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 south-east seaside town has plenty of exciting things to do.
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Hastings is packed full of fun family attractions – 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.
Just a 20-minute drive away from Hastings Pier, you’ll find Battle Abbey and Battlefield – the infamous site of the famous Battle of Hastings in 1066 that’s a must-see for history-lovers. Plus, thanks to its exciting exhibitions and live events, it’s ideal for days out with the kids, too.
Discover some of the best beaches in the South East on weekends away in Hastings. With local arcades and amusements close by, the award-winning Pelham Beach is a great choice for family days out, as well as the popular sand and shingle Hastings Beach. Further along the coast you’ll find Bexhill Beach in neighbouring Rother.
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, especially along Hastings Pier. Get a taste of the town’s famous history with a visit to the ruins of Hastings Castle, before exploring St Clements Caves at the Smugglers Adventure Experience.