Getting Around The City
Getting around Brighton and Hove with kids is relatively easy. Many of Brighton's Top Family Attractions are within a small area of the city and so can be readily reached on foot.
In general, driving around the city is not advisable as there are many restrictions for cars and there can also be considerable congestion. However, there are several city car parks for those who do decide to visit Brighton by car. Parking on the street is limited and expensive. Beware of parking illegally, even briefly, as you are quite likely to get a ticket.
If you need alternatives to driving and walking there are usually plenty of buses and taxis to choose from. www.buses.co.uk
Many of the buses are buggy friendly and you can step straight onto the bus with your child in the buggy. Children under 5 years travel for free and adults can buy a day ticket that enables them to travel on any Brighton and Hove bus for the whole day. There are several buses which start from Brighton Pier and take you out to the surrounding Sussex countryside. The No. 77 goes to Devil's Dyke, No. 78 to Stanmer Park and the No. 79 to Ditchling Beacon. (see Places to Go/Countryside).
Cycling around the city is not usually advisable with small children. However, the cycle route along the seafront is ideal for the whole family as it is smooth and flat. From Brighton you can cycle East or West for as near or far as you like. (see Places to Go/Cycling).
If you would like to hire bikes there are a few places in and around Brighton:
- M's cycle hire: 07852 986 165
- Go Cycle Bike Hire at Brighton Marina: 01273 697104
- Sunrise Cycle Hire at West Pier: 01273 748881