Welcome to our Befriender’s Page. This is the place for Fun’s befrienders to get ideas about great places to visit and things to do in and around Brighton.

Please feel free to contribute your comments on the various activities featured. Even better still we always welcome new suggestions.

These activities cost between £12 and £25.

 

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Three Greys Stables,
Rockrose Farm,
Clayton Hill,
Pyecombe,
Nr. Brighton,
BN45 7FF.
+44 (0) 1273 843536
http://www.3greys.co.uk/

Ages

All.

Cost

About £23 for a lesson

Facilities:

Friendly riding school offering horse riding for all ages with use of the sandschool and access onto the Downs.

How to get there:

See this link on their website.

Extra Info:

Three Greys Riding School is a family run business, which has been established since 1963. The management of Three Greys Riding School prides itself on its professionalism and excellent safety record. Three Greys welcomes beginners and experienced riders and has a large number of horses and ponies to suit all abilities.

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Theatre Royal,
35 New Road,
Brighton,
BN1 1SD.
Tel: 08700 606 650
http://www.ambassadortickets.com/content.aspx?categoryid=1

Ages

All, depends on the show.

Cost

Varies, according to day/time/etc... Check website for up-to-the-minute details.

How to get there:

See map for details.

Extra Info:

This important grade II listed building is one of the oldest working theatres in the country with an exquisite example of a regency auditorium. With a collection of historic buildings that surround the stage house, it is the finest example of a Theatre that has evolved over the last two hundred years.

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Hove Lagoon,
Kingsway,
Hove,
East Sussex,
BN3 4LX.
01273 424842
http://www.lagoon.co.uk/

Ages

All.

Cost

Depends on the activity; check the website for details.

Facilities

Skate park
Paddling pool
Sand pit and climbing frames
Big Fish café (9am – 7pm)
Lagoon water sports

How to get there:

See map for details.

Extra Info:

It started in the mid 80’s as a windsurf school under the name of Sailboarding 80’s. The current centre was built in 1994 and has grown from operating with 12 windsurf boards to becoming one of the most dynamic and thriving watersports centres in the UK.

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Drusillas Park,
Alfriston,
East Sussex,
BN26 5QS.
01323 874100
http://www.drusillas.co.uk/

Ages

All!

Cost

Check the website, but you are looking at between £10 and £15

Facilities:

Drusillas claims to be 'no ordinary zoo' and judging by the list of things to do, they aren't kidding!

How to get there:

Drusillas is situated just off the A27 near Alfriston, approximately 6 miles from Eastbourne and 12 miles from Brighton. Despite numerous requests to the Highways Agency, there is a shortage of brown directional tourist signs, so please follow signs to Alfriston. They are located on Alfriston Road which is just off the A27.

Extra Info:

In the last few years, the zoo has increased its number of animal exhibits but still sticks to smaller animals - so no lions or tigers. They have a good range of primates including crested black macaques , brown capuchin monkeys and Lar gibbons. Other residents include; small cats called servals , African crested porcupines, the endangered Rodrigues fruit bats, Asian short claw otters, llamas, Humboldt penguins, parrots and flamingos, as well as Pet World, Bug World which features a busy colony of leaf cutter ants and a small farmyard to name but a few of the species.
There's a 'Zoolympics challenge' where children can compare their abilities (to drag, hang on, jump, shout, run and hold their breath) against a variety of animals and record them in a booklet given free at the entrance. There are also 'stamp books' that you can stamp using tick shaped stamps found around the enclosures.

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Chestnuts Riding School,
A23 Southbound,
London Road,
Pyecombe,
Brighton,
BN45 7FJ.
01273 503842
http://www.chestnuts-riding-school.co.uk/

Ages

All, apart from the very young.

Cost

Varies: check website for details

Facilities:

All things horsey!

How to get there:

Details on how to get there are available on their website.

Extra Info:

The Chestnuts Riding School is an Equestrian Centre located 5 minutes outside of Brighton on the A23 Southbound. They have a huge floodlit Indoor Arena for year round riding, and the best hacking in the area, with instant access to the South Downs via their Private Bridlepath. You can ride past sights like The Chattri/Indian Memorial, Pyecombe Golf Course, even Ditchling Beacon and The Windmills on longer hacks.

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Brighton Racecourse,
Freshfield Road,
Brighton,
East Sussex,
BN2 9XZ.
01273 603 580
http://www.brighton-racecourse.co.uk/

Ages

All

Cost

Varies, according to event. Check website for details.

Facilities:

Check website for details.

How to get there:

Check this page on their website for details.

Extra Info:

Brighton Racecourse is a horse-racing course at Brighton, East Sussex in England, for flat races of up to about one and a half miles. The course is U-shaped, sloping, with wide left-hand turns and an uphill finish in front of the grandstand. When the full length of the course is to be used, some of the grass turf of the track has to be laid over the tarmac at the top of Wilson Avenue, a public road, which therefore has to be closed for the duration of races.

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Brighton & Hove Albion FC,
Withdean Stadium,
Tongdean Lane,
Brighton,
BN1 5JD.
01273 776969
http://www.seagulls.co.uk/page/Home/

Ages

all

Cost

Varies, according to age, seating, etc... please consult the website for up-to-the-minute information.

Facilities:

Football stadium!

How to get there:

Get a 5/5a/27 or 27b towards Patcham and get off when you see the sign to Withdean Stadium.

Extra Info:

The team are nicknamed 'Seagulls', partly due to the city's seaside location and partly as a response to the similar sounding nickname 'Eagles' of their arch rivals Crystal Palace. Prior to this nickname they were known as 'the Dolphins' or 'the Shrimps'. The team have historically played in blue and white stripes.

 

 

Tomorrow's PeopleTomorrow's People are an organisation working with young unemployed people, aiming to get them back on the road to employment. Under the direction of Zoe Jackman, 6 young people worked over the summer researching numerous ideas for activities and days out for our befrienders and their children to enjoy. The end result was a fabulous booklet packed full of ideas which Zoe and the young people presented to Fun in Action in November, 2008. This information has now been turned into the online resource above. We are certain this will help our befrienders add even more value to their weekly outings and would like to thank Zoe and all involved at Tomorrow's People for their tremendous work.

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