Family Friendly Public Toilets

At Brighton & Hove City Council, we are committed to improving the public toilets and providing family friendly facilities. To view sites with larger cubicles for easier access, please see the list of toilet facilities (PDF 500KB) or view our map showing toilet locations.

Family Friendly Sites

We currently have baby change units installed at most of the city's public toilets; wherever space allows.

We are continually installing them in new locations wherever it is practical and there is sufficient space. We also have various sites that offer separate nursing rooms allowing parents some privacy whilst feeding and changing their babies.

In addition to this we are also installing combination toilet seats which enable adult and child use. Where these are installed the cubicles are brightly decorated with mural stickers to make the experience more fun for young children.

Additions and Improvements

hove lagoon public toilets

Hove Lagoon: this is a location that has been the centre for much of our family friendly alterations. Here we've had themed murals painted in both the men's and women's facilities, creating a fun and child orientated feel. We have also installed an additional toddler's chair, as well as a baby change unit and a separate child's cubicle in both the male and female toilets.

the Western Esplanade nursing room

Western Esplanade: a colourful new parent nursing room has been opened at this site. The room includes a comfortable nursing chair and footstall, a baby change table, toddler chair and a nappy dispensing unit.

The room has been decorated with sea murals and has useful information for parents from the Brighton Health Promotion Library on matters like baby food, safety in the home, post natal depression as well as information on reusable nappies and Surestart.

The Health Promotion Library can be contacted on 01273 296551 for further information.

In addition children's toilets have also been installed at this location with colourful murals to make them a friendler place to use.

nursing room

Norton Road

Norton Road public toilets situated directly adjacent to the car park are the latest set of toilets to receive the "family friendly treatment". A new unisex parent nursing room has been added and is fast becoming a favourite amongst passing families.

Like Western Esplanade it has a comforable nursing chair and footstall as well as the traditional baby change table and toddler chair. Again information is available at the site from the Brighton Health Authority Library.

The room has been beautifully decorated with ABC murals and is a very welcome addition to the area.


Station Road

Family friendly facilities have now been installed at Station Road, Portslade. They include a new baby changing room in the women's facility. The new room has colour murals to make it more welcoming for parents and children to use.

Lower Promenade East of Brighton Pier

A new baby changing room has been added during the summer of 2007 to the women's toilets in addition to baby changing units in the main area of the facility and within the men's toilets adjacent.


Ovingdean Undercliff

Ovingdean turtle and octopus

New murals have been painted at Ovingdean Undercliff toilets to make them more inviting for young users. The murals have been painted by a local company; MOKO Painting and Decorating Specialist.

Future Plans

If you have any suggestions on where you would like to see more children's facilities please get in touch and let us know. You can email us at or telephone Cityclean on 01273 292929.