Brighton and South East Summer Holiday Guide

Brighton and South East Summer Holiday Guide


With schools now off for summer, look no further than our guide to keeping the family entertained across Brighton and the South East. 


Kids Activity Week at Hove Lagoon

Kids Activity Week at Hove Lagoon encourages children to try new experiences in the water, such as windsurfing, wakeboarding or kneeboarding – the perfect way to tire out even the most energetic children. 


Address: Kinsway, Hove, BN3 4LX

Telephone: 01273 424842


Wonderful Wednesdays at Weald & Downland Living Museum

Every Wednesday in August, Weald & Downland Museum in Chichester is hosting hands-on fun-filled activity days for families.  With themes ranging from the Saxons to the 1920s - be sure to check out the array of activities on offer – the schedule for which is published on the website before each Wednesday.


Address: Singleton, Chichester, PO18 0EU
Telephone: 01243 811363


The Observatory Science Centre

Pique your child’s thirst for Science with a trip to this world-famous observatory. Open every day of the summer holidays, the centre has a wide range of events and activities on offer, including telescope tours and daily science shows. 


Address: Herstmonceux, Hailsham, BN27 1RN

Telephone: 01323 832731


Extreme Ventures Indoor Climbing

To burn off some surplus energy, head to Extreme Ventures; the climbing specialists. This indoor climbing wall offers both family and group activities – perfect if you fancy joining the kids in learning a new skill.


Address: Wilson Avenue, Brighton, BN2 5PB

Telephone: 01732 446252


Prince Regent Swimming Complex

With options including individual swimming sessions and three-day swimming courses, the Prince Regent Swimming Complex in Brighton is a great option to increase children’s confidence in the water. 


Address: Church Street, Brighton, BN1 1YA

Telephone: 01273 658692


Brighton Toy Museum

Known as ‘one of the world’s greatest toy museums’, Brighton Toy Museum offers an insight into the variety of toys produced in the UK and Europe up until the mid-twentieth century. Covering four thousand square feet, there is a huge number of toys to admire, which may even invoke some nostalgia for older visitors. 


Address: 52-55 Trafalgar Street, Brighton, BN1 4EB

Telephone: 01273 749494


Children’s Theatre: Alice in Wonderland at Leeds Castle

On the 23rdand 24thAugust, head to Leeds Castle in Kent for an extravagant, open-air theatre production of Alice in Wonderland. Filled with musical numbers, fun and excitement from beginning to end, It’s perfect event for the whole family. Under 3s go free.


Address: Maidstone, ME17 1PL

Telephone: 01622 767865


Drusillas Park

Last but not least is a day out at Drusillas Park; full of animals, soft and water play areas, as well as a number of mazes. Be sure to check out the events on offer throughout the holidays, which include meet and greets with a variety of stars such as Hello Kitty and Peppa Pig.


Address: Alfriston Road, Alfriston, East Sussex, BN26 5QS

Telephone: 01323 874100


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