Hillier garden centre Eastbourne opens for the kids

Newly opened garden centre, Hillier Eastbourne, welcomed children from East Sussex to take part in its first event - Kids' Week - from 19 to 25 February.

Hillier garden centre Eastbourne opens for the kids - image: Hillier
Hillier garden centre Eastbourne opens for the kids - image: Hillier

Hillier hosted a variety of activities and free entertainment for families, including Time 2 Potter, where kids were able to paint a selection of pottery animals and other designs; face painting, and magic, juggling and other comical amusements from two local children’s entertainers – Mr Pineapple Head and Charlie The Clown.

Tracey Ledger from Eastbourne and mother to two children, Jasmine, aged 10, and Charlotte, aged 8, said:

"Keeping the kids busy during February half term is a challenge for mums, particularly as the weather this time of year is unreliable. I visited Kids’ Week on Tuesday, and the activities and entertainment kept the kids busy all morning, allowing me time to walk around the garden centre and enjoy a nice cup of coffee in Hillier’s new coffee shop Café Pine."

Hillier Eastbourne’s garden centre manager Glyn Webster said:

"We’ve been open two weeks now and Kids’ Week is the first event we’ve hosted at our Eastbourne garden centre. We have a full programme of events planned this spring and summer, including food tasting, kids’ workshops and talks from gardening experts. The events are free and open to all local residents, so pick up one of our newsletters instore for a list of our spring events."

Hillier Garden Centre, Eastbourne is holding an official launch event on Friday March 11.



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