It's week two of the summer holidays. So far we've had the hottest day on record in the UK, thunder, lightning and torrential rain. The fridge has been ransacked, the cereal boxes repurposed as castles, and the local pharmacist is doing a brisk trade in rescue remedies.

Don't panic! All you need is a plan. Depending on your children's age and mathematical ability, you could even get them involved. Allocate a weekly budget and get them to add up the prices and make the schedule. (Make sure you include lots of free things too!) You might even get to drink a cup of tea while it's still hot.

Whatever you come up with, we'd love to see your plans! And if you like the one above from one of our team members, here are the links to all the information you need.  

Swimming
Camber Sands
Normans Bay 
Cooden Beach
Bodiam Boating Station

Seaside stuff
Crazy Golf
Old Town Amusements
Flamingo Fun Fair
Maggie's Fish and Chips
Route 66 Open Top Bus

Parks and Nature
Alexandra Park
Bedgebury Pinetum
Egerton Park
Hastings Country Park
(and East Hill Lift)
Combe Haven
Rye Harbour

Big days out
Bewl Water 
Drusillas Park
Knockhatch Adventure Park
Observatory Science Centre
Kent and East Sussex Railway
Herstmonceux Medieval Festival
(win free tickets)

Too rainy / too hot
Blue Reef Aquarium
Clambers soft play
Cinema
Library

Hastings Museum (and Lego trail) 
Shipwreck Museum 
Fishermen's Museum 
Smugglers Adventure
Bexhill Museum

Castles and history
Bodiam Castle
Camber Castle
Pevensey Castle
Hastings Castle
Rye Castle

Herstmonceux Castle (grounds only)
Battle Abbey and Battlefield
Brede Steam Giants
(open 3 and 26 August) 

Dates
3-11 August: Hastings Carnival Week 
4 August: Summertime Studio at De La Warr
6 August: Coastal Collage at Hastings Museum
6 August 4-8pm: free entry to Hastings Contemporary
1 September: Rye Festival of the Sea
6-8 September: Bexhill Festival of the Sea
Stade Saturdays – free performances on the Stade Open Space in Hastings
Sunset Screenings – free outdoor film screenings at the De La Warr 

Related

Hastings Old Town Carnival Week
Carnival
Hastings Old Town Carnival Week

The Old Town Carnival, Gurning Competition and Pram Race will not go ahead as usual this year. The organisers are in discussions with other Old Town Organisations and are hoping to put on a virtual event instead – watch this space.

Summertime Studio
Childrens Events
Summertime Studio
Coastal Collage
Workshop
Coastal Collage
Bexhill Festival of the Sea
Festival
Bexhill Festival of the Sea

A brilliant weekend event next to the De La Warr Pavilion highlighting local produce and seafood cuisine.

Rye Festival of The Sea
Free Event
Rye Festival of The Sea

This combination of two fantastic events strives to honour the deep maritime history we embrace here in Rye. Proud to be a Cinque Port Town, we welcome locals and visitors from all over to join us in celebrating.

Stade Saturdays
Free Event
Stade Saturdays

Free outdoor performances on Saturdays on the Stade Open Space in Hastings.

Brede Steam Engine Society - The Giants of Brede
Heritage / Visitor Centre
Brede Steam Engine Society - The Giants of Brede

Varied collection of water pumps mainly from the steam era including 1904 Tangye and 1940 Worthington Simpson triple expansion engines located in their original buildings.