PARENTS up and down the country are waiting on the summer holiday with trepidation. What to do with the kids? Eastbourne has a host of activities for entertaining children, but rain or shine, Ninja Arena provides a great venue for children of all ages, as well as the grown-ups.

The venue is made up of three courses. An intermediate one, ‘Most people can do this one’, the main one which is inflatable, and the fixed course which is a real pro course, great for those of a particularly competitive nature.

Parents of pre-schoolers have the option of Mini Ninja’s running on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10–12 term time, and 10–11 in the school holidays. Parents get a free drink in the holidays!

Independent local business

No longer a part of the ITV franchise, Ninja Arena’s owners, Gary and Wayne now have a new found freedom to create the ultimate adventure park experience. They will offer theme nights, membership, bespoke sessions and have plans for making their venue the best adventure park experience in the South East.

‘Now we are a real independent, local business.’ Says Andy, the operations manager. He’s looking forward to making great business connections in the Beacon. Formally in retail management, Andy likes to collaborate with local independent businesses. Boom Battle Bar are creating a Ninja Cocktail, where you can get a discount to Ninja Arena when you buy one.

Operation’s Manager, Andy Finch, says, “We are the only adventure park of our kind in the South East. We have visitors from Brighton, Hastings, and all across Sussex, Surrey and Kent.

“We’re so accessible here too, parking is easy, and we’re bang in the middle of the town, so it’s great for Eastbourne, and for visitors to Eastbourne.”


On Sunday nights from 5.15pm– 6.15pm there are SEN sessions for customers and carers to enjoy the facilities in a quieter atmosphere, there’s calming jazz, the lighting is dimmed and there are no flashing lights.

Have a look at their new Tik Tok account, The staff have been having fun recently. You can watch their videos on how not to cross the giant red balls. There are videos with an expert Ninja to show you how to do it properly too.

Amazing selection

The large Café offers an excellent choice of food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. From a full English, to chicken nuggets, pasta, noodle bowls and salad. They offer the usual sandwiches, jacket potatoes and pizza and vegan and vegetarian options.


I asked Andy how safe it all is, ‘We have four watching positions, staff give a full safety talk before anyone starts their session. We have a very low accident record,’’

Ninja Arena can also arrange your birthday parties.

Sharpen your Ninja skills and book here

Unit 20b, The Beacon Eastbourne BN21 3NW 01273 054949