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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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Flare Path, Devonshire Park Theatre

Theatre Shows and Bandstand Concerts!

With the end of summer slowly approching make the most of alfresco music concerts at the Bandstand with August's super tribute nights line-up. Head to our blog to read about upcoming Bandstand concerts and some more excellent theatre productions this month!

Childrens Summer Quiz!

Eastbourne Events

This Summer Holiday!

This Summer Holiday, visit the Beachy Heady Countryside Centre and get your kids involved with their Fun Quiz. Get all the answers right and win a prize. Open 10am until 4pm daily. Exhibition of pictures, models and life-size reconstructions all related to the Sussex Downs landscape and history.

 

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Big Sky Tipi camping near Eastbourne

Big Sky Tipi Holidays

Glamping in an authentic Sioux Indian Tipi. All equipment provided and camp fires allowed. Set in a beautiful rural/woodland location 4 miles from the coast. Sleeps 4-6 people.

Alternative Accommodation with 9 units, £360-£550 pupw sleeps 1-6

Tipi Mid-Week Special

South Lodge Holiday Flat

South Lodge Apartment

Our self-contained flat is part of an Edwardian town house in Little Chelsea.

Self-catering with 1 unit, £360-£440 pupw sleeps 1-4

10% off at the South Lodge Apartment

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, £42-£98 prpnb

10% off 5 nights or more at the Devonia

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, £59-£179 prpn

25% off 4 nights or more at Shore View

Events This Week...

Evening in Nashville

A Night In Nashville

Sun 30 Aug 2015

Basie Straight Ahead

Basie Straight Ahead

Sun 30 Aug 2015

England’s Medieval Festival

England’s Medieval Festival

Sat 29 - Mon 31 Aug 2015

Treasure Island at The Royal Hippodrome

Little Treasures Week!

Mon 24 - Sun 30 Aug 2015

Eastbourne

The World Street Food Festival

Fri 28 - Mon 31 Aug 2015

Hello Kitty

Mon 31 Aug 2015

Open Ended

Tue 1 Sep 2015

Punch and Judy

Tue 1 Sep 2015

The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

Tue 1 Sep 2015

Tour of our Craft Pottery

Wed 2 - Sat 5 Sep 2015

Halfway To Paradise

Halfway To Paradise

Thu 3 Sep 2015

Eastbourne Traditional Market

Traditional Seafront Market

Thu 3 - Sun 6 Sep 2015

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The 25th Annual Putnum Spelling Bee, Under Ground Theatre

