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The best things to do in Brighton with the kids

A common tourist destination and one of the most popular summer holiday spots in the UK, Brighton offers plenty to see and do.

Whether you’re taking a day trip over the school holidays or enjoying a weekend away with the family, a trip to Brighton is sure to be fun for everyone! Here are the best things to do in Brighton with the kids. 


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The Real Brighton Tours 

If you’re not familiar with the area, The Real Brighton Tours are a must for days out with the kids in Brighton. Nathanael, a born and bred Brightonian with over 480 years of Brighton lineage will lead you around the city on foot as you learn fascinating facts about the history of Brighton. Expect to hear why tourists drank seawater mixed with milk and why Brighton’s palace was built in the style of an Indian Mosque. A far cry from a boring history lesson, the kids will love every minute! 

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The Brighton Story Guided Walk 

The Brighton Story Guided Walk provides an insight into the city’s heritage and its popular landmarks. Put the boring guidebooks away and dive into an immersive tour of the main attractions in Brighton’s Royal Pavilion and historic Old Town spots, including the Brighton Palace Pier, Brighton Beach and North Laine. With stories that will captivate everyone from the teenagers to Grandad, this tour shouldn’t be missed if you’re in Brighton and looking for ways to entertain the kids. 


Pier Pressure Brighton Escape Rooms

If you’re planning a few days out with the kids in Brighton, you can’t bypass Pier Pressure, Brighton’s biggest escape room venue. You’ll work together as a team in a race against the clock to complete each puzzle and escape before the timer runs out. For a bit of a twist, each of the puzzles is themed around the local area, and you can choose an escape room experience from one of Brighton’s golden eras.   


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Paradox Place

Brighton has plenty of fun attractions for kids, including Paradox Place. Originally a Victorian Sawmill, Paradox Place is Brighton’s house of illusions and wonders. It features interactive and engaging exhibits with classic optical illusions, magic tricks and quirky surprises. Perfect for fun days out with the kids in Brighton, Paradox Place will keep everyone on their toes !

If you’re raring to go and explore all these exciting things to do in Brighton with the kids, check out our 2FOR1 offers to see if you can cut costs on your entry fees to some of the city’s top attractions.


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