Come and enjoy Mid Sussex Play Days during August

Mid Sussex District Council is organising three fun packed day of activities for children aged under 13 and their families to enjoy for free this August.

The free Play Day events will be held at:

  • Victoria Park in Haywards Heath from 11am until 3pm on Weds 3 August

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  • St John’s Park in Burgess Hill from 11am until 3pm on Thurs 4 August
  • King George’s Field in East Grinstead from 11am until 3pm on Weds 10 August

All activities will be themed around the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, which take place later this summer. Local children will have a chance to take part in track and field games, including foam javelin throwing, standing long jump, mini hurdles and the 25m sprint.  Winners will get to stand on an Olympic style podium to receive their medals!


There will be a fancy dress competition for children aged under the age of 11, so if you come along dressed in your finest Rio Carnival costume there’s the chance to win some fabulous prizes be part of a huge carnival procession at the end of the day.


A specialist immersive theatre company, Goat and Monkey will be putting on interactive dramas throughout the day. Led by trained actors, children will be trekking through the perils and pitfalls of the Amazon rainforest to get to the ultimate goal; The Olympic Games in Rio. Using wireless headphones and top trump style playing cards; this will be an unforgettable adventure!


Youngsters can burn off energy dancing to the Samba. Samba dancing and drumming workshops will be taking place throughout the day and children will get a chance to show off their new moves in the Samba procession.


Creative children will be able to make their own Olympic torches and carnival head dresses. There will be a chance to make instruments using recycled materials; plastic bottles will become sparkling shakers and old shoe boxes turned into drums. Why not bring along some recycling from home and join in?


For more information contact Regina Choudhury, Mid Sussex District Community Development Officer on 01444 477495 or email

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