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Eastbourne Tourist Information, here to help you plan the perfect holiday or short break


Your official guide to events and what's on, things to do and accommodation for your visit to Eastbourne. Whether you're planning a day out at the seaside, enjoying our award winning beaches and excellent sunshine record or a relaxing short break exploring Beachy Head and the South Downs. Eastbourne Tourism will help you find all you need for the perfect stay, from hotels to restaurants, shops, attractions to keep the kids amused, to great things to do for grown ups. As a holiday resort, Eastbourne has something for everyone!

Eastbourne Pier Update

Grand Parade road and most beaches, promenades and seafront businesses are now reopen following the fire on Eastbourne Pier on Weds 30 July.  

The Dotto Train is today running a split service from Holywell to Bandstand and Redoubt to Sovereign Harbour.

Buses to Brighton/Hastings are currently using stops in Terminus Road and the open-topped Beachy Head bus will run to and from the Bandstand.

 
Eastbourne seafront on 31 July 2014

Eastbourne Seafront - Back to Business as Usual

Eastbourne is back to business as usual as the seafront re-opened Thursday lunchtime following a fire on the pier.

Events, Bandstand concerts and businesses are running as usual.

More info and read press release >>

Drusillas Park Hello Kitty

Drusillas Park - Hello Kitty

Read our blog on a visit to Drusillas Park to see the new Hello Kitty Secret Garden, with rides including teacups and cars! Plus one of the Red Panda's were spotted just days before welcoming their offspring!

Military Training Ground at the Redoubt Fortress

Eastbourne Events

Think you've got what it takes to be one of our new recruits?

Take a journey through history at our new training ground accompanied by mysterious Redoubt resident, Mrs Atkins. Children's activities include bayonet training, grenade throwing, monkey bars, parachute landing fall (PLF) technique, leopard crawling and more.Kids can wear a uniform as they go around the training ground led by Mrs Atkins, who despite her appearance has lived at the museum since it was first built in 1804…

 

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Devonia Outside

Devonia

Terry & Carolyn welcome you to Devonia,situated in a superb location on Eastbourne's elegant seafront with wonderful sea views and stylish comfortable rooms. All rooms en-suite. Freeview TV, Free Wi-Fi internet connection. Private car park.

Guest Accommodation with 7 rooms, £38-£48 pppnb

10% off on 5 Nights or More this Summer

Sea View Hotel

Sea View

Balcony rooms with seaviews, family run with traditional home cooking. Open all year. Discounts for senior citizens.

Guest Accommodation with 10 rooms, £30-£105 prpnb

Walking Festival: Free Packed Lunch

Grand Hotel in Eastbourne

Grand Hotel

"England's finest resort hotel"- as described by the RAC. 152 bedrooms and suites, dramatic public areas including two restaurants and luxurious lounges. Facilities include a comprehensive health club with hair and beauty salon.

Hotel with 152 rooms, £165-£320 prpnb

Downton-on-Sea-Sunday + Concert Tickets

Shore View Hotel

Shore View Hotel

The Shore View Hotel is located on Marine Parade, with stunning views out over the English Channel and Eastbourne Pier.

Hotel with 90 rooms, £65-£120 prpn

Drusillas Family Break £99 (Sun - Thurs), Drusillas Family Break £149 (Fri or Sat)

Eastbourne Centre Hotel

Eastbourne Centre Hotel

Situated on the seafront with stunning panoramic views to all air conditioned public rooms. Many bedrooms have furnished balconies. Friendly, relaxed atmosphere in modern purpose built surroundings.

Hotel with 126 rooms, £59-£175 prpnb

Walking Festival: Free Packed Lunch

Reception at The Cavendish

Cavendish Hotel

The Cavendish Hotel is a magnificent Victorian building with 119 Ensuite Bedrooms located opposite the bandstand on the Sea front. The Marine restaurant with its spectacular views is open for dinner and breakfast.

Hotel with 119 rooms, £14-£163 prpnb

10% off during the Walking Festival

Events This Week...

