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Family Friendly Activities in Eastbourne - Theme Parks, Indoor Activity Centers, and Hawks

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It's easy to find fun for the whole family in laid-back Eastbourne. The city has parks and gardens where kids can run around while parents enjoy scenic views. Indoor activity centres offer a range of facilities, including swimming pools and water slides. For something a little different, you can even enjoy the thrill of meeting birds of prey with the help of an expert.

Exciting theme parks


Kids of all ages will enjoy an afternoon at one of the city's theme parks. Fort Fun has many activities to choose from, including bumper cars, a water park, and miniature golf. There's also a café serving food and drinks. Treasure Island is packed with pirate-themed activities - perfect for any wannabe Long John Silvers.


Fort Fun


Conveniently placed on the seafront, Fort Fun has an indoor soft play centre for younger children, as well as a gigantic bouncy pillow, a ballgame court, and mini-golf.


Royal Parade, Eastbourne BN22 7LQTel: +44 1323 642833


Fort Fun website


Treasure Island


Enjoy walking the plank on Long John Silver's shipwreck, slipping down slides, and hanging out on the sand while participating in a treasure hunt. Then you can relax with a hot or cold meal at Hungry Pirate Café.


90 Royal Parade, Eastbourne BN22 7AE. Tel: +44 1323 411077


Treasure Island website

Meeting birds of prey


It's a 20-minute drive to Herstmonceux Castle, a restored Tudor mansion that's also home to East Sussex Falconry. Here you can partake in half or full-day activities with birds of prey, including hawks, kestrels, an African Spotted Eagle Owl, and others. You can sign up to fly an owl, or walk with a hawk through the woodlands of this majestic red brick castle.


East Sussex Falconry


If you've ever dreamed of getting up close and personal with a falcon, acquainted with a hawk, or familiar with owls, you'll enjoy spending the day with East Sussex Falconry. Custom full-day courses are also available.


Hermontceux Castle, Eastbourne. Tel: +44 1323 485529


East Sussex Falconry website


Indoor activity centres


Indoor options are crucial for rainy days, and the city has several good venues. Eastbourne Sovereign Leisure Centre has a 25-meter pool, a wave pool, a workout studio, and more. Or head to My Skate World, which offers a huge floor space on which to skate, plus a state-of-the-art sound and light system.


Eastbourne Sovereign Leisure Centre


Tennis, water slides, and a wave pool are just some of the indoor options at this modern venue. And if parents run out of steam before their little ones do, there's a café and garden terrace to relax in.


Royal Parade, Eastbourne BN22 7LQ. Tel: +44 1323 738822


Eastbourne Sovereign Leisure Centre website


My Skate World


You can skate along to pop music and an exciting light show at My Skate World. Parents can relax upstairs on comfy sofas while keeping an eye on the action below.


16A Maple Road, Eastbourne BN23 6NY. Tel: +44 1323 738288


My Skate World website


Fresh air and mini-golf


You'll enjoy scenic views while playing mini-golf and bowls at Helen Garden, which rests on a cliff overlooking the water. Light refreshments are available from a kiosk, and there's also a park with a playground for kids. The gardens are landscaped with lush plant life, making it a relaxing spot to enjoy from the comfort of one of the provided deckchairs.


Helen Garden


Perched on a cliff overlooking the sea, Helen Garden offers plenty of activities for the whole family. There's an 18-hole putting course, lawn bowling, and a play park with fun equipment for kids.


Western Seafront, Eastbourne BN20 7XL. Tel: +44 871 663 0031


Helen Garden website


Child-friendly dining


Pomodoro e Mozzarella welcomes visitors of all ages. In addition to an Italian menu featuring fresh pasta, pizza, breads, fish dishes, and more, there's also a Menu Bambino for the young ones. Round off your feast with gelato ice cream or one of the restaurant's traditional desserts, like tiramisu.


Pomodoro e Mozzarella


Parents and children alike will enjoy the atmosphere and options at Pomodoro e Mozzarella. The children's menu features kid-friendly portions of Italian staples, including pasta, pizza, and meat dishes.


23-24 Cornfield Terrace, Eastbourne BN21 4NS. Tel: +44 1323 733800


Pomodoro e Mozzarella website