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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!

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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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

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, £135-£320 prpnb

Downton-on-Sea-Sunday + Concert Tickets

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)

Events This Week...

Avenue Q

Avenue Q

Wed 20 - Sat 23 Aug 2014

Eastbourne Continental Market

Continental Market

Fri 22 - Mon 25 Aug 2014

Children's tennis events at Devonshire Park

Devonshire Park Open Tennis

Mon 18 - Sat 23 Aug 2014

Spirit of the Dance

Tue 19 - Sat 23 Aug 2014

The Fat Controller

Fri 22 Aug 2014

Coastal Cultural Trail

Sat 23 - Sun 24 Aug 2014

Eastbourne Parkrun

Eastbourne Parkrun

Sat 23 Aug 2014

Eastbourne Uncovered

Eastbourne Uncovered

Sat 23 - Mon 25 Aug 2014

Free Family Drop in

Free Family Drop-in

Sat 23 Aug 2014

Medieval Festival

Medieval Festival Weekend

Sat 23 - Mon 25 Aug 2014

Craft and Gift Fair

Sun 24 Aug 2014

Free Family Drop in

Free Family Drop-in

Sun 24 Aug 2014

That'll Be The Day

Sun 24 Aug 2014

Peppa Pig

Peppa Pig & George

Mon 25 Aug 2014

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22 August 2014 to 22 August 2014

Shinewater Healthy Walk at Shinewater ParkFri 22 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.

22 August 2014 to 22 August 2014

The Fat Controller at Drusillas ParkFri 22 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.

22 August 2014 to 22 August 2014

The Supremes Tribute Show at Eastbourne BandstandFri 22 Aug 2014The Arrindell Sisters ‘Spirit of Soul and Motown’ is a tribute to the classics of Diana Ross and the Supremes, that are still played around the world, even 60 years after they were first released.

23 August 2014 to 23 August 2014

RHT Summer School presents GODSPELL at Royal HippodromeSat 23 Aug 2014RHT/ Trapdoor Summer School presents Godspell

23 August 2014 to 23 August 2014

Eastbourne Parkrun at Shinewater ParkSat 23 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!

20 August 2014 to 23 August 2014

Avenue Q at Under Ground TheatreWed 20 - Sat 23 Aug 2014A coming of age story like no other, join us in Avenue Q with a cast of fluffy, filthy and unforgettable characters who've found themselves living on the wrong side of Sesame Street?

19 August 2014 to 23 August 2014

Spirit of the Dance at Congress TheatreTue 19 - Sat 23 Aug 2014Spirit of the Dance

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

18 August 2014 to 23 August 2014

Devonshire Park Open TennisMon 18 - Sat 23 Aug 2014Devonshire Park Open LTA Grade: 3  Singles and doubles events for adults, juniors and mini tennis players. Includes Mens 21&U and Mens 35 & Over events.

23 August 2014 to 23 August 2014

Free Family Drop-in at TownerSat 23 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).

23 August 2014 to 23 August 2014

Neil Diamond Tribute Show at Eastbourne BandstandSat 23 Aug 2014As Neil Diamond prepares to mark 50 years at the top of his profession, singer and guitarist Bob Drury with his band, described as the UK’s ‘Voice of Neil’, celebrates the life and work of this musical legend.

24 August 2014 to 24 August 2014

That'll Be The Day at Congress TheatreSun 24 Aug 2014That'll Be The Day

24 August 2014 to 24 August 2014

Craft and Gift Fair at Albany (Lions) HotelSun 24 Aug 2014Craft and Gift Fair at the Albany (Lions) Hotel on Eastbourne Seafront, near the Cavendish. 22 stallholders from Eastbourne and surrounding villages selling unique handmade items or interesting gifts.

24 August 2014 to 24 August 2014

Free Family Drop-in at TownerSun 24 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).

23 August 2014 to 24 August 2014

Coastal Cultural Trail at TownerSat 23 - Sun 24 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.

24 August 2014 to 24 August 2014

An Evening of James Bond at Eastbourne BandstandSun 24 Aug 2014The Bond Band were formed in 2004 by Trumpeter Warren Ringham (BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, English National Opera) and were the very first of its kind!

