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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 21st September 2014: Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, Apple Day at Stanmer Park, I Believe in Unicorns – Jubilee Library, A Pirate Adventure – at The Old Market, Fundraising Day at Dotty Popsy Gift Shop, Boyface – James Campbell, at The Old Market, Halloween Fun at Tulleys Farm
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.
COMPETITION TO WIN!
Win a course of Little Learners Sensory Babies Classes! Due to the popularity of this exciting, exploratory baby group Little Learners Sensory Babies will now be based in the big hall at Ralli Hall to offer even more engaging experiences! To celebrate this we are offering a course of sessions for you and your baby, for Wednesdays at 10.30am from 22nd October – 19th November (5 consecutive classes). To enter just correctly answer the following simple question: ‘For what age range is the Little Learners Sensory Babies Class? (Clue: you might find the answer in the Little Learners Sensory Babies listing here: www.childfriendlybrighton.co.uk/little-learners )
Please send your answer, along with your name, your child’s age, full postal address, telephone number, email address, by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. PLEASE USE the words “Sensory Babies competition” in your email subject line.
Closing date for entries: Thurs 9th October 2014 at 5pm. Entries received after this date and time will not be valid. The winners 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. Only one entry per person / per household. Personal details and email address will be used by the promoter to inform the winner that they have won. By entering, you agree to allow your name to be published on the website if you are a winner.
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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