Jump into Autumn with Family Fun Activities around us!

Take a trip to the seaside and make some autumnal memories in the crisp cool air by the beach. Whilst you stay with us at The Grand Hotel, there are a wide array of fun activities for the whole family nearby! We have compiled a list of our top recommendations worth booking during your time here.

This October Half Term we have some fantastic free activities for families staying with us (kids go free!) and a spooky Halloween event too. Find out about our Half Term Offer here A Family Staycation: Children Stay for Free this Half Term | The Grand Hotel Eastbourne (grandeastbourne.com)

Read through some of our recommendations for a great family day out below. 

1. Towner Art Gallery

Collecting and exhibiting art for almost 100 years, the Towner presents a high-quality array of historic and contemporary art, events and activities for all ages and a café with a large outdoor seating area. Find out more here Visit — Towner Eastbourne

2. Knockhatch Adventure Park

A world of adrenaline and thrills, at Knockhatch you will find exhilarating attractions suitable for all ages. From soft play and rowing boats to Dragon Castle and Jungle Kingdom with live animals, it’s an experience you won’t want to miss! Find out more here Best family day out in South East | things to do with the kids in East Sussex | Knockhatch Adventure Park - Knockhatch Adventure Park 

3. Miniature Steam Railway

Enjoy the views as you wind through the countryside on the famous one-eighth scale miniature locomotive at Eastbourne’s Miniature Steam Railway. After your ride, the kids can frolic around the adventure playground and then you can all relax in the prize-winning tea gardens. Find out more here Home - Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway (emsr.co.uk) 

4. Drusillas Park

Not too far out of Eastbourne, you will find the magnificent Drusillas Park, well known as the best zoo in the South-East. This animal and child friendly environment provides all the fun for a fantastic day out to meet lots of animals from all over the world and enjoy the activities the zoo has to offer. Find out more here Best Zoo in South East & Sussex | Family Days Out | Drusillas Park 

5. Ninja Arena

Unleash your inner ninja at this fun fitness facility in The Beacon Shopping Centre. Climb, jump and swing across the different obstacle courses suitable for all ages. Find out more here Air Park Eastbourne | Ninja Arena | Indoor fitness (ninjaeastbourne.co.uk)

6. Sovereign Centre

At the other end of the seafront to The Grand Hotel, stands Eastbourne’s large leisure centre, fully equipped with a gym, 25m gala swimming pool and a huge fun pool complete with a flume and wave machine. Splash your way through the day and relax after in their café for some refreshments. Find out more here Sovereign Centre | Swimming | Gym | Fitness | Eastbourne-England (eastbourneleisure.co.uk) 

7. Treasure Island

A pirate themed adventure park with indoor and outdoor activities to ensure all the fun no matter the weather! Inside you’ll find a soft play area with slides and zip lines and Hungry Pirates Café for refreshments. Outdoors there’s a paddling lagoon complete with slides and bridges, and you’ll also find a mini golf course where you can putt your way through caves and shipwrecks. Find out more here Treasure Island Adventure Park (treasure-island.co.uk)

8. Seven Sisters Country Park

Lace up your boots and take in the breathtaking views of the Seven Sisters cliffs on a country walk over the South Downs National Park. Take a picnic or stop off at the Beachy Head pub for a bite to eat from their delicious menu and enjoy cosy indoor seating or their outdoor garden with views stretching for miles over the fields. Find out more here Home - Seven Sisters

9. Theatres

Eastbourne is lucky to have multiple beautiful theatres for great entertainment all year round. The Congress Theatre, The Devonshire Park Theatre, The Royal Hippodrome Theatre and The Winter Gardens are all within the town centre of Eastbourne and put on a great deal of enthralling shows to delight and amaze the crowds. From musicals to dance to stand-up comedy, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Find out more here Homepage | Eastbourne Theatres

10. Spooky Halloween Afternoon Tea at The Grand Hotel Eastbourne

Of course, we have to finish with an event at the hotel! Indulge in a spectacularly spooky afternoon of wicked treats from the 21st – 31st October. Spooky Halloween Afternoon Tea | The Grand Hotel Eastbourne (grandeastbourne.com)