Warren Wood Country Park
Enjoy an escape in a hot tub-equipped lodge on a resort centred around a beautiful lake. Many of the lodges and hot tubs overlook the lake and its tree-lined banks. The tranquillity of the leafy Warren Wood Country Park resort in East Sussex is assured by its pedestrianised layout.
Within half an hour’s travelling distance from your lodge you can reach the chalk hills, ancient yew forests and sleepy vineyards of the South Downs National Park, the historic house dotted hills of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the long beaches of the Sussex Coast.
Cosy local pubs can be found in the countryside surrounding the park. Elegant Victorian boulevards, theatres and a traditional pier down the road in Eastbourne, and the ruins of a mighty castle, a quirky old town and a thriving cultural scene just a little further away in Hastings.
SEVEN SISTERS COUNTRY PARK
Take in the iconic row of towering white cliffs then explore the surrounding country park by foot, pedal, or paddle. Its river valleys and chalk grasslands are home to rare plants and wildlife including teal and orange coated kingfishers. Visit at night for dazzling views of the stars.
HASTINGS OLD TOWN
Lying snug between two hills, Hastings Old Town is a medley of medieval, Tudor and Georgian buildings standing over cobble stone streets and narrow passageways. The area is the centre of a thriving arts scene and a great place to while away an afternoon browsing quirky pubs, cafés, and art and antique shops.
Victorian elegance has survived alongside the era’s architecture in this traditional seaside town. With white, sea breeze freshened boulevards leading down to a palm-tree shaded promenade, an art deco bandstand and a golden domed pier, this is a perfect destination for a spot of urban seaside exploration.
Along the trails that wind among the boughs and glades of this ancient woodland are a lake, a play area, barbecue areas and picnic tables. Amazing wildlife you might spot straying across them include dormice, pearl-bordered butterflies and nightingales. Go after nightfall for the chance to encounter glow worms and nightjars.
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BEACON DOWN VINEYARD
From its vantage on the slopes of a hill in the High Weald, this vineyard overlooks Eastbourne and the eastern edge of the South Downs. Visit for guided tours and to sample the award-winning still and sparkling wines produced here. Treat yourself to a bottle of your favourite from the onsite shop.
Take your children to see monkeys, lizards, exotic birds, and many more amazing animals at this zoo specially designed for 2–10 year olds. Also with an adventure play park, fairground rides, a water splash park and an interactive maze, there’s more than enough here for a whole day of family fun.
THE EAST SUSSEX NATIONAL
Welcome to one of Europe’s premier golf venues. The East Course is designed for tournament play and has twice hosted the European Open Championship. The scenic West Course is set among streams and ancient oaks. After your game, relax in one of the award-winning onsite restaurants or get a pamper in the spa.