Born and based in Brighton, we’re more than a little fond of this seaside city we call home. From the pebble-scattered beach to the iconic seafront pier, narrow, boutique-lined lanes and cluster of cafes and restaurants that sprawl out on to the streets, Brighton is just about as good as it gets. (We might have a weird British Airways structure and a run-down aquarium to boot too though.)
Whether you’re a local and live in the area or you’re just visiting the sunny seaside for a couple of days, we’ve rounded up the best of what’s on this Easter weekend.
Venture just a few miles out of the bustling city centre and you could find yourself partaking in the South East’s biggest Easter egg hunt. A perfect option for those with children, Borde Hill Garden in Haywards Heath is hosting a fantastic Easter trail from 11-3pm on Good Friday, with Easter-related activities running until April 10th 2016.
Enjoy the beautiful gardens as you walk through Borde Hill or venture towards the scenic lakes for some much needed ‘me time’ and then head to the adventure playground and watch as your children let off some steam. Complete with a resident Easter bunny and a lot of chocolate, there’s a memorable day out for all ages. Find out more here.
If you’re after something a bit more luxurious, why you don’t try your hand at creating your own Easter eggs this weekend? At Made Brighton in the North Lanes, you can do just that this Good Friday. A hands-on activity that provides as much ‘fun’ as it does ‘yum’, you can have a culinary experience that’s nothing short of lust-worthy.
Try your hand at creating the egg shell by melting either milk, white or dark chocolate and then decorate the scrumptious Easter eggs with delicious toppings and piping bags of coloured chocolate. Entry costs £35 per person but you’ll be creating a set of smaller chocolates too, and the cost includes gift wrap and ribbons. We like. Book in online.
Another one that’s perfect for the kids, Made Brighton in the North Lanes are offering an Easter craft session which ends with a fun Easter egg hunt. Perfect if you want to occupy your little ones with lots of activities this weekend, there’s crafting, jewellery-making and an Easter trail to keep them entertained.
Watch as your kids create their very own Easter bunny buckets for storing their chocolate treasure, try their hand at creating some Easter-themed jewellery and masks and then head out on for the egg hunt. Suitable for all children 4+ and there’s even a coffee shop upstairs for us adults to enjoy. Book your place today.
If you don’t fancy joining in on an Easter egg hunt this year, or you’re not one for heaps of chocolate, there’s still tonnes of stuff going on in Brighton this weekend. Not all Easter-themed, of course, you can head to the city for a stroll along the beach, trip to the Pier, a touch of retail therapy or even to a bar to catch a gig – after all, Brighton is famed for its fun nightlife scene. To find out more about what’s on in Brighton this weekend, check out our favourite events directories: