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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 (such as Brighton Fringe 2013 and Brighton Festival 2013) 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 20th May 2013: Review: Flathampton at Brighton Festival, The Famous Spiegel Garden, Brighton and Hove 999 Fun Day, Brighton Fringe – Fringe City every weekend in May, Review of Michael Rosen’s Big Book of Bad Things, Brighton Festival, Review of Bringing Down the Moon, Brighton Fringe, Hove Carnival on 27th May, Brighton’s Big Screen!, Father’s Day with Outdoors Project & Rockinghorse, Night time family bat and owl prowl!, Brighton Youth Film Festival 2013
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 – short film competition
Brighton Youth Film Festival is asking you to enter your short films into their competition for the chance to win a fantastic array of prizes, including a ‘make your own film’ day at the Young Film Academy in London, a week’s work experience with Channel 4 and an entire day at Evolutions, a production company in Soho, London. You must be 18 or under and enter your film before Friday 24th May. Tell your children, neighbours, friends and cousins to submit a film quick!
The festival will run from 29th – 30th June 2013 at Brighton Museum and feature workshops, screenings, interviews and more. Make a note and do come along.
Head to our website for more information: brightonyouthfilmfestival.com
WIN WIN WIN!
WIN! TWO tickets to see the opening show of ‘Queen Grandma’ at 12.30pm on 24th May, at the Soul Dome, part of Brighton Fringe! The Soul Dome is a 360o immersive cinematic dome, with all manner of workshops, kid friendly films and activities. Open from 24th May to 2nd June 2013.
To be in with a chance of winning, answer the following question: where is the Soul Dome? For more details about Queen at the Soul Dome, and for terms and conditions of entering the competition, read our calendar listing, or visit the Soul Dome website. Send your answer, along with your full name, telephone number, full postal address and email address to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for entries: 11am on 22nd May 2013. One lucky winner will be chosen at random and notified by email soon after the deadline.
Brighton has a phenomenal array of family friendly festivals each year, and 2013 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 Brighton Festival 4th-26th May 2013, Brighton Fringe 4th May – 2nd June 2013, 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!
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!