Friday 5 May 2023

A day in Brighton

I spent a few days over Easter with my mum and her family in Sussex. I stayed in Seaford with my cousin, aunt and uncle, while mum stayed with her sister in Hailsham. My mums siblings are all in their mid-late 80's and my uncle is 90. Sadly over the past few months we've travelled down for funerals so I thought it would be nice for mum to spend time with her siblings on happier occasions.

Whilst the trip was family based, I did manage to spend 2 days out on my own, catching the bus first into Brighton and a second day in Eastbourne.

We spent a lot of time as children in the holiday times in Brighton and Peter and I have taken the kids camping in Sussex a couple of times, visiting the Eastbourne airshow and exploring the English Heritage sights. Whilst a lot has changed over the years, the Palace Pier still remains although the West Pier has since burnt down.

I spent some time wandering the lanes, took a walk on the beach, played the 2p slots on the Pier, enjoyed fish and chips and visited the Worlds Oldest Sealife Centre.

Exploring the Lanes

Coffee and Gluten Free cake stop.

The Royal Pavilion Gardens

Beach front walk.

Old time amusements.

Playing the 2p slots

The Worlds Oldest Sealife Centre

I visit saline centres wherever I am in the world, I could spend hours in them.

I spent £4 return on the bus. £7.95 for coffee and cake. £22.50 (cheaper if you book in advance) on the sealife centre and £2 on the 2p slots on the Pier. I took a pack lunch with me.


  1. What a lovely break, I haven't been to Brighton for many years. I did go to Sussex University for a while and used to catch the bus to Brighton.

  2. It sounds like you had a great time. I never knew that Brighton houses the world's oldest sealife center.

  3. Oh, visiting from #PoCoLo.

  4. I love Brighton and Hove! Like you, I enjoy being by the sea and there is always so much to see and do there. I love the mix of people too. We've considered moving to the part of the coast but property is ridiculously expensive in the area.