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What’s on over Easter Holiday Weekend

Piazza Italia at Horsham attracts thousands of people from across the county.

Piazza Italia at Horsham attracts thousands of people from across the county.

One of the biggest attractions over the Easter holiday period will be the annual Piazza Italia in Horsham.

Italian cars and motor bikes will be on show, and there will be stalls and lots of related fun for the whole family on Good Friday, Saturday and Easter Monday.

However, there’s plenty going on across all of Sussex and below are just a few of the events.

If you have an event then feel free to use our commenting facility below to add details.

We advise you to check if an event is still on before setting out.

Good FRIDAY

WALK: All welcome. Meet in the car park at Southwater Country Park (off Cripplegate Lane) at 11am. Easy, flat, circular, sociable HDC Health Walk along bridleways, lanes and the Downs Link. 2½ miles. 1 hour. Jill 07780 701184.

GOOD Friday United Churches Walk of Witness. Meet at St Pancras Church, Lewes, 6pm April 18 for a walk to the Mound. All welcome.

MID Sussex Ramblers, Berwick, Alciston and the East Downs, 8.25 miles with Jill 01273 480167. Meet at Bo-Peep car park, 10am April 18.

THE Garden Show at Firle Place (01243) 538456 from 10am April 18-20.

SCAVENGER HUNT: Burgess Hill Scout Hut (5th): Family Scavenger Hunt. Mid Sussex District Explorers fundraising event. At least one person has to wear a scout scarf (we can loan you one). You will need to bring a camera. Prize for winners – Hamper full of Easter treats. Cost: £5 per team – maximum of six people. There needs to be a staggered start so contact Chris Donaldson to be given a time slot: familyscavenger@gmail.com. There is limited parking available at the hut so please come on foot where possible.

EXHIBITION: Bognor Regis Art Society presents their spring exhibition. 10am-5pm. Free entry. Paintings and prints in all media.

SATURDAY

EASTER CATSRAVAGANZA: Cats Protection Horsham and District Branch will be holding their Easter event at North Heath Hall, St. Marks Lane, from 2pm to 4pm. They will be holding a raffle with the star prize of a Family Size Marbled Egg (1.25kg) donated by Cocoa Loco plus lots of other great prizes. Plus there will be home-made cakes, CP gifts and goodies, craft items, books, toys and games, CDs and DVDs, bric-a-brac etc. and refreshments will be available. Entry to the event is free but donations (including cat food and litter) are warmly received. For more info please see our website: www.cats.org.uk/horsham.

MANNINGS HEATH Horticultural Society have their Spring Flower Show in the village Hall. It is open to non members and staging is between 1pm and 2pm. It is then open to the public from 3pm to 4.15pm.

CHARITY Plant Sale at Westgate Chapel, Lewes, 10am-2pm April 19. Free entry. Fundraising for Oyster project.

FUN Day at Ringmer Shopping Parade, 10am-1pm April 19. Free event. Entertainment, food, drink and prizes for all ages.

MID Sussex Ramblers, Rottingdean and Telscombe, 8 miles with David (mobile on day) 07412 108680. Meet at Rottingdean cliff -top car park, 10am April 19.

EXHIBITION: Bognor Regis Art Society presents their spring exhibition. 10am-5pm. Free entry. Paintings and prints in all media.

EVENT: Swap Shop (Easter themed) at St. Paul’s Church, off Northgate Roundabout, Chichester. 10am - 1pm. Cost: Free, refreshments available to purchase. Organised by Transition Chichester; bring along any unwanted items you have – including books, DVDs, garden tools, clothes, toys and baby equipment and home-wares – and pick up any treasure that catch the eye. No money changes hands. There will be Easter treats too, with the chance to win an Easter cake, free mini eggs and an egg hunt for children among the swap shop items.

MUSIC: An Evening with Jo Harman and Company (Full Band) in association with Yellow Fish Hutchins Charity Foundation. At Coolham Village Hall, RH13 8QN. Supported by guitar legend Steve Simpson. 7.45pm start – Doors open 7.15pm. Tickets £20 with fish and chip supper (Alternatives available on prior request). £15 without supper. There is no licensed bar so please bring your own alcohol/drinks. For tickets or enquiries contact Graeme: 07889 775173. Limited tickets available for this intimate venue.

FAIR: The Crafty Potter Easter Craft Fair, Rustington Church hall. 10am to 4pm. Many craft and gift items including pottery, cards, jewellery, knitwear, embroidery, bags and glassware. Refreshments available. Entrance free.

