20 Best Things To Do In Brighton Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Brighton

Seaside town with an edge, Brighton is London’s hippie, free spirited younger sibling that has plenty of cool and exciting things to do.

It’s hard to keep children away from the beach, so start your day off with a walk along Brighton Pier that’s filled with arcades, traditional seaside stalls and fairground attractions. Then’ it’s time to dive into the fun and explore the underwater world at SEA LIFE Brighton. Walk through a tunnel and watch amazing sea creatures swim above your head, learn all about your favourite fishes and spot Nemo swimming in the reef.

If you have an appetite for culture, put Brighton Museum and Art Gallery and the Royal Pavilion on your list of places to go in Brighton. If you’re after some modern day fun actions, then try your hand in a game of glow-in the-dark mini golf at GLOBALLS or take your little adventurers to Funplex for a wild soft play adventure. 

Here’s a useful resource to help you plan your family days out in Brighton in advance - the East Sussex school holiday dates.

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Two kids at the Jawsome Sharks event at Sea Life Brighton

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  • Brighton
  • Indoor
  • Aquariums

Dive into the amazing underwater world at SEA LIFE Brighton - the oldest operating aquarium in the world. It’s a Grade II listed heritage building, h...

Outside view of Royal Pavilion in Brighton

Royal Pavilion

  • Brighton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Royal Pavilion is a luxurious palace with lots of interesting rooms for the kids to check out. There are multimedia guides available (included in adm...

Outside view of Brighton Museum And Art Gallery

Brighton Museum And Art Gallery

  • Brighton
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Brighton Museum And Art Gallery houses an important and eclectic collection, with plenty of opportunities to get involved with their dynamic and inno...

Brighton Lanes Codebreaking Walk

Brighton Lanes Codebreaking Walk

  • Brighton
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Up for a challenge? Muster all your powers of deduction to tackle Tramble App’s Brighton Lanes Codebreaking Walk. Find clues and solve puzzles to ans...

Babies footprints craft at The Painting Pottery Cafe in Brighton

The Painting Pottery Cafe

  • Brighton
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

Come rain or shineThe Painting Pottery Cafe is the ideal place to spend quality time with friends and family. Pay a £5 studio fee and then choose fro...

Kids playing laser tag at LaserZone Brighton

LaserZone Brighton

  • Brighton
  • Indoor
  • Laser Tag

Laser Tag is like playing a live computer game: it involves a mess-less, bruise-less, zero contact action with state-of-the-art laser packs and phase...

Family on The Brighton Treasure Trail

The Brighton Treasure Trail

  • Brighton
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

There's lots to discover along the Brighton self guided themed Treasure Trail as you hunt for the clues on this treasure hunt. Seek out clue answers...

ODEON Cinema room

ODEON Brighton

  • Brighton
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

You never know what you’ll see on the silver screen, from alien hordes to all singing, all dancing animals. Surprise yourself at ODEON Brighton. With...

ImmotionVR Brighton

ImmotionVR Brighton

  • Brighton
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Rev your engines in realistic, motion-supported racing simulators or buckle up in a space mission at the edge of the universe at ImmotionVR Brighton....

Brighton Pier on huntfun Brighton trail

Huntfun Brighton

  • Brighton
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Bring some adventure into your family day out! Gather the kids and put your heads together to solve puzzles on the huntfun treasure hunt in Brighton....

Sunset at Brighton Pier

Brighton Pier

  • Brighton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Brighton Pier has all the best of classic family seaside entertainment! With 3 bars, over 30 food kiosks, numerous traditional seaside stalls, 2 amus...

Brighton Sewer Tours

  • Brighton
  • Indoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

The award winningBrighton Sewer Tours welcomes mobile, sensibly dressed over 11s to explore the underground facilities with an informed guided commen...

Inside of Toy and Model Museum in Brighton

Toy and Model Museum

  • Brighton
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

It's like every kid's dream come true: thousands of toys in a secret underground vintage train station, hidden underneath a new one! The Toy and Mode...

Water spout at Kings Road Playground in Brighton

Kings Road Playground

  • Brighton
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

King's Road playground is beautifully located right on the seafront so oodles of natural sand to get stuck into with a great selection of sturdy clim...

Two boys at British Airways i360

British Airways i360

  • Brighton
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Fancy a bird’s eye view of Brighton, the South Downs and the stunning coastline? Time to soak up the amazing 360° views from the British Airways i360...

Person in mask looking through sign that says 'Escape The Vault'

Escape The Vault - Escape Room Brighton

  • Brighton
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Step into one of Brighton’s oldest bank vaults, hidden within Presuming Ed’s Coffee House, and then rob it! Share a thrilling escape room experience...

GOVR Brighton - VR Cafe

GOVR Brighton - VR Cafe

  • Brighton
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Up for an out-of-this-world family day out? Experience the amazing world of virtual reality at GOVR Brighton - VR Cafe where you can choose from a hu...

Merry Go Round at Brighton Beach

Brighton Beach

  • Brighton
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Brighton Beach is a long pebbly affair housed in a cove which means it's safe for shallow family swimming and offers handy southerly wind protection....

Man playing mini golf at Peter Pans Adventure Golf in Brighten

Jungle Rumble Adventure Golf

  • Brighton
  • Outdoor
  • Crazy Golf

Jungle Rumble Adventure Golf is 18 hole Championship putting course on beautifully landscaped strips, with half pipe tunnel, slopes and drop throughs...

Entrance to Volks Electric Railway in Brighton

Volks Electric Railway

  • Brighton
  • Indoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Opened in 1883,Volk's Electric Railway is the 'world's oldest operating electric railway'. The brainchild of inventor Magnus Volk the railway runs fo...

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