Tennis events at Devonshire Park

Women's 35 Vets Tennis

Fri 1 - Sun 3 Aug 2014

Coastal Cultural Trail

Sat 2 - Sun 3 Aug 2014

Eastbourne Parkrun

Eastbourne Parkrun

Sat 2 Aug 2014

Eastbourne Uncovered

Eastbourne Uncovered

Sat 2 - Sun 3 Aug 2014

Free Family Drop in

Free Family Drop-in

Sat 2 Aug 2014

Next of Kin

Sat 2 Aug 2014

Free Family Drop in

Free Family Drop-in

Sun 3 Aug 2014

Oi Oi Comedy Club

Sun 3 Aug 2014

The Fat Controller

Sun 3 Aug 2014

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01 August 2014 to 01 August 2014

Shinewater Healthy Walk at Shinewater ParkFri 1 Aug 2014A lovely one hour's walk around the Shinewater Lake, suitable for all ages, abilities and fitness levels. Ideal if you want to meet new people, get or keep fit, or if you haven't got the time to go on long walks.

01 August 2014 to 01 August 2014

One Direction Tribute Show at Eastbourne BandstandFri 1 Aug 2014with Only 1 Direction. Capturing the energy and enthusiasm of the famous five this show features hits from their smash first album and iconic songs from their time on the x factor.

02 August 2014 to 02 August 2014

Next of Kin at St Luke's CentreSat 2 Aug 2014Next Of Kin are coming back to St Lukes Centre Eastbourne on August 2nd 2014. The brothers who appeared on X-Factor in 2013 put on an absolutely brilliant show and it has been demanded that we have them back on as soon as we could.

02 August 2014 to 02 August 2014

The Barron Knights – 2014 Tour at Royal HippodromeSat 2 Aug 2014The Barron Knights – 2014 Tour

02 August 2014 to 02 August 2014

Henrietta the Hippo's Funhouse - Holidays at Royal HippodromeSat 2 Aug 2014Henrietta the Hippo's Funhouse - Holidays

02 August 2014 to 02 August 2014

Eastbourne Parkrun at Shinewater ParkSat 2 Aug 2014Enjoy a New Year challenge or get fit at the Eastbourne Parkrun! A 5km run against the clock in Shinewater Park, participation is free. We all run for our own enjoyment, so please come along and join in whatever your pace!

23 July 2014 to 02 August 2014

The Taming of the Shrew at Italian GardensWed 23 Jul - Sat 2 Aug 2014EODS will be performing The Taming of the Shrew at the beautiful Italian Gardens this summer

02 August 2014 to 02 August 2014

Military Ancestry Road Show at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumSat 2 Aug 2014Bring along your historic military items and have them identified by the Military Ancestry Road Show experts and find out more about each piece.

25 July 2014 to 02 August 2014

The Rattonians Present - West End To Broadway at Congress TheatreFri 25 Jul - Sat 2 Aug 2014Rattonians present the best bits from the musicals with the 'R' Factor!

02 August 2014 to 02 August 2014

Friends of the Devonshire Park Theatre at Western LawnsSat 2 Aug 2014Fund-raising event and to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Friends of Devonshire Park Theatre.

02 August 2014 to 02 August 2014

Free Family Drop-in at TownerSat 2 Aug 2014Art materials and family learning booklets are available in our Art Box activity room (or in an alternative space if Art Box is unavailable – please ask at the Welcome Desk).

02 August 2014 to 02 August 2014

Take That Tribute Show at Eastbourne BandstandSat 2 Aug 2014The Take That Experience bring you all the thrills of this hugely popular act. A tribute show you will "Never Forget"

02 August 2014 to 02 August 2014

02 August 2014 to 03 August 2014

Eastbourne Uncovered at The Birley Centre at Eastbourne CollegeSat 2 - Sun 3 Aug 2014An exhibition of work by The Eastbourne Group of Artists. A creative, alternative and challenging response to Eastbourne's historic and evolving seaside town, its architecture, features community, coastal presence and Towner collection.

03 August 2014 to 03 August 2014

Oi Oi Comedy Club at The Counting HouseSun 3 Aug 2014Jim has played clubs, corporates and festivals, all over the U.K, Jersey, Canada and the U.S. He is available for live work, corporates, TV, radio and voice-overs and also drives. His act can also be “clean” if required.

03 August 2014 to 03 August 2014

Classic Bus Rally at Eastbourne Train StationSun 3 Aug 2014Classic buses of the 1950’s and 1960’s recreating routes of the era including Open Top Buses to Beachy Head and Birling Gap.

03 August 2014 to 03 August 2014

Vintage Bus Running Day at Eastbourne Miniature Steam RailwaySun 3 Aug 2014The annual Eastbourne Classic Bus Running Day returns in July

03 August 2014 to 03 August 2014

The Fat Controller at Drusillas ParkSun 3 Aug 2014The Fat Controller will be causing a locomotion, when he alights at the Park to take control of the efficient running of the railway. Make tracks to Tidmouth Hault and enjoy photo opportunities with Sir Topham Hatt himself.

