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Chestnut Tree House offers a range of in-house and community activities for the whole family, such as visits from Our Amazing Animals, an under-fives group, and much more.


Activities Team

In 2020, our Activities Team welcomed three new additions to the team, Carolyn, Justine and Mel. The team are always working on putting on new activities, both in the House and across Sussex and South East Hampshire for local children and families.

The team focuses on helping families create special memories together, making new friends, and sometimes, helping them do something they never thought they could do.


Every day there is something different going on, from messy play with glitter and sparkles, having a cuddle with Louie the baby meerkat or the chance to be the captain on a speedboat adventure.

This year, the team have introduced lots of new ventures, such as our Little Squirrels (under 5’s) group, Youth Groups, siblings’ days, cinema club and much more.

If you are a family that are receiving care from Chestnut Tree House and you haven’t already received an activity leaflet, please contact admin@chestnut-tree-house.org.uk.

Also, make sure you join the parent’s Facebook group to hear about other activities, such as when Our Amazing Animals comes to visit, Medieval Mornings, the Summer Olympics and much more!

Little Squirrels (under-5s) group

Little Squirrels is held twice-monthly in the Annex at Chestnut Tree House between 10am and 1pm and monthly at Shinewater Children’s Centre in Eastbourne.

Sessions are either held as a coffee morning, to allow parents the space to talk to each other, or as a planned activity.

If you would like to know more about Little Squirrels, please email admin@chestnut-tree-house.org.uk.

Youth Group

Young people with life-shortening conditions can access youth groups, activity days and take part in activities in their local communities.

This will be personal to each individual young person and may include activities such as shopping trips, eating out, going bowling, attending local youth groups and cinema trips.

The overall aim is to help raise the young person’s confidence, experience new things and give them opportunities to meet up with their peers.

If you would like to know more about the Youth Group, please email admin@chestnut-tree-house.org.uk.

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