SUNDAY

HEALTH WALK: 5¼ mile hilly circular, HDC Health walk through Wiggonholt Common, Parham Glider Field and spectacular Parham Park. Meet 10am RSPB Wiggonholt Overflow car park (TQ 061164). Dogs allowed on a lead. 2 hours. Mick 01903 745971.

BEACHY Head Ramblers, The Long Way Round Granny’s Belt, 11 miles with Naomi and Pete 01323 485005. Meet at Stanmer Park, 10am April 20.

MID Sussex Ramblers, Blackboys Walk, 4.5 miles with Jill 01273 480167. Meet at Blackboys Inn, 11am April 20.

EXHIBITION: Bognor Regis Art Society presents their spring exhibition. 10am-5pm. Free entry. Paintings and prints in all media.

OPEN DAY: Chichester and District Society of Model Engineers will be holding their first “Steam on Sunday” Open Afternoon on Sunday, 20 April, between 2pm and 5pm at their site in Blackberry Lane, off Bognor Road, in Chichester (East), West Sussex PO19 7FS. Train Rides will be offered to visitors behind several different miniature Diesel and Steam powered locomotives, including Winnie, who was mentioned in ‘Looking Back’, in The Chichester Observer last week. A selection of light refreshments will also be on sale. Tickets for rides on the trains will be £1 each, for adults or children; but admission to the site is free. Further details are on our Website: www.cdsme.co.uk

EVENT: Coultershaw Heritage Site and Beam Pump on A 285 1 1/2 miles south of Petworth. Water-wheel driven pump installed in 1782 to supply water to Petworth. Also recently installed Archimedes Screw water turbine generating electricity from a renewable source . New display and improved access. Open 11am-5pm: admission £2.50: children free. 01798 865 774 www.coultershaw.co.uk’

MONDAY

PRAM race at Bolney. Bolney’s annual test of men (and women), machine, stamina and a touch of madness. Various Live Bands, Face Painting, Bouncy Castle, Hog Roast, Price Draw plus much much more. The fun kicks off at noon with the children’s race, with the Adult Mayhem following at around 1pm.

CAR BOOT SALE: Storrington and Pulborough District Rotary Club’s popular event for buyers and sellers. Lots of bric-a-brac, plants, books, clothes and curios will be on sale in Storrington Library car park from 8am until 12pm. Free for buyers. Sales pitches are available at £7 per car and from £10 for vans. For more information contact Mike Webster 01798 812764. All proceeds go to charitable causes supported by Rotary.

JAZZ: Wally’s Wheeltappers jazz band will be adding their brand of Happy Jazz to the Family Fun & Hog Roast at The Woolpack, West Street, Burgess Hill. Call 01444 245 178.

LEWES Athletic Club’s Easter Fun Run, open to all ages and abilities. Toddler’s trot at 10.30am, one mile 10.40am, two miles 10.50am, 10K 11.15am (15yrs +) from Lewes Leisure Centre. Sign up online lewesac.co.uk/475441.

EVENT: RAFA Club open day and children’s Easter egg hunt, in aid of their charity “The Wings Appeal”. Club open to all from 11.30am to 11pm. Entertainment for children from 12pm to 4pm in the club and Waterloo Square Gardens – face painting, wishing tree, BBQ and fun & games. Sweets for everyone and prizes to be won. Be photographed with the Easter bunny!

EXHIBITION: Bognor Regis Art Society presents their spring exhibition. 10am-5pm. Free entry. Paintings and prints in all media.

MARKET: Easter Monday Market - gift and craft fair with sculpture and fine art, pottery, products for home and garden, jewellery, books, bags, scarves, knitwear, ironwork and plant stall; oak furniture display; refreshments; . Empire Hall, Graffham, GU28 0QB. 10.30am - 3pm. Entry £2. www.graffhameastermarket.co.uk

OPEN DAY: Lavant House Stables, Lavant near Chichester PO18 will have one of their popular family open days on Bank Holiday Monday from 10am - 1pm. Free pony rides, free tractor rides, free chocolate easter egg hunt through their fabulous in bloom bluebell woods and fields for children, free face painting, lots of riding displays and a chance to meet and have photos with ponies and the donkeys including Two Stroke who writes the brilliant Donkey Diaries. Lots of parking and refreshments on site. All welcome.

EVENT: Coultershaw Heritage Site and Beam Pump on A 285 1 1/2 miles south of Petworth. Water-wheel driven pump installed in 1782 to supply water to Petworth. Also recently installed Archimedes Screw water turbine generating electricity from a renewable source . New display and improved access. Open 11am-5pm: admission £2.50: children free. 01798 865 774 www.coultershaw.co.uk’

 

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