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Child Friendly Brighton and Hove provides comprehensive and up-to-date listings for a wide range of child friendly things to do, places to visit, places to eat and drink, activities, places to stay and fun days out in Brighton and Hove. If you need some fresh ideas on what to do with your children today in Brighton and Hove, then this is the site for you. Find out what’s on for kids in Brighton today by checking the current and upcoming events page for a great range of events for children, special activities and child friendly festivals coming to our area soon. Or browse through the other links for weekly baby groups, toddler groups, special interest classes, fun days out, and places to eat in Brighton including child friendly pubs, restaurants, cafes and hotels (including kids eat / stay for free offers). Use the calendar as an alternative way of finding things to do in Brighton, and what’s happening on a particular date. This website is updated frequently (at least every week, sometimes on a daily basis), to keep the content accurate and current! For instance, some of the news, listings and events for kids added this week, updated on week beginning 3rd March 2014: Mouth Open, Story Jump Out – Brighton Dome, Hijack Children’s Festival 2014, The Juice 107.2 Appeal, February Half Term Fun in Brighton, VegFestUK Brighton 2014, Great Brighton Ice Cream Contest is launched!, Sport Relief 2014: Join in the fun and games!, Huggers family show this half term!, Dinosaur Zoo, Paddle Round the Pier Beach Festival 2014, Brighton Festival 2014 launches!, Brightom & Hove Food & Drink Festival launch
And take a look at our expanding Featured Services and Retail section which has a wide variety of businesses including kids’ hairdressers, photographers, home decor designers, nannies, childcare and babysitters, local accountancy firms, and makers of children’s gifts and accessories (and much more!) If you are a provider of activities for children in Brighton and Hove such as parent and baby/toddler groups, activity classes, or you run a child friendly café, restaurant, pub or hotel, and you would like details to be listed on this site, please contact me. If you would like to see other child friendly categories listed here, please let me know! I also want to know if you have visited somewhere I have listed, and found it not to be child friendly after all.
WIN family tickets to myminidisco Stick It On special on Sunday 23rd March at the Komedia Brighton! We have a FAMILY TICKET to give away – 1 lucky winner will win 4 tickets to this dance party (tickets can be used for any combination of adult and child tickets). To be in with a chance of winning, answer a simple question and send answers by email to email@example.com. Closing date is: 8pm 17th March.
The question and all other details are in the Calendar Listing for myminidisco Stick It On Special
Easter Holiday Fun for Kids and Families
The Hijack Children’s Festival 2014
Hijack Children’s Festival puts Brighton and Hove into the hands of children and families. Taking over venues, libraries and Jubilee Square between Saturday 12th – Monday 21st April 2014 Hijack is full of interactive and innovative events created by fantastic artists, especially for 3 – 11 year olds (and their adults).
With the help of technology and your friends imagine what a new world might be like, watch a film in your own home at bedtime along with other families across the city, or share a wish for your community on a huge map of Brighton. You can go to a gig, watch classic Buster Keaton films, experience a metal man’s workshop or see dinosaurs up close.
Something a little different during the Easter holidays! Read more >>
The Great Brighton Ice Cream Contest 2014 Launches!
Brighton & Hove’s annual ice cream competition launches this week, with primary school children across the city eagerly designing their ideal Brighton ice cream flavour! As part of the Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival’s ‘Spring Harvest’, children are invited to design their dream flavour and submit it to the panel of expert ice cream judges before 31 March 2014.
Five finalists will be picked and their flavours will be available to buy from Boho Gelato from 10-17 April, with the flavour that sells the most crowned the winner on the festival’s Live Food Show stage – alongside the free Children’s Food Festival – on Hove Lawns on Good Friday 18 April. The winning flavour will then be sold at Boho Gelato throughout the summer in support of Rockinghorse Children’s Charity. For details on how to enter, please visit http://brightonfoodfestival.com/news/the-great-brighton-ice-cream-competition/
In the next few months Dotty Popsy are working on making their garden safe and fun for you guys ! But they need your help …they would like your kids (age between 2-15yrs) to design their garden
How to enter………………. design your garden ,write your name, age and contact details on the back !
Bring it into the shop so we can display your work
Closing date to enter is 7th March 2014
The shop will pick 3 winners, in the age categories 2-5yrs; 6-9yrs; 10-15yrs
Prize will be a £10 gift voucher to spend in the shop (one prize for each age group)!
Dotty Popsy Gift Shop & Tearoom, 174 Portland Road, Hove BN3 5QN. www.thedottypopsygiftshop.co.uk
Opening Hours: Tuesday- Friday 9.30am-4pm / Saturdays 10.30am-4pm (closed on Sundays, Mondays and bank holidays)
Check the Latest News section for competitions, discounts off classes, activities and services exclusive to Child Friendly Brighton!
TRAVEL INFORMATION: The Brighton and Hove City Council has a great on-line travel planner, easy to use, it will plan your route to and from any location in the City (including walking, cycling, bus, train or car) so if you are not sure of some of the locations for activities listed on my website, please try out www.journeyon.co.uk. Brighton and Hove City council and Sussex Safer Roads Partnership provide excellent information packs & guides for parents, regarding road safety, covering all ages from toddler right up to teens. It produces road safety guides & training for pedestrians, cyclists and scooter training! Training sessions (child pedestrian and bikeability and scooter training sessions are held in schools as well as bikeability sessions in parks during the school holidays): Cycle training in Schools, & in parks during the holidays Bump to Toddler information pack
What to do when it’s raining!
Want some ideas for fun things to do with the kids when it’s raining in Brighton? Check out the categories in the “indoor activities” section for some activities appropriate for wet and windy weather! This site lists a great variety of groups and classes for babies, toddlers and pre-school children, such as music groups, arts and crafts, cookery, dance and drama. Or take your toddler to a soft play session. Our cinemas have weekly screenings specifically for children too, some with kids clubs! The museums in Brighton and Hove are running numerous free activities and events including ‘Big Draw’ sessions. And of course the Early Years sessions are still running (although admission charges apply for these). Throughout the autumn and winter months, and our libraries have regular free story time sessions and music groups such as Baby Boogie as well as craft activities and play sessions.
If you are looking for things to do, places to visit and stay in the wider Sussex region, there are some very useful on-line resources such as Visit Sussexwhich has a wealth of information all on one site!
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