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  • Summer Children’s Quiz at Beachy Head Countryside CentreWed 29 Jul - Sun 30 Aug 2015Fun Quiz for Kids during the summer holidays. Get all the answers right and win a prize. Open 10am until 4pm daily. Exhibition of pictures, models and life-size reconstructions all related to the Sussex Downs landscape and history
    Little Treasures Week! at Royal HippodromeMon 24 - Sun 30 Aug 2015Eastbourne sets sail for ‘Little Treasures’ week this August as the Royal Hippodrome, Redoubt Fortress and Treasure Island all join together in a week-long programme of pirate fun, with one discounted family pass.
    Summerdown Camp Project Exhibition at The Pavilion Tea RoomsMon 16 Mar - Wed 30 Sep 2015Eastbourne Heritage Service is running a fascinating project about Summerdown Camp and the people who worked and convalesced there.
    'Eastbourne Views by James Owen' at Eastbourne Heritage CentreSat 2 May - Sat 31 Oct 2015From 2nd May for two weeks only there will be an additional special display of the largest collection ever brought together of original James Owen watercolours of Eastbourne and district painted in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
    80th anniversary of Eastbourne’s Grand Parade Band at Eastbourne Heritage CentreSat 2 May - Sat 31 Oct 2015Exhibition: 80th anniversary of Eastbourne’s Grand Parade Bandstand May 2 onwards To coincide with the 80th anniversary there will be an opportunity to find out about the Grand Parade Bandstand
    Treasure at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumMon 16 Mar - Sun 15 Nov 2015Discover rare and wonderful objects in the Treasure exhibition, funded by the Arts Council.
    Pirate School at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumThu 23 Jul - Tue 1 Sep 2015The Redoubt Fortress introduces a brand new Pirate School throughout the school holidays this summer, from 23 July - 1 September.
    Ravilious Room at Towner Art GalleryThu 12 Mar - Thu 31 Dec 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.
    East Sussex Open 2015 at Towner Art GallerySat 11 Jul - Sun 20 Sep 2015Applications are now open for our popular open application exhibition. East Sussex Open brings together the best artists and makers from across the East Sussex region – from Rye to Eastbourne to Brighton & Hove.
    A Radical View: William Gear as Curator at Towner Art GallerySat 9 May - Mon 31 Aug 2015The abstract painter William Gear (1915–1997) was Towner’s curator from 1958 until 1964. During this time, he added to the diversity and modernity of the permanent Collection with his acquisitions. These included paintings by major British
    William Gear 1915-1997: The painter Britain Forgot at Towner Art GallerySat 18 Jul - Sun 27 Sep 2015In the centenary of his birth, Towner presents a major retrospective of William Gear, one of the leading abstract British painters of his generation. William Gear, The painter that Britain forgot traces the influence and prolific output
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  • Summer Children’s Quiz at Beachy Head Countryside CentreWed 29 Jul - Sun 30 Aug 2015Fun Quiz for Kids during the summer holidays. Get all the answers right and win a prize. Open 10am until 4pm daily. Exhibition of pictures, models and life-size reconstructions all related to the Sussex Downs landscape and history
    Little Treasures Week! at Royal HippodromeMon 24 - Sun 30 Aug 2015Eastbourne sets sail for ‘Little Treasures’ week this August as the Royal Hippodrome, Redoubt Fortress and Treasure Island all join together in a week-long programme of pirate fun, with one discounted family pass.
    Summerdown Camp Project Exhibition at The Pavilion Tea RoomsMon 16 Mar - Wed 30 Sep 2015Eastbourne Heritage Service is running a fascinating project about Summerdown Camp and the people who worked and convalesced there.
    'Eastbourne Views by James Owen' at Eastbourne Heritage CentreSat 2 May - Sat 31 Oct 2015From 2nd May for two weeks only there will be an additional special display of the largest collection ever brought together of original James Owen watercolours of Eastbourne and district painted in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
    80th anniversary of Eastbourne’s Grand Parade Band at Eastbourne Heritage CentreSat 2 May - Sat 31 Oct 2015Exhibition: 80th anniversary of Eastbourne’s Grand Parade Bandstand May 2 onwards To coincide with the 80th anniversary there will be an opportunity to find out about the Grand Parade Bandstand
    Treasure at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumMon 16 Mar - Sun 15 Nov 2015Discover rare and wonderful objects in the Treasure exhibition, funded by the Arts Council.
    Pirate School at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumThu 23 Jul - Tue 1 Sep 2015The Redoubt Fortress introduces a brand new Pirate School throughout the school holidays this summer, from 23 July - 1 September.
    Ravilious Room at Towner Art GalleryThu 12 Mar - Thu 31 Dec 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.
    East Sussex Open 2015 at Towner Art GallerySat 11 Jul - Sun 20 Sep 2015Applications are now open for our popular open application exhibition. East Sussex Open brings together the best artists and makers from across the East Sussex region – from Rye to Eastbourne to Brighton & Hove.
    A Radical View: William Gear as Curator at Towner Art GallerySat 9 May - Mon 31 Aug 2015The abstract painter William Gear (1915–1997) was Towner’s curator from 1958 until 1964. During this time, he added to the diversity and modernity of the permanent Collection with his acquisitions. These included paintings by major British
    William Gear 1915-1997: The painter Britain Forgot at Towner Art GallerySat 18 Jul - Sun 27 Sep 2015In the centenary of his birth, Towner presents a major retrospective of William Gear, one of the leading abstract British painters of his generation. William Gear, The painter that Britain forgot traces the influence and prolific output
