As with many seaside towns, budget Brighton hotels offer the best value, and with so much affordable accommodation in the area, you’ll be spoilt for choice. With a lot of the hotels offering family rooms, you can be sure that your stay won’t break the bank and you can be with your children to keep an eye on them.
There are themed Halloween events all over the resort throughout the half term. Enjoy some spooky fun at a half term kid’s party at Yellowave beach centre. Including Halloween games in the sand, decorating pumpkins and some ghoulish nibbles, it’s a perfect answer for a family day out and is aimed toward kids between the ages of 5 and 9.
Between the 29th and 30th October, at the Under the Bridge Music Studios, your kids can enrol on a two day film course aimed for ages between 10 and 14, where they are encouraged to plan, write and film short movies with a Halloween theme. The results will be edited and spliced by Bite Size Movies and screened later in the year at the Duke of York’s cinema. There’s only 13 places so if your child is a budding filmmaker, get in quick!
The museums in Brighton and neighbouring Hove run numerous free sessions to get the kids involved, as well as inviting you to see some of their special exhibitions. On the 29th October, you can photograph your favourite toy at Hove Museum. When you’re there, explore the toys, cinema and local history exhibits. There are also free story time sessions in the libraries as well as music groups such as Baby Boogie to keep the little ones entertained on the rainy days.
Head to Fisher’s Farm any day over the half term for “Happy Hauntings Halloween” shenanigans. Visitors get the chance to hold creatures that nightmares are made of, including snakes, tarantulas and cockroaches. There’s also a brand new trick or treat trail and Goryent Express. Carve your own pumpkin and sit and enjoy the daily spook show in the Barn Theatre.
Learn how to keep animals warm and cosy during the autumn and winter months at Raystede Animal Welfare on the 30th October. These events are open to the whole family and include a range of fun games and trails to keep your children occupied for a lovely afternoon out.
Awarded 4 stars in Brighton’s Family Fringe 2012, the Herlock Bones & the Missing Eggs half term show will keep your kids entertained with singing, dancing and slapstick fun. You can join the performance at 2pm, at Westows Soft Play Centre, Hove on the 2nd November.
There’s plenty to keep your family busy this half term in Brighton. Book your family room now and enjoy a week with your kids before school resumes.