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10 Winter Activities in Brighton

We realise our much-loved town isn’t necessarily the first place people think of when it comes to winter. Anywhere in Britain with grey skies evokes a groan, but even more so when it’s a seaside town which offers so much during the summer.

Despite this, we think Brighton has a lot to offer in the winter season – its colourful and vibrant culture continues all year round; and we think that’s worth celebrating. Here are ten things to do in Brighton this winter…

Winter Activities in Brighton

Visit the Theatre
The Theatre Royal Brighton is a renowned and well respected venue in the South East – it hosts a variety of shows all year round – they also put on a spectacular Christmas performance which is definitely worth seeing.

A Bracing Sea Walk
There’s no escaping the sea in Brighton. Not that we’re complaining…there’s something very special about the sea in winter and what it does to your senses and your soul. Take in the fresh air, the sounds and the smells. Winter in Brighton is perfect for that.

Visit the Brighton Museum & Art Gallery
Brighton has had a vibrant and intriguing past, and the city’s museum and art gallery is the best place to investigate. Located in the Royal Pavilion grounds, it’s a great way to while away a few hours – and what’s more it’s free!

Watch a Film at the Duke of York Picture House
The Duke of York is officially the UK’s oldest purpose built cinema. Opening in September 1910, it still operates as one of the country’s best independent cinemas under the Picture House network. Soak up the gorgeous interior and unique atmosphere this winter.

Visit the Royal Pavilion Ice Rink
The aforementioned Royal Pavilion is a stunning place all year round, however in the winter it provides the perfect backdrop for a large ice rink. Great for those cold crystal clear nights with friends and family. Find out more here.

Visit a Farmers Market
Brighton has a loyal independent trading community, and Winters in Brighton wouldn’t be complete without a wide range of markets and stalls to visit. The Farm is a great café in the heart of the North Laine and produces all its produce fresh on nearby farms.

Explore Brighton’s Food & Drink Culture
Brighton is one of the best places to eat and drink in the country. The town is literally packed with hundreds of different venues – from hip bars & clubs to fine dining – you’re likely to find anything you’re looking for within a fairly small area. The Graphic Foodie has an excellent range of guides to Brighton Eating.

Go Shopping
Brighton is the UK’s mecca for independent, boutique and vintage shopping. You could easily spend hours or even days exploring The Lanes or North Laine – anything from eclectic vintage wear to the latest tailored fashion trends – Brighton is as good as anywhere to shop till you drop.

Discover Music New and Old
Whilst shopping in Brighton you’re bound to notice a huge amount of music stores both old and new. The Vinyl LP is king in this part of the UK – and the vibrant art scene has helped develop a cultural haven for music lovers over the years.

Visit the South Downs National Park
Even in winter, the Sussex countryside that surrounds Brighton is beautiful – and will provide many hours of invigorating enjoyment as long as you wrap up warm! Visit Brighton has a number of good guides on the South Downs National Park.

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