Making the Most of your Summer Staycation at Elite Hotels

As the weather warms and the days lengthen, we look forward to helping our guests make the most of their summer staycations in the countryside and by the coast. Across Sussex and Hampshire, there's so much to explore this season, from family-friendly activities to food festivals. Enjoy the perfect balance of sun-soaked relaxation and exciting events during your luxurious stay at Elite Hotels.

Our Guide for your Stay

From croquet to tennis to outdoor pools, the leisure facilities across Elite Hotels provide hours of outdoor entertainment for your stay. But with an extra night, there is plenty of time to explore our local area, and we have compiled a list of our top things to do and see on your visit. 

Ashdown Park (Sussex) for Couples - Tulleys Farm, Drive in Cinema: Whether you enjoy a rom-com, musical, or thriller movie, the calendar of films at Tulleys Drive In Cinema boasts an incredible range of screenings. Multiple showings a day mean that you can visit whenever suits you! (From 26th July to Monday 26th August)

Ashdown Park (Sussex) for Families - Winnie the Pooh: Ashdown Park sits nestled amongst the Ashdown Forest, which is known to be the inspiration behind A.A. Milne's Winnie the Pooh stories. Discover local trails around the forest, Pooh Bridge for a game of 'Pooh-Sticks', and the famous Pooh Corner Café just 5 minutes down the road from the hotel.

Ashdown Park (Sussex) for Friends - ABBA in the Park: Stay with us onsite for an afternoon of entertainment from the leading tribute act, ABBA Chique. Become a 'Dancing Queen' to the fabulous sounds of ABBA while enjoying a delectable two-course barbecue. (Sunday 18th August) 

The Grand (Eastbourne) for Couples - South Downs National Park: Embark on a springtime adventure in the South Downs National Park, where rolling hills, verdant valleys, and ancient woodlands await. Whether you prefer hiking, cycling, or simply picnicking amidst nature's splendour, the possibilities are endless.

The Grand (Eastbourne) for Families - Airbourne Show: Attend the national air show, celebrating its 30th year of impressing Eastbourne residents and visitors alike. Take a seat on our terrace or in the lounge and enjoy afternoon tea or barbecue delights while watching the display along the seafront (Thursday 15th - Sunday 18th August)

The Grand (Eastbourne) for Friends - Festival Delights: Streets full of colour and incredible entertainment, Eastbourne's local festivals provide the perfect mix of live music, street food, and a real sense of community. (Bourne Out - Saturday 20th July / Eastbourne Feastival - 24th & 25th August)

Tylney Hall (Hampshire) for Couples - Anvil Arts Performance Centre: Located just 15 minutes away, in Basingstoke, the Anvil Arts Theatre hosts an array of comedy, orchestral, and dance performances, offering the perfect date night activity during your stay. 

Tylney Hall (Hampshire) for Families - Summer Barbecues: Join us to embrace the essence of British tradition with our classic barbecues, lawn games, and children's entertainment. Our lush lawns host the sizzling smell of barbecue while you soak up the sunshine and enjoy mouth-watering grilled delights. (Sundays in August) 

Tylney Hall (Hampshire) for Friends - The Bombay Sapphire Distillery: Uncover the secrets of our Bombay Sapphire gin on the site of a former paper mill in the Hampshire countryside. Learn about the rare production processes used to make our world-famous gin and discover the sustainable measures and ecology of the conservation area that we call our home.

Elite Hotels Summer Offer: Extend your stay with a night on us.

At Elite Hotels, we believe in making the most of your holiday. That's why we're excited to offer you a complimentary night to extend your stay this summer! Discover our summer offer below and choose which of our hotels to visit (or plan a trip to all three!). Experience a luxurious staycation with plenty of time to explore everything Elite Hotels has to offer.

Ashdown Park Hotel - Located in the heart of the Ashdown Forest, surround yourself in nature. Stay three nights; pay for only two! Book HERE

The Grand Hotel - Sat opposite the Eastbourne seashore, explore Britain's favourite coastline. Stay five nights; pay only for four! Book HERE

Tylney Hall Hotel - Nestled in 66 acres of Hampshire Countryside, discover our history enriched property. Stay four nights; pay only for three! Book HERE