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Our Social Programme at ELC Eastbourne

Our Social Programme in Eastbourne

ELC Eastbourne organises a complete programme of afternoon and evening social activities and weekend excursions to help you practise your English and make international friends. Our full-time social organiser offers activities every day during the week and full-day guided excursions at weekends.  

This week's Social Programme

Social Activities

Afternoon and evening activities include sports, local visits, film evenings and quizzes. They are organised on a 'pay-as-you-go' basis. Some activities are free like sports and weekly Conversation Club. For other activities we make a small charge of about £3 to £10.

Local tours that ELC Eastbourne organises may include:

  • Hastings to see the Castle and the Smugglers’ Caves
  • Bodiam Castle and Battle, site of the Battle of Hastings
  • Brighton for shopping and a tour of the picturesque Lanes area
  • Beachy Head and Pevensey Castle, built in Roman times

We charge about £6 to £15 for these local tours plus entry fees.

For more information about what to do in Eastbourne, see Visit Eastbourne.

Weekend Day Trips

We offer a range of full day trips at weekends every weekend of the year. The trips cost about £25 - £45. You can book and pay for them when you are in Eastbourne. Day trips include:

  • London
  • Canterbury & Leeds Castle
  • Stratford Upon Avon
  • Windsor & Hampton Court
  • Bath & Stonehenge
  • Cambridge
  • Oxford

For more information about these destinations, see: www.visitbritain.com

We organise many of these day trips ourselves but to provide more choices, we also offer you tours by 2 local companies - UK Study Tours and Discovery Tours. Both companies organise tours especially for overseas students.

Full Weekend Excursions

Discovery Tours and UK Study Tours also offer longer weekends excursions of 2, 3 or 4 days for around £145 to £245. You can book your tickets at ELC Eastbourne with our Social Organiser. Trips include:

  • Liverpool and Manchester (2 days, 1 night)
  • Paris and Versailles (3 days, 2 nights) 
  • Amsterdam & Bruges (3 days, 2 nights)
  • Edinburgh, York and the Scottish Highlands (4 days, 3 nights) 

Trip to Beachy Head


Excursion to Brighton




Full day


to London


Full day excursion

to Canterbury and Leeds Castle


Welcome evening

Video evening


Pool/table tennis tournament 




Pub evening

This is a sample programme. We reserve the right to change prices and activities.