Choosing a holiday is great fun, but there is so much to consider. If you’re planning a getaway with children it’s important to check there is plenty to keep them occupied. Both indoor and outdoor activities are vital to prepare for. If you’re thinking of heading to Brighton, here are just five wonderful places to visit with the kids.
1. The beach and pier
You can’t go wrong with British holiday traditions, and Brighton has it all. Pebbled beach, glorious pier, arcades, rides, fish and chips…you can fill a whole day of family fun within the vicinity of Brighton beach and the pier, without a moment of boredom.
Museums are a great indoor option for rainy days, and what child wouldn’t love a museum dedicated to toys? The Brighton Toy and Model museum houses a treasure of antique toys, old games and model railway exhibits. Nostalgia for the adults, and wide-eyed wonder for the kids – perfect!
What child doesn’t love to get a little messy and have fun with arts and crafts? At the Painting Pottery Cafe, children can decorate handmade mugs, plates or ornaments by painting them in a controlled and fun environment. Once dried, the finished product is yours to keep forever, making a perfect holiday memento, souvenir or gift.
Brighton Marina is any child’s dream, and perfect for evenings out. Not only are there an abundance of family-friendly restaurants to choose from, but activities range from bowling to trampolining. There is also a multi-screen cinema and a unique glow in the dark crazy golf course. Try something new, or enjoy a family favourite at this entertainment complex that has something for all ages.
5. Lewes Castle
A treasure of the South Downs, Lewes Castle is not to be missed. A short drive from Brighton, this historic building is a sight to behold and great fun for adults and children. You’ll get to play the part of a knight, firing arrows and dressing up. Let your imaginations run wild, with a backdrop that is simply picture perfect.