Monday, May 20, 2013

Something a Little Different: Kids Activities in Brighton

There is plenty going on in Brighton, with attractions and sights galore for visitors. The city is wonderfully family friendly and many families return here year on year for their holidays to enjoy a traditional British summertime. When travelling with kids however it’s important to keep things interesting, as bored children are a force to be reckoned with, and no matter how good the museum is, when they’ve seen it for the 5thyear in a row it might start to wear a little thin. Worry not however, as there is far more to do in Brighton than just that on leaflets in the tourist office. So search online to book cheap hotels in Brighton from Travelodge and have a look through this guide of alternative kids activities for your trip.

Toy and Model Museum
If you’ve already seen Brighton Museum and Gallery and want to find something fresh to enthrall the minds of your kids, then look no further than the Brighton Toy and Model Museum. This place is a must visit for any train mad kids as it is home to two very large working layouts made using 1930s toy trains, and in addition to these, many cabinets and displays of old and antique train sets. But trains are not the only toys here; this fabulous museum located underneath the arches in Brighton Railway Station houses over 10,000 historic toys. Bring your family to visit and see what you might have played with if you were born in the olden days.

The Painting Pottery Café
There are a few of these ceramic cafés popping up across the country and although a slightly odd concept, they are very popular and a great idea. If you’re fed up of the seaside and fancy quite a calm and artistic change of pace then bring your brood to the Painting and Pottery Café in the North Laines. Here you can paint a pot, mug, plate or teapot with your own design before having it fired ready to take away. This is suitable for both kids and adults and even babies can join in when you make a hand or footprint plate to display. The Painting and Pottery Café is a good place to remember on your trip incase the weather turns for the worse and you want something to occupy the kids indoors.  

Go Karting Brighton
Give boredom the slip and whizz off in a go-kart on your next trip to Brighton. The TeamSport Go Karting Brighton has karts available in two sizes, one for 8 to 12 year olds and one for 13 and up, so both adults and kids can try their hand at this fun and exciting activity. Race against each other or the clock and find out who is the fastest in your family.

Whether this is your first trip to Brighton and you fancy straying off the beaten track and trying some of the less touristy attractions, or this is your 10th visit and you are still uncovering new and exciting things to do, you will not be disappointed. There is always something going on in this colourful city, maybe even enough to kerb the kids chants of “I’m bored”.

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