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Have you ever thought about booking a holiday to Brighton with your kids? Maybe you’ve been looking for Brighton holiday homes. We’ve never visited Brighton but I’ve asked a few fellow bloggers to tell us what they love about Brighton for kids. I think it sounds like a lovely place for a short break, here’s why.
I mentioned visiting a pier as a great family day out when I shared my ideas for visiting Suffolk with kids. Brighton pier sounds like another great pier for families as well as being an iconic Brighton landmark. Amusements, rides and food outlets are amongst the family-friendly facilities available. The play area looks especially good for children.
Brighton sealife centre
We loved our visit to the Blackpool sealife centre so I’m sure a visit to the Brighton sealife centre would be a big hit with my family. There is a wide variety of sea life for you to watch and learn all about. My kids loved the sealife centre when we visited the Blackpool one. The ocean tunnel is always a big hit in any sealife centre but in Brighton, the Victorian architecture amongst the tanks sounds really interesting. As does the glass bottom boat area with turtles swimming under your feet.
British airways i360
Similar to the London Eye, British airways i360 allows you to get stunning 360 degree views over Brighton during a 20 minute ride. A unique and totally different way to see Brighton.
Brighton treasure trail
I love anything that keeps kids entertained whilst we are out walking or exploring. This treasure trail around the cultural quarter was recommended to me by Jemma who blogs at Thimble and Twig. It sounds great for both entertaining the kids and showing the grown ups in the group some areas of interest. There are also treasure trails for the seafront and also Brighton lanes.
If your kids are anything like mine then you’ll need a playground stop or two. The Kings road playground on the seafront sounds amazing. As well as lots of play equipment, there is a paddling pool and sandpit.
A little further away in Burgess hill but it sounds well worth the drive for young children is Adventure Avenue. It’s a role play centre filled with areas for kids to role play. I think my kids would particularly enjoy the camping area and the doctor’s surgery. Other areas include a veterinary surgery, laundromats, fire station, post office, supermarket, bakery, hair and beauty salon and also a sensory room.
There are a few museums in Brighton and Hove (just down the road from Brighton) that are perfect for children.
Toy and Model Museum
Brighton’s toy and model museum is home to over 10,000 toys from the last 100 years. It includes 2 extensive working model train sets.
Hove museum is a free family-friendly museum which often has great activities for kids. Events this summer include summer fun makes.
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