If you're looking for ideas to entertain the family but don't want to spend a fortune; there are many things to do for FREE in Brighton & Hove making it easy to have more fun for less.

🌊 Updated - May 2024 🌊

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Brighton Beach

If you do like to be beside the seaside, head to Brighton seafront with its famous pebble beach. Paddle, swim or simply relax and soak up the cosmopolitan vibe of the promenade.

Brighton Marina

This stunning waterfront destination features a working harbour where you can admire boats of all shapes and sizes. 

South Downs National Park

Unearth the natural beauty of the South Downs National Park, where you can admire the white cliffs of the Seven Sisters, walk the South Downs Way, or enjoy a picnic on Devil’s Dyke. Highlights include the Chattri War Memorial and the Jack and Jill Windmills. Once you're back in the city pop into Brighton Photography to see more stunning shots by Finn Hopson who took the above photo. 

Booth Museum

You'll find birds, butterflies and bones at this Victorian collector’s museum, where natural history comes back to life through interactive displays and hands-on activities.

Stanmer Park

With its rich backdrop of plants, woodland and wildlife, Stanmer Park is the perfect location for a summer stroll, picnic or play. The parkland is also home to the historic Stanmer House and knapped flint Stanmer Church.

Pavilion Gardens 

The picturesque Regency gardens of the Royal Pavilion feature a dazzling array of shrubs, flowers and trees. Sit back and soak up the sun, and you may even get to see some live music too. 

Brighton Fishing Museum

Take a journey into Brighton’s fishy past and the rich history of its town and community, with hundreds of photographs, film, and artefacts, including a traditional Sussex fishing boat.

Hove Museum & Art Gallery

This family friendly and accessible museum includes galleries depicting Hove's role in the birth of cinema as well as the nostalgic Wizard's Attic with toys from yesteryear.

Preston Manor Walled Garden & Pet Cemetary

Looking for something quirky to do? Did you know that Preston Manor has its own Pets' Graveyard? It was created around the turn of the 19th Century as the owner of the house was a keen dog lover. The graveyard is still used as a resting place for animals who have worked in service for Brighton & Hove City Council. 

Public Art Trail

Brighton is well-known for its creative atmosphere and there is a wide variety of art in the public realm to enjoy for free. So grab a pair of comfy shoes and join the Public Art Trail, starting from Brighton Train Station.

Harness the power of wind

Pop into the Rampion Visitor Centre for a free, exciting and interactive educational experience for children and adults of all ages.

Check out our Things to Do in Brighton pages for more top ideas of what to do during a Brighton break.




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