7 things to see and do in Brighton with kids

7 things to see and do in Brighton with kids

It’s a shame I never got around to blogging about our trip to Brighton in 2017. I think I just got overwhelmed over how much footage we had from our trip that it sort of got forgotten about! The trip was in combination with London for 2 weeks, so it was a long time!

7 things to see and do in Brighton with kids

It was a really nice short holiday. The weather was fantastic and we loved Brighton so much we ended up extending our Airbnb apartment stay!

I’ve put a little video together from footage on the trip in Brighton, please do watch as it gives a good idea of what we got up to and the brilliant atmosphere there:

Highlights from our family trip to Brighton

7 things to see and do in Brighton with kids
  • Brighton was really chilled out, trendy and relaxed. The atmosphere is just brilliant and all inclusive… whoever you are, you fit in. I never felt out of place and even has a tourist you feel like you belong.
7 things to see and do in Brighton with kids
  • Everyone is very friendly and the majority of things are family friendly (even all the pubs, bars, trendy drinking establishments!)
7 things to see and do in Brighton with kids
  • Brighton is HEAVEN for vegans! We hadn’t been vegan for very long before going to Brighton and so it really was all new to us. Almost every where you go to eat has vegan options, there are LOTS of 100% vegan cafes, shops, pubs, restaurants, ice cream parlours, bakeries and supermarkets.
7 things to see and do in Brighton with kids
  • The beach is lovely and although it’s pebble so there’s not much sand it’s still really fun.
7 things to see and do in Brighton with kids
  • Time just went by in Brighton although we never felt rushed. It was a relaxing trip.

7 things to see and do in Brighton with kids

7 things to see and do in Brighton with kids
  • For places to stay in Brighton, I recommend Airbnb. Brighton is like the home of arbnb, there are just so many apartments and houses to choose from. Our host was very lovely and left us maps and personal recommendations for things to do in Brighton and where to eat.
7 things to see and do in Brighton with kids
  • Brighton isn’t very big so you can get around on foot. We didn’t get a bus or anything but if we had stayed longer, we would have seen more of the local areas (including Brighton & Hove).
7 things to see and do in Brighton with kids
  • The Toy and Model Museum next to the train station is a collectors heaven. It isn’t very interactive as most of the collecting are behind glass but I would definitely take Eric back now as he’s absolutely mad about cars and model trains. It costs £6.50 adults, though.
7 things to see and do in Brighton with kids
  • Entry to the Booth museum is free and has lots of natural history, skulls, interactive displays, animals and things to touch and feel. If I remember right, there is a playground across the road from the museum.
7 things to see and do in Brighton with kids
  • The Level is a fantastic place for water splash with fountains on, adventure playground, sand and skate park. It is free, there is a cafe and toilets. Apparently during the summer there’s free entertainment on.
7 things to see and do in Brighton with kids
  • Kings Road paddling pool and playground are on the seafront and really great!!! Eric LOVED the paddling pool. The playground next to it also had sand pits and water toys. It is free.
  • We didn’t go inside but had a picnic at the Royal Pavilion on the green outside. Eric liked running around there chasing pigeons and squirrels.

There is also Sealife centre in Brighton, the Palace pier with amusements/rides, Electric railway, Drusillas Zoo Park and Go Ape.

7 things to see and do in Brighton with kids

Would I go back? Absolutely. It was a great escape from London and really nice trip. We don’t have any seasides like that up here and I think everyone should experience what Brighton is like. Super friendly, colourful, relaxed, inclusive and easy. I’d have no hesitation to go back there tomorrow! (Well… maybe when the weather is a bit nicer!)

Have you been? What do you think about Brighton?!

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