Things to do in Brighton when it's raining


Rainy days in Brighton don't need to get you down!

Brighton is a popular and very vibrant seaside town to visit in any season, whatever the weather. You'll discover heaps of activities and attractions to visit when it's rainy or cold. Here's our selection of some of the best places to head to when rainy Brighton days start to get you down:

Rainy day activities in Brighton for family groups

Take the kids to the i360 and get a spectacular view of the city centre from this pod, which climbs to around 138-metres high. It's the most significant observation tower in the world and offers an awe-inspiring 360-degree viewpoint of the entire Sussex coastline. 

Sea Life BrightonPhoto: Sea Life Centre, photo credit: ©

You can follow this up with a visit to the famous Brighton Sea Life Centre which is located in a historic Victorian building and has been thrilling visitors for 140 years now. Younger children will adore the interactive rock pool and the glass bottom boat and will get a real feel for sea life.

Brighton Toy Museum is another great family attraction that is sure to thrill kids of any age. The museum features lots of displays and collections dating back 100 years.

Activities in Brighton for couples

The Royal Pavilion is a fantastic attraction for couples when Brighton's weather is a little murky. The Pavilion was the seaside home of George IV when he was Prince Regent and is renowned for its architecture and Regency interiors.

Royal PavilionPhoto: Royal Pavilion

The Booth Museum of Natural History is another interesting visitor activity for couples as well as one of the top activities in Brighton for groups. Popular exhibits include dinosaur bones, a whale skeleton and hundreds of different varieties of birds. The museum is home to more than half a million different natural history exhibits in displays that are outstanding.
See a show at Brighton Dome or Theatre Royal which offer lots of great shows in every season. From comedy, concert, musicals and festivals to theatre shows.

Popular activities in Brighton for groups

Group visits can be arranged to the Hove Museum and Art Gallery, with discounts available for larger groups. Kids will adore the Wizard's Workshop display and the time travel bedroom, while adults will be fascinated to learn just how instrumental the town of Hove was to the birth of the motion picture industry. The venue also features two art galleries displaying a wide range of contemporary art.

A tour of Brighton's Old Police Cells is another rainy day activity that's ideal for groups. The tour gives visitors a real insight into the history of the Brighton police force and lots of gruesome details of gory crimes that happened in the city.

City Tour BusPhoto: City Sightseeing Brighton

You can also opt for a comprehensive city bus tour, although you might want to give the open top of the bus a miss on rainy days!

Activities if you would like to have a relaxing time with yourself

Brighton has many wonderful spa and wellness treatments where you can completely relax and get pampered. One of the most popular is Spa at Harbour Brighton, offering Refreshing Spa Morning, Revive Spa Afternoon and Bespoke Spa Days. The Spa at Grand Brighton and Spa Tara in Brighton Marina has many fabulous offers to choose from as well.

Har SPA Brighton Photo: HarSPA, photo credit: ©

Brighton Natural Health Centre is another great option during the raining day. You can choose from various workshops, including yoga, mindfulness which are available to book in advance or during the day. You can also try dance classes, free talks or relaxation mini-retreats.

As you can see, there are lots of things to do in Brighton on rainy days, no matter whether you're visiting alone, with family or as part of a group.