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Family Days Out near to Brighton
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Brighton Sea Life Centre (< 1 mile)
Brighton Sea Life Centre offers a fun and educational day out whatever the weather. With over 150 species and 57 displays, you will be hard pressed to find a more enjoyable day for the whole family! Great idea for things to do in Brighton with kids.
Brighton Pier (< 1 mile)
Brighton Pier A great Victorian pier with fairground attractions, 3 bars, over 30 food kiosks, traditional seaside stalls, 2 amusement arcades, rides suitable for all the family and a world famous fish and chip restaurant. Great idea for things to do in Brighton with kids.
Brighton Sewer Tours (< 1 mile)
Brighton Sewer Tours Fit over 11s welcomed to explore the 150 year old tunnels beneath the city, learning the fascinating history of the sewers. Suitable for bigger kids, aged 11 years and older.
The Brighton Treasure Trail (< 1 mile)
The Brighton Treasure Trail Go on a treasure hunt in Brighton with this self guided themed Treasure Trail. The route will lead you and your family on a merry adventure as you explore the seafront and solve the clues.
Royal Pavilion (< 1 mile)
Royal Pavilion A royal pleasure palace and gardens with a mixture of British and Indian architecture. Multimedia guides included in entry price. Free entry for local kids. Family activities available.
Brighton Museum And Art Gallery (< 1 mile)
Brighton Museum And Art Gallery A significant and eclectic art collection housed in dynamic and innovative galleries, with fantastic interactive displays. Family events, plus children’s workshops held throughout the year, plus a changing programme of exhibitions. Free to visit!
LaserZone (< 1 mile)
LaserZone Tackle multiple opponents in this 3k sq ft arena, where everyone is armed to the teeth with infra red phasers! No mess, no bruises, no contact: just a living computer game you'll never forget playing! Awesome!
The Painting Pottery Cafe (< 1 mile)
The Painting Pottery Cafe is a fun place for all ages. Choose pottery ranging in price from £5 to £40 and decorate. We glaze and fire then you collect a couple of days later or have it posted. Can’t wait? Then use acrylic paints! Help is on Hand!
Kings Road Playground (< 1 mile)
Kings Road Playground Seafront adventure playground with natural sandpits, play equipment and a huge paddling pool May through September, plus cafe and deckchair hire. Bliss!
Brighton Beach (< 1 mile)
Brighton Beach Long pebbly beach in a cove with safe shallow swimming and protection and natural windshield. Loads of once things to wander through nearby too including galleries, ice cream parlours and antique shops. Lovely!
Toy and Model Museum (< 1 mile)
Toy and Model Museum Underneath the arches at Brighton Railway Station there is a veritable treasure trove of toys! There are over 10,000 toys and models on display with a priceless model train collection and many period antique toys.
Volks Electric Railway (< 1 mile)
Volks Electric Railway The world's oldest operating electric railway offers a scenic jaunt along the beach for one and a quarter miles, stopping at an aquarium and a great playground.
Peter Pans Adventure Golf (< 1 mile)
Peter Pans Adventure Golf An attractive and fairly easy 18 holes with half pipe tunnel, slopes and drop throughs for fun, right next to the Peter Pan's Playground. It's also close to a stop on the Volks Electric Railway, so it's easy to tie the whole lot together for a full day out!
Bowlplex Brighton (1 miles)
Bowlplex Brighton Play either traditional tenpin or modern UV Glow Bowling, both with gutter yards and ramps for the kids. Plus arcade with video gaming and pool tables. All weather, all age, all ability fun!
Booth Museum of Natural History (1 miles)
Booth Museum of Natural History Get really hands-on with natural history in the interactive Discovery gallery and at the many events and activities for families and children.
Preston Park (2 miles)
Preston Park The largest urban park in the city with a great children's adventure playground, four football pitches and two cricket fields, bowling greens, tennis courts, velodrome and more.
Preston Manor (2 miles)
Preston Manor Pleasingly authentic Edwardian mansion to explore with over 20 rooms open to public, plus Ghost Tours for the brave and gorgeous Preston park right next door with all it's play features: bonus!
King Alfred Leisure Centre (2 miles)
King Alfred Leisure Centre Lots of family fun sessions available in this pool, plus ride the large flume water slide, but only if you're over 8.
