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Discover a haven of fun and relaxation at Camber Sands Holiday Park, beautifully located in the charming county of Sussex.
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Chestnut Meadow is situated just two miles from the beach at Bexhill-on-Sea and within easy reach of the historic sites of 1066 Country, so called after the 11th-century Battle of Hastings and the introduction of Norman rule into the land.
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Coghurst Hall is set on the edge of the historic coastal town of Hastings, hidden in a beautiful tree-lined valley.
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Crowhurst Park Lodges is an exclusive award winning development of pine lodges has been tastefully landscaped in the magnificent grounds of Crowhurst Park, a 17th Century country estate.
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Golden Cross Park is ideally located should you want a romantic hideaway or a base to use whilst you explore the many wonderful attractions East Sussex has to offer.
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Set in the idyllic High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and National Park of East Sussex, Juniper Country Park is located perfectly for you to experience everything the vibrant county has to offer.
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Within the Hoseasons Bouja collection, Missing Link Glamping is a wonderful independent quirky holiday location that has a collection of holiday pods and is part of the Missing Link Brewery in West Sussex.
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Visit Pevensey Bay Holiday Park in Sussex for a fantastic holiday destination. Come and enjoy the relaxed environment and invigorating sea air.
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Ideally located on the edge of Hastings with stunning sea views and just 15 minute walk from the towns long shingle beach, Shear Barn Holiday Park offers the perfect retreat for exploring the popular South Coast with its rich history and quaint villages.
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Swanborough Lakes is nestled in the folds of the South Downs National Park in farmland overlooking the lakes and views across to historic Lewes and its famous castle, Swanborough Lakes Lodges provides the perfect location from which to discover the stunning South Downs and the South Coast.
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Warren Wood Country Park is a stunning cluster of exclusive boutique lodges nestled in a haven of peace and tranquillity in the heart of East Sussex.
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Located between the historic towns of Rye and Hastings, Winchelsea Sands is the perfect base to embrace the region’s history and its many attractions.
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east-sussex Park & Visitor Guide

East Sussex, with its vibrant coastlines and lush countryside, offers a unique blend of activities and tastes for every family. From the adrenaline-pumping rides at Brighton Pier to the serene walks in the South Downs, there's something for everyone. Foodies will revel in the fresh seafood and locally sourced produce, making every meal an adventure. Did you know the iconic Beachy Head cliff is one of the highest chalk sea cliffs in Britain? Opting for a family break at a UK holiday park here means convenience and variety at your doorstep, ensuring a stress-free holiday with endless entertainment options. It's the ultimate family getaway!

Have You Discovered UK Holiday Parks?

These self-contained resorts offer caravans, lodges, and sometimes tents or glamping pods. You can enjoy a range of facilities including swimming pools, entertainment venues, kids' clubs, and restaurants. They're designed for families looking for a break where everything is on your doorstep!

Holiday parks offer more space and freedom than hotels, such as separate bedrooms, living areas, and your own outdoor space. With the added bonus of on-site amenities and entertainment. They're self-catering too, saving money on dining out.

Going for a UK holiday park means you can forget about stressful airports, and luggage restrictions, and you can pack the car with as many of your home comforts as you like. Plus, you're contributing to the local economy and reducing your carbon footprint.

Why Take Your 2024 Family Holiday Park Break in East Sussex?

East Sussex is a gem on the south coast, offering everything from pebbled beaches to historic sites like the Battle of Hastings battlefield. It's quirky, with the eccentricity of Brighton and the charm of seaside towns like Eastbourne.

In 2024, look out for new attractions and family-friendly festivals adding to the area's appeal. Holiday parks here offer a blend of outdoor adventure and cultural exploration, making them a superior choice for families. East Sussex's unique blend of countryside, coastline, and cultural sites sets it apart.

If you're visiting East Sussex with kids

Absolutely, East Sussex is a playground for kids. From the Blue Reef Aquarium in Hastings to the adventure parks scattered around, there's no shortage of excitement. Holiday parks in the UK, especially in this area, cater to families with kids' clubs, pools, and playgrounds, making your stay stress-free.

  1. Comfortable walking shoes for exploring
  2. Swimwear for the beach and pools
  3. Sunscreen and hats for protection
  4. Rain gear, because UK weather can be unpredictable
  5. Beach toys and games for family fun

Pet Friendly East Sussex Adventures

East Sussex is a haven for pet owners. Many beaches welcome dogs, and there's no shortage of trails and parks for walks. Pubs like The Cuckmere Inn in Seaford and The Pilot Inn in Hastings are happy to host your furry friends. Always keep a leash handy and respect local wildlife.

