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)
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)
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)
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.
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.
Cliff Railways (1 miles)
The charming West Hill Lift is the UK's steepest funicular railway and a source of immense local pride.
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.
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...
Pebsham Equestrian Centre (3 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.
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!
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.
Egerton Park (5 miles)
Bexhill on Sea
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 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.
Broad Oak Park (5 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.
Petley Wood Equestrian Centre (5 miles)
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.
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.
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.
Camber Sands (10 miles)
Mountainous sand dunes and vast expanses so even when it's busy you can find a space for yourselves. Good amenities.
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)
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)
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)
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!
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)
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)
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.
Lloyds Lanes Eastbourne (14 miles)
Lloyds 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!
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.
Eastbourne Beach (14 miles)
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!
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.
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 8yrs catered for.
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 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...
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.
Lydd Karting (16 miles)
Junior and Cadet karts for younger users, who are able to have a go from just 4 years old! If the kids just fancy a blast about in one of the karts with their friends then they offer 15 minute sessions for a mere £20.
Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest (16 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...
Thanks for all the great things to do in 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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