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!
Brighton Pier (< 1 mile)
A great victorian pier with fairground attractions, three bars, over thirty food kiosks, traditional seaside stalls, two amusement arcades, rides suitable for all the family and a world famous fish and chip restaurant.
Brighton Treasure Trail (< 1 mile)
Brighton Treasure Trail
Looking for a fun and interesting way to explore Brighton seafront? The Treasure Hunt Walking Treasure Trail will show you fascinating facts about the area and take you by places to play and have fun. Take a picnic with you, a bat and ball, Frisbee, beach ball, basketball or football.
Brighton Museum And Art Gallery (< 1 mile)
Brighton Museum And Art Gallery
Set in the heart of the city's cultural quarter, Brighton Museum is located in the Royal Pavilion gardens. Its rich collections and exciting exhibits are dynamically displayed in stimulating surroundings. Entrance is free.
Kings Road Playground (< 1 mile)
Kings Road Playground
Set on the seafront so oodles of sand with a great selection of climbing frames etc., aimed at under 7s. There's a huge old fashioned paddling pool too and parents can hire deck chairs and get drinks from the cafe between the two.
Brighton Beach (< 1 mile)
Long pebbly beach in a cove with safe shallow swimming and protection and natural windshield.
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 and Models.
There are over 10,000 toys and models on display with a priceless model train collection and many period antique toys.
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.
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 Playground (< 1 mile)
Peter Pans Playground
Small but excellently equipped, this is a fully-enlcosed adventure playground with slides, water spouts, and climbing apparatus suitable for small children. One of the stops on the Volks Electric Railway.
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!
Preston Park (1 miles)
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.
Brighton Bowlplex (1 miles)
Bowling is the perfect activity for any occasion whether it's a family get together, birthday party or special treat during the school holidays. We are the ideal all weather venue with much more than just bowling. So, can we interest you in The Great Indoors?
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.
King Alfred Leisure Centre (2 miles)
King Alfred Leisure Centre
Lots of family fun sessions, to ride the large poolside slide, children must be over the age of 8 years and at least 1.2m in height.
Hove Museum and Art Gallery (2 miles)
Hove Museum and Art Gallery
Hove Museum is 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.
Funplex (2 miles)
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 is a 2 level playframe with its own slide, a ball pool and a large baby area.
Hove Park (2 miles)
Features include a number of sports pitches and facilities, an adventure playground, a climbing boulder and miniature railway, as well as the intriguingly named Goldstone and Fingermaze...
Saltdean Lido (4 miles)
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.
Jill Windmill (6 miles)
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
is a farm which is oozing with fun. With indoor and outdoor play activities and facilities including super 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.
Lewes Castle (7 miles)
Climb to the top of this 1000 year old Norman Castle for stunning panoramic views across Sussex. Next door, in barbican house museum, you'll be able to learn more about the history of the area through interactive and static displays.
Ocean Adventure Indoor Play Area (8 miles)
Monkey Bizness Indoor Play Centre (8 miles)
Monkey Bizness Indoor Play Centre
is an indoor childrens multi-activity centre incorporating three play frames for 0-2s, 2-5s and a 5-12s all of which have been designed by Europe's leading soft play manufacturer.
The Pells Outdoor Swimming Pool (8 miles)
The Pells Outdoor Swimming Pool
Heated outdoor pool with kids' rafts and other fun elements. Also has children's paddling pool, sunbathing terrace and a cafe. Open May to September.
Team Sport Brighton (9 miles)
Team Sport Brighton
From ages 8 upwards kids sessions and parties are a great way to have fun and let tomorrow's budding stars shine. Marshall monitored training and races so they get the most of out it safely.
Newhaven Fort (9 miles)
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.
Pickles Burgess Hill (9 miles)
Pickles Burgess Hill
Multi level indoor adventure climbing maze packed with features, plus toddler area and outdoor play equipment.
Antics at The Triangle (10 miles)
Antics at The Triangle
Soft play for the under 8s on a three tier frame with varying features and activities, and a dedicated area for the under 3s.