Dog walking ideas in East Sussex

Route Distance (miles) Scenery Postcode
Seven Sisters Country Park Varies Cliffs/Beach BN25 4AD
Ashdown Forest Varies Woodland RH18 5JP
Eastbourne Seafront 3 Seafront BN21 3YT
Hastings Country Park Varies Coastal TN35 5DR
Birling Gap Varies Cliffs/Beach BN20 0AB

Dining at the park, or heading out

Many holiday parks boast on-site restaurants, offering convenience and a taste of local cuisine. East Sussex is famous for its fresh seafood and traditional English fare. For a family-friendly option, try Bill's in Brighton for its welcoming atmosphere and diverse menu. Couples might enjoy the romantic setting of The Salt Room on Brighton's seafront.

Outdoor Family Adventures

East Sussex is rich in outdoor activities. From kayaking at Cuckmere Haven to zip-lining at Go Ape in Bedgebury, there's something for every thrill-seeker. Prices vary, but you can expect to pay from £20 for water sports activities. Seasonal opening times apply, with many attractions open from Easter through October.

Nearby shopping

Name Type On Offer Postcode
The Lanes Shopping Area Boutiques & Cafes BN1 1BB
Churchill Square Shopping Centre High Street Brands BN1 2RG
Eastbourne Arndale Centre Shopping Centre Shopping & Dining BN21 3NW
Hastings Old Town Historic Area Antiques & Gifts TN34 3EW
Brighton Marina Waterfront Shopping Leisure & Dining BN2 5UT

This guide to East Sussex highlights the region's family-friendly appeal, from its holiday parks to outdoor adventures, ensuring a memorable trip for all.

Top Parks for 2024 in East Sussex

Pevensey Bay Holiday Park, East Sussex

Driving Distance: About 0 hours and 20 minutes | Sleeps: 4 | Pet friendly? No

About this park: Pevensey Bay Holiday Park is a serene getaway offering a relaxed environment and invigorating sea air, with direct beach access, an indoor swimming pool, gym, and entertainment venue, making it a perfect family holiday destination.

For the kids - Children can enjoy a plethora of activities including an adventure playground, soft play zone (with height restrictions), and a children's pool, ensuring they have a memorable and fun-filled stay.

What's on-site? The park boasts an indoor heated pool, fitness room, family entertainment centre, bar, restaurant with an outside deck, children's entertainment, and a children's club for ages 0-14. Additionally, there's a 9-hole golf course*, amusements*, and superfast Wi-Fi, with some services requiring an additional charge.

What's nearby? Nearby attractions include Pevensey Castle (15 minutes drive), Battle Abbey (20 minutes drive), and Herstmonceux Science Centre (25 minutes drive), offering educational and historical outings for the family. Eastbourne's seaside attractions are just a short drive away, providing a classic British beach day out.

Accommodation options: The park offers luxurious and spacious lodges like the Platinum Lodge 2, equipped with modern amenities including a dishwasher and washing machine, decking with patio furniture, and complimentary toiletries, ideal for couples or families up to 4. Unfortunately, pets are not allowed.

Crowhurst Park Lodges, East Sussex

Driving Distance: About 0 hours and 23 minutes | Sleeps: 6 | Pet friendly? No

About this park: Crowhurst Park Lodges is set within the magnificent grounds of a 17th-century country estate, offering an exclusive and award-winning development of pine lodges with breathtaking countryside views, a Manor House hub, and a variety of family and couple-friendly facilities.

For the kids - The park features an adventure playground and a children’s pool, ensuring younger guests are entertained throughout their stay.

What's on-site? On-site facilities include an indoor heated pool, spa bath, sauna, steam room, beauty therapy suite*, sports therapy treatments*, restaurant, bar snacks, coffee lounge, gym, games room/amusements*, table tennis, pool table*, tennis court, and a small shop for daily essentials. *Charges apply for some facilities.

What's nearby? The park is just five miles from the Sussex coast, offering easy access to beaches and seaside attractions. Nearby tourist attractions include the historic towns of Hastings (15 minutes drive) and Battle (20 minutes drive), both rich in history and culture.

Accommodation options: Accommodation ranges from the spacious California lodge, ideal for groups, couples, or larger families, to the luxurious Garden Plus lodge located in a Victorian walled garden. All lodges are modern and come without hot tubs or pet-friendly options, catering to families and groups up to 6.

