East Sussex, UK

East Sussex, UK

Things to do - general

Sussex is where coast and countryside meet in the southeast of England. Pretty villages and historic towns are peppered across the county’s rolling green hills, making it the perfect location to experience the gentle pace of rural life in England’s ‘green and pleasant land’.

For those who love the outdoors the 100+ miles of coastline offer plenty of water based activities and, further inland, there are walks, bike rides and all manner of activities to enjoy.

Sussex’s main towns each have a distinctive character, from the alternative, foodie scene in Brighton, and the fairy-tale castles of Hastings and Arundel to the adrenaline-junkie mecca that is Eastbourne. London is easily reached by train in two hours and West Sussex is home to Gatwick international airport.

Country United Kingdom
Languages spokenEnglish
Currency usedPounds
Area (km2)1.792 km2
The Sussex Escape

The Sussex Escape

East Sussex, UK
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The Sussex Escape is a renovated village house, ideal for breaks with babies & toddlers.       

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Activities for kids

Camber Beach

Camber Beach is one of the few sandy beaches along the Sussex Coast so a great destination for families. There are plenty of watersports on offer nearby and the sand dunes are fun for all ages.

Brede Valley

A very peaceful valley, rich in wildlife, children can play safely in the rolling, open countryside, run around and ride bikes along the many footpaths. www.bredevalley.info

Rye Nature Reserve

A seaside nature reserve, with a wealth of different habitats, it’s great for walks along the shore and for sighting wildlife.

Rare Breeds Farm

A 100-acre farm in Woodchurch where children can pet the animals, ride in the trailer behind the tractor, assist with the pig races, meet some creepy crawlies, and much more. www.rarebreeds.org.uk

Port Lympne Reserve

One of the largest wild animal parks in the UK, adults and children can learn all about many of the world’s most endangered species here. Safari trucks take visitors through various areas, where the animals roam freely and learn about the organisation’s conservation work. There are two restaurants and three play areas to relax and recharge between safaris. www.aspinallfoundation.org

Indoor Activities

The coastal town of Hasting is pleasant to wander around and rich in history. In addition to various museums that bring the past to life, there are castles to explore and, on rainy days, plenty of indoor activities. The aquarium, indoor play centre, bowling alley and paint balling centre are all good options for keeping youngsters entertained.