Courtesy of Nick Chilingworth Rye and District Camera Club

With Youngsters

At any time of year there is always something to keep children amused, with great beaches, massive forests ideal for cycling and many camp sites.

Many accommodation providers are more than happy to ensure Mum and Dad little treasures are well looked after with special meals and facilities.

Christmas in Rye is a magical time of year, the festival theme changes every year with retailers presenting pretty shops and doing all they can to create memories that will last a lifetime. For details of Christmas in Rye please visit the website http://ChristmasInRye.co.uk/ There are many restaurants and fun places for young people so do come to visit us soon.

Being only ten minutes drive to Camber Sands and equidistant between Hastings, Battle and Tenterden or Ashford you are able to choose from a wide range of wet and dry weather things to see and do.

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  • Kings Head Pub Rye
    Kings Head Pub Rye (formerly the Top O’ the Hill Pub) is only a few minutes walk from the high street situated in Playden it is one of the top places to eat in Rye. With lots of free parking this family friendly pub offers good food and accommodation. We offer a very popular Sunday Roast. You ...
  • Bodiam Boating Station
    More than just a fun day out with the family Bodiam Boating Station is a family run business situated on the River Rother in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, linking the garden of England and 1066 country! The really goo Lime Wharf Cafe is next door so plenty of refreshments are on hand. Camping, River Cruises ...
  • Rye Dance Centre
    Jo Fletcher is the Principal & Teacher Fellow and Examiner in ISTD Modern, Ballet & Tap. In her 38th year, the school continues to welcome children & adults. Now a centre for DDE and Teacher Status exams. Joanne trained at her mothers’ school, De Haviland Dance Studios, Hastings, and then opened her own school Rye Dance Centre ...
  • Kent & East Sussex Railway
    A Great Value Day Out for all age Groups, Families with Children, Educational Trips and Big Kids Our all day hop-on, hop-off Rover fares allow unlimited travel along the full 10 ½ miles (16.8 km) of the railway. You can stop off to explore at any station – to visit Bodiam Castle for example, or to look ...
  • Craft Magic Rye
    Craft Magic is a wonderful craft shop located in the high st and catering for children and adults who enjoy crafting. The shop has a fantastic array of cardmaking ,  scrapbooking and beading products and their own range of MDF shapes and mosaic kits for young and old to decorate. Children’s craft classes are held in all ...
  • Swallowtail Hill
    Swallowtail Hill offers a beautiful setting in which to spend a deeply relaxing holiday safe in the knowledge that its impact on the environment will be absolutely minimal. Located in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty the farm offers a stylish glamping experience. We have two tent-cabins and two quirky cottages-on-wheels which are our ...
  • Reasons to Visit Charming Rye
    Perched on its hillside overlooking the marshes, the medieval town of Rye in East Sussex is one of the prettiest towns in England. A thousand years ago, the small town was almost entirely surrounded by sea and was one of the most important harbours in the country, playing an important role in the defence of ...
  • CYCLE & WHEELCHAIR HIRE
    Rye Hire are genuinely nice and helpful local people, located just off Cinque Ports street. https://www.ryehire.co.uk/bike-hire/ We hire out road and mountain cycles, with a new fleet every year. We also hire tandems and child seats. We have cycle helmets if required, both for hire and for sale. The surrounding area is criss-crossed with cycle paths and ...
  • Freedom Leisure Rye
    Freedom Leisure Rye are located a few minutes walk from Rye High street with lots of parking available. We offer health and fitness facilities including a family friendly swimming pool, gym with a ramp straight into the pool making it great for those with mobility issues, aerobics classes, sports hall, cafe and a Multi Use Games Area ...
  • Rye Christmas 2024
    Christmas in Rye 2023 was rather lovely. Start thinking about Christmas 2024 now. Come and enjoy the tranquillity of Rye and stay at your favourite place – remember to book directly with them and not via an online agency who add to your cost. For the latest updates see https://Christmasinrye.co.uk/    Saturday 18th November 2023 – Festive Late Night Shopping An ...
  • Bewl Water
    Bewl Water is without doubt the south east’s largest lake set within beautiful Wealden countryside. Waterside walks, picnic areas, woodland playground, self-service family restaurant and passenger ferry boat. Visitor centre with information and gift shop, interactive exhibition, educational and conference facilities. Fly-fishing, water sports and cycle hire. Summer events include Fireworks and Laser Symphony Concert. Telephone for information, ...
  • Simply Italian Rye
    A family-owned, child-friendly restaurant in a beautiful former 15th century mill, offering authentic Italian cuisine – freshly made pizzas, traditional pasta dishes and seasonal daily specials. Combined with friendly service, comfortable surroundings and kids menus, why not let our family look after your family? Open: Until late 7 days a week Bring your friends and have a party, ...
  • The Broad Oak Pub Brede
    Family run, Traditional Pub offering home cooked food, with a very popular Sunday Roast served all day. With Real Ales Children’s Menu and Play Area with regular Live Music and Events booking is advisable, we are ideally placed when traveling between Hastings, Bodiam and Rye you will find us close to the Cross roads in Broad ...
  • Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway
    Only 15 minutes short drive from Rye and still within the Rye Bay area this is a must see for kids and especially big kids. TimeTable and Fares http://www.rhdr.org.uk/fares.html For the past 88 years the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway has been an integral part of the landscape of the Romney Marsh. Known as “Kent’s Mainline in Miniature”, our World Famous one-third full ...
  • Rye Bay Football Club – lots happening here
    Rye Bay Football, Club This is a well run club administered by Parents of the players, and well supported by local sponsors. Located in Winchelsea beach the facilities are excellent and attendance levels are high. The Current Chair is Mrs Sam Mankelow. Please visit the site http://www.clubwebsite.co.uk/ryebayfc/
  • Rye Rugby Club
    We have a bar and catering facilities, and everyone is welcome to our friendly club. Rye RFC is a grass roots community rugby club based in Rye on the Sussex coast​.  If you’re interested in watching or playing rugby in Rye then do get in touch. The club house has been extensively refurbished over the last ...
  • Captain Pugwash
    The Official Visitors Guide to Rye Bay features the Honourable Captain Pugwash, Young visitors can find him in the Rye Guide and then gain access to the Rye Town model on the Strand with a full paying adult ticket. For more details on the works of John Ryan see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_Pugwash for books and other works by John please ...
  • Rye Bonfire Night 2024
    Rye Bonfire Night 2024 is on a Saturday Please consider supporting the Bonfire Society all year round with sponsorship, they work hard all year round to make the event work. All streets on the processional route in Rye town centre will be closed to traffic from approx. 19:30 to 21:30. Please note that there ...