Top 5 things to do with the kids in Brighton this summer!
Published: Thursday 23rd Jul 2015
Written by: Abi Radford
Now that the children have broken up from school for the summer, they will be begging for some fun things to see and do! To keep them entertained why don’t you come and visit Brighton – one of the most popular destinations for family holidays in the UK! Residents will agree that there is no better place to take the kids on a day out than in Brighton! With beautiful pebbled beaches that are manned all summer by excellent lifeguards and a host of attractions to entertain all ages, there is no place that you will rather be! Here is a short guide of fun family days out in and around Brighton!
Brighton Pier, originally built in 1899 to replace the Chain Pier which fell into a state of disrepair, is Brighton’s iconic pleasure Pier. Boasting every ride you could imagine, it is the perfect place to take the family on a day out in Brighton. Watch the kids as they whizz around on the dodgems, or get wet on the log ride – they are sure to have the best time and not want to leave! With great views across the water to the city, fantastic donuts, and a buzzing atmosphere, you couldn’t wish for a better attraction!
Brighton Sea Life Centre
Although Brighton is glorious in the summer, there is no guarantee that the sun will always be shining therefore having a backup choice for those rainy days is a must! Brighton Sea Life Centre is the perfect place to take the kids when the weather isn’t so great. Whilst the children gaze at the host of underwater sea creatures, adults will admire the stunning Victorian architecture of the oldest operating aquarium in the world. If you are feeling adventurous walk through the tunnel that runs under the fearsome sharks!
Located a short drive outside Brighton is this fantastic zoo that has grown significantly since its beginnings in 1925! Providing a home to a range of animals from the creepy crawlies, to the monkeys and penguins, you will certainly have a lot to say hello to as you walk around the park! Offering a number of shows throughout the day you will be able to get up close and personal with some of the animals, or watch the frenzy of feeding times! With a large, newly renovated play area and a Thomas the Tank Engine steam train that takes you around the park, the kids will be entertained all day long! Take a picnic with you or eat at the ‘Explorers Café’ where you will find a range of modestly priced food.
Peter Pan’s Activity Centre
Located half a mile from the hub of the city’s seafront, Peter Pan’s Activity Centre is a hidden secret that should be shared! Boasting a range of brightly coloured play equipment for the kids to play on and a squishy floor that in the summer shoots jets of water, hours of fun can be had! For the slightly older kids there is the Rumble Jungle Adventure Golf next door. Recently renovated and with two courses to choose from, this crazy golf is miles better than the bog standard course! Choose to either traverse the bridge (try not to get wet as you walk past the jets of water), or explore the route through the tunnel. Great fun is to be had by all!
A truly unique water sports location in the UK, Hove Lagoon offers endless amounts of fun for both kids and adults. Offering sessions for complete beginners and experienced windsurfers and wakeboarders, the Lagoon is a great place to learn a new skill, or improve one that you already have! Next to the lagoon is an enclosed playground that caters to the little ones and the older children, and in the summer there are two paddling pools to choose from! Great food and drink are served from the café on site.
Because there are so many great attractions to visit in and around Brighton, it is hard to whittle this list down to just five! You could also visit Lewes Castle, Laser Zone, the Brighton Treasure Trail, one of the many great Parks in Brighton, Yellowave Beach Sports Venue, Knockatch Adventure Park …..the list goes on and on!
Anyone that has been to Brighton will agree that it is the best place for families to visit in the world! (We are not biased at all!!!)