1. It’s won loads of awards for innovation and design, and we think that makes it pretty cool.

2. The pod is ten times the size of a London Eye capsule so there’s loads of space to walk around and enjoy the view from different angles. No one has to sit down unless they want to.

3. From 450ft the world looks tiny, like a vast sea of Lego; and children will feel like giants. They can press their faces to the glass and try to spot their house, their local park, seagulls flying past or ships out at sea.


4. Thirsty? The bar on board the pod serves delicious juices from Folkington’s.

5. Did you know the steel tower is made up of 17 cans, which all arrived in Brighton by boat? They can learn more fascinating facts at our exhibition ‘British Airways i360: How it was Built’ and watch the construction process from start to finish in high-speed timelapse.

Jacking tower and parts of the i360 arrive on Brighton beach 11 June 2015

6. While they’re waiting to board the pod they can pretend to build the tower by downloading the British Airways i360 app. Once on board it’ll also help them identify landmarks and lead them through a treasure hunt.

7. The restaurant in our beach building is open all day and has a great kids’ menu. There’s a view of the West Pier from every table and wide terraces where you can soak up the sunshine.

West Beach Bar & Kitchen - Chef's Table

8. But if the weather’s not great then don’t worry – the pod is fully enclosed so it’s a great option on a wet day. By the time you’ve taken a flight on the pod, visited the exhibition and the restaurant, you’ll have spent two hours being inspired and entertained indoors.

9. The entire site is buggy friendly (although on very busy days you might need to leave it with our friendly security team). There are baby-changing facilities at boarding level and in the beach building, and high chairs in the restaurant.

10. Our shop is great for toys, children’s books, games and souvenirs; and adults will enjoy checking out the beakevin-meredith-16-12-09-5d-mrk3-8325utiful homeware, cards and jewellery.

11. If you fancy visiting British Airways i360, the Royal Pavilion and SEA LIFE Brighton within a week then choose our Combi-Saver Tickets and you’ll have more money left over for ice creams.

12. And finally, if you live in central Brighton your family can get half-price tickets for British Airways i360 year-round by becoming resident members; for a fee of just £1 a year per person. What a bargain.