Brighton Palace Pier new for 2017 “Palace Play”

The Future is looking bright for our beloved Brighton Palace Pier. Since the sale of the Pier back in April 2016, the new owners headed by Luke Johnson have made some positive changes and developments in recent months. First came the welcomed news that the famous ‘Brighton Pier’ sign would revert back to include the original ‘Palace’ name in it. This was warmly received by locals and residents of Brighton and Hove and immediately put the new owners in the good books!

In September 2016 a competition ran which asked anyone and everyone to come up with a new design to include the words Brighton Palace Pier and in January this year the winner was announced. Lucy Williams, a local artist and designer of the Open market sign beat many entries to the winning prize of £1,000 and the chance to make history.


Following on from the name change came three new attractions to the Pier. A new and improved classic ‘Dolphin Derby ‘game has been installed with 18 seats to play the game and ‘roll the balls’ hoping to race their dolphin to the finish line. Second is the cheekily named I-220 kid’s ride, which holds 12 riders and takes them up 8 metres and spins them around too! It’s a great fun new addition and even mum and dad can join the kids on it.

The most anticipated and popular new attraction will undoubtedly be the ‘Palace Play’, a fantastic indoor, 4 storey, multi-purpose soft play area. This will be will be a great reminder to all those locals that remember the ‘pirates deep’ play area which was hugely popular in Brighton in the 1990’s. The new addition will be fantastic for parents and families who will now have an all-weather purpose place to take the kids. Highlights include , Whirlpool infinity decks, a soft play treasure chest, a Walk of Fear clear bridge, a beach hut roof top challenge, a separate toddlers area, soft play boats and a four lane, four metre slide.

There will be a brand new café for parents and grown-ups to relax and have a coffee and a chat while the kids are having fun. The indoor Dome building will boast over 50 arcade and gaming machines including air hockey, dance mats and 4 player games. The programme of activities on offer will include private hire for birthdays, school groups and parties plus after school groups, coffee mornings and pizza parties too!

The Palace play will be located inside the Fun dome at the top of the Pier and will cost £4.50 per child, however parents will be able to buy unlimited rides wristbands which can include the Palace play as well as the other 10 fun rides on the Pier. Children will need to be between 0.9 -1.8 metres to enjoy the facilities and it will even have a separate toddlers area with sensory play den.

On the food and drinks front, the newly refurbished Horatio’s Bar has now been given a family fun vibe to it, with additional seating and new menu including some tasty sharing platters. There will be live music and entertainment over the holidays and summer plus a host of activities and free fun days.

For enquiries on packages and costings or to book your kids parties call 01273 609361 or email info@brightonpier.co.uk