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  • Summer Children’s Quiz at Beachy Head Countryside CentreWed 29 Jul - Sun 30 Aug 2015Fun Quiz for Kids during the summer holidays. Get all the answers right and win a prize. Open 10am until 4pm daily. Exhibition of pictures, models and life-size reconstructions all related to the Sussex Downs landscape and history
    Little Treasures Week! at Royal HippodromeMon 24 - Sun 30 Aug 2015Eastbourne sets sail for ‘Little Treasures’ week this August as the Royal Hippodrome, Redoubt Fortress and Treasure Island all join together in a week-long programme of pirate fun, with one discounted family pass.
    Summerdown Camp Project Exhibition at The Pavilion Tea RoomsMon 16 Mar - Wed 30 Sep 2015Eastbourne Heritage Service is running a fascinating project about Summerdown Camp and the people who worked and convalesced there.
    'Eastbourne Views by James Owen' at Eastbourne Heritage CentreSat 2 May - Sat 31 Oct 2015From 2nd May for two weeks only there will be an additional special display of the largest collection ever brought together of original James Owen watercolours of Eastbourne and district painted in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
    80th anniversary of Eastbourne’s Grand Parade Band at Eastbourne Heritage CentreSat 2 May - Sat 31 Oct 2015Exhibition: 80th anniversary of Eastbourne’s Grand Parade Bandstand May 2 onwards To coincide with the 80th anniversary there will be an opportunity to find out about the Grand Parade Bandstand
    Treasure at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumMon 16 Mar - Sun 15 Nov 2015Discover rare and wonderful objects in the Treasure exhibition, funded by the Arts Council.
    Pirate School at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumThu 23 Jul - Tue 1 Sep 2015The Redoubt Fortress introduces a brand new Pirate School throughout the school holidays this summer, from 23 July - 1 September.
    Ravilious Room at Towner Art GalleryThu 12 Mar - Thu 31 Dec 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.
    East Sussex Open 2015 at Towner Art GallerySat 11 Jul - Sun 20 Sep 2015Applications are now open for our popular open application exhibition. East Sussex Open brings together the best artists and makers from across the East Sussex region – from Rye to Eastbourne to Brighton & Hove.
    A Radical View: William Gear as Curator at Towner Art GallerySat 9 May - Mon 31 Aug 2015The abstract painter William Gear (1915–1997) was Towner’s curator from 1958 until 1964. During this time, he added to the diversity and modernity of the permanent Collection with his acquisitions. These included paintings by major British
    William Gear 1915-1997: The painter Britain Forgot at Towner Art GallerySat 18 Jul - Sun 27 Sep 2015In the centenary of his birth, Towner presents a major retrospective of William Gear, one of the leading abstract British painters of his generation. William Gear, The painter that Britain forgot traces the influence and prolific output
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  • Summer Children’s Quiz at Beachy Head Countryside CentreWed 29 Jul - Sun 30 Aug 2015Fun Quiz for Kids during the summer holidays. Get all the answers right and win a prize. Open 10am until 4pm daily. Exhibition of pictures, models and life-size reconstructions all related to the Sussex Downs landscape and history
    Little Treasures Week! at Royal HippodromeMon 24 - Sun 30 Aug 2015Eastbourne sets sail for ‘Little Treasures’ week this August as the Royal Hippodrome, Redoubt Fortress and Treasure Island all join together in a week-long programme of pirate fun, with one discounted family pass.
    Summerdown Camp Project Exhibition at The Pavilion Tea RoomsMon 16 Mar - Wed 30 Sep 2015Eastbourne Heritage Service is running a fascinating project about Summerdown Camp and the people who worked and convalesced there.
    'Eastbourne Views by James Owen' at Eastbourne Heritage CentreSat 2 May - Sat 31 Oct 2015From 2nd May for two weeks only there will be an additional special display of the largest collection ever brought together of original James Owen watercolours of Eastbourne and district painted in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
    80th anniversary of Eastbourne’s Grand Parade Band at Eastbourne Heritage CentreSat 2 May - Sat 31 Oct 2015Exhibition: 80th anniversary of Eastbourne’s Grand Parade Bandstand May 2 onwards To coincide with the 80th anniversary there will be an opportunity to find out about the Grand Parade Bandstand
    Treasure at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumMon 16 Mar - Sun 15 Nov 2015Discover rare and wonderful objects in the Treasure exhibition, funded by the Arts Council.
    Pirate School at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumThu 23 Jul - Tue 1 Sep 2015The Redoubt Fortress introduces a brand new Pirate School throughout the school holidays this summer, from 23 July - 1 September.
    Ravilious Room at Towner Art GalleryThu 12 Mar - Thu 31 Dec 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.
    East Sussex Open 2015 at Towner Art GallerySat 11 Jul - Sun 20 Sep 2015Applications are now open for our popular open application exhibition. East Sussex Open brings together the best artists and makers from across the East Sussex region – from Rye to Eastbourne to Brighton & Hove.
    A Radical View: William Gear as Curator at Towner Art GallerySat 9 May - Mon 31 Aug 2015The abstract painter William Gear (1915–1997) was Towner’s curator from 1958 until 1964. During this time, he added to the diversity and modernity of the permanent Collection with his acquisitions. These included paintings by major British
    William Gear 1915-1997: The painter Britain Forgot at Towner Art GallerySat 18 Jul - Sun 27 Sep 2015In the centenary of his birth, Towner presents a major retrospective of William Gear, one of the leading abstract British painters of his generation. William Gear, The painter that Britain forgot traces the influence and prolific output
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30 August 2015 to 30 August 2015

