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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Brighton

A seaside town with an edge, Brighton is London’s hippie, free spirited younger sibling that has plenty of 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. Pack a towel and change of clothes just incase that light paddle turns into a soaking in the beachfront paddling pool.

Once you’ve all dried off, its time to get back in the water but without getting wet 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.

With more to see on a Brighton family day out you can decide whether to tour the city by bus or on foot. The Brighton City Sightseeing tour offers great commentary and insights into hot spots in the day and night, whereas The Chocolate Ecstasy Walking Tour is three hours of delicious fun taken at a slower pace to savour the flavour of the most interesting chocolate boutiques in the area.

If you have an appetite for culture The Hove Museum and Art Gallery is the most family friendly and home to beautiful crafts, toys and local artifacts. Finally make the most of the wide range of independent stores and pick up a small piece of Brighton’s eclectic and vibrant personality to take home with you.

Find your perfect day out

Killer Whale skeleton in exhibition room at Booth Museum of Natural History in Brighton

Booth Museum of Natural History

  • Brighton
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Ever since Edward Booth opened the Booth Museum in 1874 with his lifetime collection of stuffed British birds, the museum has remained a fascinating,...

Preston Park Brighton

Preston Park

  • Brighton
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Boasting one of Preston's largest adventure playgrounds, Preston Park is also the largest urban park in the city so however sunny it is there's room...

Outside view of Preston Manor in Brighton

Preston Manor

  • Brighton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Preston Manor offers over 20 magnificent and historical rooms to visit ranging from the elegance of the Edwardian boudoirs to the hearty practicality...

The lanes at Hollywood Bowl, Brighton

Hollywood Bowl Brighton

  • Brighton
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Become a pro bowler or race around the tracks at Hollywood Bowl Brighton. It’s a great way to bond as a team, especially with the promise of burgers...

Cineworld Brighton

Cineworld Brighton

  • Brighton
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Treat yourself to a cinematic adventure; thrills, action, romance, or laughs - it's all in store at Cineworld Brighton. Share the magic of the big sc...

Climbing walls at Extreme Ventures Indoor Climbing Gym Brighton

Extreme Ventures Indoor Climbing Gym Brighton

  • Brighton
  • Indoor
  • Climbing

Budding adventurers can develop their skills in a fun and safe environment at Extreme Ventures Indoor Climbing Gym, Brighton. The team are committed...

Family at GLOBALLS in Brighton

GLOBALLS

  • Brighton
  • Indoor
  • Crazy Golf

Take the kids to GLOBALLS and enjoy wild, themed, glow-in-the-dark mini golf at the heart of Brighton Marina! There are two 12-hole mini golf courses...

Grand Hotel on City Sightseeing Brighton Hop on Hop off Tour

City Sightseeing Brighton Hop on Hop off Tour

  • Brighton
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Brighton is a national hotspot for art, culture and ice cream! Lose yourself in its shopping lanes and pebble beaches on a City Sightseeing Brighton...

Family in swimming pool at King Alfred Leisure Centre in Hove

King Alfred Leisure Centre

  • Hove
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Are you a fitness seeking, water loving family? Then head on down to King Alfred Leisure Centre; Brighton’s largest wet and dry centre for an action...

Brighton Marina

Brighton Marina

  • Brighton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Brighton Marina is always lively and bursting with energy - it’s the perfect location to take your kids for a walk and find something fun to do. Home...

Mum and daughter making craft at Hove Museum and Art Gallery

Hove Museum and Art Gallery

  • Hove
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

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...

Kids on slide at Funplex in Brighton

Funplex

  • Brighton
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Funplex offers a fun 3 level play frame whose highlights include a 4 lane racing slide, a softball area with no less than 4 cannons and a climbing ma...

Flowers at Hove Park

Hove Park

  • Hove
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Hove Park , located within Goldstone Crescent and covering almost 40 acres, is a popular location for families, dog walkers, and runners. It is open...

Indoor football pitch and bouncy castle at Westows Adventure Play area in Hove

Westows Adventure Play Area5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Hove
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Westows Adventure Play Area is an indoor play centre for children that focuses on old fashioned play. They have plenty of space for the children to r...

Phileas Foggs World of Adventure

Phileas Foggs World of Adventure

  • Brighton
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Looking for something new and exciting to do with the kids? Take a trip back to the 1870s and journey around the world with Phileas Fogg in an immers...

Footgolf at Brighton Footgolf Course in Hove

Brighton Footgolf Course

  • Hove
  • Outdoor
  • Crazy Golf

Try something new and fun with the kids - go for a game of footgolf at Brighton Footgolf Course. There are no age restrictions and you need no specia...

Windmill at Jill Windmill in Hassocks

Jill Windmill

  • Hassocks
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Jill Windmill, Clayton, West Sussex Jill Windmill, a restored traditional working windmill, built in 1821, located in the South Downs National Park....

People jumping on trampolines at Sky High Trampoline Park in Peacehaven

Sky High Trampoline Park

  • Peacehaven
  • Indoor
  • Trampoline Parks

Sky High Trampoline Park offers action, exhilaration and superhero parent status! For thrills, adventure and massive street credibility, go to Sky Hi...

A child holding a paintball gun at KidsPaintball in Brighton

KidsPaintball Brighton

  • Henfield
  • Outdoor
  • Paintballing

Grab your troop and get down in the mud at Kidspaintball Brighton! With special games so kids as young as 8 can get involved, there’s something for t...

Outside view of Lewes Castle

Lewes Castle

  • Lewes
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Lewes Castle is great little Norman castle that is over a thousand years old, with a series of spiral staircases leading to the highest tower, which...

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