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Things to do in Brighton

Brighton Wheel

The Brighton Wheel

Keep the kids occupied by taking a voyage of discovery 50 metres high above Brighton. Why not print off The Brighton Wheel’s “I Spy From The Sky” map and get the children to spot famous Brighton landmarks from above the city as you make the three revolutions in the Brighton Wheel. Take in the breath taking panoramic views across the city and the coastline it’s a perfect way to spend some family time. Get The Map or Visit The Website

 

Brighton Sea Life Centre

The draw of the 150 creatures of the deep is always a big favourite with children all year round. Get your kids interested, thinking and talking with the interactive rock pool where they can get up close and personal touching crabs and starfish or the amazing Jellyfish discovery where they can marvel at the grace and motion in the coloured tanks. With feeding demonstrations throughout the day, turtles, sharks, Seahorses, rays and more they’ll be spoilt to pick their favourite.Visit Website

 

 

Brighton Pier

The ever popular and garish nature of Brighton Pier is always a big hit with children. With the gloriously tacky splendour of the fairground with its stalls, amusements and rides. It’s always going to be a crowd pleaser and well worth putting on the to do list. Take in the coastal sights with a walk along one of the UK’s top ten visitor attractions and take in the classic Victorian styling with stunning panoramic views of Brighton’s coastline. Deckchairs on the pier are free and it’s a great place to sit and enjoy a packed lunch or some food from one of the many shops.Visit Website

 

Brighton Beach

Always a favourite with the entire family, a visit to Brighton is just not right without a day at the beach. Many of the attractions are open all year and kids always love playing on the pebbled beach, throwing stones into the sea. With so many attractions to keep your children happy including; the fun fair, the children’s playground, Peter Pan’s playground, crazy golf courses and of course splashing in the sea!

 

 

West Pier Playground

For the children, what’s not to like? With its paddling pool, adventure playground and sand the West Pier Playground is play heaven. Situated just after the silhouette of the old West Pier, the playground is the perfect spot for you to take some time out while the kids play. Perfectly situated next to coffee shops, so you can have some well earned refreshments while the little ones splash around.

The Volks Railway

Take a slow but unique ride on the world’s oldest running electric railway and let its narrow gauge rails take you on a leisurely journey along 400 metres of the Brighton seafront. Opened in 1883, Volks railway is a firm favourite with all the family rides and run daily April – September.Visit Website

 

 

Peter Pan’s Playground

One of the stops on the Volks Railway route, Peter Pan’s Playground is a small but fun fully enclosed adventure playground. With climbing frames, slides and water sprouts it’s popular and suitable for small children. There is also a mini crazy golf course and outdoor cafe.

Yellowave

As well as being the UK’s only permanent beach sports venue, Yellowave has a bouldering wall which is great for kids as is the free sandy play area. Both are conveniently located next to the Barefoot Cafe, allowing parents to relax while keeping an eye on the little ones.Visit Website

Brighton Toy Museum

Every child’s toy box dream, this treasure chest of 4,000 square feet of toys and models is a firm family favourite. Located just under Brighton Station in the Victorian arches, with over 10,000 toys and models on display the collection showcases the last 100 years. With teddy bears, puppets, Peter Rabbit collection, toy cars and of course classic railways collections there’s something for boys and girls – young and old.Visit Website

Booth Museum Of Natural History

Home to more than half a million specimens collected over three centuries, brought to life through the eccentric displays, with interactive and ‘hands on’ activities. The collection features Victorian taxidermy, fossils, dinosaur bones, insects, rocks and plants. This is a quirky and unique museum experience that will interest and give children of all ages an understanding for the natural world.

Hove Museum & Art Gallery

Visit Hove Museum and enter into the wonderful world of the wizards attic, where children will just love the interactive toy gallery. The mock up of the Wizard’s workshop for broken toys is a firm favourite with younger visitors to the city with a bedroom split by time, interactive displays and of course toys! The museum houses lots of interesting exhibits for older visitors too so it’s real family favourite.

