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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

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...

London Stadium Tour

  • London
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Sports Stadiums

London Stadium is the iconic new home of the Hammers - West Ham for the uninitiated. For footy fans, little and large, a London Stadium Tour would be...

ODEON Swiss Cottage Luxe

  • London
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Huge bucket of popcorn? Check! 3D glasses? Check! Now just grab the rest of the gang and you’re ready for an afternoon at ODEON Swiss Cottage - ODEON...

London Fields Lido

  • Hackney
  • Outdoor
  • Lidos

London Fields Lido is a large, heated outdoor swimming pool open all year round and located, of all places, in Hackney! A lovely oasis in the city's...

ZAPspace

  • Stratford
  • Indoor
  • Trampoline Parks

Why bounce when you can zap your way around loads of enormous indoor trampolines?! At ZAPspace, zoom from the drop slide to the dodgeball courts, thr...



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Lakeside Karting

  • West Thurrock
  • Outdoor
  • Go Karting and Driving

Start your engines, pop on your driving gloves, and whizz on down to Lakeside Karting. Enjoy a go-karting experience with all of the fun and none of...

Discover Children's Story Centre

  • Stratford
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Discover Children's Story Centre is a magical place in Stratford, East London for children aged 0 to 11 to visit with their families and friends, or...

The Jelly Lounge5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(5)

  • Windsor
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Fancy a meal out but worry the kids will get bored easily? The Jelly Lounge is the solution to your problem! This colourful, family-friendly restaura...

Osborne House

  • East Cowes
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Children will love the Swiss Chalet at Osborne House where the princes and princesses learnt the skills of household management, while for grown-ups...

Cineworld Ashford

  • Ashford
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Discover the latest hit films from around the globe at Cineworld Ashford. Share the magic of the big screen with your whole family at this ultra-mode...

London Aquatics Centre

  • London
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

If you have a budding Olympic athlete on your hands then where better to inspire their stroke than at the London Aquatics Centre? Here, members of th...

Chafford Gorges Nature Park

  • Grays
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • National Parks

Chafford Gorges Nature Park has 200 acres of green space, perfect for wildlife, residents of Chafford Hundred and for visitors! Get away from the hus...

Monkey Haven

  • Newport
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Owl and Monkey Haven provides a relaxed environment to a number of primates and birds of prey, mainly owls, that were in desperate need of care and a...

Holls Studio5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • London
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

Come channel your inner Picasso at Holls Studio based in Kentish Town, London. A perfect day out for family fun whatever the weather! The Pottery Stu...

SEA LIFE London Aquarium3 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • South Bank
  • Indoor
  • Aquariums

Life under the Sea really is better at SEA LIFE London Aquarium where you can come face-to-face with over 10,000 sea creatures. The Aquarium experien...

Shrek's Adventure

  • South Bank
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Get ready to take part in Shrek’s Adventure, a brand new attraction next to the London Eye. Meet all your favourite DreamWorks characters, including...

London Dungeon

  • Westminster
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Descend into the (in)famous London Dungeon and find yourself immersed into the darkest, most gruesome moments of London’s history. Survive apocalypti...

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