Hove Museum and Art Gallery (2 miles)
Hove Museum and Art Gallery one of the most family friendly and accessible museums in the south east with an unusual Indian gateway in its grounds. It houses one of the finest craft collections in the country plus the Wizard's Attic!
Funplex (2 miles)
Funplex A 3 level playframe which includes a 4 lane astra slide, a softball cannon arena and a maze area with a spiral slide. For toddlers there's a 2 level playframe with its own slide, a ball pool and a large baby area.
Hove Park (2 miles)
Hove Park Almost 40 acres of park, with a mix of open grass, woodland, and flowerbeds, and a number of sports pitches and facilities, plus an adventure playground, climbing boulder, and miniature railway, as well as the intriguingly named Goldstone and Fingermaze...
Westows Adventure Play Area (3 miles)
Westows Adventure Play Area Indoor play centre with lots of space to run around including a 2 level soft play area, separate under 4s area, football pitches, bouncy castle and toys.
Saltdean Lido (4 miles)
Saltdean Lido Outdoor swimming facility with a cascade in the centre and a diving board. With its tea terrace, sun deck, cafe and distinctive styling it's the only lido to be featured in the Design Museum in London. Classy!
Jill Windmill (6 miles)
Jill Windmill A working windmill, built in 1821, located in the South Downs National Park. Jill grinds flour when wind permits. Most suited to children over 7 years old. Recommended as PART of your full day out.
Spring Barn Farm (6 miles)
Spring Barn Farm so much to see and do! With indoor and outdoor play, daily activities schedule and facilities including MEGA speedy slides, pedal tractors, go karts and jumping pillows; plus a host of wonderfully cute and friendly animals, we can't wait to meet you!
Adur Outdoor Activities Centre (6 miles)
Adur Outdoor Activities Centre Climbing and bouldering wall, watersports and other activities at this activity centre.
Lewes Castle (7 miles)
Lewes Castle 1,000 year old Norman Castle to explore with stunning panoramic views from the top. Next door, in the Barbican House Museum, you'll be able to learn more about the history of the area through interactive and static displays.
The Pells Outdoor Swimming Pool (8 miles)
The Pells Outdoor Swimming Pool Heated outdoor spring fed pool with kids' rafts and other fun elements, plus children's paddling pool, sunbathing terrace, and a cafe. Open daily May to September. Splash and Play Group for under 5s and their families every Tuesday morning.
Ocean Adventure Indoor Play Area (8 miles)
Ocean Adventure Indoor Play Area Marine themed indoor pay facility with 3 large levels of main frame fun plus a dedicated toddler and baby zone too. Slither down the sea serpent slide, rescue friends from the Octopus's tentacles and scale the seaweed bridge of doom!
Q Leisure (8 miles)
Q Leisure Activity centre for older kids offering go karting (and a Kids Karting club), quad biking, archery and clay pigeon. Groups are welcome. For kids of 8 years and older.
Monkey Bizness Indoor Play Centre (8 miles)
Monkey Bizness Indoor Play Centre Indoor children’s multi activity centre incorporating three play frames for 0 to 2 years, 2 to 5 years and 5 to 12 years, all of which have been designed by Europe's leading soft play manufacturer.
Washbrooks Family Farm (8 miles)
Washbrooks Family Farm A great environment for young children (up to the age of 8) to meet all their favourite farm animals under one roof and enjoy hours of play time in the large indoor and outdoor play areas.
TeamSport Indoor Karting Brighton (9 miles)
TeamSport Indoor Karting Brighton providing an indoor karting experience for ages 8 and above, to come and enjoy 450m of racing on a fantastic track. Activity days include tuition and competitions which run through the school holidays!
Woods Mill Nature Reserve (9 miles)
Woods Mill Nature Reserve A mixture of woodland and wetland habitats to explore plus the headquarters of the Sussex Wildlife Trust. There is always something to see, whatever the season. Free to visit.
Newhaven Fort (9 miles)
Newhaven Fort offers an exciting and varied day out at this award winning attraction. The massive walls, ramparts, tunnels and gun emplacements all fire the imagination and help visitors experience what life was like living in a Victorian Fortress, as well as understanding and learning about the First and Second World Wars.
