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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 Reopens!

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Eastbourne Pier is now open for business! Thanks to a special walkway, visitors will be able to access the Waterfront cafe/bar, shops, Atlantis nightclub, Victorian Tea Rooms, Coffee Republic and the fishing platform.

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Beachy Head Marathon & 10K event - The Final Countdown!

The Beachy Head Marathon is a scenic gem, with subscribers to Runners World regularly voting it as one of the most iconic events in the country. Read our round up on the VisitEastbourne blog with top tips and useful information.

Halloween Museum Trail at the Redoubt Fortress

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Throughout October Half Term make tracks to the Redoubt Fortress and explore the Museum with a Halloween themed trail where there have been reports of haunted happenings and ghostly goings-on. With a great 2 for 1 offer also there really is no excuse not to mis out! Will you be brave enough to take a look around the cells perhaps? Prizes up for grabs for those who complete! 

 

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The Royal suite double bedroom

The Royal

A charming property of unique character. The Royal enjoys a prestigious seafront location,close to the Pier and within easy strolling distance of the town centre. Bedrooms are bright and clean with modern facilities and panoramic sea views.

Guest Accommodation with 10 rooms, £39-£59 pppnb, £143 prpnb

7 night for price of 6 until March 2015, 5 nights for price of 4 until Feb 2015

The Red Room

The Langtons

Karen and Mark welcome you to their stylish Victorian seafront guest house. High quality en-suite accommodation, fantastic home-cooked breakfasts, close to pier and all amenities, easy parking. A superb seaside break.

Guest House with 8 rooms, £30-£45 pppnb

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Events This Week...

Black Cat Day at National Cat Centre

Sat 1 Nov 2014

Collection Store Tours

Sat 1 - Sun 2 Nov 2014

Eastbourne Parkrun

Eastbourne Parkrun

Sat 1 Nov 2014

The Observatory Science Centre

Family Open Evening

Sat 1 Nov 2014

Free Family Drop in

Free Family Drop-in

Sat 1 - Sun 2 Nov 2014

Grease (Rattonians)

Wed 29 Oct - Sat 1 Nov 2014

Pumpkin Carving

Halloween at Blackberry Farm

Sun 26 Oct - Sun 2 Nov 2014

Halloween Half Term Fun

Sat 25 Oct - Sun 2 Nov 2014

Halloween Museum Trail

Halloween Museum Trail

Sat 25 Oct - Sun 2 Nov 2014

Halloween Shriek Week at Drusillas

Halloween Shriek Week

Sat 25 Oct - Sun 2 Nov 2014

Spooktacular Fun, activities and adventure

Fri 24 Oct - Sun 2 Nov 2014

WynterCon 2014

Thu 30 Oct - Sun 2 Nov 2014

Young EODS Present: Oliver!

