Now to 19 January 2014
Possibly the most beautiful rink in the UK, Brighton’s Royal Pavilion ice rink opens to the public for the 4th year running. The ice rink has the beautiful former Royal pleasure palace as backdrop and an 800 square metre rink that offers space for 250 skaters per session. There’s a beginner area for the little ones with penguin skate aids and skate sizes starting from ‘just walking’ to adult sizes.
Now to 24 December
What better way to get in the Christmas spirit than visiting the German Style Christmas Market in Brighton. For its 7th year running, Churchill Square will once again be transformed into a magical place with the return of the German Style Christmas Market! This German Style Christmas Market is made up of 14 authentic, beautifully decorated huts. These huts offer something for everyone. From Fine art, textiles, ceramics, jewelry, printmaking, soaps, candles and yummy goodies; there is something for everyone and prices to suit all pockets!
The Undercliff Walk in Brighton is a less well known treasure that is definitely worth discovering.
It’s a beautiful walk where you will discover a 25m high Chalk Cliff. Taking the walk is akin to walking along a battlement but “the enemy is not an army or even a navy, but the sea.” The walk starts by the Marina and goes 5km past Ovingdean and Rottingdean to Saltdean. The wall was built originally in the 1930s to prevent to erosion of the chalk cliffs which forms over 85,000,000 years ago.
21 to 24 November 2013
‘Made’ is Brighton’s annual craft and design fair which takes place every year in November in the Brighton Dome Corn Exchange. The event showcases the works of over 120 designers giving them a forum to sell their art and network with people, in the wonderful Dome venue. As well as craft, why not chill out in the Made café! This fair has something for everyone’s tastes and budget, so head on over!
14 November to 01 December
Cine-City Film Festival returns for its 11th edition with a wide mix of premieres and previews, exhibitions and installations, treasures from the archive, live soundtracks and artists’ cinema. Running for 18 days across a dozen venues, the festival celebrated its landmark anniversary by looking to both its own future and that of a host of emerging film-makers.
Love toys? ‘Course you do! We do too! The Brighton Toy and Model Museum, has a great collection of over 10,000 items displaying toys from the last decade such as soft toys like a Peter Rabbit toy from circa 1905, railway collections, puppets and more. You can also visit the museum’s shop which is a replica railway station platform which has brochures and small replica toys starting at 50 pence! Don’t miss out on this magical world of toys. Head over today!
25 October to 15 November
Have you ever visited a historic property and just wanted to walk free between the furniture to really feel like that landlord or majestic lady? Now you can at Preston Manor!This very special tour takes you through that ‘private’ marked door. You’ll go upstairs, downstairs and backstairs in this beautiful Edwardian manor house. You will go down into cellars and up concealed servants’ staircases, into bedrooms, corridors and kitchens not normally part of the public route. You will hear new information that is not available on standard house tours, is not covered by the guidebooks, and visit the 1905 extension. Discover the secrets and surprises concealed behind the everyday face of this intriguing one-time family home.
On 13 October, the streets of Brighton will be filled with over 10,000 motorcyclists for the annual Brightona Charity Motorcycle Event. With this year 10th anniversary , the event will be even bigger and better than before!During this day the Brightona Bike Show is held on Madeira Drive. In this show, you can expect amazing motorcycles, hot rods, live music, stalls and the feared wall of death!