Visit Brighton Pier with Tilly and Vicky

Today I am handing over my blog to a lovely blogging friend Vicky – she is taking us on a trip to the fantastic Brighton Pier, somewhere I really should go and visit myself one day soon. 

My name is Vicky and I have been blogging at Being Tilly's Mummy for 5 years, but now I blog at We blog about a variety of things and you can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Visit Brighton Pier with Tilly and Vicky = Photo of them on the pier!

Have you ever been to Brighton? The pier has to be one of the most iconic places in the country. We live in a seaside town and we have a pier but its such a small pier and only gets used for strolling down and by fishermen. There is a cafe on the end, that doesn't really get used and has recently closed down. But when you see Brighton pier, there is nothing so magnificent! You could actually spend all day on the pier and still find new things to do. So we have put together a list of things to do on Brighton Pier.

Visit Brighton Pier with Tilly and Vicky Old Style Photo Booth

Photo Props

These are a free activity to do on the pier and they are a typically traditional seaside activity. I don't care how old you are, you always want your picture taken with the animated scene. They make the funniest pictures and give a real seaside vibe.

Visit Brighton Pier with Tilly and Vicky Carousel


This is a really expensive activity on the pier, we are talking most rides costing about £5 each, this is expensive if you're a family on a budget. But there are wristbands available for about £22 and then you can ride on as many rides as you want. This is great in the summer if you're there all day and you can go back and forth to the rides, but we went in March and it was drizzly so we only have a couple of rides. You buy your ride tokens from a booth, which is put on a card and then you give the ride operator your card to  swipe.

Tarot Reading

Again, this is a fun and traditional fair/seaside activity. Although I believe in the activity in Tarot, I think if you're doing it at a travelling fair or at the seaside, its more for fun. The tarot Reader on Brighton pier sits in a traditional gypsy caravan too.

Penny Arcade

You have to love the penny arcade. We go in with £1 and change it up to 2p pieces and try to win the tacky toy that's hanging off the edge of the machine. Of course to end up putting in about £4 to win the plastic toy that's worth about 20p, but its the thrill of winning.

Visit Brighton Pier with Tilly and Vicky = Victoria's Bar This Way!


You will find Victoria's Bar, that has been there since I was a teenager and I am 45 now! Its conveniently placed half way down the pier and you can stop for a glass of wine whilst your kids go off and spend time at the fair. Obviously only do this if your kids are old enough to go off on their own, don't be sending your 5 year old to the fair whilst you drink wine in the bar.

Visit Brighton Pier with Tilly and Vicky Get some Sweets! Wall of Rock

Food Concessions

There are food concessions all the way down the pier from Mexican to pancakes, so if you just want a little sweet snack or a full meal you will find something to fill you up.

Deck chairs

Whenever you go to the beach, you always see deckchairs. These are often to hire by the hour but on Brighton pier, they are free to use, you just take one from the side and place it where you want to sit. You could sit and watch the world go by for hours in the summer. I love this idea because it beats the problems of enough seating on the pier and when you have finished, you just fold it up and pop it away.


As well as the food concessions, you will see some cute little gift shops and sweet shops. Everyone wants ‘seaside sweets' when they go to the seaside. So the shops are full of dozens of different rocks, lolly dummies and candy floss. You will also find shops with Brighton souvenirs like ‘I love Brighton' jumpers and kiss me quick hats.

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This article has 27 comments

  1. Sandy Ralph

    I love Brighton its a lovely place to visit and the pier is just fantastic

  2. Micaela Levachyov

    I love Brighton, it’s full of fun and it has some real character, especially the Pier!

  3. AnnMarie John

    Sounds like an amazing place for families. The rides are a bit pricey but if the kids are really into it then I guess the wristbands are just perfect. Thanks for sharing the things to expect there!

  4. Mamas Travel Tribe

    Literally all my favourite things about a traditional fair!!

  5. sarahjane24carter

    Looks fab I would love to visit Brighton one day x

  6. Jemma Andrew-Adiamah (@celery_cupcakes)

    We love Brighton and want to go back again this year. SO much to do and see.

  7. Lynn Hughes

    I love Brighton

  8. carol Boffey

    i love brighton

  9. dearmummyblog

    Vicky has brought back some wonderful memories for us. One of my first day trips was to Brighton Pier in my pram. We love watching the world go by and playing in the arcades x

  10. candicenikeia

    I also believe in Tarot Card Readings! I would love to visit this amazing fair!

  11. Yeah Lifestyle

    Brighton Pier looks like a fun place to go visit. I am going to book mark it for our summer holiday break.

  12. forkwardthinkingfoodinista

    Brighton Pier looks like a fab day out and who doesn’t like a stick of rock lol x

  13. Angela Ricardo Bethea

    Brighton Pier looks like a great place to have fun. I will definitely add this to my travel list. I’m just waiting for my son to grow up.

  14. Margaret Gallagher

    Nostalgia at its besr happy days

  15. Shaun Heathcote

    looks proper old school, just like we use to find at most piers and beaches when i was a kids

  16. Andrea Fletcher

    Brighton is a great place to visit especially the pier.

  17. Rachel

    Brighton is one of my favourite places, I love it there. The pier is so lovely! xo

  18. Jade Bremner (@saywhatjade)

    I’ve never been to Brighton but it’s on our list of places to visit. I think my son would be in the penny arcade as he loves trying to win those toys well it’s keyrings at our local seaside.

  19. glamglitzgloss

    I love Brighton and you can’t beat a trip to the Pier. I went to Brighton for Halloween weekend and we made sure to take a turn on some rides and have a walk along the pier just taking everything in

  20. lesley renshaw

    Never been to Brighton but looking at these pics really makes me want to visit the seaside now. Even if it is snowing. LOL x

  21. Kara

    I used to live near Brighton and have very fond memories of playing the slot machines on the pier. I want to go on the i360 now

  22. carol Boffey

    looks a great place

  23. Rachel Craig

    Not been to Brighton, yet. Thanks for the information.

  24. Kayleigh Watkins

    It sounds like a fantastic day out, we have similar in our seaside town, we visit every summer, we did see Brighton pier the summer before last but unfortunately it was being repaired after the fire xxx

  25. Robert Price

    I haven’t been to Brighton for years

  26. Mo

    Brighton Pier seems like a lot of fun and if I could go there then I would buy bags of rock sweets.

  27. Alice In Wonderland

    I’ve only been to Brighton once and that was on a work trip so I didn’t get to see much – except quite a few bars! Still its only a short trip from London so hopefully I can visit this summer (it better be warm!)

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