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Egg-stra Special Easter Bandstand Concert
The UK’s sunniest Bandstand is getting ready to give something back to its many fans this year by making its annual Easter Day concert free with visitors spoilt for choice for Easter activities in Eastbourne.
From weird and wonderful animal encounters to the Streets of Eastbourne and from the Easter Eggspress Train to a Family Day at Towner; families will be spoilt for choice during the Easter holidays in Eastbourne.

An Eastbourne Borough Council spokesperson said “What a fantastic Easter we have coming up in Eastbourne with a great choice of events, family activities and of course, our glorious seafront and South Downs National Park countryside. With two Bank Holiday weekends in a row, Easter followed by the Royal Wedding and May Day, Eastbourne is getting ready to launch its bumper programme of summer events with activities galore – perfect for visitors looking for a long weekend or short break combined with plenty of sunshine!”

Eastbourne Bandstand is getting ready to open its 2011 concert season on Easter Day with a traditional afternoon performance from the town’s popular Silver Band. Free to attend, visitors can order their free tickets online now from or pop into the Seafront Office and collect them from 1 April.

The Easter weekend promises lots of family-friendly activities to keep the little ones amused too. Jump aboard the Easter Eggspress train at Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway or take in weird and wonderful animal encounters and a reptile roadshow at Drusillas Zoo in Alfriston.

For something a little more arty visitors should hot foot it to Eastbourne town centre on Easter Saturday for Streets of Eastbourne, live performances giving a taster of what’s to come during this year’s Eastbourne Festival. Or those interested in an unusual angle of life during World War Two can head for Eastbourne’s Napoleonic Redoubt Fortress for the opening of Stories of War, an exhibition of hand embroidered pieces inspired by the experiences of those who survived the Second World War.

And with the Easter holidays starting in just a couple of weeks, Eastbourne’s attractions are getting ready to attract families during the school break. The Redoubt Fortress is opening for the season on 9 April and will celebrate with a special ‘Diehards on Home Service’ event. Visitors will be able to watch the fortress come to life with Victorian soldiers of The Diehards performing their Home Service duties throughout the day, as well as pop in to the Redoubt’s new Stitch for Victory exhibition.

The town’s award-winning art gallery Towner is hosting a free family drop-in day on Saturday 16 April with the chance to create spring sculptures using natural craft materials and The Observatory Science Centre in Herstmonceux is offering children the chance to get hands-on with science with Rocketry workshops on 19 and 20 April.

With several of Eastbourne’s hotels and guesthouses offering deals for stays during Easter, visitors can find fantastic offers for an egg-stra special staycation.
04 April, 2011

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