Paradise Park
Situated over in Newhaven, Paradise Park packs quite a punch for a family day out. Open daily from 9am to 6pm, the park consists of an interesting mix of attractions, including a Museum of Life, a Dinosaur Safari, some fantastic plant houses, indoor and outdoor play areas and a miniature train ride. There is also a maritime Museum on the site, as well as an extensive garden centre and a good café
More info: (t) 01273 512123 (w)

Pells Pool
(Closes September 10th)
Not long left on the season, which draws to a close on Sunday 10th September. As I’m sure you know by now, our fantastic outdoor swimming pool is suitable for all ages, but please remember that the under 8’s need to be supervised in the water at all times. The pool is open every day from 12noon – 7pm, and sometimes at other times as well. For details of last chance swims, consult:

Raystede Animal Welfare
Founded back in 1952, Raystede is an animal sanctuary, caring for around about 1500 animals at any one time. Some like the dogs and cats are looking for new homes, others, including horses and donkeys are taken in and given care for the rest of their lives. The site also has a lake area, offering sanctuary to hundreds of ducks, geese and moorhens. It’s free to get in, but please donate as much as you can, because it is donations that help to keep this fantastic facility open. The centre is open daily between 10am and 4pm. For more information call 01825 840252 or visit

Raystede rabbit looking for a new hutch…