There are so many brilliant family friendly things about Brighton, hence why people flock here with their new little darlings. However, in those early days, where you emerge, shell-shocked and needing the support of your entire close parent group, it can be a tricky place to find somewhere that will accommodate more than a couple of buggies in the city. I know, and this is my most requested guide!
Below are a few suggestions of where you can go when you are on tour with multiple buggy carrying friends. If you are also looking for great food for kids in the city, check my kid's menu post, although not all of those restaurants will easily accommodate more than a couple of buggies.
The only time I suggest taking the kids down West Street! Nu Posto offers authentic Neapolitan pizza in a huge venue, ideal for buggies. As you would expect from Italians, they are very accommodating and friendly to children and can make up small pizzas for them too.
The Cyclist Refreshment Rooms
A cafe/pub/restaurant in Brighton station with a glorious eclectic interior and fantastic, locally sourced food. There is plenty of room for buggies and staff are really friendly.
Brighton Dome Cafe Bar
The cafe at the Dome is probably the best open space if there is a large group of you. Plenty of room and no one bats an eyelid to exploring toddlers. Although it's a shame that Peyton and Bryne have stopped providing the food here, there are still cakes and light bits as well as coffee to pop in for.
Aside from plenty of space, being child-friendly and a nice interior is that all of the bread is baked on site. Hooray for us carb addicts! They also have varied menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The cafe upstairs at the Duke's @ Komedia
Other than the decent and local cafe style food, there is a really lovely kids corner. Plus the cafe operates inside the church itself so plenty of running room which is great as most other Kemptown cafes are quite limited in size.
Pelican on Portland
Much loved in the Portland Road area in Hove, this cafe really goes to town catering for children. There is a large space at the back for the kids to roam with toys, a dedicated buggy park and children's events. Gold star to the Pelican!
Coggings & Co
There are a few steps up from the entrance but other than that there should be a decent amount of space for buggies. The burgers and food is really well sourced, mostly local and the children's burger is probably the best quality kid's burger in Brighton.
The Velo Cafe at The Level - where cyclists and buggies battle for space but on a quiet day you may be lucky.
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