It almost seems like a lifetime ago that any of us were able to indulge in some fun, exciting past times that didn’t include being locked inside our homes.

With thousands of Brits expected to descend upon our pubs and bars this weekend we’ve taken a look at other attractions that are opening up that need your support.

Here’s our top five things to do in Brighton this weekend that don’t involve joining the swarms of punters heading out to the local boozers.

Painting Pottery Cafe

Family-friendly fun is back on the cards now that the Painting Pottery Cafe is open again on Saturday, July 4.

The cafe has been open for 21 years in the city and owner, Gill Banks, said she has found it “really hard to see what was a very thriving business” now empty due to the lockdown.

To follow covid-19 measures the cafe is implementing a no walk-ins policy and collections are now by appointment only.

The space has been modified to allow for the 1metre social distancing rule and now has a capacity of 24 people at any one time rather than their previous 60.

Ms Banks continued: “Changing things around and painting again I have found the same excitement that I had when I first opened the business.

“So though I know it’s going to be different I’m excited as to how it might be.”

Pier Pressure Escape Room

The Pier Pressure Escape Rooms is open again this ‘Super Saturday’ from 10am.

If you and your bubble fancy taking on a whirlwind 60 minute treasure hunt full of tension and excitement then perhaps this could be the perfect activity to fill your weekend.

New covid-19 measures are in place throughout the business including the cleaning of all props and handles before every game and fresh air ventilators or air purifiers in every room. 

There are now fewer games played throughout the day to ensure adequate cleaning and only one team are in a room at a time.

Team Sport Indoor Go Karting

The Argus:

Thrill seekers, competitive adrenaline junkies unite as Team Sport reopens this weekend.

Following government guidelines has been key to the businesses phased reopening with measures including one spectator per driver and limited team sizes for an initial period of time.

The public are asked to pre-book in advance where possible and bring and wear face masks / coverings.

Sea Life Brighton

The magical underwater kingdom of Sea Life is open to explorers from Saturday but pre-booking is now essential.

Covid-19 measures in place will include ensuring members of the public follow social distancing protocol and bring and wear appropriate face mask / covering.

The public are also asked to use contactless payment rather than cash.

Employees will be subject to non-invasive temperature checks and Sea Life may require guests to participate in checks as a condition of entry.

Brighton Palace Pier

The Argus:

The famous Brighton Palace Pier is switching on it’s bright lights once again this ‘Super Saturday’.

The public are being asked to make wristband and restaurant bookings online in advance where possible and to use contactless card payments. Special offers are available online, including 25% off wristbands.

Social distancing guidelines will be followed throughout the Pier, especially within queues and there are a number capacity limits across the site.

New menu offerings including ‘grab and go’ as well as hygiene stations and new PPE regulations for employees are some of the many covid-19 measures that have been put in place.