If you know any other great things to do in Brightling for kids not listed on DAYoutWITHtheKIDS - please get in contact - so we can add them to the site and share the fun places to go with other children - thanks a lot
Family Days Out near to Brightling
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Yesterdays World (5 miles)
Battle
Yesterdays World The whole family will enjoy discovering 150,000 nostalgic British artefacts from the past 125 years including virtual and interactive exhibits. Journey through history with superbly recreated life size street scenes and shop displays, with evocative sounds and smells of the past.
Battle Abbey (5 miles)
Battle
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. 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).
Petley Wood Equestrian Centre (5 miles)
Battle
Petley Wood Equestrian Centre BHS approved facility welcoming nervous 3 year olds upwards for a variety of lessons, plus woodland hacking and competitions for all levels.
Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest (7 miles)
Goudhurst
Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest Open every day, Bedgebury is the perfect place for kids to let off steam. The National Pinetum offers beautiful walks and picnics amongst the conifers. Bedgebury Forest features family cycling, mountain biking, Go Ape, riding, walking and adventure play. The Visitor Centre has a bike shop, refreshments and...
Go Ape Bedgebury (7 miles)
Cranbrook
Go Ape Bedgebury Go Ape is the UK's No.1 Forest Adventure. Take to the trees and speed down zip slides. They’re part of an exciting course of rope bridges, Tarzan swings and crossings; all set high above the forest floor.
Go Ape Tree Top Junior (7 miles)
Cranbrook
Go Ape Tree Top Junior A fun filled experience of canopy exploring, trail blazing and obstacles for all to enjoy. You'll take on crossings over trails and finish with an awesome zip wire.
Bewl Water (7 miles)
Lamberhurst
Bewl Water - is the southeast's largest reservoir. Today it is one of the top tourist destinations in Kent and Sussex. New are Tree Climbing and Model Boating. You can also enjoy our playground, children's fishing and high adrenaline activities such as Hydroballing, Fan Descender, Zip Wire and 3G swing.
Treejumpers (7 miles)
Paddock Wood
Treejumpers Treejumpers at hop farm offers outdoor adrenaline activities for 7-70 year olds! Our Adventure Sessions offer either 2 hours or a full day of activities including High Ropes and Archery.
Scotney Castle (8 miles)
Tunbridge Wells
Scotney Castle Medieval castle and moat in one of England's most romantic gardens. Superb display of rhododendrons and azaleas. Large, beautiful estate, with woodland and parkland to explore.
The Mill Toy and Pedal Car Museum (8 miles)
Northiam
The Mill Toy and Pedal Car Museum A museum with one of the largest collections of pedal cars in Europe plus a variety of collectable toys.
Finchcocks Musical Museum (8 miles)
Goudhurst
Finchcocks Musical Museum Probably best for the less boisterous types, those who have an interest in music will be enthralled by the wonderful historic collection of instruments, and can arrange to play some by request. Please note the limited public opening times.
Observatory Science Centre (9 miles)
Hallsham
Observatory Science Centre A famous astronomical observatory with a range of events and activities for all.
Broad Oak Park (9 miles)
Bexhill On Sea
Broad Oak Park Best enjoyed with other features for a full day out, this is nonetheless a lovely park and ideal for picnicking, hiking and outdoor games.
Jumbos (9 miles)
Bexhill On Sea
Jumbos Classic soft and colourful adventure play for ages 2 to 8 or under 4ft7, inside a centre offering children's sports courses and more.
Bexhill Leisure Centre (9 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.
Pebsham Equestrian Centre (9 miles)
Bexhill On Sea
Pebsham Equestrian Centre Hire A Pony days during school holidays, fun with horses, mucking out, grooming and of course horse riding, a chance for children aged 5 to13 years to experience life at the stables.
Bizzy Fingerz Ceramic Cafe (10 miles)
Bexhill on Sea
Bizzy Fingerz Ceramic Cafe Bizzy Fingerz Ceramic Cafe - a great idea for a crafty afternoon with the kids and a great idea for a party or wet and cold day in the winter
Egerton Park (10 miles)
Bexhill on Sea
Egerton Park Recently refurbished with features including tennis courts, bowls green, boating lake, outdoor gym, play-zone for all ages, refreshment kiosk with outdoor seating, sculptures, picnic area, lawns, gardens and lakes with ducks and moorhens all within a few minutes’ walk of the seafront and town centre.
Bexhill Museum (10 miles)
Bexhill On Sea
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.
Hailsham Lagoon Leisure Centre (10 miles)
Hailsham
Hailsham Lagoon Leisure Centre Comprising a fantastic soft play centre, ten pin bowling and indoor leisure pool with a separate toddler area and flume with splash dance pool party every friday night!
Alexandra Park (10 miles)
Hastings
Alexandra Park Features include a boating lake, bowls green, cafe, adventure playground, tennis courts, multi play area, formal flower and rose gardens, reservoirs for fishing, natural woodland and a miniature railway.
Hastings Museum and Art Gallery (10 miles)
Hastings
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.
Clambers Indoor Soft Play Centre (11 miles)
Hastings
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.
Wilderness Wood (11 miles)
Uckfield
Wilderness Wood A family-run award-winning 62-acre woodland in the beautiful Sussex Weald, with family events and activities throughout the year. Get out there and enjoy a taste of rural sustainability in action!
