The exhibition has something for everyone, whether you want to get hands on in the animation studio, or simply reminisce about the favourite characters from your own childhood. It is a great day out for the kids, grandkids, parents and grandparents.
Visitors start their journey exploring how pre-historic man may have used cave paintings to create the first ever animated characters. Then learn how simple puppets like Muffin the Mule and Sooty & Sweep were brought to life on screen and have a go yourself.
See how special effects brought an exciting new breed of puppet characters to life in Gerry Anderson's Supermarionation series, Thunderbirds, and how merchandising became a huge part of our lives too. See how flying and underwater sequences were filmed and how programme makers still create realistic models from recycled junk.
Try and create your own sound effects and explore our library of fun and realistic pre-recorded effects.
In our animation studio learn how award-winning UK studio Aardman Animations brought characters like Wallace & Gromit to life, and create your own animated character.
Other characters and shows featured include Clangers, The Wombles, Trumpton, Bagpuss, Magic Roundabout and Dangermouse. Finally in our live action studios you could present or direct your own TV show, or step into our green screen studio and experience a dive underwater with a giant turtle or flying a broomstick over Beachy Head.
Admission and all activities are free. The Pavilion Cafe and Exhibition are open daily from 10am to 5pm.
This exhibition has been made possible thanks to a partnership between Animazing C.I.C. and Eastbourne Borough Council, funding from Devonshire West Big Local and support from local businesses; JWD Removals, Denis Bonnici Electricians, Train Times Model Shop, Polegate Equestrian Centre and Personal Jewellery Service.
Animazing C.I.C. is a not for profit Community Interest Company and a member of Devonshire Collective.