Eastbourne Borough MarketSun 30 Aug 2015The 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...

28 August 2015 to 30 August 2015

GB Men's 35s Inter-County Tennis Championships at Devonshire ParkFri 28 - Sun 30 Aug 2015Forty-four counties are divided into eleven groups of four teams that take part over three days in August each year.The World class grass courts provide a great stage for this superb battle of the counties.

31 August 2015 to 05 September 2015

LTA South of England Tennis Championships at Devonshire ParkMon 31 Aug - Sat 5 Sep 2015Over 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.

11 August 2016 to 14 August 2016

Airbourne - Eastbourne International AirshowThu 11 - Sun 14 Aug 2016The world's biggest free seafront airshow returns in August with 4 days of spectacular flying and its all FREE!

29 July 2015 to 30 August 2015

Summer Children’s Quiz at Beachy Head Countryside CentreWed 29 Jul - Sun 30 Aug 2015Fun Quiz for Kids during the summer holidays. Get all the answers right and win a prize. Open 10am until 4pm daily. Exhibition of pictures, models and life-size reconstructions all related to the Sussex Downs landscape and history

29 August 2015 to 31 August 2015

England’s Medieval Festival at Herstmonceux CastleSat 29 - Mon 31 Aug 2015A complete day out for the entire family…enjoy the thrill of Knights Jousting; Twice daily Battle and Siege of the Castle; Grand Parade; Falconry displays; Hundreds of Craftsmen and Traders; a Kid’s Kingdom; Minstrels, Magicians; Jesters;

24 August 2015 to 30 August 2015

Little Treasures Week! at Royal HippodromeMon 24 - Sun 30 Aug 2015Eastbourne sets sail for ‘Little Treasures’ week this August as the Royal Hippodrome, Redoubt Fortress and Treasure Island all join together in a week-long programme of pirate fun, with one discounted family pass.

16 March 2015 to 30 September 2015

Summerdown Camp Project Exhibition at The Pavilion Tea RoomsMon 16 Mar - Wed 30 Sep 2015Eastbourne Heritage Service is running a fascinating project about Summerdown Camp and the people who worked and convalesced there.

