Pirate fancy dress and treasure hunt is just one fun event happening this weekend.
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It’s the last bank holiday weekend of the year, apart from Christmas (let’s not think about that one too much but cards are in the shops).
As a freelancer I try to take a break from the grindstone and enjoy a little family time, writes Sarah Booker Lewis.
How can we keep our little ones amused and enjoy ourselves this August weekend?
Shoreham is just a short drive, train or bus ride away.
It is RiverFest weekend and there are a host of activities taking place to celebrate life along the River Adur.
On Saturday, August 27, children are encouraged to dress as pirates and search the town for treasure.
The Children’s Pirate Treasure Hunt is from 11am-3pm.
Just pick up an entry form from either the Ropetackle Centre or Tom Foolery in High Street, and hunt in the town’s shop windows.
The more you find the more prizes you win.
Starting from Coronation Green, in High Street, next to the foot bridge, Friends of Shoreham Beach have a stand with details of Shoreham Beach Nature Walks.
Take a walk along the shingle and discover the wonderful wildlife.
Other fun events at Coronation Green, include a Pirates Fancy Dress competition at 2pm, followed by a Pirates’ Picnic, and children’s ballet.
On Sunday, August 28, from 9am, Dragon Boat Races start off from Adur Recreation Ground until noon.
Monday, August 29, see bike tryouts in East Street and more music on Coronation Green from noon.
Closer to home, Hove Park Miniature railway is open for only five more days this year, so take the opportunity to enjoy this little gem on Monday afternoon.
For other miniature railways see our blog Let’s have fun on a train – Six great mini railways in
Children love and need to burn off their energy.
Throughout the year Kids Run Free events at take place once a month at East Hill Park, East Hill Way, Portslade.
On Saturday the latest series of runs start at 9am, with races for under twos, three to four-year-olds and five to six year-olds.
Did you know Jill Windmill in Clayton, is open every Sunday from 2-5pm?
This weekend it is open on Monday, too.
The mill dates from the 1850s, and was given its nickname by day trippers travelling from London to Brighton by train.
A visit is an exciting and edcational adventure.
Enjoy the weekend and get out and about if you can.