Hastings Beach (11 miles)
Hastings
Hastings Beach Sand and shingle beach with good swimming and lifeguard cover. Many features and facilities at one end, quiet at the other. Connected to Pelham Beach.
Freedom Leisure (11 miles)
Hailsham
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.
Freedom Leisure Bowl (11 miles)
Hailsham
Freedom Leisure Bowl On site there is a state of the art 8 lane bowling alley. There is also a large swimming pool, and soft play area that can accommodate children from birth to 11 years old.
Curious About Hastings (11 miles)
Hastings
Curious About Hastings is a unique experience: 2 treasure hunt style walks of discovery to keep the whole family intrigued and amused. Answer clues and match pictures, whilst reading stories about this glorious seaside town. Buy or download the booklet then explore in your own time.
Hastings Adventure Golf (11 miles)
Hastings
Hastings Adventure Golf Features three 18 hole courses which include waterfalls, fountains and even a cave to negotiate around!
East Hill Cliff Railway (11 miles)
Hastings
East Hill Cliff Railway Provides access to Hastings Country Park which overlooks the Old Town and Rock a Nore. The lift provides views over the Stade, home to the largest beach launched fishing fleet in Europe.
Smugglers Adventure (11 miles)
Hastings
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!
Blue Reef Aquarium Hastings (11 miles)
Hastings
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...
Shipwreck Museum (11 miles)
Hastings
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!
Fishermans Museum (11 miles)
Hastings
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.
Cliff Railways (11 miles)
Hastings
Cliff Railways The charming West Hill Lift is the UK's steepest funicular railway and a source of immense local pride.
Knockhatch Adventure Park (12 miles)
Hailsham
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!
Knockhill MBC (Mountain Board Centre) (12 miles)
Hailsham
Knockhill MBC (Mountain Board Centre) Mountainboarding combines elements from snowboarding, skateboarding and mountain biking, they can be ridden anywhere from grassy hills, and woodland areas to the concrete jungles of big cities. Plus grass sledges for the young ones.
Knockhatch Ski and Snowboard Centre (12 miles)
Hailsham
Knockhatch Ski and Snowboard Centre Skiing and Boarding with the new Powderpac Softer Surface 110m main slope along with Nursery Runs and Drag Lifts. Child friendly, over 8yrs catered for.
Wellgrove Farm Stables (12 miles)
Tunbridge Wells
Wellgrove Farm Stables BHS approved rider training, livery and scenic hacks, with lessons from age 3 and pony club available.
Bowles Outdoor Activity Centre (12 miles)
Tunbridge Wells
Bowles Outdoor Activity Centre With activity facilities including two outdoor floodlit ski slopes, numerous climbing ropes courses and, an indoor heated swimming pool, this outdoor centre takes your breath away with both its beauty and the learning outcomes that visitors achieve.
Bowles Snowsports Centre (12 miles)
Tunbridge Wells
Bowles Snowsports Centre With activity facilities including two outdoor floodlit ski slopes, numerous climbing ropes courses and, an indoor heated swimming pool, this outdoor centre takes your breath away with both its beauty and the learning outcomes that visitors achieve.
Camber Sands (12 miles)
Rye
Camber Sands Mountainous sand dunes and vast expanses so even when it's busy you can find a space for yourselves. Good amenities.
Michelham Priory and Gardens (13 miles)
Hailsham
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.
Spa Valley Railway (13 miles)
Tunbridge Wells
Spa Valley Railway The South East's friendliest steam railway! Heritage steam and diesel trains run for 5 and a half miles through the picturesque Kent and Sussex Weald between Eridge and Royal Tunbridge Wells, stopping off in between at Groombridge and High Rocks. Take a journey through time along this classic English...
Kent & East Sussex Railway (13 miles)
Tenterden
Kent & East Sussex Railway Enjoy 10 miles of pure nostalgia on England's finest rural light railway. Beautifully restored coaches and locomotives dating from Victorian times enable visitors to experience travel and service from a bygone age. The picturesque line weaves between Tenterden and Bodiam terminating in the shadow of the...
Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery (13 miles)
Tunbridge Wells
Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery Exhibits include Dolls, Toys and Games, Natural History, Costumes and Textiles, Local and Social history, Fine Art and Archaeology. FREE admission.
Tenterden Leisure Centre (13 miles)
Tenterden
Tenterden Leisure Centre For fantastic family fun days out visit Tenterden Leisure Centre with giant flume, waves, giant inflatable, floats, toys and a themed pirate beach are with jets, sprays, rapids and ship wrecked pirate ship.
Shinewater Park (13 miles)
Eastbourne
Shinewater Park - is Eastbourne's newest park and combines purpose built recreation facilities within a country park atmosphere
Grosvenor Park (13 miles)
Tunbridge Wells
Grosvenor Park There is an exciting and challenging play area which is well worth a visit, plus treats for explorers such as such as the lake and 'dripping wells'.
Rye Castle Museum (13 miles)
Rye
Rye Castle Museum A small independently run museum set in an early 14th century building with medieval gardens. Under 16s get in free.

Thanks for all the great things to do in Brightling 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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