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The Hop Farm Family Park The family park is packed full of new features and undercover wonders to entertain and fuel imaginations: come and enjoy a farm day out. Outdoor action... Indoor fun... It's for everyone!
Diggerland Kent is The Ultimate Adventure Theme Park Experience where children and adults alike can ride, drive and operate REAL diggers, dumpers and other full size construction machinery. With new rides for 2016, you need to get to Diggerland Kent!
Dickens World is a 90 minute journey of discovery. Your personal guide will walk and talk you through the amazing life and story of Charles Dickens as well as the tales of Victorian England. It is a chance to meet all of the nice and nasty characters that Charles Dickens loved and wrote about in his novels and short...
Harbour Park is a free entry Adventure Park situated next to the award winning sandy beach at Littlehampton. Rides and attractions for all the family including outdoor rides, family arcade and an indoor soft play area.
Chessington World of Adventures With 9 themed lands, over 1000 animal species and a safari themed hotel, Chessington really is Britain's Wildest Adventure! New: Pandamonium Show, Penguins of Madagascar and Amazul Monkey Climb!
Blue Reef Aquarium Hastings Take the ultimate undersea safari at Blue Reef Aquarium. Enjoy close encounters with seahorses, native sharks, giant octopus and hundreds of other amazing aquatic creatures. Don't miss the amazing tropical underwater walkthrough tunnel! Informative, entertaining talks and feeding displays throughout the...
Drusillas Park Widely regarded as the best small zoo in the country - with brilliant play areas, Thomas the Tank Engine and close encounters in Lemurland and Lory Landing. Hello Kitty Secret Garden also offers the UKs first themed Hello Kitty attraction with 3 theme park rides, a Hello Kitty bedroom and a beauty parlour.
Blackberry Farm Loads of friendly animals plus tremendous outdoor play area with loads of fun features, huge undercover adventure play barn with baby area and sensory zone. This place is awesome!
Brighton Sea Life Centre offers a fun and educational day out whatever the weather. With over 150 species and 57 displays, you will be hard pressed to find a more enjoyable day for the whole family! Great idea for things to do in Brighton with kids.
Seven Sisters Sheep Centre The farm is packed full of animals and with loads of things to do, you can be sure that adults and children alike will have a great experience to remember.
Spring Barn Farm so much to see and do! With indoor and outdoor play, daily activities schedule and facilities including MEGA speedy slides, pedal tractors, go karts and jumping pillows; plus a host of wonderfully cute and friendly animals, we can't wait to meet you!
Ashdown Llama Farm Over 100 beautiful llamas and alpacas, a small herd of reindeer, horses, donkeys, sheep, pigs and poultry! Plus 2 adventure play areas and a bouncy castle, and you can walk with llamas or ride and walk donkeys!
Hastings Museum and Art Gallery A varied and exciting collection spanning many themes and ages. There are plenty of special features for children, with fossils that transform into dinosaurs, prehistoric crocodiles and fish, a diorama of local animals and birds and much more.
Shipwreck Museum With fascinating family friendly exhibits of local historic shipwrecks, and a Cretaceous gallery with everything from dioramas and footprints to fossils and a preserved 138 million year old fish! Free to visit, but a charge for some events and exhibitions.
Fishermans Museum Housed in a disused church this is a wonderfully atmospheric exhibition of local maritime history including a full size lugger and a wealth of art and artefacts.
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Bexhill Museum Main galleries include Costume and Motor Racing heritage as well as local archaeology and history, dinosaurs and fossils, natural history and geology, social history and cultures of other lands, local arts and crafts.
Rye Castle Museum A small independently run museum set in an early 14th century building with medieval gardens. Activities include a Captain Pugwash treasure hunt and dressing up in the basement! Kids are free entry.
How We Lived Then The Museum has over 100,000 exhibits, collected over the past 50 years and now displayed on FOUR floors of authentic shops, room-settings and various displays covering 100 years of retail and social history from 1850 to 1950.
Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum A woodland where you can wander amongst a collection of prehistoric reconstruction buildings. A woldfowl reserve with an amazing collection of ducks, geese, swans and a Motor Museum with a superb collection of vintage and classic cars.
Seaford Museum A deceptively small looking museum housed in a tower that was part of the defences built against the threat of Napoleon. Reasonably priced all weather attraction.
Brighton Museum And Art Gallery A significant and eclectic art collection housed in dynamic and innovative galleries, with fantastic interactive displays. Family events, plus children’s workshops held throughout the year, plus a changing programme of exhibitions. Free to visit!
Toy and Model Museum Underneath the arches at Brighton Railway Station there is a veritable treasure trove of toys! There are over 10,000 toys and models on display with a priceless model train collection and many period antique toys.
Hove Museum and Art Gallery one of the most family friendly and accessible museums in the south east with an unusual Indian gateway in its grounds. It houses one of the finest craft collections in the country plus the Wizard's Attic!
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Bexhill Leisure Pool A nice sized local pool with a flume water slide and a wave machine, plus gym, sauna and cafe. Ideal for a treaty play trip or a serious swim session: or both!
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Bexhill Leisure Centre A fun family swim starts with water and only gets better when there's a flume slide and wave machine! With soft play and sports also on site, you can't go wrong!
Sovereign Centre Leisure Pools Featuring fun pool with waves and flume, 25m gala pool and diving pool! Plus kids activities, parties, swim lessons and loads more during the school holidays.
Super Splash Come down and have fun in the sun on the multiple slides, tilting buckets, interactive play panels, sprinkle showers, wet play structure, snake tunnels and loads more!
