From strolling down the lanes to relaxing on the beach, discover the top 10 things to do in Brighton! Feel cultured and explore The Royal Pavilion or get outdoors and walk along the waterfront. Whether you want to visit Brighton Marina or find tourist attractions and sightseeing activities, we have rounded up the top 10 things to do in Brighton which are sure to make your time in the city memorable, creative and interesting.

Top 10 Things to Do in Brighton in 2022:

  • Candle Making Workshop with Charlie Doodle
  • Creative Art Class with art-K
  • Personalised Gift Making Class with Charlie Doodle
  • Brighton Fringe
  • Nipple Tassel Making Workshop with Charlie Doodle
  • Photography Class with Nigel Wilson Photography Workshops
  • Brighton & Hove Pride
  • Flower Crown Making Class with Charlie Doodle
  • Get Into Your Body Course with The Ixchel System
  • Brighton Craft Fair

Candle Making Workshop with Charlie Doodle

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Location: Hove, East Sussex

Discover natural scent sensations in this candle making workshop! Learn how to make your very own candles with essential oils, fragrances and colour dyes.

You will learn about the different types of wax, oils, wicks and the methods to making beautiful candles. Students will leave this relaxing two hour long workshop with a selection of floating, container and beeswax candles.

Charlie Doodle runs creative classes online and in their artistic studio. Whether you are looking for a friendly group workshop or a private creative class with your friends, Charlie Doodle are sure to have the right candle making workshop for you!

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Creative Art Class with art-K

Create your own artwork 

Location: Hove, East Sussex

Looking for a weekly art activity in Brighton? Then look no further! With art-K, students are invited to join weekly classes to exercise their creativity and develop their ability to make art they can be proud of.

Within their weekly workshops, art-K also welcomes students who are looking for a drop-in art class!

At ark-K, their aim is for you to explore and experiment with a range of mediums such as watercolour, acrylics, pastels, inks and oils and to have fun in the process!

art-K provide a calm, welcoming studio where adults can learn a variety of mediums and techniques. Whether you're looking to explore pastels, watercolours, acrylics, clay, or papier-mâché, art-K is sure to have the right class and expertise to guide you in your artistic journey!

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Personalised Gift Making Class with Charlie Doodle

Design your own personalised gifts

Location: Hove, East Sussex

Whether you're creating a meaningful gift for a loved one or a keepsake to remember your time in Brighton, learn how to make personalised craft pieces in this workshop.

Learn how to make your very own stylish personalised gifts for yourself or a loved one using vintage maps, comic books, music sheets or typographic initials.

From creating personalised silver plated cuff links to designing a silver plated pendant and chain, within this workshop you will discover how to make gifts with your own two hands.

As well as their candle making workshops, Charlie Doodle run a broad selection of interactive craft classes. From creating customised key rings to candle making workshops and kits, the team at Charlie Doodle are enthusiastic about providing a range of craft experiences.

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Brighton Fringe

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Location: Venues across Brighton

Brighton is home to the biggest art festival in England. Taking place annually, the Brighton Fringe celebrates arts, crafts, food and creativity! If you're visiting Brighton in the summer of 2022, the Brighton Fringe should definitely be on your list of fun things to do in Brighton.

This year, the Brighton Fringe is taking place from the 6th May until the 5th June. Art fanatics can explore creative performances, tasty food and so much more!

Nipple Tassel Making Workshop with Charlie Doodle

Learn a new craft while sipping bubbly

Location: Hove, East Sussex

Yet another amazing craft workshop in Brighton brought to you by Charlie Doodle!

Charlotte, founder of Charlie Doodle, understands that crafting can sometimes make students a little parched! That's why this nipple tassel making craft workshop provides a glass of bubbly for each student.

Within this craft workshop, students will learn how to make dazzling and personalised nipple tassels. This unique craft as well as the complimentary bubbly makes this class the perfect place to celebrate hen-do's, birthday parties and many other occasions.

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Photography Class with Nigel Wilson Photography Workshops

The Force
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Location: Brighton Beach

Master snapping sophisticated shots with the guidance of a professional photographer in this workshop. Get inspired by the outdoor landscape of Brighton Beach and learn how to take impressive photographs of the city.

In this workshop, students will learn how to take dream-like long exposure shots of the renowned location of Brighton Beach. Get valuable tips and tricks from Nigel, an experienced photographer who enjoys sharing his knowledge with enthusiastic students.

This one day on location workshop in Brighton will enlighten you to the exact techniques required to create stunning ethereal images.

Whether you are just starting out with your camera, need to improve your technique, or simply want to rekindle your passion for photography, there is a course to suit your needs with Nigel Wilson Photography Workshops.

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Brighton & Hove Pride

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Location: Brighton & Hove

Brighton & Hove Pride is the UK's largest LGBTQ+ Pride festival. Pride celebrations take place annually and this year they will begin on the 5th August until the 7th August. From the energising Pride Parade to Fabuloso in the Park, during this two day period there are a number of vibrant and lively events, all celebrating and promoting equality, love and unity!

If you are planning a trip to Brighton this summer, make sure you visit this inclusive event which is full of colour, love and good vibes.

Flower Crown Making Class with Charlie Doodle

Weave together your own flower crown

Location: Hove, East Sussex

Channel your inner Goddess and have fun with your best friends, while sipping on some bubbly and making a gorgeous flower crown.

Adorn your heads with beautiful flowers, create something delicate and demure or bright and colourful to wear at your hen do, baby shower or next music festival.

This workshop run by Charlie Doodle is suitable for beginners as your tutor will guide you through the hands-on process of making your own beautiful crown, one step at a time.

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Get Into Your Body Course with The Ixchel System

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Location: Moulsecoomb, Brighton

Within the stresses of everyday modern life, it can be hard to find the time to look after ourselves, both mentally and physically.

This workshop will teach you how to look after your body with valuable techniques designed to improve your posture.

As well as sharing useful techniques, your talented tutor will also help students establish a mindful connection to their body.

Victoria at The Ixchel System has spent the last 25 years helping people improve their overall energy and wellbeing. Due to her wealth of experience, workshops with Victoria are sure to help you feel uplifted, calm and relaxed.

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Brighton Craft Fair

Hand crafted soap
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Location: Brighton City Centre

Local craft fairs are a great place to find a range of different artwork and craft pieces made by independent craftspeople. The Brighton Craft Fair is no exception! The Brighton Craft Fair takes place monthly, so no matter what time of year you visit Brighton you can catch this celebration of arts and crafts.

If you're interested in discovering handmade arts and crafts creations then the Brighton Craft Fair should definitely be on your itinerary of things to do in Brighton.

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Brighton is a city that has a wide range of fun activities to explore. From annual festivals to weekly art workshops, experience the best things to do in Brighton. Explore a sightseeing tour and learn how to take professional looking pictures of the best attractions in Brighton or create your own keepsake as memorabilia of your time in Brighton! Whether you’re looking for activities on the beach or in the city centre, there are fun things to do all over Brighton.

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