Welcome To Battle
1066 Country is recognised throughout the world as a leading destination of historical significance. However, Battle is more than a Conquest. The town attracts visitors from home and abroad to its annual Arts and Music Festival held in October. Other traditions include: the annual Marbles Match and Easter Bonnet Parade on Good Friday; a Medieval Fayre during the late May Bank Holiday; a Scarecrow Festival in July; and Battle of Hastings re-enactments in October, Bonfire celebrations in November. The town’s Christmas lights are switched on at the end of November and there is a late night shopping event in the middle of December.
Battle offers a diverse shopping experience, with many independent shops, set against a uniquely historical backdrop. The picturesque High Street, quaint ‘twittens’ (passageways) and squares offer treasures of every kind.
Within easy distance of Battle you will also find many leisure activities: National Trust and English Heritage properties; gardens; open access woods; vineyards; theatres; cinemas; cycle trails; indoor and outdoor sports – and the seaside isn’t too far away.
There are plans to situate a Tourist Information Point at the Almonry, this is expected to be up and running in 2023
Battle Activity Book
Filled with fun activities for all ages, creative tasks and questions to really get imaginations soaring, the Battle Activity Book is designed to engage with children and adults on a number of levels making for a really great day out. You’ll be so busy completing the tasks you won’t even notice your step count shooting up!
As part of the Battle Heritage Trails, the Battle Activity book has been created to help make ‘local’ and more exciting, encouraging young explorers to seek out everything there is to find in Battle. As it is entirely outdoor-based, you can easily adhere to social distancing and keep safe whilst having fun.
The Battle Activity Pack is available to purchase from the Battle Museum, The Almonry Building and local participating retailers for £5.00. If you are looking for something to entertain a wider range of ages, why not have a look at the Battle Through Time spy themed treasure trail which will give everyone a top-secret mission for the day.
If you’re exploring Battle with children why not pick up a copy of the Battle Activity Book or the Battle Through Time spy themed trail or visit www.treasuretrails.co.uk. Both are available to purchase from either Battle Museum, The Almonry or selected retailers in the town.
Battle Through Time Spy Trail
The Battle Through Time spy trail is delivered through a beautifully created book, that has a fantastic way of bringing everyone together.
As you make your way through this expertly created self-guided spy mission themed treasure trail, you will learn about the mysteries and delights of Battle whilst exploring its intriguing history. As a secret agent, you will be given clues and missions to complete which will really send imaginations flying. As well as being a great way to spend a morning or afternoon it is also a brilliant way of upping your daily step count!
If you’re ready for an adventure, the Battle Through Time Spy Trail is available to purchase from Battle Museum, The Almonry Building and local participating retailers in Battle for £6.99. Alternatively, you can download a copy online at www.treasuretrails.co.uk/things-to-do/sussex/battle for £9.99.