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Family Days Out near to Hastings
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Hastings Museum and Art Gallery (< 1 mile)
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 (< 1 mile)
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.
Alexandra Park (< 1 mile)
Hastings
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 Beach (< 1 mile)
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.
Hastings Adventure Golf (< 1 mile)
Hastings
Hastings Adventure Golf Features three 18 hole courses which include waterfalls, fountains and even a cave to negotiate around!
East Hill Cliff Railway (< 1 mile)
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.
Curious About Hastings (< 1 mile)
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.
Blue Reef Aquarium Hastings (1 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 (1 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 (1 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.
Smugglers Adventure (1 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!
Cliff Railways (1 miles)
Hastings
Cliff Railways The charming West Hill Lift is the UK's steepest funicular railway and a source of immense local pride.
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.
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.
Jumbos (5 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.
Egerton Park (5 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 (5 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.
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)
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.
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).
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.
Rye Castle Museum (10 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. Activities include a Captain Pugwash treasure hunt and dressing up in the basement.
Camber Sands (10 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.
Camber Castle (10 miles)
Rye
Camber Castle Accessible by guided tour only, this historic castle is bound to get kids' imaginations going as well as teach them something, plus monthly guided walks round Rye Harbour Nature Reserve.
Rye Harbour Nature Reserve (10 miles)
Rye
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)
Hallsham
Observatory Science Centre A famous astronomical observatory with a range of events and activities for all. Plenty of hands on and interactive exhibits for all ages to enjoy. Daily telescope tours held during Summer holidays.
The Mill Toy and Pedal Car Museum (10 miles)
Northiam
The Mill Toy and Pedal Car Museum A museum with one of the largest collections of pedal cars in Europe (see the Guinness Book of Records!), plus a variety of collectable toys. Free entry for kids who are under 3 years old.
Sovereign Centre Leisure Pools (12 miles)
Eastbourne
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
Shinewater Park - is Eastbourne's newest park and combines purpose built recreation facilities within a country park atmosphere
Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway (13 miles)
Eastbourne
Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway Adventure Park. One eighth scale Steam and diesel train journeys for nearly a mile around the beautiful park.
Princes Park (13 miles)
Eastbourne
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.
Westskates (13 miles)
Eastbourne
Westskates Family friendly skateboard, skate and scooter park with a great main section and also a special area for learners under 6. Supervised with a first aider on site.
Super Splash (13 miles)
Eastbourne
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!
Redoubt Fortress and Military Museum (13 miles)
Eastbourne
Redoubt Fortress and Military Museum Visit a 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.
Treasure Island (13 miles)
Eastbourne
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)
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 (14 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.
Laser Quest Eastbourne (14 miles)
Hampden Park
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)
Eastbourne
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.
Leos Play Den (14 miles)
Eastbourne
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)
Eastbourne
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
Eastbourne Beach Sand, shingle and pebble beach with water sports and swimming opportunities. Many local features.
How We Lived Then (14 miles)
Eastbourne
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
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 (15 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) (15 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 (15 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.
Tenterden Leisure Centre (15 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.
Kent & East Sussex Railway (15 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...
Michelham Priory and Gardens (16 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.

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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