01 August 2014 to 03 August 2014

Women's 35 Vets Tennis at Devonshire ParkFri 1 - Sun 3 Aug 2014The Women’s 35 Inter-County Championships are held on the world class grass courts at Devonshire Park, Eastbourne. Forty-four counties, divided into eleven groups of four teams, take part over three days in August each year.

03 August 2014 to 03 August 2014

Free Family Drop-in at TownerSun 3 Aug 2014Art materials and family learning booklets are available in our Art Box activity room (or in an alternative space if Art Box is unavailable – please ask at the Welcome Desk).

02 August 2014 to 03 August 2014

Coastal Cultural Trail at TownerSat 2 - Sun 3 Aug 2014The De La Warr Pavilion, Jerwood Gallery, and Towner – three of the most exciting visual arts galleries in the UK - have joined forces to create a cultural trail which promises a fabulous weekend of great art, great food.

03 August 2014 to 03 August 2014

Sunday Night on the Proms at Eastbourne BandstandSun 3 Aug 2014Our traditional Proms Concerts really delivers a sense of true British patriotism. An opportunity to wave your flags and sing along to our classic British prom songs such as Land of Hope and Glory and Rule Britannia.

03 August 2014 to 03 August 2014

Traditional Afternoon Concert at Eastbourne BandstandSun 3 Aug 2014If you enjoy the traditional music from brass, concert and silver bands this is the place to spend your Sunday afternoon.

03 August 2014 to 03 August 2014

Eastbourne Walking Tours at Eastbourne SeafrontSun 3 Aug 2014This gentle walking tour of Eastbourne starts at the Bandstand on the middle prom. The tour is suitable for all ages and last for one and a half hours with 12 stopping points of interest.

04 August 2014 to 04 August 2014

Summer Holiday Art for Children at The Drawing RoomMon 4 Aug 2014Let the kids get creative during the summer holidays at this weekly holiday art club, taking place every Monday.

04 August 2014 to 04 August 2014

Commemoration of Outbreak of War at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumMon 4 Aug 2014Commemoration of the Outbreak of the First World War on August 4 1914.

04 August 2014 to 04 August 2014

Traditional Afternoon Concert at Eastbourne BandstandMon 4 Aug 2014If you enjoy the traditional music from brass, concert and silver bands this is the place to spend your Sunday afternoon.

05 August 2014 to 05 August 2014

Hampden Park Healthy WalkTue 5 Aug 2014A lovely one hour's walk in Hampden Park, suitable for all ages, abilities and fitness levels. Ideal if you want to meet new people, get or keep fit, or if you haven't got the time to go on long walks.

05 August 2014 to 05 August 2014

Eastbourne's Tea Dances at Winter GardensTue 5 Aug 2014Eastbourne's Tea Dances

05 August 2014 to 05 August 2014

Traditional Afternoon Concert at Eastbourne BandstandTue 5 Aug 2014If you enjoy the traditional music from brass, concert and silver bands this is the place to spend your Sunday afternoon.

05 August 2014 to 05 August 2014

Kids Party Nights at Eastbourne BandstandTue 5 Aug 2014A treat for the Summer Holidays Tuesday evenings during the summer holidays its party time! Join the party with our live band kids concerts, with three different acts playing alternate weeks.

05 August 2014 to 05 August 2014

Punch & Judy at Wish Tower SlopesTue 5 Aug 2014Punch & Judy shows return to Eastbourne Seafront this summer with a fantastic line up of funny jokes, magic tricks and more from Ray Sparks.

06 August 2014 to 06 August 2014

Eastbourne Borough MarketWed 6 Aug 2014The street market along Terminus Road is back every Wednesday. The market will run every Wednesday and start at 9.30am in the morning with stall holders selling local produce including,cheeses; cakes; fruit and vegetables...

06 August 2014 to 06 August 2014

Hello Kitty at Drusillas ParkWed 6 Aug 2014Brand new for 2014, Hello Kitty will return to her home at Drusillas on 20 dates during the year! Visit her in the beautiful themed house and have a souvenir photo taken with her.

06 August 2014 to 06 August 2014

Curious Beer Club at The DolphinWed 6 Aug 2014Including one or more local micro brewer (a secret until the night), their stories and six ales + hearty, locally sourced food.