Tue 28 Oct - Sat 1 Nov 2014

3rd Annual Concert of Remembrance

Sun 2 Nov 2014

Oi Oi Comedy Club

Sun 2 Nov 2014

Open Ended

Tue 4 Nov 2014

Pitcairn

Tue 4 - Sat 8 Nov 2014

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  • Fright Nights at Blackstock FarmWed 22 Oct - Sun 2 Nov 2014DEFINITELY ONLY FOR THE BRAVE!!! Prices start at £14.95pp for one round of each of the three attractions. £18.95 for two rounds and £23.95 for unlimited rounds. Bar & food available in our cafe or halloween function barn.
    Halloween Half Term Fun at Blackstock FarmSat 25 Oct - Sun 2 Nov 2014Come and exploor Blackstock farm with activities including; Pumpkin Carving, Creepy Craftmaking, cupcake decorating, face painting and much more!
    3rd Annual Concert of Remembrance at Our Lady of Ransom ChurchSun 2 Nov 2014. It is a non-denominational event and will be held at Our Lady of Ransom Church, Grange Road, Eastbourne on Sunday 2nd of November at 2.30 p.m. Guests will include the Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex, The Mayor and MP Admission is free
    Oi Oi Comedy Club at The Counting HouseSun 2 Nov 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.
    Halloween Museum Trail at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumSat 25 Oct - Sun 2 Nov 2014Throughout October Half Term make tracks to the Redoubt Fortress and explore the Museum with a Halloween themed trail. Prizes up for grabs for those who complete!
    Halloween Shriek Week at Drusillas ParkSat 25 Oct - Sun 2 Nov 2014If you are bored of all your local haunts, stake out the fun at Drusillas Park over the Halloween period. We’ve conjured up some fang-tastically spooky surprises to keep your little horrors half term happy.
    WynterCon 2014 at Winter GardensThu 30 Oct - Sun 2 Nov 2014A science fiction and fantasy conference
    Free Family Drop-in at TownerSat 1 - Sun 2 Nov 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).
    2014 Jarman Award Shortlist Touring Programme at TownerSat 11 Oct - Sun 2 Nov 2014The Jarman Award Touring Programme presents a selection of single screen film works by the 10 artists shortlisted for this year’s prestigious Jarman Award: John Akomfrah, Sebastian Buerkner, Laura Buckley, Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Steven Clayd
    Collection Store Tours at TownerSat 1 - Sun 2 Nov 2014Our Collection Store Tours provide the public with a unique opportunity to view the Towner Collection behind the scenes.
    Spooktacular Fun, activities and adventure at Borde Hill GardenFri 24 Oct - Sun 2 Nov 2014Spooktacular fun, activities & adventure!
    Halloween at Blackberry FarmSun 26 Oct - Sun 2 Nov 2014Skip the tricks this Halloween and go straight to the treat—a spooky Halloween celebration at Blackberry Farm. Gather round the bonfire to hear Smoky Mountain legends from famed storytellers, and keep cozy with to-die-for cocktails.
    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.
    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.
    Yoga & Mindfulness Classes at TownerFri 17 Oct - Fri 28 Nov 2014A unique opportunity to practice yoga in the calm and contemporary setting at Towner.
    Eastbourne Ancestors in The Pavilion at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumSat 1 Feb - Fri 19 Dec 2014This ground-breaking exhibition follows the biggest project of its kind, which saw scientific analysis of human remains dating back to the Bronze Age.
    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.
    Twixt Two World at TownerSat 11 Oct 2014 - Sun 4 Jan 2015Twixt Two Worlds is presented in association with Brighton Photo Biennial (BPB14) BPB14 runs 4 October – 2 November 2014
    Land and Sea at TownerSat 13 Sep 2014 - Sun 18 Jan 2015A selection of new acquisitions and existing works from the permanent collection. The display will tie in with Twixt Two Worlds and will focus on works that use film and photography in their depiction of sea and landscapes.
    Ravilious Room at TownerSat 13 Sep 2014 - Mon 2 Mar 2015A dedicated space to admire a selection of Eric Ravilious' finest watercolours and explore the unique archive and books. Towner holds one of the largest public collections of his work, with its views of Sussex and the South Downs.
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01 November 2014 to 01 November 2014

Henrietta the Hippo's Funhouse - Bonfire Night at Royal HippodromeSat 1 Nov 2014Henrietta the Hippo's Funhouse - Bonfire Night

01 November 2014 to 01 November 2014

Eastbourne Parkrun at Shinewater ParkSat 1 Nov 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!

01 November 2014 to 01 November 2014

Military History Lecture - Peter Barton at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumSat 1 Nov 2014Peter Barton presents a heavily illustrated precis of the key research and key points from his book The Lost Legions of Fromelles.

29 October 2014 to 01 November 2014

Grease (Rattonians) at Congress TheatreWed 29 Oct - Sat 1 Nov 2014Grease (Rattonians)

28 October 2014 to 01 November 2014

Young EODS Present: Oliver! at Devonshire Park TheatreTue 28 Oct - Sat 1 Nov 2014Young EODS Present: Oliver!

01 November 2014 to 01 November 2014

Black Cat Day at National Cat CentreSat 1 Nov 2014Black Cat Day is an annual event at the NCAC to raise awareness about how black cats can be overlooked by those looking for a new pet. Obviously, black cats make great pets just as much as their ginger, tortoise or tabby cousins.

01 November 2014 to 01 November 2014

Family Open Evening at The Observatory Science CentreSat 1 Nov 2014Family Open Evening with optional Halloween drop-in activities Among the activities you can make your own flying bats and screaming balloons as well as decorating goody bags with spooktacular pictures.

01 November 2014 to 01 November 2014

Halloween Family Open Evening at The Observatory Science CentreSat 1 Nov 2014Among the activities you can make your own flying bats and screaming balloons as well as decorating goody bags with spooktacular pictures.

