Packed with fun family attractions and historical sites, short breaks in Hastings have something for everyone. Whether you’re visiting the ruins of Hastings Castle, exploring hidden caves at the Smugglers Adventure Experience, or enjoying a day out at the Blue Reef Aquarium near Hastings Pier, this seaside resort town has plenty of exciting things to do with the kids. Plus, thanks to our great-value Meal Deals, free Wi-Fi and super-comfy Hypnos beds in every room, our hotels in Hastings have everything you need to get the most out of your next UK staycation.
Hotels in Hastings
Places like Hastings
Take a look at our other seaside hotels in Brighton, Eastbourne and Worthing.
Extend your next UK short break and explore other places like Hastings nearby. Our family-friendly hotels in Brighton are just over an hour’s drive away from Hastings and ideal for seaside breaks. Eastbourne is another top UK getaway destination thanks to top attractions like Eastbourne Pier and Eastbourne Beach, and our great-value Worthing hotels are perfect for family holidays, too.
Things to do in Hastings
Visit cultural attractions in Hastings
Whether you fancy watching a show at Hastings White Rock Theatre or checking out local exhibitions at Hastings Contemporary, culture-lovers will find plenty of things to do in Hastings. Get a taste of the town’s famous history with a visit to the ruins of Hastings Castle, before exploring Battle Abbey and Battlefield, the infamous site of the famous Battle of Hastings in 1066.
Enjoy family activities in Hastings
Hastings is packed full of fun family attractions to enjoy throughout your UK short break. Enjoy the exciting rides and amusements at Flamingo Park, tee off at Hastings Adventure Golf, or ride the East Hill Cliff Railway to soak up the sea views from Hastings Country Park. Kids will love exploring St Clements Caves at the Smugglers Adventure Experience, too.
Spend days out at the beach
You can look forward to plenty of fun in the sun on Hastings holidays. With local arcades and amusements close by, the award-winning Pelham Beach is a great choice for family days out in Hastings, and just a short drive along the south coast you’ll find Bexhill Beach in neighbouring Rother. Plus, weekends in Hastings wouldn’t be complete without visiting Hastings Pier.
What are the nearest train stations in Hastings?
Getting around Hastings during your short break couldn’t be easier thanks to the town’s local train station. Hastings train station is the main station, and you’ll find it in the heart of the town centre near Hastings Beach. Other train stations near Hastings include St Leonard’s Warrior Square Station, Ore station, West St Leonards station and more.
What are the nearest beaches in Hastings?
Hastings Beach – or Pelham Beach – is the main beach in Hastings, and one of the most popular places to visit in East Sussex. Other beaches near Hastings include St Leonards-on-Sea Beach and the cliffside Rock-a-Nore Beach.
What type of beaches does Hastings have?
Most of the beaches in Hastings are family-friendly sand and shingle beaches, and with exciting amusements nearby too, you can look forward to plenty of days out with the kids during Hastings holidays. You’ll also find some fun activities on Hastings Beach too, like volleyball and play areas for the little ones.
What are the best places to eat in Hastings?
After ice creams by the beach on your days out in Hastings, you’ll find some great places to eat in Hastings in the evenings. Enjoy great-value family meals at some of our popular local restaurants, such as The Windmill Brewers Fayre and our Table Table restaurant in Eastbourne.
What are the best things to do in Hastings at night?
Whether you’re enjoying live events in Hastings at local venues like the White Rock Theatre or a quiet drink in one of our Hastings hotels, you’ll find plenty of things to do in Hastings at night. Plus, with plenty of live local music on offer too, nightlife in Hastings has something for everyone.
What family friendly activities can you do in Hastings?
You’ll find all kinds of exciting things to do with the kids in Hastings. Kids will love a ride on the East Hill Cliff Railway lift – one of the top attractions in Hastings – while adventurous teens can look forward to fun days out at the Clambers Play Centre and Battle Zone. Plus, holidays in Hastings wouldn’t be complete without visiting the rides and amusements near Hastings Beach.
What outdoor activities can you do in Hastings?
You’ll find all kinds of fun outdoor activities near our hotels in Hastings. Visiting Battle Abbey and Battlefield is a must on short breaks in Hastings for history-lovers, and thanks to its exciting exhibitions and live events, it’s ideal for days out with the kids, too. Enjoy laid back days out in Hastings at Alexandra Park or Hastings Country Park before exploring Hastings Castle.
What indoor activities can you do in Hastings?
Whatever the weather in Hastings, this popular UK seaside resort has plenty to offer – get a taste of local culture at the Hastings Museum & Art Gallery, enjoy family activities in Hastings at the Smugglers Adventure Experience, and visit top attractions in Hastings like the Blue Reef Aquarium. Plus, you’ll have plenty of choice if you’re planning a spa weekend in Hastings.