Things to do in the area
The Seven Sisters chalk cliffs to the east of Seaford - this excellent viewpoint is just a 2 minute drive (or 20 minute walk) away.
The pretty historic village of Alfriston is situated a 5 minute drive away and boasts a selection of great pubs. The George offers decent pub grub, the Wingrove ‘restaurant with rooms’ and Deans Place Hotel also offer classier restaurant food, best to book in advance.
Family things to do:
Visit Abbots Wood - spend a couple of hours walking the trails, or letting the kids play on the outdoor play equipment, great place for a picnic.
Middle Farm - Middle Farm open every day except Christmas day & Boxing Day, Middle Farm has a restaurant, shop and hosts the national collection of cider and perry! Admission is free to the shop and restaurant, but they also have an excellent open farm and play area, great for smaller children and admission is just £4.
Seven Sisters Sheep Centre - Sheep Centre with the world’s largest private collection of Sheep, visitors get the unique opportunity to meet over 50 different breeds – some closer to extinction than the giant panda! Priced from £6 per adult, £21 per family
Paradise Park - Paradise Park A good (if slightly random) day out. This park combines a Planet Earth Museum (with dinosaurs which roar!), Heritage trail and gardens, Indoor and outdoor play areas, a garden centre, miniature railway and restaurant. It is reasonably priced at £29.99 for family admission too.
Drusillas - Drusillas fantastic small animal zoo and playground. It's worth checking in advance of your visit as tickets purchased online are cheaper - plus they often have special events running throughout the year.
Knockhatch - Knockhatch- offers funs for all the family, whatever the weather. Aimed at slightly older children, activites range from the falconry centre to the usual soft play and outdoor playground, boating lake, go-karts, dry ski slope, bungee trampoline.
Blackberry Farm - Blackberry Farm open farm and play area
National Trust - The National Trust has heaps of places to visit and activities listed on their website, always a good option for a day trip. Not just stuffy stately homes, but Birling Gap and the Cuckmere Valley all form part of National Trust property, well worth visiting.
Spring Barn Farm - Spring Barn Farm open farm and play area
Football - 20 Minute drive to the home of the Seagulls, Brighton & Hove albion, the Amex stadium Falmer
Cinemas – Cineworld is situated both in Brighton and Eastbourne Marina areas, or try the Duke of Yorks Cinema in Brighton for a more upmarket, eclectic experience.
Ten pin bowling and Laser Quest are available at the Lloyds Lanes in Eastbourne, a 15 minute drive away.
Other Days out & Trips
English Wine Centre - English Wine centre has a great restaurant, but also runs wine tasting sessions on the first Saturday of each month
The Rathfinny Estate - Rathfinny Estate Wines in Sussex was founded in 2010 to produce some of the world’s truly great sparkling wines. It is situated near Alfriston on the South Downs and has the perfect aspect, soil and climate profile for sparkling wine. The intention is to have 160 hectares (400 acres) of vines planted by 2020, eventually producing over a million bottles a year of the finest wines. The estate run tours with winemakers lunch, or tours with afternoon tea, which run on selected Friday and Saturdays from March til October.
Golf Courses - Aside from the two golf courses in Seaford, there are many golf courses within a 20 minute drive. Choose from Peacehaven Golf Club, Lewes Golf Club, East Brighton Golf Club, Royal Eastbourne Golf Club, Willingdon Golf Club, Eastbourne Downs Golf Club. All welcome visitors, just contact the clubs to book a round.
Glyndebourne - Glyndebourne is recognised globally as one of the great opera houses. Its productions travel worldwide, are performed live in other opera houses and screened in cinemas from New York to Tokyo. Yet it remains a very English institution. Its Festival audiences arrive from far and wide and an extended interval gives them time for an evening meal. Many choose to picnic in the garden. Some sprawl on rugs, others bring tables, candlesticks and ice buckets. Almost all wear evening dress. 20 minute drive away.
Brighton & Eastbourne Pier