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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 beginning 17th June 2013: Brighton Youth Film Festival 2013, Father’s Story Week at Brighton & Hove Libraries, Bikestock – TAKEPART festival of sport 2013, PrestFest 2013, Romeo and Juliet in St Ann’s Well Scented Gardens 9-10 July, Big Beach Cafe, Haven’t You Grown Sale at Hove Town Hall, FREE Circus Summer School for children, August 2013, Cookery Doodle Doo summer holiday workshops, Dotty Popsy Gift Shop – Special Offer with Child Friendly Brighton
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, publishers of children’s books, 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.
Brighton Youth Film Festival has been established with the aim to publicise film and digital media to children and young adults. The festival will run from 29th – 30th June 2013 at Brighton Museum and will feature workshops, screenings, interviews and more. Make a note and do come along!
Check out the event details on our events calendar here: http://www.childfriendlybrighton.co.uk/event/brighton-youth-film-festival
Head to their website for more information: brightonyouthfilmfestival.com
SUMMER FESTIVALS 2013 – June, July and August 2013
Brighton has a phenomenal array of family friendly festivals each year, and 2013 is no exception! Festival season is well and truly upon us again. Brighton and Hove is home to some major and renowned festivals (we’ve just had fantastic fun at Brighton Fringe and Brighton Festival) and now its time to make way for our lovely SUMMER FESTIVALS such as the awesome Paddle Round the Pier 6th – 7th July; TAKEPART Festival of Sport; parties in the parks such as Blakers Park Community Picnic and Summer Fair, PrestFest, Picnic in the Park (Queens Park). Check out our Events Calendar for all the details.
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!
In the press:
Read features by Child Friendly Brighton in Brighton Visitor Magazine and the Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival brochure! Food Allergies: Does your child suffer from food allergies? Check out the discussion board where you can find some recommendations on places to eat in Brighton and Hove which cater for allergies and food sensitivities in children. I’ve been doing some further research into this recently, and will be adding very soon!