I have always wanted to take my family to Brighton, my eldest daughter and parents have visited and fallen in love with its seaside beauty and charm…
I have looked into the area, and what there is to do and see there, as well as where to stay. Here is my pick of what looks good:
Britains largest marina.
Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 5WA
Features are an 8 screen cinema, 26- lane recently refurbished bowling alley, glow in the dark golf and casino, shops, cafes and restaurants, boat trips, free outdoor ping pong, and New York style chess tables.
The oldest operating aquarium in the world built in 1872, opposite the famous pier with over 5500 creatures.
NEW FOR 2019!
Day & Night – experience the 24-hour wonder of a coral reef as it moves through the day. PLUS Pirates & Mermaids invade SEA LIFE Brighton this Summer up to 8th September:
- Meet the SEA LIFE Mermaids, plus on selected dates you can see mermaids swimming in the Ocean Tank with giant green sea turtles!
- Learn how to tie ship mate knots like a real Pirate
- Learn how to speak Mermaid
- Walk the plank
- Colour your own Pirate hat or Mermaid crown
- Have your photo taken as a Pirate or a Mermaid…or both!
(Top Tip – save 30% when you book online!)
British Airways i360 Tower.
King’s Road, Brighton, E Sussex, BN1 2LN
Britains first ‘verticle pier’ which opened in 2016. A large glass viewing pod which glides up to 450ft to see 360* views of Brighton, the South Downs, and the stunning coastline from Seven Sisters cliffs to the Isle of Wight. Full info is on the British Airways i360 website.
Worth looking at is the Brighton Explorer Pass with which you can save up to 35% on Brighton’s top three paid-for attractions, the Royal Pavilion, British Airways i360 and SEA LIFE Brighton.
You can’t beat self-catering for value for money and a relaxing break. No set mealtimes, outside space, privacy, we love it!
I have been spoilt for choice at Kent and Sussex Cottages, from a stunning townhouse – Bohemia, perfectly situated in the North Laine with the best restaurants and shops on the doorstep and the train station just a ten minute walk away. Free WiFi and USB charging points will keep the teens happy too! To Marina Central – an apartment overlooking the marina. I actually think I may have to plan more than one city break to Brighton!
Have you visited Brighton – if so, have you any places to share that you think we should visit?