06 August 2014 to 06 August 2014

1812 Firework Concert at Eastbourne BandstandWed 6 Aug 2014A truly iconic tradition that is celebrated every Wednesday evening, consisting of a culmination of concert music ending triumphantly with Tchaikovsky's 1812 overture accompanied by a spectacular Firework display.

06 August 2014 to 06 August 2014

Traditional Afternoon Concert at Eastbourne BandstandWed 6 Aug 2014If you enjoy the traditional music from brass, concert and silver bands this is the place to spend your Sunday afternoon.

07 August 2014 to 07 August 2014

Big Band Sound at Eastbourne BandstandThu 7 Aug 2014Our Big Band evenings are performed by some of our best local Big and Military Bands. The unique Big Band Sound comes to life with numerous hits from the memorable era.

07 August 2014 to 07 August 2014

Punch & Judy at Wish Tower SlopesThu 7 Aug 2014Punch & Judy shows return to Eastbourne Seafront this summer with a fantastic line up of funny jokes, magic tricks and more from Ray Sparks.

03 August 2014 to 08 August 2014

Central Band of the Royal British Legion at Eastbourne BandstandSun 3 - Fri 8 Aug 2014The Central Band is the flagship band of The Royal British Legion.

05 August 2014 to 10 August 2014

Billy Smart's Circus at Princes ParkTue 5 - Sun 10 Aug 2014Billy Smart's Circus, a household name with a reputation built on performance quality and Big Top magic. The UK tour is brimming with a dazzling combination of theatre, music and dance.

08 June 2014 to 17 August 2014

Zimbabwean Sculpture at Herstmonceux Castle at Gardens & Grounds of Herstmonceux CastleSun 8 Jun - Sun 17 Aug 2014Today in Zimbabwe, the stone sculptors are managing to produce some of the most inspiring and thought-provoking sculpture in the world, some of which you will find being displayed by Hilary Manuhwa in the grounds of Herstmonceux Castle.

29 July 2014 to 23 August 2014

Double Death at Devonshire Park TheatreTue 29 Jul - Sat 23 Aug 2014Double Death - A Thriller by Simon Williams

01 August 2014 to 31 August 2014

Military Training Ground at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumFri 1 - Sun 31 Aug 2014Think you've got what it takes to be one of our new recruits? Take a journey through history at our new training ground accompanied by mysterious Redoubt resident, Mrs Atkins.

16 May 2014 to 31 August 2014

Art & Design at TownerFri 16 May - Sun 31 Aug 2014

17 May 2014 to 31 August 2014

Designing the Everyday at TownerSat 17 May - Sun 31 Aug 2014In 1934, Harrods hosted an exhibition called Modern Art for the Table featuring some of the greatest names of British art including Paul Nash, Graham Sutherland, Laura Knight and Duncan Grant.

04 July 2014 to 14 September 2014

East Sussex Open 2014 at TownerFri 4 Jul - Sun 14 Sep 20145th annual open submission exhibition for regional artists.

12 July 2014 to 21 September 2014

Peggy Angus at TownerSat 12 Jul - Sun 21 Sep 2014Exhibition exploring the life and work of Angus, as well as her teaching and the network of artists she worked with and invited to her home, Furlongs, in East Sussex.

01 February 2014 to 16 November 2014

Eastbourne Ancestors in The Pavilion at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumSat 1 Feb - Sun 16 Nov 2014This ground-breaking exhibition follows the biggest project of its kind, which saw scientific analysis of human remains dating back to the Bronze Age.

14 June 2014 to 16 November 2014

Edmund Blunden - Undertones of War at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumSat 14 Jun - Sun 16 Nov 2014In commemoration of the outbreak of World War I, the Redoubt will explore the WWI poet Edmund Blunden in this fascinating exhibition.

01 April 2014 to 16 November 2014

McGill's War - A Collection of Humorous Postcards at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumTue 1 Apr - Sun 16 Nov 2014Donald Fraser Gould McGill (28 January 1875 – 13 October 1962) was an English graphic artist whose name has become synonymous with a whole genre of saucy seaside postcards that were sold mostly in small shops in British coastal towns.

24 May 2014 to 31 December 2014

Front Line Eastbourne at Eastbourne Heritage CentreSat 24 May - Wed 31 Dec 2014This exhibition commemorates 75 years since World War II began and features vintage photographs from the Eastbourne Herald and Gazette newspapers.

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 Michelham Priory "Official" Ghost Walk Fri 25 Apr 2014 to Fri 23 May 2014
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