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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!

Coastal Cutural Trail

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Towner, De La Warr & Jerwood

The Coastal Culture Trail joins De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill, Jerwood Gallery in Hastings and Towner in Eastbourne. The three award-winning galleries share a stunning 20 mile stretch of East Sussex coastline, which – less than 90 minutes from London – is the perfect destination for a weekend getaway. We’ve handpicked the best of East Sussex attractions, accommodation, and eateries to create three bespoke trails to suit a variety of tastes and interest:

 

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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

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

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

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

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

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...

County Cup in Eastbourne

AEGON Summer County Cup

Mon 21 - Fri 25 Jul 2014

The Widow

Tue 22 - Sat 26 Jul 2014

There's Magic in the Music

Tue 22 - Wed 23 Jul 2014

1812 Firework Concerts

1812 Firework Concert

Wed 23 Jul 2014

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Big Band Sound

Thu 24 Jul 2014

Hello Kitty at Drusillas Park, Eastbourne

Hello Kitty

Thu 24 Jul 2014

John Mann Music Show

Thu 24 Jul 2014

Adele Tribute Show

Fri 25 Jul 2014

Hello Kitty at Drusillas Park, Eastbourne

Hello Kitty

Fri 25 Jul 2014

Plod

PLOD South Downs Way

Fri 25 - Sat 26 Jul 2014

Coastal Cultural Trail

Sat 26 - Sun 27 Jul 2014

Eastbourne Parkrun

Eastbourne Parkrun

Sat 26 Jul 2014

Eastbourne Uncovered

Eastbourne Uncovered

Sat 26 - Sun 27 Jul 2014

Free Family Drop in

Free Family Drop-in

Sat 26 Jul 2014

Eastbourne Lammas Festival

Lammas Festival

Sat 26 - Sun 27 Jul 2014

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23 July 2014 to 23 July 2014

Eastbourne Borough MarketWed 23 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...

22 July 2014 to 23 July 2014

There's Magic in the Music at Royal HippodromeTue 22 - Wed 23 Jul 2014There's Magic in the Music

23 July 2014 to 23 July 2014

1812 Firework Concert at Eastbourne BandstandWed 23 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.

24 July 2014 to 24 July 2014

Hello Kitty at Drusillas ParkThu 24 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.

24 July 2014 to 24 July 2014

John Mann Music Show at Winter GardensThu 24 Jul 2014John Mann Music Show

24 July 2014 to 24 July 2014

Big Band Sound at Eastbourne BandstandThu 24 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.

25 July 2014 to 25 July 2014

Shinewater Healthy Walk at Shinewater ParkFri 25 Jul 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.

25 July 2014 to 25 July 2014

Hello Kitty at Drusillas ParkFri 25 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.

21 July 2014 to 25 July 2014

AEGON Summer County Cup at Devonshire ParkMon 21 - Fri 25 Jul 2014Competing counties battle in the national stages of this doubles competition which sees the some of the UK's best tennis players representing their county in this week long tournament, with Andy Murray and Tim Henman both past competitors.

25 July 2014 to 25 July 2014

Adele Tribute Show at Eastbourne BandstandFri 25 Jul 2014The Uk's No.1 Adele Tribute Show, as performed by Helen Ward-Jackson, generates energy and excitement.

25 July 2014 to 26 July 2014

PLOD South Downs WayFri 25 - Sat 26 Jul 2014PLOD is the ultimate team endurance walking challenge. If you are looking for adventure, have decided it’s time to live life to the full, or just want to do something different, then this is the event for you!

26 July 2014 to 26 July 2014

Old Town Food & Craft Market at Community WiseSat 26 Jul 2014A friendly welcoming atmosphere at a local market selling a wide variety of local produce and crafts. Refreshments are also on sale.

26 July 2014 to 26 July 2014

A Portrait of Matt Monro at Royal HippodromeSat 26 Jul 2014A Portrait of Matt Monro

26 July 2014 to 26 July 2014

Eastbourne Parkrun at Shinewater ParkSat 26 Jul 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 July 2014 to 26 July 2014

Oh, Lovely, What a War! at Under Ground TheatreSat 26 Jul 2014""Oh, Lovely, What a War!" looks to drive home just how tragic war is; something that was highlighted in the Great War of 1914-18.

22 July 2014 to 26 July 2014

The Widow at Devonshire Park TheatreTue 22 - Sat 26 Jul 2014The Widow

26 July 2014 to 26 July 2014

Free Family Drop-in at TownerSat 26 Jul 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).

26 July 2014 to 26 July 2014

Buddy Holly Tribute Show at Eastbourne BandstandSat 26 Jul 2014This breathtaking show has rock ’n’ rolled audiences across the globe from Cardiff to California and is guaranteed to have everyone singing along to the music and dancing in the aisles. Hits include ‘That’ll Be The Day’, ‘Peggy Sue’, ‘Heart

26 July 2014 to 27 July 2014

Eastbourne Uncovered at The Birley Centre at Eastbourne CollegeSat 26 - Sun 27 Jul 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.

27 July 2014 to 27 July 2014

Rolls Royce Enthusiasts Club Rally at Gardens & Grounds of Herstmonceux CastleSun 27 Jul 2014Around 100 Classic Cars on show A chance to see a vast and varied range of Rolls Royce vehicles from Phantoms to Ghosts.

27 July 2014 to 27 July 2014

Miss Earth Sussex Heat at Cavendish HotelSun 27 Jul 2014The Miss Sussex heat is on the 27th of July and the Cavendish and there will be three rounds, the ecowear, evening wear and the contestants interviews as well as a detail of the project they aim to undertake in their year.

26 July 2014 to 27 July 2014

Defend the Redoubt - Napoleonic Weekend at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumSat 26 - Sun 27 Jul 2014Come and celebrate all things Napoleonic with historical re-enactors, talks and tours and art and craft activities.

27 July 2014 to 27 July 2014

Craft and Gift Fair at Albany (Lions) HotelSun 27 Jul 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.

26 July 2014 to 27 July 2014

Lammas Festival at Western LawnsSat 26 - Sun 27 Jul 2014A free extravaganza of folk music, morris dancing, traditional giants, and entertainment for everyone with a carnival parade from the Pier Saturday 12noon returning to the Western Lawns, the main festival site.

27 July 2014 to 27 July 2014

Free Family Drop-in at TownerSun 27 Jul 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).

26 July 2014 to 27 July 2014

Coastal Cultural Trail at TownerSat 26 - Sun 27 Jul 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.

27 July 2014 to 27 July 2014

Military Wives Choir with Swingtime Sweethearts at Eastbourne BandstandSun 27 Jul 2014Military Wives Choir of Shorncliffe perform at Eastbourne Bandstand for the first time with special guests, the Swingtime Sweethearts.

27 July 2014 to 27 July 2014

Traditional Afternoon Concert at Eastbourne BandstandSun 27 Jul 2014If you enjoy the traditional music from brass, concert and silver bands this is the place to spend your Sunday afternoon.

27 July 2014 to 27 July 2014

Eastbourne Walking Tours at Eastbourne SeafrontSun 27 Jul 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.

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
£10.00-£40.00

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