is an adventure park with a good size
ski slope near
Hailsham in East
Sussex. As a family we visited this exciting venue as a
park claims to have everything to keep the kids amused
including mini quad bikes, laser adventure game, grass
karting, rowing boats, crazy golf, trampolines, and
children's farm. At £55 for three 90 minute lessons it
seems like a good deal. Birthday parties are also
catered for at sensible prices.
is situated on the A22 to the west of Hailsham.
About 8 miles North of Eastbourne and 30 minutes from
Brighton, Hastings and Tunbridge Wells and 1 hour from
London. Access to the park is from the A22 at
Hailsham from the roundabout OPPOSITE Diplocks Way and
the BMW dealership where you will see our welcoming
you want to learn to ski or snowboard in Sussex,
frankly, there is not much choice and councils would do
well to encourage entrepreneurs. After the safari style
entrance drive, you will see the main slope looming in
the distance plus two nursery slopes on either side.
The main building consisted of a few benches in
the main reception area and boot fitting area
place thingy and a bar/cafe round the corner and a
shop round the end... which by the way was cheap!
Although it was bloody cold inside it was nice...
there weren't changing rooms as such just some
male and female loos and a disabled toilet which
is where most people got changed. God knows what
would happen if an actual disabled person needed
The staff here were really friendly and really
helpful, with a range of ages it helped as the
more mature members of staff had their own ways of
doing things compared to the younger ones which
usually went in head first with things (and they
controlled the younger ones too as most of the
time they were running around like kids).
The instructors for our party were really good at what they
did. Although, we never
actually saw them practice what they taught.
The downside to this event was the boards. They were brown from the
and sometimes bumpy from the dried on dirt.
So at the
start of the lessons it paid to sit down and
the mud off.
Another small point was the ski lifts.
Whatever you do, don't
try and ride your board up the slope when
connected to this equipment, it will send you
flat on your face and into a puddle of algae
soup. Hold them, and put them in between your legs
and walk it. It might be tiring, slow and possibly
painful, but falling on your face with a board
connected to your feet and a queue of people waiting
But apart from the above it was a pleasant
experience. No snobby skiiers or snowboarders
walking round like they own the place as in Milton
Keynes, just mainly families or groups of
teenagers having a laugh.
Overall, the party was great fun and the outing
represented good value. The atmosphere was friendly, a
bit like that of a miniature ski resort as you might
experience in the French
Alps, or Switzerland.
Bad Slope for practising
Rubbish on the slope
lift looks dangerous
under 3 are free
are charged at the child rate
Group discount (for 16+)
during term time: £3.99 + Vat per
child, teachers free.
disabled and carer £5.25 each
Child & SC's
price admission during off peak times (see
'Opening Dates' for times and activities)
in yellow are included in a peak ticket price
normal opening times the following activities are
available at an additional charge. Outside
of normal opening hours and dates they are
available without the purchase of a day ticket.
Please call or e-mail for prices and availability.
Adventure Game (Please book your time on
~ Pacer Cubs (4-7 year olds)
~ Pacer Cadets ( 8-Adult)
Rock Climbing Wall (from Easter 2006)
Age and height/size restrictions apply on some
Elliot after a good run
for KNOCKHATCH SKI & SNOWBOARD CENTRE
Map Reference F3
Knockhatch with Multimap
Location: The turning to the Park and Ski Centre from
N 50 degrees 51.74 minutes, Longitude E 00
degrees 14.50 minutes
Skiing and Boarding with the new Powderpac Softer
Surface 110m main slope along with Nursery Runs
and Drag Lifts, Open Practice to improve your
skills and courses for beginners with qualified
instructors. Equipment provided. Ski Lodge with
ski and board hire, licensed bar with snacks,
lounge and Edge to Edge ski and snowboard retail
and rental shop.
are weekday evenings and weekend days 18 October
– 1 April. For out of season opening times, all
details and bookings Tel: 01323 843344.
Knockhatch Adventure Park
INDEX A - Z
CASTLE - WETLANDS
HEAD - BELL
TOOT (BELLE TOUT) LIGHTHOUSE
SHOW and GYMKHANA
VALLEY - EXCEAT
AND BOROUGH COUNCILS
EASTBOURNE - EASTBOURNE
- NET SHOPS - PIER
- CASTLE - CE
SCHOOL - LINKS - FESTIVAL
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