Wildlife Jack's Top 10 Tips for Bug Hunting and Animal Tracking with Kids

Planning on exploring one or all of the three Lewes bug hunting spots recommended by the Kellies in their Perfect Guests post yesterday? You’ll need Wildlife Jack’s Top 10 Tips for Bug Hunting with Kids. 1. Bugs like it damp and dark. So look for areas with lots of rotting timber and nooks and crannies. […]

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Who, What and Where is Mohair?

On a sunny Sunday a couple of weeks ago, some friends and I took our boys to the Mohair Centre’s open day. Ever since, I have been gushing to anyone that will listen about it. And about how much I’m looking forward to Mohair being part of my sons’ every school holiday. Let me say […]

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Pubs with Playgrounds: The Coach + Horses, Danehill

So the summer holidays are almost upon us! Or, I should say, they’re almost upon those who have school-age children. People like me, with tots, toddlers and pre-schoolers, are already enjoying long days in the heat of the moment. HOW PACKED WAS PELLS PADDLERS TODAY?! Anyway, this weather is where the pub with a playground […]

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Moving On, Lewes Style!

This Friday is the hotly-anticipated Moving On Parade! The theme that 500 children from 17 primary schools will dress up in is ‘Oh I do Like to be Beside the Seaside’. DETAILS Time: Parade, 12.30-1.15pm; Party in the Paddock, 1.20-2.45pm – featuring music by Starfish Youth Music bands. Place: The parade starts at The Paddock. […]

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Wonderful Creatures

The wonderful writer, painter and illustrator Judith Kerr recently turned 90. But you knew that – it was impossible to avoid the celebratory editorial. It was everywhere! A piece by Michel Rosen entitled ‘My Hero Judith Kerr‘ was a goodie. And the pictorial tribute by The Guardian that I posted on the Little Lewes Facebook […]

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The Garden at Flint Owl Bakery Café

The Flint Owl Bakery Café garden opened last week (209 High Street, Lewes; 01273 472 769). I went along to meet a friend and take a look. It has high walls, gravel to the ground and built-in ‘zoned’ seating areas made of larch that will beautifully weather to grey. One of these areas is very low, so kid-friendly. Sitting […]

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