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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 12th October 2014: Children’s Ballet Classes at Bird Studios, Beach Explorers – Sussex Wildlife Trust, I Believe in Unicorns – Jubilee Library, A Pirate Adventure – at The Old Market, Boyface – James Campbell, at The Old Market, Halloween Horrors at Woods Mill!, Giant Snow Globe emmersive cinema, Halloween fun at Newhaven Fort, myminidisco Halloween special, Halloween Lantern Walk in Preston Park, Halloween Ghost Hunt at Hangleton Manor, Hove, Interview with producers of “Chalk About” kids show at Brighton Dome, Timber! at Brighton Dome, Tremendous Tipi Christmas Festival, Review: The Five and the Prophecy of Prana at Brighton Dome
And take a look at our expanding Featured Services and Retail section which has a wide variety of businesses including photographers, 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 Halloween special on Sunday 2nd November 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: 4pm on 27th October.
The question and all other details are in the Calendar Listing for myminidisco Halloween Special http://www.childfriendlybrighton.co.uk/event/myminidisco-halloween-special-2
The Dotty Popsy Gift Shop in Hove has recently had a makeover, with a larger cafe area, & an even bigger selection of gifts. To celebrate this, we are giving away a £35 gift voucher to spend in store (on gifts only). To be in with a chance of winning this great prize, just answer the following question: “What is the large decoration on the wall in the dotty cafe area?” (clue: visit the shop to find out).
Please send your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than 5pm on 1st November 2014. The lucky winner will be chosen at random, from entries containing the correct answer. Please note the gift voucher must be redeemed in store by 22nd December 2014.
Dotty Popsy Gift Shop, 174 Portland Road, Hove BN3 5QN, Tel: 07950 236658. https://www.facebook.com/thedottypopsygiftshop
Terms and Conditions: no cash alternative. The gift voucher is valid only for Dotty Popsy Gift Shop gift merchandise, and is valid until 22nd December 2014. Only one entry per household. Prizes are not transferable. The winner will be announced on childfriendlybrighton.co.uk within 28 days of the end of the competition, and will be notified directly by email (using the email address supplied when entering the competition) within 48 hours of the end of the competition. Personal details and e-mail address will be used by the Promoter to inform the winner that they have won.
Brighton has a phenomenal array of family friendly festivals each year, and 2014 is no exception! Festival season will soon be well and truly upon us again. Brighton and Hove is home to some major and renowned festivals such as the Brighton and Hove Food and Drink Festival, and Child Friendly Brighton will be bringing you up to date news about them all.
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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