Things to do in Sussex

Image caption Traditional ice cream making will be on show at Parham House and Gardens

Family fun

Wrestling will be on offer in Eastbourne's Winter Garden Theatre on 3 August. Tag team and solo matches, plus the climax to the show, the all-in over the top rope American Rumble, with the last man standing the winner.

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  • Traditional games are on offer at a "family weekend" in Petworth House on 30-31 July. They include hobby-horse races, egg-and-spoon races, tractor pulling, fox and hounds, skipping, running and jumping.

Arts, history & culture

The Crawley International Mela 2011 is taking place on 30-31 July in the Hawth. Experience a mixture of food, music and various different stalls from the East.

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  • Learn how to make icecream at Parham House and Gardens on Sunday 7 August 2011. "Ice Cream Sundae" includes a visit to the Ice House and Great Hall, and an opportunity to buy and taste locally made ice cream.


See birds of prey soar over Battle Abbey and discover the rituals, traditions and customs of this age-old art form. There will be a variety of birds in flying in this falconry display on 30-31 July.

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  • For all rail enthusiasts why not visit the rail gala at Tinkers Park, at Hadlow Down, on 30 July? There is free parking, and entry costs £5 for Adults and £2 for children.

Extra inspiration

Sussex by the Sea

Visit Sussex

Royal Pavilion Museums and Libraries

Enjoy Sussex

The Argus: Leisure

Brighton What's On Guide

South Downs Online

The National Trust

Visit 1066 Country

English Heritage

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