The school holidays are in full swing and keeping the family entertained can be tricky but never fear as here is our guide to the Top 10 free things to do with the kids in Brighton this summer (in no particular order)...

Alphabetown at ONCA Gallery

Promotional image for Alphabetown exhibition at ONCA Gallery, Brighton

Illustrator Sarah Edmonds is creating a town and she wants you to come and help her build it! This interactive exhibition encourages visitors to become architects and add their own points of interest to this growning town. The exhibition launches on Thursday 16th August from 6-8pm and will be open until 23rd August.

Booth Museum of Natural History

Photo of a child looking at a butterfly exhibit at the Booth Museum of Natural History, Brighton

The Booth Musuem is all about birds, butterflies & bones - bringing natural history to life with interactive exhibits and hands-on displays.

Beachfront Paddling Pool

Photo of families at the paddling pool on Brighton beachfront

On the beachfront just to the west of the i360 you'll find the free paddling pool with mushroom spout and water pads.

You Are What You Wear

Photo of Brighton Museum & Art Gallery taken by Adam Bronkhorst

On 18th August Brighton Museum & Art Gallery will have free entry and family activities. This month's theme is "You Are What You Wear" so you can expect a day of dress-up and make-up plus pop-up talks & performances.

Brighton Palace Pier

Photo of Brighton Palace Pier

This iconic seafront attraction is a must, at the end of the pier you can now find 'Palace Play' the city's biggest indoor soft play area and afterwards you can relax on a deckchair to enjoy the view.

Fun Dog Show

Photo of a dog on Brighton & Hove beachfront in between the Hove beach huts

Head to Hove Park on Sunday 19th August to see Paws for the Cause, a fun dog show with stalls, amusements, food & drink and much more...

Aliens, Zombies & Monsters

Promotional image for the Aliens, Zombies and Monsters exhibition at Hove Musuem & Art Gallery

Hove Museum & Art Gallery's current exhibiton takes us into the weird world of Aaron Blecha - the popular children's writer & illustrator best known for Grizzle Grump; Goodnight and the Shark School series.

Mr Dilly's World of Wonder

Photo of Mr Dilly's World of Wonder at Brighton Marina

On 15th & 22nd August Brighton Marina welcomes Mr Dilly's World of Wonder - a feel-good, interactive-theatre storytelling experience.

Brighton Beachfront

Photo of a family on Brighton beach with the Brighton Palace Pier in the background

Brighton's famous beachfront is a great day for a fun, family day out. Whether it's skimming stones or going for a paddle. Just watch out for the seagulls!

Stanmer Organic's Open Day

Photo of the woods in Stanmer Park, Brighton

On 18th August Stanmer Organics hosts a free family fun day with tours, kids activities and live music.

You can find more family friendly activities within our Things to Do section. Have fun!




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