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Things To Do & Days Out near Hastings
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.
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.
Alexandra Park (< 1 mile)
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!
Battlezone Laser Hastings (< 1 mile)
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!
Hastings Beach (< 1 mile)
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.
Hastings Adventure Golf (< 1 mile)
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!
Smugglers Adventure (< 1 mile)
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!
East Hill Cliff Railway (< 1 mile)
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.
Curious About Hastings (< 1 mile)
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.
Cliff Railways (1 miles)
Cliff Railways The charming West Hill Lift is the UK's steepest funicular railway and a source of immense local pride.
Shipwreck Museum (1 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.
Fishermans Museum (1 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 (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...
Bexhill Leisure Pool (3 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!
Jumbos (5 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 Centre (5 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!
Egerton Park (5 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 (5 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.
Broad Oak Park (5 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.
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.
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.
Camber Sands (10 miles)
Camber Sands Mountainous sand dunes and vast expanses so even when it's busy you can find a space for yourselves. Good amenities.
Bodiam Castle (10 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!
Rye Harbour Nature Reserve (10 miles)
Rye Harbour Nature Reserve A heady mix of terrains to explore, this is an SSSI due to it's unusual flora and fauna, and also offers visitor centres, bird hides, vintage military forts and stunning natural features: basically an adventure waiting to happen!
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!
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.
Shinewater Park (13 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!
Princes Park (13 miles)
Princes Park 2012 and13 Green Flag awarded, this extensive park offers multiple play areas, model boat racing, and water sporting opportunities. Cafe pavillion also on site, and regular events are held.
Super Splash (13 miles)
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!
Fort Fun (13 miles)
Fort Fun Indoor play, outdoor play, water play, sand play, rides, live shows, role-play village and a fabulous splash park! More fun than you can shake a stick at!
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!
Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway (13 miles)
Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway One eighth scale Steam and diesel train journeys for nearly a mile around the beautiful park. Alternatively stretch your legs with a gentle stroll around the 5 acre lake or enjoy adventure playground, tots village, indoor and outdoor model railways!
Treasure Island (13 miles)
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!
Freedom Leisure (14 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 (14 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.
Laser Quest Eastbourne (14 miles)
Laser Quest Eastbourne An adrenaline pumping game, combining the classic game of tag and hide and seek with a high tech twist. Hit sensors on your opponents pack to gain warrior status in our two storey dungeon themed arena. Anyone from 6 years to 100 can join in and battle against family and friends.
The Lanes: Eastbourne (14 miles)
The Lanes: Eastbourne The little ones love knocking down a skittle or two and there's so much more here, a great idea during the cold and rainy weather and another option for kids' parties. Plus new swimming pool!
David Lloyd Bowling and Laser Quest (14 miles)
David Lloyd Bowling and Laser Quest boast 20 Ten Pin bowling lanes and a terrific multi floor Laser Quest Arena! Plus American style Pool, Cafe and Sports Bar. Open Everyday from 9:30am to 11pm.
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, plus separate toddler spot and sports area too. Now with added face painting and balloon modelling!
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.
Eastbourne Beach (14 miles)
Eastbourne Beach Sand, shingle and pebble beach with water sports and swimming opportunities. Many local features.
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.
Hailsham Lagoon Leisure Centre (14 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!
Knockhatch Adventure Park (14 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!
Knockhatch Ski and Snowboard Centre (15 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!
Knockhill MBC (Mountain Board Centre) (15 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.
Tenterden Leisure Centre (15 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.
Kent & East Sussex Railway (15 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.
Arena Pursuits (16 miles)
Arena Pursuits is a fantastic outdoor pursuits centre hosting a wide range of exciting events for 6-18 year olds. Choose from activities such as Quad Bike Trekking and Early Learning Driving to Adventure Parties, Paintball and Bushcraft. Fun for the whole family!
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. Plus brand new playground and interactive Medieval gallery!