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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

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

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)

Events This Week...

1812 Firework Concerts

1812 Firework Concert

Wed 27 Aug 2014

Dreamboats and Miniskirts

Tue 26 - Sat 30 Aug 2014

Hazee's Crazee Circus

Wed 27 Aug 2014

Peppa Pig

Peppa Pig & George

Wed 27 Aug 2014

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Big Band Sound

Thu 28 Aug 2014

John Mann Music Show

Thu 28 Aug 2014

Punch & Judy

Thu 28 Aug 2014

Cher Tribute Show

Sat 30 Aug 2014

Coastal Cultural Trail

Sat 30 - Sun 31 Aug 2014

Eastbourne Parkrun

Eastbourne Parkrun

Sat 30 Aug 2014

Free Family Drop in

Free Family Drop-in

Sat 30 Aug 2014

Pevensey Food Festival

Sat 30 - Sun 31 Aug 2014

Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey Evening

Sun 31 Aug 2014

Free Family Drop in

Free Family Drop-in

Sun 31 Aug 2014

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MG South Downs Run

Sun 31 Aug 2014

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Sunday Funday

Sun 31 Aug 2014

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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...

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

30 August 2014 to 30 August 2014

Old Town Food & Craft Market at Community WiseSat 30 Aug 2014A friendly welcoming atmosphere at a local market selling a wide variety of local produce and crafts. Refreshments are also on sale.

30 August 2014 to 30 August 2014

Elio Pace performs The Billy Joel Songbook at Royal HippodromeSat 30 Aug 2014Celebrating the phenomenal music of Billy Joel

30 August 2014 to 30 August 2014

Eastbourne Parkrun at Shinewater ParkSat 30 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!

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

Free Family Drop-in at TownerSat 30 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).

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.

31 August 2014 to 31 August 2014

Sunday Funday at Sevenoaks ParkSun 31 Aug 2014Eastbourne Homes is organising a fun day out for all the family with all proceeds going to local charities.

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.

31 August 2014 to 31 August 2014

The Len Phillips Big Band - Swinging On Broadway at Congress TheatreSun 31 Aug 2014The Len Phillips Big Band - Swinging On Broadway

31 August 2014 to 31 August 2014

MG South Downs Run at Western LawnsSun 31 Aug 2014Classic MG's follow the picturesque route through the South Downs from Winchester to Eastbourne, before finally displaying on the seafront Western Lawns.

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.

31 August 2014 to 31 August 2014

Free Family Drop-in at TownerSun 31 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).

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.

31 August 2014 to 31 August 2014

Downton Abbey Evening at Eastbourne BandstandSun 31 Aug 2014Music from the television show and the Downton era. A classical spectacular celebrating the success of the ITV television programme 'Downton Abbey' with music from the series and from the Downton era.

31 August 2014 to 31 August 2014

Traditional Afternoon Concert at Eastbourne BandstandSun 31 Aug 2014If you enjoy the traditional music from brass, concert and silver bands this is the place to spend your Sunday afternoon.

31 August 2014 to 31 August 2014

Eastbourne Walking Tours at Eastbourne SeafrontSun 31 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.

30 August 2014 to 31 August 2014

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.

13 August 2015 to 16 August 2015

Airbourne - Eastbourne International AirshowThu 13 - Sun 16 Aug 2015The world's biggest free seafront airshow returns in August with 4 days of spectacular flying and its all FREE!

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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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