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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!

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Experience Europe's first Hello Kitty theme park at the award winning Drusillas Park zoo, plus overnight accommodation at the Shore View Hotel - all for just £99 for a family of four.

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

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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


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...

Kids Party Nights

Kids Party Nights

Tue 29 Jul 2014

Peppa Pig

Peppa Pig & George

Tue 29 Jul 2014

Punch & Judy

Tue 29 Jul 2014

There's Magic in the Music

Tue 29 - Wed 30 Jul 2014

1812 Firework Concerts

1812 Firework Concert

Wed 30 Jul 2014

Hello Kitty at Drusillas Park, Eastbourne

Hello Kitty

Wed 30 Jul 2014

Big Band 300x300

Big Band Sound

Thu 31 Jul 2014

Punch & Judy

Thu 31 Jul 2014

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

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28 July 2014 to 28 July 2014

Summer Holiday Art for Children at The Drawing RoomMon 28 Jul 2014Let the kids get creative during the summer holidays at this weekly holiday art club, taking place every Monday.

23 July 2014 to 29 July 2014

Artists in Bloom Exhibition and Sales Festival at Hillier Garden CentreWed 23 - Tue 29 Jul 2014The Society of Eastbourne Artists are holding their 'Artists in Bloom' Exhibition and Sales Festival at Hillier Garden Centre, Hailsham Road, BN24 5BS from 12pm on the 23rd to 29th of July.

29 July 2014 to 29 July 2014

Hampden Park Healthy WalkTue 29 Jul 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.

29 July 2014 to 29 July 2014

Peppa Pig & George at Drusillas ParkTue 29 Jul 2014Join in the excitement and snorts of laughter as the lovable Peppa Pig embarks on a Drusillas Park adventure, with her brother George. The cheeky pair will be making appearances at various intervals throughout the day.

29 July 2014 to 29 July 2014

Kids Party Nights at Eastbourne BandstandTue 29 Jul 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.

29 July 2014 to 29 July 2014

Punch & Judy at Wish Tower SlopesTue 29 Jul 2014Punch & Judy shows return to Eastbourne Seafront this summer with a fantastic line up of funny jokes, magic tricks and more from Ray Sparks.

30 July 2014 to 30 July 2014

Eastbourne Borough MarketWed 30 Jul 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...

29 July 2014 to 30 July 2014

There's Magic in the Music at Royal HippodromeTue 29 - Wed 30 Jul 2014There's Magic in the Music

30 July 2014 to 30 July 2014

Hello Kitty at Drusillas ParkWed 30 Jul 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.

30 July 2014 to 30 July 2014

1812 Firework Concert at Eastbourne BandstandWed 30 Jul 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.

31 July 2014 to 31 July 2014

Big Band Sound at Eastbourne BandstandThu 31 Jul 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.

31 July 2014 to 31 July 2014

Punch & Judy at Wish Tower SlopesThu 31 Jul 2014Punch & Judy shows return to Eastbourne Seafront this summer with a fantastic line up of funny jokes, magic tricks and more from Ray Sparks.

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

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!

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

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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