Coghurst Hall, East Sussex

Driving Distance: About 0 hours and 31 minutes | Sleeps: 8 | Pet friendly? Yes

About this park: Set on the edge of historic Hastings, Coghurst Hall is nestled in a picturesque tree-lined valley, offering a tranquil retreat with family-friendly facilities, a stunning fishing lake, and a unique indoor pool designed to mimic underground caves.

For the kids - The park's scenic environment and on-site fishing opportunities provide a unique outdoor experience for children, alongside traditional park facilities to keep them entertained.

What's on-site? The park's clubhouse offers a laid-back atmosphere with traditional decor, alongside the unique indoor swimming pool. While specific on-site entertainment details are limited, the park's natural and serene environment provides a peaceful retreat.

What's nearby? Hastings, with its trendy bars, restaurants, and traditional seaside amusements, is just a short drive away. The area is also home to the "World Crazy Golf Championships", offering a fun day out for the family.

Accommodation options: Coghurst Hall offers a range of modern and spacious holiday homes like the Gold Plus 2 and Gold Plus 3 Caravan, with options for pet-friendly accommodation, ensuring a comfortable stay for families or groups up to 8.

Shear Barn Holiday Park, East Sussex

Driving Distance: About 0 hours and 38 minutes | Sleeps: 4 | Pet friendly? Yes

About this park: Located on the edge of Hastings, Shear Barn Holiday Park offers stunning sea views and a perfect blend of historical charm and modern amenities, including an indoor heated pool, bar, and restaurant, making it an ideal base for exploring the South Coast.

For the kids - The park's location near the beach and its on-site facilities provide ample opportunities for children to enjoy both the great outdoors and indoor fun.

What's on-site? Guests can enjoy the indoor heated pool, relax in the bar and restaurant while taking in the coastal views, and take advantage of the well-equipped accommodations.

What's nearby? The park is just a 15-minute walk from Hastings' long shingle beach, blending contemporary shops with cobbled streets and farmers markets, offering a unique seaside experience.

Accommodation options: Shear Barn Holiday Park provides a range of accommodation options, including the Ocean View 6 Classic and Ocean View 4 Classic caravans, with some units offering good sea views and decking with garden furniture. Pet-friendly options are available, ensuring all family members, including furry ones, can enjoy a holiday.

Family Days Out In East Sussex

East Sussex is a treasure trove of attractions, perfect for families staying at holiday parks in the area. Whether you're after thrilling theme parks, captivating historical sites, or stunning natural landscapes, there's something for everyone. Let's dive into the top 6 attractions that are a must-visit.

Drusillas Park

  • Opening Times: 10:00 - 18:00 (varies by season)
  • Prices: Adults and Children (2+) £20.95 - £22.95 online
  • Postcode: BN26 5QS
  • Est. time required: 4-6 hours
  • Nearest parking: On-site, free

Drusillas Park is not your average zoo. It's packed with hands-on animal experiences and mind-blowing adventure play areas like Go Wild!, Go Bananas!, and Amazon Adventure. It's perfect for animal lovers and little adventurers. The park constantly updates its attractions, ensuring there's always something new. To beat the crowds, aim for a weekday visit outside of school holidays.

Phone number: 01323 874100 | Web:

Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway Adventure Park

  • Opening Times: 10:00 - 17:00 (seasonal variations)
  • Prices: Adult £7.50, Child £5.50
  • Postcode: BN23 6QJ
  • Est. time required: 2-3 hours
  • Nearest parking: On-site, charges apply

This charming attraction offers a delightful miniature train ride around a beautiful country park. It's a hit with train enthusiasts and families looking for a relaxed day out. The park also features a model railway exhibition and a play area. Spring and summer are the best times to visit, when the gardens are in full bloom.

Phone number: 01323 520229 | Web:

Seven Sisters Country Park

  • Opening Times: Open daily, 24 hours
  • Prices: Free entry, parking charges apply
  • Postcode: BN25 4AD
  • Est. time required: 2-5 hours
  • Nearest parking: On-site, charges apply

For families who love the great outdoors, Seven Sisters Country Park offers breathtaking views and a variety of walking trails suitable for all ages. Don't miss the chance to walk up to the iconic white cliffs. The park is beautiful year-round, but visiting in spring or autumn offers a more comfortable walking temperature and fewer crowds.


Knockhatch Adventure Park

  • Opening Times: 10:00 - 17:30 (varies by season)
  • Prices: Online from £11.99, gate prices higher
  • Postcode: BN27 3PR
  • Est. time required: Full day
  • Nearest parking: On-site, free

Knockhatch is a fantastic option for a full day of family fun, offering everything from petting farms and owl sanctuaries to thrilling outdoor adventure playgrounds and a boating lake. Their indoor play area is a lifesaver on rainy days. For the best value, book your tickets online in advance.

