Brighton Palace Pier

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Brighton Palace Pier
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Amusement & Theme Parks • Piers & Boardwalks
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Monsieurslinky
Northamptonshire, UK203 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
The pier in Brighton is worth an amble if you are in the vicinity. I would recommend walking on the new pier and not the old pier. The latter could prove trickier to get to as it is a little further out at sea.

On the new pier you will find something for every taste. Tin can alley will test your throwing agility, fluffy pink candy floss to snuffle on while lounging on deckchairs and for those wanting to get a 'life isn't dangerous enough' thrill, why not allow yourself to be thrust 130 feet into the air over the sea.

Indoor amusements chink and chime and lure you in with flashing lights to gamble two pence on a coin slider game to win two pence for your efforts. It was rather busy when we visited, with a seething mass of teenagers in hooded grey tracksuit attire.

I was relieved to make it back to the pier entrance where I could leave the magic until our next visit.
Written April 19, 2022
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Written May 4, 2022
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Abigail R
7 contributions
May 2021
We pre bought all day wrist bands, only costing £20! Having forgot it was half term and 20 degrees we were quite lucky with the queue times and all of the rides were open. Only ride I wouldn't recommend was the rollercoaster as the harness doesn't come down low enough so when you come up from the bump you hit your shoulders hard.
Also went on the slot machines, were slightly understaffed but great games
Written June 2, 2021
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Eve
Swindon, UK65 contributions
Aug 2021 • Friends
A fun experience for any age! We (a group of 7 21 year olds) had a fabulous evening on the pier. We had food, drinks and fun on all the rides! Defo recommend booking the wristband a day in advance to save some money. The most we had to queue was 20 minutes which wasn’t bad at all. Lovely view of the beach front as well!
Written August 28, 2021
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Eve-lynn1313, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Brighton Palace Pier!
Written October 1, 2021
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Lilstarz91
London, UK305 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
The pier itself is great with places to grab food and drinks. There are bars. Places to sit and get some good views and sun on a good day.
The first arcade is good for all but it was far to busy. The second one further down again is good but again can get very busy and your pushing past people. There is a soft play in there but we had to pay £16 for a wristband for my 4 year old son to go on. Unless your gping to be around all day and come and go then yes its worth it. The people who were supervising the softplay looked bored and dragged themselves around. It also seemed like staff at the prize section would dissappear or be so slow and not care that there were people waiting.
We went to grab drinks from a hotdog stall and omg these people are so slow.
My son went on some rides and i really think if your going to have people working here could we get some that actually smile and care as they all seemed done with life. There was a guy who was working the bouncy castle at one point and he made it fun for the kids. Another ride which had a range of vehicles for kids to sit and go round on had 2 guys minding this ride. One looked like he was on something as at one stage he sat there looking glum and then next he was chatting rubbish to people and looked off his face.
Apart from half the people that work here its not so bad.
Written August 21, 2021
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Soft Play is £6 for over 0.9m and £4 for under 0.9m. £16 includes 9 other rides unlimited goes.
Written October 1, 2021
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maria t
7 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
The pier is quite long and some of the rides at the end of the pier are breath taking. There is a building on the pier which you can play varied slot machines and games at a very cheap price. Which is great if you have children. A few bars and eateries. So a all round great package.
Written May 7, 2022
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Hi Mariata286bz, thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us at Brighton Palace Pier. We're happy we could meet your expectations!
Written May 10, 2022
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Mins
Braybrooke, UK176 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
Excellent Traditional Pier

We visited Brighton Pier on a scorching hot day. If you like to keep socially distanced this isn't the place for you. The pier is free entry.
It has a wide variety of rides for all ages. Roller-coaster, dodgems, twister, wild River, the thrilling Booster amongst others. There is also lots of rides for preschool aged kids.
Trampolines, slides etc too.
Adult wristbands are £27 a day and kids £14 a day. This will get you on the rides as many times as you like. If you only want to go on one or two things you can also pay for this seperately instead of buying a all day band.

There is two arcades on the pier. With both having a range of fun things to do. 2p and 10p machines, shooting games, car games, basketball, table hockey etc etc. There is kids fruit machines that give out tokens and also adult fruit machines that pay money (over 18s only), ranging from 10p - £2 a go.
On the pier there is the usual fair stalls like shooting, hook a duck etc to win teddies.

There are lots of food stalls on the pier. Mainly fish and chips but you can get other food.

We had a fab time. Its a very expensive day out though so be prepared for that.
If you want to park in the city centre you need to get there early to get a space. Parking is around £30 a day in some places. It would be cheaper to park outside the centre and walk in. Or use a park and ride.
Written July 18, 2021
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Family Man in his 40s
Stevenage, UK12 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
We visited at roughly 1pm on Friday and found it to be very busy. There were two large queues to buy tickets for the fair rides which were very busy (admittedly you can book on line which would be easier) so we didn't want to wait about.

Amusements and other areas of pier also very crowded and busy.

Written August 13, 2021
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Written October 1, 2021
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SKB627
Illinois200 contributions
May 2022
I went on a fairly rainy day, so I'm sure on a nicer day it would've been more pleasant! Definitely meant for kids, teenagers, and families, or for people who really enjoy a carnival atmosphere. The wood planks you walk on felt unstable! It was my first time to Brighton so thought I needed to make a once-over... and that's all I needed.
Written June 11, 2022
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Hi Sara B thank you for taking the time to leave us your honest feedback.
Written June 29, 2022
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Annie F
UK72 contributions
Mar 2022
Typical British pier with everything you would expect to find, from sticks of rock, via deck chairs to a Ghost Train. Talking of the ghost train, we decided to check it out to see it would be as scary at our advanced ages of 69 and 70 as these were when we were children! Of course it wasn't but it was a hilarious few minutes. We particularly liked the way the scary inhabitants popped out just AFTER we had passed them. Great fun

The pier is pretty scruffy and needs some attention, much like the rest of Brighton which we found disappointingly run down now. Still, it was great to walk to the end on a lovely sunny and warm day.
Written March 24, 2022
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Annie F, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Brighton Palace Pier!
Written April 1, 2022
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MushyPeas
13 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
You can’t complain about the state of the pier. Yes, it is slightly dilapidated but it does get maintained to keep visitors safe. Rides have slightly increased in price since we were last here and maybe it is time to stop pocketing all the money being made and reinvest in some new rides. I’m 42 yrs old and the rides are still the same ever since I was a little boy circa 9/10 yrs old!

Also, walked into a gift shop (picture attached) and listened to a man in his late 40’s arguing with a lady about how the covid vaccine was all crap and he wasn’t going to get it. Does this fool not realise that all the money he is making is from people not taking the risk to travel abroad because of the covid virus. Whoever manages these stalls need to have a serious chat to this moron….he can’t be standing there telling customers that he had caught covid last week along with his whole family and that he was absolutely fine! He should have been isolating! We’ve all had a pretty crap year but all it takes is people like this to ruin it for the majority who are taking it seriously!

If I were you and you were thinking of coming to the pier please think twice about it, plenty of other things to do in Brighton instead of going to the pier right now.
Written August 20, 2021
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Written October 1, 2021
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