Our latest polling has revealed 2/3 people don’t enjoy taking part in Black Friday and 96% of people would rather do something other than shopping on a free day. So here are 10 ways to spend a #BrightFriday in Brighton to escape the Black Friday sale frenzy and avoid spending:

1) Stroll along the prom, prom, prom

If you do like to be beside the seaside, head to Brighton seafront with its famous pebble beach and Victorian pier. Too chilly to paddle or swim? Simply relax and soak up the vibe.

2) Get on your bike

Preston Park Velodrome is the oldest cycle track in the country and is free to use throughout the day.

3) Enjoy the bear necessities

Brighton Museum’s Great Bear exhibition explores the relationship between bears and man and is free to residents.

4) Track down the dogs

Time is running out to find all of the Snowdogs by the sea. They’ll be woofing goodbye on 27th November.

5) Stretch your legs on The South Downs

Explore the beautiful South Downs National Park, where you can admire the white cliffs of the Seven Sisters, walk the South Downs Way, or enjoy a picnic on Devil’s Dyke. Highlights include the Chattri War Memorial and the Jack and Jill Windmills.

6) Learn about the birds and the bees

The Booth Museum is a Victorian collector’s museum, where natural history comes back to life through interactive displays and hands-on activities.

7) Get some park life

Stanmer Park, with its rich backdrop of plants, woodland and wildlife, is the perfect location for a stroll, picnic or play. The parkland is also home to the historic Stanmer House and knapped flint Stanmer Church.

8) Get hooked on fishing

Brighton Fishing Museum takes you on a journey into Brighton’s fishy past and the rich history of its town and community, with hundreds of photographs, film, and artefacts, including a traditional Sussex fishing boat.

9) Admire the gardens

The picturesque Regency gardens of the Royal Pavilion feature a dazzling array of shrubs, flowers and trees.

10) Rove in Hove

Hove Museum & Art Gallery includes galleries depicting Hove's role in the birth of cinema as well as the nostalgic Wizard's Attic with toys from yesteryear.


The #BrightFriday campaign aims to brighten up your Black Friday by creating the dream rather than buying it. There's all sorts going on to rekindle your love for what you've already got and have fun without stretching your purse strings. Go on, see what's on and try something new.