Modern life moves too fast and we are always busy. Job, SPA salon, visit to sport club and meetings with the friends – are you sure that you spend enough time with your child?
Vacation is that very precious time of the year, when we needn’t to hurry and to worry about problems in the office. Devote this precious time to your kids – go to Brighton and do at least ten very funny and important things that you will remember during cold long nights in winter.
Royal Beauty of Brighton
Brighton is the best choice for travelers with children. First of all because it is extremely beautiful. If beauty contests were held between the cities, I’m sure, Brighton would win the first prize. Being located not far from London, it used to be the favorite vacation place for English kings and The Queen likes to visit it.
It has everything to attract tourists from various countries – mild sunny weather, beautiful parks and gardens and Brighton beach, of course.
There are a lot of interesting things to do there – starting from suntan and swimming and ending with visiting museums and improving your English – if you are a foreigner.
Hospitality, sun and sea – here are the three pillars on which the unfading glory Brighton is based. Certainly, you can enjoy its peculiarities alone or with your spouse but if you have kids – for sure, they will like these unforgettable holidays in Brighton if you study our top list and do at least several things from it during your summer rest.
How to Make Kids Happy in Brighton
Plenty of attractions for great family time are waiting! Do you really want to make your kids happy? So, don’t waste your time, get up early in the morning and start cloak-and-dagger tour along Brighton!
Lie on pebble beach in Brighton
I can sound shopworn, but coming to Brighton and not to visit its beach – it is a kind of a crime. So take your kids and spend the wonderful day on the pebble of the beach. Kids are always crazy of swimming and bathing and I am sure, it will be very hard for you to take them out of water and force to stay at least 7 minutes on the pebble of the beach.
Getting suntan (moderate amounts of it) is extremely useful for the child, especially if he or she has some skin problems or often suffers from colds. If your child is active and healthy and his age is at least 12 years old, you can send him to a surf lesson or to do some yachting with instructors – there’s this kind of service in Brighton.
Feel like a king at Royal Pavilion!
I know that you have heard about Royal Pavilion, but you have never thought that this place is suitable for children. In fact it is really child friendly, because here you can find the café with the best food for children, the shops with toys and souvenirs for small guests.
Address of The Royal Pavilion Shop: 5 Pavilion Buildings Brighton BN1 1EE United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 (0)1273 292798
The Royal Pavilion Shop opening times:
October to March
Monday – Sunday
10:00 – 17:00
April to September
Monday – Sunday
09:30 – 17:15
Closed from 14:30 on 24 December
Closed all day on 25 & 26 December
Even if you have a baby – you can spend some marvelous hours here and even change the baby’s nappy or feed him – baby changing things can be found here too.
Of course, visiting Royal Pavilion will be much more interesting for children over seven. They will have an opportunity to feel like kings and queens. There are audio excursions for children, they will learn a lot about royal way of life, meet Prince of Wales and his faithful servants.
You can also buy books for kids about Royal Pavilion. Here are some of them:
A Young Person’s Guide to the Royal Pavilion
by Deborah Rooney
Children’s guide brings the palace to life for 7–11 year olds.
by Terry Deary
Part of the Horrible History range exploring the Victorian period without the boring bits!
Look at the World from above! Take a ride in Brighton Wheel!
This adventure is recommended for children older than 7. In fact this tour will be really interesting for a kid, if he is not afraid of heights. You and your child will see the whole territory of Brighton from height, enjoy calm and fresh air far from earth and even listen to interesting stories of a guide (it is possible to hire him) about Brighton.
Your child can be a spy from the sky! Use this map
Brighton Wheel opening times:
Sunday – Thursday
10:00 – 21:00
Friday – Saturday
10:00 – 23:00
Explore the depth of Brighton Sea Life Centre
This excursion will be not only interesting for your child, but very informative too. You and your kid will see more than 180,000 creatures, the inhabitants of the deep sea.
Sharks, tortoises of different sizes, sea horses and clownfish – all of them live in 6 huge aquariums and are ready to meet new small friends. You will admire several great hours with your kid and – oh! – will take a great photo nose to nose with a shark.
