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Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway Adventure Park
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.

 
 
 
Go Wild! At Drusillas Park
VistEngland VAQAS

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
 
 
 
Pevensey Court House Museum & Gaol

High Street, Pevensey, East Sussex, BN24 5LG, Tel: 01323 733419/760581, Email, www.pevenseycourthouse.co.uk

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.

 
 
 
Lloyds lanes

Tenpin: Eastbourne, Broadwater Way, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN22 9PZ, Tel: 0871 222 3675, Email, www.tenpin.co.uk/our-locations/eastbourne/

With 20 bowling lanes, medieval themed Laser Quest arena, arcade and seven American Pool tables there’s something for the whole family to do.

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  • Rail station: Hampden Park (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Michelham Priory
VistEngland VAQASHistoric Houses Association Member

Upper Dicker, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 3Q, Tel: 01323 844224, Email, sussexpast.co.uk/properties-to-discover/michelham-priory

Explore Michelham’s fascinating 800 year history, from its foundation by Augustinian canons, through the destruction caused by the dissolution of the monasteries in Tudor times and into its later life as a country house.

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  • Rail station: Polegate (4 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Knockhatch Adventure Park,Hailsham,Sussex

Hailsham Bypass, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 3GD, Tel: 01323 442051, Email, www.knockhatch.com

Rain or Shine Come and enjoy an action-pack visit at Knockhatch Adventure Park.

Come sliding down and skip across the water on the Wave Runner Water Slide, join the battle and help the chicken defend their house in the Cannon Arena!

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  • Rail station: Polegate (6 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Shinewater Park

Shinewater, Eastbourne, BN23 8EJ, Tel: 01323 410000, www.eastbourne.gov.uk/Sport_&_Recreation/Parks_&_Gardens/shinewater_park.asp

Facilities include a children's playground, BMX and skate park, all-weather multi-use court and field for informal sports use.

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  • Rail station: Hampden Park (1 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Free entry
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
Beachy Head Countryside Centre

Beachy Head Road, Beachy Head, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN20 7YA, Tel: 01323 737273, Email

Beachy Head Countryside Centre is situated at Beachy Head, a renowned beauty spot with incredible views. The Countryside Centre has an excellent gift shop, Downland Experience giving information about the geology and history.

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  • Rail station: Eastbourne (3 miles)
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • 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.

 
 
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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
Spray Watersports

Royal Parade, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN22 7LD, BN22 7LD, Tel: 01323 417023, Email, www.buzzactive.org.uk

Buzz Active offers a variety of water based activities for everyone. Courses range from sailing to windsurfing, kayaking to powerboating. Come and try one of our taster sessions or take part in a course and learn something new today.

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  • Rail station: Eastbourne (2 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Hampden Park

Hampden Park, Eastbourne, BN22 9QN, Tel: 01323 410000, www.eastbourne.gov.uk/Sport_&_Recreation/Parks_&_Gardens/hampden_park.asp

Sports and recreation facilities include those for football, rugby, cricket, indoor and outdoor bowls, tennis, children's playground and BMX skate facility. The northern part of the Park has a large lake, shady lawns and area of woodland.

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  • Rail station: Hampden Park (1 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Free entry
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
 

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