A Weekend on the Coast: Maximising your Stay in Brighton
December 10, 2012
With the Christmas season just around the corner, now is a perfect time to book a getaway with your nearest and dearest. Whether it’s a weekend trip or a mid-week break during the Christmas holidays, staying in the UK and heading for coastal resorts could be enough of an escape for you to recharge your batteries and feel refreshed.Whether you plan to escape with friends or family, the seaside resort of Brighton is the quintessentially British destination. Nestled in the heart of the English south coast, you can enjoy this seaside retreat no matter what the time of year. See the sights of Brighton and book some excellent value accommodation for your stay, for a budget retreat.
For an excursion perfect for the family, head to the Brighton Sealife Centre and gaze at the underwater sea creatures. Located at the seafront, on Marine Parade, this sealife centre offers so much more than just your average exhibitions. Home to the UK’s first glass bottom boat; enjoy the experience of snorkelling and seeing life underwater without even getting your feet wet. Admire the multitude of sea creatures, including octopi, sharks, dolphins and turtles or experience the interactive rockpool and get close to the crabs and starfish. Take a behind the scenes tour, catch a feeding demo or just enjoy a delectable treat at the onsite cafe.
Why not stock up on Christmas presents before the mad last dash and head for the popular Brighton shopping districts. Treat your loved ones to something different; stroll around The Lanes and find a piece that has added va-va-voom. With the vast array of independent shops housed here, you’ll be sure to find something attractive and perfect for somebody on your shopping list. Explore the rabbit run of lanes – don’t stress if you end up walking in circles, just enjoy shopping with a difference! Alternatively, the high street stores and vintage shops could hold perfect additions to any Christmas stocking.
Although it may well not be the weather for gallivanting on the shingles of the beach, there’s no reason why you can’t enjoy a walk in the crisp winter air. Spend your spare pennies in the amusement arcades or treat you and your family to a portion of fish and chips in a traditional paper bag. Wrap the children up warm and peruse the beach, collecting pebbles and shells as they go. Be inspired by your natural surroundings – just because it’s cold outside, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t enjoy it.
For evening entertainment, catch a live performance at the Theatre Royal. With a whole host of excellent shows coming soon, it’s an opportune time to enjoy the theatre. With stage shows including Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5, The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Haunting Julia all set for curtain call in December, there’s plenty of choice for fans of the stage.
Prepare your itinerary before you set off for a few days on the south coast. Be sure to book affordable accommodation and keep your seaside escape stress-free.