22 October 2014 to 02 November 2014

Fright Nights at Blackstock FarmWed 22 Oct - Sun 2 Nov 2014DEFINITELY ONLY FOR THE BRAVE!!! Prices start at £14.95pp for one round of each of the three attractions. £18.95 for two rounds and £23.95 for unlimited rounds. Bar & food available in our cafe or halloween function barn.

25 October 2014 to 02 November 2014

Halloween Half Term Fun at Blackstock FarmSat 25 Oct - Sun 2 Nov 2014Come and exploor Blackstock farm with activities including; Pumpkin Carving, Creepy Craftmaking, cupcake decorating, face painting and much more!

02 November 2014 to 02 November 2014

3rd Annual Concert of Remembrance at Our Lady of Ransom ChurchSun 2 Nov 2014. It is a non-denominational event and will be held at Our Lady of Ransom Church, Grange Road, Eastbourne on Sunday 2nd of November at 2.30 p.m. Guests will include the Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex, The Mayor and MP Admission is free

02 November 2014 to 02 November 2014

Oi Oi Comedy Club at The Counting HouseSun 2 Nov 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.

25 October 2014 to 02 November 2014

Halloween Museum Trail at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumSat 25 Oct - Sun 2 Nov 2014Throughout October Half Term make tracks to the Redoubt Fortress and explore the Museum with a Halloween themed trail. Prizes up for grabs for those who complete!

25 October 2014 to 02 November 2014

Halloween Shriek Week at Drusillas ParkSat 25 Oct - Sun 2 Nov 2014If you are bored of all your local haunts, stake out the fun at Drusillas Park over the Halloween period. We’ve conjured up some fang-tastically spooky surprises to keep your little horrors half term happy.

30 October 2014 to 02 November 2014

WynterCon 2014 at Winter GardensThu 30 Oct - Sun 2 Nov 2014A science fiction and fantasy conference

01 November 2014 to 02 November 2014

Free Family Drop-in at TownerSat 1 - Sun 2 Nov 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).

11 October 2014 to 02 November 2014

2014 Jarman Award Shortlist Touring Programme at TownerSat 11 Oct - Sun 2 Nov 2014The Jarman Award Touring Programme presents a selection of single screen film works by the 10 artists shortlisted for this year’s prestigious Jarman Award: John Akomfrah, Sebastian Buerkner, Laura Buckley, Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Steven Clayd

01 November 2014 to 02 November 2014

Collection Store Tours at TownerSat 1 - Sun 2 Nov 2014Our Collection Store Tours provide the public with a unique opportunity to view the Towner Collection behind the scenes.

24 October 2014 to 02 November 2014

Spooktacular Fun, activities and adventure at Borde Hill GardenFri 24 Oct - Sun 2 Nov 2014Spooktacular fun, activities & adventure!

26 October 2014 to 02 November 2014

Halloween at Blackberry FarmSun 26 Oct - Sun 2 Nov 2014Skip the tricks this Halloween and go straight to the treat—a spooky Halloween celebration at Blackberry Farm. Gather round the bonfire to hear Smoky Mountain legends from famed storytellers, and keep cozy with to-die-for cocktails.

04 November 2014 to 04 November 2014

Rolling Back the Years at Royal HippodromeTue 4 Nov 2014Rolling Back the Years

04 November 2014 to 04 November 2014

Hampden Park Healthy WalkTue 4 Nov 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.

04 November 2014 to 04 November 2014

Marty Wilde's Rock ‘N’ Roll Party at Congress TheatreTue 4 Nov 2014Marty Wilde's Rock ‘N’ Roll Party

04 November 2014 to 04 November 2014

Eastbourne's Tea Dances at Winter GardensTue 4 Nov 2014 Eastbourne's Tea Dances

04 November 2014 to 04 November 2014

Open Ended at TownerTue 4 Nov 2014This is a groundbreaking initiative for people with memory problems and their carers – developed jointly between Towner and Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

05 November 2014 to 05 November 2014

Saffrons Firework Display at Saffrons Sports ClubWed 5 Nov 2014A fun packed evening in a great location for all the family, featuring fairground rides, food stalls and fantastic fireworks!

05 November 2014 to 05 November 2014

Curious Beer Club at The DolphinWed 5 Nov 2014Including one or more local micro brewer (a secret until the night), their stories and six ales + hearty, locally sourced food.