16 August 2016 to 16 August 2016

VOCES8 'Sing Joyfully' concert at All Saints' ChurchTue 16 Aug 2016VOCES8 'Sing Joyfully', a programme that celebrates the beauty of voices in harmony. With music from the Renaissance to Jazz and Pop, this concert combines ethereal and angelic voices with VOCES8 renowned stage presence.

02 May 2015 to 31 October 2015

'Eastbourne Views by James Owen' at Eastbourne Heritage CentreSat 2 May - Sat 31 Oct 2015From 2nd May for two weeks only there will be an additional special display of the largest collection ever brought together of original James Owen watercolours of Eastbourne and district painted in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

31 August 2015 to 31 August 2015

Hello Kitty at Drusillas ParkMon 31 Aug 2015Hello Kitty will return to her home at Drusillas on 20 dates during the year! Visit her in her beautiful themed house and have a souvenir photo taken with the cutest girl herself.

30 August 2015 to 30 August 2015

Static Cycle Ride to Twickenham at Seaford Sun 30 Aug 2015Static Cycle Ride to Twickenham (Salts Recreation Ground, Richmond Road, Seaford, East Sussex, BN25 1DR). Clubhouse open from midday

02 May 2015 to 31 October 2015

80th anniversary of Eastbourne’s Grand Parade Band at Eastbourne Heritage CentreSat 2 May - Sat 31 Oct 2015Exhibition: 80th anniversary of Eastbourne’s Grand Parade Bandstand May 2 onwards To coincide with the 80th anniversary there will be an opportunity to find out about the Grand Parade Bandstand

28 August 2015 to 31 August 2015

The World Street Food Festival at Eastbourne SeafrontFri 28 - Mon 31 Aug 2015Eastbourne’s Street Food Festival is being held from the 28th – 31st August on Eastbourne’s seafront.

31 August 2015 to 31 August 2015

Newhaven Fort 1940's Tea DanceMon 31 Aug 2015Newhaven Fort’s successful 1940’s style Tea Dance returns for the third year in a row this summer.

30 August 2015 to 30 August 2015

Basie Straight Ahead at Congress TheatreSun 30 Aug 2015Britain’s most popular swing orchestra brings you an afternoon of Count Basie with special guests Clare Teal (BBC Radio 2) and Matthew Ford (BBC Big Band)

16 March 2015 to 15 November 2015

Treasure at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumMon 16 Mar - Sun 15 Nov 2015Discover rare and wonderful objects in the Treasure exhibition, funded by the Arts Council.

23 July 2015 to 01 September 2015

Pirate School at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumThu 23 Jul - Tue 1 Sep 2015The Redoubt Fortress introduces a brand new Pirate School throughout the school holidays this summer, from 23 July - 1 September.

30 August 2015 to 30 August 2015

A Night In Nashville at Eastbourne BandstandSun 30 Aug 2015Please Note This is an arena only event, tickets are limited

12 March 2015 to 31 December 2015

Ravilious Room at Towner Art GalleryThu 12 Mar - Thu 31 Dec 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.

11 July 2015 to 20 September 2015

East Sussex Open 2015 at Towner Art GallerySat 11 Jul - Sun 20 Sep 2015Applications are now open for our popular open application exhibition. East Sussex Open brings together the best artists and makers from across the East Sussex region – from Rye to Eastbourne to Brighton & Hove.

09 May 2015 to 31 August 2015

A Radical View: William Gear as Curator at Towner Art GallerySat 9 May - Mon 31 Aug 2015The abstract painter William Gear (1915–1997) was Towner’s curator from 1958 until 1964. During this time, he added to the diversity and modernity of the permanent Collection with his acquisitions. These included paintings by major British

18 July 2015 to 27 September 2015

William Gear 1915-1997: The painter Britain Forgot at Towner Art GallerySat 18 Jul - Sun 27 Sep 2015In the centenary of his birth, Towner presents a major retrospective of William Gear, one of the leading abstract British painters of his generation. William Gear, The painter that Britain forgot traces the influence and prolific output

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