24 August 2014 to 24 August 2014

Traditional Afternoon Concert at Eastbourne BandstandSun 24 Aug 2014If you enjoy the traditional music from brass, concert and silver bands this is the place to spend your Sunday afternoon.

24 August 2014 to 24 August 2014

Eastbourne Walking Tours at Eastbourne SeafrontSun 24 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.

23 August 2014 to 25 August 2014

Eastbourne Uncovered at The Birley Centre at Eastbourne CollegeSat 23 - Mon 25 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.

25 August 2014 to 25 August 2014

Summer Holiday Art for Children at The Drawing RoomMon 25 Aug 2014Let the kids get creative during the summer holidays at this weekly holiday art club, taking place every Monday.

23 August 2014 to 25 August 2014

Medieval Festival Weekend at Gardens & Grounds of Herstmonceux CastleSat 23 - Mon 25 Aug 2014Set within 600 acres of carefully managed woodland, Herstmonceux Castle is a magical setting which brings medieval England alive.

25 August 2014 to 25 August 2014

The Good Old Days™ – Featuring Special Guest Star at Royal HippodromeMon 25 Aug 2014The Good Old Days™ – Featuring Special Guest Star Anton Du Beke

25 August 2014 to 25 August 2014

Peppa Pig & George at Drusillas ParkMon 25 Aug 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.

25 August 2014 to 25 August 2014

Age UK East Sussex Summer Fayre at Western LawnsMon 25 Aug 2014Age UK East Sussex Summer Fayre

22 August 2014 to 25 August 2014

Continental Market at Eastbourne SeafrontFri 22 - Mon 25 Aug 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.

26 August 2014 to 26 August 2014

Hampden Park Healthy WalkTue 26 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.

26 August 2014 to 26 August 2014

The Fat Controller at Drusillas ParkTue 26 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.

26 August 2014 to 26 August 2014

Kids Party Nights at Eastbourne BandstandTue 26 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.

26 August 2014 to 26 August 2014

Punch & Judy at Wish Tower SlopesTue 26 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.

27 August 2014 to 27 August 2014

Eastbourne Borough MarketWed 27 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...

26 August 2014 to 27 August 2014

There's Magic in the Music at Royal HippodromeTue 26 - Wed 27 Aug 2014There's Magic in the Music

27 August 2014 to 27 August 2014

Peppa Pig & George at Drusillas ParkWed 27 Aug 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.

27 August 2014 to 27 August 2014

1812 Firework Concert at Eastbourne BandstandWed 27 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.

27 August 2014 to 27 August 2014

28 August 2014 to 28 August 2014

The Country Superstars Experience at Royal HippodromeThu 28 Aug 2014The Country Superstars Experience

28 August 2014 to 28 August 2014

John Mann Music Show at Winter GardensThu 28 Aug 2014John Mann Music Show

28 August 2014 to 28 August 2014

Big Band Sound at Eastbourne BandstandThu 28 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.

28 August 2014 to 28 August 2014

Punch & Judy at Wish Tower SlopesThu 28 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.

29 August 2014 to 29 August 2014

Shinewater Healthy Walk at Shinewater ParkFri 29 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.

29 August 2014 to 29 August 2014

Michael Bublé Tribute Show at Eastbourne BandstandFri 29 Aug 2014with Tom Fitzpatrick

26 August 2014 to 30 August 2014

Dreamboats and Miniskirts at Congress TheatreTue 26 - Sat 30 Aug 2014The hugely anticipated sequel from the team that brought you 'Dreamboats and Petticoats'

25 August 2014 to 30 August 2014

LTA South of England Tennis Championships at Devonshire ParkMon 25 - Sat 30 Aug 2014Over 35's tennis championships featuring players from all over the UK, at one of the worlds best grass court venues. Watch for free in the beautiful surroundings of Devonshire Park, or play - contact the Lawn Tennis Association.

30 August 2014 to 30 August 2014

Cher Tribute Show at Eastbourne BandstandSat 30 Aug 2014Believe in Cher recreates the highlights of Cher's phenomenal career. This energetic, visual show features gorgeous gypsy dancers and live musicians, all paying tribute to one of the worlds best love performers.

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.

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.

30 August 2014 to 31 August 2014

Coastal Cultural Trail at TownerSat 30 - Sun 31 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.

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
£10.00-£40.00

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