Things to do in Brighton when it’s raining

Don't let the rain dampen your spirits...

1Get your hands messy at the Pottery Cafe

Why not bring your creativity to life and head to Brighton’s very own painting pottery cafe. Offering over 100 ceramic items to paint for all ages and abilities you are guaranteed to bring out your creative spirit and get lost in the moment.

2Step back in time with the Royal Pavilion

Sitting in the heart of the city you have one of Brighton’s most historic buildings – the Pavilion! It was built in the 1780’s for King George IV and developed into the grand palace we see today by architect John Nash in 1815. Following this, it hosted Queen Victoria and was used as a hospital during the First World War. Now a museum, be sure to discover the building’s rich history and exciting past – the tours are well worth it! Why not round off your trip in their tearooms for a nice hot drink and a slice of cake.

3Climb to new extremes at Boulder Brighton

Why not try something a little different in the rain and head over to Brighton’s indoor Bouldering Centre. Bouldering is a new form of rock climbing where you have the freedom of climbing 4-5 metre walls without ropes (there are safety mats below!) Brighton Bouldering Center has over 200 climbs with different grades, making it perfect for all ages and abilities. With no ropes or technical information needed you can just turn up and start climbing.

4Get inspired at Brighton’s art galleries

Brighton being full of creativity and art, offers a whole range of different galleries for you to visit – In fact, there are over 30 galleries around the city! Brighton Museum and Art Gallery offers artistic excellence whilst the University of Brighton shows its pieces of brilliance. To see a list of all the galleries available in Brighton click here.

5Release your inner child at Brighton’s Laser Zone

Let’s be honest, we all love to bring out our inner child once in a while so why not do it when you are bored in the rain. LaserZone Brighton is the perfect opportunity to run around like a child and shoot your friends to victory in their multi-level, state of the art arena. Don’t worry; you are never too old for laser zone.

6Head back to a simpler time at the Toy Museum

In the 21st century it’s all about whether you have a PlayStation 4 or an Xbox one, but why not put your controller down and travel back in time, to see what the people of the past used to do. Brighton’s Toy and Model Museum (Founded in 1991) has over ten thousand toys available for you to see, ranging from as early as the mid 19th century. Here you will get to see priceless train collections, antique toys from all around the world and much more.

7Go for a strike at Hollywood Bowl

There isn’t much to say about bowling except that everyone loves it! So why not get the family together and head down to Hollywood bowl in the marina for a game or two – Check their offers page for the best prices

8 Bounce the rain away at the Trampoline Park

Just a short car/ bus journey away from Brighton, you have one of Sussex’s top trampoline parks – Skyhigh! Great for kids and adults alike, this is a great way to spend your time getting fit while having fun. As well as your normal trampolines, they have aero ball (a new vertical action sport), slam dunk (dedicated to basketball), a supersized air bag (to practice your flips) and a walk the wall section (to test your skill.) So go on, bounce your way to Peacehaven for an exciting afternoon avoiding the rain.


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