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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 calendar for a great range of events by date 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. Some of the news, listings and events for kids added this week, updated on 26th January 2015: At the Booth Museum and Brighton Museum this week there is Old Stuff New Stuff, with a story and craft activities. You might also want to head to The Brunswick to catch Al Starts new puppet show Three Excellent Little Pigs, with more catchy songs that you wont be able to get out of your head! If your children love cooking they could learn to make cheese cake this week at Cookery Doodle Doo.
DO YOU HAVE A CHILD AGED BETWEEN 5-9?
Would you like to take part in some research? The CATLAB (Child Anxiety Theory and Treatment Laboratory) at the University of Sussex carries out research into anxiety disorders in childhood and adolescence. At the moment they are particularly interested in how parents manage their child’s behaviour in the real world. Click here for more information.
FEATURED SERVICES AND RETAIL.
Take a look at this expanding section of the site 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.
COMPETTIONS TO WIN!
* TWO FREE TICKETS to this years Vegfest on March the 28th/29th. To enter click here.
* A FAMILY TICKET (up to 4) to My Mini Disco’s Valentine Ball at The Old Market on Sunday 15th February. To enter click here
* TWO FREE PLACES FOR OUTDOORS PROJECT FEBRUARY HALF TERM CLUBS and two free ‘T’ shirts. To enter click here
Brighton has a phenomenal array of family friendly festivals each year, and 2015 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 Brighton Fringe. Child Friendly Brighton will be bringing you up to date news about them all.
Always check this section for competitions, discounts off classes, activities and services exclusive to Child Friendly Brighton!
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 Sussex which has a wealth of information all on one site!
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