Llama Park’s Animal Collection
In Wych Cross, Forest Row, stretches the famed Llama Park: 33 acres of woodland in the heart of the beautiful Ashdown Forest, home to a truly magnificent collection of rare wildlife and species, including llamas, alpacas and reindeer, along with imposing Spanish horses, lovely donkeys, serene sheep and noisy pigs. The park is more of a vast family haven, with several picnic areas, a great playground and a specially designed adventure land.
Bracing Walks in Stanmer Park
With its wonderful surroundings and spacious open lands, Stanmer Park is considered ideal for family picnics and bracing walks over the Downs. Just near Sussex University, Stanmer is perfect for those who love open countryside, enriched with an array of beautiful flora and wildlife, including buzzards, kestrels, foxes, badgers and deer.
Sea Life Brighton – Exploring the Oceans Without Getting Wet!
Fancy a fascinating journey through the oldest operating aquarium in the world? Just opposite Brighton’s emblematic Pier, SEA LIFE Brighton was built in 1872 and is now home to more than features 3,500 sea creatures, from lazy yet curious sea turtles to awe inspiring sharks, offering you, your friends and family a chance to marvel some of Earth’s most wonderful sea – living gems without ever getting wet.
Visitors are given the chance to feed and learn more about some of the animals, including turtles, sharks and rays, or even take a tour “behind the scenes” and check up – close how these wonderful creatures are taken care of.
Wakehurst Botanic Garden
A serene botanic garden in West Sussex, Wakehurst is indeed a 535 acre area of outstanding beauty, with hills and shady gullies, sandstone outcrops and lichens, as well as sunny meadowland that have something new to offer each time of the year.
Featuring a rich plant collection of rare plants and wild flowers, it offers the chance of a relaxed day out with family and friends, enjoying a nice meal in the nearby restaurants, letting the kids run wild in nature and experience local wildlife at its best.
Walking the Famed Brighton Pier
No need for long introductions here: Brighton’s Pier remains ideal for seaside fun afternoons, slot playing, dodgem rides and lots of candy floss. But these are mere the classic options. The recent addition of a fierce Air Racer has stirred the waters with its crazy curves, while kids (and less brave) should opt for the milder “Leonardo” race.
The Pier is also one of the most popular and idyllic marriage spots in the area. So, “Will you marry me?”
Majestic Views From the British Airways i360 Tower
Offering a chance to marvel Brighton and the surrounding countryside as never before, the British Airways i360 Tower allows visitors to glide up to 450ft and feast their eyes in breathtaking 360° views. Reigning as the world’s tallest moving observation tower and first vertical cable car, the Tower features an advanced glass viewing pod, with views of the Regency Brighton, the South Downs and a stretch of over 66 miles of coastline, east to Beachy Head and west as long as the Isle of Wight!
The site is romanticism’s cradle: On board the pod, just picture yourself enjoying a glass of Nyetimber, the celebrated award winning sparkling wine and emblem of the homonymous Sky Bar – a simply unique experience. Then taste the exceptional cuisine of the stylish Belle Vue restaurant, down near the beach, while marveling the sea view. So, “Will you marry me – again?”
The Royal Pavilion
Somewhere in Brighton’s picturesque seashore we find probably the most multifaceted and emblematic building of Britain’s past glory: the Royal Pavilion was built during the 18th century and features a captivating Indo – Saracenic style, housing spoils from Britain’s conquests from the 4 corners of the earth. Each of the Pavilion’s rooms is dedicated to a different era and style, while the exterior is modeled on the Taj Mahal. Domes, spires, and complex geometric lattices, all together form a genuinely unique amalgam that can only be valued when seen up-close.
Foredown Tower’s Camera Obscura
Actually, a nicely converted Edwardian water tower, the Foredown Tower is home to the largest operational camera obscura in the South East. Camera obscura, the precursor of modern cameras, is actually a room designed to offer views of the surrounding landscape using just the sunlight and nature’s laws. Bear also in mind that Foredown Tower is the perfect starting point for exploring the Downs.
How About Brighton’s Toy and Model Museum?
A children’s favorite, the Brighton Toy and Model Museum houses one of the greatest collections of toys and models around the world.
Just under Brighton station, more than 10,000 exhibits, including a collection of model trains from the 1860s to the present day, and toys from bygone centuries, the museum takes families to a fascinating journey. A reminder: don’t miss Aladdin’s cave – an attraction that, indeed, makes childhood memories a reality.