Phone number: 01323 442051 | Web:

The Observatory Science Centre

  • Opening Times: 10:00 - 17:00 (varies by season)
  • Prices: Adult £9.95, Child £7.95
  • Postcode: TN33 9SH
  • Est. time required: 3-4 hours
  • Nearest parking: On-site, free

Set in a former astronomical observatory, this interactive science centre is a blast for curious minds. With hands-on exhibits and the fascinating Science Shows, it's educational and fun. The best time to visit is during one of their special event days or stargazing evenings.

Phone number: 01323 832731 | Web:

Hastings Adventure Golf

  • Opening Times: 10:00 - 22:00 during summer, shorter hours off-season
  • Prices: From £7.50 per game
  • Postcode: TN34 3AJ
  • Est. time required: 1-2 hours
  • Nearest parking: Nearby, charges apply

Hastings Adventure Golf is the ultimate mini-golf experience, featuring three 18-hole courses. It's competitive fun for the whole family. The best time to visit is during the evening when the courses are beautifully lit. Don’t miss their annual World Crazy Golf Championships for an extra bit of fun.

Phone number: 01424 437227 | Web:

Each of these attractions offers a unique experience, making East Sussex a fantastic destination for families staying at holiday parks. Whether you're looking for educational activities, outdoor adventures, or just some fun, you'll find it here. Remember, booking online often saves money and guarantees entry on busy days. Enjoy your adventures in East Sussex!


This is our first stay on a holiday park, what will it be like?

Expect a mix of relaxation and adventure. East Sussex holiday parks, like Combe Haven or Pevensey Bay Holiday Park, offer a variety of accommodations from static caravans to luxury lodges, many with stunning views. Facilities often include pools, play areas, and entertainment. It's a community vibe where you can be as active or chilled as you like.

What should I pack when visiting East Sussex?

Pack layers; the weather can be unpredictable. Bring your swimwear for the pools and beach trips, plus comfortable shoes for exploring. Don’t forget sun cream and a raincoat. If you’re staying in a lodge or caravan, check what’s included; you might need to bring towels and kitchen essentials.

Is East Sussex a good place to visit ‘off-season’?

Absolutely! East Sussex shines year-round. Off-season means fewer crowds at popular spots like Beachy Head and Hastings Castle. Many parks, such as Camber Sands, offer indoor activities, so there’s always something to do. Plus, the scenery in autumn and winter is breathtaking.

Will my hot tub be cleaned before we arrive?

Yes, if your holiday park accommodation includes a hot tub, it will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized before your arrival. Parks like Woodside Bay Lodge Retreat take hygiene seriously, ensuring a safe and relaxing experience. Always check the park’s policy for hot tub use to keep it clean during your stay.

Can we bring our pets to the holiday park?

Many holiday parks in East Sussex are pet-friendly, allowing you to bring your furry friends along. White Horse Holiday Park, for example, welcomes pets and even has specific pet-friendly accommodations. Always check the park's pet policy, including any restrictions or additional fees.

How do we book activities, and do they need to be booked in advance?

It's wise to book activities in advance, especially during peak times. Most parks, including Park Holidays UK sites, offer an online booking system. For popular activities like swimming or kids’ clubs, booking ahead ensures you won’t miss out. Some activities can be booked upon arrival, but availability might be limited.

Are there any hidden costs we should be aware of?

Be mindful of additional charges for activities, entertainment passes, or facilities like gyms and spas. Some parks might also charge for WiFi or premium accommodation features. Always read the fine print when booking and ask about any extra costs to avoid surprises.

What’s the best way to explore the local area?

Renting a bike or bringing your own is a fantastic way to see East Sussex. Many parks are close to cycle paths leading to scenic spots. For further adventures, local buses and trains connect you to must-see places like Rye and Lewes. Don’t miss the local farmers' markets for a taste of the area.

Is there enough to keep teenagers entertained?

Definitely! Beyond the park’s facilities, East Sussex offers adventure parks, water sports, and climbing. Knockhatch Adventure Park and Go Ape in Bedgebury are huge hits. Many holiday parks also have teen clubs and WiFi, crucial for keeping them happy and connected.

Can we find good dining options within the parks?

Yes, most holiday parks in East Sussex have on-site restaurants, cafes, and bars offering a range of dining options. From quick bites to sit-down meals, there’s something to suit all tastes. Pevensey Bay Holiday Park, for instance, boasts a fantastic restaurant with sea views. Plus, local towns are usually just a short drive away for more culinary explorations.

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