For a truly Great British day out then head south to Brighton & Hove this summer, the UK’s most popular seaside destination*. The city’s absolutely jam packed with things to do for all the family and best of all its small but perfectly formed size means you can do it all in a day and be home for bed.
With trains taking a mere 50 minutes from central London, Brighton is quick and easy to get to from all around the UK. From the station head down for the first stop of the morning, the Brighton Sea Life Centre. The oldest working aquarium in the world, the Sea Life Centre has a brand new Rain Forest Adventure for 2014 including a Green Anaconda, mystical ruined temples, Water Dragons, Poison Dart Frogs and Piranhas. www.visitsealife.com/brighton
Head across the road towards Brighton Pier to go from the oldest working aquarium in the world to the oldest electric railway in the world: the Volks Railway was built in 1883 and has been ferrying customers up and down Brighton seafront in its miniature trains ever since. For summer 2014 you can buy your Brighton Sand Sculpture Festival tickets at the Volks Railway ticket office, and ride train for free! The Brighton Sand Sculpture Festival is located on the last stop of the Volks Railway. This year’s theme will take you on a magical journey ‘Around the World…in Sand’ – with new sculptures to enjoy made only from sand and water. From the Sphinx to the Tower of Pisa the Festival will cover it all, allowing visitors to take a walk through all 7 continents, photograph some of the most famous landmarks in the world and enjoy the vast array of our planets creatures… all through the medium of sand. Where else can you do that? www.brightonsandsculpture.co.uk
For more information, please go to www.visitbrighton.com