Brighton Museum & Art Gallery

With exciting interactive and dynamic displays, a performance gallery with puppets, mask and costumes, it’s a real hands-on experience for children, so they won’t get bored. Located next to the iconic Brighton Pavilion, the Brighton Museum houses an eclectic mix of exhibits with something for everyone. The Museum is well worth a visit, not too intensive and can be done in a couple of hours meaning it will keep the attention of the little ones.More About Brighton Museums

Brighton & Hove Parks

Brighton & Hove boasts over 90 parks and gardens within the city all offering places to relax, space to play or just somewhere to walk. Children love to run about, so what better way to spend some time than to pack a picnic and visit one of Brighton & Hove’s parks and get out in the open air. Some of Brighton & Hove’s best include; Stanmer Park which is a popular family destination with its woodland trails and open spaces perfect for family picnics. Or how about Preston Park? One of Brighton’s largest parks and has themed gardens, a multitude of sports activities and a cafe for refreshments. For something a little more relaxing why not head to Queens Park and feed the ducks or St Ann’s Wells Gardens for some more wildlife? In the summer months Hove park has a miniature railway which kids would love taking a ride on and there is plenty of space for them to run riot.Read More

The Painting Pottery Cafe

Situated in the North Laines, take an hour or two out from the usual Brighton sights and discover your creative side at The Painting Pottery Cafe. Whether you’re an old hand or have never painted pottery before, this arty experience caters for every ability. There are stencils available for the beginner and patterns to follow or you can just let your creative flair come up with a masterpiece of your own. Simply turn up, select your potter, grab some paints and create! Suitable for all ages, it’s a great way to spend some quality time with the kids, have fun with friends or just kill sometime on your own. Your creations will be fired and can be collected later that day or posted out to you.Visit Website

Brighton Marina

When you’re unsure what activities you want to do and want to keep everyone happy, then head to 

ALL THINGS BRIGHTON BEAUTIFUL BLOG

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I’m currently sat on a squeaky train from Brighton to London. My neighbour, very loudly and aromatically, is eating the largest meat pasty you’ve ever seen. But all of this is perfectly fine because I feel refreshed and may even have a slight face tan.

My sister Lara has been living in Brighton for two years and I thought it was about time I actually explored this quirky little seaside getaway.

After a late night on Friday, a lie-in seemed necessary. Saturday morning arrived and we quickly ate some porridge before setting off in the sunshine.

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Many of our properties offer early bird offers and discounts, if you book over 6 months ahead. That can equate to well over a £100 saving on many of our properties!

What makes Brighton the perfect Self-Catering holiday destination?

Brighton Self Catering Holiday homes, the perfect way to visit the City


Gone are the days of old duvet covers, scratchy blankets, mismatched second hand furniture and old prints by Constable or dogs playing snooker. Now you can expect high end pieces of furniture, stylish kitchens and bathrooms and the latest in interior design, which creates the dream more than a nightmare.

What makes self catering a more attractive option than a hotel?


Space


With a self catering holiday you have a whole house or apartment to yourself so it’s like having a home from home

Price


In most cases holiday lets work out much cheaper. This is particularly true if you have a bigger group or you are a family. Where else can you stay for £20 or £30 per person per night and still have a beautifully stylish and spacious place to stay? Family rooms or adjoining rooms in hotels are notoriously expensive for families.

Privacy


If you have a couple of young children, perhaps a baby crying, the last thing you need is the added stress of worrying about them disturbing guests in the next room to you if you’re in a hotel. With a Holidaylet or Holiday home, it’s just like having a home from home.

