Knockhatch Adventure Park (15 miles)
Knockhatch Adventure Park
This diverse attraction offers Playgrounds, Birds of Prey, Rowing Boats, Animals, Reptiles, Giant Sky Leap Slide, Indoor Soft Play, Toboggans, Trampolines, Crazy Golf, plus lots more. At extra cost and weather permitting, Go-Karts, Laser Adventure Game, Driving School and Rodeo Bull!
The Hop Farm Family Park (25 miles)
The Hop Farm Family Park
Outdoor action... Indoor fun... It's for everyone! Visit The Hop Farm for maximum fun at Kent's biggest and No 1 family attraction. The family park is packed full of new features and undercover wonders to entertain and fuel imaginations: come and enjoy a farm day out!
Dickens World (38 miles)
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 stories.
Chessington World of Adventures (51 miles)
Chessington World of Adventures
With nine themed lands, over 1000 species of animals and a safari themed hotel, Chessington really is Britain's Wildest Adventure with too much to explore in just one day!
Legoland (68 miles)
Children aged 3 to 12 can take to the road, soar through the skies and sail the seas in complete safety. With over 50 interactive rides, attractions, live shows, building workshops and driving schools, not to mention over 55 million LEGO bricks, all set in 150 acres of beautiful parkland.
Funland (68 miles)
offers the whole family a great day out with a wide range of fantastic attractions for young and old, both inside and out, including the supersonic, looping roller coaster, crazy golf, the Klondike and the white knuckle Drop Ride!
Bekonscot Model Village (74 miles)
Bekonscot Model Village
The Village depicts rural England in the 1930s and is a miniature wonderland which delights children of all ages. Buy a quiz (over 5s and under 5s) from our shop and enjoy answering the questions as you wander around.
Blue Reef Aquarium Hastings (1 miles)
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 day.
Drusillas Park (18 miles)
Widely regarded as the best small zoo in the country Drusillas Park offers a fun finding-out day out. Brilliant play areas including Go Wild! Go Bananas! and Amazon Adventure. Take a ride with Thomas the Tank Engine plus close encounters in Lemurland and Lory Landing. It's no ordinary zoo!
Brighton Sea Life Centre (31 miles)
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!
Seven Sisters Sheep Centre (18 miles)
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 (25 miles)
Spring Barn Farm
is a farm which is oozing with fun. With indoor and outdoor play activities and facilities including super 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 (27 miles)
Ashdown Llama Farm
Over 100 beautiful llamas and alpacas, and a small herd of reindeer. Lovely views, picnic area, adventure play area, museum, Alpaca Knitwear and South American Crafts Gift Shop, Coffee Shop, Walking with Llamas (pre booking required).
Hastings Museum and Art Gallery (< 1 mile)
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 (1 miles)
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!
Fishermans Museum (1 miles)
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.
Bexhill Museum (5 miles)
Bexhill On Sea
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.
Yesterday's World (5 miles)
Bringing the Past to Life. An amazing journey through history with life-size street scenes and shop displays!
NEW for 2013 the Royal Family Display. See life size wax figures of the Queen, Prince Phillip and Prince Charles.
The Observatory Science Centre (10 miles)
The Observatory Science Centre
Hands-on science and discovery in former home of the Royal Greenwich Observatory - Childrens Workshops and activities - Indoor/Outdoor - Interactive Exhibits - Water Play Areas - Discovery Park with giant sized exhibits - Spectacular Science Shows - Children?s Birthday Parties - Cafe - Shop - Free Parking -Above all it's FUN! For all ages.
How We Lived Then (14 miles)
How We Lived Then
has over 100,000 exhibits, collected over the past 50 years and now displayed on 4 floors of authentic shops, room-settings and with various displays covering 100 years of retail and social history from 1850 to 1950.
Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum (21 miles)
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.
Bentley also has a range of resident craftworkers, a fun childrens adventure play area with living willow tunnels, a minature steam railway, gift shop, cafe and picnic area.
Toy and Model Museum (31 miles)
Toy and Model Museum
Underneath the arches at Brighton Railway Station there is a veritable treasure trove of Toys and Models.
There are over 10,000 toys and models on display with a priceless model train collection and many period antique toys.
