May Bank Holidays
There's nothing quite like the great British Bank Holiday weekend. Brighton makes the perfect place to enjoy it too, so if you're thinking of coming to stay, check out our Accommodation section for a great choice of hotels and B&Bs.
With the accommodation sorted check out our ideas for Brighton May Bank Holiday weekends with something for everyone...
The UK’s biggest celebration of food & drink returns to Hove Lawns for the “Gastronomic Glastonbury”. There will be cookng demonstrations; live music; restaurant stalls and pop-up bars. Plus new for 2017 there will be a special focus on the art of wellbeing, healthy eating and balanced lifestyles.
Visit Brighton Museum & Art Gallery to see this exhibiton exploring John Constable’s time in the emerging seaside destination. Constable in Brighton will bring together over 60 of the artist’s sketches, drawings and paintings from his time in Brighton for the first time, in the place where they were created.
The award-winning zoo has a new Safari train ride attraction as well as giving you the chance to meet Oli the giant anteater!
A trip to Sea Life Brighton is always a treat for the whole family. New for 2017 is Claws; an installation dedicated to shell-dwelling creatures featuring giant Japanese Spider Crabs; Starfish; Urchins and the Peacock Mantis Shrimp.
Make the most of the extra day off by hitting the shops. Churchill Square has all the best-loved brands; The Lanes are full of designer boutiques and the North Laine is a treasure trove of vintage delights. There are even more shops along London Road; the seafront arches; Hove; Brighton Marina; Rottingdean... The city is a shopper's paradise!
Leave the stresses of the working week behind with a relaxing spa break. With a range of spas to choose from you'll easily find the right treatment to ease your troubles away....
Hop on a bus and see how English Sparkling Wine is giving Champagne a run for its money! Sussex is home to the largest number of English vineyards so there are plenty to be explored.
Whether it's raining or shining why not celebrate an extra day off with a scrumptious ice-cream? Brighton has parlours selling traditional treats as well as more unusual flavours including Lavender & Honey; Keylime Pie and Carrot Cake.