We are so lucky to have a beautiful beach less than an hour away (depending on traffic). I have been going to Hastings since I was a baby, and I have since taken Bell and Bear there too! It has undergone many changes all for the better. There has always been the aquarium, little road train and of course the pier.
Unfortunately the pier has now gone, as there was a fire, but the aquarium is still there, along with the arcades, a medium size boating lake and a small funfair.
There is now a museum with modern art and it also has a ramp over the pebbles to make getting to the sea easier for those with buggies or a wheelchair. There is also a fab new (about 3/4 year old) play park with a sand pit as the beach is mainly pebbles.
It was so nice to see Bell and Bear together as this was around March/April time and Bear has been at school since the previous September.
We had so much fun! We played on the trampolines (they have been there since I was a tiddler) , played on the beach, visited the aquarium and the boat museum.
We also had fish and chips by the sea and played in the arcades. The arcades have lots of 10-20p machines where the little ones could win anything from a sweet to a teddy with a £5 note attached!
Cant’t wait till our next adventure there maybe we will venture up the North Hill lift and see the abbey…