As the days become shorter and darker my mind can’t help but jump to next summer and making a mental bucket list of places to visit and things to see for my family and I. As much as I enjoy cosy evenings in with hot chocolate and lots of blankets I do live for the summer and getting out and about as much as possible. Making plans is what helps me through these dark and cold days.
Next year I have a few UK destinations already on my ‘to visit’ list one of them being Brighton! It’s not too far from us and although I have family living down there I haven’t been in years so I am planning a nice long weekend to see some sights and have some fun exploring with the girls. My favourite way to explore a new city or town is by renting a little holiday cottage, it’s like a home from home and just works for us. The girls don’t get crazy like the tend to in the confines of a hotel room and it gives us the freedom to go where we like and take our time.
Accommodation sorted next is what we are going to do; here are the top 10 family activities I have found. It’s going to be my mission to see and do as many as we can during our break.
- British Airways i360 – how cool does this look! It’s a fab way to see some amazing views of the city and there is a bar. I mean what more could you want.
- Brighton Open Air Theatre – summer 2018 shows are yet to be released but I am sure there will be something great we can go an watch during our stay.
- Brighton Zip – As you can guess this is a mahooozive zip line, there are height restrictions on this one so not for the younger kids but I think Maisy will be tall enough by next summer it would be great fun to do together!
- Brighton & Hove seafront – You can’t visit Brighton and not grab fish and chips on the beach.
- Sea Life Brighton – We love a good sealife centre and seem to visit every one we come across it’s always a great day out for children.
- Globalls – The craziest of crazy golfs! Glow in the dark makes everything so much more fun.
- Brighton Toy and Model Museum – A trip down memory lane for adults as we see the toys we used to love through our childhoods and a chance for our little ones to see there is more to life than iPads and Netflix!
- Stanmer House – Looks absolutely gorgeous for a nice woodland walk and a picnic.
- Hove Lagoon – Lagoons, a paddling pool and a chance for some water sports, perfect for a summer’s day.
- Blakers park – A free family day out with something for everyone; little ones can play in the park while you sit back and enjoy a picnic in the sun(hopefully) there are also tennis courts!
So those are top of my list for things to do with the family in Brighton; I would love to hear anymore suggestions!