Hundreds turn out for town’s fun and safety day in Hailsham

Fun and Safety Day
Fun and Safety Day

More than 200 people turned out in the glorious sunshine and attended a fun and safety day in Hailsham on Tuesday (February 17).

People took part in a range of activities which were organised and delivered by Sussex Police, East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, and the children’s centre in Hailsham.

At the event people learnt about personal safety, the prevention of home accidents, fire prevention, food safety and community safety in a fun way.

The fun and safety play day took place at the children’s centre in Vega Close in Hailsham.

Among the attractions at this year’s free event were children’s entertainers, a play zone, a football penalty shoot out, police van, fire engine, dance mats and arts and crafts.

Refreshments were kindly donated by Waitrose.

Cllr Claire Dowling, Cabinet member for Public Health and Community Safety, said the event is a great way for young people to learn about keeping safe in a range of situations.

She said: “Wealden’s Fun and Safety days are great events for the younger members of our communities.

“They can play and enjoy themselves whilst also learning about keeping safe in a range of different situations.

“I’d like to thank our partners in making these wonderful events possible.”

The amount of attendees - 212 - was exactly the same as last year.

The event is a partnership project between Wealden District Council, the Children’s Centre, East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, Active Play and Sussex Police.

Funding for hosting the event was awarded by the Safer Wealden Partnership.

If you would like more information about events coming up in Wealde n, visit Wealden District Council’s website at

The event ran at the children’s centre in Hailsham from 10.30am until 1pm.