Brooklands Go Karts Mini Moto Circuit (9 miles)
Brooklands Go Karts Mini Moto Circuit A flexible use track with choice of two circuits suitable for learner and advanced, so if they're new to it don't fear! Also have two kart sizes to suit junior and adults.
Apollo Lasertag (9 miles)
Burgess Hill
Apollo Lasertag Lasertag arena and party centre offering pay and play tag with a large arena for you to run about shooting your opponents like a loon!
Splashpoint (10 miles)
Splashpoint With a main pool being 33 metres long and learner pool, diving boards, flume, sauna, steam room, sunbeds and, in the summer months, an outdoor Paddling Pool! One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for the best things to do in Sussex with kids.
The Triangle (10 miles)
Burgess Hill
The Triangle There's the shallow learner pool for toddler swimming with mum and dad. Small children can enjoy the beach area with a waterslide, animal water features and poolside spectator area plus thrill seekers get the main event: water sprays, waterfalls, rapids and high speed flume rides!
Antics at The Triangle (10 miles)
Burgess HIll
Antics at The Triangle Soft play for the under 8s on an exciting 3 tier frame with varying features and activities, and a dedicated area for the under 3s.
Bedelands Farm Nature Reserve (10 miles)
Burgess Hill
Bedelands Farm Nature Reserve Ideal for a nature hike: oodles of wild flowers, and a diverse offering of improved, unimproved and coppice-managed woods to explore. Winner of 4 consecutive Green Flag Awards.
Worthing Museum and Art Gallery (10 miles)
Worthing Museum and Art Gallery Family friendly museum with lots to see including costumes, toys, a Victorian childrens nursery and lots of workshops and activities for families.
The Worthing Lido (10 miles)
The Worthing Lido is a free entry Amusement Park situated on Worthing seafront 200yds from the pier. There are is something to do for all the family including outdoor kid’s rides, family arcade, souvenir shop and a café with superb sea views.
Play Leisure Agility Youth (10 miles)
Play Leisure Agility Youth Indoor Adventure Playground with multilevel play frame, sensory zone, free Wifi and 4 Party Rooms.
AMF Bowling Worthing (10 miles)
AMF Bowling Worthing Modern 26 lane bowling centre offering first class facilities. With automatic scoring, lane bumpers, Pro Shop, snack bar, amusements and a fully licensed bar.
Art-Ful (11 miles)
Art-Ful is a Pottery Painting Cafe. Clay Workshops, Pottery Painting Parties, Build a teddy bear. Drop in cafe with great food and music. Baby hand and foot imprints in clay. After school clay clubs. Decopauge.
Seaford Bay (11 miles)
Seaford Bay Shingle beach with a few features to explore and good water for swimming with some lifeguard cover.
Seaford Museum (11 miles)
Seaford Museum A deceptively small looking museum housed in a tower that was part of the defences built against the threat of Napoleon. Reasonably priced all weather attraction.
Dinos (11 miles)
Dinos Indoor play facilities split into areas for under and over 5s, each zone boasting oodles of classic adventure play equipment plus air conditioning, cafe and sporting opportunities in the leisure centre.
The Lavender Line (12 miles)
The Lavender Line The line is now just a mile long and starts at Isfield station, stopping at the new Little Horsted station before returning.

Thanks for all the great things to do in Brighton with kids you keep sending in.
Now we have the easter and summer holidays fast approaching, we're trying to find the best days out and as many fun things to do with kids as possible, especially cheap and free family friendly places to visit this year - theme parks, waterparks and swimming pools, museums, indoor playcentres and softplay for toddlers, petting farms, wildlife parks and zoos, aquariums, horse riding, castles, steam railways, pottery making and ceramic cafes, roller and ice skating rinks, karting tracks, snowdomes, dry and indoor ski slopes, climbing walls, activity centres, outdoor play at the best local parks, ten pin bowling alleys and all the other best family tourist attractions, that you can visit at the weekend.

Also teachers may find the site useful for ideas for the best places to take their classes on school journeys with many historical and educational atractions listed

So, if you've been for great days out with the kids, or a school trip, which isn't shown above, just send in an email and we'll add it on so people visiting on holidays and all the other children in East Sussex can enjoy the great day out as well.

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