While it is true that Brighton comes alive during the summer months, Brighton also has a lot to offer when you need to escape the British weather! We’ve pulled together our guide to the best rainy-day activities to do in Brighton.
Brighton is known for many things, but it’s probably most famous for its beach… The Brighton i360 offers the opportunity to admire the stunning sea views from an enclosed pod 450ft in the air, so it can be ‘beach weather’ rain or shine. Enjoy a drink in our Sky Bar as you admire the best views in Brighton (while protected from the elements!)
Our Sky Bar is stocked with a range of delicious drinks including award-winning Nyetimber Sparkling wine, a range of spirits including Brighton Gin as well as beers and soft drinks – Perfect to sip on while you soak in the scenery.
The i360 is the perfect activity for the whole family, see what Brighton landmarks you can spot as you glide up 138 metres. Your visit to the Brighton i360 also comes with View Guarantee – whilst we offer the best view in Brighton, if your visibility is affected during your visiting, and you can see both the Brighton Palace Pier and the Old West Pier from our viewing pod, we will give you a return ticket for free which can be used within three months.
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Sixes Social Cricket
Located within the i360 building, Sixes offers Cricket with a twist! This multi-player batting challenge has been taking the UK by storm since opening. Ideal for groups, players bat soft balls against targets on an interactive screen to win points. Sixes offers the opportunity to ‘eat, drink and bat’ with a fully stocked bar and a menu of burgers, loaded fries, wood-fired pizzas and sharing platters.
Take a journey into Brighton’s rich history with a tour of this iconic palace. While the outside of the Pavilion is inspired by Indian architecture, the interior is adorned with hand painted Chinese wallpaper and opulent Chinese furniture. Originally built as a palace for King George IV, the Royal Pavilion has lived many lives also serving as a miliary hospital during WW1! Take a tour and discover a little piece of history in every room!
Nothing says rainy day activity like a board game café! Located to the right of the pier on the seafront, Loading stocks over a hundred board games and video-games which are available to customers free of charge. Their café offers a range of hot drinks, milkshakes, beers, burgers and fries to enjoy while you challenge your friends to a game. While Loading stocks all the classics, it also offers to opportunity to discover new games, we recommend Catan if you’ve never played it!
The Painting Pottery Café
Whatever your artistic ability, The Pottery Painting Café offers a fun rainy-day activity for children and adults alike! Located in North Street, choose from over 200 pottery items ranging from £13 – £50, then get creative! Not only does this provide a unique day out, but you will also be able to collect your item once it’s hit the kiln, providing a perfect keepsake to remember your day. They also offer pottery making classes which take place every Saturday and Sunday (for age 12+)
Take a trip to the Brighton Museum and discover the story of modern Brighton. There are loads of galleries to explore whether you’re interested in ancient Egypt, fashion and styling, fine art or archaeology.
An entertainment hub which includes everything you need for a full day of activities without needing to step outside in the rain! Whether it’s bowling, a cinema trip, mini golf, a games room or a variety of restaurants, Brighton Marina has everything you need to fill your day. Here are some of our highlights:
- GLOBALLS: A glow in the dark, 12-hole mini golf course and cocktail bar.
- Hollywood Bowl: 26 state-of-the-art bowling lanes, an amusement area as well as a bar and diner.
- VGOLF & Games Room: Virtual golf simulators, augmented reality darts, shuffle lanes and a bar.
- VRROOM: Twelve motion race car simulators networked together. Race against your friends and family in professional-grade motion simulators.
Sea Life Brighton
Did you know that Brighton is home to the world’s oldest aquarium? Whether its sharks, turtles or seahorses, Sea Life Brighton is home to over 5,000 sea creatures! Get mesmerised by the underwater world that live within these four-walls and discover new species of sea life.
A retro arcade in a pub? Look no further than World’s End. Featuring a selection of retro games as well as a giant skalextric style racetrack for you to compete against your friends and family. The World’s End also serves a selection of craft beers, cocktails, nachos, burgers and fries.
Escape the rain at Pier Pressure! Choose from 8 different escape rooms and immerse yourself in the experience as you solve puzzles to free yourself. The rooms come in a variety of difficulty levels, whether you are a newbie or an escape artist!