Best Things To Do & Days Out In East Sussex

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 971 fun things to do in East Sussex for you and the family to discover. Popular towns and places to go include Battle, Brighton and Eastbourne. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 641 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right East Sussex day out for your family is easy – simply explore the links below or use the filters at the top of the page to plan your next adventure.

Want to know what to do with the nature lovers in your family? Walk on the wild side and visit our Animals listings for zoos, safari parks and wildlife parks. Or are you looking for nearby places to visit in East Sussex with a culture vulture? We've picked the best children's museums, discovery centres and historic locations in the Sightseeing section.

If you're after a big day out during the school holidays, we can tell you where the nearest theme park, water park or ski slope is. For quieter days near home in term time, we can help you find the best soft play, leisure centre or pottery cafe.

For teachers planning the next class trip, many places are educational and suitable for all ages, from babies and toddlers to teens. Never be stuck for what to do with the kids again!

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Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway

  • Eastbourne
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

On Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway travel behind the famous miniature steam or diesel locomotives as they meander for nearly a mile around the bea...

Cineworld Eastbourne

  • Eastbourne
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Dive into the world of classic movies, action-packed adventures and animated wonders at Cineworld Eastbourne. Share the magic of the big screen with...

Hunger Games Training Camp

  • Crowborough
  • Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

The Hunger Games Camp is a fun packed day for the whole family aimed at kids from 10 years and upwards. The Hunger Games Camp includes activities suc...

Monkey Bizness Indoor Play Centre

  • Lewes
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Mini monkeys may have found their new favourite place at Monkey Bizness Southampton. It’s a jungle themed multi-activity indoor play centre where kid...

Sovereign Centre Leisure Pools

  • Eastbourne
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

The Sovereign Centre is an all-weather leisure centre with wet and dry facilities, including: fun pool with waves and flume, 25m gala pool, diving po...

Princes Park

  • Eastbourne
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Princes Park holds several differing elements that will delight the kids but it's still worth taking a few old favourites along too, be they bat and...

Ocean Adventure Indoor Play Area

  • Lewes
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Ocean Adventure inside Lewes Leisure Centre offers a fun filled soft play area spread over 3 large levels and designed especially for children under...

Battle Through Time Spy Mission Treasure Trail

  • Battle
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Transform your day out in Battle into an exciting time-travelling spy adventure with the Battle Through Time Spy Mission Treasure Trail. Discover the...

Fort Fun2 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Eastbourne
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Water Parks

Fort Fun is Eastbourne’s best family fun adventure park with lots to do both indoor and outdoor! The park has plenty to channel the energy of the lit...

Dotto Mini Train

  • Eastbourne
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

If you do like to be beside the seaside, take a ride on the Stagecoach Dotto Mini Train along the Eastbourne coast. It’s a lovely way to take in the...

Bluebell Railway

  • Uckfield
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

 All aboard! Little train lovers will be in heaven at Bluebell Railway in East Sussex, and alongside the impressive collection of vintage steam...

Bowles Rocks

  • Tunbridge Wells
  • Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

Bowles Outdoor Activity Centre is the perfect place to take up a new outdoor activity. Their courses and lessons introduce thousands of adults and ch...

The Pells Outdoor Swimming Pool

  • Lewes
  • Outdoor
  • Lidos

The Pells Outdoor Swimming Pool claims to be the oldest documented swimming pool in the country, and offers a 46m x 23m (150ft 11in x 75ft 5in) sprin...

1066 Battle of Hastings Abbey

  • Battle
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Battle Abbey offers a memorable family day out in Sussex and an exciting way to discover more about the most famous date in English history, as it is...

Redoubt Fortress

  • Eastbourne
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Redoubt Fortress is an excellent place to take kids who are interested in history, the military or great buildings. Don't miss out on the history tou...

PUPstation Eastbourne

  • Eastbourne
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

The PUPstation Eastbourne is a soft play that offers a range of exciting, fun, energetic and adventurous play for children aged 6 months to 14 years....

Broad Oak Park

  • Bexhill
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Broad Oak Park is ideal for leisurely walks with a countryside feel. Linking to Little Common Recreation Ground, the site also offers swings and a tr...

The Lewes Treasure Hunt Treasure Trail2 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Lewes
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Get out exploring on theLewes self-guided treasure hunt themed Treasure Trail. and discover so much more about this famous historical town. There's c...

Lewes Castle

  • Lewes
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Lewes Castle is great little Norman castle that is over a thousand years old, with a series of spiral staircases leading to the highest tower, which...

Treasure Island Eastbourne

  • Eastbourne
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Crazy Golf

Treasure Island is a complex of pirate-y goodness for all weather conditions. Buccaneers' Indoor Adventure is a huge multi level indoor soft play are...

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