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Things To Do & Days Out near Brightling
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Bodiam Castle (5 miles)
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!
Battle Abbey (5 miles)
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.
Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest (7 miles)
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)
Go Ape Bedgebury The UK's No.1 Forest Adventure. Award winning outdoor adventure activities. Families and friends can enjoy a day out like no other. Fly down zip wires, leap off Tarzan Swings and tackle obstacles whilst enjoying some of Britain’s most breathtaking scenery.
Go Ape Tree Top Junior (7 miles)
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)
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!
Scotney Castle (8 miles)
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.
Observatory Science Centre (9 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!
Broad Oak Park (9 miles)
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.
Bexhill Leisure Centre (9 miles)
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!
Jumbos (9 miles)
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!
Bexhill Leisure Pool (10 miles)
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!
Egerton Park (10 miles)
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 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 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)
Alexandra Park Features include a boating lake, bowls green, cafe, refurbished adventure playground, tennis courts, multi play area, formal flower and rose gardens, reservoirs for fishing, natural woodland and a miniature railway. Yay!
Hastings Museum and Art Gallery (11 miles)
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)
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.
Battlezone Laser Hastings (11 miles)
Battlezone Laser Hastings An awesome outdoor laser tag venue offering realistic war games: hide in the undergrowth, find a sniper spot in a tree, and hit the dirt when the smoke bombs go off! Played with harmless infra red rays in all weathers!
Wilderness Wood (11 miles)
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 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)
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)
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.
Smugglers Adventure (11 miles)
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!
Curious About Hastings (11 miles)
Curious About Hastings is a unique day out with two treasure hunt style walks of discovery to keep the whole family intrigued. Answer clues and find pictures, whilst reading stories about this infamous, glorious seaside town. Buy or instantly download the booklet then explore in your own time.
Hastings Adventure Golf (11 miles)
Hastings Adventure Golf Features 3 differing 18 hole courses which include waterfalls, fountains and even a cave to negotiate around! With Adventure, Crazy and Mini Golf options there are picks for the picky and a feast for the rest!
East Hill Cliff Railway (11 miles)
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.
Shipwreck Museum (11 miles)
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.
Cliff Railways (11 miles)
Cliff Railways The charming West Hill Lift is the UK's steepest funicular railway and a source of immense local pride.
Fishermans Museum (11 miles)
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.
Blue Reef Aquarium Hastings (11 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...
Knockhatch Ski and Snowboard Centre (12 miles)
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 8 years catered for!
Knockhatch Adventure Park (12 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!
Knockhill MBC (Mountain Board Centre) (12 miles)
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.
Wellgrove Farm Stables (12 miles)
Wellgrove Farm Stables BHS approved rider training, livery and scenic hacks, with lessons from age 3 and a pony club available too! Plus seasonal specials and events.
Bowles Outdoor Activity Centre (12 miles)
Bowles Outdoor Activity Centre Loads of cool activity facilities including two outdoor floodlit ski slopes, numerous climbing ropes courses and an indoor heated swimming pool, this outdoor based centre takes your breath away with both its beauty and with some serious exercise!
Bowles Snowsports Centre (12 miles)
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)
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)
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!
Spa Valley Railway (13 miles)
Spa Valley Railway Heritage steam and diesel trains run for 5.5 miles through the picturesque Kent and Sussex Weald between Eridge and Royal Tunbridge Wells, stopping off at Groombridge and High Rocks. Take a journey through time along this classic English Branch Line!
Blackberry Farm (13 miles)
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!
Kent & East Sussex Railway (13 miles)
Kent & East Sussex Railway Enjoy a train journey with the Kent & East Sussex Railway between Tenterden and Bodiam Stations. Visit nearby Bodiam Castle plus attend special family events such as Day Out with Thomas, Halloween and also Santa Specials.
Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery (13 miles)
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 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.
Grosvenor Park (13 miles)
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'.
Bowlplex Tunbridge Wells (13 miles)
Bowlplex Tunbridge Wells Choose from either traditional tenpin or modern UV Glow Bowling, plus arcade with video gaming and pool tables. All weather, all age, all ability fun!
Rye Castle Museum (13 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.
Shinewater Park (14 miles)
Shinewater Park Eastbourne's newest park, with 2 lakes and lots of green space to explore, loads of wildlife to discover, plus a playground, football field and Xtreme Supreme skate park! Free to visit, open all year, particularly great for bird watching!
Tunbridge Wells Sports Centre (14 miles)
Tunbridge Wells Sports Centre offering a professional and welcoming environment for swimming and diving with 1, 3 and 5m boards and loads of supporting acts dry side like table tennis, badminton and junior zumba. Yay!
Hunger Games Training Camp (14 miles)
Hunger Games Training Camp Outdoors in beautiful woodland and based around the story of the film, a fun packed day for all the family, you;¢ll not only learn you how to survive the game but it;¢s also educational, including first aid, wildlife identification and much more.