The May half term is a mere month away and, if you haven’t done so already, now would be a perfect time to get your thinking caps on and decide what you’re going to do for the week to keep your kids occupied. While some parents don’t have the fortune to take the time off work to spend the days with their kids, others do and should make the most of the family time before everyone heads back to the drawing board.
Even if you can’t take the entire week off, the majority of parents will be able to utilise the bank holiday and extended weekend – either way, it’s a perfect opportunity to get away for a few days and, if the weather behaves, a trip to Brighton would be perfect.
Click here to book a Travelodge in Brighton and you can enjoy a stint by the seaside on a budget. A quintessentially British resort, Brighton is full of family-friendly attractions that will keep spirits high throughout your stay. Choose a cheaper accommodation option and you can leave some money free to spend on your itinerary fillers, giving you and the children a chance to thoroughly enjoy eachother’s company for a few days.
While you can’t guarantee awesome weather, fingers crossed the sun will have its hat on for the duration. At the end of May, summer should be getting into full swing, so hopefully you won’t need to worry about a raincoat – but pack one anyway, just in case!
The good thing about Brighton is that it has plenty to do come rain or shine. If you do get caught in rainfall, don’t worry too much. You won’t have to spend the entire day in your budget hotel room. The SEALIFE Centre is a fantastic aquarium located on the Marine Parade. Not only will you be able to see hundreds of species across 60 displays, but you can also visit the new Octopus Garden as well as enjoy hands-on rock pools.
Alternatively, head for the Brighton Toy and Model Museum to keep the brood entertained. Young ones will love to see the toys and exhibits on show, while parents will feel a sense of nostalgia, with the opportunity to reminisce about toys of their childhood, including Meccano and Hornby aplenty.
Let’s not forget the traditional aspects of a trip to the Brighton seaside. You can still enjoy donkey rides along the seafront, or catch a Punch and Judy show. Pick up a bucket and spade from one of the souvenir stores so that your kids can dig for treasure on the beach while you catch up on your latest read, or take a walk to the infamous Pier and spend a couple of hours playing on the 2p machines.
What you do in Brighton is completely up to you but you can be sure of a fun-filled family adventure. Whether you dedicate your hours to family activities or you hit the independent stores in The Lanes one afternoon, whatever you decide to cram your itinerary with, the quality time with your family will never be forgotten.