SUSSEX COASTAL CURIOS & THE SOUTH DOWNS

5 days

This five day break is based at a premier 4* seafront hotel in Eastbourne. With three theatres, sandy beaches, the Towner Art Gallery and the famous Carpet Gardens Eastbourne is a great base for a week away. We’ve designed a 5 day itinerary that mixes guided tours with special visits and free time to do your own thing.


Day One: On the way to Eastbourne we’ve arranged a 2-course light lunch with coffee in the beautiful Monkey Room followed by a house tour at Georgian Saint Hill Manor in the Ashdown Forest. Arrive at the hotel by 4.00pm to check in and get ready for a 3-course, 3-choice dinner.


Day Two: 10.30am to 4.30pm: One of our most popular Blue Badge Guided tours - The Sussex Coastal Curios with visits to the soaring chapel of Lancing College and the remarkable Sistine Chapel church at Goring with free time for lunch and a paddle in Worthing. Dinner at the hotel.


Day Three: A free day to enjoy Eastbourne. Visit the Towner Art Gallery (free), take a stroll along the Carpet Gardens, seek out the Italian Gardens or sit on the beach with a good book and make a pilgrimage to Fusciardis Italian Ice Cream Parlour.


Day Four: 10am to 5pm: Blue Badge guided tour. Choose from: Views & Vistas - From Beachy Head and the South Downs to the hill-top town of Lewes where we stop for free time for lunch and the BA i360 on Brighton Beach. An exhilarating day.


Sussex & the Prairie Garden - Explore the Adur Valley dotted with pretty villages, stop for free time for lunch in picture postcard Steyning and visit the Sussex Prairie Garden one of the most exciting new gardens in England. As well as the massive flower beds that you can walk through (yes through!) there are interesting and quirky art displays plus home made cake and tea on the terrace before heading back to Eastbourne with plenty of time for a nap before dinner.


Day Five: Wave goodbye to Eastbourne and following an hour’s drive one last treat - steam through the glorious Sussex countryside and enjoy a Ploughman’s lunch on board the Bluebell Railway. You’ll be ready to begin the final leg of your journey home by 2.30pm.




4* Cavendish Hotel, Seafront, Eastbourne

This impressive Victorian hotel commands the premier position on Eastbourne’s Grand Parade opposite the Band Stand. There’s a spa, lounge, bar, library, grand sea view restaurant and a lift to all floors. 5 minute walk to Devonshire Park Theatre, Towner Gallery and Eastbourne Pier.


Call for Price Based on minimum 25 people


Available throughout the year.


Ask about Christmas Specials


* This five day break includes executive coaching for groups coming from within

a 200  mile range of Eastbourne. We are happy to quote for groups coming from

farther afield.



Home Call 0208 692 1133 for more information about this SleepOver

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