Child Friendly Brighton
Highlights of some child friendly things to do and see in Brighton
Brighton Marina is well worth a visit. Aside from the obvious, i.e. having a wander around the Marina to look at the boats, and the numerous shops, there are several activities:
Bowlplex – bowling for all the family and even for small children aged 5+
The Cineworld cinema – every Saturday morning at 10am “Movies for Juniors” for £1 plus pre-show entertainment (colouring in competition).
Child friendly restaurants/café with children’s menus such as Café Rouge and a lovely ice cream parlour called Zingarella (home-made icecream).
Sealife Centre is a big hit with children of most ages. Highlights include: underwater tunnel, Amazonian rainforest experience, glass bottom boat. You can easily spend a couple of hours in there. I’m sure there are plenty of places which offer discount vouchers so that children can get in free.
The Pier – a classic, children love it because there are rides for most age groups (probably from age 3 +). And its iconic!
Brighton Museum and Art Gallery – interactive galleries (e.g. Ancient Egypt display), occasional family events, and of course entry is free.
Breeze up to the Downs – all year around, buses which take you to the Downs / take a tour on an open top bus (citysightseeing – only from April-Sept).
Royal Pavilion is another good place to go when families visiting Brighton want to see something iconic whilst also being indoors, they also provide children’s audio guides.
Volks Railway runs from March – Sept and there are fun things to do at each stop of the railway – Yellowave Beach Sports café is very child friendly, has a lovely sandpit; and of course Peter Pan’s Playground.
The West Pier Playground & Paddling Pool is a huge hit during the summer months.
There are loads of places (listed on my website) but if you want to name a couple, I’d say Temptation Café in North Laines, Scoop and Crumb for icecream, Terre a Terre for dinner.
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