Family days out

Holiday activities, days out and events for the whole family. Find your inspiration here.

If you’re planning a “staycation,” short family weekend break or searching for family days out and things to do with kids, there’s no better place than the beautiful South East of England.

Over recent years the South East has worked tirelessly to ensure it remains an ideal holiday destination for families. With a multitude of beaches, great family attractions, festivals and events; the South East offers parents and children an unforgettable UK holiday.

Historic And Heritage sites

Culture and heritage are engrained in the South East with an array of fascinating attractions steeped in the UK's proud history. We have included a selection here to inspire you but there are many more to discover.

There's something for everyone to enjoy whatever the weather with museums to satisfy even the most unique interests and architecture through the ages displayed in numerous historic houses, castles, churches and cathedrals.

With London less than an hour away by train with some of the most historic buildings in the world, a day trip can form part of your holiday at South Downs Lodges.


Walking the dog. Walking off lunch. Walking the 100 miles of the South Downs Way. Whatever your reasons for stepping foot on the South Downs, there’s a route that’s right for you. In fact there are more routes here than in any other National Park in the UK – 3,300km of footpaths, bridleways and byways in total.

Enjoy a walk with views of the famous, beautiful and unspoilt chalk cliffs at Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters or for the ultimate kite-flying experience, try Ditchling Beacon, the highest point in East Sussex.

Click ‘Find out more’ for some of the best walks in the area.

Places to eat

Whatever your favourite dish, there is a local pub, restaurant, wine bar or take away to suit every taste bud. Eating out can be a great gastro delight but finding places that serve really good food can be difficult.

Click ‘find out more’ to discover the best places to eat within 5 miles of South Downs Lodges.

There are many more fantastic places to eat in Brighton, only 7 miles away.