What's on this week? There are always good reasons to get out and do interesting things in interesting places. Plan your February events and school half term activities from this selection of things to do and things to see in Brighton, East and West Sussex.
Sun 01 Mar - 30 Apr - Lambing Season
It's springtime at Fishers Farm which means lambing time. Enjoy bottle feeding the newborn lambs from a great selection of breeds. Lucky visitors may even get chance to see lambs being born. Lambing Season
Sun 01 Mar - Eastbourne half marathon
A community event aimed at runners of all abilities, the Eastbourne Half Marathon has raised over £100,000 for local charities over the past eight years. It takes place in Princes Park, Royal Parade. Eastbourne half marathon
Various dates and locations - National Garden Scheme
NGS gardens are mostly privately owned and open only a few times each year. They offer interesting planning and design, a good range of plants and gardens which have been tended with love and care, and a good cup of tea. Sussex NGS Gardens open this month.
Sun 01 Mar - Mind, Body Soul Fayre
Worthing's Charmandean Centre offers taster treatments in all types of holistic therapies, with well known psychics, mediums, clairvoyants and tarot readers, all ready to offer consultation. Mind Body Soul Fayre
finishes Sun 01 Mar - Worthing Music and Arts Festival
Singing, speech and drama finals of the annual competitive festival which gives a platform for performance with classes, concerts and recitals. Worthing Music and Arts Festival.
Tues 03 / 10 / 17 Mar - Lunchtime Concerts
Chichester Cathedral's popular lunchtime concerts take place at 1.10pm. They are free and last approximately 50 minutes. You are welcome to come and go as you please. Coffee is available at no charge. Lunctime concerts
Sat 07 Mar - Open Evening
Herstmonceux Observatory Science Centre hosts an open eveing for National Astronomy Week. If you're interested in the night sky take a look at the stars, planets and the moon through some of the country's largest telescopes. Open evening
Sat 07 Mar - Michelham Priory Garden Tour
A 90 minute tour exploring 7 acres of historic gardens with the Michelham Priory head gardener Stuart Reid. Price includes entrance to house & grounds, tour and soup & roll in the café. Please register in advance. Garden Tour
Sat 07 Mar - Arena Polo Test Match
See six of the best arena polo players in a day of epic polo at Hickstead. Arena is played with 3 per side using a larger and softer ball than traditional polo. Arena test polo
finishes Sat 07 Mar - International Piano Concerto Comp
Hastings hosts young virtuoso pianists from all over the world. Attend Prelims or Semis before the evening finale when the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra accmpanies the 3 finalists. Hastings Piano Concerto Competition
Mon 09 Mar - Racing at Plumpton
Enjoy winter jump racing in Sussex at the Anglo Irish raceday to celebrate St Patrick’s Day and Cheltenham Festival week. Includes the Anglo-Irish Jockeys Challenge and popular Irish band “Reelstrings”. Racing at Plumpton
Sat 14 March - The Fairytale Fair
Fall down the rabbit hole and explore a whimsical themed craft fair in Brighton's Patcham Methodist Church. Expect 35 local stall holders selling handmade crafts, vintage style items and Alice in Wonderland cakes. Fairytale Fair
Sat 14 - Sun 15 Mar - Hickstead Arena Polo
The end of the season - Arena (Winter) Polo is played with 3-a-side teams, using a larger and softer ball than traditional polo. Spectator admission and car parking is free of charge. Arena polo
Thur 19 - Sat 21 Mar - Sussex Beer and Cider festival
Brighton Corn Exchange hosts enthusiasts of traditional beers for the 25th annual festival. Nearly 230 traditional beers, ciders, perries, country wines as well as British and foreign bottled beers on sale. Live entertainment on Saturday night. Sussex beer festival.
Sat 21 March - Open Evening
Celebrate the start of National Astronomy week by looking at the stars, planets and the moon through some of the country's largest telescopees at this open evenings at the Herstmonceux Observatory. Open Evening
Sat 21 - Sun 22 Mar - Activity Weekend
Herstmonceux Observatory Science Centre hosts activities for visitors of all ages and abilities plus stands, workshops and interactive shows offering a fun, hands-on approach to science for National Science Week. Activity Weekend
Sat 21 - Sat 28 Mar - Eat Global Festival
Annual food and music event in Hastings & St Leonards with restaurant-based celebrations, live music, entertainment and demonstrations celebrating locally available tastes and experiences from around the world. Eat Global
Sun 22 Mar - The Pioneer Run
Around 300 pre-1915 motorcycles travel from London to Brighton's Madera Drive. Walk into a living museum for the day and witness the evolution of the motor-cycle from the bicycle, nurtured by their 'careful owners'. The Pioneer Run
Sun 22 Mar - Hastings Half Marathon
Around 5000 runners circumnavigate the Ancient Town of Hastings, starting at the Seafront and following the route of William the Conqueror towards Battle, down to the 'Old Town' and fishing village then back along the three mile Seafront. Hastings Half Marathon
Tues 24 Mar - Wed 15 Apr - Magnolias in bloom
Enjoy the spectacular Magnolia Campbellii in the Azaea Ring at Borde Hill Garden. Many of the magnolias are original plants brought back by the great plant collectors and have become ‘Champion’ trees in the British Isles. Magnolias in bloom.
Sat 28 - Sun 29 Mar - VegFest
The Hove Centre hosts one of Europe's largest events for veggie friendly consumers. Highlights include a Ready Steady Cook competition, Best Veggie Sausage, over 100 stalls, cookery demos, entertainment, music, talks and product presentations. Vegfest
Sat 28 - Sun 29 Mar - Life in a Medieval Castle
Set in The Keep and Barbican at Arundel Castle, Raven Tor Living History Group portray characters living in a Medieval Castle. Expect archery demonstrations, the Yarnsmith of Norwich Story Teller, costumes, weapons, armour, and craft displays.
Tues 31 Mar - Hello Kitty
Hello Kitty returns to her home at Drusillas on 20 dates during the year. Visit her in her beautiful themed house and have a souvenir photo taken with the cutest girl herself. Meet and greet opportunities will operate at intervals throughout the day.
Until Sun 31 May - British Self Portraits
Writer Ruth Borchard (1910 - 2000) amassed one of the most significant collections of self-portraits by British artists. She acquired 100 pictures which provide a fascinating overview of British art during the twentieth century. Pallant House Gallery
until Sun 07 Jun - War Posters
A display of original First World War posters from Brighton museum and art gallery's own collections tells the stories of the push for enlistment, women workers, rationing and government requests for financial help as the cost of the war starts to hit hard.