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Britchick
24-02-2010, 09:46 PM
heading down to Brighton in the Easter Holidays hopefully, any ideas on things to do other than the pier?

any nice eateries?

lozzy
24-02-2010, 09:52 PM
I live in Brighton, what things do you like doing?

Britchick
24-02-2010, 09:54 PM
eating, drinking, :unsure: outdoor activities. I have an older teen and an 11 year old so something to keep us busy. Will be staying at the Marina

lozzy
24-02-2010, 10:05 PM
eating, drinking, :unsure: outdoor activities. I have an older teen and an 11 year old so something to keep us busy. Will be staying at the Marina

The Marina is a very nice place, within walking distance of the beach and pier, it has some very nice places to eat and a few small shops. Brighton Marina - Brighton Marina, Shopping, restaurants, seattle hotel, entertainment (http://www.brightonmarinashopping.co.uk)
I live a 5 min drive from the Marina.
You can visit places like The Royal Pavillion Royal Pavilion (http://www.brighton-hove-rpml.org.uk/RoyalPavilion/Pages/home.aspx)
As for outdoor activities I can't really think of any, we do a lot of walking on the downs in the summer but not sure if that is the sort of thing you want to do, Brighton tourist information guides from VisitBrighton (http://www.visitbrighton.com)
Ask any questions and I will try and help where I can.

mumof2
24-02-2010, 10:37 PM
oooh and I'm about 1/2 hours drive on a good day, well ok maybe 40 mins!

....and I used to live in Brighton 'til i was 7 :yes:

Skywatcher
24-02-2010, 11:33 PM
Meeting us sounds like a plan ;)

Britchick
25-02-2010, 07:40 AM
Only if I can see your big lens!

lozzy
25-02-2010, 07:54 AM
Only if I can see your big lens!
Remember this is a family forums. :point:

Dawn
25-02-2010, 08:10 AM
I'm only 20 minutes away.

How about a picnic in Preston Park. There's a skatepark there if the boy is into that. Sealife Centre good for a couple of hours. Walking along the seafront. Shopping is pretty good in Brighton - they have a tiny Disney store.

oooh there's a restaurant on the seafront called The Regency. Looks totally shabby and and bit seedy but serves the best fish and chips ever. And proper deserts like rhubarb crumble. Run by an Italian family and they can't do enough to please you. :thumbsup:

See what's on at the Brighton Centre. If you're at the Marina there's bowling and the cinema there.

Personally I avoid the pier. It's a money grabbing tourist trap. Have a walk to the end and back but don't stop to waste your money in there. And the doughnuts are never cooked properly.

lozzy
25-02-2010, 08:25 AM
Like Dawn,Mumof2 and Skywatcher have said we all live within a short driving distance or in Brighton maybe a mini meet could be arranged.

mumof2
25-02-2010, 08:36 AM
wow...a memory just came back to me!

i remember we used to ride on the helter skelter at the end of the pier and screech as we pretended we were going to tumble into the sea.....! :tongue:

Dawn
25-02-2010, 03:38 PM
Donatellos is good in the Lanes for reasonably priced pasta and pizza. Or there is an Italian place by the Pavilion called Al Duomo which is awesome.

Claire
25-02-2010, 03:55 PM
You could visit Peter Andre? :unsure:

lozzy
25-02-2010, 04:09 PM
You could visit Peter Andre? :unsure:
I drive past his home most days when I am working. (nothing special)
I nearly run the childrens nanny over one day, not a good move.

Dawn
25-02-2010, 04:56 PM
I could take you all geocaching. :wink:

Skywatcher
25-02-2010, 05:01 PM
:mental:

Britchick
25-02-2010, 06:16 PM
Yes! what about a geocaching meet?

mumof2
25-02-2010, 08:28 PM
yeahhhh, if they're in a nice warm coffee shop! :thumbsup:

Britchick
25-02-2010, 08:36 PM
yeahhhh, if they're in a nice warm coffee shop! :thumbsup:

we could do the coffee shop afterwards

Ursula
25-02-2010, 08:41 PM
I though Brighton pier had burnt down? What do I know :shrug:

Britchick
25-02-2010, 09:06 PM
i think the old one burnt down Ursula and they replaced it with a new one

lozzy
25-02-2010, 10:04 PM
That was the west pier,
The History of Brighton's West Pier (http://www.arthurlloyd.co.uk/Brighton/WestPier.htm)

Dawn
26-02-2010, 08:00 AM
The West Pier burnt down. The tacky tourist money trap pier is still there in all its gaudy glory.

Brit if you are planning any pub meals there are a lot of pubs you may wish to avoid if you don't want your kids asking awkward questions. :wink:

Britchick
26-02-2010, 08:12 AM
Lol Dawn, we've walked the streets of Brighton a couple of times, I've always discussed such things liberally and they are very accepting lol

Skywatcher
26-02-2010, 08:17 AM
Were you wearing your catwoman suit at the time?

Britchick
26-02-2010, 05:40 PM
:unimpressed::rotfl:

uscwest
26-02-2010, 05:45 PM
We were going to go to Brighton when we were visiting the UK but we just never pulled it off. Now I wish we had.

Ursula
26-02-2010, 08:58 PM
Do you have a trip report from that trip? I would like to read it if you do please :)