3 ways to enjoy Easter in Brighton

Long weekends are a great opportunity to get out with family and friends and enjoy what the local area has to offer.

If you’re looking for something to do in Brighton over the Easter break we’ve got few ideas for you.

Easter egg hunt

Join the Royal Brighton Yacht Club for their Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 15. Enjoy a family breakfast at the club’s Olympic Bar and Restaurant before the Easter egg hunt kicks off at 11.30am. The hunt will take place in the restaurant and forecourt and is suitable for children and families to participate. To book in for the Easter egg hunt, contact the club by phoning (03) 9592 3092. The club is located at 253 Esplanade, Brighton.

Church services

Brighton Baptist Church will host several events including a 9am service on Good Friday followed by a Walk of Witness with the Brighton Covenant Churches, and a 7am sunrise service on Easter Sunday. Full details available here.

St Leonard’s Church in Brighton will host a series of services to mark Easter, including a ‘Stripping the Church’ service at 9.30am on Good Friday. There will be two observances on Easter Sunday – choose from a 6.30am dawn service at Brighton Beach (at the end of South Rd) or a 10am Easter celebration at the church in Wolseley Grove, Brighton. Full details here.

St Andrews Brighton is offering a 9am morning prayer, a 2pm solemn liturgy and veneration of the cross, and a 7pm Tenebrae on Good Friday. For Easter Eve (Saturday, April 15) the church will host an 8pm Easter vigil with lighting of the paschal candle, renewal of baptismal vows and choral Eucharist. For Easter Sunday, there will be two choral Eucharist sessions – one at 8am, the other at 10am. More info here.

Eating and drinking

Easter is a great time of year to get family and friends together to share a meal. There are plenty of eateries and restaurants in Church Street open over Easter.

Hop into Cafe Florentine for a delicious breakfast or a coffee fix. They’ll be open all Easter weekend, and from 12pm on Easter Sunday.

Try a new selection of meals on the winter menu at Brighton Schoolhouse – open on Easter Saturday and Monday.

For a casual catch up over drinks, head to The Groove Train. The extensive drinks menu includes a range of local and imported beers along with a cocktail list full of old favourites. The Groove Train will be open from 8am – 10pm on Good Friday and Easter Saturday; from 8am – 10.30pm on Easter Sunday; and from 9am – 3pm on Easter Monday.

If you’re after an activity that involves the whole family, why not pack a picnic and head to one of Brighton’s lovely parks, playgrounds or reserves? Alternatively, make a trip to iconic Brighton Beach – a day out in the fresh air is sure to please everyone.