October Half Term
Published: Monday 11th Sep 2017
Written by: Elliot Hatt
What better time for a family getaway than October half-term? The warm summer sunshine might be past us, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t fun to be had for all the family! We think that Brighton is an amazing place to visit anytime of the year, and the kids are always guaranteed to have a good time. So shake off the back-to-school blues with an October half-term break!
There are countless reasons to visit Brighton including iconic sights to see and brilliant events being put on. Kids will enjoy playing on the famous pebbled Brighton beach anytime of year, and the rides and arcade games on the Palace Pier will keep them entertained for hours. The British Airways i360 observation tower is also one which is sure to amaze the little ones as they get to look over the city and the sea from 138 metres. If you go over the weekend before Halloween you might even be joined in the pod by a vampire or a witch!
Another activity which is always popular with children is a visit to the Sea Life Centre. They can marvel at the sharks, turtles, stingrays, seahorses and all sorts of other aquatic life, as well as an array of crustaceans on display in the new Claws exhibit. The highlight of this is the Japanese Spider Crab whose legs can spread up to an incredible 12 feet!
A trip to a museum might not always be on the top of a child’s wish list but the younger kids will surely enjoy the Brighton Toy and Model Museum which has over 10,000 exhibits on display! Or if the weather permits, spend an afternoon playing detective and follow the clues on the Brighton Treasure Trail.
If you want to tire out your energetic kids there are plenty of lively activities for them to enjoy. Take a short journey along the coast to Peacehaven where you will find Sky High Trampoline Park, an indoor centre crammed wall-to-wall with connected trampolines where you can literally bounce off the walls! Alternatively, head down to Globalls at Brighton Marina and enjoy a more serene round of Jurassic-themed glow-in-the-dark crazy golf, a great activity for the whole family!
We still have plenty of self-catering accommodation just waiting to be booked, such as Orange House, North Gardens, or Wish House, all of which are perfect for families. With all these things to do there are so many reasons to visit Brighton, so make sure you don’t miss out and book your half-term break today!