Free Things To Do In Brighton - Fun & Easy On The Pocket
Let’s face it, everybody is feeling the pinch a little nowadays, especially with Christmas just around the corner. This shouldn’t mean however, that you can’t get out and about and enjoy yourself. Brighton is a fun filled location for all the family and there are many ways to keep yourself entertained and occupied without affecting the purse strings. Here are a selection of some of the free things you can do when visiting Brighton.
Taking in the coastal sights with a walk along one of the UK’s top ten visitor attractions is an absolute ‘must do’ when in Brighton. Victorian class meets the gloriously tacky splendour of the fairground on the fun packed Brighton Pier. Deckchairs on the pier are free and it’s a great place to sit and relax with panoramic views of Brighton’s coastline.
The Artist Quarter
The once fishing arches along Brighton Beach now house The Artists Quarter, 15 studios where local artists produce and sell their work. With differing tastes and styles each studio is well worth a look and artists can often be seen at work.
Brighton Fishing Museum
Brighton started life as a small little fishing village before the Royal Pavilion and Prince Regent changed it forever. Find out about Brighton’s fascinating fishing history with film, photography, paintings and memorabilia in amongst a traditional fishing boat. Visit Website
Who doesn’t like going to the beach? Although Brighton beach isn’t sand, it’s one of the most popular beaches in England and year round you’ll find people making the most of it. With Brighton Pier one side, The West Pier the other and the bustling promenade behind, it is a fabulous spot.
Swimming in the Sea
Brighton beach has Blue Flag status and between May - October it has a team of 26 lifeguards on patrol. While you can often see people swimming in the sea all year round, it’s probably only for the bravest in the winter months - it gets very cold!
Brighton’s cosmopolitan promenade is legendary. There is no better way to experience the electric atmosphere than taking a leisurely stroll along it. Bars, cafes and restaurants spill out on to it. There’s live music when the sun is out, basketball courts, volleyball, table tennis and many more wonderful sights.
The Royal Pavilion
Although there is a charge to go inside the Royal Pavilion, you can still take in its iconic splendour by sitting in or taking a walk around the Pavilion Gardens. It’s a great place to sit and have lunch and there are often live musical performances to entertain you.
The North Laines
Vibrant and hugely cosmopolitan, the North Laines are a window shoppers delight with niche and independent shops of all kinds. This unique and highly diverse part of Brighton is definitely worth losing yourself in for a couple of hours and absorbing the colourful vibe. Just try to avoid all the tempting cafes and bars if you want to cut down on the spending.
Hove Museum & Art Gallery
Boasting one of Britain’s finest collections of crafts and the famous Wizards Attic, Hove Museum is not your average museum. A world of toys, Brighton & Hove’s cinematic past, fine art and local history dating back to prehistoric times, it’s one of the most family friendly museums in the south. Visit Website
Booth Museum of Natural History
The Booth Museum houses a collection of over a million natural history specimens including birds, butterflies, fossils and skeletons dating back over three centuries. A truly fascinating museum with interactive displays and a favourite with children. Visit Website
Whether you’re looking to relax, want some open space to play in or just fancy a walk, Brighton & Hove has over 90 parks and gardens. Some of the best are Stanmer Park, where there are walks woodland trails and open spaces perfect for family picnics; Preston Park with its themed gardens and multitude of sports activities; Queens Park for feeding the ducks and St Ann’s Wells Gardens, known for its wildlife.
Just 5 miles outside of Brighton is Devil’s Dyke and the hills of the South Downs offer the perfect landscape for walkers. With panoramic views of the Sussex countryside and the English Channel there are great walks for young and old.
Brighton Nudist Beach
One for the more adventurous. Brighton’s naturist beach is a sectioned off part of Brighton beach where you can lose the clothes and get back to nature. Entrance is free, the only cost here is possibly your pride!
If you would like to know more about things you can do in Brighton take a look at; 50 Things To Do In Brighton, Things To Do In Brighton When It’s Raining, Activities For The More Adventurous or our blog
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