Old school Victoriana by the sea
on't knock it, there's a lot to be said for an old-school day out by the seaside. Like winning a teddy, eating your own bodyweight in ice cream – and heading along the seafront for fish and chips.
Stretching out into the English Channel since 1899, Brighton’s pier is 524 metres of good old English seaside fun. Make a splash on the Wild River log flume, or twist and turn on the Crazy Mouse rollercoaster while catching a glimpse of the coastline (if you’re brave enough to open your eyes). That, however, is child’s play compared to the pier’s latest attraction – the Super Booster.
In less than three seconds it whisks four of you about 38 metres above the sea – – before you then plummet down towards the water and swing above the waves at 60mph. It’s a long way from the merry-go-rounds they had back in the Victorian days.
If you do prefer your rides a bit more old-school (and a lot less scary), check out the Crazy Clown slides, the helter-skelter, the dodgems or the ghost train.
By this point you’ll be ready for some candy floss…