So you’ve come to the seaside on a family break, but the British weather has let you down, so what is there to do indoors in Brighton? Well quite a lot luckily! This bohemian city is famous for its creative flair, so there’s lots of art galleries and museums, a paint your own pottery cafe which the kids will love and of course the famous Brighton Pavilion to explore.
BabyBreaks has done the hard work for you, and researched the Top 5 Best Child-Friendly Indoor activities to do in Brighton.
1. Brighton Toy and Model Museum
Take a trip down memory lane when you visit this delightful museum, showcasing thousands of toys dating from the 1860s to the present day. The model railways and antique teddy bears hark back to a nostalgic age of innocence – you are guaranteed to love it as much as the kids!
Address: 52-55 Trafalgar St, Brighton BN1 4EB
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Friday – 10am to 5pm. Saturday – 11am to 5pm. Closed Sunday and Monday.
2. The Royal Pavilion
Built in the 18th century as King George IV’s seaside retreat, this Grade I listed building is now an iconic part of the Brighton skyline. Its unique architecture has strong Indo-Asian influences, coupled with classic Regency grandeur. Inside, visitors can marvel at the Banqueting Room, The Grand Saloon and the Royal Bedrooms. The Children’s Tour is a unique audio guide which they can listen to as they explore each room, keeping them engaged and entertained.
Opening Hours: Open daily – October to March 10am–5.15pm. April to September 9.30am–5.45pm
Anyone for glow in the dark crazy golf with a dinosaur theme?! Children are bound the love this place, where you can putt your way around two 12 hole courses. Step back in time on the Jurassic course, or channel colourful jungle vibes on the Tropicana course.
Vibrant artwork painted by local artists covers the walls, and giant, neon animals surround you at every turn. A fantastic activity for all ages and abilities.
Please note that the course is not suitable for pushchairs as space is limited.
Opening Hours: Open daily from 10 am (weekends) or 12pm (weekdays)
4. The Painting Pottery Cafe
A lovely activity for a rainy day, the Painting Pottery Cafe has hundreds of ceramic items for you to paint, so you can create a truly personal souvenir of your family weekend in Brighton. The kids will love getting creative, and the experienced studio assistants are on hand for help and advice. After glazing and firing, your masterpiece will be ready to collect in a couple of days, or it can be posted to you.
Booking ahead is essential.
Address: 31 North Rd, Brighton BN1 1YB
Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday 10.30am – 6.30pm. Sunday 11am – 6pm
5. Phileas Fogg’s World of Adventures
Part immersive theatre, part escape room, this thrilling new attraction (opened January 2019) promises a world of intrigue and entertainment based on the classic children’s book. The family event is suitable for children from 4-12 years, and sees you travel through amazingly realistic sets designed by the team who worked on Star Wars, James Bond and Harry Potter. Along the way you will meet real life characters, solve mysteries and complete fun challenges. Head to the Reform Bar and Indoor Garden afterwards to refuel after all the excitement!
Opening Hours: Friday 5pm – midnight. Saturday and Sunday 9am – midnight
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