Wednesday 10 February 2016

The popular seaside town of Brighton is jam packed full of exciting and interesting activities to keep your foster children entertained this half term. 

Situated along the south coast of England, with its famous pier, Regency-era buildings and vibrant culture – this town really is a brilliant place to bring up your foster children, and we’ve highlighted below some of the best attractions to keep them entertained this half term: 

Brighton Pier and the Royal Pavilion 

When you ask most people to name something in Brighton – the most popular answer will be Brighton Pier! And for good reason - this Victorian pier is an excellent place to visit with the family. With its traditional fairground rides (that will take you back to your childhood too) to its thrill seeking rollercoasters, there’s attractions that all the family can enjoy. From waltzers and carousels, to arcade games and the famous Turbo coaster, you’ll find your day will whizz by enjoying the thrills of this attraction. 

If however, you’re after something a little less ‘thrill seeking’ why not pop along to another iconic Brighton charm – the Royal Pavilion. Situated along the seafront, this exotic palace is a unique and stunning building. In 1815 King George VI had the palace redesigned in an Indian style, and with his love of the distinctive styles of Chinese décor, this really is a jaw dropping place to visit. Wonder around the grand Banqueting Room, discover how people used to cook in the 1800’s in the Great Kitchen, check out how the upper classes used to relax in the Royal Bedrooms and if it’s a sunny day spend some time in the beautiful gardens where you’ll see all sorts of wildlife including butterflies, bees and birds. The Royal Pavilion has free entry for children living in Brighton and Hove so there’s really no excuse not to visit this amazing building this half term! 

Art, Animals and being Active! 

Many people think of art when they think of Brighton, so get in the spirit of the locals and take the kids to the Painting Pottery Cafe. Get those creative juices flowing at one of the many workshops they have on offer including pottery throwing, clay sculpture and make your own cups! There are classes available to book for all ages, or just turn up on the day and choose from one of over 200 different ceramic pieces to decorate, and get painting! 

Or, for all the wildlife lovers out there, Brighton has one of the best sea life centres in the country. With a vast array of sea life to see including sharks, sting rays, turtles and even an octopus, this underwater world is dazzling to the eyes. You and your foster children will learn all about conservation and many of the animals that are in the centre are either endangered and part of a breeding programme, or have been rescued and unfortunately can’t be re-released back in the wild. There’s also a fantastic Rainforest Adventure area, where you’ll get to see an Anaconda, Chinese Water Dragons and Piranha, and the brand new Jurassic Seas World – where you’ll discover all of the creatures that outlived the dinosaurs! The Brighton Sea Life Centre really is a must for all wildlife lovers out there and will be a fantastic day out during half term. 

If you’re after something a little more active, why not get you and the family down to Laser Zone? Get in the competitive spirit, and have some brilliant family fun in this multi-level state of the art arena. Working in teams you’ll chase each other through a labyrinth of swirling smoke, flashing lights and strange sounds. And the great thing about Laser Zone is there’s no mess, no bruises – just some good, clean family fun! 

As you can see – Brighton is a fantastic location for your foster children. From outdoor adventures, to underwater worlds – there’s something for everyone. For more information about fostering in Brighton please give the Blue Sky team a call on 0845 450 3519 or click here to enquire today. 

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