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Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Lottbridge Drove, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN23 6QJ, Tel: 01323 520229, Email, www.emsr.co.uk

A railway adventure in Eastbourne. Travel for nearly a mile on the 1/8th scale miniature trains. There's a nature walk around the lake, adventure playground, model railways, cafe and gift shop.

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  • Rail station: Eastbourne/Hampden P (4 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Spa Valley Railway

West Station, Neville Terrace, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 5QY, Tel: 01892 537715, Email, www.spavalleyrailway.co.uk/

Visit us in the heart of South East to enjoy a wonderful ride through the High Weald countryside. Experience the nostalgic and memorable sights, sounds and smells of a working heritage railway.

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  • Duration: 5 Miles
  • Rail station: Eridge Station (0 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
The Observatory Science Centre
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Wartling Road, Herstmonceux, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 1RN, Tel: 01323 832731, Email, www.the-observatory.org

The Observatory Science Centre is one of the leading """"hands-on"""" science centres with over 100 exhibits.

 
 
 
Fort Fun

Royal Parade, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN22 7LU, Tel: 01323 642833, Email, www.fortfun.co.uk

Fort Fun provides a multitude of indoor and outdoor amusement, exhilarating play areas, mini golf adventures, bouncy fun and so much more, all on the beautiful Eastbourne seafront.

 
 
 
Drusillas Park
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Alfriston, East Sussex, BN26 5QS, Tel: 01323 874100, Email, www.drusillas.co.uk

Award winning Drusillas Park offers a fun-tastic family day out that includes the best small zoo in Europe where you’ll come face to face with hundreds of exotic animals from monkeys and meerkats to penguins and pandas.

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  • Rail station: Berwick (1 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Eastbourne Pier
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Grand Parade, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 3EL, Tel: 01323 415725, Email

Eastbourne Pier opened in 1872 and is a sought after film and TV location used in Angus Thongs & Perfect Snogging, and TV series including Poirot, A Place in the Sun, Art Attack, Flog It, and BBC CCTV.

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  • Rail station: Eastbourne (0 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
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National Trust

Bateman's Lane, Burwash, Etchingham, East Sussex, TN19 7DS, Tel: 01435 882302, Email, www.nationaltrust.org.uk/batemans

Bateman’s is the 17th century home of The Jungle Book author Rudyard Kipling. The rooms are much as he left them with his Rolls Royce in the garage, a watermill at the bottom of the garden & a 300 acre estate to explore.

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  • Rail station: Etchingham (3 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Battle Abbey
English Heritage

High Street, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 0AD, Tel: 01424 775 705, www.english-heritage.org.uk/1066

Stand where, according to legend, King Harold was struck in the eye by an arrow and the course of English history changed forever.

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  • Rail station: Battle (0 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 

Prince William Parade, Eastbourne, BN22 7LQ, Tel: 01323 410000, www.eastbourne.gov.uk/Sport_&_Recreation/Parks_&_Gardens/sovereign_park.asp

This Park aims to preserve some of the shingle beach habitat that was once common along the south coast until the increase in urban development and other pressures. There is a picnic site equipped with tables at the west end of the Park.

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  • Rail station: Eastbourne (2 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Princes Park, Eastbourne

Princes Park, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN22 7AE, Tel: 01323 415 415, www.eastbourne.gov.uk/residents/leisure-and-events/parks/princes-park/

Green Flag award winning Princes Park features a range of gardens, children's play, leisure facilities, boating lake and wildlife.

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  • Rail station: Eastbourne (2 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Gardens & Grounds of Herstmonceux Castle

Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 1RN, Tel: 01323 833816, Email, www.herstmonceux-castle.com

Experience the peace and tranquility of this 15th century moated castle set among carefully maintained Elizabethan gardens and parkland.

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  • Rail station: Polegate (4 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Western Lawns

King Edwards Parade, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4UH, Tel: 0871 663 0031, Email

Spacious seafront lawns used for events throughout the summer. Also features Wish Tower Slopes, cafe and Duke of Devonshire statue.

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  • Rail station: Eastbourne (1 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
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Stagecoach, Birch Road, Eastbourne, BN23 6PD, Tel: 03456 00 22 99, Email, www.stagecoachbus.com/dotto

The Dotto land trains run along Eastbourne seafront, stopping at lots of great tourist spots along the way. Hop on and off as much as you like, all day.

 
 
 
Pevensey Court House Museum & Gaol

High Street, Pevensey, East Sussex, BN24 5LG, Tel: 01323 733419/760581, Email, www.pevenseyvisit.com

Discover Pevensey's former Court House, Gaol and Town Hall dating back to Tudor times.

Visit the Old Court Room and Dock as it was used until 1886, enter the prison cells and visit the stocks and exercise yard below.

 
 
 
Motcombe Pool

Motcombe Road, Old Town, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 1PU, Tel: 01323 410748, Email

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  • Rail station: Eastbourne (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Eastbourne Bandstand
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Grand Parade, Eastbourne, BN21 3AD, Tel: 01323 410611, Email, www.eastbournebandstand.co.uk

Eastbourne is proud of its well preserved 1930's bandstand. Here you can enjoy a variety of concerts from Tribute Bands and 1812 Firework Concerts to Military Bands

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  • Rail station: Eastbourne (1 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Sovereign Centre, Eastbourne

Royal Parade, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN22 7LQ, Tel: 01323 738822, www.eastbourneleisurecentres.com/sovereign_centre

The facility offers a 88 station top of the range Life Fitness Gym, Fun Pool with waves, flume and a Jacuzzi, 25 metre lane swimming pool, diving pool and training pool.

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  • Rail station: Eastbourne (3 miles)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Bluebell Walk

Tye Hill Road, Arlington, Polegate, East Sussex, BN26 6SH, Tel: 01323 485151, Email, www.bluebellwalk.co.uk

Enjoy carpets of white wood anemones and scented English bluebells in this 23 acre ancient oak wood with 7 interesting walks to choose from across 3 working farms. Includes walk designed for mobility difficulties.

 
 
 

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