Took my daughters down to Brighton yesterday. The weather was hot and sunny when we arrived at lunchtime, and although the seafront was packed, the little cafe at the far end opposite the Brighton Metropole was empty.
After a very reasonably priced lunch for the kids, it was absolutely ‘de rigeur’ to take them on the rides at the pier. Although I can quite happily stall a light aircraft and fall through the air at 5000 feet, wild horses wouldn’t get me on those pendulum rides!
Although we could easily have spent the afternoon wandering around The Lanes, instead we noticed the number 77 open-top bus from the seafront up to Devil’s Dyke. What a great deal from the Brighton & Hove bus company – an adult ticket for just five pounds also includes two children for free! It made me think how, if our public transport services were affordable and reliable, we’d all use them so much more.
The verdict? The best day out the kids had enjoyed for ages. And around a hundred and fifty pounds cheaper than a day at Legoland…