Brighton Parks and Outdoor Spaces
Brighton is a fantastic place for a family getaway. The people are friendly, the city is lively and there are loads of things to see and do. When the weather is nice Brighton really comes alive as people from all over the country head down to the beach. If you fancy spending time outside but away from the crowds of the coast, there are many great green spaces to play in across the city. Book your holiday today with great deals on family rooms in Travelodge and discover some of the wonderful parks in this fantastic city.
Preston Park is the largest urban park in Brighton and is a fantastic place to take the kids for a run around or to have a picnic. Never overcrowded, this park is well looked after by the people of Brighton to whom it is their back garden. There are often events going on at the park because of its vast size and central location, so don’t be surprised to find fairs, family events, concerts or even circuses here.
There are four football pitches, two cricket fields, three bowling greens, eight tennis courts, a softball pitch and a velodrome, at Preston Park making being bored a thing of the past. Kids can enjoy the adventure playground here as well as the sports and there are two cafes and public toilets for your convenience. With so much to do you can easily spend a whole day here.
Spring Barn Farm
Not strictly a park but this fantastic farm is definitely worthy of a mention. A few miles out of Brighton in Lewes, Spring Barn Farm is a great day trip for the family. Watch pot bellied pigs race, let the kids run wild on the adventure play area and meet all the new little baby animals in the middle of the countryside. Take a picnic or treat yourself to lunch at the farm’s restaurant to refuel for the rest of the day.
As its name suggests, this park is in Hove, just outside of Brighton. The park is most famous for the Goldstone that lives in the south west corner of the space. The stone weighs over 20 tons and is thought to have been used by the druids for worship, much like Stonehenge. The weirdest thing about the stone is that is seems to have an unexplainable human face on the surface. At the opposite corner is a giant’s fingerprint that has been etched into the ground with a maze carved into the pattern. It is heaps of fun following the swirls to reach the end and it will keep kids busy for ages. The rest of Hove Park covers over 40 acres of land, and has good sports areas for playing football and basketball, so don’t forget to pack a ball.
Brighton is famous for its beach, but there are many more great outdoor places to be explored in, and around this awesome city. Next time you stay in Brighton, avoid the crowded seafront and explore some of the greener areas instead.