Address of Sea Life Brighton Centre: Marine Parade, Brighton, East Sussex BN2 1TB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 (0) 1273 604234
Opening times of Sea Life Brighton Centre:
Monday – Sunday
10:00 – 18:00
Play in Brighton Toy and Model Museum
This adventure will be interesting to the smallest children. Boys and girls will see at least 10,000 models of toys – dolls, trains and others. The museum was opened in 1991 and it is situated in one of the arches of Brighton Railway Station.
The history of children’s toys is long and really interesting. Your child will see the toys of the first half of the 20th century and earlier, will admire two collections of toy trains and see several samples of antique toys. It is the best place for kids, probably!
Address of Brighton Toy and Model Museum: 52-55 Trafalgar St, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 4EB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 (0) 1273 749494
Brighton Toy and Model Museum opening times:
Sunday, Monday closed
Thuesday – Friday
10:00 – 17:00
11:00 – 17:00
Hire a bike and explore the surroundings!
Bike rides are really popular in Brighton! It is possible to hire a bike here and take a long walk in the fresh air with your child. It is the best way to spend the free time, because you will kill several hares with one gun. You will learn a lot about the town during a very short period of time, breathe fresh air and save some dollars – as this kind of entertainment is the cheapest one!
In Brighton you can find really extraordinary bikes for family ride!
If you what to rent a bike, visit Brighton cycle hire.
Address of Brighton cycle hire: Unit 8, under the Station off Trafalgar Street BRIGHTON BN1 4FQ United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 (0) 1273 571 555
Brighton cycle hire opening times:
Monday – Friday
09:00 – 18:00
09:30 – 17:00
Sunday & bank holidays
10:00 – 16:00
Bike return any time through key-drop
Take a boat trip!
Take a boat at Brighton Marina and arrange a great water walk with your kids and spouse. It is a great opportunity to see Brighton from a different angle. Besides some hours on the water will be useful for the nervous system and help to increase appetite.
Address of Brighton Marina Water tours: next to the floating Chinese Restaurant, Brighton Pagoda.
Pontoon 5, West Jetty, Brighton Marina, Brighton, BN2 5UP, United Kingdom.
Telephone: + 44 (0) 7958 246414
Draw a masterpiece at the Painting Pottery Café
This kind of adventure will be interesting to any child – as all of them like to paint, and it doesn’t matter if they can do it well or not – every kid considers himself as the best painter in the world.
Don’t talk them out of it – just take to the Painting Pottery Café. There are a lot of appliances for drawing there and hundreds of ceramic products, where your child (and you!) can draw your first masterpiece.
You can find Painting Pottery Café on 31 North Rd, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1YB, United Kingdom
Take your kid to Peter Pan’s playground!
The shortest road to the heart of your child is Peter Pan’s playground. It is small and closed from the public eyes. There the smallest children can climb and jump, take a ride on the roundabout and even play children’s golf with their new friends – I am sure, your kid will find them here!
Address of Peter Pan’s playground: the east of the Yellowave Beach Sports venue.
Train stop Half Way Station on the Volks Electric Railway line.
Take a rest at Monkey Buziness
I know that you have tired a little after spending the whole day with your children. Don’t blame yourself as being parents is the hardest job in the world. Just take some rest at Monkey Buziness, where your child will climb and jump like a monkey, using numerous rope ladders and trampolines and you will enjoy a minute of rest at the comfortable bench nearby and read the latest news at free Wi-Fi zone.
Address of Monkey Buziness near Brighton: Unit 27, Cliff industrial Estate, Lewes, East Sussex BN8 6JL, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 (0) 1273 311560
Monkey Buziness opening times in the summer:
09:00 – 17:00
Saturday – Sunday
10:00 – 17:00
To sum up, it is really interesting to spend the day with kids in Brighton. Here are a lot of things to do – you can find the entertainment to any taste and budget! Make your weekend long and funny and have a rest with the best person in the world – your child!