Keeping it local: Brighton & HoveApril 4, 2018
I’m Chelle, a mum of 3. With 2 small boys that need more activity than ever at the moment, I am always on the lookout for activities that wear them out but are also enjoyable for their older sister. I live in Brighton which is such a vibrant city and can be found over on where I am tracking my self-care journey as I train to be a Life and Mindfulness Coach.
My Top 5 Places to Visit
Rottingdean for Rock pooling – http://www.rottingdean.org.uk
The first place to visit is just outside of Brighton in Rottingdean. A short 5-minute bus ride up the coastline for us. It’s a quiet beach where the children can rock pool and *gasp* there are sometimes areas of sand too. It’s a lovely walk for families and perfect for scooters and dog walking on sunny days.
Hove Museum – https://brightonmuseums.org.uk/hove/
This museum is so quaint with a lovely little cafe. It has regular local displays and a couple of years ago hosted a brilliant display of Star Wars toys. The Star Wars display is back again this year so we will be taking the kids again! It’s one person’s collection from the 70’s and 80’s. This museum is full of nooks and crannies so there is always somewhere new to explore.
A Visit to Stanmer House – http://stanmerhouse.co.uk/bigfishlittlefish/
Stanmer House is a listed building within acres of woodland, great for those that love to explore the countryside and this year they’re hosting the Big Fish Little Fish kids rave!
They recently introduced a Kids Table at Stanmer House and it’s the perfect opportunity to have a walk around the grounds and enjoy a kid-free lunch! Don’t worry though the kids eat at a table full of arts and crafts with registered childcare workers!
Do a little shopping
Brighton is famous for it’s North Laine and The Lanes and both are fab areas to shop. It shows the uniqueness of Brighton and it’s people with many unique and independent business. We suggest a visit to Resident records to brainwash the kids into some fab music and catch one of their in-store gigs – these are 30 mins long and often a fab introduction to music. We’ve been to quite a few here including This Is The Kit. http://www.resident-music.com
Of course, a visit to Brighton isn’t complete without a visit to our famous seafront. From the traditional bandstand, penny arcades to the i360 and the newer zip lines. The seafront will keep you occupied for hours with fun, frolics and fish and chips! There are also 2 parks with water features in both to cool down and The Folks – a railway that spans from the Marina to the Pier.