Holiday fun on offer at Cats Protection

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Children are invited to come along for an afternoon of Easter fun at Cats Protection’s National Cat Centre on Wednesday, April 16.

The event kicks off at 1.30pm with an Easter Egg hunt around the nature trail at the centre in Chelwood Gate.

There will be quizzes for children aged between five and 10 and each child will receive a certificate and chocolate egg at the end.

After a quick stop for refreshments, children will be able to make Easter bonnets and hats with materials provided or anything they wish to bring from home.

Youngsters will have the chance to enter their creations in the charity’s Easter bonnet competition at its car boot sale on Sunday, April 27.

Children must be accompanied by an adult and wet weather clothing is advised as the nature trail can be muddy.

In the event of bad weather, all activities will be held indoors.

Tickets cost £5 and can be booked by calling 01825 741370 or emailing

Visitor Centre Officer Dee McDonald said: “Our Easter afternoon will have it all – chocolate, crafts and plenty of opportunity to run around outdoors.

“Be warned, the Easter Bunny has thought of some pretty good questions, so children will need to get their thinking caps on to get through the quiz!”

Set in the Ashdown Forest, Cats Protection’s National Cat Centre is the perfect day out for all the family and is open every day from 10-4pm.

As well as the stunning nature trail, with its flock of Hebridean sheep and secret fairy ring, there is also a cafe – recently awarded five stars in its Scores of the Doors inspection – a shop and children’s play area.

And finally, no trip is complete without visiting cats in the care of Cats Protection’s National Cat Adoption Centre.

The centre has around 200 cats and kittens looking for a new home.

We are situated in Chelwood Gate, on the A275 between Wych Cross and Danehill.

To find it using a SatNav, use postcode RH17 7DE.

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