5 great things to do with the kids this summer

  1. Camber Castle. Built near Rye by King Henry VIII, there is no better way to discover the Tudors defense strategies than by visiting the wonderful ruins of this unaltered artillery fort. Originally designed to guard the port of Rye; nowadays its’s an ideal area for family picnics as it’s surrounded by historical grounds for the kids to play around. Adults pay only £3 and children under 16 have free entry, only 11 minutes’ drive from Flackley Ash Hotel is the perfect place to spend your day exploring the wonders of British History with your family.
  2. Smugglers Adventure. Visit Hastings’ most iconic attraction. Formed around 14,000 BC during the last Ice Age, St Clement’s Caves ( named after a nearby parish church) are now known as the place to find the most vivid recreation of the dark and often bloody story of smuggling along the Sussex Coast which took place in the 17th and 18th centuries .After being researched by historians for many years there is still uncertainty of how long these underground formations have been used by humans, however the enigmatic carvings suggest they could have a very ancient history. The attraction is as popular as ever and special guests have included The Rolling Stones and Royalty.
  3. A day playing at the sand dunes. Visit Camber Sands, less than 20 minutes from Flackley Ash Hotel where you will reach the beautiful 2.5 miles of sandy beach. So grab your bucket and spades and build your own sand castle; take a dip in the English Chanel. Camber Sands is situated just to the east of the ancient town of Rye; Facilities include café, restaurant, shops, toilets with disable access, lost children centre and first aid post. There is on street parking or you can pay £5 for 3 hours at the car park. Please note dog access is restricted but this is clearly signposted.
  4. Rye Heritage Centre. In less than 10 minutes you can reach the town of Rye where you will find the heritage centre. Enjoy their historical walking tours and a variety of traditional arcade games from the piers of the British seaside dating back to the early 1900s, including the famous Laughing Sailor and the Haunted Churchyard. You can also see a miniature replica of the town with a dramatic light and sound show of the story of Rye which will capture your imagination and invites you to explore the small streets and passages. Adults: £3.50 Children: £1.50 (16 years and under and must be accompanied by a full paying adult
  5.  Become a Night or a Princess at Bodiam Castle Academy. This is your chance to become a Royal Family! Every Wednesday and Thursday from 27th of July to the 25th of August 2016 from 11:30am to 3:00pm, those brave and noble enough to complete the training course will receive a prize and a certificate. The activity is available for the whole family, admissions from £6.5. By the end of the course you will be named a Night or a Princess of Bodiam Castle; you will then be welcome to return to our hotel for a Royal family dinner at Flackley Ash Restaurant and practice all you have learnt. Please note bookings must be made in advance.