Frequently Asked Questions

Please note that due to the changes to Tide of Light 2018, this page will be updated with new information in due course....

There are a number of free crafting places available on the day between 12-1pm on the day of Sunday 5th at Worthing (booking essential through Eventbrite >> HERE <<). Our creative team will also be working in number of primary schools to make over 500 lanterns from milk bottles.  If your school would like to be included please email  Our team will also be helping children to make illuminated hats at Worthing Ice Rink when booking skating between 2-3pm the day. Tickets for ice skating should be booked directly at

The festival is FREE to attend, however we will be raising money on the night so please remember some change and give generously when you see the Lions with their collection buckets.  We are aiming to raise £5000, please help us reach our target!

The parade leaves from outside the Pavilion Theatre at 6pm promptly and will end at the main stage on South Street.

The parade begins outside The Pavilion Theatre at 6pm, and ends at the main stage in South Street. A route map can be found on the home page, and on Tide of Light flyers

Lost children will be taken by a pair of Tide of Light marshalls to The Ardington Hotel while the wait to be reunited with their parents or guardians.  We highly recommend that all children have a parent's mobile number with them at all times.

Absolutely! Our creative team will be visiting a number of primary schools to hold crafting sessions to help children create over 500 lanterns from old milk bottles for the parade.  If you would like your school to take part please talk to your headteacher or email us at to suggest your school.

In addition to the parade and fireworks, there will be a fun fair along the seafront to the west of the pier and performers throughout the evening on the main stage in South Street.  If you are a group or club and would like to perform on the night please email us

A street food market will be on hand to provide a whole range of choice - plus our sponsors The Beach House and The Corner House, famed around Worthing for their food and drink, will be happy to welcome you!  Most street food outlets will take debit cards, but cash points are available in the town centre.

We'd love to hear from anyone with time on their hands to help out with crafting, or with being a road marshall on the night, and from businesses who are interested in kindly sponsoring us. Find out more on the help us page or email us on

Remember, remember it is November - so please wrap up warm and be ready for wind and rain.  We are made of strong stuff in Worthing so it is unlikely that a bit of bad weather will stop us.  However we will provide updates on the day via our social media pages so if you are unsure, please check.

We highly recommend walking or cycling into the town wherever possible as parking will be at a premium.  The town centre car parks will be open, but will be very busy.  We work closely with the council and car parks to make sure that exiting the car parks at the end of the night is as safe and speedy as possible, but do be prepared to queue and wait as the heavy volume of cars all tries to leave the town centre at the same time!

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Tide of Light2 weeks ago
Excellent day working with New Carnival Company, helping to shape the future of outdoor events in our area.