BN1’s picks for Easter activities.
SPECIAL MODEL TRAIN RUNNING DAY
SAT 20 APRIL // BRIGHTON TOY AND MODEL MUSEUM
Tickets please! Take the family for a ride down memory lane this Easter at the Brighton Toy and Model Museum. One of the rare occasions where visitors can witness the museum’s massive collection of model trains in motion, up close and personal, with the barriers down. Whether it’s young kids or grandparents, the model train running day is guaranteed fun for all the family.
SUNSET WILDLIFE CRUISE
SAT 20 APRIL // BRIGHTON MARINA
Find your sea legs and learn a thing or two on a sunset wildlife cruise with the Brighton Dolphin Project. Brighton’s waters are home to loads of surprising creatures, did you know we have sharks? While the sun drops beneath the horizon you can learn all about our watery neighbours and sea birds, if you’re lucky you might even see the rare Sussex dolphins! Cruising along the coast at sundown, the kids won’t even realise this is educational. Genius.
SUN 21 APRIL // KOMEDIA
What’s the definition of controlled chaos? The answer is Reggae Tots. The collaboration of Reggae Roast and Raver Tots brings Brighton a family rave extravaganza that’s been making headlines across the UK. Hosted in the depths of Komedia’s basement, you can expect big-name DJ’s, face painting, bubbles, balloons, giant parachutes, rave lighting and not to forget – the buggy park. Seriously though, this event has found huge success all over the country, kids and parents love it, so roll the dice, dive in and get your rave on.
VIRTUAL REALITY GAMES
ANYTIME // GOVR
Want to keep up that cool parent, down with the kids vibe? Look no further. It’s 2019, the kids don’t want to play outside anymore, they want to be plugged into a computer and pretend they’re outside. Enter, virtual reality. With a range of games and experiences, GOVR lets you enter a different world, all from the comfort of their gaming café. The problem won’t be getting the family in, the real challenge will be unplugging them! Find them above Presuming Eds on London Road.
EASTER EGG HUNTS
FRI 19 – MON 22 APRIL // VARIOUS LOCATIONS
Let’s face it, it wouldn’t be Easter without a few Easter egg hunts. Few events drive the kids quite as crazy as a good egg hunt, we’re talking Christmas morning, Fireworks Night crazy. The good news is there’s no shortage of events this year and they span the entire long weekend. Check out a few of the larger ones at Hangleton Manor organised by the Rotary Club and at Hove’s Garden Bar. If you fancy making a day of it, head over to the annual Preston Park event on Easter Sunday for rock painting and a quiz trail with Easter egg prizes. A good way to squeeze in a bit of exercise, all in the name of chocolate of course.
BRIGHTON BRICKS LEGO SHOW
SAT 20 APRIL // UNITARIAN CHURCH
Rejoice in the glory of Lego! It turns out that Lego is making a big comeback, if it ever really went away at all. Courtesy of Brighton Bricks, a local group of master builders, you can indulge your passion for the little plastic bricks beloved by generations of children and adults alike. See what the pros have whipped up, maybe you’ll be inspired enough to dust off your old bricks for some serious family Lego time.