Night Out: Curry Leaf Cafe (The Lanes), Brighton [AD – Review]

Last week, we were invited to dinner at the Curry Leaf Cafe in The Lanes, Brighton, which was a new one for us, surprisingly, considering they have been in the city since 2014 – serving authentic Indian street food. During the day, the cafes offer a wide range of ‘nibbles’ and light bites; such as naan wraps, Thali platters and salads, and at night the cafes turn into buzzing restaurants serving a variety of curries.

Curry Leaf Cafe actually have two cafes in Brighton, as well as two take-away kiosks located at Brighton Station and, more recently, Churchill Square! Their original, and first, cafe is located in the heart of Brighton Lanes and a few yards up from the seafront in Ship Street. Their other cafe is located in Kemp Town.

We were lucky enough to be invited for dinner at their cafe in Ship Street, which couldn’t have come at a better time as we had just arrived home from our holiday the day before.

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Night Out: An Evening with Cirque Berserk [AD – Press Trip]

Whenever the circus is in town, we always try and pay them a visit. With Circus feeling like an experience from the past, you never really know whether it’ll return, so when it arrives we make sure it’s in our diary to go!

Cirque Berserk is the sister show of Zippo’s Circus and describes itself as a “Berserkus” as opposed to a circus, and after our show on Thursday night I can wholeheartedly agree with their statement!

Located near the King Alfred Leisure Centre on Hove Lawns, the setting is perfect for a family night out or a well-deserved date night. You’ll be thrilled and wowed – often looking through your fingers – and will go home truly amazed. The circus is a wonderful mix of traditional circus and modern day acrobatics.

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Days Out: ‘Day and Night’ at Brighton Sea Life Centre [AD – Press Trip]

This week, we were invited to the opening of the new ‘Day & Night‘ exhibit at Brighton Sea Life Centre. Although officially opening on 25th May, we were invited for a sneak peek as part of our ambassadorship for the centre along with lots of other bloggers – which gave us a lovely chance to catch up with Chelle and Claire.

We’ve been coming to Brighton’s Sea Life Centre for a number of years not only as a family, but when I was a child when we used to visit Brighton for the day, however the Aquarium actually dates back much much further than that – as far as Victorian times in fact. If you didn’t know already, Brighton’s Sea Life Centre is the OLDEST Aquarium in the world.

With this in mind, it was no surprise when we found out how much money had to be invested into making this new feature, as well as renovate lots of other areas around the Aquarium, as magnificent as it is.

Here’s what happened during our visit to the centre. You can read about our previous visit here.

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Days Out: The Brighton Explorer Pass (Review) [AD – Press Trip]

Last week, as part of the half term “festivities”, we were invited to try out the new Brighton ‘Explorer Pass’, which allows you to visit (and combine) some of your favourite, all weather, Brighton attractions; The Sealife Centre, the i360, and the Royal Pavilion, for up to a fraction of the original cost.

Previously known as the ‘combi-ticket’, the Explorer Pass can be combined three ways depending on what attraction you wish to visit. As we were already visiting the Sealife centre that day, we thought we’d make a day of it and visit the i360 as well.

With our ticket, we also had the option to visit the Royal Pavilion, but we thought we’d save that for another day thanks to the Explorer Pass having a 30 day life on it from the day of purchase.

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Days Out: Underwater Superheroes at Brighton Sealife Centre (Review) [AD – Press Trip]

This week, as part of our Brighton Sealife Centre Ambassadorship, we were invited to a new event at the centre; Underwater Superheroes, which is a new interactive trail about the physical powers of five ‘SUPER’ underwater heroes, with challenges throughout the trail to become the sixth superhero!

Running until the 17th March, guests are invited to unveil their inner superhero; from testing their strength against a starfish or their speed against a shark. There’s also an exclusive activity book which reveals to all trainee heroes their very own superpower.

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A Lego Themed Santa’s Grotto at Churchill Square, Brighton! (Review) [AD – Press Trip]

This week, we were invited to see this year’s Christmas Grotto at Churchill Square Shopping Centre, Brighton, as well as pay a visit to see the Big Guy in Red himself.

We weren’t really planning on taking T to see another Father Christmas (mainly because we haven’t planned for the awkward more-than-one-Father-Christmas? questions) but when we found out what the theme for this year’s Grotto was I thought I’d take a chance with the potential questions and pay the centre a visit. 

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