Millie Moos Pottery Painting (10 miles)
Millie Moos Pottery Painting
is a family fun indoor activity, you select an unglazed piece of pottery to paint, we glaze and fire your item ready to be collected within a few days. We also offer parties and a bookable late night, we also offer hand and footprints.
Splashpoint (10 miles)
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)
For those just starting out in the water there's the shallow learner pool, where children can take their first steps to swimming with mum and dad nearby. Small children can enjoy the beach area with a waterslide, animal water features and poolside spectator area. Finally, thrill seekers can venture into the main pool with water sprays, waterfalls, rapids and high-speed flume rides.
Bedelands Farm Nature Reserve (10 miles)
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.
AMF Worthing (10 miles)
Modern 26-lane bowling centre offering first class facilities. With automatic scoring, lane bumpers, Pro-shop, snack-bar, amusements and a fully licensed-bar. Situated in the town centre, it's definitely worth a visit.
Seaford Bay (11 miles)
Shingle beach with a few features to explore and good water for swimming with some lifeguard cover.
PlayZone Indoor Play Centre (11 miles)
PlayZone Indoor Play Centre
A new indoor football pitch or a ZigZag interactive walls party. With a bouncy castle and climbing frame plus baby area, there's something for everyone
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.
Amazon Adventure (12 miles)
A great soft play centre, with a giant snake slide, aerial walkway, ball pool and dedicated toddler area. Height restriction: 4'11'' or 150 cm.
Beech Hurst Park Miniature Railway (12 miles)
Beech Hurst Park Miniature Railway
Half a mile track of 5" gauge train track which is elevated - the kids love it!! Only runs on weekends. Great idea if you are looking for family days out in west sussex.
Fun Pots (12 miles)
is a pottery painting studio. This is a creative, indoor activity for children and adults alike. You select a piece of white unglazed pottery to paint. We then glaze and fire the painted items in our studio kiln, ready for collection within a week.
Wilderness Wood (12 miles)
A family-run award-winning 62-acre woodland in the beautiful Sussex Weald, they run family events and activities throughout the year. Get out there and enjoy a taste of rural sustainability in action!
Victoria Park Splashpad (12 miles)
Victoria Park Splashpad
A brand new splashpad graces this classic park plus play equipment, paddling pool, skatepark and basketball area.
Sussex Watersports (13 miles)
Fantastic outdoor activity and Watersports centre based right on the beach in Worthing, West Sussex offering exciting ringo rides and fun kayaks to hire.
Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum (13 miles)
Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum
A woodland where you can wander amongst a collection of prehistoric reconstruction buildings. A woldfowl reserve with an amazing collection of ducks, geese, swans and a Motor Museum with a superb collection of vintage and classic cars.
Bentley also has a range of resident craftworkers, a fun childrens adventure play area with living willow tunnels, a minature steam railway, gift shop, cafe and picnic area.
Drusillas Park (13 miles)
Widely regarded as the best small zoo in the country Drusillas Park offers a fun finding-out day out. Brilliant play areas including Go Wild! Go Bananas! and Amazon Adventure. Take a ride with Thomas the Tank Engine plus close encounters in Lemurland and Lory Landing. It's no ordinary zoo!
Bluebell Railway (14 miles)
Great Steam engine journeys through the Sussex countryside and offer many seasonal specials which appeal particularly to children.
Little Gems Pottery Painting (14 miles)
Little Gems Pottery Painting
Simply pick a pre-made ceramic piece and paint and decorate it however you wish. You can paint your babies hands or feet and print them onto a mug. We also offer birthday parties! Our paint your own pottery studio is suitable for children and adults of all ages.
Fun Abounds Trampoline Centre (15 miles)
Fun Abounds Trampoline Centre
Trampolining classes and courses to suit all ages and abilities. Keep fit on the trampoline, birthday parties,play sessions for all and a cafe area so you can have a break and stop wobbling!
Uckfield Leisure Centre (15 miles)
Uckfield Leisure Centre
Tropical leisure pool and waterslide, bubble pool and more typical leisure centre facilities
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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