Mid Sussex kids get free space-theme play days

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Families can look forward to an afternoon of space-themed fun and activities as part of a series of free community events.

Mid Sussex District Council has organised a play day event in each of the three major towns in Mid Sussex.

Children under eight are encouraged to enter the space-themed fancy dress competition.

Kids will have the chance to take part in an interactive drama organised by specialist immersive theatre company Goat and Monkey.

Curious young minds will get to witness science tricks and fun experiments performed by the experts from Fizz Pop Science.

Not only will the children be fascinated by the show, they will also get the chance to create their own gooey space sludge.

There will also be the chance to make alien mass, build a solar powered vehicle, make ‘Jupiter juice’ from fruit and learn how to make a jet pack from recycled bottles.

There will also be the chance to fly spaceships, race space hoppers and build a rocket.

The free events will be held at Victoria Park from 11am -3pm on August 5, St John’s Park, Burgess Hill, from 11am- 3pm on August 6, and King Georges Field, East Grinstead, from 11am- 3pm on August 12.

Children will get stamps for taking part in each activity and by completing their card they will be entered into a prize draw for the chance to win an iPod shuffle. Three runners up will each receive a £25 Argos voucher.

For more information contact Susannah Conway on 01444 477518 or email youth@midsussex.gov.uk.