2017 Events Calendar – Smugglers Adventure & Hastings Castle
Welcome to our events calendar, keep checking back as it will be regularly updated throughout the year!
Smugglers Adventure, VE Day, Saturday 6th May.
To commemorate Victory in Europe Day on Monday 8th May, Smugglers Adventure will be welcoming Russell from “Hysterical History” who will be entertaining guests in the Chapel with a World War 2 interactive experience. Children will be taken back in time to 1940, understand what do to in an air raid and have a go at diffusing a bomb. There will also be a quiz trail and information around the attraction.
Hastings Castle, Dragon Day, Saturday 13th May.
Hastings Castle is calling all dragon slayers to help defend its grounds on Saturday May 13th. The a fun-filled Dragon Day, will include a special appearance from huge animatronic dragon ‘Flame’. The event, which runs from 10am until 4pm, will also include performances by local drummers ‘Samba Lanco’ and Morris dancing, as well as trails and activities.
Smugglers Adventure, Torchlight Tour, Saturday 10th.
An out of hours evening tour of St Clements caves by torch light. A maximum of 30 people are taken on a dramatic exploration of the caves, which cover a total area in excess of five square kilometres, in the company of an expert guide whose flickering lantern provides the only illumination.The tour begins in the 45-metre long Monk’s Walk with its 23 pairs of arched candle niches.Visitors learn all about the bizarre re-discovery of the caves by the Victorian Joseph Golding and the geology which enabled them to form in the first place. Tickets are £10 per person. The tour is from 5pm – 6pm. To book your place please call 01424 422964 or email [email protected]
Hastings Castle & Smugglers Adventure, Pirate Day, Sunday 16th.
Details to follow.
Smugglers Adventure, Zombie Apocalypse Fright Night, Saturday 28th.
Details to follow.
Both attractions shut for winter in November. Meanwhile, Blue Reef Aquarium Hastings is open daily from 10am.
PIRATE FUN AT SMUGGLERS ADVENTURE TO CELEBRATE NEW FILM Smugglers Adventure will be awash with pirate activities this May half term to mark the release of a new blockbuster film. To celebrate the latest instalment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Salazar’s Revenge, which hits cinemas on Thursday May 25th, the West Hill tourist […]
DRAGON DAY A ROARING SUCCESS Hundreds of brave young knights from across the South East gathered at Hastings Castle to battle a fierce dragon last Saturday May 13th. The West Hill attraction hosted its first ‘Dragon Day’ with four metre long animatronic Flame as the star attraction. Over 1000 guests descended on the Castle to […]
Visitors to Smugglers Adventure will be treated to an interactive history lesson on Saturday May 6th to commemorate VE Day. To mark Victory in Europe Day On May 8th, the team at the West Hill attraction have enlisted the help of Russell from “Hysterical History” who will be entertaining guests in the Chapel with a […]
Smugglers Adventure in Hastings is hosting its second Torchlight Tour of 2017 following the event’s huge success. The tour, planned for Saturday June 10th, offers a spooky and highly atmospheric insight into the history of the underground cave attraction; including its use as a military hospital for Wellington’s troops during the Napoleonic Wars and as […]
WORLD WOMEN’S DAY AT SMUGGLERS ADVENTURE Smugglers Adventure is hosting a week long event in honour of World Women’s Day on Wednesday March 8th. The event will run from Saturday the 4th of March until Sunday the 12th. Activities include an informative trail and quiz for visitors to take part in. Women played a very […]