Children enjoy castles and gardens for a while, but the best time is had at the theme parks. Hastings in East Sussex has Smugglers Adventure that promises family fun in St. Clements Caves. The caves are part natural and part man-made and take visitors into the heart of Hastings West Hill. The tours educate and entertain in the underground world.

There is a lot more action at Knockhatch Adventure Park in Hailsham East Sussex. There are meerkats, birds of prey, reptiles and other wildlife activities as well as karting, laser tag, rock climbing and a pirate’s cove. There are activities just for the little ones too, so the whole family will enjoy this one.

Eastbourne has Aqua Splash Water Park at Fort Fun that has multiple slides, sprinkle showers, snake tunnels and other water activities as well as a huge indoor soft play area and outdoor rides.

When visitors require a break from the peace and quiet of the Garden of England, London is only 25 miles away.