Finding things to do with teenagers that your whole family will enjoy can be tricky. This is because many teenagers are all about independence and might shy away from activities that seem too rigid or have adults hovering around too much. That is why we have put together a list of activities that they can enjoy in Brighton, that will give them a bit of freedom and allow them to express themselves in their own unique ways.

1. Discover Street Art on a Graffiti Tour

Brighton is known for being colourful for many reasons. Renowned for its vibrant street art scene, one of the best things for teenagers in our bustling city is the guided graffiti tour. Fun for the whole family, your teens can explore all of the colourful murals and learn everything there is to know about the artists that created them. 

As well as having a great appreciation for the creativity of Brighton, your teenagers will love the urban culture – and dare we say, even the educational side of a walking graffiti tour? A graffiti tour provides a wonderful and unique insight into Brighton, one that you probably wouldn’t see otherwise. 

2. Try Out Water Sports at Hove Lagoon

Summer is upon us, and with that, your teens may be looking to get out of the house. The water sports at Hove Lagoon are a great way to get the whole family involved. From windsurfing to sailing and paddle boarding, at the Hove Lagoon you can beat the summer heat and fill your day with action-packed fun. Not to mention, the lagoon is an extremely safe and controlled environment, which makes it an excellent spot for both beginners and more experienced water sports enthusiasts.

3. Teen-Tested Adventures On The Brighton i360

Is there a better way to start your day then with a breath-taking view from the Brighton i360? Being located at the heart of Brighton beach, the i360 provides beautiful panoramic views of Brighton, the coastline, and even the distant South Downs on clear days. Your teenagers will love this one-of-a-kind attraction, as not only is it a unique experience but it also offers many Instagram-worthy moments. 

They can also enjoy a soft-drink of their choosing on our glass pod as they ascend 162 metres in the air – what’s not to love? If you are planning on taking the whole family, we also offer a family saver discount ticket. You could save over £10 with our family View 360 ticket. This ticket includes a 25-minute journey on the Brighton i360 pod at a specified time slot, access to the Nyetimber Sky Bar, and our View Guarantee.

As well as the beautiful views from the i360 pod, your teens can also enjoy a spot of roller skating at our new open-air Roller Rink overlooking the iconic West Pier. You can now book your 45-minute time slot with or without skate shoe hire. If you would like to do both with your teenagers, you can grab yourself a ticket which includes a pod journey in addition to roller skating.

4. Chilling Out On Brighton Beach

What is a trip to Brighton without visiting the iconic beach? Perfect for sunbathing, paddling, eating ice cream or skimming pebbles, Brighton beach is an amazing hangout spot for teens. 

If you teenagers love the water, then you will also be happy to know that Brighton is a blue flag status beach, meaning that swimming is safe. Just be aware that Brighton beach can get super busy in the heat of summer, so you can either hop on over to Hove beach or walk towards Rottingdean for a slightly quieter experience.

5. Brighton Biking Trails 

Brighton has access to many public bikes, so if you are looking for a cheap way to entertain your teenagers, this could be your answer! Hiring a bike can be a great way to experience everything Brighton has to offer. We would highly recommend the Undercliff walk, which is around 3 miles. Here, your teens can cycle along the uninterrupted walkway that is Brighton Marina and Saltdean.