Monday, 9.30am – 1.30pm
Meet at Bexhill Museum, 47 Egerton Rd, Bexhill-on-Sea TN39 3HL (just five minutes walk from the Pavilion  on the edge of Egerton Park.)

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9.30am – 1.30pm
Meet at the De La Warr Pavilion

Please note you will be signing up to do  a four-day workshop which includes packed lunch each day.

Spend Monday at Bexhill Museum to discover its collection of seabirds, shells, fossils, and sea creatures such as starfish and a skeleton of a whale’s head.  And don’t forget the Giant Japanese Crab whose arms, including the claws,  are 1.52 long!

Later in the morning you’ll be handling objects that children played with and found on the beach over 100 years ago, and looking at a Victorian bathing costumes, 1950s bucket and spades, picnic baskets and cameras on display in the gallery.

Tuesday is Art Day at the De La Warr Pavilion and you’ll be working together to make a HUGE Japanese Crab sculpture for the auditorium! You’ll also be drawing shells, making a colourful coral reef sculpture using pipe cleaners and designing a seaside postcard to ’send’ home. You might even make a pop-up mermaid or merman!

On Wednesday and Thursday, at the Pavilion, Create Music will help us create music and sounds about the seaside with instruments such as keyboards and drums. No musical experience necessary!

Each day includes a delicious cold packed lunch, especially made in the De La Warr Pavilion kitchen, and outdoor play in the park and outside the Pavilion.

This activity is open to young people aged 7 – 11 years who are eligible for free school meals. You must register to attend.

You can register and find out more on the Create Music website here. 

***This activity has been funded through the Department for Education’s (DfE) Holiday Activity and Food (HAF) programme and coordinated by East Sussex County Council. Free places are available for young people eligible for benefits-related free school meals. This eligibility criteria has been defined by the DfE. Additionally young people in several other target cohorts can attend funded places, such as those with SEND or Looked After Children (LAC). Please note, eligibility will be confirmed as part of the booking process.***