7 day trips in East Sussex

East Sussex is full of amazing places to explore, come rain or shine.

Here's East Sussex-based blogger, Bex, mum of 3 year old twins, with a few of their favourite places to visit.

By AwtK

27 February 2018

I'll start with Brighton - I could write a whole separate post about Brighton, there's so much to see and do, we've barely scratched the surface.

Sea Life Brighton
We took the twins to the aquarium on their 1st birthday and loved exploring the displays and various sea life.They also have an Amazonian area with snakes and other exotic creatures. My personal favourite was the underwater tunnel, seeing the turtles and fish gliding above us - the twins were mesmerised! They also have touch pools for the kids to explore the sensation of touching sea stars and anemones, it's great fun and educational too. Entry costs from £10.50 with under 3s going free. They also have special deals available online.

Globalls at Brighton Marina
For a full-on neon experience, you should check out Globalls at Brighton Marina where they have both dinosaur and jungle themed mini golf courses. We went for the twins' 3rd birthday so it was all decorated for Christmas and we had a blast in the dinosaur room. Under 2s are free and tickets are £5.50 per person with free parking and plenty of places to eat nearby. It was a fantastic day out.

We live in Uckfield and have discovered so many amazing places nearby, it's pretty much equidistant from Eastbourne, Brighton and East Grinstead - so lots of fun day trips are easily accessible for us

Wilderness Woods & Cafe, Hadlow Down, near Uckfield
We love Wilderness Wood, a family run woodland in Hadlow Down. They have play areas with a tyre swing, slide, zip-line and pirate platforms. There are plenty of paths to explore as well as an awesome mud kitchen. You "pay what you feel" so it's great for big families as it's not too expensive for everyone to get in, you pay what you think it's worth and remember that it goes towards sustaining the woodland.

Most importantly, they have an amazing kid-friendly cafe to warm up in after your outdoor escapades with a cosy wood-burner, colouring pencils, and a borrowing library with plenty of books for the kids to read while waiting for food. They also have delicious homemade cakes and very friendly staff.