Best Things To Do & Days Out In Brighton, East Sussex

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

Vue Thurrock

  • West Thurrock
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Escape the rain and the cold, and head off to another universe, all under one roof!Jump into movie magic at Vue Thurrock, where you’ll find all your...

Splashes Leisure Centre

  • Gillingham
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Make a splash at Splashes Leisure Centre! Take to the waves in the indoor fun pool and ride the flume! Weekly inflatable splash sessions are availabl...

Robin Hill

  • Newport
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Theme Parks and Funfairs

Robin Hill is the Isle of Wight's favourite countryside attraction, with something for everyone, from the Island's biggest rides including the terrif...

Oakwood Youth Challenge

  • Wokingham
  • Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

Oakwood Youth Challenge is an outdoor activity centre suitable for ages 8 and over with stable yard and residential accommodation. They offer fun act...

Partyman World Lakeside

  • West Thurrock
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Who here loves a party? Expect one with face painting, air cannons and a whole lot more at Partyman World Lakeside. Get the party started in their mu...

ODEON Camden

  • Camden
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Movie fans, young and old, will always enjoy a trip to the cinema. See the latest releases from Hollywood at ODEON Camden. With 5 screens of multimed...

Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary

  • Wroxall
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

The Isle Of Wight Donkey Sanctuary has been a home for rescued donkeys since the 80s and they welcome families to explore the sanctuary and visit the...

Hollywood Bowl Lakeside

  • Grays
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Love a bit of competition? Bring the whole family together with a classic game of 10-pin bowling at Hollywood Bowl Lakeside and see who’s got the bes...

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  • Ashford
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Ashford Leisure Trust's facilities include: a leisure pool with flumes and raging river, 25m main pool, teaching pool, fully equipped gym, group fitn...

Kippys Paint Your Own Pottery

  • Ashford
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

Kippys Paint Your Own Pottery We are a 22 seat studio but can accommodate up to 28 on the ground floor by special arrangement and we also have a part...

Showcase Newham

  • Barking
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Watch all your favourites on the big screen at Showcase Newham, where there's an epic 14 screens showing all the best family movies that are out in t...

AMF Bowling Ashford

  • Ashford
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Ready. Set. Bowl! We've got brilliant family entertainment taken care of at AMF Bowling Ashford. It's fun for all the family with a touch of healthy...

Hollywood Bowl Ashford

  • Ashford
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

At Hollywood Bowl Ashford, the lanes are ready and waiting for a few intrepid bowlers - are you up to challenge? It’ll take precision spinning and th...

Butterfly and Fountain World

  • Wootton Bridge
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

The charming Butterfly and Fountain World provides kids with the opportunity to see hundreds of butterflies flying freely in a natural environment! I...

Shipwreck and Maritime Museum

  • Arreton
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Shipwreck and Maritime Museum is set within a thriving craft village, and houses the largest exhibition of its kind in the whole of the UK! Packe...

Arreton Craft Barns

  • Arreton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Arts and Crafts

The Arreton Craft Barns is a free attraction boasting a huge range of craft shops to peruse, most with options to see the craftsmen making their trad...

Thurrock Museum

  • Grays
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Thurrock Museum welcomes families to explore the history of Thurrock through it's extensive exhibits and artefacts with a rich variety of items on sh...

Bracknell Ski Slope & Ice Rink

  • Bracknell
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Skiing and Snowboarding

John Nike Leisure Sport Bracknell is an excellent place for some frosty family fun, whether you fancy skiing, skating, or another slope related activ...

Flip Out London E6

  • London
  • Indoor
  • Trampoline Parks

Daredevils are called for at Flip Out London E6, where serious springing comes served with climbing walls, battle beams and an awesome laser maze. If...

ArcelorMittal Orbit

  • London
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Travel 80m to the top of Britain's tallest sculpture, the ArcelorMittal Orbit. It's the world’s highest and longest tunnel slide, at a whopping 178m...

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