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10 things to do over Easter weekend in Brighton

Find out what’s happening in Brighton & Hove over this year’s Easter weekend. We’ve scoured the internet to find the best seasonal activities in Brighton.

Easter is a Christian festival that marks the resurrection of Jesus Christ. In the UK there are three key dates over Easter: Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday.

Good Friday and Easter Monday are both bank holidays in the UK, meaning lots of people get the two days off from their job. Tourist destinations like Brighton & Hove are likely to be busier over the bank holiday weekend and there are lots of extra Easter events put on across the city.

Check out our favourites below!

Free activities

  1. Take advantage of the season changing and go on a scenic walk! We’re lucky to be so close to the beautiful countryside so make the most of it and explore the South Downs, or you could do the 5km undercliff walk from Brighton Marina to Saltdean.
  2. Spring is all about new life, so learn about our natural world at the Booth Museum of Natural History on Dyke Road. Admission is free and the museum is open between 10am and 5pm on Saturday 30 March.
  3. Get your dancing on at Moody Disco’s bank holiday special on Sunday 31 March at Concorde 2. DJs start playing tunes from 2pm and it’s free entry if you arrive before 7pm. Find out more.

Cheap activities

  1. Opening on Good Friday, Brighton’s open-air roller skate rink is back! Opposite the iconic West Pier by the i360, you can hire skates for a 45-minute session for £9.95. Book your session!
  2. There’s family-friendly Easter egg hunts running all weekend up on Devil’s Dyke for just £3 per person. The trails are running between 10am and 4pm each day and there’s no need to book. Find out more.
  3. Piano Lessons UK are hosting an intimate Easter concert on Saturday 30 March at 2pm in central Brighton. Tickets cost £5 and are available on eventbrite.
  4. Visit Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, where you can learn about Brighton & Hove’s LGBTQ community history or explore the See the Sea exhibition. With your student ID the admission costs £6.75 and your ticket is valid for one year so you can keep going back!

Treat yourself

  1. Get creative and take part in a watercolour easter egg painting session. Hosted by Ginger Green in Waterstones in Brighton city centre, you’ll learn techniques to create different patterns and textures. Tickets are £10pp, or one adult and one child (2-7yrs) pay £12 for a shared ticket. Book your place.
  2. Be cultured and watch A Midsummer Night’s Dream ballet at the Brighton Dome on Friday 29 and Saturday 30 March. Tickets range from £12.50 to £19.50. Take a look at the website.
  3. Support one of the many independent restaurants or pubs in Brighton and treat yourself to a traditional roast dinner on Easter Sunday. We’d recommend you book in advance though as places can book up for Sunday lunch! Explore Restaurants Brighton’s guide to Sunday lunch.

However you spend your Easter weekend, we hope the sun is shining and you do something fun with your friends here in Brighton. Happy Easter!

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Zoe Cassell • March 20, 2024

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