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School Holidays

Keeping the kids entertained during school holidays can be a challenge. But help is at hand, there is lots of entertainment and activities that will keep them captivated all summer long.

Whether you are looking for attractions, things to do or fun events it’s all happening here in Hastings & 1066 Country. In fact there is so much going on that you won’t be able to cover it all in a day.

Here are our Top 12 things to do over the School Summer Holidays:

  • Explore the creatures of the deep with a trip to Blue Reef Aquarium to find Nemo & Dory lookalikes, watch sharks swim over your head as you walk through the underwater tunnel.  You may even like to name the black-tipped reef sharks during the holidays too!
  • A trip to the seaside wouldn’t be complete without a walk along the iconic Hastings Pier.  Eat some fish ‘n’ chips and doughnuts; sit on a deckchair and be amazed at the view
  • Drusillas Park – Europe’s best small zoo. As well as the animals the park has a packed programme of events with special days featuring popular characters such as Peppa Pig, Danger Mouse, Ninja Turtles and Hello Kitty.
  • Encourage the kids to get active with Hastings Active programme of events - there are so many options to keep both newbies and experienced happy
  • In the picturesque setting of Bodiam Castle you’ll find tons of events to encourage the whole family to explore during their summer campaign!
  • The Observatory has a wide range of spectacular hands-on science and discovery to explore.
  • Kids Travel for Free on the Kent & East Sussex Railway
  • BMX and Skateboarding at the Source at White Rock will keep many a thrill seeker amused
  • Open air screenings returns to De La Warr Pavilion this summer screening a mixture of Sci-Fi and Adventure blockbusters including TRON and The Iron Giant and Star Wars Rogue One
  • Throughout the summer Hastings Museum will host a variety of fun activity days and it’s their 125th anniversary!
  • The Jungle book trail - seek out hidden animals in the gardens
  • One of the best named musicals Oliver! is at the White Rock Theatre this August, guaranteed to make you feel good and bring a smile to your face.  

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