The Booth Museum of Natural History

12 of the best Indoor activities in Brighton

It’s a rainy, miserable day and you and your friends are looking for something to do. Why not check out our list of 12 of the best indoor activities in Brighton.

1. Royal Pavilion

Royal Pavilion Brighton
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The Royal Pavilion is one of Brighton’s most iconic landmarks. It was once a holiday home for George, Prince of Wales (later George IV). Today it’s frequented by visitors after a glimpse inside its quaint replica rooms, art galleries and very impressive grounds. Residents get a discount all year round or are treated to an annual free day.

2. The Lanes

The lanes brighton
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The lanes provide a completely unique experience to its visitors as this area is narrow but filled with a vast range of individual shops selling such a wide variety of goods and independent cafes and eateries lined up to explore. It is an experience unlike any other or walking through the high streets for window shopping.

3. Churchill Square Shopping Centre

Churchill Square Shopping Centre Brighton
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The shopping centre has a wealth of shops and eateries, from Debenhams to Hollister, to brands that you don’t normally see such as Bershka and Pull & Bear, this centre has it all.

4. The Brighton Open Market

Brighton Open Market
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The Open Market is an ideal alternative to fast food restaurants in Brighton. It has virtually everything, fishmongers, butchers, Greek café and also has independent vintage shops. It is a great hangout spot frequented by visitors and residents alike.

5. Brighton Buddhist Centre

Brighton Buddhist Centre
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Brighton Buddhist Centre is a wonderful spot for a Sunday morning yoga and meditation. It boasts of great teachers, a calm atmosphere and a welcoming environment. They have loads of information about classes and different batches held regularly or mid- weekly. They are very friendly and love to be visited by people even for a quick chat.

6. Escape Room

Brighton escape rooms
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The Escape Room is rather fun but also a smart way to spend your time indoors. The concept is simple; you and a bunch of your friends sign up to solve a variety of puzzles placed in and around a room before your allotted time runs out. Each room has a different theme and tricks and demands a variety of problem- solving skills and offers hands-on challenges which will surely make one a fan of this activity.

7. Oliver’s Brighton

Oliver's Brighton
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Trafalgar Street is Brighton’s own Diagon Alley and there is a peculiar little store that stocks everything from chocolate frogs to Hufflepuffs uniforms. Oliver’s is a Harry Potter superfan’s treasure trove. They house a collection of wands, tasty confectionary and Harry Potter merch to take you straight back to Hogwarts.

8. Bouldering

Bouldering Brighton
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There is a rock climbers paradise close to Portslade train station. This is for all the adventurers in the town, spend an afternoon in different circuits of all abilities, whether you are a beginner, or a seasoned pro, this is a place that has it all.

9. Skyhigh

Skyhigh brighton
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There is a Skyhigh Trampoline park in Peaceheaven for the adults. It is an 11K sq foot of wall- to- wall interconnected trampolines where you could quite literally show of your strength and metabolism by jumping and forgetting the gym easily.

10. Theatre Royal

Theatre Royal Brighton
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Theatre Royal is one of the oldest theatres in the country. Their website has the complete list of shows and performances and you can book in through the website for Swan Lake or Dirty Dancing. Often you can catch a show here before it hits London’s Broadway, so this is definitely worth spending your time in.

11. British I360 

British I360 Brighton
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Brighton’s major tourist attraction, the world’s tallest moving observation tower, offers breath taking views year-round. In a futuristic glass viewing pod, visitors can admire views across Regency Brighton, the South Downs and a stretch of more than 66 miles of coastline.  Online advance prices from £14.40 for adults and £7.20 for children.

12. The Booth Museum of Natural History

The Booth Museum of Natural History
Credit: Visit Brighton

With so many museums hidden in Brighton, it’s easy to overlook them but is definitely one worth paying attention to. Primarily focusing on taxidermy, the museum holds a whole host of birds, butterflies, bones and fossils. In fact, the museums collection of taxidermied birds is one of the largest in the country. This one is definitely worth checking out for, and the entry is also free!

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