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...
Chessington World of Adventures (51 miles)
Chessington World of Adventures
With 9 themed lands, over 1000 animal species and a safari themed hotel, Chessington really is Britain's Wildest Adventure with too much to explore in just one day! New: Penguins of Madagascar zone and climb with monkeys in Amazu!
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...
Drusillas Park (18 miles)
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 (18 miles)
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 (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! Great idea for things to do in Brighton with kids.
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
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 (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.
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.
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! Free to visit, but a charge for some events and exhibitions.
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.
Yesterdays World (5 miles)
is situated in the heart of 1066 country in the historic town of Battle in East Sussex. Discover 125 years of British living history magically brought to life through recreated shop and street scenes.
Rye Castle Museum (10 miles)
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 (14 miles)
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.
Seaford Museum (21 miles)
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 (31 miles)
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 (31 miles)
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 (33 miles)
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!
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
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 (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
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 (25 miles)
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.
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. Classy!
King Alfred Leisure Centre (33 miles)
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 (< 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 (139.7cm), inside a leisure centre, offering children's sports courses, trampoline sessions and more. They do birthday parties too!
Treasure Island (13 miles)
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 (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.
Dinos (21 miles)
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 (22 miles)
Play frames and features for 5 to 12s, plus sensory room for children and young adults with learning disabilities.
Monkey Bizness Indoor Play Centre (24 miles)
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 (24 miles)
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 (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's a 2 level playframe with its own slide, a ball pool and a large baby area.
JJs Play Cafe (31 miles)
JJs Play Cafe
is an indoor soft play and cafe designed with the 0 to 5 in mind but suitable for 0 to 9. Has a large baby area, ball pools, free play area and frame. Private breast feeding room. Free WiFi and Private parties also available.
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.
Westows Adventure Play Area (33 miles)
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 (31 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. Suitable for bigger kids, aged 11 years and older.
Smugglers Adventure (< 1 mile)
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! Atmospheric abbey ruins to explore, plus a great interactive exhibition to see in the Visitor Centre.
Observatory Science Centre (10 miles)
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 (13 miles)
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 (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)
1,000 year old Norman Castle to explore with stunning panoramic views from the top. Next door, in the 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
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