Freedom Leisure On site there is a large swimming pool, soft play area that can accommodate children from birth to 11 years old. There is also a state of the art 8 lane bowling alley.
Uckfield Leisure Centre A family oriented tropical leisure pool featuring a fairly epic flume style waterside, an enclosed family bubble pool and a teeny tiny elephant water slide for tots. Lovely!
The Pells Outdoor Swimming Pool Heated outdoor spring fed pool with kids' rafts and other fun elements, plus children's paddling pool, sunbathing terrace, and a cafe. Open daily May to September. Splash and Play Group for under 5s and their families every Tuesday morning.
King Alfred Leisure Centre Lots of family fun sessions available in this pool, plus ride the large flume water slide, but only if you're over 8.
Clambers Indoor Soft Play Centre With climbing frame, scramble nets, tarzan ropes, swing bags, ball ponds and a slide with a special play area for the smaller customer. Plus seasonal outdoor play area.
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Jumbos Classic soft and colourful adventure play for ages 2 to 8 or under 4ft7 (139.7cm), inside a leisure centre, offering children's sports courses, trampoline sessions and more. They do birthday parties too!
Treasure Island Spacious indoor adventure play, parkland with paddling lagoon and shipwreck adventure playground, plus 8 hole golf with extraordinary themed landscaping: all with a pirate theme. Yar!
Leos Play Den Multi level adventure play frame with all the classic and contemporary features from slides and balls to swings, climbing, tunnels, plus separate toddler spot and sports area too. Now with added face painting and balloon modelling!
The Play Station Eastbourne Let your children spend hours in their kaleidoscope of colours amongst super slides, tremendous tunnels and other fun but challenging obstacles with a dedicated toddler zone.
Dinos Indoor play facilities split into areas for under and over 5s, each zone boasting oodles of classic adventure play equipment plus air conditioning, cafe and sporting opportunities in the leisure centre.
Barneys Playbarn Play frames and features for 5 to 12s, plus sensory room for children and young adults with learning disabilities.
Monkey Bizness Indoor Play Centre Indoor children’s multi activity centre incorporating three play frames for 0 to 2 years, 2 to 5 years and 5 to 12 years, all of which have been designed by Europe's leading soft play manufacturer.
Ocean Adventure Indoor Play Area Marine themed indoor pay facility with 3 large levels of main frame fun plus a dedicated toddler and baby zone too. Slither down the sea serpent slide, rescue friends from the Octopus's tentacles and scale the seaweed bridge of doom!
Funplex A 3 level playframe which includes a 4 lane astra slide, a softball cannon arena and a maze area with a spiral slide. For toddlers there's a 2 level playframe with its own slide, a ball pool and a large baby area.
Westows Adventure Play Area Indoor play centre with lots of space to run around including a 2 level soft play area, separate under 4s area, football pitches, bouncy castle and toys.
Brighton Sewer Tours Fit over 11s welcomed to explore the 150 year old tunnels beneath the city, learning the fascinating history of the sewers. Suitable for bigger kids, aged 11 years and older.
Smugglers Adventure Join notorious smuggler Hairy Jack as he leads you through acres of underground caverns, passages and tunnels on a voyage back through time to the heyday of smuggling!
Battle Abbey Here you can walk the site of the battle of Hastings and stand on the very spot where King Harold met his fate! Atmospheric abbey ruins to explore, plus a great interactive exhibition to see in the Visitor Centre.
Bodiam Castle Pleasures for all tastes: an absolute classic fortress, a thrilling interactive audio adventure, live costumed characters from the past and scenic grounds by the moat with ducks after your picnic. Best. Castle. Ever!
Observatory Science Centre A famous astronomical observatory with plenty of hands on and interactive exhibits indoors and out, and a range of events and activities. Plus daily telescope tours held during Summer holidays: out of this world!
Redoubt Fortress and Military Museum Visit a cool Napoleonic Fortress that is over 200 years old, with the largest military collection of its kind in the South of England. Tours are included in entry price and are run twice per day, plus military costume dress up and quizzes for kids!
Michelham Priory and Gardens Historic house, gardens, forge and watermill surrounded by a beautiful moat. Explore 800 years of history, with hands-on activities and living history displays. Plus brand new playground and interactive Medieval gallery!
Newhaven Fort offers an exciting and varied day out at this award winning attraction. The massive walls, ramparts, tunnels and gun emplacements all fire the imagination and help visitors experience what life was like living in a Victorian Fortress, as well as understanding and learning about the First and Second World Wars.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Theme Parks near Hastings with kids you keep sending in.
Now we have the easter and summer holidays fast approaching, we're trying to find the best days out and as many fun things to do with kids as possible, especially cheap and free family friendly places to visit this year - theme parks, waterparks and swimming pools, museums, indoor playcentres and softplay for toddlers, petting farms, wildlife parks and zoos, aquariums, horse riding, castles, steam railways, pottery making and ceramic cafes, roller and ice skating rinks, karting tracks, snowdomes, dry and indoor ski slopes, climbing walls, activity centres, outdoor play at the best local parks, ten pin bowling alleys and all the other best family tourist attractions, that you can visit at the weekend.
Also teachers may find the site useful for ideas for the best places to take their classes on school journeys with many historical and educational atractions listed
So, if you've been for great days out with the kids, or a school trip, which isn't shown above, just send in an email and we'll add it on so people visiting on holidays and all the other children in East Sussex can enjoy the great day out as well.
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