You’re heading to Brighton for the weekend and are unsure what to do to fill up your days. You’ve done the usual pier, i360, shopping in the lanes but you want to try something different. You want a Brighton activity that will keep you busy, be fun and not break the bank? Trust me, I’ve been there. Here I’ve built up a list of 13 activities you can do in Brighton that are a lot of fun and a perfect way to see more of Brighton this Autumn.
Brighton is the perfect place to try something new and it’s also really easy to use public transport and buses. It’s so much easier to bus wherever you need to get to but you can also cycle now as part of the BTN Bikeshare program! It’s 3p a minute which I think is amazing and you have to pay £1 to unlock it, but it’s all done through an app and password system. To find out more about BTN Bike share, have a look at the website here. (I don’t work for them in any way, I just think it’s a great program to try and have fewer cars in the city centre of Brighton!).
Only in Brighton Walking Tour – Something that, as a Brightonian through and through, I’ve never really considered. This may be the exception to the rule that makes me want to take part in a walking tour of my home town. It’s 90 minutes long and a standard ticket is £10. I’ve heard about this particular walking tour from a friend as it’s supposed to be a bit different to the usual walking tour style of facts bombarded at you as you struggle to keep up. The Only in Brighton tour has won awards for their 90 minute walk and runs mainly on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Komedia – The Komedia always have incredible evenings but in the next few months they have the Krater Comedy Club taking place with at least five shows a week. The Krater comedy club is made up of top UK and International comedians, and you also get a meal with your £24 ticket. There are different comedians each week and the reviews for this look incredible. You can buy tickets online and the Komedia is only a ten minute walk from Brighton station.
Handmade Mysteries at the Walrus or The World’s End – These experiences sound a little different to the usual Escape rooms, described as “Crystal maze on crystal meth” the experiences sound like a really fun and crazy way to spend time in Brighton. Operation Mindfall is the name of the game at The Walrus and although it sounds crazy, it also sounds really different. There are actors involved as well as technology that allows you to solve puzzles in the city. You can book tickets online and they have games running on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays costing £25.00 per person.
HeliFly – A little different, I love the idea of seeing Brighton from above. They have options where you can have your own helicopter tour and stop off for lunch, have your own private lessons and even fly over the AMEX stadium, home to the Brighton and Hove football club. They fly from Shoreham Airport so you can see beautiful views of Sussex too. Although it costs more than a regular day out in Brighton I think it’s a really special way to treat someone if you’re in Brighton for a birthday weekend.
The Llama Park – I have mentioned a Llama walk in a different post before as I love the idea of going to a llama park for a day. You can take them for a walk and this particular llama park has two different walks for you depending on what you want to do. You have to book in advance as the llama’s have their routine, and it costs £40.00 per person which then means you get to walk your own llama. You also get free entry for the day in to the llama park after you’ve finished your walk.
Pier Pressure – Perfect for a date night, a corporate group or even a birthday party, Pier Pressure is fright free with four different experiences to choose from. They also have availability during the week, and the prices can range depending on peak times so make sure to check the website for more information.
For one week in October (26th October – 3rd November) Pier Pressure is moving to Preston Manor for their Mystery at the Manor immersive experience. Preston Manor is an Edwardian Manor House, famous in Brighton and a little way out of the town centre.
Phileas Fogg’s World of Adventures – An evening experience this one runs Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. It’s an 80 minute immersive experience set in the 1900’s where you get taken around by Phileas Fogg as you take part in challenges along the way. It’s an interactive experience with a mystery as well as games of skill and mental challenge. Suitable for groups as small as 2 and as big as 12.
Globalls – A fun alternative to the usual mini golf, globalls is an ultraviolet golf course with two distinct themes. There are life size neon sculptures that make up the Jurassic or Tropicana themes and the 12 hole course is at the Marina in Brighton. Open during the week as well as until 10pm on the weekends, it’s the perfect place to hide from bad weather as it’s an indoor course. It costs £5.50 per person per round and they also have extra fun for Halloween and Christmas.
Jack the Ripper Walk of Terror – Part of the Phileas Foggs World of Adventures, the Jack the Ripper Walk of Terror is only for those aged 16 and above due to the nature of the experience. A recreation of Jack the Ripper murder scenes, it’s perfect for the anyone who likes a gruesome experience. Its contents are of an adult nature and the website says it is not for the faint hearted. It’s also a physical experience and lasts up to 40 minutes. The experience sounds terrifying and I would love to visit this with some friends and see how scary it is.
Brighton Gin Tours – Brighton Gin is known around town and the tours give you a chance to learn about the history of the Brighton Gin company. You get to wax your own bottle top, sample a gin tasting and also take home a little gift. Brighton Gin also hold gin tastings and cocktails masterclasses for a group, if you’re interested. Prices for the Gin tour start at £25.00 per person and they operate a challenge 25 policy.
The Spa at The Grand – Although it is currently closed for refurbishment, this is still a beautiful way to spend an afternoon in Brighton. The spa itself, is stunning, they have rooms where you can lounge about, swing in a swing chair and lie on sofas. You can book treatments or just pay the £20 to have the facilities (Monday-Thursday) and use the relaxation lounge, the steam, the sauna and the spa cafe. You also get a glass of prosecco too and can just enjoy a few hours in a fluffy robe and slippers. I can’t wait to see what it’s going to look like when it re-opens and when I do visit, I’ll be sure to leave a review!
Brighton Zip – One for the adventurous types amongst you, the Brighton zip is located on the beach and is a 300 metre long zip wire. They also have a Drop Zone experience where you free fall for 24 metres. The zip wire alone is £16 and you can do the zip wire and drop zone for £24. There’s a food court as well as a Gelateria and they are open everyday.
Lucky Voice – The best way to do karaoke in my opinion! You hire a room and get your own props, can dress up, dance around, all in the privacy of your own little room with all your friends. Prices vary due to peak times so you can end up paying £5 – £10 per person per hour for the room hire. I did it for a party recently and LOVED it, I also haven’t found anywhere as much fun to do karaoke ever. You can book online and Lucky Voice is in the centre of town on Black Lion street.
Brighton is my hometown but yet, I’ve only explored a few of the experiences on this list. If you’re interested in hearing about where to eat out in Brighton, have a look here for over 50 restaurants!
I’m back in the UK for a few months now so have a whole lot of time to explore whilst I’m back! If you had to pick one of these experiences to do, which one would you choose? As I’m home I’m kicking things up a notch with the blog at the moment so will be posting three times a week, Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays! Follow me on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram for more daily updates too.
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