Self catering offers you the chance to experience the city as a resident


People do'nt have the time to spend hours trawling through all the holiday lets on the internet. We strive to only represent properties which are stylish and affordable"
Cities are fascinating and entertaining with something to see around every corner, and the best way to experience the city is to get out and explore. Staying in a home from home and being part of the community, using local shops, local produce and staying in the heart of the city makes self catering a real experience. In Brighton, with one restaurant for every 250 people, 365 bars/pubs and a vast array of excellent coffee shops, there is no shortage of choice when you don’t want to eat in

WHAT TO DO IN BRIGHTON IN OCTOBER 2013

Here's some ideas of what to do in Brighton in October 2013

Brighton Comedy Festival 4th-20th October

Brighton comes alive with the buzz of it all when the

Brighton Comedy Festival is on. If you want to hear some proper funny jokes from proper funny people then Brighton is the best place in the world to be in October! The HUGE Brighton Comedy Festival runs from the 4th to the 20th October at various venues around the town. Big names are doing shows: Alan Carr, Jack Dee, Paul Merton, Eddie Izzard, Jo Brand, John Bishop, Jason Manford, David Baddiel, Ed Byrne,Jimmy Carr, Lee Nelson, Alexei Sayle, Andy Parsons, Sean Lock and so many more there’s just too many to mention!

Make sure you book your tickets quickly before it all sells out! Check out their website for details of all the shows and how to book.

VW Brighton Breeze, Madeira Drive – Saturday 5th October

The seafront near the Brighton Wheel will be full to the brim with beautifully restored classic VW’s including the ever loved Beatle and camper vans. A great free event for all the family, Madeira Drive takes a slow paced trip back in time with stunning custom cars, stalls and events. The archetypal festival van, VW owners have proudly restored these vintage beauties, kitted out to incredible standards and on display for you to delight over. Well worth a trip down to lust over and fantasise about having one of your own! (Actually, there may be some for sale so be careful!)

London 2 Brighton Land Rover Run, Madeira Drive – Sunday 6th October

Great British work horse of the countryside. The Sunday following on from Breeze sees the equally as cool Land Rover London to Brighton run. With vintage and modern Land Rovers spanning the 65 years of manufacture on display, along with activities and stalls Madeira Drive is alive with the pride of British manufacturing. Another great free event for all the family to enjoy looking around these incredible off roaders.

 

Brightona 2013, Madeira Drive – Sunday 13th October

Now in its 10th year, this annual motorcycle event is held in aid of charity and organised by local bikers. The event brings thousands of people along to Madeira Drive for this festival of motorcycles. Amazing custom motorcycles, live music across four stages, exhibits, stalls and much more. Whether you era is vintage, country, rock or you simply want to look at the bikes, there is something for everyone.

Art Deco Fair, Hove Centre – Sunday 13th October

Vintage stall holders come together once again at the Hove Centre to sell original vintage homeware, clothing and jewellery from 1920’s to 1970’s. If you’re looking for that special vintage lamp or mirror to make a room complete, or if dressing vintage is your thing, the Art Deco Fair is the perfect place for a spot of shopping.

BROOMFIELD HOUSE

BROOMFIELD HOUSE, COASTAL 6 BED HOLIDAY HOME, SLEEPS 15


Broomfield House is a fabulous spacious 6 Bed Coastal Holiday Home with 3 reception rooms, sleeping up to 15 people. There is ample parking for up to 3-4 cars, a large terrace and garden, a huge kitchen measuring 24 ft, 3 showers (2 en-suite), 3 WC's, 1 Bath in short everything you need for a visit to Brighton. Suitable for Hen weekends, Large group accommodation and family get togethers. Book Now to avoid disappointment.


PLEASE NOTE: The table and sofa's in the pictures will be upgraded to 4 'click clack' sofa's sleeping 1 adult each and the table will be a custom built 10ft table with benches to seat 15 people in plenty of time for July & August 2014. Photos coming soon.

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This house is Immaculately presented inside and out, a perfect choice for a visit to the City of Brighton and the South Coast.


Priced at a very reasonable £1395 for 3 nights and 15 people. Book now and receive an 10% early bird discount worth £139.50 !!