A Few Family Favorites

Published: Wednesday 14th Oct 2015

Written by: Abi Radford

Brighton seafront is home to the King’s Road, Peter Pan and Hove lagoon playgrounds, all beautifully located and providing oodles of fun facilities for the kids including giant paddling pools that are open from mid May to September.

If you want more than the parks, seafronts and playgrounds then Washbrook and Springbarn Farms are both local and offer alternative environments for children to meet their favourite farm animals and enjoy hours of playtime in the large indoor and outdoor play areas. The Sealife Centre is worth a visit, as is Drusilla’s Park and Bluebell Railway.

For a dip, and waterslide fun then head to the King Alfred Centre or The Triangle at Burgess Hill and for family walks we urge you to get out into the countryside and experience the South Downs by foot, you might even want to take a picnic. In the event of wet weather then you could always try one of the pottery painting houses and if the kids really need to let off some steam, Monkey Business in Lewes will save the day!

Unlike many destinations there are few restaurants here that you can’t visit ‘en famille’. A nice pint with a good roast and maybe even the offer of a garden often peaks many parents agenda on a Sunday afternoon. Well worth a try is the newly opened Urchin pub in Hove which specialises in shellfish dishes to share, for a roast The Avenue, The Stoneham and the Dyke Pub and Kitchen (also Hove) are worth a visit. A country pub and a short car journey away you'll find The Ginger Fox top of our list.

Abi Radford



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