DAYS OUT IN EASTBOURNE

Things To Do In Eastbourne

This Sussex seaside town has shed its tag as a retirement town - and as a thriving tourist venue, there's plenty of things to do in Eastbourne for young families.

The first stop is, of course, the town's seafront with its beach, pier and historic bandstand.

Also on the seafront are Fort Fun - which has a ball court, jungle gym, Diggerland sand play area, dodgems, 18-hole minigolf course and a fun-filled water park - and Treasure Island, with its Buccaneers' Indoor Adventure soft play area, Outdoor Adventure Park with slides, bridges, netted walkways and zip line, and Pirates Adventure Golf.

Opposite Fort Fun is Princes Park, with its large lake, bowling greens and putting course, while further up the seafront is Redoubt Fortress - one of a number of Napoleonic-era south coast defences. It's perfect for anyone learning about military history.

One of the best ways to take in the seafront is on the Dotto Train which runs along the coastal road, and you can hop on and hop off.

A train of a different kind can be found at the Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway, which meanders around Southbourne Lake, or you can wander around yourself and take in Grandma's Garden, before getting lost in the maze.

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