Brighton Museum And Art Gallery (31 miles)
Brighton Museum And Art Gallery
Set in the heart of the city's cultural quarter, Brighton Museum is located in the Royal Pavilion gardens. Its rich collections and exciting exhibits are dynamically displayed in stimulating surroundings. Entrance is free.
Hove Museum and Art Gallery (33 miles)
Hove Museum and Art Gallery
Hove Museum is 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.
Bexhill Leisure Centre (5 miles)
Bexhill on Sea
Bexhill Leisure Centre
- offers a great swimming experience for the whole family. The pool has a flume and wave machine making it the ideal place for having fun in the water - they also offer soft play, parties and kids activities.
Sovereign Centre Leisure Pools (12 miles)
Sovereign Centre Leisure Pools
The Sovereign Leisure Centre has something for everyone, splash in the fun pool with waves and flume, swim in the 25m gala pool or dive into the diving pool!
Super Splash (13 miles)
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 (14 miles)
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 (22 miles)
Uckfield Leisure Centre
Tropical leisure pool and waterslide, bubble pool and more typical leisure centre facilities
The Pells Outdoor Swimming Pool (24 miles)
The Pells Outdoor Swimming Pool
Heated outdoor pool with kids' rafts and other fun elements. Also has children's paddling pool, sunbathing terrace and a cafe. Open May to September.
Saltdean Lido (27 miles)
Outdoor swimming facility with a cascade in the centre and a diving board. With its tea terrace, sun deck, cafe and distinctive styling it's the only lido to be featured in the Design Museum in London.
King Alfred Leisure Centre (33 miles)
King Alfred Leisure Centre
Lots of family fun sessions, to ride the large poolside slide, children must be over the age of 8 years and at least 1.2m in height.
Clambers Indoor Soft Play Centre (< 1 mile)
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.
Jumbos (5 miles)
Bexhill On Sea
Classic soft and colourful adventure play for ages 2 to 8 or under 4ft7, inside a centre offering children's sports courses and more.
Treasure Island (13 miles)
Spacious two level 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 (14 miles)
Leos Play Den
Multi level adventure play frame with all the classic and contemporary features from slides and balls to swings, climbing, tunnels and more. Separate toddler spot and sports area too.
The Play Station Eastbourne (14 miles)
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.
PlayZone Indoor Play Centre (21 miles)
PlayZone Indoor Play Centre
A new indoor football pitch or a ZigZag interactive walls party. With a bouncy castle and climbing frame plus baby area, there's something for everyone
Monkey Bizness Indoor Play Centre (24 miles)
Monkey Bizness Indoor Play Centre
is an indoor childrens multi-activity centre incorporating three play frames for 0-2s, 2-5s and a 5-12s all of which have been designed by Europe's leading soft play manufacturer.
Ocean Adventure Indoor Play Area (24 miles)
Funplex (29 miles)
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 is a 2 level playframe with its own slide, a ball pool and a large baby area.
Pickles East Grinstead (31 miles)
Pickles East Grinstead
Multi level indoor adventure climbing maze packed with features, plus toddler area and outdoor play equipment.
Playworld at Kings Centre (31 miles)
Playworld at Kings Centre
Multi level adventure play facility and climbing structure with all the modern and classic features on expects from balls to tunnels via slides! Maximum height of 1.38 metres, with a separate area for entertaining under 3s.
Brighton Sewer Tours (30 miles)
Brighton Sewer Tours
Fit over 11s welcomed to explore the 150 year old tunnels beneath the city, learning the fascinating history of the sewers.
Smugglers Adventure (1 miles)
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 (5 miles)
Here you can walk the site of the battle of Hastings and stand on the very spot where King Harold met his fate. There are atmospheric abbey ruins to explore and especially for the children there is an 1066' themed out door play area (suitable for 4 - 12 year olds).
Camber Castle (10 miles)
Accessible by guided tour only, this historic castle is bound to get kids' imaginations going as well as teach them something, plus monthly guided walks round Rye Harbour Nature Reserve.
Michelham Priory and Gardens (16 miles)
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. Many activity days throughout the year and have a go archery every weekend. Free parking, playground, picnic area and cafe.
Newhaven Fort (23 miles)
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.
Lewes Castle (25 miles)
Climb to the top of this 1000 year old Norman Castle for stunning panoramic views across Sussex. Next door, in barbican house museum, you'll be able to learn more about the history of the area through interactive and static displays.
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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