race their friends using solar powered boats.

An arts tent will enable children to be creative and trained Circus performers will be on hand to show them how to juggle, hula-hoop, tightrope walk, and balance on stilts.

One of the biggest issues facing our coastline and the ocean right now is plastic pollution spoiling our beaches, polluting our drinking water and killing wildlife. We’ll have a Plastic Beach game for children to play to help them learn more about how we can reduce plastic on our beaches.

“Parents know that it’s not easy to keep the little ones entertained during the school holidays so it’s great that we are able provide free family activities at convenient locations across the District.”

Councillor Norman Webster, Cabinet Member for Community added:

The free Play Day events will be held at:


  • Victoria Park in Haywards Heath from 11am until 3pm on Weds 1 August
  • St John’s Park in Burgess Hill from 11am until 3pm on Thurs 2 August
  • King George’s Field in East Grinstead from 11am until 3pm on Tues 7 August
  • Court Bushes Recreation Ground in Hurstpierpoint from 11am until 3pm Weds 8 August

Play Day is a celebration of children’s right to play and a campaign to highlight the importance of play in children’s lives. The 2018 events have been organised by Mid Sussex District Council with support from Clarion Futures, Places For People Leisure, Burgess Hill Town Council, East Grinstead Town Council and Haywards Heath Town Council.

For more information contact Regina Choudhury, Mid Sussex District Community Development Officer on 01444 477495 or email communityservices@midsussex.gov.uk.

Date: 23/08/2018
Event: Chinese Night
Time: 7:30pm-8:00pm
Place: 2 Keymer Parade, Burgess Hill,
Contact: 01444 243003

Event Details:

Buffet starter & set main courses Chinese dinner in association with Burgess Hill District Lions Club in aid of The Sapphire Stroke Club at St John's Church.

20 pounds per ticket - Drinks extra

Limited to 40 places 

For More Information Contact Tony Parris on the number listed above.

Date: 25/08/2018
Event: Zipline in the park
Time: 9am - 3pm
Place: St John's Park, Burgess Hill
Website: www.burgesshill.gov.uk/zipwire

Event Details:

Zipline in the Park

There will be a 120ft zipwire in St John's Park along with inflatable team games such as Total Wipeout. This will be between 9am and 3pm and each activity will cost just £1 per person per go.

For more information visit: www.burgesshill.gov.uk/zipwire