Taking the Family Away? Things to Do in Brighton

The wonderful seaside town of Brighton offers a vast range of things to do and see. If you’re planning on taking a trip down South, there’s bound to be something to keep you entertained right up to the point it’s time to go home.

Here are a few of our favourite things to do in Brighton.


Brighton Beach

Of course, no visit would be complete without an excursion to the beach. Perched wonderfully against the backdrop of the famous Brighton Pier, it is an incredible hive of activity and joy. Whether you’re a thrill-seeking wild child or after a spot of rest and relaxation, the world-renowned pebble beach has it all.

Try your hand at kayaking or lay down with an ice cream. Get involved with a game of Frisbee or sip a cappuccino at a café. The day time is home to an almost fantasy-like environment where all are welcome to enjoy the fun.


Brighton Pier

You can’t talk about the beach without a mention of Brighton Pier. Getting in amongst it all is a must when you visit and you won’t regret it in the slightest. The term ‘all the fun of the fair’ is tailor-made for one of Britain’s primary attractions.

Reminiscent of a traditional carnival, there is an incredible choice of appealing activities to sink your teeth into. A classic helter-skelter that can’t be passed with sliding down and a ton of nostalgic arcade games make for a marvellous time for all ages.


Sea Life Brighton

If you do somehow manage to find yourself at a loss for things to do, Brighton is home to an amazing aquarium in the form of Sea Life, right next to the Pier. The setup fully immerses you in the aquatic surroundings, almost as if you’re a mermaid gracefully swimming alongside these glorious animals.

Bask in the elegance of giant turtles or stare the ferocious sharks in the eyes as you make your way through the enchanting water world.


British Airways i360

Ever wanted to go up in hot-air balloon but don’t fancy the look of the basket? British Airways i360 is the highest observation tower anywhere in the world. At an impressive height of 450 feet (137 metres) you’ll find views you won’t be able to get anywhere else.

Picturesque scenes of the entire town allow you to soak up everything the town is about. Peek at the diversity from the air with 360° visions stretching as far as the Isle of Wight, if the clouds permit it.


Brighton Toy and Model Museum

Go back to your childhood and introduce the kids to the models that shaped your future at Brighton Toy and Model Museum.

There are some truly beautiful toys on display, including a fully functioning 1930s model trainset. The museum also hosts outside collections from time to time meaning there is even more to see than you could imagine.


Royal Pavilion

One of the most popular things to do in Brighton is marvel in the wonder of the Royal Pavilion. The one time royal residence of King George IV is now a fascinating museum enriched with the grandeur of a majestic history.

The wondrous architecture and captivating Tales from the Pavilion Archive make it one of the most stunning and educational adventures in the whole town.


Brighton Marina

Take the family to Brighton Marina and you’ll be spoilt for choice. Catch the latest movie at the cinema, lace up those great bowling shoes or simply stop for a bite to eat at one the many cafes and restaurants that call the Marina home.

Whether you want to dabble in a spot of table-tennis or chess or shop for souvenirs, the 24-hour bus service and 1500 free parking spaces will help you do it.


Brighton Museum and Art Gallery

With history, art and fashion exhibitions aplenty, the Museum and Art Gallery is a must for budding historians and aspiring designers alike.

The city centre based gallery is always brimming with unique artefacts and vividly stunning displays. No matter what you and the rest of the family are interested in, chances are there’s a spectacle that will leave you mesmerised and yearning for more.


Stanmer Park

Take in the serene visuals of the open world with a walk around Stanmer Park. Heavily featuring near the top of many top things to do in Brighton lists, the nature reserve is the habitat of an array of alluring wildlife.

Tour guides of the woods and bat walks are all the rage and can provide your family with hours of enjoyment.


Brighton Dome

Brighton Dome has presented everything from circus acts and orchestras to musicals and comedians down the years and continues to attract both well-known and up and coming acts.

If you’re looking for the perfect way to spend a bit of quality time with the family, you’ll more than likely find something that everybody will love at this dazzling venue. Located in the city centre, it’s very easy to get to as well.


Brighton Beach Bikes

Get those legs pumping and cycle your way through the beach with Brighton Beach Bikes. Completely free of dangerous roads, helmets are provided to ensure complete safety for all involved.

The funky bicycles add a sense of pleasantness to any day. It’s entirely up to you if want to let the kids win the race or if you’d rather have the glory all to yourself.

Stay with Us

After all the amusements and attractions that the day has to offer, it’s more than welcoming to go back to accommodation that you love. Hawkmore Holiday Lets have the ideal place to stay after thoroughly enjoyable yet rather exhausting time.

Our Art Deco Flat brings a touch of 1920s class and is perfect for up to six. For bigger parties of up to twenty, The Beach House is delightfully located near the beach and pier.

No matter where you stay, there’s an endless list of things to do in Brighton. Pack your bags, get your travel sorted and prepare for a world of excitement.