11 activities to keep teenagers entertained around Brighton, Hastings, Rye, Crawley and Chichester this Christmas

Keeping teenagers active and busy during the Christmas holidays can be tricky so here are 11 activities around East and West Sussex that should stop them from uttering the phrase '˜I'm bored'.

Tuesday, 18th December 2018, 5:15 pm
Updated Thursday, 10th January 2019, 10:08 am
Thousands take part in the annual Burning the Clocks procession through the streets of Brighton to celebrate the winter solstice ( Photograph: Simon Dack ) SUS-180711-112907001

To find out where you can go ice skating in Sussex this Christmas click here. And do not forget to check out the Christmas section of our website which has gift ideas, recipes, and things to do. Also, do not forget the Burning the Clocks procession in Brighton which takes place on Friday, December 21.

The True Crime Museum in Hastings is for anyone fascinated with true crime stories. Walk around the eerie caves and check out the exhibits.
At Phileas Fogg's World of Adventures in Brighton you be taken on an interactive walk-through adventure where you complete tasks and evade the police. Meet colourful characters and obstacles along the way.
There are trampoline parks all over Sussex. Flip Out Chichester hosts free jumping sessions, trampolining classes, free running, parkour and after dark parties.
Go Ape in Tilgate Park, Crawley will keep teenagers entertained for hours thanks to the zip wires, high ropes, wobbly bridges and Tarzan swings.
The School of Wizards and Witches in Rye is a unique storytelling family theatre "Quest" game set in a Grimm fairytale world of 18th Century England.
At Pier Pressure Brighton Escape Rooms the aim is to complete the treasure hunt within 60 minutes, solving a series of connected puzzles.
World famous male embroiderer Jamie Mr X Stitch Chalmers has pimped the Christmas tree at Standen House and Garden in East Grinstead and it is well worth checking it out.
Boulder Brighton, in Portslade, is a dedicated bouldering centre, with 250 climbs at all levels. The challenge is to climb short but tricky bouldering routes using balance, technique, strength, and your brain.
There are plenty of new films out this Christmas from Mary Poppins Returns, to Aquaman.
There are some great Instagram opportunities at Nymans Gardens this Christmas with the giant Snowdog sculptures dotted around. You can also make your own woollen mini wreath.
There are pop-up ice rinks around Sussex for teenagers to enjoy this winter. Check out our website for the list, opening times and costs.