Things to do in and around Eastbourne

               
Red Arrows performing in the annual Airbourne show.
 
There's a lot to do in and around Eastbourne. A lot to do apart from strolling on the beach, sun bathing, swimming and various water sports not to mention eating a wide variety of cuisines at the many restaurants and having a quiet drink in the evening. If you've still got any energy left all that why not consider the following;
           

Theatre

Eastbourne has 4 theatres with the Devonshire and Congress theatres located very close to The Sherwood.

http://www.eastbournetheatres.co.uk/

 Shopping

There are a wide range of shopping venues catering for all tastes.

http://www.eastbournearndaleshopping.co.uk 

www.eastbourneharbour.com/shopping.php 

Eastbourne has a lot to offer

Bandstand (3 min.walk from The Sherwood)

Grand Parade, Eastbourne, East Sussex Tel: 01323 410611, www.eastbournebandstand.co.uk 1930's Bandstand which hosts concerts from military to rock n roll throughout the year from May to September (plus Easter, Xmas Day & Boxing Day).

The Pier (5 min. walk from The Sherwood)

Eastbourne, East Sussex Tel: 01323 410466, www.eastbournepier.com Eastbourne Pier is one of the most popular attractions in the UK. Take a stroll and take a step back in time. Take in the sights and sounds, you will be amazed!

Beachy Head & the South Downs (7 min. drive from The Sherwood)

Eastbourne, East Sussex Tel: 01323 415273, www.beachyhead.org.uk Beachy Head is the highest chalk sea cliff in Britain. At 530 feet high, the majestic cliffs provide magnificent views

Carpet Gardens (3 min. walk from The Sherwood)

Seafront, Eastbourne, East Sussex Between the Bandstand & the Pier, the famous Carpet Gardens are the centrepiece of Eastbourne's Promenade with vibrant floral displays & fountains

Congress Theatre (3 min. walk from The Sherwood)

Compton Street, Eastbourne, East Sussex Tel: 01323 412 000 www.eastbournetheatres.co.uk The Congress Theatre in Carlisle Road is a purpose built theatre and conference venue with a seating capacity of 1689. The largest theatre on the South Coast, the Congress attracts the biggest and best West End shows.

Cuckmere Haven

Seven Sisters Country Park, Exceat, Seaford, East Sussex Tel: 01323 870280 The old meanders of the Cuckmere River running through Cuckmere Haven are recognised and admired by people throughout the world.

Devonshire Park (2 min. walk from The Sherwood)

College Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex Tel: 01323 415442 Eastbourne’s oldest park probably dating from around 1873 or 1874 when the Devonshire Park Company was set up.

Devonshire Park Theatre (30 seconds walk from The Sherwood)

Compton Street, Eastbourne, East Sussex Tel: 01323 412 000 , www.eastbournetheatres.co.uk The Devonshire Park Theatre is a Grade II listed building designed by Henry Currey, built in 1884 and further improved by celebrated Theatre Architect Frank Matcham in 1903. The theatre has a seating capacity of 936.

Dotto Trains (30 seconds walk to the nearest train stop)

C/o Eastbourne Buses, Eastbourne Promenade Tel: 01323 416416, www.stagecoachbus.com/Dotto.aspx The Eastbourne Dotto Trains operate a regular service along the full length of the seafront. Travel in style whatever the weather.

Drusillas Park

Alfriston, East Sussex Tel: 01323 874100, www.drusillas.co.uk Where else can you get nose to nose with nature and have the most memorable fun-finding-out-day-out you can imagine? A must when you have small children!

Gildredge Park & Manor Gardens

Old Town, Eastbourne, East Sussex Tel: 01323 410000 Gildredge Park has a large field for informal sports and recreation & the adjoining Manor Gardens forms a quieter area

Hampden Park

Hampden Park, Eastbourne, East Sussex Tel: 01323 410000 Hampden Park has a large lake, shady lawns and extensive area of semi-natural woodland. Other facilities include sports facilities & playground

Helen Gardens (4 min. walk from The Sherwood)

Western Seafront, Eastbourne, East Sussex Tel: 01323 641984 Helen Gardens situated on top of the cliffs over looking the sea. 18 Hole Putting Course, Petanque, Bowls, Childrens Play Ground, Picnic area, etc.

Italian Gardens

King Edwards Parade, Eastbourne, East Sussex Tel: 01323 641984 These unusual and secluded lawned Gardens sit in a wooded amphitheatre carved out of the cliff face just yards from Holywell beach

Motcombe Gardens

Old Town, Eastbourne, East Sussex Tel: 01323 410000 A compact garden with a pond that is the source of the Bourne Stream from which Eastbourne derives its name.

Pevensey Bay Beach

Pevensey Bay, East Sussex Tel: 01323 443322 The shingle shore is a pleasant rural beach which has been a fisherman's paradise for centuries, and is still used by local fisherman to date.

Princes Park (15 min. walk from The Sherwood)

www.princesparkeastbourne.org.uk Eastern Seafront, Eastbourne, East Sussex Picturesque Park situated on the eastern end of the seafront. Variety of leisure facilities available. Rose garden and picnic area. Refreshments.

Seven Sisters Country Park

Seven Sisters Country Park, Exceat, Seaford, East Sussex Tel: 01323 870280, www.sevensisters.org.uk Seven Sisters Country Park comprises of nearly 700 acres of land. The Park is named after the famous Seven Sisters chalk cliffs

Shinewater Park

Shinewater, Eastbourne, East Sussex Tel: 01323 410000, Sports facilities are set on the eastern side of lakes and landscaping that have the character of a country park including distant views of the Downs

Towner art museum next to The Congress Theatre (3 min. walk from The Sherwood)

Devonshire Park, College Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex Tel: 1323 434670 www.townereastbourne.org.uk Towner is the award-winning contemporary art museum for South East England.

Alfriston

Tourist Information, Cornfield Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex Tel: 09067 112212, Alfriston is a beautiful old Sussex village which lies in the Cuckmere valley in East Sussex. Alfriston has a range of shops mainly gifts, there are also restaurants and some very nice pubs there.