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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

Eastbourne seafront is fully open following the fire on Eastbourne Pier on Weds 30 July with Dotto Train and seafront bus services all running as normal.

A benevolent fund has been created to help those businesses on the pier affected by the fire.

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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!

Murderous Games at the Redoubt

Eastbourne Events

Which Roman solider will you support?

Gladiatorial combat and Roman Soldiers step out of the mists of time to take over the Redoubt in celebration of our Ancestors exhibition. Experience a Roman gladiatorial arena at the Redoubt and witness full combat. Demonstrations of gladiatorial training.

 

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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, £50-£189 prpnb

10% off during the Walking Festival

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

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-£169 prpnb

Walking Festival: Free Packed Lunch

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)

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02 September 2014 to 02 September 2014

Hampden Park Healthy WalkTue 2 Sep 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.

02 September 2014 to 02 September 2014

Hello Kitty at Drusillas ParkTue 2 Sep 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.

02 September 2014 to 02 September 2014

Kids Party Nights at Eastbourne BandstandTue 2 Sep 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.

03 September 2014 to 03 September 2014

Eastbourne Borough MarketWed 3 Sep 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...

02 September 2014 to 03 September 2014

There's Magic in the Music at Royal HippodromeTue 2 - Wed 3 Sep 2014There's Magic in the Music

03 September 2014 to 03 September 2014

Jeffrey Holland in……and this is my friend Mr Laure at Royal HippodromeWed 3 Sep 2014Jeffrey Holland in……and this is my friend Mr Laurel

03 September 2014 to 03 September 2014

Curious Beer Club at The DolphinWed 3 Sep 2014Including one or more local micro brewer (a secret until the night), their stories and six ales + hearty, locally sourced food.

03 September 2014 to 03 September 2014

1812 Firework Concert at Eastbourne BandstandWed 3 Sep 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.

04 September 2014 to 04 September 2014

Big Band Sound at Eastbourne BandstandThu 4 Sep 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.

05 September 2014 to 05 September 2014

Shinewater Healthy Walk at Shinewater ParkFri 5 Sep 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.

05 September 2014 to 05 September 2014

Screaming Blue Murder Comedy Club at Winter GardensFri 5 Sep 2014Screaming Blue Murder Comedy Club

05 September 2014 to 05 September 2014

10th Herstmonceux Astronomy Festival at The Observatory Science CentreFri 5 Sep 2014The Observatory Science Centre at Herstmonceux, East Sussex, is hosting its 10th Herstmonceux Astronomy Festival.

06 September 2014 to 06 September 2014

A Vision of Elvis at Royal HippodromeSat 6 Sep 2014'A Vision of Elvis' - Starring Rob Kingsley

06 September 2014 to 06 September 2014

Henrietta the Hippo's Funhouse - Wild West at Royal HippodromeSat 6 Sep 2014Henrietta the Hippo's Funhouse - Wild West

06 September 2014 to 06 September 2014

Eastbourne Parkrun at Shinewater ParkSat 6 Sep 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!

06 September 2014 to 06 September 2014

Shinewater Bronze Age Festival at Shinewater ParkSat 6 Sep 2014The Shinewater Fun Day on Saturday September 6th will host the ‘Bronze Age Festival’ the culmination of over 6 months of exciting archaeological investigation and hands on discovery by pupils of four schools from the local area.

02 September 2014 to 06 September 2014

Puttin' on the Ritz at Congress TheatreTue 2 - Sat 6 Sep 2014Puttin' on the Ritz

06 September 2014 to 06 September 2014

Free Family Drop-in at TownerSat 6 Sep 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).

06 September 2014 to 06 September 2014

10th Herstmonceux Astronomy Festival at The Observatory Science CentreSat 6 Sep 2014The Observatory Science Centre at Herstmonceux, East Sussex, is hosting its 10th Herstmonceux Astronomy Festival.

07 September 2014 to 07 September 2014

Oi Oi Comedy Club at The Counting HouseSun 7 Sep 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.

