Brighton is often associated with its iconic pier, towering chalk cliffs, and general seaside charm. But what are the things you can do in Brighton that are not the usual tourist attractions? We’ve compiled a list of five activity ideas for locals and visitors alike to enjoy during their time in Brighton.
Visiting Brighton as a city during Easter
Brighton is a seaside town in the southeast of England, and will soon be hosting its annual Easter egg hunt. If you’re looking for something to do while visiting Brighton, be sure to get a self-guided tour of the area. You can get an overview of the coastline by exploring the pier, or get a glimpse into the city’s rich history at Brighton Museum.
Getting around Brighton on foot
Brighton is a small city but the coastline walk provides the perfect opportunity to get out and explore. There are plenty of cafes, restaurants, museums and galleries to visit if you need a break from walking. It’s also worth checking out the beautiful pebble beach at Hove – it’s one of Brighton’s hidden treasures!
Finding the best things to do at Easter in Brighton
Brighton is a gorgeous seaside town in England that’s only an hour and a half away from London. There are plenty of things to do during your visit, including art exhibitions, theatre shows, and craft markets. If you’re looking for something more active, you can go for a walk along the beach and take in the fresh air.
Where to stay in Brighton
There are a few hotels in Brighton to choose from, but one of the most popular is the Hilton Metropole. They have a good location and a good price, so they’re a great place to stay during your visit. If you want to stay at an Airbnb Brighton Beach then this works out as a lower cost option.
What to eat in Brighton
Brighton is an awesome place to get some good food. There are so many options of different cuisines to try out. Some of the best places to eat are on the North Laine – this is where you will find all the great restaurants, cafes, pubs, and more!
Having fun on the pier
The Brighton pier is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Brighton. It runs for over a mile and has a fantastic restaurant at the end. The pier is also home to various statues and other artworks. There are benches throughout the pier so you can enjoy views of the sea or sunsets.
Visiting attractions outside of the usual tourist sights
Brighton is a place where it is easy to slip into the same habits, returning to the same old haunts, or following the same routine each day. This Easter, why not explore some of the city’s hidden gems and visit some attractions outside of the usual list of tourist sights?
Brighton Art gallery
The Brighton Art gallery is combined with the Brighton Museum and can be found in the Royal pavilion garden right in the centre of the cities cultural quarter. the museum has lots of information and displays about the history of Brighton, and the Art gallery tries to complement this rich history in the displays that it hosts. The newest exhibition to come to the Art gallery will be Marilyn Stafford: A life in photography which will be at the museum from February 2022.
The Brighton Art gallery also has in house permanent exhibition of fine art housed on the first floor of the museum. Works by Constable, Turner, Frank Stella and Alexander Calder are house in this wonderful building. The Art collection includes works from the 15th century to the 20th century and over 1,500 oil paintings, 4000 watercolours and over 10,000 prints. Certainly the Brighton Art gallery is a great place to visit if the weather is rainy and miserable.
Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club
If you fancy doing something a little bit different and want to great day out then maybe have a look at the Brighton and Hove Albion fixtures to see if there is a match on when you visit? The team currently play in the Football League Championship division and have a 30,000 capacity stadium located on Village Way (postcode BN1 9BL). The stadium is called the Falmer stadium but is mostly known as the American Express Community stadium. If you are looking to see if there is match day availability for the weekend fixtures then the Brighton & Hove Albion website will give you the fixtures and whether there are tickets available too. There is also the local what’s’ on newspaper for Brighton called The Argus, which can tell you the latest events and what is going on with the local football team.
If football is not your thing and the sun is shining, then there is no better place than Brighton marina for feeling like you’re on holiday abroad. This marina is actually Britain’s largest marina, and brings a combination of bustling boardwalks, restaurants and bars and luxury hotels. It really is a great place for a day out if you can’t afford to stay in this area and you are based in one of the many airbnb on Brighton Beach.
There is something for everyone in this vibrant marina including Aquatica mini golf which is another great find on a rainy Easter holiday day. Alongside the 8 screen cinema and the casino and bowling alley, there is definitely more to this marina than people watching and boat spotting.
If you are feeling active, then go on a boat trip or book some sailing lessons. You can also hire a jet ski or an electric bike if you are not quite as energetic. Once you have worked up your appetite doing the many various activities on offer at Brighton Marina it is time to sample the amazing selection of food & drink on offer her too. From Nandos to Wetherspoons, Zizzi to Cafe Rouge there is something for every taste and budget including Mcdonalds to treat the children in the school holidays. Brighton marina postcode is BN25UT for satellite navigation directions to the main marina car park
If you have rented an Airbnb on Brighton beach then there is no doubt that you will be having a few strolls and a paddle or skimming some stones across the water. Once again there is an abundance of activities to join in with on Brighton beach from kayaking and paddleboarding to good old fashioned frisbee. Iconic photographs of Brighton beach huts will have you drawn to this famous beach, but once you are there you will see there is so much more to this area than the pier and restaurants.
Brighton beach os also a great place for a night out with a selection of clubs underneath the victorian beachfront arches. The postcode for parking at Brighton beach is BN21DZ.
I hope this blog post has given you a few ideas for how to make the most of your Easter weekend and I can’t wait to hear how it all goes. If you are not so much of a hotel and city break stayer we can also recommend to spend some nights in wales in the open air too. Have a look at these great places to stay if you fancy trying camping Aberdaron at easter instead?