Things to do for free!
With budgets tight for a lot of families at the moment it is great to know that there are plenty of things to do for free with kids in Brighton.
Brighton and Hove Parks. There are plenty of parks in Brighton, Hove and nearby with fantastic play areas for kids. Many have a cafe, a dog free area and a children's playground. Some have a paddling pool (Saunders Park, the level and Hove Lagoon), skate parks (the level, Hove lagoon), football pitches, basketball and tennis courts. Please see our Parks and Playgrounds section for further details.
Brighton and Hove museums are free to get into and they have special activity sessions for children, many of which are free. Have a look in What's On.
Swimming for children Children aged 11 and under may still benefit from free swimming in the city's public swimming pools. (These can be found in our Places to Go Swimming section). If you haven't already got a pass for your child you need to take proof of their birth (either passport or birth certificate) to the pool you are visiting in order to register for a free pass. Unfortunately free swimming will cease on 31 March 2011 due to council cutbacks. This scheme has just been given a reprieve and will continue until March 2012. We think this scheme is no longer running. Please check with your local pool.
Paddling Pools The city's paddling pools are all free and are all situated within a play area. Have a look in our Places to Go Swimming and Paddling Pools section.
Libraries are free and have many free events for children. See our What's On section.
Walking is free! For details on walks suitable for families go to www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/healthwalks or tel: 01273 292564.
Visit the countryside. Have a look in our Places to Go Countryside section for ideas on where to go in the countryside.
Go to the Beach Its not just the beach that is free in Brighton. There are several kids' playgrounds along the front: Peter Pan's on Madeira Drive in Brighton; Hove Lagoon in Hove; Kings Road (by the West Pier). You can walk or cycle along the front (see Places to Go Cycling) or take the kids rockpooling in Rottingdean and Ovingdean. See our Places to Go Beaches section for more details.
For more free events have a look in our What's On section.
Posted: 19th of July 2011