DATE: 24 January 2019
Save up to 35% at Brighton’s top paid attractions this February half term with the NEW Brighton Explorer Pass
Explore Brighton this half term and save up to 35% at the city’s top all-weather attractions.
Spot artwork on the rooftops and ships out at sea from the warmth of the British Airways i360 pod; dip beneath the ocean waves without getting wet at the Sea Life Centre and feed their imaginations in King George IV’s lavish banqueting hall at the Royal Pavilion.
NEW for February 2019 half term:
- Take to the skies for high adventure on the British Airways i360 pod and share magical moments together exploring Brighton & Hove spread out like a living map below. Look out for churches and domes, windfarms on the horizon and seagulls swooping above the rolling Sussex coastline. Complete the Discovery Trail to learn fun facts about the view and take your booklet to West Beach Bar & Kitchen restaurant at beach level, where kids eat free* with paying adults.
- Hat-maker to the stars, Stephen Jones OBE exhibits hats worn by celebrities at the Royal Pavilion including Lady Gaga, Diana, Princess of Wales and those made in collaboration with designers including Dior, Thom Browne, Giles Deacon and Comme des Garçons. The exhibition is hosted in partnership with Harvey Nichols and is open until June 9 2019. Entry is included in the ticket price.
- Embark on an exciting adventure at the Sea Life Centre where underwater Superheroes are waiting to show your own superpower! Challenge a starfish’s grip, take on a shark’s reaction speeds, and discover who’s stronger – you or a crab. After putting your skills to the test, you can discover which creature’s skills you match up to.
Alternatively, take a behind the scenes tour and find out how we care for our marine and fresh water species, learn about our extensive breeding, research and conservation programmes and see our creature’s food being prepared.
Brighton Explorer Passes are valid for 30 days from first redemption and available year-round.
Prices from £22.40 per adult/ £13.40 per child for two attraction; or £34.50 per adult / £23.40 per child for all three attractions.
Book online at BritishAirwaysi360.com
*Under-16s eat FREE from the Kids Menu at West Beach Bar & Kitchen Saturday 16 to Sunday 24 February inclusive; when showing the Discovery Trail booklet and when accompanied by one paying adult ordering a main course, per child.
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About British Airways i360
British Airways i360 is an observation attraction on Brighton seafront which was conceived and designed by Marks Barfield Architects, creators of the London Eye. It opened in August 2016.
Visitors board a giant glass observation pod and glide up gently to 138m (450ft) above Brighton beach to enjoy unfolding views across Brighton & Hove, the South Downs National Park and the beautiful Sussex coastline. ‘Flights’ depart every 30 minutes and the pod carries up to 175 passengers, who are free to walk around freely. While on board, they can also enjoy a drink at the Nyetimber Sky Bar which serves a range of refreshments from Sussex including Nyetimber, an award-winning sparkling wine.
At ground level is the British Airways i360 beach building, which houses West Beach Bar & Kitchen, a stylish all-day restaurant with sea views and a large terrace spilling out onto the promenade. Dishes feature ingredients sourced from the local area. The beach building also has flexible beachside events spaces, most with private beach terraces, which can be hired for private functions and can accommodate up to 1,100 people.
British Airways i360 is licensed for weddings and couples can marry in the pod, saying ‘I do’ at 138m above Sussex.
British Airways i360 has worked with the West Pier Trust to reconstruct two of the original West Pier tollbooths using Victorian building techniques. The buildings now grace the entrance to British Airways i360 and house the West Beach Café & Bar and the British Airways i360 ticket office.
The British Airways i360 shop stocks beautiful gifts and use, many of which have been created by local Brighton artists.
A year-round programme of events in the pod includes Sky Dining, iDrop, Live @ the Sky Bar, Halloween Fright Flights and Santa Flights.
British Airways i360 is owned and operated by Brighton i360 Ltd.
About Sea Life Brighton
The world’s oldest operating aquarium, open to visitors for more than 140 years, SEA LIFE Brighton is home to more than 3,500 creatures including sharks, octopus, seahorses, rays and an anaconda.
Highlights include feeding demonstrations throughout the day, an interactive rock pool and the fantastic 360-degree Ocean Tunnel which is being reopened in May 2019.
A popular attraction with visitors of all ages, SEA LIFE Brighton was named ‘The Best Place to Visit’ at the 2016 Brighton and Hove Business Awards, testament to its enduring charm and appeal.
SEA LIFE Brighton is part of the Merlin Entertainments group.
The aquarium is open every day apart from Christmas Day, from 10am. Check current closing times on the website.
Visit www.visitsealife.com/brighton for more information.
About the Royal Pavilion
Part of Brighton & Hove City Council, the Royal Pavilion in the centre of Brighton is an exotic palace with a colourful history. Built as a seaside pleasure palace for King George IV, this historic palace mixes Regency grandeur with the lavish visual styles of India and China.
The Royal Pavilion started as a modest 18th century lodging house. Architect Henry Holland helped George, Prince of Wales transform his humble seaside retreat into a handsome neo-classical villa – known as the Marine Pavilion.
In 1815 George, by now Prince Regent, hired the eminent architect John Nash, to redesign the building in the Indian style. The work was completed in 1823 by which time George had become King. It is this building, an instantly recognisable symbol of Brighton, which we see today.
The Royal Pavilion is licensed for weddings and couples can marry in one of the most exotic, beautiful buildings in Britain.
The Royal Pavilion shop stocks beautiful gifts many created by local Sussex artists. The beautifully restored Royal Pavilion Tearoom, on the upper floor, is an eccentric yet sophisticated cafe, with a sunny balcony for the warmer months overlooking the glorious Royal Pavilion gardens.
A year-round programme of events includes banquets and musical events, historical talks and tours take place at the Royal Pavilion. School and group visits are popular with trained guides who speak a range of languages. Visitors can also enjoy an audio tour during their visit which brings alive the fascinating history of the building.