07 September 2014 to 07 September 2014

“More Tea Vicar” – An Afternoon with Dad’s Army’s at Royal HippodromeSun 7 Sep 2014“More Tea Vicar” – An Afternoon with Dad’s Army’s Vicar, Frank Williams

06 September 2014 to 07 September 2014

Eastbourne Ancestors Presents...Murderous Games at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumSat 6 - Sun 7 Sep 2014Gladiatorial combat and Roman Soldiers step out of the mists of time to take over the Redoubt in celebration of our Ancestors exhibition.

07 September 2014 to 07 September 2014

The Fat Controller at Drusillas ParkSun 7 Sep 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.

07 September 2014 to 07 September 2014

Free Family Drop-in at TownerSun 7 Sep 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).

06 September 2014 to 07 September 2014

Coastal Cultural Trail at TownerSat 6 - Sun 7 Sep 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.

07 September 2014 to 07 September 2014

The Electric Proms with Storm at Eastbourne BandstandSun 7 Sep 2014Storm return with their explosive and exciting proms act. A red hot act with electrifying violinists, graduates from renowned music conservatories that have performed across the globe, astounding audiences with their spectacular show.

07 September 2014 to 07 September 2014

Traditional Afternoon Concert at Eastbourne BandstandSun 7 Sep 2014If you enjoy the traditional music from brass, concert and silver bands this is the place to spend your Sunday afternoon.

04 September 2014 to 07 September 2014

Continental Market at Eastbourne SeafrontThu 4 - Sun 7 Sep 2014Come and sample the delights of the Continent as Eastbourne seafront is transformed into a bustling European market place. Includes professional continental market traders from France, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Holland, Poland and many more.

07 September 2014 to 07 September 2014

Eastbourne Walking Tours at Eastbourne SeafrontSun 7 Sep 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.

07 September 2014 to 07 September 2014

10th Herstmonceux Astronomy Festival at The Observatory Science CentreSun 7 Sep 2014The Observatory Science Centre at Herstmonceux, East Sussex, is hosting its 10th Herstmonceux Astronomy Festival.

08 September 2014 to 08 September 2014

09 September 2014 to 09 September 2014

Hampden Park Healthy WalkTue 9 Sep 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.

08 September 2014 to 09 September 2014

Open Days at Borde Hill GardenMon 8 - Tue 9 Sep 2014National Garden scheme open days

10 September 2014 to 10 September 2014

Eastbourne Borough MarketWed 10 Sep 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...

09 September 2014 to 10 September 2014

There's Magic in the Music at Royal HippodromeTue 9 - Wed 10 Sep 2014There's Magic in the Music

10 September 2014 to 10 September 2014

1812 Firework Concert at Eastbourne BandstandWed 10 Sep 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.

11 September 2014 to 11 September 2014

Big Band Sound at Eastbourne BandstandThu 11 Sep 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.

12 September 2014 to 12 September 2014

Shinewater Healthy Walk at Shinewater ParkFri 12 Sep 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.

13 September 2014 to 13 September 2014

Eastbourne Parkrun at Shinewater ParkSat 13 Sep 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!

13 September 2014 to 13 September 2014

Hello Kitty at Drusillas ParkSat 13 Sep 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.

04 September 2014 to 13 September 2014

Table Manners at Devonshire Park TheatreThu 4 - Sat 13 Sep 2014Table Manners

13 September 2014 to 13 September 2014

Free Family Drop-in at TownerSat 13 Sep 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).

12 September 2014 to 14 September 2014

Remember... The Great War at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumFri 12 - Sun 14 Sep 2014Major event involving pupils from schools from all over Eastbourne – music, spoken word and choirs will be telling the story of the First World War in a performance in aid of the Redoubt Canon Appeal and the Army Benevolent Fund.

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.

13 September 2014 to 14 September 2014

Coastal Cultural Trail at TownerSat 13 - Sun 14 Sep 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.

13 September 2014 to 14 September 2014

Medieval Weekend at Michelham PriorySat 13 - Sun 14 Sep 2014

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.

12 September 2014 to 05 January 2015

Twixt Two Worlds at TownerFri 12 Sep 2014 - Mon 5 Jan 2015CAS curatorial fellow selection inspired by early British Cinema and the Collection of the Barnes Brother held at Hove Museum.

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 Michelham Priory "Official" Ghost Walk Fri 25 Apr 2014 to Fri 23 May 2014
£10.00-£40.00

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