06 November 2014 to 06 November 2014

Dancing in the Streets at Congress TheatreThu 6 Nov 2014Dancing in the Streets

06 November 2014 to 06 November 2014

Example + Special Guests at Winter GardensThu 6 Nov 2014Example + Special Guests

07 November 2014 to 07 November 2014

The Sherry Babys at Royal HippodromeFri 7 Nov 2014The Sherry Babys

07 November 2014 to 07 November 2014

Shinewater Healthy Walk at Shinewater ParkFri 7 Nov 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.

08 November 2014 to 08 November 2014

Leonard Bernstein's Chichester Psalms at All Saints' ChurchSat 8 Nov 2014Hailsham Choral will perform a concert featuring works by Mozart, Haydn, Bruckner, Parry and climaxing with Leonard Bernstein's choral masterpiece, The Chichester Psalms.

08 November 2014 to 08 November 2014

“A Memorial Music Hall” at Royal HippodromeSat 8 Nov 2014“A Memorial Music Hall”

08 November 2014 to 08 November 2014

Eastbourne Parkrun at Shinewater ParkSat 8 Nov 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!

04 November 2014 to 08 November 2014

Pitcairn at Devonshire Park TheatreTue 4 - Sat 8 Nov 2014Pitcairn

08 November 2014 to 08 November 2014

Jane & Louise Wilson in conversation at TownerSat 8 Nov 2014Jane & Louise Wilson will discuss their work in Hypnotic Suggestion 505 (1993), included in Twixt Two Worlds, in conversation with curator and writer Mark Waugh.

09 November 2014 to 09 November 2014

A Night at the Opera at The Birley Centre at Eastbourne CollegeSun 9 Nov 2014Join principal singers from Opera Holland Park for an evening of popular arias in aid of UK charity Hearing Link

08 November 2014 to 09 November 2014

Free Family Drop-in at TownerSat 8 - Sun 9 Nov 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).

09 November 2014 to 09 November 2014

Double Vertigo at TownerSun 9 Nov 2014The films of Alfred Hitchcock have been a major influence on the work of artist Douglas Gordon, whose work Hysterical is featured in our exhibition Twixt Two Worlds.

10 November 2014 to 10 November 2014

Paul Hollywood - An Evening of Baking, Fun, Demos at Congress TheatreMon 10 Nov 2014Paul Hollywood - An Evening of Baking, Fun, Demos and Audience Participation

10 November 2014 to 10 November 2014

Secondary Schools' Prom Concert (East Sussex Music at Winter GardensMon 10 Nov 2014Secondary Schools' Prom Concert (East Sussex Music Service)

10 November 2014 to 15 November 2014

The Small Hand at Devonshire Park TheatreMon 10 - Sat 15 Nov 2014The Small Hand

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.

17 October 2014 to 28 November 2014

Yoga & Mindfulness Classes at TownerFri 17 Oct - Fri 28 Nov 2014A unique opportunity to practice yoga in the calm and contemporary setting at Towner.

08 November 2014 to 14 December 2014

01 February 2014 to 19 December 2014

Eastbourne Ancestors in The Pavilion at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumSat 1 Feb - Fri 19 Dec 2014This ground-breaking exhibition follows the biggest project of its kind, which saw scientific analysis of human remains dating back to the Bronze Age.

06 November 2014 to 26 December 2014

“The Royal Hippodrome’s Christmas Cracker” - A TheThu 6 Nov - Fri 26 Dec 2014“The Royal Hippodrome’s Christmas Cracker” - A Themed Variety Christmas Spectacular!

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.

11 October 2014 to 04 January 2015

Twixt Two World at TownerSat 11 Oct 2014 - Sun 4 Jan 2015Twixt Two Worlds is presented in association with Brighton Photo Biennial (BPB14) BPB14 runs 4 October – 2 November 2014

13 September 2014 to 18 January 2015

Land and Sea at TownerSat 13 Sep 2014 - Sun 18 Jan 2015A selection of new acquisitions and existing works from the permanent collection. The display will tie in with Twixt Two Worlds and will focus on works that use film and photography in their depiction of sea and landscapes.

13 September 2014 to 02 March 2015

Ravilious Room at TownerSat 13 Sep 2014 - Mon 2 Mar 2015A dedicated space to admire a selection of Eric Ravilious' finest watercolours and explore the unique archive and books. Towner holds one of the largest public collections of his work, with its views of Sussex and the South Downs.

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