White cliffs of East Sussex

Drusillas Park - Eastbourne

Drusillas Park adventure playgroundDrusillas Park in Eastbourne - Thomas the tank engine rideDrusillas Park red busDrusillas Park East Sussex

Drusillas Park in Eastbourne place a huge emphasis on visitor participation. Low-level viewing and imaginative animal displays allow the small ones the opportunity to see and meet a wide range of animals.

There is a free train ride from where you can see many of the attractions in the big adventure playground such as Zoolympics, panning for gold, dino dig, adventure golf and lots of other activities. There are plenty of distractions to keep the kids amused.

Knockhatch Children’s Adventure Park

Map of Knockhatch Children's Adventure Park

Knockhatch Children's Adventure Park is set in eighty acres of lush countryside, there are birds of prey on display plus lots of animals and reptiles, crazy golf, rowing boats, a soft indoor play centre for the young ones, mini-quads, bungee trampolines, or you can stroll through the beautiful surroundings.

Brighton Sealife Centre

Brighton Sealife Centre

 Brighton sealife centre gives you the opportunity to see the Ocean Tank from a whole new perspective in a glass bottomed boat. The boat takes you safely across the top of the huge tank to enjoy a unique snorkellers eye view of the huge turtles Lulu and Jersey, get dangerously close to the tropical sharks and be amazed at shoals of colourful reef fish. Brilliant!

A Smuggler’s Adventure

A smugglers Adventure in St Clements caves below West Hill

A Smuggler's Adventure - Set in St Clements caves below West Hill it is a labyrinth of tunnels, caves and dark dank passages that hide the secrets of the blood thirsty age of smugglers.

 You walk through the 44 metre tunnel used by smugglers. You can visit the underground St Clements Chapel and find out how these tunnels were used as an air-raid shelter during the war.

This is a spooky experience! Although open to 4+, it is best for 8+ as some younger children become scared.

Theatre and Concert Tickets

 The Brighton Centre

The Brighton Dome

The Brighton Corn Exchange

The Theatre Royal

Royal Pavilion Ice Rink


Eastbourne Winter Gardens

Hastings Philharmonic

Hastings Music Festival

white rock theatre

Brighton Royal Pavilion

Brighton Royal Pavilion

Brighton Royal Pavilion - was conceived as a monument to style, finesse, technological excellence and above all pleasure. It was built for the Prince Regent, who later became King George IV, and was his seaside residence. Today it is owned by the local council and visitors are able to see the fabulous spendour of the interior by joining one the tours.

The 1066 Story

The 1066 Story at Battle Abbey

For a memorable family day out visit Battle Abbey, the site of the 1066 Battle of Hastings.

Its an enjoyable way to discover more about this famous English battle. A fascinating exhibition featuring CGI film and interactive displays tells the story of the great battle and paints a picture of England at the time of the conquest.

The audio tour of the battlefield itself brings the momentous day to life. Explore the atmospheric abbey ruins and stand on the very spot where King Harold is said to have died.

Herstmonceux Castle

Herstmonceux Castle in East Sussex

Herstmonceux Castle is a magnificent moated castle set in beautiful parkland with Elizabethan gardens. Today it is a study centre but the castle and gardens are open to the public.

Bodiam Castle

Bodiam Castle in East Sussex

Bodiam Castle is exactly how most people imagine a medieval castle should look like, with its square of walls, a round tower at each corner, and a square tower midway along each wall, entirely surrounded by a moat.

Newhaven Fort

Newhaven Fort

Experience what life was like in the First and Second World Wars through exciting life-size and interactive exhibitions. Explore underground tunnels, stand by the big guns on the ramparts. This huge clifftop fortress commands superb views and really brings history to life.

Michelham Priory

Michelham Priory in East Sussex

Michelham Priory is the site of a former Augustine Priory near Upper Dicker. It is now a family friendly museum with hands on activities for children, seven acres of gardens and grounds surrounded by a moat, a working watermill, replica Iron Age roundhouses and childrens play area.

Bolebroke Castle

Bolebroke Castle in East Sussex

Bolebroke Castle is not a castle but a 15th century hunting lodge. Built around 1480, it is said to be the earliest brick-built building in Sussex. Today it is used as a hotel and conference facility.

Lewes Castle

Lewes Castle

Lewes Castle stands at the highest point of Lewes on an artificial mound constructed with chalk blocks.

Heritage Railway lines

Bluebell Line

Bluebell heritage railway line

Bluebell Line - this was the railway line used in the film The Railway Children. The Bluebell Railway is a heritage line running for nine miles along the border between East and West Sussex. It uses steam trains which operate between Sheffield Park and Kingscote, with an intermediate station at Horsted Keynes. As you can see from the photo they have special events sometimes.

Kent and East Sussex railway

 offers an 11-mile (17 km) ride through the Rother Valley in vintage and British Railways coaches usually hauled by a steam locomotive although some off peak services are operated by diesel multiple unit.

The Lavender line

The Lavender Line runs for a 2 mile round trip through the beautiful Sussex Countryside between the village of Isfield and the Parish of Little Horsted.

The Volks Railway

Volks Railway is the 'world's oldest operating electric railway'. The railway runs for just over a mile along Brighton seafront between the Aquarium (for Brighton Pier) and Black Rock (for the Marina).

Brighton Racecourse

Brighton Racecourse

Brighton Racecourse is set in 20 acres of beautiful countryside high on the Sussex downs. It has stunning views over Brighton and Hove and ocean views of the English Channel. The track is one and a half miles in length and has a finishing straight about four furlongs in length. The racecourse is only used for flat racing and is host to 18 racing fixtures between April and October.

Greyhound Stadium

Brighton Greyhound Stadium

The Brighton Greyhound stadium is one of the most scenic stadiums in the UK. It has a big sweeping circuit that experts rate as one of the fastest and safest tracks. For those who have never been before, the idea is that the dogs chase an artificial hare around the track and people bet which one will win. The Racetrack also has a very popular restaurant called the Skyline.

Things to do in East Sussex

Find great things to do, the best East Sussex attractions, cheap family days out, romantic weekend breaks & fun things to do visiting East Sussex this weekend.

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